Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Tuesday took a pot shot at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over police action against protesters, said to be techies, in Bengaluru. Shah alleged that the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government of Karnataka was “intimidating” people who oppose their politics. “Hugs for ‘Tukde Tukde’ gang and arrest of peaceful youth …

UP CM Yogi Adityanath renames Faizabad as Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra must acknowledge Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts in cleaning the Ganga, which has made it possible for her to go on her river journey. Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday the Congress leader’s Ganga Yatra from Prayagraj to Varanasi proved that the BJP government …

Police claimed to have solved the case of rape and beheading of a 12-old-year Dalit girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district and charged her three brothers, uncle, and aunt for the crime. Four of the accused have been arrested and one is absconding, officials said. One of the accused is a minor, they added. The …

Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday sharpened her attack at the Narendra Modi government asking it to stop blaming the Congress-led governments of the past and talk about what the Modi government has done in the last five years. “Their argument that ‘what did they do in 70 years’ has an expiry date. …

The government has asked state-run banks to rescue privately held Jet Airways without pushing it into bankruptcy, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to avert thousands of job losses weeks before a general election, two people within the administration told Reuters. The finance ministry has in the past year sought regular updates from the banks, …

Nationalist Congress Party boss Sharad Pawar on Tuesday stepped in to help Rahul Gandhi’s Congress and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party work out an alliance in the national capital for the Lok Sabha elections. Pawar also reached out to AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh soon after. A Congress leader said Rahul Gandhi drove down …

Bill to protect work permits of H4 visa holders introduced in US Congress

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would start accepting new H1-B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1, the media reported. The employment start date for these visas would be October 1, the American Bazaar daily reported on Monday. Like previous years, the regular visa cap limit for H-1B this year …

JD(U) vice-president and political strategist Prashant Kishor had an uncanny response to Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu calling him a “Bihari dacoit”. Naidu had during a poll rally in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongole accused Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao of doing “criminal politics” and poaching Congress and TDP MLAs, according to ANI. He also …

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party appeared to shut the door on the Congress that had lately been warming up to the idea of an alliance for the Lok Sabha election in Delhi. “There will be no alliance with the Congress in Delhi,” AAP leader Gopal Rai said in the national capital. The Congress is extremely …

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the full schedule of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 group stages on Tuesday. Earlier, they released the schedule till April 5 and they have now released the remaining dates after factoring the 2019 Lok Sabha elections dates/phases in the respective states and cities. Defending champions …

A villager died and many others sustained injuries when Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) personnel resorted to lathi charge on locals who were staging an agitation in front of Vedanta Alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on Monday. About 20 injured villagers have been TAKEN to Lanjigarh and Biswanathpur hospitals nearby. The victim …

One Army jawan was shot and at least two soldiers were injured in cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning. “There was a ceasefire Violation (CFV) by Pakistan in the Sundarbani sector in the early hours on Monday in which one soldier was fatally injured,” …