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KCR pushes for solar power

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday instructed Energy Department officials to float tenders for establishing 1,000 mega watts (MW) of solar power plants in the State. Solar power costs less and should be used to meet the demand…

Two BJP MLAs back Congress government in Madhya Pradesh ‘ghar wapsi’

Narayan Tripathi and Sharad Kol backed the Congress government during a vote in the Assembly. In a major blow to the BJP in Madhya Pradesh two of its MLAs — Narayan Tripathi and Sharad Kol — on July 24 backed…

Telangana Assembly passes Municipalities Act 2019

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao who steered the Bill related to the Municipalities Act, also said beginning August 15 this year, Telangana will see “real-time administration”, something that the rest of the country will want to learn from. Hyderabad: Telangana…

SC grant of liberty to rebel MLAs: Karnataka Congress to SC

The five-page order pronounced by a Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on July 17 gave a clear indication to the 15 rebels Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) legislators led by Pratap Gouda Patil that they could bail out…

Government wants to make Farmers Rich, says CM KCR

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said the government wants to make the farmers rich so that there is no need for them to take loans. The Chief Minister was talking on an ordinance to amend the Telangana State Commission for…

Telangana ACB initiates enquiry into ESI medicine supply “scam”

The Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has begun a preliminary inquiry into the alleged “multi-crore” scam in the supply of medicines to dispensaries and ESI hospitals, a senior official said Thursday. The State government’s vigilance and enforcement (V&E) wing had earlier…

Cannot direct T.N. Governor to release Rajiv Gandhi case convicts: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court on Thursday held as not maintainable a writ petition filed by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict S. Nalini seeking a direction to the Governor to “countersign” a State Cabinet recommendation made on September…

TRS, a real estate agency in Telangana: BJP Leader Krishna Sagar Rao

BJP leader Krishna Sagar Rao on Thursday alleged that the TRS has become a real estate agency in the state. He said that BJP would take up agitation against prime lands given away to the TRS for construction of party…

No question of going back on resignations, will not attend Assembly: Karnataka rebel MLAs

Hailing the Supreme Court direction on Karnataka political crisis, rebel Congress-JDS MLAs camping in Mumbai Wednesday said there was no question of going back on their resignations from the Assembly or attending the session. “We are happy with the decision…

Karnataka government to face confidence motion on July 18

The BJP has also sought to move a no-confidence motion against the government. Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has decided to move the confidence motion in the Legislative Assembly on July 18. Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar told the House on…

International

Former PM Manmohan Singh Elected Unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday. He was declared elected unopposed as the deadline for the withdrawal of nominations for the bypoll ended at 3 pm. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot…

Zero Attacks on Modi: Kejriwal’s New Strategy Ahead of Herculean Delhi Elections

The impact of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections has been cataclysmic on political parties opposed to the BJP, particularly on Congress, which is in tatters as it struggles to keep its flock together. The party has no one voice on…

RSS Hits Out at Critics for ‘Politicising’ Mohan Bhagwat’s Dialogue Call on Reservation, Clarifies Outfit’s Stand

New Delhi: Hitting out at critics for politicising Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on reservation, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Monday reiterated that the outfit supported reservation for Dalits, backwards and economically weaker classes. “There is an attempt to politicise RSS chief…

Pak government presents first anniversary progress report

Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Ruling Pakistani Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government on Sunday presented its progress report on the first anniversary of its assuming office, reviewing achievements made by the government. In a ceremony in the Prime Minister Office here, the government…

Villagers to take governance to people’s doorstep

Vijayawada, Aug 15 (IANS) On the occasion of Independence Day, the Andhra Pradesh government launched a village volunteers initiative for taking governance to the doorsteps of people by involving over 2.8 lakh village volunteers. Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy…

World’s ‘best brother’ Priyanka calls Rahul

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday greeted former party chief Rahul Gandhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, calling him the “best brother in the world”, and said that things haven’t changed much since…

Sonia Gandhi urges nation to stand against intolerance

Marking India’s 73rd Independence Day at the Congress headquarters on Thursday, interim party president Sonia Gandhi called upon citizens to fight bigotry, injustice and discrimination. “A democratic and resilient India at 73 has no place for bigotry, superstition, sectarianism, fanaticism,…

Narendra Modi reviews economy with Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Ministry officials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a review meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and senior officials of the Finance Ministry. “The meeting was to review the state of the economy and also look into the ways forward for…

73rd Independence Day: No exchange of sweets at Attari-Wagah border

Thousands of people converged at the Attari-Wagah joint check post between India and Pakistan on August 15 to be part of the celebrations for India’s 73rd Independence Day. Singers and performers entertained the crowd with patriotic and other songs to…

Rahul accepts J&K Governor’s ‘invitation’ to visit Valley

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accepted Governor Satya Pal Malik’s ‘invitation’ to visit Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) but asserted that he, along with other Opposition leaders, should have the “freedom to meet people, mainstream leaders and soldiers.” The Congress…

Lok Sabha passes quota Bill for economically weak in general category

Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were present in the House when the Bill was passed. The government will table the Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

With Mission Kashmir, Modi and Shah achieve BJP’s ideological goal

Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have achieved what Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first BJP leader to form the government at the Centre, could not. By scrapping Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled Bharatiya…

Article 370 revoked: Former J&K CMs Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah arrested, moved to makeshift jail

People’s Democratic Party chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah have been arrested. Reports suggest that they have been moved to a makeshift jail in a guesthouse. Article 370: People’s Democratic Party chief and…

Restrictions imposed across Kashmir Valley (Lead)

Srinagar, Aug 5 (IANS) Restrictions have been imposed across the Kashmir Valley from early Monday, it was announced here. “Government has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC in District Srinagar with effect from 1200 Hrs on 5th August 2019 which…

Manmohan Singh, Azad, Antony pay homage to Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, A.K. Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad, paid homage to late Sheila Dikshit during a prayer meeting, here on Sunday. Dikshit, the three-time Chief Minister of Delhi,…

Pakistan will respond to any Indian aggression: Imran Khan

Pakistan will respond to any Indian aggression: Imran Khan

Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Pakistan will respond to any “misadventure or aggression” by Indian forces against it. Chairing the National Security Committee meeting in Islamabad, Imran Khan alleged that India has…

Donald Trump Slams Tulsi Gabbard For Claim That He “Supports Al Qaeda”

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has slammed as “ridiculous” Democratic Party leader Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to ever run for the US presidency, for alleging that he is “supporting” the terror group Al Qaeda. During the second Democratic presidential…

Donald Trump Says It’s Up To China To Deal With Hong Kong “Riots”

HONG KONG: U.S. President Donald Trump has depicted challenges in Hong Kong as “riots” that China should manage itself, flagging a hands-off way to deal with the greatest political emergency holding the previous British state in decades. Millions have rioted…

US Senate passes two-year budget bill to boost spending

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The US Senate has passed a bill that will increase the federal budget and lift the debt ceiling for the next two years, following a House passage last week. The bill, now awaiting President Donald Trump’s…

UAPA bill in Rajya Sabha: Opposition in Rajya Sabha questions government’s intent

The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) Amendment Bill, 2019, which enables the government to designate individuals as terrorists, was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Several Opposition parties including the Congress, Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress and MDMK opposed the…

London Cyclists Ride in Support of Palestinian Cause

A few hundred cyclists have rioted of London to challenge the Israeli-Palestinian clash, and to fund-raise for a Palestinian philanthropy. The ride has been a yearly occasion in London since 2015. They’re get-together to ride 36 miles over the city,…

Ashrawi: UN Failure to Recognize Israeli Crimes against Palestinian Children Inexcusable

For the fourth year straight, and in spite of the asking of a few driving human rights associations and specialists, including United Nations Special Rapporteurs, the United Nations has flopped again to incorporate Israel in its yearly boycott of military…

VG Siddhartha’s Death Brings Back Spotlight on Mental Health, a Ticking Bomb That Kills Lakhs Every Year

VG Siddhartha has turned into a measurement, one among the numerous in the nation who have ended their lives. Formally, the National Crime Records Bureau has given a figure of 1.3 lakh suicides in the year 2016. Truly, a great…

PM Modi to address annual UN General Assembly session on September 28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on September 28, according to a provisional list released by the UN of the world leaders scheduled to speak at the 74th session of the United Nations.…

Robert Mueller says he did not exonerate Donald Trump in Russia probe

Mr. Trump has claimed that the Mueller inquiry resulted in the President’s “complete and total exoneration”. Asked by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler if he had exonerated Mr. Trump, Mr. Mueller said, “No”. Former U.S. Special…

Serbia’s President says Kosovo PM’s resignation is a ‘trick’

Serbia has repeatedly accused Haradinaj of war crimes against Serbs in Kosovo. He was prosecuted and acquitted twice by a U.N. war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The surprise decision by Kosovo’s prime minister to step down over a…

Michelle Obama weighs in on Trump, ‘Squad’ feud: “It’s our America”

Former first lady Michelle Obama appeared to hit back at President Trump on Friday after his recent attacks on a group of minority Democratic congresswomen, tweeting that “there’s a place for us all” in the U.S. “What truly makes our country…

Pakistan to grant Consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav

The ministry said that Jadhav had been informed of his rights under the Vienna Convention on consular relations. A day after the International Court of Justice at The Hague urged Pakistan to grant consular access to death row prisoner Kulbhushan…

India warns Pakistan against farcical attempts to implement ICJ order on Kulbhushan Jadhav

India has warned Pakistan that its conduct will be under watch and any “farcical attempts” claiming to implement the ICJ’s order in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case would mean going back to the world court or the UN Security Council for…

China-U.S. feud heats up with sanctions against U.S. arms suppliers to Taiwan

Beijing could take specific measures to hurt four American military hardware firms, says tabloid Amid growing trade tensions with the United States, China is amplifying its decision to sanction U.S. companies that would be involved in weapon sales to Taiwan,…

Qatari leader ready to mediate between US, Iran

The ruler of Qatar, one of the handful of Arab nations on good terms with Tehran, met with President Donald Trump for talks expected to touch on Doha`s offer to help ease tensions between the US and Iran. Two years…

India and US bilateral trade at crossroads: Report

India and the US need to “prioritize efforts” to manage current trade tensions and initiate cooperative projects in areas like intellectual property rights and digital trade, according to a report by a former trade official from the Trump administration. The…

Pakistan reopens airspace after India standoff

Pakistan has fully reopened its airspace to civilian flights, nearly five months after it was closed following a standoff with India. The closure forced international airlines to reroute around Pakistan and cost them tens of millions of dollars. State-owned carrier…

In Biden and Buttigieg, Dems confront generational divide

Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats’ best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump’s working-class supporters. Then she heard Pete Buttigieg speak. “I felt like…

Indian-Americans thrilled over PM Modi’s possible community address in Houston

Houston, which has one of the largest concentrations of the Indian-American community in the US, is the energy capital of the world. Energy security is a priority area for the prime minister. The Indian diaspora in Houston is thrilled over…

Labour Party leader denounces India over attacks on Muslims

A minister in the UK’s Shadow Cabinet has slammed India over the violent attacks on Muslims and called on the British government to look into and respond to the “extremely worrying situation“. Jonathan Ashworth, a Labour Party MP from Leicester…

Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region

The visit to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince is the first stop on a 12-day trip to the Caribbean, with St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis to follow. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visited Haiti on…

Pak turns down Indian request to open Air space

Pakistan has told India that it will not open its airspace for commercial flights until the IAF fighter jets are removed from forwarding airbases, a top aviation official has informed a parliamentary committee, as Islamabad on Friday for the fifth…

Trump Retreats on Citizenship Question:US census 2020

President Donald Trump is arguing he didn’t retreat when he abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census and insists his fallback will prove a more accurate option. “Not only didn’t I back down, but I…

Trump unloads on Paul Ryan after ‘American Carnage’ excerpts

President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan’s comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book. Ryan condemns Trump in “American Carnage,” by Tim Alberta of Politico, in excerpts running…

Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs

President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views. Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself,…

U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan in Beijing for meeting

U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan in Beijing for meeting

Mr. Khalilzad said the latest round of talks with the Taliban had been the “most productive” and had broadened to include a timeline for both intra-Afghan negotiations and a cease-fire. The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanisthan s in Beijing for…

UK ambassador to US quits days after leaked cables on Trump

UK ambassador to US quits days after leaked cables on Trump

Britain’s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a “special relationship.” The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after Trump lashed…

What did Epstein’s famous friends know and see?

Jeffrey Epstein has hobnobbed with some of the world’s most powerful people during his jet-setting life. Future President Donald Trump called him a “terrific guy.” Former President Bill Clinton praised his intellect and philanthropic efforts and was a frequent flyer…

Justice Department shaking up legal team on census case

Justice Department shaking up legal team on census case

The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday comes days after the…

Boris Johnson suffers blow after attack from former Tory leader ahead of hustings with rival Jeremy Hunt

Boris Johnson has suffered a blow to his campaign for the Tory crown after-party grandee William Hague backed his rival, Jeremy Hunt. Ahead of leadership hustings in Belfast, the former Conservative leader warned that Mr. Johnson’s Brexit strategy could destroy…

Hong Kong protests: Violent protesters infiltrate parliament

The protests against the controversial criminal assignment law in Hong Kong are profound. Protesters broke into Parliament and were vandalized. They spent several hours in the Legislative Council building. At midnight on Monday, the protesters were taken out of parliament by…

Trump: Iran ‘playing with fire’ with uranium enrichment

Iran says it has amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Iran has announced on Monday it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, drawing…

Trump Says Raids On Migrants To Begin After July 4

Trump Says Raids On Migrants To Begin After July 4

US President Donald Trump has said that the delayed 10-city raids on illegal immigrants will begin after the July 4 holiday. After 4th July a lot of people are going to be brought back out said Donald trump. Washington: US…

Warren Buffett: If a bank needs a government bailout, the CEO and spouse should lose ‘net worth’

  Berkshire Hathway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett think CEO’s of failing banks should lose literally everything they’re worth. “If a bank gets to where it needs government assistance, the responsible CEO should lose his net worth and his spouse’s…