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15 January, 2019 1:25 PM PM Narendra Modi slams LDF govt over Sabarimala issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the left government in Kerala on the Sabarimala issue, saying Communists do not respect India's culture and spirituality. Hitting out at the CPI-M-led LDF and the opposition spearheaded by the UDF in the state, he said both the fronts were two sides of the same coin and accused them of neglecting 224

15 January, 2019 10:22 AM Govt going ahead with merger of nationalised banks despite opposition from industry: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) on Tuesday said the government was going ahead with the merger process of three nationalised banks in haste, ignoring opposition from the entire industry. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo, in a statement, said it was concerned over the "haste" in which it was being done. "The politburo is deeply concerned at the unseemly haste 144

15 January, 2019 10:20 AM Two MLAs withdraw support to Congress-JDS govt in Karnataka

In a blow to the Congress-JDS coalition in Karnataka, two MLAs Tuesday withdrew support to the government headed by H D Kumaraswamy. H Nagesh (Independent) and R Shankar (KPJP) have written to governor Vajubhai Vala conveying their decision. In separate identical letters, available to the media here, the lawmakers said they were withdrawing support extended 236

15 January, 2019 7:25 AM India to add 1,000 aircraft in 7-8 years: Govt official

Mumbai: The country is going to add 1,000 aircraft over the next 7-8 years, a top government official said Tuesday. "We would be adding about 1,000 more aircraft in about next 7-8 years," Ministry of Civil Aviation secretary, RN Choubey, said, adding that the country will be adding 100 more airports, and one billion trips in the next 15 years. He said the country 188

14 January, 2019 8:30 AM Yeddyurappa rubbishes 'rumours' of Karnataka Congress MLAs 'camping' with BJP leaders

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar had claimed that three Congress MLAs were 'camping' at a hotel in Mumbai with BJP leaders. BENGALURU: Former Karnataka chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yeddyurappa on Monday rubbished reports that Congress MLAs were in touch with the saffron party to break them away from the coalition 504

13 January, 2019 3:26 PM Justice AK Sikri withdraws consent to govt offer to nominate him to CSAT

Sources close to the second senior-most judge after the Chief Justice of India told PTI that the consent was withdrawn on the evening of January 13 when the judge wrote to the government. Justice AK Sikri on January 13 withdrew his consent to a government offer to nominate him for president/member in the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral 219

10 January, 2019 1:19 PM Congress caused damage to armed forces, made defence sector den of middlemen: PM Modi

The people behind attacks on our defence procurement are often middlemen from the Congress era, PM Modi said. New Delhi: In yet another attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Congress has caused deep damage to Indian armed forces citing instances of alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland Chopper scam Christian Michel. "Many people 172

9 January, 2019 6:15 PM 10 per cent quota to poor in general category in central and State govt jobs: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: The Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that 10 per cent reservation to poor in the general category will be applicable to jobs in both central and state governments. Intervening in the debate on The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, he said the legislation gives powers to the states 126

9 January, 2019 11:04 AM Shah Faesal, 2010 batch IAS topper, quits govt service; likely to join politics

He was likely to join the National Conference and will contest the Lok Sabha election from Baramulla constituency in the Kashmir Valley. Srinagar: Kashmiri Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Shah Faesal, who topped the 2010 civil services exam, has quit IAS to join politics. Sources close to Faesal said that the officer had sent the mandatory 157

5 January, 2019 8:43 AM Govt amalgamates three regional rural banks

Punjab and Sind Bank said the central government felt that in the interest of the banks and the areas served by them, they should be amalgamated into a single RRB. The government has amalgamated three Regional Rural Banks -- Punjab Gramin Bank, Malwa Gramin Bank and Sutlej Gramin Bank -- into a single RRB with effect from January 1. In a filing to the BSE, Punjab 157