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Swaraj meets Nepalese counterpart; discusses a range of issues

Swaraj meets Nepalese counterpart; discusses a range of issues

KATHMANDU: Looking at further expanding bilateral ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held talks with her Nepalese counterpart Mahendra Bahadur Pandey here on a range of issues and resolved… Read more »

AG says Cong not eligible for LoP post in LS

AG says Cong not eligible for LoP post in LS

NEW DELHI: In a setback to Congress which has been fighting for the Leader of Opposition post, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has opined that it is not eligible and there… Read more »

BJP MP joins issue with Rahul Gandhi

BJP MP joins issue with Rahul Gandhi

BANGALORE: After Rahul Gandhi’s condemnation of Shiv Sena and BJP over force-feeding of a fasting Muslim, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi today put the onus on the Congress saying some of… Read more »

India should be history-conscious Modi

India should be history-conscious: Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on India becoming history-conscious saying only such countries have a potential to create history. Speaking extempore at a book release function at… Read more »

Govt to soon finalise war memorial construction site Jaitley

Govt to soon finalize war memorial construction site: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: On the 15th anniversary of the Kargil War, Defense Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government will soon finalize the site for construction of a “grand” National War… Read more »

PM meets BJP MPS from northern states

PM meets BJP MPs from northern states

NEW DELHI: In a first such initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met BJP MPs from the northern states, including poll-bound Haryana, and asked them to propagate the bold initiatives… Read more »

Red faces in Cong as Sonia turns for CPP meet alone

Red faces in Cong as Sonia turns up alone for CPP meet

NEW DELHI: A gaffe by Congress Parliamentary Party’s secretariat on the schedule of CPP meeting left party Chief Sonia Gandhi the sole invitee to a cancelled meeting in Parliament this… Read more »

Punjab resident moves court against Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee

Punjab resident moves court against Haryana Gurdwara Management Committee

CHANDIGARH: A Punjab resident today moved the high court here challenging the constitution of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) and sought quashing of the Act by way of which… Read more »

Kashmir issue has direct bearing on Indo-Pak ties, says JKLF

Kashmir issue has direct bearing on Indo-Pak ties, says JKLF

SRINAGAR: Separatist outfit Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) today claimed good relation between India and Pakistan cannot sustain without resolution of Jammu and Kashmir issue. Referring to the upcoming… Read more »

India summons Pakistan Dy High Commissioner over Mumbai trial

India summons Pak Dy High Commissioner over Mumbai trial

NEW DELHI: India today summoned Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest against the adjournment of the ongoing Mumbai terror attack case trial in Pakistan. While the Pakistan… Read more »

India asks China to cease activities in PoK Jaitley

India asks China to cease activities in PoK: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Government keeps an eye on Chinese presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and has asked China to “cease such activities” there, Defense Minister Arun Jaitley informed Lok Sabha today…. Read more »

Govt starts consultations for enacting law for MFIs

Govt starts consultations for enacting law for MFIs

NEW DELHI: Government has started consultations with all stake-holders, including state governments, for enacting a law to regulate Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) for ensuring interests of customers. Finance Minister Arun… Read more »

Jaitley announces some concessions, tax on MF from July 10

5 Navy officers facing action for INS Virat fire: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Six Navy personnel, including five officers, are facing disciplinary action after they were found culpable by a Board of Inquiry (BoI) for a fire incident onboard aircraft INS… Read more »

We need to strengthen counter-infiltration grid Jammu IGP

We need to strengthen counter-infiltration grid: Jammu IGP

JAMMU: There is a need to strengthen the counter-infiltration grid as attempts have been made from across the border to push in militants this side, Jammu Police chief said today…. Read more »

India summons Pakistan Dy High Commissioner over Mumbai trial

Parallel SGPC ‘attack’ on country’s integrity: Sukhbir Badal

NEW DELHI: Amid a brewing confrontation, Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and said the Haryana decision on forming a… Read more »

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Cabinet clears insurance FDI to 49%; to fetch Rs 25k cr funds

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet on Thursday gave go-ahead to Foreign direct investment (FDI) cap hike in insurance to 49 per cent with a rider that management control will remain in… Read more »

India ranks 135 in Human Development Index

India ranks 135 in Human Development Index

NEW DELHI: In a sign that shows India has a lot of catching up to do, the country’s ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) remained unchanged at 135 in… Read more »

Force-feeding row Govt says it will respond by tomorrow

Force-feeding row: Govt says it will respond by tomorrow

NEW DELHI: The government today said it will respond on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim after ascertaining full facts by tomorrow. Congress, SP and Left… Read more »

'Infiltration attempts could increase ahead of J-K polls'

‘Infiltration attempts could increase ahead of J-K polls’

NEW DELHI: With Assembly polls scheduled in Jammu and Kashmir later this year, infiltration attempts from across the border are expected to increase, a top security official today said. “You… Read more »

K N Tripathi sworn-in as 20th Governor of West Bengal

K N Tripathi sworn-in as 20th Governor of West Bengal

KOLKATA: Former Uttar Pradesh Speaker and five-time MLA Keshari Nath Tripathi was today sworn-in as the 20th Governor of West Bengal today. Tripathi, who will turn 80 this November was… Read more »