The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to respond to Vaiko's plea seeking that the former J&K chief minister be produced before the court.
He said this disturbed the relief and rehabilitation works underway in the Madhya Pradesh areas submerged under the dam water. Modi, who turned 69 on Tuesday arrived at Kevadiya in Gujarat in the morning to take part in the 'Namami Narmada' festival being celebrated by the western state's government to mark the filling up of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to its full reservoir level of 138.68 metres.
«Seventy years after Independence, people of the nation had doubts in their mind if the multi-party parliamentary democratic system had failed. Will it be able to meet our goals? They were disappointed,» he said at an event here.
BJP leaders greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday on Tuesday and hailed him as a visionary leader and statesman. Many recalled Modi's modest roots and praised his achievements as a world leader. Union home minister Amit Shah said Modi's hardwork to make the lives of the countrymen easier was an inspiration.
«Not many countries want him (Naik). India has not insisted. I met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he did not ask me that he wants this man back. This man could be troublesome for India,» Mahathir said in an interview with Malaysian radio station BFM's show, the Breakfast Grille.
In the petition, social activist Tamanna Hashmi has accused the minister of state for labour and employment of «insulting» the people of north India by the statement. Gangwar, who made the controversial remark in Bareilly on Saturday — his Lok Sabha constituency, later clarified he was only stressing on the lack of requisite skills among the youth.
A woman officer has been posted as a defence attaché in an Indian mission abroad, which marks the first time such an appointment has been made in the male-dominated environs of the armed forces.
Several opposition parties have condemned detention of former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act. The Congress said injustice has been done and it's the country's «misfortune» that leaders who fought for its unity are behind the bars. The Left parties also slammed the government over Farooq Abdullah's detention
The affidavit details on the day-wise restoration of mobile phones in the region. The easing of restrictions on mobile phone connectivity began in Kashmir on August 24 and till September 15, 10 per cent mobile connections were made operational in five districts of Kashmir.
Rajya Sabha MP and 'Saamana' and 'Dopahar Ka Saamana' executive editor Sanjay Raut has said in his weekly column, that many political «turncoats», some with doubtful credentials, are making a beeline for the paradise called the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Air India has ordered a «full inquiry» into the incident wherein President Ram Nath Kovind's flight was delayed at Zurich after suffering a technical snag, sources said on Monday.
Prime Minister's address to the UN General Assembly will mark his six-day visit to the country, which begins on September 22. The delegation, comprising of BJP lawmaker Rajiv Pratap Singh Rudy, Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi and Congress leaders Jaiveer Shergill and Manish Tewari, journalists and foreign policy experts, will visit Washington DC and New York.
IIT-Delhi has urged the central govt to emulate Australia and extend income-contingent loans to the students to cover their tuition fees and seek repayment only after they find employment. To cover their fees, students in Australia avail of Higher Education Loan Programme under which repayment begins after they find employment.
«If required, I will go and personally check, I will speak to the Chief Justice today,» said CJI Ranjan Gogoi, while replying to senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, who claimed that there are extreme difficulties in accessing the High Court under the alleged lockdown situation in the erstwhile state.
However, the Muslim parties in the dispute have opposed the petition. As per the plea, if none of these facilities can be arranged, the apex court should at least prepare the transcripts of the proceedings for record. The transcripts can be released online later. The Ayodhya land dispute case is currently being heard by a five-judge constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice.
Asking his family to tweet on his behalf, Chidambaram said, «My thoughts today are about the economy. Just one statistic tells the story. Export growth in August was -6.05 per cent. No country has achieved GDP growth of 8 per cent without exports growing at 20 per cent a year,» he is reminded that he is 74-years-old but at heart, he feels 74-years-young.
Earlier today, the investigating agency submitted a letter to the Chief Secretary and Home Secretary summoning Kumar in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case. On Saturday, Kumar did not turn up before the agency despite being summoned after the Calcutta High Court withdrew protection from arrest granted to him in the case.
A delighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked US President Donald Trump for accepting his invitation to join him at the Houston rally to address 50,000 Indian-Americans later this month. «The special gesture of President Donald Trump to join us in Houston highlights the strength of the relationship and recognition of the contribution of the Indian community to American society and economy,» the PM tweeted.
Pakistan violated ceasefire in Mendhar sector of Poonch district on Sunday. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation at about 2230 hours by firing of small arms and intense shelling with mortars in Balakote, Mendhar. The Indian Army retaliated befittingly.
Karti Chidambaram penned a letter to his father P Chidambaram, who is currently in jail, apprising him of current affairs while taking a dig at Modi-led central government stating that «no 56!!! can stop» him. He added, «I am glad I got to see you and know that your spirits are high despite everything.» Karti also went on to highlight various topics in the news.
Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani lost his life in a counter-terrorism operation last year and was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra. «I have never seen such a brave man like my husband. He used to tell me that he wants to die on the battleground while fighting for his country,» his wife Mehjbeen said.