Politics

Uri attack impact on Pakistan: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan pull out of SAARC summit

On Wednesday, member countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan joined India in boycotting the 19th South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit scheduled to be held in November in

In diplomatic drive, India offers to help in re-building Colombia after 52 years of civil war

India has offered Colombia help in reconstruction following the end of 52 years of civil war, government officials said, as part of a diplomatic drive in South America.

Uri attack effect: India not to cancel Indus Water Treaty, but plans greater use of rivers

Ruling out cancellation of the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan, India is planning greater use of three rivers out of the five controlled by the neighbour.

From Whistleblowers to Companies Act stuck despite Parliament nod; here’s why

Whistleblowers to Companies Act, depts haven’t worked out rules

The prime minister’s new address: 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Wednesday decided to rename Race Course Road (RCR) as Lok Kalyan Marg, stating that the former does not “match with the Indian ethos and value system”.

Islamabad envoy summoned, told Uri attackers came from Pakistan

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar told Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit that India had recovered several items from the slain terrorists — GPS, grenades with Pakistani markings, communication equ

Samajwadi Party row: Mulayam Singh Yadav gives Amar Singh a leg-up in power struggle

In yet another sequel to the unfolding drama in the Samajwadi Party, national president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday appointed the effervescent Amar Singh as the national general secretary of the pa

Supreme Court seeks Shahabuddin’s response on pleas against grant of bail

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from RJD leader Mohammed Shahabuddin as to why his bail, granted by the Patna High Court, should not be cancelled.

SP truce ends as Shivpal expels Akhilesh’s loyalists

The simmering drama within the Yadav family took a new twist on Monday with the state president of Samajwadi Party, Shivpal Singh Yadav, expelling seven loyalists of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on t

India to use UN forum to isolate Pakistan

A day after the Uri terror attack claimed the lives of 18 Army personnel, New Delhi has decided to up the ante against Pakistan on the global stage — much like it did after the 26/11 Mumbai terror a

In Bihar village, blind father loses second son to martyrdom

Jagnarain Singh, 78, has been blind for the last 20 years. But now more than ever, he wishes he could see again.

‘Response at a time, place of our choice’

The statement followed an hour-long meeting in the ministry of defence between defence minister Manohar Parrikar, national security advisor Ajit Doval, Army chief General Dalbir Singh and DGMO

Another twist in SP feud: Blame it on Amar Singh

Amidst continuing high drama in the Yadav family, which travelled from Saifai to Delhi and finally reached Lucknow on Thursday, all the characters trooped into the city one by one, with senior leader

Mamata Banerjee gives land deeds, compensatory cheques to Singur farmers

While Singur has been a victory in establishing farmers’ right, there cannot be any conflict between industry and agriculture, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said after handing over comp

Will look into concerns on visa fee hike: Penny Pritzker

With the Indian IT industry alleging that it is being targeted, US trade secretary Penny Pritzker assured that the American authorities would look into concerns expressed by the Indian side on H-1B vi

India, US ink military logistics agreement

India and the US have signed a military Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), giving each other the use of military bases in a tightening of relations that experts say is aimed at counte

Jayalalitha defamation cases: SC says don’t ‘throttle democracy’, focus on ‘good governance’

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa for using defamation cases to “throttle democracy” and asked her to focus more on “good governance”.

India likely to seek more time, freeze on price to buy howitzers

Despite giving approval to import $750-million 145 BAE Systems’ M777A2 155mm/39 calibre lightweight howitzers from the US through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, India has sought freeze on t

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani holds key posts, hands over finance to Nitin Patel

The Gujarat government on Monday announced the allocation of portfolios to new ministers.

Vijay Rupani sworn in as Gujarat CM

Vijay Rupani was sworn in as the 16th chief minister of Gujarat on Sunday

Setback for Arvind Kejriwal, HC says Delhi still UT, Jung is boss

In a big blow to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, the Delhi High Court on Thursday held that Delhi continues to remain a union territory under the Constitution with the lieutenant governor (L

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel quits; BJP still undecided

In the wake of recent unrest in Gujarat, chief minister Anandiben Patel on Monday submitted her resignation both to top BJP leaders as well as the BJP state unit head, Vijay Rupani, through a post on

SC sets aside UP state rules, ex-CMs to vacate bungalows

The Supreme Court on Monday held that former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh are not entitled to any government accommodation for lifetime and should handover the possession of such bungalows after a

Climate change: ‘The crisis will be upon us… right now’, says Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh at Express Adda in Delhi on Saturday. He addressed extensively the issue of climate change Neeraj Priyadarshi

Gita Gopinath breaks silence, says will work ‘remotely’ for Kerala

Amidst the controversy over her appointment as economic advisor to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath has broken her silence.

Kolkata firm sends tea to Donald Trump to ‘cleanse himself’

Madhu Jayanti International, India’s largest manufacturer of tea bags and major value-added tea exporter, has delivered a huge consignment of Assam green tea to US Republican presidential candidate

Congress does a first, names Sheila Dikshit as CM pick for UP polls

The suspense over the Congress' choice for Uttar Pradesh chief minister is over. Sheila Dikshit, a “bahu” of UP and three-time Delhi CM, has finally been named as the Congress candidate for the po

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