World: India

Supreme Court refuses to resume toll tax on DND flyway for now

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017
Hindustan Times

The apex court said that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) sought time of eight weeks to file a reply in the case. Earlier, the Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL) filed a plea in the top court in connection with the waving off the[...]

Piyush Goyal pitches for wider use of smart electricity meters

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017
Livemint

Power minister urges electrical equipment manufacturers to come up with innovations that suit the domestic consumer as the country strives to use energy efficiently. © LiveMint Power minister Piyush Goyal said smart meters, which are[...]

SC asks Centre what steps can be taken to scrutinise cell phone users

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017
Livemint

A petition said the verification process would help in tackling terror and monetary fraud crimes committed using cell phones . “Aadhaar or any other biometric can be made mandatory to verify identification details,” the petition had stated, claiming [...]

Who is responsible for railway accidents: Congress asks PM Narendra Modi

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017
The Financial Express

Accusing the Modi government of "abject failure" on railway safety, Congress today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tell the people, who is responsible for the deaths in railway accidents and cited his own speeches on accountability. [...]

Priyanka Gandhi played 'active role' in tie-up with SP, says Congress

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017
Livemint

People in the party said Priyanka Gandhi was instrumental in bringing Navjot Singh Sidhu and some other leaders into the congress fold ahead of the assembly elections Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar said Priyanka, who had hitherto limited herself[...]

NIA, CID Teams Visits Hirakhand Train Accident Site, Number Of Dead Rises To 41

Monday  12:15,   23 january 2017
NDTV

The number of dead in the train derailment in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district has risen to 41.  National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Crime Investigation Department (CID) officials from Andhra Pradesh have reached the accident site [...]

Withdrew my name as UP chief ministerial candidate for younger generation: Sheila Dikshit

Monday  11:10,   23 january 2017
Asian News International

Sheila Dikshit on Monday hailed the Congress and Swajawadi Party tie-up."We have been relieved now. The Congress and Swajawadi Party have now united and their pledge to beat the communal forces is appreciable in itself," Dikshit told[...]

The CIA believed as far back as 1948 that Subhas Chandra Bose was dead

Monday  07:25,   23 january 2017
Hindustan Times

For decades, Indians have grappled with the question of whether Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in an airplane crash at Taipei in August 1945.A brief report on the Forward Bloc, dated September 10, 1948, made it clear that the CIA thought Bose had[...]

Trapped in matrimony: Kashmir’s Bengali brides

Monday  05:50,   23 january 2017
Hindustan Times

Asma arrived in Kashmir 15 years ago on what she thought would be the holiday of her lifetime. “I don’t know my husband’s age, but he looks old enough to be my grandfather now,” says[...]

Reservation a constitutional right, nobody can abolish it: Ram Vilas Paswan

Sunday  04:00,   22 january 2017
Livemint

Responding over the controversy kicked up by RSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya's remarks, Paswan said reservation is not a charity Reservation is not a charity. It was provided by ‘Poona Pact’ between Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi and Baba Saheb[...]

Russian Railways to help India get trains faster than Gatimaan

Saturday  18:20,   21 january 2017
Hindustan Times

The Russian Railways will undertake a feasibility study aimed at upgrading train speeds on the 575 kilometre long Nagpur-Secunderabad route.RZD International, a special purpose engineering company established within the Russian Railways, will carry[...]

BJP-Shiv Sena pre-poll alliance for Mumbai civic elections unlikely

Saturday  18:20,   21 january 2017
Livemint

After another round of failed talks, BJP, Shiv Sena say Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray will take a final decision over pre-poll alliance for Mumbai civic polls BJP’s Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar and Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha member Anil[...]

Congress alliance with Samajwadi Party will not help in UP: Mayawati

Saturday  18:20,   21 january 2017
Livemint

BSP chief Mayawati says Congress' attempted tie-up with SP shows its political bankruptcy and will be inimical to the party which is 'running on oxygen support' in UP She alleged that Congress was kowtowing to Samajwadi Party by[...]

Punjab Polls: Arun Jaitley expresses confidence of BJP's doing well in Assembly elections

Saturday  18:20,   21 january 2017
The Financial Express

Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley has today expressed confidence over his party's doing well in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Addressing the media in Amritsar he said that he was extemely hopeful of his party's[...]

Asaduddin Owaisi: Jallikattu protest a lesson for Hindutva forces; Uniform Civil Code cannot be 'imposed' in India

Saturday  05:25,   21 january 2017
The Financial Express

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and Lok Sabha MP on Friday took a dig at the Narendra Modi government, saying " Jallikattu protest Lesson for Hindutva forces, Uniform Civil Code cannot be imposed this nation cannot have one culture we celebrate[...]