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12 days ago
15 regional parties fail to submit audit report to EC

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) As many as 15 out of 47 regional parties have not submitted their audit reports for the year 2015-16 to the Election Commission (EC), while the AAP submitted it eight months after the due date. The due date for submission of annual audited accounts for the parties was October 31, 2016. The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) was the first party to submit the a...

2 months ago
Federer pulls out of Cincinnati, Nadal will be new World No.1

Basel, Aug 15 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has pulled out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, due to a back problem, making Spain's Rafael Nadal the World No.1 when the rankings come out on August 21 regardless of how far he advances at the event. I am very sorry to pull out of the Western & Southern Open as I always enjoy playing there, Federer said i...

2 months ago
Protesting Maharashtra farmers caned on I-Day

Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra farmers protesting against the non-implementation of the farm loans waiver package were caned on Tuesday in some parts of the state. Many others were arrested, a farmer leader said. All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) Joint Secretary Ashok Dhawale said hundreds of farmers who were protesting peacefully in Ahmednagar, Nashik and Parbhani, raising slogans like Bh...

3 months ago
Para-athlete who slept on train floor to get top NCPEDP-MUDA award

Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Acclaimed para-athlete Suvarna Raj -- who made headlines in June after she was forced to sleep on the floor of a long-distance train -- has been selected for the prestigious NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award for 2017, an official said here on Wednesday. Suvarna, 34, hailing from Nagpur and settled in New Delhi after marriage, is an internationally renowned table-...

3 months ago
Gujarat RS polls: Congress, BJP battle over Patel reaches EC

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A high-pitch battle broke out between the BJP and Congress on Tuesday night over the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat where Sonia Gandhi's political aide Ahmed Patel was facing a tough contest against all-out efforts by the saffron party to stymie his attempts at seeking a fifth term. High drama marked the day-long developments during polling in Gandhi...

3 months ago
Congress again demands votes of its two MLAs must be rejected

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A high powered Congress delegation on Tuesday night urged the Election Commission to reject the votes of two party MLAs, who showed their ballots in the Rajya Sabha election to BJP leaders on the precedent set by it in Haryana and Rajasthan. Briefing the media after the delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner, the second in an hour, former minister P. Chid...

3 months ago
Finally, Maharashtra farmers get promised aid

Pune, July 27 (IANS) Public sector banks in Maharashtra have finally started disbursing the emergency aid of Rs 10,000 - promised by the state government on June 11 - for the eligible nine million farmers, a top official said on Thursday. The work has begun in full swing after a meeting of the Bankers Committee last week. Till now, around 7,000 farmers have been given Rs 10,000. We are c...

3 months ago
Indians missing in Iraq: Families swing from hope to hopelessness

Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Families of 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul town three years ago are still keeping their fingers crossed even after Iraqi Foreign Minister on Monday said that he was not sure if the missing Indians were alive or not. We can only hope for the return of our loved ones. We have been going through this torture for the past over thre...

3 months ago
State panel raps Fadnavis government for delay in financial aid to farmers

Nagpur (Maharashtra), July 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state-government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 'immediate relief' as part of a farm loans waiver scheme announced to protesting farmers over a month ago. The Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalambi Mission (VNSSM) Chairman Kishore Tiwari has said that con...

3 months ago
Panel demands accountability for delay over farm loan waivers

Nagpur, July 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 immediate relief as part of a comprehensive farm loans waiver scheme, announced over a month ago. Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalambi Mission (VNSSM) chairman Kishore Tiwari has said that contrary to claims made by th...

3 months ago
Five persons die in Bangladesh landslide

Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) At least five members of a family were killed and another was reported missing when a landslide hit their house in Bangladesh's Chittagong region on Friday, police said. According to a senior police official, five bodies have been recovered after the rain-triggered landslide hit the remote hilly area of Sitakunda. According to experts, unplanned urbanisation...

3 months ago
Three militants killed, Srinagar clashes injure many

Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Security forces shot dead three militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district, sparking street clashes in Srinagar which injured several civilian protestors and security personnel on Wednesday, officials said. Police said one of the killed Hizbul Mujahideen militants was also involved in the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit outs...

4 months ago
Nadal knocked out by Muller in five-set epic

London, July 11 (IANS) Luxembourg's Gilles Muller knocked off Spain's Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 in an epic match in the round of 16 at Wimbledon here. The 34-year-old Muller needed four hours and 48 minutes to pull off his second upset over the Spanish star at the All England Club on Monday, Efe news reported. Muller stunned Nadal at Wimbledon in 2005, when the Spani...

4 months ago
Amarinder speaks to Sushma on 39 Indian hostages in Mosul

Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday assured Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that her ministry was making all-out efforts to trace and facilitate the return of the 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who had been held hostage in Mosul since 2014. Reacting to reports that the families of the Indian hostages were trying to locate their kin after Ir...

4 months ago
Italian centre-right trounces Left in mayoral run-offs

Rome, June 26 (IANS/AKI) Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) took a drubbing in mayoral run-offs on Sunday, losing 12 out of 16 larger cities to the centre-right including historic strongholds such as the northwest port city of Genoa. Of the cities which previously had PD-backed Mayors, the PD only managed to make gains in the southern city of Lecce and the northeast city of Padua....

4 months ago
Mexican naval ship on goodwill visit to Mumbai

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Mexican Navy Ship, ARM Cuauhtemoc arrived here on Wednesday on a six-day goodwill trip and was accorded a welcome with traditional fanfare by the Indian Navy, an official said here. Commanded by Capt Rafael Antonio Lagunes Arteaga, she has a complement of 40 officers, 13 petty offiers and 131 sailors on board. However, the trip was not without tragedy. <...

4 months ago
Iran exports over 1,000 tonnes of food a day to Qatar

Tehran, June 20 (IANS) Iran exports over 1,000 tonnes of food a day from its southern ports to Qatar, which is suffering from a sea, air and land blockade by several of its neighbours, a media report said. The head of ports of the southern province of Bushehr, Mahdi Benchari, told the official IRNA news agency that 750 tonnes of food was shipped daily from the port of Boljeir, with 350 t...

4 months ago
Macron's party wins majority in parliamentary polls

Paris, June 19 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party scored a decisive victory after the second round of parliamentary elections, the Interior Ministry announced. With 97 per cent of the votes counted by Sunday night, Macron's La Republique En Marche (LREM) party won 300 seats in the 577 National Assembly. Its political ally, the Mouvement Democrate (MoDem) wo...

4 months ago
GST to rollout on July 1, two-slabs for lottery, hotel rooms

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The GST Council on Sunday unanimously agreed on July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services Tax despite some pending issues, with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that India does not have the luxury of time to defer implemention of the new indirect tax regime. The GST Council categorically agreed on the implementation of GST from July 1, Jaitley told repo...

4 months ago
GST: Andhra demands exemption for textiles, fertilisers

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has demanded exemption for both textiles and fertilisers from the Goods and Services Tax, while the GST Council meeting here on Sunday has already decided that e-way bill will be optional. Briefing reporters here during a pause in the Council's 17th meeting, Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said that he has requested that tex...

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