BJP gives priority to regional autonomy, rejects NC demand

Published on May 27 2016 // India
After the National Conference (NC) submitted a resolution in the ongoing session of J&K Assembly, demanding the implementation of the autonomy resolution which was passed in 2000, the BJP said that regional autonomy should be given priority over the NC’s greater autonomy. “The Central...

After huge win, Mamata to start new term under mountain of debt

Published on May 27 2016 // India
A Rs 1,000 note, the largest denomination issued by India, is 17.7 cm long. You will need 3.05 billion such notes to pay off the total debt of the West Bengal government. If one puts those many bank notes end to end, it can reach the moon from the earth and return 40% of the distance. The length of the...

Kashmir: Gunfight starts between militants and security forces in Baramulla

Published on May 27 2016 // India
A fierce gunfight started on Friday between security forces and militants in Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. “Security forces surrounded Khonchipora village in Tangmarg area late Thursday night following information that two militants were hiding in the village,” a senior...

Indians in Iran want PM to give Rs 10cr for Tehran gurdwara

Published on May 27 2016 // India
Amritsar: Disappointed over missing a chance to interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Iran, the Indian community in the Islamic republic has urged him to extend Rs 10 crore for the development and renovation of a gurdwara in Tehran. “We wanted Modi to give Rs 10 crore for...

Haryana: 8 injured in bus explosion at Kurukshetra

Published on May 27 2016 // India
Pipli, Kurukshetra, May 26 : At least eight people received severe burn injuries after a blast occurred inside a moving Haryana Roadways bus on National Highway-1 at Pipli in Haryana on Thursday, media reports said.The injured were admitted to the civil hospitals of Kurukshetra and Pipli. The victims...

India all set to request UK to extradite Lalit Modi

Published on May 26 2016 // India
India is all set to request the UK to extradite former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, facing money laundering probe, with the Enforcement Directorate asking the Ministry of External Affairs to act in this regard. “The Enforcement Directorate has sent us an extradition request. It is currently being examined...

I welcome close scrutiny: PM Narendra Modi at rally to celebrate two years of NDA govt

Published on May 26 2016 // India
The Narendra Modi government marked its two years in government with a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur. The rally saw the participation of a number of senior faces of the government and the BJP. The event also served as a platform for BJP leaders to take aim at rivals of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly...

People in Kerala have high hopes of us: Pinarayi Vijayan

Published on May 26 2016 // India
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 : CPI-M leader and Kerala Chief Minister-designate Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday the people have high hopes of the new government ahead of his swearing-in later in the day. “Yes, the people of Kerala have high hopes in our new government and we will also rise to...

Schemes in place, Modi government seeks to improve delivery, make electoral gains

Published on May 26 2016 // India
By Prashant Sood, New Delhi, May 26 : Having launched schemes to improve incomes, speed up governance, foster cleanliness and improve social security, the Narendra Modi government is now seeking to enhance the footprint of its initiatives to reap electoral dividends in a clutch of assembly elections...

Congress leader accuses Prabhu of ‘influencing’ elections at Kharagpur

Published on May 26 2016 // India
Kolkata, May 26 : A senior Congress leader in West Bengal on Wednesday accused Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu of “influencing” the election results in an assembly constituency where a BJP candidate got elected. Referring to the Kharagpur (Sadar) seat in West Midnapore district, from where...

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