Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar (63) died at his Panaji residence on Sunday evening just over a year after he was detected with cancer. Parrikar was suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer and had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New York and New Delhi over the past year. Political leaders of the country expressed their condolences on his demise. Amit Shah expressed his condolences and said Parrikar’s death is not only a loss for BJP but also for society. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also expressed his condolences. (Hindustan Times)read more
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad in Meerut. Priyanka described the BJP government as an arrogant regime which wanted to crush a young leader’s voice. The Dalit leader was admitted to the hospital shortly after he was detained by the police for allegedly violating the model conduct of code. Priyanka was accompanied by Congress general secretary (WestUP) Jyotiraditya Scindia and party state president Raj Babbar. (Hindustan Times)read more
Azad, who received the prestigious BC Roy National Award for eminent medical Teacher by Medical Council of India in 1987, will have tenure of three years from the date of notification or till the age of 72 years. The notification was issued on Thursday... read more
The councillors said the mayor had not been convening the House meeting each month as per the rules. However, the mayor blamed the councillors for not sending agendas and their attendance at the house meetings. read more
A top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commender, suspected to be the bomb maker and mastermind of Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy, was among two terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in the same district’s Pingilana village, Jammu and Kashmir. In the ensuing 11-hour gunbattle, four army personnel, including a major, and a civilian were killed.