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PDP, BJP in last-minute talks, Mufti-PM meet Friday

Following complex negotiations with the BJP top brass in the past few weeks, the PDP has managed to convince the saffron leadership on some key contentious issues that may also figure in the “Agenda f

Intelligence Bureau likely to keep closer watch on ministry staffers

The Intelligence Bureau will soon formulate standard operating procedures to monitor the functioning of staff working in key economic and infrastructure ministries.

FBI will train top Indian intel officials

In what is being viewed as a sign of increasing cooperation between India and US on strategic security issues, US agencies like FBI will train top India intelligence officials to deal with various iss

Talks on Jammu and Kashmir AFSPA dilution likely soon

The Centre is likely to initiate a discussion soon with top security and intelligence agencies to explore possibilities on whether the contentious Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) can be remo

IPC may be amended for attacks

AISA, participate in a protest rally against right-winged Hindu groups in Kolkata. (Photo: AP)

Taking serious note of the recent incidents of attacks on religious places, especially in the national capital, the Centre is planning amendments in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to deal with such incid

Government may make laws stringent

The government is planning to initiate inter-ministerial discussion on the issue of attacks on religious places soon to ascertain whether the existing laws are sufficient or there is need for a specia

PMO core panel to monitor projects

Stunned by the shocking defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has swung into action to give the economic activity in the country a major impetus and has decided to const

BJP couldn’t beat regional players

Even though the Delhi Assembly election results may well go down in the country’s electoral history as one of the worst defeats that the BJP has ever received, it also confirms a uniform pattern witne

Hafiz Saeed plans slew of attacks in Valley

Terming Pakistan’s claims of banning the Jamaat-ud-Dawa as an eyewash, a classified intelligence report submitted to the government on Tuesday, details of which have been accessed by this newspaper, r

BJP, PDP to form government in two weeks

It is now certain that Jammu and Kashmir is set to have a coalition government of the PDP and BJP in place in the next 15 days as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is believed to have intervened and played

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.