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Category Archives: Politics

Cornered INLD trying to manufacture a revival in Haryana

Chandigarh:  Forced into exile from power for the past over a dozen years, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) is virtually trying to manufacture its political revival in Haryana. The INLD’s latest stunt, on February 23, in trying to build hysteria over the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue of getting water from neighbouring Punjab,…

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Tripura to take lessons from Sikkim in organic farming

Agartala:  Tripura has initiated organic farming in the state and would take lessons from Sikkim on this, Agriculture Minister Aghore Debbarma said here on Saturday. “To expand the organic farming of vegetables in Tripura we would take help and knowledge from Sikkim,” the minister told IANS. He said that the agriculture department has earmarked 2,000…

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Litmus test awaits the Gandhis in Amethi

Amethi:  A litmus test awaits the Gandhis in their bastion Amethi, which votes on Monday in the fifth of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly election. Having been loyal to the Congress party and the Gandhi surname for decades, the constituency first gave the family jitters in the 2014 general election when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)…

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Sheila Dixit clarifies on ‘immature’ Rahul remark

New Delhi:  Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit taking an U-turn on her earlier remark on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has clarified that he has “the sensitivity of a mature leader”. Party veteran Dixit in a newspaper interview on Thursday said Gandhi was “still not mature, his age does not allow him to be…

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AIADMK transfers intelligence officer

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday transferred the Inspector General of Police heading the intelligence wing. An official statement said S. Davidson Devasirvatham had been posted as the Inspector General in charge of welfare wing. Devasirvatham was posted as head of the intelligence when O. Panneerselvam was the acting Chief Minister after fissures hit…

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Mumbai Congress chief offers to quit

Mumbai:  Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday said he was ready resign from his post following the party’s poor showing in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election. Asked by IANS if he had offered to resign, Nirupam said over telephone: “Yes.” The Congress was a distant third in the election to the BMC where…

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BJP may edge out NCP in Pune civic polls

Pune:  In what could be a huge setback to the Pawar family, the Bharatiya Janata Party raced towards victory in Pune Municipal Corporation elections by notching comfortable leads in 65 of the 162 wards, pushing the ruling Nationalist Congress Party to a distant second at 32 here on Thursday. The Shiv Sena was on way…

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Pul’s wife withdraws letter to CJI

New Delhi:  Dangwimsai Pul, wife of the late Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, on Thursday withdrew her letter to Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar, saying the Supreme Court has no business to deal with her letter on the judicial side. She said the letter should have been dealt with on the administrative side. Senior…

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Mamata pulls up private hospitals for ‘unethical money-making’

Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday pulled up city-based private hospitals for excess billing and “unethical” money-making practices and called upon hospital authorities to show a “humane” side. Banerjee met the top brass of private hospitals (that have 100-plus bed capacity) at Town Hall with a roster of grievances of the public…

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Jharkhand Ministers, opposition slam government move to sell liquor

  Ranchi:  Opposition parties as well as some Ministers in Jharkhand have opposed the Raghubar Das government’s move to sell liquor through its own outlets to generate revenue. According to sources, three Ministers have opposed the government move to sell liquor when the issue came during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Jharkhand Urban Development Minister…

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