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Jaitley mocks quota deal between Congress, PAAS

Jaitley mocks quota deal between Congress, PAAS

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday mocked the understanding reached between Congress and Hardik Patel-led PAAS on reservation for Patidars, saying it amounts to "deceiving each other" becuase quotas cannot exceed the constitutional ceiling of 50 per cent.



Cabinet approves revised salaries, pensions for SC, HC judges

Cabinet approves revised salaries, pensions for SC, HC judges

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances and pensions of the judges of the Supreme Court and high courts as well as those who have retired, an official statement said.

Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

Air variant of BrahMos missile test fired from Sukhoi jet

Air variant of BrahMos missile test fired from Sukhoi jet

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully test fired the air variant of BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet to hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.

Himachal officer in judicial custody over custodial death

Himachal officer in judicial custody over custodial death

Shimla, Nov 21 (IANS) A CBI court on Tuesday sent Superintendent of Police D.W. Negi, arrested for the custodial death of an accused in the gang-rape and murder of a school girl, to judicial custody for three days.

Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper

Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper

Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura, police said.

Dera chief's aide gets five-day police remand

Dera chief's aide gets five-day police remand

Panchkula (Haryana), Nov 21 (IANS) A court in Panchkula town sent Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to five days police remand on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe ex-VP urges Mugabe to resign

Zimbabwe ex-VP urges Mugabe to resign

Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe's former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking led to last week's Army takeover, on Tuesday urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately.

NIA takes over Kanpur principal's murder case

NIA takes over Kanpur principal's murder case

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the murder of Kanpur-based retired junior high school principal Ramesh Babu Shukla, who was killed by unidentified persons last year, an official said on Monday.

Congress declares roadmap for Rahul's elevation to President

Congress declares roadmap for Rahul's elevation to President

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee on Monday approved the road map for what looks like an unopposed elevation of its Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, as party President, barring an unexpected contest, enabling the passing of the mantle from his mother, who was at the helm for 19 years.

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