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PM Modi to launch ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme’ on Jan 22

NEW DELHI(PTI): Government’s ambitious ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme’ to improve the child sex ratio (CSR) will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22. The issue of decline in CSR is complex and multi-dimensional and the scheme will address the issue within the broad framework of survival, protection and education of girl […]

Mamata steps in, Jadavpur vice chancellor resigns

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KOLKATA(IANS): West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced the resignation of Jadavpur University vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti on Monday, triggering celebrations in the campus where academic activities had been disrupted for months over the students’ demand for his ouster. A section of the students have been clamouring for Chakrabarti’s (centre) removal since Sep 17 when […]

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Surendra Kumar Sinha appointed next chief justice of Bangladesh

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DHAKA: Justice S K Sinha was on Monday appointed chief justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country. Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, the most senior judge of the country’s supreme court, was appointed the chief justice of Bangladesh on Monday. President Abdul Hamid has “signed […]

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Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again at Hiranagar sector of Jammu

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JAMMU(Times Now): Pakistani troops on Monday violated the ceasefire again, targeting four villages in Hiranagar sector of the international border, Times Now reported. Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again at Hiranagar sector of Jammu In a bid to help militants’ infiltration, Pakistani forces have repeatedly fired at the Indian border outposts this year, resulting in casualties […]

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BJP suffers losses in cantonment boards polls in UP

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NEW DELHI,Binay Singh & Arunav Sinha(TNN): In a setback for BJP in Uttar Pradesh, none of the candidates supported by the party in Lucknow Cantonment Board polls could win in elections. The BJP for the first time had fielded its candidates and also declared its list of official candidates. In Lucknow Cantonment Board, considered to […]

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Delhi Assembly elections: EC declares on February 7 and results on Feb 10

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New Delhi(Reporter): The dates are finally out. Delhi is set to go through another round of elections in less than a month’s time – on February 7. The results will be out three days later. Delhi Assembly elections: EC declares on February 7 and results on Feb 10 “The date of poll is February 7the […]

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Delhi Cantonment polls: AAP candidate wins seat, supporters throw money in air

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NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party, which is positioning itself as a clean and corruption free alternative in Delhi to the two national parties, has run into trouble with its winning candidate Nand Kishor Beniwal’s supporters in the Delhi Cantontment Board polls throwing up wads of money in the air. AAP candidate Nand Kishor […]

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Four kids controversy: Another VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi echoes Sakshi’s remarks

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Bhilwara (Raj): BJP may have distanced itself from party MP Sakshi Maharaj’s remark that Hindu women should have four children, but VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi has come out in support of his view. The leader had contested the 2012 Assembly elections on BJP ticket from Purkazi constituency in UP. She was among around 40 persons […]

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Kumbh Mela is VHP’s platform for Ram temple campaign

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Lucknow, Dhaval Kulkarni(dna): The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will enlist the support of Hindu religious heads during the Kumbh Mela in Nashik and Tryambakeshwar this July, to turn up the pressure on the Narendra Modi-led government for the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya and a ban on religious conversions. The VHP will also […]

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Croatian opposition wins presidency, gets Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic as first woman president

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Zagreb (AFP): Croatia’s conservative opposition won a narrow presidential victory on Sunday, capitalising on popular discontent over economic decline and setting down a marker for parliamentary elections later in the year. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, a former diplomat, can expect months of tense cohabitation with the Social Democrat-led government before Croats vote again in the general election […]

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