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Deadlock over Land Bill, Congress wants no changes in 2013 Land Act

New Delhi: A showdown between the government and the Opposition is likely over the controversial land bill in Lok Sabha with the Congress insisting that it wants "no changes" in....

Centre to table Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today, reaches out to Opposition

New Delhi: The controversial Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill is expected to be taken up in Lok Sabha on Monday. Facing....

Much-awaited verdict in Satyam fraud case likely today

Hyderabad: A special court is, today, slated to pronounce in Hyderabad the much-awaited judgement in the multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL). During the last hearing....

Masarat Alam’s release: BJP protests; Congress asks PM Narendra Modi to clarify stand

Jammu and Kashmir unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing held a protest here against the release of top separatist leader Masarat Alam even as Congress asked Prime Minister....

Masarat Alam’s release: Home Ministry seeks report from J&K govt

Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir government on circumstances leading to release from jail of hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam, who has over 15....

Stains in PDP-BJP govt over release of separatist Masarat Alam

Jammu/Srinagar: Strains showed up on Sunday in the week-old PDP-BJP coalition government over the release of hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam, with the saffron party slamming the "unilateral" decision and....

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....