President to confer Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee today

Published on Mar 27 2015 // India
President to confer Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee today
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will confer Bharat Ratna upon former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday. In a break from tradition, the President will be visiting Vajpayee’s residence to confer the award on him. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Cabinet ministers and senior party leaders...

Arvind Kejriwal is an autocrat, doesn’t like people who oppose him, says Prashant Bhushan

Published on Mar 27 2015 // India
Arvind Kejriwal is an autocrat, doesn’t like people who oppose him, says Prashant Bhushan
New Delhi: The reconciliation talks between warring Aam Aadmi Party​ (AAP) factions have failed and it appears to be a matter of time before senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are sacked from the party. Here are the latest developments: AAP to hold a press conference at 4 pm to give...

Sonia Gandhi writes letter to Nitin Gadkari, says diluting previous land bill mocks farmers’ pain

Published on Mar 27 2015 // India
Sonia Gandhi writes letter to Nitin Gadkari, says diluting previous land bill mocks farmers’ pain
New Delhi: As the political heat over the Land Acquisition Bill continues to simmer, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday wrote a letter to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, saying that the BJP leader’s invitation for a debate on the contentious act is a mockery of the tradition of consensus building. Sonia...

Make India energy sufficient, cut imports: PM

Published on Mar 27 2015 // India
New Delhi: Pitching for an energy sufficient India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country should cut OIL imports by 10 percent by 2022, while exhorting domestic firms to become global players and the well off to give up subsidised cooking gas connections. Speaking at the first ‘Urja...

Coal Scam: SC to hear Manmohan Singh’s plea on April 1

Published on Mar 27 2015 // India
New Delhi; The Supreme Court will take up for hearing on April 1 former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s petition challenging his summoning by the special court in connection with the allocation of a part of Talabira II coal block to Kumarmangalam Birla owned Hindalco. On being asked when they were...

Dornier crash: Body of third officer found; flight data recorders also recovered

Published on Mar 27 2015 // India
Panaji: Rescuers on Friday recovered the missing body of Lt Abhinav Nagori from the fuselage of the crashed Dornier-228 maritime surveillance aircraft. Flight data recorders have also been recovered from the fuselage and search and rescue operations have been called off. Lt Nagori’s body, meanwhile,...

Court rejects Salman’s plea to ban media during recording of statement

Published on Mar 27 2015 // India
Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan moved an application to ban the media during the recording of his statement in a 2002 hit-and-run case in a sessions court here on Friday but it was rejected. Judge D. W. Deshpande rejected the plea but directed the media to report only after the recording of Salman’s...

Congress won’t rise again, don’t blame ‘bechari’ Sonia: Hansraj Bhardwaj

Published on Mar 26 2015 // India
New Delhi: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Hansraj Bhardwaj on Thursday took a swipe at his own party, saying it will not rise again. “People are not ready to listen any more. Congress won’t rise again. Congress is responsible,” Bhardwaj was quoted as saying by ANI news agency. “Aur...

PM Narendra Modi to chair National Ganga River Basin Authority meet today

Published on Mar 26 2015 // India
PM Narendra Modi to chair National Ganga River Basin Authority meet today
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose government has given top priority to cleansing the Ganga, would chair the fifth meeting of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) Thursday. The Prime Minister is the the ex-officio Chairman of the Authority while Chief Ministers of Bihar, West Bengal,...

MP Governor’s family doesn`t suspect foul play in son’s death; last rites today

Published on Mar 26 2015 // India
Lucknow: Amid reports that Shailesh Yadav died after consuming poison, family members of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s son on Thursday said they don’t suspect any foul play. Shailesh was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his father’s official residence here yesterday. It...

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