Purno invites PM to inaugurate maiden rail line

New Delhi: Lok Sabha member from Tura and NPP chief, Purno A. Sangma, on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the newly-constructed Dudhnoi-Mendipathar railway line, the first in Meghalaya, which is ready for regular rail service. “It is a very prestigious project and it is not out of place to mention that not only the people of the area but of the [Full Article...]

Indian Mulims will live and die for India: Modi

New Delhi:  Indian Muslims will live and die for India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, maintaining that they will not dance to the tunes of terror outfit Al Qaeda. “My understanding is that they are doing injustice towards the Muslims of our country. If anyone thinks Indian Muslims will dance to their tune, they are delusional. “Indian Muslims will live for India, they [Full Article...]

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance of 25 years on verge of collapse

Mumbai:  The 25-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena was on the verge of collapse Friday with both parties adopting a tough stance on the issue of seat-sharing for the Oct 15 state assembly elections, party officials said. Both the warring partners are holding a series of crucial meetings during the day to take a final call on continuing the alliance. “It’s [Full Article...]

National Nuggets

Nirmala loses luggage, misses G-20 reception Cairns: Union Minister of State for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman, who lost her luggage while travelling from India, missed the evening reception organised in the honour of the G-20 ministers. “Sorry to miss the evening reception at the Palm Cove, Cairns. Staying put in the room. No word yet on my lost luggage,” Sitharaman said in a tweet. The [Full Article...]

Rajnath proposes SAARC centre for good governance

Kathmandu: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday proposed setting up a SAARC centre for good governance where officers from all member countries can come together to exchange their experiences. Participating in the sixth meeting of interior and home ministers of SAARC countries in Kathmandu, Rajnath Singh said terrorism was a major issue of concern for the region. “This is driven by internal, regional as [Full Article...]

Omar to approach Centre after final damage assessment

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said the damages in the state due the worst floods in more than a century would run into “many thousands of crores” but he would approach the Centre only after the final assessment is complete. “In terms of property damage, it is too early to give a final figure but obviously it will run in [Full Article...]

‘Allow mercy killing for sick daughter’

Patna: The poor parents of a Bihar woman who is suffering from a debilitating disease have urged President Pranab Mukherjee to either pay for their daughter’s medical treatment or permit mercy killing. Pinki, 29, has been suffering from cerebral palsy — a disorder that causes physical disability — since she was four years old. The parents say they can no longer pay for the [Full Article...]

Modi talks tough with Xi on border row

Chinese troops begin withdrawing from Ladakh NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed China’s president Xi Jinping for an early resolution to their festering border dispute on Thursday, robust comments that overshadowed a Chinese pledge of $20 billion in investments and support for India’s greater role in the United Nations Security Council. Modi’s comments, made in the presence of Xi Jinping, came as Indian [Full Article...]