Naidu stresses on equipping youth with required skills

Bengaluru, Nov 23: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday said the demographic advantage that India has would yield complete dividends only if the youth are equipped with the required skills and attitude. “We are a young India with nearly 65 percent of our population being less than 35 years of age… Youth represents the energy […]

BJP’s shameless power play in JK recipe for disaster: Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, Nov 22: Taking a umbrage to the sudden dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, former Union Minister and Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Thursday attacked the Bharatiya Janta Party for a power play in the state. Taking to social networking site Twitter Kapil Sibal wrote: “When a Governor brazenly plays politics […]

Undemocratic action, says Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, Nov 22: Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has termed the dissolving of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by the Governor an ”undemocratic attitude”. “Jammu-Kashmir ki Vidhan Sabha ka Achanak Bhang kiya jana purnath aloktantrik hai( Dissolving the Jammu-Kashmir assembly is totally undemocratic),” commented Yadav through a tweet on […]

Joke on democracy: Shatrughan Sinha

Allahabad, Nov 22: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday condemned the dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. Speaking to the media here, the MP from Patna termed the dissolution as a joke on democracy. When asked about working against party interests, Sinha said that he was always a votary of democracy […]

Modi regime making calibrated bid to weaken democracy: Manmohan Singh

Modi regime making calibrated bid to weaken democracy: Manmohan Singh

  Indore, Nov 21: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the credibility of institutions like Parliament and CBI has been systematically denigrated in the Narendra Modi-led regime, which he said is making a “careful, well-thought-out calibrated effort” to weaken democracy. Addressing a press conference ahead of the November 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, […]

Amritsar blast: One accused arrested; Amarinder blames ISI

New Delhi, Nov 21: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday showed proof of Pakistani link to the Amritsar blast and announced the arrest of one accused involved in the attack. The arrested accused has been identified as 26-year-old Bikramjit Singh. The cops have also recovered the motorcycle used in the attack. Briefing media […]

BJP attacks Congress over anti-Sikh riots after court verdict

New Delhi, Nov 21: The BJP accused the Congress on Wednesday of working to deny justice to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims and also targeted Kamal Nath, the opposition party’s chief in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, saying he was removed as the party’s in-charge for the Punjab Assembly polls following protests by Sikhs. A day after […]

Bring CBI, NIA, IB within RTI ambit, says info panel chief

New Delhi, Nov 7: At a time when the government is mulling changes in the RTI Act, information commissioner Divya Prakash Sinha has suggested that investigative, intelligence and security agencies like NIA, CBI, IB and paramilitary forces should come under the purview of the law, saying there are adequate safeguards in the Act to keep […]

Can’t defer witness deposition at accused’s request: SC

New Delhi, Nov 7: The Supreme Court has ruled against deferring witness deposition in a criminal case at the mere request of an accused and said courts of law had a duty to protect both the right of an accused for fair trial and the prosecution’s endeavour to prove its case. It also laid down […]