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PM to attend swearing-in of Maldives president-elect on Nov 17

In his first visit as the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will travel to Male on November 17 to visit the swearing-in ceremony of new Maldivian president-elect, indicating an attempt to mend bilateral ties, which nosedived during the outgoing Abdulla Yameen government. Announcing Modi’s day-long visit, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar stated the prime minister …

BJP stages protests in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Kodagu day ahead of Tipu Jayanti; security tightened across Karnataka

A day ahead of ‘Tipu Jayanti’, the BJP on Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th-century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan. The party, which has appealed to the government to drop the celebrations, staged demonstrations at several places including Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Kodagu, in the …

Notification for Telangana Assembly election

The Election Commission on Monday published notification for the December 7 election to the Telangana Legislative Assembly. As per the notification, nominations would be accepted from November 12 to 19 while the date for scrutiny of papers has been fixed on November 20. The final date for withdrawing nominations is November 22.  Polls are scheduled …

Ponzi scam caseFormer Karnataka minister Janardhana Reddy, aide arrested

Former Karnataka minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy were jailed on Sunday after hours of intense questioning by police in connection with a Ponzi scam case, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar said. Reddy, who appeared at the Central Crime Branch (CCB) office on Saturday, was arrested after the questioning finalized on Sunday …

Economist TN Srinivasan is no more

Distinguished economist Thirukodikaval Nilakanta Srinivasan, popularly known as Prof TN Srinivasan, passed away here on Saturday at the age of 85. “Great Indian economist, TN Srinivasan has expired. His legacy: outstanding scholarship; principled belief in growth, free trade & multilateralism; unassuming; mentoring; and wit…,” Arvind Subramanian, former Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India. …

SC declines early hearing of pleas in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case

The Supreme Court on Monday denied early hearing of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. A bench including Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said it had already listed the appeals before the appropriate bench in January. “We have already passed the order. The appeals are coming up in …

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away in Bengaluru

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar died at a private hospital here in the early hours of Monday after battling lung cancer for several months, hospital authorities commented. Kumar, 59, breathed his last around 2 am, Sankara Hospital Director Nagaraj told PTI. He is lived by wife Tejaswini and two daughters. He had come back …

Chhattisgarh polls14% voting in initial hours

Chhattisgarh polls: 14% voting in initial hours Polling in 18 assembly constituencies in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh elections commenced on a slow note on Monday with about 14 percent of the electorate casting their votes in the first few hours, a poll official said. An improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated early morning …

Ananth Kumar, a staunch RSS man, known for political adroitness

A staunch RSS ideologue, a hard-boiled organization man, Bengaluru’s “most loved” MP and the first person to talk in Kannada in the United Nations are some of the connotations associated with Union Minister Ananth Kumar. Popular for his political adroitness, Kumar, a six-time member of Parliament, gregarious with strong political instincts, had managed to be …

alary Hike of up to Rs 8,000 For Central Government Employees on Cards

Over 50 lakh Central Government employees and an equivalent number of retirees are likely to hear a good news by the Centre soon. The development is concerned to their salaries which may see a hike of up to Rs 8,000 in the coming months, as claimed by a report. The CG employees, who are demanding …

21,000 People Disclose Rs. 4,900 Crore Black Money Under Government Scheme

Black money worth Rs. 4,900 crore was disclosed by 21,000 people under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY), the stash money declaration window announced by the government post demonetization, an official alleged today. The Income Tax Department, a top government official told news agency PTI, has collected a tax of Rs. 2,451 crore till now from these declarations. “21,000 people …