English States

J&K administration orders magisterial probe into Hyderpora encounter in Srinagar

Srinagar: As the civilian killings in a reported armed encounter between separatist militants and security forces drew wide-spread public outrage, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the whole incident that took place in Srinagar’s Hyderpora area on Monday night. “The government will take suitable action as soon […]

English States

Kerala flags concerns about states’ ease of doing biz rankings

New Delhi: Kerala government has raised concerns about the process followed for the latest ease of doing business ranking of states. The issue was raised by Kerala Industries Minister P Rajeev during his meeting with Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in the national capital. Addressing reporters here on Thursday, Rajeev said the concerns […]

English States

Rajasthan govt gives top priority to effective redressal of public grievances: CM Gehlot

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said the intention of the state government is to bring the benefits of development and welfare schemes to the common man. For the last two-and-a-half years, important work has been done in the field of education, roads, health and drinking water and this sequence of development is […]

English National States

PM targets Congress over plight of tribals

Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday targeted the Congress for ignoring the welfare of tribals, adding efforts are underway to ensure development of regions which remained backward during the “previous” regimes. Tribals were not given their dues by the earlier governments and were deprived of basic facilities, Modi said, addressing the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas […]

English States

Nitish trashes Kangana’s remark on Independence

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday rubbished actor Kangana Ranaut’s remark about India getting Independence in 2014, saying, one should not even take notice of such things. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of his weekly public interaction programme ‘Janata Ke Darbaar Mein Mukhyamantri’, Kumar said he does not pay attention to people […]

English States

AP govt rules out VAT cut on fuels

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday ruled out any reduction in value-added tax on petrol and diesel and blamed the Centre for not adequately compensating the state despite collecting Rs 3.35 lakh crore as Central Excise. As opposition parties mounted pressure on his government demanding a cut in VAT, in line with the Centre’s […]