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IT sleuths raid Poes Garden, Dinakaran alleges political motive

Income Tax investigation wing officials raided Poes Garden house of former chief minister J Jayalalitha on Friday night and seized a laptop, a desktop...
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“Sensex climbing, rupee strengthening a good sign”

Mudda examines veracity of Moody’s rating that has resulted in boost to Modi government, wonders if human indicators were taken into account International credit rating...
Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Arun Jaitley

Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The upgrade that came after 13 years sent the Sensex soaring A day after Pew Research survey report about overwhelming popularity of Prime Minister Narendra...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi targets ‘Corruption free BJP’ claim, asks why no questions about Rafale deal,...

At a time when BJP would be exulting over the high ratings of the party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their public perception as...
Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Seven-in-ten Indians are now satisfied with the way...

Country can demand Arun Jaitley’s resignation over demonetization, GST: Yashwant Sinha

The veteran BJP leader said there is an utmost need to speak about the country’s “worrying” economic situation. Hitting out at Arun Jaitley – yet...
LONG HAUL: Thousands of trucks loaded with coal are lined up for up to 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a sole road in the Gobi desert, Mongolia; the journey can take more than a week, Reuters/UNI

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ASEAN Summit: PM Modi presents India as an attractive investment destination

ASEAN Summit: PM Narendra Modi presents India as an attractive investment destination

Inviting ASEAN countries to ramp up investment in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke of the economic reforms undertaken in the country...
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I Want To Be A Policeman: 9-year old Filipino fitted with Jaipur Foot tells...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila that has helped rehabilitate thousands of disabled people with the famed...
GOOD MORNING GENTLEMEN: President Ram Nath Kovind poses for a photograph with officer trainees of 69 Royal Regiment (2016 batch) of the Indian Police Service from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, UNI

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Krishna boat mishap: 19 dead, rescue ops underway

Krishna boat mishap: 19 dead, rescue ops underway

Rescuers recovered two more bodies on Monday. Search and rescue is underway The death toll in a Krishna river boat tragedy near Vijayawada in Andhra...
Prakash Raj: Actors turned politicians are a disaster for country

Prakash Raj: Actors turned politicians are a disaster for country

I don’t like actors joining politics, says Raj In a veiled attack on actor-turned politicians Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, a multi lingual actor...
Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul Gandhi claimed that while Congress spots the faults of Narendra Modi and BJP, it will never disrespect the PMO On the second day of...
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IT officials recover cash, seize gold and diamond worth crores from AIADMK leader VK...

Sasikala’s nephew and rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre and Tamil Nadu government. Income Tax (I-T) Department officials reportedly recovered more...

Over 70 per cent voter turnout in Himachal, fate of Virbhadra, Dhumal hangs in...

Strong voter turnout in Himachal. Congress struggles to retain power while BJP hopes to win hill state by unleashing publicity blitzkrieg, attacking Virbhadra Brisk polling...
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Raghuram Rajan declines AAP’s Rajya Sabha berth offer, will stick to academia

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s party wanted former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to be one of its three nominees for the Rajya Sabha polls...
Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Rebel AIADMK leader Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre, Tamil Nadu government behind the raids, sees plot to exile him from politics Troubles mounted for...

Will AAP succeed in getting Raghuram Rajan to accept RS nomination?

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party wants to field professionals, not its own leaders for Rajya Sabha polls; former RBI governor Rajan also on its...

Mudda yields mixed views on demonetisation

While some believe it was a tragic step by the government, others think it may hurt now but will generate long-term benefits The whole country...
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After Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad mocks people who lost jobs after DeMo

Union minister for information technology, law and justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad says those who lost jobs after demonetisation were not skilled enough Weeks after Union...
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Demonetisation anniversary: Modi says 125 crore Indians won decisive battle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to share a 7-minute video enlisting the benefits of demonetisation, BJP leaders sing paeans too A year after...
Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Bihar CM tweaks reservation rules; quota system to apply if government hires somebody for its work through outsourcing company and pays salary from its...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an event at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi. Photo credit: PIB

PM Modi lectures media on editorial freedom, maintaining credibility

At the 75th anniversary celebrations of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi, Prime Minister says editorial freedom must be used wisely, in public interest At a time...
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After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

Congress attacks BJP over report alleging ‘conflict of interest’ in Shaurya Doval running India Foundation that has four Union ministers, BJP’s Ram Madhav as...

Hardik cautions against BJP ‘golmaal’in Gujarat, Jignesh meets Rahul

Congress party scored another big catch on Friday after Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani said he’ll ask his supporters to vote against BJP in the poll-bound state The...
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PM Narendra Modi lauds his govt’s achievements, attacks critics and doubters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dwelt upon India’s improved ranking in World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index and said implementation of GST...
Hindu Mahasabha incites people to shoot Kamal Haasan dead

Hindu Mahasabha incites people to shoot Kamal Haasan dead

Leaders from the radical Hindu outfit say any person using abusive language for Hindus does not have the right to live in India and...
PUSH HARDER: A protester holds a poster during a rally against US President Donald Trump's visit to Japan, near the US Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Reuters/UNI

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US Senate unanimously votes Kenneth Juster as US envoy to India

US Senate unanimously votes Kenneth Juster as US envoy to India

Juster was serving as deputy assistant for international economic affairs to President Trump; played a key role in the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement talks...
Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Congress, BJP want the Deepika Padukone-starrer to be banned in Gujarat or its release deferred till elections are over, say distortion of history shouldn’t...

PM Modi in Himachal: Congress a laughing club, get rid of 5 monsters

In poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says BJP on way to victory, says Congress symbolizes corruption, caste-ism and dynasty With less than a...

Rahul Gandhi and Jaitley spar over India’s EoDB ranking

Congress vice president says GST, noteban wiped out ease of doing business for small traders, Jaitley hits back saying ease of doing corruption has...
Fine-print of India’s improved EoDB ranking is disturbing, Start Ups faltering

Fine-print of India’s improved EoDB ranking is disturbing, Start Ups faltering

Despite PM Narendra Modi’s Start Up India initiative, World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings show starting new business in India is becoming difficult As...
Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy’s latest target: Aadhaar, calls it a “national security threat”

The BJP MP plans to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi detailing how making Aadhaar mandatory will endanger national security If there’s one thing the...
Uddhav-ThackerayIndia for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

India for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

Statement comes days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat claimed that Hindustan is a country of Hindus but belongs to others too if they adopt...

Rahul Gandhi fires another anti-demonetisation torpedo at PM Modi

Congress vice president hits out at Narendra Modi and BJP for proposed celebration of noteban anniversary, calls demonetisation an out and out disaster Keeping up...
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Modi meets Italian PM, six agreements signed

The case of two Italian marines is pending before Hague court Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni held extensive discussion on...

Technical glitch grounds West Bengal’s plea against Aadhaar-Mobile linking in SC

The Supreme Court raps Mamata Banerjee’s government for challenging Parliament’s mandate, says the chief minister can file a petition as an individual citizen The Supreme...
Chidambaram’s Kashmir remark unacceptable, insult to soldiers: PM Modi

Chidambaram’s Kashmir remark unacceptable, insult to soldiers: PM Modi

PM Modi has also accused Congress of encouraging corruption during its rule Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Congress party over its...
Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Cong leader took a fresh jibe at PM Narendra Modi over “hasty” implementation of demonetization, GST Almost a year after the implementation of demonetization, former...
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Indian soldiers for world peace keeping

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Indian soldiers for world peace keeping

He spoke on a range of topics in 37th edition of the monthly radio show Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded Indian soldiers for...
Sonia discharged from Delhi hospital but advised rest

Sonia discharged from Delhi hospital but advised rest

Congress president had been rushed to Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital from Shimla on Friday evening after she complained of an upset stomach Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who...
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PM Modi ‘obliges’ journalists at Diwali Milan, says practical problems in meeting often

The PM asked media to focus on the issue of democracy in political parties A few hours before journalists met at the Press Club of...
Rahul Gandhi

After Gabbar Singh Tax, Rahul takes ‘Shut Up India’ dig at Modi

Congress vice president slammed PM Narendra Modi over the perception of dissent being muzzled in India, also termed growing unemployment in India as a...
Government working on new consumer protection law: Modi

Government working on new consumer protection law: Modi

PM Narendra Modi delivering the inaugural address at the International Conference on Consumer Protection for East, South & South-East Asian Countries, at Vigyan Bhawan,...
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Rex Tillerson Meets PM Modi, Resolve to Strengthen Strategic Ties

US and India have decided to strengthen their strategic partnership in key areas, not just for mutual benefit but to leave significant impact on...
Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Army chief claims Centre’s Kashmir strategy has helped the armed forces to negotiate peace in the Valley from a position of strength, curb infiltration Days...
Opposition to observe DeMo anniversary on Nov 8 as black day

Opposition to observe DeMo anniversary on Nov 8 as ‘black day’

The move would give the Congress a chance to revive the disturbing memories of noteban ahead of the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat polls In a...
83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

The Union Cabinet approved highway projects worth around Rs 7 trillion on Tuesday, Bharatmala project finally approved In a move that paves the way for a...
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NID student’s cheetah-inspired logo picked for bullet train project

Logo was selected from a contest by a three-member screening committee headed by renowned painter and architect Satish Gujral The logo for India’s ambitious bullet...

Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini members chant Shiv Chalisa at Taj Mahal, detained

Members of the Aligarh unit of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, an outfit founded by Yogi Adityanath, said Taj Mahal was a Shiva temple, police...

Patel leader in Gujarat says was offered Rs 1 cr to join BJP, another...

BJP’s troubles in poll-bound Gujarat increase as Congress’ attempts to consolidate Patel-Dalit-Adivasi-Minority votes gain momentum A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third...
Congress's poll ticket offer to fiery Gujarat trio gets mixed response

Congress’s poll ticket offer to fiery Gujarat trio gets mixed response

Patidar leader Hardik Patel rejects the offer, OBC leader Thakor joins Congress while Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani remained non committal In a bid to lay...
Mersal

Political slugfest over Tamil film Mersal’s GST scenes

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior leader Chidambaram back Mersal, hit out at PM Narendra Modi and BJP Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and senior...
Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani attacks Rahul on Twitter, again. Now over Jay Shah

Union Information and Broadcasting minister replies to Rahul’s Shah-zada taunt at Amit Shah’s son, says man out on bail is mocking courts Irked at his...
Anant Hegde

Won’t attend “brutal killer, mass rapist” Tipu Sultan’s Jayanti: Skills minister Hegde

The BJP has been opposed to the Karnataka government’s celebration of Tipu Jayanti since its inception in 2015 Stirring a fresh controversy over the Karnataka...

Modi to inaugurate big ticket projects in poll-bound Gujarat tomorrow

Election Commission, which has drawn flak for not delay in announcing Gujarat assembly poll schedule, likely to declare election dates by Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
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EC has authorised PM Modi to announce Guj poll dates: Chidambaram

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram takes a swipe at PM Modi, EC over delay in announcement of Gujarat assembly poll schedule Former Union finance...
Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Under fire for Robert Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari links, Congress digs out bills for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights when he was Gujarat chief minister Haunted once again...
Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business with Govt

Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business...

BJP president Amit Shah sought to defend his son Jay Shah’s business growing 16000-fold after his party came to power, saying his company had...
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Cow vigilantes thrash five on suspicion of carrying beef in Faridabad; case against victims

Cow vigilantes thrash five on suspicion of carrying beef in Faridabad; case against victims

A senior district police officer said case would be registered on the complaint of victims, too. Five people were thrashed by cow vigilantes in Faridabad,...
Narendra Modi in Bihar: Launches projects, refuses central university status to Patna University

Narendra Modi in Bihar: Launches projects, refuses central university status to Patna University

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shot down Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s request to give central university status to Patna University saying that the university should...
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Centre replaces Gajendra Chauhan with Anupam Kher as FTII Chairman

A critically-acclaimed actor, Anupam Kher has also been a vocal supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while his wife Kirron Kher is a BJP...
Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council identifies 10 areas for focus

Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council identifies 10 areas for focus

The Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to the Prime Minister has identified 10 key areas, including economic growth and accelerating employment, to start work on...
Congress credits Rahul Gandhi for GST rate cuts

Amid talks of elevation as party chief, Rahul goes all out to attack Modi,...

Nehru-Gandhi scion hit out at Modi for failing to deliver on poll promises, wonders how Shah’s son made his fortune in three years, why...
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In Rahul’s bastion of Amethi, Amit Shah reiterates ‘Italian glasses’ jibe

BJP national president Amit Shah and Union I&B minister Smriti Irani hit out at Congress vice president in his pocket borough As Congress vice president...
Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

BJP President Amit Shah’s son Jay Amit Shah has released a statement (see below) saying that he will sue the author, editor (s) and...

Godhra case: Gujarat HC commutes death sentence of 11 to life

While upholding the convictions handed out by the lower court, the Gujarat High Court on Monday (October 9) commuted to life the death sentences...
Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

16000 times increase in Jay Shah’s company turn-over within one year The Congress party has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a probe  into...
PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

With the assembly elections in Gujarat around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made his maiden visit to his hometown Vadnagar in...
Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Security of all Air Force stations is enhanced to combat any threat Indian Air Force is fully prepared to fight a war at a short...
With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

Traders and cloth merchants across Gujarat had been protesting against the GST rollout and could have dented the BJP’s poll prospects later this year Terming...
Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Confusion continues with conflicting claims India has denied reports about Chinese buildup at the recent Doklam faceoff site and claimed of prevailing status quo...
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FIFA U-17 World Cup Day 1: Can hosts India turn on the style against...

India earned direct qualification for the tournament being the host nation and will start off with a match with USA. With everything in place for...
Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha hits back at Modi, likens him and Amit Shah to Duryodhan and...

The former finance minister quotes characters from Mahabharata to counter Prime Minister’s similarly veiled-attack in which he referred to Shalya While Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
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Delhi BJP leader moves SC seeking ban on candidates contesting polls from more than...

The PIL says practice of candidates contesting from two constituencies is in violation of Constitution and an injustice to voters Prime Minister Narendra Modi may...
Mukesh Ambani

A decade on, Mukesh Ambani remains India’s wealthiest in Forbes India Rich List

Forbes says Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “economic experiments” barely affected India’s billionaires, tycoons on the list saw their wealth soar Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani...

Modi-Shah-Jaitley troika meet to discuss economy, strategy to counter attacks over slowdown

The meeting at Prime Minister’s 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence comes a day after he lashed out at his critics and said economy was...
Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March 2019?

Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March...

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Lok Sabha deputy Speaker M Thambidurai writes to CMs seeking views on holding federal and provincial polls together, EC says it’ll...
Gulbarg massacre: Gujarat HC rejects plea by Zakia Jafri seeking inclusion of PM Modi as accused

Gulbarg massacre: Gujarat HC rejects plea by Zakia Jafri seeking inclusion of PM Modi...

Court upholds SIT clean chit to the then chief minister of Gujarat and senior bureaucrats but says petitioner can move the SC The Gujarat High...
Yogi Adityanath

BJP’s Janaraksha Yatra projects BJP-RSS as victims of CPI(M) in mutual killings in Kerala

The BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra program in Kerala is a reflection of its earnest efforts to push its ‘Vistar’ (expansion) campaign in a state...
Rahul Gandhi

Amid talk of post-Diwali elevation as Congress chief RaGa dares NaMo during Amethi visit

In family bastion, Rahul Gandhi says: If PM Modi cannot address issues of farmers and youth, he should go, claims Congress will do it in...
Arun Shourie

After Yashwant Sinha, BJP’s Shourie hammers Modi govt, calls noteban an “idiotic jolt”

The former union minister says demonetisation was the largest money-laundering scheme ever conceived and implemented by a government Days after former finance minister Yashwant Sinha...
Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj not returning his awards but slams PM Modi’s silence on Gauri Lankesh...

Actor posts a video on Twitter saying “I am not a fool to give back my National Awards” but adds he’s disturbed, hurt and...
Pak foreign Minister calls PM Modi a “terrorist”

Pak foreign Minister calls PM Modi a “terrorist”

Khwaja Asif chose to speak against India before leaving for US visit In a stunning development in the ongoing war of words between New Delhi...
Raj Thackeray

In Gandhi Jayanti cartoon, Raj Thackeray mocks Modi’s “Experiment with Lies”

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief shows caricatures of the Mahatma and PM Modi standing side by side holding their respective ‘autobiographies’ While Narendra Modi may...
Rahul Gandhi

Sachin Pilot revives rumours: Rahul to be elevated as party chief post-Diwali

Many in the party feel that the prevailing dissatisfaction with Modi government due to economic slowdown presents a perfect opportunity for Rahul’s elevation Rajasthan Congress...
Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Rane’s induction into the BJP blocked after opposition from the party’s ally, Shiv Sena, but the Kudal strongman may join the Fadnavis government soon A...
“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

The Shiv Sena chief made a sarcastic swipe at PM Modi saying if history of India is re-written, we will see only one person’s...
india currency demonetisation

Seven months before end of financial year, fiscal deficit already at 96 per cent...

Data released by the Controller General of Accounts jeopardizes the Centre’s plan of doling out a Rs50000 crore stimulus package to revive the economy Amid...
Mohan Bhagwat

Modi government gets a pat on the back from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Condemning violence in name of cow vigilantism, Bhagwat defened cow protection as being “beyond religion” and cow vigilantes or ‘Gau rakshaks’ as being wrongly...
Sidharth Nath Singh

UP health minister quotes astrologer to predict construction of Ram Temple by 2019

Sidharth Nath Singh says Swami Brahma Yogananda had said Narendra Modi will become Prime Minister and has now predicted construction of the temple by...
RITUAL KILLING: A buffalo calf being sacrificed as a ritual during Durga Puja festival in Agartala, UNI

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Elphinstone stampede 22 dead and over 60 injured in early morning tragedy

Elphinstone stampede: 22 dead and over 60 injured in early morning tragedy

The incident at Mumbai’s Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city’s major local train lines, was triggered by overcrowding and heavy rains At least...
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Yashwant Sinha sticks to his guns as BJP rebuts his criticism of economy

Yashwant Sinha on Thursday stood by the article in which he had criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for making a mess of the economy...
No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant Sinha’s article

No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant...

Though Union finance minister Arun Jaitley kept mum, ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal dismissed comments made by Yashwant Sinha on the economy As the...
Those who took decision on transfer must answer how it was done: Karnataka HC judge Patel after resignation

Those who took decision on transfer must answer how it was done: Karnataka HC...

Justice Jayant Patel had resigned after learning that he was being transferred to Allahabad HC where he would have been third in queue for...
Anil Ambani

Rumours confirmed: Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infra to tie up with Japan for bullet train...

Ambani also announces plans for a rights issue for Reliance Naval & Engineering to increase focus on the sunshine sector of defence Confirming what had...
Yashwant Sinha

BJP’s ‘margdarshak mandal’ member Yashwant Sinha rips apart Modi, Jaitley on economy

In an editorial for The Indian Express, the former finance minister indicts Jaitley for making a “mess” of the Indian economy, says he’s working...
BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national interest”

BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national...

Son of Union minister Maneka Gandhi and MP from Sultanpur, Varun called for “empathy, leading potentially to asylum” for Rohingya refugees Days after the Centre...
Rural electrification

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Saubhagya: Aiming for good luck with new name

A new name, a new extended deadline, a new, expanded budget for an old scheme with the same old goal: total electrification. This is...
Narendra Modi

As India’s economy stagnates, PM Modi revives UPA’s Economic Advisory Council

The five-member panel will be headed by Bibek Debroy and include Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal Three years into his government,...
US defence secretary Jim Mattis in New Delhi, to discuss Indo-US defence partnership

US defence secretary Jim Mattis in New Delhi, to discuss Indo-US defence partnership

Mattis to discuss joint Indo-US efforts to advance common goals of the two countries through broader strategic exchange of views The US Defence Secretary Jim...
BJP

BJP National Executive Meeting: Unprecedented achievements under Modi govt, resolve to make “New India”...

Meeting in the backdrop of a slowing economy, growing joblessness and rising food and fuel prices, the BJP national executive in the Capital on...
Mehrishi

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG

The 1978-batch retired IAS officer succeeds Shashi Kant Sharma, will be in office for a three-year term Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as...
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Mulayam echoes Modi on Akhilesh: ‘Jo baap ka nahi, woh kisi ka nahi’

SP patriarch stopped shy of announcing new party but reiterated that he doesn’t endorse decisions taken by his son A formal split within the Samajwadi...
Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan, says we produce IITs and IIMs, you Jaish and Lashkar

Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan, says we produce IITs and IIMs, you Jaish and Lashkar

India asked Pakistan the reason why after 70 years of Independence, India produces engineers and doctors, establishes itself as IT power whereas Pakistan churns...
Mann Ki Baat; PM Shares Success Stories with Countrymen

Mann Ki Baat; PM Shares Success Stories with Countrymen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat', a monthly radio address program, has completed three years on Sunday.  During his 30 minute address he...
Kashmir juveniles

South Kashmir’s Pulwama jail designated as correctional home

At least 20 youth, serving imprisonment in different jails, have been lodged in this detention centre in a bid to “segregate them from jailed...
Modi Varanasi

PM launches various schemes in his first visit to Uttar Pradesh after BJP win...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated 17 developmental projects at one go in Varanasi. On a two-day visit, Modi is on his first...
Rajini and Modi

As Kamal Haasan explores political options, Rajini praises Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission

Tamil Nadu’s political landscape has been abuzz with speculation over the entry of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan into active politics While his cine-colleague Kamal Haasan...
JIM YONG KIM

India’s economy growing “pretty robustly”, says World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim

Amid concerns within India over the country’s slipping GDP growth and stagnating job market, WB president’s comments come as good news for Centre Being slammed...
Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh, man who coined BJP’s Ab ki Baar Modi Sarkar slogan, picks controlling...

Though sources in the channel denied reports of the SpiceJet owner buying a 40 per cent stake, speculation rife that the Roys will lose...
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Use your majority to get Women’s Reservation Bill passed in LS: Sonia to Modi

Congress president writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying her party will support the legislation in Parliament Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime...
Is fuel price hike imposed to recover interest on bullet train loan, asks Shiv Sena

Is fuel price hike imposed to recover interest on bullet train loan, asks Shiv...

BJP ally has been criticising government’s policies regularly, recently it had said that ‘unreasonable’ fuel price hikes were triggering farmer suicides Escalating its attack on...
At Princeton University, RaGa lauds NaMo’s Make in India but criticizes its implementation

At Princeton University, RaGa lauds NaMo’s Make in India but criticizes its implementation

Congress VP says anger building up in India against Modi government for failing to deliver on promise of generating employment Days after he lashed out...
Make-in-India: U.S Defence firms want to retain control on proprietary technology

Make-in-India: U.S Defence firms want to retain control on proprietary technology

By Aditya Kalra and Sanjeev Miglani US-India Business Council says foreign partners in defence production can’t be held liable for defects in products manufactured in...
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Rahul Gandhi escalates attack on Modi over intolerance, unemployment

During his US tour Gandhi attended several meetings including a roundtable at Center for American Progress (CAP) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has raised alarm against...
Manmohan Singh

Hasty GST implementation, noteban to adversely affect GDP: Manmohan

Former Prime Minister’s earlier prediction of demonetisation bringing GDP growth down by 2 per cent had recently come true With his prediction of demonetisation pulling...
YC Modi

YC Modi, cop who was part of Guj riots SIT that gave PM Modi...

The 1984-batch IPS officer will take over from incumbent Sharad Kumar who retires on October 30, Modi to be Officer on Special Duty in NIA...
Amit Shah court

Amit Shah finally comes to Maya Kodnani’s defence in Naroda Gram riots case

Kodnani, already convicted in the Naroda Patiya riots case, had repeatedly sought Shah’s testimony in her defence to prove that she was with him...
Yogi Helps BJP Make PM’s 68th Birthday Celebration a Grand Event

Yogi Helps BJP Make PM’s 68th Birthday Celebration a Grand Event

Varanasi’s school students were lectured on “public welfare schemes and achievements” of Modi government Prime Minister’s 68th birthday celebration on Sunday was arguably marked...
sardar sarovar

Modi dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to Nation

Medha Patkar led Jal Satyagrah Protest continues Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Sardar Sarovar Dam Sunday on River Narmada in Gujarat. The day...
THREE HEROES: Members of Indian women’s cricket team Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami at the India Today Mind Rocks 2017, in New Delhi, UNI

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Modi and Abe

Modi-Abe kick off bullet train project, sign new 15 MoUs between India and Japan

Japan to give India a loan of Rs 88,000 crore at 0.1 per cent interest for Rs 1.10 lakh crore bullet train project which...
Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Affidavit reportedly claims that intelligence inputs suggest Rohingya militant groups active in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat; could be used by IS Amid a global...
Rajdhani Express

1 coach of Jammu Rajdhani Express derails at New Delhi station, no casualties

The derailment – third since Piyush Goyal took charge as railway minister a fortnight ago – happened hours before Modi-Abe laid foundation stone for...
With High Speed Rail on card, PM Modi welcomes Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad

With High Speed Rail on card, PM Modi welcomes Japan PM Shinzo Abe in...

PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart will participate in 12th India-Japan annual summit With a major ray of hope for India’s High Speed Rail (HSR),...
How India Became the World Leader in Trump Projects

How India Became the World Leader in Trump Projects

-By Blake Schmidt Three years after his deal-making tour, India has become the only developing nation where the US president’s personal construction business in booming In...
Floods bring down India’s fuel demand to 14-year low

Floods bring down India’s fuel demand to 14-year low

Many Indian states have suffered from excessive rainfall and floods over the past few weeks, causing demand for fuel for cars to drop -By Zainab...

Govt won’t go against sentiments of people on Article 35A: Rajnath

Amid continued tensions in the Valley, Union home minister reiterates that he’s willing to talk to all stakeholders for resolving all problems of the...
Rahul Gandhi

RaGa in Berkeley: Candour, gaffes and a scathing attack on Modi government

Congress vice president admits that Modi is a better communicator than him but hits out at PM for demonetisation, allowing hatred and violence to...
Modi said Only those who keep India clean have right to say Vande Mataram

Only those who keep India clean have right to say Vande Mataram: Modi

Prime Minister commemorates 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s iconic speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 Commemorating the 125th anniversary of spiritual leader...
Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

The nonagenarian jurist, known for his high-octane and controversial jibes at politicians of all hues – including Prime Minister Narendra Modi – says he...

Shah defends demonetisation, says it expanded India’s formal economy

BJP national president tells FICCI that dip in GDP growth to 5.7 per cent was due to “technical reasons” At a time when Reserve Bank...
Busy with fodder scam cases, Lalu won’t appear for CBI questioning in hotel-for-land scam

Busy with fodder scam cases, Lalu won’t appear for CBI questioning in hotel-for-land scam

RJD chief’s son Tejashwi Yadav also seeks more time to appear before CBI citing prior political commitments. Lalu and Tejashwi had to appear before...
Rajnath Singh

Amid Article 35A debate, rising encounters Rajnath begins 4-day J&K tour

Union home minister to spend two days each in the Valley and Jammu region, will speak to Governor, political leaders, Armed Forces and common...
Maya Kodnani

Get Amit Shah to testify for you by Tuesday: Court to Gujarat riots accused...

Former minister in the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government in 2002, Kodnani claims she doesn’t know the address on which to send summons for Shah In...
Rohingya Muslims

India refuses to sign Bali declaration against Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingyas

Indian delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says Parliamentary Forum was for sustainable development goals, reference to Myanmar on violence in Rakhine...
Beijing irked at Army Chief Rawat’s statement on “salami slicing” by China on India’s borders

Beijing irked at Army Chief Rawat’s statement on “salami slicing” by China on India’s...

Spokesperson of the Chinese foreign minister says India must clarify if General Rawat’s statement were “personal” or reflection of government’s line Indian Army Chief General...
7 coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Sonbhadra district, no casualties reported

7 coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Sonbhadra district, no casualties reported

All passengers who were stranded near the accident site were shifted to the remaining coaches and were proceeded to their destination by7:28 am. This...
Alphons

BJP has no problem with Kerala consuming beef: newly inducted union minister Alphons

- By Abhishek Kumar With eyes set on expanding political base in the south, north-east India, is BJP trying for an image makeover as far...
Modi and Jinping

Putting Doklam standoff behind, Modi-Xi talk “peace and tranquility” along borders

In their first bilateral talks since the 73 days long Doklam standoff, Narendra Modi and XI Jinping agreed that India and China needed to...
Rohingya

Modi will talk Rohingya with Myanmar, but how will India deport them?

The issue has been hanging fire in several regions of India, but while India wants to deport the Rohingya Muslims, there seems little legal...
VIRGINS ARE REVERRED: Young girls dressed as the Living Goddess participate in the Kumari Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Reuters/UNI

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Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan: I Did Not Favour Demonetization

Another jolt to Modi’s “success story” Amid lot of controversy over why PM chose to go ahead for demonetization of big value currency notes in...
Nirmala

Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s new defence minister, biggest gainer in Sunday’s reshuffle

Piyush Goyal gets railways, Prabhu moved to commerce ministry while Uma Bharati stripped off water resources portfolio As Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-allocated portfolios to...
Cabinet PIB

A career diplomat, a former top cop, demolition man and one who arrested LK...

While expanding his council of ministers on Sunday, the Prime Minister relied on people’s experience with governance and administration and not politics alone The expansion of...

Cabinet reshuffle: Modi rewards performers, emphasis firmly on governance

Of the nine new junior ministers inducted in the council of ministers, 4 are former bureaucrats. Caste equations, politics and regional representation also addressed...
Dalit girl Anitha’s suicide over NEET failure triggers protests across TN, DMK slams Centre

Dalit girl Anitha’s suicide over NEET failure triggers protests across TN, DMK slams Centre

17-year-old MBBS aspirant Anitha S had committed suicide on Friday, months after Supreme Court dismissed her petition against the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) A...
Russia expresses ‘regret’ over Doklam standoff but won’t take sides

Russia expresses ‘regret’ over Doklam standoff but won’t take sides

Amid rumours that China wanted Russia’s support against India on Doklam dispute, Russian envoy to Beijing insists that “the two countries do not need...
Modi-Shah

Cabinet reshuffle likely on Sunday with eye on Mission 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect a mammoth rejig of his council of ministers on Sunday. The exercise will keep in mind the...
BRICS Summit against Backdrop Of Plummeting Washington-Moscow Relations

BRICS Summit against Backdrop Of Plummeting Washington-Moscow Relations

By: Saeed Naqvi  Two recent events will influence attitudes at the 9th BRICS summit at Xiamen, China, from September 3 to 5 – Doklam and Trump’s decision...
As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre over DeMo, GST

As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre...

The disappointing GDP figures for the April-June quarter come at a time when the Centre is already facing harsh criticism over the purported failure...
Arun Jaitley

Jaitley rushes in to defend demonetisation after RBI says 99 per cent banned notes...

Finance minister admits that not all money deposited with banks post noteban was legal, claims objective of demonetisation was to gradually reduce cash flow...
Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

The committee headed by Lt Gen (Retd) DB Shekatkar had given 99 recommendations to the central government in its report on December 2016, out...
ROSES FLOATING IN SYRUP: A man makes jalebi at a small traditional factory ahead of the Eid al-Adha, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Reuters/UNI

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Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots: rules SC

Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots:...

Over 500 religious structures – a majority of them being mosques and Islamic shrines – were damaged in the post-Godhra pogrom of 2002. The...
9 coaches, engine of Mumbai-bound Duronto Express derail near Asangaon, no casualties

9 coaches, engine of Mumbai-bound Duronto Express derail near Asangaon, no casualties

Railway officials claimed that the derailment was caused by landslides due to incessant rainfall in the Kasara Ghat region over the past few days....
Justice Dipak Misra sworn-in as 45th Chief Justice of India

Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

New Chief Justice will have the unenviable task of presiding over politically sensitive cases like the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi land dispute, repealing Article 35A...

PM; Violence Not Acceptable, Guilty To Be Punished

Speaks to the nation in Mann ki Baat Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again said that violence in any form is unacceptable and guilty...

He is PM of India, not BJP: Angry Punjab & Haryana HC after Dera...

Day after pulling up the BJP-led Manohar Lal Khattar government for “complete collusion” with Dera Sachha Sauda followers, a furious Punjab and Haryana High...
Modi announces Rs 500 crore relief package for flood-hit Bihar

Modi announces Rs 500 crore relief package for flood-hit Bihar

RJD chief Lalu Yadav questioned PM’s timing for the visit and accused Nitish Kumar of engineering the floods A day before Lalu Yadav’s scheduled ‘anti-BJP’...

How the Khattar government abdicated its duties of maintaining order

Despite imposition of curfew in Panchkula, Haryana’s Manohar Lal Khattar government allowed over 1.5 lakh followers of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to...
Over 30 killed, hundreds injured, riots spread as Dera goons unleash mayhem post Godman Ram Rahim’s conviction in rape case

Rioting, arson, mayhem: Dera goons on rampage post Ram Rahim’s conviction

Despite threats of widespread violence by followers of the Dera chief in the run up to his conviction, BJP’s Manohar Lal Khattar government in...
Rahul gandhi

Day after Mayawati pulled out of Lalu’s ‘BJP Bhagao rally’, Rahul Gandhi chooses Norway...

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s effort to stitch up a Mahagathbandhan of secular parties to take on the BJP juggernaut begins to falter even...
Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president administered oath of office and secrecy by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. This marks the beginning of...
Any other government at the Centre would have sought to overturn the triple talaq verdict: Arif Mohammad Khan

Any other government at the Centre would have sought to overturn the triple talaq...

~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav On April 23, 1985 the Supreme Court judgment on the Mohammed Ahmed Khan vs Shah Bano case created history. The judgment,...
Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Kathmandu keeping “equidistance” on Doklam standoff Amid India-China standoff in Doklam, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has arrived in India on Wednesday for a...
Cheer and jubilation as SC declares instant triple talaq ‘unconstitutional’

Cheer and jubilation as SC declares instant triple talaq ‘unconstitutional’

Barring a section of cleric and organisations like the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, political parties, social activists and most importantly the Muslim...
Palaniswami and Panneerselvam

After several false alarms EPS and OPS announce AIADMK merger, party chief Sasikala’s fate...

Once fighting for Jayalalithaa’s legacy, AIADMK (Amma) faction led by chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma camp of O Panneerselvam unite, likely...
Rahul Gandhi visits Gorakhpur, CM Adityanath targets him and blames previous govts for deaths

BJP will stay in power for at least 50 years: Amit Shah

BJP national president is on a three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh as part of his 110-day nationwide tour that is being touted as the...
Modi’s ‘new India’ to solve problems of Kashmir, terrorism and naxalism by 2022: Rajnath

Modi’s ‘new India’ to solve problems of Kashmir, terrorism and naxalism by 2022: Rajnath

Union home minister ‘assures’ countrymen that the Modi government – which has pledged to create a ‘New India’ by 2022 – will solve the...
Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Yadav

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi Government for trying to impose RSS ideology on the country

Opposition leaders at the ‘Sajha Virasat Bachao’ (Save Composite Heritage) meet of Opposition parties, called by JD(U) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav,...

After coronary stents, knee implant prices slashed by almost 69 pc

The reduction in implant prices – ranging between 59 and 69 per cent – will annually help an average of 1.5 lakh patients who...
US Diplomat Wears Saree of People’s Choice on Independence Day

US Diplomat Wears Saree of People’s Choice on Independence Day

It may help popularize Indian handlooms In a bid to build direct ties with Indian people, the US Charge d’Affairs MaryKay Carlson, finally wore saree...

Independence Day 2017: Modi shares vision of New India, reaches out to Kashmir

Prime Minister commenced his speech with tributes to the freedom fighters and condoled the death of more than 70 children in Gorakhpur In his fourth...
Netas on Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: When and what they said

Netas on Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: When and what they said

~By Abhishek Kumar The tragic death of over 60 ailing children in Gorakhpur hospital due to alleged shortage of oxygen saw a war on social...
Ahmad Patel Barely Survives to Keep Sonia’s Rahul Hopes Alive

Ahmad Patel Barely Survives to Keep Sonia’s Rahul Hopes Alive

By: Saeed Naqvi It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmad Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi’s furniture, because the entire...
Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Rajya Sabha members urged Naidu to continue the practice of not allowing any bill to be passed in the din and also to ensure...
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75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement: Modi talks of ‘sankalp se siddhi’, Sonia says...

To mark the 75th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India Movement, both houses of Parliament debate the country’s past and present. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Kapil Sibal

Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the members  of the Rajya Sabha that the notes  were of different shapes and sizes The opposition Congress on Tuesday...

Congress facing ‘existential crisis’ admits former Union minister Jairam Ramesh

An aide of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party’s key strategist on politics and policy, Ramesh says people want to “see a new Congress…The...
WAR BUT NO WAR

WAR BUT NO WAR

~ By Syed Ata Hasnain As the standoff at Doklam Plateau in Bhutan, the 89-square kilometre area which China lays claim to, enters its ninth...
Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

On Sunday when President Ram Nath Kovind greeted people on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, people of the Trump village, formerly known as Maroda...
A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

For the first time in independent India’s history, the BJP occupies all four top constitutional posts in the country with M Venkaiah Naidu elected...
Dialogue is the way to resolve conflicts between nations and societies: PM Modi

Dialogue is the way to resolve conflicts between nations and societies: PM Modi

“Samvad” or "dialogue" is the only way to cut through deep rooted religious stereotypes and prejudices that divide communities across the world and sow...

Privilege motion moved against Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha for “misleading the House”

The Congress along with other opposition parties has moved a privilege motion against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for allegedly...
Kejriwal government to renew effort for inclusion of ‘Delhi’s Imperial Capital Cities’ in Unesco World Heritage City list

Kejriwal government to renew effort for inclusion of ‘Delhi’s Imperial Capital Cities’ in Unesco...

Ahmedabad had recently become the first Indian city to get the UN body’s World Heritage tag stunning heritage activists, history buffs and the common...
Pranab Mukerjee

You have been a father figure, mentor: Modi to Pranab on his last day...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tweets letter Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent to him on his last day in office, says it touched his heart The...
Santosh Mohan Dev

Veteran Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev passes away at 83

He made immense contribution to build the party right from grassroots level in the Northeast ~By Sujit Bhar Santosh Mohan Dev, a veteran Congress leader and...
NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya resigns

Handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 to head the revamped version of the Planning Commission, Panagariya wants to return to academia,...
LPG Cylinder prices to be hiked by ₹4 every month

Achche Din continue: LPG Cylinder prices to be hiked by ₹4 every month

Union minister for petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan informs Parliament of Modi sarkar’s plan to eliminate subsidies on cooking gas by March 2018 If spiraling prices of...
Sharad Yadav

Bihar brouhaha: Sharad Yadav breaks silence, calls Nitish’s power-swap “unfortunate”, betrayal of mandate

Former Janata Dal (United) chief has been sulking ever since Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar broke the Mahagathbandhan last week and chose to ally...
Army veterans write to PM Modi: Dissent is not treason but the essence of democracy, Army veterans

Army veterans write to PM Modi: Dissent is not treason but the essence of...

In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief ministers of all states and lieutenant-governors of union territories, 114  Armed Forces veterans endorse...

PM Appreciates Smooth GST Implementation

Advises Nation to Observe August 15 As “Sankalp Diwas” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his satisfaction over the smooth implementation and public reception for...
Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in Gujarat

Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in...

With imminent defeat of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel in the Aug 8 RS polls, grand old party stares at another...
Nitish Kumar won the trust vote

Nitish Wins Vote: Trust doubtful

Winning the trust vote with a comfortable margin, Nitish Kumar started his second term as chief minister in the same State Assembly on Friday....
PM Modi opens APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial

PM Modi inaugurates APJ Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameswaram

The Memorial to the late former President APJ Abdul Kalam was today inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his home town of Rameshwaram in Tamil...
Nitish Kumar & PM Modi

Conscience calls; Nitish dumps Mahagathbandhan for Gathbandhan with his foes-turned friends

BJP's Sushil Modi back as Bihar deputy CM, JD (U) likely to join NDA at the Centre while RJD and Congress cry foul over...
Nitish Kumar Quits as Bihar CM

Nitish Kumar Quits as Bihar CM, says it had become difficult to function

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar quit as Bihar Chief Minister on Wednesday evening following a weeks-long tussle with alliance partner Lalu Prasad-led RJD over corruption...
HELLO, GOODBYE: Incumbent president Ram Nath Kovind and outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee take a buggy ride after the guard of honour ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, PIB

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Eminent scientist, academician Professor Yash Pal dies aged 90

He was known for significant contributions in education reforms; made astrophysics popular among the masses through his television series on Doordarshan in the 1980s. Eminent...
US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US diplomats active in Beijing, New Delhi Amidst India’s bilateral approach in its territorial disputes with its neighbors, US administration has established contact with New...
Virulent intolerance unleashed in India under Modi govt: New York Times

Virulent intolerance unleashed in India under Modi govt: New York Times

Criticising the Modi government, an editorial in a New York daily said there has been an "alarming rise" in mob attacks in India since...
It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

The Centre scored a victory of sorts by getting Home Ministry deleted from list of Respondents Taking action against vigilantism and violence by cow protection...
SEBI

SEBI signs a bilateral MoU with The European Securities and Markets Authority

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)...
Ramnath kovind

Ram Nath Kovind is India’s next President

Former Bihar governor and National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been declared elected as the 14th President of India. As expected, Kovind...

US Asks India to Assist Save Afghan Borders

India likely to send troops to Kabul, say experts By: Abu Turab The India-US ties have been growing rapidly in the post Modi-Trump recent summit...

Venkaiah Naidu files nomination for vice-president poll, quits BJP

Two-time Bhartiya Janata Party president and NDA’s vice presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu filed his nomination in the Parliament on Tuesday. Naidu was accompanied...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata alleges Modi’s “diplomatic failure” for Bengal sufferings

Raises questions on functioning of secret agencies In a rare aggressive posture by a Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has blamed that West Bengal has “suffered”...
Amarnath accident

16 pilgrims killed in Amarnath Yatra bus accident

Prime Minister, Home Minister express grief Atleast sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and dozens injured when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in...
US supports Defense cooperation with India, punishes Pakistan

US supports Defense cooperation with India, punishes Pakistan

House of Representatives passes amendments in NDAA-2018 The US political leaders across their affiliation are growingly turning in favor of India and expressing their...
Ajit Doval

Doklam standoff: Ajit Doval to visit China for BRICS NSAs meet

However, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay, did not confirm the visit Amid the ongoing Doklam standoff with China, National Security Advisor (NSA)...
Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav put to rest speculations over his resignation on Wednesday saying that he would not quit over charges of...
Amarnath Attack

Seven Amarnath pilgrims killed in terror attack in J&K

In one of the worst terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and at least 19 injured in a terror...
Narendra Modi

Modi returns after visiting Israel and G-20 Summit

He is the first Indian PM visiting Israel in 70 years Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned New Delhi Sunday morning after two nation visit....
Modi In Israel

Modi’s Israel Visit: Memories of a Journalist’s Visits To Jewish State

By: Saeed Naqvi Israel has been in the news in the context of the Prime Minister’s visit and I may be forgiven for a touch...

Mob attacks six men transporting buffaloes in Delhi

Six people were thrashed on Friday by unidentified men in Delhi’s Baba Haridas Nagar for allegedly transporting buffalo calves to a slaughter house. Later, the...
Mob-lynching protection bill draft released

Mob-lynching protection bill draft released

Youth and star activists gather to start Manav Suraksha Kanoon movement By Lilly Paul Like-minded citizens have come together to prepare a draft Bill, Protection From...
Modi hits Pak again, clubbed LeT and JeM with Al-Qaeda

Modi hits Pak again, clubbed LeT and JeM with Al-Qaeda

BRICS should lead the campaign against terrorism, says PM In an aggressive diplomatic exercise against Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose G-20 Summit to name...
Modi-Xi1 at G-20 Summit

G20 summit: PM Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping exchange greetings, talk on range of issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping came face to face at the BRICS leaders meet on the sidelines of the G20...

Government mulls allowing private vehicles to be run as shared taxis

The government is examining the use of private vehicles as shared taxis in an effort to reduce car ownership and curb growing traffic congestion...
Narendra Modi

Last day in Israel: Modi pays homage to Indian World War I heroes

Netanyahu accompanies Modi On the last day of his visit to Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Indian soldiers who laid their...
India, Israel cement ties, sign seven agreements

India, Israel cement ties, sign seven agreements

Netanyahu; marriage made in heaven implemented on earth India and Israel have signed seven agreements in Wednesday, including a MoU for water conservation, cooperation...
Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Governor surprised at CM’s attitude The political tug of war between the Centre and West Bengal government reached new heights. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has...

PM leaves for first ever Israel visit

Haretz expects BJP will anchor ties with greater alacrity Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for his three-day visit to Israel Tuesday morning, being the first...
India-China standoff: the rhetoric deteriorates

India-China standoff: the rhetoric deteriorates

By Rajesh Sinha A war of words has erupted between India and China over the standoff between their armies in Sikkim sector with a hardening...
HELOTS WE ARE NOT: Farmers shout slogans during a protest organised by Rastriya Kisan Mahashangna (RKM) in favour of their demands , in New Delhi, UNI

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India offers $11 billion to develop Iranian gas field

India offers $11 billion to develop Iranian gas field

ONGC to lead the consortium With lifting of UN sanctions  following Iran’s compliance with conditions stipulated for its nuclear deal with six world powers, India...
Narendra Modi

Economic “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” underway; PM

Modi advises CAs not to help black money hoarders Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again warned the black money hoarders of stringent action saying...

BJP leader arrested for lynching in Jharkhand

Victim was allegedly carrying beef A local BJP leader was arrested by the Jharkhand police on Saturday over last week’s mob lynching of meat trader Alimuddin Ansari...
BURN BABY BURN: A demonstrator burns a barricade during a protest against President Michel Temer's proposal reform of Brazil's social security system in a general strike in Rio de Janeiro, Reuters/UNI

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GST launched in India

GST launched in India

The goods and services tax (GST) was launched at the stroke of the midnight hour on Saturday. The tax reform was launched by President...
Prime Minister Modi to Visit Child Victim of Mumbai Terror Attack While in Israel

Prime Minister Modi to Visit Child Victim of Mumbai Terror Attack While in Israel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will on July 4 become the first-ever sitting Indian PM to visit Israel, is expected to meet with a...
Four people lynched in Bihar, Jharkhand

Four people lynched in Bihar, Jharkhand

Killings come on a day when Modi appealed for an end to them On a day that Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned citizens against taking...
Not In My Name protest meet makes Modi speak against killings

Not In My Name protest meet makes Modi speak against killings

By Lilly Paul What started as a Facebook post ended with hundreds of people taking to the streets at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to join the...
Modi condemns killing in the name of cow protection

Modi condemns killing in the name of cow protection

Not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve of, says PM Breaking his silence on recent cow protection related violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday...
Modi, the first Indian PM to visit Israel

Modi, the first Indian PM to visit Israel

Netanyahu will be with Modi almost throughout the visit, says Israeli envoy Next week Prime Minister Narendra Modi will create history by visiting Israel, first...
Facing heat over cross-border terrorism, Pakistan talks of Kashmir

Facing heat over cross-border terrorism, Pakistan talks of Kashmir

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has accused the US of speaking India’s language after Washington and New Delhi urged Islamabad not to let its...
Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

China calls Danglong part of its “territory” Bhutan has joined India in objecting to the construction of a road in what they called a “disputed...
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Modi returns after three nation visit

Carries forward India’s ties with US, Portugal and Netherlands Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned Wednesday morning after a successful three-nation tour to Portugal, the US...
ALL SMILES: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United States president Donald Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, at White House, in Washington DC, UNI

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Trump and Modi developed close Chemistry

Trump and Modi developed close Chemistry

Trump salutes Modi and Indian people By Abu Turab The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Donald Trump, which was earlier officially termed as an...
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India becomes Major Defense Partner with U.S

Trump supports India’s Pak policy Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have resolved to expand and deepen strategic partnership and advance...
All Eyes on First Modi-Trump Meeting Today

All Eyes on First Modi-Trump Meeting Today

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet President Trump, June 26th, on their first one on one meeting, in the nation's capital....
Politics of iftar parties: holding them, avoiding them

Politics of iftar parties: holding them, avoiding them

Above: Finance Minister Jaitley seen at an earlier iftar party at Rashtrapati Bhavan Modi Government was unrepresented at President’s last iftar party By Rajesh Sinha For quite...

PM leaves for Portugal, US and Netherlands trip

Will spend five hours with President Trump Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning left on a three-nation tour of Portugal, US and Netherlands...
Central government announces 30 more cities to be developed under Smart City Mission

Central government announces 30 more cities to be developed under Smart City Mission

The Union Minister for Urban Development and Housing, M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday announced another 30 cities to be developed under the smart city...
Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential Election 2017 : Ram Nath Kovind files nomination in presence of PM Modi

The Opposition led by Congress announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for the Presidential polls NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind...
NOTES FROM THE SOUL: A Bolivian troupe performs on the pan flute at the closing ceremony of World People Conference in Tiquipaya, Cochabamba, Bolivia, Reuters/UNI

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Media: Trumping Government in US; Modified in India

Media: Trumping Government in US; Modified in India

By Ranjona Banerji Six months into Donald Trump’s presidency and the standoff with the bulk of the American media continues. The President continues to whine...
Trump nominates new ambassador to India

Trump nominates new ambassador to India

Kenneth Juster, corporate icon to replace Richard Verma At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing for his US trip, President Donald Trump...
First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

An Afghan cargo plane carrying 62 tons of cargo landing in Delhi on June 19 marked the opening of the air corridor established between...
Working for India-Pak talks on Kashmir: UN Chief

Working for India-Pak talks on Kashmir: UN Chief

Does not claim mediating on the issue United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has disclosed that he was engaged in bringing about a dialogue between...
International Yoga Day: Countries are now connecting to India through Yoga, says Modi

International Yoga Day: Countries are now connecting to India through Yoga, says Modi

Summer solstice, observed as the International Yoga Day, an achievement Prime Minister Narendra Modi can lay claim to, saw millions come out to practice...
PM to lead the nation on Yoga Day in Lucknow

PM to lead the nation on Yoga Day in Lucknow

CM Yogi and 51000 others will participate Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join UP Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi along with 51,000 others at Ramabhai Ambedkar...
GST launch with midnight Parliament session

GST launch with midnight Parliament session

Major tax reform was proposed by UPA government On June 30, midnight, lawmakers will gather for a special Parliament session for the launch of...
HEALTH IS WEALTH: Muslim girls practice yoga during a training session at a school compound ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, Reuters/UNI

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PM Narendra Modi flags off Kochi Metro

PM Narendra Modi flags off Kochi Metro

The metro is scheduled to start commercial operations on Monday, June 19 from 6 am onwards Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated Kochi Metro...
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It’s Mayhem in Cuckoo land

By Ranjona Banerji Apart from eternal optimists who live in cloud cuckoo land where lollipops grow on trees and no one ever gets diabetes, there...
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Trump to host Modi at White House

A less glamorous trip this time U.S. President Donald Trump will receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi at White House for the first time on June...
Debt is just one aspect, farming is almost a terminal disease in India

Farmers’ unrest puts Modi government in a tight spot

Problem revolves around increase in production and fall in prices Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr New Delhi: There is a clear recognition on the part of the...
India to release 11 Pakistani prisoners today in ‘goodwill gesture’

India to release 11 Pakistani prisoners today in ‘goodwill gesture’

Pakistan had sought the release of these prisoners as they had completed their sentence India will release  eleven  Pakistani prisoners, who have served their sentence,...
The Media Will Not “Crawl” Ever Again, Cry Voices Against Media Oppression

The Media Will Not “Crawl” Ever Again, Cry Voices Against Media Oppression

The protest meeting on press freedom at Press Club of India on Friday, June 9 turned out to be a mega affair, where the...
Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

It was the first meeting between the two leaders Amid tense diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met China’s President Xi Jinping ahead of the...
Manmohan Singh blames Modi on economic slowdown

Manmohan Singh blames Modi on economic slowdown

The ruling government has failed to create jobs, he said Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government had failed to...
Congress Working Committee meeting

Sonia Gandhi attacks Modi govt on economy, social disharmony

Alleges narrow minded world view and stagnation Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday strongly criticised the BJP-led NDA government for “seeking to extinguish” the essence...
China says India's NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

China says India’s NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

PM Narendra Modi is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping during SCO China on Monday made it clear that it will continue to block...
Dr Prannoy Roy

CBI raids NDTV founder Prannoy Roy’s residence

Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy had last year written to the PM, accusing NDTV of money laundering New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation...
Narendra Modia and Emmanuel Macron

Paris Accord: France, India Collaborate on Climate Change in Snub To Trump

French President Macron will visit India for a summit on solar energy  Prime Minister Narendra  Modi closed his European tour meeting with French President Emmanuel...
Smiling Without Answering: Rajnath confident of return of normalcy to Valley

Smiling Without Answering: Rajnath confident of return of normalcy to Valley

Home Minister took all questions without answering most of them Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The majority of questions at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s press briefing on...
Opinion: Advani’s Splendid Isolation

Opinion: Advani’s Splendid Isolation

Advani, who made Hindutva a potent political force, by riding the rath in the late 1980s is a lonely man now.  ~By Zafar Agha “Kasam...
Moo-ing on with demonetisation, Priyanka Chopra’s dress and peacock tears - APNLive

Moo-ing on with demonetisation, Priyanka Chopra’s dress and peacock tears

Jawaharlal Nehru gets blamed for IT sector job losses Ranjona Banerji Which of the following are the biggest issues affecting India today: 1) A just-retired judge...
India to be Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member: Putin

India to be Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member: Putin

Pakistan is also likely to be made a member of the group in its meeting in Kazakhstan Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said India...
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Modi-Putin to hold annual bilateral summit in St. Petersburg

India, Russia to sign agreement to build nuclear plants Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia on the third leg of his four-nation...
Demonetisation hurts India, GDP rate slips

Demonetisation hurts India, GDP rate slips

The growth rate has slowed to 6.1 percent in the January-March 2017 quarter India’s economic growth has taken a hit due to demonetisation and...
Desi girl Priyanka trolled for meeting Modi in short skirt

Desi girl Priyanka trolled for meeting Modi in short skirt

Twitterati thought that the actress wasn't properly dressed to meet PM Modi  Actor Priyanka Chopra has done many things first including a TV series in...
Narendra Modi in Spain

Modi for taking ties with Spain to a “new level”

Will also visit Russia and France Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India’s commitment for taking its relations with Spain “to a new and more productive...
Modi meets Merkel, discussed OBOR, GST and Terrorism

Modi meets Merkel, discusses OBOR, GST and Terrorism

"Had a very good interaction with Chancellor Merkel," Modi said in a tweet after his meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met German Chancellor...
Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

‘Our government has not banned it yet’, Arup Biswas explains Defying the centre’s ban on red beacon on vehicles, a West Bengal minister invited controversy...
Modi kick-starts European tour

Modi kick-starts European tour

He will visit Germany, Spain, Russia and France with the aim of boosting India’s economic engagement with these nations Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just...
After lunch with Modi, Nitish says nothing political on menu

After lunch with Modi, Nitish says nothing political on menu

The Janata Dal United leader was conspicuous by his absence at the lunch hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,...
India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years: Amit Shah

India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years:...

The BJP chief praised the surgical strikes by Indian Army on several terror launch pads in retaliation to the terror attack in Uri. BJP president...
NE will now stand for New Engine for India’s growth, says PM

NE will now stand for New Engine for India’s growth, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined a new acronym for the abbreviation NE on Friday in Assam, saying that instead of North East, NE will...
RAPT ATTENTION: Models at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2017 event in France, Reuters/UNI

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PM inaugurates India’s longest bridge

The 9.15km Dhola-Sadiya Bhupen Hazarika Bridge will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by five hours Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya...
Shatrughan Sinha says he supports Lalu and Kejriwal

Shatrughan Sinha says he supports Lalu and Kejriwal

The BJP MP’s remarks came at a critical time when the party has been claiming both the leaders of being involved in corruption cases BJP...
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Hardik shaves head to welcome Modi

During two-day visit to Gujarat, PM will address AGM of African Development Bank, inauguration ceremonies Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his home state Gujarat...
Demonetisation hasn’t ended terrorism or black money, has it?

Demonetisation hasn’t ended terrorism or black money, has it?

Unlike in the US, India’s TV media is busy playing cheerleader for the government Ranjona Banerji Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by...
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I was with Anil Madhav Daveji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss. —Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on...

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It is the dawn of a new era in the hills. The hills are smiling. —West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on winning the Mirik municipal...
Palestinian President Abbas asks Modi to help bring peace to Middle East

Palestinian President Abbas asks Modi to help bring peace to Middle East

By Abu Turab Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sought India’s help in resolving the Palestinian dispute with Israel. Speaking at the India Islamic Cultural Centre...
India plays balancing act in Middle East

India plays balancing act in Middle East

Palestinian Authority President visits New Delhi ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landmark visit to Israel in the next few months. By Abu Turab India will...
Direct Varanasi-Colombo Flight from August, announces PM Modi in Sri Lanka

Direct Varanasi-Colombo Flight from August, announces PM Modi in Sri Lanka

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka Colombo:Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Sri Lanka on a two-day tour, announced a...
PM Modi’s new formula for India’s development: IT + IT = IT

PM Modi’s new formula for India’s development: IT + IT = IT

He gave the formula to a baffled crowd while speaking at the launch of the Supreme Court's new digital filing system, ICMIS Prime Minister Narendra...
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I have spoken to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav and told her about the order of president, ICJ, under Article 74, paragraph 4, of...
Was Erdogan’s Kashmir proposal a planned move?

Was Erdogan’s Kashmir proposal a planned move?

The Turkish strongman’s offer to mediate in the Kashmir issue is a reflection of his strong ties with Pakistan. By Abu Turab The recent visit of...
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Satendar Jain told me that he had arranged a seven-acre land deal in Chattarpur for the Bansal family. He also fudged bills up to...
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We are a united family of South Asian countries, united in our pursuit of peace, progress and prosperity of our region and the entire...
PM Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar, says world is curious to know about Yoga Day

PM Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar, says world is curious to know...

The Patanjali institute says that they have developed new varieties of wheat and chilli seeds that can produce more than double the yield. Prime Minister...
Red Beacon

Bye bye red beacons, no more privilege for VIPs!

APN covered the historical change The use of read beacons on vehicles of VIPs has now become illegal from Monday, May 1. The Union Cabinet had...
Turkish President says he’s ready to help India, Pakistan on Kashmir issue

Turkish President says he’s ready to help India, Pakistan on Kashmir issue

President Erdogan said that it is in the interests of the neighbouring countries to resolve the Kashmir issue and not leave it for future...

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We have decided that the Congress will contest the forthcoming urban civic polls alone in Uttar Pradesh, without allying with any party, including the...
PM Modi says triple talaq should not be seen through political prism

PM Modi says triple talaq should not be seen through political prism

The Prime Minister had also raised the issue at the recently concluded BJP National Executive in Bhubaneswar during his valedictory address Demanding equal rights for...
ACTION ON THE STREETS: Demonstrators clash with riot police in a protest against President Michel Temer's proposal for reform of Brazil's social security system during a general strike in Rio de Janeiro, Reuters/UNI

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Politicians who polarise people should be punished

Speakers in APN show: Politicians who polarise people should be punished

APN’s Aap ki rai discusses why BJP leaders end up making communally charged statements At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh...
NO MAN’S LAND: Explosions are seen at a target, during a US-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise, at a training field, near the demilitarized zone, separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea, Reuters/UNI

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We are proud of the valour of our @crpfindia personnel. The sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain. Condolences to their families. —PM...
Maoists kill 26 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh ambush

Maoists kill 26 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh ambush

The deceased jawans were out to ensure work on an under-construction road was carried out. NEW DELHI Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Monday killed 26 Central Reserve Police Force...
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The people of Delhi now have another option—Swaraj India. —Academic-politician Yogendra Yadav, post the civic polls in the capital     The consensus on GST reflects the spirit...
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Insults to religion offered unwittingly or carelessly or without any deliberate or malicious intention to outrage the religious feelings of that class do not...
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Every Indian is special. Every Indian is a VIP. It should have gone long ago. Glad that today a strong beginning has been made. —PM...
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Will bring a legal framework by which doctors write a prescription which enables patients to buy generic medicine. —PM Narendra Modi, on the doctor-big pharma...
A TV grab shows a Kashmiri youth assaulting a CRPF jawan; (right) a Kashmiri man tied to the hood of an army jeep as ‘protection’

Unfrozen Turbulence

Only someone who has travelled in Kashmir can understand the enormity of the disaster unfolding in the Valley   By Dilip Bobb Two videos that have...
PM announces ‘New India’ initiative

PM announces ‘New India’ initiative

mann ki baat after BJP win in assembly elections By Abu Turab Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has announced ‘New India’ initiative to manifest the strength and...
Any reshaping of Rahul is also not a possibility since his abilities are limited.

Rahul is the best bet for Congress

As of now, the Congress has nowhere to go but to stick with the Gandhi scion as its leader unless voices of dissent erupt Binoo...
Modi, Amit Shah lookalikes on the BJP campaign trail

Modi, Amit Shah lookalikes on BJP campaign trail

Electorate highly amused by Dahiya and Bohra’s antics By Rohit Tripathi, APN correspondent in Bijnor Campaigning for the UP assembly elections has been ramped up as...
Donald Trump & Modi

Reining in the king

With the US courts trumping his travel ban, The Donald is on the back foot and pondering a fresh executive order. However, even though,...
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on APN News Face2Face show

“There is no non-BJP ruled state where CBI is not conducting investigation: Harish Rawat

Harish Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, is fighting a lone battle as he takes on an aggressive BJP in the upcoming assembly elections....
ACCOMPLISHMENT: The cast of Stranger Things poses with the awards they won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, Reuters/UNI

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PRIORITIES, PRIORITIES: A pro-life marcher stands in front of pro-choice counter-protesters outside the US Supreme Court where the annual March for Life concludes in Washington, Reuters/UNI

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Protestors at Marina Beach, Chennai, demanding that the ban on jallikattu be lifted. Photos: UNI

Jallikattu: Political rumblings on the Marina?

Making sense of mass protests against the ban on jallikattu SS Kumar The jallikattu protests animating Tamil Nadu over the last week are not really about...
RBI Governor Urjit Patel. Photo: UNI

RBI governor speaks his mind finally at VGGS 2017

Urjit Patel did fulfil his responsibility as an independent central bank governor while talking about the state of economy at the Vibrant Gujarat Global...
FOR POSTERITY: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and nine Nobel laureates at Science City. Their handprints will be installed on "Nobel Path" at the Nobel Prize Exhibition

“Be daring and inspired”

Modi inaugurates Nobel Exhibition   By Sujit Bhar Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hurricane tour of the country landed him, Monday evening (January 9), at his home...

PM Modi’s speech in New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi while  delivering a speech after launching Shraddheya Kedarnath Sahni Smriti, said if one wants to learn about  how an activist can...

PM Modi reaches Gandhinagar to meet his mother

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Gandhinagar, Gujarat to meet his mother.

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IT sleuths raid Poes Garden, Dinakaran alleges political motive

Income Tax investigation wing officials raided Poes Garden house of former chief minister J Jayalalitha on Friday night and seized a laptop, a desktop...
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“Sensex climbing, rupee strengthening a good sign”

Mudda examines veracity of Moody’s rating that has resulted in boost to Modi government, wonders if human indicators were taken into account International credit rating...
Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Arun Jaitley

Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The upgrade that came after 13 years sent the Sensex soaring A day after Pew Research survey report about overwhelming popularity of Prime Minister Narendra...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi targets ‘Corruption free BJP’ claim, asks why no questions about Rafale deal,...

At a time when BJP would be exulting over the high ratings of the party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their public perception as...
Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Seven-in-ten Indians are now satisfied with the way...

Country can demand Arun Jaitley’s resignation over demonetization, GST: Yashwant Sinha

The veteran BJP leader said there is an utmost need to speak about the country’s “worrying” economic situation. Hitting out at Arun Jaitley – yet...
LONG HAUL: Thousands of trucks loaded with coal are lined up for up to 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a sole road in the Gobi desert, Mongolia; the journey can take more than a week, Reuters/UNI

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ASEAN Summit: PM Modi presents India as an attractive investment destination

ASEAN Summit: PM Narendra Modi presents India as an attractive investment destination

Inviting ASEAN countries to ramp up investment in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke of the economic reforms undertaken in the country...
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I Want To Be A Policeman: 9-year old Filipino fitted with Jaipur Foot tells...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila that has helped rehabilitate thousands of disabled people with the famed...
GOOD MORNING GENTLEMEN: President Ram Nath Kovind poses for a photograph with officer trainees of 69 Royal Regiment (2016 batch) of the Indian Police Service from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, UNI

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Krishna boat mishap: 19 dead, rescue ops underway

Krishna boat mishap: 19 dead, rescue ops underway

Rescuers recovered two more bodies on Monday. Search and rescue is underway The death toll in a Krishna river boat tragedy near Vijayawada in Andhra...
Prakash Raj: Actors turned politicians are a disaster for country

Prakash Raj: Actors turned politicians are a disaster for country

I don’t like actors joining politics, says Raj In a veiled attack on actor-turned politicians Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, a multi lingual actor...
Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul Gandhi claimed that while Congress spots the faults of Narendra Modi and BJP, it will never disrespect the PMO On the second day of...
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IT officials recover cash, seize gold and diamond worth crores from AIADMK leader VK...

Sasikala’s nephew and rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre and Tamil Nadu government. Income Tax (I-T) Department officials reportedly recovered more...

Over 70 per cent voter turnout in Himachal, fate of Virbhadra, Dhumal hangs in...

Strong voter turnout in Himachal. Congress struggles to retain power while BJP hopes to win hill state by unleashing publicity blitzkrieg, attacking Virbhadra Brisk polling...
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Raghuram Rajan declines AAP’s Rajya Sabha berth offer, will stick to academia

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s party wanted former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to be one of its three nominees for the Rajya Sabha polls...
Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Rebel AIADMK leader Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre, Tamil Nadu government behind the raids, sees plot to exile him from politics Troubles mounted for...

Will AAP succeed in getting Raghuram Rajan to accept RS nomination?

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party wants to field professionals, not its own leaders for Rajya Sabha polls; former RBI governor Rajan also on its...

Mudda yields mixed views on demonetisation

While some believe it was a tragic step by the government, others think it may hurt now but will generate long-term benefits The whole country...
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After Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad mocks people who lost jobs after DeMo

Union minister for information technology, law and justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad says those who lost jobs after demonetisation were not skilled enough Weeks after Union...
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Demonetisation anniversary: Modi says 125 crore Indians won decisive battle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to share a 7-minute video enlisting the benefits of demonetisation, BJP leaders sing paeans too A year after...
Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Bihar CM tweaks reservation rules; quota system to apply if government hires somebody for its work through outsourcing company and pays salary from its...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an event at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi. Photo credit: PIB

PM Modi lectures media on editorial freedom, maintaining credibility

At the 75th anniversary celebrations of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi, Prime Minister says editorial freedom must be used wisely, in public interest At a time...
WET FUN: A hippopotamus on a rainy day at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, UNI

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After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

Congress attacks BJP over report alleging ‘conflict of interest’ in Shaurya Doval running India Foundation that has four Union ministers, BJP’s Ram Madhav as...

Hardik cautions against BJP ‘golmaal’in Gujarat, Jignesh meets Rahul

Congress party scored another big catch on Friday after Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani said he’ll ask his supporters to vote against BJP in the poll-bound state The...
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PM Narendra Modi lauds his govt’s achievements, attacks critics and doubters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dwelt upon India’s improved ranking in World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index and said implementation of GST...
Hindu Mahasabha incites people to shoot Kamal Haasan dead

Hindu Mahasabha incites people to shoot Kamal Haasan dead

Leaders from the radical Hindu outfit say any person using abusive language for Hindus does not have the right to live in India and...
PUSH HARDER: A protester holds a poster during a rally against US President Donald Trump's visit to Japan, near the US Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Reuters/UNI

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US Senate unanimously votes Kenneth Juster as US envoy to India

US Senate unanimously votes Kenneth Juster as US envoy to India

Juster was serving as deputy assistant for international economic affairs to President Trump; played a key role in the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement talks...
Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Congress, BJP want the Deepika Padukone-starrer to be banned in Gujarat or its release deferred till elections are over, say distortion of history shouldn’t...

PM Modi in Himachal: Congress a laughing club, get rid of 5 monsters

In poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says BJP on way to victory, says Congress symbolizes corruption, caste-ism and dynasty With less than a...

Rahul Gandhi and Jaitley spar over India’s EoDB ranking

Congress vice president says GST, noteban wiped out ease of doing business for small traders, Jaitley hits back saying ease of doing corruption has...
Fine-print of India’s improved EoDB ranking is disturbing, Start Ups faltering

Fine-print of India’s improved EoDB ranking is disturbing, Start Ups faltering

Despite PM Narendra Modi’s Start Up India initiative, World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings show starting new business in India is becoming difficult As...
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Subramanian Swamy’s latest target: Aadhaar, calls it a “national security threat”

The BJP MP plans to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi detailing how making Aadhaar mandatory will endanger national security If there’s one thing the...
Uddhav-ThackerayIndia for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

India for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

Statement comes days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat claimed that Hindustan is a country of Hindus but belongs to others too if they adopt...

Rahul Gandhi fires another anti-demonetisation torpedo at PM Modi

Congress vice president hits out at Narendra Modi and BJP for proposed celebration of noteban anniversary, calls demonetisation an out and out disaster Keeping up...
Modi with Italian PM

Modi meets Italian PM, six agreements signed

The case of two Italian marines is pending before Hague court Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni held extensive discussion on...

Technical glitch grounds West Bengal’s plea against Aadhaar-Mobile linking in SC

The Supreme Court raps Mamata Banerjee’s government for challenging Parliament’s mandate, says the chief minister can file a petition as an individual citizen The Supreme...
Chidambaram’s Kashmir remark unacceptable, insult to soldiers: PM Modi

Chidambaram’s Kashmir remark unacceptable, insult to soldiers: PM Modi

PM Modi has also accused Congress of encouraging corruption during its rule Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Congress party over its...
Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Cong leader took a fresh jibe at PM Narendra Modi over “hasty” implementation of demonetization, GST Almost a year after the implementation of demonetization, former...
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Indian soldiers for world peace keeping

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Indian soldiers for world peace keeping

He spoke on a range of topics in 37th edition of the monthly radio show Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded Indian soldiers for...
Sonia discharged from Delhi hospital but advised rest

Sonia discharged from Delhi hospital but advised rest

Congress president had been rushed to Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital from Shimla on Friday evening after she complained of an upset stomach Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who...
Modi Diwali Milan Photo by: ANI

PM Modi ‘obliges’ journalists at Diwali Milan, says practical problems in meeting often

The PM asked media to focus on the issue of democracy in political parties A few hours before journalists met at the Press Club of...
Rahul Gandhi

After Gabbar Singh Tax, Rahul takes ‘Shut Up India’ dig at Modi

Congress vice president slammed PM Narendra Modi over the perception of dissent being muzzled in India, also termed growing unemployment in India as a...
Government working on new consumer protection law: Modi

Government working on new consumer protection law: Modi

PM Narendra Modi delivering the inaugural address at the International Conference on Consumer Protection for East, South & South-East Asian Countries, at Vigyan Bhawan,...
modi tillerson

Rex Tillerson Meets PM Modi, Resolve to Strengthen Strategic Ties

US and India have decided to strengthen their strategic partnership in key areas, not just for mutual benefit but to leave significant impact on...
Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Army chief claims Centre’s Kashmir strategy has helped the armed forces to negotiate peace in the Valley from a position of strength, curb infiltration Days...
Opposition to observe DeMo anniversary on Nov 8 as black day

Opposition to observe DeMo anniversary on Nov 8 as ‘black day’

The move would give the Congress a chance to revive the disturbing memories of noteban ahead of the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat polls In a...
83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

The Union Cabinet approved highway projects worth around Rs 7 trillion on Tuesday, Bharatmala project finally approved In a move that paves the way for a...
National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd

NID student’s cheetah-inspired logo picked for bullet train project

Logo was selected from a contest by a three-member screening committee headed by renowned painter and architect Satish Gujral The logo for India’s ambitious bullet...

Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini members chant Shiv Chalisa at Taj Mahal, detained

Members of the Aligarh unit of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, an outfit founded by Yogi Adityanath, said Taj Mahal was a Shiva temple, police...

Patel leader in Gujarat says was offered Rs 1 cr to join BJP, another...

BJP’s troubles in poll-bound Gujarat increase as Congress’ attempts to consolidate Patel-Dalit-Adivasi-Minority votes gain momentum A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third...
Congress's poll ticket offer to fiery Gujarat trio gets mixed response

Congress’s poll ticket offer to fiery Gujarat trio gets mixed response

Patidar leader Hardik Patel rejects the offer, OBC leader Thakor joins Congress while Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani remained non committal In a bid to lay...
Mersal

Political slugfest over Tamil film Mersal’s GST scenes

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior leader Chidambaram back Mersal, hit out at PM Narendra Modi and BJP Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and senior...
Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani attacks Rahul on Twitter, again. Now over Jay Shah

Union Information and Broadcasting minister replies to Rahul’s Shah-zada taunt at Amit Shah’s son, says man out on bail is mocking courts Irked at his...
Anant Hegde

Won’t attend “brutal killer, mass rapist” Tipu Sultan’s Jayanti: Skills minister Hegde

The BJP has been opposed to the Karnataka government’s celebration of Tipu Jayanti since its inception in 2015 Stirring a fresh controversy over the Karnataka...

Modi to inaugurate big ticket projects in poll-bound Gujarat tomorrow

Election Commission, which has drawn flak for not delay in announcing Gujarat assembly poll schedule, likely to declare election dates by Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram

EC has authorised PM Modi to announce Guj poll dates: Chidambaram

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram takes a swipe at PM Modi, EC over delay in announcement of Gujarat assembly poll schedule Former Union finance...
Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Under fire for Robert Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari links, Congress digs out bills for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights when he was Gujarat chief minister Haunted once again...
Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business with Govt

Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business...

BJP president Amit Shah sought to defend his son Jay Shah’s business growing 16000-fold after his party came to power, saying his company had...
SUN AND SAND: People enjoy the beach on a warm fall day during a long weekend at the Malagueta beach in Malaga, Spain, Reuters/UNI

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Cow vigilantes thrash five on suspicion of carrying beef in Faridabad; case against victims

Cow vigilantes thrash five on suspicion of carrying beef in Faridabad; case against victims

A senior district police officer said case would be registered on the complaint of victims, too. Five people were thrashed by cow vigilantes in Faridabad,...
Narendra Modi in Bihar: Launches projects, refuses central university status to Patna University

Narendra Modi in Bihar: Launches projects, refuses central university status to Patna University

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shot down Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s request to give central university status to Patna University saying that the university should...
AVUNCULAR FEELING? US President Donald Trump welcomes Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the South Lawn before their meeting about the NAFTA trade agreement at the White House in Washington, US, Reuters/UNI

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Centre replaces Gajendra Chauhan with Anupam Kher as FTII Chairman

A critically-acclaimed actor, Anupam Kher has also been a vocal supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while his wife Kirron Kher is a BJP...
Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council identifies 10 areas for focus

Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council identifies 10 areas for focus

The Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to the Prime Minister has identified 10 key areas, including economic growth and accelerating employment, to start work on...
Congress credits Rahul Gandhi for GST rate cuts

Amid talks of elevation as party chief, Rahul goes all out to attack Modi,...

Nehru-Gandhi scion hit out at Modi for failing to deliver on poll promises, wonders how Shah’s son made his fortune in three years, why...
Amit-Shah

In Rahul’s bastion of Amethi, Amit Shah reiterates ‘Italian glasses’ jibe

BJP national president Amit Shah and Union I&B minister Smriti Irani hit out at Congress vice president in his pocket borough As Congress vice president...
Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

BJP President Amit Shah’s son Jay Amit Shah has released a statement (see below) saying that he will sue the author, editor (s) and...

Godhra case: Gujarat HC commutes death sentence of 11 to life

While upholding the convictions handed out by the lower court, the Gujarat High Court on Monday (October 9) commuted to life the death sentences...
Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

16000 times increase in Jay Shah’s company turn-over within one year The Congress party has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a probe  into...
PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

With the assembly elections in Gujarat around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made his maiden visit to his hometown Vadnagar in...
Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Security of all Air Force stations is enhanced to combat any threat Indian Air Force is fully prepared to fight a war at a short...
With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

Traders and cloth merchants across Gujarat had been protesting against the GST rollout and could have dented the BJP’s poll prospects later this year Terming...
Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Confusion continues with conflicting claims India has denied reports about Chinese buildup at the recent Doklam faceoff site and claimed of prevailing status quo...
India U-17

FIFA U-17 World Cup Day 1: Can hosts India turn on the style against...

India earned direct qualification for the tournament being the host nation and will start off with a match with USA. With everything in place for...
Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha hits back at Modi, likens him and Amit Shah to Duryodhan and...

The former finance minister quotes characters from Mahabharata to counter Prime Minister’s similarly veiled-attack in which he referred to Shalya While Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Supreme Court

Delhi BJP leader moves SC seeking ban on candidates contesting polls from more than...

The PIL says practice of candidates contesting from two constituencies is in violation of Constitution and an injustice to voters Prime Minister Narendra Modi may...
Mukesh Ambani

A decade on, Mukesh Ambani remains India’s wealthiest in Forbes India Rich List

Forbes says Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “economic experiments” barely affected India’s billionaires, tycoons on the list saw their wealth soar Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani...

Modi-Shah-Jaitley troika meet to discuss economy, strategy to counter attacks over slowdown

The meeting at Prime Minister’s 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence comes a day after he lashed out at his critics and said economy was...
Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March 2019?

Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March...

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Lok Sabha deputy Speaker M Thambidurai writes to CMs seeking views on holding federal and provincial polls together, EC says it’ll...
Gulbarg massacre: Gujarat HC rejects plea by Zakia Jafri seeking inclusion of PM Modi as accused

Gulbarg massacre: Gujarat HC rejects plea by Zakia Jafri seeking inclusion of PM Modi...

Court upholds SIT clean chit to the then chief minister of Gujarat and senior bureaucrats but says petitioner can move the SC The Gujarat High...
Yogi Adityanath

BJP’s Janaraksha Yatra projects BJP-RSS as victims of CPI(M) in mutual killings in Kerala

The BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra program in Kerala is a reflection of its earnest efforts to push its ‘Vistar’ (expansion) campaign in a state...
Rahul Gandhi

Amid talk of post-Diwali elevation as Congress chief RaGa dares NaMo during Amethi visit

In family bastion, Rahul Gandhi says: If PM Modi cannot address issues of farmers and youth, he should go, claims Congress will do it in...
Arun Shourie

After Yashwant Sinha, BJP’s Shourie hammers Modi govt, calls noteban an “idiotic jolt”

The former union minister says demonetisation was the largest money-laundering scheme ever conceived and implemented by a government Days after former finance minister Yashwant Sinha...
Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj not returning his awards but slams PM Modi’s silence on Gauri Lankesh...

Actor posts a video on Twitter saying “I am not a fool to give back my National Awards” but adds he’s disturbed, hurt and...
Pak foreign Minister calls PM Modi a “terrorist”

Pak foreign Minister calls PM Modi a “terrorist”

Khwaja Asif chose to speak against India before leaving for US visit In a stunning development in the ongoing war of words between New Delhi...
Raj Thackeray

In Gandhi Jayanti cartoon, Raj Thackeray mocks Modi’s “Experiment with Lies”

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief shows caricatures of the Mahatma and PM Modi standing side by side holding their respective ‘autobiographies’ While Narendra Modi may...
Rahul Gandhi

Sachin Pilot revives rumours: Rahul to be elevated as party chief post-Diwali

Many in the party feel that the prevailing dissatisfaction with Modi government due to economic slowdown presents a perfect opportunity for Rahul’s elevation Rajasthan Congress...
Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Rane’s induction into the BJP blocked after opposition from the party’s ally, Shiv Sena, but the Kudal strongman may join the Fadnavis government soon A...
“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

The Shiv Sena chief made a sarcastic swipe at PM Modi saying if history of India is re-written, we will see only one person’s...
india currency demonetisation

Seven months before end of financial year, fiscal deficit already at 96 per cent...

Data released by the Controller General of Accounts jeopardizes the Centre’s plan of doling out a Rs50000 crore stimulus package to revive the economy Amid...
Mohan Bhagwat

Modi government gets a pat on the back from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Condemning violence in name of cow vigilantism, Bhagwat defened cow protection as being “beyond religion” and cow vigilantes or ‘Gau rakshaks’ as being wrongly...
Sidharth Nath Singh

UP health minister quotes astrologer to predict construction of Ram Temple by 2019

Sidharth Nath Singh says Swami Brahma Yogananda had said Narendra Modi will become Prime Minister and has now predicted construction of the temple by...
RITUAL KILLING: A buffalo calf being sacrificed as a ritual during Durga Puja festival in Agartala, UNI

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Elphinstone stampede 22 dead and over 60 injured in early morning tragedy

Elphinstone stampede: 22 dead and over 60 injured in early morning tragedy

The incident at Mumbai’s Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city’s major local train lines, was triggered by overcrowding and heavy rains At least...
sinha yashwant

Yashwant Sinha sticks to his guns as BJP rebuts his criticism of economy

Yashwant Sinha on Thursday stood by the article in which he had criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for making a mess of the economy...
No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant Sinha’s article

No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant...

Though Union finance minister Arun Jaitley kept mum, ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal dismissed comments made by Yashwant Sinha on the economy As the...
Those who took decision on transfer must answer how it was done: Karnataka HC judge Patel after resignation

Those who took decision on transfer must answer how it was done: Karnataka HC...

Justice Jayant Patel had resigned after learning that he was being transferred to Allahabad HC where he would have been third in queue for...
Anil Ambani

Rumours confirmed: Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infra to tie up with Japan for bullet train...

Ambani also announces plans for a rights issue for Reliance Naval & Engineering to increase focus on the sunshine sector of defence Confirming what had...
Yashwant Sinha

BJP’s ‘margdarshak mandal’ member Yashwant Sinha rips apart Modi, Jaitley on economy

In an editorial for The Indian Express, the former finance minister indicts Jaitley for making a “mess” of the Indian economy, says he’s working...
BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national interest”

BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national...

Son of Union minister Maneka Gandhi and MP from Sultanpur, Varun called for “empathy, leading potentially to asylum” for Rohingya refugees Days after the Centre...
Rural electrification

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Saubhagya: Aiming for good luck with new name

A new name, a new extended deadline, a new, expanded budget for an old scheme with the same old goal: total electrification. This is...
Narendra Modi

As India’s economy stagnates, PM Modi revives UPA’s Economic Advisory Council

The five-member panel will be headed by Bibek Debroy and include Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal Three years into his government,...
US defence secretary Jim Mattis in New Delhi, to discuss Indo-US defence partnership

US defence secretary Jim Mattis in New Delhi, to discuss Indo-US defence partnership

Mattis to discuss joint Indo-US efforts to advance common goals of the two countries through broader strategic exchange of views The US Defence Secretary Jim...
BJP

BJP National Executive Meeting: Unprecedented achievements under Modi govt, resolve to make “New India”...

Meeting in the backdrop of a slowing economy, growing joblessness and rising food and fuel prices, the BJP national executive in the Capital on...
Mehrishi

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG

The 1978-batch retired IAS officer succeeds Shashi Kant Sharma, will be in office for a three-year term Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as...
FUN CAMPAIGN: Members of Team Europe, Roger Federer, Marin Cilic and Alexander Zverev, celebrate after winning the Rod Laver Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, Reuters/UNI

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Mulayam echoes Modi on Akhilesh: ‘Jo baap ka nahi, woh kisi ka nahi’

SP patriarch stopped shy of announcing new party but reiterated that he doesn’t endorse decisions taken by his son A formal split within the Samajwadi...
Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan, says we produce IITs and IIMs, you Jaish and Lashkar

Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan, says we produce IITs and IIMs, you Jaish and Lashkar

India asked Pakistan the reason why after 70 years of Independence, India produces engineers and doctors, establishes itself as IT power whereas Pakistan churns...
Mann Ki Baat; PM Shares Success Stories with Countrymen

Mann Ki Baat; PM Shares Success Stories with Countrymen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat', a monthly radio address program, has completed three years on Sunday.  During his 30 minute address he...
Kashmir juveniles

South Kashmir’s Pulwama jail designated as correctional home

At least 20 youth, serving imprisonment in different jails, have been lodged in this detention centre in a bid to “segregate them from jailed...
Modi Varanasi

PM launches various schemes in his first visit to Uttar Pradesh after BJP win...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated 17 developmental projects at one go in Varanasi. On a two-day visit, Modi is on his first...
Rajini and Modi

As Kamal Haasan explores political options, Rajini praises Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission

Tamil Nadu’s political landscape has been abuzz with speculation over the entry of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan into active politics While his cine-colleague Kamal Haasan...
JIM YONG KIM

India’s economy growing “pretty robustly”, says World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim

Amid concerns within India over the country’s slipping GDP growth and stagnating job market, WB president’s comments come as good news for Centre Being slammed...
Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh, man who coined BJP’s Ab ki Baar Modi Sarkar slogan, picks controlling...

Though sources in the channel denied reports of the SpiceJet owner buying a 40 per cent stake, speculation rife that the Roys will lose...
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Use your majority to get Women’s Reservation Bill passed in LS: Sonia to Modi

Congress president writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying her party will support the legislation in Parliament Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime...
Is fuel price hike imposed to recover interest on bullet train loan, asks Shiv Sena

Is fuel price hike imposed to recover interest on bullet train loan, asks Shiv...

BJP ally has been criticising government’s policies regularly, recently it had said that ‘unreasonable’ fuel price hikes were triggering farmer suicides Escalating its attack on...
At Princeton University, RaGa lauds NaMo’s Make in India but criticizes its implementation

At Princeton University, RaGa lauds NaMo’s Make in India but criticizes its implementation

Congress VP says anger building up in India against Modi government for failing to deliver on promise of generating employment Days after he lashed out...
Make-in-India: U.S Defence firms want to retain control on proprietary technology

Make-in-India: U.S Defence firms want to retain control on proprietary technology

By Aditya Kalra and Sanjeev Miglani US-India Business Council says foreign partners in defence production can’t be held liable for defects in products manufactured in...
rahul gandhi

Rahul Gandhi escalates attack on Modi over intolerance, unemployment

During his US tour Gandhi attended several meetings including a roundtable at Center for American Progress (CAP) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has raised alarm against...
Manmohan Singh

Hasty GST implementation, noteban to adversely affect GDP: Manmohan

Former Prime Minister’s earlier prediction of demonetisation bringing GDP growth down by 2 per cent had recently come true With his prediction of demonetisation pulling...
YC Modi

YC Modi, cop who was part of Guj riots SIT that gave PM Modi...

The 1984-batch IPS officer will take over from incumbent Sharad Kumar who retires on October 30, Modi to be Officer on Special Duty in NIA...
Amit Shah court

Amit Shah finally comes to Maya Kodnani’s defence in Naroda Gram riots case

Kodnani, already convicted in the Naroda Patiya riots case, had repeatedly sought Shah’s testimony in her defence to prove that she was with him...
Yogi Helps BJP Make PM’s 68th Birthday Celebration a Grand Event

Yogi Helps BJP Make PM’s 68th Birthday Celebration a Grand Event

Varanasi’s school students were lectured on “public welfare schemes and achievements” of Modi government Prime Minister’s 68th birthday celebration on Sunday was arguably marked...
sardar sarovar

Modi dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to Nation

Medha Patkar led Jal Satyagrah Protest continues Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Sardar Sarovar Dam Sunday on River Narmada in Gujarat. The day...
THREE HEROES: Members of Indian women’s cricket team Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami at the India Today Mind Rocks 2017, in New Delhi, UNI

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Modi-Abe kick off bullet train project, sign new 15 MoUs between India and Japan

Japan to give India a loan of Rs 88,000 crore at 0.1 per cent interest for Rs 1.10 lakh crore bullet train project which...
Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Affidavit reportedly claims that intelligence inputs suggest Rohingya militant groups active in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat; could be used by IS Amid a global...
Rajdhani Express

1 coach of Jammu Rajdhani Express derails at New Delhi station, no casualties

The derailment – third since Piyush Goyal took charge as railway minister a fortnight ago – happened hours before Modi-Abe laid foundation stone for...
With High Speed Rail on card, PM Modi welcomes Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad

With High Speed Rail on card, PM Modi welcomes Japan PM Shinzo Abe in...

PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart will participate in 12th India-Japan annual summit With a major ray of hope for India’s High Speed Rail (HSR),...
How India Became the World Leader in Trump Projects

How India Became the World Leader in Trump Projects

-By Blake Schmidt Three years after his deal-making tour, India has become the only developing nation where the US president’s personal construction business in booming In...
Floods bring down India’s fuel demand to 14-year low

Floods bring down India’s fuel demand to 14-year low

Many Indian states have suffered from excessive rainfall and floods over the past few weeks, causing demand for fuel for cars to drop -By Zainab...

Govt won’t go against sentiments of people on Article 35A: Rajnath

Amid continued tensions in the Valley, Union home minister reiterates that he’s willing to talk to all stakeholders for resolving all problems of the...
Rahul Gandhi

RaGa in Berkeley: Candour, gaffes and a scathing attack on Modi government

Congress vice president admits that Modi is a better communicator than him but hits out at PM for demonetisation, allowing hatred and violence to...
Modi said Only those who keep India clean have right to say Vande Mataram

Only those who keep India clean have right to say Vande Mataram: Modi

Prime Minister commemorates 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s iconic speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 Commemorating the 125th anniversary of spiritual leader...
Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

The nonagenarian jurist, known for his high-octane and controversial jibes at politicians of all hues – including Prime Minister Narendra Modi – says he...

Shah defends demonetisation, says it expanded India’s formal economy

BJP national president tells FICCI that dip in GDP growth to 5.7 per cent was due to “technical reasons” At a time when Reserve Bank...
Busy with fodder scam cases, Lalu won’t appear for CBI questioning in hotel-for-land scam

Busy with fodder scam cases, Lalu won’t appear for CBI questioning in hotel-for-land scam

RJD chief’s son Tejashwi Yadav also seeks more time to appear before CBI citing prior political commitments. Lalu and Tejashwi had to appear before...
Rajnath Singh

Amid Article 35A debate, rising encounters Rajnath begins 4-day J&K tour

Union home minister to spend two days each in the Valley and Jammu region, will speak to Governor, political leaders, Armed Forces and common...
Maya Kodnani

Get Amit Shah to testify for you by Tuesday: Court to Gujarat riots accused...

Former minister in the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government in 2002, Kodnani claims she doesn’t know the address on which to send summons for Shah In...
Rohingya Muslims

India refuses to sign Bali declaration against Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingyas

Indian delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says Parliamentary Forum was for sustainable development goals, reference to Myanmar on violence in Rakhine...
Beijing irked at Army Chief Rawat’s statement on “salami slicing” by China on India’s borders

Beijing irked at Army Chief Rawat’s statement on “salami slicing” by China on India’s...

Spokesperson of the Chinese foreign minister says India must clarify if General Rawat’s statement were “personal” or reflection of government’s line Indian Army Chief General...
7 coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Sonbhadra district, no casualties reported

7 coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Sonbhadra district, no casualties reported

All passengers who were stranded near the accident site were shifted to the remaining coaches and were proceeded to their destination by7:28 am. This...
Alphons

BJP has no problem with Kerala consuming beef: newly inducted union minister Alphons

- By Abhishek Kumar With eyes set on expanding political base in the south, north-east India, is BJP trying for an image makeover as far...
Modi and Jinping

Putting Doklam standoff behind, Modi-Xi talk “peace and tranquility” along borders

In their first bilateral talks since the 73 days long Doklam standoff, Narendra Modi and XI Jinping agreed that India and China needed to...
Rohingya

Modi will talk Rohingya with Myanmar, but how will India deport them?

The issue has been hanging fire in several regions of India, but while India wants to deport the Rohingya Muslims, there seems little legal...
VIRGINS ARE REVERRED: Young girls dressed as the Living Goddess participate in the Kumari Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Reuters/UNI

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Raghuram Rajan: I Did Not Favour Demonetization

Another jolt to Modi’s “success story” Amid lot of controversy over why PM chose to go ahead for demonetization of big value currency notes in...
Nirmala

Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s new defence minister, biggest gainer in Sunday’s reshuffle

Piyush Goyal gets railways, Prabhu moved to commerce ministry while Uma Bharati stripped off water resources portfolio As Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-allocated portfolios to...
Cabinet PIB

A career diplomat, a former top cop, demolition man and one who arrested LK...

While expanding his council of ministers on Sunday, the Prime Minister relied on people’s experience with governance and administration and not politics alone The expansion of...

Cabinet reshuffle: Modi rewards performers, emphasis firmly on governance

Of the nine new junior ministers inducted in the council of ministers, 4 are former bureaucrats. Caste equations, politics and regional representation also addressed...
Dalit girl Anitha’s suicide over NEET failure triggers protests across TN, DMK slams Centre

Dalit girl Anitha’s suicide over NEET failure triggers protests across TN, DMK slams Centre

17-year-old MBBS aspirant Anitha S had committed suicide on Friday, months after Supreme Court dismissed her petition against the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) A...
Russia expresses ‘regret’ over Doklam standoff but won’t take sides

Russia expresses ‘regret’ over Doklam standoff but won’t take sides

Amid rumours that China wanted Russia’s support against India on Doklam dispute, Russian envoy to Beijing insists that “the two countries do not need...
Modi-Shah

Cabinet reshuffle likely on Sunday with eye on Mission 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect a mammoth rejig of his council of ministers on Sunday. The exercise will keep in mind the...
BRICS Summit against Backdrop Of Plummeting Washington-Moscow Relations

BRICS Summit against Backdrop Of Plummeting Washington-Moscow Relations

By: Saeed Naqvi  Two recent events will influence attitudes at the 9th BRICS summit at Xiamen, China, from September 3 to 5 – Doklam and Trump’s decision...
As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre over DeMo, GST

As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre...

The disappointing GDP figures for the April-June quarter come at a time when the Centre is already facing harsh criticism over the purported failure...
Arun Jaitley

Jaitley rushes in to defend demonetisation after RBI says 99 per cent banned notes...

Finance minister admits that not all money deposited with banks post noteban was legal, claims objective of demonetisation was to gradually reduce cash flow...
Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

The committee headed by Lt Gen (Retd) DB Shekatkar had given 99 recommendations to the central government in its report on December 2016, out...
ROSES FLOATING IN SYRUP: A man makes jalebi at a small traditional factory ahead of the Eid al-Adha, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Reuters/UNI

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Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots: rules SC

Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots:...

Over 500 religious structures – a majority of them being mosques and Islamic shrines – were damaged in the post-Godhra pogrom of 2002. The...
9 coaches, engine of Mumbai-bound Duronto Express derail near Asangaon, no casualties

9 coaches, engine of Mumbai-bound Duronto Express derail near Asangaon, no casualties

Railway officials claimed that the derailment was caused by landslides due to incessant rainfall in the Kasara Ghat region over the past few days....
Justice Dipak Misra sworn-in as 45th Chief Justice of India

Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

New Chief Justice will have the unenviable task of presiding over politically sensitive cases like the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi land dispute, repealing Article 35A...

PM; Violence Not Acceptable, Guilty To Be Punished

Speaks to the nation in Mann ki Baat Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again said that violence in any form is unacceptable and guilty...

He is PM of India, not BJP: Angry Punjab & Haryana HC after Dera...

Day after pulling up the BJP-led Manohar Lal Khattar government for “complete collusion” with Dera Sachha Sauda followers, a furious Punjab and Haryana High...
Modi announces Rs 500 crore relief package for flood-hit Bihar

Modi announces Rs 500 crore relief package for flood-hit Bihar

RJD chief Lalu Yadav questioned PM’s timing for the visit and accused Nitish Kumar of engineering the floods A day before Lalu Yadav’s scheduled ‘anti-BJP’...

How the Khattar government abdicated its duties of maintaining order

Despite imposition of curfew in Panchkula, Haryana’s Manohar Lal Khattar government allowed over 1.5 lakh followers of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to...
Over 30 killed, hundreds injured, riots spread as Dera goons unleash mayhem post Godman Ram Rahim’s conviction in rape case

Rioting, arson, mayhem: Dera goons on rampage post Ram Rahim’s conviction

Despite threats of widespread violence by followers of the Dera chief in the run up to his conviction, BJP’s Manohar Lal Khattar government in...
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Day after Mayawati pulled out of Lalu’s ‘BJP Bhagao rally’, Rahul Gandhi chooses Norway...

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s effort to stitch up a Mahagathbandhan of secular parties to take on the BJP juggernaut begins to falter even...
Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president administered oath of office and secrecy by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. This marks the beginning of...
Any other government at the Centre would have sought to overturn the triple talaq verdict: Arif Mohammad Khan

Any other government at the Centre would have sought to overturn the triple talaq...

~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav On April 23, 1985 the Supreme Court judgment on the Mohammed Ahmed Khan vs Shah Bano case created history. The judgment,...
Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Kathmandu keeping “equidistance” on Doklam standoff Amid India-China standoff in Doklam, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has arrived in India on Wednesday for a...
Cheer and jubilation as SC declares instant triple talaq ‘unconstitutional’

Cheer and jubilation as SC declares instant triple talaq ‘unconstitutional’

Barring a section of cleric and organisations like the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, political parties, social activists and most importantly the Muslim...
Palaniswami and Panneerselvam

After several false alarms EPS and OPS announce AIADMK merger, party chief Sasikala’s fate...

Once fighting for Jayalalithaa’s legacy, AIADMK (Amma) faction led by chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma camp of O Panneerselvam unite, likely...
Rahul Gandhi visits Gorakhpur, CM Adityanath targets him and blames previous govts for deaths

BJP will stay in power for at least 50 years: Amit Shah

BJP national president is on a three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh as part of his 110-day nationwide tour that is being touted as the...
Modi’s ‘new India’ to solve problems of Kashmir, terrorism and naxalism by 2022: Rajnath

Modi’s ‘new India’ to solve problems of Kashmir, terrorism and naxalism by 2022: Rajnath

Union home minister ‘assures’ countrymen that the Modi government – which has pledged to create a ‘New India’ by 2022 – will solve the...
Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Yadav

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi Government for trying to impose RSS ideology on the country

Opposition leaders at the ‘Sajha Virasat Bachao’ (Save Composite Heritage) meet of Opposition parties, called by JD(U) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav,...

After coronary stents, knee implant prices slashed by almost 69 pc

The reduction in implant prices – ranging between 59 and 69 per cent – will annually help an average of 1.5 lakh patients who...
US Diplomat Wears Saree of People’s Choice on Independence Day

US Diplomat Wears Saree of People’s Choice on Independence Day

It may help popularize Indian handlooms In a bid to build direct ties with Indian people, the US Charge d’Affairs MaryKay Carlson, finally wore saree...

Independence Day 2017: Modi shares vision of New India, reaches out to Kashmir

Prime Minister commenced his speech with tributes to the freedom fighters and condoled the death of more than 70 children in Gorakhpur In his fourth...
Netas on Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: When and what they said

Netas on Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: When and what they said

~By Abhishek Kumar The tragic death of over 60 ailing children in Gorakhpur hospital due to alleged shortage of oxygen saw a war on social...
Ahmad Patel Barely Survives to Keep Sonia’s Rahul Hopes Alive

Ahmad Patel Barely Survives to Keep Sonia’s Rahul Hopes Alive

By: Saeed Naqvi It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmad Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi’s furniture, because the entire...
Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Rajya Sabha members urged Naidu to continue the practice of not allowing any bill to be passed in the din and also to ensure...
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75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement: Modi talks of ‘sankalp se siddhi’, Sonia says...

To mark the 75th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India Movement, both houses of Parliament debate the country’s past and present. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Kapil Sibal

Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the members  of the Rajya Sabha that the notes  were of different shapes and sizes The opposition Congress on Tuesday...

Congress facing ‘existential crisis’ admits former Union minister Jairam Ramesh

An aide of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party’s key strategist on politics and policy, Ramesh says people want to “see a new Congress…The...
WAR BUT NO WAR

WAR BUT NO WAR

~ By Syed Ata Hasnain As the standoff at Doklam Plateau in Bhutan, the 89-square kilometre area which China lays claim to, enters its ninth...
Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

On Sunday when President Ram Nath Kovind greeted people on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, people of the Trump village, formerly known as Maroda...
A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

For the first time in independent India’s history, the BJP occupies all four top constitutional posts in the country with M Venkaiah Naidu elected...
Dialogue is the way to resolve conflicts between nations and societies: PM Modi

Dialogue is the way to resolve conflicts between nations and societies: PM Modi

“Samvad” or "dialogue" is the only way to cut through deep rooted religious stereotypes and prejudices that divide communities across the world and sow...

Privilege motion moved against Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha for “misleading the House”

The Congress along with other opposition parties has moved a privilege motion against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for allegedly...
Kejriwal government to renew effort for inclusion of ‘Delhi’s Imperial Capital Cities’ in Unesco World Heritage City list

Kejriwal government to renew effort for inclusion of ‘Delhi’s Imperial Capital Cities’ in Unesco...

Ahmedabad had recently become the first Indian city to get the UN body’s World Heritage tag stunning heritage activists, history buffs and the common...
Pranab Mukerjee

You have been a father figure, mentor: Modi to Pranab on his last day...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tweets letter Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent to him on his last day in office, says it touched his heart The...
Santosh Mohan Dev

Veteran Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev passes away at 83

He made immense contribution to build the party right from grassroots level in the Northeast ~By Sujit Bhar Santosh Mohan Dev, a veteran Congress leader and...
NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya resigns

Handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 to head the revamped version of the Planning Commission, Panagariya wants to return to academia,...
LPG Cylinder prices to be hiked by ₹4 every month

Achche Din continue: LPG Cylinder prices to be hiked by ₹4 every month

Union minister for petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan informs Parliament of Modi sarkar’s plan to eliminate subsidies on cooking gas by March 2018 If spiraling prices of...
Sharad Yadav

Bihar brouhaha: Sharad Yadav breaks silence, calls Nitish’s power-swap “unfortunate”, betrayal of mandate

Former Janata Dal (United) chief has been sulking ever since Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar broke the Mahagathbandhan last week and chose to ally...
Army veterans write to PM Modi: Dissent is not treason but the essence of democracy, Army veterans

Army veterans write to PM Modi: Dissent is not treason but the essence of...

In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief ministers of all states and lieutenant-governors of union territories, 114  Armed Forces veterans endorse...

PM Appreciates Smooth GST Implementation

Advises Nation to Observe August 15 As “Sankalp Diwas” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his satisfaction over the smooth implementation and public reception for...
Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in Gujarat

Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in...

With imminent defeat of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel in the Aug 8 RS polls, grand old party stares at another...
Nitish Kumar won the trust vote

Nitish Wins Vote: Trust doubtful

Winning the trust vote with a comfortable margin, Nitish Kumar started his second term as chief minister in the same State Assembly on Friday....
PM Modi opens APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial

PM Modi inaugurates APJ Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameswaram

The Memorial to the late former President APJ Abdul Kalam was today inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his home town of Rameshwaram in Tamil...
Nitish Kumar & PM Modi

Conscience calls; Nitish dumps Mahagathbandhan for Gathbandhan with his foes-turned friends

BJP's Sushil Modi back as Bihar deputy CM, JD (U) likely to join NDA at the Centre while RJD and Congress cry foul over...
Nitish Kumar Quits as Bihar CM

Nitish Kumar Quits as Bihar CM, says it had become difficult to function

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar quit as Bihar Chief Minister on Wednesday evening following a weeks-long tussle with alliance partner Lalu Prasad-led RJD over corruption...
HELLO, GOODBYE: Incumbent president Ram Nath Kovind and outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee take a buggy ride after the guard of honour ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, PIB

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Eminent scientist, academician Professor Yash Pal dies aged 90

He was known for significant contributions in education reforms; made astrophysics popular among the masses through his television series on Doordarshan in the 1980s. Eminent...
US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US diplomats active in Beijing, New Delhi Amidst India’s bilateral approach in its territorial disputes with its neighbors, US administration has established contact with New...
Virulent intolerance unleashed in India under Modi govt: New York Times

Virulent intolerance unleashed in India under Modi govt: New York Times

Criticising the Modi government, an editorial in a New York daily said there has been an "alarming rise" in mob attacks in India since...
It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

The Centre scored a victory of sorts by getting Home Ministry deleted from list of Respondents Taking action against vigilantism and violence by cow protection...
SEBI

SEBI signs a bilateral MoU with The European Securities and Markets Authority

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)...
Ramnath kovind

Ram Nath Kovind is India’s next President

Former Bihar governor and National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been declared elected as the 14th President of India. As expected, Kovind...

US Asks India to Assist Save Afghan Borders

India likely to send troops to Kabul, say experts By: Abu Turab The India-US ties have been growing rapidly in the post Modi-Trump recent summit...

Venkaiah Naidu files nomination for vice-president poll, quits BJP

Two-time Bhartiya Janata Party president and NDA’s vice presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu filed his nomination in the Parliament on Tuesday. Naidu was accompanied...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata alleges Modi’s “diplomatic failure” for Bengal sufferings

Raises questions on functioning of secret agencies In a rare aggressive posture by a Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has blamed that West Bengal has “suffered”...
Amarnath accident

16 pilgrims killed in Amarnath Yatra bus accident

Prime Minister, Home Minister express grief Atleast sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and dozens injured when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in...
US supports Defense cooperation with India, punishes Pakistan

US supports Defense cooperation with India, punishes Pakistan

House of Representatives passes amendments in NDAA-2018 The US political leaders across their affiliation are growingly turning in favor of India and expressing their...
Ajit Doval

Doklam standoff: Ajit Doval to visit China for BRICS NSAs meet

However, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay, did not confirm the visit Amid the ongoing Doklam standoff with China, National Security Advisor (NSA)...
Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav put to rest speculations over his resignation on Wednesday saying that he would not quit over charges of...
Amarnath Attack

Seven Amarnath pilgrims killed in terror attack in J&K

In one of the worst terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and at least 19 injured in a terror...
Narendra Modi

Modi returns after visiting Israel and G-20 Summit

He is the first Indian PM visiting Israel in 70 years Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned New Delhi Sunday morning after two nation visit....
Modi In Israel

Modi’s Israel Visit: Memories of a Journalist’s Visits To Jewish State

By: Saeed Naqvi Israel has been in the news in the context of the Prime Minister’s visit and I may be forgiven for a touch...

Mob attacks six men transporting buffaloes in Delhi

Six people were thrashed on Friday by unidentified men in Delhi’s Baba Haridas Nagar for allegedly transporting buffalo calves to a slaughter house. Later, the...
Mob-lynching protection bill draft released

Mob-lynching protection bill draft released

Youth and star activists gather to start Manav Suraksha Kanoon movement By Lilly Paul Like-minded citizens have come together to prepare a draft Bill, Protection From...
Modi hits Pak again, clubbed LeT and JeM with Al-Qaeda

Modi hits Pak again, clubbed LeT and JeM with Al-Qaeda

BRICS should lead the campaign against terrorism, says PM In an aggressive diplomatic exercise against Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose G-20 Summit to name...
Modi-Xi1 at G-20 Summit

G20 summit: PM Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping exchange greetings, talk on range of issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping came face to face at the BRICS leaders meet on the sidelines of the G20...

Government mulls allowing private vehicles to be run as shared taxis

The government is examining the use of private vehicles as shared taxis in an effort to reduce car ownership and curb growing traffic congestion...
Narendra Modi

Last day in Israel: Modi pays homage to Indian World War I heroes

Netanyahu accompanies Modi On the last day of his visit to Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Indian soldiers who laid their...
India, Israel cement ties, sign seven agreements

India, Israel cement ties, sign seven agreements

Netanyahu; marriage made in heaven implemented on earth India and Israel have signed seven agreements in Wednesday, including a MoU for water conservation, cooperation...
Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Governor surprised at CM’s attitude The political tug of war between the Centre and West Bengal government reached new heights. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has...

PM leaves for first ever Israel visit

Haretz expects BJP will anchor ties with greater alacrity Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for his three-day visit to Israel Tuesday morning, being the first...
India-China standoff: the rhetoric deteriorates

India-China standoff: the rhetoric deteriorates

By Rajesh Sinha A war of words has erupted between India and China over the standoff between their armies in Sikkim sector with a hardening...
HELOTS WE ARE NOT: Farmers shout slogans during a protest organised by Rastriya Kisan Mahashangna (RKM) in favour of their demands , in New Delhi, UNI

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India offers $11 billion to develop Iranian gas field

India offers $11 billion to develop Iranian gas field

ONGC to lead the consortium With lifting of UN sanctions  following Iran’s compliance with conditions stipulated for its nuclear deal with six world powers, India...
Narendra Modi

Economic “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” underway; PM

Modi advises CAs not to help black money hoarders Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again warned the black money hoarders of stringent action saying...

BJP leader arrested for lynching in Jharkhand

Victim was allegedly carrying beef A local BJP leader was arrested by the Jharkhand police on Saturday over last week’s mob lynching of meat trader Alimuddin Ansari...
BURN BABY BURN: A demonstrator burns a barricade during a protest against President Michel Temer's proposal reform of Brazil's social security system in a general strike in Rio de Janeiro, Reuters/UNI

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GST launched in India

GST launched in India

The goods and services tax (GST) was launched at the stroke of the midnight hour on Saturday. The tax reform was launched by President...
Prime Minister Modi to Visit Child Victim of Mumbai Terror Attack While in Israel

Prime Minister Modi to Visit Child Victim of Mumbai Terror Attack While in Israel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will on July 4 become the first-ever sitting Indian PM to visit Israel, is expected to meet with a...
Four people lynched in Bihar, Jharkhand

Four people lynched in Bihar, Jharkhand

Killings come on a day when Modi appealed for an end to them On a day that Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned citizens against taking...
Not In My Name protest meet makes Modi speak against killings

Not In My Name protest meet makes Modi speak against killings

By Lilly Paul What started as a Facebook post ended with hundreds of people taking to the streets at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to join the...
Modi condemns killing in the name of cow protection

Modi condemns killing in the name of cow protection

Not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve of, says PM Breaking his silence on recent cow protection related violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday...
Modi, the first Indian PM to visit Israel

Modi, the first Indian PM to visit Israel

Netanyahu will be with Modi almost throughout the visit, says Israeli envoy Next week Prime Minister Narendra Modi will create history by visiting Israel, first...
Facing heat over cross-border terrorism, Pakistan talks of Kashmir

Facing heat over cross-border terrorism, Pakistan talks of Kashmir

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has accused the US of speaking India’s language after Washington and New Delhi urged Islamabad not to let its...
Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

China calls Danglong part of its “territory” Bhutan has joined India in objecting to the construction of a road in what they called a “disputed...
PM Modi arrives india

Modi returns after three nation visit

Carries forward India’s ties with US, Portugal and Netherlands Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned Wednesday morning after a successful three-nation tour to Portugal, the US...
ALL SMILES: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United States president Donald Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, at White House, in Washington DC, UNI

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Trump and Modi developed close Chemistry

Trump and Modi developed close Chemistry

Trump salutes Modi and Indian people By Abu Turab The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Donald Trump, which was earlier officially termed as an...
Modi and trump

India becomes Major Defense Partner with U.S

Trump supports India’s Pak policy Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have resolved to expand and deepen strategic partnership and advance...
All Eyes on First Modi-Trump Meeting Today

All Eyes on First Modi-Trump Meeting Today

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet President Trump, June 26th, on their first one on one meeting, in the nation's capital....
Politics of iftar parties: holding them, avoiding them

Politics of iftar parties: holding them, avoiding them

Above: Finance Minister Jaitley seen at an earlier iftar party at Rashtrapati Bhavan Modi Government was unrepresented at President’s last iftar party By Rajesh Sinha For quite...

PM leaves for Portugal, US and Netherlands trip

Will spend five hours with President Trump Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning left on a three-nation tour of Portugal, US and Netherlands...
Central government announces 30 more cities to be developed under Smart City Mission

Central government announces 30 more cities to be developed under Smart City Mission

The Union Minister for Urban Development and Housing, M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday announced another 30 cities to be developed under the smart city...
Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential Election 2017 : Ram Nath Kovind files nomination in presence of PM Modi

The Opposition led by Congress announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for the Presidential polls NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind...
NOTES FROM THE SOUL: A Bolivian troupe performs on the pan flute at the closing ceremony of World People Conference in Tiquipaya, Cochabamba, Bolivia, Reuters/UNI

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Media: Trumping Government in US; Modified in India

Media: Trumping Government in US; Modified in India

By Ranjona Banerji Six months into Donald Trump’s presidency and the standoff with the bulk of the American media continues. The President continues to whine...
Trump nominates new ambassador to India

Trump nominates new ambassador to India

Kenneth Juster, corporate icon to replace Richard Verma At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing for his US trip, President Donald Trump...
First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

An Afghan cargo plane carrying 62 tons of cargo landing in Delhi on June 19 marked the opening of the air corridor established between...
Working for India-Pak talks on Kashmir: UN Chief

Working for India-Pak talks on Kashmir: UN Chief

Does not claim mediating on the issue United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has disclosed that he was engaged in bringing about a dialogue between...
International Yoga Day: Countries are now connecting to India through Yoga, says Modi

International Yoga Day: Countries are now connecting to India through Yoga, says Modi

Summer solstice, observed as the International Yoga Day, an achievement Prime Minister Narendra Modi can lay claim to, saw millions come out to practice...
PM to lead the nation on Yoga Day in Lucknow

PM to lead the nation on Yoga Day in Lucknow

CM Yogi and 51000 others will participate Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join UP Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi along with 51,000 others at Ramabhai Ambedkar...
GST launch with midnight Parliament session

GST launch with midnight Parliament session

Major tax reform was proposed by UPA government On June 30, midnight, lawmakers will gather for a special Parliament session for the launch of...
HEALTH IS WEALTH: Muslim girls practice yoga during a training session at a school compound ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, Reuters/UNI

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PM Narendra Modi flags off Kochi Metro

PM Narendra Modi flags off Kochi Metro

The metro is scheduled to start commercial operations on Monday, June 19 from 6 am onwards Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated Kochi Metro...
PM Modi

It’s Mayhem in Cuckoo land

By Ranjona Banerji Apart from eternal optimists who live in cloud cuckoo land where lollipops grow on trees and no one ever gets diabetes, there...
Donald Trump & Modi

Trump to host Modi at White House

A less glamorous trip this time U.S. President Donald Trump will receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi at White House for the first time on June...
Debt is just one aspect, farming is almost a terminal disease in India

Farmers’ unrest puts Modi government in a tight spot

Problem revolves around increase in production and fall in prices Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr New Delhi: There is a clear recognition on the part of the...
India to release 11 Pakistani prisoners today in ‘goodwill gesture’

India to release 11 Pakistani prisoners today in ‘goodwill gesture’

Pakistan had sought the release of these prisoners as they had completed their sentence India will release  eleven  Pakistani prisoners, who have served their sentence,...
The Media Will Not “Crawl” Ever Again, Cry Voices Against Media Oppression

The Media Will Not “Crawl” Ever Again, Cry Voices Against Media Oppression

The protest meeting on press freedom at Press Club of India on Friday, June 9 turned out to be a mega affair, where the...
Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

It was the first meeting between the two leaders Amid tense diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met China’s President Xi Jinping ahead of the...
Manmohan Singh blames Modi on economic slowdown

Manmohan Singh blames Modi on economic slowdown

The ruling government has failed to create jobs, he said Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government had failed to...
Congress Working Committee meeting

Sonia Gandhi attacks Modi govt on economy, social disharmony

Alleges narrow minded world view and stagnation Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday strongly criticised the BJP-led NDA government for “seeking to extinguish” the essence...
China says India's NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

China says India’s NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

PM Narendra Modi is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping during SCO China on Monday made it clear that it will continue to block...
Dr Prannoy Roy

CBI raids NDTV founder Prannoy Roy’s residence

Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy had last year written to the PM, accusing NDTV of money laundering New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation...
Narendra Modia and Emmanuel Macron

Paris Accord: France, India Collaborate on Climate Change in Snub To Trump

French President Macron will visit India for a summit on solar energy  Prime Minister Narendra  Modi closed his European tour meeting with French President Emmanuel...
Smiling Without Answering: Rajnath confident of return of normalcy to Valley

Smiling Without Answering: Rajnath confident of return of normalcy to Valley

Home Minister took all questions without answering most of them Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The majority of questions at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s press briefing on...
Opinion: Advani’s Splendid Isolation

Opinion: Advani’s Splendid Isolation

Advani, who made Hindutva a potent political force, by riding the rath in the late 1980s is a lonely man now.  ~By Zafar Agha “Kasam...
Moo-ing on with demonetisation, Priyanka Chopra’s dress and peacock tears - APNLive

Moo-ing on with demonetisation, Priyanka Chopra’s dress and peacock tears

Jawaharlal Nehru gets blamed for IT sector job losses Ranjona Banerji Which of the following are the biggest issues affecting India today: 1) A just-retired judge...
India to be Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member: Putin

India to be Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member: Putin

Pakistan is also likely to be made a member of the group in its meeting in Kazakhstan Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said India...
Modi-Putin

Modi-Putin to hold annual bilateral summit in St. Petersburg

India, Russia to sign agreement to build nuclear plants Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia on the third leg of his four-nation...
Demonetisation hurts India, GDP rate slips

Demonetisation hurts India, GDP rate slips

The growth rate has slowed to 6.1 percent in the January-March 2017 quarter India’s economic growth has taken a hit due to demonetisation and...
Desi girl Priyanka trolled for meeting Modi in short skirt

Desi girl Priyanka trolled for meeting Modi in short skirt

Twitterati thought that the actress wasn't properly dressed to meet PM Modi  Actor Priyanka Chopra has done many things first including a TV series in...
Narendra Modi in Spain

Modi for taking ties with Spain to a “new level”

Will also visit Russia and France Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India’s commitment for taking its relations with Spain “to a new and more productive...
Modi meets Merkel, discussed OBOR, GST and Terrorism

Modi meets Merkel, discusses OBOR, GST and Terrorism

"Had a very good interaction with Chancellor Merkel," Modi said in a tweet after his meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met German Chancellor...
Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

‘Our government has not banned it yet’, Arup Biswas explains Defying the centre’s ban on red beacon on vehicles, a West Bengal minister invited controversy...
Modi kick-starts European tour

Modi kick-starts European tour

He will visit Germany, Spain, Russia and France with the aim of boosting India’s economic engagement with these nations Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just...
After lunch with Modi, Nitish says nothing political on menu

After lunch with Modi, Nitish says nothing political on menu

The Janata Dal United leader was conspicuous by his absence at the lunch hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,...
India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years: Amit Shah

India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years:...

The BJP chief praised the surgical strikes by Indian Army on several terror launch pads in retaliation to the terror attack in Uri. BJP president...
NE will now stand for New Engine for India’s growth, says PM

NE will now stand for New Engine for India’s growth, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined a new acronym for the abbreviation NE on Friday in Assam, saying that instead of North East, NE will...
RAPT ATTENTION: Models at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2017 event in France, Reuters/UNI

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PM inaugurates India’s longest bridge

The 9.15km Dhola-Sadiya Bhupen Hazarika Bridge will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by five hours Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya...
Shatrughan Sinha says he supports Lalu and Kejriwal

Shatrughan Sinha says he supports Lalu and Kejriwal

The BJP MP’s remarks came at a critical time when the party has been claiming both the leaders of being involved in corruption cases BJP...
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Hardik shaves head to welcome Modi

During two-day visit to Gujarat, PM will address AGM of African Development Bank, inauguration ceremonies Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his home state Gujarat...
Demonetisation hasn’t ended terrorism or black money, has it?

Demonetisation hasn’t ended terrorism or black money, has it?

Unlike in the US, India’s TV media is busy playing cheerleader for the government Ranjona Banerji Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by...
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I was with Anil Madhav Daveji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss. —Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on...

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It is the dawn of a new era in the hills. The hills are smiling. —West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on winning the Mirik municipal...
Palestinian President Abbas asks Modi to help bring peace to Middle East

Palestinian President Abbas asks Modi to help bring peace to Middle East

By Abu Turab Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sought India’s help in resolving the Palestinian dispute with Israel. Speaking at the India Islamic Cultural Centre...
India plays balancing act in Middle East

India plays balancing act in Middle East

Palestinian Authority President visits New Delhi ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landmark visit to Israel in the next few months. By Abu Turab India will...
Direct Varanasi-Colombo Flight from August, announces PM Modi in Sri Lanka

Direct Varanasi-Colombo Flight from August, announces PM Modi in Sri Lanka

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka Colombo:Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Sri Lanka on a two-day tour, announced a...
PM Modi’s new formula for India’s development: IT + IT = IT

PM Modi’s new formula for India’s development: IT + IT = IT

He gave the formula to a baffled crowd while speaking at the launch of the Supreme Court's new digital filing system, ICMIS Prime Minister Narendra...
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I have spoken to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav and told her about the order of president, ICJ, under Article 74, paragraph 4, of...
Was Erdogan’s Kashmir proposal a planned move?

Was Erdogan’s Kashmir proposal a planned move?

The Turkish strongman’s offer to mediate in the Kashmir issue is a reflection of his strong ties with Pakistan. By Abu Turab The recent visit of...
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Satendar Jain told me that he had arranged a seven-acre land deal in Chattarpur for the Bansal family. He also fudged bills up to...
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We are a united family of South Asian countries, united in our pursuit of peace, progress and prosperity of our region and the entire...
PM Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar, says world is curious to know about Yoga Day

PM Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar, says world is curious to know...

The Patanjali institute says that they have developed new varieties of wheat and chilli seeds that can produce more than double the yield. Prime Minister...
Red Beacon

Bye bye red beacons, no more privilege for VIPs!

APN covered the historical change The use of read beacons on vehicles of VIPs has now become illegal from Monday, May 1. The Union Cabinet had...
Turkish President says he’s ready to help India, Pakistan on Kashmir issue

Turkish President says he’s ready to help India, Pakistan on Kashmir issue

President Erdogan said that it is in the interests of the neighbouring countries to resolve the Kashmir issue and not leave it for future...

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We have decided that the Congress will contest the forthcoming urban civic polls alone in Uttar Pradesh, without allying with any party, including the...
PM Modi says triple talaq should not be seen through political prism

PM Modi says triple talaq should not be seen through political prism

The Prime Minister had also raised the issue at the recently concluded BJP National Executive in Bhubaneswar during his valedictory address Demanding equal rights for...
ACTION ON THE STREETS: Demonstrators clash with riot police in a protest against President Michel Temer's proposal for reform of Brazil's social security system during a general strike in Rio de Janeiro, Reuters/UNI

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Politicians who polarise people should be punished

Speakers in APN show: Politicians who polarise people should be punished

APN’s Aap ki rai discusses why BJP leaders end up making communally charged statements At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh...
NO MAN’S LAND: Explosions are seen at a target, during a US-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise, at a training field, near the demilitarized zone, separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea, Reuters/UNI

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We are proud of the valour of our @crpfindia personnel. The sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain. Condolences to their families. —PM...