KCR Meets Mamata For Beginning Of Federal Front

New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee here on Monday and discussed the formation of a federal front to take on the BJP and the Congress in the 2019 general election

Talking to reporters after the meeting at the State Secretariat, Rao, the chief of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, said that the country needed an alternative agenda and an alternative political force

"The country needs something good...What will happen if the BJP goes and the Congress comes? Will it do any wonders? We are in talks with like-minded parties," he said, emerging from his meeting with Banerjee who heads the Trinamool Congress


267 Schools In Delhi Running Sans Fire Safety Certificate: Sisodia

New Delhi: As many as 267 schools, including government and state-aided schools, do not have fire safety certificate in the national capital, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told the Delhi Assembly today.

Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, said that 162 city-run schools and 105 government-aided schools do not have fire safety certificates.

The revelation poses a question about the safety of students studying in the government and government aided-schools in the city.

In a written reply to a question asked by AAP MLA Pawan Sharma, Sisodia told the House that out of the 105 government-aided schools, 88 have applied for fire safety certificate.


VK Sasikala's Husband Passes Away At 75

New Delhi: Jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala's husband Natarajan Maruthappa passed away on Tuesday at around 1.35 am at the Gleneagles Global hospital in Chennai.

According to the death certificate, the 75-year-old died due to multiple-organ failure.

Shanmuga Priyan, Chief Operation Officer, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, released a statement, saying that every possible attempt was made to sustain his revival. However, despite their best efforts, he was unable to recover.


TADA Court Extends Dawood’s Aide’s CBI Custody Till Mar 28

New Delhi: A TADA Court in Mumbai on Monday extended the CBI custody of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's aide Farooq Takla till March 28. 

The CBI had prayed for his custody to verify the statements Takla made during the interrogation. The agency also claimed that Takla was not cooperating in the probe.

Takla, an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, had earlier been remanded to CBI's custody till today. 


Two-day Ministerial Meeting Of World Trade Organisation Begins In New Delhi Today

New Delhi: Representatives from 50 countries will gather in New Delhi today for a two-day informal World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting. The meeting will provide an opportunity to engage in free and frank discussions with the hope that it will lead to political guidance on some major issues.

In the absence of Ministerial guidance at the Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC 11) that took place in December last year in Buenos Aires, it is hoped that the meeting in New Delhi will provide an opportunity for ministers to explore in greater detail options on different issues for re-invigorating the WTO.