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  • Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba assumes charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff 2 days ago

    Kochi: Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba will assume charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command on March 30. He was commissioned in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy in January 1978 and is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune, the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, College...
  • National security is a challenge due to its complexity: Dalbir Singh Suhag 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Monday said the national security environment has become a challenging task due to its complexity and unpredictability. Addressing the valedictory function of the Higher Defence Management Course-10 at the College of Defence Management on Monday, he cautioned, "Internally, our social and ethnic diversity...
  • Is it appropriate to pursue hearing on IAS officer case: Karnataka High Court 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday wondered whether it would be appropriate for it to pursue the hearing on the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravi after the government has decided to handed over the case to CBI. "The state government has handed over the...
  • IAS officer's death: BJP MP writes to Sonia Gandhi 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Demanding a CBI probe into the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer, DK Ravi, BJP MP from Mysore Prathap Simha on Sunday wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, questioning the intention of her party-led government in Karnataka in refusing such a probe. "As you are aware, an honest, young...
  • Man threatens to commit suicide at Chief Justice's room at Kolkata High Court March 20, 2015

    Kolkata: An aged man on Friday threatened to commit suicide in the court room of Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court Manjula Chellur after alleging that his property had been taken away by a land broker even as his petition on the issue remained pending before the Calcutta High Court. Septuagenarian...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks to Punjab CM over recovery of five bodies March 20, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday took up the matter of recovery of bodies of five persons from the state with his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal and urged him to get the matter probed thoroughly. Kumar spoke to Punjab CM and his Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on recovery...
  • Bihar former chief minister Jagannath Mishra surrenders to CBI court March 19, 2015

    Ranchi: Former Bihar chief minister and fodder scam convict Jagannath Mishra on Thursday surrendered before a CBI court after being in a hospital on interim bail since his conviction in 2013. Mishra's surrender came on a previous direction by the Jharkhand High court that he should surrender to the lower court...
  • Now ballot papers to have candidates' photographs March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: To avoid confusion in the minds of the electorate in constituencies where namesakes are contesting, the Election Commission has decided that ballot papers will also carry pictures of the contestants besides their names and party symbols. An EC direction to all Chief Electoral Officers of states and UTs said...
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari was welcomed with a memento at IOTY 2014 March 17, 2015

    Chief Guest at the Indian of the Year 2014, Vice President Hamid Ansari was presented a memento by Umesh Upadhyay, President, News Network 18. ...
  • Run J&K government on CMP or be ready to face consequences, BJP to tell CM Mufti March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will convey a stern message to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed through Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh to mend ways or else the national party will pull the plug on the state government, said sources. According to PTI, there will be...
  • Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM meets Amit Shah over hardliner Masarat Alam's release March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah over the party's alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in the wake of controversial decisions taken by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav was...
  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee may act against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to media March 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee may finally take action against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to the media. According to sources, Banerjee has asked party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien to collect evidences against Roy on the remarks made by him to...
  • Kejriwal's insulin dosage comes down as he undergoes naturopathy treatment March 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's insulin dosage has been reduced, and his sugar level and cough has come down, a senior doctor treating him at the naturopathy institute in Bengaluru said on Tuesday. "He is responding well, insulin dosage has been reduced and his sugar level and cough has reduced...
  • No more separatist will be freed, J&K CM Mufti assures Rajnath Singh March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Three days after the Jammu and Kashmir government released hardliner Masarat Alam from jail, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assured Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that no more separatists will be released without consulting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). According to sources, Singh spoke with the J&K Chief Minister...
  • Better late than never for Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, says TMC leader Mukul Roy March 9, 2015

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. Speaking to CNN-IBN, TMC leader Mukul Roy said, "Today, Chief Minister is going and meet with the Prime Minister, it is good for the country,...
  • West Bengal CM Mamata meets PM Modi, demands relief from paying of interest on debts March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. During the meeting, Banerjee raised the debt problem that the state was facing and said most of them were a result of the actions...
  • Prashant Bhushan had threatened revolt inside AAP, say sources March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founding member Prashant Bhushan had threatened revolt inside the party during the National executive meeting held on Wednesday. According to sources, Kumar Vishwas, who chaired the meeting, favoured a compromise between the two factions - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bhushan-Yogendra Yadav duo. Yadav and...
  • Split wide open in Aam Aadmi Party; Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav removed from core group March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a decision which widens the split in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the National Executive on Wednesday removed senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party's highest decision-making body - Political Affairs Committee (PAC). At the same time, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as...
  • Yogendra Yadav shunted out of AAP's Political Affairs Committee March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav has been shunted out of the party's Political Affairs Committee. The decision was taken in the National Executive meeting of AAP held in New Delhi on Wednesday. The relations between Yadav and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had turned bitter on...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal offers to resign as Aam Aadmi Party's national convenor March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has offered to resign as Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national convenor. He has sent his resignation to the National Executive of the party. The National Executive meeting is underway in Delhi on Wednesday. According to senior AAP leaders, Kejriwal had resigned as the party's national...
  • Delhi: Manish Sisodia takes stock of price control measures of vegetables March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday discussed the measures to keep the prices of essential vegetables, including onion and potatoes, under control during the upcoming summer months. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia held a review meeting with Gopal Rai, who holds employment, development, labour, transport and general administration portfolios, and Food...
  • KK Sharma to be the next Chief Secretary of Delhi March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer KK Sharma will be the next Chief Secretary of Delhi, a choice that is also acceptable to the AAP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday approved the appointment of Sharma, currently serving as Chief Secretary of Delhi, to be the Delhi government's top bureaucrat, a...
  • Ajay Maken appointed Delhi Congress chief March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday appointed former union minister Ajay Maken as chief of the party in Delhi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also made five appointments to the party's various state units. Former state minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir has been appointed party chief in Jammu and Kashmir and former union minister...
  • After crediting Pakistan for peaceful polls, PDP pricks BJP, calls hanging of Afzal Guru 'travesty of justice' March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A group of People's Democratic Party (PDP) MLAs on Monday fired another salvo at its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) calling the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru issue as "a travesty of justice". The issue is sure to embarrass the PDP leadership too and expose chinks in...
  • J&K: CM Mufti side-steps controversy over his remark, Mehbooba calls it teething problems March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday sought to side-step controversy over his remark that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for Assembly elections in the state. However, his daughter and People's Democratic Party (PDP) MP in Lok Sabha Mehbooba Mufti was more upfront...
  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • AAP rejects Home Ministry's shortlist for Chief Secretary March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Hardening its position, the AAP government on Sunday rejected Union Home Ministry's panel of three senior IAS officials to pick one of them as the next Chief Secretary, asking the Centre to respect its choice of RS Negi for the the top post and cooperate with it to...
  • Son of Maharaja's security aide is new Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister March 1, 2015

    Jammu: Son of a security aide of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, it has been a long wait for Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP to come to the centre stage of state politics. After having a heart-burn during the ticket distribution in last Lok Sabha election, Singh was...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi forms 'HAM', alleges Nitish got Bihar Nivas washed with Ganga water February 28, 2015

    Patna: After stepping down as the Bihar chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday formed a political front called 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha', acronymed 'HAM'. On the occasion, he also leveled serious allegations against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Making the sensational allegation, Manjhi said Kumar got the Bihar Nivas building in New...
  • Home Ministry offers 3 names to Kejriwal for picking new Chief Secretary of Delhi February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has initiated the process of appointing the next Chief Secretary of Delhi by sending a panel of three senior IAS officers to the city government after finding that the only name given by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was too junior to hold the top position. Official...