Draupadi Murmu, tribal leader from Odisha, is BJP-led NDA candidate for President

Draupadi Murmu, tribal leader from Odisha, is BJP-led NDA candidate for President

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

The BJP parliamentary board on Tuesday named Draupadi Murmu, a tribal leader of the party from Odisha, as the ruling NDA's candidate for the presidential election. BJP president J P Nadda  announced her name at a press conference following a meeting of the party top brass. Murmu (64), a former Jharkhand governor,...

Ruchira Kamboj to be India's Permanent Representative to UN

Ruchira Kamboj to be India's Permanent Representative to UN

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

Senior diplomat Ruchira Kamboj was on Tuesday appointed India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Kamboj, a 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, is presently serving as India's envoy to Bhutan. She will succeed T S Tirumurti as the Indian ambassador to the UN. Kamboj is expected to take up...

Recruitment process to remain unchanged, regimentation system to continue: Tri-services on Agnipath

Recruitment process to remain unchanged, regimentation system to continue: Tri-services on Agnipath

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

The armed forces said on Tuesday that "credible" information on the 'Agnipath' scheme recently has dispelled misinformation about the initiative and asserted that youngsters preparing to become soldiers have returned to physical activities at several places. Amid misgivings about the recruitment process, Lt Gen Anil Puri, additional secretary, Department of Military...

Eknath Shinde sacked as Shiv Sena group leader in Maha Assembly: Sanjay Raut

Eknath Shinde sacked as Shiv Sena group leader in Maha Assembly: Sanjay Raut

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | PTI | Mumbai

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said Eknath Shinde has been removed as the party's group leader in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. He has been replaced with Ajay Choudhury, Raut told reporters. “Shinde has been replaced as the group leader of the Shiv Sena in the Maharashtra Assembly,” Raut said. After the...

Third attempt to pull down MVA govt in Maha: Pawar, says Thackeray will handle situation

Third attempt to pull down MVA govt in Maha: Pawar, says Thackeray will handle situation

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday alleged that a third attempt is being made to pull down the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra but expressed confidence that chief minister Udhhav Thackeray will be able to handle the situation. Pawar, who played a crucial role in the formation of the...

Calcutta HC rules out CBI probe in student leader Anis Khan's death

Calcutta HC rules out CBI probe in student leader Anis Khan's death

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | IANS | Kolkata

The West Bengal government, on Tuesday, heaved a sigh of relief after a single-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court ruled out a CBI probe into the mysterious death of the student leader Anis Khan. Expressing trust on the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the state police in the matter,...

25 Shiv Sena MLAs in Surat hotel, Maha Minister Eknath Shinde too arrives early morning

25 Shiv Sena MLAs in Surat hotel, Maha Minister Eknath Shinde too arrives early morning

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | IANS | Surat

At least 25 MLAs of Shiv Sena are camping in a hotel in Gujarat's Surat. Sources said they are dissatisfied and unhappy with the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. Highly placed sources said that first 11 rooms were booked in Le Meridien hotel, and around 9.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday,...

ED questions Rahul Gandhi for fifth day in National Herald money laundering case

ED questions Rahul Gandhi for fifth day in National Herald money laundering case

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for the fifth day of questioning in the National Herald money laundering case. Gandhi, 52, arrived at the ED headquarters on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in central Delhi at 11.15 AM along with his security escort. A strong contingent of police...

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