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Nitin Gadkari announces Rs 80,000 crore package for infrastructure projects in Madhya Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday announced a package of Rs 80,000 crore for Madhya Pradesh for various infrastructure works in the state including conversion of state roads into national highways and laying of a railway line. “Based on the demands made by Madhya Pradesh government, I announce here today that different roads […]

PM did not direct CBI raid against Kejriwal’s officer: Nitin Gadkari

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not direct CBI to raid Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday, asserting that they would have no qualms about accepting it if it was otherwise. “We are ‘dabang’ (bold) leaders. Modiji is also just like me. Had we done this, […]

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US: Mother of Sikh student in US asks bomb threat charges be dropped

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Arlington(PTI): The mother of a Sikh middle school student accused of threatening to detonate a bomb at his Texas school is asking police to drop charges, saying that her son never made such a threat. Armaan Singh, 12, was arrested on December 11 after police said he admitted to making the threat while they were […]

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Teacher worships Asaram in school, suspended in Rajasthan

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JAIPUR(PTI): A government school teacher in Barmer district has been suspended for allegedly “worshipping” a self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram in the school. The accused teacher Magaram, posted with government primary school in Dholader village in Barmer, used to keep a portrait of Asaram in school assembly and recited ‘Asaram Chalisa’. He also used to ask school […]

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Centre ‘vindictive’ against opposition parties: TMC

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KOLKATA(PTI): BJP-led central government is pursuing vindictive politics against opposition parties in the country and Trinamool Congress will oppose this, TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Saturday said. “It is well known that the BJP-led government at the Centre is pursuing a vindictive and vendetta politics against the opposition parties. I don’t want to mention any […]

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Modi in Kutch: PM reviews security scene, women safety at police meet

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed country’s security situation, especially on terrorism and women safety, with top police officers and took briefing from them during the annual conference of DGPs and IGs being held in Kutch. On the second day of the conference, the Prime Minister attended various theme-based sessions where officers […]

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Self-styled “godman” Asaram moves fresh bail plea citing health grounds

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NEW DELHI: Self-styled “godman” Asaram, who is in jail for the last two years, has moved a fresh application in a court here seeking bail on the ground of old age and ill health in a rape case lodged against him. The 74-year-old has been denied relief on six occasions earlier. He was sent to […]

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DCW reaches out to SC as a last-ditch attempt to stop juvenile convict’s release

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Delhi Commission for Women will file a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court on Saturday night against the scheduled release of the December 16 gang-rape juvenile convict, who has already been moved out of Delhi. The convict is scheduled to be released on Sunday. DCW Chief Swati Maliwal took to Twitter to share the […]

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Hate mongering journalist arrested for hurting religious sentiments in Rajasthan

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JAIPUR(PTI): A journalist with a vernacular daily here named Bhubnesh Yadav has been arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a particular community and threatening to disrupt communal harmony by publishing “incorrect” news about a religious flag atop a house in Dausa district. The news article claimed that it was a Pakistani flag which triggered […]

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CBSE books to be made available online for free: Smriti Irani

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NEW DELHI: All CBSE books and learning material will be made available online for free as part of the Centre’s good governance efforts, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in New Delhi on Saturday. At a function organised at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in east Delhi, she also said that initiatives would be undertaken to ensure holistic […]

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