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Package for rain-hit farmers before session ends: Khadse

Mumbai: Assuring that a comprehensive financial package for farmers affected by unseasonal rains would be announced before the Budget Session ends, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday said it was planning....

In process of amending Arms Act: Centre to HC

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it is in the process of amending the Arms Act to provide "severe punishment" for illegal licencing and....

Indian diplomatic staff in Pakistan `tailed` by intelligence agencies: Govt

New Delhi: Indian High Commission staff in Pakistan are being subjected to "intrusive surveillance" and "tailing" by intelligence personnel of that country, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.....

Article 370 provides for temporary provisions for J&K: Govt

New Delhi: The Constitution has "no mention" of 'special status to Jammu and Kashmir' and Article 370 provides for "temporary provisions" with respect to it, government today said while making....

Anjali Damania quits AAP, says didn’t join party for this nonsense

MUMBAI: It's a massive setback to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as his one time confidante Anjali Damania on Wednesday quit the party citing accusing it of horse-trading. Anjali, the....

Govt trying to get US charges against Khobragade dropped

New Delhi: India is making every attempt to ensure that the United States drops all charges against IFS officer Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest in New York two years ago had....

‘Govt had expressed concerns over UK House debate on Kashmir’

New Delhi: The Government on Tuesday said it had expressed its concerns with the UK government over a debate on the 'political and humanitarian situation in Kashmir' that was held....

RS condemns Katju for his remarks against Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose

New Delhi: Cutting across political divide, Rajya Sabha members today condemned former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for calling Mahatma Gandhi a British agent and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose a....

Shiv Sena slams J&K CM Sayeed, calls him a ‘godfather of separatists’

MUMBAI: In the wake of separatist leader Masarat Alam's release, Shiv Sena on Wednesday attacked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, saying that he was a "godfather" of....

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh summoned as accused in coal scam case

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned as accused by a special court in a coal scam case on Wednesday.  The court has summoned Manmohan under section....

MHA seeks clarification on Masarat Alam, J&K to submit dossier

Masarat Alam's surprise release has become the biggest flashpoint in the newly formed alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. ....

Land Bill clears Lok Sabha, braces for tough test in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The contentious Land bill on Tuesday passed the Lok Sabha test after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support,....