Attack on policemen, shows ‘jungle raj’ in UP: Yechury

New Delhi, April 24 : Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a ‘jungle raj’ (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh. “BJP MPs and MLAs are leading mobs to attack police stations in Uttar Pradesh. If this is not jungle raj, what is? Constitutional […]

‘Russia’s Ukraine actions impedes improvement in relations’

Washington, April 24 : US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned Russia that its interventions in Ukraine are an obstacle to improving relations between the two nations, a media report said. Urging both Russia and pro-separatists in the Ukraine to immediately respect the ceasefire, Tillerson made the remarks in a phone call with Ukrainian […]

Satyarthi given P.C. Chandra award

Kolkata, April 23 : Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi was on Sunday presented the P.C. Chandra Purashkar (award) for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour. The 63-year-old Satyarthi was handed over a citation, a trophy and a cheque of Rs 10 lakh at an awards ceremony here. Satyarthi, who […]

No need for law to penalise levy of service charge: Minister

New Delhi, April 23 : Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Sunday ruled out a legislation to penalise hotels and restaurants in the country for levying service charge on customers. Paswan said enough awareness on the issue and public demand were required before the government could enact a law on the contentious […]

TN CM meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar

[New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami receiving a memorandum from the state farmers who are protesting for the last 39 days over their plight, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday. /PTI] New Delhi, April 23 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state […]

UK party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed

London, April 23 : The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced that it will include a pledge in its general election manifesto to ban the burqa or full-face veils worn by some Muslim women in public, the media reported on Sunday. Party leader Paul Nuttall will launch what he calls an “integration agenda” on Monday […]