Kejriwal’s defamatory remarks for political points: Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 05 (PTI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today told Delhi High Court that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders had launched a “calculated” defamatory campaign against him and his family with “ulterior motives” to get political mileage. Jaitley said the right to freedom of speech...

INS Arihant not to feature at fleet review: Navy chief

Visakhapatnam, Feb 05 (PTI): Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant will not feature at the ongoing International Fleet Review, the navy chief, Admiral R.K. Dhowan, said on Friday. “No,” the naval chief replied when asked if the submarine will feature at the IFR, without giving any details. INS Arihant, a 6,000-tonne submarine,...

BJP hopeful of forming government in West Bengal: Vijayvargiya

Malda (WB), Feb 05 (PTI): Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya today said he was hopeful that his party would form government in West Bengal after the upcoming Assembly elections. On who would be the party’s chief ministerial candidate, the BJP National General Secretary and Observer for West Bengal said,...

11 suspected ISIS operatives sent to 7-day NIA custody

New Delhi, Feb 05 (PTI): Eleven suspected ISIS operatives, who were arrested from across the country for allegedly recruiting and financing people to join the Middle-East terror group, were today remanded in seven days NIA custody by a Delhi court. The accused, who had their faces muffled, were produced before...

Cong demands resignation of Gujarat CM, targets PM too

New Delhi , Feb 05 (PTI): Congress today latched on to a controversy surrounding Anar Patel, daughter of Gujarat chief Minister Anandiben Patel, to put some questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demand a Supreme Court-monitored SIT probe and resignation of the Gujarat CM. Asking Modi to "come clean"...

Delhi HC directs civic bodies to immediately remove garbage from city roads

New Delhi, Feb 5 : The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the civic bodies to take steps for immediate removal of the piled-up garbage on the roads of national capital, saying if salaries have been paid to sanitation workers, they cannot hold the city to ransom by going...

Pathankot attack: India will give tit-for-tat, says Parrikar

New Delhi, Feb 5 (PTI) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India will "surely" teach a lesson to the mastermind of the Pathankot air base attack and admitted that the terrorists were probably inside the air base even before intelligence about an impending strike was received. Noting that India "is...

`Jawaharlal Nehru awarded the man who stole Subhas Chandra Bose’s INA treasure`

New Delhi, Feb 05: Ever since Modi government started declassifying files related to Subhas Chandra Bose, a number of revelations with regard to Netaji have been made. The documents have confirmed that Bose's Indian National Army treasure was looted and former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was aware of the development. As...

Kejriwal announces Rs 551 cr loan for civic bodies

Bengaluru/New Delhi , Feb 03 (PTI): The Delhi government will extend a loan of Rs 551 crore to two civic bodies, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today and alleged a situation was being created through the ongoing municipal strike to prepare grounds for imposition of central rule in the...

10 soldiers trapped after avalanche hits army post at Siachen

Jammu, Feb 03 (PTI): Ten army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were today trapped under a mass of snow after an avalanche hit a military post at Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir. The avalanche hit a high altitude post situated at 19000 feet in Northern Glacier...

Russia Hands Over Final Batch Of Military Transport Choppers To India

NEW DELHI, Feb 03 (PTI): Russia has handed over to India the final batch of three Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters under a previously signed contract even as it gets ready to ink yet another deal for another 48 such choppers. The contract with Rosoboronexport, a company of Rostec State Corporation,...

Owaisi booked for attack on Cong MLC during GHMC polls clash

Hyderabad, Feb 03 (PTI): MIM chief and Hyderabad Lok SabhaLok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi has been booked for his alleged involvement in the attack on Congress MLC Shabbir Ali during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls here, police said today. Cases against Owaisi and others were registered late last night...

Solution to MCD strike soon: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 03 (PTI): A “solution” to the ongoing MCD strike will be announced today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said hoping that it will “satisfy” everyone and the agitation, that has brought civic services in the city to its knees, will “end”. “We have tried to find a...

Name and shame countries which support terrorism: India

Jaipur, Feb 03 (PTI): India today said that countries which support terrorism must be named and shamed, asserting the need for united efforts to combat terror. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar while stating this at a security conference in a veiled reference to Pakistan also said that some countries believe...

Maha govt to hold Make in India event in Girgaum Chowpatty

New Delhi, Feb 03 (PTI): The Supreme Court today stayed a Bombay High Court order and allowed the Maharashtra government to hold an event at Girgaum Chowpatty beach in Mumbai to kickstart the ‘Make in India Week’ programme, which will be attended by the Prime Minister. A bench comprising...

India, Brunei have equal stakes in security and prosperity of Asia: Ansari

Bandar Seri Begawan, Feb 03 (PTI): Asserting that India and Brunei have equal stakes in the security and prosperity of the Asian neighbourhood, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has said that both countries need to foster a climate that is conducive to stability, security and economic development in the...

India suffers from ‘inherently unequal’ environment: Tata

New Delhi, Feb 03 (PTI): India suffers from an "inherently unequal" environment and divisions have been created for political reasons on the basis of caste, religion and communal groups, top industry leader Ratan Tata has said amid debate over perceived intolerance in the country. "This may help some people at...

India, Sri Lanka ties have matured over time: Prez

New Delhi, Feb 03 (PTI): The relationship between India and Sri Lanka has matured over time to include all areas of contemporary relevance, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on the...

India to have 371 mn mobile Internet users by June: IAMAI

New Delhi, Feb 03 (PTI): The number of mobile Internet users in India is expected to grow over 55 per cent to 371 million by June this year, driven by strong adoption in rural parts of the country, industry body IAMAI said today. Mobile Internet userbase in the country has...

India, Sri Lanka Ties Have Matured Over Time: President Pranab Mukherjee

NEW DELHI, Feb 03 (PTI): The relationship between India and Sri Lanka has matured over time to include all areas of contemporary relevance, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. Mr Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Sri Lanka on the eve of the 68th...

PM Modi To Inaugurate Rs. 10,000 Crore Gas Cracker Project In Assam

NEW DELHI, Feb 03 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate on Friday the Rs. 10,000 crore gas cracker project in Assam. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Assam gas cracker project on Friday. He will be accompanied by the Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar and...

India’s Economy On Much Higher, Stabler Footing: Arun Jaitley

BENGALURU, Feb 03 (PTI): Amid global uncertainty, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it is important for India to emerge out of the crisis stronger as it is on a much higher and stabler footing than other nations. "Unpredictability and volatility have become the new global norm. In these circumstances,...

India can become a world leader in affordable health care: PM Modi

Kozhikode, Feb 2 (PTI): The Centre is committed to promoting traditional medicinal systems like Ayurveda which remain untapped due to inadequate scientific scrutiny and concerns regarding standards and quality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. Modi said India would learn from the experience of other countries, especially China, which has...

France pitches for naval version of Rafale

New Delhi , Feb 2 (PTI): As India and France work on the deal for 36 Rafale jets for the IAF, a high-level team of Dassault Aviation met senior officials here, pitching for the naval version of the fighter plane for the country's next indigenous aircraft carrier - Vishal. Sources...

Rajan holds rate; lobs ball to govt court, awaits Budget cues

Mumbai, Feb 2 (PTI) Putting the ball in government's court, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday kept the key interest rate unchanged amid inflation and growth concerns, saying that further easing will depend on "structural reforms" in the forthcoming Budget as well as macroeconomic factors. He said the government has...

Zika virus: Centre issues guidelines; warns against travel to affected areas

New Delhi , Feb 2 (PTI): A day after WHO declared emergency over the "explosive" spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Centre today issued detailed guidelines for combating the disease, including a travel advisory that asks pregnant women to either defer or cancel their travel to the affected...

Railways to install sensors near bridges to monitor water

New Delhi , Feb 2 (PTI): Ahead of monsoon, railways will install solar-powered sensors near bridges to monitor the rising water level during the rainy season to prevent any mishap. Railway tracks often get submerged due to the overflowing of floodwater affecting train operations during monsoon season. "Submerging of tracks also...

‘Schemes like Make in India good opportunity for US cos’

Mumbai , Feb 2 (PTI): Government's initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and Smart Cities Mission present American businesses a good opportunity to sell high-tech products in the country, US Exim Bank said today. "I want to emphasise the potential for cooperation in three government-led initiatives. "Digital India will present...

No Ban On Sikh Turbans In Public Spaces In France: French Embassy

NEW DELHI, Feb 2 (PTI): French embassy in Delhi today said there was no ban on wearing turbans in public space while reacting to a charge by a Sikh organisation that the community has been fighting for their rights in France. "Outside the premises of public schools, wearing the Sikh...

Over 67 lakh people issued Aadhaar cards in J&K

Jammu , Feb 2 (PTI): Over 67 lakh people in Jammu and Kashmir have been issued Aadhaar cards while over 84 lakh have been enrolled for the unique identity cards in the state. The J&K government, on the direction of Governor N N Vohra, has set a deadline of March...
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