India

Delhi assembly elections: Voting ends, fate sealed


New Delhi: The voting in 70 Assembly seats in Delhi has ended, with the voter turnout remaining low. At 6 pm, the scheduled time for the end of polling in Delhi Assembly elections, 54.65 per cent of 1.46 crore voters had exercised their franchise. Election Commission officials said that though the voting has ended, people...

No ‘danda’ will work, I’m protected by people’s blessings: Modi


Kokrajhar (Assam): Yet again taking a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'danda' jibe targeting him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that sticks cannot harm him as he is protected by the 'armor of blessings' provided by the mothers and sisters of this country. Modi, without naming Rahul Gandhi, said, "At times people...

Modi ‘offered to evacuate’ Pak students from Wuhan


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had offered to evacuate Pakistani students from China's Wuhan city hit by novel Coronavirus but Prime Minister Imran Khan failed to respond to his humanitarian gesture. Modi made the offer soon after India decided to evacuate around 640 Indian nationals from Wuhan which has been placed under a lockdown...

CHENNAI: The Gateway to the South


By Shona Adhikari Chennai/Madras is less than 400 years old, but gives the appearance of having been around much longer. The British reached the area fairly early in their occupation of India. This is about Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, the gateway to the southern part of India. Like other cities in India, Chennai too...

Street protests can lead to ‘anarchy’: Modi


In Parliament, the prime minister counters opposition attack on CAA, NPR, etc New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made scathing comments on the Opposition in both Houses of Parliament, alleging that “attempts are being made to spread lies” around Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NPR). Modi asserted that people of Jammu...

Modi announces trust for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced in the Lok Sabha that the government has given approval to a proposal for "Shri Ramjanmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra" trust to take care of the construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and other related issues. Modi said that the historic decision was taken on Wednesday morning...

President turns down Nirbhaya convict Akshay’s mercy plea


New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of Nirbhaya convict Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the four convicts in the Nirbhay geang-rape and murder case who have been given death sentence. Akshay had filed the mercy plea last week. The four convicts were to be hanged on February 1, but...

5-year-old girl raped in US embassy complex, one held


New Delhi: A five-year-old minor girl has been allegedly raped at the US Embassy complex in the national capital, the police said on Wednesday, adding a 25-year-old man has been arrested in this connection. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Pragya was quoted as saying in media reports that the incident took place around 9 a.m....

‘BJP could even sell Taj Mahal’: Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party over rising unemployment in the country as he hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not speaking a word about it. While addressing a rally in Jungpura in south Delhi, both the Prime Minister and Delhi’s chief...