Date wise Archive


A buoyant debt market will ensure that aggregate credit demand grows 12 per cent in fiscal 2018 even though bank credit is seen only growing by 7-8 per cent in the year, said a report.


The Union government plans to raise up to Rs 1,224 crore by selling equity shares in the Hudco's initial public offer (IPO) that will hit the capital market on Monday.


Faced with the charge of right-wing activists repeatedly taking law into their hands in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said there is "no remedy if someone makes up his mind" to blame a particular outfit.


Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said today that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has the potential to become the Prime Minister of the country adding that the time was also right for a generational change in the party.


The Hindu Yuva Vahini activists were allegedly involved in the lynching of a Muslim man after an inter-faith couple eloped in Bulandshahr, the Uttar Pradesh Police said in a press statement today.


Public representatives should work with transparency and say "no" to any work which they feel is not correct.


A Pakistani woman was detained in Ajmer for allegedly violating visa norms.
Zubeda Alia, aged around 50 years, had arrived in India nearly 10 days back on a month-long visa which was valid for Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh.


Fissures in the Samajwadi Party (SP) today resurfaced with senior leader Shivpal Yadav declaring that his brother Mulayam Singh Yadav will head a secular front to be formed by him.


Highlighting the importance of consuming natural and organic medicines, a health and science summit was organised here.


Following is the chronology of events in the sensational December 16, 2012 gangrape-cum- murder case of a 23-year-old woman, in which the Supreme Court today upheld the death penalty of the four convicts:

Pradeep Kapoor

The Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh is facing a staggering law and order problem created by various saffron outfits during last one month.
So much so, the state police is on the defensive and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was forced to summon BJP leaders and others involved in the incidents to Lucknow to discuss the issue.

Arun Srivastava

The strategic partnership between India and US is primarily driven by defence related deals. There is no other propelling element. It is a vibrant deal till India responds positively to the American requirements. The strength of the partnership is judged by the nature and quantum of defence deals. An analysis of the ‘strategic partnership’ between India and US and the  defence deals struck,  raises some serious questions regarding their utility and effects on achieving India’s strategic interests.

The Attorney-General of India has told the Supreme Court that citizens cannot claim ‘absolute right’ over their bodies. To buttress his point he said the law debarred people from committing suicide (the right to destroy one’s body) and women were debarred from terminating their pregnancy except under medical advice and in conformity with law.


Afghan forces today opened fire on Pakistani security personnel in the restive Balochistan province, killing at least three persons, including a woman, and injuring 17 others, officials said.


China's first large homemade passenger jet, touted as a competitor to Boeing and Airbus, made its maiden flight from Shanghai today, signalling the Communist giant's entry into the global aviation industry.


The Samajwadi Party (SP) is ready to support any secular alliance for the presidential poll, which is a few months away, its president Akhilesh Yadav said today.


Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi government's policies on Kashmir and national security, BSP chief Mayawati today said it appeared to be guided "more by politics than national interest".


Gujarat police today said that Altaf Qureshi, the suspected ISI agent held from Mumbai two days ago, had been arrested during a communal riot at Dhoraji in Rajkot district of the state in 2002.


In a major reshuffle, the Rajasthan government today transferred 77 IAS officers, including 16 district collectors, and 46 IPS officers.
Seven districts have got a new collector and superintendent of police.


A leopard, which is on the prowl at Puliamkombai village located in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, today tried to maul a goat but was scared away villagers.
Two days back in the same village, the leopard had pounced on a goat, killed it and taken it away.


The Opposition Congress- led UDF today demanded the immediate reinstatement of IPS officer T P Senkumar as Kerala DGP citing the Supreme Court dismissing a clarification petition by the government over its earlier order on the matter.


Kerala Congress(M) Vice Chairman Jose K Mani, MP, today justified the district leadership's decision to join hands with CPI(M) in the district panchayat president polls, saying it was a reaction against those who had been continuously humiliating the party.

Malappuram (Ker)

After triggering a controversy by praising BJP, IUML Women's wing leader, Kamarunnisa Anwar today apologised to her party following which proceedings were dropped against her.


Congress today hit out at Kerala Congress(M) accusing it of "betraying" UDF in the election to the post of president of the Kottayam district panchayat.


Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today claimed that RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son Tej Pratap Yadav was illegally allotted a petrol pump in Bihar capital Patna.


The Assam government has revised its draft population policy and will take it up with the Centre to ensure that the MLAs adhere to the two-child family planning norm.

Gets help from Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's NGO
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A frail but determined 14-year-old Rekha Kumari has emerged as a star in Koderma district of Jharkhand where within a week, as many as 26 minors, including 23 girls, were saved from being married off recently.


Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today refused to accept the argument of senior BJD MP Baijayant Panda's statement that a few leaders are conspiring to oust some leaders from the party.


Calling for a boycott of the BJP and the RSS, Pro-Trinamool Congress (TMC) intellectuals today urged the people of West Bengal to set aside their political differences and fight unitedly against the "divisive policies" of the two organisations.


Eight inmates of a government correctional home near here went missing and six of them were traced today.