The Raxaul-Birgunj checkpost, that accounts for more than two-third supply of goods between India and Nepal, seemed to be back in business after a gap of five months as vehicles carrying goods found their entry smoothly into Nepal. The unobstructed flow of vehicles began in the afternoon as businessyesterdayindianexpress.com
Ghazipur, Feb.6 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Saturday stoked yet another controversy by claiming that he has proof of India's most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim being present during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore last year. Breaking all international laws he went to Pakistan and also met Dawood there," Khan said. Khan asserted that he is ready to provide evidence if Prime Minister Modi denies or challenges his claims.
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Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways said on Friday that it has suspended the five-member cabin crew of its January 4 Jodhpur-Mumbai flight for allowing celebrated singer Sonu Nigam to use the in-flight announcement system to entertain his fellow passengers. "All cabin crew on the flight have been taken off from flight duty for enquiry and corrective training to reinforce strict adherence to operating procedures," said a Jet Airways spokesperson. "This is a vital information system, which is used by the crew to alert and inform passengers about major safety related procedures, weather and issuing of turbulence warnings," Kanu Gohain, safety expert and ex-director general of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told IANS.
Solar panel scam accused Saritha S Nair Friday told the judicial commission probing the case that she made about 1,000 phone calls to Tenni Joppen, a former aide of Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, and around 130 calls to the CM’s official residence in one year. Nair claimed she made 127 calls to Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala’s personal assistant P A Pradosh and met Chennithala to discuss erecting solar lighting solutions in his constituency. The association, she said, had promised to pass a resolution urging the government to install solar panels at all police stations in the state.
The hosts India Friday recalled strike bowler Mohammed Shami and named veteran former champions Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh in their squad for the World Twenty20 which begins next month. Shami has not played for India since last year's 50 over World Cup after suffering a knee injury and was sent home early from India's recent tour of Australia with hamstring problems. "We have 30 days to ascertain where Shami is," Patil told reporters in New Delhi.
GOA POLICE have arrested three men on charges of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 16-year-old minor in confinement for over a month. The girl was rescued by the police from a house at Cuncolim in South Goa on Thursday night.
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The road transport and highways ministry on Friday cleared 18 highway projects having a cumulative length of 982 km to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 16,614 crore. As many as 11 projects of the proposed 18, cleared by the ministry in a meeting headed by its secretary Sanjay Mitra, would be developed through the newly-coined hybrid annuity model, in which the government would pay 40 per cent of the project cost in phases. Six projects would be developed through the EPC model and the remaining one using the traditional Build–operate–transfer (BOT) (toll) model.
Australia's Shane Watson attracted a top bid of $1.4 million and will join the Bangalore franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune. All-rounder Watson was in high demand in Saturday's auction for the cash-rich tournament, the ninth edition of which will be played from April 9 to May 29. Watson will join a Bangalore team boasting power-hitters Chris Gayle, AB de Villliers and Virat Kohli as well as Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc.
When Muzaffarnagar faced riots in 2013, neighbouring Deoband, another Muslim-dominated area with the seat of Dar-ul-Uloom seminary, remained quiet. Deoband does not see communal clashes, but BJP believes the February 13 by-election here is a fight “between Hindus and Muslims". The party candidate, former RSS pracharak Rampal Singh Pundhir, asserts his agenda: restoration of Hindu pride.
New Delhi, Feb. 7 (AI): Deputy Chief Minister Manish Manish Sisodia on Sunday said the Delhi Government would send a recommendation for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of six-year-old Divyansh, a Class 1 student at Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj area, here. "The Delhi Government expects that the CBI will take the case to its logical end by probing all aspects (including sodomy charges) by taking into consideration views of the child's parents and other people concerned," he added. Sisodia's announcement came a day after the parents of Divyansh wrote to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, demanding a CBI probe into the death of their child on the school campus, whose body was found in a water tank under the school's amphitheatre on January 30.
The Delhi High Court criticized the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for its workers' strike in the national capital which has entered the tenth day today and issued notices to all the unions. The court observed that common people in the city are suffering owing to the ongoing tussle between the BJP-ruled MCD and the AAP-ruled Delhi government. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation counsel told the court that 40% of sanitation employees have come back to work and action is being considered against rest.
The motive is unclear but police suspect it was an extortion attempt. According to the police, Jinesh Jain, who works with his builder father Roopchandra Jain, who co-owns the Arihant Group of Companies, a construction company started by four builders, and which has projects across Mumbai’s eastern suburbs and parts of Navi Mumbai. “When the victim confirmed who he was, the men shot at him twice,” said a senior police officer, adding that it was not known yet as to how did the attackers escape.
The government on Friday said the 2016-17 Budget will have to make provision of Rs 1.10 lakh crore for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme along with providing more incentives for the agricultural sector. “During the financial year 2016-17, the central government has to make provision for about Rs 1.10 lakh crore in order to meet the liabilities on account of implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension Scheme,” finance minister Arun Jaitley said while addressing the meeting of Consultative Committee on Budget Suggestions.
“I knew Rohith Vemula since 2012, I don’t think his suspension was the reason he killed himself,”Susheel Kumar, President of Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad at Hyderabad Central University , who has been charged with abetment to the Dalit scholar’s suicide, said in Mumbai on Friday. Kumar was in the city to speak to the media and clear his stand on the issue of Vemula’s death.
New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground has three more days to acquire the necessary paperwork to retain hosting rights for matches at the World Twenty20 tournament starting next month, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday. The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) failed to get the requisite clearances from various civic authorities in order to host a T20 match between India and Sri Lanka on Feb. 12, forcing the BCCI to transfer the contest to Ranchi.
Central Committee member of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), Hastamal Jain who made a brief stopover in Vadodara on his visit to Gujarat, dispelled the "misconception" that RSS was working "only for Hindus" and said a "son of the soil" belonging to any faith was welcome to participate in "instilling national pride". In an interaction with reporters in Vadodara, flanked by city RSS President Dr Vrajesh Shah, Jain said the RSS had been "misconstrued" as an organization against particular people, while working tirelessly for everyone alike. Jain said, "In every country across this world, there are people working for its development by way of devotion towards the country.
Municipal workers on strike dug in heels on day 10 of their strike Friday even as Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung offered Rs 300-crore loan to the North and East civic bodies to end the standoff. After a meeting with three mayors, Jung’s office said the money would be given as loan from Delhi Development Authority, which, according to the AAP government, owes the corporations Rs 1,575 crore. The Delhi government had extended a loan of Rs 551 crore to the civic bodies Wednesday to deal with the crisis.
Recently about 20 people living in some of Mumbai’s most elite residences in South Mumbai made their way to Congress leader Milind Deora’s office near Churchgate. Around the same time, several residents from middle-income families living in old rundown buildings in Central Mumbai and some of the oldest parts of South Mumbai rallied on the streets behind Shiv Sena politicians, voicing protests. With the state government considering a change in the Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999, the residents were worried that this might lead to an exponential rise in their rent value.
The Congress asked the Election Commission Saturday to refer to the CBI the alleged financial deals in the Antagarh bypoll in Chhattisgarh and the Lok Sabha election in Gautam Buddha Nagar constituency of Uttar Pradesh. In a letter to the Election Commission, the Congress referred to a report published in The Indian Express on January 27 — Independents, too, say they were told to pull out of the bypoll — which said six independent candidates who were in the fray had withdrawn, leaving only BJP’s Bhojrag Nag and Ambedkarite Party of India’s Rupdhar Pudo in the contest. Alleging that he was also pressurised to withdraw, Pudo filed a petition in the High Court saying he was offered “anything” by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s personal secretary O P Gupta to withdraw his nomination.
Defending the ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple, the Kerala government Friday told the Supreme Court that beliefs and customs of devotees cannot be changed through a judicial process and that “the opinion of the priests is final” in matters of religion. It claimed that the restriction on entry of women in the menstrual age group cannot be tested on the ground of fundamental right to equality since it involves essential and integral part of practicing religion, which includes the “right to exclude persons”. Ahead of the Assembly polls, the Congress-led UDF government also withdrew the “erroneous” stand of its predecessor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, which had stated in an affidavit in November 2007 said “it is not fair to deny a section of women from entering Sabarimala temple”.
Asking students from his country to respect the local community, their laws and leaders, Tanzania’s High Commissioner to India John W H Kijazi Friday expressed confidence in measures taken to address the fallout of the January 31 assault on a Tanzanian woman student by a mob following a fatal road accident here. Accompanied by a team of officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Kijazi Friday met Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara and police officials in Bengaluru. “We are impressed with the action taken,’’ the high commissioner said after the meeting.
Colombo, Feb 6(ANI): Commander of Sri Lankan Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne is representing Sri Lanka at the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016 being held in India from 4th to 8th February 2016. The Lanka Page website reported that over 24 foreign naval chiefs are attending the mega event conducted at Visakhapatnam with the participation of vessels from more than 50 nations, including China, Britain and France in Visakhapatnam. A 275 member Sri Lankan delegation, led by Vice Admiral Wijegunaratne, and Sri Lanka Navy's Flag Ship SLNS Sayura are taking part in the second IFR organized by the Indian Navy and hosted by the Eastern Naval Command in the Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh.
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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri and will be tried as an adult in the case, the first in Uttar Pradesh to be prosecuted under the amended Juvenile Justice law, even as the victim was reportedly refused medico-legal examination by a senior doctor at a state-run women’s hospital in the district. Mainpuri DM Chandra Pal Singh Saturday asked Chief Medical Officer K K Sharma to submit a report over allegations that chief medical superintendent of Mahila Hospital, Dr Nimmi Begum, had refused to conduct the victim’s medical examination, who had sustained serious internal injuries, on Thursday night, police said. The medical examination of the victim was conducted at Saifai PGI where she was admitted Friday.
The Maharashtra government has decided to scrap the over three-decade-old policy that empowered the state to allot land for cultural and educational purposes at concessional rates. It plans to introduce a new policy that will reflect market rates for such allotments. The revenue department will finalise the new policy, which will factor in market rates or the ready reckoner rates for land to be allotted for educational and cultural activities, senior officials have confirmed.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): "I 100 percent condemn this type of action, strict action should be taken, and it would be taken," said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi when reporters sought his opinion regarding the attack on the Tanzanian girl student in Bengaluru. "The moment I heard about that issue, I spoke to general secretary and I mentioned to the general secretary to look into the matter and speak to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah," he said. "I made it very clear to both of them that strict action should be taken, and it would be taken," Gandhi added.
The Mumbai cyber police solved a case within 20 days of the FIR being filed, with the arrest of two Nigerian nationals from Pune for duping a Goregaon-based 22-year-old by ‘promising’ her a job in the USA.
The race for the the Rajya Sabha seat from Himachal, up for grabs next month when the term of BJP MP Kashyap Sood ends, has begun hotting up. The Congress deputy leader in the Rajya Sabha, Anand Sharma, is being considered the frontrunner while state IPH minister Vidya Stokes also appears to be in the running. Stokes though has the backing of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
LJP leader and muscleman Brijnathi Singh’s murder on the outskirts of Patna on Friday is the result of a turf war between two gangs in the Raghopur diara (riverine belt), police have claimed. “We have booked Munna Singh, Subodh Rai and Sunil Rai.
Sekhwan was defeated by Charanjit Kaur Bajwa, wife of former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa, in the Qadian constituency. Sekhwan is currently the Chairman of Punjab State Technical Education and Industrial Training Board. “Now that Badal is acting so kind, he should make Sucha Singh Langah (another former Akali minister who lost to Congress leader Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak in 2012 polls) as Jathedar (chief) of Akal Takht and SP (Superintendent of Police) Salwinder Singh (the controversial SP who has been questioned by National Investigation Agency in connection with terrorist attack on Pathankot Air Force Station) as Director General of Police,” Bajwa said.
Mumbai, Feb. 5 (ANI): In a case pertaining to the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, a Mumbai Court on Friday sought Chhota Rajan's reply regarding the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI)'s plea to obtain permission to collect the underworld don's voice sample. Meanwhile, Rajan has said he would agree to give voice samples only after consulting his lawyers.
Bengaluru, Feb. 5 (ANI): Tanzanian High Commissioner to India John W.H. Kijazi on Friday said he was impressed by the concrete action taken by the Karnataka Government for punishing the perpetrators. Kijazi stated that the Karnataka Government had assured him on the security measures taken for the safety of African students here. Karnataka Home Minister G. Parmeshwara, however, said the Tanzanian envoy and GEA representatives were convinced by the action taken by the Government.
Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Invoking the historical bond between the South Asian nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to sportspersons to play for peace, prosperity and in full vigour and enthusiasm so that they can remember the 12th South Asian Games even after they are over. Declaring open the Games at a brightly-lit Sarusojai stadium here, Modi said that he felt "privileged and honoured to be among sportspersons from our neighbourhood and brothers and sisters from Saarc countries". "I welcome all of you to India, a country known for its culture of and to this beautiful city of Guwahati known for its hospitality and love for sports," the prime minister said.
Exactly a week before Basant Panchami, thousands of Muslims offered namaz at Bhojshala-Kamal Maula’s mosque in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar town on Friday, leaving the local administration worried. The turnout was much more than usual and came a day after Hindu organisations boycotted a sadbhavana rally organised by the administration protesting that the majority community was not named in the appeal for peace. The right-wing activists argued that the appeal mentioned the minority community and it reflected the biased approach of the administration and the state BJP government.
Four Muslim ward members from Tonk’s Malpura municipality have accused their community panchayat leaders of ostracising them for not voting for the Congress in the civic body polls held in August last year. The four members, who abstained from voting, have complained to the Tonk district administration and sought protection for their families. “The people had led us — Akram Khan from ward 3, Najma Bano from ward 4, Almanul Haq from ward 16 and Mohammad Shakir from ward 19 — to victory in the recent elections.
Mumbai, Feb. 5 (ANI): Women's rights activist and lawyer Abha Singh on Friday said the Maharashtra Government holds a good chance in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan as the Bombay High Court has erred by citing loopholes and not going into the legal merits of this matter. Singh said the hearing in this case where the Maharashtra Government has gone against the order of the Bombay High Court has been postponed to February 12. "The Maharashtra Government has called the Bombay High Court order perverse, not good in law citing the various loopholes because the Bombay High Court did not go into the legal merits of the case, it just cited the loopholes, it used the basis of procedure to dismiss the case to let Salman Khan go scot-free," she told ANI here.
Kochi, Feb 6 (IANS) A final review meeting was held here on Saturday to finalise the programme for the February 20 opening of Kerala's much-delayed mega IT project- the Kochi Smart City . The review meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson and other top officials from the state government and representatives of project partner, Dubai Holdings. Among those taking part would include Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, UAE's Cabinet Affairs Minister and Dubai Holdings chairman Mohammed Al Gargawi, Dubai Holdings vice chairman and managing director Ahmad Binbyat and other top dignitaries from the state government and from Dubai Holdings.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticised Karnataka Government for revealing the name of the Tanzanian student who was assaulted in Bengaluru, saying that the government must be advised to exercise restraint in such cases. "The kind of insensateness the Home Minister of Karnataka has shown while addressing the press even naming the victim is quite shameful. In fact the government should be advised to refrain themselves from such insensitivity in addressing such an important issue," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI here.
Pawan Negi became the main character in this year’s script. Negi is a left-arm spinner who goes hammer and tongs with the bat lower down the order. Today he became the costliest Indian in the IPL 9 auction with Delhi Daredevils paying him Rs 8.5 crore.
By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Mitchell Marsh kept calm after New Zealand got the sniff of an unlikely victory and scored his sixth one-day international half century to guide Australia to a four-wicket win in the second match of their one-day series on Saturday. Australia have not lost a bilateral one-day series since India in October, 2013. Marsh scored an unbeaten 69 and combined with John Hastings (48 not out) in an unbroken 86-run seventh-wicket partnership for the visitors as they overhauled New Zealand's 281 for nine with 3.3 overs remaining.
In a first, India on Thursday deported an Australian national on “strong indications” that he was an Islamic State supporter. The Indian Express has learnt that a Malay-origin Australian youth, identified as Ahmad Fahim Bin Hamad Awang holding passport N2149807, was detained for questioning on Thursday night after he landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on a flight from Perth. On receiving a tip-off, officers from a central agency questioned Awang and found jihadi literature, including Islamic State propaganda, on his laptop, sources said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also the leader of the NDA in Rajya Sabha, presented the budget on February 28. As another budget, quite crucial to the implementation of the economic agenda of the present government, comes closer, we take a look at the some of the highlights and major measures announced in the 2015 budget. The government hiked the excise duty on cigarettes, tobacco products, packed condensed milk, peanut butter, making the consumption of these products more expensive.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Playback singer Sonu Nigam on Friday lashed out the Jet Airways for suspending the crew members, who allowed him to perform impromptu on the aircraft's address system and said that the entire incident reeked of 'intolerance'. A peeved Nigam added that punishing someone for 'spreading happiness' by suspending crew members for asking him to sing on the address system, when the seat belt signs were off, and no announcements were to be made, was uncalled for. "This act of lack of common sense, according to me, is real intolerance," the statement added.
Gujarat Governor O P Kohli and Somabhai Modi, elder brother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, heaped praises on the Dalit community at a ceremony to felicitate them in Vadnagar on Saturday. Speaking at the felicitation ceremony of Balmiki Samaj Sevak, organised on the premises of the old-age home run by Somabhai’s Sarvodaya Sewa Trust, Kohli said Dalits had done a “great favour” to the country by choosing not to convert to Islam during the Mughal rule.
The selection committee picked the World T20 and Asia Cup squad in New Delhi on Friday.
It's been four days that Sameer Sardana has been in the custody of the Goa Police and his father in distant Dehradun is hoping “this misunderstanding will clear soon”. Sameer, the son of a Dehradun-based decorated retired major general, K N Sardana, was detained by the ATS unit of Goa Police after the railway staff found his stay in the Vasco station dormitory suspicious. “He was in Dehradun for the past year and only moved to Mumbai a month ago.
India's racism is an open secret, but it is nevertheless shocking to find it at the very heart of digital India. By all accounts, the shameful mob attack on a Tanzanian student, who was apparently beaten and stripped on the outskirts of Bangalore, was provoked by the colour of her skin. The incident invites comparisons with the midnight vigilante raid in Delhi’s Khirki village led by AAP Minister Somnath Bharti against Ugandan and Nigerian women who were accused of prostitution and pushing drugs.
New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Condemning the murder of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Brijnath Singh, Chirag Paswan on Saturday said President's rule is the only option left for Bihar, considering its deteriorating law and order situation. "The grand alliance of the Government of Bihar has been a failure at every step. The only option left with us right now is President's rule, because this government is a complete failure at every step," Paswan told ANI.
“Abhi Dilli bohot dur hai,” remarked Tarak Sinha. It was a week before the start of the Under-19 World Cup, and the veteran coach was answering a query on the latest thoroughbred from his fabled stable: Rishabh Pant. Did the young lad have it in him to make the same league as other Sonnet Club alumni such as Raman Lamba, Manoj Prabhakar, Ashish Nehra, Aakash Chopra and Shikhar Dhawan?
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday demanded that the Conservative Party MP who had made a 'racial comment' against Canada's first Sikh Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, must apologise immediately. Targetting Canada's opposition Member of Parliament Jason Kenney, SAD Delhi unit president Manjit Singh GK said that it was completely inappropriate for Kenney to shout and say we need an "English-to-English" translation to understand Sikh Defence Minister in Parliament.
Moran (Assam), Feb 5 (IANS) Taking a potshot at the Congress leadership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said while the opposition wanted parliament to function, one family holding a grudge for its electoral defeat was not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function. "Those who were reduced from 400 seats to 40 seats (in the Lok Sabha) are creating obstacles. Opposition parties want parliament to function, but just one family which is holding grudge for the defeat (in 2014 general elections) is not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function," Modi said in his address at an impressive public rally at Moran in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh district.
Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Veteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson commanded the highest bid of Rs.9 crore from Royal Challengers Bengaluru while star batsman Yuvraj Singh was snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.7 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Saturday. Watson, who has represented Rajasthan Royals (RR) every year since joining them in the inaugural edition in 2008, was bought by Vijay Mallay-owned RCB for Rs.9.5 crore from a base price of Rs.2 crore. This is first time that Watson has featured in the IPL auction since the inaugural editon in 2008.
India have gambled on the fitness of Mohammed Shami by including the injury-prone paceman in the 15-man squad named on Friday for next month's World Twenty20 tournament on home soil. The 25-year-old Shami has not played international cricket since finishing as India's second most successful bowler at last year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with 17 wickets. Shami underwent surgery on his injured knee after returning from that tournament last March and was named in the squad for the limited-overs series in Australia earlier this year, only to be ruled out with a hamstring problem.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Delhi Police on Friday said that Mohsinh Abrahim, who was arrested for allegedly having links with the ISIS, was part of the Roorkee module of the terror outfit and was planning to go to Syria. Special Commissioner of Police of the Delhi Police's Special Cell Arvind Deep told ANI that Abrahim would be produced before the court later today. "He was part of Roorkee module and was planning to go to Syria.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "anti-poor, anti-farmer, anti-labourer and anti-worker", Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he would not allow the BJP Government to run a government that acts only in the interest of three or four of their crony capitalist friends. Interacting with reporters after a meeting with Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters here, Gandhi said, "As the opposition, we want to put pressure on the Government so that they pay attention to poor people, to pain of the farmers, workers and labourers. All the Prime Minister is doing for the last one and the half years is to make excuses why the economy is not running, make excuses why the farmers are not getting their dues, make excuses why labourers are not getting what they should get while the economy is not running." "India did not choose Mr. Narendra Modi to make excuses, India chose a leader, and a leader should not make excuses, a leaders should do the job that he has been elected to do.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's lawyer Manik Dogra on Friday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, who had initially sought fast tracking of the criminal and civil defamation case with a day-to-day hearing, are now resorting to delay tactics with the objective of putting this case onto a slow track. "Forget fast track, they don't want the adjudication of the case. Senior advocate H.S. Phoolka, who is representing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the other AAP leaders, however, denied this position.
The IPL auction for the 2016 season of the T20 League in Bangalore on Saturday. While the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson and Dale Steyn generate top interest, the youngsters of India and some England players are also popular. The eight franchises would like to pick the best combination. Catch the IPL Auction 2016 Live here (COMPLETE LIST OF SOLD PLAYERS)
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) There is a clear consensus among India's leadership for "broadening and deepening" the country's over a century-old ties with Hong Kong, the chief executive of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) CY Leung has said. "After meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and separate meetings with your external affairs and finance ministers, it is clear to me that there is a consensus here that there should be a broadening and deepening of India's cooperation with Hong Kong," Leung said at a dinner on Thursday night hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) at the conclusion of his India visit aimed at boosting bilateral trade.
New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India has great strengths to be amongst leading nations in a technology driven forth industrial revolution that is expected to come about. Speaking after inaugurating a two day seminar titled-ART (Adjudication, Regulation and Telecommunication) of convergence in New Delhi, Jaitley said that regulatory and adjudicating mechanisms have to keep pace with rapidly evolving technologies in the fields of information technology, telecommunications and broadcasting.
HITTING BACK at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks in Assam that “one family” was not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function and blocking passage of Bills, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked him “not to make excuses” and “run the country” for which he has been elected. Separately, Rahul told state Congress chiefs to go on an offensive against BJP state governments if they try to “centralise power”.