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As the flood situation in Bihar remains critical, the Army and the Air Force have been requested to stay on alert in case of any fatalities. Two lakh people have reportedly lost their homes in flood ravaged Bihar, as waters from Sone and Ganga rivers breached embankments. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Monday, spoke to chief ministers of four flood-hit states — Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand — and assured Centre’s help in dealing with the disaster. “I assured the chief ministers of full cooperation from the Centre in the floodRead More

Posted On August 22, 2016By telanganaIn Nation

Omar-Led J&K Opposition Delegation Calls on Modi

New Delhi: A joint delegation of opposition parties led by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him of the ground situation with an appeal to adopt a political approach in dealing with the unrest in the Valley. The situation in the Valley, which continues to remain under curfew for last 45 days, prompted all the opposition parties in the state, cutting across party lines, to join hands and request the Centre for initiating a political dialogue with allRead More
The monogrammed suit donned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in New Delhi last year, which had kicked up a controversy, entered the Guinness World Records as “the most expensive suit sold at auction”. The suit had gone under the hammer in February last year and was purchased for Rs 4.31 crore by Surat-based diamond trader Lalji Patel, who owns Dharmananda Diamond Company. “It is a matter of happiness and pride that the suit has found a place in the Guinness Book ofRead More
SRINAGAR: Curfew remained in force in Srinagar district and two south Kashmir towns even as normal life in the valley was paralysed for the 43rd day on Saturday due to unrest in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8. “Curfew is in force in entire Srinagar district, Anantnag town and Pampore town as a precautionary measure, ” a police official said. The official said restrictions on the movement of the people were in force in rest of the valley. The separatist camp has calledRead More

Posted On August 20, 2016By telanganaIn Nation

Shah to address BJP supporters in Goa

Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will be in poll-bound Goa over the weekend to hold meetings with party supporters and prominent individuals. While Shah will spend some hours in Goa on Saturday, the Delhi chief minister will camp in the coastal state till Monday, functionaries from the two parties said. Assembly elections in Goa are likely to be held next March and the incumbent BJP government is facing a serious challenge from AAP. Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said ShahRead More

Posted On August 19, 2016By telanganaIn Nation

Centre announces Rs1,976 crore aid for AP

Hyderabad: Under pressure from all political parties in Andhra Pradesh, including ally Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Centre on Thursday announced a special assistance of Rs.1,976.50 crore to Andhra Pradesh to bridge its revenue gap and for the development of seven of its backward districts. Pressure has been mounting on the Union government to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh two years after it split from Telangana. Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu has been lobbying hard for greater Central government funding. The opposition CongressRead More
A special court on Friday framed various charges including cheating and criminal conspiracy against former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta, two public servants, private firm Vikash Metals and Power and its two officials in a coal blocks allocation scam case. Special Judge Bharat Parashar put on trial all the accused in the case in which the CBI’s closure report was earlier rejected by the court, asking the probe agency to further investigate the matter. The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Moira and Madhujore (North and South) coal blocksRead More
There is a legend that if a Gurkha takes out his khukri from its scabbard, he must draw blood from its edge before sheathing it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has drawn hiskhukri over Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Balochistan, and it cannot go into its scabbard until he touches it with crimson. Whether or not the Indian prime minister has the mojo to be a Gurkha is yet to be seen, but it is clear that the war cry resonates: Ho ki hoye na. The most famous war strategist Sun Tzu saidRead More
For virtually an entire generation of Indians, the words Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson would be followed by Najma Heptulla. Now headed for Manipur as governor, Heptulla, 76, conducted the Rajya Sabha for a record-breaking 17 years before walking out of the Congress, a party she had been a part of for over 40 years. The BJP fielded her in 2007 as the candidate for the post of the vice-president, which she lost to current incumbent Hamid Ansari. Heptulla’s appointment as Manipur governor comes after her resignation from the NDA UnionRead More