N Biren takes as first BJP CM in Manipur

N Biren takes as first BJP CM in Manipur

IMPHAL: N Biren Singh was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of the first-ever BJP-led government in Manipur after the Assembly election threw up a hung house. Governor Najma Heptulla administered the oath of office and secrecy to Singh at a function in Raj Bhavan here. Eight other ministers from the BJP and […]

Mayawati rakes up EVM issue, to move court against ‘tampering’

Mayawati rakes up EVM issue, to move court against ‘tampering’

LUCKNOW: BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday decided to move court against the alleged tampering of EVMs and observe a ‘black day’ every month against the “murder of democracy” by the BJP. Mayawati charged that the BJP victory in UP polls smacks of “dishonesty” and “fraud” and “After we did not get a proper reply from […]

There are defects in you, not in EVMs: BJP to Mayawati

There are defects in you, not in EVMs: BJP to Mayawati

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Wednesday ridiculed BSP supremo Mayawati’s allegations of EVM tampering and asked her to “gracefully accept the people’s mandate”. “When you win, EVMs are right. When you lose, EVMs are wrong. This shows that there are some defects in you (Mayawati),” Union Minister M Venkaiah told reporters outside Parliament. He said […]

After Mayawati, Kejriwal says ‘no’ to EVMs

After Mayawati, Kejriwal says ‘no’ to EVMs

New Delhi: Taking a cue from BSP supremo Mayawati, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ex¬pressed reservations about elec¬tronic voting machines and sought the use of ballot papers in the up¬coming civic body polls in the na¬tional capital. Kejriwal has directed Chief Sec¬retary M M Kutty to write to the State Election Commission in this […]

BJP’s poster boy in Goa Parrikar returns as CM

BJP’s poster boy in Goa Parrikar returns as CM

PANAJI: For Manohar Parrikar, the BJP’s poster boy in Goa, it’s a homecoming and another stint as chief minister of the coastal state. Despite failing to secure a simple majority in the assembly polls, the BJP managed to successfully stitch an alliance with two regional parties besides gaining the support of two Independents. Right from […]

Dead JNU scholar had led Rohith Vemula movement

Dead JNU scholar had led Rohith Vemula movement

NEW DELHI: The Dalit JNU scholar who allegedly commit¬ted suicide had previously been a student of the Hyderabad University and was at the forefront of the movement against the varsity’s ad¬ministration following the suicide of Rohith Vemula. Twenty-eight-year-old Muthu Krishnan, who was from Tamil Nadu’s Salem district, completed his MPhil from the University of Hyderabad […]

China to Indian media : Report on ties in balanced way

China to Indian media : Report on ties in balanced way

NEW DELHI: Amid the unease in Sino-India ties over a range of issues, China has appealed to the Indian media to report on bilateral relations in a “more balanced way”. Addressing a Holi reception for the media last night, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said he was impressed by the progress made by the […]

EC looks at cashless funding to check black money in elections

EC looks at cashless funding to check black money in elections

New Delhi: After lowering of the cap on anonymous donations to political parties to Rs 2,000 from Rs 20,000 per person, the Election Commission is looking at cashless funding as the ultimate goal to stem the use of black money in elections. In an interview to PTI, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi also warned that […]

Govt open to conducting NEET in Urdu from next academic year

Govt open to conducting NEET in Urdu from next academic year

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was open to the suggestion of conducting NEET, a single window entrance test for admissions for MBBS and BDS courses, in Urdu medium also from next academic year. The central government, represented by Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, however, told the bench comprising Justices […]

Home Secy likely to visit JK next week

Home Secy likely to visit JK next week

New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir next week and review the security situation in the state. The visit bears significance as Election Commission has announced by-election to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies where polling will be held on April 9 and 12 respectively. During the two-day […]