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Country (India) must move at faster pace, says Bharat Ratna Awardee C N R Rao

Bengaluru (PTI/ANI): Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Awardee C N R Rao on Saturday said India doesn’t have infinite time to become a progressive nation and one must work towards bringing development to the country at a faster phase. “Science keeps going on, science will go on, the problem is we in India have very […]

Lokpal Act: Amendment to include opposition leader in selection panel in next session of Parliament

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NEW DELHI(PTI): A Bill for inclusion of the leader of single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha as a member of a committee selecting chairperson and members of Lokpal will be brought in the next session of Parliament, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday. “The Lokpal Bill was brought with some amendments in the […]

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PM Narendra Modi to attend Raghuvar Das’ swearing-in ceremony in Jharkhand

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RANCHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under whose leadership BJP fought the Assembly elections in Jharkhand, will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister-designate Raghuvar Das. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing-in ceremony at Birsa Munda Football Stadium tomorrow,” Jharkhand Home Secretary N N Pandey said. He said Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and […]

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Four rebel JD(U) MLAs disqualified from Bihar Assembly

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PATNA (PTI): Four JD(U) MLAs were disqualified from Bihar Assembly on Saturday for anti-party activities, including cross voting in Rajya Sabha election. With this, membership of eight rebel JD(U) MLAs has been terminated since last month by the Assembly Speaker under the provisions of anti-defection law following the party’s recommendation after the legislators were accused […]

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10 smugglers arrested, over 20 arms making units unearthed in UP

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MATHURA(PTI): Ten arms smugglers were arrested and over 20 illegal arms manufacturing factories unearthed by the police, who also recovered a huge haul of arms and ammunition in a crackdown in Mathura, a senior police official said on Saturday. Over 24 arms manufacturing factories were unearthed in raids conducted in Hathiya and Palson villages of […]

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Colonial ‘mentality’ hampering Hindi:Union Minister VK Singh

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Hindi is not getting its proper due as the “mentality” that developed out of “imperialism” continue to persist among Indians, Union Minister General (Retd) V K Singh said on Saturday. The Minister of State for External Affairs said that US is developed, as the country had discarded “imperialist practices” like “driving on the […]

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Jammu and Kashmir: PDP seeks assurance from prospective partners on issues like Article 370, revocation of AFSPA

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SRINAGAR(PTI): Hinting that it is ready to do business with BJP, the PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly elections, on Saturday sought assurance from its prospective partners over contentious issues like safeguarding Article 370 and revocation of AFSPA. “All options are still open. No decision has been taken yet […]

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RBI governor Raghuram Rajan questions farm debt waiver schemes

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MUMBAI(PTI): Putting a question mark on the effectiveness of government’s farm debt waiver programmes, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Saturday said such schemes have constrained flow of credit to farmers. “In some states on certain occasions we have had debt waivers. How effective these debt waivers have been? In fact the studies that we have […]

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Kate Middleton named most ‘stylish’ woman of 2014

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Kate Middleton has been recently named the most stylish woman of 2014, it has been reported. Kate Middleton named most ‘stylish’ woman of 2014 The Duchess of Cambridge topped a poll of 2,000 Brits beating Victoria Beckham, the Daily Star reported. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini made it to the third spot, while Emma Watson who recently won […]

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Pakistan must be pressurized to hand Dawood Ibrahim to India, says security expert Qamar Agha

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New Delhi(PTI/IANS/ANI): A western intelligence agency had revealed that it had taped a conversation between Dawood and a real estate agent of Dubai, which proves that the underworld don is based in Karachi.Security expert Qamar Agha on Saturday urged the international community to ‘mount pressure’ on Pakistan to arrest Dawood Ibrahim and hand him over […]

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