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CJI backs entry of foreign lawyers, but on reciprocal basis (Lead)

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar on Saturday supported entry of foreign lawyers into the Indian legal sector but said there should be on the basis of “reciprocity” between their countries. Opening up India’s legal field to foreign players would improve the system and Indian lawyers should have no apprehensions that they would take away ... Read More »

'Indu Sarkar' belongs to India, not any political party: Madhur Bhandarkar

By Arundhuti BanerjeeMumbai, July 8 (IANS) Madhur Bhandarkar’s new film “Indu Sarkar” — set in the backdrop of the 1975 Emergency — is in the news after senior Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam demanded to watch the movie before it was approved for release by the censors. However, the National Award winner says he has no agenda to promote any political ... Read More »

Free surgery in private hospitals if waiting list long: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Saturday that Delhi residents won’t have to wait much for life-saving surgeries in government hospitals as they can get them done for free in private ones. Kejriwal said if any patient doesn’t get a date for surgery at a government hospital within one month, the hospital would refer them ... Read More »

Chandrababu's corruption scandals worth Rs 3.75 lakh cr, claims Jagan

Amaravati, July 8 (IANS) YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday alleged that the value of the corruption scandals of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is Rs 3.75 lakh crore. He was speaking at the two-day plenary of the YSR Congress Party which began in Guntur district on Saturday. Reddy asked his party cadre to educate ... Read More »

Narasimha Rao was an ideal PM, Babri demolition changed things: Salman Khurshid

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In a comment that barely any Congress leader has voiced in public, former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has described P.V. Narasimha Rao as an ideal Prime Minister, while maintaining that things changed after the demolition of Babri Masjid in December 1992. “He (P.V. Narasimha Rao) was an ideal Prime Minister, who believed in consensus ... Read More »

Raninder re-elected NRAI president

Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Raninder Singh, son of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, was on Saturday re-elected the president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for another four-year term. Raninder defeated the president of the Uttar Pradesh Rifle Association Shyam Singh Yadav by an overwhelming 89-1 margin. Addressing NRAI members after the election, Raninder assured them that he ... Read More »

Bengal announces judicial probe into Basirhat violence (Lead)

Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Saturday ordered a judicial probe into the communal violence in North 24 Parganas district’s Basirhat sub-division. Making the announcement, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said a sitting or a former Calcutta High Court Judge would be entrusted with the probe. Violence erupted between two communities at Baduria on July 3 night over ... Read More »

Women's World Cup: South Africa post challenging total vs India

Leicester (UK), July 8 (IANS) Half-centuries from Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk helped South Africa post a challenging 273/9 in their women’s cricket World Cup group match against India here on Saturday. Lee was the highest scorer for South Africa with a breezy 92 runs off 65 balls. Her knock, which included 10 boundaries and seven sixes, helped stabilise ... Read More »

Walk the talk on aiding Africa, Modi urges G20

Hamburg, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the G20 nations to walk the talk on aiding Africa technically and financially. Participating in a working session on “Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health” at the 12th G20 Summit here, Modi said that G20 must walk the talk to facilitate technical and financial infusion in Africa, according to ... Read More »

Trump walks up to Modi for impromptu chat at G20

Hamburg, July 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday waved to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and then walked up to him for an “impromptu” chat at the G20 summit here. Arvind Panagariya, India’s Sherpa for the summit, tweeted the “Great moments” from the gathering. “In an impromptu interaction at G20 Summit, POTUS waves to the PM, walks to him, ... Read More »

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