BJP member Ram Nath Kovind is India’s 14th President

BJP member Ram Nath Kovind is India’s 14th President

New Delhi: Ram Nath Kovind, a low-key lawyer-turned-politician, was elected on Thursday as India’s 14th President, the first BJP member and the second Dalit to occupy the country’s highest office. The 71-year-old Kovind defeated joint opposition candidate Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, after garnering 65.65 percent of the votes in the electoral college. […]

Cong accuses PM of double speak on lynchings

Cong accuses PM of double speak on lynchings

New Delhi: The Congress today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “double speak” on the issue of lynchings and alleged that he was doing nothing to restrain cow vigilantes who include elements from VHP and Bajrang Dal. Congress leader Kapil Sibal, while speaking in the Rajya Sabha, also alleged that the present environment has nothing […]

Dr Zakir Naik’s passport revoked

Dr Zakir Naik’s passport revoked

MUMBAI: The external affairs ministry has revoked the passport of Zakir Naik, the Islamic preacher wanted in connection with alleged terror-funding and money laundering cases. “The Mumbai Regional Passport Office has approved the NIA’s request to revoke Zakir Naik’s passport,” a spokesperson for the anti-terror agency said on Tuesday. The 51-year-old televangelist, who is currently […]

Venkaiah Naidu is NDA’s vice presidential candidate

Venkaiah Naidu is NDA’s vice presidential candidate

NEW DELHI: Minister for Information and Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu, a veteran BJP leader from Andhra Pradesh, will be NDA’s vice presidential candidate, party president Amit Shah said on Monday. Naidu was chosen at the BJP Parliamentary board meeting here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior party leaders. The 68-year old Naidu […]

Centre’s maximalist position has aggravated problem: Chidambaram

Centre’s maximalist position has aggravated problem: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former Home Minister of India and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said that New Delhi’s “maximalist” position on Kashmir had “aggravated” the problem in the Valley. His remarks came two days after the central government briefed opposition parties on the situation in Kashmir in the aftermath of an attack on Amarnath […]

States should take stringent action: Modi on cow vigilantism

States should take stringent action: Modi on cow vigilantism

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday asked state governments to take strict action against cow vigilantes as he sought the support of opposition parties in tackling “communal violence” in the name of cow protection. At an all-party meeting a day before the Monsoon Session, he also cautioned against giving political or communal colour to […]

Govt briefs opposition parties on Dokalam, Kashmir situation

Govt briefs opposition parties on Dokalam, Kashmir situation

New Delhi: The issue with China and growing unrest in the Kashmir Valley will be raised in the Parliament session beginning next week by opposition parties, who were today briefed by the government about the situation on both the fronts. Emerging from the meeting, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma told reporters that […]

No question of compensating stone pelters: Naidu on SHRC order

No question of compensating stone pelters: Naidu on SHRC order

New Delhi: Union minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday outrightly rejected the Jammu and Kashmir human rights panel’s directive for providing Rs 10 lakh compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was used as a human shiel” by the Army during a by-poll in the state. There is no question of giving compensation to stone pelters, he […]

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