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  • BJP-Shiv Sena set to kiss, make up by Monday: Fadnavis on course to be CM

    Mumbai, October 24 After all the shadow-boxing and public posturing, the BJP appears to have succeeded in getting the Shiv Sena exactly where it wants it: as part of the Maharashtra government, but without undue clout. Soon after the assembly results made the BJP the single largest party with 122 seats - 22 short of the half-way mark - the Sena had started playing hard-to-get, but its game went awry when the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) announced unilateral support for the BJP. This enabled the latter to announce that it will form the government, with or without the Sena. With a hug...

  • Petition seeking CBI probe in attack on RS Pathania a Congress leader

    Jammu Tawi, October 24 In a petition filed by R S Pathania seeking CBI investigation in brutal assault on him and registration of a fresh FIR in the said affair against all accused persons including MLA Ramnagar under sections 307/341/147/148/323/427/506/379/120-B of R.P.C. and strict disciplinary action against the erring Police officials, Justice Tashi Rabstan has issued notices to Harshdev Singh, MLA Ramnagar, Commissioner Home, SSP Udhampur. SHO Majalta amongst five other accused persons, directing them to file their responses before next date of hearing and directed listing of the cas...

  • Sonia, Rahul should speak more, Congress morale is pretty low: Chidambaram

    New Delhi, October 24 Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should "speak more" and put in action a timetable that would enable the party to play the role of "true opposition" at a time when the morale of party cadres is "pretty low". He also said that the reorganisation of the party was due for the larger task of being an "efffective, strong and robust opposition" to the government. Chidambaram said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi was "numero uno" in the organisation and that the decision in Jaipur in January 2013 to make Rahul Gandhi ...

  • 2 held with 3,000 capsules

    Newspoint Bureau Samba, October 24 Samba police arrested two drug paddlers and recovered 3,000 banned capsules from their possession. Police spokesman said that a Police party headed by Inspector Ravinder Parihar, SHO Samba under the direct supervision of Anil Magotra, SSP Samba nabbed two drug peddlers. The arrested have been identified as Sham Lal of Nanga Samba ...

  • Govt employee can’t seek promotion after refusing it: Supreme Court

    New Delhi, October 24 A government employee, whose promotion is canceled owing to his refusal to accept it, cannot ask for it at a later stage, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court set aside the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed the state government to restore the promotion of one of its employees whose promotion was cancelled after he turned down the offer as he did not want to get transfered to some other place. "As we find that it is the respondent himself who is responsible for cancellation of the promotion order as he did not join the promoted post...

  • Modi’s Package of Rs 575 crores for reconstruction of houses amounts to crude joke, says Soz

    Srinagar, October 24 Prof Saif-ud-din Soz MP(Former Union Minister) & President J&K Pradesh Congress Committee has issued following Statement to the Press today:-" Narendra Modi's announcement in Srinagar, the other day, regarding package of relief for the sufferers of the recent devastating floods amounted to a crude joke with the people of State. Since he was giving a message to Kashmir, he should have been conscious of the level of devastation that had taken place in Srinagar and elsewhere in Kashmir. His announcement of package of Rs 575 Crores for reconstruction of houses to the affect...

  • Air India Mumbai flights get bomb threats

    Kochi, October 24 A threat of a bomb explosion or a possible suicide attack on an Air India flight from Mumbai sparked an alert here with authorities beefing up security at the international airport. Airport Director A K C Nair said that they received information from Kolkata that there is a threat to the Air India flight on the Mumbai-Kochi sector on October 25 and Ahmedabad-Mumbai sector tonight. "There was a threat of bomb attack or bomb suicide attack," he said. A high-level meeting was convened this morning by CISF DIG Anand Mohan, who arrived here from Chennai, to review the securit...

  • Pak troops violate ceasefire, target BoPs along IB

    Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, October 24 In a fresh ceasefire violation on Friday, Pakistan troops fired at forward Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir tonight, drawing retaliation from Indian soldiers. "There was no casualty reported as last report came in," a Defence spokesperson said. Pakistan soldiers resorted to mortar shelling and fired through automatic weapons at the forward Indian posts, he said. "Pakistan troops started unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons and lobbed mortar shells on forward posts along LoC in Balako...

  • No exchange of Diwali sweets along India-Pakistan border

    ammu/Amritsar, October 24 In the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the border, the Indian forces have not offered sweets to their counterparts on the occasion of Diwali. The Border Security Force in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir did not exchange sweets and greetings, a goodwill gesture carried out during major occasions, especially religious festivals like Diwali and Eid. "In the light of the present ...

  • Governor, Chief Minister receives at Airport

    Srinagar, October 24 Prime Minister, Narendra Modi who arrived here today was received at the Airport by Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Various Ministers, Chief Secretary, Director General Police and top level officers of the State Government were also present on the occasion. The Prime Minister had one to one meeting with the Chief Minister in which Omar Abdullah while thanking the Prime Minister for visiting Valley and Ladakh on Diwali, briefed the Prime Minister about the gigantic challenge of reconstructing Jammu and Kashmir and rehabilitating the flood affecte...

  • Unfazed by China’s objections, India announces new infrastructure projects along border

    Greater Noida, October 24 Unfazed by China's objections to development of border areas, the government on Friday announced setting up of 54 new border outposts and a Rs 175 crore package for beefing up the infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union home minister Rajnath Singh even as he made it clear that India wanted to solve the border dispute with China through dialogue, asserting "peace with honour" was most important requirement for building good friendly relations with that country and other neighbours. "Today when I tal...

  • Sham quits Ministry over daily wager issue

    Satnam Singh Jammu Tawi, October 24 Bickering in the National Conference and Congress over some contentious issues came to the fore when Congress minister Sham Lal Sharma resigned as mark of protest against non serious approach being adopted by the government to regularise daily wagers. Jammu and Kashmir Irrigation and Public Health and Irrigation Minister, Sham Lal sharma has submitted his resignation to the state chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in protest against the cabinet has not taken decision to regularise 62000 casual labourers, community participation(CP), Need base workers. All the...


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