Gujarat polls: Formula PAAS-ed, Hardik thumbs up to Congress quota

Published on Nov 23 2017 // India
AHMEDABAD/SURAT: The diminutive figure of Hardik Patel, too young to contest but a vit­al cog in the extremely fluid pre-el­ection landscape of Gujarat, came out of the shadows of agitational politics on Wednesday to announce his full backing for the Congress. Despite signs of infighting and fr­agmentation,...

VIP treatment: Woman blasts minister as flight delay makes her miss funeral

Published on Nov 23 2017 // India
Union minister K J Alphons was confronted by an enraged woman passenger at the Imphal airport over the delay in her Kolkata-bound flight she was taking to rush to Patna to attend a funeral of her relative. Alphons on Wednesday said he was not responsible for the delay of the flight due to VVIP security...

Colonel arrested for raping Lt- Colonel’s daughter in Shimla

Published on Nov 23 2017 // India
SHIMLA: An Army Colonel was arrested on Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of the daughter of a Lieutenant-Colonel posted at the Army Training Command – one of the seven commands of the Army which aims to improve effectiveness of training of the defence forces in the country. The 21-year-old...

Hyderabad student commits suicide in Chennai University, students set campus on fire

Published on Nov 23 2017 // India
An Engineering student from Hyderabad committed suicide in her hostel room at Sathyabama University in Chennai. The student identified as Radha Mounika was pursuing engineering first year and took the extreme step due to harassment by college authorities. Following their batchmate’s death, students...

US says Hafiz Saeed a designated terrorist, LeT responsible for hundreds of deaths

Published on Nov 23 2017 // India
Mumbai attacks mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist leader designated by both the United Nations and the United States, the Trump administration has said after a Pakistani court ordered his release from detention. Saeed, who carries a bounty of $10 million announced...

Ryan case: Conductor Ashok released; wife says ‘he was sedated to confess

Published on Nov 23 2017 // India
Bus conductor Ashok’s family has alleged that the police authorities beat him up, hung him upside down, tortured him and even sedated him to confess for the murder of Pradyuman in Ryan International School. “Police beat him up, hung him upside down, tortured him and even sedated him to make...

New ordinance to strike loan defaulters another body blow

Published on Nov 23 2017 // India
NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday recommended an ordinance to significantly tighten the norms to bar promoters of companies facing insolvency proceedings from bidding for the ailing entities, in a move that will shut out several business families from vying with competitors and overseas funds. Apart...

Padmavati: Gujarat bans Deepika Padukone film, second state after Madhya Pradesh

Published on Nov 22 2017 // India
The BJP government in Gujarat on Wednesday banned the yet-to-be-released period movie, Padmavati, the second state after Madhya Pradesh to prohibit screening of the film slammed by Hindu right-wing groups as “distortion of history”. Chief minister Vijay Rupani said the home department decieded to...

Hyderabad gets ready for Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 l

Published on Nov 22 2017 // India
Pearl city Hyderabad is gearing up for the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held on 28-30 November. The United States of America and the Republic of India are the joint hosts of the summit. This is the first time GES will be hosted in South Asia, and the event will highlight India’s...

The 50% reservation cap cannot be breached, says Arun Jaitley

Published on Nov 22 2017 // India
He was referring to comments by Hardik Patel, who said the Congress had agreed to give reservations over and above 50 per cent Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, during a Cabinet briefing in New Delhi on Wednesday, has said that the reservation cap of 50 per cent “cannot be breached”, with the...

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