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House panel on Pathankot attack puts Punjab Police SP Salwinder Singh under cloud

House panel on Pathankot attack puts Punjab Police SP Salwinder Singh under cloud

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CHANDIGARH: The Parliamentary standing committee on home affairs has wondered why Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists let go Punjab Police SP Salwinder Singh after waylaying his official vehicle and using it to reach the Pathankot airbase on January 2, 2016 to wreak havoc. The multi-party committee has also asked the government to probe…

Ready for mid-term elections, won’t back state govt: Pawar

Ready for mid-term elections, won’t back state govt: Pawar

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PUNE: NCP chief kicked off a storm by tweeting that his party was ready for mid-term polls in Maharashtra. Speaking to TV channels in the afternoon, he also asserted that his party will not support the BJP if the Sena abandons the Devendra Fadnavis government. In his tweet, Pawar referred…

Supreme Court orders seizure of Jaya’s assets to recover Rs 100 crore fine

Supreme Court orders seizure of Jaya’s assets to recover Rs 100 crore fine

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NEW DELHI: J Jayalalithaa’s death may have abated the criminal case against her but her properties and bank accounts, including those of V K Sasikala and two others, will not escape confiscation and forfeiture to realise the Rs 100 crore fine imposed on her by the trial court. A Supreme…

Parrikar: A percentage of all the projects with PSUs need to be outsourced

Parrikar: A percentage of all the projects with PSUs need to be outsourced

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BENGALURU: Chants of the outsourcing mantra have reached the corridors of power and the Centre is now officially pushing defence firms to increasingly look outside. And, Karnataka, much like it lead the IT revolution will lead the outsourcing wave in the defence and aerospace sector. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said:…

President for debate on simultaneous LS, Assembly polls

President for debate on simultaneous LS, Assembly polls

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NEW DELHI: Presidentfavoured a constructive debate on simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Assemblies and funding of polls to eradicate money power. The government, he said, is also committed to combating terrorism and to ensure that perpetrators of such acts are brought to justice. In his address to the joint…

CBI court issues warrant against Vijay Mallya in IDBI loan case

CBI court issues warrant against Vijay Mallya in IDBI loan case

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MUMBAI: A court issued a non- bailable warrant against beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya in the IDBI Bank loan default case as the CBI sought his extradition from the UK. “The court issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Mallya after we filed an affidavit seeking his extradition from the UK,” said…

Budget a damp squib, lacks vision: Rahul Gandhi

Budget a damp squib, lacks vision: Rahul Gandhi

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NEW DELHI: Slamming the Budget, Rahul Gandhi said it lacked a clear vision and had nothing for farmers, youths and job creation. “We were expecting fireworks, instead it was a damp squib. “It is just ‘sher-o shayari’ in the budget. There is nothing for farmers and youth and nothing for…

Rahul Gandhi shows his torn kurta at rally, Twitter can’t stop laughing

Rahul Gandhi shows his torn kurta at rally, Twitter can’t stop laughing

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NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is often a soft target for trolls on social media, but the man brings it on himself. For example, do you believe the Congress vice president can’t afford a new kurta, or at least have a torn one mended? At a recent meeting with…

‘Large-hearted’ Akhilesh to accommodate people close to Mulayam Singh Yadav

‘Large-hearted’ Akhilesh to accommodate people close to Mulayam Singh Yadav

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LUCKNOW: A ‘big heart’ and attention to detail will be at the core of Akhilesh Yadav’s poll strategy. Fresh from the victory in SP’s bitter intra-party fight, the UP CM, his close advisors say, will not be vindictive or aggressive but intelligently accommodative towards the rival faction, beginning with his…

Growing military ambitions in the Asia-Pacific are creating security risks: PM Modi

Growing military ambitions in the Asia-Pacific are creating security risks: PM Modi

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NEW DELHI: Growing military ambitions in the Asia-Pacific are creating security risks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a coded message to China to exercise strategic restraint. Although couched in diplomatic language and not mentioning China by name, Modi’s remarks in a keynote foreign policy speech aligned New Delhi with…

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