Sunday , January 22 2017

National

Jallikattu ordinance cleared by Centre, Tamil Nadu CM says ‘joyous news’ soon

Jallikattu

New Delhi: Jallikattu seems set to become legal again, with the Centre and Tamil Nadu government working in tandem to bring a state ordinance to evade an SC ban on the traditional and popular bull-taming sport. A draft ordinance that the state government sent to the Union home ministry on ...

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Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma appointed as new CBI director

Alok Kumar Verma

New Delhi: Delhi Police commissioner Alok Kumar Verma, a 1979 batch IPS officer who was appointed the new CBI director on Thursday, has an eminent career. Alok Kumar Verma of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre has been the Delhi Police chief for the last 11 months. He was ...

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Pro Jallikattu protest: O Panneerselvam to meet PM today to demand an ordinance

O Panneerselvam

Earlier, O Panneerselvam had made a passionate plea to protesting students to call off their agitation. Chennai: Caving into relentless pressure, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday night left for New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to plea promulgation of an ordinance for conduct of Jallikattu. Former, he ...

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Odisha: IIT alumnus quits lucrative career to fight rural body polls

IIT alumnus

The 50-year-old IIT alumnus Nihar Ranjan Beura wants to give back to society he was brought up in. Kendrapara: In the politically-sensitive Kendrapara district of Odisha, an IIT alumni Nihar Ranjan Beura has quit his job, leaving a lucrative career to fight the rural body polls in Dumuka Gram Panchayat. ...

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Akhilesh Yadav gets cycle, Mulayam Singh faction to move High Court

Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav now officially replaces Mulayam Singh as the national president of the party. New Delhi: UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav slashed a major political victory over his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav, with the Election Commission on Monday allotting the party’s cycle symbol to him, and identifying his faction as ...

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Delhi cops nab ‘serial rapist’ who tried to sexually assault 600 girls

serial rapist who tried to sexually assault

New Delhi: A 38-year man has been arrested for allegedly sexually attacking school girls by catching them by saying that he has been sent by their parents for giving them some items or others in east Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar area, police said today. Sunil Rastogi was under arrest on ...

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Smriti Irani’s 3 Replies To Rahul Gandhi Fire Up Twitter

Smriti Irani

New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani‘s back-to-back sneer at Rahul Gandhi over his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the demonetization have stirred Twitter. Ms Smriti Irani, who has not often missed a chance to duel with the Congress Vice President since she challenged him in his constituency Amethi ...

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Election Commission to hear warring Samajwadi Party factions on January 13

Samajwadi Party

EC wants Samajwadi Party factions to settle the issue before January 17 New Delhi / Lucknow: The Election Commission on Tuesday fixed January 13 as the date of hearing the Samajwadi Party factions led by Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav to calm down the dispute over control of the party ...

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Eye on 2019 polls, Amit Shah plans nation-wide tour

Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah to go for ‘reality check’ after results of state polls are declared. New Delhi: With an eye on the important electoral battle of 2019, BJP president Amit Shah is likely to go on board on a nation-wide tour for a “reality check” of party strength and ...

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Transaction tax: Petrol pumps to accept card payments till January 13

Petrol pumps

The threat of petrol pumps owners to reject card payments would have been an embarrassment for the Modi government New Delhi: There was high drama on Sunday after petrol pumps owners vulnerable to stop accepting credit and debit card payments in protest against imposition of up to 1 per cent ...

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