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TN poll panel seeks time to hold local elections

NEW DELHI: The Tamil Nadu Election Commission on Wednesday sought from the Supreme Court time till October 31 to hold local body elections and informed the court that it would issue notifications for that by last week of October.

Next transformative idea, 80mn connections under Ujjwala in 100 days

NEW DELHI: The next big goal of Modi 2.0 is to take its flagship 'Ujjwala' scheme to 80 million households within the first 100 days of the government.

Tonnes of wheat rotting in rain in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Several thousand tonnes of wheat has been lying unattended in food corporation godowns in Haryana, with the grain turning black with mildew after getting soaked in the rain, officials said on Tuesday.

Speaker can't force legislator to continue: rebel Karnataka MLAs

NEW DELHI: The court of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday saw lengthy arguments for nearly five hours as it heard the case related to resignation by 15 Congress MLAs of Karnataka, with contentions and counter contentions revolving around the legislative procedures.

TDP MP asks Naidu to control his 'pet dog'

AMARAVATI:  The war of words between two leaders of the TDP in Andhra Pradesh touched a new low with Vijayawada MP Kesineni Nani on Monday asking the party President N. Chandrababu Naidu to control his "pet dog".

If Sidhu doesn't want to do his job, there is nothing I can do about it: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said if Navjot Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it.

Shehbaz Sharif to sue UK daily over 'fabricated story'

ISLAMABAD:  Shehbaz Sharif, the President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that he has "decided to file a law suit against Daily Mail" newspaper after the British tabloid published an investigative report allegedly revealing that he and his family were involved in money-laundering in the UK.

CBI filed closure report in sacrilege cases under SAD, BJP pressure with an eye on Haryana elections: Khaira

CHANDIGARH: Sukhpal Singh Khaira Bholath MLA and President of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) today alleged that Central Bureau Investigation(CBI) has filed closure report in the Mohali CBI court in two cases of sacrilege registered against dera sacha sauda followers under pressure from BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD).

Karnataka Congress rebel makes U-turn, flies off to Mumbai

BENGALURU: In a sudden u-turn, rebel Karnataka Housing Minister M.T.B. Nagaraj flew to Mumbai on Sunday, a day after assuring state Congress leaders that he would withdraw his resignation as legislator and attend the Assembly on Monday.

Sukhbir Badal should stop shedding crocodile tears over CBI closure report: Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet Minister, Punjab, and senior Congress leader S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and MLAs has lambasted the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal for shedding crocodile tears over the issue of CBI filing the closure report in the Mohali court in connection with the Bargari sacrilege case against three followers of Dera Sacha Said in the aftermath of the killing of dera follower Mohinderpal Bittu.

Welfare Commission for General categories demanded

PATIALA: Punjab General Category Welfare Federation (PSEB unit)  has demanded that a welfare commission for general categories  should be set up in Punjab as promised by the congress party at the time of state assembly elections.

Karnataka saga: Can rebel MLAs face disqualification?

NEW DELHI: The saga surrounding the resignation of 16 MLAs of the ruling Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka has zeroed down to the question of whether they can face disqualification.

CWC likely to meet to decide on interim President

NEW DELHI: The leadership crisis in the Congress could end in the coming days with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) likely to meet next week to decide on an interim President, party sources said on Friday.

Tejashwi is RJD's CM candidate, not of alliance: Congress

PATNA:  Congress leaders on Thursday made it clear that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav is his party's Chief Ministerial candidate in the 2020 Bihar Assembly polls, not of the Congress or Grand Alliance.

Nearing completion Swachh Bharat sees cut in allocation: Official

NEW DELHI:  Governments much publicised Swachh Bharat Mission aiming to enhance the level of sanitation in India and make the country open defecation free (ODF) seems to be on its way out making way as other important schemes on solid waste management and drinking water is expected to get higher funding.

Biden says he'll 'fortify' collective capabilities with India

NEW YORK: Outlining his foreign policy, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party front-runner for the 2020 presidential race, has said that he will "fortify" US "collective capabilities" with India.

By inducting 'tainted' MLAs, BJP stands by rapists, illegal gambling: Congress

PANAJI: By inducting Congress MLAs, who had been booked in BJP-led regimes for illegal matka gambling and rape, the BJP has proved that it backs illegal matka business and rapists, Congress secretary in-charge of Goa A. Chellakumar said on Thursday.

Harsh Vardhan asked to respond on election to LS

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response from Union Minister Harsh Vardhan over a plea challenging his election to the Lok Sabha.

JJP leader gets notice for remark on Sapna Chaudhary

CHANDIGARH:  The Haryana State Women Commission has issued a notice to Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Digvijay Chautala for his alleged indecent remarks on dancer-singer Sapna Chaudhary who recently joined the BJP.

Uttarakhand fuel hike move comes under fire, Congress urges review

DEHRADUN:  In a move that has come under fire from all quarters, the Uttarakhand cabinet has also decided to increase the prices of petrol by Rs 2.5 per litre, and of diesel by Rs 1, following on the footsteps of the Union Budget.


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