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Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in PAK seen from Dera Baba Nanak in Pun

In a proper decision, the Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the development of the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district to the International Border. This will provide Indian pilgrims easy access to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on the banks of the Ravi river, in Pakistan, where …

SC expresses concern after the probe found Unitech bosses leading ‘luxurious life’ in Tihar Jail

The Supreme Court Thursday expressed critical concern over media reports that prohibited items like LED TV, crates of mineral water, badminton rackets were found in the Tihar Jail cell of Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra and his brother Ajay. “Is it parallel system running in jail?” the apex court said. The issue came to light after …

President unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s bronze statue in Australia

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday revealed a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Australian city of Sydney and said his powerful message of non-violence and peaceful coexistence is relevant in these times of strife. Marking the ongoing celebrations of the 150th anniversary year of the Mahatma along with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, …

#MeToo

The CPI(M) has constituted an internal committee to seek into complaints of sexual harassment, the Women and Child Development Ministry said on Thursday, noting it is the only political party to have responded to its official communication in the matter so far. In the backdrop of the ‘Metoo’ movement, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka …

Arvind Kejriwal to BJP

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday said the BJP should end its “stunt and theatrics” over the sealing matter, and sooner bring an ordinance to maintain status quo and provide relief to lakhs of people. His comments came hours after the Supreme Court closed contempt proceedings against BJP MP Manoj Tiwari for breaking the civic …

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The BJP has won five of the seven mayoral seats and 34 of the 84 chairman and president posts in the Uttarakhand civic polls, while Independents rapidly a surprise by grabbing 23 posts. The Congress won 25 of the chairman and president posts in the state’s civic bodies and the BSP won one post, according …

Sabarimala row Union Minister travels to Pamba, gets into the war of words with police

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, who was on his way to the Sabarimala Temple, Wednesday engaged in a brief cold war with the police here over restrictions on private vehicles heading to Pamba, the last entry point to the Lord Ayyappa shrine. Although IPS officer Yatish Chandra said the minister could travel in his official vehicle, …

BJP on CBI rowSC will decide if allegations against ministers and officials politically motivated

The BJP alleged on Tuesday the Supreme Court is the right authority to examine whether the sensational charges brought by CBI DIG Manish Kumar Sinha against a Union minister and top officials have any substantive basis or is “politically motivated”. The feud within the CBI turned murkier on Monday with Sinha said the names of …

Donald Trump

Ties between the US and Pakistan tries a new low after the former suspended its $1.66 billion security assistance to Pakistan on Wednesday, days after President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of not doing enough against combatting terrorism, Pentagon said. “USD 1.66 billion of security assistance to Pakistan is put on hold,” PTI quoted Col Rob …

No room for liberal doubt

India’s liberals who are departed by dilemmas because of the intricacies of the Sabarimala affair may factor in three historical-constitutional variables in order to look at the present situation with a clearer perspective. First, reformers have always had to challenge opposition when they stood against socio-religious traditions. Rammohan Roy, the first Indian reformer of the …

Natural gas production to rise by a third if output locked in ONGC, OIL fields opens up

India’s natural gas production will rise by a third provided the result locked in a dozen fields of state-owned ONGC and OIL is opened up by giving remunerative market prices, people with knowledge of the matter said. India Presently produces about 90 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) of natural gas and has ambitious …

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Tuesday speaks out at the BJP and right-wing outfits, accusing them of exploiting the Sabarimala matter for their “political gains” and trying to ‘capture’ and take control of the Lord Ayyappa shrine. In hard-hitting remarks amid continuing protests over the matter of entry of women in menstrual age into the …