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Delhi may face blackout due to coal shortage: Minister Delhi may face blackout due to coal shortage: Minister

 

New Delhi, Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) may face a blackout as power plants in the region do not have reserve coal for "more than one day", Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.

He slammed Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal for the shortage. Addressing the media here, Jain said he had written to Goyal on May 17 but he had not responded.

SP-BSP alliance will be challenge for BJP: Amit Shah SP-BSP alliance will be challenge for BJP: Amit Shah

 

New Delhi, BJP President Amit Shah on Friday admitted that an alliance between the BSP and SP in Uttar Pradesh will be a challenge for the BJP in 2019 but asserted that the BJP will defeat the Congress either in Amethi or Rae Bareli.

"If the BSP and SP contest in alliance, it would be a challenge to us. But we are sure that we will win either one seat: Amethi or Rae Bareli," he told journalists here on the occassion of the completion of four years of the Modi government.

 BJP walks out of Karnataka Assembly ahead of trust vote BJP walks out of Karnataka Assembly ahead of trust vote


Bengaluru, BJP members on Friday walked out of the Karnataka Assembly ahead of the trust vote moved by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in the House.

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy wins floor test Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy wins floor test


Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday won the confidence motion by a voice vote in the hung assembly moments after the opposition BJP staged a walkout ahead of the floor test.

Congress to observe Modi government anniversary as 'Vishwasghat Divas' Congress to observe Modi government anniversary as 'Vishwasghat Divas'

 

Agartala, The Congress across the country would observe as "Vishwasghat Divas" the 4th anniversary of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government on Saturday to highlight the failure of pre-poll promises and miss-governance, a party leader said here on Thursday.

"The Congress would observe the 4th anniversary of Modi government as 'Vishwasghat Divas' (betrayal day) all over the country to highlight the failure of pre-poll promises and miss-governance of BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) led government," AICC member and Tripura Congress chief Birajit Sinha told the media.

Sunanda Pushkar case transferred to fast-track court Sunanda Pushkar case transferred to fast-track court

 

New Delhi, The 2014 Sunanda Pushkar suicide case, in which Congress Lok Sabha member and her husband Shashi Tharoor has been charge-sheeted for abetment to suicide, has been transferred to a special fast-track court.

Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh transferred the case to the designated court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who is exclusively dealing with cases against lawmakers.

The special court will hear the case on May 28.

Petrol price over Rs 85 in Mumbai Petrol price over Rs 85 in Mumbai

 

New Delhi, Petrol price in Mumbai breached the Rs 85 a litre mark on Thursday and sold at Rs 85.29 per litre.

The price of the fuel is already at an all-time high in Mumbai along with Delhi and Chennai and is now creating new benchmarks daily.

In Delhi and Chennai, petrol was sold for Rs 77.47 and Rs 80.42 per litre respectively, according to data on the website of Indian Oil Corp.

Key candidate withdraws in Kairana, opposition upbeat Key candidate withdraws in Kairana, opposition upbeat


Lucknow, In a major boost to opposition unity, the Lok Dal candidate who was contesting against his sister-in-law and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) nominee Tabassum Hasan in the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh withdrew from the contest on Thursday.

Lok Dal's Kanwar Hasan also announced his support for the RLD nominee who is being backed by the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress and Nishad Party.

Rahul challenges Modi to cut fuel prices Rahul challenges Modi to cut fuel prices



New Delhi, Taking a cue from the fitness challenge gone viral on Twitter, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring down petrol and diesel prices or face country-wide agitation.

"Dear PM, Glad to see you accept the @imVkohli fitness challenge. Here's one from me: Reduce fuel prices or the Congress will do a nationwide agitation and force you to do so.

After 1,460 days of Modi rule, 'achhe din' yet to come, feel experts After 1,460 days of Modi rule, 'achhe din' yet to come, feel experts


New Delhi, There's only one year more to go for the BJP-led regime before another test at the hustings. But is the country any nearer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promised 'acche din' (good days)?

Four years ago, the country had voted the present regime to power on hopes of better days in all socio-economic-political spheres. But despite some strong structural reforms like GST, and gut-wrenching changes like demonetisation, the jury may still be out on how good it has been, according to economists and others experts.

 Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM


Bengaluru, H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of a Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government in Karnataka.

Israeli Ambassador Inaugurates Mega Event 2018 in New Delhi Israeli Ambassador Inaugurates Mega Event 2018 in New Delhi


New Delhi, Israel is participating for the second consecutive year in the One Mega Event, a platform for sharing ideas and best practices about smart cities solutions. The 3-day event, held at Pragati Maidan (May 23-25) features industry experts, technology innovators, city leaders, government administrators and urban planning experts.

Petrol almost Rs 85 a litre in Mumbai, crosses Rs 80 in Chennai Petrol almost Rs 85 a litre in Mumbai, crosses Rs 80 in Chennai



New Delhi, The petrol price in India's financial capital Mumbai touched Rs 84.99 a litre on Wednesday.

Petrol prices in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai have already reached unprecendent levels, and are now setting a new benchmark every other day.

Government wants to appoint officers of RSS' choice: Rahul Government wants to appoint officers of RSS' choice: Rahul


New Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised the government's proposal of allocating cadres and services to candidates selected under civil service examinations only after completion of foundation course, saying it wanted to appoint officers of "RSS's choice".

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