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Rahul Gandhi to kick off Congress poll campaign in Assam from February 15

NEW DELHI(PTI): Seeking to retain power amid a keen BJP challenge in the key northeastern state of Assam, Rahul Gandhi will launch the Congress poll campaign on Monday. The Congress Vice President will be addressing a public meeting at Jorhat, the constituency represented by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. In power from the last 15 years […]

Indian Railways announces indirect hike in fares from March 1

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NEW DELHI(PTI): An indirect hike in train fares with effect from March 1 through the introduction of a “dynamic pricing” structure for the majority of special trains was announced by the Indian Railways. The Railways had been contemplating a direct or indirect hike in passenger fares to tide over the current financial crisis plaguing the […]

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Google to shut down Picasa, moves users’ content to Photos app

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Shutting down an app or a service is not new for giant technology companies in the Silicon Valley, at least not for internet major Google, which has now announced to pull the plug on Picasa — Google’s photo sharing application. “After much thought and consideration, we have decided to retire Picasa over in the coming […]

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Tolarent India: Magistrate Ankit Goel who booked Arun Jaitley suspended

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Allahabad: A judicial officer who had slapped sedition charges against Union finance minister Arun Jaitley over four months ago for his comments against the Supreme Court judgment on the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) has been suspended and an inquiry ordered for further action. Ankit Goel, posted as judicial magistrate and civil judge at Kulpahar […]

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In a bold ruling,the Supreme Court of India asks to Act against Devadasi system

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NEW DELHI,KRISHNADAS RAJAGOPAL: Condemning the prevalence of the illegal practice of “dedicating” young girls as Devadasis, the Supreme Court on Friday described the practice as an “evil” done to women, who were later even subjected to sexual exploitation and pushed into prostitution. Representational image Taking a stern view, a Bench of Justices F.M.I. Kalifulla and […]

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UP BJP MLA Suresh Rana throws taunts at Deoband Muslims

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Deoband(TH): In an indication of the polarised discourse of the Uttar Pradesh by-election, Suresh Rana, BJP MLA from Thana Bhawan in the State on Friday termed Muslims living in Deoband as “those who plan Pathankot-like attacks” while addressing one of the last campaign meetings in Deoband for the by-poll scheduled for February 13. Though campaigning […]

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Narendra Modi in Mumbai: Make in India week

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Mumbai: Art should be patronised and sponsored by the state, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he inaugurated the building of The Bombay Art Society in suburban Bandra on Saturday. Inaugurating the new structure, Mr. Modi thanked NCP chief Sharad Pawar for allotting the land for housing the Bombay Art Society Complex near Rang Sharda […]

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One year of AAP Govt in Delhi

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NEW DELHI: Exactly a year ago, on February 14, Arvind Kejriwal took his oath as Delhi chief minister after a sweeping victory of 67 out of 70 seats. It has been a year of highs and lows for the party that ended BJP’s winning streak and uprooted Congress from the National Capital. AAP pretty much […]

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A first in 1000 years: Pope meets Patriarch

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In a historic visit to bridge a 1000-year rift, Pope Francis met the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba on Friday. During a three-hour stop in Havana, Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill and with an exclamation of “finally” and took a momentous step toward closing a nearly 1,000-year schism in split Christianity. The […]

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Even prostitutes better than female protestersin JNU, says Haryana CM’s ex-OSD Jawahar Yadav

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NEW DELHI: In a tweet, Jawahar Yadav wrote “For the girls who are protesting in JNU, I only have one thing to say that prostitutes who sell their body are better than them because they atleast don’t sell their country”. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s former-officer on special duty (OSD) Jawahar Yadav, has given […]

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