Congress to focus on agriculture, employment to challenge BJP

Congress to focus on agriculture, employment to challenge BJP

NEW DELHI: Ahead of polls in some states and the 2019 general elections, the Congress has decided to up the ante over issues related to agriculture, employment and poverty as it prepares to take on the ruling BJP, party sources said. For The Grand Old Party’s plenary session, to be held between March 16 and […]

‘From Kashmir to Kanyakumari BJP will be in power’

‘From Kashmir to Kanyakumari BJP will be in power’

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday credited the BJP’s “historic” performance in north-eastern states to “development-oriented” policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “organisational skills” of Amit Shah and said the day is not far when one party will be in power right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The chief minister was addressing […]

Law panel questionnaire on civil code: BJP yet to reply

NEW DELHI: The BJP is yet to respond to a law commission questionnaire on the contentious uniform civil code floated in October 2016, while most of the opposition parties which replied have dubbed the move to refer the matter to the law panel as a part of the ruling party’s “political agenda”. Sources in the […]

INX Media case probe: Karti confronted with Indrani

MUMBAI: Karti Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media case, was on Sunday brought to the Byculla prison here to be confronted with Indrani Mukerjea as part of the CBI’s probe into the matter, a senior official said. Indrani, a former Director of INX Media (P) Ltd, is lodged in the jail in connection with the […]

Vehicles of Prez, VP to soon have number plates: Delhi HC told

NEW DELHI: The vehicles of India’s top constitutional authorities — the President, the Vice President, Governors and Lieutenant Governors — will soon have to display their registration numbers. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in its affidavit filed before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar of the […]

Call for ‘adjustment’ with Congress grows louder within CPI(M)

KOLKATA: The trouncing of the CPI(M) in the Tripura Assembly elections has forced it to rethink strategies and increased the clamour within the party for an “adjustment” with the Congress, ahead of a crucial party meet next month. The heavy defeat in Tripura has raised several questions within the CPI(M) on adopting the “right strategy” […]

Vice-president honours former CJI Khehar, Milkha Singh

CHANDIGARH: Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday honoured several eminent personalities, including former CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar and legendary athlete Milkha Singh, with awards at a ceremony held in Chandigarh. Khehar and three other people were conferred the ‘Honoris Causa’ degrees during the 67th annual convocation of the Panjab University (PU) here. Naidu, who is […]

Five arrested with demonetised notes

Gurgaon: The Gurgaon Police arrested five people and seized over 49 lakh in old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, police said today. The accused were trying to change the demonetised notes with new ones on March 1, they said. The police’s crime branch received information about four youths and a team immediately […]

Nearly 87 crore bank accounts seeded with Aadhaar

New Delhi: A month before the expiry of the deadline, around 80 per cent of bank accounts and 60 per cent of mobile connections have been linked with national biometric identifier Aadhaar, according to a senior official at UIDAI. The government has mandated submission of the 12-digit unique identity number by every bank account holder […]