September 22, 2017

Rajnath Singh calls on defence PSUs to focus on indigenisation of military equipment

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-07
New Delhi, Sep 07:  Home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday lamented the “delay” in supply of weapons and critical equipment to the CRPF by the defence ministry and said there was a need to develop a framework involving defence PSUs to address the issue. Singh also

Switch to clean vehicles or be bulldozed: Nitin Gadkari to automakers

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-07
Carmakers producing vehicles that run on traditional fuel, take note — Union minister Nitin Gadkari has a clear message: Go for alternative fuel, else he will not mind “bulldozing” them in his bid to check pollution and imports. According to the road transport and highways minister, a

India shares Myanmar's concern over 'extremist violence' in Rakhine state: PM

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-06
Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 6 (PTI) India said on Wednesday that it shares Myanmar's concerns over the "extremist violence" in the Rakhine state and urged all stakeholders to find a solution that respects the country's unity, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with State Counsellor Aung

I was prepared to be sacked from Day One: Oltmans

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-02
New Delhi, Sep 2 (PTI) "I was always prepared to be sacked," says Roelant Oltmans after Hockey Indian removed the legendary Dutchman despite a largely successful stint of four-and-a-half years. India has always been a difficult place to work for foreign hockey coaches due to difference of

No word from BJP on Cabinet expansion: Uddhav

TAP | Updated: 2017-09-02
NDA partner Shiv Sena has not received any communication from the BJP over the inclusion of its members in the Union Cabinet expansion scheduled for Sunday, party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said. “I have got news about the Cabinet expansion only from media. I have not

CBI begins probe into 18 land deals, including Robert Vadra-linked firm’s

TAP | Updated: 2017-08-30
New Delhi, Aug 30: The CBI on Wednesday began its probe into 18 cases referred to it by the Rajasthan government for alleged irregularities in land deals in Bikaner by companies, including one linked to Robert Vadra. CBI sources said the agency has re-registered 18 FIRs in connection with these

Self-styled godman Rampal acquitted in two criminal cases

TAP | Updated: 2017-08-29
The self-styled godman Rampal was on Tuesday acquitted by a local court at Hisar in two cases related to rioting, unlawful assembly and use of force. He, however, will continue to be in jail as he is facing several other charges including murder. Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar, citing

AIADMK delegation meets Jaitley, demands money for TN

TAP | Updated: 2017-08-29
New Delhi, Aug 29: A delegation of AIADMK leaders, belonging to the recently merged faction, today met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought release of pending funds to Tamil Nadu. They, however, denied discussion with Jaitley on the political developments taking place in the state.

C'garh govt will introduce new sports policy: CM

TAP | Updated: 2017-08-29
  Raipur, Aug 29: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today said his government will introduce a new sports policy within a month to promote talents in various games in the state

Hizbul Mujahideen militant gunned down in encounter in Anantnag

TAP | Updated: 2017-08-04
Srinagar, Aug 04: A newly recruited local militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was gunned down in an overnight encounter with security forces that also resulted in the death of an unidentified person in the ensuing crossfire in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, security officials said today.  The encounter

3 oppn MLAs stage 11-hour dharna in C’garh Assembly

TAP | Updated: 2017-08-04
Raipur, Aug 03: Three opposition MLAs, including Amit Jogi, today came out of the Chhattisgarh Assembly after staging an 11-hour dharna in the well of the House demanding to resume the Monsoon Session which was adjourned sine die on Thursday well before the schedule. Besides Jogi (expelled from

Moderate humidity in city

TAP | Updated: 2017-08-04
New Delhi, Aug 04 : Delhiites woke up to a moderately humid weather today with the minimum temperature settling at 27 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity level was recorded at 78 per cent this morning, the MeT Department said. Later in the day, the maximum temperature
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