In a major setback to the Congress in Gujarat ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Congress legislator and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor resigned from the party on April 10. In his resignation letter addressed to the State party chief Amit Chavda, Mr. Thakor said he was betrayed by the party …read more
In an unprecedented move, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu held a dharna in front of the Chief Electoral Officer G. K. Dwivedi's office at the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat in Amravati to protest the “partisan, unilateral and undemocratic” action of the Election Commission of India.
After …read more
Hours after the Supreme Court rejected the Centre's stand and ruled that classified documents accessed by the media can be used as evidence to consider requests to reexamine the Rafale jet deal, Rahul Gandhi crowed that his words had been vindicated.
"I want to thank the Supreme Court. The entire …read more
NaMo TV, the 24-hour channel promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls that begin tomorrow, can't be on air while the code of conduct is in place, Election Commission sources have told NDTV, referring to the panel's order stopping the release of a …read more
It is getting increasingly difficult for cash-starved Jet Airways to remain airborne now whether in India or abroad.
Indian Oil Corp (IOC) stopped fuel supply to Jet aircraft across India from 3 pm on Wednesday. This happened a few hours after a Jet Airways aircraft supposed to fly from Amsterdam …read more
Pakistan's federal government has decided to reopen Hindu temples across the country in phases, fulfilling the longstanding demand of the minority Hindus that their places of worship be restored to them. When most Hindus left Pakistan during Partition, many temples were lost to encroachment; even in places where some Hindu …read more
Ten people including some woman labourers working under the MNREGA scheme were killed when a huge mound of mud fell on them at a worksite in Narayanpet district Wednesday, police said.
The incident occurred this afternoon when a huge quantity of mud fell on them at the worksite following which …read more
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused the Congress of a "Tughlaq road election scam" where money meant for poor, pregnant women was looted from people. Addressing a poll rally at Junagadh in Gujarat, PM Modi took a swipe at the Congress, saying it is known by many names as far …read more
Astronomers announced on Wednesday that at last they had seen the unseeable: a black hole, a cosmic abyss so deep and dense that not even light can escape it.
The image, of a lopsided ring of light surrounding a dark circle deep in the heart of the galaxy known as …read more
The Supreme Court today dismissed preliminary objections by the government to consider documents "stolen" from the defence ministry as evidence in the Rafale fighter jet case.
This means classified documents sourced by the media without authorisation can be considered evidence and a basis for re-examining its December verdict. The court …read more
Journalist Priya Ramani today pleaded not guilty as a Delhi court framed charges against her in a defamation case filed by ex-Union Minister MJ Akbar, news agency PTI reported. Ms Ramani was sued for defamation by the editor-turned-politician over her allegations of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement.
She was …read more
The Election Commission is learnt to have directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi on Tuesday to ensure that the contents of NaMo TV are pre-certified by the local media certification and monitoring committee.
Such committees are formed at district and state levels during polls. They clear political campaign and …read more
Strongly protesting the Election Commission of India's decision to stop disbursement of funds to farmers under Odisha government's Kalia scheme, Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik Tuesday went to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer to lodge a complaint.
Mr Patnaik said the ECI has stopped the fund …read more
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if PM Narendra Modi's BJP wins the general election due to begin on Thursday.
Imran Khan said that if the next Indian government were led by the opposition Congress party, it …read more
The UK government on Tuesday flagged "financial implications" as one of the factors it had to consider while reflecting upon demands for a formal apology for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre to mark its centenary this week.
UK Foreign Office minister Mark Field told a debate on "Jallianwala Bagh massacre" at …read more