‘PM’s decisions pro-people so Cong can’t digest them’

New Delhi: Attacking Congress for criticising Prime Minister’s announcements, senior Union Ministers on Sunday alleged that the opposition party is “unable to digest” any step that benefits the poor and those living in villages. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the decisions announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening were pro-people and pro-development and he […]

BJP forms committee to probe AAP govt’s performance

New Delhi: Alleging that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s focus has not been on Delhi, BJP has formed an “impartial” committee to probe AAP government’s performance. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said during his visit to different parts of the city, he found “there was water scarcity in Narela, no marshals in buses, not even […]

Shoe hurled at Kejriwal, AAP chief blames Modi; attacker thrashed

DELHI: A shoe was hurled at Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal in Rohtak on Sunday evening during the party’s ‘Tijori Tod Bhanda Fod’ rally against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move. Kejriwal had just begun his address when a man sitting in the media section threw a shoe at him. […]

Indian Army, IAF get new chiefs; Lt Gen Bakshi to continue

Indian Army, IAF get new chiefs; Lt Gen Bakshi to continue

NEW DELHI: Lt Gen Bipin Rawat on Saturday took over as the 27th chief of the 1.3 million strong Indian Army succeeding Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, who retired after 42 years of service. Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa also took charge as the 25th Air Force Chief replacing Anup Raha. Gen Rawat superseded two senior […]

Last minute patch-up in feud-ridden SP; Akhilesh, Ramgopal back

Last minute patch-up in feud-ridden SP; Akhilesh, Ramgopal back

LUCKNOW: After a massive show of strength by Akhilesh Yadav, who was expelled from SP by father Mulayam Singh Yadav, the party supremo on Saturday backed down revoking with immediate effect the expulsion orders of his son and brother Ramgopal. After hectic confabulations involving Akhilesh Yadav’s warring uncle Shivpal Yadav, Mulayam and the Chief Minister, […]

Patriotism should not result in blinkered approach to history: Prez

Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said patriotism should not result in “blinkered” approaches in interpreting history or a compromise with truth in order to justify an argument of choice. Inaugurating the 77th session of the Indian History Congress, he asked historians to be as objective as possible in their approach to history and said […]

India second largest arms purchaser after Saudi Arabia: report

India second largest arms purchaser after Saudi Arabia: report

Washington: As India embarks on a massive modernisation plan for its defence forces, it has emerged as the second largest purchaser of arms among developing nations after Saudi Arabia, a latest Congressional report has said. Between 2008 and 2015, India purchased defence equipments worth USD 34 billion, which is a distant second after Saudi Arabia’s […]

Guj govt takes custody of 220 fishermen released from Pakistan

Guj govt takes custody of 220 fishermen released from Pakistan

VADODARA: The officials of the fisher¬ies department of Gujarat Government took custody of 220 fishermen who were handed over by Pakistan to Indian agen¬cy, late last night, a senior official said. “These fishermen were released from the Landhi jail in Karachi on December 25 as a goodwill gesture and were handed over to the Border […]

Army, like Hanuman, has realised its prowess: Parrikar

Army, like Hanuman, has realised its prowess: Parrikar

DEHRADUN: In his first remarks on the “surgical strike” by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC), India’s defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday compared Pakistan’s condition to an “anesthetised patient” after a surgery and said that like Hanuman had realised his powers only after crossing the ocean, the Indian Army had realised […]

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