Shah allays fear of Andhra CM, says no threat to BJP-TDP ties

Friday, 26 May 2017 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Amid talk of growing wedge and bitterness between the two allies, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday attended a lunch party hosted by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu in honour of the visiting leader. Sources said that Shah assured the TDP that there was no threat to the...

KCR calls BJP president’s lunch with Dalit families a gimmick

Friday, 26 May 2017 | PNS | Hyderabad

The war of words sparked off by BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to Telangana continues unabated. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar while hitting back at Amit Shah’s attack on his Government termed Shah’s lunch with Dalit families in Nalgonda a gimmick. KCR said that the lunch Amit Shah had with...

African Bank head heaps praise on Modi

Friday, 26 May 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

On the final day of the 52nd annual Meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, the current President of AFDB, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that because of his pragmatic efforts cooperation between India and Africa would go deeper. Speaking on the future of growth of Africa, Adesina...

Mamata meets PM, calls it customary

Friday, 26 May 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she discussed “development and not politics” at a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. The Trinamool Congress chief’s meeting with Modi came amid efforts by Opposition leaders to choose a consensus candidate for the coming Presidential polls. The ruling NDA...

Parties in TN are suffering from BJP-phobia: Raja

Friday, 26 May 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

It is not the ruling AIADMK that has earned the ire of the Opposition led by the DMK in Tamil Nadu. While MK Stalin, the working president of the DMK, issues statement periodically blaming the Edappadi K Palaniswamy Government for its “commissions and omissions”, all his anger is directed towards...

Guj man aims to set record for longest business road drive

Friday, 26 May 2017 | PNS | Gandhinagar

Jagat Shah, a Gujarat-based trade and economic adviser, is all set to create world record for ‘longest business road drive' through his initiative 'Mentor on Road in USA' with the primary objective of increasing the exchange of knowledge and the best practices of trade between the USA and India....

Cong: Come clean on actual GDP figures

Friday, 26 May 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Congress on Thursday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come clean on the actual GDP figures besides a White Paper on the state of economy. Lashing out at the NDA Government for celebrating “Modi Fest”, former Union Minister Anand Sharma alleged that the BJP was opening the vaults of...

Rlys lists out hits, Prabhu gives it a miss

Friday, 26 May 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Ministry of Railways on Thursday listed its three years’ achievements ranging from public services like new catering policy, Wi-Fi and remodeling of stations. It defended its declining Operating Ratio saying the burden of the 7th Pay Commission has been taking a toll on railways’ economic health. Indian Railways ended the...

Centre to use CSC, post offices to sell crop insurance schemes

Friday, 26 May 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Centre has decided to use 1.75 lakh Common Service Centres (CSC) and post offices in a big way to encourage more non-loanee farmers to take up crop insurance schemes such as Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) in 2017-18 crop year beginning July. At present, it is mandatory for...

‘Number of yoga practitioners increased in USA, UK, India’

Friday, 26 May 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

As the country gears up for mega Yoga Day celebrations on June 21 in Lucknow, the Government on Thursday claimed that number of yoga practitioners are on the rise in the developed nations like USA and the UK as in India. “Last two years, the IDY was celebrated across the globe...


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Lynch protest: police fire in air, Sec 144 imposed in four areas

21 May 2017 | PTI | Jamshedpur

Protest against lynching of four persons intensified today and the police had to fire in the air to disperse a mob, while prohibitory orders under Section 144 were imposed in four areas here for tonight. Police fired in the air to disperse a mob that blocked roads in Mango area, demanding arrest of culprits involved in the lynching of four persons of a community at Rajnagar in Seraikela-Kharswan district on Thursday...

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CMDC’s Aridongri iron ore output for local units first

26 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) intends to sell iron ore produced from the proposed Aridongri mine in Kanker district of Bastar to steel / sponge iron units at Bhilai, Raipur and Raigarh on priority basis, officials informed. Efforts are being made to increase the production sothat sufficient quantity of iron ore is available for export after meeting the requirements of the expanding home market...

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