‘Cong-mukt’ N-E by 2018, says Shah

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

Eying the next year’s Lok Sabha polls, BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said that all the eight States of the region will be completely ‘Congress-mukt’ after the elections in Mizoram, which is due later this year. Shah said this while addressing the third conclave of the BJP led North East...

LS Speaker’s action upsets YSR Cong

Monday, 21 May 2018 | V Sudhakar Rao | Amaravati

Even before the dust settled down in Karnataka, now the time has come to prove its impartiality of the Chair of the Lok Sabha. The latest controversial decision of the Speaker of the Lower House, Sumitra Mahajan, accepting resignations of two BJP MPs elected from Karnataka ie BS Yeddyurappa and...

Swearing-in: Will KCR accept Kumaraswamy’s invite?

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

With Congress-JDS alliance all set to form the Government in Karnataka, there were confusing signals on whether Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will attend HD Kumaraswamy’s swearing in ceremony in Bengaluru or not. Kumaraswamy personally spoke to KCR as well as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu over phone...

15 days time given by Guv to BSY farcical: Rajini

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

The BJP in Tamil Nadu had the shock of their life on the hot and humid Sunday as matinee idol Rajinikant saluted the Supreme Court for its verdict curtailing the 15 days given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to B S Yeddiyurappa for proving his majority to one day which saved...

JD(S) experiment in K’taka emboldens Kapus in Andhra

Monday, 21 May 2018 | V Sudhakar Rao | Amaravati

Kumaraswamy of JD(S), with less seats, becoming Chief Minister of Karnataka is what make sense in Andhra Pradesh politics. Contrary to TDP happiness, the JD(S) experiment has doubled the hopes of Kapu community of the State to acquire the Chief Minister post in 2019 by hook or by crook. Kapu is...

Kerala bypoll: K’taka raises Cong, Left spirits

Monday, 21 May 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Just three days ago, the post-poll developments in Karnataka had given a new energy to the BJP in its campaign for the May 28 bypoll in Kerala’s Chengannur Assembly constituency, but the political drama that unfolded in Bangalore on Friday and Saturday have caused a sudden change in the nature...

Tamils celebrate when girl attains puberty

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a land of celebration. Whether it is birth, engagement, marriage or the 60th or 75th birth anniversaries, Tamils celebrate all these evets with jubilation and gaiety. Tamils also celebrate the attaining of puberty by their daughters. What stands out in the Dravida land is the way they celebrate...

Paper lifts veil off Pak design

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Vineeta Pandey | New Delhi

Close to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disclosures about the hand of Pakistan establishment and non-state actors in the 26/11 terror attacks in India, a fresh document has emerged that proves that Pakistani agencies not only arm, train and protect terrorists but also facilitate them to carry out attacks...

PNB fraud: CBI likely to approach Interpol

Monday, 21 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The CBI is likely to approach Interpol for a Red Corner Notice against absconding billionaire jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi who are allegedly the brains behind the over $2 billion scam in Punjab National Bank. Modi along with his wife Ami, a US citizen, brother Nishal a Belgian, and...

Govt earns Rs 1,400 crore as revenue from e-tourist visa

Monday, 21 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Government has earned Rs 1,400 crore as revenue from the highly successful e-Visa scheme, offered to citizens of 163 countries visiting India as tourists, since its launch in 2014. Union Home Ministry officials said the popular e-Visa scheme was availed by 19 lakh tourists in 2017 and it is...


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Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

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Street vendors reluctant to committee polls

21 May 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

With State’s biggest Urban Local Body (ULB) gearing up to conduct vendors’ committee election in June second week for formation of first Town Vending Committee, the members of Ranchi Footpath Hawkers Association covering quite a number of street vendors appear reluctant to take part in the upcoming election. Notably, as per the rule, allocation of shops to street vendors at the vendors market is done on the recommendation of the...

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