Day: November 17, 2018

Supreme Court dismisses PIL against Arun Jaitley

Oppn alliance would be unworkable coalition of rivals: Jaitley

November 17, 2018 11:58 pm

Mumbai : The proposed grand alliance of opposition parties will be a “coalition of rivals” which cannot govern the country and its fast-growing economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Saturday. The country has paid a heavy price for such “experiments” in the past, he said at the annual Economic Times awards function. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had recently met Congress president Rahul […]

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Water woes in trains: Rlys comes up with plan to fill coaches with water in 5 min

71 passenger trains cancelled, diverted in Punjab as farmers hold rail roko agitation

November 17, 2018 11:43 pm

New Delhi: Seventy-one passenger trains were cancelled and diverted due to the protests in Punjab near Dasua where farmers blocked rail tracks to protest non-payment of sugarcane dues by the state government, the Railway Ministry said Saturday. The ministry said in a statement the agitation started at 12:15 pm and was still going on. “Nearly 250 protesters, all of […]

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GSAT 29 placed in final geostationary orbit

GSAT 29 placed in final geostationary orbit

November 17, 2018 11:32 pm

Chennai: ISRO Saturday successfully placed the high throughput communication satellite GSAT 29 in its final geostationary orbit. This was done after carrying out the final orbit raising operation by firing the liquid apogee motor engine for 207 seconds, the space agency said. The Indian Space Research Organisation’s heavy-lift rocket GSLV-Mk III-D2 on November 14 successfully injected into […]

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Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash transferred

Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash transferred

November 17, 2018 11:30 pm

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who was allegedly assaulted at chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in February this year, was transferred to the Department of Telecommunications Saturday, an official order stated. Prakash, a 1986-batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, was at loggerheads with the Kejriwal government. According to an order of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Prakash has been […]

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Three-legged UK police dog finds new home

Khattar’s rape remark invites Cong’s wrath

November 17, 2018 11:24 pm

 Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has courted a controversy over his remarks on rape incidents, with the Congress condemning the statement, saying the state government’s “anti-women mindset” was exposed. At a function in Kalka town of Panchkula district on Friday, Khattar said, “The incidents of rape have not increased… Rapes used to take place in the past and even today as […]

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Kerala turns into war zone after women's entry into Sabarimala

46-year-old woman en route to Sabarimala sent back

November 17, 2018 10:58 pm

Chengannur (Ker): A 46-year-old woman, who had made a vain bid to trek to the Lord Ayyappa shrine at Sabarimala when it was opened last month, Saturday tried her luck once again, but had to beat a hasty retreat after protesters prevented her. Mary Sweety, from Kazhakootam in Thiruvanathapuram, took a train to Chengannur, about 30 km from Pampa […]

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Sabarimala tantri removal not discussed: TDB

Tight security in Sabarimala

November 17, 2018 10:45 pm

Sabrimala: Amid tight security, thousands of pilgrims offered prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine early Saturday, the first day of Malayalam month ‘Vrischikom,’ even as a BJP leader was taken into preventive custody as the day wore on and removed from Nilackal, the base camp. Earlier, a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk hartal called by Hindu outfits against the preventive detention of a […]

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7,500 police personnel to be recruited in Haryana: DGP

November 17, 2018 10:30 pm

Palwal: Haryana Director General of Police B S Sandhu Saturday said the process to recruit 7500 police personnel will begin nest month. Besides, around 800 new vehicles would also be purchased for strengthening policing, he said. The DGP said at the same time, locations on the KMP and KGP expressways are being notified for opening of police stations. Earlier, Sandhu inaugurated a building […]

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'The Third Wife' gets best film award in international

‘The Third Wife’ gets best film award in international

November 17, 2018 10:10 pm

Kolkata: ‘The Third Wife’ by Vietnamese director Ash Mayfair got the ‘Best Film’ award in the International competition section of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival which ended Saturday. Mayfair and her compatriot producer Tran Thi Bich Ngoc collected the ‘Royal Bengal Tiger’ trophy and Rs 51 lakh cheque, from Bollywood actress Tabu and director Shoojit Sircar at a glittering function here. Egyptian director Abu Bakr Shawky got the […]

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Three-legged UK police dog finds new home

After Modi barb, Cong asks BJP about its non-Sangh Parivar chiefs

November 17, 2018 9:45 pm

Bhopal: The Congress Saturday asked the BJP to clarify how many of its presidents were from “outside the Sangh Parivar”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a rally in Ambikapur in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, had dared the Congress Friday to make someone outside the Gandhi family its president for at least five years. Replying to a question here, Congress national spokesperson Pawan Khera said, “There have been 60 Congress presidents. […]

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