No other state like Uttar Pradesh: President

Lucknow, Sep 14 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said there was no state in India like Uttar Pradesh — the land which both Lord Rama and Lord Krishna chose to be born in and where many places symbolised communal harmony. Many places in the state like Agra, Ayodhya, Varanasi, Sarnath and Fatehpur Sikri […]

High Court stays TN floor test till September 20

Chennai, Sep 14 : The Madras High Court on Thursday ordered that a floor test should not be held till September 20 for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami to prove his legislative majority. The court passed the order after hearing the petitions filed by the DMK and sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran. The court […]

Bullet train foundation stone laid with eye to Gujarat polls: Congress

New Delhi, Sep 14 : Questioning the economic viability of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, the Congress on Thursday said the foundation stone laying ceremony was timed ahead of the Gujarat elections, primarily to push projects just before the polls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation […]

Population explosion hampering sustainable development: Naqvi

New Delhi, Sep 13 : Growing world population was the biggest hurdle in sustainable development, and leaders and social activists need to join hands to create awareness on the issue, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday. “There is need for large-scale awareness on the population issue. Increasing population has created several […]

Congress queries ‘political purpose’ behind Japanese PM being hosted in Gujarat

New Delhi, Sep 13 : The Congress party on Wednesday wondered if the hosting of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad was being done with an eye on the Gujarat elections later this year. Answering queries from media persons here about Abe’s visit, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the party did not want to […]

Congress-backed NSUI wins top DUSU posts, setback for ABVP

New Delhi, Sep 13 : In a major comeback after five years, the Congress’ student wing NSUI on Wednesday bagged the posts of President and Vice President of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), dealing a jolt to the RSS-affiliated ABVP that won the Secretary and Joint Secretary posts, with the latter result hotly contested […]