MP farmer gets Rs 13 instead of Rs 24,000 loan waiver

Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:41
A Madhya Pradesh farmer, Shivlal Kataria, was shocked to see Rs 13 marked against his name, instead of Rs 24,000, on the list of beneficiaries for the farm loan waiver issued by the authorities on Wednesday. “The state government had…

Better sex ratio not due to ‘Beti Bachao’ scheme: Congress

Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:39
Congress MP Sushmita Dev on Wednesday flayed the government, saying there is nothing to prove that the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme is the cause of improvement in the sex ratio in the country. Dev stated that during the last…

Sheila Dikshit demands probe into labourer’s death

Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:38
Expressing sorrow at the death of a labourer who died while desilting a drain in Delhis Wazirabad area, Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought an inquiry into the incident to stop recurrence of such deaths. Kishan Lal suffocated…

Rs 10 lakh, job to family of deceased drain cleaner: Kejriwal

Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:36
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met the family of a labourer who died while cleaning a drain here on Sunday and announced financial help of Rs 10 lakh to his family and a job to one member of…

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh completes the #10Yearchallenge post heart surgery

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:00
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will complete a decade after a successful heart surgery on Thursday, is the unexpected new entrant on the #10Yearchallenge on social media, an official said on Tuesday. The former PM, 86, was operated for…

Nine tourists arrested for public consumption of alcohol in Goa

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:59
Even as tourism industry stakeholders have stepped up pressure on the state government to crack down on public drinking, nine domestic tourists were on Tuesday arrested for boozing in public areas and creating a nuisance in the beach village of…

Gadkari inaugurates bridge over Ravi linking J&K, Punjab

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:52
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated a 1,210-meter span-bridge over the river Ravi in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district to reduce the distance to Punjab’s Pathankot city by 36 km. Addressing a public rally after inaugurating…

Mamata obstructing Ayushman Bharat by gheraoing post offices: Shah

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:15
BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government of obstructing the implementation of the flagship healthcare programme Ayushman Bharat by laying siege to post offices, sending police officers and MPs and MLAs to snatch the…

Avalanche hits Jawahar tunnel, Jammu-Srinagar highway closed

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:12
The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Tuesday following landslides and snowfall and reports of an avalanche hitting the highway in the Jawahar Tunnel area. A team has been rushed to take stock. Traffic department officials said landslides have hit the…

BJP accuses TMC of vandalising posters ahead of Shah’s rally

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:12
The West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers of vandalising posters and decorative gates ahead of party chief Amit Shah’s rally here. “Gates, welcome arches, posters, cut-outs, festoons have…