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Activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested, forcibly taken away by police

Activist Irom Sharmila being forcibly taken away by police (Photo: Twitter)

Two days after she was released on court orders, civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was today re-arrested by the police on fresh charges of attempt to commit suicide and forcibly taken away to

Talent boom: Narendra Modi asks IITs to develop defence, health products

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Noting that India is dependent on imports in several sectors including defence and health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the IITs to take up the challenge of developing products in these critical

Arun Jaitley terms Delhi rape 'small incident that cost billions in tourism'

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Photo: PTI)

Much to the disappointment of the family members of the Delhi gangrape victim Nirbhaya, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley callously termed rapes as disastrous, saying such incidents have cost billio

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar sorry for racial slur in Goa Assembly


Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday apologised for using the word “negro” in one of the answers tabled on the floor of the House here after the alleged racist slur evoked strong reactions

Congress sitting MLAs may not get tickets

The Congress, which is facing an uphill task in the upcoming Haryana Assembly polls, would not be renominating its sitting MLAs. The party is expected to announce its candidates by September 10.

Bihar ‘semi-final’ bypolls see low turnout


A meagre 47 per cent voter turnout in the bypolls for ten Assembly seats in Bihar on Thursday, touted as the crucial “semi-finals” for next year’s statewide polls, caused worry among the two ambitious

Jharkhand Chief Minister too is booed at PM Modi event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren at the inauguration of a power project

Jharkhand’s Hemant Soren on Thursday became the third chief minister to be booed and jeered by crowds as he shared a stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at an event in Ranchi, Jharkhand’s capital

Assam, Nagaland Chief Ministers strike deal

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland CM T.R. Zeliang during a meeting on the Assam-Nagaland border conflict in Guwahati

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and his counterpart in Nagaland, Mr T.R.

Goverment blocks film on Indira assassination

Kaum De Heere stopped from being released this week

The Centre on Thursday decided that the Punjabi film Kaum De Heere — based on Indira Gandhi’s October 31, 1984 assassination — will not be released on Friday as scheduled.

Judges’ Bill: PILs in Supreme Court on Monday

The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new

With the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan being iced due to the meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani high commissioner, it may be worth recalling an episode from contemporaneous history.

As the old saying goes, “Can you say ‘boo’ to a goose?” Well, in India, we don’t waste our precious time booing geese. We reserve our boos for chief ministers. Each time the Prime Minister steps out to attend important functions in states that are still hanging on to their own non-BJP leaders (with time bombs ticking away), the crowds make sure nobody but Narendra Modi is heard.