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No plan to impose tax on jewellery, farmers’s produce: Ravi Shankar Prasad

No plan to impose tax on jewellery, farmers’s produce: Ravi Shankar Prasad

NEW DELHI(PTI): Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that there was no plan to impose tax on farmers for their produce or on women for their jewellery. Addressing a rally in Nainital as part of the BJP’s ongoing parivartan yatra, Prasad said the country was moving towards a cashless economy under the leadership of […]

Through thick and thin: Sasikala stands beside Jayalalithaa as people pay homage

CHENNAI(PTI): Clad in a black saree, a sombre-looking Sasikala Natarajan, who remained a wall of support for Jayalalithaa through thick and thin, remained beside the casket of the departed leader as people filed past it paying their homage. Intermittently standing up and touching Jayalalithaa’s face, which was kept in state at Rajaji Hall, Sasikala looked […]

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Firecrackers ban: Firecracker Association challenges Supreme Court order

DELHI(PTI): The Firecracker Association on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court, challenging its earlier order of banning firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR). A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Tirath Singh Thakur and comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and L Nageshwar Rao is likely to hear the […]

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Group fights gender gap in water use in Rajasthan

JAIPUR,CHHAVI BHATIA: The mores of a patriarchal society make themselves evident in a number of ways —from rules about the conduct of women to gender imbalance in boardrooms. Women in Rajasthan, however, are battling a very different set of problems, one that concerns the use of water. A precious commodity in the desert state, water […]

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Winter session: Deadlock continues in Parliament

NEW DELHI(PTI): As the Winter session entered its third week on Monday, Parliament remained deadlocked and stalled due to stand-off between the Opposition and the government over demonetization and how the debate should be held on it. For the 13th consecutive day, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha failed to transact any business […]

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RIP Amma: Jayalalithaa no more, O Panneerselvam takes oath as Tamil Nadu CM

Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and one of India’s most charismatic leaders passed away at 11:30 PM on Monday in Chennai. She was 68-year-old. Jayalalithaa had suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening and was rushed to the ICU. The 68-years-old politician who was under the watch of experts, including cardiologists, breathed her […]

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We are with Hurriyat till they are on right track: Farooq Abdullah

JAMMU(PTI): Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Monday said his party was not against Hurriyat Conference and supported the Kashmiri people’s demand for their rights but it would not tread the “wrong path” for achieving these goals. Addressing his party workers at a function to commemorate the 111th birth anniversary of his father […]

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J&K: Separatists placed under house arrest, life partially affected

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J&K: Separatists placed under house arrest, life partially affected

JAMMU: Normal life was partially affected in Kashmir on Monday due to a strike called by separatists even as authorities placed Hurriyat Conference leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to foil their plans of holding a march to Lal Chowk city centre. “Geelani and the Mirwaiz have been placed […]

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Allahabad HC to pronounce judgment on plea challenging PM Modi’s election

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Allahabad HC to pronounce judgment on plea challenging PM Modi’s election

Allahabad(ANI) : The Allahabad High Court will pronounce its judgment on a petition challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Monday. Justice Vikram Nath earlier on November 24 passed the order after arguments were presented by petitioner Ajay Rai as well as from the respondent’s side. The […]

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BJP sets new code for state units for Modi rallies

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BJP sets new code for state units for Modi rallies

The BJP has stipulated an eight-point list of ground rules for its state units across the country to be followed each time there is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in a place. A letter shot off from 11, Ashoka Road, spells out detailed guidelines to be followed from ten days ahead of any rally. The […]

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