Parrikar will continue to be Goa’s chief minister: Shah

Parrikar will continue to be Goa’s chief minister: Shah

New Delhi, September 23 (PTI) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will continue in his post, BJP president Amit Shah said Sunday as he announced that a reshuffle of the state’s ministers will soon take place.   The BJP chief said so in a tweet following a discussion with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s core group team […]

Church acting against protesters in nun rape case: Official

Kottayam (Kerala), September 23 (IANS) With the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal in the nun rape case, Church authorities have begun to take action against those who supported the 14-day protest by five nuns at Kochi in the matter, a Church official said on Sunday.   “I received a letter from higher-ups in my church […]

Himachali tribal women fight patriarchy for their inheritance rights

By Vishal Gulati   Shimla, September 23 (IANS) Even as triple talaq or instant divorce has caught the nation’s attention, things are still unfair for tribal women of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled in the remote and inaccessible terrain of the Himalayan state are women who inherit only trouble instead of assets after the death of their […]

Jaitley questions Hollande’s claims, says erroneous to suggest partnership in Rafale deal

Jaitley questions Hollande’s claims, says erroneous to suggest partnership in Rafale deal

New Delhi, September 23 (IANS) The slugfest over the Rafale deal continued on Sunday with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley citing conflicting media reports on Francois Hollande’s claims regarding a private firm becoming an as offset partner in the jet deal at the instance of Modi government and asserting that there was “no partnership as […]

Railways to install latest signalling system on Mathura-Vadodara route

New Delhi, September 23 (IANS) Rescinding its earlier decision, the Railways will now push for only an 850 km section between Mathura and Vadodara to be equipped with a modern signalling system at an estimated cost of about Rs 2,000 crore.   The proposal to install an automatic train protection (ATP) system — the state-of-the-art […]

India launches world’s largest state-run healthcare programme

India launches world’s largest state-run healthcare programme

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), at Ranchi, in Jharkhand on September 23, 2018. (PIB Photo)   Ranchi, September 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the ‘Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)’ here, hailing it as […]

France did not choose Reliance in any way: Hollande

France did not choose Reliance in any way: Hollande

New Delhi, September 22 (ANI) Former French president Francois Hollande said that France did not choose to partner with Indian businessman Anil Ambani’s company in ‘any way’ and added that only Dassault can comment on the Rafale fighter jet deal.   Asked whether India had put pressure on Reliance and Dassault to work together, Hollande […]

Reliance, Dassault sealed the deal during UPA rule: BJP’s counter to Rahul

Reliance, Dassault sealed the deal during UPA rule: BJP’s counter to Rahul

Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses the media in New Delhi on Saturday. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo   Prasad alleged there was pressure for extraneous considerations and ‘bribe’ for not finalising the Rafale deal during the UPA rule.   New Delhi, September 22 (PTI) Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a symbol […]

French govt, Dassault clarify after Hollande drops Rafale bombshell

French govt, Dassault clarify after Hollande drops Rafale bombshell

Dassault Aviation, the makers of Rafale, said that it was company’s choice to go with Reliance Defence as its partner to fulfill offset obligations of the deal.   New Delhi, September 22 (PTI): The French government on Friday said it was in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners for the Rafale […]

‘Surgical strike’ on defence forces, says Rahul as France, Dassault contradict Hollande on Rafale partner

‘Surgical strike’ on defence forces, says Rahul as France, Dassault contradict Hollande on Rafale partner

New Delhi, September 22 (IANS) Even as the French government and Dassault Aviation contradicted former President Francois Hollande’s claim on choosing of Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal, the Congress party on Saturday said the French government “conceals more than it reveals”. Congress President Rahul Gandhi called it a “surgical strike” […]

Centre devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity: Modi

Bhubaneswar, September 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Centre has devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity all over the country.   “Connectivity is at the core of all round development. Our government has devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity all over the nation,” the Prime Minister said after inaugurating the Jharsuguda […]

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