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JD(U), allies submit letters of support to Nitish Kumar to Bihar Governor’s office

PATNA(PTI): Clearing the decks for the formation of state government under the chief ministership of Nitish Kumar, a delegation of leaders from JD(U) and other allies on Sunday submitted letters of support to the Governor’s office claiming that Kumar enjoyed support of 130 MLAs. “We went to the Raj Bhawan and submitted letters of support […]

45% of illegal drugs seized in Switzerland came from India

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Over half the confiscated medicinal products were erectile stimulants, according to a statement issued by the regulator last week. Representational Image dna Research & Archives Switzerland’s drug regulator Swissmedic has said that 45% of illegal medicines confiscated in that country originated from India. Over half the confiscated medicinal products were erectile stimulants, according […]

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Government reveals details of Indo-US nuclear deal; victims cannot sue foreign suppliers for nuclear accident

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NEW DELHI(PTI): In a seven-page ‘frequently asked questions’ dealing with contentious issues including liability, compensation and right of recourse in case of nuclear mishap, the External Affairs Ministry said the understanding on the policy hurdles were reached after three rounds of discussions between the Indo-US Nuclear Contact Group. AFP Foreign suppliers of atomic reactors to […]

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PM Narendra Modi urges states to work as Team India at NITI Aayog meet

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Exhorting Chief Ministers to personally monitor factors slowing projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked states to bury differences to boost growth, create jobs and revive investment cycle. He also suggested that an officer be identified in state governments to monitor and ensure a smooth resolution of pending issues so as to expedite […]

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‘Naxalite’ Arvind Kejriwal will leave office within a year: Subramanian Swamy

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Chennai(PTI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday referred to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal as a ‘Naxalite’, claiming that the latter would leave office within a year even if his party emerges victorious in the Delhi Assembly polls. “The exit polls might state that Kejriwal will win the Delhi elections but […]

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How Arvind Kejriwal threw a broom in Narendra Modi’s works

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NEW DELHI(dna print edition): Delhi voters showed, perhaps, the best performance in recent years by turning out in large numbers on Saturday for the Assembly election. If exit polls are any indication, voters have given a decisive vote in favour of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The high turn-out localities proved to be areas mostly housing […]

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Team India may peak at the right time: Women’s cricket ex-captain Anjum Chopra

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NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding India’s dismal showing in the Test and ODI tri-series in Australia, former women’s cricket captain Anjum Chopra believes that realising the enormity of the cricket World Cup the Men in Blue may rise to the challenge and peak at the right time. India lost the four-match Test series against Australia 0-2 and […]

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Railways Budget 2016: High speed rail, financial health, north-east connectivity on the agenda

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The Railways will build coaches to run at a 200-km per hour speed at its Chennai facility in keeping with the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Introduction of AC rakes in the inter-city services to make the journey more comfortable will also be proposed in the Rail Budget 2015-16. As per this […]

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Maharashtra plans to hold global investor summit a la Gujarat

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NEW DELHI(PTI): At the Mumbai Next event hosted by the 100-day-old Devendra Fadnavis government, top names from India Inc, including Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry, Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani, his younger brother Anil, State Bank of India chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya, and a host of other biggies attended and vowed to do more for the […]

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Commuovere- (Italian) to stir to touch to move to tears: writes Shweta Bachchan Nanda

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NEW DELHI,Shweta Bachchan Nanda: Commuovere- (Italian) to stir to touch to move to tears.In my opinion, the one thing most human beings are heavily invested in, is the idea of a soul and stirring it becomes the purpose of their lives. Masterpieces of art, literature, music or film are those works that have managed to […]

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