Confidence of investors shaken, Modi govt refuses to acknowledge truth: Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today attacked the government over the state of the economy, saying the confidence of investors is “shaken” but the Modi dispensation is refusing to acknowledge the truth. Continue Reading

SC turns down Vaiko’s plea to produce Farooq Abdullah before court

The Supreme Court today declined a petition filed by MDMK chief and Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko insisting urgent hearing of a habeas corpus seeking to produce National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. Continue Reading

Free rice scheme: Bedi insists on cash transfer to beneficiaries in Pondy

As the stalemate over mode of implementation of free rice scheme in Puducherry continued, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Wednesday insisted on direct transfer of cash equivalent to quantum of rice, saying the beneficiaries would stand to gain from it. Continue Reading

Shivakumar arrest: Somebody wants to take undue advantage, says Union min

Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday alleged that the protest rally held by thousands of people belonging to the Vokkaliga community here against the arrest of senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar was an attempt by somebody to take advantage of the situation. Continue Reading

Editorial: 3 Is of reforms

Making its stand clear, India has told the UN Security Council that peacekeeping currently is in a ‘no-man’s land’ and called for next generation of reforms in peacekeeping based on incentivisation, innovation and institutionalisation. Continue Reading

Chandrababu Naidu, son put under house arrest ahead of protest in AP

Telugu Desam Chief N Chandrababu Naidu and his son N Lokesh were placed under house arrest while several party leaders, including MLAs, were taken into custody today in a bid to stop them from organising an agitation in Guntur district against alleged eviction of some villagers. Continue Reading

Performance on Chandrayaan-2 orbiter front makes ISRO salvage pride

Flawless and precise launch and efficient management of the Chandrayaan-2 mission – till the lander ‘Vikram’ lost communication with ground-stations – has paid rich dividends to the ISRO on the orbiter front. The 2,379 kg orbiter whose mission life was designed to be one year would now be able function for almost seven years. Continue Reading