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Sushma Swaraj to hold meeting with PM Sharif, talks with Aziz today in Islamabad

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj is set for discussions with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of a conference on Afghanistan in Islamabad on Wednesday...


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Sonia on Herald case: Not scared, I am Indira's daughter-in-law

A Delhi court on Tuesday granted temporary respite to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son, Rahul Gandhi, saying they would have to personally appear before the court on December 19 to face charges of financial irregularities in case that has disrupted Parliament.


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Magsaysay winner Sanjiv Chaturvedi donates award money to PM fund

Alleging discriminatory and humiliating treatment, Magsaysay award winner Sanjiv Chaturvedi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking to meet him, as his donations to All India Institute of Medical...


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Sena says Azam Khan more dangerous than Dawood

Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamana' on Tuesday slammed senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan saying that the UP minister is more dangerous than underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.


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Sushma Swaraj to visit Pakistan for multilateral conference on Tuesday

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Islamabad on Tuesday to attend a regional conference on Afghanistan, the government has confirmed.


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In Parliament: Rahul Gandhi leads Congress protest against VK Singh

Congress MPs led by Rahul Gandhi staged a protest outside Parliament on Monday demanding removal of Union Minister V K Singh for his remarks in which he had allegedly compared Dalit children to dogs.


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India-Pakistan NSA meet held in Bangkok; Terrorism, border issues on agenda

In a sudden breakthrough, National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan conducted talks in Bangkok on Sunday and agreed to take forward the "constructive" engagement.


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Fighter women officers in IAF on experimental basis for five years: Govt

The government said the sanction for introduction of women into the fighter stream of Indian Air force is on an "experimental basis" for a period of five years.


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Justice Thakur sworn in as the 43rd CJI

Justice TS Thakur was today sworn in as the 43rd Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Justice Thakur born at Batroo in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on January 4 1952...


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India, Pakistan got close to 'annihilating each other' during 1999 Kargil War?

A former top White House official has claimed that Islamabad thought of taking the extreme step of using nuclear weapons against New Delhi when its Army was facing huge irreparable losses at the hands of Indian Army in...


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Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP govt, says 'protests attract the charge of sedition in

Attacking the government over 'intolerance' issue, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked it not to absorb the "wrong lessons" from Pakistan but listen to those who have been "disturbed" over recent incidents. The Congress vice...


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Modi to rich nations: Cut emissions, share carbon space with poor

Addressing the Leaders Event at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned the focus of the climate conference to the high carbon emissions of rich countries and...


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Delhi Police link spy ring to Pakistan High Commission

In a remarkable series of events, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Minister Nawaz Sharif met and spoke on the sidelines of the UNFCCC main event in Paris on Monday as they shook hands and shared a sofa set...


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BSP Chief Mayawati backs GST Bill, But Derides Govt Over Intolerance

BSP Supremo Mayawati has supported the NDA government's proposed legislation on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but also lambasted the ruling dispensation for rising religious intolerance in the country and...


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Outlook magazine issues apology for wrongly attributing Ashok Singhal quote to

A statement by CPI(M) lawmaker Mohammad Salim in Parliament left Home Minister Rajnath Singh deeply annoyed. It also led to Lok Sabha being adjourned multiple times during the discussion on the much-hyped intolerance issue.


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Intolerance debate: Govt, opposition lock horns in Parliament

After a special discussion on the Constitution last week to mark the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, lawmakers in Lok Sabha today debate the perceived rise in intolerance in the country.


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Sedition complaint filed against Aamir Khan and wife Kiran

A case of sedition, defamation and hurting religious feelings has been filed against actor Aamir Khan after his statement intolerance in the country. The complaint was filed by a local lawyer Kamlesh Chandra Tripathi...


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PM Modi meets Sonia Gandhi in renewed push to close out GST Bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh on Friday evening - intended to resolve the imbroglio over the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill - yielded no immediate...


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'Ideals of the Constitution Under Attack,' Sonia Says

The Winter session of Lok Sabha on Thursday started with an animated discussion on the Constitution during which the government said the word 'secularism' mentioned in it had been 'misused' while the opposition, led by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, raked up the issue of 'intolerance.'


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Winter session of Parliament opens, Rajnath says 'secular' is misused in Indian

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday attacked the BJP-led NDA govt by saying the basic ideals of Indian Constitution are under threat today in response to Home Minister Rajnath Singh's jibe at actor Aamir Khan.


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How Sushma Swaraj became in-charge of Modi govt for 3 days

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj looked after the affairs of the government for three days from November 21 to 23. During that time, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh - the number...


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Under fire, Aamir Khan asks wife to leave Mumbai for some days

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is under fire for expressing his views on rising intolerance in India. According to recent reports, Aamir is scared for his wife Kiran Rao and son Azad Rao and has asked them to leave Mumbai...


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Modi hopeful GST will be rolled out in 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his government is hopeful of rolling out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2016. The bill to introduce the tax has already been introduced in the parliament, he told investors...


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Intolerance debate: Reactions to Aamir Khan's remark justify his fears

Aamir Khan's statement that his wife Kiran Rao suggested leaving India triggered volatile bitter reactions all over the country. The actor said, "Kiran and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she...


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AR Rahman joins in the intolerance debate, backs protests

Oscar and Grammy winning composer A.R. Rahman has said the intolerance debate in India is becoming chaotic, adding we should set an example by resorting to non-violent ways to protest. Rahman feels any kind...


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India Asks For Swiss Help To Probe Alleged Bank Accounts of Congress' Preneet

As Indian tax authorities continue their investigation into Swiss bank accounts of several citizens, Switzerland today said India has sought assistance in the investigations into accounts allegedly held by former Congress minister Preneet Kaur and her son Raninder Singh.


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Aamir Khan fuels 'intolerance' debate, says wife Kiran even suggested leaving

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan today joined the debate on the growing intolerance in the country and said he has been alarmed by a number of incidents, and that his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country.


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SC refuses to hear petition on Rahul Gandhi's alleged British citizenship

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to allow an urgent hearing on a petition seeking its direction to the Central Bureau of Investigation to register a case against Rahul Gandhi in the citizenship row.


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RSS chief wants serious attempts made on construction of Ram Temple

A condolence meeting for VHP patron Ashok Singhal provided a forum for the Sangh Parivar to push for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat saying serious attempts should be made...


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Kejriwal says Lalu pulled him into hug; adds he is against his corruption, his

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal drew criticism for hugging RJD chief Lalu Prasad during the oath-taking ceremony of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his former colleague and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav calling it a shameful act.


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