Rahul Gandhi to lead protest against land bill

Published on Apr 19 2015 // India
Rahul Gandhi to lead protest against land bill
After his return to India following a 57-day long sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is all set to lead the protest against the controversial land bill with his rally addressing farmers on Sunday. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has already led several protests leading into the growing anger...

Imams, maulvis help to spread immunisation in Uttar Pradesh

Published on Apr 19 2015 // India
For Shabana Begum, it was not easy to take her 10-month old daughter Zoya to the special immunization camp set up in Badaun district under ‘Mission Indradhanush’, an ambitious countrywide disease-prevention project in India that aims to cover all partially or unvaccinated children aged 0-2...

Government must not be a tax terrorist: Experts

Published on Apr 19 2015 // India
Even as the central government has decided to review the new norms to file income tax returns barely three days after it was notified, due to widespread angst, experts termed the original proposal nothing but “tax terrorism” unleashed on honest tax payers. “This is real tax terrorism....

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi to address Kisan Rally today

Published on Apr 19 2015 // India
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi will address a ‘Kisan Rally’ at the Ramlila Ground in the national capital today, during which they are expected to target the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill. During...

PM Modi to address workshop of BJP MPs

Published on Apr 19 2015 // India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a workshop of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators on government’s welfare schemes on Sunday. The focus of the workshop will be how to work on the government’s “pro-poor” initiatives for the people. It will also deliberate...

Charge sheet filed against 13 in documents leak case

Published on Apr 18 2015 // India
Delhi Police on Saturday filed in a court here a charge sheet against 13 accused in the petroleum ministry documents leak case. The charge sheet was filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain, who marked it for consideration before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal for Monday. Police...

Kochi nursing job scam runs into Rs.200 crore: CBI

Published on Apr 18 2015 // India
The CBI has estimated that the Kochi nursing employment scam runs into nearly Rs.200 crore. A Central Bureau of Investigation source told IANS that a Kochi-based agency, for some time recruiting nurses for Kuwait, was collecting from them Rs.19.5 lakh each instead of the service charge of Rs.19,500. “We...

NMDC slashes iron ore prices

Published on Apr 18 2015 // India
State-owned mineral producer National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) on Saturday slashed its lump iron ore and fine iron prices by 6.15 and 20.32 percent respectively. Post the cut, effective for the rest of the month, prices of fine iron were reduced by Rs.500 per tonne to Rs.1,960 per tonne...

Rahul Gandhi Meets Farmers Ahead of Sunday’s Mega Rally

Published on Apr 18 2015 // India
Rahul Gandhi Meets Farmers Ahead of Sunday’s Mega Rally
NEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi made his first public appearance today after his 57-day sabbatical, meeting farmers’ delegations ahead of Sunday’s “Kisan Khet Mazdoor” rally in Delhi. Half-a-dozen farmers’ groups from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab...

RRajnath Singh requests state governments to provide maximum relief to farmers

Published on Apr 18 2015 // India
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today visited the rain-hit areas of Uttar Pradesh to assess the crop loss to the farmers. Interacting with farmers in Saharanpur, Badaun and Kanpur districts, Shri Rajnath Singh said he was not visiting the rain-hit areas for the sake of doing politics but that he is...

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