Date wise Archive

Sehore (MP)

A debt-ridden farmer in Sehore -- the home district of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan -- allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance.

Ratlam/ Neemuch (MP)

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and Gujarat's quota stir spearhead Hardik Patel were today stopped from entering Mandsaur, the epicentre of the agrarian unrest in Madhya Pradesh, while on their way to express solidarity with distressed farmers.

NEW DELHI

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has sought out of the box ideas from all government departments to check corruption. The suggestions will form part of a campaign followed every year through vigilance awareness week to raise awareness against graft.

Author: 
Mrinal K. Biswas

The idea of universal basic income has dawned on the country’s horizon. An opportunity has opened up to apply a measure of UBI solely for the adult women to cast aside the gender curse in addition to bestowing  upon them a sense of dignity, a real feeling of equality, an autonomy all together prodding the society towards poverty alleviation. With this singular social security measure a female child will no longer remain a liability to the family but may be considered as an asset like that of her baby brother.

Author: 
K Raveendran

The diplomatic crisis that engulfed the Arab world last week, with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a few other Saudi minions severing diplomatic ties as well as land and air connectivity with Qatar, is the culmination of several proxy wars  being fought together, although its abruptness may have surprised everyone, including the Qataris.

The Opposition today does not present any challenge to the BJP or its Government. But the farmers’ stir that is spreading across Central and Western India – from Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra to Rajasthan to Haryana – does. The BJP is still essentially a Hindi-belt party and what is happening there cannot but be a cause of its worry. In Madhya Pradesh, as the situation turned from bad to worse the party had to change its position on almost a daily basis. First, the State Home Minister denied that the police fired on the agitating farmers.

London

British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the Conservatives' disastrous performance in last week's election as she faced her party's angry MPs today, seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership.

Washington

The visa ban is about national security and not against any religion, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said after a US appeals court upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised executive order imposing a travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations.

Moscow

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was jailed for 30 days, and over 1,500 of his supporters were arrested after demonstrations across the nation against government corruption.

New York

A senior Bangladeshi diplomat here has been indicted on charges of forcing his domestic help to work long hours without pay, with prosecutors saying he tried to cover up his actions after an Indian diplomat faced visa fraud charges and accused of exploiting her maid i

United Nations

India is set to ratify two key global conventions on combating child labour which a top UN official described as a "great step forward" in bringing all the world's children under the ambit of the legislations.

Washington

Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and violent extremist organisations are the key challenges before America, Defence Secretary James Mattis has said insisting that the US military requires a balanced inventory of advanced capabilities to act decisively.

SINGAPORE

A top Christian body in Singapore today cautioned against Islamophobia in the country, saying detention of a Singaporean woman for radicalism should not put the Muslim community in a negative light.

Dhaka

A series of landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 53 people, including two army officers, in northeastern Bangladesh, officials said today amid fears that the death toll could rise as many people remain buried under tonnes of rubble.

Colombo

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has pledged to release the lists of those who had surrendered or were detained by the armed forces during the last phase of the brutal 30-year civil war that ended in 2009.

Chandigarh

The first budget session of the Congress government in Punjab, which commences tomorrow, will be stormy, with opposition - AAP and SAD-BJP - set to raise issues like farmer suicides, debt waiver, alleged impropriety in mining contracts and "atrocities" on Dalits.

Srinagar

Authorities have set up a round- the-clock control room here as part of efforts to ensure a smooth 40-day yatra to the 3,880 metre high cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Shivpuri (MP)

Congress MLA Shakuntala Khatik has been booked for allegedly inciting people to set ablaze a police station, amid violent protests by farmers in Madhya Pradesh.

Chandigarh

Haryana has framed a new Ayush policy under which dispensaries and hospitals upto 20 beds would be opened in rural and urban areas of the state, Health minister Anil Vij said today. He also said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had approved the policy.

Mehsana (Guj)

Three persons were today arrested in connection with alleged custodial death of a 28-year-old man at Mehsana which had led to protest by the local Patidar community.

NEW DELHI

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Haryana's director general of police and the Gurgaon police commissioner over the alleged gangrape of a 23-year-old woman in the industrial area of Manesar.

Ahmedabad

Akhilesh Yadav may have lost power in Uttar Pradesh, but he can claim that he is ruling the roost in BJP-ruled Gujarat's Chhota Udepur.

Chennai

Hours after rebel AIADMK leader Panneerselvam sought his explanation, legislator S S Saravanan today said the voice in the TV video footage on alleged horse trading involving ruling party MLAs was not his.

NEW DELHI

The Delhi High Court today directed the city government to finish de-silting of the Kushak 'nullah' near South Extension part II here on a "war- footing" to ensure there is no water-logging in the area.

Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir government has constituted a five-member working group to work out modalities for operationalisation of 'knowledge initiative' for students in the state.

Kolkata

The porous riverine border with Bangladesh at Sunderbans are shortly to be equipped with infra-ray pillars and smart sensors to prevent rampant infiltration and smuggling.

Aizawl

Union home minister Rajnath Singh today asked the Assam Rifles personnel to take extreme precaution while guarding the porous India-Myanmar border so that India's cordial relations with the neighboring country do not get hurt.

Bhubaneswar

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today asked district collectors to take bold decisions and suggested them to follow the 3Ts formula of transparency, teamwork and technology, which he said will lead to another 'T' (transformation) in public life.

Bhubaneswar

Union minister VK Singh today said that Odisha has failed to achieve desired level of development for which the state government is answerable even as he dismissed the demand for special category status to it.

Patna

Senior BJP leader Sushil Modi today alleged that Hema Yadav, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, had acquired a "benami" plot worth Rs 62.10 lakh as a "gift" from a grade four employee of the railways, a charge denied by the RJD.

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