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  • India likely to hold bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan 39 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message to the Pakistan government that India will hold structured bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan. An informal meeting between the two heads has, however, not been ruled out. On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that...
  • Opposition parties corner government on black money issue in Parliament, to be discussed today 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A day after the opposition stalled the proceedings of Parliament on the first working day of the winter session over the issue of black money, it will be taken up for discussion in both the Houses on Wednesday. The Trinamool Congress upped the ante on the black money and...
  • Has Modi's economic reform agenda hit a roadblock? 10 hours 46 minutes ago

    The first working day of winter session witnessed disruptions as the opposition tried to corner the government on the issue of black money. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which led the opposition's charge, got support from several other parties like the Samajwadi Party, JDU, Congress, and AAP -- all demanding that...
  • Battle for Jharkhand: Parties sniff victory in high voter turnout 11 hours 24 minutes ago

    Ranchi: In the Naxal-hit 13 constituencies of Jharkhand, people came out in large numbers to vote and the queues seen outside the polling booths had a good number of elderly and women voters. The first phase of Jharkhand elections was a key test for security forces. Even though 1,752 booths were...
  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections 11 hours 42 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is battling anti-incumbency factor and people's wrath in wake of the floods, is taking it easy in these Assembly elections. Talking to CNN-IBN on Tuesday, he said, "It is the easiest when nobody expects from you. The so-called experts have written of...
  • Rajnath lauds high voter turnout in Kashmir, Jharkhand 11 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said the huge voter turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assembly elections was a "positive sign" and people had defied the threat of militants and Maoists. He said he was happy to learn of the huge turnout in the first phase of...
  • J&K: Ignoring boycott call, freezing weather, over 70 pc voters come out in the first phase of polls 12 hours 7 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Despite a boycott call given by separatist leaders and chilly weather conditions, the first phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable voter turnout, setting a positive trend for the remaining four phases in the state. A massive security grid...
  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee 13 hours 8 minutes ago

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • Opposition parties stage protest in Parliament over black money; government seeks support 13 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The first working day of winter session witnessed disruptions as the opposition tried to corner the government on the issue of black money. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which led the opposition's charge, got support from several other parties like the Samajwadi Party, JDU, Congress, and AAP -- all...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K witnesses record 70 per cent voter turnout in first phase of polls 13 hours 19 minutes ago

    The first phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 70 per cent polling despite the boycott call given by separatist leaders. ...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif ready for talks, puts onus on India for resumption of dialogue 14 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India but it is up to India to re-start the negotiations which were called off "unilaterally" by it. "Cancellation of talks was New Delhi's unilateral decision," Sharif said after arriving in Kathmandu to attend...
  • Jammu & Kashmir records remarkable 70 per cent polling in first phase of Assembly elections 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The first phase of Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable 70 per cent polling. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath told reporters that there were no major incidents of violence reported in the state. "100 per cent flawless polls in Ist phase in Jammu and...
  • J&K polls: Enthusiastic voters come out to exercise their franchise 15 hours 56 minutes ago

    The first phase of Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable 70 per cent polling. ...
  • BJP MP Chandan Mitra confident of passing bills listed for winter session 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    Despite the ruckus, BJP MP Chandan Mitra, who is the head of the Select Committee on insurance, said that he was confident of passing bills listed for the winter session. Mitra said, "I am confident of finishing the work by the stipulated time. The demands of TMC leaders of not...
  • Modi, Nepalese PM to inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service 17 hours 29 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala will inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service, a new initiative by the two countries. In the past there have been private operators who have been operating these bus services between India and Kathmandu but for the first time it is happening...
  • Modi reaches Kathmandu for SAARC summit, to hold bilateral talks with Nepalese PM 17 hours 35 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kathmandu to attend the two-day SAARC summit. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the 18th SAARC summit which will begin on Wednesday. Modi has a jam-packed schedule as he will be flagging off the Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service. He will...
  • Modi government used black money issue to come to power: Mulayam 18 hours 27 minutes ago

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav also joined the Trinamool Congress on the issue of black money. He hit out at the Modi government saying, "The BJP government conspired to come to power using black money issue. It has not taken any action on the issue even after six months...
  • Government ready for discussion on black money issue: Venkaiah Naidu 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu said that the government was ready to discuss black money issue after it was cornered by the opposition in the House over the issue. Naidu said, "Just learnt opposition wants to discuss black money issue. We are ready for discussion. The government...
  • TMC questions Modi government on black money issue 19 hours 8 minutes ago

    The Trinamool Congress took on the Narendra Modi government on the issue of black money and was protesting outside Parliament holding black umbrellas. TMC MP Saugata Roy said, "PM Modi promised that black money will be brought back and every citizen will get Rs 15 lakh, where is that money....
  • Union Ministers Birender Singh, Suresh Prabhu file nominations for Rajya Sabha seats 19 hours 39 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, filed their nominations on Tuesday. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, ministers and all the BJP MLAs were present when the two filed their nomination before Returning Officer Sumit...
  • Government prepared for discussion on black money: BJP 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Facing opposition flak on the issue of black money, BJP on Tuesday sought to wriggle out of the situation by saying that it was ready for a discussion on it. "We are committed and sincere to bring back black money from abroad. Government is fully prepared for a discussion...
  • Congress will back opposition parties on black money issue: Ashwini Kumar 20 hours 38 minutes ago

    The Congress has also joined hands with opposition parties to take on the Narendra Modi over the issue of black money. Senior party leader Ashwini Kumar said, "We are with the opposition parties on the issue of black money. His government has done nothing in the last six months." ...
  • Congress signals it could back Modi's insurance reform plan 22 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The main opposition Congress party signalled on Monday it could support government legislation to liberalise the insurance industry, a long-delayed reform expected to help improve investor confidence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed in August to lift the cap on foreign investment in insurance ventures from 26 per cent to...
  • Opposition targets Centre on black money, TMC MPs with black umbrellas protest outside Parliament 22 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to be cornered in Parliament as opposition parties have joined hands to take on the government on the issue of black money. The Centre which was hoping of a productive session witnessed protests on the first working day of the winter...
  • Live: Congress running away from debate on black money, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 22 hours 55 minutes ago

    The winter session of Parliament will have its first working day on Tuesday as it was adjourned on Monday post obituary references. The Narendra Modi government which is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills is all set to face opposition over the Insurance Bill. After Trinamool Congress, BJP's...
  • Complaint filed against Bihar CM Manjhi for 'upper caste' remark 22 hours 58 minutes ago

    Chapra (Bihar): A complaint was filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in a court in Saran district, charging him with sowing discord in society by questioning the origin of upper caste people. In his complaint, filed in Chief Judicial Magistrate Radheshyam Shukla's court, advocate Rajkishore Giri charged Manjhi with...
  • Army Chief on visit to J&K to review security situation 23 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is undertaking a visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to review the security situation there as the first phase of polling goes underway. Suhag will begin his tour of the state from Srinagar. He is expected to be back in the national...
  • Developing relations with neighbours a key priority for India, says Modi before leaving for SAARC summit Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Kathmandu to attend the two-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Nepal on Tuesday. India is set to pitch for greater regional connectivity, people-to-people contact, and stronger cooperation on energy infrastructure development during the SAARC summit. Leaders from eight...
  • Hectic preparations underway for SAARC summit, PM Modi to reach Kathmandu by afternoon Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Hectic preparations are underway for the 18th SAARC summit in Nepal. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the two-day event which will begin on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon. India is set to pitch for greater regional connectivity, people-to-people contact, and...
  • Live: Voters pay no heed to boycott call, turn out in large numbers despite freezing cold Yesterday

    A total of 10,502,50 voters, including 5,00,539 women, will decide the fate of 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers among 123 candidates at 1,900 polling stations in 15 constituencies. ...