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Yoga Powerful Unifying Force In Strife-Torn World: PM Modi

Dehradun(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday performed Yoga with over 50,000 enthusiasts at the Forest Research Institute campus here, saying the ancient Indian discipline has emerged as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world. Addressing the large gathering in the backdrop of the iconic British-era building of FRI, Modi said yoga has shown the world the way...

Naveen Too Seeks Special Category Status For Odisha

Bhubaneswar(PTI): After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu, Naveen Patnaik too has once again raised the demand of special category status for Odisha, citing its backwardness and high percentage of ST and SC population. Though Patnaik did not attend the 4th Governing Council Meeting of the Niti Ayog held at New Delhi on...

Kejriwal Calls Off 9 Day Day Sit-In At Delhi Lieutenant Governor Office

New Delhi(PTI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today called off his nine-day sit-in at the lieutenant governor's office after bureaucrats started attending meetings with AAP ministers, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Sisodia said several meetings, attended by IAS officers, were held during the day. The bureaucrats have been at loggerheads with the AAP dispensation following the alleged assault on Chief...

SC Refuses Urgent Hearing Of Plea To Declare Kejriwal’s Sit-In As Unconstitutional

SC Refuses Urgent Hearing Of Plea To Declare Kejriwal's Sit-In As Unconstitutional New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking its direction to declare as "unconstitutional" the sit-in of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues inside the lieutenant governor's office here. Kejriwal and his ministers have been staging a sit-in at L-G...

S Korea, US confirm Suspending Military Drills

Seoul(AFP): South Korean and US officials confirmed today the suspension of scheduled joint military drills, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump during his summit with North Korea's leader. Seoul, which has tens of thousands of US troops on its soil to help protect it from its hostile northern neighbour, said the suspension would affect the large-scale Ulchi...

Delhi IAS Officers Ask Kejriwal To Hold Meeting At Delhi Secretariat

New Delhi(PTI): IAS officers today said they were waiting for a formal communication from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for a meeting at the secretariat here to end the impasse following the alleged assault on the chief secretary earlier this year. Their statement comes a day after Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia requested Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal to hold...

BJP Pulls Out Of Alliance With PDP In J & K

New Delhi(PTI): The BJP was pulling out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, the party's general secretary Ram Madhav said here today. It has become untenable for the BJP to continue in the alliance government in the state, Madhav said at a press conference. He said the BJP favoured governor's rule in the state. "Keeping in mind that...

Sisodia, Jain Discharged From Hospital

New Delhi(PTI): Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and his colleague Satyendar Jain, who were on a hunger strike at the lieutenant governor's office and hospitalised after their health deteriorated, were discharged from the LNJP Hospital today, an official said. Health Minister Jain was admitted to the hospital on Sunday night after his condition had deteriorated. Sisodia was rushed to...

Congress Needs To Learn Art Of Story-Telling: Salman Khurshid

Mumbai(PTI): The Congress needs to learn the art of story-telling as it is gearing up to take on the BJP in the 2019 general election, senior party leader Salman Khurshid said today, flagging a gap in the party's effort to communicate effectively its message to the people. Speaking at a panel discussion and launch of his book "Spectrum Politics" here,...

PM Modi Wishes Rahul Gandhi On His 48th Birthday

New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his birthday, wishing him a long and healthy life. "Birthday greetings to Congress President Shri @RahulGandhi. I pray for his long and healthy life," the PM tweeted this morning. Rahul, who had taken over as the Congress vice-president in January 2013, was elected unopposed as the party president...

Peter Has Agreed To Divorce: Indrani’s Lawyer

Mumbai(PTI): Former media baron Peter Mukerjea has agreed to grant divorce to his wife Indrani, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, her lawyer today said. The divorce procedure may take some time as both are in jail, a lawyer representing Indrani in the murder case told reporters outside a Mumbai court. "We have received a reply through registered...

Rahul Writes To Slain Scribe Shujaat Bukhari’s Father, Offers Condolence

Srinagar(PTI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi today wrote to the family of slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari, saying his killing was a grim reminder that progressive voices were constantly at the risk of being silenced by extremist elements. "I am shocked at the cold-blooded killing of Mr. Shujaat Bukhari outside his office. One of the few moderate voices in an atmosphere torn...

Open To Discussions: Delhi IAS Officers After Kejriwal’s Assurance On Security

New Delhi(PTI): IAS officers of the Delhi government on Monday welcomed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's assurance that he would ensure their safety, saying they are open to formal discussions with the chief minister on the matter The officers said that they look forward to "concrete interventions" for their security and dignity, a move that may break the four-month-long impasse between...

PM Modi, Amit Shah To Visit Odisha Next Month

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) Amit Shah will visit Odisha in the month of July. However, while Amit Shah would be visiting Odisha on July 1, the schedule of Narendra Modi is yet to be finalized. Talking to media persons here about the development. secretary of the state unit of the BJP...