India

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

Lok Sabha (Photo: 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

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

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.

Engaging-with-Pakistan has been one of Delhi’s big growth industries over the past 15 years. Apart from domestic investment (both from the public and private sectors), it has attracted generous quantities of foreign direct investment, despite not having much to show by way of tangible returns.

There is a slow but systematic attempt to change India’s name from Bharat to Hindustan — playing up the word “Hindu” in Hindustan and trying to repackage it as the abode of the Hindus. B.R. Ambedkar and his team that drafted the Constitution of India consciously avoided the term “Hindustan” as they could foresee its implications in a land that takes pride in its diversity.