Four-day ‘Gaj Mahotsav’ in national Capital next month

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

With an aim to raise awareness about the shrinking space for wild elephants in the country, a four-day ‘Gaj Mahotsav’ featuring 101 life-sized jumbos art installations among other aspect of the national heritage animal will be held in the national Capital next month. The first edition of the fest will be...

Modi Govt forced Michel to sign false confession naming Sonia, alleges Cong

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | NEW DELHI

Levelling a string of charges against the Narendra Modi Government, the Congress on Thursday claimed that the Centre and its agencies had forced Agusta Westland accused Christian Michel to sign a false confession naming UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in return for complete exoneration. AICC chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said that the...

‘Govt committed to upholding constitutional right of reservation’

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

As the Elders expressed concern on Thursday over reducing reserved seats for SC, ST and OBC in teaching positions in universities, the Government assured the Rajya Sabha that it was committed to upholding constitutional right of reservations and has put on hold interviews and recruitment pending a decision on Special...

Maha Govt to take over Shani Shingnapur temple

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The famous Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar district, which had hit national news headlines in 2016 for controversy over the denial of permission to women devotees to enter the temple’s sanctum sanctorum, is poised to be taken over by the Maharashtra Government. As a first step towards the take-over of the...

16% of jobs will be filled by Maratha community: Fadnavis

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PTI | Nagpur

The Maharashtra Government would allot 16 per cent of the 72,000 posts it is going to fill with the candidates of the Maratha community in the form of backlog if the Bombay High Court allows quota for the community, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in the Assembly on Thursday. He made...

I-T department employees threaten to intensify agitation

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Promotee officers and employees of the Income Tax Department threatened to intensify their on-going two months long agitation if the senior authorities ignore their demands for improving infrastructure and increasing manpower and early redressal of their issues. JP Singh, general secretary of the Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) of UP East...

Mamata announces Rs 1 lakh each for 3 Modi rally victims

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Continuing with her “smart, updated politics” that has sustained her the most during times of trouble winning hearts and weaning away supporters from the once formidable Left camp, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dropped in at the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital to enquire after the health of...

Farmers in TN demand more Cauvery water

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

Even as Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy opened the Mettur Dam on Thursday morning to facilitate the farming operations in the districts of Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Tiruchirappalli, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam, farmers in Tamil Nadu have come out with a demand that Karnataka release more Cauvery water to the State as well...

SP runs on dynasty and caste politics: BJP

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Bharatiya Janata Party has ridiculed the claim of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav that his party follows the ideology of socialist and freedom fighter Dr Ram Manohar Lohia saying the party only believes in “parivarvaad”. “Everyone knows how the SP runs on two ideologies of dynasty and caste politics. Their claim...

Did Cardinal lie to protect Bishop?

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Did Cardinal Mar George Alencherry, head of the mighty Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, violate the Commandment, “thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour”, in order to protect Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Latin Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar who has been accused of raping a senior nun several times...


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Iran’s Khamenei: ‘Negotiations with US useless’

22 Jul 2018 | AFP | tehran

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that negotiations with the United States are “useless” because it does not abide by agreements. “As I have previously said, we cannot trust in the words of the United States and even in their signature, so negotiations with the United States are useless,” Khamenei told a gathering of Iranian diplomats in Tehran...

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PM Modi targeted the entire opposition over no-confidence motion

22 Jul 2018 | Pioneer News Service | Lucknow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday targeted the entire opposition, questioning the motive behind the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition in the Lok Sabha. Addressing a Kisan Kalyan Rally in Shahjahanpur on Saturday afternoon, Modi said the people of the country trusted him and his government but some political parties did not...

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