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20 AAP MLAs must be axed: EC

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

In a major blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission (EC) of India on Friday recommended that 20 of its MLAs be disqualified for holding ‘office of profit’. Sources said the poll panel recommended to the President to disqualify these MLAs after a marathon meeting. Soon after the...

A step closer to NSG, India joins Australian Group

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | Vineeta Pandey | New Delhi

In an important step towards its membership for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India on Friday joined the elite Australian Group (AG), which seeks prevention of proliferation of chemical and biological weapons (CBW) through exports. India’s membership request was taken through a consensus decision. With entry into the AG, India is now...

This is Modi’s EC, slams AAP

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Election Commission of India for its recommendation to disqualify 20 party MLAs for holding office of profit. “This is Modi’s Election Commission,” said AAP’s spokeperson Saurabh Bharadwaj. “This recommendation has been made by the EC without hearing the...

Kejriwal must resign, say BJP, Congress

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Soon after EC’s recommendation for disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs for holding office of profit on Friday, both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress lost no time in demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal While Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari termed the EC decision a...

Another RSS worker killed in Red field

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | PNS | Kochi

A 24-year-old RSS-ABVP activist was hacked to death by a gang of masked men near the Government Goat Farm at Kolayad at around 5.30 pm on Friday in Kerala’s Kannur district. RSS leaders alleged that Red-Jihadi terror alliance was behind the murder of Shyam Prasad, a student of the Government Industrial...

SC rejects plea against Peepli Live director’s rape acquittal

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

A case of forced oral sex against Peepli Live director Mahmood Farooqui collapsed in the Supreme Court on Friday. The apex court dismissed the petition of a US woman against the Delhi High Court order acquitting Farooqui in the 2015 alleged rape case. “We are not satisfied. We will not interfere...

TN, Uttar Pradesh hog Smart City list

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Erode has become the 11th city of Tamil Nadu while Uttar Pradesh’s Bareily, Moradabad and Saharanpur have also found place in the list of 10 new cities that would be developed under the Centre’s ambitious Smart City Mission (SCM). The final list for SCM was announced on Friday. With the...

TRAI okays mobile services during air travel

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday recommended allowing mobile phone calls and internet services like wi-fi on domestic and international flights in India. TRAI recommended to the Government that inflight mobile telephony and internet services can be allowed, using satellite and terrestrial network but after providing a mechanism...

States can’t ban Padmaavat: SC

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the ban imposed by Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana Governments on the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat. Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, the film is scheduled for nationwide release on January 25. The producers of the movie, Viacom...

GST Council gives wing to UDAN

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided to provide a three-year tax exemption for viability gap funding given under the regional air connectivity scheme, and reduced tax rate on 29 items and 54 categories of services. The rates will be applicable from January 25. The council decided to...


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Myanmar Army’s admission of killings a ‘positive step’: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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66 street children enjoy Gwalior Fair

20 Jan 2018 | PNS | Gwalior

It was a pleasing sight on Friday to witness 66 street children, accompanied by the District Collector and other officials at the Gwalior fair. The children enjoyed the visit, gazing at the stalls selling local produce and crafts...

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