New Delhi: The executive was not committing a “cardinal sin” by seeking reconsideration of some proposals made by the Supreme Court collegium on the appointment of judges, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today amid charges by the opposition that the government was stalling appointments to the higher judiciary.
New Delhi: Domestic petrol prices, which had hit record levels for 16 consecutive days in May, have been on the reverse trend for the last 13 days, including Monday, but the relief for consumers has been slow in coming. The pace of decline has been less than half the rate of surge. Percentage-wise, since May 30, when prices started to take a downturn, petrol prices have slipped 2.35 per cent in Delhi, compared to the 5.5
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today asserted that the liquor ban would remain in force and he would want all kinds of intoxicants to be banned in the state, though his government was planning to amend the excise law in view of complaints about misuse of its stringent provisions.
Mumbai: Uncapped pacer Navdeep Saini has been called in the Indian Test squad as a replacement for Mohammad Shami for the one-off historic Test match against Afghanistan, beginning June 14 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Patna: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Monday quashed allegations made by students of discrepancies in the marks rewarded. Bihar Board Chairman, Anand Kishore, spoke about the confusion that arose as students, who filled up forms in both 2017 and 2018, were allotted marks from best of 2.
07:40 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to visit former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were among a host of leaders cutting across party lines who greeted RJD chief Lalu Prasad on his 71st birthday today.
Dubai: India and Pakistan are set to renew their rivalry in the six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai which will get underway at the Al Wasl Sports Club here from June 22 to 30. India are clubbed with Pakistan with new comers Kenya in group A, while group B features Iran, Republic of Korea and Argentina with top two teams making the semifinals. India will be going up against strong contenders with kabaddi maestros Iran and
Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati said today the opening up of senior bureaucratic posts in various departments to people other than those who cleared the UPSC exam was a result of Modi government’s “administrative failure” and may increase the influence of capitalists in policy making. “Opening senior-level bureaucratic posts in 10 departments to private people, who have not cleared UPSC, appears to be the result of administrative failure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,”
Mathura: Dissatisfied with the panchayat letting a man, who allegedly tried to rape his mother, get away with five shoe strikes, a Mathura villager has lodged a complaint, police said today.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has decided to lend his support to BJP in 2019 elections, if Delhi is granted complete statehood. “I want to tell BJP that if before 2019 Elections, Delhi is granted statehood. we’ll make sure that each and every vote from Delhi goes in your favour, we’ll campaign for you. If you don’t do so, Delhi residents will put up boards saying BJP leave Delhi,” said Kejriwal during the
New Delhi: The plea brought about an outpouring of emotion but Sunil Chhetri’s detailing of what went into making the video, that had him seek fan support with folded hands, brought the house down here today. Fresh from netting eight goals in the title-winning Intercontinental Cup campaign in Mumbai, Chhetri spoke about his thoughts leading up to the twitter video that got thousands of retweets and lakhs of likes, but more importantly infused
Vatican City: Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the center of Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal and two others as he launches the purge of a church that has lost its credibility under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and cover-up.
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said today his party was prepared to walk the extra mile to defeat the BJP and was willing to sacrifice some seats for once bitter arch-rival, the BSP. “If there is a need to sacrifice a few seats for the BSP, we Samajwadis will not hesitate. We have to ensure the BJP is defeated,” he said in Mainpuri. He asserted the understanding between the SP and the BSP
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off on 14 June with the first match being played between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia. 32 teams will be vying for the trophy in order to be crowned World Cup Champions. We have 32 of the world’s best teams going head to head in the biggest competition in football. National pride is at stake and tempers will flare, rivalries will be revisited and tension will be
Ahmedabad, A lesbian couple allegedly committed suicide after throwing a three-year-old child of one of them in the Sabarmati river here today, the police said. The women also scribbled a suicide note along the riverfront’s concrete walkway near Ellisbridge where they jumped into the water body, an official at the Sabarmati Riverfront (West) police station said. They purportedly mentioned in the suicide note that they had “distanced themselves from the world so
Ballia (UP): Senior BSP leader Uma Shankar Singh today hit out at BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya for stating that SP-BSP bonhomie in UP will collapse before 2019 Lok Sabha polls, and said if given a chance he himself would become a part of the coalition.
Bengaluru, A voter turnout of 34.05 percent has been recorded in Bengaluru city’s Jayanagar assembly constituency till 1 p.m. on Monday. The election was countermanded after the death of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate B.N. Vijayakumar, who was the sitting MLA from the seat. Currently, the party has fielded his brother B.N. Prahlad.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today ordered immediate release of Rs 143 crores for paying the pending salaries of teachers working under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme in the state. Mehbooba issued the direction at a meeting here which was attended by Minister for School Education Choudhary Zulfkar and Minister for Finance Syed Altaf Bukhari among others, an official spokesman said.
Mumbai: Tata Power today said it has bagged the contract for setting up a 150-MW solar project in the state from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL). The company’s subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) has bagged the contract and will sign a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with MSEDCL, a release said.