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Political intolerance a Congress trait, says Venkaiah Naidu

NEW DELHI(PTI): Congress has become “frustrated” due to emergence of an alternate narrative in the country after BJP’s ascension to power which has challenged its long-standing “intolerant strategy” of suppressing discordant views, BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said here today in a scathing attack on Congress over ‘growing intolerance’. Naidu said the “political intolerance” is a […]

Leftist Singer Kovan moves Madras HC seeking to quash FIR registered against him

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Chennai(PTI): Ultra-Left propagandist singer Kovan, facing sedition charge, has moved the Madras High Court seeking to quash the FIR registered against him. When the matter came up for hearing, Justice R Subbiah ordered notice to police and adjourned it to December 1. Kovan was arrested on October 30 for alleged sedition, uploading “defamatory” electronic content […]

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Nitish Kumar might have won Bihar, but the political battle is just going to get harder

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New Delhi,Arghya Roy Chowdhury: The battle has been won but the war is far from over. It is the phrase that perhaps sums up Nitish Kumar’s political journey currently. At Patna on Friday, Nitish took the oath as Bihar CM amidst gracious presence of some of the biggest names in Indian politics, mostly from the […]

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Returning awards won’t solve any problems, says Kareena Kapoor

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Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has disapproved of the trend of writers and filmmakers returning their awards to protest “growing intolerance in the country” and advised them to instead address the issues bothering them. “Returning an award would not solve any problem. We should learn to address the issue (of intolerance) rather than getting it […]

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Paswan says ‘no concrete power’ to check inflation, Congress targets PM Modi

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Patna(PTI): Congress on Friday used Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s remark that his department has “no concrete power” to check food inflation to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of price spiral. “If a senior leader like Paswan is saying that he has no concrete power means…..the responsibility lay squarely on the […]

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Asia Cup Hockey: Confident India face Japan in Semi-final

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Unbeaten so far in the tournament, a confident India would look to carry on their winning momentum and book a place in the summit clash when they take on Japan in the first semi-final of the eighth junior men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament in Kuantan on Saturday.Going into the semifinal, the Indian colts would also […]

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20 Indians taken hostage by gunmen in Mali, evacuated safely

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NEW DELHI: All the 20 Indians, taken hostage along with 150 other guests by gunmen in Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako, have been safely evacuated, External Affairs Ministry said on Friday. “Good news! All 20 Indians in the hotel in Bamako have been safely evacuated. Our Ambassador in Mali has confirmed,” the Spokesperson […]

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Notice to lawyer Indira Jaising for alleged FCRA violation

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NEW DELHI(PTI): A show cause notice has been served by the Home Ministry to an NGO run by Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising for alleged violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. ‘Lawyers Collective’ has allegedly received foreign contribution between 2006-07 and 2013-14 and the Home Ministry reportedly found discrepancy in the filing of annual returns […]

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Congress requests PM Modi to cooperate with Bihar govt in ‘spirit of federalism’

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Patna(PTI): As the new Bihar government was sworn in, Congress on Friday made a strong plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cooperate with it in the “spirit of federalism” to make the state “growth engine for India”. The AICC also dismissed suggestions that the inclusion of two sons of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad in […]

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SC stays Delhi HC order on permanent commission to women Navy officers

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New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order allowing women, serving as short service commission officers, to get permanent commission in the Indian Navy. A bench of Justices T S Thakur and V Gopala Gowda issued notice to the concerned woman Navy officers on whose plea the High Court had […]

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