UPSC aspirants taken out a rally in Chennai, asking that all State languages be used in UPSC question papers. M Prabhu
UPSC aspirants taken out a rally in Chennai, asking that all State languages be used in UPSC question papers. M Prabhu

‘Mutually acceptable’ solution to UPSC exam issue soon: Naidu

The row over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination pattern and ‘police... »

I will write my own book: Sonia Gandhi

SONIA GANDHI, Congress President
Congress top brass hit back at former loyalist Natwar Singh
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke in unison... »

Deputy National Security Advisor quits

Nehchal Sandhu
Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu has resigned due to personal reasons. He... »

Maharashtra political equations changing ahead of Assembly polls

NCP demands same number of seats as Congress; decision on BJP-allies seat-sharing by Aug 15
With the election code of conduct likely to be announced in Maharashtra by August 15, the i... »

Opposition wants fresh scrutiny of Insurance Bill

Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister
Seeks discussion on investment route; says amendments have altered law’s essence
A hike in the limit on foreign investment in insurance companies will have to wait, with... »

Amit Shah meets party MPs

BJP President Amit Shah addressed his maiden parliamentary party meeting on Thursday, stressing the need to build on the mandate achieved in the Lok Sabha elections. Prime Minister Narendr... »

BJP wants CBI to probe Saharanpur violence

Call for judicial probe A delegation of Sikh community members with Minister of State for PMO, Jitendra Singh, at North Block in New Delhi on Wednesday. The delegation demanded a judicial probe into the Saharanpur riots. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR Politicians in Saharanpur are fighting over the modalities of the probe into riots that shook the city on Saturday. While the BJP is likely to push for a CBI investigation, the Bahujan S... »

Uproar in Parliament as Cong demands probe into alleged ‘bugging’ in Gadkari’s house

Reports of the alleged bugging of Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s residence disrupted proceedings in Parliament today with the Congress seeking a statement from the Government on the issue, even as the Minister himself said the reports were 'false and baseless'. The Opposition in both Houses of Parliament created an uproar on Wednesday over the alleged bugging of Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s residence. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad critic... »

16 former UPA Ministers served eviction notices

Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government have got eviction notices for Government bungalows, Minister of Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu told the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Wednesda... »

Curfew casts shadow over Eid celebrations in Saharanpur

Will the peace last? Muslims offering prayers in Saharanpur on Tuesday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. PTI

The mood was not at all festive, said Qazi Nadeem Akhtar, after his Eid day speech at the Eidgah ground here on Tuesday. “After all, it’s Eid and we have to fulfil certain religious... »

BJP MP: My tweet on Gujarat model for Saharanpur was not communal

Defending his “controversial” tweet advocating “Gujarat model” to stem the Saharanpur riots, BJP MLA and party National Executive Member C.T Ravi today said his intention was not to inflame commun... »

Venkaiah blames Congress for price rise, civil services exam row

M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development, at a press conference in Hyderabad on Sunday. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar. Union Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has blamed the Congress Party for raising prices and the row over the Civil Services exam. “Their policies are... »

Will Karunanidhi pull DMK back from the brink?

Heir trouble: DMK chief M Karunanidhi flanked by his son Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi (file photo)

In January 1991, a few weeks before his government was dismissed and sensing that Article 356 was going to be used against him, DMK President and then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidh... »

Sushil Kumar Modi calls Sharad Yadav his ‘guru’

Sushil Kumar Modi

A day after former NDA partners BJP and Janata Dal (United) exchanged expletives and almost wrestled in the Bihar Legislative Council, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi described JD(U) Pr... »

Ousted Puducherry Governor mulling legal recourse

Virendra Kataria Ousted Puducherry Governor, Virendra Kataria, who was given marching orders on July 11, has sought an appointment with President Pranab Mukherjee to find out why he was removed. “... »

Row over naming of Sania Mirza as Telangana brand ambassador

Maha Sadan fracas: Shiv Sena defends MPs, says issue politicised

Bengal Governor to take oath today

Kharge, Sushma Swaraj in war of words

‘Sin tax can help fund a dozen AIIMSs’

AAP demands statement on Indians stranded in Iraq

Dos and don’ts for new BJP MPs

BJP wrests Junagadh civic body from Congress

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against DMK leader Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday filed a criminal defamation case against DMK Treasurer and party’s floor leader in the State assembly, M.K. Stalin, for allegedly raising slogan... »

Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming PM, claims Natwar

Rahul Ganghi and Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi who was afraid she would be killed like his father and grand mother if she accepted th... »

No provision for investment of EPFO funds in equities: Govt

Vishnu Deo Sai, Minister of State for Labour & Employment There is no provision for investment of EPFO funds in equities at present, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Vishnu Deo Sai, informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. In a writt... »

Three Left parties form a grand alliance in Bihar to counter BJP

Describing the JD(U), RJD and Congress tie-up as “opportunistic”, the three major Left parties in Bihar on Tuesday formed an alliance to contest the Assembly by-polls on 10 seats in the Sta... »

Standoff over Bills on judicial reforms

RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD, Law and Justice Minister The Government is likely to face the Opposition’s intransigence on some “seminal” legislative proposals for judicial reforms — the Constitution (One Hundred and Twentieth Amendment) Bill,... »

No proposal to cut short Parliament session: Venkaiah Naidu

There is no proposal to cut short the Budget session of Parliament and the Government will bring in several important Bills in the coming days, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, sa... »

Gadkari hits out at Congress, NCP over Maharashtra Sadan row

Union Minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari Union Minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has accused the Congress and NCP of using the Maharashtra Sadan episode involving a Shiv Sena MP to “malign” the image of the saffron combine. ... »

Cong will support FDI proposals, but with riders

Congress spokesperson

The Congress is all set to support the NDA Government’s proposal in Parliament to increase the FDI limit in various sectors, but with some riders. The party will demand an answer from the B... »

No case for Cong to claim LoP in LS: AG

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has opined that the party has no case for claiming the Leader of Opposition (LoP) post, saying there is no precedence since the days of the first Lok Sabha when Jawa... »

BJP, RSS in huddle on Amit Shah’s new team

Amit Shah Closed door meetings between top BJP and RSS leaders on Thursday sparked speculation about some immediate issues on which the ruling party has yet to take a final call. Government formati... »

Iraq crisis: Sushma wants Parliament to issue Ramzan appeal to captors of 41 Indian workers

'It's not T, it's TS for Telangana'

Ruckus in Parliament over Sena MPs force-feeding fasting Muslim supervisor

YSR Congress to demand full farm loan waiver

KV Thomas likely to head PAC

Cong rebels target Rahul Gandhi

Call to scrap separate budget for Railways

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