Kolkata, March 24 Alleging that 34 debt-stressed farmers and agricultural labourers have committed suicide in West Bengal in the recent past, state Congress president Somen Mitra on Sunday ridiculed the Trinamool Congress government’s claims that peasants’ income has tripled since it came to power in 2011. Joining issue with senior Trinamool leader and state Urban Read more..
Agra, March 24 Lashing out at the “adulterated” politics of the opposition and corruption of the Congress, BJP President Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday urged voters to back Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA for better governance and national security. Scoffing at the opposition alliance’s politics, which he said, was without Read more..
By Jayanta Ghosal Indian politics is always moving along new, emerging trajectories. After 20 years of the Congress dominating electoral politics, it was perhaps in 1967 that for the first time the party faced a setback. In 1977, there was another strong anti-Congress mood prevailing in the country following the Emergency. But then, Indira Read more..
How polo-playing Manipuri women are breaking barriers, leading a quiet revolution (IANS Special Series)
By Vishav Imphal, March 24 Polo, often thought of as a game of the rich, has also been generally dominated by men. However, a quiet revolution is taking place at the very place where it all started – the northeast Indian state of Manipur, which is considered the birthplace of modern polo. While men had Read more..
Mumbai, March 24 Veteran actress Shabana Azmi feels makers of “PM Narendra Modi” biopic intentionally added her husband and veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar’s name to the film’s credits list. “It is quite clear this was done with deliberate intentions to mislead public into believing that Javed Akhtar has written the songs for ‘PM Narendra Modi’ Read more..
Mumbai, March 22 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested jeweller Abdul Kadir Najmudin Sathak here for assisting fugitive Islamic preacher Zakir Naik by transferring funds of dubious origins from the UAE to him. The agency said that the funds were used to facilitate production of videos meant to spread communal hatred and radicalise a Read more..
New Delhi, March 22 The number of men employed in the country has fallen down by nearly two crore in the five years between 2011-12 and 2017-18, as per the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report which was recently buried by the government. A review of the NSSO’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18 report, Read more..
New Delhi, March 22 Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa made payouts of Rs 1,800 crore to senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, judges and lawyers, reported The Caravan on Friday. The report said news magazine The Caravan accessed copies of diary entries in the handwriting of Yeddyurappa that note payoffs amounting to over Read more..
New Delhi, March 22 Fugitive businessman Hitesh Narender Bhai Patel, an accused in the Rs 8,100 crore alleged bank loan fraud by the Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech group, has been detained in Albania and is expected to be extradited to India soon, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday. Patel, wanted by the ED, was detained Read more..
Baghdad, March 22 The death toll of the ferry sinking incident in Tigris River in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul on Thursday rose to 93, most of them women and children, the Interior Ministry said. “We have 93 people killed in the sinking ferry in Mosul, and the search operations continued for more possible victims,” Read more..
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 In an embarrassing mix up, relatives of 28-year-old Rafeeq, who died of heart attack in Saudi Arabia last month, got a shock of their life when they opened the casket — it had the body of a woman. The family discovered the horror when the casket reached Konni, about 90 km from Read more..
New Delhi, March 20 Reliance Jio led the subscription race in January 2018 with an addition of 93.24 lakh subscribers across the country, the highest among all the telecom service providers. Data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday showed that the subscriber base of Jio was nearly 29 crore. The Read more..