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Sonia Gandhi, Congress leaders march to Manmohan Singh’s residence

New Delhi: Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi today took out a march from the AICC headquarters to the residence of Manmohan Singh to express solidarity with the former Prime....

Manmohan Singh to challenge summons; Congress likely to pass resolution to express support

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to challenge summons, according to the reports. He was summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal scam on....

Clamour grows among AAP MLAs for Yadav, Bhushans’ ouster from party

New Delhi: Amidst the raging public spat among its leadership, a section of AAP MLAs has demanded that the father-son duo of Shanti and Prashant Bhushan be expelled along with....

No rape but consensual sex: Nagaland govt tells MHA

The Nagaland government has conveyed to the Centre that Syed Sarif Khan, who was lynched by a mob in Dimapur last week, did not rape the girl who accused him....

BBC documentary: HC to hear PIL to lift ban on Thursday

Delhi High Court on Wednesday fixed for Thursday the hearing on a PIL seeking lifting of the ban on the telecast of a controversial BBC documentary featuring an interview of....

Banks can raise funds from market to meet cap needs: Finance Ministry

The government on Wednesday said it has limited fiscal space to recapitalise PSU banks and they can raise funds from the market to meet their capital needs. “The government doesn’t....

Supreme Court restrains High Courts from hearing pleas against NJAC Act

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday restrained all high courts from entertaining any plea against two laws meant to replace the two-decade-old collegium system of judges appointing judges. "No....

Wrong to ban rape documentary, says Kiran Bedi

Washington: Former top cop and BJP leader Kiran Bedi has said that the controversial BBC documentary on the Delhi gang rape case need not have been banned by the government....

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,....

Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav worked for maligning AAP’s image: Sanjay Singh

Sultanpur: AAP leader Sanjay Singh defended the party's decision to remove senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee, even as he sidestepped queries as to....

Delhi court drops Tada charges against LeT’s Tunda

NEW DELHI: Top Lashkar-e-Toiba bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda, one of the 20 terrorists India had asked Pakistan to hand over after the 26/11 Mumbai attack, was on Tuesday discharged....

Build core competence in securing imp buildings: Rajnath to CISF

Ghaziabad: CISF should develop a "core competence" of effectively securing strategic and iconic installations in the country which can be targeted by terrorists, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here....

PM Narendra Modi wishes Omar Abdullah on birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on his 45th birthday and wished him a long....

Open to making more changes in Land Bill: Govt

The National Democratic Alliance Government on Tuesday indicated its willingness to incorporate more changes into the land Bill in order to address the concerns raised by Opposition parties even as....

Delhi MLAs being forced to sign papers against us: Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday hit back at the party leadership, accusing it of forcing Delhi MLAs to sign papers against him and Prashant Bhushan and said....

Mufti government to abide by court orders on release of prisoners: PDP

Jammu: Unfazed by the controversy over the release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said the Jammu and Kashmir government will abide by the court directives....

Our priority is country’s security, not alliance in J&K: Rajnath

GHAZIABAD: Amid the raging controversy over release of a Kashmiri separatist leader, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted that his government's top priority was national security and not....

Considering MHA proposal for banning live coverage of counter-terror ops: Rathore

New Delhi: The I&B Ministry on Tuesday said that the proposal from Home Ministry for amending existing laws in order to prohibit live media coverage of counter-terrorism operations by security....

Govt working on bill to regulate surrogacy

New Delhi: The government is "working" on finalising a bill which will regulate assisted reproduction like surrogacy, the Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. The Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR)....