PM's remarks on Bengal poll violence unexpected: CM

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:52

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violence in the state's rural bodies' polls as "unexpected" and claimed the statements were made without proper checking of facts.


Punjab jail superintendent arrested for corruption

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:46

Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The Punjab State Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested the Mansa district Jail Superintendent Davinder Singh Bajwa in a corruption case from the jail premises.


Polling for Jayanagar seat in Karnataka on June 11

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:42

Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Polling in south Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly seat, which was countermanded due to the death of BJP candidate and MLA B.N. Vijaya Kumar, will be held on June 11, the Election Commission said on Thursday.


All-round fear in country; Judges, media scared: Rahul

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:40

Raipur, May 17 (IANS) Hitting out at the BJP-led central government and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said an atmosphere of all-round fear prevailed in the country and even the Supreme Court Judges and the media are panicky.


Modi, Shah tell BJP workers to reach out to beneficiaries

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:14

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) With a party government in place in Karnataka, the BJP set its eyes on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday urged party workers to reach out to 22 crore families which they said benefited from government schemes in four years.


India gives judges' names to Pakistan for panel's revival

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:10

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's suggestion last year, India on Thursday communicated to Pakistan the names of four judges to revive the mechanism of the Joint Judicial Committee which looks into humanitarian issues of fishermen and prisoners in each other's custody.


Bengal CID takes over probe into poll official's death

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:54

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal Police has taken up a probe into the mysterious death of a presiding officer in the Panchayat polls, a police officer said on Thursday.


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

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:46

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday looked set for a resounding victory crushing all opposition parties in rural West Bengal, after nearly 11 hours of vote count in the three-tier state Panchayat election, with the BJP emerging a distant second in almost all the districts.


Five IPS officers transferred in Karnataka

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:44

Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Within hours of the swearing-in of BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister on Thursday, five IPS officers in Karnataka were transferred and given new postings.


Farmer suicides: Amarinder urges Modi for one-time debt waiver

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:42

Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating condition of the farmers and the unabated farmer suicides, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a one-time debt relief to mitigate the miseries of the farming community.


Young man throws ink at Haryana CM in Hisar, held

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:38

Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) In a security breach, a young man on Thursday threw ink on Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during his visit to Hisar town, following which the former was arrested.


Nepal's two leading Communist parties merge

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:36

Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) In a major political breakthrough, Nepal's two leading communist parties -- the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) -- on Thursday merged to form the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the country's largest Left party.


Bail plea of Kejriwal's nephew dismissed

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:36

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A court here on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's nephew Vinay Bansal arrested in connection with an alleged scam worth Rs 6 crore in the Public Works Department (PWD).


Non-bailable warrant issued against ex-BJP MLA Kotadia

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:34

Ahmedabad, May 17 (IANS) The Ahmedabad city civil and sessions court on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against former BJP MLA from Dhari, Nalin Kotadia, accused of Bitcoin extortion of a builder.