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Reliance Group in pact with Singapore company for airships

Mumbai : The Reliance Group, led by industrialist Anil Ambani, on Thursday said it has signed a pact with Augur Overseas Operation of Singapore to manufacture aerostats and airships in....

Wipro net up four percent in Q1

Bengaluru: Software major Wipro Ltd has posted net profit of Rs.2,190 crore for first quarter of 2015-16, registering four percent year-on-year growth, as per the Indian accounting standard. In a....

Vyapam scam: Roll numbers of 700 changed

Bhopal: The roll numbers of 700 candidates in the 2012 Madhya Pradesh Pre-Medical Test were changed by a gang that guaranteed success in the competitive examination, documents reveal. At least....

PM greets opposition leaders

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Amid the logjam on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged pleasantries with former prime minister Manmohan Singh and other opposition leaders in the Rajya Sabha.....

Rajya Sabha crippled for third day

New Delhi:The Rajya Sabha was disrupted again on Thursday as the opposition continued to press for the resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the chief ministers of Rajasthan....

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan likely to contest from Indore

Lok Sabha speaker calls all-party meeting

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said she will call an all-party meeting to try ending the unrest plaguing the house. She told reporters: "Discussions are the only....

After battle of placards, Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was on Thursday virtually turned into an arena for placard battles between the Congress and the BJP, forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to first adjourn the house....

AAP leaders meet Rajnath, complain against police

New Delhi: An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) delegation on Thursday met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over its leader Dilip Pandey's allegation that a Delhi Police van tried to run....

Delhi government seeks Jung’s approval to appoint Maliwal

New Delhi: In a climbdown, the Delhi government on Thursday sought Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's approval for the appointment of Swati Maliwal as chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women....

Airline norms to fly abroad needs recast: Minister

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said the existing norms for Indian carriers to fly abroad needed to be recast, as it was not only dated but....

Government should not echo BJP on Pakistan: CPI-M

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government should "stop echoing the aggressive anti-Pakistan posture of the BJP" if it is serious about a dialogue with Islamabad, the CPI-M said on Thursday. "While....

1993 Mumbai Blasts: Convict Yakub Memon pleads Supreme Court to stop his hanging

NAGPUR: Convicted for helping plan and execute the serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993 that killed around 260 people, Yakub Memon has another time appealed to the Supreme Court to....

Why is Modi silent on Vyapam, asks Rahul

New Delhi:Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the Vyapam scam. "More than 40 people have died in the Vyapam scam. One of....

Day 3 of Parliament Session: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

NEW DELHI: After two consecutive days of chaos in the Parliament, the third day of the Parliament Monsoon Session has started on Thursday.  Here are the highlights of the session:....

Pope Francis appoints new Indian bishop

Vatican City : Pope Francis has named Joseph Kodakallil as Bishop of Satna in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the Vatican announced on Wednesday. Kodakallil has been serving as Pastor....

Sensex trades flat in early session

Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Thursday was trading flat at 6.15 points or 0.02 percent down during the morning session. The....

Two Air India staff, seven Nepalese held for human trafficking

New Delhi : Two Air India staff and seven Nepalese women have been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here on charge of involvement in human trafficking, CISF said....

Per Capita National Income increasing: Centre

New Delhi : The central government on Wednesday said India's National Income measured as Net National Income at market prices and Per Capita National Income measured as Per Capita Net....

Railway ministry meets banks over Rs.8.5 lakh crore opportunity

New Delhi : The railway ministry and its PSU Indian Railway Finance Corporation hosted a meeting of banks and financial institutions over an investment plan of Rs.8.5 lakh crore in....

AAP questions Parrikar in Louis Berger case

Panaji: The AAP on Wednesday alleged that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, when he was Goa's chief minister, awarded a consultancy contract to the now tainted Louis Berger firm, despite having....

Delhi tops in sexual harassment cases in colleges

New Delhi: Delhi has the maximum number of complaints of sexual harassment in educational institutions, the government said on Wednesday. Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani informed the Lok Sabha....

BJP demands Uttarakhand CM’s resignation in liquor scam controversy

New Delhi : The BJP on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, alleging he was involved in a liquor scam and "loot" during the 2013 floods. "The....

‘Don’t compel banks to give farm loans’

Mumbai/Nagpur: In an embarrassment to the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena combine in Maharashtra, the central government has written to the state asking it to desist from compelling banks to extend farm credit,....

Oposition’s conduct in parliament unfortunate: Rajnath

New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday termed the opposition's conduct in parliament "unfortunate" after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed her willingness to make a statement on the....

Commute Yakub Memon’s death sentence: CPI-M

New Delhi: The CPI-M on Wednesday urged the government to commute the death sentence of Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Menon, saying he had chosen to surrender and cooperate with Indian....

Trains halted in Haryana after explosives found on tracks

Chandigarh: A few trains were halted by authorities in Haryana's Shahbad town on Wednesday after some explosive material was found near the railway tracks, police said. The explosive material was found....

Lok Sabha disrupted over Lalit Modi, Vyapam issues

New Delhi: Opposition parties led by the Congress created a ruckus in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over the Lalit Modi issue, forcing repeated adjournments of the house. As soon as....

Police deny they tried to kill AAP leader

New Delhi: Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi on Wednesday rubbished allegations that his men tried to kill AAP leader Dilip Pandey, who claimed that a police van tried to run him....

Congress leader wanted me to help scam accused: Sushma

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said a senior Congress leader had pressed her hard to give diplomatic passport to a scam accused Congress leader. "A senior congress....

Delhi Police trying to eliminate me: AAP leader

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Dilip Pandey late Tuesday said a Delhi Police van tried to run him over while he was talking to mediapersons outside Rajender Nagar police....