Day: April 20, 2019

China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary

QINGDAO, China – China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military muscle. President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping plan […]

Pakistan asks Iran to act on militants behind Baluchistan killings

ISLAMABAD – The Baloch insurgents who killed 14 people along Pakistan’s coast this week are based in neighbouring Iran, Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Saturday, heightening tensions ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s trip to Tehran on Sunday. Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been strained in recent […]

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi denies sexually harassing assistant

MUMBAI – The chief justice of India’s Supreme Court, Ranjan Gogoi, on Saturday denied allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances towards a junior court assistant who worked in an office at his home and that she was subsequently victimised. “This is unbelievable,” Gogoi, India’s most powerful judge, […]

Reputation is the only thing which a judge has: CJI Gogoi

New Delhi, Apr 20: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi Saturday said that “reputation” is the only thing which a judge has and if it will be attacked on baseless allegations of sexual harassment, no “sane person” will come forward to take up judgeship. “If such things will happen […]

Jet Airways employees seek Prez’s intervention for salary dues, emergency funds to airline

New Delhi, Apr 20: Employees of Jet Airways have written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking their intervention to recover outstanding dues as well as to expedite the process of emergency funds for the airline, which has shuttered its operations temporarily. Cash-starved Jet Airways, […]

CJI-led bench set up to hear sexual harassment allegations against him, order by 2 other judges

New Delhi, Apr 20:. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was hurriedly constituted in the Supreme Court Saturday to deal with allegations of sexual harassment against the CJI, but as the hearing progressed, he opted out midway from passing any judicial order. The […]

LS polls in Goa: AAP eyes support of first-time voters

Panaji :  The Aam Admi Party (AAP), which is contesting both the Parliamentary seats in Goa, is largely banking on the first-time voters for support. Talking to PTI, AAP’s North Goa seat contestant Pradeep Padgaonkar Saturday said the response from the first-time voters has been tremendous as they find […]

Bar bodies condemn ‘cooked up’ allegations against CJI

New Delhi : The Bar Council of India Saturday condemned the “false and cooked-up” sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and said the entire bar was standing with the CJI, and against this “attempt to malign the institution”. “These are all false and cooked-up allegations […]

Goa: Taking on BJP stalwarts, two women promise jobs and

Panaji :  Rakhi Prabhudesai Naik of Shiv Sena and activist-cum-politician Aishwarya Salgaonkar have focussed their campaign for Lok Sabha elections in Goa on burning issues like the stalled mining activity and lack of employment in the coastal state. Prabhudesai Naik and Salgaonkar, who is contesting as Independent, are in […]

Youths want Modi to return as PM: Rawat

Jaipur :  Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday said the country’s youths want Narendra Modi to return as prime minister. Rawat, who has been campaigning in Rajasthan in support of BJP nominees in the Lok Sabha elections, said it was time the expectations of the young generation […]

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