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Tuesday 25 April 2017
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Category: Indian News

Former Congress MLA Makwana to join BJP

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Kirankumar Makwana, former Congress MLA from Jambusar in Bharuch district, on Monday resigned from the party and decided to join the BJP. Makwana was a Congress member for the last 15 years and had...

PM Modi likely to visit Israel in July first week

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the ceremonial welcome of Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari  at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist  (PTI4_18_2017_000077A)

To mark 25 years of India’s full-fledged diplomatic ties with Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Israel on July 5 and 6, top sources have told The Indian Express. They added...

DMK leads bandh in Tamil Nadu today, in support of drought-hit farmers

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu farmers during their protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI4_22_2017_000058B)

After staging protests in the national capital for 41 days, Tamil Nadu farmers reached Chennai on Tuesday to participate in the state-wide bandh in support of drought-hit farmers. Led by the...

PM Modi bats for simultaneous elections, changing fiscal to January-December

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah during a meeting with  BJP chief ministers at party office in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan (PTI4_23_2017_000140A)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for conducting simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies and shifting to a January-December fiscal year. Addressing the Niti Aayog...

Centre trying to turn country into Hindia: DMK leader Stalin

MK Stalin Rally at Vellore on Wednesday. Express Photo by Arun Janardhanan. 11.05.2016. *** Local Caption *** MK Stalin Rally at Vellore on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu Opposition leader M K Stalin has accused the Centre of trying to relegate people who don’t speak Hindi to second-class citizens, and of pushing the country into becoming “Hindia”. In...

J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti likely to meet PM Narendra Modi today

Rajouri: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti addressing a meeting in Rajouri on Friday. PTI Photo (PTI11_4_2016_000214B)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on Monday to discuss the unrest in the Valley. Mehbooba, who arrived in the capital on Saturday to...

Surprise inspection at Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence reveals unpaid electricity bill of Rs 4 lakh

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav waves to supporters after casting his vote at a polling station in Saifai, in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. Uttar Pradesh and four other Indian states are having state legislature elections in February-March, a key mid-term test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government which has been ruling India since 2014. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A surprise inspection by officials from electricity department at former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s house on Thursday revealed that  Samajwadi Party leader has an unpaid...

Kannada groups threaten to stall Baahubali 2 release over actor Sathyaraj’s remarks on Cauvery issue

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Pro-Kannada organisations working under the banner of ‘Kannada Okkoota’ are firm on their demand for an apology from veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj to allow the screening of Baahubali 2 in...

PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka in May

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the ceremonial welcome of Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari  at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist  (PTI4_18_2017_000077A)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, the most important in the Buddhist calendar. During his visit, he will...

Congress forms panel on J&K

New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh speaks at a book release function in New Delhi on Saturday.   PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore (PTI1_14_2017_000213A)

The Congress has set up a high-level committee headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh  to formulate the party’s line and policy regarding Jammu and Kashmir signaling that the worsening...

Kejriwal meets Pinarayi, discusses non-Congress alliance to take on BJP

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KERALA CHIEF Minister Pinarayi Vijayan discussed the possibility of forming a non-Congress alliance to take on the ruling party during a breakfast meet with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on...

India mission in London, May-Modi meeting spurred case

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Over the last few months, the Indian High Commission in London had made it known that the image of Britain was taking a beating in the eyes of the Indian people, and the Indian government was forced...

Modi-Trump meeting in June

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United States National Security Advisor H R McMaster met Prime Minister  Narendra Modi in New Delhi Tuesday, setting the ball rolling for a bilateral visit by the Prime Minister in the next few...

In Assam CM’s constituency, man carries brother’s body on cycle

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Eight months after visuals from Odisha of a tribal carrying his wife’s body on his shoulder triggered widespread anguish, images have emerged from Assam of a man carrying the body of his...

Art of Living to launch river cleaning campaign in Maharashtra

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The Rural Development Programme of The Art of Living has announced the launch of a river cleaning campaign of seven major rivers in Maharashtra.The announcement comes after an expert committee...

US National Security Adviser to hold talks with Ajit Doval, may also meet PM Modi and Sushma Swaraj

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United States National Security Adviser HR McMaster is in New Delhi to meet his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and hold talks with him. McMaster is also expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Panama papers leak: Supreme Court to hear the matter today

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Supreme Court, on Tuesday, will hear the Panama paper leak case over a plea filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma. The Panama paper leak investigation was carried out by International Consortium of...

Sasikala Pushpa holds Tamil Nadu CM accountable for agrarian crisis

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Expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MP Sasikala Pushpa on Monday held Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami -led Tamil Nadu government accountable for the present agrarian...

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari to arrive in Delhi on five-day visit

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Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari will arrive in New Delhi on a five-day visit. In a press briefing yesterday, Joint secretary in the External Affairs Ministry Sudhakar Dalela informed that...

Basmati prices up, but farmers fail to cash in

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Although the  price of basmati has gone up, farmers of Punjab have no reason to smile as they have already sold their produce to private players at a low price at the end of the harvesting season in...

PM Modi likely to join World Yoga Day celebrations

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Prime Minister  Narendra Modi is likely to attend World Yoga Day celebrations here on June 21, an official said on Saturday. At a meeting, Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar said as many as 50,000...

Farmers’ body raises red flag against textile park in Surat

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Stating that setting up of a mega textile park at Pinjarat village in Olpad taluka of Surat district will affect the environment and violate Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), the Gujarat Khedut Samaj...

Two Houses, over 300 hrs, 18 bills passed

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Describing it as “one of the most productive sessions”, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the two Houses passed 18 bills during the budget session that closed Thursday. The...

Two days after wife’s death, 29-year-old kills himself

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Two days after his wife died in a road accident, a 29-year-old man, who worked at a private company in Gurgaon, committed suicide by slitting both his wrists. Police suspect he was “mentally...

CPM activists attack officials during eviction drive

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Revenue officials engaged in an anti-encroachment drive at Devikulam in Kerala’s Idukki district were attacked Wednesday, allegedly by activists of the ruling CPM. Local CPI and CPM leaders have...

BJP ally from Kerala raises beef red flag at NDA meet, says govt should focus on working for the weak

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh, BJP President Amit Shah and senior BJP leader L K Advani during the BJP Parliamentry party meeting at PLB building at Parliament house in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI3_16_2017_000127A)

An ally of the BJP from Kerala raised concerns over the “beef controversy” at the meeting of the NDA saying that the Central government should try to avoid such issues and, instead, focus on its...

Congress leader Akhilesh Das Gupta passes away after heart attack

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Congress leader and former Union Minister Akhilesh Das Gupta passed away after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday. Akhilesh Das has been Minister of State for Steel in UPA-I, served as a mayor of...

Bird hits Jet Airways flight, passengers stranded

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About 150 passengers of a Jet Airways flight were stranded at the Varanasi airport on Wednesday after a bird hit the flight while taking off. According to the captain, three blades of the right...

Fire on cargo ship off Sri Lankan coast, Indian Navy to the rescue

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Fire broke out on “huge cargo” ship MV Daniela off Colombo in Sri Lanka early on Tuesday night. The Indian Navy later tweeted that two other ships, INS Gharial and INS Darshak, had been...

Dalai Lama unlikely to visit Tawang today due to bad weather

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Due to bad weather, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is unlikely to fly to Tawang on Tuesday as expected. He has started from Guwahati by road for Bomdila, where he will make a public appearance tomorrow....

Crowd-sourcing of terror latest security challenge, says FBI deputy director

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INDIVIDUALS INSPIRED by the Islamic State, who are hard to detect and scattered across the world, are “not only the future but the now of terrorism”, Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the FBI,...

India observes Ram Navami with festive fervor

"Ram Navami festival is also  being celebrated at the Sri Bhajana Samaj temple, Matunga on Sunday ,where devotees are performing the Sita Rama Kalyanam (marriage) and also pulling the 'Golden Joola' on which the idols of Rama and his consorts are kept." *** Local Caption *** "Ram Navami festival is also  being celebrated at the Sri Bhajana Samaj temple, Matunga on Sunday ,where devotees are performing the Sita Rama Kalyanam (marriage) and also pulling the 'Golden Joola' on which the idols of Rama and his consorts are kept. The joola is pulled  by the married couples to get the blessings of the Lord Rama  to get children.Earlier , Maha Mruthunja homam and Sri Balaji Homams were also performed in the temple. Express Photos by Pradip Das ,01/04/12, Mumbai."

The Holy festival of Ram Navami is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday.It is a festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Rama and falls on the ninth day of Navratri. President  Pranab...

Only 10% of Clean Ganga Fund from private firms

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The government’s push for additional resources to clean the Ganga seems to have had a limited impact. Over the last two and a half years, more than 80 per cent of donations to the Clean Ganga Fund...

Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen: Sushma Swaraj

External minister Sushma Swaraj during passport seva divas and passport officers conference at JNB office in new Delhi on Friday. Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey 24 june 16 *** Local Caption *** External minister Sushma Swaraj during passport seva divas and passport officers conference at JNB office in new Delhi on Friday. Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey 24 june 16

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Iran has released 15 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats last year.“I am happy to inform that Iran has released...

PM focus on technology use of judiciary, CJI talks about triple talaq

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the use of technologies to ease judicial processes and Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar spoke about expeditiously dealing with cases related to...

M K Stalin threatens to launch anti-Hindi movement

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Taking offence to English language being replaced with Hindi on highway markers, M K Stalin has threatened the centre of a new anti-Hindi movement. Deeming the move an attempt by the centre to push...

GST bills passed: An explainer about what the new tax reforms mean

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On Wednesday the Lok Sabha cleared all the four bills for the launch of the Goods and Services Tax. It is the country’s biggest tax reform since 1947. The aim of the GST is to unify India into...

Oppo India to take strict action against staff for insulting Indian flag

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Chinese handset maker Oppo India said that it will take serious action against those responsible for the alleged incident, in which a Chinese national reportedly tore a picture of the Indian flag and...

Justice Katju reveals he had a crush on Jayalalithaa

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Justice Markandey Katju is known for his bold statements. He is always in the news for his outspoken and very often controversial views. This time around he is making news after posting on Facebook...

As Kerala govt sleeps, NIA unearths another IS plot to kill HIndu leaders

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Kerala has been witnessing several incidents in which Hindu leaders have been targeted. Several members of the RSS and the BJP have been killed in political violence. In this backdrop the National...

Former Congress MP Hanumanthappa Rao abuses police, charged

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There is no stopping bad behaviour by politicians. After Ravindra Gaikwad, former Congress MP, V Hanumanthappa is in the news after being charged for allegedly abusing a police official in the...

NIA unlikely to challenge Aseemanand’s bail in Mecca Masjid case

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The National Investigation Agency is unlikely to challenge the bail granted to Swami Aseemanand in the Mecca Masjid blast case. Aseemanand was on Thursday granted bail by a court in Hyderabad. The...

Did Sasikala’s selection as AIADMK general secy complicate matters for her faction?

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Which symbol would the two warring factions in the AIADMK choose? The AIADMK’s two leaves cannot be used by both the Sasikala and OPS factions as it was frozen by the Election Commission of...

OPS or Sasikala? Who will get the AIADMK symbol

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The Election Commission will take a call on which faction of the AIADMK would get to retain the party’s symbol. Both the Sasikala and O Panneerselvam factions would argue before the EC to stake...

Know why PM Modi is ‘happy’ to be the Pradhan Sevak

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In recent times, we have heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling himself Pradhan Sevak (head servant) of the country, thus trying to touch a base among the citizens that he is not the...

After ‘Amma’, ‘Chinamma’ invoked during Tamil Nadu budget

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n typical AIADMK’s sycophancy style, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Jayakumar invoked convicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan’s name while presenting the budget. The...

Goa floor test today rules Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has ordered a floor test to be held in Goa on Tuesday. The floor test is likely to be held after Manohar Parrikar is sworn in as the Chief Minister of Goa today. The ruling came on...

Here is how BJP will elect the next President of India

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For the BJP to appoint its choice of President of India, it needed a big victory in the just concluded assembly elections 2027. Pranab Mukherjee completes his term in July and this would give the BJP...

No Indian devotees at church fest amid tensions over fisherman’s killing: Sri Lanka navy

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Indian pilgrims have not attended the annual festival at a famous church in Sri Lanka’s Katchatheevu island amid tensions between both countries following the killing of an Indian fisherman...

Neduvasal protests called off after Union minister holds talks

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The 22-day long protest in Neduvasal against the Union government’s hydrocarbon exploration project was called off on Thursday. Talks held between Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and the...