260 Jet pilots, grounded planes lessors approach SpiceJet

260 Jet pilots, grounded planes lessors approach SpiceJet

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Financially troubled Jet Airways seems to be headed towards more turbulence as around 260 of its pilots have applied to join SpiceJet, even as investors like public sector banks struggle to stitch a rescue plan for the airline. The development took place on Wednesday when pilots of the beleaguered airline applied for […]

Congress believes it has no chance in 2019: AAP

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi was not keen on seat sharing in different states in 2019 as he believes that he has no chances of winning the Lok Sabha battle and was eyeing the 2024 elections. “RG (Rahul Gandhi) believes he has no chance […]

Dynastic politics destroyed institutions: Modi

Dynastic politics destroyed institutions: Modi

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked the Congress for its “dynastic politics” and said its biggest casualty are the institutions. Addressing voters in his blog post, Modi urged them to remember the Congress’ past when they vote — “how one family’s desire for power cost the nation greatly”. “From the […]

1 bn Indians live in water scarce areas: Report

1 bn Indians live in water scarce areas: Report

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) As many as one billion people in India live in areas of physical water scarcity, of which 600 million are in areas of high to extreme water stress, according to a new report. Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, […]

No deadlock in Mahagathbandhan over seats: Tejashwi

Patna, March 20 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has denied reports of a deadlock over seats in the “Mahagathbandhan” (Grand Alliance) in Bihar, saying it has been finalised and will be announced after the Holi. “The Grand Alliance is intact. There is no problem over seat-sharing. We have finalised everything. After Holi we will formally announce […]

Nirav Modi arrested in London, British police say

Nirav Modi arrested in London, British police say

A Nirav Modi showroom is pictured in New Delhi, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – Fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi had been arrested in London on behalf of the Indian authorities, British police said on Wednesday. India had asked Britain in August to extradite Modi, one of the main suspects charged […]

Modi to intensify ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign

Modi to intensify ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign

A screenshot of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official Twitter page taken on March 19. (Photo Courtesy: Screenshot: @narendramodi/Twitter) New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi would interact with people across the country through audio bridge technology as part of his “Main Bhi Chowkidar” campaign on March 20, a day ahead of Holi, the festival […]

Justice PC Ghose appointed India’s first Lokpal

Justice PC Ghose appointed India’s first Lokpal

File Photo of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose. (Photo Courtesy: Deccan Herald [CC0] via Wikimedia Commons) New Delhi, March 19 (IANS): Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been appointed as India’s first Lokpal, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said on Tuesday. Justice (retd) Ghose will head the panel that comprises Justices Dilip B. Bhosale, Pradip Kumar […]

Likened to Indira as she is still loved: Priyanka

Likened to Indira as she is still loved: Priyanka

Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said that people compared her looks with her grandmother Indira Gandhi as they still remember the late Prime Minister with respect for the work she had done for them. She also countered the Bharatiya Janata Party’s allegations about elections as a picnic […]

Poll panel meets representatives of Internet firms

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Representatives of Internet companies, including social media platforms, on Tuesday had an inconclusive meeting with Election Commission officils on the use of social media for campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls while the Model Code of Conduct is in force. Sources said the poll panel has called another meeting on […]

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