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    Financial crunch derails PM’s pet maternity plan

    New Delhi : The Maternity Benefit Programme (MBP), which was part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s televised address on New Year’s Eve, will now benefit only the birth of the first child due to lack of funds under the recent Budget announcement.

  • Posing as CVC sleuths, 3 held for raiding Cyber Cell in BKC

    Mumbai : The Mumbai police have arrested three youth who entered the office of the Cyber Cell at Bandra Kurla Complex on February 17 posing as vigilance officers from the Central Vigilance Commission with the purpose of conducting a sting operation of one senior woman officer.

  • Faculty crunch in IITs, IIMs upsets Parl panel

    New Delhi : Expressing anguish at the “acute shortage” of faculty members in IITs, IIMs and universities, a parliamentary panel has asked the government to take steps to fill up the vacancies and to make the teaching profession more attractive.

  • Govt picked unsung heroes for Padma awards: Venkaiah

    Hyderabad: The Modi government has identified “unrecognised” and “unsung heroes” and honoured them with the prestigious Padma awards for this year, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Sunday.

  • Former CJI Altamas Kabir dead

    Kolkata : Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir died at a private hospital here on Sunday due to renal complications.

  • Shahabuddin brought to Delhi, lodged in Tihar

    New Delhi : Controversial RJD leader Shahabuddin, brought to Delhi by train early Sunday morning, has been lodged in jail number 2 of Tihar prisons amid foolproof security.

  • BJP will pay dearly for note ban: Rahul, Akhilesh

    Jhansi (UP) : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday attacked PM Narendra Modi over demonetisation saying people will take revenge on BJP and its leaders will have to get “blood pressure checked” after 3rd and 4th phase of polling.

  • 100-yr-old woman casts vote in UP

    SITAPUR (UP): As voting for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections is underway, a 100-year-old woman Kaniz Fatima cast her vote at a polling booth in Sitapur.

  • ‘Goonda raj’ in UP, even SC has to intervene, says Modi

    Fatehpur (UP) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lambasted the SP government for its “failure “to maintain law and order in UP, saying ‘goonda raj’ was prevailing there and even the Supreme Court has had to intervene to get a minister booked in an alleged rape case.

  • After Kejri, Mann donates month’s pay to Sharmila

    CHANDIGARH : A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal donated Rs 50,000 to rights activist Irom Sharmila’s party which is fighting Manipur elections, Aam Aadmi Party Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann followed the suit and donated his one month salary.

  • Dismiss plea to nix party symbols from EVMs: EC to court

    New Delhi : The Delhi state election commission has sought dismissal of a plea for removal of candidates’ party symbols from electronic voting machines (EVM) in upcoming civic polls here.

  • Cyclone of change in favour of BJP sweeping UP: Minister

    Allahabad : BJP on Sunday lambasted the Samajwadi Party-Congress tie-up as an “unnatural, artificial and opportunistic” alliance and said that a “cyclone of change” was sweeping in its favour across Uttar Pradesh.

  • Staring at defeat, SP held Congress’ hand: Gadkari

    New Delhi : Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday took a dig at the Congress-SP coalition in Uttar Pradesh, saying “politics is a game of convenience, contradiction and compulsion” and when a ruling party realised it cannot win on its own, it held Congress’ hand.

  • Poor representation of women in candidate lists

    Imphal : Though women voters outnumber men in the electoral rolls in Manipur, only a small number of them have featured in the candidate lists of political parties in the upcoming state Assembly elections here. The total number of voters in the state is around 19 lakh and the number of women voters is much higher than that of men.

  • SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

    Cape Canaveral : NASA’s historic moonshot pad is back in business. A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Saturday morning from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. It was visible for just seconds before ducking into clouds on its way to the International Space Station, with a load of supplies.

  • Sr Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    Washington : A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump’s policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office Building, where he worked in Washington.