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JNU row: Delhi HC defers Kanhaiya’s bail petition till February 29

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday decided to defer the bail plea hearing of Jawaharlal Nehru University’s student union president Kanhaiya Kumar till February 29. Kumar was arrested....

President Pranab Mukherjee moves for House debate, PM Modi says feel free to criticise govt

New Delhi:  As the government and opposition braced for a tumultuous budget session, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday advised Members of Parliament (MPs) of both Houses against any “disruption and obstruction”.....

Markets open on negative note on Wednesday

Mumbai: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.   The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 23,332.94....

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict leaves prison on parole

Chennai: A convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Nalini Sriharan, has left Vellore Jail on Wednesday to attend her father’s last rites in Chennai.   Nalini Sriharan has been....

Railways unveils micro-website for rail budget

New Delhi: Indian Railways on Tuesday said it unveiled a new micro-website for Railway Budget 2016-17 to update people instantly and enable them to watch it live.   "It will....

Students, teachers, politicians at solidarity march for Vemula

New Delhi: A solidarity march to condemn the 'institutional killing' of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula on Tuesday drew support from thousands including students and faculty members of various universities,....

Parrikar reviews defence proposals, wants irrelevant ones be weed out

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday asked the three services to review the pending acquisition proposals and weed out those which are no more relevant, an official said.....

JNU row: Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya surrender

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya accused of raising ''anti-India'' slogans surrendered before the Delhi Police on Tuesday.    According to reports, Umar and....

Jat community in Rajasthan calls off strike

Jaipur: The Jat community in Rajasthan has called off its stir, a minister announced on Tuesday -- the third day of the agitation demanding reservations which saw a mob try....

Tata Nano plant workers in Gujarat on flash strike

Ahmedabad: As it geared up to roll out its all-new hatchback Tiago from its Sanand facility near here, the Tata Motors faced a flash strike of over 400 workers demanding....

Karnataka local body polls: Congress wins 45 percent seats

Bengaluru: The ruling Congress on Tuesday won more seats in elections to Karnataka's local bodies spanning zila panchayats (ZPs) and taluk panchayats (TPs), leaving the opposition BJP and the Janata....

Exoneration of Jayalalithaa defeats the purpose of anti-corruption law: Karnataka govt

New Delhi: The Karnataka government on Tuesday sought the reversal of its state high court verdict acquitting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a corruption case, saying that her exoneration....

Budget debates: Start-ups in India

The second episode of this special budget series focuses on startups and the importance of creating the ecosystem that will encourage startups to operate.    The panel finds that while....

Budget debates: Direct and indirect taxes

In this episode, we focus on taxation, direct and indirect both. What can India Inc. on one hand and the common man on the other expect from the budget this....

Cooch Behar: Stir lifted, 5 policemen injured in clash

Kolkata: With at least two passengers losing their lives due to the indefinite rail blockade demanding statehood or union territory status for Cooch Behar in northern West Bengal, the Greater....

Some relief but Delhi’s water woes to continue for a week

New Delhi: Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Tuesday said that restoration of full water supply in the national capital may take a week but partial piped water supply will start....

India first, identity second: Youths try to murder two cops in Latur

In an instant highlighting the proliferation of radical and intolerant elements in the country, the Maharashtra government arrested 17 people, including a minor, for purportedly trying to murder two police....

Jat quota protest: Jat group thanks Haryana CM for SBC quota assurance

Gurgaon: The Jat Sangharsh Samiti on Tuesday thanked Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for assuring Special Backward Class (SBC) status and compensation for those killed during the agitation by....

Pathankot attack: Pakistan makes multiple arrests

Islamabad: Pakistani law-enforcement agencies have conducted raids in various cities of the country's Punjab province and arrested a number of suspects in connection with Pathankot airbase attack in India, media....

Swachh Bharat irony: UP Babu caught urinating in the Ganga

Coming as a major embarrassment for Uttar Pradesh's furious campaign for a cleaner Ganga, a high-ranking UP Babu was caught on camera with his pants down urinating in the sacred....

No reservation under OBC for Jats, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Rohtak/Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made it clear on Tuesday that the Jat community will be given reservation in the state under a special provision and the OBC....

Solidarity with JNU: Fresh protest in Jadavpur University

Expressing their solidarity with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the students accused of making seditious comments, Jadavpur University (JU) students today staged a fresh protest against what they termed a....

Delhi’s central ministers drove Rohith Vemula to commit suicide: Kejriwal

New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday accused central ministers of driving Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, of the University of Hyderabad, to commit suicide.    "Rohith kept saying....

Bengal varsity on boil after police baton-charge agitators

Kolkata: Burdwan University in West Bengal was on the boil on Tuesday after police baton-charged a group of student agitators who had allegedly vandalised the campus over anomalies in undergraduate....

JNU row: Delhi Police report unable to prove 29 anti-national slogans?

New Delhi: The report submitted by Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row was not able to prove that students present on the campus had....

Presidential speech utterly uninspiring: Congress leader Ashwani Kumar

New Delhi: The presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament was utterly uninspiring and completely directionless, former union minister and Congress leader Ashwani Kumar said on Tuesday.   “The....

Ignited hopes, no jobs. Why Jats and others revolt

Sonipat, Gurgaon, New Delhi: Square-jawed, cleft chin and hair untidily spiked, Vikas Thakaran glowered as he explained why he was here in this scrum of young men blocking Bakhtawar chowk,....

Democratic temper calls for debate, not disruption, says President

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that democratic temper calls for debate and not disruption and urged MPs to discharge their duties in a spirit of mutual accommodation.....

Government will take firm steps to counter terrorism: President

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the government will take firm and effective steps to deal with cross-border terrorism, and called terror a "global threat".   Mukherjee also....

Swachh Bharat Mission a community movement: Mukherjee

New Delhi: The Swachh Bharat Mission, with its focus on behavioural change, is becoming a community movement, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.   "The Swachh Bharat Mission is becoming....