BJP emerged a clear winner in the Jammu Municipal Corporation elections with 43 seats in its kitty, bettering its previous strength of 25 in the 75-member body. The Congress suffered a big loss in the election, winning only 14 seats against its 26 in the 2005 civic polls. PDP, along with the National Conference, CPM and BSP had boycotted the polls.
A public hearing to open the socio-political discourse around #MeToo will be held on October 21. It is being organised by Kaani Nilam or Ek Potlee Ret Ki, an activist collective at Dr MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science For Women.
There is strong resentment against the Congress and it has lost its attraction among people, Prakash Javadekar said. He alleged that the Congress in the times of Mahatma Gandhi was different from the party of the present.
From a small town in north Madhya Pradesh, a glimpse of how India Forgotten and the Congress president are getting to know each other better
Elaborating on the issue, Minister of state for Railways Manoj Sinha said: «The level-crossing is about 300 meters away from the place of incident. The railway track is at some height and when the Ravan effigy was burnt, people couldn't hear the horn of the train due to crackers being burnt at the time.»
The skirmish took place around 9.30 am in the forest near Madpal village under Mirtur police station limits when a team of District Reserve Guard was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Bijapur Superintendent of Police, Mohit Garg said. After the face-off, bodies of 3 Naxals along with one .303 rifle and 2 muzzle loading guns were found from the spot.
Mir was so confident that he had announced his victory at the Shankarpora polling station as soon as the voting concluded.
The two leaders held talks at the Hyderabad House here on the third day and final day of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's India visit.
A severe fund crunch is slowly but steadily impacting the operational preparedness of the Indian Air Force (IAF), forcing it to put on hold acquisitions of helicopters, «smart bombs» and missiles as well as repair of runways in crucial airbases on both the western and eastern fronts.
Though the state unit of the BJP has repeatedly maintained that the party is not considering any possibility of change in leadership, Shah held one-on-one meetings with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s Ramkrishna Dhavalikar and Goa Forward Party’s Vijai Sardesai. He also met health minister Vishwajit Rane and speaker Pramod Sawant—both aspirants for the chief minister’s post.
With protesters continuing to disregard the apex court’s order, the administration imposed a curfew in Illavungal and Sannidanam areas on Thursday which will remain in force till Friday. Pathanamthitta district collector PB Nooh said the safety of Sabarimala pilgrims would be ensured.
Additional chief secretary (health) Veenu Gupta visited the RPA and inspected the police quarters. She asked the director RPA to help in conducting anti-mosquito drive and to keep the area clean. Zika virus can spread through unprotected sex and Aedes aegypti mosquito bite which cause dengue and chikungunya.
The proposal, titled ‘Strengthening the H-1B non-immigration visa classification program,’ indicates that the Department of Homeland Security (of which USCIS is a unit) will revise the definition of ‘specialty occupation’ to focus on obtaining the best and brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B program.
Although there is no assistance from the government this year, about 70% of Kalar Majra has decided not to burn paddy stubble, with good reason. Ploughing it back into the soil is good not only for Delhi’s air but also the farmers’ bottom line.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will attend two key meetings of the defence ministers of the ASEAN grouping to be held here from Friday. Singapore will host the 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and the 5th ADMM-Plus to be held on Oct 19th and 20th. The ADMM and ADMM-Plus serves as key Ministerial-level platforms.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Modi government over the Rafale issue alleging that Indian pilots were at risk flying the «ancient» Jaguars due to the NDA renegotiating the Rafale aircraft deal that did not allow transfer of technology to the country.
The pitched war of words between the government and the lead opposition party continued on Thursday with Congress president Rahul Gandhi citing a media report to make fresh allegations that the Modi government “renegotiated” the UPA government’s Rafale contract to benefit crony capitalists, a move he says has reduced India’s prestige globally.
In an embarrassment for the Congress, senior leader and Karnataka water resource minister DK Shivakumar has conceded that his party committed a «major blunder» by recommending religious minority status for the Lingayat community in the run-up to the May 12 assembly polls.
Painter Jatin Das has been accused of sexual harassment by a fourth woman, who Thursday claimed that the Padma Bhushan recipient harassed her when she worked with him as his assistant in «1999 or 2000». Das denied the allegations, saying he has nothing to do with these.
The closest any woman in the 10-50 age bracket could reach was a point near the holy Pamba river from where pilgrims have to trek nearly 6km uphill to the shrine. A 45-year-old woman from Andhra managed to evade the “checkposts” put up at Nilackal, 20km from Sabarimala, by hundreds of belligerent anti-women activists.
The GoM will include women & child development minister Maneka Gandhi and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The panel will give its report in three months and will look into whether the scope of deterrent action should be expanded to include offences that happen outside the workplace.
The minister’s resignation came after he issued a statement on Sunday denying allegations by women journalists who had worked with him. He had said that some allegations were untrue while other accounts did not refer to any offence. He subsequently filed a defamation suit against Priya Ramani, a senior journalist who had accused him of inappropriate behaviour.
The defence secretary-level annual dialogue is also slated to be held in December, even as the two countries are now also giving finishing touches to the “operationalisation” of the top-level hotline between their militaries. The two sides have already decided to work towards reducing troop confrontations along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control.