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Hindu, Muslim sides spar as Ayodhya case hearing set to end

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The lawyers for the Hindu and Muslim sides got into a duel on the 39th day of the hearing in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute. The heated argument initially erupted when former Attorney General and senior advocate K. Parasaran, appearing for Hindu side,[Read More…]

Italy blames Turkey for Syria fighting, seeks negotiations

Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday pointed the finger at Turkey for its six-day-old military offensive in Kurdish administered northern Syria, urging an immediate truce. He also said that the Italian government believes that a negotiated political solution is the only way to resolve[Read More…]

PMC fraud: Praful Patel under ED lens for using Wadhawans’ jet

By Anand Singh New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Caught in the eye of the storm over ‘Dawood-Mirchi’ links, former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel faces yet another embarrassment for frequently using private jets of Wadhawans, accused in the Rs 4,355 crore Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative(PMC) bank scam. Documents which[Read More…]

Jio asks Trai to stop IUC scrapping schedule consultations

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Reliance Jio, which has now started charging for voice calls to other networks, has asked regulator Trai to stop the consultation process on a new timeline for removing Interconnect Usage Charges (IUC) and enforce ‘Bill and Keep’ regime under the IUC regulations from January 1,[Read More…]

Romania opposition leader Ludovic Orban appointed new PM

Bucharest, Oct 15 (IANS) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday appointed Ludovic Orban, leader of the main opposition National Liberal Party, as Prime Minister, after the cabinet led by the Social Democratic Party collapsed in a no-confidence vote on Thursday. Iohannis made the decision after days of consultations with parliamentary[Read More…]

Praful Patel denies allegations of any mafia links

Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Senior NCP leader and former Union Minister Praful Patel on Tuesday dismissed charges of alleged links with the mafia as “mere speculation” by sections of the media. He said that documents claiming the purported scam may have been “leaked” to media. “It’s obvious you are in[Read More…]

Telangana Governor meets PM, Home Minister

Hyderabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. This was her first meeting with Modi after taking over as the Governor on September 7. According to an official release here, the Governor submitted a report to the Prime Minister on[Read More…]

Shivakumar’s wife, mother approach HC against ED summons

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The wife and mother of jailed Congress Karnataka leader D.K. Shivakumar on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court challenging the summons issued to them by the Enforcement Directorate. The matter will come up for hearing on Wednesday. Gowarama, the mother of the Congress leader and[Read More…]

SC judges slams social media campaign seeking his recusal

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra on Tuesday expressed anguish at a social media campaign and news reports seeking his recusal from a constitution bench hearing pleas linked to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act. Justice Mishra, who is heading a five-judge bench, referring to the[Read More…]

CCPA to meet for deciding on winter session’s dates

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) is to meet on Wednesday to decide on the dates of Parliament’s Winter Session. Headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the CCPA has Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar, Food and Civil[Read More…]

India hosting U-16 cricket coaching camp for Commonwealth

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Thirty five participants, including 18 boys and 17 girls, from Commonwealth countries are attending an Under-16 cricket coaching camp being held at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru, from October 1-30. The coaching camp is the first of its kind being conducted, and follows the announcement[Read More…]

Unions cry foul, refute HAL’s claims on wage hike (Lead)

Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) Refuting the company’s charge that their indefinite strike for wage hike was illegal, 9 unions of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Tuesday accused its management of indulging in double standards. “Our strike since Monday is legal as we gave the notice on September 30[Read More…]

E-platform to ease up clearance of sanction plan in SDMC

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) In a major relief to residents who are planning to construct a new house, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Tuesday announced that it has developed an online module for the sanction plan in respect of the low risk residential buildings up to 500sqm[Read More…]

BJP manages to put the political clock back in MP

Bhopal, Oct 15 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to put the political clock back by three months in Madhya Pradesh by persuading rebel MLAs Narayan Tripathi and Sharad Kole who had voted against their own party to favour the Congress-led government, to remain in the party fold. The[Read More…]

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