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Jung in driver’s seat

Saturday, 23 May 2015 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

In its bid to end the stalemate over the Transaction and Business Rules and power tussle between Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday issued a gazette notification reaffirming that the powers of the L-G as a supreme authority of…

Notification to help AAP run Delhi better, says Jaitley

Saturday, 23 May 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

After the Home Ministry issued a gazette notification specifying the role and powers of the Lieutenant-Governor, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it would “remove” all confusions regarding governance in the national Capital and help the AAP Government run the city efficiently. “The circular issued by the Home…

Jaya returns triumphant

Saturday, 23 May 2015 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

After seven months in the political wilderness, Tamil Nadu’s “beloved” Amma will again rule the State from Saturday. AIADMK’s formidable general secretary J Jayalalithaa will be sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the fifth time on Saturday at 11 am. After her election as the AIADMK Legislature Party…

Clean, decisive Govt has gained trust of all: FM

Saturday, 23 May 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday asserted that one year of the Modi-Government has changed the environment of gloom to an environment of enthusiasm, put in place a system of governance with “decisiveness in the face of obstructionism”, eliminated corruption and set the economy growing at 7.5 to 8…

Sena man shot at near Big B’s set

Saturday, 23 May 2015 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

An office-bearer of the Shiv Sena’s film wing —Chitrapat Sena — was injured on Friday afternoon when he was shot at by two motorcycle-borne assailants at the Film City in Goregaon, very close to where megastar Amitabh Bachchan was shooting. According to police, the assailants struck around 2 pm at…

70% pvt vehicles in India not insured against accidents

Saturday, 23 May 2015 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

Over 70 per cent of the country’s private vehicles, mostly two-wheelers do not have a valid insurance policy, said former Supreme Court judge KS Radhakrishnan, who is head of a Committee on Road Safety, constituted by the SC to implement road safety laws. Realising this to be one of the…

Bid to smuggle protected species turns turtle

Saturday, 23 May 2015 | Moushumi Basu | New Delhi

More than 400 endangered black-spotted turtles — recovered from Mumbai international airport recently — will be relocated to Kukrail Rehabilitation Centre in Lucknow on the occasion of World Turtle Day on Saturday. Following which, they will be released back into their natural habitat in Tarai region of Uttar Pradesh. The…

IAF casts a Mirage on Yamuna Expressway

Friday, 22 May 2015 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Yamuna Expressway, which is a motorists’ delight, on Thursday saw a pleasant surprise when a Mirage-2000 fighter jet touched down on a stretch between Agra and Mathura and took off again after taxiing some distance. This first-ever successful sortie by the IAF was carried out in an effort to utilise National…

No passport for Geelani for now

Friday, 22 May 2015 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi/Jammu

Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani wants a passport without paying the fee or providing biometric details and photographs, but that may not work. Amid a raging debate on issuing a passport to a man who has always spewed venom against India, the Ministry of External Affairs has…

Babus running transfer, posting industry: Sisodia

Friday, 22 May 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A day after the IAS Association’s sharp criticism of the Arvind Kejriwal-led Government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has accused the bureaucrats of running a transfer and posting industry in the national Capital and said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government has put an end to it. Significantly, on Wednesday Lieutenant-Governor…

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Son of the soil

17 May 2015 | ANANYA BORGOHAIN

In 1979, fearing that the world will crumble in the face of environmental crises, a teenager started planting trees. Today, his altruism has produced a 550-hectare forest reserve, which shelters innumerable birds and animals...

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STATE EDITIONS

MODI TO ADDRESS AT NAGLA CHANDRABHAN

23 May 2015 | ANANYA BORGOHAIN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a big public at Nagla Chandrabhan, the native village of BJP ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhayay in Mathura on May 25 to commemorate the completion of a year of the NDA government. This will be the first of a series of public rallies that will be organised by the party across the country for the week-long celebration from May 26 to 31...

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SOUND BITES

If any Minister says that tourists come to Goa because of drugs, we will throw cow dung on his face to purify him.

Goa Congress chief | Luizinho Faleiro

I advised her (Congress president) on the land acquisition Bill, but she did not listen to me. So I left the Congress.

Union Minister | Ch Birender Singh

When I took the loan and returned it, why was I named in the final audit report? Still, I am not accusing the CAG.

Union Minister | Nitin Gadkari
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