Xi stresses balance between heritage conservation, development

Beijing, April 12 : Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged the government to strike a balance between the conservation of cultural relics and economic development. Xi said the balance is difficult to strike in a country that is urbanising at such a fast pace, Xinhua news agency reported. He called cultural relics “a valuable […]

Punjab deputy CM hails Canada’s move to apologise

Chandigarh, April 12 : Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday hailed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s move to apologise for the then Canadian government’s decision in 1914 to deny entry to a boatful of Indians into the country. “It is very heartening that the Canadian government has decided to apologise in the […]

Gadkari assures ‘full support’ to odd-even scheme

New Delhi, April 12 : Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday assured his “full support” to Delhi’s second phase of the odd-even traffic scheme to be implemented from April 15 to 30. He gave the assurance to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal when the latter called on the union minister and urged him to […]

Ashok Chavan appointed president of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress

New Delhi, April 12 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday approved the appointment of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan as the president of the state’s party unit. “The Congress president also approved the names of office-bearers, executive committee, spokespersons, an advisory council and thirteen district Congress committee presidents of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress,” said […]

After 10 years in power, Israel’s Netanyahu keeps rivals at arm’s length

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Apr 11 : When Benjamin Netanyahu first became Israel’s leader two decades ago, few would have predicted a future in which he would be poised to pass founding father David Ben-Gurion as its longest-serving prime minister. In a country where no single political party has ever won an outright majority in […]

68 with criminal cases, 56 crorepatis in Bengal polls second phase

Kolkata, April 12 : As many as 68 of the 383 candidates contesting in the second phase of the West Bengal assembly polls have declared criminal cases, including serious offences like murder and rape. According to a report released by West Bengal Election Watch (WBEW) on Tuesday, at least 56 nominees — or 15 percent […]