Politics

Taj built by blood, sweat of India’s sons, says Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Stating that his government would fulfill its duty towards conservation of the “important” monument, Adityanath announced that he would visit Agra on October 26 to review the development projects

PM Modi frames Gujarat assembly fight: Will be development versus dynasty

Describing the assembly elections as a fight between “vikasvaad” (development) of the BJP and “vanshvaad” (dynasty) of the Congress, Modi told a huge gathering of party ‘page pramukh’ tha

BJP MLA questions Taj Mahal’s place in history, says government will remove ‘blots’

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, was the one who was imprisoned till the end of his days by his son Aurangzeb.

PIL on political funding: SC issues notices to government, Election Commission

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Centre and the Election Commission on a PIL challenging the recent amendments made to various laws which allegedly have legitimised electoral corrupt

Shinzo Abe visit to expand defence, strategic ties between India, Japan

The Japanese leader will begin a two-day visit on Wednesday, during which he and Modi will hold the 12th India-Japan annual summit in Gandhinagar.

Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK factions merge, O Panneerselvam gets Deputyy CM post

AIADMK rebel faction leader and three-time chief minister O Panneerselvam was on Monday sworn in as deputy chief minister of Tamil Nadu, as part of the merger deal cobbled up by the warring groups of

James Mattis visit: Maritime security, drone deal on top of agenda

Common security threats, maritime security and fast-tracking of the acquisition of $2-bn ‘Guardian’ drone deal for the Indian Navy – the first for a non-NATO country – are on top of the agenda

Indian Navy looks for heavyweight torpedoes for submarines

The Indian Navy is issuing fresh ‘request for information’ (RFI) to five international companies for 150 heavyweight torpedoes for submarines at a cost of $300 million.

Supreme Court asks Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on August 23

The Supreme Court on Friday asked Karti Chidambaram, to appear before an investigating officer at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi on August 23 for questioning in a corruption case registered against

Tamil Nadu orders probe into J Jayalalithaa’s death

The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a judicial probe into the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Army to get US Apache attack helicopters as Arun Jaitley clears Rs 4,168 cr deal

The Indian Army, which had been pitching for a dedicated fleet of attack helicopters for a long time, finally got approval from the Defence Acquisition Council to get six Apache attack helicopters at

Not just Doklam, negotiating entire bilateral ties with China, says government

External affairs minister says China has huge economic stakes in India, the solution lies in diplomacy.

Supreme Court refuses to stay NOTA option in Rajya Sabha polls

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Election Commission's notification that allowed the exercise of NOTA option in the upcoming Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections scheduled to take place on A

Sikkim standoff: On eve of BRICS meet, China says no dialogue until India pulls back troops in Doklam

Ahead of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s visit to Beijing for the BRICS security meeting, China on Wednesday reiterated that no dialogue with India would be possible until the withdrawal of I

President Ram Nath Kovind speech: Each citizen a nation builder, need robust growth

We need to sculpt a robust, high growth economy, an educated, ethical and shared community, and an egalitarian society, as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi and Deendayal Upadhyaya ji

Madras High Court makes Vande Mataram must in schools, private and government offices

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that Vande Mataram should be sung in all schools and colleges across the state “at least once a week”, and in government and private offices “at least once

China to India: Pull out or we step up deployment

As Doval heads to BRICS NSAs meet, New Delhi says both sides must back down

Terror funding: Syed Ali Shah Geelani son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah among 7 held

Protesting the arrests, the separatist leadership called for a Kashmir bandh on Tuesday

Shankersinh Vaghela quits Congress, BJP reaches out despite leader saying will not join any party

Barely four months ahead of the assembly polls and weeks to go for elections to the Rajya Sabha, the Congress was dealt a big blow in Gujarat with veteran leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday announci

India, Israel now ‘strategic partners’

AS INDIA and Israel elevated their relationship to a “strategic partnership” on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the two countries live in complex geographies, and India has suffered f

Labour reforms: RSS-linked Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh blasts NITI Aayog for ‘dictating things’

The RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has lambasted the government think-tank Niti Aayog for “dictating things on labour issues in a unilateral way”, as if oblivious to the decades-old

Supreme Court sends Justice C S Karnan to 6 months in jail

For the first time in the history of Indian judiciary, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held controversial Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan guilty of contempt of court and judicial process, an

Pursue Naxals aggressively: Rajnath Singh to states; Nitish Kumar says do more, don’t throw ball to us

Even as Home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday called for an aggressive strategy to tackle Maoist violence and directed Maoist-hit states to “take ownership” of operations, Bihar chief minister Ni

Fodder scam: Setback for Lalu Yadav, Supreme Court restores conspiracy charge

Supreme Court restores conspiracy charge, orders trial in related cases

Negotiable Instruments Act may soon be amended

The government is planning to bring amendment to the Negotiable Instruments Act (NIA) in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament in a push for a less-cash economy, and a draft Bill in this regard i

Jawans’ mutilation: Pakistan students on 5-day ‘peace’ visit sent back

New Delhi on Wednesday said there was “sufficient evidence” of the Pakistan Army’s involvement in the attack, and that the “trail of blood” showed that the “killers returned across the Lin

India’s trade ties with LatAm set to get a boost

Officials from the MEA and ministry of commerce will visit Lima, Peru, in July for negotiations on a comprehensive trade pact.

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