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PM Narendra Modi does not like socialism, democracy, says DMK chief M K Stalin

DMK chief M K Stalin lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday, saying he did not like socialism, democracy and secularism and also took potshots at his foreign trips, describing him as the

How Centre defended Rafale deal in Supreme Court: Key takeaways from today’s hearing

The hearing came after the Centre last week submitted its report on how the decision to procure 36 fighter jets from France was made in 2016.

US President Donald Trump praises ‘incredible’ role played by Indian-Americans in his admin

US President Donald Trump, who has appointed more than two dozen Indian-Americans to senior positions since he assumed office in 2017, has praised them for their "incredible" performance in his admini

India, Russia support Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process, says Deputy NSA Pankaj Saran

India and Russia support the Afghan government's efforts towards the realisation of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, Deputy National Security Adviser Pankaj Saran said Wednesday.

Congress can’t gain political mileage by demonising RSS: Seshadri Chari

Reacting to the ban promised by the Congress in its election manifesto for Madhya Pradesh, the RSS veteran says Sangh does not need the patronage of any government to carry on its activities

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: 6 injured as Maoists blow up truck ferrying security men after poll duty

Five security personnel returning from election duty and a civilian were injured when Maoists blew up a truck with an IED in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Wednesday, a senior police official said

Rafale deal: SC reserves order on pleas seeking court monitored probe

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on pleas seeking court monitored probe in procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.

East Asia Summit 2018: PM Narendra Modi meets Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison held talks Wednesday and discussed ways to further deepen the bilateral ties, including in areas of trade, defence and securi

West Bengal CM Mamata Benerjee slams Centre for delay in clearing proposal to rename the state

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the Centre on Wednesday for allegedly dragging its feet in clearing a proposal to rename West Bengal to "Bangla", a proposal unanimously passed by the state asse

Punjab govt fined Rs 50 crore by NGT over pollution in Beas, Satluj

The pollution came to light after some aquatic animals including dead fish were found floating due to a molasses spill in Beas from a sugar mill in Gurdaspur district.

Odisha to provide free smartphones to 6 lakh women Self Help Groups

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced to provide smartphones to six lakh women Self Help Groups (SHGs) free of cost under Mission Shakti programme.

WATCH: Denied more wine, drunk Irish passenger creates ruckus on board Air India Mumbai-London flight

An Irish woman allegedly lost control and started abusing the crew on a London-bound Air India flight after she was denied more wine. The passenger was reportedly travelling business class on a flight

INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala expels son Ajay Chautala as family fued grows

Taking a strong stance on the growing family feud within the INLD, party supremo Om Prakash Chautala expelled his elder son Ajay Singh Chautala from the primary membership of the party for "anti-party

AIADMK unveils new Amma statue following criticism that earlier one did not resemble former CM

The ruling AIADMK unveiled a new statue of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa at its headquarters here Wednesday, months after the earlier one was criticised for not resembling the former party supr

Setback for BJP as Rajasthan MP from Dausa joins Congress days ahead of state polls

Rajasthan election: Interestingly, Meena served as DGP of Rajasthan from March 2009 to December 2013 when Gehlot was the Chief Minister.

Donald Trump names Indian-American Neomi Rao to prestigious judgeship

US President Donald Trump has announced that he is nominating an Indian-American woman, Neomi Rao, to the senior judgeship that was vacated by Brett Kavanaugh when he was elevated to the Supreme Court

Sabarimala Review Petition Hearing: Legal implications for pilgrims and the state

Sabarimala Review Petition Hearing: Speaking to FE Online, Mr. N. Venkataraman, Senior Advocate, said, "This is a historic order by the Supreme Court.

Donald Trump celebrates Diwali at White House, says US, India can be “bulwark” for freedom, prosperity and peace

Donald Trump on Tuesday said US' relationship with India can act as a "bulwark" for freedom, prosperity and peace as he celebrated Diwali in the White House along with eminent Indian-Americans.

Delhi Air Quality Index Today: Slight drop in pollution level after overnight showers

Delhi's air quality was recorded in the "very poor" category Wednesday after overnight drizzles led to a slight drop in pollution level in the national capital, authorities said.

To honour Jawaharlal Nehru, must rededicate ourselves to freedom, democracy, secularism, socialism, says Rahul Gandhi

On Jawaharlal Nehru's 129th birth anniversary, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said the best way to honour the country's first prime minister was by rededicating ourselves to freedom, democr

Rafale row: BJP uses Dassault CEO interview to target Congress, says Rahul Gandhi’s lies exposed

BJP spokesperson has said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi has turned into a brazen and shameless politician. The reaction comes in the backdrop of Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier's claim that

ULFA pro-talk faction threatens ‘armed revolution’ in Assam if citizenship bill passed

The pro-talk ULFA claimed that following the Tinsukia killings, the arrest of its senior leaders Jiten Dutta and Mrinal Hazarika "without any proof" will further create divide and disturbance in the s

Delhi HC dismisses Daati Maharaj’s plea for review of its decision transferring rape probe to CBI

The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj's plea for review of its decision transferring the probe in the rape case against him to the Central Bureau of Investigation

Three Indian-origin persons sentenced for USD 9.3million mortgage fraud scheme

Three Indian-origin persons, including a woman, in California have been sentenced for crimes relating to their involvement in a USD 9.3 million mortgage fraud scheme.

Jawaharlal Nehru Birth anniversary: President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi pay tributes

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday paid tributes to India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversa

Chhath Puja 2018: Muslims clean, wash roads leading to Ganga ghat for Hindu devotees in West Bengal

Chhath Puja 2018: The exemplary incident took place on Tuesday at Titagarh in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

Delhi weather today: Rainy Wednesday morning in NCR, more downpour expected

It was a rainy morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 17.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above season's average.

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