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Uttarakhand governor not asked to go: Rajnath Singh

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said Friday the Centre had not sought the removal of Uttarakhand governor Aziz Qureshi, who had moved the Supreme Court over the government’s move to ease him out.

Top Kannada litterateur U.R. Ananthamurthy passes away

Top Kannada litterateur U.R. Ananthamurthy passes away

Kannada icon U.R. Ananthamurthy, one of India’s literary giants, died at a hospital here Friday evening of multiple health complications. He was 81.

Murli Manohar Joshi heads estimates panel

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who headed the key Public Accounts Committee in the last Lok Sabha, has been appointed chairman of the Estimates Committee of Parliament.

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

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.

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

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

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

SC questions Centre, says Leader of Opposition important for appointment of Lokpal

SC questions Centre, says Leader of Opposition important for appointment of Lokpal (Lok Sabha -PTI)

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to interpret Leader of Opposition (LoP) provision for the purpose of appointment of Lokpal in which LoP is a selection committee member and asked the Centre to make

Arun Jaitley regrets rape remark: ‘Not meant to be insensitive’

Congress Mahila Morcha members protesting against Defence Minister Arun Jaitley over his remark calling the Delhi gang-rape -PTI

Finance minister Arun Jaitley Friday regretted his “small rape incident” remark, saying he had not meant it to be taken as “insensitive”.

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.