Modi launches attack on Manmohan Singh, says demonetisation is unparalleled in world

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Perhaps avenging former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s strident criticism of the note ban, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a surprise attack on him, saying that politicians should learn from Singh how to maintain a clean image even after 35 long years of public life dotted with scams under […]

Bengal Leader of Opposition evicted from House, hospitalised

Kolkata, Feb 8 : There was pandemonium in the West Bengal assembly on Wednesday as an indisposed Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan had to be hospitalised after he was forcibly removed by the security staff following his suspension. There were slogan-shouting and scuffles between the watch and ward staff and the Congress and Left Front […]

Maharashtra polls: Industrialists join hands with EC for maximum voter participation

Mumbai, Feb 8 : Top industrialists like Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra, Harsh Goenka and others will help Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) with its public awareness drive to ensure maximum voting in the coming civic elections. In a unique initiative, the SEC sought these industrialists’ cooperation, who agreed to encourage and allow breaks to their […]

Full-body truck scanners being procured, says minister

New Delhi, Feb 8 : The government is in the process of procuring five full-body truck scanners (FBTS) to deploy at international borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. In a written reply in the upper house, Rijiju said a global tender […]

Gujarat becomes first state to establish cashless system

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday congratulated Gujarat on becoming the first state in the country for establishing cashless distribution of food grain. According to a release, the minister also lauded the efforts of the Gujarat government for installing Aadhaar Enabled Payment […]

DCW summons social welfare secretary regarding Asha Kiran Home lapses

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday summoned the AAP government’s social welfare department secretary to appear before it on February 11 in connection with the lapses at the Asha Kiran Home for the mentally challenged. The Commission’s summons came after the Social Welfare Department failed to submit its reply […]