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Canada minister at Harmandar Sahib, gets cold shoulder from government

Chandigarh, April 20: Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Thursday paid obeisance at the Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar and visited other places in Punjab, but the Amarinder Singh government cold-shouldered the visiting dignitary. No Punjab minister or senior state government official either welcomed Sajjan to his native state or accompanied him on his visits to various places, ...

Regional parties enough to tackle BJP: Mamata

Bhubaneswar, April 20: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said regional parties were enough to check the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Banerjee, however, said it was too early to form a federal front to counter the BJP nationally. “It is our continuous process to unite the regional parties. We want all regional parties to unite to strengthen the federal structure in th...

India makes 15th appeal for consular access to Jadhav

New Delhi, April 20: India made its 15th appeal to Pakistan for consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, but Islamabad has not responded yet, a top official said on Thursday.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said the appeal was made on Wednesday by India’s Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad. “We have appealed to Pakistan for consular ...

Barkha Singh quits party post, blames Rahul and Maken

New Delhi, April 20: In a setback to the Delhi Congress ahead of the civic polls here, Barkha Singh on Thursday quit as chief of the women’s wing. She also hit out at Vice President Rahul Gandhi and the party’s Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken. The former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief said: “Congress party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and Ajay Maken have only used ...

SC permits NDMC to e-auction Taj Mansingh Hotel

New Delhi, April 20: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the New Delhi Municipal Council to go ahead with the e-auction of the property housing the iconic Taj Mansingh Hotel here, currently run by Tata Group’s Indian Hotels Company Ltd. (IHCL). An apex court bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said the IHCL will have six months to vacate the building ...

PIL in Patna HC seeks CBI probe into assets of Lalu's sons

Patna, April 20: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Patna High Court on Thursday seeking a CBI inquiry into the properties and assets of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad‘s sons, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav.

Petitioner M.P. Sangar, a lawyer, alleged that both Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav did not declare their assets at the ti...

Citizens hail Centre's ban on red beacons atop VIP cars

New Delhi, April 20: Citizens have hailed the Union Cabinet’s decision to ban the use of red beacons atop vehicles of dignitaries and government officials. Over 10,000 citizens from across the country have expressed their displeasure via discussions and polls conducted by citizen engagement platform LocalCircles on the use of beacons and prevalent VIP culture. A whopping 94 per cent deman...

Delhi Police summons Dinakaran for enquiry

Chennai/New Delhi, April 20: Sidelined AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran has been summoned by the Delhi Police on his reported attempt to bribe Election Commission officials in a case related to the party’s poll symbol. The Delhi Police served the summons on Dinakaran late on Wednesday night and asked him to appear in person on Friday in Delhi, it is learnt. High drama was wit...

Kejriwal promises to clean up Delhi in one year

New Delhi, April 20: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday pledged to clean up the national capital in just one year if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won Sunday’s municipal election.

In a brief video message to voters, Kejriwal said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had failed to keep Delhi clean despite controlling the municipal corporation for 10 long years. After asking r...

Punjab puts up its defence on SYL issue to Centre

New Delhi, April 20: With the Supreme Court closely monitoring developments on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, the Punjab government on Thursday apprised the Centre of the critical water situation in the state to stress its inability to share water with its neighbouring states. The Punjab government has urged the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to intervene in the SYL canal matter &ldqu...

Himachal Governor shuns red beacon

Shimla, April 20: Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Thursday removed the red beacon from his official vehicle. His move came a day after the Narendra Modi government put a countrywide ban on it from May 1. Devvrat directed the removal of the red beacons from his official vehicles along with other vehicles attached with him, an official statement said. “Before leaving for New Delhi...

Election Commissioner Rawat recuses himself from AAP cases

New Delhi, April 20: After Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener Arvind Kejriwal cast aspersions on his integrity, Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat has recused himself from cases related to the party being heard by the Election Commission (EC). Kejriwal had in an interview to a newspaper recently said that he found two of the three Election Commissioners as biased due to alleged ...

Climate crisis helps foster terrorism: Report

New Delhi, April 20: Climate change helps to create an environment in which terrorists can thrive, a report commissioned by the German government warned on Thursday. It has corroborated evidence of terrorism, insurgency and organised crime thriving in climate-vulnerable Lake Chad, Guatemala, Syria and Afghanistan. The complex risks arising from climate change, fragility and conflict can contrib...

NHRC issues notice over sanitation workers' death in Noida

New Delhi, April 20: The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notice to Noida authorities regarding the deaths last week of two sanitation workers in the industrial township, official sources said. The NHRC took suo motu cognisance of media reports that the two sanitation workers died on April 14 while working in a sewage treatment plant in Noida. They were reportedly not wearing...

Government committed to give 'pucca house' to all: Naidu

 New Delhi, April 20: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the central government was committed to fulfil people’s aspiration to own a “pucca house” and to boost rental housing a National Urban Rental Housing Policy has been formulated. “National Urban Rental Housing Policy has been formulated and soon it will be taken for the Cabinet approval,” the ...

You have no sense of responsibility, NGT rebukes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

New Delhi, April 20: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday slammed Art of Living (AoL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for blaming the central government and the green panel for the Yamuna damage. “Just because you have filed an application, who gives you the liberty to say what you want. You have no sense of responsibility,” NGT Chairperson Swatantra Kumar said. The comments c...

Mining dust eats into lives at Goa's Sonshi village

Sonshi (Goa), April 20: Although annual school exams are around the corner, homework or preparing for the series of tests is the last thing on the mind of 10-year-old Vasudev Gawde of Sonshi village, literally a speck in North Goa’s dusty mining belt. Gawde as well as more than a dozen other minors are awaiting the release of their parents from incarceration. They were among the 45 people...

UP Police arrests 3 terror suspects

Lucknow, April 20: Three terror suspects have been arrested in joint raids by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with police of five states, officials said on Thursday. “UP ATS conducted joint anti-terror raids in Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in coordination with police of the five states,” UP ATS Chief Asim Arun told IANS.


Six Kashmiri students injured in brawl in Rajasthan

Jaipur, April 20: Six Kashmiri students studying in Mewar University were injured when they were beaten up by some locals in Chittorgarh district, a Kashmiri student of the university said on Thursday.

“At least nine fellow students were beaten up with sticks and bats around 6 p.m. on Wednesday near Gangrar town after the locals got to know that they are from Kashmir. At least six...

Perumal's controversial novel wins Sahitya Akademi award

New Delhi, April 20: The English translation of Perumal Murugan’s controversial Tamil novel “Maadhorubaagan” has won the Sahitya Akademi’s Translation Prize 2016. Titled “One Part Woman”, the translation in English is done by Aniruddhan Vasudevan and the book is published by Penguin.

“We are happy to inform you that Sahitya Akademi has declared ...

Sacked BSF trooper to be honoured by Congress

Bhopal, April 20: Sacked Border Security Force trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav — who triggered a political storm when his video clip on alleged substandard food served to BSF men went viral in January — will be honoured by Congress party’s Madhya Pradesh unit. “Mother India’s brave son Tej Bahadur Yadav, who exposed BSF’s corruption in a video, will be honoured by ...

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 National News
Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile
SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card
60-year-old's life saved through new minimally invasive procedure
Delhi civic polls to witness keen contest after hectic campaigning
 International News
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'Female scientists overrepresented on Twitter'
Queen Elizabeth-II celebrates 91st birthday
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BTC chief Hagrama lays foundation stones
Bodoland movement group withdraws 24-hour bandh
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