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Nation outraged at toddler’s murder

Two neighbours confess to killing girl, five Aligarh cops suspended As national outrage escalated over the brutal murder of a two-year-old girl whose mutilated body was found in a garbage dump near her house in Tappal township in Aligarh on June 2, the Uttar Pradesh Government on Friday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the horrific crime...

Govt puts Rajnath back in top panels

After excluding Def Min from 6 of 8 Cabinet panels, he is included in 4 more, including Political Affairs Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is back on several reconstituted key Cabinet committees after his exclusion from them raised eyebrows in the political circles. In a Thursday morning notification that gave a clear signal of Rajnath Singh’s diminishing role in decision...

RBI cuts rate to 9-yr low of 5.75%

Asks banks to pass on benefit to home/auto EMIs; markets hoped more, fall The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday slashed its benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points to a nearly nine-year low of 5.75 per cent providing relief to industry as well as EMI payees in home, auto and other sectors, but the Central bank’s failure...

PM-led panels to spur growth, create jobs

High-powered Cabinet Committees tasked to heal economy in concerted manner Amid economic slowdown and rising unemployment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday constituted two new Cabinet committees under his chairmanship to spur economic growth, investment and employment in an urgent and concerted manner. The five-member Cabinet committee on investments and growth will include the Prime Minister, Home Minister Amit...

Cabinet Minister Prakash Pant passes away in USA

All government offices will remain closed on Thursday. His cremation is expected to take place in his home district of Pithoragrh Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant, who was battling with cancer for some time, passed away in Texas in the USA on Wednesday. The 58-year-old Pant was undergoing treatment for a lung ailment. As the news of his demise...

Jammu to get justice in Assembly

Shah plans to end inequity in J&K representation, to end freeze on delimitation In what could be termed as a move to eliminate regional imbalance in people’s representation between Jammu and Kashmir regions, the Centre is mulling to appoint a new Delimitation Commission.  The Commission will redraw the size of Assembly constituencies and determine the number of seats to...

Beset by Jai Shri Ram, TMC invokes Kali

It’s going to be “Jai Shri Ram” vs “Jai Maa Kali” in West Bengal. While the BJP is raising the war cry of Jai Shri Ram in Bengal, the TMC has responded saying Jai Maa Kali is a Bengali catchphrase and would be used by its supporters to counter Jai Shri Ram. The TMC’s response came after BJP’s observer...

Akhilesh retorts to Bua, says SP too will go solo

The suspense over the fate of the Uttar Pradesh gathbandhan ended on Tuesday when BSP chief Mayawati made it official that her party will contest all the 11 Assembly seats in the coming bypolls in the State. However, Mayawati on Wednesday kept the room for future alliance with the SP, advising SP chief Akhilesh to set his “house” in...

Maya plans a separate path

BSP chief asks party cadre to get ready to fight all 11 Assembly bypolls in UP Upset at the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls with the non-transfer of the Samajwadi Party votes in favour of her party candidates contesting under the banner of the grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati hinted at going...

IAF’s AN-32 meets its uncanny fate of 2009

Plane crashes in same region, same month, with same toll a decade later In an eerie coincidence, an AN-32 plane of the IAF went missing on Monday, exactly ten years after an accident involving an aircraft of the same make in the same region, in the same month, and ironically, with the same death toll. The AN-32 plane went...