‘Pacts on energy, defence, trade signed during President Kovind’s 3-nation visit’

Prague : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) termed President Ram Nath Kovind‘s visit to Cyprus, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic as successful, adding that agreements were signed in the fields of energy, defence, and trade, among others. Ruchi Ghanashyam, Secretary (West) in the MEA, said, “President Kovind’s visit to the three countries were very successful. After the visit to Cyprus, Bulgaria and the Czech […]

Digvijaya, KTR engage in Twitter spat over KCR’s ‘buffoon’ remark

New Delhi : Days after Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao termed Congress president Rahul Gandhi as the country’s biggest “buffoon”, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh put out a scathing tweet addressed to Rao, calling him an “ungrateful man”. “Telengana was given by Congress against all odds and this man uses abusive language against Congress President. Shame on you KCR. People […]

Kejriwal urges Yashwant Sinha to contest LS elections

Noida: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019. However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener did not name the party or the constituency from which the former finance minister should contest the polls. After asking people whether Yashwant Sinha should contest in elections or not, the Delhi Chief Minister […]

Fuel prices hiked again, citizens seek govt intervention

New Delhi : A day ahead of the Bharat Bandh called for by the Congress Party, fuel prices have been hiked yet again on Sunday. In New Delhi, the price of petrol has been hiked to Rs. 80.50 per litre, and diesel to Rs.72. 61 per litre, following an increase of 12 paise and 10 paise, respectively. The surge in fuel […]

Tarun Vijay to lodge complaint over ‘misuse’ of Twitter account

New Delhi : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Vijayon Wednesday said he will file a police complaint over the “misuse” of his Twitter handle. Vijay took to Twitter to clarify that the anti-party tweets on his timeline were not done by him, and his ‘account password was misused’. “Thank you friends for showing faith […]

J-K: Heroin worth Rs. 100 crore seized in Kathua

Kathua: The Jammu unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday seized around 22 kgs of heroin worth Rs. 100 crore and arrested four people in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Kathua district. The banned drugs were reportedly being transported through Jammu and Kashmir into Punjab region. “We have arrested four people in which three are the carrier and one […]

India’s economy making steady progress: President Kovind in Bulgaria

Sofia : President Ram Nath Kovind apprised the Indian community in Bulgaria of India’s growth story, saying that the economy of the country is making steady progress. Addressing the Indian diaspora in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Tuesday, President Kovind said, “We have undertaken a range of transformative policy measures to give a new purpose and clarity of visions for inclusive development and […]

‘Deeply unfortunate’: PM Modi on Kolkata bridge collapse

Kolkata : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the Kolkata bridge collapse as a “deeply unfortunate” incident and hoped for a speedy recovery of those who were injured. A portion of the bridge, located in South Kolkata‘s Majerhat area, collapsed on Tuesday morning. The incident trapped many people and crushed many vehicles under it. “The collapse of a part of a bridge […]

Fuel prices hit fresh record high

Fuel prices hit fresh record high

New Delhi : Fuel prices continued to rise on Saturday, with petroland diesel prices touching a new record high in several metropolitan cities, including Delhi and Mumbai. The price of petrol has been increased to Rs 78.68 per litre in Delhi, against Rs. 78.52 on Friday, while diesel is being retailed at Rs. 70.42 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol is being sold at Rs 86.09 per litre (increased by Rs 0.16 per litre), […]

Activist’s letter spoke of “Rajiv Gandhi-like” event: Police

Activist’s letter spoke of “Rajiv Gandhi-like” event: Police

Mumbai: Maharashtra police today said there was “conclusive proof” to link the arrested activists to Maoists, adding a letter exchanged by an arrested activist spoke of planning a “Rajiv Gandhi-like” incident. An email letter, between Rona Wilson and a CPI-Maoist leader speaks of ending “Modi-raj” with a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type incident’, Maharashtra police additional director general (law […]