Ministers of 5 states meet President on Finance Commission

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:34

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Finance Ministers of Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and the Chief Minister of Puducherry met President Ram Nath Kovind here on Thursday and submitted a memorandum urging amendments to the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission.


Centre approves 2 medical colleges in Odisha

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:30

Bhubaneswar, May 17 (IANS) The Union government has approved the setting up of two medical colleges in Odisha, said Union Health Ministry J.P. Nadda on Thursday.


Invite us to form government, Congress tells Goa Governor

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:28

Panaji, May 17 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Thursday demanded that Governor Mridula Sinha follow in the footsteps of her Karnataka couterpart Vajubhai Vala and invite the Congress, which emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly after the 2017 elections, to form the government in the coastal state.


Mumbai school principal named for top US education award

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:26

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The American School of Bombay (ASB) Elementary School Principal John Smithies has been named for this year's 'National Distinguished Principal Award' instituted by the US Department of State, an official said on Thursday.


350 Congressmen arrested in Tripura for holding rally

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:24

Agartala, May 17 (IANS) Over 350 Congress leaders and workers were arrested on Thursday for holding a rally here to protest the decision to allow the BJP to form a government in Karnataka and the demolition of many party offices in Tripura by the saffron party-led government.


Karnataka effect: RJD, Congress stake claim for governments in Bihar, Goa

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:18

Panaji/Patna, May 17 (IANS) The Congress in Goa and the RJD in Bihar on Thursday said they would ask the governors of their states to give them a chance to form the government the same way that BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa was sworn-in in Karnataka as the leader of the single largest party.


Karnataka Governor sacrificed constitution for Modi: Congress

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:14

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala of "murdering democracy in broad daylight" and "sacrificing" the Constitution and democracy for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Trinamool looks to sweep Bengal Panchayat polls, BJP in second spot

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:56

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress looks set for a resounding victory in rural Bengal after nearly eight hours of counting of votes in the three-tier state Panchayat elections, with control over 80 per cent of the Gram Panchayat seats.


Woman 'assaulted' by UNFPA top official awaits justice

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:54

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A former consultant at the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) Bihar office on Thursday said she was struggling to get justice because a UN staff member who allegedly assaulted her enjoyed immunity that should be waived.


Congress, JD-S will protect MLAs: Kumaraswamy

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:52

Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday said they will protect all the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) MLAs to prevent any poaching ahead of the trust vote in the assembly.


Blue Corner notice issued against Delhi 'godman': CBI to HC

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:40

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday apprised the Delhi High Court that an International Blue Corner Notice has been issued against self-styled godman Virendra Dev Dixit, who is on the run.


File education details, HC tells rape-murder convict

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:38

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked rape-murder convict Santosh Kumar Singh to file details about his education after it came to the court's notice that he had been pursuing a two-year LLM course since 2012.


Varanasi flyover tragedy: UP Bridge Corporation MD removed

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:24

Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday removed the Managing Director of the Uttar Pradesh Bridge Corporation, Rajat Mittal, over the Varanasi incident where part of an under-construction flyover caved in, killing 15 persons on Tuesday evening, officials said.


Ghaziabad court puts up kiosk to know case details

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:20

Ghaziabad, May 17 (IANS) A kiosk has come up at the Ghaziabad civil court compound so that litigants can key in their case number to know various details, Ghaziabad Bar Association President Anil Pandit said on Thursday.


LG seeks report on acquittal of our MLAs: AAP

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:20

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said its party MLAs were arrested on fake or trumped-up charges and alleged that Lt Governor Anil Baijal instead of questioning police on such cases was asking for police report on court acquittals and orders.