Jagan Reddy orders demolition of Naidu’s Praja Vedika

Jagan Reddy orders demolition of Naidu’s Praja Vedika

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy . PTI File Photo Amaravati, June 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday ordered the demolition of Praja Vedika, an extension of his predecessor N. Chandrababu Naidu’s residence at Undavalli here. He announced the decision during the district collectors’ conference at the […]

Congress MLA removed for praising Modi, meets him

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Removed from the party for praising Narendra Modi, A.P. Abdullakutty, former Congress MLA from Kerala, met the Prime Minister here on Monday. The meeting was arranged by Keralite businessman-turned-BJP Rajya Sabha member Rajiv Chandrasekhar. After the meeting, Abdullakutty said, “He (Modi) was happy when I told him about my participation […]

RBI Deputy Governor Acharya resigns before end of term

RBI Deputy Governor Acharya resigns before end of term

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya arrives to attend a news conference after a monetary policy review in Mumbai, December 5, 2018. (REUTERS/Francis File Photo) MUMBAI, June 24 (Reuters): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has resigned six months before the scheduled end of his term in office, […]

14 killed, 50 injured as shamiana falls in Barmer

14 killed, 50 injured as shamiana falls in Barmer

Panic-stricken people after a pandal fell during a Ram Katha due to a storm in Jasol village of Barmer district, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (PTI Photo) Jaipur, June 23 (PTI): At least 14 people were killed and about 50 injured after a shamiana fell on them due to strong winds during a religious programme in […]

Non-Gandhi can be Congress chief: Aiyar

Non-Gandhi can be Congress chief: Aiyar

Priyanka Vadra, Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. PTI File Photo New Delhi, June 23 (PTI): Amid uncertainty over Rahul Gandhi continuing as Congress president, senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said Sunday that a ‘non-Gandhi’ can be party chief, but the Gandhi family must remain active within the organisation. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s objective is to have […]

Would love to see half the House comprised of women: Sumalatha

Would love to see half the House comprised of women: Sumalatha

Actor-turned-politician Sumalatha Ambareesh (PTI File Photo) New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Sumalatha Ambareesh, who made history by becoming the first independent woman candidate to enter the Lok Sabha from Karnataka, envisions a House that comprises 50 per cent female members. “We have debated a lot about providing 33 per cent reservation to women in […]

Four militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Four militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “Four terrorists have been killed in Daramdora village of Shopian district. Weapons and other incriminating material have been recovered from their possession.” The […]

Woman journalist shot, wounded in Delhi

Woman journalist shot, wounded in Delhi

The woman journalist was driving her car when the attackers in another car intercepted her and fired two shots aiming to kill her, police says . (Representative Image: pixabay) New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A woman journalist was said to be in a stable condition after she was shot and wounded early on Sunday by […]

Bengal teenager shot during BJP-Trinamool clash

Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) A teenage boy is in critical condition after he sustained bullet injuries along with two others following a clash between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Patrasayer in West Bengal’s Bankura district. A clash erupted in the area on Saturday after the BJP activists allegedly […]

Most land for Bullet Train to be acquired by December

Most land for Bullet Train to be acquired by December

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The National High Speed Rail Corp Ltd (NHSRCL) is hopeful of acquiring a major chunk of land required for the 508-km-long Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project by the end of this year. NHSRCL spokesperson Sushma Gaur told IANS that the land will be taken over once the tenders for the project […]

India rejects U.S. report on attacks on minority Muslims

India rejects U.S. report on attacks on minority Muslims

NEW DELHI, June 23 (Reuters) – India on Sunday rejected a U.S. State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the country’s minority Muslims. Preparing for a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday, India’s foreign ministry issued a stiff rejoinder […]