Category: India

CWC meet next week, leadership issue likely to be discussed

THE party leadership has decided to convene a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) next week amid fresh turmoil and sparring by leaders in Punjab and Chhattisgarh. The meeting is expected to deliberate on the vexed issue of election for the post of Congress president to replace interim president Sonia Gandhi. The Congress had […]

BJP govt purchasing goods, services from ‘fugitives’ who ran away from India with public money: Cong

The Congress on Monday alleged that the BJP government was purchasing goods and services from “fugitives” who have fled the country with public money. Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh, at a press conference, alleged that the BJP government was first aiding fugitives escape from the country and then was buying goods from their companies. He cited […]

‘Have full faith in Sonia Gandhi’s leadership’: Navjot Sidhu after Delhi meeting

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday met senior party leaders at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi and said he has full faith in party chief Sonia Gandhi’s leadership, and any decision taken by her will be acceptable. “I have already expressed my concerns to the party high command and I am sure any […]

RSS cultural wing top leader, a ‘voice of artistes’, dies

Amir Chand, national general secretary of RSS’s cultural wing Sanskar Bharati, died on Saturday while travelling to Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang on organisational duties. According to information, his oxygen level dipped suddenly, and he succumbed. Chand was 56. As a representative of the Sangh’s cultural wing, Chand guided and advised all organisational heads for the Ministry […]

India set to stick to its stand at COP26: Polluters should pay

India will finalise its stand on various issues related to the COP26 conference taking place in Glasgow next month, at the next Cabinet meeting on October 27, it is learnt. India’s main contention at the summit will continue to revolve around the transfer of technology and climate finance from developed to developing country, according to […]

2013 Gandhi Maidan blasts case: NIA Court convicts 9 out of 10 accused

A special NIA court convicted nine out of the 10 accused in the 2013 Patna serial blasts case Wednesday. One accused was acquitted due to lack of evidence. The blasts took place at Gandhi Maidan during the “Hunkar” rally of the then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, killing five persons and leaving over 70 injured. […]

Sedition charge against three who allegedly raised pro-Pak slogans during Eid procession in Noida

Sedition charge has been invoked against three men who were arrested in Noida for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans during an Eid Milad un Nabi procession, police officials said on Friday. The accused were arrested on the basis of social media videos that purportedly showed them raising the slogans during the October 20 procession, the officials […]

Defence Ministry approves acquisition of arms, military equipment worth Rs 7,965 crore

The Defence Ministry on Tuesday approved the procurement of arms and military equipment worth Rs 7,965-crore, including 12 light utility helicopters from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, according to an official statement. The procurement proposals were approved at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the ministry’s highest decision-making body on the matter. Besides clearing the […]

In step with the times, IITs accept stocks as alumni donations

In what marks a new trend in India’s premier engineering colleges, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has donated USD 1 million to his alma mater in the form of company stock. IIT Bombay and IIT Madras have also received stock transfers from their alumni as donation. Over the last few years, IITs […]

Congress questions govt call to lift ban on deals with AgustaWestland parent

The Congress on Monday targeted the Centre over its decision to lift the ban on dealings with Italian defence major Leonardo SpA, earlier known as Finmeccanica, and asked whether the ruling BJP has entered into a “secret deal”. Leonardo SpA’s subsidiary AgustaWestland had been involved in the alleged scam surrounding the Rs 3,500-crore VVIP chopper […]