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20 kg ganja seized from IndiGo’s cargo warehouse at Imphal airport

IMPHAL/MUMBAI Manipur Police allegedly recovered 20 kg of ganja from the cargo warehouse of budget carrier IndiGo at the Imphal airport Tuesday, according to an official release. IndiGo, in a statement, confirmed the development and said its staff members “suspected” contraband items in a cargo consignment and informed the authorities concerned. The banned cannabis was found “concealed” …

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India shares Kartarpur Corridor crossing point coordinates with Pakistan

NEW DELHI India on Tuesday shared with Pakistan the coordinates of the Kartarpur Corridor crossing point along the International Border with Pakistan to enable Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. “Pursuant to the decision taken by the government of India on November 22, 2018, to expeditiously realise …

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Punjab CM to allot 1 lakh residential plots to homeless Dalit families

CHANDIGARH Seeking to meet the Congress’ 2017 poll promise, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Tuesday announced allotment of one lakh plots of over 1,300 square ft each to homeless Dalit families in the state. Announcing his decision, the chief minister said in the first phase of the allotment, at least 10 plots of five ‘marlas’ each would be …

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Withdraw ‘syndicate tax’ comments or face criminal defamation charges: TMC to Amit Shah

NEW DELHI The Trinamool Congress Tuesday threatened to file a criminal defamation case against BJP President Amit Shah if he did not withdraw his comments suggesting that TMC leaders collected “syndicate tax”. During the ‘Gantantra Bachao Yatra’ in West Bengal, Shah said if the BJP came to power, it would ensure that the people of the state do not …

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Congress says struggling for chartered planes for poll campaign as BJP booked all

NEW DELHI As parties gear up for Lok Sabha poll campaign, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma Tuesday said the BJP has booked all chartered planes, leaving his party struggling to get some. The senior Congres leader alleged that there was an “unequal competition” between the BJP and other parties, as all the resources were with the ruling party. “The …

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Jailed mafia don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari in Punjab police custody

MOHALI Jailed BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari from was remanded to the custody of Punjab police Tuesday by a Mohali court. Judicial Magistrate Amit Bakshi remanded Ansari to the custody of Punjab police for two days. Ansari, lodged in a Uttar Pradesh jail, was arrested by the Punjab police on Mohali-based builder’s complaint of threat for extortion from him, said officials. The jailed mafia don-turned-politician was brought here on the …

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‘Beti bachao’ scheme is ‘Modi bachao, ad chalao’: Rahul

NEW DELHI Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that his favourite ‘Beti bachao, beti padhao’ campaign is nothing but an advertisement spree to save himself. “Modi Bachao, Advertisement Chalao,” he said on Twitter, sharing the link of a media report on the scheme. The news report cited official data to …

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India to become bigger than China eventually: Raghuram Rajan

DAVOS India will eventually surpass China in economic size and will be in a better position to create the infrastructure being promised by the Chinese side in South Asian countries, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said Tuesday. Addressing a session on Strategic Outlook for South Asia, Rajan said Indian economy would continue to grow while the …

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EVM hacking row: Syed Shuja has ISI link, says Union Minister Giriraj

ATNA Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday alleged that ‘cybersecurity researcher’ Syed Shuja has links with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Shuja, yesterday claimed that he was a part of the team at Electronic Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), which designed and developed the EVMs and claimed that the 2014 general …

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