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‘Democracy and Honesty Lost’: Rahul Gandhi says after Congress-JD(S) Defeat

WEB DESK After the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka collapsed on Tuesday, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi likened the development to “a defeat of democracy and honesty” and said that the “greed” of the BJP had prevailed. “From its first day, the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka was a target for vested interests, both … Continue reading ‘Democracy and Honesty Lost’: Rahul Gandhi says after Congress-JD(S) Defeat

MP Assembly passes Bill raising OBC quota to 27%

  AMN / BHOPAL Madhya Pradesh Assembly Tuesday unanimously passed an amendment Bill raising reservation in government jobs and education for Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27 per cent from the present 14 per cent. The Bill is now going to the Governor and President for assent. Reservation for Scheduled Caste-SC is 16 per cent … Continue reading MP Assembly passes Bill raising OBC quota to 27%

Rahul Gandhi demands Modi’s response to Trump’s Kashmir claim

WEB DESK / New Delhi Soon after External Affair’s Minister S Jaishankar denied US president Donald Trump’s claim that PM Narendra Modi asked him to resolve the Kashmir issue in Parliament, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Tuesday demanded answers from the PM saying a “weak foreign ministry denial won’t do”. Gandhi tweeted, “A weak Foreign Ministry … Continue reading Rahul Gandhi demands Modi’s response to Trump’s Kashmir claim

SC Cancel registration of Amrapali group

NBCC to complete pending projects AGENCIES / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today canceled the registration of the Amrapali group under the Real Estate Regulatory Authority, RERA. The Apex court also cancelled the lease of the realtor’s properties granted by Noida and Greater Noida authorities. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit … Continue reading SC Cancel registration of Amrapali group

No request of mediation on Kashmir made by PM Modi to US President: EAM Jaishankar

Opposition demand PM to clarify the issue   STAFF REPORTER / NEW DELHI External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today said, it was India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Making a brief statement in the Rajya Sabha on US President Donald Trump’s claim with regard to Jammu and … Continue reading No request of mediation on Kashmir made by PM Modi to US President: EAM Jaishankar

J&K Governor regrets remark asking militants to target corrupt politicians

Remark was in fit of anger and frustration due to rampant corruption WEB DESK Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik today expressed regret over his remark that militants should stop killing innocent people and target the corrupt, saying it was made in a “fit of anger and frustration”. Malik said he should not have … Continue reading J&K Governor regrets remark asking militants to target corrupt politicians

CBI conducts raids at 11 places in chit fund case

WEB DESK The CBI on Monday conducted searches at 11 locations in the ongoing investigationof a chit fund case. An official said, the searches were carried out in the district of North 24Parganas of West Bengal, Patna, Agartala and New Delhi. During the searches,several incriminating documents have been recovered. The CBI has booked Partha Chakraborti, … Continue reading CBI conducts raids at 11 places in chit fund case

India rejects Pakistan’s references to Kashmir at NAM Meeting

WEB DESK Pakistan’s Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas raked up the issue of Kashmir and made references to the recent UN Human Rights report on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir India has strongly rejected Pakistan’s references to Kashmir during the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting in Venezuela, saying the global forum … Continue reading India rejects Pakistan’s references to Kashmir at NAM Meeting

Rajya Sabha witneses repeated adjournments over Karnataka crisis, shooting in UP

BISHESHWAR MISHRA / NEW DELHI The Rajya Sabha today witnessed repeated adjournments following protests by Opposition members on the political crisis in Karnataka and Sonbhadra firing incident in UP . When the house reassembled at 2 P.M. after its first adjournment, the scene was no different as members from Congress, TMC, AAP and others raised … Continue reading Rajya Sabha witneses repeated adjournments over Karnataka crisis, shooting in UP

HC quashes defamation proceedings against Ratan Tata, others

AGENCIES The Bombay High Court has quashed proceedings initiated by a local court against Tata Sons’ former chairman Ratan Tata, its current chairman N Chandrasekaran and eight directors of the firm in a criminal defamation case. In December 2018, a magistrate court issued notices to Ratan Tata and the others in the criminal defamation case … Continue reading HC quashes defamation proceedings against Ratan Tata, others

SPORTS

Golf: Rookie Lal grabs the first-round lead, Gulfam shines with two eagles

  Harpal Singh Bedi /Faridabad Teenage rookie Amrit Lal of Chandigarh shot a six-under-66 t ...

Sai Praneeth storms into second round of Japan Open

In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open, beating Kento Nishimo ...

TT: India makes clean sweep of all seven gold medals at stake

Cuttack Indian paddlers clinched all the seven medals at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championshi ...

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MARQUEE

Bill for Transgender Persons introduced in Lok Sabha

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok ...

UP Mangoes to hit fruits market in Italy

First Shipment of North Indian Mangoes from Lucknow to Italy dispatched Our Special correspondent / L ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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ART & CULTURE

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...