Archive for: December, 2017

TS Minorities Welfare Dept engulfed in scams: Congress

Hyderabad,  Congress party on Wednesday demanded high level probe into various scams and irregularities that occurred in the Minorities Welfare Department. In a representation sent to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and Deputy CM Mohammed Mahmood Ali, the Congress leaders alleged that all institutions under Minorities Welfare Department were not functioning properly and they are engulfed in […]

President winds up winter stay, Governor, CM bid farewell

Hyderabad, President Ramnath Kovind today ended his four-day winter stay as part of Southern tour to Hyderabad. Along with his wife Savitha Kovind, Ramnath took a special IAF flight at Hakimpet Airport for Amaravathi to attend an official program. From there, Kovind left for Delhi, according to information. At the Hakimpet Airport, Governor ESL Narasimhan and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao were present […]

Malegaon blast case: MCOCA charges dropped against Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Colonel Purohit

A special NIA court in Mumbai on Wednesday dropped all charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, Lt Colonel Purohit and two others in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. However, both Sadhvi Pragya and Purohit will will face trial under an anti-terror law as the court junked their applications for discharge. […]

Thakur sworn in as Himachal CM with 11 ministers

Shimla,  Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his 11 ministers — half of them first-timers — on Wednesday took oath of office at an impressive ceremony attended among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath of office and secrecy to Thakur, who will […]

RS disrupted over Hegde’s ‘amend Constitution’ remarks, government disowns comments

New Delhi,  The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday repeatedly adjourned over Minister of State Anant Kumar Hegde’s “amend the Constitution” remarks as the Modi government distanced itself from the comments. Hegde had on Monday criticised the word “secular” and said the BJP government would “amend the Constitution” to remove the word from the Preamble. The […]

H.D. Deve Gowda ‘framed’ Lalu in fodder scam: Jagannath Mishra

Patna,  Five days after his acquittal in a fodder scam case by a special CBI court in Ranchi, former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on Wednesday said that it was not the BJP but former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda who “framed” RJD chief Lalu Prasad in the scam. “H.D. Deve Gowda has framed then […]

Jadhav’s wife’s shoes had ‘something metallic’: Pakistan Foreign Office

Islamabad,  The Pakistan Foreign Office on Wednesday said the shoes of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife were confiscated as a “metallic substance” had been detected in them, after India accused Islamabad of not returning her shoes after the meeting held here on Monday. In a statement, the Foreign Office rejected the Indian allegations that […]

US continues support for Daesh, other Takfiris: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has slammed the US as one of the world’s “most corrupt” governments, saying Washington continues supporting Daesh, other Takfiri terrorists and authoritarian regimes in the region. “The US, which is one of the most corrupt and oppressive governments in the world, is our main enemy. They […]

Saudi Arabia bombs civilians after each defeat in Yemen: Iran

Iran has sharply condemned a deadly Saudi air raid against a market in the Yemeni city of Ta’izz, saying the Riyadh military resorts to the massacre of defenseless civilians whenever it suffers defeat in its aggression. “During over a thousand days since the outset of this devastating war, Saudi Arabia has shown that whenever it […]

Syrian army urges surrender of militants encircled near Lebanon border

Syrian government forces and their allies have reportedly given a 72-hour deadline to militants encircled in a strategic border area near Lebanon and Israel to either leave or face military defeat. The militants have been cornered in the town of Beit Jin, which sits in the foothills of Mount Hermon in southwestern Syria. Citing militant […]

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