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Lekhi‘s comments spark war of words with Congress over Kathua rape

Lekhi‘s comments spark war of words with Congress over Kathua rape

Two BJP ministers in the J&K government who against the police probe into rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua were ‘misled and misguided’, party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said. She also claimed that Kathua and Unnao rape cases were “selectively” highlighted to target the BJP and said a similar case in Assam did not get the same prominence. […]

At Ambedkar memorial launch, PM Modi flays Congress

At Ambedkar memorial launch, PM Modi flays Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned the inauguration ceremony of the Dr Ambedkar National Memorial into an all-out attack on opposition Congress on Friday even as he assured his government would to “get affected”. The Prime Minister dug into history to allege that the Congress humiliated Ambedkar and maintained that “parties who believe in Babasaheb Ambedkar should never be with the […]

How Rahul Gandhi sprung a surprise with India Gate vigil for Kathua, Unnao rape…

How Rahul Gandhi sprung a surprise with India Gate vigil for Kathua, Unnao rape…

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s spontaneous decision on Thursday evening to hold a midnight cases saw surprised party leaders pressing panic buttons to activate workers. A Congress leader familiar with the developments said Gandhi had conveyed his decision to general secretary Ashok Gehlot who in turn directed other office bearers to ensure maximum presence in the march from the party’s headquarters […]

NSA Doval holds meeting with top Chinese official in Shanghai

NSA Doval holds meeting with top Chinese official in Shanghai

National security advisor AK Doval met one of China’s top diplomats Yang Jiechi on Friday in Shanghai as the two countries stepped up efforts to smoothen ties ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in June expected to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two top officials are learnt to have held wide-ranging discussions on the current […]

Supreme Court slams govt over permanent army roles for women

Supreme Court slams govt over permanent army roles for women

The Supreme Court on Friday slammed the Centre for harassing short service commission (SSC) women army officers and opposing their plea for a permanent commission (PC). A bench led by Justice NV Ramana found it strange that the government, which gave wide publicity to women fighter pilots recently commissioned in the Air Force, does not want to extend permanent commission […]

Failed to solve math problem, Maharashtra teacher pierces class II student‘s throat…

In a shocking instance of corporal punishment, a government school teacher allegedly pierced a wooden cane into a student’s throat for failing to do a maths problem, a police official said here on Friday. The incident occurred on Tuesday in the Zilla Parishad School in Pimpalgaon village in Karjat sub-district, said Karjat Police Station official S. B. Mhetre. During a […]

5-year-old resisted rape by cousin, he slit her throat with a knife; accused ar…

5-year-old resisted rape by cousin, he slit her throat with a knife; accused ar…

The police have arrested a youth on the charge of killing her 5-year-old cousin following an abortive attempt to rape her here earlier this month. The 19-year-old man was taken into custody from his house in Das Bustee under Burmamines police station area Thursday evening, police said on Friday. He allegedly slit the throat of the girl with a knife […]

Govt plans to expand project to boost rural incomes ahead of 2019 election

Govt plans to expand project to boost rural incomes ahead of 2019 election

The government will expand its flagship rural income generation programme to cover 10 million more households across states, officials said on Friday, as the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) seeks to tackle growing farm distress ahead of general elections next year. The National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) — a scheme to generate new income avenues and provide financial stability to […]

Are drivers for Amazon, Lyft or Uber today‘s version of factory workers?

Are drivers for Amazon, Lyft or Uber today‘s version of factory workers?

About a year ago, 60-year-old Johnny Pollard found himself in need of a job — fast. His longtime employer, a Grapevine freight trucking company, had gone out of business. Pollard worried about interviewing for jobs because of his age, so instead he decided to try freelancing as a driver for Uber. And now, he is one of shining stars at […]

Cut by Cowboys, Dez Bryant now ready for fresh start: I’m tired of being a scapegoat

Cut by Cowboys, Dez Bryant now ready for fresh start: I’m tired of being a scapegoat

Dez Bryant isn’t going to spend his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys. after owner Jerry Jones informed him the organization would cut him on Friday. Bryant, 29, , but sounded relieved about the possibility of getting a fresh start elsewhere. “I’m just tired of being a scapegoat. I’m tired of all of it,” Bryant said in an interview with […]