In a double whammy for AAP, two MLAs of Delhi's ruling party were today arrested-- one for allegedly trying to mow a woman down and another in a sacrilege incident in Punjab--taking to 11 the number of its legislators held by police in different cases.
The Arvind Kejriwal-headed Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) has 67 legislators in the 70-member Delhi Assembly after it swept to power in February 2015.
Amanatullah Khan was arrested by Delhi police after a woman...
Main opposition National Conference today asked the Centre to initiate a sustained dialogue with Pakistan as well as separatists groups in Jammu and Kashmir for evolving a consensus for a mutually acceptable solution to the political issue.
The party also said it would be a travesty to treat the current unrest in the Valley as a mere law and order problem.
This was conveyed to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is here since yesterday to review the...
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has flunked a dope test for a banned steroid and his Rio Olympics accreditation has been reportedly withheld by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).
The Sports Ministry confirmed that a wrestler had failed a dope test but it did not name Narsingh, who booked the Rio berth after claiming a bronze medal in the 74 kg category at the World Championships in Las Vegas last year.
The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)...
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Over 250 people have been killed or missing in heavy torrential rains and floods that have wreaked havoc in China with about 2.5 lakh people still trapped in the central Hubei Province.
While the floods have claimed 114 lives with 111 missing in Hubei province during the past few days, 18 others have died with nine others listed missing in Anyang city, Henan Province.
In the devastation caused by torrential rains, the death toll has gone up to...
There is an urgent need for reforms at the UN to meet the challenges of international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and promotion of human rights, former Under-Secretary-General of the global body Shashi Tharoor has said here.
"The UN is indispensable and has no alternative. Absence of reforms could discredit it and there is an urgent need for reforms," he said at a programme here yesterday.
Tharoor, a Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram who quit the UN in...
After 48 hours of frantic search involving assets drawn from Airforce, Navy and Coast Guard, airforce authorities have lodged a formal complaint with Tamil Nadu police over the missing AN-32 aircraft.
"We have received a complaint that Air Force's AN-32 transport aircraft has gone missing," a senior police official said today.
"The complaint was lodged last night with Selaiyur police," he said.
"The complaint says that 29 personnel on board AN-32 and the aircraft have gone missing. Among...
Government is likely to list the much-delayed GST Bill for discussion in the Rajya Sabha this week after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meets state finance ministers on Tuesday.
Jaitley, who has been engaged in back-channel negotiations with Congress leaders to get the main opposition party on board, will discuss proposed amendments to the GST legislation passed by the Lok Sabha at the meeting of the empowered committee of state finance ministers.
The meeting may take up changes...
In a clear indication that Gujarat was on AAP's electoral radar, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the result of the Assembly polls in the western state next year could "surprise everyone" and that Delhi and Gujarat will now "fight together" against the BJP.
Kejriwal, who visited Gujarat twice in the recent past, claimed the people in the state are extremely "angry" against the BJP government led by Anandiben Patel and accused it of levelling...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today hit out at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine, saying they "do not look presidential" as he claimed that enemies like ISIS are "drooling" over their nomination.
"Just saw crooked Hillary and Tim Kaine together. ISIS and our other enemies are drooling. They don't look presidential to me!" Trump said on twitter as he posted a series of tweets wherein he described Kaine as a...
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has vowed to strengthen trade ties with India and pay "great attention" to helping the Indian diaspora in the multi-ethnic nation.
"I believe in developing this country on an inclusive basis. I will pay great attention to helping the Indian community," Najib said at the launch of the 1st World Kongu Tamilar Conference here last evening.
Ethnic Indians form eight per cent of Malaysia's 28 million people.
He said the government's continuous efforts...
Asserting that "marriage of convenience" between the ruling PDP and BJP was not working in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has said the Modi government should try to win the hearts of Kashmiris which cannot be won through financial packages.
"Jammu and Kashmir cannot be won over by economic packages. Their hearts need to be won over," he said.
Many parts of the Valley, particularly South Kashmir, are witnessing violent clashes for a fortnight...
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- aThe Modi Government is not concerned about the people of Kashmir as he was not present either in the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha when the issue was discussed.
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Monday, 25 July 2016 | Ganapathi Bhat | AkolaThis refers to the editorial, “The Trump convention” (July 22). Though the convention of the grand old party at Cleveland was held amidst high drama, there were little doubts on who called the shots in the party: Donald Trump. Seen as a rank outsider when he threw his hat in...