Mayawati urges cadres to take on casteist forces

BSP supremo Mayawati today offered tributes to party founder Kanshi Ram on his 13th death anniversary and urged cadres to take on the challenge of casteist forces. She also pledged to fulfil the dreams of Kanshi Ram and take forward his legacy of Dalit emancipation. Continue Reading

Three more students detained in NEET scam in Chennai

In a case of more skeletons stumbling out of the closet, three more MBBS students and their parents have been taken into the custody by CB-CID on suspicion of malpractice in NEET. Continue Reading

Modi launches programme to vaccinate 500 million livestock

Asking people to shun single use plastic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the wanton use of plastic posed a hazard to the environment and had led to livestock and fish being killed. Continue Reading

Unnao rape survivor accident case: SC grants CBI two more weeks

A bench comprising justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose extended the time for completing the probe after the CBI moved an application seeking four more weeks, on the ground that the statements of the rape survivor and her lawyer have not been recorded so far. Continue Reading

Ganga pollution: CPCB directs four State PCBs to take action

Taking note of effluent and industrial waste being discharged into the Ganga river, the CPCB has directed four State pollution control boards to take action on units, including closing them, if they don’t comply with environmental norms. Continue Reading

Akhilesh Yadav set to lose ‘black cat’ commando cover

After electoral defeat, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav is all set to get another jolt. The Centre has decided to withdraw his Z+ category ‘black cat’ commando security cover. Continue Reading

Prez gives nod for UP Bill

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a key Bill of Uttar Pradesh that will pave the way for reintroduction of the provision of anticipatory bail, revoked during the Emergency in 1976, officials said today. Continue Reading

SC refuses to grant protection from arrest to newly-elected MP

The Supreme Court today refused to grant protection from arrest to newly elected BSP MP from Ghosi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Atul Rai, accused of raping a college student from Varanasi. Continue Reading

Stalin, Naidu, Rao, Mamata, Kejri, Gowda hog limelight ahead of results

With a section of psephologists and political experts predicting a fractured mandate in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, results of which will be known 23 May, all eyes are on the heads of regional parties due to two post-poll scenarios. Continue Reading

Sonia writes to meet allies 23 May, also invites parties not aligned with UPA

In a move aimed to strengthen Opposition unity, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi has written to all allies including non-UPA ones — namely the BJD, YSR Congress, TRS and TDP — inviting them for a meeting 23 May to discuss the road map for the future political course of action. Continue Reading