UP bypoll results 2018: Is the success of SP-BSP alliance a pre-cursor to a larger national alliance to counter BJP?

Lucknow: Around noon, the expressions of BJP leaders in television studios across the country depicted the party’s swing in fortunes as the Bharatiya Janata Party trailed after twelve rounds of counting in Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh. Added to that were reports doing the rounds that media persons were not allowed inside the counting […]

Kejriwal’s special secretary transferred to Puducherry

Kejriwal’s special secretary transferred to Puducherry

New Delhi: Prashant Kumar Panda, special secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has been transferred to Puducherry following an order of the Union Home Ministry. The services department of Delhi Government on Wednesday issued an order relieving the 2007-batch IAS officer with effect from March 19 after getting an approval from Lt Governor Anil […]

9 CRPF men dead after Maoists blow up vehicle in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

9 CRPF men dead after Maoists blow up vehicle in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

Raipur: Nine personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and few others were injured when suspected Maoists blew up their mine-protected vehicle (MPV) in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Tuesday, an official said. The blast occurred when a team of CRPF’s 212th battalion was patrolling in a forest in Kistaram area of Sukma, […]

Delhi HC judge recuses herself from hearing Karti’s bail plea

Delhi HC judge recuses herself from hearing Karti’s bail plea

New Delhi: Justice Indermeet Kaur of the Delhi High Court on Tuesday recused herself from hearing the bail plea of Karti Chidambaram, arrested by the CBI in the INX Media corruption case. Justice Kaur, who did not give any reason for her recusal, said she would refer the matter to the Acting Chief Justice for […]

Naresh Agarwal apologises; blames media for ‘misreporting’ his comment

New Delhi: Newest Bharatiya Janata Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Tuesday apologised for having made “sexist” remarks at Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan, but also blamed the press for misreporting his comments. A day after he called his former SP colleague Bachchan “filmon main nachne aur kaam karne wali” (a woman who danced and worked […]

Deadlock continues, Lok Sabha proceedings washed out for 7th day

Deadlock continues, Lok Sabha proceedings washed out for 7th day

New Delhi: The impasse in the Lok Sabha continued for the seventh day on Tuesday with no let-up in protests by members from opposition parties and TDP over issues like bank scams and special status demand for Andhra Pradesh, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House. Both Question Hour and Zero Hour could not be […]