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New Delhi: A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) expelled four of its dissident leaders including founder-members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, the leaders Tuesday said that they were yet to get the expulsion letter. They said that all four of them, including Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar, had already decided to split from the party in a meeting on Monday evening. "We have not got any expulsion ...

When Rahul roars, Pappu meows

2015-04-21 12:11:29

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Monday criticised the Narendra Modi govt during his first speech in Lok Sabha after coming back from long sabbatical. Gandhi said the 'achhe din govt has failed the country' and specifically targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over it. During his speech in the Budget Session, Rahul Gandhi said the government was 'ignoring' the farming community and ...
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Six Somali Americans from Minnesota have been detained and charged with planning to leave the country to fight alongside the Islamic State (IS) terror group. The US Justice Department on Monday said that two of the six were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sunday in San Diego, where they intended to pick up passports and then cross into Mexico to board ...
A joint operation between a non-governmental organisation, My Home India, and the Maharashtra government has helped 65 children, who had run away from their homes, come closer to reuniting with their families. Of the 65 children, the parents of 10 came to pick up their wards, while the remaining were sent back to their families in Bihar on a special coach of the Rajendra Nagar Superfast Express on ...
New Delhi: A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) expelled four of its dissident leaders including founder-members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, the leaders Tuesday said that they were yet to get the expulsion letter. They said that all four of them, including Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar, had already decided to split from the party in a meeting on Monday evening. "We have not got any expulsion ...
Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday refused to accept the status of cabinet minister given to him by the Haryana Government and said that he would like to work and carry it forward by being away from politics. "With due respect I refused to accept the offer, would like to work and carry my work forward by being away from politics," he said. "Whatever work I have done regarding yoga and ayurved, never did ...
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping was on Tuesday conferred with the Nishan-e-Pakistan, Pakistan's highest civilian honour, by President Mamnoon Hussain at a brief ceremony here at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The ceremony the presidential house was attended by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, federal ministers, members of National Assembly and Senate, services chiefs and the Chinese president's ...
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) An official of the ruling Awami League has filed a complaint against BNP activists in connection with the attack on Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief and former prime minister Khaleda Zia in Dhaka during a poll campaign, police said on Tuesday. Khaleda was attacked on Monday in Kawran Bazar area while canvassing for the party-endorsed Dhaka north mayor aspirant Tabith ...
Over the last week, the wedding between acid attack victim Sonali Mukherjee and her partner Chittaranjan Tiwari has been celebrated in the media.This is the story: A man is moved by the life-story of a girl who was attacked when she was 17, and who overcame the assault on her physical faculties to win 25 lakh rupees on Kaun Banega Crorepati; he gets in touch with her, and they become friends; eventually, ...
Unlike the Biblical tale of a prodigal son, the return of a foot-loose family member may not be a cause of great joy to his relatives. In Rahul Gandhi's case, it can be a source of embarrassment and misgivings. The embarrassment is likely to be caused by speculation about where the not-so-young prince was for nearly two months, what he learnt during the days away from the madding crowd, and whether ...
* Chinese stimulus eases slowdown concerns * Greece default worries keep investors on edge, cap euro * Aussie falls on technicals, RBA minutes By Marc Jones LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) - World stocks climbed back towards all-time highs on Tuesday as upbeat European earnings reports and expectations of a sixth straight rise in German business confidence helped offset worries about a possible ...
By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks climbed back towards all-time highs on Tuesday as upbeat European earnings reports and expectations of a sixth straight rise in German business confidence helped offset worries about a possible Greek default. European trading started strongly with the pan-regional FTSEurofirst 300 index up over 0.6 percent in early deals, after a 1.4 percent jump by ...
STOCKS ----------------------- India's benchmark BSE index down 0.1 percent and the broader NSE index 0.17 percent lower, their lowest since March 30 and heading towards a fifth day of fall, as Daiichi Sankyo's sale of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries shares and concerns over retrospective taxation weighed. RUPEE -------------- The partially convertible rupee erased all its early losses and ...
By Abhishek Vishnoi and Suvashree Choudhury MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rupee fell to a three-and-a-half month low on Tuesday and stocks sank to their lowest in nearly four weeks on concerns about foreign outflows after Japan's Daiichi Sankyo's $3.6 billon share sale in Sun Pharmaceutical Industries . Daiichi Sankyo began the sale late on Monday, according to a person directly involved in the deal ...
Washington: Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science. The article described the work of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from NASA, the University of Arizona and the Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets, or INET. Scientists ...
Amsterdam: A monk's 1,000-year-old mummified body was discovered inside a Chinese Buddha statue after it was taken to hospital for a CT scan in the Netherlands, a media report said Monday. The body belonged to master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and was a member of a Chinese meditation school, British daily Mirror reported. Examining the mummy, a gastroenterologist found "all kinds ...
NTPC today signed a MoU with the Odisha government for setting up of an ITI (Industrial Training Institute) at an investment of Rs 7.72 crore in Ganjam district. The ITI would be established at Bhusanda in Shergarh area of Ganjam district. The ITI was expected to be operational during 2016-17 with all infrastructure in readiness. While Arvind Kumar, regional executive signed the agreement on behalf ...
By Astrid Zweynert OXFORD, England, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - B oys campaigning for girls' education is not common in most parts of the world but in India's Rajasthan state they are at the heart of a drive to get more girls into schools. Educate Girls trains young people to go into villages to find girls that are not in the classroom in a country where more than three million girls ...
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