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Govt’s job is to improve economy, not to run a comedy circus: Priyanka
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Reuters file

Govt’s job is to improve economy, not to run a comedy circus: Priyanka

19 Oct 2019 | 2:10 PM

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday hit out at Union Minister Piyush Goyal for his remarks on Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee.

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New Delhi, October 19

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday hit out at Union Minister Piyush Goyal for his remarks on Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, saying the government’s job is to improve the “collapsing” economy and not to run a “comedy circus”.

Goyal on Friday said Banerjee supported ‘NYAY’, a minimum income scheme proposed by the Congress, which was rejected by the Indian voters and there was no need to “accept what he thinks”.

The ‘NYAY’ scheme was one of the highlights of the Congress manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls.

The Union commerce and industry minister, at a media briefing in Pune, also described Banerjee as a “Left-leaning” person.

Lashing out at Goyal for his remarks, Priyanka said instead of doing their work, BJP leaders are trying to belie the achievements of others.

The Nobel laureate did his work honestly and won the Nobel Prize, she said in a tweet in Hindi.

“The economy is collapsing. Your job is to improve it, not to run a comedy circus,” the Congress general secretary said.

She also tagged a media report which claimed that the slowdown in the auto sector continued in September. PTI

PM meets Bollywood stars, discusses ways to celebrate Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

PM meets Bollywood stars, discusses ways to celebrate Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

19 Oct 2019 | 9:59 PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Bollywood actors and filmmakers, including Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, to discuss initiatives to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and said plans are afoot to host an international entertainment summit in India.

Construction of mosque should be delayed if Ayodhya verdict comes in our favour: Muslim litigants

Construction of mosque should be delayed if Ayodhya verdict comes in our favour: Muslim litigants

19 Oct 2019 | 8:15 PM

AYODHYA: Some Muslim litigants in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute have said that should the Supreme Court’s verdict come in their favour construction of the mosque on the disputed land in Ayodhya should be delayed to maintain harmony.

Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee visits alma mater JNU

Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee visits alma mater JNU

19 Oct 2019 | 10:39 PM

NEW DELHI: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee visited his alma mater Jawaharlal Nehru University on Saturday.

Gautam Gambhir helps Pak child get visa for treatment in India

Gautam Gambhir helps Pak child get visa for treatment in India

19 Oct 2019 | 10:41 PM

NEW DELHI: A seven-year-old Pakistani national, Omaima Ali, with a congenital heart disorder has been issued a visa to undergo treatment in India after BJP MP Gautam Gambhir wrote to the Ministry of External Affairs, requesting help for the ailing girl.

Shah dares Rahul to declare Cong will restore Art 370 in J-K

Shah dares Rahul to declare Cong will restore Art 370 in J-K

19 Oct 2019 | 1:43 PM

NAVAPUR (MAHA): Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday dared Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to declare that his party will restore provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if voted to power.

DNA Technology Regulation Bill referred to parliamentary panel

DNA Technology Regulation Bill referred to parliamentary panel

19 Oct 2019 | 8:32 PM

NEW DELHI: The DNA Technology Regulation Bill has been referred to a parliamentary standing committee for examination, the Lok Sabha secretariat has said.

Campaigning ends for Maharashtra Assembly elections

Campaigning ends for Maharashtra Assembly elections

19 Oct 2019 | 8:49 PM

MUMBAI: Campaigning for the Maharashtra assembly elections due to be held on Monday came to an end with candidates of all the major parties hitting the road to reach to voters.

Leopard mauls 60-year-old man to death in Gir

Leopard mauls 60-year-old man to death in Gir

19 Oct 2019 | 3:22 PM

AHMEDABAD: A man was mauled to death by a leopard at Pindakhai Nani village Gir forest's Visavdar range, a forest official said on Saturday.

40-year-old Indian held in Nepal for murder

40-year-old Indian held in Nepal for murder

19 Oct 2019 | 3:56 PM

BHAIRAHAWA: An Indian national has been arrested in Nepal for allegedly killing a man in the country's Rupandehi district last month, according to a media report.

Security Council needs to take more frequent recourse to ICJ: India

Security Council needs to take more frequent recourse to ICJ: India

19 Oct 2019 | 2:03 PM

UNITED NATIONS: India has said that the UN Security Council needs to take more frequent recourse to the International Court of Justice for settlement of disputes.

Santosh Gangwar’s personal secretary dies in road accident

Santosh Gangwar’s personal secretary dies in road accident

19 Oct 2019 | 2:44 PM

SHAHJAHANPUR: The personal secretary of Union minister Santosh Gangwar died here after his car collided with a truck, police said on Saturday.

ED conducts raids on DHFL premises in Iqbal Mirchi PMLA case

ED conducts raids on DHFL premises in Iqbal Mirchi PMLA case

19 Oct 2019 | 12:47 PM

MUMBAI: The Enforcement Directorate conducted searches at about a dozen premises of DHFL and other linked firms in its money laundering probe against Iqbal Mirchi.

Court rejects Kerala serial killer Jolly's bail plea

Court rejects Kerala serial killer Jolly's bail plea

19 Oct 2019 | 1:19 PM

KOZHIKODE (KERALA): A court on Saturday rejected the bail application of serial killer Jolly Thomas and her two accomplices, and remanded them to judicial custody till November 2.

Pak stays on grey list, warned

Pak stays on grey list, warned

19 Oct 2019 | 11:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Pakistan today managed to ward off relegation to a global blacklist for its continued inability to combat money-laundering and terror-financing.

23-year-old woman gang-raped in UP, six booked

23-year-old woman gang-raped in UP, six booked

19 Oct 2019 | 1:31 PM

BANDA: Six persons have been booked in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman, police said on Saturday.

Display Patel’s portrait in offices on October 31, Central forces told

Display Patel’s portrait in offices on October 31, Central forces told

19 Oct 2019 | 1:59 PM

NEW DELHI: Coinciding with Sardar Vallabhai Patel's 144th birth anniversary celebrations on October 31, the government has asked Central forces and police establishments to display the portrait of the first Home Minister in their offices.

Smriti Irani to visit Amethi on Oct 20, 22

Smriti Irani to visit Amethi on Oct 20, 22

19 Oct 2019 | 1:28 PM

AMETHI: Union Minister Smriti Irani will visit her Lok Sabha constituency Amethi on October 20 and 22 and take part in a series of programmes, including a 'Gandhi Sandesh Yatra'.

Search on for six washed away with car in Telangana canal

19 Oct 2019 | 12:58 PM

HYDERABAD: Personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Saturday began search for six persons who were feared drowned when the car in which they were travelling fell into the Left Canal of Nagarjuna Sagar Project in Telangana's Suryapet district, police said.

Border Security Force saves Assamese man bitten by snake

Border Security Force saves Assamese man bitten by snake

19 Oct 2019 | 9:52 AM

GUWAHATI: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have saved the life of a man by rushing to his aid after receiving information that he had been bitten by a snake in Assam’s Dhubri district, an official statement said.

Mediation post SC hearing nothing but mischief: VHP

Mediation post SC hearing nothing but mischief: VHP

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

NEW DELHI: After Muslim parties, RSS-affiliate Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has rejected reports of purported “settlement” by the Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel to resolve the Ayodhya land dispute, terming it an attempt to create “mischief and confusion” after the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute had concluded.

CJI recommends Justice SA Bobde as his successor

CJI recommends Justice SA Bobde as his successor

19 Oct 2019 | 10:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday recommended to the Centre to appoint Justice SA Bobde — the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court — as his successor.

What did your family do for tribals in 70-year rule, Shah asks Rahul

What did your family do for tribals in 70-year rule, Shah asks Rahul

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

GADCHIROLI/YAVATMAL: Attacking the Congress, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday asked its leader Rahul Gandhi what his family’s four generations did for adivasis during their 70-year rule in the country and stressed the region will be free of Naxalism in the next five years.

CBI chargesheets PC, son Karti in INX case

CBI chargesheets PC, son Karti in INX case

19 Oct 2019 | 10:14 AM

NEW DELHI:The CBI today filed a charge-sheet against senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti Chidambaram and 12 others in the INX Media case.

Muslim parties target mediators for info ‘leak’

Muslim parties target mediators for info ‘leak’

19 Oct 2019 | 10:55 AM

NEW DELHI:Muslim parties in the Ayodhya land dispute case today flayed the Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel for “leaking” details of its proceedings to the media.

Abhijit-backed  NYAY was voted out: Goyal

Abhijit-backed NYAY was voted out: Goyal

19 Oct 2019 | 10:27 AM

PUNE:Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday dubbed Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Banerjee as “Left-leaning”, and said his suggestion of basic income scheme was rejected by Indian voters.

Deported from Mexico, 311 Indians back home

Deported from Mexico, 311 Indians back home

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

NEW DELHI:More than 300 Indians, including one woman, who were deported by Mexican immigration authorities for illegally entering the country to sneak into the US, landed here on Friday morning, as their dream of a better life and jobs in America shattered.

FSSAI junks reports, says milk safe

FSSAI junks reports, says milk safe

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

NEW DELHI: Apex food regulator today rejected perceptions of widespread milk adulteration and said milk being produced and sold was largely safe.

Committed to peace, stability in region, says Army Chief

Committed to peace, stability in region, says Army Chief

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

NEW DELHI: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today said India was committed to peace and stability in the neighbourhood.

BSF: BGB act unprovoked

BSF: BGB act unprovoked

19 Oct 2019 | 8:43 AM

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: The BSF today said the Bangladeshi action of killing its trooper and injuring another along Bengal border was unprovoked and that its troops didn’t fire “a single bullet” when a flag meeting took place between two sides.

Sainik Schools to admit girls from 2021-22

Sainik Schools to admit girls from 2021-22

19 Oct 2019 | 8:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Girls will now be admitted to Sainik Schools, which till now only allowed boys.

ED files charges against Nath’s nephew

ED files charges against Nath’s nephew

19 Oct 2019 | 8:45 AM

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has filed a chargesheet in a special court here against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri in connection with Rs 8,000 crore bank loan money laundering case.

SC reserves verdict on PC’s bail petition

SC reserves verdict on PC’s bail petition

19 Oct 2019 | 8:46 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict on bail plea of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in INX Media corruption case.

Praful Patel questioned for 12 hours

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

MUMBAI: NCP leader Praful Patel was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for nearly 12 hours in connection with a money laundering probe linked to alleged illegal assets of late Iqbal Mirchi, an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Right wing leader murdered at home; tension in Lucknow

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow police are on high alert following the broad daylight murder of Kamlesh Tiwari, founder of right wing outfit Hindu Samaj Party, in the congested Khurshid Bagh locality on Friday.

R’sthan Govt challenges acquittal of 6 in Pehlu case

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Government has filed an appeal in the High Court here against the acquittal of all six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case.

SC orders Centre, Assam to transfer NRC coordinator

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Centre and Assam Government to immediately transfer the state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator Prateek Hajela — a 1995 batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer — to his home state Madhya Pradesh.

India to host Interpol General Assembly in 2022

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

NEW DELHI: India today won the vote for hosting the 91st General Assembly of the Interpol in India in 2022, which will be part of celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the country’s Independence.

Terror cells active in K’taka, says minister

19 Oct 2019 | 6:51 AM

BENGALURU: Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday some terrorist sleeper cells were active in Bengaluru and Mysuru and their activities have intensified in coastal Karnataka as well as the Bay of Bengal.

3 observe Karwa Chauth for same manBy the way...

3 observe Karwa Chauth for same man

19 Oct 2019 | 12:03 PM

Satna: In Madhya Pradesh's Satna, three sisters on Thursday observed Karwa Chauth jointly for their single husband. A picture going viral on social media shows three women looking at their husband through a sieve.

VHP rejects reports of ‘settlement’ of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute

VHP rejects reports of ‘settlement’ of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute

18 Oct 2019 | 10:22 PM

NEW DELHI: After Muslim parties, RSS affiliate Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has also rejected reports of purported “settlement” by the Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel to resolve the Ayodhya land dispute.

Indian tourist detained in Bhutan for desecrating Buddhist ‘chorten’

18 Oct 2019 | 10:15 PM

THIMPHU: An Indian tourist has been detained by the Royal Bhutan Police for allegedly desecrating a ‘chorten’ in the Buddhist kingdom, according to a media report on Friday.

House trespassing case: Court awards 6-month jail to Delhi Assembly Speaker

House trespassing case: Court awards 6-month jail to Delhi Assembly Speaker

18 Oct 2019 | 10:13 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel was on Friday awarded six-month jail term by a court here for trespassing on the house of a realtor in an East Delhi colony in 2015.

President of UP political outfit found murdered at home

President of UP political outfit found murdered at home

18 Oct 2019 | 10:04 PM

LUCKNOW: The president of a little known Hindu Samaj Party was found murdered at his home in the congested Naka Hindola area of the city here, the police said on Friday.

Another PMC depositor dies as family couldn’t withdraw money for his heart surgery

Another PMC depositor dies as family couldn’t withdraw money for his heart surgery

18 Oct 2019 | 10:29 PM

MUMBAI: Another depositor with the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank died on Friday as the funds required for his heart surgery could not be accessed from the troubled bank, according to his relatives.

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