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Ajit Pawar Says Loyal BJP, Sena Leaders Overlooked In Cabinet Expansion

Mumbai:  NCP leader Ajit Pawar Wednesday criticised Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ move of inducting some former Congress-NCP leaders into his cabinet during its expansion, saying loyal Shiv Sena-BJP cadres were ignored during the exercise. Congress turncoat Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil landed the plum Housing portfolio in the Maharashtra cabinet, which was …

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BJP’s Sushil Modi Dodges Question On Child Deaths In Bihar

Patna:  Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Modi on Wednesday conveniently dodged a question on acute encephalitis syndrome outbreak in Bihar that killed over 100 children stating that his press conference was only about banking committees. “I made it clear at the very start that this is a meeting of …

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Ramdas Athawale’s ‘Birthday Wish’ For Rahul Gandhi Has Lok Sabha Laughing

New Delhi:  Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted this morning, saying he wished to thank people for the love he received on his birthday. He turned 49 today. Barely a couple of hours later, he received something rather different — public ribbing from rival leader BJP ally Ramdas Athawale that left …

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“Cricket World Cup, Maybe”: Tejashwi Yadav Goes Missing Amid Bihar Crisis

Patna (Bihar):  Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav may be Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s sharpest critic, but he’s nowhere to be seen at a time when the ruling coalition is on the backfoot amid mounting encephalitis deaths. In fact, even leaders from his own party can only speculate …

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4 Children, Stuck In Ropeway Trolley, Rescued In Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu:  Four children stuck in a ropeway cradle over Jammu’s Tawi river, were rescued after a three-hour-long operation today, the officials said. The children were left stranded midway over the fast-flowing river on the way to their school in Pattangarh village, 33 km from Udhampur, they said. As the children …

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“Is Speaking Truth A Crime?”: Roshan Baig Slams Congress Suspension Order

Bengaluru:  A day after being suspended from the Congress for indulging in “anti-party activities”, senior Karnataka legislator Roshan Baig hit back at the state leadership today by claiming that he had been targeted for speaking the truth. “It is obvious that I have been specifically targeted by the state leadership. …

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Can’t Call Someone Terrorist Just For Using Word “Jihad”: Court

Mumbai:  A person cannot be branded as a terrorist merely for using the word “jihad”, a Maharashtra court observed while acquitting three accused of terror charges. The Akola-based court of special judge AS Jadhav made the observation while hearing a case against the three persons accused under the stringent the …

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Rajasthan Government To Remain Alert After Bihar Children Deaths

Jaipur:  The Rajasthan government has directed officials to remain alert in the state after over 100 children died in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES). Directions have been issued to the health department and all government hospitals to remain alert and make prior arrangements to deal with …

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PM Modi Introduces His Council Of Ministers To Lok Sabha

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday introduced his new Council of Ministers to the Lok Sabha. It is a customary practice for the prime minister to introduce the council of ministers after the new government takes over or if there is a reshuffle or expansion of the union cabinet. …

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Mayawati Says Would’ve Attended PM’s Meet If Voting Machine Was On Agenda

New Delhi:  Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati today refused to attend the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the “One Nation One Election” Initiative. “In the world’s largest democracy, it’s unconstitutional and undemocratic to think of “One Nation, One Election’,” she said in a statement. Had …

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