Digvijay sticks to claim on Pragya-Rajnath meeting, posts pic

Digvijay sticks to claim on Pragya-Rajnath meeting, posts pic

NEW DELHI: Sticking to his claim that Rajnath Singh had met Pragya Thakur, Congress leader Digvijay Singh Saturday posted on Twitter a photo purportedly showing the Malegaon blast case accused seated beside the Home Minister and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. “Do you recognise the two BJP Leaders with Pragya Thakur? Would Rajnath […]

Javadekar seeks cooperation of everybody to improve quality of education

Javadekar seeks cooperation of everybody to improve quality of education

KOCHI: HRD Minister PrakashJavadekaron Saturday said the NarendraModi-led NDA government will make academicians, teachers and students partners in improving quality of education. In his first public programme after assuming charge of the crucial portfolio, the Minister also said he will try to solve the grievances of teachers and students on issues related to education. Addressing […]

India, S Africa to deepen ties in defence, manufacturing sectors

India, S Africa to deepen ties in defence, manufacturing sectors

PRETORIA: Ratcheting up their traditional ties, India and South Africa on Friday agreed to deepen engagement in key areas of defence production, manufacturing, mining and minerals while vowing to cooperate “actively” in combating terrorism and dealing with issues at multilateral fora. After extensive talks with South African President Jacob Zuma, Prime Minister Narendra Modi projected […]

Lawyers, doctor, PhD holder in Modi’s Council of Ministers

Lawyers, doctor, PhD holder in Modi’s Council of Ministers

NEW DELHI: Six lawyers, a specialist in cancer surgery and a PhD degree holder are among ministers who were on Tuesday inducted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ministry. Apart from these, four ministers have post-graduate degree, five are graduate and two are undergraduates. Out of six lawyer ministers, P P Chaudhary practised law in the […]

Sena ‘hurt’ at not being included in cabinet expansion

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena-BJP rift is set to intensify with the ally failing to get any berth in Tuesday’s expansion of the Union Council of Ministers, prompting it to issue a veiled threat to the senior partner that it will keep it in mind during the Mumbai city corporation and other local body polls across […]

CBI arrests Kejriwal’s principal secy in Rs 50-crore scam

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and four others, arrested in an alleged corruption case, were on Tuesday remanded to five days CBI custody by a special court which was told by the agency that the IAS officer was “intimidating” witnesses. Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar sent Kumar, Deputy Secretary […]

7th Pay Commission: 33 lakh government employees threaten to go on strike

New Delhi: With widespread resentment against the “meagre” pay hike announced in the 7th Pay Commission, as many as 33 lakh central government employees are threatening to go on strike from July 11. “They have fixed the minimum wage at a meagre Rs. 18,000 in the 7th Pay Commission. In the last Pay Commission, the basic […]

Anti-cow killing laws must not be used to justify attacks on minorities: AI

Srinagar: State governments must investigate and bring to trial members of ‘cow protection’ groups who intimidate, harass or attack people in the name of upholding the law, Amnesty International India said Friday. On 10 June, members of a local ‘gau rakshak’ (cow protection) group near Faridabad, Haryana, forced two men, who they suspected were beef transporters, […]

Amit Shah blames Nehru for ‘historic blunder’ on Kashmir

Amit Shah blames Nehru for ‘historic blunder’ on Kashmir

Srinagar: BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday blamed late Jawaharlal Nehru accusing him of having committed a “historic blunder” on Kashmir and criticised the then-Congress leadership for the partition. Referring to the declaration of truce when tribal raiders in 1948 were being repulsed in Kashmir, he said if such a decision was not made, the Jammu and […]

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