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Advani, Irani to attend Yoga Day celebrations in Himachal

Shimla: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani will be in Himachal Pradesh to celebrate the International Yoga Day on Sunday. Irani will be in....

Yoga mats from China? Organiser says he doesn’t know

New Delhi: Amid reports that many of the mats to be used for Sunday's mega International Yoga Day event at Rajpath were sourced from China, the private company tasked by....

Case against Modi, Shah, RSS chief over ‘religious colour’ to yoga

Patna: A case was filed on Saturday against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in a court in the Bihar capital for giving....

Will not speak to media for six months: Parrikar

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has faced criticism in the media for his comments on a wide range of issues, on Saturday said he would not speak to the....

Parrikar blames UPA for delayed defence infra projects

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said several key defence ministry projects linked to infrastructure creation like building family housing for soldiers away on posting and constructing border roads....

Sushma leaves for New York for yoga day event

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left for New York to participate in the inaugural International Yoga Day event at the UN. "Leaving for New York," Swaraj tweeted.....

Case filed against Ashwani Chaubey for making controversial remark against Sonia-Rahul Gandhi

Patna: A case was filed on Saturday against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ashwani Kumar Choubey for making offensive remarks about Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi,....

Court rejects Asaram Bapu’s bail plea

JODHPUR: Controversial guru Asaram Bapu is to remain in jail for now as the court here on Saturday rejected his bail plea. The temporary relief has been denied to the....

AAP protests near Sushma Swaraj’s house

New Delhi: Around 150 members of the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Youth Wing protested near External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's residence here demanding her resignation for helping former IPL chief....

Delhi ex-law minister’s custody extended till June 21

New Delhi: A court here on Friday extended the police custody of former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar for two days in the fake degree case, though the Aam....

After Sushma, BJP strongly backs Vasundhara

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday came out in support of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is facing allegations of testifying in favour of former IPL chief Lalit Modi's....

Notice to centre, UPSC on disabled quota in civil services exam

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the central government and the UPSC on a plea seeking to quash the civil services exam notification due to....

Rajnath Singh praises Sikhs for promoting secularism

Anandpur Sahib (Punjab): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday praised the Khalsa Panth, the Sikh community, for promoting secularism and the cultural heritage of the country. Addressing a gathering....

Unholy nexus between ‘Chotta’ Modi, ‘Bada’ Modi: Congress

New Delhi:  Alluding to an "unholy" nexus between Lalit Modi and the BJP government, the Congress on Friday reiterated the demand for the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj....

SpiceJet to give on-board yoga classes

New Delhi: To celebrate the maiden International Yoga Day, budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it will launch a first-of-a-kind event that would showcase and encourage passengers to practice....

Advani cancels meeting with Kejriwal

New Delhi: Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani cancelled his meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal scheduled for Friday evening. According to informed sources, the meeting was....

Scotland Yard has no knowledge of threat to Lalit Modi

London: Scotland Yard, London's metropolitan police authority, has no knowledge of any threat to Lalit Modi, the former commissioner of the Indian Premier League who has allegedly been avoiding returning....

Lalit Modi-Vasundhara Raje friendship was once the talk of Rajasthan

Jaipur: The friendship between former IPL boss Lalit Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje may have dimmed but there was a time when people in Rajasthan used to talk....

India frees 88 Pakistani fishermen for Ramadan

New Delhi: India said on Friday it has released 88 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Gujarat jails, following a decision Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed by phone to Pakistan Premier Nawaz....

Full dress rehearsal at Rajpath ahead of yoga day

New Delhi: A full dress rehearsal for the first International Yoga Day - to be observed on June 21 - was conducted early Friday morning amid tight security at Rajpath....

SC gives Sahara 18 months to pay up Rs.36,000 crore

New Delhi: The Supreme court on Friday gave 18 months to Sahara to repay Rs.36,000 crore of the investors money which its two companies, SIRECL and SHFCL, had collected in....

Raje cancels trip to Anandpur Sahib

Jaipur: Citing ill health, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vaundhara Raje on Friday cancelled her trip to Anandpur Sahib in Punjab for celebrations to mark its 350th anniversary. "Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje....

Re-conduct AIPMT exam by August 16: SC to CBSE

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave CBSE time till August 16 to conduct and declare the results of All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical and dental....

This is how PM Modi wished Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

NEW DELHI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday turned 45. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who otherwise leaves no opportunity to take a jibe at him and his party, extended....

Indian equities open higher in morning trade

Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Friday opened higher and was trading at 27,258.85 points some 15 minutes....

Excessive judicial interference not good for investors: Jaitley

New York: "Excessive interference" by the judiciary in commercial arbitration is not good for the investor because it adds costs to Indian companies and the cabinet is considering changes in....

Aakar Patel new Amnesty International India head

New Delhi: Veteran journalist and writer Aakar Patel is the new executive director of Amnesty International India -- an international human rights organisation. "Aakar Patel will head Amnesty International India's....

Cisco announces $60 mn investment in India

New Delhi: San Jose-based technology multinational company Cisco on Thursday said it will invest $60 million in India and also begin manufacturing in the country to support Prime Minister Narendra....

Delhi CM Kejriwal meets Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and asked for his support for development projects. Kejriwal, who was accompanied by....

Modi reviews Aadhaar benefits scheme

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a review of the Unique Identification or Aadhar and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and called for accelerating the delivery of benefits....