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In a surprise move, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he is ready for a dialogue with India without any preconditions with the objective of sustainable peace in the region. He also said Pakistan wants to maintain friendly relations with all its neighbours including India and Afghanistan. According to...
A day after triggering a political storm by claiming that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) will remain with Pakistan, former Union Minister and three-time Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday raked up another controversy by raising a question mark on the capability of the Indian armed forces to defend the people...
The Centre on Saturday decided to advance the dates for implementation of the higher level Bharat Stage (BS) emission standards for four-wheelers by three years. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways issued the draft notification to roll out the BS-V norms from April 1, 2019 and BS-VI norms from April...
In a repeat of last year’s performance, journalists on Saturday turned this year’s Diwali Milan at the BJP headquarters into a melee too as they tripped over one another and jostled for a ‘selfie with the Prime Minister.’ The mad scramble for a photo-op with the PM began when Narendra...
A day after a spat with a Minister in a meeting, an IPS officer was abruptly transferred by the Haryana Government on Saturday. Sangeeta Rani Kalia, SP of Fatehabad district, was shunted out, after her public spat with Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij. She became the second woman IPS officer to...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “chai pe charcha” with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday ignited hopes of an early breakthrough on the Goods and Services Tax (Bill). Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu were also part of the 45-minute deliberations. While Sonia...
In the backdrop of a raging controversy on so-called ‘intolerance’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted that ‘India First’ was ‘the only religion’ of his Government and the Constitution ‘the only holy book’, made immortal by BR Ambedkar, its architect. Paying glowing tributes to Ambedkar, Modi said as a son...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday showed a mirror to the Congress by reminding it of the excesses of the Emergency era to claim that the party which subverted the Constitutional provision to strike down the fundamental rights of the citizens is today talking about growing intolerance in the country....
The Congress on Friday attacked the Government for trying to “appropriate the icons” of India’s freedom struggle and not acknowledging the contributions of leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru in making of the Constitution. The party also criticised the Government for adopting a selective approach in dealing with cases of terrorism as...
Veteran Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh has the party’s reins in his hands again in Punjab. The party high command on Friday formally announced his much-anticipated appointment as the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief. Amarinder’s appointment as PPCC chief for the third time, with an eye to the ensuing State...
29 Nov 2015 | Kushan Mitra
Earlier in November, the Presidents of People’s Republic of China and Republic of China shook hands in Singapore — the first meeting of the protagonists of the Chinese Civil War in 66 years. The Republic of China, or Taiwan as most people know the country, is on the verge of a new election, and is also considering where its place is in the world...
29 Nov 2015 | SRIKANTA K TRIPATHY | Bhubaneswar
The invincible BJD Government may be facing shudders under its feet with the fire of serial farmer suicides refusing to die down. Added to its discomfiture, has returned the teachers’ ire which only a few months ago had created sleepless nights for the State Government...
Secularism is the most misused word in the country. Because of this, there have been instances of tension in society.
I have done a couple of Hindi films, but I have no plans to shift base anywhere from my State.
All too often, young people are being radicalised in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear society's fabric.