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LUCKNOW:  Dressed in identical white kurta and black jacket, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi walked shoulder to shoulder for their first joint media conference today. The two leaders will attend a mega ‘Rath Yatra’, which will flag off their joint campaign in Lucknow. The three-hour road show will begin from the city’s GPO Park, near the Mahatma Gandhi statue, and end at Ghanta Ghar after winding through 6 km of densely populated areas. The alliance between the two parties was sealed last week after tough negotiations on seat sharing. RahulRead More
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today joined a select group of world leaders who have graced India’s Republic Day celebrations in the last few decades. Al Nahyan, who was the Chief Guest at the 68th Republic Day celebrations, watched the impressive parade at the majestic Rajpath along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides the country’s top political and military brass. Last year, French President Francois Hollande was the Chief Guest of the parade while in 2015, US President Barack Obama, who demitted office lastRead More
NEW DELHI: Ahead of Republic Day celebrations on Thursday, Delhi has been brought under ground-to-air security cover following intelligence warnings of a terror attack through air. There have been inputs recently that terror groups like the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba may be planning to charter helicopters to launch an attack on important personalities during the parade. Intelligence agencies have also cautioned that Pakistan-based terror groups may use Afghan IDs to sneak into India and carry out attacks. The police are using anti-drone technology to guard against any aerial attack. Security men willRead More
BENGALURU: A Congress minister in Karnataka and another senior party official have not been able to explain assets worth nearly 162 crores, according to tax officials. 41 lakhs in cash and 12 kilos of gold and jewels were recovered from searches last week at the homes and offices of minister Ramesh Jarkiholi and Laxmi Hebbalkar, who heads the Women’s Wing of the Congress. The raids in the state capital of Bengaluru and Belgaum, nearly 500 kms away, followed allegations of tax evasion. Both politicians were not available for comments. ChiefRead More
NEW DELHI: So the Congress is finally acknowledging that Priyanka Gandhi is very much in politics and calling the shots that matter such as being the chief negotiator in the critical alliance with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party. Ahmed Patel, Congress leader and Political Secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi is a taciturn politician who is known to speak rarely; he put out this carefully worded tweet: “Wrong to suggest lightweights were dealing on behalf of Congress party. Discussions was at the highest level-b/w, CM, UP, GS I/C & Priyanka Gandhi.”Read More
BHUBANESWAR: At least 27 people were killed and over 50 injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district, officials said today. The incident took place around 11.30 pm when the train was going from Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to Odisha capital Bhubaneswar. Rescue and relief operations were underway, an official said. A team of doctors was also sent to attend the injured at the accident site, he said. Thirteen of the train’s 22 coaches were unaffected in the incident. Rail traffic on the coast line has been suspended. The trainRead More
NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today posted a series of tweets, congratulating the Donald Trump, who took oath today in Washington as the 45th President of the United States. In his tweets, PM Modi saifd he looked forward to working with President Trump to “further deepen” India-US ties and “realise the full potential of our cooperation”. Mr Trump, who has won the mandate of the white, middle-class America for his isolationist, protectionist plank, has so far been positive on India. During his election campaign, he had said, “I haveRead More
Al-Baqee Organization presented memoranudm to Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqqvi Today Mr. Mir Firasath Ali Baqri, General Secretary, Hyderi Educational & Social Welfare Society, Mr. Syed Qaseem Hyder Rizvi, President, All India Shia Samaj, Delhi submitted a memorandum to Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon’ble Union Minister for Minorities & Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in New Delhi. Mr. Mir Firasath Ali Baqri told to media the Al-Baqee Organization, is an NGO comprised of coalition of Muslim citizensRead More
A prolific 102-run knock from England captain Eoin Morgan went in vain in the 2nd One-Day International against India in Cuttack on Thursday, as the hosts clinched a thrilling 15 run win to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. England put on a brave face in response to India’s 381/6, and came close to surpassing the total, before Indian bowlers got the job done in the finishing over to deny the visitors an improbable win. Jason Roy scored 82 for England, while Joe Root and Moeen Ali scoredRead More
BEIJING: China on Wednesday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “positive remarks” made during the Raisina Dialogue, but refused to budge from its stand on the issues of NSG and Masood Azhar ban. Chinese foreign ministry said it is committed to respect India’s core interests, a day after PM Modi said neighboring countries need to show some sensitivity and respect for each other’s core concerns and interests. However, the Chinese foreign ministry struck to its old stand on Masood Azhar and India’s entry to the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the China-PakistanRead More