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Raging Congress war in Kerala worrying allies

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

The escalation of group war in Kerala’s Congress and the standoff between Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and State Congress president Ramesh Chennithala over a proposal for Cabinet reshuffle are worrying the constituents of the nine-party ruling UDF even as the Congress High Command on Friday indicated that it could step...

UP BJP meets to decide on LS candidates

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | PNS | Lucknow

Senior BJP leaders held a meeting at the residence of former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh on Friday to streamline candidate selection process for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Sources in the party said senior leaders including State party president Lakshmi Kant Bajpai, Kalraj Mishra, Hukum Singh and local MP Lalji Tandon...

Rajnath Singh to review ‘Jail Bharo’ preparations

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP president Rajnath Singh is slated to visit Uttar Pradesh capital on May 28 to review the progress of the ‘Jail Bharo’ programme to be held between May 27 and June 2. Though it would be a private visit of Singh, the national party president will hold meetings with party functionary...

UDF Govt in spot over ‘phone-tapping’

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | PNS | Kochi

A scandal has erupted in Kerala over the allegation of tapping by the police of the phone of G Sukumaran Nair, general secretary of the Nair Service Society (NSS), outfit of the Hindu upper caste Nairs, which has declared war on the Congress-led UDF Government for its alleged anti-majorities posture...

UPA’s glass filled with corruption, says NaMo

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | PTI | Ahmedabad

Targeting the Manmohan Singh Government at the Centre, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the UPA’s glass is filled with corruption. “In the last nine years (five years of UPA-I and four of UPA-II), the (UPA’s) glass has been full with corruption. There is no space for trust or...

Chamel Singh’s family pins hopes on Prez for ‘justice’

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Dejected with the response of the Omar Abdullah-led alliance Government in J&K, the kin of Chamel Singh, who was tortured to death inside the Kot Lakhpat Central Jail in Lahore on January 15, 2013, have now decided to knock at the doorsteps of the President of India seeking adequate compensation...

Nitish raises pitch on NDA PM choice again

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | Dheeraj Kumar | Patna

In a strong reminder to the BJP over the projection of Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reaffirmed that the JD(U), which has given the BJP time till December to declare a Prime Ministerial candidate, will not keep reiterating its stand every...

Bihar CM makes bid to consolidate upper caste votes

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | Dheeraj Kumar | Patna

In the run-up to the Maharajganj Lok Sabha by-election, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is trying hard to consolidate upper caste votes to register a convincing victory in the crucial election and further improve its political strength before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The by-election to Maharajganj Lok Sabha which is scheduled...

Son of SP leader sentenced to life for raping minor

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | PTI | Badaun

Son of a SP leader was sentenced to life imprisonment and a penalty of Rs1 lakh was also imposed on him by a local court here for raping a teenaged girl. The 15-year-old victim was raped by Varun Bharadwaj alias Chinu, son of fomer SP block head Patanjali Bhardwaj, in...

IIM-A to help Army change its ways

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

In a major step to improve the quality of officers following recent incidents of face-offs between them and jawans, Army Chief General Bikram Singh has asked Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad to recommend changes in 60-year-old selection procedure of officers. The elite institute in collaboration with Indian Military Academy (IMA),...


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23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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