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Aadhaar card not mandatory for social welfare schemes

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said an Aadhaar card was not mandatory for availing government social welfare schemes. The court said this while referring to the constitution bench a....

Congress protests in Lok Sabha, Speaker says murder of democracy

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed protests and sloganeering from the Congress during the pre-lunch session over its demand for the resignation of three BJP leaders. Speaker Sumitra....

‘Goa mulling action in 2013 drug nexus assembly report’

Panaji: The Goa government is contemplating action on a 2013 legislative committee report which has named some officials and politicians as being part of a police-politician-drug mafia nexus, Chief Minister....

PM congratulates new Google chief Sundar Pichai

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Chennai-born Sundar Pichai on being appointed Google's chief executive officer (CEO).   "Congratulations Sundar Pichai. My best wishes for the....

Modi praises Mulayam Singh for supporting end of parliament logjam

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for supporting an end to the continued logjam in parliament. The move came a day after....

Security forces search for militants in Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces on Tuesday carried out a cordon and search operation to flush out terrorists hiding in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. "Security forces surrounded Peer Mohalla Rantipora late Monday....

NGT orders ban on cutting trees near Taj Mahal

Agra :  The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that no unauthorised construction activities are permitted and no trees cut in the eco-sensitive zone....

SC refers to Aadhaar scheme to constitution bench

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to the constitution bench a challenge to the constitutional validity of the Adhaar scheme on grounds that it violates the right....

Anna Hazare gets a threat letter because of Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Anti corruption crusader and social activist Anna Hazare has received a threat letter stating that he would be ‘bumped off’ if continues to be with Delhi Chief Minister....

NIA gets 14-day custody of Udhampur terror attack accused

Jammu : A special National Investigation Agency (NIA)-designate court has granted 14 days remand of Udhampur attack accused Naveed alias Usman alias Qasim Khan to the NIA.   "Yashpal Kotwal,....

Maran moves SC seeking stay on bail cancellation

New Delhi; The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday plea by former telecom minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran seeking stay of the cancellation of his anticipatory bail in telephone exchange....

Monsoon Session of Parliament: 40 MPs are not allowing 400 MPs to express their opinions, says LK Advani

NEW DELHI: Following an absolute failure of the three weeks of Monsoon Session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi led government is hopeful of managing some business in the last week....

Khattar to lead business delegation to US, Canada

Chandigarh : Heads of various business organisations in Haryana will be a part of the delegation led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to the US and Canada for a....

Sensex trades flat in early trade

Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading flat at 28.06 points or 0.10 percent down during the morning session.  ....

Downpour in Lucknow brings respite from humid weather

Lucknow: Many parts of Uttar Pradesh, including the state capital, received heavy rainfall on Tuesday, bringing a respite from the humid weather. The Met Office has forecast the day will be....

Kerosene subsidy approved at Rs.12 a litre, LPG at Rs.18 per kg

New Delhi: The government will subsidise the under-recovery on sale below cost of public distribution (PDS) kerosene at Rs.12 per litre and domestic cooking gas (LPG) at Rs.18 per kg,....

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Dayanidhi Maran’s bail cancelled, asked to surrender in three days

Chennai: In a setback to former communications minister Dayanidhi Maran, the Madras High Court on Monday cancelled his anticipatory bail and asked him to surrender before the CBI in three....

Shopping via smartphones may cross $40 million by 2016

New Delhi: Online purchases made through mobile phones are steadily increasing in India and are likely to touch $40 million in 2016 from the current $30 million, indicates a new....

Congress protests, Lok Sabha adjourned for day

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after three adjournments following protests by Congress members who raised slogans and came near the Speaker's podium demanding....

Ganga rejuvenation: Many attempts over 30 years

New Delhi: An analysis of the initiatives highlighted in the report card for Ganga rejuvenation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government shows that larger ones have been previously launched to....

Rajya Sabha adjourned amid ruckus

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon on Monday after heated arguments between opposition parties and treasury benches over the continuing logjam in both the houses of....

Flipkart sells 150 mn products online till August

Bengaluru : Leading e-retail major Flipkart on Monday said it has sold 150 million products till date this calendar year, registering a whopping 150 percent growth over last year.  ....

Rajya Sabha adjourned amid ruckus till 2 p.m.

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m. on Monday after heated arguments between opposition parties and treasury benches over the continuing logjam in both the houses of....

Want to ban child pornography: Government to SC

New Delhi: The government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it wanted to ban child pornography websites, but expressed its inability to go beyond that and don the role....

Akhilesh wants air service between Varanasi, Andaman

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to start a new air service between Andaman and Nicobar islands and Varanasi, officials said on Monday.....

Lok Sabha adjourned till noon

New Delhi : Opposition, led by the Congress, disrupted the Lok Sabha yet again on Monday, forcing the speaker to adjourn the house till noon.   As the 25 Congress....

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

NEW DELHI: Monsoon Session of Parliament is soon to come to an end. Just four working days left and there is still so much to be discussed and worked upon....

Indian singer detained, disappears in Pakistan

Islamabad : Indian pop singer Sukhbir Singh on Sunday fled from the Karachi airport after authorities found $27,000 in his laguage, the media reported.   Singh was on his way....

Modi condoles Jharkhand stampede deaths

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the deaths in the stampede that took place in Jharkhand on Monday, killing at least 11 people.   "Pained at loss of....

Sensex gains over 100 points in early session

Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 107.38 points or 0.38 percent up during the morning session.   The....