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Demonetisation: Arun Jaitley dials Nitish Kumar, Naveen Patnaik, Chandrababu Naidu for cashless economy booster shot

In a bid to defuse the Opposition protests over the demonetisation and counter reports of distress, the Centre is reaching out to Chief Ministers to include them in a sub-committee to assess the publi

Demonetisation effect: Opposition to hold protest day on Nov 28; Rahul Gandhi says voice of poor driving protest

Barring the BJD, the entire Opposition — from the Congress to arch rivals SP and BSP, AIADMK and DMK, and Left and TMC — came together on Wednesday for a joint protest outside the House over the c

To break demonetisation deadlock in Parl, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley to meet Oppn leaders

Under Opposition fire ever since it demonetised notes of higher denomination, the government Wednesday reached out to rivals, seeking a discussion to end the deadlock in Parliament where protests have

Opposition wants PM Narendra Modi to explain, govt holds firm

With the Opposition stepping up the heat against the demonetisation drive, leading to disruptions in both Houses of Parliament, the Government prepared to weather the storm at least till the beginning

Even as Donald Trump eases into White House, Ashton Carter’s meet with Manohar Parrikar stays unchanged

US secretary of defence Ashton Carter’s scheduled visit to India in the second week of December remains unchanged amid the transition from the Obama administration to the newly-elected Trump governm

Sutlej Yamuna Link canal: SC strikes down Punjab legislation

In a huge blow to the Punjab government, the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the government’s 2004 order quashing water sharing agreement with neighbouring states.

PM Narendra Modi to focus on railways, defence during Japan visit

The two countries are also looking to sign a bilateral nuclear cooperation pact during the visit

32 Indian peacekeepers injured in Congo

Blast occurred while soldiers were exercising

Congress set to anoint Rahul Gandhi as chief, but Karan Singh puts stop to move, wants graceful exit for Sonia

Sources said some members wanted the CWC to immediately pass a resolution anointing Rahul as party chief. But senior CWC member Karan Singh intervened and said the transition should be done in a ‘gr

NDTV India ban: Channel says content control can’t be in executive’s hands

NDTV has challenged the constitutional validity of the government order, saying the content control can’t be in the hands of the executive

India beats US in smartphone connections; likely to hit 670 million by 2020

India has overtaken the US in smartphone connections and is second to China, said Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA). The country is expected to grow its unique mobile subscriber base to approx

What will be on UK PM Theresa May agenda on Indian visit? Find out here

Strengthening partnership, anti-terror tactics, climate change, trade ties and joint ventures in the defence sector will be topping the agenda of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to India

BJP leader and former Karnataka CM, B S Yeddyurappa acquitted in corruption case

A special CBI court in Bengaluru on Wednesday acquitted the BJP’s Karnataka president B S Yeddyurappa of charges of corruption, cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery in an alleged R40-crore mini

Samajwadi Party row: Shivpal challenges Akhilesh Yadav again, expels minister

Deepening the crisis in the ruling Samajwadi Party in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, state party president Shivpal Yadav, engaged in a bitter power tussle with nephew Akhilesh Yad

Ease of doing biz: Govt to communicate reforms to states aggressively

A day after the World Bank said India barely improved its ranking on the ease of doing business, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said her ministry will engage states eve

Varun Gandhi honey-trapped says arms dealer, sends letter to PM Narendra Modi

A former partner of arms dealer Abhishek Verma, in a letter to the Prime Minister, has alleged that BJP MP Varun Gandhi was “honey trapped and compromised” into leaking information about defence m

Rahul Gandhi ‘failures’ led Rita Bahugana to cross over to BJP; Amit Shah welcomes her personally

Former Uttar Pradesh Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi joined the BJP Thursday and slammed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for being “unresponsive”.

Set back for Arvind Kejriwal, HC gives thumbs up to Arun Jaitley in criminal defamation case

In a jolt to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi High Court dismissed his plea to stay a trial court proceeding in a criminal defamation case against him and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AA

Triple talaq: Uniform civil code drives AIMPLB to fury, says govt ‘creating discord’

Interpreting the Centre’s stand in the Supreme Court against the practice of triple talaq as a “conspiracy” to implement a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Muslim organisations, led by the All India Mu

No surgical strikes carried out in past: Manohar Parrikar

Maintaining that no surgical strikes were conducted in the past and the credit for the September 29 strikes in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir should go to the Indian Army and citizens of the country, d

Kashmir attack: Gunfight erupts in Pampore; 1 soldier injured

Security personnel have been trading gunfire with militants, holed up inside a hostel complex in Pampore which was the scene of an earlier gunbattle in February this year, since Monday morning. At lea

Special Forces involved in surgical strikes used ‘old generation’ weapons

The Special Forces (SF) operatives, who took part in the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) to destroy seven terrorist launch pads 11 days ago, used weapons that should have been...

Surgical strikes: Eyewitnesses in PoK describe what really happened during Army strike

Their accounts corroborate India’s claims that it carried out strikes against terror launch pads — a claim Pakistan has denied, saying, instead, that its military’s forward positions were target

Surgical strikes: Humiliated Pakistan army targets India in Jammu and Kashmir

Hotting up the Line of Control, Pakistani troops once again violated the ceasefire Tuesday, raining mortar shells and firing at Indian positions at four places in the Naushera and Akhnoor sectors of R

PM Narendra Modi breaks tradition, to celebrate Dussehra in Lucknow

Breaking away from tradition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fire the arrow at Ravan’s effigy at the Aishbagh Ramlila Ground here in Lucknow instead of the Ramlila Ground in New Delhi this year.

Opposition one with govt over surgical strike by India in Pakistan occupied Kashmir

Days after criticising the government’s response to the Uri attack earlier this month, the Congress-led opposition Thursday joined hands to back the army’s “surgical strikes” on terrorist laun

Surgical strike by India: PM Narendra Modi-called meet to review Pakistan MFN status postponed

Since India’s exports to Pakistan outweigh its imports from the neighbour, some analysts say a withdrawal of MFN status is not necessary.

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