Rajasthan grants 5% quota to Gujjars, wants Centre to amend Constitution

Jaipur, Feb 13 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Wednesday passed the Reservation Amendment Bill 2019 in the Assembly, which promises 5 per cent reservation to five communities, including Gujjars, in educational institutions and... Read more »

Congress, BJP demand action against CPI-M leaders chargesheeted in murder case

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) After the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a chargesheet against two Kerala CPI-M leaders in connection with a 2012 murder case, the Congress and the BJP... Read more »

Construction of Himachal dam will start this year

Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) The construction of a water storage dam in Himachal Pradesh that will provide water to the national capital and five other states will commence by the year end, Chief... Read more »

Priyanka seeks ‘ground realities’ from Congress workers

Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) On the third day of her visit, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met more party workers and leaders on Wednesday and sought details of their constituencies and the... Read more »

17 students injured in Kashmir tuition centre blast

Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) Seventeen students were injured on Wednesday in a mysterious explosion inside a tuition centre in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, triggering clashes between civilians and security personnel. Six of... Read more »

Priyanka given charge of 41 seats, Scindia 39 in UP

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday put sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi in-charge of 41 Lok Sabha constituencies, including the family bastion of Amethi and Raebareli... Read more »

CAG: NDA’s Rafale deal 2.86 per cent cheaper but acquisition system not effective

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) In a relief to the government ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the much-awaited Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found that the deal signed by the NDA regime... Read more »

Probe ordered into circulation of Bengal secondary exam paper on Whatsapp

(IANS) An investigation has been ordered into circulation of a portion of the first day’s question paper of Bengali first language of the secondary (Madhaymik) examination, conducted by the West Bengal board,... Read more »

‘Hotel fire could have been averted if management heeded our complaints’

(IANS) The fire tragedy at a central Delhi hotel, where 17 people died, could have been averted if hotel staff had taken seriously the complaints of some Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)... Read more »

Goa makes ‘Don’t drink and drive’ signages must for bars

(IANS) Continuing with the crackdown on drunken driving, the state excise department on Tuesday instructed all licensed bars and liquor vends, including restaurants that serve alcohol, to put up ‘Don’t drink and drive’... Read more »

Meghalaya CM threatens to severe ties with NDA on Citizenship Bill

(IANS) Reiterating the National People’s Party’s stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday said the NPP will severe ties with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), if the... Read more »

Government moves IFSC Bill in RS for setting up unified regulating authority

(IANS) There will be an unified authority for regulating all financial services in international financial services centres (IFSCs) in the country with the government moving the IFSC Authority Bill, 2019 in the Rajya... Read more »

Trouble mounts for Vadra in Bikaner land deal

(IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is said to have made a tight case of money laundering against Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi who is being probed in a land deal... Read more »

Finance Ministry violated own instructions on secret service expenditure, says CAG report

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Finance Ministry violated its own instructions in two cases about prior approval of CAG before concurring with re-appropriation orders for increasing funds under “Secret Service Expenditure”, an... Read more »

Khalistan groups involved in Amritsar grenade attack

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) A Minister informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) and International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), a terror group deemed by the Centre, were... Read more »

Uttarakhand to launch bill against spurious liquor

Dehradun, Feb 12 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government on Tuesday decided to launch a bill to curb spurious liquor in the state, days after 36 people died due to its consumption. The decision was... Read more »

BJP precipitated the crisis, says Akhilesh

Lucknow, Feb 12 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday hit out at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for preventing him from going to Prayagraj where he was scheduled to attend a students’... Read more »

Delhi government orders probe into hotel fire tragedy

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Minister for Home and Urban Development for the national capital Satyendar Jain on Tuesday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the tragic blaze in a central Delhi hotel which... Read more »

Government rejects ‘conflict of interest’ charge against CAG Mehrishi

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Central government on Monday rejected allegation of “conflict of interest” levied by the Congress party against CAG Rajiv Mehrishi over the audit agency’s proposed report on the... Read more »

Soldier killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Feb 12 (IANS) A soldier and a militant were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, the Army said, denying earlier reports that two soldiers died. Defence... Read more »