Don't blame media, we provide them 'masala', Modi tells party lawmakers

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:22

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday advised BJP leaders not to give "masala" to the media by getting into every issue as soon as they saw camerapersons, saying such "mistakes" affect the country, party and the individual's image.


State FMs to meet on May 7 on finance panel's terms of reference

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:20

Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu on Sunday said the state has convened a meeting of finance ministers of all states on May 7 to discuss what it termed the "adverse effects" of the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission.


Rahul Gandhi to launch 'Save Constitution' campaign from Monday

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:12

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-RSS leadership of "systematically destroying" the Constitution, the Congress on Sunday announced that its President Rahul Gandhi will launch a nationwide "Save the Constitution" campaign on April 23 from Delhi's Talkatora stadium.


16 Maoists gunned down in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:06

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 22 (IANS) In the biggest crackdown on Maoists in four decades in Maharashtra, security forces on Sunday gunned down at least 16 Maoists, including some women, in the state's Gadchiroli district, an official said.


Nepal in talks with India, Pakistan to revitalise Saarc

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:54

Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Sunday said Nepal has been holding negotiations with India and Pakistan to revitalise the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc).


Twin bombings kill 58 in Afghanistan

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:30

Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 58 people were killed in twin blasts in Afghanistan on Sunday while another 117 were injured, media reports said.


Dalai Lama praises India's secularism

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:28

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday praised Indias efforts in maintaining communal harmony and said that the countrys uniqueness lies in maintaining its secularism.


Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it 'historic win' (Third Lead)

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:24

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast, after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide the death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, calling it a "historic win".


Congress changes six names in final list for Karnataka polls

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:22

Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Releasing the final list of candidates for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly elections, the ruling Congress on Sunday announced a change of candidates in six seats and selected nominees for five other seats.


Strikes by lawyers no answer to filling of HC vacancies: SC

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:10

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has taken a serious view of the strike by Calcutta High Court lawyers in protest against court vacancies, including non-appointment of a regular Chief Justice, which has adversely impacted its functioning.


Dead Latvian tourist's kin to seek justice from Kerala CM

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:02

Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The sister of a missing Latvian tourist, whose body was found near Kovalam, said on Sunday that they would meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday to seek a proper probe into the incident.


India turning into global investment hub: Minister

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 20:18

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India is turning into a global hub for investments due to the conducive environment provided by the Central government, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said on Sunday.


CJI should consider recusal from judicial work: Congress

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 20:16

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday hit out at the BJP for "defending" Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and said the latter should consider recusing himself from judicial and administrative work till he was cleared of the charge of "misbehaviour".