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Sonia Gandhi, Advani among those who attend Vinod Mehta’s last rites

A host of political leaders and other prominent personalities, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP veteran L.K. Advani attended the last rites of distinguished editor and commentator Vinod Mehta....

Equality, dignity are women’s sacred right: President

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said women's empowerment, their dignity and equality should not be made a "distant goal or fond aspiration" but should be bestowed on them....

Chidambram blames high inflation for UPA’s defeat in Lok Sabha elections

New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambram on Sunday said the fiscal stimulus package inducted between 2009 and 2011 was a collective decision of the government that led to breaching....

Yogendra Yadav asks AAP workers to put an end to infighting

Panchkula: Days after he was dropped from AAP's Political Affairs Committee, Yogendra Yadav on Saturday said he wants an end to the infighting in the party even as he asked....

India has never imposed restrictions on women: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Contending that India has never imposed restrictions on women, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said women like Maharani Lakshmibai should be brought out of the pages....

Green signal for two big-ticket FDI proposals in Railways

New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has finally given green signal to the two much awaited big-ticket FDI proposals....

Government to recruit women officers in Indo-Tibetan Border Police for first time

New Delhi: In a maiden initiative undertaken for women empowerment in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the government has decided to recruit young female officers in the force and deploy them....

PMO seeks Law Ministry’s opinion on cow slaughter ‘model bill’

New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office has sought Law Ministry's opinion on whether the Centre could circulate the laws on cow slaughter as enacted by some states, including Gujarat, as....

Masarat release: Congress asks Modi to come clean

Slamming the release of hardline Hurriyat leader Masrath Alam, the Congress on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come clean on his stand over the “continuous adventurism” of the....

Government committed to bring positive change in lives of women: PM Modi

New Delhi: Denouncing the violence against women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said one-stop- centres and mobile helplines will be set up for women in distress. "Our heads hang....

BJP should ask Mufti if he is an Indian: artcle in RSS

An article in RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' has told BJP to ask Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed if he is an Indian or not and that he cannot....

Spectrum auction garners bids worth Rs 86,000 crore on day 4

New Delhi: Government has got commitments of Rs 86,000 crore from telecom players at the end of fourth day of spectrum auction -- crossing the targetted minimum amount of Rs....

Arvind Kejriwal had broken down after Lok Sabha debacle

New Delhi: After the Lok Sabha debacle when Aam Aadmi Party saw a series of desertions and senior leaders like Yogendra Yadav questioning the "supremo style" of functioning within the....

PM Narendra Modi’s objective is to ‘completely debunk’ Jawaharlal Nehru, says Jairam Ramesh

Thrissur: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday hit out at Narendra Modi, saying the Prime Minister's one point objective is to "completely debunk" Jawaharlal Nehru. He also asked the Left....

Mufti Sayeed government releases hardline Hurriyat separatist Masrat Alam from prison

Masrath Alam, leader of the hardline- faction of Hurriyat, who had spearheaded the stone-pelting agitations in the valley in 2008 and 2010, was reportedly released from prison following the new....

Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Masrat Alam to be released from Baramulla jail in J&K

Jammu: Masrath Alam, leader of the hardline-faction of Hurriyat, who had spearheaded the stone-pelting agitations in the valley in 2008 and 2010, will be released from prison following the new....

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal appeals to men to make capital safe for women

New Delhi: On the eve of International Women's Day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to all men in the national capital to make the city such that....

Arvind Kejriwal had broken down after Lok Sabha debacle: Book

New Delhi: After the Lok Sabha debacle when Aam Aadmi Party saw a series of desertions and senior leaders like Yogendra Yadav questioning the "supremo style" of functioning within the....

Passage of insurance bill in LS ‘deplorable’: CITU

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) today termed as “deplorable” the NDA government’s act of getting the insurance bill passed in the Lok Sabha despite opposition from all trade....

Agriculture Minister to attend BRICS farm meet in Brazil next week

New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will participate in the meeting of the BRICS' agriculture ministers to be held on March 11-13 in Brazil. The 4th meeting of the....

Kisan Mahapanchayat leader Rampal Jat meets Hazare to discuss land acquisition bill

Jaipur: Kisan Mahapanchayat leader Rampal Jat on Saturday met social activist Anna Hazare in Maharastra to discuss the controversial land acquisition bill and also invited the anti-graft crusader to visit....

Uber cab rape case: Re-examination of victim continues

New Delhi: The re-examination of the woman, allegedly raped by a driver of Uber cab service provider, continued on Satuday in a Delhi court where the accused asked her about....

AAP distances itself from Parikh’s views

Aam Admi Party has distanced itself from the views of an executive member of the party's state team in which he has expressed solidarity with Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan....

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High expectations in Lanka from Modi’s visit

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has indicated reduction of army presence in Tamil areas "as time goes on". He, however, ruled out any immediate reduction in troops unless there....

Coal auctions, day 3: Jindals, Hindalco bag one mine each

The Tara coal block in Chhattisgarh went to Jindal Power and the Dumri block in Jharkhand to Hindalco in the latest round of coal auctions held by the government on....

Bar council issues notices to defence lawyers for 'outrageous' remarks in Nirbhaya documentary

Bar council issues notices to defence lawyers for ‘outrageous’ remarks in Nirbhaya documentary

The Bar Council of India (BCI) late last night issued show cause notices to two lawyers who had appeared for the accused in the December 16 gangrape case for allegedly....

Revoke ban on Nirbhaya documentary: Editors Guild of India

Revoke ban on Nirbhaya documentary: Editors Guild of India

NEW DELHI:  Editors Guild of India today appealed to the government to revoke the ban on the telecast of the BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and....

National Investigation Agency files chargesheet in Pakistan-instigated espionage case

National Investigation Agency files chargesheet in Pakistan-instigated espionage case

CHENNAI:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge sheet in a Chennai court in a case of alleged espionage and attempts to carry out sabotage activities in....

Amit Shah meets Mohan Bhagwat; said to have discussed J&K, Land Bill

Amit Shah meets Mohan Bhagwat; said to have discussed J&K, Land Bill

Nagpur: BJP president Amit Shah on Friday had a meeting with the RSS top brass, seen as significant against the backdrop of the party's alliance with PDP in Jammu and....

Spectrum auction garners bids worth Rs 77,000 crore at the end of third day

Spectrum auction garners bids worth Rs 77,000 crore at the end of third day

New Delhi: Government has garnered bids worth around Rs 77,000 crore at the end of three days of spectrum auction as telecom operators continued to bid aggressively. "The bidding has....