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  • Sonia Gandhi visits Jammu
    Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday visited the flood-affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. Concluding her two-day visit to flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday visited Jammu region. Source: IANS
    2014-09-30 05:31:15 PM
  • Deeper India-China engagement will benefit Asia: Mukherjee
    President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said deeper India-China engagement is in the interest of Asia and the world. The president greeted China and its people on the country's 65th foundation day Oct 1. In a message of felicitation to his counterpart Xi Jinping, Mukherjee said: "As two of the most significant emerging economies, deeper engagement between our two countries is in the interest of Asia and the international community." Source: IANS
    2014-09-30 05:19:31 PM
  • President congratulates Asian Games medal winners
    President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday congratulated Indian medal winners in the ongoing Asian Games, saying the country is proud of their achievements. In individual messages, Mukherjee said: "Please accept my hearty congratulations and best wishes. India is proud of your achievement, which has ensured that our flag flies high in the international arena." "I wish you continued success in all your future endeavours," he added. Source: IANS
    2014-09-30 03:40:22 PM
  • Lalitha Kumaramangalam takes charge as NCW chair
    BJP leader Lalitha Kumaramangalam Monday took charge as the chairperson of the National Commission for Women and said that she will work for uplift of women without politicising issues. Kumaramangalam also demanded more powers for the NCW, an official release said here. Source: IANS
    2014-09-30 02:51:28 PM
  • Jayalalithaa bail plea adjourned to Oct 6
    The criminal revision petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa for suspension of her sentence and bail was Tuesday adjourned to Oct 6 by the judge of a vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court here. Source: IANS
    2014-09-30 12:13:18 PM
  • RSS rapped BJP for breaking alliance, says Shiv Sena
    The RSS has criticised the state BJP for snapping the 25-year-old partnership with it last week, the Shiv Sena said in its party mouthpiece Tuesday. In a front-page revelation in 'Saamana', the Shiv Sena has said that three days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) broke the alliance, a secret meeting was held in south Mumbai. Source: IANS
    2014-09-30 11:29:59 AM
  • NDMA will be revamped: Rajnath Singh
    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) would be restructured and revamped to meet new challenges, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Monday. Inaugurating the 10th Formation Day of NDMA here, he said two new battalions of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been formed to strengthen its capabilities. Source: IANS
    2014-09-30 10:43:35 AM
  • Court lists Jayalalithaa bail plea for hearing Tuesday
    A criminal revision petition, moved Monday by jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa for bail, has been listed for admission Tuesday before the vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court here. "The criminal revision petition (CRP) has been listed for admission Tuesday before the vacation bench of Justice Rathnakala," a counsel for Jayalalithaa told IANS here. Source: IANS
    2014-09-30 09:54:57 AM
  • President to celebrate Durga Puja in Bengal
    President Pranab Mukherjee will celebrate Durga Puja festival in his native village in West Bengal's Birbhum district, an official announcement said Monday. Mukherjee will visit Kirnahar and his home village Mirati from Sep 30 to Oct 3 where he will perform puja and will meet the local people, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said. Source: IANS
    2014-09-30 09:46:18 AM
  • Government to launch unique health insurance scheme
    A unique health insurance scheme would be part of the proposed Universal Health Assurance Mission (UHAM) of the central government, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Monday said. "The health insurance scheme of the UHAM is poised to become the world's largest public health insurance programme," Harsh Vardhan told the media at a briefing to list the achievement of his ministry in the first 100 days. Source: IANS
    2014-09-29 05:40:26 PM
  • Why no 'captain' for Maharashtra polls, asks Goa BJP leader
    Award winning poet and BJP legislator from Goa, Vishnu Wagh Monday used a social networking site to question his party's inability to name a "captain" to lead the charge for the Maharashtra assembly polls. Wagh said on his timeline that the decision to name a leader had yielded a dividend in the polls in the recent past. Source: IANS
    2014-09-29 04:10:29 PM
  • Tamil Nadu CM, ministers break down
     There was no happy note as AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam and his party colleagues took oath as Tamil Nadu's new chief minister and ministers here Monday. Panneerselvam, a staunch loyalist of the now jailed former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, choked and looked crestfallen as he read the oath of office and secrecy. He wiped away his tears. Source: IANS
    2014-09-29 03:29:37 PM
  • Jayalalithaa moves Karnataka High Court
    Jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday filed a criminal revision petition in the Karnataka High Court here, seeking suspension of the four-year jail sentence and bail in the corruption case. Source: IANS
    2014-09-29 01:58:36 PM
  • I got Rajya Sabha seat for Athawale: Uddhav
    Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Monday made an embarrassing revelation here that he had personally intervened to secure a Rajya Sabha seat for Dalit leader Ramdas Athawale. The revelation came in the wake of Republican Party of India (Athawale) decision to ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which snapped alliance with the Shiv Sena last Thursday. Source: IANS
    2014-09-29 12:59:50 PM
  • Modi expresses grief over Japan volcano eruption
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday expressed "sadness" over volcanic eruptions in Japan and said his prayers are with the affected people. "News of a volcanic eruption at Mount Ontake in Japan is quite saddening. My prayers with the affected," Modi said. Source: IANS
    2014-09-29 12:13:38 PM
  • Rajnath Singh on two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh
    Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive Monday in Lucknow on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders said Rajnath Singh will hold a series of meetings with party cadres. He will interact with party workers at RLB college in Indiranagar - an area where by-election was held recently and BJP candidate Ashutosh Tandon won. He will be perform 'Aarti' at Gomti river Tuesday and will take part in a symposium organised for cleaning the river. Source: IANS
    2014-09-29 11:35:01 AM
  • Sonia, Rahul to visit Jammu and Kashmir
    Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi will arrive here Monday to visit flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir. "Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Srinagar Monday," Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters. Source: IANS
    2014-09-29 10:33:22 AM
  • President's rule imposed in Maharashtra
    President's rule was Sunday imposed in poll-bound Maharashtra. President's rule has been imposed and the state assembly has been kept under suspended animation in Maharashtra, an official release said here. Elections to the 288-member Maharashtra assembly are slated for Oct 15. Source: IANS
    2014-09-29 10:03:17 AM
  • New Tamil Nadu CM began in humble circumstances
    Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam, who was Sunday elected by AIADMK legislators to succeed the jailed J. Jayalalithaa as the state's new chief minister, used to run a tea stall, which is now looked after by his relatives. Panneerselvam, 63, representing the Bodinayakanur constituency, is a farmer from Theni district. OPS, as he is known in the party, maintains a low profile and is a staunch loyalist of Jayalalithaa. He entered politics in 1996 and became the head of a local body. In 2001, he was elected to the assembly from Periakulam and became the minister for public works department. Panneerselvam was the first person from the Thevar community to become the chief minister of Tamil Nadu in 2001. Source: IANS  
    2014-09-28 07:35:54 PM
  • Panneerselvam is Tamil Nadu chief minister
    AIADMK legislators Sunday elected Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam to succeed the jailed J. Jayalalithaa as the state's new chief minister. The decision was made known after a meeting of the legislators in the party headquarters in the heart of Chennai. A party leader told IANS that Panneerselvam would call on Governor K. Rosiah later in the day. The expected development followed a meeting Jayalalithaa had with Panneerselvam and some other senior AIADMK functionaries at the Bangalore Central Jail earlier Sunday. Panneerselvam had become chief minister in similar circumstances in 2001 for a brief period.
    2014-09-28 05:23:17 PM


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