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‘Govt had expressed concerns over UK House debate on Kashmir’

New Delhi: The Government on Tuesday said it had expressed its concerns with the UK government over a debate on the 'political and humanitarian situation in Kashmir' that was held....

RS condemns Katju for his remarks against Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose

New Delhi: Cutting across political divide, Rajya Sabha members today condemned former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for calling Mahatma Gandhi a British agent and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose a....

Shiv Sena slams J&K CM Sayeed, calls him a ‘godfather of separatists’

MUMBAI: In the wake of separatist leader Masarat Alam's release, Shiv Sena on Wednesday attacked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, saying that he was a "godfather" of....

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh summoned as accused in coal scam case

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned as accused by a special court in a coal scam case on Wednesday.  The court has summoned Manmohan under section....

MHA seeks clarification on Masarat Alam, J&K to submit dossier

Masarat Alam's surprise release has become the biggest flashpoint in the newly formed alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. ....

Land Bill clears Lok Sabha, braces for tough test in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The contentious Land bill on Tuesday passed the Lok Sabha test after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support,....

Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav worked for maligning AAP’s image: Sanjay Singh

Sultanpur: AAP leader Sanjay Singh defended the party's decision to remove senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee, even as he sidestepped queries as to....

Delhi court drops Tada charges against LeT’s Tunda

NEW DELHI: Top Lashkar-e-Toiba bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda, one of the 20 terrorists India had asked Pakistan to hand over after the 26/11 Mumbai attack, was on Tuesday discharged....

Build core competence in securing imp buildings: Rajnath to CISF

Ghaziabad: CISF should develop a "core competence" of effectively securing strategic and iconic installations in the country which can be targeted by terrorists, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here....

PM Narendra Modi wishes Omar Abdullah on birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on his 45th birthday and wished him a long....

Open to making more changes in Land Bill: Govt

The National Democratic Alliance Government on Tuesday indicated its willingness to incorporate more changes into the land Bill in order to address the concerns raised by Opposition parties even as....

Delhi MLAs being forced to sign papers against us: Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday hit back at the party leadership, accusing it of forcing Delhi MLAs to sign papers against him and Prashant Bhushan and said....

Mufti government to abide by court orders on release of prisoners: PDP

Jammu: Unfazed by the controversy over the release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said the Jammu and Kashmir government will abide by the court directives....

Our priority is country’s security, not alliance in J&K: Rajnath

GHAZIABAD: Amid the raging controversy over release of a Kashmiri separatist leader, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted that his government's top priority was national security and not....

Considering MHA proposal for banning live coverage of counter-terror ops: Rathore

New Delhi: The I&B Ministry on Tuesday said that the proposal from Home Ministry for amending existing laws in order to prohibit live media coverage of counter-terrorism operations by security....

Govt working on bill to regulate surrogacy

New Delhi: The government is "working" on finalising a bill which will regulate assisted reproduction like surrogacy, the Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. The Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR)....

Govt to expand service centers to 2.5 lakh panchayats: Prasad

New Delhi: The government will expand Common Service Centres, which provide public services in rural areas, from about 1.5 lakh at present to 2.5 lakh under the Digital India programme,....

DP Yadav gets life imprisonment

DEHRADUN: Former Uttar Pradesh Minister DP Yadav, who was convicted in Mahendra Singh Bharti murder case, was on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment by the special CBI court in Dehradun. He....

Masarat Alam release: Will not allow soft policy on such issues, says BJP

New Delhi: Amidst the row with its ruling coalition partner PDP in Jammu and Kashmir over the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam, BJP on Tuesday said it had a....

Mahatma Gandhi British agent, says former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju

New Delhi: In comments that may trigger a controversy, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has called Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi a British agent, who did great harm....

Lok Sabha to witness confrontation as Land Bill will be taken up for voting

New Delhi: Lok Sabha is set to witness a confrontation over Land Acquisition Bill on Tuesday when it is taken up for voting with opposition parties bent on opposing it....

Sushma Swaraj: I am not helpless minister, but very influential

NEW DELHI: "I am not helpless. I am a very influential External Affairs Minister." This is how Sushma Swaraj replied to a taunt by an opposition leader in the Rajya....

Rupee 1 note released after a gap of 20 years

New Delhi: After a gap of over 20 years, Re 1 note has been released in the country and it bears the signature of Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. Incidentally, the....

PM Modi denounces Masarat Alam’s release by J&K govt, PDP remains defiant

New Delhi: Parliament on Monday erupted in anger over a separatist's release in Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share the "outrage" and denounce the decision amidst....

Pak HC meets Geelani; FS visit to Pakistan, J&K discussed

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit today met Kashmir separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and briefed him about the issues discussed between India and Pakistan during Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's....

Modi assures all help to Mamata, but non-committal on debt waiver

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the Centre will leave no stone unturned in aiding the development of the State, but is....

Our orders cannot be avoided: National Green Tribunal

New Delhi: Concerned over lack of coordination and cooperation between various departments in cleaning river Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal has said it has all the "trappings of the civil....

Dec 16 gang-rape documentary: HC refuses urgent hearing on PIL to lift ban

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to give urgent hearing to a PIL seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of a controversial documentary featuring an interview....

Masarat Alam’s release: Modi govt admits to ‘ideological differences’ with PDP

NEW DELHI: Under attack over release of separatist Masarat Alam in Jammu and Kashmir, government today admitted to "ideological differences" between BJP and PDP and said it is ready to....

Delhi Congress to ‘assist’ government in combating swine flu: Ajay Maken

New Delhi: In its bid to project a constructive face after successive poll debacles, Delhi Congress has decided to launch an awareness campaign against swine flu to "assist" the AAP....