Thursday, December 09, 2021

Bombay HC grants bail to Aryan Khan on Rs 1 lakh bond, conditions

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court has allowed a bail to Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan, at a Rs 1 lakh bond, as per the orders issued on Friday.

Vax mandate to be imposed in Canadian Parliament precinct

OTTAWA:  Staring from November 22, people aged 12 and above entering Canada's House of Commons precinct will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to authorities.

Kabul airport to be ready for int'l flights in 3 days

KABUL: A media report citing Taliban officials and technical teams said on Thursday that the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul will be ready for international flight services in the next three days.

J&K Police releases video showing Geelani's burial as per Islamic rites

SRINAGAR: To dispel rumours about the alleged desecration of senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani's body, Jammu and Kashmir Police have posted video clips of his burial during which all Islamic rites were observed

BJP dismisses Goa Cong demand to dismiss Sawant govt

PANAJI:  The ruling BJP on Wednesday ignored the accusations levelled in Congress' memorandum to Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, in which the Opposition has sought dismissal of the coalition government led by Pramod Sawant, citing a breakdown in the law and order machinery.

Rajbhar promises 5 CMs and 20 deputy CMs in UP

JHASH I(UP): In a seemingly bizarre statement, Om Praaksh Rajbhar, former Uttar Pradesh minister and president of Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) has said that if an alliance government is formed by the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha in the state after the 2022 Assembly elections, then there will be five chief ministers and 20 deputy chief ministers, representing all marginalised castes.

AAP to contest all 403 seats in UP, no alliances

LUCKNOW: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has set to rest all speculations about alliances for the upcoming UP Assembly elections.

BJP divided over Yediyurappa's state tour plan

BENAGLURU:  The ruling BJP in Karnataka is divided over the former chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa's plan for state-wide tour to strengthen the party. Yediyurappa had announced the tour plan while submitting his resignation. Now, he is all set to take up the tour after Ganesh Chaturthi and the leaders in the party think that the tour by the veteran leader will create unnecessary confusion.

Is Priyanka proving to be a trouble shooter after Ahmed Patel?

NEW DELHI:  Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hopped from 10 Janpath, residence of party president Sonia Gandhi to 12 Tughlak Road, residence of Rahul Gandhi on Friday during the meeting with Bhupesh Baghel. At the end of the three-hour meet, it's status quo in Chhattisgarh and there is no word on leadership change in the state.

Hindu leader announces reward on Narayan Rane's head

VARANASI:  Vishwa Hindu Sena president, Arun Pathak, has once again, made a controversial statement on social media.

BJP to launch campaign to get 100 Muslim votes in each UP booth

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to win support of minorities especially Muslims in next year's Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the BJP is launching a campaign 'ek booth, 100 votes' (one booth, 100 votes) from next month. The campaign will be carried out in minority dominated constituencies and booths across the state.

Rajbhar promises prohibition if voted to power

LUCKNOW: Om Prakash Rajbhar, former Uttar Pradesh minister and president of the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party, has promised total prohibition in the state if his party comes to power in the 2022 Assembly elections.

'Those who sold off country's assets levelling false allegations'

NEW DELHI:  Lashing out at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and P. Chidambaram, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said those who sold off the assets of the country and committed massive corruption are now levelling baseless and false allegations against the Central government.

PM Modi selling India's crown jewels, NMP will create monopoly

NEW DELHI: A day after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the government's four-year National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) worth Rs 6 lakh crore, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of bringing the process of selling the "crown jewel" assets built by his party in last 70 years.

Its Congress Vs Congress in panchayat elections in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: The Congress party in Rajasthan is facing stiff competition from its own members for the ensuing panchayat elections to be held from August 26 to September 1 in six districts of the state namely Bharatpur, Dausa, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur and Sir

Ex-Samajwadi Party MLA booked in land grab case in UP

LUCKNOW:  The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked former Samajwadi Party MLA Indal Kumar Rawat and 18 others, in an alleged land grabbing case.

Vasundhara Raje is back in BJP's posters

Jaipur: Finally, former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is back in state BJP's posters leading to speculations, if union minister Bhupender Yadav, presently on his 'Jan Ashirvad Yatra' in Rajasthan, is a truce maker between two camps -- one led by state party president Satish Poonia and the other by Raje?

Yogi govt launches campaign to check child labour

Lucknow:  The Yogi Adityanath government is launching a major campaign for children working as labourers in hazardous industries.

Conditions in Afghanistan extremely disturbing, says Congress

New Delhi:  A day after Taliban captured power in Afghanistan, the Congress on Monday described conditions there as "extremely alarming" saying India's strategic interests are at stake.

Show us debate in Parliament, reasons: SC on Tribunal Reforms Bill

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Monday expressed deep distress with the Centre for not making appointments to various tribunals despite recommendations made by the Selection Committee and also shot a volley of question at the Modi government on the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021, which was passed by Parliament last week, re-enacting provisions already struck down by the apex court.

After BJP's attack on Nehru, K'taka Cong calls Vajpayee 'a heavy drinker'

engaluru:  It's raining insults on national leaders in Karnataka as prominent leaders of the ruling BJP and opposition Congress are mutually hurling indecent comments on former Prime Ministers of the country belonging to their rival parties.

Akhilesh vows to build 'New UP' in open letter

cknow:  In an open letter addressed to the people of India, Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav has appealed for building a "New Uttar Pradesh" and to fulfil the idea of '22 mein bicycle' for this.

UP farmers will not vote for BJP: Akhilesh

Lucknow:  Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that no matter how hard the BJP tries to connect with farmers in Uttar Pradesh, they will not vote for the saffron party.

Rahul leads oppn march against govt, says 'murder of democracy'

NEW DELHI: Members of Parliament and leaders of various opposition parties took out march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk on Thursday to protest against the curtailment of the monsoon session.

Monsoon session of Madhya Pradesh assembly adjourned sine die

BHOPAL: The four-day monsoon session of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly was adjourned sine die during its second sitting on Tuesday.

PM asks for names of BJP RS MPs absent from House on Monday

NEW DELHI: Taking serious note of absenteeism of BJP MPs during ongoing Parliament session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought names of those who were absent during the Rajya Sabha proceedings on Monday.

Rahul Gandhi prays at Mata Kheer Bhawani temple in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday paid obeisance at the Mata Kheer Bhawani temple in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

Poster war in Lalu Prasad's family

PATNA: The internal politics in Lalu Prasad's family has been raging for quite sometime but now it has started spilling over into public domain with a poster war in last couple of days.

UP Cong launches 'BJP Gaddi Chhodo' campaign

LUCKNOW: The Congress on Monday launched a campaign against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Dal (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh.

The campaign, called "BJP Gaddi Chhodo", has been launched on the anniversary of the 'Quit India Movement'.

Power Minister launches regulatory certification programme

New Delhi: Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R.K. Singh on Friday launched "Reform and regulatory knowledge base for power sector", an e-certification programme to provide regulatory training to practitioners from diverse backgrounds.

Rahul Gandhi rides bicycle to Parliament to protest fuel hike

NEW DELHI:Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday rode a bicycle to the parliament in protest of rise in fuel prices particularly petrol which has crossed Rs 100 per litre mark in various parts of the country.

K'taka cabinet expansion: CM Bommai to meet Nadda in Delhi

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is likely to get consent for cabinet expansion after meeting the party Chief J.P. Nadda on Monday. Bommai is scheduled to meet Nadda in the first half of the morning hours.

Parliament logjam: Both Houses worked for 18 hours in 2 weeks

NEW DELHI:As the stalemate between the opposition and the government continued for two weeks, both Houses of parliament have witnessed little business except the government passing bills amid din without any proper discussion.

K'taka CM Bommai meets Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Newly appointed Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai on Friday met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh here.

Modi, Shah to virtually join Gujarat govt's 5-year celebration from Aug 1 to 9

GANDHINAGAR:Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will virtually join the celebrations between August 1 and 9 to mark the five years of the Rupani-Nitin Patel government in Gujarat.

K'taka CM Bommai leaves for Delhi to meet Modi, Shah

BENGALURU:Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai left for New Delhi on Friday morning from Bengaluru HAL airport.

Kerala oppn up in arms, demands 'unruly' Minister's resignation

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Assembly on Thursday witnessed angry exchanges between the opposition and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who was trying his best to defend State Education Minister V. Sivankutty

Won't discuss cabinet expansion in first meet, says Bommai

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai on Thursday said that he won't discuss cabinet expansion with leaders in New Delhi in the first meeting. "I have sought appointments with central leaders and if it comes through I will leave for New Delhi on Friday," he said

Kerala CM defends Minister in harassment case as Oppn walks out

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On expected lines, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan appears to have given full support on the floor of the Kerala Assembly on Thursday to the beleaguered Forest Minister A.K. Saseendran who courted controversy after a phone conversation between him and a party member surfaced, even as the Congress-led Opposition strongly pressed for the resignation of the Minister.

BJP to retain power in K'taka with 130+ seats: Yediyurappa

BENGALURU:In a message to his critics within the ruling BJP in Karnataka, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Wednesday that he would work hard to ensure that the saffron party retains power in the southern state by winning more than 130 seats in the Assembly elections scheduled in 2023.

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