CEC virtually rules out LS polls with 11 Assemblies, BJP says no such move

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The BJP’s push for “One Nation, One Poll” fuelled a major debate on Tuesday with the Election Commission appearing to rule out simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and 11 assemblies in the near future and the BJP dismissing such a possibility while the Congress said the BJP was planning […]

Centre proposes fixed-yield model to attract global airport operators

New Delhi, Aug 14 : In a bid to attract global airport operators, the government on Tuesday proposed shifting from the revenue-sharing to the fixed aeronautical yield model based on the number of passenger footfalls at greenfield airports. “The present model is revenue-sharing… the new model will be based on (the number of) passengers entering […]

22 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy

Rome, Aug 14 : A section of a highway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa during heavy rain on Tuesday, plummeting vehicles up to 90 metres to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials said. The vice minister for infrastructure, Edoardo Rixi, said the death toll was expected to rise, while […]

SC to hear plea against AFSPA dilution on August 20

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea by a group of serving Army officers against the dilution of AFSPA that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra agreed to hear the plea […]

DMK leaders pledge support to Stalin

Chennai, Aug 14 : Top DMK leaders on Tuesday made it clear that they and the party were solidly behind its Working President M.K. Stalin, whose father and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi died a week ago. An emergency meeting of the Executive Committee was called at the DMK headquarters here with a […]

Car crashes into people near UK Parliament, man arrested

London, Aug 14 : A man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed into a number of cyclists and pedestrians before hitting security barriers outside the UK Parliament on Tuesday, the police said. Armed police swooped on the scene moments after the vehicle collided with the barriers at 7.37 a.m, pointing […]