Congress is asking who my father, mother are: Modi

Gandhinagar, December 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued with his attack on the Congress party on Saturday, this time saying that the party was asking who Modi’s mother and father are.   Addressing a campaign rally on the first phase polling day, Modi quoted a Congress worker, Salman Nizami, as questioning his ancestry.   […]

After Diwali in Ayodhya, UP will celebrate Holi in Barsana: CM

Lucknow, December 9 (IANS) After the grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department will now celebrate Holi in Barsana, the birth place of Lord Krishna’s consort Radha, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Saturday.   Speaking in Naimisharanya, a religious hot spot believed to be the abode of Lord Vishnu, Adityanath also […]

Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

FILE PHOTO: An employee walks inside the office of ride-hailing service Uber in Gurugram, previously known as Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/File Photo   SAN FRANCISCO, December 9 (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after […]

Gujarat votes in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

Gujarat votes in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

A policeman checks identity papers of women as they arrive to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Gujarat state assembly election in Panshina village of Surendranagar district December 9, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave   SURENDRANAGAR, India, December 9 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people voted in the first stage […]

SC seeks Centre’s response on PIL challenging discriminatory adultery law

New Delhi, December 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Central government’s response on a petition challenging constitutional validity of Section 497 of IPC, providing for prosecution of man in adulterous relationship with a married woman and lets off the woman who is otherwise an equal participant in the extramarital relationship.   PIL […]

Jadhav’s mother, wife to meet him on December 25

Islamabad, December 8 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday allowed the mother and wife of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, currently on death row, to meet him at a prison here on December 25.   A staff member from the Indian High Commission will be present at the meeting and “complete security will be provided to the […]

Modi government spent Rs 3,755 crore on publicity blitz

New Delhi, December 8 (IANS) The Modi government has spent a whopping nearly Rs 3,755 crore in three and half years on its publicity till October this year, an RTI revealed on Friday.   The expenditure on advertisements from April 2014 to October 2017 through electronic, print media and outdoor publicity is Rs 37,54,06,23,616, according […]

Navy’s role vital in nation building, says President Kovind

Visakhapatnam, December 8 (IANS) The Indian Navy plays its role not just in ensuring national security but in nation building, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday.   Addressing the gathering after awarding the President’s Colours to the Navy’s Submarine Arm, he also said that including submarine technology in the Make in India programme will strengthen […]

Pandher, Koli sentenced to death in Nithari serial rape-murder case

Ghaziabad, December 8 (IANS) A CBI court here on Friday sentenced businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his aide Surendra Koli to death in one of the Nithari serial rape-murder cases.   Pronouncing the judgment, Special CBI Judge P.K. Tiwari noted that Koli and Pandher were involved in the rape and murder of housemaid Anjali in […]

12%, 18% GST rates can be merged to new slab

Kolkata, December 8 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Friday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council would examine the possibility of merging the 12 and 18 per cent tax rates to a new slab.   Modi, a member of the GST Council, has also suggested it that price tags displayed on […]

Congress promises constitutionally impossible, financially improbable: Jaitley

Ahmedabad, December 8 (IANS) The BJP on Friday said the Congress poll manifesto in Gujarat promising quota for Patidars and farm debt waiver was “constitutionally impossible” and “financially improbable” and that the party’s policy of social polarisation would harm the state.   Releasing the BJP’s poll agenda a day before the state votes in the […]

Max Hospital licence cancelled for wrongly declaring baby dead

New Delhi, December 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday cancelled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, here with immediate effect, after the hospital erroneously declared a newborn dead.   The baby later died in a city nursing home.   Making the announcement, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the hospital can continue the […]