Tamil writer held for posters ‘denigrating’ TN govt officials

Tamil writer and social activist Durai Guna has been arrested for allegedly belittling top government officials by pasting posters saying there were vacancies for their posts which could be filled with people with “common sense and discipline,” police said on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Pondy CM asks Cong MLAs not to give political colour to Ayushman Bharat

Ticking off ruling Congress members in the assembly for attacking BJP over the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Puducherry Chief Minister leader V Narayanasamy on Tuesday asked them not to give a political colour to the initiative meant for the poor people. Continue Reading

Karnataka govt plans to open hotel, tourism centre in J-K

Weeks after the Centre scrapped special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, the Karnataka government on Tuesday said it plans to build a hotel and tourism centre there. Continue Reading

Modi to hold talks with Putin in Russia; to attend Eastern Economic Forum

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Russia today on a two-day visit during which he will hold summit talks with President Vladimir Putin and attend the Eastern Economic Forum. His visit to the Russian Far East Region is the first by an Indian Prime Minister. Continue Reading

OPS meets Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi

Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who is stationed in New Delhi, today met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. It is to be noted that Panneerselvam also holds Finance portfolio in the State Cabinet. Continue Reading

Govt considers RTI as nuisance: Sonia

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today slammed the Centre for passing the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and said that the BJP-led government sees the RTI Act as a nuisance. She added that by amending the RTI Act, the Centre wants to destroy the status and independence of the Central Information Commission which was put on par with the Central Election Commission and Central Vigilance Commission. Continue Reading

Cong welcomes BJP govt’s stand for denying Trump’s statement

The Congress today welcomed the government’s reiteration of India’s ‘no third party involvement’ stand on the Kashmir issue but asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘mum’ over US President Donald Trump’s claim that the Indian leader asked him to mediate on the matter. Continue Reading

Woes continue for Air India passengers

New Delhi: The five-hour shutdown of Air India’s check-in software, which occurred Saturday morning, is still causing its ripple effect as the airline said 137 flights will be running with a delay on Sunday. The average duration of delay —… Continue Reading