SC: Poll candidates must disclose source of income

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Making political class accountable for the growth in their personal and family assets, the Supreme Court in a significant decision on Friday held that, henceforth, all contesting candidates for election to Parliament and Legislative Assemblies must disclose the source of their income and that of their spouse and dependants. Non-disclosure...

India waiting for Maldives to end Emergency

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

A day after the Indian Ambassador in Male, Akhilesh Mishra, met the Maldives Foreign Secretary Ahmed Sareer, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said India would wait for a few more days to see if the Emergency is lifted after the time stipulated by President Abdulla Yameen. Yameen on...

Rlys to do away with paper reservation charts on coaches

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

As part of the green initiative, the Indian Railways on Friday announced to discontinue the practice of pasting of reservation charts on train coaches on a trial basis for six months beginning March 1. By moving towards paperless initiative, on an average one railway zone would be able to save 25...

Rahul dissolves CWC, forms 34-member Steering Committee

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday dissolved the party's highest decision-making body, Central Working Committee (CWC), and formed a 34-member Steering Committee that will work in its place for the upcoming plenary session. While all CWC members are part of the new committee, some of the permanent invitees like Amarinder Singh,...

Modi Govt allowed bank loot right under its nose: Cong

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Congress on Friday upped the ante against the Modi Government accusing it of allowing right under its nose a bank loot scam which through different layers of conspiracy has now peaked to Rs 21,306 crore. The party alleged that the entire Modi Government, PMO, Enforcement Directorate, Ministry of Corporate Affairs,...

On Sept 13, 2013 Rahul visited Nirav show, next day loan was okayed: BJP

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

In a sharp counterattack, the BJP on Friday reminded Congress president Rahul Gandhi that he himself was out on bail in the National Herald scam and that the Punjab National Bank was pressured to sanction loan to tainted businessman Nirav Modi in 2013 a day after the Opposition party chief...

Students ask Modi about his preparations for 2019

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday questioned about his own preparations for his "examination" in 2019, when the Lok Sabha elections will be held. While the PM told the student that he should be a journalist for asking such questions, he also maintained, "Results and marks are by-products of...

PM to start ‘Kisaano se Charcha’ on Feb 20

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

After 'chai pe charcha' and 'lunch pe charcha' Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now start 'kisaano se charcha' on February 20 in the national Capital. In an attempt to work out practical solutions to doube farmers' income and also in view of impending elections this year and next, the...

Modi enlists measures taken by India to protect environment

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday enlisted various green measures that India is taking to protect environment for which it was is committed to and reminded the world that they should also fulfil their commitments based on 'common but differentiated responsibility' and 'equity'. He said that nations took a stand to...

Development stalled under Left: Modi

Friday, 16 Feb 2018 | PTI | Agartala/Shantibazar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged that development has been stalled in Tripura under the communists, just as the traffic stops at red signal, and the State will progress when the 'reds' are ousted from power. Addressing two election rallies here and at Shantirbazaar in South Tripura district, Modi said...


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Zuma’s downfall gives ANC a final chance

18 Feb 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Now that Jacob Zuma has finally exited, the African National Congress, which has fallen a long way from its glory days, has one last chance to rebuild its reputation before next year’s election. Whether the ANC is the best bet for South Africans is a different question altogether As a passer-by in the upscale Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold observed, the South African Police would never have raided the enormous, high-walled compound...

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Historic day for sportspersons of C'garh : Raman

18 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday dedicated to the people of the State an interntional standard 'Swami Vivekananda Stadium' built at a cost of Rs 17 crore at Kota in Raipur. After inaugurating the stadium, the Chief Minister had a look at various facilities at the stadium...

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