Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 24 : Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected by the separatist-called shutdown on Sunday against the Centre's decision to ban the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) led by Muhammad Yasin Malik.
India sends another ship to cyclone-hit Mozambique
New Delhi, Mar 23 : To speed up humanitarian operations, India will send another ship, INS Magar, loaded with relief materials to Mozambique, one of the three countries along with Zimbabwe and Malawi severely affected by Cyclone Idai, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced. Full Story
BJP to support Agatha Sangma in Meghalaya's Tura
Shillong, March 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is part of the ruling coalition in Meghalaya but had decided to fight the Lok Sabha polls by itself, on Saturday announced its support to National People's Party candidate Agatha Sangma in the Tura parliamentary constituency.
Jitin Prasada may take on Rajnath Singh in Lucknow
Lucknow, March 23 : A day after he brushed aside as "hypothetical" the question whether he was planning to cross over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress sources said on Saturday that former Union Minister Jitin Prasada may contest the Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow against Rajnath Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
India not the sixth largest economy, says Swamy
Kolkata, March 23 : Senior BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said India is the third largest economy, not the sixth, as mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinting that he and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley do not know economics.
Goa probing if site where Parrikar's body kept 'purified'
Panaji, March 23 : Amid claims on social media that "shuddhikaran" (purification) was conducted at the site where late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's body was kept in the government-run Kala Academy for public to pay last respects, Goa's Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude has ordered a probe into the matter.
BJP denies tickets to Shanta Kumar, Kariya Munda
New Delhi, March 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday came out with its fifth list of 48 candidates, denying tickets to party veterans Shanta Kumar and Kariya Munda while shifting Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to Morena from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
Akhilesh attacks Modi over greetings to Imran
Lucknow, March 23 : After BSP supremo Mayawati described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's greeting to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the Pakistan Day as "cheating", Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the letter should have been sent after the permission from 130 crore people of the country.
NDA plays subtle caste card in naming Bihar candidates
Patna, March 23 : Bihar's ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has played a calculated caste card in selecting candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, which was reflected on Saturday when it announced the list of candidates for 39 out of the 40 seats in the state.
Delhi Police bust gang of ATM burglars, arrest two
New Delhi, Mar 23 : The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of ATM burglars by apprehending two members of the gang--Narender and Deshraj. On specific inputs, they were nabbed from a government school near Nasirpur village. Full Story
Congress to come out with list of candidates: Jitin Prasad
New Delhi, Mar 23 : Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Saturday said the Congress party will come out with a list of candidates after the party's Central Election Committee, which will clear all the claims of him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the constituency he is going to contest for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Full Story