Rahul Gandhi ‘incorrectly attributed’ Rafale comments to Supreme Court, says bench

NEW DELHI, APRIL 15: The Supreme Court on Monday said that remarks made by Rahul Gandhi on its recent order in a Rafale case “have been incorrectly attributed to this court”. The top Court has admitted BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi’s…

Demand for 50% VVPAT verification “unreasonable”: Ex-Poll Panel Chief

HYDERABAD, April 15: Former Chief Election Commissioner T S Krishnamurthy Monday termed as ”unreasonable” opposition parties” demand to verify at least 50 per cent of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). He…

EC bars Adityanath from campaigning for 3 days, Mayawati for 2

NEW DELHI, APRIL 15: Days ahead of the phase two Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday barred UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP supremo Mayawati from campaigning for violating the Modal Code of Conduct…

FIR against Azam Khan over his ‘khaki underpant’ remark against Jaya Prada

Rampur, April 15: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has landed in trouble for his objectionable remarks against actor Jaya Prada, the BJP candidate against him from Rampur. An FIR has now been registered against Azam Khan for his remarks. In…

India to see normal monsoon in 2019

NEW DELHI, APRIL 15: India will likely see a “normal monsoon” this year. Rainfall will be 96% of the Long Period Average of 89cm, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. Rainfall that’s 96-104% of the LPA is considered “near…

SC to examine EC’s powers against candidates making ‘hate speeches’

NEW DELHI, APRIL 15: The Supreme Court said Monday it would examine the scope of the Election Commission’s powers against candidates for making speeches along religious and caste lines. The Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, was…

PM Modi slams Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti at Kathua over Article 370

New Delhi, April 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed opposition leaders including Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti at an election rally at Kathua in Jammu-Kashmir over their remarks on Article 370 and Article 35A. The PM said that…

Veil on job data spurs poser: How deep is the crisis?

New Delhi, April 14: The job crisis has deepened and become more commonplace during the last 5 years, according to officials familiar with employment data. Consider this: Demand for work under the national job scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment…

BJP has promised to look into our Gorkhaland demand, says Bimal Gurung

KOLKATA, APRIL 14: Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung, who has been on the run since the 2017 agitation in the Hills, has claimed that the BJP leadership gave him assurances that it would look into his statehood demand…

Sex on false promise of marriage is rape: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI, APRIL 14: The fact that the victim and her rapist have married other people and gone their separate ways will not erase the crime. The rapist would still have to answer for his crime, a Bench of Justices…