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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrika
The Hindu Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrika

SC verdict vindicates my stand: Parrikar

The Supreme Court on Monday lifted the ban on mining iron ore in Goa, with an annual cap of 20 million tonnes »

Fresh EC notice to Azam Khan

The Election Commission, in a fresh notice to U.P. Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who has been barred from addressing poll rallies in the State, sought an explanation for his “base... »
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal interacts with a child during an election rally in Varanasi.

Kejriwal slams Modi, Rahul for “massive poll spending”

On his way to file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls from theholy city, the AAP leader slammed the two leaders for their "helicopter democracy" »
April 24, 2014

‘Communal forces will not succeed’

Almost 24 years after stopping L.K.Advani’s Rath, LALU PRASAD is, in his own words, “in a battle,” the first objective of which is to halt BJP leader Narendra Modi’s juggernaut from sweeping... »
HATHRAS, April 24, 2014

RLD may not benefit from UPA’s Jat quota promise

Traditional RLD voters here seem to have bought into the “Modi, the decisive leader” mantra and the Jat reservation announced by the United Progressive Alliance government has come in too late. »
NEW DELHI, April 24, 2014

With in-flight curbs on devices off, welcome aboard work and play

Air passengers can now use portable electronic devices such as mobiles, laptops and tablets in all phases of flight, the Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday.In a not... »
NEW DELHI, April 23, 2014

Panel to frame norms for ruling party ads

The Supreme Court on Wednesday constituted a three-member committee to suggest guidelines to regulate ruling party advertisements on the birthdays of political leaders and to highlight the governm... »
NEW DELHI, April 23, 2014

Fortunes of Jayalalithaa, Mamata at stake

The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election, in 117 constituencies in 11 States and one Union Territory, will be held on Thursday.It is an interesting contest for more than one reason. The st... »
Varanasi, April 23, 2014

Somnath Bharti assaulted allegedly by BJP workers

AAP leader Somnath Bharti was on Wednesday assaulted allegedly by BJP workers at the Assi ghat when he went there to participate in an election-related programme. “Somnath Bharti went to... »
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram,. A file photo: S.Gopakumar.
New Delhi, April 23, 2014

Apex court finds amicus curiae report disturbing

Amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that large quantities of gold and silver jewellery given by devotees as offerings to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvan... »
New Delhi, April 23, 2014

Supreme Court forms panel to frame guidelines on government ads

The Supreme Court on Wednesday constituted a three-member Committee to undertake the task of suggesting guidelines to regulate advertisements by the ruling party on birthdays of political leaders... »
New Delhi, April 23, 2014

Court summons Kejriwal, Sisodia and Yadav in defamation case

Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two others AAP leaders have been summoned as accused by a court in New Delhi in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by an advocate.»
DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin filed a complaint with Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar on Wednesday alleging that AIADMK candidates were involved in distributing cash and gifts through their agents. File photo: G. Karthikeyan
Chennai, April 23, 2014

Prohibitory orders aiding AIADMK cash distribution: Stalin

With less than 24 hours left for polling in the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu, the DMK today knocked on the doors of the Election Commission with charges that its decision to »

Stop personal attacks on Modi: Jaitley

EC seizes Rs. 240 crore cash, liquor

Taking on Modi — independents with quirks

Furore over Ilmi’s call to Muslims

Arrests of accused in Muzaffarnagar riots continuing

Advocate barred from SC for sexual harassment

Priya Dutt hat-trick faces hurdles

‘Will resolve differences within party’

Alive to reality, Akalis ride two horses

Onion farmers at the Lasalgaon APMC in Nashik. Photo: Special arrangement

Onion farmers for change, grape growers whining for status quo

This constituency in Nashik district does not occupy a particularly significant spot on the election map, but it presents a neat battle of “status quo vs. change” between its elite wine-grape farm... »
Supporters of RJD chief Ajit Singh in Anroha. Will the anger against Congress reflect on its allies?
ETAH (U.P.), April 24, 2014

Anger against Cong. may tell on U.P. allies

The Congress as a political party has ceased to matter in Uttar Pradesh, which sends the largest number of members to the Lok Sabha, since the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi performed shilany... »
NEW DELHI, April 24, 2014

Experts predict below normal monsoon

The Indian economy could be in for more trouble in the coming days, with weather experts predicting below normal rainfall this year during the south-west monsoon across the country barring the nort... »
BJP leader Arun Jaitley.
NEW DELHI, April 23, 2014

Avoid personal attacks: Jaitley

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that he agreed with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, that personal attacks cause pain t... »
NEW DELHI, April 23, 2014

Supreme Court admits petition against Telangana

The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted a plea filed by the president of the Federal Party of India challenging the formation of Telangana and Seemandhra States bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.A... »
New Delhi, April 23, 2014

‘Flying too close to lead plane may have led to C-130J crash’

Flying too close behind the lead plane may have resulted in the crash of the C-130J Super Hercul... »
Nawada BJP candidate Giriraj Singh, who is facing arrest for his controversial statements, has said he will surrender before a court on Thursday. File photo
Patna, April 23, 2014

Giriraj Singh to surrender before court tomorrow

Facing arrest for his controversial statements, senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Wednesday said he will surrender before the court on Thursday but did not say whether he would do so in Jharkhand... »
Congress Rajya Sabha member Ramachandra Rao. File photo
New Delhi, April 23, 2014

U.S. seeks arrest of Congress MP

The U.S. on Wednesday approached India for the arrest of Congress Rajya Sabha member K.V. P. Ramachandra Rao who has been indicted by a U.S. Federal Jury on charges of receiving bribes of $18.5 mi... »
Lucknow, April 23, 2014

Fourth phase polling in UP: 36 nominees have criminal records

Of the 233 candidates contesting the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, as many as 36 have criminal records and 73 are ‘crorepatis’.This was claimed in the fresh release... »
MUMBAI, April 23, 2014

FIR filed against Ramdas Kadam for hate speech

Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam now faces a police case for his hate... »

Apex court forms panel to frame guidelines on govt ads

Troubling questions on temple treasure's safety

India, China discuss implementation of border pacts

UPA faces some anti-incumbency: Rahul

Jaitley tells ‘well-wishers’ to exercise restraint

Tough run for President’s son in Jangipur

Once a dream girl, she’s now giving nightmares to rival

SAD’s loss may be AAP’s gain


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