Patna: The Bihar government has announced reservation in promotions to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes personnel in its services. The decision was taken in compliance with the order passed by the Supreme Court on May 17 and June 5 on special writ petition. A notification issued by the Bihar Government stated that such promotions would, however, be...

Lucknow : Thunderstorm accompanied by heavy downpour are likely to occur in several parts of Uttar Pradesh in the next three hours, the meteorological department said on Sunday. The rains are expected to hit Meerut, Baghpat, Hapur, Bulandshahar, Amroha districtsand adjoining areas. Several parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) also witnessed...

Faizabad : Poor condition of a school building in Uttar Pradesh‘s Faizabad has made it increasingly difficult for students to engage in regular studies. Students of Classes 1 to 8 are forced to study in one room, owing to the critical condition of the building. The lone teacher for primary, Mukesh Kumar Yadav said, “A total of 55 students study here....

New Delhi : After getting deferred twice, India–US inaugural 2+2 dialogue is scheduled to take place in New Delhi on September 6. In a statement, the US State Department said, “The United States is pleased to announce that the inaugural US–India 2+2 Dialogue will be held in New Delhi, India, on September 6.” Notably, the high-level...

New Delhi : Hours before the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government will face a no-confidence motion moved by former ally the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged fellow MPs to “rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive, comprehensive and disruption-free debate”. Terming the day ‘important’ Prime Minister...

Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh sought the cooperation of his counterparts in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan to end the drug menace in Punjab. The Chief Minister also sought the assistance of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to whom Delhi Police reports, to control the cultivation and smuggling of narcotics and to ensure...

New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has removed party vice-chairperson and national coordinator Jaiprakash Singh after he called Congress president Rahul Gandhi unfit for the prime ministerial post. While addressing a press conference in the capital on Tuesday, the former Uttar Pradeshchief minister also mentioned about Singh’s...

Thiruvananthapuram : Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday dubbed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as ‘narrow-minded’. Tharoor also accused the BJP of ‘dividing people on the lines of religion’. “There is a perception that the BJP, in any case, will turn the elections towards religious polarisation if not now than closer...

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Parliament to see whether a new law can be framed to combat the menace of cow vigilantism. The apex court also underscored that violence can’t be allowed in the name of cow vigilantism. “No citizen can take law into their own hands. In case of fear and anarchy, the state has to act positively. Violence can’t...

Kolkata : Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was on Saturday summoned by a Kolkata Court over his controversial ‘Hindu-Pakistan’ remark. Kolkata-based advocate Sumeet Chowdhury, in his petition, said that Tharoor’s comments had hurt religious sentiments of the countrymen, insulted the Constitutionand that they were intended to create great...