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Varanasi: With Arvind Kejriwal facing wrath of protesters time and again, local police here has decided to further increase its security arrangements for his poll campaign and is keeping a close watch on a 24-hour basis. The Aam Aadmi Party chief was again interrupted by protesters raising pro-Modi slogans when he went out for a 'morning walk' meeting at Company Bagh here on Friday. A large group of ...
It seems that the Defence Minister of India Mr Arackaparambil Kurien Antony was waiting for the din of the fifth and the biggest phase of elections to arrive so that the government could push its agenda of appointing a Naval Chief for which the powers that be had schemed for many months. The appointment of Admiral RK Dhowan comes after 50 days of the resignation of Admiral DK Joshi. In any decent country ...
​Irom Sharmila, who has been fasting for 13 years against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur, wanted to vote for the first time in the final phase of elections in Manipur.The 42-year-old, according to the BBC, had regained her faith in democracy, following the rise of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)."I heard about the work of the AAP when they governed Delhi for a little over a ...
Let's take a peek at Narendra Modi, the man most opinion polls now say will lead India in 2014. Others too could make it but it would take some doing. Narendra Modi, born 1950 Gujarat chief minister Most likely to: Make the BJP more efficient. Least likely to: Retire in Gujarat. Not many think of Narendra Modi as someone they can sup with. They see him as a man of robotic competence – great ...
The Samajwadi Party on Friday appealed to the Election Commission to reconsider its decision to lift the ban on BJP general secretary Amit Shah in connection with a poll code violation during public meetings in Uttar Pradesh. It also asked the EC to lift the ban on senior SP leader Azam Khan. SP leader Naresh Agarwal accused the EC of not acting impartially. He said the poll body is under the pressure ...
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticized Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for threatening farmers of a village in Baramati. Pawar is reported to have said that he would stop water supply to the farmers if they did not vote for the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). "The Congress and its allies can very much see that they are going to lose in these elections. So, they have ...
Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.The report, previously deemed so sensitive it was classified as a state secret, names the heavy metals ...
Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.Referring to the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the world powers over Tehran's controversial nuclear program, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran has shown it has no hostile intentions toward anyone in the world, including the United States, ...
It seems that the Defence Minister of India Mr Arackaparambil Kurien Antony was waiting for the din of the fifth and the biggest phase of elections to arrive so that the government could push its agenda of appointing a Naval Chief for which the powers that be had schemed for many months. The appointment of Admiral RK Dhowan comes after 50 days of the resignation of Admiral DK Joshi. In any decent country ...
​This is Part II of the interview with former coal secretary PC Parakh, 68, whose book Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths has rocked the country. It is a memoir of life in the IAS and takes a searing look at the fall of the polity, among other things. Read Part I of the interview here.Let’s say I am a minister and you are the secretary I work with. Together, we have ...
Allahabad, April 18 (IANS) Hundreds of Samajwadi Party workers allegedly attempting self-immolation were assaulted by police with canes in Allahabad Friday, and three of them were arrested, police said. The Samajwadi Party workers and activists were protesting the withdrawal of a ban by the Election Commission on campaigning by Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Amit Shah. Accusing the EC ...
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Friday accused the ruling National Conference (NC) of the murder of a PDP village headman who was gunned down in south Kashmir's Pulwama district Thursday. Addressing a media conference in summer capital Srinagar Friday, Mehbooba Mufti who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from south Kashmir's Anantnag ...
A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.Nonetheless, Obama's announcement Thursday that 8 million have signed up for subsidized private insurance, and that 35 percent of them are younger than 35, is just a peek at what might be going on with ...
MUMBAI, April 18 (Reuters) - India's Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd is recalling some 2,900 bottles of its stomach ulcer drug ranitidine in the United States after a foreign tablet was found in one of the bottles. Medicines produced in India, which supplies about 40 percent of generic and over-the-counter drugs sold in the United States, have come under increased scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration ...
The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.Serving local geuze, triples and pils beers for generations, the pub has embodied what the drink means to Belgians — ...
Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.Church leaders and health officials have spoken against the practice which mixes Roman Catholic devotion with folk belief, but the annual ...
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Clearing the decks for the expansion of Jamia Millia Islamia, the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Delhi government to acquire about 107 bighas (approximately 26 hectares) of prime land in Okhla village in south Delhi. The case pertains to 214 bighas of land in Okhla village that Delhi government wanted to acquire for the expansion of the 92-year-old university, one ...
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Maldives has sought academic tie-ups with the Jamia Millia Islamia, one of India's oldest universities, and help in establishing an Islamic university in the island nation, a visiting Maldivian minister said here. A delegation led by Maldivian Minister of Islamic Affairs Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed visited the university Wednesday evening to explore possibilities of ...
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