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'Aloke Tikku' - 347 News Result(s)

  • Smriti Irani's Takedown Of Rahul Gandhi For His Barbs, And Thank You Note

    Smriti Irani's Takedown Of Rahul Gandhi For His Barbs, And Thank You Note

    After Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi launched a sharp attack on the NDA government and likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Adolf Hitler on Friday, Union Minister Smriti Irani has sent him a short stinging reply on Twitter, and a sarcastic 'thank you' note.

  • No 'Significant' Progress In 3 Years: Auditor On Army Ammunition Shortage

    No 'Significant' Progress In 3 Years: Auditor On Army Ammunition Shortage

    The world's second-largest standing army is woefully short on ammunition and there hasn't been a remarkable change in the last few years, the country's top auditor told parliament on Friday. The shortage dents the army's ability to sustain a war for a long period.

  • Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay Appointed PMO Joint Secretary

    Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay Appointed PMO Joint Secretary

    Gopal Baglay, the foreign ministry spokesperson was appointed to the Prime Minister's Office on Friday. Mr Baglay's appointment comes less than five months after he took charge as head of the external affairs ministry's external affairs division.

  • In Defeat, Opposition's Meira Kumar Breaks 50-Year-Old Record

    In Defeat, Opposition's Meira Kumar Breaks 50-Year-Old Record

    The BJP has called the NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind's win in the presidential election a truly historic win. But the former governor who will become the country's second Dalit President may not be the only one setting records.

  • Government Acting Against Cow Vigilantes, Arun Jaitley Tells Rajya Sabha

    Government Acting Against Cow Vigilantes, Arun Jaitley Tells Rajya Sabha

    Killings in the name of "sentiments" being hurt due to cow slaughter is unacceptable and stern action is taken against those indulging in such violence, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday, capping a raucous debate in the Rajya Sabha on a reported spike in instances mob violence in recent months.

  • At Rashtrapati Bhavan Doorstep, President-Elect Ram Nath Kovind Recalls Hut, Leaky Roof

    At Rashtrapati Bhavan Doorstep, President-Elect Ram Nath Kovind Recalls Hut, Leaky Roof

    On his way to the Rashtrapati Bhavan that will be his home for the next five years, Ram Nath Kovind remembered the thatch-roofed mud hut that used to be his home as a child.

  • Our Jails As Good As Yours, Vijay Mallya Will Be Fine, India Tells UK

    Our Jails As Good As Yours, Vijay Mallya Will Be Fine, India Tells UK

    Months before a London Court begins hearing into New Delhi's request to extradite fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, India has got down to countering attempts by the liquor baron to avoid returning to India to stand trial for defaulting on loans of over Rs. 9,000 crore.

  • Grounded TDP Lawmaker Diwakar Reddy Says 'Sorry' To IndiGo, Can Fly Again

    Grounded TDP Lawmaker Diwakar Reddy Says 'Sorry' To IndiGo, Can Fly Again

    JC Diwakar Reddy, the TDP lawmaker banned last month by domestic airlines for creating a ruckus at Visakhapatnam airport, can fly again. IndiGo, the budget airline that first grounded the 73-year-old lawmaker for misbehaving with its officials, said he had expressed regrets at a meeting today. Senior airline officials had met the lawmaker over a lu...

  • Uttar Pradesh Assembly Could Get Full Body Scanners Before Airports Do

    Uttar Pradesh Assembly Could Get Full Body Scanners Before Airports Do

    Indian security agencies have struggled to convince the government to introduce full body scanners at the country's international airports for more than a decade. Uttar Pradesh assembly might just beat them to it and install the machines soon.

  • Ahead Of Parliament Session, Government Finds Support On China: 10 Facts

    Ahead Of Parliament Session, Government Finds Support On China: 10 Facts

    Leading political parties on Friday backed the government's approach to resolve the month-long stand-off with China at the Sikkim border diplomatically and peacefully, reassuring the NDA government that the parties would rise above politics on matters of national security. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had convened the all party meeting to bring the ...

  • Cop Who Revealed Sasikala's Jail Perks Warned By Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

    Cop Who Revealed Sasikala's Jail Perks Warned By Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

    D Roopa, a senior police officer in Karnataka who blew the lid on irregularities in Bengaluru jail, said it wasn't fair that the government was singling her out for action on grounds that she had spoken to the media but wasn't acting against others.

  • 'Government Looking For Math Tutor': Rahul Gandhi Takes Swipe At Centre

    'Government Looking For Math Tutor': Rahul Gandhi Takes Swipe At Centre

    The Congress took a swipe at the government for the central bank still counting currency notes banned last year, with Rahul Gandhi suggesting that the government needed lessons in mathematics. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram too wondered why the bank wanted to buy more currency counting machines when it could lease them.

  • 'This Is Our Job': Pahlaj Nihalani On Why Amartya Sen Can't Say 'Cow'

    'This Is Our Job': Pahlaj Nihalani On Why Amartya Sen Can't Say 'Cow'

    Facing sharp criticism for the censor board's decision to bleep words such as "cow" and "Hindu India", the censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Wednesday brushed aside the attacks. "This is our job," the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification, popularly called the censor board, said. He added the producer and director could go to the ...

  • To Calls For His Arrest For Bigg Boss Tamil, Kamal Haasan Had This Answer

    To Calls For His Arrest For Bigg Boss Tamil, Kamal Haasan Had This Answer

    Targeted by a right-wing group that called for his arrest and a ban on reality television show Bigg Boss Tamil for "obscenity", actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday made it clear he wouldn't be cowed down by the attacks, which he described as "rabble rousing." In a sharp jibe, Mr Haasan said his critics were late in demanding his arrest becaus...

  • Hizbul Terrorist Who Led Mob That Lynched Police Officer Ayub Pandith In Srinagar Shot Dead

    Hizbul Terrorist Who Led Mob That Lynched Police Officer Ayub Pandith In Srinagar Shot Dead

    A Kashmiri youth who played a key role in the lynching of police officer Mohammad Ayub Pandith last month and later joined the ranks of the Hizbul Mujahideen was killed along with two other terrorists in an overnight encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district.

'Aloke Tikku' - 347 News Result(s)

  • Smriti Irani's Takedown Of Rahul Gandhi For His Barbs, And Thank You Note

    Smriti Irani's Takedown Of Rahul Gandhi For His Barbs, And Thank You Note

    After Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi launched a sharp attack on the NDA government and likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Adolf Hitler on Friday, Union Minister Smriti Irani has sent him a short stinging reply on Twitter, and a sarcastic 'thank you' note.

  • No 'Significant' Progress In 3 Years: Auditor On Army Ammunition Shortage

    No 'Significant' Progress In 3 Years: Auditor On Army Ammunition Shortage

    The world's second-largest standing army is woefully short on ammunition and there hasn't been a remarkable change in the last few years, the country's top auditor told parliament on Friday. The shortage dents the army's ability to sustain a war for a long period.

  • Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay Appointed PMO Joint Secretary

    Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay Appointed PMO Joint Secretary

    Gopal Baglay, the foreign ministry spokesperson was appointed to the Prime Minister's Office on Friday. Mr Baglay's appointment comes less than five months after he took charge as head of the external affairs ministry's external affairs division.

  • In Defeat, Opposition's Meira Kumar Breaks 50-Year-Old Record

    In Defeat, Opposition's Meira Kumar Breaks 50-Year-Old Record

    The BJP has called the NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind's win in the presidential election a truly historic win. But the former governor who will become the country's second Dalit President may not be the only one setting records.

  • Government Acting Against Cow Vigilantes, Arun Jaitley Tells Rajya Sabha

    Government Acting Against Cow Vigilantes, Arun Jaitley Tells Rajya Sabha

    Killings in the name of "sentiments" being hurt due to cow slaughter is unacceptable and stern action is taken against those indulging in such violence, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday, capping a raucous debate in the Rajya Sabha on a reported spike in instances mob violence in recent months.

  • At Rashtrapati Bhavan Doorstep, President-Elect Ram Nath Kovind Recalls Hut, Leaky Roof

    At Rashtrapati Bhavan Doorstep, President-Elect Ram Nath Kovind Recalls Hut, Leaky Roof

    On his way to the Rashtrapati Bhavan that will be his home for the next five years, Ram Nath Kovind remembered the thatch-roofed mud hut that used to be his home as a child.

  • Our Jails As Good As Yours, Vijay Mallya Will Be Fine, India Tells UK

    Our Jails As Good As Yours, Vijay Mallya Will Be Fine, India Tells UK

    Months before a London Court begins hearing into New Delhi's request to extradite fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, India has got down to countering attempts by the liquor baron to avoid returning to India to stand trial for defaulting on loans of over Rs. 9,000 crore.

  • Grounded TDP Lawmaker Diwakar Reddy Says 'Sorry' To IndiGo, Can Fly Again

    Grounded TDP Lawmaker Diwakar Reddy Says 'Sorry' To IndiGo, Can Fly Again

    JC Diwakar Reddy, the TDP lawmaker banned last month by domestic airlines for creating a ruckus at Visakhapatnam airport, can fly again. IndiGo, the budget airline that first grounded the 73-year-old lawmaker for misbehaving with its officials, said he had expressed regrets at a meeting today. Senior airline officials had met the lawmaker over a lu...

  • Uttar Pradesh Assembly Could Get Full Body Scanners Before Airports Do

    Uttar Pradesh Assembly Could Get Full Body Scanners Before Airports Do

    Indian security agencies have struggled to convince the government to introduce full body scanners at the country's international airports for more than a decade. Uttar Pradesh assembly might just beat them to it and install the machines soon.

  • Ahead Of Parliament Session, Government Finds Support On China: 10 Facts

    Ahead Of Parliament Session, Government Finds Support On China: 10 Facts

    Leading political parties on Friday backed the government's approach to resolve the month-long stand-off with China at the Sikkim border diplomatically and peacefully, reassuring the NDA government that the parties would rise above politics on matters of national security. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had convened the all party meeting to bring the ...

  • Cop Who Revealed Sasikala's Jail Perks Warned By Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

    Cop Who Revealed Sasikala's Jail Perks Warned By Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

    D Roopa, a senior police officer in Karnataka who blew the lid on irregularities in Bengaluru jail, said it wasn't fair that the government was singling her out for action on grounds that she had spoken to the media but wasn't acting against others.

  • 'Government Looking For Math Tutor': Rahul Gandhi Takes Swipe At Centre

    'Government Looking For Math Tutor': Rahul Gandhi Takes Swipe At Centre

    The Congress took a swipe at the government for the central bank still counting currency notes banned last year, with Rahul Gandhi suggesting that the government needed lessons in mathematics. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram too wondered why the bank wanted to buy more currency counting machines when it could lease them.

  • 'This Is Our Job': Pahlaj Nihalani On Why Amartya Sen Can't Say 'Cow'

    'This Is Our Job': Pahlaj Nihalani On Why Amartya Sen Can't Say 'Cow'

    Facing sharp criticism for the censor board's decision to bleep words such as "cow" and "Hindu India", the censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Wednesday brushed aside the attacks. "This is our job," the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification, popularly called the censor board, said. He added the producer and director could go to the ...

  • To Calls For His Arrest For Bigg Boss Tamil, Kamal Haasan Had This Answer

    To Calls For His Arrest For Bigg Boss Tamil, Kamal Haasan Had This Answer

    Targeted by a right-wing group that called for his arrest and a ban on reality television show Bigg Boss Tamil for "obscenity", actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday made it clear he wouldn't be cowed down by the attacks, which he described as "rabble rousing." In a sharp jibe, Mr Haasan said his critics were late in demanding his arrest becaus...

  • Hizbul Terrorist Who Led Mob That Lynched Police Officer Ayub Pandith In Srinagar Shot Dead

    Hizbul Terrorist Who Led Mob That Lynched Police Officer Ayub Pandith In Srinagar Shot Dead

    A Kashmiri youth who played a key role in the lynching of police officer Mohammad Ayub Pandith last month and later joined the ranks of the Hizbul Mujahideen was killed along with two other terrorists in an overnight encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district.

  • Arrest Kamal Haasan, Ban Bigg Boss Tamil, Right-Wing Group Tells Police

    Arrest Kamal Haasan, Ban Bigg Boss Tamil, Right-Wing Group Tells Police

    Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is facing the ire of a right-wing group that wants the police to arrest him and ban the reality television show "Bigg Boss Tamil" for hurting sentiments of people in Tamil Nadu. The show hosted by Kamal Haasan went on air late last month; it was his television debut.

  • 2 Soldiers Killed In An Attack Near Line Of Control In North Kashmir

    2 Soldiers Killed In An Attack Near Line Of Control In North Kashmir

    Two soldiers, members of an advance party of the Army, were killed in an attack near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Farmer's Daughters Who Pulled Plough Can Now Go To School

    Farmer's Daughters Who Pulled Plough Can Now Go To School

    Bhopal: First came the denial, then warning, but finally, help did reach Sardar Barela and daughters Radha, 14, and Kunti, 11. Two days after a video footage showing the poor farmer in Madhya Pradesh using his two daughters pulling the plough emerged, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has stepped in to help the tribal farmer in the Chief Ministe...

  • Help Reaches Madhya Pradesh Farmer Who Used Daughters To Pull Plough

    Help Reaches Madhya Pradesh Farmer Who Used Daughters To Pull Plough

    Two days after a video footage showing the poor farmer in Madhya Pradesh using his two daughters pulling the plough emerged, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has stepped in to help the tribal farmer in the Chief Minister's home district, Sehore.

  • Woman, Locked In Dark Room By Family For 20 Years, Rescued

    Woman, Locked In Dark Room By Family For 20 Years, Rescued

    Her world came crashing down when she figured that the Mumbai man she had married already had a wife. Heartbroken, she came back home in north Goa but her family could not cope with her "abnormal behaviour" and locked her up in a room.

  • Nitish Kumar's Party Repeats History In Backing Warring Camps in 2 Polls

    Nitish Kumar's Party Repeats History In Backing Warring Camps in 2 Polls

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's party Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday sealed its support for Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition's joint candidate for the Vice President, the second time that the party's lawmakers will support the government's candidate for presidential elections and the opposition in the vice presidential polls. But the similar...

  • Hunt On For Pakistan Terrorist Abu Ismail, Who Planned Amarnath Yatra Attack

    Hunt On For Pakistan Terrorist Abu Ismail, Who Planned Amarnath Yatra Attack

    A search is on for a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative called Mohammad Abu Ismail, who is believed to have planned and led Monday's terror attack in which seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed in Jammu and Kashmir. The 26-year-old Pakistani national infiltrated into India about two years ago and has been operating in south Kashmir, sources said.

  • Lamborghini, 2 Other Cars In Deadly Noida Crash, 1 Dead

    Lamborghini, 2 Other Cars In Deadly Noida Crash, 1 Dead

    A Swift Dzire trying to overtake a speeding Lamborghini led to a deadly accident on the Greater Noida Expressway this week that killed one man near Noida Sector 135 near the national capital, Delhi. The victim, a man in his late twenties, was driving a Maruti Eeco.

  • Amid Bengal Tension, BJP Legislator Invokes Gujarat Riots In Hate Speech

    Amid Bengal Tension, BJP Legislator Invokes Gujarat Riots In Hate Speech

    A controversial BJP lawmaker from Hyderabad T Raja Singh has jumped into the political slugfest between his party and West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government.

  • After Killing Junaid Khan, Main Accused Found Job In Maharashtra: Police

    After Killing Junaid Khan, Main Accused Found Job In Maharashtra: Police

    The 30-year-old man, alleged to have stabbed 16-year-old Junaid Khanon in a train in Haryana a fortnight back, had hoped to put the murder behind him and found himself a job in a factory in Maharashtra's Dhule. He initially went to his relatives in Mathura and Vrindavan, and later got in touch with a relative in Maharashtra, who helped get him a jo...

  • After Fresh Violence In Darjeeling, Mamata Banerjee, Centre Trade Charges: 10 Points

    After Fresh Violence In Darjeeling, Mamata Banerjee, Centre Trade Charges: 10 Points

    As fresh violence erupted in Darjeeling on Saturday, prompting the West Bengal government to call out the Army, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was ready for talks with protesting Gorkha leaders if they "eschew violence". The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) - which has been spearheading protests - promptly rejected that offer, saying doors for...

  • Amid Sikkim Standoff, China Issues Safety Advisory For Citizens In India

    Amid Sikkim Standoff, China Issues Safety Advisory For Citizens In India

    Amid the continuing standoff between India and China at the border near Sikkim, the Chinese embassy in Delhi has issued a safety advisory for its people to pay attention to their safety and avoid unnecessary travel within the country.

  • Fragile Peace Returns To West Bengal's Basirhat, Politics Takes Over:10 Points

    Fragile Peace Returns To West Bengal's Basirhat, Politics Takes Over:10 Points

    As security forces marched through troubled areas of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district to keep the fragile peace in riot-hit Basirhat, the focus shifted to state capital Kolkata, 100 km away, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an offensive against the BJP, blaming it for the violence. Ms Banerjee also announced a judicial inquiry ...

  • G20 Summit Vows Crackdown On Safe Havens, Fight Terrorism Online Too

    G20 Summit Vows Crackdown On Safe Havens, Fight Terrorism Online Too

    Leaders of G-20 countries vowed to eliminate "safe spaces" for terror financing and called upon the private sector to join the fight by curbing internet misuse for terror propaganda. "Terrorism is a global scourge that must be fought and terrorist safe havens eliminated in every part of the world," said a joint statement issued at Friday's G20 meet...

  • Admissions To IITs Stopped by Supreme Court Over 'Bonus Marks'

    Admissions To IITs Stopped by Supreme Court Over 'Bonus Marks'

    Admission of students to the Indian Institutes of Technology and other top engineering colleges was halted by the Supreme Court today that is hearing complaints that the bonus marks were wrongly awarded to candidates who appeared in this year's Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced. Over 50,000 students had qualified to study in leading state-r...

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