New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) India Tuesday put on hold the Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) regime for senior citizens of Pakistan amid tensions on the Line of Control (LoC) over the killing and mutilation of two Indian soldiers. The rregime was to start Tuesday but was not operationalised because of "technical issues" that are yet to be sorted out, an official told IANS.
Haldia (West Bengal) Jan 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday took strong exception over the comparison of her state with Narendra Modi's Gujarat on the industry front, saying the western state enjoyed geographical, demographical and financial advantages. "There is some media which are based here here but sing paeans to Gujarat
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) TRPs and sensationalism in the media are realities that need to be transformed slowly, with personal ethical standards playing the guiding force, said Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari here Tuesday. Addressing the convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) here, the minister said "the question of ethics is important and defines each of our individual actions".
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) BJP leader Kamal Sharma was Tuesday elected as the president of the party's Punjab unit. Sharma was elected unanimously in the presence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Shanta Kumar and general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda, replaces outgoing president Ashwini Sharma.
Jammu, Jan 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday effected major changes in the National Conference ahead of assembly elections due next year. Abdullah appointed his political advisor Devender Singh Rana as party president for Jammu province and Minister of State for Home as president for Kashmir province.
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) A day after a seven-year-old girl was raped in a school toilet, the Goa government Tuesday told all schools to beef up security near their premises. Speaking to reporters here, Women and Child Development Minister Dilip Parulekar said a circular to the effect had been issued to all schools in the state
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) India said Tuesday that Pakistan's brutal killing of two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir was "a grave provocation" and was unacceptable. "The government has deplored this grave provocation
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) No multi-crore currency note garlands, no multi-tiered cakes, no pomp and show... Has a spell out of power mellowed firebrand BSP supremo Mayawati
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Gujarat's former minister of state for home Amit Shah Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a separate charge-sheet in Tulsiram Prajapti staged shoot-out case just to take him into custody again. "It is whole perfidy of the CBI that after taking over the investigation (from the Gujarat Police) it is saying that two (Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapti) are separate cases with a sinister motive of to get me arrested again," Amit Shah told a bench of Justice
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday that those who brutally killed two Indian soldiers will be brought to book and there can be "no business as usual" with Pakistan. "There can be no business as usual after the barbaric act," the prime minister said when journalists asked about the government's move to hold back visa on arrival for senior Pakistani citizens. He was speaking at a get-together here hosted by army chief General Bikram Singh on the occasion of Army Day
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