• US will sign defence deals worth $3 billion with India: Trump

    US will sign defence deals worth $3 billion with India: Trump
    Published Date : 24-Feb-2020 3:31:53IST

    The US will sign defence deals worth over $3 billion with India, President Donald Trump said while addressing the crowd at the Motera Stadium in Gujarat. “The US looks forward to providing India with some of the best and most feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made,” he added.

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  • Trump coming to boost his economy, not ours: BJP’s Subramanian Swamy

    Trump coming to boost his economy, not ours: BJP’s Subramanian Swamy
    Published Date : 23-Feb-2020 1:37:39IST

    BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said US President Donald Trump’s visit will not benefit India but is aimed at boosting the American economy. “There may be some defence agreements. That’ll also boost his country. Above all, we’re paying for the defence equipment and he isn’t giving it for free,” he added. Trump will come to India on February 24.

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  • Woman shouts ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ at anti-CAA rally, Owaisi snatches her mic

    Woman shouts ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ at anti-CAA rally, Owaisi snatches her mic
    Published Date : 20-Feb-2020 11:56:33IST

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday hurried to take the mic from a woman who started chanting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on stage at an anti-CAA rally in Bengaluru. He later distanced himself from the incident, saying, “The statement made by her is wrong. My party does not support it.” Owaisi added, “For us, India was Zindabad and will always remain Zindabad.”

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  • Drunk man hijacks Telangana RTC bus carrying 15 passengers, abandons them midway

    Drunk man hijacks Telangana RTC bus carrying 15 passengers, abandons them midway
    Published Date : 18-Feb-2020 12:05:02IST

    A Telangana RTC bus with 15 passengers was hijacked in Vikarabad district’s Tandur by an unidentified man when the driver and conductor went on a dinner break. The man, who was in an inebriated condition, began to drive the bus rashly after which the passengers questioned where the conductor was. The man halted the bus midway and fled.

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  • Cong leaders’ dispute over birthday

    Cong leaders’ dispute over birthday
    Published Date : 17-Feb-2020 7:57:39IST

    Infighting among party leaders is nothing new in the Congress party, but what surprised many on Saturday were objections being raised on birthday celebrations of a senior party leader in Gandhi Bhavan premises. While one veteran leader raised objections saying where is the occasion to celebrate the birthday in party headquarters when Congress has failed to win won any election so far, another found fault with the arrangements being made. However, a calm state unit chief, Uttam Kumar Reddy, managed to calm down nerves saying the event was to commemorate 15 years of reservations of Muslims given by Congress government, and laughed over the objections raised.

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  • Kerala govt fixes bottled drinking water price to ₹13 per litre

    Kerala govt fixes bottled drinking water price to ₹13 per litre
    Published Date : 13-Feb-2020 3:47:10IST

    Kerala government has announced a price ceiling for bottled drinking water being sold across the state to ₹13 per litre. The cap was done after the state recognised bottled drinking water as an ‘essential commodity’. “No private bottled drinking water manufacturers can sell their product at more than the fixed cap,” Kerala’s Food and Civil Supplies Minister P Thilothaman said.

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  • Maya loses power in her house due to unpaid bill

    Maya loses power in her house due to unpaid bill
    Published Date : 12-Feb-2020 3:22:53IST

    BSP president Mayawati, on Wednesday morning, got to taste how it feels to lose power when the electricity to her house in Badalpur in Greater Noida was disconnected due to non-payment of dues. The bill of Rs 67,000 had not been paid and power department spokesman said that the disconnection had been done in a ‘routine exercise’. Mayawati’s family members promptly deposited a sum of Rs 50,000 after which the power supply was re-connected to her house.

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  • Congress loses deposit on 63 out of 66 seats it fought

    Congress loses deposit on 63 out of 66 seats it fought
    Published Date : 11-Feb-2020 11:33:05IST

    Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra has tendered his resignation from the post on Tuesday taking moral responsibility for the party’s debacle in the Assembly elections. Congress party’s performance touched a record low in the election as it got less than 5% of the total votes polled and as many as 63 of its 66 candidates lost their deposits.

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  • You are a terrorist, plenty of proof for it: Javadekar to Kejriwal

    You are a terrorist, plenty of proof for it: Javadekar to Kejriwal
    Published Date : 03-Feb-2020 10:10:54IST

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is a terrorist and there is plenty of proof for it. Javadekar said Kejriwal “stayed a night at the Moga residence of Khalistan Commando Force chief Gurinder Singh during the Punjab Assembly polls.” “You knew it was a militant’s house…How much more evidence do you need?” he added.

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  • JD(U) expels Vice President Prashant Kishor from party

    JD(U) expels Vice President Prashant Kishor from party
    Published Date : 29-Jan-2020 4:36:26IST

    JD(U) has expelled Vice President Prashant Kishor from the party for indulging in “anti-party activities”. This came after Kishor accused Bihar CM and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar of lying after Kumar claimed that Home Minister Amit Shah had asked him to induct Kishor into the party. Kishor had been critical of the JD(U)’s support for CAA.

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  • Andhra Bhavan Oblivious to Amaravati Fight

    Andhra Bhavan Oblivious to Amaravati Fight
    Published Date : 24-Jan-2020 8:41:32IST

    Delhi’s Andhra Bhavan appears to be oblivious to the ongoing fight in the state over the city that should be made the state’s capital. While the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government is not keen on Amaravati, which was his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu’s dream, Andhra Bhavan still displays a prominent ‘I love Amaravati’ signpost close to the main entrance.

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  • 3 cameramen booked for filming woman constable changing clothes in AP

    3 cameramen booked for filming woman constable changing clothes in AP
    Published Date : 23-Jan-2020 11:58:56IST

    Three cameramen from different news channels have been booked for allegedly filming a video of a woman constable in Andhra Pradesh while she was changing her clothes. The woman constable complained to her higher authorities after which videos and photos shot by the three were confiscated. “This is indecent behaviour. We never expected such things from media,” police said.

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  • Bollywood movies responsible for sex crimes, paedophilia in Pak: PM Khan

    Bollywood movies responsible for sex crimes, paedophilia in Pak: PM Khan
    Published Date : 21-Jan-2020 4:50:24IST

    Pakistan PM Imran Khan has said that Hollywood and Bollywood movies are responsible for the rise in sex crimes and paedophilia in Pakistan. Talking about problem of drugs in schools, Khan said, “Pakistan is facing a huge challenge because of mobile phones. Mobile phones have enabled availability of such content to children that was never available in entire human history.”

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  • Telangana to try out facial recognition in civic polls

    Telangana to try out facial recognition in civic polls
    Published Date : 21-Jan-2020 9:51:49IST

    The Telangana government will be testing facial recognition for identifying voters on a pilot basis in the upcoming municipal polls on January 22. The pilot will be implemented for 10 polling stations and voters’ pictures and IDs will be clicked and uploaded on server. However, data won’t be stored or used for any other purpose, the state election commission said.

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  • Nirbhaya convicts’ hanging delayed due to AAP’s negligence

    Nirbhaya convicts’ hanging delayed due to AAP’s negligence
    Published Date : 16-Jan-2020 10:59:23IST

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar blamed AAP government’s “negligence” for delay in the hanging of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case. He said AAP took 2.5 years to give convicts the mercy plea notice after their death sentence was announced in 2017. The Delhi government said the convicts won’t be hanged on January 22 as mercy plea has been filed.

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