‘Apologise, or won’t allow to enter Ayodhya’: BJP MP to Raj Thackeray on ‘insulting’ north Indians

Lucknow: BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Thursday opposed Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’s visit to Ayodhya on June 5 and warned that he will not be allowed to enter the city till he tendered a public apology for humiliating north Indians. Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, MP from Kaiserganj Lok Sabha constituency […]

Assam bifurcates health department

Guwahati: The Assam government on Thursday bifurcated the Health & Family Welfare Department into two units and they were given administrative control of various existing directorates, according to a notification. The two new departments are Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education & Research. The exercise was carried out “in the interest of public service”, […]

SC notice to Centre on plea against removal of meat products from midday meals in Lakshadweep

SC notice to Centre on plea against removal of meat products from midday meals in Lakshadweep

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday sought a response from the Centre and others on a plea challenging the decision of the Lakshadweep administration to close dairy farms and remove meat products, including chicken from the menu of midday meals for school children. A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and A S Bopanna issued notice […]

No Shiv Sena leader was present in Ayodhya when Babri structure was razed, I was there: Fadnavis

No Shiv Sena leader was present in Ayodhya when Babri structure was razed, I was there: Fadnavis

Mumbai: Launching a full-blown attack on the Shiv Sena on the issue of Hindutva, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said he was present in Ayodhya when the Babri structure was brought down, and claimed that no Sena leader was there when it happened. Needling the Sena on the issue of Hanuman Chalisa and the […]

Jahangirpuri violence: 2 more accused arrested by Delhi Police

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested two more accused in connection with the communal clashes that broke out in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on April 16 during a procession on Hanuman Jayanti, police said on Monday. The police nabbed Yunus (48), brother of Saleem Chikna who has already been arrested, and Sheikh Salim (22) on […]

AAP expels leader over ‘pro-Khalistan’ tweets

Shimla: The Aam Aadmi Party has expelled its Himachal Pradesh social media incharge Harpreet Singh Bedi over his alleged pro-Khalistan tweets. The move came after the ruling BJP on Sunday accused Bedi of openly supporting Khalistan, alleging that he had put out a series of tweets in its support some years ago. In a tweet, […]

53,942 loudspeakers removed from religious places across UP

53,942 loudspeakers removed from religious places across UP

Lucknow: Nearly 54,000 unauthorised loudspeakers were removed from religious places and the volume of over 60,000 was set to permissible limits across Uttar Pradesh following a government order, a senior police official said on Sunday. A statewide drive undertaken to remove unauthorized loudspeakers from religious places and set the volume of others within permissible limits […]

Patiala clashes: Key accused among six more arrested

Patiala clashes: Key accused among six more arrested

Patiala: The main accused Barjinder Singh Parwana, was among the six more people arrested in connection with the clashes here that had left four people injured, the Punjab Police said on Sunday. Two groups had clashed on Friday over an anti-Khalistan march, hurling stones at each other and brandishing swords, forcing police to fire in […]

BJP creating artificial issues like ‘Hindi national language’ debate, hijab controversy to divide Indians: Singhvi

Kolkata: Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has alleged that the BJP was creating “artificial issues” such as the debate over “Hindi as the national language” or hijab controversy to divide Indians and cautioned people against fighting amongst themselves “on the saffron party’s terms”. Singhvi, in an interview with PTI, called West Bengal Chief Minister […]

Cong slams govt over hike in price of commercial cooking gas cylinder

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday hit out at the Centre over the reported increase in the price of the 19-kg commercial LPG cylinder and demanded a rollback of the hike. Speaking at the AICC headquarters here, Congress leader Alka Lamba also alleged that the Centre is trying to divert attention from real issues and […]