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BJP accuses Akhilesh Yadav of allowing loot in UP

BJP accuses Akhilesh Yadav of allowing loot in UP

New Delhi: Rejecting allegations of vendetta politics, the BJP on Sunday said  instead of questioning the timing of the CBI raids in connection with the alleged illegal mining, the Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav should answer why so much “loot” had happened under his […]

Congress trying to protect those who believe in Jinnah line: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Congress trying to protect those who believe in Jinnah line: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati: Assam finance minister and the BJP’s top Northeast strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma said here Sunday the Citizenship Bill 2016 was “complementary” to Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, and “not contradictory”. Asserting that people were commenting on the Citizenship Bill in response to a “lot of rumours” being spread […]

Is Indonesian democracy up to the challenge?

Is Indonesian democracy up to the challenge?

Author: Editorial Board, ANU Viewed from most places in Southeast Asia, Indonesia’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections seem a landmark in a democratic success story. While good-news stories for democracy are few and far between throughout the region, this April Indonesians will for the fifth time in 20 years elect […]

Govt will soon make Aadhaar-driving licence linking mandatory: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Govt will soon make Aadhaar-driving licence linking mandatory: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Phagwara: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the government will soon make it mandatory for linking Aadhaar with driving licences. Delivering his presidential address at the ongoing 106th Indian Science Congress at Lovely Professional University here, the minister for Law, Electronics and Information Technology said, “We are soon going […]

AAP will be ‘strengthened‘ with Khaira‘s exit, should resign as MLA now: Sisodia

AAP will be ‘strengthened‘ with Khaira‘s exit, should resign as MLA now: Sisodia

New Delhi: Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia accused former AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who resigned from the party Sunday, of “trying to weaken” the party and asserted it will “be strengthened” with his exit. Khaira, an MLA in Punjab who had already rebelled against the party, resigned from […]

Each side accusing other of giving no ground on US government shutdown

Each side accusing other of giving no ground on US government shutdown

Washington: A first round of talks between White House officials and congressional aides has made little progress toward ending the government shutdown, with each side accusing the other of giving no ground. More discussions were planned for Sunday, while President Donald Trump, who did not attend the negotiating session, was […]

JD-U legislator likens Misa Bharati to ‘Shurpanakha‘

JD-U legislator likens Misa Bharati to ‘Shurpanakha‘

Patna: A leader of the ruling JD(U) in Bihar Sunday stirred a controversy by comparing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad’s eldest daughter Misa Bharati to Shurpanakha, the sister of the demon king Ravana who was depicted as a seductress in the epic Ramayana. Ms Bharati’s brother Tej Pratap […]

Rahul achieved everything due to family, not competence: BJP

Rahul achieved everything due to family, not competence: BJP

New Delhi: Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for his “incompetent” barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP said Sunday it was ridiculous for an “incompetent” person like him to give a certificate of competence to others. The party claimed that the Congress president had achieved everything in life due […]

I&B ministry to finalise new DTH policy soon

I&B ministry to finalise new DTH policy soon

New Delhi: The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry is likely to finalise the DTH policy soon and a Cabinet note on it has been circulated for comments from various ministries. Sources stated that license holders have been given an interim extension till June 2019 till the finalisation of the policy. […]

Maharashtra student says Vinod Tawde ‘orders‘ his arrest, minister denies

Maharashtra student says Vinod Tawde ‘orders‘ his arrest, minister denies

Mumbai: An undergraduate student in Maharashtra's Amravati district has alleged that state Education Minister Vinod Tawde ordered his arrest when he was recording a conversation between him and a fellow student, a charge denied by the minister. The student, Yuvraj Dabad, also claimed that following the alleged order, the local […]