Rahul takes dig at Modi, Irani retorts

New Delhi, Oct 20 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “silence” on the alleged spike in the turnover of a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay, which was countered by party leader Smriti Irani who accused him of insulting the court. A tweet […]

Congress slams Modi for wearing ‘Italian glasses’ at Kedarnath

New Delhi, Oct 20 : The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being “arrogant” over his remarks on redevelopment of the Kedarnath shrine after the flash floods of 2013, saying he has disrespected the people of Uttarakhand and also slammed him for wearing “Italian glasses” at the holy place. “Prime Minister Narendra […]

Day after Diwali: Delhi air toxic but better than last year

New Delhi, Oct 20 : The air quality in Delhi and its adjoining areas was toxic and a thick blanket of smoke hung in the skies on Friday as lung-clogging particulate matter, PM2.5, went beyond dangerous levels, a night after Diwali revellers burst firecrackers despite a Supreme Court ban on their sale. The average air […]

Mob brutally attacks mentally challenged man as ‘braid chopper’ in Sopore

Srinagar, Oct 20 : A mentally challenged person was critically injured on Friday as a mob tried to immolate him and run him over with a tractor on suspicion of being a braid chopper in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore. Police, which rescued him in the nick of time, has warned of stern action against vigilante […]

CBI must probe illegal pesticide-resistant seeds, demands Maharashtra farm panel

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 20 : A Maharashtra government Special Task Force on Friday urged the Centre to institute a CBI enquiry into reports that around 3.50 million packets of illegal Herbicide Tolerant genetically modified cotton seeds are sold during the current season in several cotton-growing states in the country. Reacting to a comment piece carried […]