India News

India News

CPI-M to review results of assembly polls on Sunday

Agartala : The politburo of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will meet on Sunday to review the outcome of the assembly elections in four states and a union territory, sources said here on Friday.

"The politburo meeting of the CPI-M would be held on Sunday in New Delhi and would review the results of recently held assembly polls in five states. The meeting would also review the prevailing political situation in the country," a party leader said.

Government sincere about development of northeast: Modi

Shillong : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted that the central government is making sincere efforts to ensure the development of the northeastern region.

“India will grow when all its regions grow together. I see no reason why the northeast can't be developed,” Modi said, speaking at the inauguration of the 65th Plenary Session of the North East Council (NEC) in Shillong.

Narendra Modi has given decisive, corruption-free government: Amit Shah

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given "a decisive and corruption-free government to the nation", Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah said on Friday, stressing the achievements of the NDA government on its completing two years in office.

Sushma seeks report over attack on Nigerian student in Hyderabad

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the state government over the incident of a Nigerian student being attacked over a parking dispute in Hyderabad.

"On reports of a Nigerian student injured in Hyderabad: EAM @SushmaSwaraj has urgently sought report from State Govt, is monitoring the case", ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

On Wednesday night, a 23-year-old Nigerian student was allegedly beaten by a local over a parking dispute in Hyderabad.

Supreme Court refuses to stay NEET ordinance

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the NEET ordinance, saying that its validity on the ground it violated Article 14 of the constitution could be challenged when the court opened after the summer break.

An apex court vacation bench of Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, while declining to pass any interim order, said that anything at this stage would create further confusion.

"It will create further confusion," the bench said.

मोदी के बनारस में छात्रों पर अत्याचार, देखें तस्वीरें

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: देश के विश्वविद्यालयों में सरकार की दखलंदाज़ी का मामला अभी थमा नहीं था कि अब विश्वविद्यालयों के कुलपतियों द्वारा छात्रों पर अत्याचार करने और उन पर लाठियां चलवाने के आरोप लग रहे हैं. ताजा मामला नरेंद्र मोदी के संसदीय क्षेत्र बनारस स्थित काशी हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय का है.

UGC told to roll back teachers' increased workload

New Delhi : Acting on complaints from teachers, the human resource development ministry on Thursday directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to quash its recently revised regulations mandating higher working hours for academicians.

"The ministry has reviewed the recent amendment to the UGC (Minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education) Regulations, 2010.

Eight injured in bus blast in Haryana, government forms SIT

Pipli (Haryana) : At least eight people were injured on Thursday in a low-intensity blast in a Haryana Roadways bus here, police said.

The state government later ordered a probe by a four-member special investigation team led by Additional Director General of Police (Crime) S.S. Kapoor.

A Haryana Police spokesman said the help of the National Investigation Agency in probing the bus blast will also be taken.

Police officials said they were investigating if the "low- intensity" blast was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device.

Nalanda, Peking University ink MoU for Xuanzang Centre for Asian Studies

New Delhi : Nalanda University in Rajgir, Bihar, is to establish the Xuanzang Centre for Asian Studies in collaboration with Peking University.

The two universities signed an MoU to enhance academic ties in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee who is on a China visit.

Moved on after Twitter-spat with Irani: Priyanka Chaturvedi

Panaji : Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Thursday said that she had "moved on" after her Twitter squabble with union minister Smriti Irani.

The Congress leader also accused Irani of trying to drag the protracted bout of cyber-jousting, which was extensively reported in the national media, even further.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a press conference at the state Congress headquarters in Panaji, Chaturvedi also said that the attitude of police about cyber threats and aggressive trolling of women on social media is changing for the better.