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  • Sonia Gandhi arrives for Congress meet, finds no other leader present 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There was some confusion at the Congress Parliamentary Affairs Committee meeting following which it had to be cancelled. Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrived at the meeting only to find no other Congress leaders present. The meeting had to be cancelled owing to miscommunication. Sonia Gandhi arrived for the meeting...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task. "We...
  • UP: Section 144 imposed in Moradabad ahead of VHP plan of Jal Abhishek Kanth temple 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of Vishwa Hindu Parishad's plan of 'Jal Abhishek' at a temple in Kanth area of Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, Section 144 has been imposed in the area from Friday. District Magistrate Deepak Agarwal said that Section 144 will be imposed in Moradabad till August 4. Agarwal said,...
  • Government asks UPSC aspirants to withdraw agitation over language bias 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said that the issuing of admit cards for the preliminary examinations should...
  • Sushma to visit Nepal to revive Joint Commission after 23 years 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will head to Nepal on Friday to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two neighbours and to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country. Swaraj will reach Nepal on Friday evening for a three-day official visit at...
  • Decision on gas pricing will be taken after consulting stakeholders: Government 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Oil and Gas Minister Dharmender Pradhan, in an interview to ETV, has said that a decision will be taken on gas pricing at the right time after consulting all stakeholders. He said that the government will soon take a decision keeping in mind what's good for the country and it...
  • Maharashtra Congress talks tough on poll pact with NCP 12 hours 19 minutes ago

    Pune: In an apparent hard posturing over seat adjustment with NCP for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the Congress on Thursday said that the 15-year-old alliance will continue only if a decision on the issue is taken without compromising its "self-respect". Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan asserted the...
  • PM Narendra Modi to visit Nepal on August 3-4 12 hours 32 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal on August 3 on a two-day official trip, the first Indian premier to tour the country after a gap of nearly 18 years. "Indian Prime Minister will visit Nepal from August 3 to 4 at the invitation of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and...
  • Is this the beginning of a majoritarian regime? 13 hours 6 minutes ago

    Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. ...
  • Why should Shiv Sena apologize, asks party MP Kripal Tamhane 13 hours 44 minutes ago

    Speaking on the shocking incident that took place in Maharashtra Sadan on Wednesday where Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forced a Muslim caterer to break his Ramzan fast, fellow party MP Kripal Tamhane asked why the party should apologize over the incident. ...
  • BJP distances itself from party leader's statement on Sania Mirza 13 hours 53 minutes ago

    Sani Mirza is India's pride in the world sporting circuit, ranked number 5 in doubles in international tennis. Yet, BJP MLA from Telangana K Laxman called Sania an outsider and said that she is worthy of being Telangana's brand ambassador. After furore over the remark, BJP has distanced itself from...
  • Coalgate: CBI registers 2 fresh cases 15 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday registered two fresh cases in coal blocks allocation scam against two firms in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh following a direction from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). CBI had earlier decided to close the case against these two companies but on orders from the Supreme Court, the...
  • Need to be vigilant as NDA in disinvestment mode: Congress 15 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi-led government signalling its intention to hasten disinvestment, Congress on Thursday said that they should be extremely vigilant while claiming that there was "undervaluation" and execution of "sweetheart deals" during the earlier NDA dispensation. "Part-time Finance Minister and part-time Defence Minister has set large disinvestment targets to...
  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action 15 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Taking a grim view of complaints regarding poor upkeep of newly-modernised Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday warned of action against officials showing laxity in work and gave them two weeks to spruce up the airport. At a meeting here to review the situation, Raju...
  • Chennai court to hear tax case against CM Jaya on August 7 15 hours 37 minutes ago

    Chennai: A court on adjourned the income tax return cases against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to August 7. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy allowed the petitions of Jayalalithaa and Sasikala seeking adjournment citing pendency of their plea for compounding the alleged offences against them...
  • Gujarat can install gates on dam but can't close them: Centre 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: In a U-turn after protests by environmental activists against allowing Gujarat to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Centre told the Gujarat government that it may construct gates on the dam, but may not close them, official sources said on Thursday. On June 12, the newly-elected Narendra...
  • Karnataka CM clarifies his remark 15 hours 47 minutes ago

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been forced to clarify his insensitive comment on being questioned about the rape of a six-year-old in a top Bangalore school. He had lost his cool and asked reporters if the Bangalore rape was the only news they had. ...
  • BJP opposes Sania honour: Are we insulting our champions? 16 hours 27 minutes ago

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. CNN-IBN takes...
  • If everyone supports Modi, India will become a Hindu nation: Goa minister 13 hours 8 minutes ago

    Panaji: Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. He made the statement on the floor of the Assembly on Thursday....
  • Politicians vs Sania: Has Sania Mirza been insulted by our political class? 16 hours 32 minutes ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MP K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania as the daughter-in-law of Pakistan. ...
  • Remarks against Sania made to get cheap publicity: Ashwini Nachappa 16 hours 55 minutes ago

    Indian athlete Ashwini Nachappa said that Sania Mirza is an Indian citizen and she is an Arjuna and Padma Shri Awardee. The remarks against her are an insult to her achievements. ...
  • Maharashtra Sadan row: Uddhav demands dismissal of Resident Commissioner 17 hours 29 minutes ago

    Nashik: Shiv Sena president Udhhav Thackeray has demanded dismissal of Resident Commissioner of New Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, Bipin Malik, with immediate effect for allegedly providing poor quality services and food to the state's MPs. "He should be sacked from his present post. It is is a cheap ploy to...
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 17 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 18 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • BJP leader K Laxman calls Sania Mirza "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan 20 hours 26 minutes ago

    Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Thursday opposed the state government's decision to appoint tennis icon Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan. ...
  • Sania Mirza is daughter of India, says Renuka Choudhary 20 hours 41 minutes ago

    Senior Congress leader Renuka Choudhary came out strongly in support of tennis star Sania Mirza. She said, "Sania Mirza is our daughter. She is a sportswomen. What is the issue." The remarks came in the backdrop BJP leaders opposing Sania's appointment as Telangana brand ambassador. ...
  • Omar Abdullah on Shiv Sena MPs: Hooliganism is not expected of MPs 20 hours 51 minutes ago

    This public dining space, which was the centre of this entire controversy where the Shiv Sena men were seen in the video engaging in hooliganism continues to remain shut. Omar Abdullah clearly says that he despises such behaviour. The MPs are chosen by the people, and it is the responsibility...
  • I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life, says Sania Mirza 21 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday broke her silence on the controversy over her appointment as the brand ambassador of newly carved state Telangana. Sania said that she is an Indian and will remain so until the end of her life. She said, "I am married to Shoaib...
  • Force-feeding row: Government says it will respond by tomorrow 22 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will respond on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim after ascertaining full facts by Friday. The Congress, Samajwadi Party and Left members raised the issue when Rajya Sabha met for the day saying 24 hours have passed since the...
  • Leaders come out in support of Sania Mirza as BJP targets her 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of newly carved state of Telangana has stirred a controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party leaders questioning her loyalty towards India. Telangana BJP MLA K Laxman raised the matter in the Assembly and called Sania the daughter-in-law of...