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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar holds meeting with officials for faster implementation of ‘7 resolves’

PATNA: According highest priority to the implementation of his seven pre-election ‘resolves’, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday held a meeting with officials of different departments, for the second consecutive day, for their faster execution. Kumar discussed actionable points in the implementation of the seven resolves with officials and gave them necessary instructions to […]

Event on Afzal’s ‘judicial killing’ triggers controversy

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DELHI(PTI): Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a protest at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here demanding expulsion of students who organised an event on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru who was hanged in 2013. This comes a day after Guru’s third death anniversary. The university administration has ordered a “disciplinary” enquiry […]

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PM Modi may attend Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s meet on education

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NEW DELHI,VIKAS PATHAK: About 700 school principals from the RSS’ education wing, Vidya Bharti, will converge here from February 11 to 14 to take part in a seminar on education that is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on February 12. Sources in the RSS […]

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Modi’s aim is to divide Hindus, Muslims during polls, says Rahul

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Sharpening his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused him of being “superficial” and also of undertaking a “poisonous” campaign along with the RSS with the main aim of “dividing” Hindus and Muslims during polls. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses the KPCC executive committee meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. […]

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Low oil, commodity prices helped spur growth pace: FM

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said India remained one of the fastest-growing economies in the world despite the global economy remaining uncertain. There was still potential for India to grow at a faster pace, he added. “All the major economic organisations, including IMF, have predicted low growth for the world economy in the coming […]

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Mumbai, Kolkata not part of smart port cities: Gadkari

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Kolkata: The Union government has dropped the plan to develop smart city around major ports in Mumbai and Kolkata. “The government has taken a decision to develop smart cities around all the major ports across the country barring Kolkata and Mumbai,” Union Road, Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said at an event organised by […]

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Modi Govt justifies Custom duty relief removed on 76 life saving drugs

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NEW DELHI: Under flak for withdrawing customs duty exemption for 76 life saving drugs including for cancer, government today justified the decision, saying it was to protect domestic manufacturers and there will only be marginal increase in the prices of these imported drugs. After its notification issued by Central Board of Excise and Customs last […]

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Siachen survivor Hanumanthappa’s condition worsens

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NEW DELHI: Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad’s condition has deteriorated despite aggressive therapy and supportive care, a medical bulletin issued by the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi said on Wednesday. In an earlier bulletin, the hospital said Lance Naik Koppad remained ventilator-dependent since his arrival in the hospital on Tuesday. The medical team […]

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Nayanthara’s next, a fantasy crime thriller

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After the success of Maya, Nayanthara seems to be much in demand for female-oriented lead roles. She has been roped in for debutant director Doss Ramasamy’s film, which will kick-start later this month. Doss, an associate of director Sarkunam, says, “The film falls under the fantasy crime-thriller genre, something that appealed a lot to Nayanthara. […]

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Parineeti Chopra croons to introduce her new movie ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’

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Actress Parineeti Chopra has finally announced her new project, Meri Pyaari Bindu, after a year of no-show. The Yash Raj movie, which will also mark her singing debut, features her in the titular role. Parineeti, 27, made the announcement through a video shared by the official Twitter handle of YRF. The short clip features her […]

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