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Tharoor likens Modi to scorpion, sparks row

Bengaluru, Oct 28 (IANS) Quoting an unnamed RSS member, Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Sunday likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a scorpion seated on a Shivling. The comment sparked a sharp reaction from the BJP, prompting the MP to give a detailed explanation hours later. “Modi is[Read More…]

Modi gifts Japanese PM handcrafted stone bowls, durries

Tokyo, Oct 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gifted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe two handcrafted stone bowls and durries. Modi, who arrived here on Saturday for his annual bilateral summit with Abe, was received by the latter at the Yamanashi prefecture, close to the iconic Mount[Read More…]

Man commits suicide over Foreigners Tribunal notice

Guwahati, Oct 28 (IANS) A man committed suicide on Sunday in Assam’s Udalguri district allegedly after a local Foreigners’ Tribunal recently served a notice on him asking him to prove his Indian citizenship. Police said Dipak Debnath was found hanging from a tree in the backyard of his house in[Read More…]

Kejriwal wants Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana scrapped

Jaipur, Oct 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday attacked the Modi government for making the farmers “suffer” and demanded that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) be scrapped. Addressing a public rally here, he demanded that if a farmer suffers crop loss, the government should pay[Read More…]

Churchill hold Minerva in I-League clash

Panchkula, Oct 28 (IANS) Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC kicked off their campaign on an indifferent note as they were held to a goalless draw by Churchill Brothers in their first match of this season’s I-League football tournament at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Sunday. Both teams struggled[Read More…]

Over 76 lakh tonne paddy procured in Punjab

Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Over 76.2 lakh tonne of paddy has been procured in Punjab this season, Food and Supplies officials said on Sunday. Over 99 per cent of the paddy has been procured by government agencies while the remaining has been procured by private millers. Paddy procurement started in[Read More…]

Army officer, soldier injured by landmines

Jammu, Oct 28 (IANS) An Army officer and a soldier were injured on Sunday in two separate landmine explosions near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. An Army spokesman said a Lt Colonel and a Havaldar were injured in Lam area in two separate incidents[Read More…]

KSCF joins hands with Jharkhand to end child labour

Ranchi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation (KSCF) here on Sunday joined hands with the Jharkhand government and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to eradicate child labour in the state. The ongoing initiative by the KSCF — Bal Mitra Gram (BMG) — is one[Read More…]

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