Dalit powerhouse Mayawati has to return the crores she had spent, installing hundreds of elephant statues in the parks of Lucknow and Noida, the Supreme Court said today. The elephant is the symbol of her Bahujan Samaj Party and public funds cannot be used to promote it, contended a petition …read more
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today welcomed the investigative report by English daily The Hindu, which has accessed a defence ministry note that records its objections to the involvement Prime Minister's Office in the Rafale deal with France. The report conclusively establishes the PMO was involved in the deal and it …read more
Powerful lawmakers in the US House of Representatives and the Senate have introduced identical legislation, which if passed would end per-country green card limit and benefit hundreds and thousands of Indian professionals waiting to gain permanent legal residency in the country. Top companies from Silicon Valley like Google and corporate …read more
A news report on an internal note of the defence ministry - which recorded its objections to "parallel negotiations" by the Prime Minister's Office into the multi-billion dollar deal for Rafale fighter jets -- triggered a huge political row today. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said the report by The Hindu established that …read more
The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Centre on a fresh plea challenging its decision to grant 10 per cent reservation in jobs and admissions to general category poor candidates.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said there will be no stay on the decision to …
BJP Karnataka president BS Yeddyurappa Friday rubbished as "fake" and "a concocted story" audio clips released by state chief minister HD Kumaraswamy about his alleged bid to lure a lawmaker to topple the Congress-JD(S) government. Shortly after Mr Kumaraswamy released the clips, Mr Yeddyurappa said he had not met …read more
On Friday, a local court sentenced all seven convicts in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case to life imprisonment. The verdict comes just days after the court found seven men to be guilty of killing two youths in an attack that is said to have triggered the riots. However, the sentence …read more
A Delhi court on Friday extended by four days the ED custody of Rajeev Saxena, arrested in the ₹3,600-crore AgustaWestland money laundering case.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) sought his further custody before the court, saying the probe is at a crucial stage.
The court had earlier extended the custody …read more
With the Centre considering taking punitive action against five senior West Bengal police officers for attending her recent sit-in, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday she would bestow on them the highest State award if they were stripped of their medals.
She had abruptly begun a dharna last Sunday to …read more
Taking potshots at the attempts to cobble up a mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) against the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked people to guard against this mahamilavat (highly adulterated) dispensation.
In his maiden public rally after BJP lost power in the state last year, Mr Modi said top Congress leaders …read more
The Government on Friday said it will bring an Ordinance or a Bill if the Supreme Court reject its review petition on reservation mechanism for faculties in universities.
With Rajya Sabha proceedings being washed away earlier this week over protests from opposition parties over the issue, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar …read more
A day after Reserve Bank of India reduced the policy rates, State Bank of India, the country's largest lender, said it may reduce home loan rates though there may not a reduction in the benchmark loan rates.
"It is difficult for us to cut deposit rates,” Rajnish Kumar said on …read more
Escalating his face-off with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused her of trying to protect those involved in chit fund scams and warned neither the perpetrators nor those shielding them will be spared. Mr Modi said Ms Banerjee’s ruling TMC had inherited …read more
Parrikar's Response🗣 to Defence Secretary's Comment on PMO 'Parallel Discussions' in Rafale📜 Negotiation
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday dismissed the media report on the Rafale jet deal as "flogging a dead horse" and accused the opposition of playing into the hands of multinational companies and vested interests.
Sitharaman's suo motu statement came in Lok Sabha in the wake of protests by Congress and …read more
A 27-year-old man, a resident of Mumbai, has said he is going to drag his parents to court — for giving birth to him without his consent.
As children are powerless to decide whether to come into this world or not, the parents should support them for life, says Raphael Samuel …read more
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