Posters in Patna show Nitish as ‘Ravana’

Posters in Patna show Nitish as ‘Ravana’

Patna, Oct 19: A controversy erupted here Wednesday over posters put up by an RJD leader wherein the party’s heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav was likened to ‘Lord Rama’ and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was portrayed as the ten-headed demon king ‘Ravana’. Besides attracting criticism from the ruling JD(U), which Kumar heads, the posters were […]

Modi targets Gandhi family at Shirdi

Modi targets Gandhi family at Shirdi

Shirdi, Oct 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused the previous UPA regime for planning and implementing Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme with the sole aim of increasing the popularity of the Gandhi family among the masses. He was addressing a gathering at Shirdi in Maharashtra on Friday at the conclusion of the year-long […]

Ajit Jogi will not contest Chhattisgarh assembly polls, says son Amit Jogi

Raipur, Oct 19: Former chief minister and Chhattisgarh Janata Congress (JCC) leader Ajit Jogi will not fight upcoming assembly election but will concentrate on campaigning for his alliance partners, his son Amit Jogi said Friday. Amit Jogi said that JCC has formed a ‘grand alliance’ with Bahujan Samaj Party and Communist Party of India (CPI) […]

Assam man held for running fake currency racket in Bengaluru

Guwahati, Oct 19: The National Investigation Agency has arrested a man from Assam for circulating fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in Bengaluru. An NIA team from Hyderabad arrested Mohammed Akbar Ali, a resident of Goroimari Pathar in Kamrup district, near Guwahati. He was produced before a local court for a transit remand. He is being […]

HAL’s jets costlier than foreign ones, says defence ministry audit

HAL’s jets costlier than foreign ones, says defence ministry audit

New Delhi, Oct 19: Fighter jets made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) – the Bengaluru-based defence public sector unit – cost more than the same jets produced abroad by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), a recent review of the state-owned company by the ministry of defence (MoD) has found. The department of defence production is […]

Alleged Khalistani militant arrested in UP

Alleged Khalistani militant arrested in UP

Lucknow, Oct 19: A suspected pro-Khalistan group member, who was involved in a plot allegedly to kill former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, was arrested in Shamli district, police said Friday. The accused, Karam Singh, was arrested, Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Tiwari said. “Punjab Police and UP Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) teams are investigating the […]

Court dismisses bail plea of BSP leader’s son

New Delhi, Oct 19: A Delhi court on Friday dismissed the bail application of former BSP MP’s son Ashish Pandey, arrested for brandishing a gun outside a five star hotel here and sent him to judicial custodytill Monday. Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Anand also rejected Delhi Police’s plea seeking Pandey’s custody for two more days after […]

Home Ministry raises issue with Mamata Banerjee’s move to rename West Bengal

Home Ministry raises issue with Mamata Banerjee’s move to rename West Bengal

New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s efforts to rename the state ‘Bangla’ have hit a roadblock with the Ministry of Home Affairs expressing concerns that that the new name could be confused with Bangladesh, creating difficulties at international forums. The home ministry has raised this concern with the Ministry of External Affairs, reporta […]

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