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Modi stays with Varanasi; Shah from Gandhinagar

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Modi stays with Varanasi; Shah from Gandhinagar

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight to retain his Varanasi seat while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday. The Gandhinagar seat is currently held by veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani, who has been […]

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India slips on happiness scale; may impact polls

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on India slips on happiness scale; may impact polls

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS): Maintaining a downward trend, India slipped to the 140th position, seven spots down from last year, in a happiness ranking of 156 countries this year, according to a new report which is unlikely to cheer up the ruling coalition in the run-up to the general elections. World happiness has fallen […]

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Colours, sprinklers and balloons: People revel in Holi celebrations

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Colours, sprinklers and balloons: People revel in Holi celebrations

New Delhi, March 21 (PTI): People in several states across the country smeared each other with colours, exchanged greetings and savoured sweets to celebrate Holi. Revellers hit the streets, danced to popular songs and to the beat of drums as children ran with sprinklers and water balloons to celebrate the festival of colours. “Holi hai!” […]

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Militant killed, 7 security men hurt in 3 J&K gunfights

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Militant killed, 7 security men hurt in 3 J&K gunfights

Srinagar, March 21 (IANS): A militant was killed while seven security men and three civilians injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said. While the first gunfight erupted in Sopore town, two gun battles were reported later from Bandipora and Baramulla districts. Police […]

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ED to sell Nirav Modi’s 173 paintings, 11 cars

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on ED to sell Nirav Modi’s 173 paintings, 11 cars

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will soon start the auction of 173 paintings and 11 vehicles of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi after it obtained permission from a special court in Mumbai on Wednesday. The development comes after Nirav Modi was arrested in London’s Holborn on Tuesday afternoon in connection with INR […]

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Rahul’s interaction with students of Tamil Nadu college didn’t violate poll code — EC

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Rahul’s interaction with students of Tamil Nadu college didn’t violate poll code — EC

Chennai, March 21 (PTI): The Election Commission Thursday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s interaction with students at a women’s college here did not violate the model code of conduct, though it has sought a report on his speech. Tamil Nadu’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo said local election officials have reported that there was […]

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Mayawati not to fight LS poll but open to role at Centre

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Mayawati not to fight LS poll but open to role at Centre

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS): Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not contest Lok Sabha elections so as to be able to campaign effectively across the country but also indicated that her decision did not mean she was ruling herself out of the post-poll Prime Ministerial sweepstakes. The former Uttar […]

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Speculations rife over Indian suitor for Jet Air

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Speculations rife over Indian suitor for Jet Air

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS): High-level officials from the government, the public sector banks and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Wednesday to discuss the future of financially-troubled Jet Airways in the backdrop of speculations that an Indian suitor is being searched to save the beleaguered carrier. Speculations have […]

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Appeal against Aseemanand’s acquittal if you are really a chowkidar — Owaisi to Modi

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Appeal against Aseemanand’s acquittal if you are really a chowkidar — Owaisi to Modi

Hyderabad, March 21 (PTI): The government should appeal against Swami Aseemanand’s acquittal in the Samjhauta blast case if Prime Minister Narendra Modi was really the “chowkidar” of the country, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has said. Attacking Modi’s “main bhi chowkidar” (I too a watchman) campaign, Owaisi at an election rally late last night said, “What […]

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Priyanka calls elections India’s new freedom struggle

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Priyanka calls elections India’s new freedom struggle

Varanasi/Mirzapur, March 20 (PTI): Wrapping up her three-day tour of Uttar Pradesh in Prime minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi constituency, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called the coming Lok Sabha elections a new freedom struggle. In a blistering attack on Modi on the last day of the trip, by boat on the Ganga, she asked him […]

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