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‘NaMo Army’ faces ire in Varanasi

A group of BJP workers in Varanasi that call themselves the “NaMo Army” are now facing the ire of the local people who feel that nothing at the ground level has changed in the constituency that is rep

Nitish Kumar cancels several key Manjhi Cabinet decisions

In a major move Wednesday evening, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar cancelled several Cabinet decisions of former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Rise above own ambitions, Congress leaders urged

The Congress Sandesh, the party mouthpiece, appealed to Congressmen to “rise above personal ambitions”, saying unity is the need of the hour.

Centre to monitor J&K security, AFSPA areas

Even though the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been put on the backburner for the time being by the newly-formed PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre will be cl

PDP diluted stand for 6-year CM term, says National Conference

The Opposition National Conference (NC) on Wednesday ridiculed Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for “scaling down” its stand on core issues and said the commitment to get ass

Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to release political prisoners

Political prisoners in Jammu and Kashmir against whom no criminal cases are registered are set to be released soon following instructions issued by chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.

Rapist interview storm: Government seeks a global ban

Rajya Sabha member Anu Aga speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday.  (Photo: PTI)

Heated debate was witnessed in Parliament on Wednesday after Union home minister Rajnath Singh said in a statement in Parliament that a restraining order had been obtained against the screening of Ind

Land Bill to be in Lok Sabha Monday

Keen to ensure the smooth passage of all six bills that will replace ordinances in the Rajya Sabha, where it lacks numbers, the BJP government has launched back-channel talks with Opposition parties t

Lok Sabha passes insurance, coal bills; test in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Insurance Bill, a key reform measure raising the FDI cap from 26 to 49 per cent, cleared the Lok Sabha Wednesday, but faces a big test in the Rajya Sabha, where the government lacks

Every time Pakistan says it wants to talk about Kashmir, India finds itself on the back foot.

The “Budgetometer” and its elsewhere equivalent played the real hero — caught in between the ecstatic urge to give a 10-plus and the understandably unreasonable rush in search of a negative score, it