Mamata terms CAA useless, purely discriminatory law

Mamata terms CAA useless, purely discriminatory law

Monday, 18 March 2024 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

In an apparent indication that the Citizenship Amendment Act had hit Mamata Banerjee hard in Bengal’s electoral battleground the Trinamool Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for playing a “divisive” politics by introducing a “useless and purely discriminatory law aimed at dividing people to...

India has seen turnaround in ten years, will fight polls on our track record: Modi

Sunday, 17 March 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

n Asserting that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance is fully prepared for the general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the Opposition as "rudderless" and "issueless" and expressed confidence about retaining power. Soon after the Election Commission announced the seven-phase schedule for the Lok Sabha polls, Modi, in a...

Bureaucratic reshuffle: Twenty two joint secretaries appointed

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Twenty-two joint secretaries have been appointed in different Central Government departments as part of a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected on Friday by the Centre. These officers are from Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and India Postal Service (IPoS) among others. Senior bureaucrat Deepankar Aron...

First team of military personnel operating in Maldives return

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

India on Friday said its first team of military personnel that was operating an advanced light helicopter in the Maldives has returned from the island nation. The military team has been replaced by civilian technical experts. Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu had set March 10 as the deadline for withdrawal of the...

Former Navy chief Admiral Ramdas no more

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Indian Navy's former chief and Magsaysay Award winner Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas (Retd), who had played a heroic role during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War and crusaded for nuclear disarmament in South Asia, passed away on Friday.  Adm Ramdas,  who was the Chief of Naval Staff for nearly three years from  December  1,...

16,000 kg of shark fins seized in India from 2010 to 2022

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

A staggering 16,000 kilograms of shark fins were seized from different parts of the country between January 2010 to December 2022 and most of the confiscated Shark-derived products were destined for Singapore, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Sri Lanka, and mainland China. According to a report by World Wide Fund for...

BJP seeks probe into doctor claim on Mamata injury

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

On Friday it was official. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not pushed from behind but she had a sensation of being pushed. Even as versions changed with a frequency higher than that of Banerjee's recovery rate the Trinamool Congress leadership on Friday said that the Chief Minister had injured herself...

Indian market has maintained certain level of sanity: FM

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | PTI | New Delhi

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said despite huge fluctuations globally, the Indian stock market has maintained “a certain level of sanity” and the market should be allowed to play on its own. The statement from the Finance minister comes days after Sebi chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch had said that there...

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