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EC to curb paid news in J&K

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Asserting that the paid news menace has not gripped Jammu & Kashmir, the election managing authorities on Thursday said they are geared up to monitor newspapers and television channels to curb misuse of media by the political parties and candidates. They said that during the recent Parliamentary polls, six instances of…

Crackdown on separatists on

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Launching the first major campaign to curb the separatists’ proposed anti-election activities in Kashmir, the Jammu & Kashmir Police on Thursday detained several top leaders of the secessionist camp including Yasin Malik and Shabir Shah. The campaign for the five-phased Assembly election has formally begun after the poll notification for the…

Ghulam Nabi Azad opts out from J&K poll race

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Even before facing the ‘battle of the ballot’, Ghulam Nabi Azad, the star campaigner of the Congress in Jammu & Kashmir has opted out of the race by deciding against contesting 2014 Assembly polls beginning November 25. On Wednesday the Central Election Committee of the party cleared names of 15 nominees…

Diggy dares Centre to reveal names of all account holders

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his comments asking the CAG not to sensationalise its findings to get into headlines and also his handling of the blackmoney matter and also the Jan Dhan scheme. Singh said that if the Government has…

SC stays defamation trials against Swamy

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed proceedings in five criminal defamation cases lodged against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy by AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa and proceeded to examine his plea to do away with criminal defamation law that is often misused by people in power to muzzle citizen’s right to criticise…

SC gives L-G time till Nov 11

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

In a setback to the Aam Aadmi Party, the Supreme Court on Thursday decided to give the Delhi Lieutenant Governor “breathing time” till November 11 to decide on Government formation in the Capital. Seeing some “positive moves” made by the L-G in meeting political parties over past few days, the Constitution…

Austerity measures not for security related organizations

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Rakesh K Singh | New Delhi

The Centre may have imposed fresh austerity measures on babus, but in a significant move it has lifted imposition of such measures on Defence, paramilitary and security-related organisations like Intelligence agencies so that their operational efficiency is not compromised. The move will facilitate acquisition of vehicles and other operational items by…

‘PM’s economic miracles turning out to be hollow’

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The CPI(M) on Thursday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that all his poll promises like “economic miracles” of ‘achche din’ and bringing back black money are turning out to be “completely hollow”. Noting that the Supreme Court compelled the Government to place the list of 627 Indian account holders…

Provide correct figure of missing kids: SC to Bihar, Chhattisgarh

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the police and State machinery in Bihar and Chhattisgarh to get their act together in registering FIRs and providing correct figure of children reported missing over past three years and are yet untraced. Singling out the two States - Chhattisgarh (9,428) and Bihar (2,874) for…

Identify village for Adarsh Gram scheme by Nov 11, MPs told

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

With an aim to develop three Adarsh Grams by March 2019, the Centre has set November 11 deadline for the Members of Parliament (MPs) to choose one village which they will develop as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari in…

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Games, Guts, Glory

26 Oct 2014 | Novy Kapadia

Many lesser-known Indian athletes from rural or semi-rural backgrounds made a mark in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Novy Kapadia traces their journey, and analyses India’s overall performance in the competitive event There were two welcome subtexts in India’s overall performance at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games...

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