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CPI-M slams formation of tribal party alliance in Tripura

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on CPI-M slams formation of tribal party alliance in Tripura

Agartala, Jan. 16: A day after three tribal-based political parties in Tripura came together and called for a 12-hour shutdown to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the ruling CPI-M on Monday termed the move a “separatist action”. “The CPI-M is also opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, and supports the Indira-Mujib pact which […]

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BJP planning Congress-free Manipur: Javadekar

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on BJP planning Congress-free Manipur: Javadekar

Imphal, Jan. 16 :Union Minister Prakash Javadekar disclosed on Monday that the Bharatiya Janata Party is planning a Congress-free Manipur. The Human Resource Development Minister was talking to reporters in the BJP office here on the conclusion of his two-day visit to Manipur to short-list the names of the party candidates for the 60 assembly […]

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Ronaldinho planning return to football, says agent

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Ronaldinho planning return to football, says agent

Rio de Janeiro, Jan.16: Two-time FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho is reportedly aiming to return to football with a South American club. According to his brother and agent Roberto Assis, the 2002 World Cup winner’s preference was to join a club that has qualified for the Copa Libertadores, the continent’s top club competition, […]

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ICC introduces new helmet regulations for international matches

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on ICC introduces new helmet regulations for international matches

Dubai, Jan.16: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced new regulations for helmet safety during international matches. The new regulation does not make it compulsory to wear a helmet when batting, but when a batsman elects to wear a helmet it must be compliant with its strict safety regulations. The regulations will be enforced in […]

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‘China will take off the gloves, if Trump messes with Taiwan’

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on ‘China will take off the gloves, if Trump messes with Taiwan’

Beijing, Jan. 16: China will not shy away from taking “off the gloves”, if the US wants to use Taiwan as a “bargaining chip”, a Chinese daily warned on Monday. An editorial in state-run China Daily called Taiwan a “Pandora’s box” which had “the lethal potential to upend” Sino-US ties. The hard-hitting article came in […]

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Bangladesh court sentences 26 to death in murder case

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Bangladesh court sentences 26 to death in murder case

Dhaka, Jan. 16: A Bangladeshi court on Monday sentenced 26 persons to death in a sensational seven-murder case in Narayanganj area of the country in 2014. Those given the death penalty included former Narayanganj councillor Nur Hossain who was extradited from Kolkata, and former Bangladesh Army Lt Col Tarek Sayeed for abducting and killing seven […]

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BJP releases second list of candidates for Goa

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on BJP releases second list of candidates for Goa

New Delhi, Jan.16: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced its second list of seven candidates for the Goa assembly elections to be held on February 4. The candidates were finalised by the Central Election Committee of the BJP during its meeting on Sunday, which was presided over by party president Amit Shah and […]

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Nitish rejects BJP demand to postpone human chain

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Nitish rejects BJP demand to postpone human chain

Patna, Jan. 16: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday rejected BJP’s demand to postpone its programme of forming the world’s longest human chain on January 21 in support of prohibition in the state in view of the boat tragedy that claimed 24 lives. “The world’s longest human chain will take place as per its […]

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Akhilesh gets ‘cycle’, blow to Mulayam

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Akhilesh gets ‘cycle’, blow to Mulayam

New Delhi, Jan.16: The Election Commission on Monday allotted the ‘cycle’ symbol to the Samajwadi Party faction led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The decision is a major blow to the rival faction led by party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav who had been desperate to hold on to the symbol which he picked […]

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Rajesh Verma appointed Odisha CM’s Secretary

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Rajesh Verma appointed Odisha CM’s Secretary

Bhubaneswar, Jan.16: The Odisha government on Monday appointed Rajesh Verma as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Verma was the Principal Secretary of Energy Department. The appointment comes as Upendra Nath Behera took over as Chairman of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC), said the Chief Minister’s Office. Hemant Sharma has been given the […]

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