BJP steps up offensive against Kerala CM

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Did Kerala’s Marxist Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan have any role — as the BJP seems to believe — in the killing of Bharatiya Jana Sangh activist Vadikkal Ramakrishnan, perhaps the first incident of murderous violence involving the CPI(M) and Sangh Parivar in Kannur, infamous as the State’s political killing fields,...

Shah to inaugurate K’taka yatra to take on Cong

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | KESTUR VASUKI | Bengaluru

In a major offensive against the ruling Congress led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, ahead of Assembly polls which is crucial for both the Congress and the BJP, the saffron party will take a major campaign trail covering entire State. The BJP State president and Lingayat strongman BS Yeddyurappa who has...

MLC quits PDP, blames top brass for neglecting Jammu’s aspirations

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Aiming to play much bigger ‘political’ role in the state politics, senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and sitting MLC Vikramaditya Singh Sunday announced his resignation from the primary membership of the party. His open rebellion jolted the top brass of the PDP including Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti as he squarely...

Fresh draft guidelines unveiled

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

In a move to check depleting groundwater, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has come out with a draft guideline for issuance of ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC), exempting small farmers from the need of an NOC from local revenue officials or district magistrate to use groundwater for agriculture purposes. The...


Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | PNS

Hunt for translators Defence Ministry is desperately looking for personnel who can translate letters written in Tamil into English. These numerous letters seeking help are written to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who hails from Tamil Nadu. However, South Block does not have staffers who can translate the letters into English...

Patel’s 142nd birth anniversary: Centre draws up elaborate plans

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Centre has drawn up an elaborate plan to mark the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel across the country on October 31. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the nation in paying tributes to the country’s first Home Minister. State Governments, Central Ministries and PSUs have been asked to...

Swamy blames CBI for delaying Herald, Aircel-Maxis, Vadra cases

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has blamed the CBI for delay in action in seven cases of corruption including National Herald, Aircel-Maxis and Robert Vadra cases. In a recent letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swamy listed the seven cases and their inactions by the premier investigating agency for many months. Swamy...

Four-day conference of Navy commanders begins tomorrow

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Growing naval prowess of China and its presence in Indian Ocean and other operational issues will figure prominently during the four-day conference of Navy commanders starting here on Tuesday. The top brass will also review the implementation of modernisation plans, Navy’s combat readiness and strategic issues. “The Navy’s combat readiness...

Study: Tourism industry holds tremendous potential to grow

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The travel and tourism industry has tremendous potential to rise by 2.5 per cent provided the budgetary allocation is enhanced from the current 0.9 per cent of the total allocation to atleast 0.15 per cent in 2018-19, a study conducted jointly by ASSOCHAM-Yes Bank has said. It has proposed...

After four decades, justice still eludes retired bank employee

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Four decades after he was wrongly removed from service on a false charge of misappropriation, a 70-year-old retired bank employee’s fight for justice against the Madhya Pradesh Government has come to a naught after the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has refused to pursue his complaint against the State. He had...


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22 Oct 2017 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi

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Rape victim commits suicide

24 Oct 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

A girl of around 18 years who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a sugarcane field by one of her relatives committed suicide by hanging herself from ceiling fan at her residence on Monday. No suicide note was received from the house, said police...

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