The comments by Gyan Dev Ahuja have done nothing to calm the atmosphere of fear and volatility in Alwar following a series of cow vigilante attacks.
JAIPUR: A lawmaker of Rajasthan's ruling BJP, speaking on a the mob beating of an alleged cow smuggler on Saturday, has declared: "If you smuggle cows, you will be killed". Gyan Dev Ahuja, known for controversial statements, insisted that the man was never beaten up, that the truck fell on him.
A man called Zakir Khan was arrested for cattle smuggling after he was pulled out of his truck and beaten by villagers on Saturday. The police had tried to stop his truck, in which there were eight cows, but Zakir allegedly drove through the barricades. The police also claim those in the truck fired at them. Villagers stopped the truck and attacked Zakir Khan. Three others with him ran away.
After the launch of Delhi metro's Magenta line, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address a public rally in Noida.
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Magenta line, a 12.64-km stretch linking south Delhi's Kalkaji and Noida's Botanical Garden, in the national capital today. The Prime Minister will launch the new metro line from Noida and travel to Okhla Bird Sanctuary station. After the launch, he will address a public rally in Noida.
The Botanical Garden Station has been developed as the Metro's first-ever inter-change station outside Delhi. Once the entire corridor from Botanical Garden till Janakpuri West (38.23 km) is opened, commuters from Noida will be able to go to Gurgaon by changing trains at Hauz Khas.
Results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections will have a huge impact on the run-up to the 2019 national polls for both the BJP and the Congress.
AHMEDABAD/SHIMLA: It is 2-0 to the BJP, which has swept Himachal Pradesh and has also won Gujarat again, though by a decidedly lower margin of victory than last time. As most leads convert into wins, the BJP has crossed the 92 seats it needs for a majority in the 182-member Gujarat assembly, but is still struggling to make the psychological 100 mark. BJP leaders said the lower numbers in Gujarat are not a setback, what matters is winning. Party chief Amit Shah said an eight per cent gap between the BJP and Congress' vote share cannot be scoffed at. Rahul Gandhi has conceded defeat saying his party "accepts the verdict."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make his debut at the World Economic Forum's annual jamboree of the global elite in the snow-laden Swiss resort town of Davos next month, where he is also expected to address a special plenary session.
While the final list of participants would be released next month itself for the five-day Davos Annual Meeting of Geneva-based WEF beginning January 22, 2018, sources familiar with the programme said Indian presence will be really big this time with over 100 CEOs including Mukesh Ambani, Chanda Kochhar and Uday Kotak, as also Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and top filmmaker Karan Johar expected to participate. Modi is expected to be accompanied by some union ministers and top government officials, while a large India Inc delegation led by apex industry chamber CII will also be present at the meet, whose theme will be 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'.
The ministers whose names are being considered include Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and DIPP Secretary Ramesh Abhishek are also expected to be present.
Sources said Modi is expected to be there on January 23- 24 and may address the first special plenary of the biggest congregation of top global leaders including over 40 heads of state and government. He may hold a number of bilaterals besides other meetings.
Former telecom minister A Raja and M Kanimozhi of the DMK were among 17 people acquitted today in the "2G scam", one of India's biggest corruption scandals.
RANCHI: The fate of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra and 20 others will be decided on Saturday by a special CBI court here in the fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of more than Rs 89 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.
Lalu, accompanied by younger son Tejaswi Yadav, arrived here to present himself before the special CBI Judge Shiv Pal Singh.
On Friday, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo had said that he respected the judiciary and expressed hope that he would also get a clean chit in the fodder scam case.
The fodder scam case relates to the alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 95 lakh from the Deoghar treasury.
Overall, more than Rs.900 crore was reportedly siphoned off from the Chaibasa treasury over two decades.
The RJD chief has already been convicted and sentenced to five years of imprisonment in one of the five fodder scam cases.
The Indian Army now plans to buy high-tech unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to strengthen its intelligence, surveillance
The plan is for acquiring a massive 120 High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE) UAVs. If this comes to fruition, the Indian Army will become technologically much superior which will help in reducing casualties and completing ops more effectively.
Such UAVs can fly at over 60,000 feet and remain airborne for over 30 hours. The existing unmanned systems are inferior technologically. They comprise of Heron medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAVs, and the smaller Searcher Mark II tactical drones, both built by Israel Aerospace Industries. Herons can fly at over 35,000 feet and feed airborne intelligence for over 45 hours compared to Searchers that operate at 15,000 feet for nearly 20 hours.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday came in for praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for shrugging off a superstition that any chief minister who visits Noida does not assume the high office again.
"Those who entertain such superstitions have no right to be the chief minister", Modi said in Noida.
Adityanath visited Noida twice in three days rubbishing a widely believed myth in UP's political and bureaucratic circles that a chief minister visiting Noida would face problems retaining his or her post.
In the city to inaugurate the Metro's Magenta line, Modi pointed to the saffron robed Adityanath and said that looking at his dress, the CM appeared to be superstitious, but had actually shown that he had the courage to break superstitions.
A priest-turned-politician, Adityanath, could be seen smiling as Modi lavished praise.
SHIMLA: Jai Ram Thakur is all set to swear-in as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh at the historic Ridge Maidan in Shimla on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah will also be attending the ceremony.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, former deputy prime minister L K Advani and several Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-led states are expected to attend the ceremony.
The oath-taking ceremony will take place at 11 am. Massive security and other arrangements have been made for the function. About 1,000 security men have been deployed.
Thakur was born into a poor agricultural family in Mandi district in 1965. As his family struggled to make ends, Thakur was always encouraged to study. An academically bright student, he pursued MA from Panjab University in Chandigarh.
The 52-year-old is reportedly close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Few cabinet ministers are also likely to take the oath, but their names are yet to be
Shimla: Congress MLA Asha Kumari was caught on camera assaulting a woman constable in Shimla. The video also shows the constable slapping the MLA back.
The MLA was allegedly infuriated after she was denied by police officials to enter a review meeting chaired by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Asha Kumari is the Punjab in-charge of the AICC and won the recently held Himachal Assembly elections from her home seat
Rahul is in Shimla on Friday to review the party's performance in the recently held assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh