Venezuelan schools, offices closed after second blackout(07:52) Caracas, March 27 (IANS) Venezuelan schools and offices on Tuesday were ordered to shut down for 24 hours as officials worked to restore electricity following a second widespread blackout, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said.
Democratic campaign to impeach me is over: Trump(05:32) Washington, March 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that Democratic lawmakers are no longer thinking about initiating impeachment proceedings against him because the preliminary conclusions on the Russia probe indicate that there was no collusion between his 2016 election campaign and Russia.
Two MGP MLAs split, merged into BJP: Goa Deputy Speaker (Lead)(04:52) Panaji, March 27 (IANS) In a late but politically significant development, two out of the three Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party legislators early on Wednesday, split from the regional party and merged their two-member legislative unit into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said.
'MGP-Congress were planning coup to topple BJP-led coalition'(04:36) Panaji, March 27 (IANS) Maharastrwadi Gomantak Party leaders were planning a coup along with the Congress MLAs to pull down the BJP-led coalition government last week, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, one of the two MLAs who split the MGP and merged into the BJP early on Wednesday, said.
UP alliance could lift UPA prospects: IANS-CVoter 2019 Survey(19:40) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The State of the Nation March 2019 Wave-II opinion poll conducted by CVoter for IANS shows that the UPA tally in the Lok Sabha elections based on a pre-poll alliance is expected to be just over half the seats the NDA is likely to get.
80% of Jet fleet may take to skies by April-end (Lead)(21:40) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Nearly 80 per cent of Jet Airways' fleet is likely to be back in operation by the end of April, said Civil Aviation Secretary Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola after the airline management on Tuesday assured the Ministry that it would re-induct 40 flights into its fleet by the end of next month.
Can't let go Bengal CS, DGP in contempt plea by CBI: SC(19:04) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to let go the West Bengal Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) in a contempt plea by the CBI allegedly for not cooperating with it in the investigation of the Saradha chit fund scam.
Can seize Sterling Biotech's OTS amount, ED to banks(21:08) Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday warned that it could attach the entire amount of the one-time settlement (OTS) to be paid by the absconding directors of the scam-hit Sterling Biotech Group to the Committee of Banks.
Politicians switching sides: It's advantage BJP(23:06) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) In this election season, parties are seeking to create political momentum for themselves through high-profile inductions. Both Congress and BJP have seen leaders from other parties joining them, and the ruling party appears to have an edge in the political game playing out ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Feel sad at how Advani treated by BJP: Mamata (Lead)(22:38) Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she felt sad for veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani who was denied a ticket by his party to contest the Lok Sabha elections.
IPL: Bravo picks three as CSK restrict DC to 147/6(22:04) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have lost the toss, but Chennai Super Kings used the conditions beautifully at Delhi Capitals' home ground to restrict them to just 147/6 in their 20 overs at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on Tuesday. Dwayne Bravo was the star of the show for Chennai as he finished with figures of 3/33 from his four overs.
BJP leader suspended for insulting PM, Shah(21:36) Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday said that it has suspended a senior party leader for six years for making disparaging remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah.
I feel sad for Advani, says Mamata(21:10) Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she felt sad for veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani who was denied a ticket by his party to contest the Lok Sabha elections.
Raman Singh's son-in-law ignores summons; faces look-out notice(21:04) Raipur, March 26 (IANS) A lookout notice will soon be issued against former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's son-in-law Dr Puneet Gupta, who has failed to present himself for questioning in a Rs 50 crore scam in the purchase of equipment for the state-run DKS super-speciality hospital here, a senior police officer said.
Reject terror of pseudo-nationalism: Goa Church NGO(20:48) Panaji, March 26 (IANS) Urging the electorate to reject the "terror of pseudo-nationalism", the Council for Social Justice and Peace, the social wing of the influential Goa Church, urged voters on Tuesday to take on "corrupt defectors" and political opportunists.
NCLAT stays DoT notice for RCom's spectrum cancellation(20:48) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Tuesday stayed the two notices issued by the Department of Telecom (DoT) to Reliance Communications (RCom) for cancellation of its spectrum licence for delay in payment.
548 nominations filed for 25 LS seats in Andhra(20:34) Amaravati, March 26 (IANS) A total of 548 candidates filed their nominations for 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh while 3,925 candidates were in fray for the elections to the 175-member Assembly.
IPL will help finetune skills ahead of WC: Ferguson(20:32) Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Not thinking about workload management too much, New Zealand quick Lockie Ferguson on Tuesday said he wanted to use the Indian Premier League (IPL) experience to fine-tune his skills, ahead of the World Cup in England.
BJP claims two Arunachal seat wins, poll officers deny(20:32) Guwahati/Itanagar, March 26 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday claimed that it has already won two Assembly constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh unopposed, but poll officers in these seats said that this could not be decided until the deadline to withdraw nominations.
Jet Airways to fly 40 more aircraft by April end(20:04) Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Jet Airways' management on Tuesday informed the Civil Aviation Ministry that it would fly 40 more aircraft by April end and also assured that it would not ground any more aircraft, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said.