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Nirbhaya's mother supports Kangana Ranaut's statement against Indira Jaising

23 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's mother supports Kangana Ranaut's statement against Indira Jaising

Asha Devi, the mother of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder victim, has supported Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for slamming a senior lawyer, who asked Devi to forgive the convicts.

Weeks after losing SPG cover, Priyanka Gandhi suffered security breach

02 Dec 2019

Weeks after losing SPG cover, Priyanka Gandhi suffered security breach

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra suffered a minor security breach at her residence in Delhi's Lodhi Estate, last week.

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

28 Nov 2019

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the Lok Sabha, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not stay at luxury hotels while halting in night for technical reasons or aircraft refuelling, during his foreign visits. He opts to rest and take a bath at airport terminals, instead.

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

06 Sep 2019

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

After a long-standing feud with the top brass of Aam Aadmi Party, Alka Lamba announced on Friday that she is quitting the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

In Arun Jaitley, India has lost a legal luminary

25 Aug 2019

In Arun Jaitley, India has lost a legal luminary

Arun Jaitley, 66, donned many hats during his life. Starting off as a student leader and going on to handle key ministries like Finance and Defense in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Jaitley's journey has been spectacular.

Explanation sought from 3 senior BJP leaders over pro-Godse remarks

17 May 2019

Explanation sought from 3 senior BJP leaders over pro-Godse remarks

Just two days ahead of the final phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP launched damage control after three senior party leaders and election candidates made comments favoring Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse.

Rajiv Gandhi didn't misuse INS Viraat for vacation: Congress

09 May 2019

Rajiv Gandhi didn't misuse INS Viraat for vacation: Congress

Indian politics has gotten more interesting and nastier than ever.

#UnitedIndiaRally: Sharad Yadav confuses Bofors and Rafale, leaves leaders embarrassed

19 Jan 2019

#UnitedIndiaRally: Sharad Yadav confuses Bofors and Rafale, leaves leaders embarrassed

Sharad Yadav of the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) made a huge mistake on the stage of mega opposition rally in Kolkata on Saturday, after which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it was a slip of tongue.

AAP-MLA Alka Lamba asked to resign over Rajiv Gandhi resolution-row

22 Dec 2018

AAP-MLA Alka Lamba asked to resign over Rajiv Gandhi resolution-row

On Friday, the AAP-dominated Delhi Assembly passed a resolution suggesting Bharat Ratna should be stripped from former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as he failed to curb 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Modi govt attempted to stall NRC, says Congress spokesperson

05 Aug 2018

Modi govt attempted to stall NRC, says Congress spokesperson

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera on Sunday alleged that the Narendra Modi government had itself tried to stall the Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) process by appealing to the Supreme Court in 2017 that such a move could lead to law and order issues.

NDA allies in Bihar will cease to be politically-relevant: Congress

05 Aug 2018

NDA allies in Bihar will cease to be politically-relevant: Congress

Parties like Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP will cease to be politically relevant in Bihar if they stay in alliance with BJP, Congress leader in-charge of the state Shaktisinh Gohil said.

'Sacred Games': It's aired, what do we stop? HC asks

16 Jul 2018

'Sacred Games': It's aired, what do we stop? HC asks

Hearing a plea against Netflix, makers of 'Sacred Games' and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the Delhi High Court today said actors can't be held liable for dialogues they delivered.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: HC rejects convict's plea for release

27 Apr 2018

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: HC rejects convict's plea for release

The Madras High Court on Friday rejected the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini's plea for premature release.

Congress continues "soft Hindutva" charade: Rahul visits Somnath temple again

23 Dec 2017

Congress continues "soft Hindutva" charade: Rahul visits Somnath temple again

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's temple run ahead of the Gujarat polls might have worked. Congress swept 77 seats, its highest tally since the 1980s.

#DefenseDiaries: The men who keep PM Modi safe

21 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: The men who keep PM Modi safe

Whenever PM Narendra Modi speaks publicly, all our eyes and ears are firmly towards him.

Bofors: Did Rajiv Gandhi sabotage investigation? CBI wants to re-probe

21 Oct 2017

Bofors: Did Rajiv Gandhi sabotage investigation? CBI wants to re-probe

If the CBI's wish is granted, the probe into the Bofors scandal, which has haunted Congress since three decades, might be reopened soon.

Triple talaq ban: An end to a decades-long revolution

22 Aug 2017

Triple talaq ban: An end to a decades-long revolution

Thousands of activists and Muslim women erupted in joy as the SC banned triple talaq. A prominent face among them was Shayara Bano, who led the fight against the practice.

CBI seeks Govt's nod to reopen Bofors payoff case

11 Aug 2017

CBI seeks Govt's nod to reopen Bofors payoff case

The Central Bureau of Investigation indicated it is likely to reopen the politically-sensitive Rs. 64cr Bofors bribery case if the Law Ministry gives the go-ahead.

Is the Indian President a rubber stamp?

02 Aug 2017

Is the Indian President a rubber stamp?

The hotly contested race that was India's 2017 Presidential elections, brought attention to the institution of Presidency, with discussions revolving around whether the President is a mere rubber stamp.

Namami Gange Programme: Is there any hope for this project?

26 Apr 2017

Namami Gange Programme: Is there any hope for this project?

The Namami Gange Programme was launched by the newly formed BJP government in 2014, in furtherance of PM Modi's vow to save Ganga ahead of his election.

IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong to be renamed

13 Feb 2017

IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong to be renamed

Two Indian Institutes of Management, IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong are going to be renamed by the government.

Raghuram appointed IIM Bangalore's director

11 Feb 2017

Raghuram appointed IIM Bangalore's director

Professor G. Raghuram was appointed the director of IIM, Bangalore by the government.

IIM bill tabled in Lok Sabha today

09 Feb 2017

IIM bill tabled in Lok Sabha today

The Indian Institutes of Management Bill 2017 was tabled today in the Lok Sabha, providing the premiere institutions the power to grant degrees.

Govt: IIMs should have 50% reservation in faculty

26 Jan 2017

Govt: IIMs should have 50% reservation in faculty

After approving the IIM Bill that gives greater autonomy to the institutes, the HRD ministry has stated that IIMs should also have 50% reservation in faculty for SC, ST and OBCs.

Cabinet approves IIM Amendment Bill

24 Jan 2017

Cabinet approves IIM Amendment Bill

The union Cabinet has cleared the IIM amendment bill.

Half the number of IIMs have no directors

23 Oct 2016

Half the number of IIMs have no directors

With plans of the Indian Government for IIMs to transition to world-class institutions, 10 out of 20 IIMs currently have no director.