President’s Rule in Uttarakhand, CM blasts BJP

By Mohit Dubey Dehradun/New Delhi, March 27 : President’s Rule was imposed in Uttarakhand on Sunday after days of political uncertainty triggered by a rebellion in the ruling Congress, prompting Chief Minister Harish Rawat to accuse the BJP-led central government of murdering democracy. A Rashtrapati Bhavan source said President Pranab Mukherjee approved the union cabinet’s […]

Easter celebrated with fervour in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 : Christians in Kerala on Sunday celebrated Easter in all its splendour with a bit of everything — prayers, good food and drinks. From early morning, most homes saw activity as people got ready to go to their churches for the Easter mass. The parish vicars handed over a piece of cake […]

Modi halts speech during azaan

Kharagpur (West Bengal), March 27 : While going all guns blazing against the Trinamool Congress as well as the Left Front, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his maiden campaign for the West Bengal assembly polls, stopped his speech midway following azaan (Islamic call to prayer) from a nearby mosque. Canvassing for BJP candidates at the […]

Easter celebrated in Meghalaya

Shillong, March 27 : Candlelight processions, baptism of newborns, and coloured Easter eggs and buns were the hallmark of the day as Christians in Meghalaya on Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter. Cathedrals and churches in the Christian-majority state were thronged by people for special mass and other celebratory events. Archbishop […]

Air Force chief on ‘goodwill visit’ to Israel

New Delhi, March 27 : Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha is on a four-day ‘goodwill visit’ to Israel, an official statement said on Sunday. The visit of Air Chief Marshal Raha, who is also the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee, is aimed at consolidating the existing robust bilateral military to military cooperation […]