CM Parrikar unwell, Oppn Cong stakes claim to form govt in Goa

Panaji, September 17: With Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar hospitalised, Goa’s main opposition Congress party submitted a memorandum to Governor Mridula Sinha Monday, staking claim to form an alternate government. The move came at a time when the BJP high command…

Cleanliness drives by govt will boost tourism: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, September 17: Efforts made by the government towards cleanliness in the past four years would boost tourism in India, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday. After inaugurating Indian Tourism Mart, a symposium of the travel and trade…

CIC wants break-up of how MPLADS funds are utilised

New Delhi, September 17: Noting that ?12,000 crore of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds remains unspent, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha Chairman to come out…

India’s defence ties with Russia will not be impacted by US sanctions: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi, September 17: Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s India visit next month, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has clearly indicated that India will not allow its time-tested defence and security ties with Russia to be impacted by the US…

Supreme Court lifts ban on sale of painkiller Saridon

New Delhi, September 17: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed sale of Saridon, exempting the painkiller from last week’s government order banning manufacture and distribution of 328 fixed dose combination drugs for human use. FDCs are two or more drugs…

Parties bet big on social media, data analytics for 2019 poll campaign

New Delhi, September 16: Election 2019 will be an intense, high-stakes tussle for power like all others but with one difference in a first, it is likely to be as hotly contested in the virtual world as in the real…

Chidambaram takes dig at BJP over rising petrol prices

New Delhi, September 16: Taking a dig at the BJP’s claim that the Centre was looking at ways to arrest the hike in fuel prices, Congress leader P Chidambaram Sunday said the ruling party might have found a way to…

BJP works for all castes, communities: Amit Shah

Jaipur, September 16: BJP president Amit Shah Sunday said his party works for all castes and communities. “This is the specialty of the BJP. It is not the party of any one caste or community. Our leader Prime minister Narendra…

Indira Gandhi made two serious mistakes – Emergency, Operation Blue Star: Natwar Singh

New Delhi, September 16: Indira Gandhi made two “serious mistakes – declaring the Emergency in 1975 and allowing Operation Blue Star to happen”, but regardless of these she was a great and powerful prime minister and a considerate humanist, feels…

20 lakh people join modified JanDhan scheme, total account holders 32.61 crore

New Delhi, September 16: As many as 20 lakh people have joined the modified Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), taking the total number of account holders in the flagship financial inclusion programme to 32.61 crore as on September 5,…