From BJP’s Delhi sweep in exit polls to EVM trouble: Five takeaways from MCD elections

Published on Apr 24 2017 // India
Exit polls have predicted that the BJP will retain Delhi’s three municipal corporations, voting for which was held on Sunday. The counting for the 270 wards across the three civic bodies is on April 26 for the election billed by rivals as a referendum on two years of the Arvind Kerjriwal government. Five...

Security Guard At Jayalalithaa’s Nilgiris Estate Found Murdered

Published on Apr 24 2017 // India
CHENNAI: A security guard has been found murdered at former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s sprawling estate in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris district. The guard was found last night at the Kodanad estate of Ms Jayalalithaa, who died in December. “We are questioning some people....

Colleges in Valley to reopen, but govt to keep close watch

Published on Apr 24 2017 // India
Authorities consider soft approach to keep student anger in check A week after clashes between students and security forces were reported from the Sri Pratap College here, the campus still bears reminders of the violence. The walls and pavements are evidence of the smoke shells and brickbats that were...

On day 2, Delhi Police grill Dhinakaran for 11 hours

Published on Apr 24 2017 // India
NEW DELHI: AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran was on Sunday grilled by the police for 11 hours over his alleged attempt to bribe an Election Commission official for retaining the ‘two leaves’ party symbol and the related money trail. Dhinakaran, who was quizzed for the second consecutive...

Mehbooba Mufti to meet PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh over Jammu and Kashmir unrest

Published on Apr 24 2017 // India
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid the deteriorating security situation in the state and reports of strains in the PDP-BJP coalition. Mufti, who attended the Niti Aayog meeting in Delhi on Sunday, is expected to discuss the current situation...

Modi pitches for simultaneous elections, changing fiscal year to Jan-Dec

Published on Apr 24 2017 // India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for conducting simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies and shifting to a January- December fiscal year. Addressing the Niti Aayog Governing Council’s third meeting, which was attended by several state chief ministers, Modi said...

Failed’ Chidambaram’s tweets don’t bother us: BJP

Published on Apr 23 2017 // India
Mumbai/Srinagar , Apr 23 : Coming down heavily upon Congress leader P. Chidambaram for his tweet regarding the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance, the BJP on Sunday dubbed the former as ‘failed ex-home minister,’ while saying that the grand old party...

Yogi cuts security cover for Akhilesh, Mulayam, Maya

Published on Apr 23 2017 // India
LUCKNOW: In a sudden move, Uttar Pradesh government took away or downgraded security cover of several opposition leaders, including former chief ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati and Samajwadi Party MPs Dimple Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav and SP leaders like Shivpal Yadav and Azam...

Aadhaar data breach: Personal data of over 1 million pensioners available on govt website

Published on Apr 23 2017 // India
The personal details of nearly 1.5 million pensioners of Jharkhand, including Aadhaar card details, bank account details, and more, have been made public on a state website of social security. According to a report by the Hindustan Times, a programming error has made public the personal details and sensitive...

TN CM Palaniswami meets protesting farmers in Delhi

Published on Apr 23 2017 // India
Urging the Tamil Nadu farmers to call off their protest the state chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami met the farmers who have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for the last 39 days, in New Delhi on Sunday. The agitators are demanding a Rs. 40,000-crore drought relief package, farm loan waiver and setting...

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