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‘New India’ is emerging: PM

New Delhi: A day after the BJP’s resounding poll victory in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a “new India” is emerging and it stands for development. He also asked the people to take a pledge and express their commitment on his Narendra Modi Mobile App towards building a new India. “A new India is emerging, which is being powered by the strength & skills of 125 crore

Cong to stake claim to form govt in Goa

Panaji: With Goa polls throwing up a fractured verdict, both the BJP and the Congress legislature parties are meeting today to decide their respective leaders and work out strategies to form government in the state. “The BJP legislature party will meet in the afternoon. We will explore the possibility of forming the next government,” party’s state general secretary Sadanand Tanawade told PTI today. Senior BJP leader and Defence minister Manohar

BJP set to decide on CMs for UP, U’khand

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board went into a huddle here today to decide the names of the Chief Ministers in the States where it has got the majority to from the government. BJP president Amit Shah chaired a meeeting at his residence here to discuss the way forward. Though some names have cropped for the post of Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the party

SC declines to entertain plea on reducing pollution

New Delhi: A plea, seeking an order for fixing the exhausts of all vehicles on the top rather than in the bottom claiming that this would lessen pollution, has been rejected by the Supreme Court. “You tell us what is the basis of your prayer. Is there any scientific research on it which would indicate that if the exhaust will be at the highest level of the vehicle, it will

BJP, Cong work out strategy to form Goa govt post hung House

Panaji: With Goa polls throwing up a fractured verdict, both the BJP and the Congress legislature parties are meeting today to decide their respective leaders and work out strategies to form government in the state. “The BJP legislature party will meet in the afternoon. We will explore the possibility of forming the next government,” party’s state general secretary Sadanand Tanawade told today. Senior BJP leader and Defence minister Manohar Parrikar

Government holding me guilty without fair trial: Mallya

Chennai: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya accused the government of holding him guilty without a ‘fair’ trial as he faces heat in the Supreme Court over loan default. A day after the Supreme Court asked Mallya about his assets and transfer of $40 million to his children, he took to the twitter to clarify his position. He also offered to negotiate with banks to pay one time settlement charge on

India crosses 10GW solar power milestone

New Delhi: India’s solar power generation capacity has touched 10,000 MW mark yesterday, registering a three time increase in less than three years. “Bright Future: India has crossed 10,000 MW of solar power capacity yesterday. More than 3 times increase in less than 3 years,” Power, Coal, Mines, New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted. India solar power generation capacity stood at 2,650 MW on 26 May, 2014. India has

11 CRPF men killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Eleven Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were today killed when Naxals ambushed a road opening party of the security forces in Maoist-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, the police said. Five jawans were also injured in the attack that took place in the dense forests of Bhejji police station limits at 9:15 am when a patrol party of CRPF’s 219 battalion was out for a road opening task near Kotacheru village. 112 security personnel were part of the patrol

Paytm to roll back controversial 2% fee

New Delhi: Under intense pressure from users, Paytm withdrew two per cent fee on loading money to its mobile wallet through credit cards within hours of its introduction. “We are suspending two per cent charge on credit cards for adding money to wallet, keeping users’ convenience in mind,” Paytm said in a blog post. The rollback comes within 24-hours of Paytm introducing the fee, which sparked a backlash from its users on social media. The Alibaba-backed company on

No pan-India leader to take on Modi: Omar

New Delhi: It’s a BJP ‘tsunami’ in Uttar Pradesh and not a ripple in a small pond, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today said and advised the opposition to forget 2019 and start planning for the 2024 general elections. He said there is no leader with a pan-India acceptability who can take on Modi and no party which can challenge the BJP in 2019. The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said the opposition

BJP heads for huge win in UP, Uttarakhand

New Delhi: The BJP today headed for a huge win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand while the Congress forged ahead in Punjab marked by an anti-incumbency wave in the three states and they were locked in a close contest in Goa and Manipur. According to trends available after three hours of counting of votes in the Assembly elections in the five states, the BJP was leading in 291 out of 396 constituencies in