Toll in Odisha’s cracker factory blast rises to 8

BHUBANESHWAR, OCTOBER 19 (PTI): The death toll in the explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in Odisha’s Balasore district rose to eight on Thursday with two more persons succumbing to burn injuries, officials said.   The massive explosion at the illegal firecracker factory at Bahabalpur had claimed the lives of six persons and left nine […]

Rahul asked Cong leaders to avoid personal comments against BJP

Bengaluru, October 19 (PTI): Karnataka Congress leader G Parameshwara today said Rahul Gandhihas advised state party leaders against making personal comments on opposition BJP leaders and instead engage them on national and local issues in run up to the next years assembly elections.   KPCC leaders including Parameshwara, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka party incharge […]

Solar Scam: Kerala Assembly special session on November 9

Thiruvananthapuram, October 19 (IANS): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday headed a cabinet meeting that decided to call a special one-day Assembly session on November 9 to table the Solar Scam probe report.   Cases were set to be registered against several Congress leaders including former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the basis of […]

Sonia, Rahul greet nation on Diwali

New Delhi, October 19 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali.   “The Diwali festival represents the journey from darkness to light and I wish that the light of this festival brings happiness, peace and prosperity in everyone’s lives,” the Congress President […]

Prime Minister celebrates Diwali with soldiers at LoC

Srinagar, October 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in the border town of Gurez to celebrate Diwali with the soldiers protecting the country’s borders.   Official reports said in summer capital Srinagar that the Prime Minister arrived at the Dawar Brigade headquarters of the Indian Army in Gurez border town on Thursday […]

President, PM greet nation on Diwali

New Delhi, October 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday greeted the nation on Diwali.   “Diwali greetings to all. As we celebrate with our families, let us promote sensitivity to others and to our environment,” the President tweeted on his official handle.   Modi […]

India can help US keep an eye on Pakistan: Haley

India can help US keep an eye on Pakistan: Haley

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (C) and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley sit at his side during a working dinner with Latin American leaders in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque – RC1DEC5D6DA0   Haley said there was a plan for her to travel […]

Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Modi

Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Modi

Washington, October 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   Trump’s daughter Ivanka also attended the festivities in the Oval Office on […]

Pranab admits eyeing PM’s post, was reluctant to work under Manmohan

Pranab admits eyeing PM’s post, was reluctant to work under Manmohan

New Delhi, October 18 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee expected to be chosen as Prime Minister on two occasions — first in 2004 when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came to power, and later in 2012 ahead of the Presidential election, he writes in his latest book “Coalition Years: 1996-2012”.   Mukherjee, a veteran Congress […]