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  • Protests against 'bias' in UPSC Civil Services exam intensifies, rocks Parliament 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that no aspirant will discriminated against on the basis of language. However, MPs from Bihar...
  • Modi raises contentious issues with China, accepts invite for APEC meet 6 days ago

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brazil. Modi raised the contentious border issue in the 80-minute long meeting and also accepted an invitation to attend the APEC meet in China in November. Modi said, "This meeting holds a...
  • Polavaram issue sparks protest in Odisha Assembly July 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The controversial Polavaram dam issue sparked protests inside and outside Odisha assembly on Monday with ruling BJD MLAs disrupting house proceedings and their party colleagues organising a 12-hour 'hartal' in four southern districts. The treasury bench members demanding cancellation of the dam project, the bill on which had been passed...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en route...
  • Flag public issues to get ticket: Congress leadership to MLA aspirants in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to make the party's Delhi unit fighting fit for next assembly polls, the Congress leadership on Saturday held consultations with 63 Congress leaders from the state who had fought the last assembly election in which it faced a severe drubbing. In the meeting chaired by party general secretary...
  • MHA seeks report from Karnataka government on Kumaraswamy CD issue July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday sought a report from the Karnataka government on JDS leader and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy shown by a CD discussing about cash-for-seat with the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant. "We have sought a detailed report from the state government about the incident,"...
  • Jayalalithaa says Karunanidhi is 'jealous' of AIADMK's growing clout July 7, 2014

    Chennai: Coming down heavily on DMK president Karunanidhi for his "wrong" statements on river water issues, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the 90-year-old leader was "jealous" of her party's growing clout. "Karunanidhi is giving wrong statements (on river water issues including Mullaiperiyar) as he is unable to...
  • Meeting on July 11 to discuss nurses rehabilitation issue July 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday informed the assembly that a meeting would be held on July 11 to discuss issues related to rehabilitation of 46 Keralite nurses, who returned after being stranded in violence hit region in Iraq. The nurses and the institutions that had offered jobs to...
  • India, Nepal to discuss security concerns, military supplies July 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal will discuss bilateral security concerns and defence cooperation, including the supply of military equipment to Nepalese army, during a two-day meeting of top officials beginning here on Sunday. A 13-member delegation from India led by Joint Secretary North at the Ministry of External Affairs Abhay Thakur is...
  • Jaya slams Karunanidhi for poser on inter-state river issues June 28, 2014

    Chennai: Hitting back at arch rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his posers on inter-state water issues, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused him of betrayal of Tamil Nadu's interest when his party was part of UPA and questioned his locus standi to talk on state's rights. Joining issue...
  • Dharmendra Pradhan slams Odisha Government over Chariot climbing issue June 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government should have gracefully accepted the advice of Puri Shankaracharya banning climbing of the chariots by devotees during Lord Jagannath's rath yatra instead of confronting on the matter, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said. "Instead of taking a confrontation course towards Jagadguru Sankaracharaya on issue of devotees...
  • Karunanidhi urges Modi to constitute Cauvery Management Board June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Days after the ruling AIADMK turned down his demand for an all-party meeting for a discussion on constituting Cauvery Management Board (CMB), DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute the CMB, saying there was no legal bar to do so. In a letter to...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan to meet PM Modi on price rise issues today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to discuss about food prices and sugarcane arrears, among other issues. "The meeting is scheduled in the evening. The Food Minister will brief the Prime Minister about prevailing food price situation, concerns about sugarcane...
  • TweetDeck services restored after security breach June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After temporarily taking down its services to assess a security flaw, TweetDeck says it has now fixed the issue that plagued the app Wednesday morning. The company has now "turned TweetDeck services back on for all users". A tweet containing a snippet of computer code propagated itself through...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to Modi on fishermen issue, demands strict action June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues her opposition to the Sri Lankan government. She wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday demanding action against the Mahinda Rajapaksa government for capturing 82 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seizing 18 boats. She said that India must deal decisively...
  • Delhi bureaucrats to take lessons from Gujarat on power, Yamuna issues June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government is interested in learning from Gujarat model of development to address the issues of power and Yamuna cleaning in the national capital. A team of Delhi government officials will be going to Gujarat on Thursday to study the state's solar model of power and the Sabarmati...
  • All issues will be discussed within the party: Prakash Karat June 3, 2014

    Amidst a strong demand within the party for leadership change in the wake of its electoral rout, CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Tuesday said the questions raised over the party's political line will be discussed in its next Central Committee meeting. He, however, noted that any decision taken in haste...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan, ministers to meet PM to discuss issues in MP May 28, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet ministers have planned to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss various development issues in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the state secretariat in Bhopal on Tuesday. The meeting, chaired by Chouhan, was attended by...
  • Utilise Lankan President visit to solve Tamils issue: CPM to Centre May 25, 2014

    Amid strong opposition from all quarters to Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi's invite to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in, CPM on Sunday said the Centre should utilise this occasion for resolving the Lankan Tamils issue. "There has been no investigation into the alleged human rights violations during the...
  • Committed to J&K's development and peace with Pakistan: Gadkari May 9, 2014

    BJP on Friday said it is committed to peace, prosperity and development in Jammu and Kashmir and wants peaceful relations with Pakistan after it comes to power at the Centre. "We are committed to peace, progress and prosperity here. We want peace even with the neighbouring country (Pakistan)," BJP leader Nitin...
  • China, India discuss PLA incursions, CBMs during border talks April 30, 2014

    Beijing: China and India on Wednesday concluded their working mechanism border talks during which they discussed recent incursions by Chinese troops in the western sector, implementation of the boundary pact and additional confidence building measures. The two sides also explored an alternate route for the Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra during the 6th meeting...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Saradha scam emerges as major issue in West Bengal April 22, 2014

    The multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam has emerged as a major poll plank in the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal with major political parties like the Congress, BJP and CPM training their guns against the ruling Trinamool Congress. With the CPM demanding a CBI probe into the scam that defrauded lakhs...
  • I have not politicised Rajiv Gandhi convicts' release issue: Karunanidhi April 21, 2014

    DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday asserted he has not politicised the issue of release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case but insisted that his poser to the Chief Justice of India was to indicate that "judges should not politicise" such issues. "Everyone knows that DMK had made...
  • Mirwaiz downplays Geelani's claim of meeting emissaries sent by Modi April 19, 2014

    A major rift within Kashmiri separatists after hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sent emissaries to discuss a possible resolution to Kashmir. The BJP rubbished the claims but the stronger protest came from other separatists who lashed out at Geelani, calling him a...
  • Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue April 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday rejected Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claim that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two Kashmiri Pandits who sought help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz said Geelani's remarks has tarnished the image of moderate leaders in the...
  • Sony warns of battery issue in some Vaio laptops, says its non-removable battery pack could overheat April 12, 2014

    New York: Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its Vaio laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The company says it's in the process of creating a program to repair or replace the computers, or will refund their purchase...
  • J&K: Rahul rakes up Modi marriage issue to attack him April 11, 2014

    Doda (J&K): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday raked up the issue of Narendra Modi's marriage to attack the party, saying while the BJP made claims of ensuring safety of women, it took several elections for its prime ministerial candidate to mention the name of his wife in the...
  • Nawaz Sharif meets China's PM Li Keqiang April 10, 2014

    Beijing: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and discussed global and regional issues of mutual interest. Sharif met Li on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan province. Pakistan Premier arrived in China on Wednesday, his second visit after he took...
  • Mirwaiz hopes new MPs will act together to resolve Kashmir issue April 8, 2014

    Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Tuesday expressed hope that those who will be elected to Parliament after the Lok Sabha polls will "act in greater unison to move forward towards resolving the Kashmir issue". "There is already a broad political consensus in Jammu and Kashmir and in Pakistan that...
  • PCB to discuss ICC governance issue in MC meeting on Monday March 28, 2014

    Karachi: The Managing Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will meet in Lahore on Monday to take a final decision on ICC governance issue that put India, England and Australia in control of the world game. A highly placed source in the PCB told PTI that in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka...