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Congress CMs may boycott PM Modi’s meet on land bill

New Delhi(PTI): Congress chief ministers are unlikely to attend a meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 15 in an apparent bid to take the steam out of government’s moves to push the controversial Land Bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament beginning next week. Party sources gave indications to this effect when […]

Skill India Mission: Govt plans to launch initiatives to promote entrepreneurship among youth

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New Delhi: Pushing ahead with its ambitious Skill India mission, the government is planning to launch on July 15 a number of initiatives aimed at developing skills and promoting entrepreneurship among youth. These include a redesigned Model Skill Loan Scheme, Skill Card for persons certified under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana and the new National […]

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IAF Chief Arup Raha leaves for South Africa visit to boost bilateral ties

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New Delhi(PTI): Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha has left on a four-day visit to South Africa, during which he will hold talks with senior military leadership there and discuss a wide range of issues on enhancing bilateral defence ties. The Chief of Air Staff is visiting South Africa on the invitation of Lt Gen FZ […]

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CBI forms 40 member team to probe Vyapam scam

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New Delhi(PTI): The CBI on Sunday constituted a special team of 40 officers, under a Joint Director level officer, to probe the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The team comprising officers from different branches of the probe agency will reach Bhopal on Monday to take over investigations in the scam, an official said. The agency […]

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Three held for threat message to attack Mahabodhi temple

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Patna(PTI): The Bihar police have arrested three persons for sending threat message to attack the Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya in Bihar’s Gaya district, a police officer said on Sunday. On the basis of call details of a mobile phone from which an SMS was sent to top district officials last week threatening to attack […]

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Brutally assaulted a physically challenged orphan student for offering namaz the principal of St Joseph’s Pre-University College

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Mangaluru: In a bizarre incident, the principal of a reputed pre-university college in Mangaluru taluk brutally assaulted a physically challenged orphan student for offering namaz in the mosque and allegedly called him a ‘terrorist’ without any provocation. 17-year-old Siddiq was admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru for treatment with severe injuries after the shameful […]

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PM Modi signs four key agreements with Kyrgyzstan

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BISHKEK(PTI): Seeking a peaceful and secure neighbourhood amidst threat of terrorism and extremism, India and Kyrgyzstan today signed four agreements including one on bolstering defence cooperation and holding annual joint military exercises. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here last night as part of his eight-day six-nation tour to Central Asia, emphasised the need to […]

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Sonia Gandhi’s iftar party may chart course of opposition strategy in Monsoon Session

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New Delhi(PTI): With the Modi government battling propriety issues over the Lalit Modi row and the furore on Vyapam scam, leaders of “like-minded” parties will meet for Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s Iftar dinner on Monday where they are likely to deliberate on the strategy for Parliament session beginning July 21. With the ‘who’s who’ of […]

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Subramanian Swamy writes to PM Modi, seeks BJP national executive meet on Hindutva agenda

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New Delhi(PTI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevail upon party President Amit Shah to convene a meeting of the BJP national executive on implementation of the Hindutva agenda as promised in the 2014 election manifesto. Image: Firstpost.com In a letter to Modi, he said Shah has failed to reply […]

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Amitabh Bachchan warns fans against fake registrations for ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has warned his fans about fake registrations for the ninth season his popular gaming show Kaun Banega Crorepati, saying nothing has been finalised on the upcoming season. The 72-year-old actor took to his blog to caution eager fans, who want to participate on the show. “And yes on another front .. KBC […]

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