• Take call on playing national anthem in cinema, SC tells Centre

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to take a call on regulating the playing and singing of the national anthem in public places including cinema halls. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it was needless to say that the Centre will have full discretion in the m...

  • Abe says victory an endorsement of his policies, may seek re-election next month

    Tokyo, Oct 23 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said the ruling Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito blocs overwhelming victory in the general election represented a "historic" level of public confidence in his leadership and that he will take the result as a powerful endorsement of hi...

  • GST is Gabbar Singh Tax: Rahul Gandhi

    Gandhinagar: The Congress got a boost with OBC leader Alpesh Thakore joining it in the presence of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi who attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation and GST, calling it a "Gabbar Singh Tax" that has ruined India's economy. Gandhi also asked Modi to br...

  • Government's muscular approach over Kashmir has failed: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that with the appointment of an interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, the government has admitted that its "muscular approach" has failed in the state. "From no-talks to talks-with-all-stakeholders is a major victory for those wh...

  • Government announces sustained dialogue to solve Kashmir problem

    New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In a sudden change of its tough stand, the Centre on Monday announced its decision to start a dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir and appointed former Intelligence Bureau (IB) Director Dineshwar Sharma as its representative for talks with "all" stakeholders in the troubled...

  • After Patel bombshell, Cong demands probe into allegations

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday demanded a court-monitored probe into allegations by a Patidar leader from North Gujarat that he was paid Rs 1 crore to join the BJP. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said Narendra Patel, who belongs to the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) led by Hard...

  • Bangladesh top priority among neighbours: Sushma

    Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours and bilateral ties were moving ahead at a fast pace.She also laid emphasis on investing in youth saying they are the future leaders of the two nations.She...

  • SP to contest five seats in Gujarat, back Congress in rest

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party will contest five Assembly seats in Gujarat and will back the Congress in the other seats, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Monday.Akhilesh Yadav also told the media that the party had decided not to weaken other strong contenders in the state.T...

  • Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore to join Congress

    Gandhinagar: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi arrived here on Monday to take part in a rally organised by young Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, who is joining the party in his presence.Thakore had on Saturday night announced he was joining the Congress, hours after Congress leader Bharatsinh ...

  • BJP gets another Patidar jolt in Gujarat

    Ahmedabad: Another Patel face quit the BJP on Monday, hours after a Patidar leader from north Gujarat alleged that the ruling party had offered him Rs 1 crore for crossing over. Nikhil Sawani had joined the BJP a fortnight ago after the state government made some assurances to Hardik Patel's Pa...

  • Demonetisation: Economy shaken, GDP hurt, trust in govt undermined

    New Delhi: While the immediate impact of demonetisation was seen in the long queues outside ATMs and felt through acute cash shortage, its anniversary is an appropriate vantage point to assess the less visible and generalised effect on the economy of what was easily the most disruptive measure post-...

  • Ozone layer recovery: Jury is still out, but verdict likely soon

    Recent studies show that new dreams driven by short-time achievements make us forget the real objective and purpose of long-term missions. The global environmental accord called The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is a case in point. Its key objective is to protect the s...