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PM Modi To Inaugurate World’s Second Biggest Dam On September 17


AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT: Fifty-six years after the foundation stone for the Sardar Sarovar Dam was laid by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in Narmada district’s Kevadia, the dam, one of India’s biggest, will be finally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, which is also his birthday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said. “The Prime Minister will dedicate the ...

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Jayalalithaa ‘Eternal General Secretary’, Sasikala Removed, Says AIADMK: 10 Facts


CHENNAI: J Jayalalithaa will be the AIADMK’s “eternal general secretary,” Tamil Nadu’s ruling party said today, scrapping the post and sacking VK Sasikala, who is in jail. The party will be run by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam as Chief Coordinator and Chief Minister E Palaniswami as his assistant at the head of an 11-member panel. Today’s meeting made a ...

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Sensex Edges Higher, Nifty Hovers Around 9,950


The benchmark BSE Sensex advanced over 100 points in early trade on buying by domestic institutional investors amid mixed Asian cues. But the 30-share index gave up some part of the early gains and was up around 50 points in recent trade. Sectoral indices led by consumer durables, capital goods, metal and healthcare led the gains. The Nifty had also ...

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Get Amit Shah’s Testimony In 4 Days, Court Tells Maya Kodnani


GANDHINAGAR: Maya Kodnani, a former minister and BJP leader convicted of organising the biggest massacre in the Gujarat riots of 2002, has been told she has till Tuesday to get BJP chief Amit Shah to court and testify in her favour. Mr Shah is the last listed defence witness in her trial; all others have been cross-examined. Maya Kodnani had ...

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On Donald Trump’s Terror Criticism, China Says ‘Pakistanis Made Huge Sacrifices’


BEIJING: China on Friday defended Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts, following President Donald Trump’s accusation that Islamabad harbours terrorists attacking US and Afghan troops. “The government and people of Pakistan have made huge sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and such efforts and sacrifices are there for everyone to see,” Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said. “The international community should recognise that… ...

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Must Ditch Lalu Yadav, Bihar Lawmakers Tell Rahul Gandhi In Person


PATNA:Rahul Gandhi has met with a group of his party’s legislators in Bihar who are rumoured to be readying to ditch the Congress. The meeting that was held yesterday in Delhi reportedly saw 11 law-makers from Bihar warning their leader that the Congress must abandon old ally and regional heavyweight Lalu Yadav or risk further disinterest among voters. The Congress ...

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