The Congress today demanded the immediate sacking of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, alleging that his family has business interests in companies that are in default.
Meghalaya Power Minister James K Sangma today said the state government is hopeful to bring about a resolution to lift the ban on coal mining in the state to ensure that the two thermal power projects, with an installed capacity of 740 MW, will not face difficulty.
It is the responsibility of all Indians to fight forces that are stopping the country from going forward, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said.
A dust storm hit Delhi this evening, plunging the city into darkness and throwing traffic out of gear in parts of the national capital. In Lutyens’ Delhi, the sprawling Raisina Hill complex, seat of the government and the bungalow zone, were shrouded by dust kicked up by gusty winds which was followed by light drizzle.
India today kick started the process to acquire a fleet of around 110 fighter jets which could be one of the world’s biggest military procurement in recent years.
A sessions court today reserved its decision on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s bail plea till tomorrow, his defence counsel said. The actor, who was yesterday convicted by the trial court and sentenced to five years in prison in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case, would now be spending another night in Jodhpur Central Jail.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today lambasted opposition parties for criticising prohibition policy saying the stance was “anti-poor” since the economically deprived sections of the society suffered the most on account of alcoholism.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly duping a Japanese tourist of Rs 9,000 at Connaught Place here, on the pretext of facilitating tours to Jaipur and Agra, the police said today.
Animal right groups today welcomed the sentencing of Bollywood star Salman Khan in a 1998 blackbuck killing case, asserting the verdict proved no one was above the law, while a section of activists said the actor should have been given the maximum punishment under the Wildlife Act.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Dalit icon B R Ambedkar’s contribution in realising the value of a vibrant maritime sector saying his efforts augured well for the people of India.