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Rajnath Singh asks state governments to ensure communal harmony

New Delhi(PTI): Under attack over ‘ghar wapsi’ and attacks on churches, government on Tuesday said it will not tolerate anything that disturbs communal harmony and sought to put the ball into the court of states, saying they should act against such activities as law and order is their prerogative. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also responded […]

Modi-Ghani meet: India pledges support in defence, other areas

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New Delhi(PTI): India on Tuesday offered assistance to war-ravaged Afghanistan in diverse sectors including defence as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held extensive talks during which both leaders stressed the need for concrete action to dismantle terror networks. According to sources, Indian side told the Afghan delegation that Afghanistan should “let […]

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Maharashtra government team finalises purchase of Ambedkar’s London home

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New Delhi(PTI):A high-level team from the Maharashtra government has finalised the purchase of a home, costing around four million pounds, where Dr BR Ambedkar lived during his student days in London. The architect of India’s Constitution and Dalit rights activist had spent around a year at the three-storey town house on King Henry’s Road in […]

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Nepal quake: 36 people airlifted to Kashmir, two bodies to Jammu

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” They were later handed over to their relatives for the last rites at Jammu in the evening.” Jammu, April 28 (IANS):  The bodies of two people from Jammu who were killed in the Nepal earthquake were on Tuesday brought back here from the Himalayan nation, while 36 people were airlifted to the Kashmir Valley, […]

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Indian economy to grow 7.5 percent in 2015-16: World Bank

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” However an, analysis of household survey data from Bihar shows the programme’s actual impact on rural poverty is only about one percentage point against its potential of reducing poverty by at least 14 percentage points.” Chennai, April 28 (IANS): With decline in oil and commodity prices, the Indian economy is expected to grow by […]

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AFC Cup: Chhetri strikes put BFC in last 16

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” While Rooney’s cross earned Bengaluru the penalty that led to the equaliser, the winner was a delightful team goal. Picked out by Rooney and on the edge of the box, Udanta lobbed the travelling ball first-time after spotting Chhetri’s run in the box. The skipper volleyed home a perfect finish, capping off an important […]

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TMC sweeps civic polls, Mamata calls victory a ‘festival of democracy’

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Kolkata(PTI): As predicted, the Trinamool Congress registered a landslide in the West Bengal civic body polls having swept the Kolkata municipal Corporation with a crude majority and also having won nearly 70-plus of the 91 municipalities that went to a two-phase poll in the state. The counting began at 8 am today and by noon […]

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PSG denies Cavani will leave at end of season

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” Le Parisien noted on Monday that some clubs had already shown interest in signing Cavani, such as Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United.” Paris, April 28 (IANS): The president of French football club Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser al-Khelaifi, underlined on Tuesday that Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani would not be leaving the club next season. The […]

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SC stays Maharashtra Assembly’s privilege motion notice to Shobhaa De

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New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today stayed the breach of privilege motion notice issued against author Shobhaa De by Maharashtra Assembly Speaker for her tweets on the state government’s decision to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi movies during prime time. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant also issued […]

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West Bengal municipal elections result: BJP yet to open account in polls to 91 civic boards

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Kolkata(wb team): Out of the 91 municipal boards, 84 results have been declared. Of them, Trinamool Congress has registered a thumping victory by winning in 64 civic boards. Left Front and Congress has won in five civic boards of the state. File Photo AFP The ruling Trinamool Congress was today surging ahead by a massive […]

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