Surprised by Akal Takht ‘volte-face’: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh said that he was surprised by the "volte-face" by the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs, after it recently annulled its edict pardoning h

Time up for 60-plus leaders in Congress: Jairam Ramesh

Rahul Gandhi would bring with him a new team for Congress when he takes over as its President by March next year or even earlier, senior leader Jairam Ramesh said, indicating that leaders above the ag

Shatrughan Sinha denies he is ‘sulking’; says will attend saffron meets when invited

Actor-turned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha, who is courting controversies due to his series of recent statements, has denied that he was "sulking" while stating that he would only a

Savarkar didn’t think cow was sacred: Sharad Pawar reminds Hindutva votaries

Against the backdrop of controversy over beef ban and the recent incident of lynching at Dadri, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said that the Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar didn't hold c

Congress targets BJP, says ‘our culture doesn’t permit us to ignore seniors’

The Congress Party on Sunday downplayed senior leader Jairam Ramesh's remark that time is up for leaders over 60 years of age, saying it is not the grand old party's culture unlike the Bharatiya Janat

Nitish Kumar bothered only for ‘chair’ not shortage of pulses, says Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday said Nitish Kumar-led Bihar Government is not bothered about the welfare of the people, as the government is not doing anything to contain rising

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana returns Sahitya Akademi award

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana on Sunday joined the growing protests by litterateurs over "rising intolerance" and "communal" atmosphere in the country by returning his Sahitya Akademi award.

$2 photo of ‘Billy the Kid’ from 1878 to fetch $5 million in US!

A rare photo of folk hero and Western outlaw 'Billy the Kid' is expected to fetch a whopping $5 million for a lucky California collector who got the snap five years ago for just $2.

Citing Arun Jaitley’s remark on NJAC, Arvind Kejriwal says end tyranny of unelected in Delhi

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today latched onto Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks over Supreme Court verdict on NJAC to fire his latest salvo at the Centre...

NJAC SC verdict: Democracy cannot be ‘tyranny of the unelected’, says Arun Jaitley

In unusually strong remarks over the Supreme Court's reasoning for striking down the NJAC Act, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said Indian democracy cannot be a "tyranny of the unelected"...

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi hits back at Arvind Kejriwal over ‘jungle raj’ remarks

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi today took on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his "jungle raj" comments describing it as an attempt at "political positioning" which deserves "no importance".

Panchjanya not RSS mouthpiece: Manmohan Vaidya

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya on Sunday refused to accept Panchjanya as the organisation's mouthpiece, saying the Sangh has made its stand very clea

Supreme Court’s NJAC judgement ignores larger constitutional structure, claims Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the Supreme Court's decision to quash the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) was a setback to parliamentary sovereignty, as it "ignores

Bihari or ‘bahari’: Nitish Kumar asks voters

Mounting pressure on Narendra Modi to withdraw his DNA barb, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday asked the people whether they would like a Bihari or a 'bahari' to rule the state and scale it to new

Hardik Patel detained before Rajkot ODI

The Rajkot police on Sunday detained Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel as he was protesting outside the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium before the start of the third ODI

RSS attempting to polarise people on cow issue: Congress

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday voiced his apprehension over Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) mouthpiece Panchjanya's defence of the Dadri lynching incident and said that it was an attempt

Union minister downplays RSS article, blames Mulayam Singh Yadav for Dadri incident

Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday downplayed the article published in RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya and held Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yada

Nangloi minor rape case: Two ‘juveniles’ arrested

The Delhi Police arrested two juveniles on Saturday late at night, who are the accused in the horrific Nangloi rape case, where a two-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped.

UK-based feminists write to Narendra Modi over violence against women

Several prominent women's organisations and women academics in the UK have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Jammu and Kashmir: Omar Abdullah questions foundation stone laying ceremony by Smriti Irani

Raising questions over the foundation stone laying ceremony of Central University Kashmir to be carried out by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chi

Amit Shah ‘reprimands’ BJP ‘motormouths’ over controversial remarks

Facing attack from outside and growing unease within, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah today "reprimanded" several top party leaders who had made controversial comments on the Dadri lynchi

Arvind Kejriwal doing ‘cheap politics’ on rape issue: Prashant Bhushan

Expelled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan today accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of "double standards" and playing "cheap politics" over the gang rape of two minor girls in Delhi.

Prashant Bhushan hits out at Sangh Parivar for attacks on minorities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi can say goodbye to his 'Make in India' programme if he proposes to unleash "agenda of chaos and disorder" in the country, Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan today said.

BJP must stop formality, arrive at substantive step: Congress

The Congress Party on Sunday alleged Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah's move to summon party leaders over their recent controversial statements was a drama and not aimed at arriving at any s

Quota stir: Hardik Patel detained in Rajkot

Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel was today detained by police while he was on his way to Khandheri Cricket Stadium in the city ahead of the India-South Africa One day international (ODI) matc

Uttar Pradesh pandals adorn social messages, ‘Selfie with Ma Durga’

As Uttar Pradesh gears up for the Durga Pooja, the various pooja committees here have decided to celebrate the occasion with religious fervor coupled with social awareness messages.

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