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SC turns down gas tariff regulation plea

New Delhi: Companies supplying gas are now free to set their own tariffs with the Supreme Court on Wednesday turning down a plea by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory....

Military hotline between India, China to be set up soon

Beijing: A military hotline been the armed forces headquarters of India and China is expected to become operational soon, according to defence ministry officials here. Yang Yujun, spokesman for the....

Lalit Modi now drags Varun into row

New Delhi: Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has said BJP MP Varun Gandhi met him in London "a few years ago" and offered to "settle everything" with Congress president Sonia....

Amit Shah to inaugurate BJP’s national training workshop

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah will inaugurate a two-day workshop here on Wednesday to train party workers on core party ideology and issues before the nation. "A total of....

New bill on sand mining on the anvil: Javadekar

New Delhi: The government proposes to introduce soon a new "sustainable sand mining" bill to curb illegal mining in river beds, union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar....

BJP legislator breaks mike in Delhi assembly

New Delhi: The last day of the budget session in the Delhi assembly witnessed uproar on Tuesday when a BJP legislator broke the mike alleging it had been turned off.....

Congress furnishes new documents on Dholpur Palace ownership

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday stepped up pressure on beleaguered Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, producing fresh documents in support of its claim that the Dholpur Palace is a....

Indian equities open lower in morning trade

Mumbai: The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), a benchmark index for Indian equities, on Tuesday opened higher, but it soon headed south and was trading at....

Justice Dhingra begins probe into Vadra’s Gurgaon land deal

Gurgaon: A one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Monday began probing a land deal of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, an official said. "Retired Delhi high court judge....

NSCN-K militant involved in Manipur ambush arrested

New Delhi: The NIA on Monday said it has arrested a self-styled regional commander of Naga militant outfit NSCN-K who masterminded the June 4 ambush on an Indian Army convoy....

BJP women’s wing protests at Congress headquarters

New Delhi: The BJP's women's wing staged massive protest outside Congress headquarters against Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad ridiculing Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioning 'Raksha Bandhan' in his 'Mann Ki....

Jung orders probe into Delhi jailbreak; MHA seeks report

New Delhi: Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the escape of two prisoners from Tihar jail while the central government sought a report from....

Congress protesters detained at Smriti Irani house

New Delhi: Scores of Congress party workers were detained by Delhi Police while staging a protest outside Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's official residence here on Monday. The protesters....

Raje, Lalit Modi have direct financial dealings: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had "direct financial dealings" with IPL's former chief Lalit Modi and a company owned by them was managing....

HC notice on plea to restrain ACB chief

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking to restrain Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief Mukesh Kumar Meena from interfering in....

Sanskrit a world view, not just language: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

Bangkok: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Sanskrit is not a mere language but a world view. Addressing the 16th World Sanskrit Conference inaugural here, she said: "Just....

Indian equities open lower on Monday morning

Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Monday opened lower and was trading at 27,321.66 points, some 30 minutes....

AAP holds protest march in Delhi, demands removal of Smriti Irani, Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party workers on Monday staged protests here, demanding the sacking of the Bharatiya Janata Party's four ministers. The protesters gathered at Jantar Mantar around 10....

Second Green Revolution needed, says Modi

Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid stress on the need for second Green Revolution in the country. "There is an immediate need of Green Revolution in the country.....

India-Pakistani designers to share stage at ‘Shaan-e-Pakistan’

New Delhi: Huma Nassr, widely known as the first Pakistani entrepreneur in India, is set to launch a 'Shaan-e-Pakistan' event at the country's high commission here where fashion designers from....

Ensure women get social security schemes till Rakhi: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on Indian men to gift insurance policies to women, setting a target till Raksha Bandhan, under the government's recently launched social....

Congress asks PM for immediate action on Lalit Modi issue

New Delhi: Congress on Sunday trained its guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Lalit Modi issue, saying it was in his own interest to take "immediate action" against....

World keen to know about Indian heritage, says PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Asserting that the world was keen to know about Indian heritage, including yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked IT professionals to undertake "online activity" giving more information....

PM Modi to Visit Varanasi Today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday visit his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi and launch a scheme aimed at strengthening power transmission in urban areas. Officials said Modi....

Delhi CM meets Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday evening, a Delhi government official said. His meeting with Rajnath Singh took place a....

Assam CM slams union ministers’ frequent visit to northeast

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said frequent visits of union ministers to Assam will not benefit the state unless the central government gives adequate fund for its....

Delhi government moves HC to restrain ACB chief

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Saturday filed a fresh application in the High Court seeking to restrain Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief Mukesh Kumar Meena from interfering in the activities....

NITI Aayog should act as single window for states: Chandy

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The NITI Aayog should act as a single window which states can approach in all matters related to centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) and other development schemes, according to....

PM to launch Digital India Week on July 1

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Digital India Week on July 1 here aiming to encourage involvement and creating awareness about the field, Communications and IT Minister....

Modi praises Modi: Ex-IPL chief seeks to mend fences with PM

New Delhi: The man who is instrumental in inviting the wrath of the opposition on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader Narendra Modi now appears to be....