PM Modi greets PDP’s Mufti Muhammad Sayeed after the latter was sworn in as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir—(Photo: AP)

26/11 mastermind lives in luxury in Pakistan prison

Finance minister Arun Jaitley presents Union Budget 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Saturday. — PTI

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference at Old Secretariat in Patna. (Photo: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. (Photo: AP)

Industrialists watch the live screening of the Union Budget 2015-16 speech in Ahmedabad. (Photo: AP)

Union Budget 2015-16

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Photo: videograb)


26/11 mastermind lives in luxury in Pakistan prison

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, lives a life of “luxury” in Adiala jail of Pakistan’s Rawalpindi district, a media report said.


Expo awesome

The Hyderabad auto expo offered the city a glimpse of what is to come and what's currently hot


Congress should bite the AAP bullet to rise again

Indian society has been transformed in the last decade, so has the composition of the electorate and so have aspirations and expectations of the voters.


Tobacco firms told to remove ad boards

The state tobacco control cell had raided around five dozen shops in several parts of the national capital on Saturday. Challans of Rs 9,500 were issued to tobacco vendors


1st space selfie sells for nearly £6,000

The first “selfie” taken in space by Nasa astronaut Buzz Aldrin in 1966 has fetched almost £6,000 — 10 times its estimate — at an auction here.


Jagmohan Dalmiya back as BCCI president

Former cricket board president set to be elected unopposed to top post. Sharad Pawar fails to find necessary backing ahead of today’s AGM in Chennai


Positive healthcare moves

No amount of allocation for healthcare may ever suffice to satisfy the growing population in India.

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There always comes a time when you have to heed Jesus who said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” So this time I will render unto the finance m

The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents.