Wed, Aug 23, 2017 | updated 11:55 AM IST

No rift in grand alliance, insists JD(U)

Updated: Sep 16, 2016 17:48 IST      
No rift in grand alliance, insists JD(U)

New Delhi, [India], Sept 16 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) on Friday downplayed reports of rift in the ruling grand alliance in Bihar over Mohammad Shahabuddin's comments against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and said that it does not matter what the opposition parties are saying.

JD(U) leder Ajay Alok said that RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav had made it clear that there is no problem amid the RJD- JD(U) and his statement is all that matters.

"Let opposition speak, whatever they say nothing matters. Lalu ji is primer and respected leader of the grand alliance, if he has said that there is no problem with our coalition government then that is it, what he says matter, what others say makes no difference," said Alok.

Lalu yesterday said that RJD-JDU alliance in Bihar government is as strong as ever.

Quashing any doubts about political rift amidst Shahabuddin-Nitish row over latter's political right to be Chief Minister, Lalu said any doubts on the issue are only seeded by opposition BJP. (ANI)

Udhampur (Srinagar) [India], August 23 (ANI): The students in the Nanansoo village of Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur have been, for days, waiting for their teachers outside their primary school as teachers haven't turned up to teach since August 15.

Full Story >>

Kerala [India], August 23 (ANI): The Kerala opposition party MLAs boycotted the Assembly session and took to protests outside the Assembly hall, on Wednesday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug 23, (ANI): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) along with the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India signed a MoU with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea to collaborate on vaccine research and development in the recently held tripartite meeting. The Memorandum of Understanding will strengthen the relationship between IVI and India.

Full Story >>

EPS in trouble, govt. falls short of majority

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 10:13 IST     

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 23 (ANI): A day after the merger of the two warring factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy's (EPS) government faced a crisis yesterday, when 19 of his MLAs withdrew their support, leading to the government falling short of majority.

Full Story >>

Nepal PM Deuba to begin his four-day visit to India today

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 09:45 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Prime Minister of Nepal, accompanied by his spouse Arzu Deuba, will be on a state visit to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, beginning today.

Full Story >>

Robert Vadra decries CBI probe into Bikaner land deals

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 09:45 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra has dubbed the Rajasthan government's recommendation of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the alleged land scams in Bikaner, involving his company, as another "attempt of malicious prosecution."

Full Story >>

Patna (Bihar) [India], August 23 (ANI): One Army Column and One Engineer Task Force (ETF) have been deployed in seven districts of Bihar, which have been successful in rescuing people from the flood-hit areas.

Full Story >>

Kaifiyat Express derailment: Rescue operation over, no casualties, say police officials

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 09:29 IST      By: ANI Coresspondent

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): The rescue operation for the Kaifiyat Express derailment, which happened in the wee hours of Wednesday, is over.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): The voting for the by-polls for four Assembly seats in Bawana in Delhi, Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh, and Valpoi and Panaji in Goa has begun.

Full Story >>

Sonia Gandhi condoles death of former Manipur CM Keishing

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 08:24 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi condoled the demise of former Manipur chief minister Rishang Keishing, who passed away at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal, on Tuesday evening.

Full Story >>

Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI today

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 07:59 IST     

New Delhi[India], Aug 23 (ANI): Former union minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram will appear before Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] August 23 (ANI): A high level multi-sectoral delegation led by Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, is visiting India from August 20-23, 2017.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Aug 23 (ANI): Defence expert P.K. Sehgal on Wednesday said that India should not send its troops to join American or NATO forces in Afghanistan as it would be detrimental to Indian interest in the long run.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Aug 23 (ANI): Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said he was personally monitoring the situation of Kaifiyat Express derailment.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Aug 23 (ANI): Railways DG PRO, Anil Saxena, on Wednesday said that no casualties have been reported so far in Kaifiyat Express derailment.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Aug 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the 'regressive practice' of Triple Talaq and said the verdict will be written in golden letters in India's post independence history.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Aug 23 (ANI): The Congress Party on Wednesday welcomed Supreme Court's verdict on Triple Talaq and said the judgement has given respite to the Muslim women.

Full Story >>

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)[India] August 23 (ANI): The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to stop providing wheat, rice, sugar and oil (kerosene) at a cheaper rate at ration shop and instead will directly transfer their subsidized amount in the bank

Full Story >>

Six killed, four injured as auto hits lorry in Telangana

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 05:18 IST     

Asifabad (Telangana) [India], Aug 23 (ANI): At least six people were killed and four others injured after an auto rickshaw collided with a lorry in Telangana's Asifabad on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

SC to hear PIL seeking 'lifetime ban' on convicted lawmakers

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 05:14 IST     

New Delhi[India], Aug 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwani Upadhyay, seeking a lifetime ban on convicted and chargesheeted Member of Parliaments and Members of Legislative Assemblies (MPs and MLAs) from contesting elections.

Full Story >>