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Sensex gains 262 points in early trade ahead of Budget

The benchmark BSE Sensex surged over 262 points and the NSE Nifty regained the 8,900-mark in early trade of a special stock market session on Saturday on continued capital inflows....

Would have been good if Rahul Gandhi attended Budget session: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said it would have been good if Rahul Gandhi had attended the Budget Session but expressed confidence that the Congress vice president....

PM Narendra Modi addresses Lok Sabha during Budget session

NEW DELHI: In the ongoing Budget session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Lok Sabha to debate on the address given by the President. This is the first speech of Modi in Parliament during the Budget session. Here are....

Economic Survey: Scope for ‘big bang reforms’, growth to rise over 8%

NEW DELHI: According to the Economic Survey, the Indian Economy is likely to rise between 8.1 – 8.5%. Tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Friday and authored by team headed by Chief Economic Advisor Arvind....

India unique as it accepts diversity, says RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Mumbai: Stating that accepting diversity has been a unique quality of Indians, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said, "We came to know that 'puja' (worship) is so important during....

Sexual Harassment Case: TERI Chief RK Pachauri gets anticipatory bail

NEW DELHI: Accused of sexual harassment charges, environmentalist RK Pachauri gets anticipatory bail but has been barred from entering the TERI office. The move that is set to relief the TERI Chief has been initiated on conditions....

Rail Budget 2015: ‘Hey Prabhu’; Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu jokes on his surname, amuses Parliament

NEW DELHI: As the Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday announced the Rail Budget, he amused the parliamentarians during his peppered with humor speech by punning on his name. “Our priority is to....

Air India: Tyre of Delhi-Kochi flight bursts while landing

KOCHI: Escaping from a serious tragedy, an Air India flight from Delhi to Kochi survived with over 170 people on board after its rear tyre burst as it landed at the Nedumbassery airport on Thursday. All 161 passengers....

Rail Budget: No fare hike, no new trains; focus on women safety, Wi-Fi, better services

NEW DELHI: Amid major expectations of reforms, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented his first Rail Budget. Relieving the passengers of the fare hike, Prabhu stated that the goals of theRailways are to....

What to expect from Railway Budget 2015

With Railway finances under terrible strain, all eyes will be focused on whether Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will hike the fares and freight rates in the Rail Budget on Thursday....

Parliamentary panel rejects govt proposal to try juveniles as adults in rape cases

New Delhi: A parliamentary committee on Wednesday rejected the government's proposal to try as adults juveniles between 16 and 18 years involved in heinous cases such as rape, saying the....

Rahul Gandhi could be made the Congress president as early as April this year

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi's sudden sabbatical to reflect upon the future course of the party may be a prelude to his elevation as Congress President. There are indications that Gandhi,....

Activists, lawyers write to TERI, demand Pachauri’s resignation over molestation case

New Delhi: Demanding RK Pachauri's resignation from TERI, lawyers and civil society activists on Wednesday questioned why he has not been suspended and raised suspicion that some material evidence were....

Abu Salem sentenced to life for Mumbai builder Pradeep Jain murder

New Delhi : Extradited gangster Abu Salem was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment by special TADA court for murder of Mumbai-based builder in 1995. The Bombay High Court had....

Picture on Social media shows Rahul Gandhi in Uttarakhand

As Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's absence at the start of the budget session has left many in his Congress party baffled, a picture released on social media however shows....

Coast Guard DIG Loshali who claimed to have ordered Pak boat be blown off, shunted out

Ahmedabad: The Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali, who had contradicted the government's version on the explosion on board a Pakistani vessel, has been removed as the Chief of Staff at....

Shiv Sena backs Bhagwat’s Mother Teresa remark, says all missionaries wanted conversion

Defending RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks about Mother Teresa, Shiv Sena today said he had spoken the "bitter truth". "The objective of missionaries who came to India has been to....

Congress to hold mega rally ‘Zameen Wapsi Andolan’ today against land ordinance

New Delhi: Taking their political battle against land ordinance on the streets, top Congress leaders joined by members of prominent civil society organizations will hold a protest rally called 'Zameen....

Nitish Kumar terms Land bill as black law; seeks recall

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday described the controversial Land Acquisition bill introduced in Lok Sabha as a "black law" and demanded its immediate recall. "The Land Acquisition....

Delhi CM Kejriwal invites mentor Anna Hazare to Secretariat

New Delhi: In a reverential gesture, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday invited activist Anna Hazare to the Government Secretariat on Wednesday and asked him to interact with legislators,....

Church deplores RSS chief’s comment on Mother Teresa

Thiruvananthapuram: The Catholic Church on Tuesday expressed strong resentment at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor,....

Jammu and Kashmir: Two months after polls, BJP & PDP announce coalition government

NEW DELHI: It took exactly two months from the polls to both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to wipe out the differences over a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for....

Accused of Sexual Harassment, TERI Chief RK Pachauri Quits as Chief of UN Panel

NEW DELHI: After facing massive embarrassment over the sexual harassment charges, Rajendra K Pachauri (RK Pachauri) has quit as the Chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The....

‘People will teach a lesson to Centre’, says Arvind Kejriwal with Anna Hazare at their protest against Land Bill

NEW DELHI: It was certainly a déjà-vu moment for both Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and social activist Anna Hazare as the former joined his mentor Hazare on Tuesday in his protest against the Land Acquisition....

Corporate Espionage Case: Defence Ministry worker arrested

NEW DELHI: In a fresh development to the corporate espionage case, a casual worker employed at the Defence Ministry has been arrested for allegedly providing fake identity card to the....

‘Please spare Mother Teresa’, appeals Arvind Kejriwal after Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday reacted on Mother Teresa conversion row and objected over controversial remarks of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagat on Teresa.....

Swine flu claims 21 more lives, toll reaches 833

New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 21 more people as the toll reached 833 across the country while the number of persons affected by H1N1 virus breached the....

Narendra Modi government to introduce Land Acquisition Bill in Lok Sabha today

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government is set to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The bill seeks approval of the Parliament for changes....

Corporate Espionage Case: ‘I was forced to sign a blank paper’, says arrested Santanu Saikia

NEW DELHI: The controversial corporate espionage case is taking new turns every day. After being arrested for his involvement in the scam, former journalist Santanu Saikia cries conspiracy and claims of signing a blank....

Corporate Espionage Case: Second FIR registered by Crime Branch

NEW DELHI: Heading for the fresh developments in the corporate espionage case, the officials from the Crime Branch on Monday informed that second FIR has been registered in the case....