Didi fires ‘gau-rakshas’ salvo at BJP

Published on Jul 22 2017 // India
KOLKATA: Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday hit out Left, Right and Centre in front of a sea of supporters gathered in the heart of the city to observe Martyrs’ Day. She said gau rakshaks had turned into “gau rakshasas”, urged supporters to start a “BJP Quit India”...

Shankarsinh Vaghela jolts Congress, quits party on birthday

Published on Jul 22 2017 // India
In a body blow to the Congress in Gujarat, one of its tallest leaders Shankarsinh Vaghela, today announced he was quitting the party but ruled out joining BJP. The dramatic announcement By Vaghela, a former RSS and BJP member, was made at a public event organised to celebrate his 77th birthday. It came...

Not enough stocks of 40 per cent of ammunition to fight 10 days of war: CAG report

Published on Jul 22 2017 // India
As tensions remain high with China over the stand-off in Doklam, the army faces a shortfall of 40% of types ammunition to fight a 10-day long war, as per the stockholding in September 2016. This was brought out in the Compliance Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) which was placed before...

Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind visits Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ahead of counting of votes

Published on Jul 20 2017 // India
New Delhi , July 19 : Hours before the counting of ballots for the Presidential election which will begin tomorrow, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind visited Gurudwara Bangla Sahib on Wednesday night. There are two candidates in the fray for the coveted post- National Democratic...

SC to continue hearing on Aadhaar’s breach of privacy matter

Published on Jul 20 2017 // India
New Delhi , July 20 : The Supreme Court nine Judge Constitution bench today, will continue its hearing on whether linking of Pan Card with Aadhaar breaches an individual’s privacy or not. On July 12, the Supreme Court agreed to hear on an urgent basis, all the issues arising out of Aadhar card,...

Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi HC to hear plea seeking CBI-led SIT probe

Published on Jul 20 2017 // India
New Delhi , July 20 : The Delhi High Court today will hear a plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy seeking a CBI-led Special Investigation Team enquiry into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar. The Bench has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs...

Kovind vs Meira: Presidential polling and counting today

Published on Jul 20 2017 // India
New Delhi , July 20 : The Presidential polling and counting will take place today, following which the fourteenth President of India will be announced. The candidate who secures at least one vote more than 50 per cent of the total votes will enter into the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Election was held on...

As DIG Roopa exposes jail perks to Sasikala, everything you need to know about VVIP prisoners

Published on Jul 18 2017 // India
The row over alleged VIP treatment to Sasikala Natarajan is only getting bigger with further revelations from DIG Prisons D Roopa’s report coming out in the open. According to D Roopa’s report, prisoner number 9234 Sasikala Natarajan has five cells in the Bengaluru Central Prison to herself....

Now, nine-judge Constitution Bench to hear Aadhaar petitions

Published on Jul 18 2017 // India
A nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court will on July 20, 2017 hear the question whether privacy in the world’s largest democracy is a fundamental human right and is a part of the basic structure of the Constitution. The decision, taken by a five-judge Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India...

I will quit, says Mayawati after her speech was cut short in Rajya Sabha

Published on Jul 18 2017 // India
An angry BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said she will quit from the Rajya Sabha after the Chair asked her to restrict her impromptu speech on anti-Dalit violence in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. “I will resign from Rajya Sabha today,” a visibly anguished Mayawati shot back when Deputy Chairman P.J....

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