Punjab CM asks opposition not to block highways during protests

Chandigarh , Dec 11

Accusing the Shiromani Akali Dal of indulging in street politics at the cost of public welfare, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday called upon all political parties to resolve not to block highways but to find alternate ways to protest.

Rajasthan state government employees begin 48-hour hunger strike

Jaipur , Dec 11

Representatives of the Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sankyukt Sangarsh Samiti started a 48-hour hunger strike from Monday at district headquarters across Rajasthan to press the demands of state employees, which include implementing recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission from January 1, 2016.

Delhi to get Rs 122 cr sports complex

New Delhi , Dec 11

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday approved a proposal for setting up a Rs 122 crore sports complex here with modern facilities for cricket, football, basketball, athletics, tennis and swimming.

On 77th birthday, Pawar to lead anti-government march

Nagpur , Dec 11

On his 77th birthday on Tuesday, veteran politician and NCP President Sharad Pawar will hit the streets, leading a 'Halla Bol' procession against Maharashtra's BJP-Shiv Sena government and address a rally jointly with Congress, a party official said.

No child's play: Condom ads banned from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

New Delhi , Dec 11

The government on Monday strictly asked TV channels not to air advertisements selling and promoting condoms because these are "indecent especially for children" and can create "unhealthy practices" among them.

Ex-PM right in demanding Modi's apology: Chidambaram

New Delhi , Dec 11

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is "absolutely right in demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "outrageous" allegations regarding a meeting with a Pakistani leader and a diplomat.

Candidate should not contest two seats, EC tells SC

New Delhi , Dec 11

The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the court sought Attorney General K.K. Venugopal's assistance in the matter.

Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President, PM Modi congratulates him

New Delhi , Dec 11

Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the country's oldest party for 19 long years.