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Bullet train project set to begin in 2018

The ambitious bullet (high-speed) train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will kick-start from 2018 after the conclusion of discussions at various levels between railway officials and representativ

Centre: Count minorities in govt, explain if decline seen

A ice candy seller wears mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally. (Photo: PTI)

Turning its attention to the status of the employment of minority communities in government services, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre has launched an exercise to know their exact nu

Nitish Kumar takes over as new JD-U chief

Nitish Kumar newly elected JD(U) National president being greeted by Sharad Yadav in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Aims to challenge BJP in UP in 2017 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Kishor’s induction leads to Nitish ‘takeover’ fear

Strong discontent has gripped the JD(U) after the sudden induction of electoral strategist Prashant Kishor in the national executive of the party.

Tycoon tapped by Amar Singh may be ‘BJP bridge’

Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has staged a “big” political coup by snapping a leading media and business tycoon, who had been the camp follower of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Aadhaar Bill passed after tussle

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Bill clears Parliament as Lok Sabha Sabha rejects Rajya Sabha amendments

Amar Singh may get Samajwadi Party push in Rajya Sabha race

Amar Singh (Photo: PTI)

After long years in political wilderness, expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh may return to the Rajya Sabha after the June biennial elections.

Sonia Gandhi seeks passage of Women’s Reservation Bill

Congress President Sonia Gandhi. (Photo: PTI)

Faced with accusations of having stonewalled legislative business of the government, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday sprang a challenge on the ruling NDA: to get the Women’s Reservation Bill pa

BJP eyes larger UP vote base with rural focus

The Budget has apparently spread the political chessboard for the “make and break” Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rail Budget 2016: Trains, coaches for poor in image makeover bid

Porters listen to railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s Rail Budget speech on a radio in Moradabad on Thursday.  (Photo: PTI)

Coolies to be called ‘sahayaks’, given soft skills

Nothing illustrates the cost of wantonly discarding democracy and handing over the government to unelected officials than the case of Uttarakhand.

An aspect of the ongoing AgustaWestland scandal that has drawn the loudest blood-lust at the gladiators’ circus called Twitter is the `50 crore that middlemen are reported to have earmarked for “manag