Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa skips poll code meets over clean chits to PM, Shah: Reports

NEW DELHI, MAY 18: Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, who dissented in 4 decisions taken by the Election Commission giving clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah in cases of alleged violation of poll code, has…

Air India arm’s privatisation hits a bump

NEW DELHI, MAY 18: The Government’s effort to privatise Air India Air Transport Services Ltd., Air India’s ground handling arm, has run into a stone wall, with potential bidders raising concerns over the Airport Authority of India’s plan to award…

‘Pragya Thakur killed Mahatma Gandhi’s soul’: Nobel Laureate Satyarthi

NEW DELHI, MAY 18: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday lashed out at BJP’s candidate for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Pragya Singh Thakur for her comments that Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, was a patriot. The child rights activist…

Cow dung makes cows susceptible to diseases and infection, leading to stress

CHENNAI, MAY 18: Old, non-lactating cows housed in traditional cow shelters tend to have higher stress when there is cow dung in the shed, especially in places where the cows lie down, when the ambient temperature is higher than 25°C…

Need to review Art 370 in J&K: Rajnath

New Delhi, May 17: Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says there is a need to review Article 370 and 35-A that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir to establish whether these Constitutional provisions have benefited…

Can’t forgive Pragya for Godse deshbhakt remark, says Modi

Khargone, May 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he will never forgive BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur for insulting Mahatma Gandhi by calling his assassin Nathuram Godse a true patriot. Modi told a TV channel during his last rally…

Will decide on PM’s post after results are out on May 23: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, May 17: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that a decision on the Prime Ministerial post of a non-BJP government at the Centre would be taken after the Lok Sabha poll results are out on May 23.…

Fin Min says it has no estimation of amount of black money

NEW DELHI, MAY 17: The Government has declined to share information on black money cases received from Switzerland, citing confidentiality. To an RTI query, the Ministry said there is no estimation of amount of black money in circulation both inside…

Amit Shah ticks off 3 BJP leaders for Godse shocker, says not the party line

New Delhi, May 17: The Bharatiya Janata Party has taken a serious view of statements by its three leaders on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, party chief Amit Shah tweeted on Friday, firmly distancing the party from offensive posts that…

Ignorance is bliss: how Indians don’t know about their diabetes

NEW DELHI, MAY 17: A nationwide study has found that only about half the diabetes patients in India are aware of their condition, 40% are under treatment and about a quarter have their blood sugar levels under control. The study…