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  • Pakistan can’t be bullied, capable of defending itself: Sharif

    Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said Pakistan cannot be bullied by Indian “tactics” and its restraint should not be “misunderstood” as weakness, warning that his country was fully capable of defending against “any belligerence”. His remarks came a day after the Pakistan Army admitted that seven of its soldiers[Read More…]

  • ‘Nirbhaya gangrape convicts too young to be hanged’

    A senior lawyer appointed to assist the Supreme Court in the 2012 Nirbhaya fatal gangrape case as “amicus curiae” has urged the judges not to send the four death row convicts to the gallows, saying they are too young to be hanged. The SC is hearing appeals of Mukesh (24),[Read More…]

  • Cash-starved farmer ends life

    A 45-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide as he was apparently upset over not being able to get his high-denomination notes exchanged for fresh ones due to serpentine queues in banks. The farmer Ravi Pradhan’s wife Pushplata claimed that he was in urgent need of money to help their two sons[Read More…]

  • Border skirmishes: J&K govt orders reopening of schools   

    Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered reopening of schools in the border areas of Jammu from Tuesday that were closed following the increasing tension between India and Pakistan post September 29 surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC). At least 174 schools along Indo-Pak border areas were closed[Read More…]

  • I have taken rebirth, says Jayalalithaa

    In her first statement released since September, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that she has taken rebirth because of people’s prayers. “Due to the continuous prayers by people in Tamil Nadu, in other states and across the world, I have taken rebirth and I am happy to share[Read More…]

  • Resignation of Congress MLAs political stunt: Badal

    Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday termed the submission of resignation letters by Congress MLAs, to protest the SCruling on SYL issue, as “political stunt” and also claimed that AAP is a party of “hypocrites and opportunists”. The resignation of “treacherous” Congress leaders is aimed at “deriving political[Read More…]

  • Artist offers ‘Subway Therapy’ for New Yorkers regretting Trump triumph

    New Yorker’s regretting the catastrophe of Trump’s victory have finally found a solution to relieve their mind- by expressing their political souls onto sticky notes that fit walls of the Manhattan subway station. Democrat candidate Hillary’s loss over Trump had bought many of her New York supporters in deep stress.[Read More…]

  • Jayalalithaa recovers, she can leave: Apollo Hospitals

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment since September, has recovered and she can leave the hospital whenever she feels like it, Apollo Hospitals said on Saturday. The AIADMK chief was admitted to the Chennai facility with high fever and dehydration on September 22, but news[Read More…]

  • BJP deposited Rs 1 cr in bank account hours before demonetisation: CPI(M)

    CPI(M) West Bengal unit on Friday alleged that a huge amount of cash has been deposited in the bank account of the BJP state unit. The deposits were made hours before the demonetisation announcement and using only the bank notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000, The Hindu Business Line reported. An[Read More…]

  • People point out typos on new currency notes

    As soon as people got their hands on the new notes, a lot of them started pointing out an apparent typo in it and circulated images on social media. On November 8, it was announced that all ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes would be considered illegal currency in India, and that[Read More…]

  • Put Bose’s image on currency: Netaji Kin

    Family members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose have appealed to Prime Minister Modi  that Bose’s image must also be used in new notes. They say it has been a long standing request which went unnoticed during and the previous Congress regime. “The demand to have Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s photograph on[Read More…]

  • Rahul Gandhi stands in queue to exchange cash, takes a swipe at PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday joined the queue of commoners at an ATM in central Delhi. Lakhs across India spent long hours at banks and ATMs on Friday trying to withdraw cash after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suddenly declared ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes “worthless pieces of paper”. Gandhi,[Read More…]

  • PM loses 3 lakh twitter followers post demonetization

    A day after Prime Minister announced the withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from circulation, he lost over 3 lakh followers on twitter. On Nov 8th, Modi, in a shock announcement, ordered the withdrawal designed to tackle widespread corruption and tax evasion. Following the announcement, on 9 November,[Read More…]

  • BJP and friends were informed about demonetisation a week before, alleges Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday alleged that BJP and its “friends” were informed about the demonetisation of high value notes a week before the move was expected. Kejriwal also questioned the logic behind the introduction of Rs 2000 notes. He said it will fan corruption and the black[Read More…]

  • Demonetisation leave parties high and dry in poll-bound UP

    The government’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency has left many high and dry as Assembly elections are barely few months away. Though the parties are tight-lipped on the issue but normally they keep aside a substantial amount of unaccounted funds for the poll campaign. The role[Read More…]

  • Sutlej-Yamuna link canal: SC rules against Punjab; Congress MLAs, Amarinder Singh resign

    In a setback to the Punjab government, the Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped the 2004 Punjab Act that was passed to end all water agreements the state had with its neighbours. Congress leader Amarinder Singh quit the Lok Sabha and other party lawmakers resigned from the Punjab Assembly minutes after[Read More…]

  • ‘Kashmiris feel they’re used as tools for politics’

    Dispel the perception that Kashmir and Kashmiris are “mere tools to be used for electoral purposes”, a group led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha has recommended in a report days after visiting the trouble-torn Valley. “Kashmiris believe that today Indian politics has taken such a turn that there is[Read More…]

  • Unanimous support for Rahul as party president: Congress Working Committee

    The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday asked Rahul Gandhi to take over the party, possibly setting in motion the process for a change of guard in the political party. Gandhi, the 46-year-old, No 2 in the Congress was ‘unanimously appealed’ to by the CWC, to take over the post[Read More…]

  • Samajwadi Party celebrates 25th anniversary in the presence of RJD, JD(U), RLD leaders

    Samajwadi Party kickstarted its silver jubilee celebrations in Lucknow on Saturday in the presence of RJD, JD(U), and RLD leaders. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, RLD chief Ajit Singh, Indian National Lok Dal leader Abhay Chautala and noted lawyer[Read More…]

  • Modi lying about OROP, veterans not receiving benefit: Rahul Gandhi

    Increasing the pressure over the government to deliver on its promises, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘lying’ on the One-Rank-One-Pension (OROP) issue. Rahul said that the retired defence personnel were now getting ‘enhanced pension’ and not OROP. The Congress vice president asserted that OROP was[Read More…]

  • Eye on UP Assembly Polls? Prashant Kishor meets Mulayam, Amar Singh

    Congress party’s election strategist for Uttar Pradesh, Prashant Kishor, on Wednesday met Samajwadi supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh in Delhi. Sources said that the meeting may have political consequences with some even hinting at an alliance between Samajwadi Party and Congress. Earlier JDU leader KC Tyagi and Shivpal[Read More…]

  • CM Jayalalithaa very well, will return home soon: AIADMK

    Party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, hospitalised in Chennai since last month, is “very well” and would return home soon, AIADMK said on Thursday. “She is very well. God is by her side. She will come home soon,” party spokesperson CR Saraswathy said. She said the prayers[Read More…]

  • End of ‘honeymoon period’ for CPM-Congress alliance in Bengal?

    In a shocker for Bengal politics, the Congress party on Monday announced to contest the bypolls of two parliamentary and one Assembly seats alone, thus putting an end to the longstanding alliance between CPM and Congress. Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury , pointed out that the CPM has already declared[Read More…]

  • It’s US troops, not Indian soldiers who feature on BJP posters in Varanasi

    In a major embarrassment to the BJP, a new poster of the BJP released in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh boasted a silhouetted image of soldiers from 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Screaming Eagles of the US armed forces. The image has also famously appeared as a banner by the famed[Read More…]

  • SP expels Akhilesh ally Udayveer Singh for 6 years

    The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday expelled MLC Udayveer Singh for six years after he incurred the wrath of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for writing a letter against SP’s ruling family. Udayveer had written a letter to SP President Mulayam Singh Yadav, asking him to step down from the[Read More…]