Nitish should rethink support to demonetisation: Patkar

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 23:16

Patnna, Dec 3 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to rethink over his support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move, reiterating it was actually monetisation of the country's least developed communities to help the market and corporates.


To save nature, ride cycles, not cars, says Parrikar

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 23:10

Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Taking a sarcastic dig at opponents of infrastructure projects in the state, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that those who want to 'save' nature, should stop using cars and ride cycles instead.


Bengal to stimulate job creation to beat demontisation effect

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 22:44

Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) In a bid to nullify demonetisation effect on employment generation, the West Bengal government plans to launch another batch of 5,000 cars under the Gatidhara project by March 2017 to stimulate local employment, an official said on Saturday.


Mamata fitted to be PM: Ramdev

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 22:20

Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) Heaping praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her austere lifestyle and political credibility, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said the Trinamool Congress supremo could one day become Prime Minister.


My presence helps BJP get more votes: Parrikar

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 22:18

Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that he is only like an icing on the cake when it comes to cornering votes during elections.


US national 'gangrape': Police file FIR after Sushma assures action

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 21:42

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) An FIR was registered on Saturday on the complaint of an American woman who was allegedly gang-raped at a luxury hotel here in March, hours after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said those guilty won't be spared and asked Delhi Police to register a case.


Cameron defends decision to hold referendum on Brexit as 'right thing to do'

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 21:30

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday defended his decision to hold a referendum which led to his country's exit from the European Union but said Britain need to find the advantages and deliver them in the path the people have chosen.


Home benefits if women given allowances: Parrikar

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 21:18

Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) A home only benefits if women in a household are given money, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday, while explaining his decision to announce a monthly allowance scheme for women in Goa, when he was Chief Minister.


Goyal tells traders to use PoS machine for transactions

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 20:58

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Allaying fears about effects of demonetisation, Union Power, Coal, Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday told traders to use Point of Sale (PoS) machine for transactions and embrace digital economy.


AYUSH should back capable people, says Ramdev

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 20:44

Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday suggested to the AYUSH Ministry to bring forward people doing a commendable job in the disciplines of Indian traditional medicine, asserting that institutions can only succeed if they have capable people working in them.