Congress to observe 'Save Democracy Day' across country on Friday

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:54

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Congress will observe 'Save Democracy Day' across the country on Friday to protest Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's "collusion with the BJP" and his "partisan" action of inviting BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister following a split verdict in that state.


Karnataka was 'rehearsal' of LS polls: Yashwant Sinha

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:52

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Thursday termed the political developments in Karnataka as a "rehearsal" for the Lok Sabha elections and criticised Governor Vajubhai Vala for not adhering to his responsibilities.


The rise of Yeddyurappa as BJP's mascot in south India (Profile)

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:46

Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) The return of B.S Yeddyurappa as Karnataka's Chief Minister on Thursday for the third time, reaffirmed his stature as the BJP's mascot in south India where it has been striving to spread its footprint over the last two decades.


Cities will see transformation in coming years: Naidu

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:40

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Cities are drivers of economic growth and with the rising aspirations of people, Indian cities will see a transformation in coming years, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Thursday.


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.