Politics

Supreme Court reinstates Congress govt in Arunachal Pradesh

The landmark verdict paves the way for the dismissed government of Nabam Tuki to return to power

Modi Cabinet reshuffle 2016: Decoding PM’s poll calculations

Of 19 new ministers, 3 are from UP, 10 are from backward groups

Cabinet reshuffle: Here’s what will be on PM Narendra Modi’s agenda

Election-bound Uttar Pradesh is likely to dominate the much-awaited Union Cabinet expansion on Tuesday. The expansion will chiefly reflect the BJP's strategy in the crucial state from where the party

‘Hawala money’ in Tamil Nadu: Probe ordered into Rs 570 cr haul

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe all the angles related to seizure of cash worth R570 crore by Election Commission of India at Tirupur in Tam

Setback for Mayawati as yet another top leader quits BSP

The political churn in Uttar Pradesh has gathered momentum. Delivering the second jolt to Bahujan Samajwadi Party supremo Mayawati within a week's time, yet another...

US Predator drones coming to India?

The Predator Guardian platform provides high-altitude wide-area long-endurance maritime ISR capability. This is part of New Delhi’s efforts to fast-track its goal to secure the country’s maritime

Setback for Mayawati as key lieutenant quits BSP

Addressing a press conference in Lucknow, Maurya said, “Mayawati Dalit nahi, daulat ki beti hai (Mayawati is not a Dalit's daughter, but the daughter of wealth).” He said that Mayawati has deviate

Post-Rexit, Subramaniam Swamy targets Arvind Subramanian

But this time, the government responded almost immediately. Finance minister Arun Jaitley mounted a strong defence of Subramanian — he was appointed by the government in October 2014 — and pointed

TMC’s support to GST ‘proof of its nexus’ with BJP: Congress, CPIM

Opposition CPI(M)-Congress alliance today termed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's support to the Center's Goods and Services Tax (GST) as "proof of nexus" between ruling TMC and BJP.

Kerala’s Left govt will welcome MNC investors

The CPI(M)-led LDF government will not nurse any ideological hang-up about welcoming big multinational companies to invest in Kerala.

Pinarayi Vijayan to be Kerala CM

The CPI(M) leadership has picked party politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan as Kerala chief minister.

War of words with Pope Francis no issue for Donald Trump backers

Support for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump among his party's church-going Catholics has risen since Pope Francis suggested the U.S. businessman was not a real Christian, a Reuters/I

Indian nun among four Missionaries of Charity sisters killed in Yemen

Four nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, including one from India, were killed by unidentified gunmen at a care home for the elderly in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, a spokesperson for the Moth

PM Narendra Modi to attend DAV event

The DAV College Managing Committee will celebrate Swami Dayanand’s birth anniversary at a mega event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on February 14.

Government unlikely to bring Sec 66 back

The government is unlikely to bring back any rules that even remotely represent the now-struck-down Section 66 of the Information Technology Act, after the Supreme Court had directed the government to

Ease of doing business: Commerce min to approach other ministries

The commerce ministry will soon approach various ministries to further improve the ease of doing businesses and the competitiveness of exporters, as it desperately seeks to find ways to boost exports

PM Narendra Modi stresses importance of Ayurveda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed the importance of addressing the issues of safety, quality and rational use of Ayurveda.

Budget may offer incentives for solar power plants

Kant has suggested fiscal and non-fiscal measures to prop up solar projects and create an effective eco-system for making solar power a sustainable source of energy.

Stormy start to new FTII chairman’s debut meeting

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society, the topmost governing body of the FTII, had its first meeting at the campus with students protesting against FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan,

‘Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat’ to strengthen unity, says PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

In the backdrop of a raging debate over the rise in acts of intolerance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he wants to give the "Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat" motto the contours of a scheme and hope

‘Black Friday’ protest of police shooting hits downtown Chicago

On one of the busiest U.S. retails days, thousands of people took to Chicago's most prestigious downtown shopping district on Friday to protest last year's shooting death of a black teenager by a whit

Africa meet: Leaders harp on stronger trade ties, terrorism

Besides boosting trade and investment, particularly in the oil and gas sector, UN reforms and terrorism dominated the agenda of bilateral discussions when Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with

Weak finances may lead to deferment of OROP scheme

The Centre’s weak finances may force it to defer the implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces to the next fiscal year, sources said.

‘We must respect sentiments of all sections of society. That is why we can’t generalise ’

Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju says consensus is the best way to approach contentious issues such as nation-wide ban on cow slaughter, sees nothing wrong in IAF being deployed against Naxals,

Congress to oppose GST Bill in next session of Parliament, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday his party will continue with its confrontationist attitude both in Parliament and outside it in coming days.

Cabinet nod for changes in central OBC list

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the central list of other backward classes (OBCs) for two states—Gujarat and Uttarakhand...

SC rejects Yakub Memon’s plea against execution

Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed 1993 Mumbai blasts’ sole death convict Yakub Memon’s plea to save him from execution...

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