The Supreme Court on Monday decided to consider the question whether the challenge to the 10% economic reservation law should be heard by a Constitution Bench. A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi scheduled a hearing on the question of reference to the larger Bench on …read more
A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday deferred its order in the case of blasts on the Samjhauta Express on February 18, 2007, near Panipat in Haryana that killed 68 people and injured a dozen. The next date of hearing has been fixed for March 14 following the …read more
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a fresh charge sheet against Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi under the anti-money laundering law, officials said on Monday.
They said the charge sheet or the prosecution complaint has been filed before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court …read more
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar on Monday announced that he would not be contesting the coming Lok Sabha election from the Madha Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra's Solapur district.
Mr Pawar’s statement comes less than a month after NCP brass said Mr Pawar, who had ostensibly retired …read more
India and Bangladesh on Monday inaugurated major projects that will enable greater connectivity and community welfare inside Bangladesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka inaugurated at least four projects through video conference.
The e-plaques inaugurated include the supply of buses and trucks, inauguration of 36 …read more
Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal has sought urgent funding of Rs 750 crore from its equity partner Etihad, citing "the very precarious" position of the airline following the lingering cash flow issues which got amplified after the forced grounding of over 50 of its planes.
In a letter to the …read more
Amid the ongoing war of words in India over the number of terrorists killed in Balakot air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force on the biggest terror training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan, It has been learnt that a total of 263 terrorists had assembled at the facility …read more
Detergent brand Surf Excel, known for its heart-warming ads, was caught in a Twitter flap over its latest campaign, revolving around the Holi festival and Hindu-Muslim friendship. The Hindustan Unilever brand was trolled with the hashtag #BoycottSurfExcel by what appears to be a section of hardliners.
Many have praised the …read more
Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar, Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, film personalities Mohanlal and Prabhu Deva are among the 47 prominent personalities who were conferred Padma awards by President Ram Nath Kovind today.
Mr Jaishankar was awarded Padma Shri, while Malayalam actor Mohanlal and renowned journalist Kuldip Nayar (posthumous …read more
Most of the leading dailies in the valley printed their front pages in blank on Sunday as a mark of protest against the "unexplained denial" of advertisements to two newspapers by the Jammu and Kashmir government.
The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) had claimed last month that the state government had …read more
Four civilians, including a woman, were injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Sunday, officials said.
Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing towards Indian posts and villages in Kamalkote area of Uri in north Kashmir, a police …read more
The United States is pressing India to stop buying oil from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government, Washington's top envoy for Venezuela said, as the Trump administration this week threatened more US sanctions to cut off Maduro's financial lifelines.
The Trump administration has given the same message to other governments, Mr …read more
Amid heightened tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a reciprocal visit by the Indian team to Pakistan for inspection of projects in Indus river basin this month has been postponed, senior officials said on Sunday.
During the 115th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission held in Lahore from August 29-30 …read more
Three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a defence spokesman said.
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglish in the Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district after receiving specific intelligence input about the …read more
Aviation regulator DGCA will seek information from Boeing as well as Jet Airways and SpiceJet operating Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the wake of plane crash in Ethiopia, according to senior official.
As many as 149 passengers, including Indians, were killed when a Boeing 737 MAX plane operated by Ethiopian …read more
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