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Vyapam Scam accused Funded BJPand RSS Leaders: Tax Report

NEW DELHI: A mining baron arrested on charges of being a prime player in the Vyapam or jobs scandal in Madhya Pradesh paid for the air tickets and other undefined expenses of top leaders of the BJP and its ideological parent, the RSS, according to an income tax report from 2013. That report was not pursued […]

Are Americans ready for a Muslim president? New poll suggests maybe

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Washington DC,Julie Poucher Harbin(Religion News Service): A recently released Gallup poll found “tidal shifts” over the past 60 years in Americans’ willingness to support a well-qualified black, female, Catholic or Jewish candidate for president. But the study also found that 60 percent of Americans would be willing to vote for a president who was a […]

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AAP demands police make public those linked to the EWS scam

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New Delhi(PTI): Amid allegations of involvement of politicians in the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) admission scam, the AAP on Wednesday demanded the Delhi Police to make the names of those linked to it public. The Delhi Police has arrested Gurmeet, alias Prince, an alleged kingpin of the EWS scam, who facilitated admissions in schools under […]

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Supreme Court terms drugs policy ‘unreasonable’, asks Centre to re-look

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday termed the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy and the Drug Price Control order 2013 as “unreasonable and irrational” and asked the government to reconsider aspects like the formula to fix prices, and then pass a “reasoned” order. “The Centre’s drug pricing policy seems to be unreasonable and irrational for […]

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Bhagavad Gita is not a religious book: Haryana Education Minister Sharma

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Chandigarh(PTI): Hitting out at those who are opposing BJP government’s move to introduce Bhagavad Gita in school curriculum in the state, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Wednesday said the scripture is not a religious book and that its teachings will be part of moral education. “Now, if anybody has objection to teaching Gita, […]

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PM Modi launches Skill India, says India should emerge as global human resource capital

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New Delhi(PTI): India should emerge as the ‘human resource capital’ of the world as China has become a global ‘manufacturing factory’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday while launching the ambitious ‘Skill India’ Mission as part of the government’s “war against poverty”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received by Minister of State for Skill […]

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BJP to roll out 160 ‘raths’ tomorrow for Bihar poll campaign

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New Delhi(PTI):BJP President Amit Shah will launch the party’s campaign for the coming Bihar Assembly polls by rolling out 160 ‘raths’ (chariots) tomorrow which will fan out in different directions and traverse the length and breadth of the state. “BJP President Amit Shah is coming tomorrow to launch 160 raths which will embark on ‘parivartan […]

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Government considering expansion of positions at AIIMS: JP Nadda

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New Delhi(PTI): In the wake of the rising number of patients at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the government is “actively” considering major expansion in faculty and non-faculty positions at the institution, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said on Wednesday. “Government is actively considering a major expansion in faculty and non-faculty positions to cope […]

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20,000 security personnel to guard Rath Yatra

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Ahmedabad(PTI): A strong force of 20,000 armed men will guard the 138th Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath which will be taken out on July 18. Briefing on the elaborate security scheme for the Yatra, to be taken out across 18 kms in the city, Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Branch), Vikas Sahay on Wednesday said […]

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Niti Aayog meet: States for amending Land Acquisition Act

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New Delhi(ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the Chief Ministers, who attended the second meeting of the governing council of NITI Aayog, have communicated that the Land Acquisition Act needs to be amended. The meeting was chaired was Prime Minister Narendra Modi wherein consultations were held on how most states were […]

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