India

BJP will be taught a lesson in 2019: Akhilesh


Lucknow, Aug 28: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said that people were waiting impatiently to teach a lesson to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.A party which lost back to back Assembly and Lok Sabha by-elections to our candidates is now making claims of winning 73 of...

Massive blaze at Army camp in J&K’s Kupwara district


Srinagar, Aug 28: A major fire broke out at an Army camp near the Line of Control in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police sources said.The fire was reported at 45 Rashtriya Rifles headquarters in Hamar Gali area in Machil Sector due to short circuit around 1 p.m., the sources said. The...

Centre gets more time for response on baby-feeding rooms plea


New Delhi, Aug 28: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted the Central government, state governments and civic authorities more time to file response on the plea seeking construction of baby-feeding and child care rooms at public places.A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao listed the matter for further...

Vijayan asks Diaspora to donate for Kerala


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28: Admitting that the flood damage was much more than what was estimated, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday urged the Kerala Diaspora to contribute a month's salary for the state's reconstruction.Vijayan's comments came as the total number of people in relief camps, which stood at 14.5 lakh on August 21,...

Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Yamuna


New Delhi, Aug 28: The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Yamuna river here on Tuesday following religious rituals.A 'puja' was held before the immersion at Sonia Vihar pushta, where Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari and other party leaders were present. Tiwari announced that the Yamuna...

Centre signs MoU with six states for water project


New Delhi, Aug 28: Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with six states for the construction of the Lakhwar multi-purpose project in the upper Yamuna basin to deal with water crisis.Chief Ministers Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh, Vasundhara Raje of Rajasthan, Trivendra Singh Rawat of Uttarakhand,...

Don’t take Gautam Navlakha out of Delhi, says high court


New Delhi, Aug 28: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Police not to take Maoist sympathizer Gautam Navlakha -- who has been arrested on terror charges -- out of Delhi till Wednesday and keep him under house arrest till further orders.Gautam Navlakha was arrested by a joint team of Delhi Police and...

Delhi Metro service hit on Blue Line


New Delhi, Aug 28: Delhi Metro services on the blue line were severely hit on Tuesday due to ongoing maintenance work, causing inconvenience to the commuters.Metro officials said the speed was reduced for the maintenance work on the track which could not be carried out at night because of the rain. The trains on the...

Centre approves Sisodia’s request to visit Moscow


New Delhi, Aug 28: The Union government on Tuesday approved Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's request to go to Moscow to speak about education reforms in the national capital, hours after he complained that his visit was not being okayed.Finally, GoI (Government of India) gave permission which was pending since 10 days, for...