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Guwahati: Attacking the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, prominent social activist Anna Hazare on Friday said the country has topped the list of corrupt countries in Asia in the last three years of the NDA rule and claimed that Rs 80,000 crore has come to the coffers of the BJP in the lastMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 15:30 IST
Ahmedabad: The Reliance Anil Ambani group has filed a Rs 5,000-crore ($ 780 million) defamation suit here against Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, accusing him of making "false, defamatory and libellous statements". The suit has been filed in the Gujarat High Court. According to companyMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 15:23 IST | Updated 15:38 IST
New Delhi: A draft law which seeks to make the practice of instant triple talaq "illegal and void" and provides for a jail term for the husband was on Friday cleared by the union cabinet. The nod paves the way for its introduction in Parliament during the Winter session which began on Friday.
Published 15-Dec-2017 15:11 IST | Updated 19:33 IST
Washington: An Indian-origin man has been killed during a robbery by two hooded attackers in Ohio, becoming one of the the latest victims of gun violence in the US. Karunakar Karengle, 53, was working last Monday at the Jiffy Convenience Mart on Camelot Drive when two men came in with a firearmMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 14:30 IST
New Delhi: With Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress President on Saturday, Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire. "My role now is to retire," NDTV said quoting her in response to a question as to whether she will continue as Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary PartyMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 13:33 IST | Updated 15:05 IST
New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Friday amidst a ruckus by the opposition on the issue of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav's disqualification and the allegations of conniving with Pakistan levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor ManmohanMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 13:23 IST | Updated 17:33 IST
New Delhi: The proceedings of the Lok Sabha on the first day of the Winter Session were adjourned on Friday after the House paid tributes to three sitting and seven former members who died during the Winter-session period. The House would now meet on Monday.
Published 15-Dec-2017 12:35 IST
New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) may clear all its backlog by the end of December. Addressing the 90th Annual General Meeting of Ficci, she also said that government will allocate more funds for defence research and development inMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 08:10 IST | Updated 10:25 IST
New Delhi: The demonetisation exercise lacked "ideation" and it led to huge job loss and decline in the GDP growth, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Thursday. Addressing the 90th annual general meeting of industry body FICCI here, the former Union minister said the economic policy of theMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 07:56 IST
Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees benefits in the medium-term from the demonetisation exercise which India carried out about a year ago. "We see salutary benefits from the demonetisation that took place a year ago. And there are potential benefits going forward," William MurrayMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 07:55 IST
New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said he misses the freedom with which he used to meet and greet people when he was not bound by the protocol of the country's second highest constitutional office. Speaking at an event to launch the Delhi edition of Marathi newspaper 'Lokmat',More
Published 15-Dec-2017 07:50 IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday pronounce its order on the plea for interim relief on a batch of petitions seeking stay of various Central and state government notifications mandating the linking of Aadhaar with various schemes including taking exam by the students, availing scholarship,More
Published 15-Dec-2017 07:43 IST
New Delhi: A social movement is needed to combat the menace of blackmoney, experts on Thursday opined, while asserting that the concept of tax havens should be demystified to the masses so that they can exert pressure on politicians to take action. Former professor of economics at the JNU Arun KumarMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 07:29 IST
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, president-elect Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh paid tributes to former Union minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi at a prayer meet here on Friday.
Published 15-Dec-2017 19:17 IST
New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Friday made his parliamentary debut, occupying a front row seat in the Rajya Sabha on the opening day of the winter session. Shah, 53, who was elected to the Upper House of Parliament in August, walked in just minutes before the proceedings began. Members of theMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 13:58 IST | Updated 14:01 IST
New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu brought minor changes in the conduct of the Rajya Sabha on the first day on Friday after taking over as its Chairman, asking ministers and members not to use colonial terms while laying papers on the table. Presiding over the Upper House proceedings on theMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 12:54 IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the pleas of activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband and her two NGOs challenging the Gujarat High Court order rejecting their pleas for de-freezing of their personal bank accounts. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the pleas areMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 11:57 IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hoped the Winter Session of Parliament will be a productive one with constructive debates and innovative suggestions that will help resolve the country's problems. The government is expected to table 25 pending bills and 14 new ones, including a billMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 11:20 IST | Updated 11:50 IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the country's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary today, saying every Indian is indebted to him for his monumental service to the nation.
Published 15-Dec-2017 10:51 IST
New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry is constituting an inter ministerial central committee for the spot assessment of damage and admissibility of claims of the states hit by Cyclone Ockhi, an official said on Thursday.
Published 15-Dec-2017 09:40 IST

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