BJP leaders calls Emergency ‘darkest chapter’ of Indian history

June 25 (IANS) On the 44th anniversary of the Emergency, top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Tuesday criticized the 19 month-long period of Emergency, declared by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying... Read more »

Democratic ethos prevailed over authoritarian mindset: Modi on Emergency

June 25 (IANS) On the 44th anniversary of the Emergency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to “all those greats who fiercely and fearlessly resisted” it, adding that the country’s “democratic... Read more »

Amit Shah on two-day J&K visit from June 26

June 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26, the sources said. Earlier, Shah was scheduled to visit the Valley for a day... Read more »

Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini dies at AIIMS

June 24 (IANS) Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini, who was admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi last week after a lung infection, died on Monday, a... Read more »

Metro Man resigns as Advisor to Lucknow metro

June 24 (IANS) The Principal Advisor to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) Padma Vibhushan E. Sreedharan has submitted his resignation citing health issues, an official said on Monday. The LMRC has forwarded the... Read more »

Kejriwal, Delhi Police in war of words over increase in crime

June 23 (IANS) Hours after an elderly couple was found murdered along with their maid in the national capital on Sunday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Delhi Police traded barbs over the... Read more »

14 killed as tent collapses at Rajasthan religious gathering

June 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 26 others injured when a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering in Rajasthan’s Barmer on Sunday collapsed as a storm... Read more »

RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigns

 June 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has quit six months before the end of his term, sources said on Monday. Acharya is the second top RBI... Read more »

Gurmeet Ram Rahim seeks 42-day parole to tender fields

June 23 (IANS) Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is facing a 20-year jail for raping his two disciples, has sought a parole of 42 days for tendering sprawling... Read more »

Four militants killed in J&K gunfight

June 23 (IANS) Four militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “Four terrorists... Read more »

India rejects US report on its minorities’ status

June 23 (IANS) India on Sunday rejected a US State Department report which made certain critical comments regarding the status of minorities here, saying it has “no locus standi” to “pronounce on the... Read more »

Andhra takes over Naidu’s ‘Praja Vedika’, TDP calls it vendetta

June 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh’s YSR Congress Party government on Saturday took possession of the ‘Praja Vedika’, located adjacent to Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s residence here even... Read more »

Smriti Irani will build a house in Amethi

June 22 (IANS) : Union minister Smriti Irani on Saturday did what Congress President Rahul Gandhi did not do in the past one-and-a-half decade. Irani announced on Saturday that she will construct her... Read more »

Communalism, lackadaisical administration aiding rise of hooliganism in Kolkata

June 22 (IANS) Kolkata has witnessed a string of hooliganism related incidents in recent months, with its long time denizens putting the blame on rising communalism, strained socio-political conditions and a lackadaisical attitude... Read more »

DMK protests, AIADMK seeks rain Gods’ blessings

June 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu’s Opposition DMK on Saturday began protests across the state against the AIADMK government’s failure to take prompt action to meet the state’s water crisis. The ruling party officials,... Read more »

Only 39% of land needed for bullet train project acquired

 June 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project is missing on its deadline of land acquisition as till date only 39 per cent of the 1,380 hectares of land... Read more »

Gang supplying illegal ammunition in Delhi busted

June 22 (IANS) An inter-state gang involved in supplying ammunition to criminals in the city, western Uttar Pradesh, and other nearby regions has been busted with the arrest of two of its members... Read more »

Modi to attend G20 Osaka Summit: MEA

June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a two-day, 14th G20 Summit in Osaka in Japan from June 28, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday. “For the sixth time,... Read more »

Triple talaq bill back in LS amid opposition protests

June 21 (IANS) The government on Friday introduced the bill to ban instant triple talaq and make the practice a punishable offence under the Indian Penal Code in the Lok Sabha, amidst the... Read more »

Guterres calls for restraint amid new Iran-US tension

June 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked for maximum restraint after Iran shot down a US drone. “He is very concerned about this latest development, about the shooting down of... Read more »