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4 revelations from President Pranab Mukherjee’s memoir

NEW DELHI: Recently, Pranab Mukherjee released his memoir called The Turbulent Years: 1980-1996 in which he made a lot of interesting revelations. He reminisces about crucial events of his political life including Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Babri Masjid demolition, operation Blue Star and his ouster from Rajiv Gandhi’s Cabinet was released on Thursday by Vice President […]

Telecom operator body COAI to approach Trai on spectrum price recommendation

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A day after Trai suggested a whopping Rs 5.36 lakh crore spectrum auction plan, telecom operators body COAI on Thursday said it will approach the regulator to understand the methodology it used to conclude recommendations. “Our first point of call is to express to Trai why I believe, there may be an error in term […]

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Focus is on improving ease of doing business for MSMEs to boost exports: Govt

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The government on Thursday said it is focusing on improving ease of doing business for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to increase exports from the country. “The focus of the government is on Ease of Doing Business so that entrepreneurs, particularly in the MSME sector, are freed from all complications so that […]

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BJP announces Sarbananda Sonowal as its CM candidate for 2016 Assam Assembly polls

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GUWAHATI(ANI): Ahead of Assam Elections this year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced its CM candidate, state BJP President Sarbananda Sonowal. The grand announcement was made in an event which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. At the function, Union Minister JP Nadda told media, “In the […]

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Congress using Patel community for political gains: Hardik Patel

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AHMEDABAD(PTI): Jailed Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel has written a letter to Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki alleging that his party was using the the community for its own political gains and if this continues, it won’t come to power for another 25 years. He also warned Solanki that his party would never get […]

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3 girls’ suicide case: Madras HC allows detained students to attend funeral of Monisha

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CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Thursday allowed 24 students, detained by police, to attend the funeral of one of the three girl students, who committed suicide last week in Villupuram, upon furnishing their respective addresses and undertaking not to indulge in any form of protest. They shall peacefully attend the funeral and disperse, a […]

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Congress hails President Mukherjee’s decision to return Gujarat’s anti-terror bill

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Opposition Congress on Thursday welcomed the decision of President Pranab Mukherjee to return a controversial anti-terror bill passed by Gujarat Assembly and alleged the proposed legislation was being used as “a tool of votebank politics” by ruling BJP. The Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015 was returned today by […]

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Land worth crores allotted to BJP MP Hema Malini, for just Rs 70,000

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NEW DELHI: An RTI enquiry has revealed that a land that is valued in crores currently, has been allotted to veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini just for Rs 70,000. The land measuring 2000 sq metres in Mumbai’s Oshiwara area, has been alloted to the actress at Rs 35 per sq mtrs, reveals an […]

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ICC U-19 World Cup: Sarfaraz, Washington Sundar guide India to 79-run win over Ireland

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Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar blasted twin half-centuries as India notched up a comprehensive 79-run win over Ireland in their opening match to make a resounding start to their campaign at the ICC Under-19 World Cup at Mirpur. Sarfaraz (74) and Washington (62) shared 110 runs in 17.2 overs to pull India from 55 for […]

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Boston’s MIT may associate with PM Modi’s Skill India, Digital India and other programmes

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NEW DELHI: Boston-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may associate with the flagship programmes of Skill India, Digital India and Start-Up India, with its senior or retired faculty members expected to share their expertise in New Delhi. A discussion in this regard took place when MIT President Rafael Reif called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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