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As Jallikattu Protests Swell, Tamil Nadu Looks At Legal Way Out


CHENNAI: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday that he cannot use an ordinance or executive order to remove a ban on bull-taming festival Jallikattu, the AIADMK government is said to be considering bringing an ordinance under a state law to circumvent the ban. Mr Panneerselvam has extended his stay in Delhi to ... Read More »

ND Tiwari joined in BJP with his son


Former Uttarakhand chief minister Narain Dutt Tiwari’s visit to BJP president Amit Shah at the latter’s residence on Wednesday sparked reports of the Congress veteran “joining“ the saffron party even as his nephew expressed shock and disappointment at the development. Though there was no formal announcement by BJP, Tiwari’s son Rohit Shekhar told, “BJP is willing to give us respect ... Read More »

China happy with PM Narendra Modi’s remarks, but refuses to change its stand on Masood Azhar, NSG issues


BEIJING: China on Wednesday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “positive remarks” made during the Raisina Dialogue, but refused to budge from its stand on the issues of NSG and Masood Azhar ban. Chinese foreign ministry said it is committed to respect India’s core interests, a day after PM Modi said neighboring countries need to show some sensitivity and respect for ... Read More »

At RS Pura’s BSF Kitchen, Menu Is Fish, Cheese, Dal and No Complaints


JAMMU:  From cooks to commandants, junior men and senior officers — a special committee of the Border Security Force takes the calls at the ration store of its frontier headquarters in Jammu. The committee decides on procuring and distributing food material for men deployed along the international border. “All the members of the committee go to the nearest vegetable market,” ... Read More »

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Warns Of Action Against Soldiers Using Social Media For Complaints


NEW DELHI:  Army Chief Bipin Rawat today said action will be taken against soldiers who using the social media to air their grievances instead of going through the regular channels. Addressing the Army Day function, General Rawat said: “A few colleagues are using social media to draw the media’s attention to their problems. It affects the morale of the jawans ... Read More »

19 Dead After Boat Carrying 40 Capsizes In River Ganga In Bihar’s Patna, Many Still Missing


PATNA: Divers have recovered 19 bodies, including that of minors, after a boat ferrying 40 capsized in the Ganga river in Bihar’s Patna. 10 were rescued and the search for missing persons have been suspended till morning. Of those rescued, six people have been admitted in the Patna Medical College and Hospital. “The rescue operation has been stopped for the ... Read More »

Modi photo on khadi diary sparks row


New Delhi: The photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the calendar and the diary of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) kicked up a row on Friday, with the Opposition slamming the development even as the government and BJP dismissed the controversy as “unnecessary”.  The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), while dismissing the controversy as “unnecessary”, said “there is no ... Read More »

PM’s Office Asks For Information On BSF Jawan’s Videos On Poor Food


NEW DELHI:  A huge controversy over a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier’s Facebook videos alleging bad food for the troops has seized the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office, which has reportedly asked the Home Ministry for information. Border Security Force constable Tej Bahadur Yadav’s four videos of what he alleges is watery, unseasoned dal and burnt paranthas have ... Read More »