New Delhi, Apr. 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended birthday greetings to Sree Sree Shivakumar Swamiji on his birthday. "Sree Sree Shivakumar Swamiji is a source of great inspiration and has devoted his entire life to service. Greetings on his birthday," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. "During my visit to Siddaganga Mutt last year, had received blessings of Swamiji," he added.
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- Our institutions are working at cross purposes, urgent need for …
New Delhi, Apr.1 (ANI): Former telecom minister A. Raja has said that institutions in India continue to work at cross purposes, resulting in the existence of damaging differences, which in turn, are fueled by cartels and magnified by the media. In an interview given to the India Legal magazine, which will be published later this month, Raja also said that he saw his going to jail for the alleged 2G scam as a sacrifice of his personal liberty to ensure greater good for the public at large. "I have to state with regret, that our institutions are working at cross-purposes. "As far as my personal liberty goes, I see it as the price I paid for the revolution which brought down the ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) from '350 to '100 per month and boosted telephone connections from 300 million to 800 million within a couple of years.
- Uproar in J-K assembly over Kashmir floods
The National Conference and the Congress raised slogans against the government, and accused it of doing little to help the people. National Conference members were later marshaled out of the assembly. The threat of floods is looming large over the Valley and the Army has begun its evacuation process in Srinagar as the city experienced fresh rainfall today. The soldiers of the engineering wing of army, who have been specially trained for flood rescue ops, have made four units in Srinagar and are ready if the situation deteriorates further.
- Coal scam: SC stays summons issued to Manmohan Singh, issues …
New Delhi, Apr. 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the summons to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and five others by a trial court over the coal scam. "Till the Supreme Court decides for itself the substantial issues of law, the summon (against former PM Manmohan Singh and others) stands stayed," said lawyer Ashwini Kumar. The CBI has been asked to file a response and no proceeding can be conducted till the Supreme Court decides," he said. Manmohan Singh had on March 25 filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the summons issued to him by a trial court in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam.
- Police begin enforcement of liquor ban in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr. 1 (ANI): Police have begun enforcing the liquor ban across Kerala in the wake of the state high court ratifying the state government's new liquor policy. "As per the directions of the Deputy Commissioner of Excise Thiruvananthapuram, we have reached out for the verification of liquor stock and will seal the room in which the liquor will be stored. It is being assumed that Kerala, which has the country's highest alcohol consumption per capita, will become alcohol-free within ten years, but the ban has left many asking why it was necessary. "The government's decision on banning liquor in bars is not correct because most of the people in Kerala have a drinking habit.
- AAP brand of politics lacks both democracy and public service: …
New Delhi, Apr. 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the brand of politics practiced by the Arvind Kejriwal led- Aam Aadmi Party lacked both democracy and a spirit of service towards the general public. "Democracy and service towards mankind, hardly has any position in the Aam Aadmi Party. Whom the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) keeps and removes is completely the internal matter of the Aam Aadmi Party. This only shows that with the Aam Aadmi Party, it is a game for power, it is a tussle for position," he added.
- Bengaluru: 12th standard girl shot dead at school
Kadugodi (Bengaluru), Apr. 1 (ANI): A 12th standard girl was allegedly shot dead by an office assistant in a residential school in Bengaluru last night.
- President Mukherjee extends greetings on eve of Mahavir Jaya …
New Delhi, Apr. 1 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday extended his greetings to the nation on the eve of Mahavir Jayanti. "On the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens and in particular, members of the Jain community," President Mukherjee said. "When the world is faced with multiple challenges, the philosophy and teachings of ahimsa, truth and compassion enunciated by Bhagwan Mahavira hold great significance.
- Man arrested for raping six-year-old in Gurgaon
Gurgaon (Haryana), Apr. 1 (ANI): Police have arrested a man in Gurgaon for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl at a city park. The accused has been identified as Sharma Yadav, a house painter, and had worked at victim's house few days back. "During the interrogation we found that his name is Sharma Yadav.
- Passengers can now book train tickets four months in advance
New Delhi, Apr. 1 (ANI): Passengers will now be able to book their train tickets four months in advance, starting today, as the Railways has increased the advance reservation period for booking the tickets from 60 to 120 days. The revised rates of platform ticket have also been implemented from today. Meanwhile, another passenger felt that increase in platform ticket price will control the unauthorised entry of people on the platform "The increase in platform ticket price should not bother the public much.
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