New Delhi: India on Thursday announced a concessional credit of $10 billion to Africa in the next five years – a doubling of its existing commitment – and grant assistance of $600 million as Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the continent’s leaders to speak in “one voice” with it in pushing for […]
“The industrialists who meet the Prime Minister don’t speak whole truth. After meeting the PM, they wonder what is happening and say ‘please do something’. And in front of the media they give the government 9 out of 10,” Shourie claimed.
Mukesh Bhatt appealed to the government to pass an order in advance if Shiv Sena wants a ban on Pakistani artists.
New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court today declared as unconstitutional the law brought by the NDA government to replace the over two-decade- old collegium system of judges appointing judges in the higher judiciary. The apex court, which quashed the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act […]
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ruled that Article 370, granting special status to the state, has assumed a place of permanence in the Constitution and the feature is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation. The court also said that Article 35A gives “protection” to existing laws […]
Ankara: At least 86 people were killed today when two explosions ripped through groups of leftist and pro-Kurdish activists gathering for an anti-government peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara. The attack, near Ankara’s main train station, was the deadliest in the city’s history and has ratcheted up […]
Mainpuri (UP): After Dadri, tension now prevails in this district where rumours of cow slaughter triggered violence with protesters targeting police vehicles and setting afire shops, leaving seven policemen injured. Twenty-one people have been arrested for yesterday’s violence, even as the circle officer has been suspended for alleged laxity. […]
Nawada (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for communal harmony and brotherhood in the country, saying Hindus and Muslims should work together to fight the common enemy of poverty and ignore “irresponsible” statements made by politicians, even if he himself makes any. In his first comments […]
New Delhi: After eminent writer Nayantara Sahgal, former Lalit Kala Akademi chairman Ashok Vajpeyi has returned his Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the “assault on right to freedom of both life and expression”. Voicing displeasure over the Dadri lynching incident and and a string of killings of rationalists, he also […]
The G-4 summit on September 26 will be the first since 2004 and will bring together German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Dublin: With Irish children welcoming him by reciting Sanskrit shlokas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a dig at secularists back home saying had this been done in India it would have raised questions. Addressing a gathering of Indian diaspora here, Modi, who made a five-hour brief stop-over […]
The adoption is a significant step towards beginning talks on the long-stalled reforms process in the 70th session of the Assembly on the basis of a negotiating text.
Hyderabad: Amid charges that the Modi government is saffronising education, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu here today pitched for “Indianisation” of the country’s history and said these Indianised history lessons should be mandatorily taught to children. “If we forget our own civilisation and roots, our country cannot survive for […]
Mumbai: Under fire for its decision to ban the slaughter and sale of meat in the city for two days during the Jain festival ‘Paryushan’, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) today told the Bombay High Court that it has decided to withdraw its decision. MCGM informed […]
New Delhi: India can be called “more Islamic than Pakistan” as more Muslims live here than that country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today told the chief of Pakistan Rangers who called on him to discuss ways to keep the border peaceful. During the interaction, Singh said India wants peace […]
The battle for power in Bihar assumes significance in the context of Modi leading the NDA charge after BJP’s debacle in the Delhi assembly polls early this year.
New Delhi: The NDA government today announced its acceptance of the long-pending demand for ‘One Rank One Pension’ for retired members of the Indian armed forces but the ex-servicemen who have been on agitation rejected the key details of the decision and said their 84-day long stir will continue. […]
More than 50 incidents of violence were reported from Ahmedabad city where buses, police posts and private vehicles were set on fire while police personnel were also attacked at some places.
The two NSAs are scheduled to meet in New Delhi for talks on terrorism-related issues for the first time on August 23.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre as to whether it has set up a three-member ombudsman to regulate advertisements given by various governments and authorities in pursuance of its decision on the issue. The apex court’s notice came on an application filed by […]
Rajapaksa forced himself into the UPFA reckoning to contest the parliamentary poll, an action unprecedented for a former president of the country.
Lahore: Pakistan’s Punjab province Home Minister Shuja Khanzada was today assassinated along with eight others when a suicide bomber blew himself up at his house in Shadi Khal village in Attock district. “Eight persons have been killed and several others injured after the bomber hit the minister’s house,” […]
Last month, there were 19 ceasefire violations in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.
The government has also declined to grant permission to challenge a bail order granted to two other accused in the Mecca Masjid blasts case, Devender Gupta and Lokesh Sharma.
On August 8, the Editors Guild of India condemned the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s issuing show-cause notices to three TV news channels for their coverage related to Yakub Memon’s hanging, terming the action as “shocking” and called for an immediate withdrawal of the notices. The Guild’s President N. […]
New Delhi: The Centre today urged the Supreme Court that the pleas for scrapping of government’s ambitious project to grant Aadhaar cards to all citizens be referred to a constitutional bench as they relate to issues which require authoritative pronouncement. Rohatgi also reiterated the Centre’s stand that privacy is […]
New Delhi: In clear indications that the government may make a U-turn on the contentious land acquisition law, a Parliamentary committee today approved changes in the Modi government’s bill including on the consent clause, that will restore the UPA law. The way for a possible climb down by the […]
The apex court had called section 66A of the IT Act “unconstitutional”, saying it has a “chilling effect” on freedom of speech and expression.
Earlier, Kodnani’s advocate Nirupam Nanavati told the court that her appeal against the conviction should be given priority
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has referred to a larger bench the plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon seeking stay of his scheduled execution on July 30 in 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Justices A R Dave and Kurian Joseph differed on the issue of entertaining the plea of Memon, […]
New Delhi: Uncertainty continued on Monday over whether Yakub Memon, the sole 1993 Mumbai blasts convict on death row, will be hanged on July 30, with the Supreme Court asking Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to clarify today the rules relating to curative petitions, the last judicial remedy in law.A […]
The attack in Gurdaspur resonated in Lok Sabha today with members cutting across party lines saying the incident demonstrated that the threat to India is “perceptible”
Officials said that schools, colleges and other institutions have been ordered to be shut in the town
The decision has been slammed by women’s rights activists, who said his sacking wasn’t spontaneous and was motivated by anything but concern for the women Pachauri allegedly harassed
New Delhi: After an Organiser article termed as “anti-Hindu” the protests against Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as FTII chairman, another piece in the RSS organ has alleged that prestigious institutes like the IITs and IIMs were being turned into places for “anti-India and anti-Hindu” activities. Suggesting that political motives were […]
The June 23 order of Justice P. Devadass directing the rapist to go for mediation had triggered a controversy
Islamabad: Pakistan has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed in their meeting in Russia to address the issues of Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek through Track II diplomacy. PM’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yesterday said both […]
New Delhi: Against the backdrop of news reports that the names of Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth were among those suggested for the post of head of the Film and Television Institute of India, the Centre today defended the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan saying it wanted someone who could devote time to […]
New Delhi: The total number of telephone connections in the country crossed the record one billion mark in May, bolstered by growth in number of mobile users. At the end of May, the total number of telephone connections stood at 1,002.05 million, of which 975.78 million connections were wireless […]
New Delhi: A P J Abdul Kalam has supported abolition of the death penalty, saying that when he was President of India, he felt pain in deciding on such cases as most of them had a “social and economic bias”. Kalam was responding to a Law Commission consultation paper […]