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Maha ties tie partners up in knots

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Sena offers 126 seats to BJP+, no agreement yet Notwithstanding their much-publicised resolve to contest the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly elections as an alliance, the saffron alliance partners on Saturday struggled to arrive at a final seat-sharing formula after an adamant Shiv Sena mooted a fresh but “somewhat unacceptable” seat-sharing proposal…

Sushma’s sister on BJP 2nd list of 47

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The BJP on Saturday announced External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s sister Vandana Sharma as its candidate from Safidon in Haryana as it released the list of names for the remaining 47 seats for the Haryana Assembly elections on October 15. The BJP had on September 10 announced the names for…

NCP gives Cong 24 hrs for respectable proposal

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | TN Raghunatha/ Deepak Kumar Jha | Mumbai/New Delhi

Just like the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, the Congress-NCP alliance too continues to hang in the balance. As the Congress on Saturday went ahead with its deliberations on selection of its candidates for 144 seats — the halfway mark in the Maharashtra Assembly — leaving the remaining 30 constituencies it had…

Kolkata erupts as 30K rally with Jadavpur University students

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Civil society joins protest for V-C’s removal, vent ire against jungle raj in West Bengal The City of Joy on Saturday enacted a spirited replay of Tehrir Square or Shahbag for that matter as a 30,000-strong crowd mostly comprising students cutting across party lines braved torrential rain and marched several kilomentres…

India jeers at Jr Bhutto’s Kashmir daydream

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | PNS/Agencies | New Delhi/ Multan (Pakistan)

The NDA Government on Saturday came out with a terse reply to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s assertions of “taking back all of Kashmir” saying that the “integrity and unity of India is non-negotiable”. The BJP dubbed his remarks as “immature” and “childish” while the Congress said…

Few takers for fishing licence in dirty waters

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Despite the fact that there is no life in the waters of the Yamuna in Delhi, the State Government has decided to encourage fishing in the 22-km stretch of the river in the national Capital. Although the Government issues fishing licences for a paltry fee of Rs 3 for a day,…

Muslims live, die for India: Modi

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Ahead of his visit to the US later this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that terror outfit Al Qaeda will find it difficult to recruit members in India and praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country saying “they will live for India and they…

Xi departs but PLA won’t budge

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The stand-off between the armies of India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Chumar and the face off between the civilians of both the countries in Demchok continued for the eighth and tenth day respectively on Friday. India has refused to retreat in Chumar stating that…

Not cops’ job to stop illegal construction: CP

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Pramod Kumar Singh | New Delhi

Delhiites can now breathe easy as they have been saved from paying hefty bribes to Delhi Police personnel for carrying out unauthorised constructions. In a significant order issued on Friday by Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi, all Station House Officers (SHOs) and those posted in police stations have been barred…

BJP may forgo CM post, Sena to okay redistribution of seats

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The saffron alliance partners on Friday night inched closer to a mutually acceptable seat-sharing arrangement between them for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly elections, after Shiv Sena leaders held first round of talks on the BJP’s proposal for “redistribution” of 78 such seats that had not been won by either…

Sunday Edition

Modi’s agenda for America

21 Sep 2014 | Rajiv Nayan

The business instinct of Narendra Modi should guide him during negotiations with the US. As the Prime Minister and a political leader, Modi has to set the tone...

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STATE EDITIONS

Tis Not Time That’s Passing

21 Sep 2014 | Rajiv Nayan

Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated by the concept of time. The passage of time, how each moment suddenly goes into the past and the present is turned into past, the future into present...

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SOUND BITES

There are around 200 heavily armed terrorists across the Line of Control waiting to infiltrate into the Kashmir valley.

GOC, 15 Corps | Lt Gen Subrata Saha

The Congress’s values are being defended in Parliament and outside. We are punching above our weight.

Congress leader | Shashi Tharoor

The President has outlined that his strategy will in all likelihood involve action in Syria. He is prepared.

US National Security Adviser | Susan Rice
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