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One Rank One Pension: Retired paramilitary personnel end stir, to return in 2016

New Delhi(PTI): Retired personnel of various paramilitary forces demanding One Rank One Pension (OROP) benefits and other privileges under the ex-servicemen category today ended their three-day ‘dharna’ here saying they will “fall back again” by early next year. “We are going home empty handed. For the last three days of our agitation, no one from […]

Congress’ potshot at BJP: Yogi Adityanath, Kailash Vijayvargiya are ‘new icons of tolerance’

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New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday took a dig at BJP in the wake of controversial remarks by some of its senior leaders against Shah Rukh Khan, terming Yogi Adityanath and Kailash Vijayvargiya the “new icons of tolerance” of the ruling party. Randeep Surjewala and Digvijay Singh slammed the BJP leaders in a series of tweets. […]

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Concerned over anti-India sentiments in Nepal: Indian envoy Ranjit Rae

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New Delhi(PTI): India made it clear on Wednesday that it was not supporting protests by Madhesis in Nepal and expressed concern over spreading of anti-India sentiments in the country. India also stressed that it had not imposed any blockade at the border, stalling supply of essential goods to Nepal. India’s position was stated by Indian […]

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Former National Security Adviser MK Narayanan attacked with a slipper at a Chennai function

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Chennai(PTI): Former National Security Adviser M K Narayanan was attacked on Wednesday with a slipper by a suspected pro-Tamil activist at a programme in Chennai. According to police and eyewitnesses, the accused, identified as Prabhakaran (35), hurled the footwear at the former West Bengal Governor at a programme here to discuss about the problems of […]

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National Conference slams Mufti Sayeed for ‘giving certificates’ to BJP and RSS

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Jammu(PTI): Opposition National Conference (NC) on Wednesday criticised Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for “giving certificates to BJP and RSS”, and said that his personal opinion should not be seen as a defence of political philosophy of such parties. “People of the country should not be misled that the political philosophy of […]

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New Delhi(PTI): BJP strongly disapproved on Wednesday of Hindutva leader and its MP Adityanath’s controversial comments comparing Shah Rukh Khan with Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed, terming them “uncalled for” which did not reflect in any way the core belief of the party or Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Heaping praise on the Bollywood superstar, who was […]

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Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss braodband connectivity in villages with Satya Nadella tomorrow

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New Delhi(PTI): Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet Microsoft chief Satya Nadella on Thursday to discuss the company’s plan to provide broadband connectivity in villages, sources said. The Redmond-based company has invited Prasad to ‘Microsoft’s Future Unleashed’ event in Mumbai on Thursday where the Minister is likely to give his address and […]

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MP Yogi Adityanath’s comments on Shah Rukh Khan were uncalled for: BJP

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New Delhi(PTI): BJP strongly disapproved on Wednesday of Hindutva leader and its MP Adityanath’s controversial comments comparing Shah Rukh Khan with Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed, terming them “uncalled for” which did not reflect in any way the core belief of the party or Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Heaping praise on the Bollywood superstar, who was […]

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Angered by BJP’s cow advertisement, EC bans publishing ads on polling day

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New Delhi: Apparently taking exception to another “offending” advertisement by the BJP despite its advisory, the Election Commission on Wednesday ordered a ban on publishing ads by any party or candidate on Thursday, when Bihar goes to poll in the final phase, without being “pre-certified” by an empowered media panel. Noting that it had directed […]

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JDU lead Mahagathbandhan files complaint against BJP’s ‘holy cow’ Ad

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New Delhi, Nov.4 (ANI): The grand alliance on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against an advertisement issued by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) showing a woman hugging a holy cow. “After the meeting of mahagathbandhan’s delegation with the Election Commission over objectionable advertisements on October 30, the latter had reacted to it […]

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