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MCD strike: BJP councillors protest outside CM residence demanding release of funds

Senior BJP councillors, including the mayors of two municipal corporations (South and East) of Delhi, protested outside chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Friday, asking the government to release the pending dues as per the recommendations of the Third Delhi Finance Commission. They also demanded the implementation of the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission’s report. The […]

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Delhi: 120 protesting BJP councillors arrested outside Kejriwal’s residence

The Delhi Police on Friday arrested over 120 BJP councillors from outside chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, where they were staging a protest. They were demanding the release of funds for salaries of the striking sanitation workers. The agitating group was led by Subhash Arya, a senior BJP councillor who demanded the release of the […]

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Bihar exam board extends date for filling up forms

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has extended the dates for online filling of forms and submission of fee for intermediate and matric examinations. Now, intermediate examination forms with late fee can be submitted till January 16. Thursday was the last date for filling forms for intermediate students with late fee. For matric examination, the […]

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Amazon writes to Swaraj, regrets sale of ‘offending’ tricolour-themed doormats

Etailer Amazon India has written to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and expressed regret for the sale of ‘offending’ tricolour-themed doormats, MEA spokesperson tweeted on Thursday. Vikas Swarup, the ministry spokesperson, said Amit Agarwal, vice-president and country manager of Amazon India, said the company did not intend or mean to offend Indian sentiments. The letter […]

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Election Commission to decide on Samajwadi Party ‘bicycle’ symbol today

The Election Commission will decide on Friday which faction of the Samajwadi Party (SP) is the rightful claimant to the party’s poll symbol, bicycle, a ruling that could potentially have far-reaching bearings on the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls next month. Elections to the 403-member assembly will be held in seven phases beginning February 11 and […]

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28 arrested for holding Jallikattu defying ban, stirs continue across Tamil Nadu

Amid the continuing protests across Tamil Nadu for allowing ‘jallikattu’ during Pongal, the bull taming sport was conducted in coastal Cuddalore town today defying the ban on it, following which 28 people were held. With Pongal festivities during which jallikattu is organised starting on Saturday, the chorus in support of the sport grew with more […]

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Clinton emails scandal: FBI’s Comey to be probed for actions before US polls

In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursday into department and FBI actions before the election, including whether FBI director James Comey followed established policies in the email investigation of Hillary Clinton. Democrats have blamed Comey’s handling of the inquiry into Clinton’s use of a […]

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Arvind Kejriwal rules out running for CM’s position in Punjab

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief, Arvind Kejriwal, scotched speculation on Wednesday that he is in the race for the top job in Punjab, saying his party will make a state’s native the chief minister if his party wins the February 4 assembly polls. Speculation swirled after his deputy, Manish Sisodia, told people in Mohali […]

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Mamata accuses PM Modi of removing key files related to demonetisation decision

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s tirade against the government’s currency recall reached a new crescendo as the Trinamool Congress leader accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of removing crucial files related to the decision. She also urged the Reserve Bank of India to “stand up” against the “anti-people” government and reveal the quantum of money […]

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Air pollution causes 12L deaths in India annually; Delhi worst off: Greenpeace

In this Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 photo, a man covers his face with a scarf as he rides in front of the landmark India Gate, enveloped by smoke and smog, on the morning following Diwali festival in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo) Delhi tops the list of 20 most polluted cities in the country where […]

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