Modi government shielding Reddy brothers through CBI’s ‘clean chit’: Congress

Modi government shielding Reddy brothers through CBI’s ‘clean chit’: Congress

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS): The Congress on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of shielding Karnataka’s Reddy brothers through “CBI-manufactured clean chit” in the illegal mining scam, alleging that the “mockery of justice” took place after B.S. Yeddyurappa was declared BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the state.   Talking to reporters here, Congress leader […]

‘Press freedom down, 3 journalists killed in 2018’

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS): Press freedom in India has deteriorated in 2018 and three journalists have been killed in the first four months, media watchdog The Hoot said, stating that “journalists continue to be vulnerable”.   The number of killings documented by the Hoot report for the first four months was the same as […]

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One dead, 3 civilians injured in J&K clash Srinagar, May 2 (IANS): A civilian died while three others were injured on Wednesday in clashes with the security forces near a gunfight site in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. Police said security forces laid cordon around Turkawangam village in Shopian following information about the […]

Bangalore edge out Mumbai in IPL tie

Bangalore edge out Mumbai in IPL tie

Bengaluru, May 1 (IANS): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pulled off an excellent bowling performance to defeat Mumbai Indians by 14 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday.   Chasing a managable target of 168 runs, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals and could only post 153/7 in […]

Salman closer to me than Kareena: Karisma

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS): Actress Karisma Kapoor says that superstar Salman Khan, with whom she shares “a very long-standing relationship”, is closer to her than her younger sister Kareena Kapoor Khan.   During an appearance on the show “Entertainment ki Raat@9 – Limited Edition”, she talked about her bond with Salman, read a statement.   “Salman […]

Cabinet approves rejig of programme for minorities

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a proposal for the renaming and restructuring of the Multi-Sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) of the Ministry of Minority Affairs as “Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram” (PMJVK).   The CCEA also approved its continuation for the remaining period of the 14th […]

Modi woos poll-bound Karnataka farmers through mobile app

Bengaluru, May 2 (IANS): Making smart use of his NaMo mobile app once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wooed Karnataka farmers to vote for the BJP in the May 12 state Assembly elections.   Addressing cadres of the party’s state farmers’ cells (Kisan Morcha Karyakartas) through his NaMo app, Modi listed the various […]

China willing to break new ground in Sino-India ties

Beijing, May 2 (IANS): China on Wednesday said it is ready to break new ground in Sino-India ties and follow through the consensus reached between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their meeting in Wuhan.   The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the “one of its kind” summit between India […]

French President in ‘delicious’ faux pas on tour Down Under

French President in ‘delicious’ faux pas on tour Down Under

President of France Emmanuel Macron meets Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy Turnbull at the Sydney Opera House, Australia on May 1. (REUTERS Photo)   SYDNEY, May 2 (Reuters): France’s President Emmanuel Macron may have had le vin rouge on his mind when he thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his […]

Netanyahu accuses Palestinian leader of anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial

Netanyahu accuses Palestinian leader of anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem on April 15. (Reuters File Photo)   JERUSALEM, May 2 (Reuters): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader suggested in a speech that historic persecution of […]