Congress dares PM Modi to advance Lok Sabha elections

  Amid speculation that the BJP is discussing the possibility of deferring state elections due this year end and holding them along with general elections in early 2019, the Congress on Tuesday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dissolve Lok Sabha now and hold general elections along with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Assembly polls. […]

Kerala CM lauds PM, Centre for positive steps

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday lauded the timely intervention of the Centre during the monsoon havoc in the state.At the Cabinet briefing, the chief minister said that the Prime Minister and Home Minister had intervened and provided timely assistance to the state. Rajnath Singh conducted an extensive tour of the affected areas and […]

Women power: PM Modi announces Permanent Commission for Short Service Commissioned women in Armed Forces

  New Delhi: Addressing the nation on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Short Service Commissioned women in the Armed Forces will be given Permanent Commission. Presently, women are inducted into the services through the Short Service Commission (SSC) and given permanent […]

Rajinikanth criticises Tamil Nadu CM for not attending Karunanidhi’s funeral, AIADMK hits back

  The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Tuesday said actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth “lacks political maturity” after he criticised Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami for being absent at Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi’s funeral, PTI reported. At a condolence meeting hosted by South Indian Artistes Association for Karunanidhi on Monday, the Tamil […]

774 dead in monsoon rains, floods in 7 states

NEW DELHI: As many as 774 people have died in incidents related to floods and rains in seven states during the monsoon season so far, the Home Ministry said today. According to the Home Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 187 people have lost their lives in Kerala, 171 in Uttar Pradesh, 170 people in […]

Rahul Gandhi challenges PM Narendra Modi for debate on Rafale deal

NEW DELHI: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday threw an open challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an open debate on the controversial Rafale fighter jets deal. Rahul also alleged that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has lied to the people of the country regarding the deal. “Nirmala Sitharaman ji has lied to the youth […]

Dhangar protest: After Marathas, Maharashtra’s shepherd community demands quota; agitation in Mumbai, Marathwada

After the Maratha agitation in Maharashtra for 16 percent quota in government jobs, the Dhangars — the shepherd community — in the state are set to launch a stir seeking reservation in jobs and educational institutions under the Schedule Tribe (ST) category. The Dhangar community leaders will hold a statewide agitation under the Dhangar Sangharsh […]