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Modi announces Rs 80,000cr deal for J&K, says more to follow

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 14:00
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a package of Rs 80,000 crore for Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday, and pledged to transform it into a new, modern, progressive and prosperous state for which there will be no dearth of money.

Presidents of China and Taiwan hold historic (and prickly) meeting in neutral Singapore

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 14:00
Leaders of political rivals Taiwan and China met on Saturday for the first time in more than 60 years for talks that come amid rising anti-Beijing sentiment on the self-ruled democratic island and weeks ahead of elections there.

Chhota Rajan in CBI custody

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 14:00
Chhota Rajan was Saturday sent to the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation by a court here, a day after he was brought from the Indonesian city of Bali.

RIP, reforms as we know them

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 14:00
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attempted to re-define his government's concept of reforms, characterising the journey to a recast set of objectives as a long marathon - rather than a "sprint" - to transform India by creating a better life for the poor in the country.

The curious exit of an exit poll

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 14:00
The unexplained "exit" of an exit poll has drawn much comment on social media, bringing into focus the line that separates editorial judgement and deliberate action aimed at appeasing the government of the day.

Rebels hold unarmed policeman hostage

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 14:00
Suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants today allegedly abducted an unarmed Meghalaya police havildar in North Garo Hills.

Egg attack on minister

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 14:00
After yesterday's egg attack on agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy, today it was the turn of Debi Prasad Mishra to be at the receiving end.

Sops for farmers, but nothing now

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 14:00
The BJP-led government in Jharkhand today announced a special package for agriculture projects to the tune of Rs 1,398 crore to help farmers tide over a crisis triggered by erratic rainfall, the hefty sum appearing rosy on paper but unlikely to bring any immediate relief to most.

Modi rally: Srinagar in lockdown, snipers on rooftops, barbed wire at entry points (and 200 in custody)

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 08:00
Unprecedented security arrangements have been made for the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who would address a public rally here on Saturday.

Most exit polls (barring Chanakya) see close fight in Bihar with edge to Nitish

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00
Exit polls at the end of the five-phased voting in the Bihar assembly elections Thursday have predicted a close fight, with most of them given an edge to the grand alliance of Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress, over the National Democratic Alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

SC says collegium may continue work, gives more time for feedback

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00
The Supreme court said Thursday that there was no bar on the collegium to go ahead with its work of appointing judges for the higher judiciary, which has many vacancies.

Virbhadra case shifted to Delhi HC

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00
The Supreme Court on Thursday transferred a plea filed by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in an alleged corruption case from the high court of his state to that of Delhi.

Court clears charge sheet against Bar Council officials in pay-to-approve case

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00
A Delhi court has ordered framing of charges against five persons, including two former members of the Bar Council of India, in an alleged corruption case.

Prime Minister, which face will your party show today?

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00

Radio faces

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00
The Narendra Modi government is preparing to crack down on community radio stations for failing to broadcast the Prime Minister's monthly radio programme, Mann ki Baat, and for airing "anti-government" views.

Touchy lies the head...

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00
The Narendra Modi government revealed today just how touchy it has become about any sort of criticism when it put out a note slamming the media for playing up "the personal views of a junior associate economist employed with Moody's Analytics" to "buttress a narrative that it wants to portray".

Notice to Volkswagen India

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00
German carmaker Volkswagen's troubles appeared to deepen today after it admitted that it had understated emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in about 80,000 vehicles sold in Europe - for the first time bringing its petrol-driven vehicles within the ambit of an ever-widening scandal that erupted in September.

Cong looks to BJP election model

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00
The Congress will adopt "micro-level booth management" in Assam in the polls next year, apparently inspired by the BJP's Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat models for booth-level management.

Ramdev's award jibe at SRK

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:00
The ruling BJP's bitter diatribe against Shah Rukh Khan got nasty today when yoga practitioner Baba Ramdev said the actor should give up his Padmashree and all the money that had come his way following the award if he was a true patriot.

Volcano delays Chhota Rajan homecoming

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 06:00
Underworld don Chhota Rajan is unlikely to be deported on Wednesday as Indonesia extended the closure of an international airport on popular resort island till Thursday due to the spewing of volcanic ash from a nearby mountain.