UP is now violence free, says Adityanath

UP is now violence free, says Adityanath

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Blaming the Congress for turning Uttar Pradesh into a BIMARU state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that the state was now violence free. “After 1990, there had been governments of BSP and SP. During this period, the state witnessed a new level of anarchy and violence,” the saffron-robed BJP leader […]

Government capable of retaliation: NSA Doval

Gurugram, March 19 (IANS) As the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrated its 80th Raising Day on Tuesday, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval said the Modi government is capable of carrying out “retaliatory strikes” against any act of terrorism. “Terrorism should be dealt with utmost priority. The current government is capable of dealing with any […]

Modi to interact with ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ pledge takers

Modi to interact with ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ pledge takers

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing at the inauguration of the PETROTECH-2019, the 13th International Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on February 11, 2019. (PIB Photo) New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday said its campaign […]

HC stays order holding EVMs as information under RTI

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has stayed a Central Information Commission (CIC) order which held that electronic voting machines (EVMs) come within the definition of ‘information’ under the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The court was hearing a plea on Monday filed by the Election Commission challenging a CIC […]

Modi now ‘Chowkidar’, no more ‘Chaiwala’: Mayawati

Modi now ‘Chowkidar’, no more ‘Chaiwala’: Mayawati

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) A day after BJP leaders prefixed ‘Chowkidar’ (watchman) to their Twitter handles, BSP leader Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has changed his profile from ‘Chaiwala’ to ‘Chowkidar’ only to get votes in the Lok Sabha elections. “Ignoring the philosophy of simple living and high thinking, […]

China says played ‘constructive role’ in reducing Pakistan, India tension

China says played ‘constructive role’ in reducing Pakistan, India tension

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) and China’s Premier Li Keqiang leave after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Pool/File Photo BEIJING, March 19 (Reuters) – China played a “constructive role” in reducing tension between Pakistan and India, the foreign ministry said, after the […]

‘Housefull’: All planes, choppers booked for poll campaign

‘Housefull’: All planes, choppers booked for poll campaign

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Supporters wave towards a helicopter carrying a candidate during an election campaign rally in Bah, in Uttar Pradesh on February 2, 2017. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files) Mumbai, March 19 (IANS): With canvassing for the 2019 general elections in full swing, it’s a “houseful” notice outside most companies hiring out small fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for […]

How exit pollsters fared in 2014 Lok Sabha elections

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The hits and misses of exit poll results over the past few years tell us that it’s better to take these surveys with a pinch of salt. For more often than not, the predictions of even the most meticulous of pollsters are likely to wobble when confronted with the actual […]

Bihar Grand Alliance deadlock over seats continues

Patna, March 18 (IANS) The deadlock over seat sharing in the “Mahagathbandhan” (Grand Alliance) in Bihar continued on Monday and it is unlikely to resolve in the next 24 hours. After camping in New Delhi for four days to finalise the seat-sharing formula, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav is likely to return to […]

Enough evidence against Mirwaiz, others in terror funding case: NIA

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Letterheads of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jammat-ud-Dawa, Hizbul Mujahideen and other terrorist organisations are among various “significant evidences” that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) says are enough to book top separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in its ongoing probe in the J&K terror funding case. The NIA investigators have scrutinized these letterheads […]

142 percent jump in assets of 153 MPs – 2009 to 2014

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The average assets of 153 MPs who were re-elected in 2014 grew by 142 percent, averaging Rs 13.32 crore per MP, with Shatrughan Sinha, Pinaki Mishra and Supriya Sule sharing the top honours. According to Election Watch and Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), average asset growth for 153 MPs in […]

Chowkidar Narendra Modi, PM flaunts prefix

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A day after launching the “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to “Chowkidar Narendra Modi”. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah followed with “Chowkidar Amit Shah” and tweeted: “The one […]