March 5, 2018

Conrad Sangma to swear in as the next CM of Meghalaya on March 6

Bhupen Goswami GUWAHATI :The Meghalaya election results are yet another proof that the people of the state wanted a non-Congress Government. Reportedly, National People’s Party (NPP) leader Conrad Sangma will be swearing in as the next Chief Minister of Meghalaya on March 6. Governor Ganga Prasad has invited Sangma to form a new Government in the state said Union minister and senior BJP leader K J Alphons. Sangma enjoys the


Bhupen Goswami GUWAHATI :Chief Minister T R Zeliang, whose NPF emerged as the single largest party with 26 seats in the Assembly poll results Saturday, is learnt to be hoping that the BJP, with which he had an alliance until recently, may side with him.NDPP leader Neiphiu Rio staked claim to form the Government in the state claiming that the alliance has the majority on March 4. The newly elected


Bhupen Goswami GUWAHATI: BJP’s strategically designed campaign to have a Congress free Northeast seems to be proceeding in the right direction. The massive victory in Tripura has already been established as a historic feat and at the same time BJP has been an integral part in the victories of Meghalaya and Nagaland which has led it to a step closer in grabbing northeast in its cusp. The formation of a

Realty major Unitech asked to list assets

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered real estate Company, Unitech, to file a detailed affidavit with respect to their assets in India and abroad. Its jailed promoter, Sanjay Chandra, had knocked the doors of the apex court seeking bail in the case. A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, asked the realty major to file a


Continuing its attack on the NDA government on the various bank scams, the Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should make a statement in Parliament on the steps being taken to bring the accused in these frauds back to India. Talking to reporters here, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Deputy leader of the Congress Anand Sharma said, ‘Congress members had given notice


Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today thundered that ‘ if their target is Bengal, our target is Red Fort. ‘Inaugurating a slew of projects for Purulia district during a public programme, she said, ‘ Bengal never bowed her head before anyone. Bengal always leads the way. Let them catch up with us and then talk. It is a crime to pit people against each other. Inciting religious riots, creating divisions is


BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who retires from Rajya Sabha on April 2, will seek re-election to the Upper House from Uttar Pradesh and not Gujarat, sources said. Mr Jaitley is Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat. He is the Leader of the House. However, with its reduced Assembly strength in Gujarat (99), the BJP is in a position to win back only two of the four vacancies being


The BJP on Monday sought to puncture the allegations leveled against BJP over Nirav Modi and PNB scam and raised the bogey of another diamond merchant Jatin Mehta and said this businessman had fled India in 2012 during the UPA rule “after CBI had closed its files”. “Baat niklegi toh phir dur talak jaegi (If things start coming out, it will go far off),” BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi


Mounting an onslaught against Government over Punjab National Bank fraud case, the Opposition on Monday repeatedly stormed into the Well and forced the Rajya Sabha to adjourn for the day. As soon as the House re-assembled post lunch after two adjournments, the Congress-led Opposition raised a ruckus, demanding to bring back jeweller Nirav Modi who is the main accused in the Rs 12,600 crore PNB scam. On Opposition demand, the