Amid the 'intolerance' debate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he proposes to put in place 'Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat' scheme aimed at strengthening the country's unity and harmony and invited suggestions in this regard.
"Internal vigilance is the prize of liberty. Unity of the nation -- this culture should continue... On the occasion of Sardar Patel's anniversary on October 31, I had talked about 'Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat (One India, Supreme India)'... I want to...
The government is bracing up for a tough week in Parliament from Monday, with opposition parties giving a number of notices in both Houses seeking a debate on 'intolerance' in society and action against some ministers for their alleged provocative remarks.
Congress and JD-U have given notices in Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue after suspension of business under Rule 267, while in Lok Sabha Congress and CPI-M have submitted notices for a debate under rule...
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will undertake a key visit to the US this week during which he will take forward the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) as both countries work towards greater collaboration in joint development and manufacture of next-gen military tech.
Parrikar will leave for the US on December 4 and will return on December 12, ahead of the Combined Commanders' Conference on board aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on December 15, defence sources said.
A high alert has been sounded along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir Valley as infiltration from across the border has seen a sudden spurt with terror groups including banned Lashker-e-Taiba (lLeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) believed to have sent nearly 20-25 cadres in the last 10 weeks.
The terror activities in Kupwara district over the last eight weeks are suggesting that infiltration from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) has increased and these terror groups want to set up...
Voting today began at a slow pace for the second phase of elections to local bodies in Gujarat, including municipalities, district and taluka panchayats.
The elections, being held after the Patel quota agitation which were followed by protests against the ruling BJP, are being seen as a test for the ruling party as well as for Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
On the other hand, the Congress is hopeful of making a comeback by garnering 'anti-BJP' votes. While...
Stepping up the attack on ruling AAP over the 2015 Delhi Janlokpal Bill, ousted party leader Prashant Bhushan today said that "contrary to the claims" made by the Arvind Kejriwal government, the proposed legislation is "completely" different from its previous 2014 version.
The senior Supreme Court lawyer claimed that the 2015 Bill increases the say of the government in the appointment and removal of the ombdusman and brings under its ambit Union government functionaries, among other...
Congress does not favour a Bihar- type grand alliance in Assam but is keen on some "understanding" with friendly parties to defeat BJP.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says Congress is in talks with Badaruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF, which has significant base among state's over 34 per cent Muslim population, but feels the party is "soft" towards BJP.
"I am not talking about political alliance. I am talking about some kind of understanding. Not a grand alliance like...
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray today said his party will stand firmly behind the farmers affected by drought in various parts of Maharashtra.
"We will also take care of education of children of the drought-hit farmers," Thackeray, who is on a visit of the drought-hit areas of Marathwada, said in Parbhani district of the region.
The Sena leader is in Marathwada today to disburse financial assistance to the affected farmers.
"Shiv Sena will give Rs 10,000 to each...
A 20-year-old student was today arrested for allegedly raping his college mate after blackmailing her, police said today.
The accused, identified as one Naushad Jabbar Sidhiki, and the 20-year-old victim were studying at the same college in suburban Bandra and also were both residents of the Dharavi area here, said DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni.
According to police, the accused had some time back told the girl that he possessed some objectionable photos of her and started blackmailing...
After deliberations that dragged on for about a year, the Parliamentary Committee examining the bill on anti-corruption watchdog Lokpal has finalised its draft report and its final version will be submitted to Rajya Sabha early next month.
The 31-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, headed by Congress MP E M Sudarsana Natchiappan, is examining the Lokpal and Lokayuktas and Other Related Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014.
"A draft report is ready and it...
Nepal will not accept the "big brother" attitude of India though it intends to maintain cordial bilateral relations with the country, a senior leader of ruling Nepalese CPN(UML) said today.
Pradeep Gyawali, Secretary of CPN(UML), also urged the Narendra Modi government to address the recent strain in the ties on a "priority basis", asserting if India wants to play a role in world politics, it will have to first have cordial relations with its neighbours.
Improved relations between India and Pakistan could create a more conducive environment for the two nations to stem the threat posed by terrorism, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, asserting that dialogue is the only way for them to resolve the differences.
"I am convinced that dialogue is the only way forward for improving relations between Pakistan and India. I have urged leaders of both countries to resolve all differences through talks and have offered my...
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Saturday, 28 November 2015 | Azhar A Khan | RampurThis refers to the news report, “Nitish shocks Bihar with booze ban on April 1” (November 27). It augurs well that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has started his third tenure by delivering on one of his main election promises that his State will go dry from April 1, 2016. Liquor...