15 women among 32 dead in Assam hooch tragedy

(IANS) At least 32 persons, including 15 women, have died and over 40 others taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in two separate incidents in Assam’s Golaghat and Jorhat districts, the police... Read more »

Centre withdraws notification giving more powers to Assam Rifles

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Friday withdrew a notification giving sweeping powers to Assam Rifles to conduct searches without a warrant and take people into custody in the... Read more »

PM should be ashamed of his behaviour

Tirupati, Feb 22 (IANS) Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was busy making a movie about himself even after receiving the news that 40 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror attack in... Read more »

Amarinder accuses Badal of enacting drama over sacrilege cases

Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) A day after Akali leader Parkash Singh Badal taunted the Punjab Chief Minister that he was ready to be “arrested” over the 2015 scarilige cases and police firing, Amarinder... Read more »

Akali Dal condemns police deployment in Punjab schools

Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday strongly condemned the decision of the Punjab government “to deploy heavy police force inside schools “for the implementation of the ‘Padho Punjab Padhao... Read more »

Assam hooch tragedy death toll rises to 25

Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 25 persons, including 15 women, have died and over 40 others have taken ill after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden in Assam’s Golaghat district, the... Read more »

Opposition meet to discuss common agenda postponed to Feb 27

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Opposition meeting to deliberate on a common minimum programme (CMP) has been postponed from February 26 to February 27, sources said on Friday. The meeting will be... Read more »

Tripura Assembly pays homage to CRPF martyrs

Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) The Tripura Assembly’s week-long budget session began here on Friday with the members, cutting across party lines, paying homage and expressing condolences over the martyrdom of 40 CRPF troopers... Read more »

Appointment of judges to HCs much faster now

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the collegium recommendations for the appointment of judges to different High Courts was being cleared by the government and only 27 recommendations... Read more »

Congress opposes additional powers to Assam Rifles in NE

Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The opposition Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Friday moved an adjournment motion in the Assam Assembly over the Centre’s move to bestow additional powers on the Assam Rifles, and... Read more »

Modi is Prime Time Minister, not PM

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him ‘Prime Time Minister’ and said that when people were crying over the... Read more »

Congress “What was PM doing 2 hours after Pulwama attack?”

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Raising questions on what Prime Minister Narendra Modi was doing in the immediate aftermath of the Pulwama attack, the Congress for the second day on Friday asked why... Read more »