New guidelines for Modi’s security: Ministers, officials will not be allowed to come too close to PM

New guidelines for Modi’s security: Ministers, officials will not be allowed to come too close to PM

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has issued a new security guidelines to the states in the wake of an “all-time high” threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per the guidelines, even ministers and officers will not be allowed to come too close to the Prime Minister unless cleared by the Special Protection Group (SPG). “No one, not even ministers and officers, should be allowed to come too close to the Prime Minister unless…

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Delhi HC asks Kejriwal ‘who authorized you to sit on dharna like this?’

Delhi HC asks Kejriwal ‘who authorized you to sit on dharna like this?’

New Delhi : The observation of the High Court came during the hearing of two petitions, one against the sit-in by Kejriwal and his three ministerial colleagues and the other against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of the Delhi government. Earlier, BJP MLA Vijender Gupta had also approached the High Court for seeking order to Kejriwal to end his ‘dharna.’ The AAP leaders are demanding that IAS officers in the capital end their…

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Centre ends month-long ceasefire in J&K, directs security officials to resume operations against terrorists

Centre ends month-long ceasefire in J&K, directs security officials to resume operations against terrorists

New Delhi : On May 17, in view of Ramzan, the Union Home Ministry had announced suspension of operation against terrorists in the state. But several agencies, including security personnel complained that the ceasefire announcement only helped Pakistan-backed terrorists’ outfits to regroup and indulge in more blood shedding in the state. In this regard, a meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh was held on Thursday. Sources say that at this meet, security agencies had …

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UP minister Rajbhar meets Shivpal Yadav in Varanasi, sets tongues wagging in political circle

UP minister Rajbhar meets Shivpal Yadav in Varanasi, sets tongues wagging in political circle

Lucknow: Known for his political somersault and unpredictability, Suhaildev Bahujan Samaj Party chief and minister in the Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP, Om Prakash Rajbhar met Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav on Friday evening, setting tongues wagging in the political circle. The meeting which took place in Varanasi lasted for 15-minute and both termed it a courtesy call. But much is being read into the meet as minister Rajbhar is at loggerheads with his…

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Disqualification of AIADMK MLAs: Madras HC gives split verdict, third judge will hear case

Disqualification of AIADMK MLAs: Madras HC gives split verdict, third judge will hear case

Chennai: In a major relief to the Edapaddi K Palaniswami government, the two- judge bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday gave a split verdict on the petitions challenging disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs loyal to Independent MLA T T V Dhinakaran, nephew of Sasikala who is presently cooling her heels in jail in a disproportionate-assets case. In the highly awaited judgment Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee upheld the 18 September 2017…

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Jaitley takes a jibe at Rahul, says wisdom can’t be inherited

Jaitley takes a jibe at Rahul, says wisdom can’t be inherited

New Delhi : Recuperating at home after the successful operation of his kidney problem, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his continued anti-Narendra Modi rant. Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, Jaitley, through his Facebook post, said wisdom has to be “acquired through learning and cannot be inherited”. He said the Congress party has become “ideologyless” because its “only obsession is a person called Narendra Modi.” The Congress…

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Unhappy Cong, JD(S) MLAs not willing to ease troubles for Kumaraswamy government in K’taka

Unhappy Cong, JD(S) MLAs not willing to ease troubles for Kumaraswamy government in K’taka

Bengaluru: Even as more than two weeks have passed since H D Kumaraswami became Karnataka Chief Minister, the newly formed state government is in disarray. In fact, allocation of portfolios has kicked off more troubles for the Congress and the JD(S) in the state.. Many ministers unhappy with the portfolios allocated to them are openly expressing anger against the Gowda family and the Congress high command. The Chief Minister has kept two important portfolios, finance…

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Yeddyurappa claims several disgruntled JD(S), Cong MLAs keen to switch BJP’s side

Yeddyurappa claims several disgruntled JD(S), Cong MLAs keen to switch BJP’s side

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday claimed that several disgruntled Congress and JD(S) leaders are eager to join the saffron party. Yeddyurappa’s comments came as dissident activities of many MLAs who failed to be inducted into the H D Kumaraswami government’s cabinet, have intensified in the state. “Several disgruntled young leaders from Congress and JD(S) are eager to join the BJP,” Yeddyurappa said. However, the state BJP…

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PM Modi to leave for China tomorrow to attend SCO meet

PM Modi to leave for China tomorrow to attend SCO meet

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday leave for China to attend the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. To be held in Qingdao, a city in China’s Shandong province, the SCO will focus on security, economy and cultural fronts during its two-day meet. Prime Minister Modi, as per diplomatic sources will pitch for concerted regional and global action against terrorism and effective connectivity links to boost trade. India became a full…

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Advani praises ex-President Mukherjee for visiting RSS headquarters

Advani praises ex-President Mukherjee for visiting RSS headquarters

New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Friday described former President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s headquarters in Nagpur  as a “significant event in our country’s contemporary history”. “Yesterday’s visit by Pranab Mukherjee, India’s former President, to the headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur, and his illuminating exposition of the noble idea and ideals of Indian nationalism, are a significant event in our country’s contemporary history,” the senior BJP…

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