Congress rules out coalition with PDP

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of a coalition with the Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDP), making Governor’s rule look imminent in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP pulled out of the PDP-led coalition government.   Reacting to the development, senior Congress leader and former J&K Chief Minister Ghulam […]

Google to train 8,000 Indian journalists on fact-checking

Google to train 8,000 Indian journalists on fact-checking

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) To guard journalists from falling prey to false news stories, Google India on Tuesday said it will provide training to 8,000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year.   For this, the Google News Initiative India Training Network will select 200 journalists from cities […]

IAS officers want to talk, Kejriwal says LG should be involved

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) IAS officers on Tuesday said they are waiting for a formal communication from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his assurances of providing security to them while the AAP leader said he was waiting for Lt. Governor Anil Baijal’s nod.   Reiterating that they were not on strike, the IAS AGMUT […]

Governor’s rule inevitable in J&K

Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) After the fall of the BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, the imposition of Governor’s rule became inevitable in the state Tuesday.   Shortly after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the coalition government, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti rushed to the Raj Bhawan here and submitted her resignation […]

Don’t have mandate to form government in J&K: Omar

Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said his party would not stake claim to form the government in the state since it did not have the mandate.   “I have met the Governor just now. I told him that the NC did not have mandate in 2014 nor it has […]

Food poisoning kills 4 in Maharashtra

Raigad (Maharashtra), June 19 (IANS) At least four people were killed due to suspected food-poisoning after a house-warming dinner here, police said on Tuesday.   The incident occurred at the new home of Subhash Mane, who had organised a vaastu-shanti pooja in Mahad village, followed by the celebratory dinner on Monday night, a Raigad Police […]

SC slams Bihar for poor condition of medical colleges

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) With some medical colleges run by the Bihar government found to be deficient in facilities and declared unfit for further admissions, the Supreme Court on Monday slammed the state government, saying: “You are going to treat human beings, not animals.”   “What would happen to the patients if you have […]

Sisodia too in hospital, IAS officers ready talk to Kejriwal

Sisodia too in hospital, IAS officers ready talk to Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal, his colleagues and supporters sit in protest near Anil Baijal’s office in Delhi on Monday. (Photo: Twitter)   New Delhi, June 18 (IANS): Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was shifted to a hospital here on Monday due to failing health as IAS officers accused […]

Won’t tolerate misuse of data to influence polls: Prasad

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday warned social media companies against misusing users’ data to influence the outcome of elections, saying it will not be tolerated.   Also, the government was awaiting the report of Justice Srikrishna Committee on data protection and law, said Prasad, who is also […]

Roopa Ganguly accuses Mamata government of spreading terror

Roopa Ganguly accuses Mamata government of spreading terror

Roopa Ganguly. (PTI File Photo)   Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A BJP Rajya Sabha member, Roopa Ganguly on Monday accused West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee government of trying to instil fear by killing and exhibiting the bodies of BJP workers in Purulia district.   “This exhibition is to make it clear to all the residents of […]