4 biggest ‘castes’ for me are poor, youth, women, farmers; their rise will make India developed: PM

4 biggest ‘castes’ for me are poor, youth, women, farmers; their rise will make India developed: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Thursday that his work in the last 10 years has led to people having immense confidence in his government as he faulted past dispensations for acting like “mai baap” of citizens, with vote bank considerations guiding their development initiatives. In his address to beneficiaries of different schemes […]

Law on assault of public servant: Par panel suggests punishment be reduced to 1 year

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has recommended that the two-year imprisonment given to anyone who assaults or uses criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty should be reduced to one year after taking into account submissions of some MPs that the law is widely “misused”. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home […]

Nitish setting political agenda as Modi did before 2014 polls, claims JD(U)

New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) claimed on Thursday that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is setting the political agenda with his government’s “caste census”-exercise, increase in reservation and women empowerment ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls in the same manner Prime Minister Narendra Modi did before the 2014 elections. A political vacuum had […]

Key infra sectors growth up at 12.1 pc in Oct

New Delhi: The output of eight key infrastructure sectors rose by 12.1 per cent in October 2023 against 0.7 per cent expansion in the year-ago period, according to the official data released on Thursday. All the sectors except for fertiliser recorded healthy production growth in the month under review. The core sector (coal, crude oil, […]

Suryakumar to lead T20I side, KL Rahul to captain in ODIs in SA

New Delhi: Suryakumar Yadav, who is captaining the Indian team in the ongoing five-match T20I series against Australia, will continue in the role in the shortest format during the three-match series against South Africa beginning on December 10 in Durban, while KL Rahul will be the skipper for the three-match ODI series against the Proteas. […]

Polling underway for 119 assembly seats in Telangana

Hyderabad: Polling is underway to elect 119 members of the Telangana Legislative Assembly, with voters queuing up to exercise their franchise amid tight security on Thursday. Voting began at 7 AM in the 35,655 polling stations across the state, officials said. Polling would be held till 5 PM in 106 constituencies, while it would conclude […]

Families of 7 arrested undergraduates seek leniency

Families of 7 arrested undergraduates seek leniency

Mehbooba Mufti Says Students Should Get Another Chance Srinagar: Families of the seven agricultural university students arrested under UAPA for allegedly raising objectionable slogans after the Indian cricket team’s loss in the World Cup final on Wednesday appealed to police and Jammu and Kashmir administration for leniency as their career was at stake. Students should […]