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6 December, 2018 8:00 AM West Bengal govt denies permission to Amit Shah's rath yatra

The West Bengal government has refused permission to BJP president Amit Shah's proposed 'rath yatra' from Coochbehar on grounds that it might cause communal tension, the state's advocate general informed the Calcutta High Court on Thursday. Kishore Dutta told the court that the Coochbehar superintendent of police refused permission for the BJP president's 145

4 December, 2018 5:08 PM December 24 Sena rally to wake Modi govt up on Ram temple: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said the Narendra Modi government was sleeping like "Kumbhakarna" on the Ram Mandir issue, adding that his party would hold a rally on December 24 to wake it up. The rally will be held in the pilgrim town of Pandharpur in Solapur district, Thackeray told reporters. Thackeray announced his decision after holding a meeting 136

2 December, 2018 12:26 PM Farooq Abdullah reveals why NC, PDP, Congress were ready to join hands in J&K

Last week, the J&K Bank was brought under the purview of the RTI Act, CVC guidelines and the state legislature. Srinagar: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that despite having different paths, the PDP, NC and Congress in Jammu and Kashmir formed an alliance. Had they formed the government, the condition of the J&K bank would never 178

1 December, 2018 3:31 AM Maharashtra govt to implement 7th Pay Commission from January 1

The decision will benefit close to 20 lakh state government employees. The Maharashtra Government will implement the Seventh Pay Commission from January 1, 2019, for which the state treasury will have to bear an additional burden of Rs 40,000 crore. Minister of State for Finance Deepak Kesarkar made this announcement in the Legislative Council 178

30 November, 2018 1:50 PM UPA govt did not act on National Policy for Farmers report'

Eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan Friday said that the UPA government in 2007 did not take action on the National Policy for Farmers, that seeks to improve the economic viability of farming. Backing the farmers' protest in Delhi, he said that the Central and State governments must pay attention to pricing, procurement and public distribution 102

30 November, 2018 6:23 AM Delhi govt sitting over RRTS file: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Delhi government is "sitting" on the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) file on corridor between Delhi and Meerut that aims to de-congest the national capital, the Centre told the Supreme Court on November 29. The apex court should give a direction to the Delhi government on this issue, the Centre told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul 139

29 November, 2018 2:56 PM Govt to retain Rs 17k cr from CPSE ETF subscription

NTPC, SJVN, NLC and NBCC are the new entrants in the ETF basket. New Delhi: The government is likely to retain Rs 17,000 crore from the ongoing CPSE ETF follow on offer, as against the original offer size of Rs 14,000 crore, an official said Wednesday. "We will retain subscription to the tune of Rs 17,000 crore in the follow on fund offer (FFO) of CPSE ETF," the official 158

26 November, 2018 9:55 AM AAP govt in Delhi did much more than what Modi did in Gujarat in 12 years: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the AAP government in the national capital did "much more" than what Prime Minister Narendra Modi did in Gujarat in the last 12 years. Kejriwal made the remarks on the sixth foundation day of the Aam Aadmi Party. Congratulating party workers and supporters, he said the AAP's political revolution against corruption 131

26 November, 2018 8:10 AM Due to govt efforts, encephalitis cases have declined in eastern UP: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday claimed that due to the efforts of the state government, encephalitis cases had drastically declined in eastern part of the state. "For the last 40 years, every year in August around 500-600 children were admitted to BRD medical college of Gorakhpur (for encephalitis treatment) but this year, only 86 children 143

22 November, 2018 6:00 AM Will make efforts to see that non-Congress, non-BJP govt is formed at the Centre: KCR

KCR stepped up attack on Telugu Desam Party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for allegedly trying to hurt Telangana's interests. TRS president and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, on November 21, alleged that both the Congress and BJP tried to wield control on states by usurping their rights and said he would make efforts 164