Gujarat polls, BJP, Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah, Uttarakhand, Narendra Modi, GST
Gujarat polls may be brought forward

BJP president Amit Shah may discuss the idea with state leaders soon. Read More...

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VHP plans to convince Muslims on Ram temple

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) plans to convince the Muslim litigants in the Ram Janmabhoomi case that they should allow the Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya by entering into a dialogue with them. Read More...

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Still no news of 74 defence personnel missing for years

They are said to be in Pakistan custody, but India has not been able to get any information on them. Read More...

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Centre okays Assembly seat-hike in Telugu states

Union Cabinet will consider a draft Bill amending the Constitution to this effect on 29 March. Read More...

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Mamata targets Bengal’s RSS run schools

‘There is nothing wrong in teaching religious texts and epics to our children’. Read More...

Congress, Assembly elections, Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh, Lok Sabha, BJP, Arun Jaitley, Rahul Gandhi, Digvijaya Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Yogi Adityanath, Narendra Modi
Rock bottom gets rockier for Congress

Congress was expected to win Punjab, but was never considered a player in the cow-belt. Read More...

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Village that won PM Modi’s heart, leads in social welfare

Top government officials started paying attention to the village for its unique drives such as total literacy. Read More...

AICTE, engineering, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Karnataka, IIT-Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, engineering colleges
Craze for engineering decreases, 48% seats vacant

Firms hiring engineers have been complaining about the poor quality of graduates churned out by the colleges. Read More...

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Delhi waits to see Kapil Mishra bathe in Yamuna

Mishra had ‘vowed’ in 2015 to clean up the Yamuna within 36 months. Read More...

No alternative to the Gandhis: Digvijaya

‘There is nothing wrong with the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. Only that he has to act more decisively.’Read More...

Rahul Gandhi is a young leader who is still learning: Meira

‘Congress will continue to exist as well. Also, change of power is part of a healthy democracy.’Read More...

‘Star’ MPs do not attend Parliament regularly

Rahul Gandhi has just 54% attendance in Parliament.

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India working on 6,000 km rail link to Turkey

The railway corridor, covering eight nations, will not be for passengers, but be limited to movement of container trains with goods. Read More...

Nafees Fazal, Congress, Narendra Modi, triple talaq, Muslim Personal Law Board, Indira Gandhi, Supreme Court, Muslim
I support Modi’s call to end triple talaq: Fazal

In the backdrop of frequent controversial statements by Islamic clerics, Nafees Fazal, former Congress minister, has criticised the unprecedented fatwas (religious edicts) and held the Indira Gandhi regime responsible for allowing clerics to exercise “too much” cultural autonomy in social matters by allowing formation of a Muslim Personal Law Board. Read More...

PM will inaugurate Asia’s longest tunnel

The new tunnel will reduce the distance between Srinagar and Jammu and will remain functional in adverse weather. Read More...

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Parents fret in Kashmir as unknown viral grips children

National Centre for Disease Control has clarified it is not H1N1 (swine flu) virus. Read More...

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J&K denies land was transferred to Baba Ramdev

The National Conference has accused Mehbooba Mufti of appeasing the RSS. Read More...

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‘Humans inhabited Kashmir since 6,000 BCE’

Researchers have discovered pre-historic sites in North Kashmir that date back to the Neolithic, Kushan and Karakotta period. Read More...

National Health Policy is half cure, say experts

‘Economic burden of lifestyle diseases in India is alone US $54 billion, which cannot be met with a meagre 2.5% of the GDP.’ Read More...

India, Chabahar, China, RAW, Chinese-funded port, Gwadar, Pakistan to China, Iranian, Balochistan, Central Asian region
‘India must move fast on Chabahar’

The Chinese are in touch with Iranian authorities to put their money in Chabahar, ‘basically to edge India out’. Read More...

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India will delink diamond mining from exploration

The government will pay for exploration, and put the findings through an open bidding process.Read More...

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba, Jamiat attack, Jamiat attack on Pashtuns, Pashtuns, Pashtun students, Nawroz festival,  Lahore’s Punjab University, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Umar Daud Khattak, Balochs
Activists condemn Jamiat attack on Pashtuns

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba cadres allegedly attacked a group of Pashtun students who were celebrating Nawroz festival in Lahore’s Punjab University earlier this week.Read More...

RBI, Delhi, Banks, Clean Note Policy, Alpana Killawala, Indian Overseas Bank, Ashok Sharma, RBI guidelines
Banks flout RBI guidelines, refuse to accept ‘inked’ notes

Banks across Delhi are refusing to accept new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 that have either scribbles or ink-marks on them, or have been “mutilated” in some way or the other. There is information with this newspaper that this is taking place all across the country. Read More...

RSS, Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Bengal, TMC government, Mohan Bhagwat, ABPS RSS, Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Bengal, TMC government, Mohan Bhagwat, ABPS
RSS rapidly spreading its roots in Bengal

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is witnessing “meteoric growth” in West Bengal, even as the ruling party at the Centre struggles to emerge as the principal Opposition to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in the state. In fact, RSS sympathisers claim that a “saffron surge” is underway in Bengal.Read More...

Ravindra Gaikwad, Shiv Sena leader, Air India, Sanjay Raut, Nationalist Congress Party, Federation of Indian Airlines, Ujjwal Dey
Slap-artist Gaikwad may get away lightly

Legislators from across party lines congratulated Ravindra Gaikwad after he assaulted an Air India staffer, a senior politician claimed to The Sunday Guardian. Read More...

BJP, Yogi Adityanath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Atal Behari Vajpayee, L.K. Advani, Manohar Lal Khatta
PM Modi grooms BJP second line, looks at the future

The exercise has started from the states, where he has encouraged a new set of leaders to take over. Read More...

Centre, Delhi University, MHRD, DU, Delhi Development Authority, Executive Council , University Grants Commission
Centre nixes Delhi University’s plan to buy flats with unspent money

The Delhi University’s (DU) proposal to buy over 400 Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flats using unspent non-plan funds of Rs 200 crore, has been turned down by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Read More...

 Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab, Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Congress, Akali Dal, Amarinder Singh, Bhagwant Singh Mann, BJP
AAP Hopes Punjab Won’t Impact Delhi

AAP had relied heavily on winning Punjab as this could have made the party a major national player. Read More...

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Indian singer Akasa, who features in a Ricky Martin song, speaks music with Guardian 20

Akasa Singh, from Mumbai, has burst onto the global scene as a singer. But, her beginnings are all about the arduous journey, which all must undertake in humility if they truly desire knowledge and skill. Read More...

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Bahubali 2’s trailer is a big hit on the Internet

“Bahubali-2” the Conclusion’s theatrical trailer release in four languages—Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam—has become a big on Internet with around 1.5 crore hits on the second day by Saturday, a record of sorts for any Indian movie till now. Read More...

BJP, Trinamool Congress, West Bengal, Gujarat, Goa, Rajya Sabha, Uttarakhand, UP, Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha, ND, BJD
BJP will have to wait a year for RS majority

Next year, as many as 69 members will retire, out of which 30 are from BJP-ruled states. Read More...

Section 377, Delhi, Indian Penal Code, homosexuality, unnatural sex, Delhi police, RTI, LGBT
‘Misuse’ of Section 377 sees arrest of 100 people in Delhi

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexuality and “unnatural sex”, is being misused to settle scores. Delhi police has picked up nearly 100 people under Section 377 in 2015 and 2016, but has been able to charge-sheet only half that number till date. Read More...

Haseeb Siddiqui, Narendra Modi, Muslims, Muslim Fund Trust, Deoband, Quranic Shariah model, BJP, Uttar Pradesh, UP Assembly elections, UP
‘Muslims should open their minds to PM Modi’

‘Narendra Modi wants to work for all in his development agenda. He wants India to develop’. Read More...