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If can’t question EC, should we pray to it, asks Congress’s Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday demanded to know that “if citizens cannot question” the Election Commission (EC), should they “pray” to it. “If citizens cannot question the EC, please tell us who can? And what should citizens do, pray to the EC?” asked the former finance minister. He was responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who ... Read More »

Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service resumes after week’s suspension

SRINAGAR: The bus service from Srinagar to Muzaffarabad across the Line of Control (LoC) resumed on Monday after it was suspended for a week. The ‘Karvan-e-Aman’ bus left Srinagar with 29 passengers who were returning to Pakistan administered Kashmir after visiting their relatives here. Officials said more passengers were likely to board the bus at the Salamabad trade and travel ... Read More »

Ronaldo still ‘The Best’ for Zidane

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win FIFA‘s ‘The Best’ award for 2017 despite his faltering La Liga form so far this season. Ronaldo missed Real’s first four La Liga games through suspension, but has managed just one goal in the last five and was wasteful once more in front of goal as Madrid eased ... Read More »

Ankur Mittal, Jitu Rai in focus at ISSF World Cup Finals

NEW DELHI: The in-form double trap exponent Ankur Mittal and pistol ace Jitu Rai will spearhead India’s challenge in the prestigious ISSF World Cup Finals, which the country is hosting for the first time, from Tuesday onwards. The tournament is a reflection of India’s growing reputation in the Olympic sport, and the top shooters representing the host nation, would certainly ... Read More »

Heated war of words breaks out in the fight for Gujarat

The fight for Gujarat between the ruling BJP and the Congress, which has been out of power in the state for 22 years, is heating up as both parties try to ensure they leave no stone unturned in their effort to get the state’s youth leaders on their side. Narendra Patel, Patidar leader and North Gujarat convenor of Hardik Patel’s ... Read More »

Withdraw ‘harmful ordinance’, Editors Guild tells Rajasthan govt

NEW DELHI: The Editors Guild of India has has asked the Rajasthan government to “withdraw the harmful ordinance” that bars the media from reporting on accusations against public servants, judges and magistrates without its sanction. The ordinance is a “pernicious instrument” to harass the media, the Guild said in a statement on Sunday night. “The ordinance promulgated by the state ... Read More »

Uproar in Rajasthan Assembly as controversial ordinance is tabled

NEW DELHI: The Vasundhara Raje government on Monday tabled the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) ordinance in the Rajasthan assembly, ANI reported. The Rajasthan government had last month promulgated the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, that seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on-duty action, without its prior sanction. ... Read More »

India v NZ: Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj in T20I squad

NEW DELHI: The uncapped pair of batsman Shreyas Iyer and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj have been named in India’s squad for three Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand next month. The All-India Senior Selection Committee met in Mumbai today to pick the squad for the series starting November 1 in New Delhi, and from the pool of players selected to play ... Read More »

Murali Vijay returns for Sri Lanka Tests

NEW DELHI: Murali Vijay has been recalled to India’s squad for the first two Test matches against Sri Lanka, having recovered from the wrist injury that sent him home from Sri Lanka two months ago. He is the only change to India’s previous Test squad, with his Tamil Nadu captain and opening partner Abhinav Mukund making way. R Ashwin, Ravindra ... Read More »