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Andhra Pradesh bandh against Budget 2018 brings state to standstill

The statewide bandh in Andhra Pradesh against the Narendra Modi government’s Budget 2018 has seen widespread response across the state. Government and private buses stayed off the roads, schools and colleges were shut and a majority of shops downed their shutters. The statewide bandh was called by Left parties, and had also received the backing and participation from the Telugu ... Read More »

Ola calls off strike, Uber to continue protest in Mumbai

MUMBAI: App-based taxi aggregators Ola on Wednesday withdrew the strike here which was called by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), while Uber chose to continue the protest. MNS transport union called off the strike for Ola drivers in Mumbai following discussions with Ola officials today evening. The union is, however, yet to decide on Uber drivers. The strike has been ... Read More »

Indian government should stop war mongering, constant blustering: Pakistan

Just days after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s warning to Pakistan over protection of India’s territorial integrity, the foreign office of Pakistan has said that the Indian leadership must end “constant blustering” and “stop creating an atmosphere of war mongering”. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal issued a statement, carrying a message for the Indian government, on microblogging site Twitter, ... Read More »

YSR Congress, TDP to bring no-confidence motion against Centre, fireworks likely

New Delhi: The opposition parties including Jagan Radey’s YSR Congress and N Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP will press for a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre over various issues. The no-confidence motion could not be taken up on Tuesday due to pandemonium in both houses of Parliament. The YSR Congress party had issued a notice to its ... Read More »

Team Rahul Gandhi set to take charge of Congress, several top leaders resign

Lucknow: Ahead of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s announcement of his new team, resignations have begun in the party with actor-politician Raj Babbar now quitting as party’s Uttar Pradesh Congress chief. A source close to the party was quoted as saying that Babbar has been asked to continue on his post till a new state unit chief is elected by the ... Read More »

Mamata-led Trinamool asks party MLAs to vote for Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi

KOLKATA: Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Tuesday asked 10 MLAs to vote for party supported Congress candidate Abhishek Manu Singhvi in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. These 10 MLAs are legislators of the Congress, but have actually switched to the ruling TMC. Confirming the development, a senior Trinamool leader said, “The Congress MLAs who had switched over to the Trinamool ... Read More »

62 higher educational institutions awarded full autonomy by Centre

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission has awarded full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutes including top varsities such as Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and University of Hyderabad The 62 institutes include  52 Universities i.e. 5 central universities, 21 state universities, 24 deemed universities, and ... Read More »

India has 4.1 lakh beggars with most in West Bengal, Lok Sabha told

NEW DELHI: India has just 4.13 lakh beggars and vagrants, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday. West Bengal emerged on the top with just 80,000 beggars and vagrants, informed the Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar has the second and third highest number of beggars on the list with more 65,000 and 29,000 beggars respectively. ... Read More »

Bangladeshi extremist group ABT may target Indian cities: Report

New Delhi: Sources in the Indian intelligence agencies have revealed that Bangladesh-based Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) – an Islamic extremist group – may have plans of targeting several cities in India. The information is believed to have come to light after Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested five suspected terrorists recently. Previously, seven suspected operatives of ABT were also arrested in Bodh ... Read More »