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Budget carriers propose charging for check-in baggage

New Delhi,: The civil aviation regulator on Friday said leading budget passenger carriers have sought permission from it to levy charges on all check-in baggage. According to a senior official....

Relax on Goa beaches, Naqvi tells Congress

Panaji: Congress leaders are still suffering from depression caused by the 2014 Lok Sabha poll defeat and they should relax on a Goa beach, BJP leader Muktar Abbas Naqvi said....

Shivraj Singh Chouhan in trouble over leaked WhatsApp clip of phone call

An audio clip that has gone viral is creating a massive buzz on WhatsApp. It is believed to be the voice of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan that....

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meets BJP president Amit Shah

New Delhi: Amid growing demands for the resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over her alleged favour to former IPL chief Lalit Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday....

Sensex down over 80 points; bank stocks fall

Mumbai: The parleys to resolve the Greek debt crises and subdued investor sentiment led a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets to trade in the red during the mid-afternoon....

No fresh FIR against Tytler for influencing witnesses: CBI

New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday informed a court hearing a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case that no fresh FIR has been registered till date on the allegation about Congress leader....

Lalit Modi makes explosive revelation; claims of meeting Robert & Priyanka Vadra in London

NEW DELHI: Taking the controversy to another level, the former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Friday made sensational claims in a series of tweets where he mentioned that he met....

Vasundhara admits to helping Lalit Modi but BJP backs her

Jaipur/New Delhi: Pressure continued to mount for her resignation over help to former IPL chief Lalit Modi, but the BJP leadership has decided to back Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje....

Railway starts SMS alert for cancelled trains

New Delhi: Indian Railways have begun sending SMS alerts to passengers if the train they have booked tickets for is cancelled. The Ministry of Railways in a statement on Thursday....

Raje, Sushma Swaraj must go: CPI-M

New Delhi: The CPI-M on Thursday demanded the immediate resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, saying her conduct vis-a-vis former IPL chief Lalit Modi marked "a new low from....

Lalit Modi case: BJP rallies around Vasundhara Raje

New Delhi: Amid mounting pressure for resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over her help to former IPL chief Lalit Modi, the BJP leadership has decided to back her....

Urban renewal schemes a milestone in welfare of poor: Amit Shah

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah said on Thursday said the launch of three initiatives for urban renewal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will prove to be "a milestone in....

AAP unveils Rs.41,129 crore Delhi budget

New Delhi: The AAP government in Delhi on Thursday presented a Rs.41,129 crore budget for the 2015-16 fiscal for the national capital. The maiden full budget of the AAP government....

7 things you should know about Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi

NEW DELHI: On June 25, 1975, Emergency was imposed for 21 months when the President passed an ordinance about how the state was in danger.  Immediately after the emergency was....

AAP govt to present its first budget on Thursday

New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government on Thursday will present in the legislative assembly here its budget for the 2015-16 financial year. Deputy Chief Minister and Finance....

Smart cities to be decided by citizens: Modi

New Delhi: Smart cities will be selected through a bottom-up rather than top-down approach, where the decision would be made by the citizens and municipalities concerned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi....

Can’t leave poor to their fate, says Modi

New Delhi: The government cannot leave the poor to their fate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday at the launch of the Smart Cities Mission. Besides the Smart....

Modi pays tribute to V.P. Singh on his birth anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to former prime minister V.P. Singh on his birth anniversary. In a tweet, Modi said: "I pay my tributes to....

PM Modi Tweets on Emergency, says 40 years one of India’s darkest periods

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Emergency rule in India was "one of India's darkest periods". On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Emergency,....

India announces $1 billion for Nepal reconstruction

Kathmandu: India on Thursday announced an aid of $1 billion for rebuilding Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced at an international donors meet here. The aid will be used....

Clean India drive needs Rs.2.24 lakh crore: Naidu

Bengaluru: The Modi government's flagship programme 'Swacch Bharat' Mission by 2019 would need Rs.2.24 lakh crore (Rs.2.24 trillion), its sub-group's convener, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said on....

Sister Nirmala laid to rest as admirers pay homage despite rain

Kolkata: Braving heavy showers, hundreds of people from India and abroad bade a tearful adieu to Mother Teresa's successor Sister Nirmala here on Wednesday, recalling the nun's dedication and courage.....

Irani in education row; AAP, Congress want her sacked

New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani faced embarrassment on Wednesday after a court took note of a complaint against her for allegedly distorting facts about her educational qualification, prompting the....

I signed Kochi bid under pressure: Lalit Modi

New Delhi: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi on Wednesday said he signed the Kochi franchise bid under pressure. “I signed the Kochi bid under pressure minutes,” Modi....

Parliament’s monsoon session to begin July 21

New Delhi: Parliament's monsoon session, expected to be stormy due to various contentious issues, will begin on July 21, an official said on Wednesday. "The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs....

Pachauri questioned in sexual harassment case

New Delhi: Noted environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, who faces charges of molestation and sexual harassment of a junior colleague at environment think-tank TERI, was questioned by the Delhi Police on Wednesday....

AAP demands Irani’s resignation

New Delhi: Delhi's ruling AAP on Wednesday demanded HRD Minister Smriti Irani's resignation and arrest after a court took note of a complaint against her allegedly fake educational qualification. The....

Six new IIMs to come up across India

New Delhi: The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the proposal to set up six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country. The....

Court considers complaint against Smriti Irani

New Delhi: A court here on Wednesday took cognizance of a complaint against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani for allegedly misrepresenting facts in her election affidavits. Metropolitan Magistrate Akash....

Marital rape is unacceptable: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi: Marital rape is condemnable as is violence against women in any form, said Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi. Her view assumes significance as it....