JD-U leader wants reservation for poor upper castes

Patna, Aug 20 : A leader of Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United on Monday demanded reservation for the poor among the upper castes in the state. Rishi Mishra said: “I will meet Chief Minister Nitish Kumar soon in connection with this demand.” He said he will also stage a day-long protest here on October 2. Mishra’s […]

Recipient of brain-dead teenager’s kidney dies in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 20 : A city woman who received one of the kidneys of a brain-dead teenage girl from West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district died at a state run hospital here on Monday, three days after the transplant, a hospital official said. Two kidneys and the liver of 15-year-old Mallika Majumder were donated to three patients […]

India, Japan reaffirm vow for deeper defence ties, Indo-Pacific stability

New Delhi, Aug 20 : India and Japan on Monday reaffirmed their commitment for greater bilateral defence cooperation and ensuring a peaceful and stable Indo-Pacific region at the annual defence ministerial meeting here. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held talks with her Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera who is on a two-day visit to India at the […]

Floodwaters receding, Kerala tells NCMC

New Delhi, Aug 20 : The Kerala government on Monday informed the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) that the floodwaters in the state had started receding as the rains had abated. The information was shared at a NCMC review meeting here — the fifth since August 16 — chaired by Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha. The […]

Telangana to send 500 tonnes rice to Kerala

Hyderabad, Aug 20 : Responding to a request from Kerala, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has asked officials to send 500 tonnes of rice to the flood-hit state. Rao spoke to Finance Minister Eatala Rajender, Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi, Civil Supplies Corporation Commissioner Akun Sabarwal and instructed them to send 500 tonnes of rice […]

AAP student arm to fight Delhi University students election

New Delhi, Aug 20 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) student wing will fight the upcoming elections of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) with an aim to bring about a positive change in student politics of the university, Labour Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday. He was invited as the Chief Guest at a […]