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Rail fare won’t be reduced despite diesel price cut, says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

NEW DELHI(PTI): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that although diesel prices have come down, reduction in passenger fares is unlikely to happen. “Railway recovers only 50 per cent of the passenger cost it bears. There is already a huge element of subsidy provided to passengers in the fares…Railway services will have to […]

PMO wanted me to delete PM Modi’s reference from the resignation letter, says Sujatha Singh

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NEW DELHI(PTI):Former Foreign Secretary, Sujatha Singh, whose tenure was abruptly curtailed said her early retirement was rejected as she had made a reference to PM Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister’s Office wanted her to remove the reference from the letter. Singh said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had informed her on January 28 afternoon that […]

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CPI(M) supremo VS Achuthanandan skips national games inaugural

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Thiruvananthapruam (PTI): Former Kerala Chief Minister and CPI(M) veteran V S Achuthanandan skipped the inaugural ceremony of the 35th National Games, apparently sore at the failure of the organisers to extend a ‘proper invitation’ to him. The nonagenarian politician, also Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly, was conspicuous by his absence at the […]

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Journalists protest police ‘assault’ of woman reporter in Assam

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Guwahati(PTI): Journalists on Saturday protested against the alleged ‘assault and attempt to murder and outraging modesty’ of a woman reporter of a Guwahati-based television news channel in Latasil Police station in Assam, where she had gone to collect news. According to the FIR filed by the concerned woman journalist in the police station, she and […]

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Delhi Assembly polls: Indian PM Modi calls opposition party AAP a backstabber

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Delhi(Reuters/ PTI): In a hard-hitting attack on AAP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called it “backstabber” and asked Delhiites not to repeat the “mistake” of voting for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. During his over half-an-hour address at an election rally, Modi sought a clear mandate for the BJP, which fell short of majority in […]

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No possibility of BJP, AIADMK coming together, says AIADMK General Secretary

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Chennai(PTI): AIADMK party general secretary P Muralidhar Rao clarified on Saturday that the meeting between Arun Jaitley and Jayalalithaa did not mean an alliance between the BJP and AIADMK. Insisting that BJP wanted to emerge as an “alternative” force in Tamil Nadu, he said that the two parties are not coming together. “There was no […]

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Court asks police to record statements of RTO in Salman Khan case

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Mumbai(PTI): The sessions court today directed the Mumbai police to record the statements of three additional witnesses in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case allegedly involving Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. “The court directed the police to record the statements of a Road Transport Office inspector and two police constables,” said special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat. […]

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Saradha Scam: CBI arrests former union minister Matang Sinh

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Kolkata(PTI): Former union minister Matang Sinh was on Saturday arrested by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupees Saradha scam after he was grilled for over seven hours. Sinh has been arrested in connection with Saradha Realty case on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating, CBI spokesperson said. He had been earlier questioned by […]

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Eleven person killed in Assam road mishap

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GUWAHATI(PTI): Eleven persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Assam’s Sonitpur district today, the police said. Six persons of a marriage party, including the newly married couple, died when the bus in which they were travelling collided head on with an oil tanker at Jamugurihat on National Highway 15 this morning. Five persons, […]

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CBI should question Mamata Banerjee over Saradha scam, says BJP secretary Siddharth Nath Singh

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KOLKATA(PTI): Stating that ‘dissidence’ in the TMC is growing every passing day, the BJP leader said the party would not induct any Saradha scam-tainted leader when asked about the possibility of Roy joining the saffron party. BJP (Representational image) BJP (Representational image) BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh demanded that the CBI should question Chief […]

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