Trinamool demands Dipa Karmakar be made India’s sports ambassador

Agartala, Sep 8 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday felicitated ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach and demanded that she be appointed sports ambassador of India. The party said it would raise the issue in Parliament. TMC all India vice-president Mukul Roy, accompanied by party Lok Sabha Member and ex-star footballer Prasun Banerjee […]

Political parties in Odisha begin war of words over Polavaram project

Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 : A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Centre would bear all expenses for the construction of the Polavaram project, the three major political parties of Odisha on Thursday entered into a mudslinging contest over the project. The Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments are opposing the irrigation project on Godavari […]

President approves GST Bill

New Delhi, Sep 8 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday gave his assent to the landmark Goods and Services Tax bill, an official said. The President has given his approval for the GST Bill, the President’s Office told IANS. The central government had sent the GST bill to the President after 16 states had ratified […]

Donald Tusk urges May to start Brexit negotiations

London, Sep 8 : European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to begin Brexit negotiations as soon as possible. Tusk, who met May ahead of the upcoming European Union Summit on September 16, stressed on the need for an immediate start to official Brexit discussions, EFE news reported. “I’m […]

Sacked AAP Minister Sandeep Kumar’s police custody extended

New Delhi, Sep 8 : A court on Thursday extended till September 9 the police custody of sacked AAP Minister Sandeep Kumar, arrested on charges of rape following a complaint by a woman who figured in a video with him in an objectionable position. During in-camera proceedings, Special Judge Poonam Chaudhary remanded Kumar to one […]