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Court rejects Asaram Bapu’s bail plea

JODHPUR: Controversial guru Asaram Bapu is to remain in jail for now as the court here on Saturday rejected his bail plea. The temporary relief has been denied to the....

AAP protests near Sushma Swaraj’s house

New Delhi: Around 150 members of the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Youth Wing protested near External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's residence here demanding her resignation for helping former IPL chief....

Delhi ex-law minister’s custody extended till June 21

New Delhi: A court here on Friday extended the police custody of former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar for two days in the fake degree case, though the Aam....

After Sushma, BJP strongly backs Vasundhara

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday came out in support of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is facing allegations of testifying in favour of former IPL chief Lalit Modi's....

Notice to centre, UPSC on disabled quota in civil services exam

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the central government and the UPSC on a plea seeking to quash the civil services exam notification due to....

Rajnath Singh praises Sikhs for promoting secularism

Anandpur Sahib (Punjab): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday praised the Khalsa Panth, the Sikh community, for promoting secularism and the cultural heritage of the country. Addressing a gathering....

Unholy nexus between ‘Chotta’ Modi, ‘Bada’ Modi: Congress

New Delhi:  Alluding to an "unholy" nexus between Lalit Modi and the BJP government, the Congress on Friday reiterated the demand for the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj....

SpiceJet to give on-board yoga classes

New Delhi: To celebrate the maiden International Yoga Day, budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it will launch a first-of-a-kind event that would showcase and encourage passengers to practice....

Advani cancels meeting with Kejriwal

New Delhi: Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani cancelled his meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal scheduled for Friday evening. According to informed sources, the meeting was....

Scotland Yard has no knowledge of threat to Lalit Modi

London: Scotland Yard, London's metropolitan police authority, has no knowledge of any threat to Lalit Modi, the former commissioner of the Indian Premier League who has allegedly been avoiding returning....

Lalit Modi-Vasundhara Raje friendship was once the talk of Rajasthan

Jaipur: The friendship between former IPL boss Lalit Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje may have dimmed but there was a time when people in Rajasthan used to talk....

India frees 88 Pakistani fishermen for Ramadan

New Delhi: India said on Friday it has released 88 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Gujarat jails, following a decision Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed by phone to Pakistan Premier Nawaz....

Full dress rehearsal at Rajpath ahead of yoga day

New Delhi: A full dress rehearsal for the first International Yoga Day - to be observed on June 21 - was conducted early Friday morning amid tight security at Rajpath....

SC gives Sahara 18 months to pay up Rs.36,000 crore

New Delhi: The Supreme court on Friday gave 18 months to Sahara to repay Rs.36,000 crore of the investors money which its two companies, SIRECL and SHFCL, had collected in....

Raje cancels trip to Anandpur Sahib

Jaipur: Citing ill health, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vaundhara Raje on Friday cancelled her trip to Anandpur Sahib in Punjab for celebrations to mark its 350th anniversary. "Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje....

Re-conduct AIPMT exam by August 16: SC to CBSE

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave CBSE time till August 16 to conduct and declare the results of All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical and dental....

This is how PM Modi wished Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

NEW DELHI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday turned 45. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who otherwise leaves no opportunity to take a jibe at him and his party, extended....

Indian equities open higher in morning trade

Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Friday opened higher and was trading at 27,258.85 points some 15 minutes....

Excessive judicial interference not good for investors: Jaitley

New York: "Excessive interference" by the judiciary in commercial arbitration is not good for the investor because it adds costs to Indian companies and the cabinet is considering changes in....

Aakar Patel new Amnesty International India head

New Delhi: Veteran journalist and writer Aakar Patel is the new executive director of Amnesty International India -- an international human rights organisation. "Aakar Patel will head Amnesty International India's....

Cisco announces $60 mn investment in India

New Delhi: San Jose-based technology multinational company Cisco on Thursday said it will invest $60 million in India and also begin manufacturing in the country to support Prime Minister Narendra....

Delhi CM Kejriwal meets Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and asked for his support for development projects. Kejriwal, who was accompanied by....

Modi reviews Aadhaar benefits scheme

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a review of the Unique Identification or Aadhar and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and called for accelerating the delivery of benefits....

PM meets Bhagwad Gita contest winner Maryam

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Maryam Asif Siddiqui, a 12-year-student from Maharashtra, who had won the Bhagwad Gita Champion League in March. A Prime Minister's Office....

Arvind Kejriwal reacts to LK Advani’s ‘Emergency’ remark

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran LK Advani has expressed that he is yet not confident that ‘Emergency’ cannot happen again.  “I do not say that the political leadership....

AIPMT exam: SC to hear plea on Friday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea to re-conduct the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) examination it cancelled on Monday following a leak of the....

Intelligence Bureau warns of ISIS attack in Delhi, India

NEW DELHI: The Intelligence Bureau has reportedly warned of a possible strike in India by extremist group Islamist State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The attack is specifically targeting the....

Modi greets Muslims on Ramadan

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the Muslim community on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. "My greetings to the Muslim community as the holy....

Modi’s phone call reduced India, Pakistan tension: Daily

Islamabad: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's phone call to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif has helped reduce tension between the two countries, a daily said on Thursday. Daily Times, in....

OROP rallies planned in poll-bound states

NEW DEHI: Continuing their agitation against delay in implementation of the “One Rank, One Pension” (OROP) scheme, ex-servicemen on Wednesday said they would launch similar stir in all poll-bound states.....