Chairman's decision on impeachment illegal, SC will be moved: Sibal

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:06

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Attacking the rejection of the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra as "illegal, wrong and unconstitutional", Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday said the opposition members who had signed the motion will move the Supreme Court challenging the decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu.


Nanar refinery project: Maharashtra ruling allies, opposition in ugly spat

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:58

Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 23 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Monday challenged its coalition ally Bharatiya Janata Party to shift the proposed Nanar refinery complex from the state to Gujarat, even as the latter hit back viciously along with the Opposition to unleash a full-fledged political controversy.


Bengal Panchayat polls: Sporadic violations as fresh nominations filed

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:26

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Fresh nominations for the West Bengal Panchayat polls were filed on Monday amid tight security even as sporadic incidents clashes between the state's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition party activists took place in some districts.


Heavy smoke disrupts services on Delhi Metro's Red Line

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:20

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Services on the Delhi Metro's Red Line (Dilshad Garden-Rithala) were suspended for more than one hour on Monday after heavy smoke from a nearby blaze made it difficult for the trains to run, the DMRC said.


BJP accuses Akhilesh of having patronised criminals

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:18

Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's ruling BJP on Monday attacked former UP Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav over his "loose comments" in recent interviews, warning him that criminals, patronized by him, will no longer have a free run under the Yogi Adityanath government.


Health Ministry removes 'fat shaming' tweet after Twitterati outrage

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:02

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the government, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday removed a tweet that asked people "What's your choice?" based on a photo that displayed two women -- one overweight, depicting non-veg and processed food items and the other lean with fruits and vegetables.


Bengal losing Rs 100 cr per month from cattle smuggling

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:58

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) A cattle traders' body on Monday accused a section of police in some north Bengal districts of ensuring safe passage to smugglers to ferry cattle to Bangladesh which resulted in revenue loss of around Rs 100 crore per month to the government.


Nanar row: Fadnavis hits back at Shiv Sena

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:54

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Minutes after ally Shiv Sena attacked the proposed Nanar refinery project, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hit back on Monday.


Dalit votes make them important for politicians: Paswan

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:32

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Blaming the Congress for the poor state of Dalits in the country, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said it was their votes that attracted politicians to them.


Criminal who killed BJP leader shot dead

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:22

Noida, April 23 (IANS) Police from Noida and Gurugram in Haryana on Monday gunned down a criminal who carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head.


Opposition uproar in Odisha Assembly over 'rising rapes'

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:14

Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) The opposition Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday created a ruckus in the Odisha Assembly over what they called the "increasing number of rape cases" in the state.


AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:12

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday.