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Vajpayee to be conferred Bharat Ratna on March 27

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a veteran parliamentarian and founder member of the Bharatiya Janata Party who is held in high esteem across the political spectrum, will be conferred....

Congress seeks CBI probe into death of Madhya Pradesh Governor’s son

Bhopal: Congress on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the death of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav's son, Shailesh Yadav in Lucknow.  Shailesh, who was named as an accused....

First arrest made in case related to men who filmed, posted rape videos on WhatsApp

The group that gang-raped two women and filmed them while raping and posted the videos on WhatsApp in Odhisha have been free till now, however, first arrest in the case....

India, Qatar ink six pacts after extensive talks

India and energy-rich Qatar today signed six agreements including one on transfer of sentenced prisoners as the two countries sought to inject a fresh momentum in their bilateral ties. The....

Asaram’s temporary bail plea rejected

A Gandhinagar court on Wednesday rejected the temporary bail application of self-styled godman Asaram, the accused in an alleged rape case, who had sought a 30-day release to perform the....

Manmohan Singh moves Supreme Court against summons in Coalgate

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has moved to Supreme Court against summons order in the coalgate scam.  Singh could have challenged against the order of CBI trial court in the....

AAP blames Centre for Rs 4500 crore financial deficit in Delhi

New Delhi: The AAP government on Tuesday said that Delhi has a deficit of Rs 4,500 crore in the Financial Year 2014-15, and held the Centre responsible for the city's....

Crimes against women have shot up after 2013: Kiren Rijiju

Bhopal: Crimes against women have risen since 2013 but efforts are on to curb them, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said here.  He felt that police....

Ghar wapsi: Anti-conversion law needed, says Kalraj Mishra

Lucknow: Amdist ongoing row over "ghar wapsi", BJP leader and Union Minister Kalraj Mishra today said an anti-coversion law was needed and every party must support it. "We have been....

Indian Army chief to attend inaugural UN meet on peacekeeping

United Nations: Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag will attend an inaugural UN conference on peacekeeping operations here later this week that will bring together the defence chiefs of....

Sensex rises 87 points ahead of March derivatives expiry

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 87 points in early trade on Wednesday as stocks of healthcare, IT and realty sectors saw heavy buying on covering-up of short positions....

Use cow urine to clean govt offices: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi: A surface cleaner made from extracts of cow urine should be used in government offices instead of "chemically bad" phenyl, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has urged her colleagues....

BJP members of 3 corporations to stage dharna at Delhi Secretariat today

New Delhi: All elected BJP members of the three municipal corporations will stage a dharna on Wednesday at the Delhi Secretariat over the AAP government's "denial" of financial aid to....

Delhi’s iconic Taj Mansingh to go under hammer today

New Delhi: The iconic Taj Mansingh Hotel in the heart of the national capital will go under the hammer on Wednesday with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) initiating proceedings after....

Navy’s Dornier surveillance aircraft crashes in Goa; 2 officers missing

PANAJI: An Indian Navy’s Dornier surveillance aircraft with three officers on-board crashed into the sea off Goa on Tuesday night.  One officer has been rescued but two officers including a....

Mauritius promises India full-cooperation on tax treaty issues

Port Louis/New Delhi: Mauritius has promised full cooperation with India to address outstanding issues relating to their bilateral tax treaty, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island....

AAP government presents vote-on-account, full budget to take 1 month

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government on Tuesday presented a vote-on-account in the Delhi assembly for the next three months and announced plan to spend a total of Rs....

Railways launch RuPay pre-paid debit card

New Delhi: Railway passengers can now book their tickets, do shopping and pay service bills using RuPay pre-paid cards, as the IRCTC launched the debit card service on Tuesday. The....

PM Modi hopes for ‘concrete’ outcomes from China visit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was looking forward to his visit to China to interact with the top leadership, hoping it will have "concrete outcomes" and take the bilateral....

Delhi HC restrains court decision in defamation case against Jagdish Tytler

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restrained a trial court from taking any decision in the defamation case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on a complaint filed by....

CEC for strict implementation of code of conduct

GUWAHATI:  The Election Commission of India today regretted lack of uniform application of model code of conduct across states and said it needs to be more aggressive in implementation of....

Nirbhaya documentary: SC seeks reply from 2 advocates for making derogatory remarks against women

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from two advocates, representing the December 16 gangrape convicts, against whom a women lawyers body has sought action for allegedly making....

As bill passes Parliament, India set to auction 15-20 more coal mines next month

The government is all set to auction another set of 15-20 coal blocks next month following passage of the coal mines bill in Parliament. In addition, the government is also....

VK Singh should quit instead of expressing disgust: Manish Tewari

New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewari today targeted Union Minister V K Singh, asking him to quit instead of expressing his disgust after he represented the government at the Pakistan....

Freedom of Speech Online: Section 66A pulled down by Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday scrapped out a controversial law seen as a big violation of the freedom of speech online as it allowed the arrest of a....

VK Singh hints he was forced to attend Pak day celebrations

NEW DELHI: Union minister of state for external affairs VK Singh on Monday said he was asked by the government to represent it at the Pakistan National Day reception at....

VK Singh attends Pak National Day, expresses ‘disgust’

New Delhi: Shortly after representing the Government at the national day reception at Pakistan High Commission on Monday evening which kicked up a storm, Minister of State for External Affairs....

Sonia’s support against Land Bill politically motivated: Anna Hazare

Jalandhar: Social activist Anna Hazare has termed Congress president Sonia Gandhi's pledge of support to his agitation against the new Land Acquisition Bill as politically motivated. At a programme organised....

Rajnath Singh asks CMs of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh to quickly solve terror cases

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to ensure expeditious probe of unresolved terror cases in their respective states, saying....

Coal scam: CBI receives authority’s nod on final probe report

New Delhi: CBI on Monday informed a special court that they have received approval of the competent authority on its final report of further investigation in a coal blocks allocation....