Maoists hoist black flag at village panchayat office

GADCHIROLI: A black flag was allegedly hoisted by Maoists on the premises of Arewada panchayat office in insurgency-hit Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, police said Wednesday. Some locals spotted the black flag when they went to the panchayat office to hoist a tricolour on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day this morning. Arewada village is located […]

AAP leader Ashutosh resigns, Kejriwal says will not accept resignation

New Delhi: In a setback to the AAP, one of its top leaders, Ashutosh, announced his resignation from the party today, citing “very very personal reasons”, although Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he will not accept it “in this lifetime”. Ashutosh’s resignation is being interpreted differently with some Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) insiders claiming […]

No scam in admissions in Anna University: Officials

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Higher Education Secretary Sunil Paliwal and Anna University Vice-Chancellor M K Surappa on Wednesday rejected allegations of a scam in the admission of engineering students to the varsity’s constituent colleges. Addressing a joint press conference, they referred to reports in a section of media about the admission of more than 60 students, […]

Indian batting has been naive, irresponsible and stupid: Geoffrey Boycott

LONDON: Former England opener Geoffrey Boycott was scathing in his criticism of the Indian team, terming the visitors’ batting performance “naive, irresponsible and bordering on stupidity”. “So far, the Indian players have let themselves and their supporters down. The batting has been so naive and irresponsible, it has bordered on stupidity. Wafting drives at tempting […]

Congress dares Modi to dissolve Lok Sabha, hold early polls with states

Congress dares Modi to dissolve Lok Sabha, hold early polls with states

New Delhi: Amid talks of simultaneous polls, the Congress on Tuesday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dissolve the Lok Sabha early and announce general elections along with polls in four states where the terms of the assemblies end this year. Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot said postponing the upcoming state assembly elections and conducting […]