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Naidu says seeking loan waiver has become fashion, draws flak

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Naidu says seeking loan waiver has become fashion, draws flak

New Delhi/Mumbai, June 22 (PTI): Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today that seeking farm loan waiver had become a “fashion”, but later offered a clarification after drawing flak from several Opposition parties. Addressing an event in Mumbai in the morning, Naidu said seeking loan waivers had become a “fashion” now but it was not […]

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Kovind to file nomination today; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Kovind to file nomination today; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

New Delhi, June 22 (PTI): NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination papers tomorrow in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most BJP-led NDA chief ministers, besides the heads of some other parties supporting his candidature. Besides the NDA’s constituents, which comprise over 48.6 per cent of votes in the […]

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GJM leadership to resign from GTA today

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on GJM leadership to resign from GTA today

Darjeeling, June 22 (PTI): In a bid to step up their stir for a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leaders have to quit the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) tomorrow. The GJM supremo Bimal Gurung, who is in hiding, will also put in his papers. He said the GTA has been […]

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Sonowal reviews flash flood in Guwahati

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Sonowal reviews flash flood in Guwahati

Guwahati, June 22 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the Kamrup (Metro) district administration to immediately release ex-gratia amount of Rs 6.5 lakh to the next of kin of Dulal Malakar killed in flash flood induced electrocution here this morning. He directed that Rs 4 lakh be released under the State Disaster Relief […]

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16,000 women selected as PMUY beneficiaries in Sonitpur

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on 16,000 women selected as PMUY beneficiaries in Sonitpur

Tezpur , June 22 (PTI): Altogether 16,000 women have been selected as beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Sonitpur district of Assam. The welfare programme of PMUY aims to safeguard the health of women and children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel. Tezpur Lok Sabha MP R P Sharma today […]

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REC chairman discusses DDUGJY work with CM

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on REC chairman discusses DDUGJY work with CM

Itanagar, June 22 (PTI): Chairman and Managing Director of a leading public infrastructure finance company in the power sector today discussed with Arunachal Pradesh chief minister the ongoing work being carried out under a flagship programme to provide continuous power to rural areas.

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Sangma asks Rlys to set up facilitation centre to check illegal immigration

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Sangma asks Rlys to set up facilitation centre to check illegal immigration

Mendipathar, June 22 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today directed the railway authorities to set up a facilitation centre here which will check illegal immigration. The chief minister also inspected the site where the proposed facilitation centre will be erected along with comfort facilities like cafe and eateries, and also serve as an alternative […]

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Anti-railway pressure groups threaten to intensify protests

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Anti-railway pressure groups threaten to intensify protests

Shillong, June 21 (PTI): Anti-railway pressure groups in Meghalaya today threatened to further intensify their protests if Chief Minister Mukul Sangma refuses to hold talks with them on the issue of extension of railways up to the state capital here. The decision was taken after a delegation of the pressure groups, who staged a sit-in […]

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KHADC adopts resolution opposing cow slaughter ban

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on KHADC adopts resolution opposing cow slaughter ban

Shillong, June 21 (PTI): The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) today adopted a resolution opposing the Centre’s notification banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, saying it would affect the food habits of the tribals. The lone BJP member, Neil Antonio War, an executive member of the Council, also supported […]

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Ban on screenings at Kerala fest unfortunate: Jahnu Barua

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Ban on screenings at Kerala fest unfortunate: Jahnu Barua

Guwahati, June 20 (PTI): Asserting that freedom of expression is important, eminent filmmaker Jahnu Barua today termed as “very unfortunate” the Centre’s decision not to allow the screening of three films at a Kerala festival. “It is very unfortunate. As a filmmaker, personally, I do not like censorship at all. We always want that films […]

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