Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Sena, asserts I am back to my roots

Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Sena, asserts I am back to my roots

Saturday, 20 April 2019 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

In a major jolt to the Congress, its spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday formally joined the Shiv Sena, saying she felt “let down” by the Rahul Gandhi-led party for its failure to act firmly against “some lumpen goons” who were reinstated after having been suspended for “misbehaving” with her while...

EC lets off Naqvi with warning for ‘Modiji ki sena’

Friday, 19 April 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday let off Minority Affairs Minister and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi with a light rap for his “Modiji ki sena” remark and “warned” him against using the armed forces for political propaganda. It also asked him to be “careful in the future”. Addressing a rally...

Another B’deshi actor asked to leave India for flouting visa rules

Friday, 19 April 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

Bangladeshi actor Ghazi Abdul Noor, who had attended a Trinamool Congress (TMC) rally in West Bengal in the alleged contravention of visa rules, has been asked to leave India immediately. Noor is the second Bangladeshi actor after Ferdous Ahmed to be served a “Leave India” notice. Noor was staying in...

Opp questions EC for suspending officer for checking PM’s copter

Friday, 19 April 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

A major controversy has erupted after the Election Commission (EC) ordered suspension of a high-ranking poll official deputed to Odisha for checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi chopper in Sambalpur. As per the EC guidelines, SPG protectees are exempted from such inspection. However, the Congress and the AAP on Thursday said what...

New Delhi suspends  cross LoC trade as  ‘Pak misusing route’

New Delhi suspends cross LoC trade as ‘Pak misusing route’

Friday, 19 April 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

India on Thursday decided to suspend bilateral trade across the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan after NIA and Intelligence agencies found the routes were being “misused” to smuggle illegal weapons, drugs and fake currency. The Union Home Ministry’s order issued on Thursday said a stricter regulatory and enforcement mechanism is...

Off runway, Jet shares sink 32%; staff seek Govt’s help

Off runway, Jet shares sink 32%; staff seek Govt’s help

Friday, 19 April 2019 | PTI | New Delhi/Mumbai

Shares of Jet Airways continued to fall for the second day in a row, plummeting over 32 per cent on Thursday, a day after the ailing airline shuttered its operations temporarily. The scrip tanked 32.23 per cent to close at Rs 163.90 on the BSE. Intra-day, it plunged 34.62 per...

Phase-II turnout 1.3% less than 2014

Phase-II turnout 1.3% less than 2014

Friday, 19 April 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

67.84 polling registered; sporadic violence in Bengal, C’garh, Manipur; EVM snag at some places The turnout for the second phase of polling on Thursday interestingly turned out to be an exact contrast to that of the first phase. According to the Election Commission, the second phase turnout at 67.84 per cent...

Joy of Flying grounded

Joy of Flying grounded

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

In red, Jet Airways suspends all ops as banks refuse to grant bailout fund Teetering for over four months due to cash-drought, Jet Airways, flying for over 25 years, on Wednesday said its last flight will takeoff on Wednesday night, after its lenders refused to offer a Rs 400-crore lifeline. “With immediate...

State Editions

C’garh polling figure swells to record 75%

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

BJP’s Rao Inderjit Singh files papers from G’gram

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Over Rs 2 cr seized ahead of Lok Sabha election

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

EC cancels mega PTM on BJP’s complaint

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Links Hanuman to Dalits

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Prashant Kishor rubbishes Rabri's merger bid claim

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

513 ceasefire violations by Pak post Balakot strike: Army

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Sadiq Batcha’s wife wants his death re-probed

14 April 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Sunday Pioneer