India

Rahul to visit flood-hit Kerala


New Delhi, Aug 27: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will visit flood-hit Kerala on Tuesday and Wednesday.I will be in Kerala tomorrow (Tuesday) and the day after, visiting flood-hit areas and relief camps. I will also meet fishermen, volunteers and others who have been working tirelessly and selflessly to help those in need, said Gandhi...

Punjab Cabinet okays amendment to law for DGP’s appointment


Chandigarh, Aug 27: The Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved an amendment to the Punjab Police Act of 2007 to facilitate setting up of a state police commission to select the Director General of Police (DGP) in compliance with an apex court order.The Punjab Police (Amendment) Bill, 2018 will be tabled in the ongoing Vidhan...

AAP writes to Modi, stages rally to demand statehood for Delhi


New Delhi, Aug 27: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating demand for full statehood to Delhi and also staged a rally here on the issue.Labour Minister and AAP leader Gopal Rai, who wrote to Modi, urged him to meet AAP legislators and respect the feelings of...

Panel report tabled in Punjab Assembly, points finger at then CM


Chandigarh, Aug 27: A report submitted by the Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) commission into sacrilege incidents and subsequent police firing in 2015 in Punjab was tabled in the Assembly on Monday, with its supplementary report pointing a finger at then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for police action against anti-sacrilege protesters.The five-page supplementary report,...

Alagiri warns DMK of ‘consequences’ if not admitted to party


Madurai, Aug 27: Ahead of M.K. Stalin's election as the DMK President, late leader M.K. Karunanidhi's son M.K. Alagiri on Monday warned the party of consequences if it did not take him back into it.If they don't take me back, then they have to face consequences, he told reporters after holding consultations with his...

NMML row: Upgradation not dilution, says director


New Delhi, Aug 27: Against the backdrop of intense criticism from Congress leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, that government was seeking to dilute Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy by changing the character of the Nehru Memorial Museum Library, its Director on Monday rejected the charge, saying the aim was to upgrade the memorial.We are...

Meghalaya CM wins by-election, defeats Congress


Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 27: Meghalaya Chief Minister and National Peoples Party (NPP) candidate Conrad Sangma on Monday won the by-election from the South Tura Assembly constituency by a huge margin.But former Speaker Martin Danggo, who resigned from the Congress and joined the NPP, lost to Pius Marwein of the United Democratic Party (UDP) in...

Kerala opposition wants special account for fund drive


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27: The Congress-led UDF on Monday demanded that the fund collection initiated by the Kerala government following the devastating floods should go into a special account and not into the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).Addressing the media here after a meeting of UDF leaders, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said the need...

Elections should be held through ballot paper: Sharad Yadav


New Delhi, Aug 27: Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) patron Sharad Yadav on Monday urged the Election Commission to clarify doubts regarding electronic voting machines (EVM) and demanded that elections should be held on ballot paper.There are doubts over the EVMs in the minds of the people. And despite the Supreme Court order of May...