Cash crunch, Election Commission, Uttar Pradesh Assemby elections, Bhartiya Yuva Party, Sunit Dubey
New parties hit by Cash crunch in U.P.

‘Local traders providing commodities to be used in campaigning accept only cash payment’. Read More...

Bahujan Samaj Party, Enforcement Directorate, post-demonetisation,Anand Kumar, Narendra Modi
ED may not act against Mayawati’s brother until end of UP polls

ED had detected cash deposits of Rs 1.43 cr in Maya’s brother Anand Kumar’s account in Delhi, post demonetisation. Read More...

BJP, Jat community, Western UP, Sanjeev Baliyan, Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, Rashtriya Lok Dal
BJP reaching out to Jats in Western UP

The party has also deployed prominent Jat leaders to counter misinformation campaign launched by some Jat outfits. Read More...

ISIS, National Investigation Agency, Alok Mittal, counter-terror operations
ISIS not getting many recruits from India

The spread of ISIS in India, which at one time had reached alarming proportions, has come down drastically in the last one year due to the counter-terror operations and preventive arrests made by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is the nodal agency for dealing with ISIS in India. Read More...

Army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Prashad Shrikant Purohit, Indian Army, Bombay HC, Anti-Terrorism Squad
‘Purohit was gathering intelligence, as Army documents show’

The Army till recently did not tell the Bombay HC that a court of inquiry had not found anything against Purohit.Read More...

Elvis Gomes, Congress, BJP, Goans
Goans are looking for change: Elvis Gomes

The political establishment represented by the Congress and BJP has destroyed Goa over the last few decades, says AAP’s CM face.Read More...

Jallikattu, critical stage, AIADMK, DMK, Supreme Court, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa,
Jallikattu protests were anything but spontaneous

Votaries of Jallikattu worked overtime to make things reach a critical stage.Read More...

Juvenile criminals, Madangir, Dakshin Puri, south Delhi, gangs
Juvenile criminals rule the ‘badlands’ of Madangir, Dakshin Puri in south Delhi

‘A criminal is a criminal irrespective of age and deserves punishment.’Read More...

Steel policy, coking coal supply, Union Ministry of Steel, Chaudhary Birendra Singh
Steel policy will help boost coking coal supply

The draft National Steel Policy aims at cutting dependence on imports. Read More...

Bangalore, Resurgent India, Assocham, Indian e-retail, demonetisation
Bangalore leads in online shopping

Mumbai ranks second, followed by Delhi in online shopping. Read More...

Border Security Force, Pathankot terror attack, Jaish-e-Mohammad, RTI, Indian Air force base
BSF reluctant to reveal ‘action’ for Pathankot lapse

The Border Security Force (BSF), which had come under fire for the alleged lapses on the part of some of its officials after the Pathankot terror attack of January 2016, has declined to divulge what kind of action, if any, was taken against its officials for the security lapses. Read More...

Public Grievances Commission, Delhi government, MCD,  Anti-Corruption Bureau, CBI
Delhi’s grievance commission gets its act together

Government departments that had been ignoring the PGC earlier have started taking it seriously. Read More...

Supreme Court, MCD, stray dogs, Animal Welfare Board of India, Animal Birth Control Programme, Municipal Corporations of Delhi
MCDs fail to check menace of stray dogs in national capital

The Supreme Court denounced all pleas to kill stray dogs, saying: ‘Nobody can destroy stray dogs in entirety. They also have a right to live.’ Read More...

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, Ajay Maken, Pooja Bahri, Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party
Dynasties galore in Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee

The office bearers of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) are filled with scions of political families, including DPCC president Ajay Maken, who is a fourth generation Congress leader. Read More...

Noida Authority, Enforcement Directorate, Yadav Singh, Money Laundering Act, Tirupati Construction Company
Noida Authority engineer’s family under ED scanner

ED attached two companies linked to Yadav Singh’s wife Kusum Lata. Read More...

Indian Defence and Aerospace Summit, Manohar Parrikar, Ashok Gajapati Raju, Lockheed Martin
Industry leaders to converge at defence and aerospace summit

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will be the chief guest at the mega event. Read More...

Kashmir, snowfalls, chilling winter, Kashmir valley, National Conference, Congress, Nawang Rigzin Jora
Kashmir reels under chill

Three snowfalls in the first three weeks of January have brought life to a standstill in Kashmir. In addition to the chilling winter, there are power cuts of up to 10 hours every day. Read More...

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Security forces, Special Operations Group, J&K Police, Adil Reshi
Security forces scale up anti-terror operations

Several militants including Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s nephew have been killed by the forces. Read More...

ammu and Kashmir Assembly, Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmir Valley, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Manmohan Singh
J&K passes resolutions for return of KPs

State has planned to announce 3,000 fresh government jobs for Kashmiri Pandits in the valley. Read More...

Zaira Waseem, Mehbooba Mufti, Dangal star, apology, Facebook, Omar Abdullah
‘Dangal girl did not receive death threats’

Dangal star Zaira Waseem was trolled on social media badly this week after she met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on 14 January, a move condemned by most Kashmiris who are otherwise appreciative of Zaira’s hard work and fame. Read More...

Former Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai, President Donald Trump, Pakistan, US, ISIS, Afghanistan
‘US must ensure that Pak acts like an ally’

‘There is no doubt that Pak has chemical weapons, but whether they have used that or not, I don’t know.’ Read More...

Pak army, chemical weapons, Pashtuns, Pakistan military, independence, Pashtunistan, IDPs
Pak army using chemical weapons against Pashtuns

The Pakistan military has been using its ‘war on terror’ to bombard its restive regions that are seeking independence. Pashtuns are demanding a free Pashtunistan. Read More...

VAT scam, Trade and Taxes Department, Enforcement Directorate, ED, Value Added Tax
Rs 5,000cr VAT scam waiting to Explode

The involvement of the staff and touts of Delhi’s Trade and Taxes Department is strongly suspected.Read More...

Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, CM candidate, Punjab, AAP
Kejriwal could still be CM candidate for Punjab

If Arvind Kejriwal moves to Punjab, Manish Sisodia will get charge of Delhi. Read More...

Islamic State, Pakistan, ISIS hotbed, Afghan Special Operations Forces, ISIS
‘Pakistan is deliberately pushing Afghanistan as a new ISIS hotbed’

Indian intelligence officials feel that Pakistan is doing this so that India’s efforts to brand it as a ‘terror state’ are diluted. Read More...

Indian classical music, Stanley Jordan,  jazz, Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel
‘Indian classical music, I’ve found, blends well with jazz’

Jazz musician Stanley Jordan speaks to Keith A. Gomes about the ‘touch technique’ of playing the guitar that today defines him, jazz criticism and the scope of the genre in years to come. Read More...

BJP, West Bengal, Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPM, CBI, Rose Valley chit fund scam
BJP failing to fill opposition space ceded by Congress, CPM in Bengal

‘The BJP leadership in Bengal is a compromised one and does not have a charismatic leader’. Read More...