Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Top nuke envoys of S.Korea, China hold talks on Pyongyang

SEOUL: The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and China met here on Tuesday to discuss security situations on the Korean Peninsula amid concerns about North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats.

Delhi HC seeks report on construction of toilets for transgenders

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a status report from the city government on the steps it has taken for the construction of separate toilets for transgender persons.

10 pistols recovered in J&K's Kupwara

SRINAGAR: Security forces on Tuesday recovered arms and ammunition, including 10 pistols, during a cordon and search operation in J&K's Kupwara district.

Country will soon be 'Congress-free': Himachal CM

HIMACHAL PRADESH: In the election year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in his one-day tour to the Chintpurni assembly in Una district addressed a public meeting at Amb town on Saturday and said the country would soon be 'Congress-free'.

Sukhbir Singh Badal richest candidate in Punjab polls

CHANDIGARH: With a declared net worth of Rs 202 crore, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal is the richest candidate in the assembly elections in Punjab, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Punjab Election Watch said on Wednesday.

Sukhbir Badal’s promise of reservation for government school students is full of lies and deceitful: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab Chief Ministerial Candidate and Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann termed the announcements, made by Shiromani Akali Dal Badal President Sukhbir Singh Badal regarding reservation in jobs for government schools’ students and revitalizing government schools, as deception and full of lies.

Captain Amarinder Singh can still surprise everyone

NEW DELHI: The IANS-CVoter Punjab Tracker is revealing some interesting new trends with the entry of Captain Amarinder Singh as a new ally of BJP, a contest which is already multi cornered.

Strict notice by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for distorting Sikh terminology by the Congress party

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami said that the Congress party for its personal and political interests distorted the last lines of Sikh prayers 'Nanak Naam Chaddi Kala, Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala'

Central government doing politics in the name of soldiers: Sachin Pilot

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot has accused the Modi government of the Center of doing politics in the name of soldiers, Instead of fulfilling the promises made to them, it is working against them. Congress media in-charge Pawan Khera was also present with him for the Punjab Assembly elections.

After announcement of tickets, simmering dissent puts Goa BJP on sticky wicket

PANAJI: Soon after the BJP released its first list of 34 candidates for the February 14 state Assembly polls, the next challenge for the ruling party may well be to address the simmering dissent in various constituencies, where party leaders including former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and former CM late Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal, are threatening to raise a banner of revolt against the party.

Ex-AAP member brings out web series on YouTube, claims party deviated from principles

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections, where Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is hoping to win big, a former member of the party has brought out an "insider account", in the form of a web series, which claims the party has deviated from its principles.

Haryana's farmer leader floats political outfit, to contest Punjab polls

CHANDIGARH: Taking the lead, farmer leader of Haryana Gurnam Singh Chaduni on Saturday floated his political outfit and announced to contest the forthcoming Assembly polls in Punjab.

Victory for BJP in 4 states; hung Assembly in Punjab with AAP in lead

NEW DELHI: The third ABP News-CVoter Battle for the States Tracker predicts closely-fought victories for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Goa and Uttarakhand, the four states which along with Punjab will go to the polls early next year.

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.

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