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HP polls: Cong releases 1st list of 59 candidates

HP polls: Cong releases 1st list of 59 candidates

18 Oct 2017 | 11:42 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The Congress on Wednesday released it's first list of candidates for the November 9, Assembly election in Himachal Pradesh with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh contesting from Arki and AICC secretary Asha Kumar from Dalhousie.

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Bofors: CBI to study claims made by Michael Hershman

Bofors: CBI to study claims made by Michael Hershman

18 Oct 2017 | 9:19 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday said it will consider the facts and circumstances of the Bofors scam, as per the claims of private detective Michael Hershman.

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Delhi Metro runs a specially decorated train with ‘Swacchta’ slogans, Diwali greetings

Delhi Metro runs a specially decorated train with ‘Swacchta’ slogans, Diwali greetings

18 Oct 2017 | 8:21 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, in its endeavor to spread the message of cleanliness and to promote clean and green environment on Wednesday launched a specially decorated train with slogans on ‘Swacchta’ and greetings on the occasion of Diwali.

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Smriti Irani asks Cong to come clean on Bofors, rakes up 'VP Singh bogey'

Smriti Irani asks Cong to come clean on Bofors, rakes up 'VP Singh bogey'

18 Oct 2017 | 8:00 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The BJP on Wednesday stepped up attack against Congress party on Bofors controversy with the party leader and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti wanting to know why former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi chose to silence his own Minister VP Singh.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 2000 HRS FOR OCTOBER 18, 2017

18 Oct 2017 | 7:59 PM

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Mehbooba Mufti meets Home Minister, discusses law & order situation in state

Mehbooba Mufti meets Home Minister, discusses law & order situation in state

18 Oct 2017 | 7:25 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him the law and order situation in the state, sources said.

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Sir Ganga Ram Hospital goes Green on Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) To help forward the environmental cause, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has gone Green this Diwali.

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Festival of Lights goes green

Festival of Lights goes green

18 Oct 2017 | 7:23 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The Capital is set for a green Deepavali, Delhiites, for whom bursting loud fire crackers has been an indispensable part of Deepavali celebrations for centuries, have this time opted for less noisy and pollution-free festivities, in the wake of the Supreme Court ban on sparklers.

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Grand Taj deserves 'respect', says prominent archaeologist

18 Oct 2017 | 6:56 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Amid controversies revolving around Taj Mahal, a prominent archaeologist and National Museum of India Director General Dr BR Mani on Wednesday said notwithstanding remarks by leaders, the 17th century monument remains an important archaeological monument of India.

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BJP fields Sukhram's son from Mandi, Dhumal to contest from Sujanpur

BJP fields Sukhram's son from Mandi, Dhumal to contest from Sujanpur

18 Oct 2017 | 6:56 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The list of candidates released by BJP on Wednesday included the names of senior leaders like former Chief Minister P K Dhumal, who will be contesting from Sujanpur, while Sukhram's son Anil Sharma has been named as party candidate for Mandi.

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Sitharaman visits Andaman & Nicobar Command for Diwali

Sitharaman visits Andaman & Nicobar Command for Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 6:48 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited Andaman and Nicobar command for two days, where she will celebrate Diwali with troops and also meet with their families.

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Govt formulates new procedure for deployment of central forces in States

18 Oct 2017 | 6:39 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Amid the row over the withdrawal of central armed police forces (CAPFs) from Darjeeling in West Bengal, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has formulated a new standard operating procedure (SOP) under which the state’s request for these forces would be strictly scrutinised.

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YSRCP alleges scam in Polavaram contract

18 Oct 2017 | 6:19 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Demanding a high-level inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the Polavaram project contract, YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Wednesday accused Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu of using the programme as a milch product to breed kickbacks.

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BJP yet again wins rural polls in Maharashtra: PM, Amit Shah thank people

BJP yet again wins rural polls in Maharashtra: PM, Amit Shah thank people

18 Oct 2017 | 6:13 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) In see-saw politics, the Maharashtra BJP yet again recorded an impressive victory in Gram Panchayat polls by winning 1311 seats as against 312 by Congress and 297 by NCP.

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Sheila Dikshit involved in multi crore Co-Operative Bank scam: AAP

18 Oct 2017 | 6:13 PM

New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit was a part of the scam involving appointment and promotion of members in the Delhi Nagrik Sahakari Bank.

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BJP candidates for Himachal Pradesh elections

18 Oct 2017 | 6:09 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) List of candidates released by BJP for November 9 elections to the Himachal Pradesh assembly.

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On first Diwali at White House Trump says 'greatly values very strong relationship' with PM Modi

18 Oct 2017 | 6:07 PM

New Delhi/Washington, Oct 18 (UNI) US President Donald Trump celebrated his first Diwali in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Wednesday during which he described his relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as very strong.

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Prez greets people on eve of Diwali

Prez greets people on eve of Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 6:02 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Diwali.

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No trace of 10 missing Indian sailors off Philippines even after six days

18 Oct 2017 | 5:48 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Even after six days of Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, the Indian Naval patrol aircraft failed to search remaining 10 missing sailors of Hong-Kong registered merchant ship Emerald Star that sank off the Philippines coast last week.

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Comments by Katiyar, Som reflect mindset of BJP: Cong

Comments by Katiyar, Som reflect mindset of BJP: Cong

18 Oct 2017 | 5:34 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Describing the comments by senior BJP leaders Vinay Katiyar and Sangeet Som on Taj Mahal as a reflection of the mindset of the BJP, the Congress on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra modi to take action against people spreading hate in society.

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Delhi air quality poor even before Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 5:12 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) A day before Diwali, the air quality at several places of the national capital region (NCR) has worsened, even though the city this time has been saved from the effect of fire crackers to a large extent due to the Supreme Court ban on the crackers.

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Cong revival in Telangana: TDP leader Revanth Reddy meets Rahul Gandhi

18 Oct 2017 | 5:09 PM

(Rptg, adding word in Para 1) New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) In a move that can have significant political ramifications in newly created state of Telangana, TDP state unit Working President A Revanth Reddy is likely to join Congress.

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Kejriwal suggests review of DMRC by acceptable Expert Group

18 Oct 2017 | 5:01 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has suggested to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs that 'an independent Expert Group, acceptable to the Central and Delhi Governments, be set up immediately to review all the issues' relating to functioning of DMRC.

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BJP releases list of 68 candidates for Himachal

BJP releases list of 68 candidates for Himachal

18 Oct 2017 | 4:53 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Ending days of suspense, the BJP on Wednesday released its list of candidates for ensuing polls in Himachal Pradesh.

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Cong revival in Telangana: TDP leader Revanth Reddy meets Rahul Gandhi

Cong revival in Telangana: TDP leader Revanth Reddy meets Rahul Gandhi

18 Oct 2017 | 4:50 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) In a move that can have significant political ramifications in newly created state of Telangana, state unit Working President A Revanth Reddy is likely to join Congress.

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Rahul condemns killing of RSS leader in Ludhiana

Rahul condemns killing of RSS leader in Ludhiana

18 Oct 2017 | 4:45 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosai in Ludhiana and said that the guilty should be brought to book.

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BJP RELEASES CANDIDATES' LIST FOR HIMACHAL POLLS; EX-CM DHUMAL TO CONTEST FROM SUJANPUR.

18 Oct 2017 | 4:26 PM

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Delhi Metro train services to run till 2200 hrs on Festival of Lights

Delhi Metro train services to run till 2200 hrs on Festival of Lights

18 Oct 2017 | 4:20 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Delhi Metro train services will be available till 2200 hrs on Deepavali.

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BJP indulging in politics of vendetta, says Cong

BJP indulging in politics of vendetta, says Cong

18 Oct 2017 | 4:09 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Charging the BJP of indulging in 'politics of vendetta' , the Congress on Wednesday asked the ruling party and Prime Minister Narendra modi to clarify on his various domestic and foreign visits by chartered planes during his tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister.

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Work dedicatedly towards creating New India by 2022: PM tells govt officers

Work dedicatedly towards creating New India by 2022: PM tells govt officers

18 Oct 2017 | 4:02 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the government officers to work with full dedication towards creation of New India by 2022.

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