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PM Modi makes pro-poor pitch; ministers educate MPs on schemes at BJP workshop

New Delhi,Nikhil M Ghanekar(dna): Less than a month before the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government completes a year at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the party lawmakers should effectively carry the government’s message and achievements across to the people in the country. The PM also sought to counter not only the […]

700 migrants feared dead in deadly Mediterranean shipwreck

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Dubai(AFP): Seven hundred people are feared to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, the UN’s refugee agency said today, in what could be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant disaster yet. Only 28 people survived the capsize, UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told the Skytg24 news channel in Italy. The survivors […]

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Babus will need permission before accepting gifts of over Rs 5,000

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New Delhi(PTI): IAS and IPS officers will now need to take prior permission from the Union government before accepting gifts, including free transportation, boarding and lodging, worth more than Rs 5,000. According to the recently amended all-India services rules, they also need to inform the government if they accept gifts of over Rs 25,000 from […]

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NCP backstabbed Balasaheb Thackeray, claims Uddhav

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Mumbai(PTI): Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said it was the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that had “back-stabbed” party supremo Bal Thackeray even as he accused Sharad Pawar of “pitting” people against each other for deriving political mileage. “It was NCP which back-stabbed Bal Thackeray. NCP chief (Sharad Pawar) is only interested in making […]

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Transgenders entitled to head of household status: Allahabad High Court

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Allahabad(PTI): In yet another significant decision for transgenders, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that they are entitled to the status of head of a household which will allow them to avail food security benefit through ration card. Noting that the transgenders face discrimination in every sphere of life, the court said the “law needs […]

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A Man (Munna Pandey) held with pistol in Delhi Metro

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Delhi(PTI): A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly carrying a country-made pistol in the Delhi Metro in New Delhi, an official said on Sunday. According to officials, the incident occurred on Saturday around 9:15 pm at the Peeragarhi Metro station when security officials of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) detected a pistol in the baggage […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi projects his government as pro-poor

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New Delhi(PTI): Accused of being pro-corporate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday projected his government as pro-poor and pro-farmers and lashed out at his critics for their “congenital habit” of running down BJP. While refraining from speaking about the land acquisition bill against which Congress organised a rally here, he made a special mention about […]

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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi attack PM Narendra Modi; accuse him of being anti-poor

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New Delhi(PTI): Projecting the government as “anti-farmer” and “pro industrialist”, Congress today declared full scale war against it over Land Acquisition Bill with Rahul Gandhi accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of bringing ordinance on it to pay back ‘loan’ of industrialists. The Congress Vice President, who just returned from a two-month absence from public life, […]

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PM Modi praises VK Singh; slams media for ignoring ‘good work’

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New Delhi(ANI0: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was all praise for Gen (retd) VK Singh, who has faced attack from a section of the media over his “presstitutes” remark, as he hit out at the media for not highlighting the “good works” of his government. “I salute Gen (retd) VK Singh,” Modi said as he hailed […]

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Afghan president in Iran for talks to boost ties

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” –Indo-Asian News service ” Tehran, April 19 (IANS):  Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai arrived in Tehran on Sunday for talks to boost ties and discuss issues of mutual interest with senior Iranian officials. The president made his first trip to Iran at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Xinhua news agency reported. He […]

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