Adivasis, who fled from their village Phuluguri after a Bodo militant attack, take refuge in a local school, at Shamukjuli village in Sonitpur district of Assam on Wednesday.
Adivasis, who fled from their village Phuluguri after a Bodo militant attack, take refuge in a local school, at Shamukjuli village in Sonitpur district of Assam on Wednesday.

Assam toll rises to 78, riots spread to Kokrajhar

Fresh violence has been reported from Gossaigaon area of Kokrajhar district where several Bodo houses have been set ablaze. »
Madan Mohan Malviya has been chosen for the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna

Bharat Ratna award to Madan Mohan Malaviya: Join the debate

The government's announcement has sparked a debate on the rationale behind posthumous awards. Join the debate by posting your views here. »
“An open and accountable administration is what we had promised to deliver and we will do so... I assure you, my countrymen that we will not let you down,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday in a message on Good Governance Day. Good Governance Day

Modi vows to deliver open, accountable administration

Says his government has worked over the last seven months with the mantra of "Citizen-First". »
Ayodhya, December 25, 2014

Oldest litigant in Babri Masjid case passes away

The oldest litigant in the Babri Masjid case, Mohammad Farooq, died at the age of 100 in Ayodhya, officials said on Thursday. Farooq, a resident of Ayodhya, was one of the seven main litigan... »
A violence affected tribal man walks with his bow and arrow as an Indian para-military force soldier stands guard, in Shamukjuli village in Sonitpur district of Assam.
Guwahati, December 25, 2014

Rajnath talks tough on tackling NDFB

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Thursday, said that the Centre would treat the massacre of Adivasi villagers in Assam’s Sonitpur and Kokrajhar district by the National Democratic Front of Bo... »
Schoolchildren pass former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s residence in New Delhi on Wednesday. Mr. Vajpayee, who was conferred the Bharat Ratna on Wednesday on the eve of his 90th birthday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
New Delhi, December 25, 2014

Modi greets Vajpayee on 90th birthday, visits his residence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 90th birthday and said there is no bigger tribute to him than celebrating it as “Good Governance... »
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014

Keep an ear to the ground, Rahul tells Congress workers

Unable to put the brakes on the downward slide in the electoral prospects of the Congress, vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked AICC general secretaries, heads of the party’s frontal org... »
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014

Centre extends online essay contest for students after Xmas

Facing flak over organising an essay competition in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Christmas, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development on Wednesda... »
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014

Govt. endorses SC guidelines on passive euthanasia

Three years after a Supreme Court judgment legalised passive euthanasia under “exceptional circumstances,” the government has fully endorsed the apex court’s guidelines giving High Courts the powe... »
Students of Jadavpur University showing black flags and shouting slogans against the Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi and Vice Chancellor of the University Abhijit Chakrabarti in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Kolkata, December 25, 2014

Protests mar Jadavpur varsity convocation

The 59th Jadavpur University Convocation here on Wednesday was marred by black flag protests with students refusing to take degrees and raising slogans against the authorities. The students and th... »
New Delhi, December 25, 2014

Parties across spectrum laud decision

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Wednesday that giving the Bharat Ratna to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya was a “fitting recognition”... »
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014

Aggressive govt. mulls joint session after ordinances

Riding high on its Lok Sabha numbers and the favourable outcomes in the recent Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government adopted an aggressive stance on Wednesday, suggesting th... »
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014

A busy Christmas for Ministers

The Centre has chalked out a busy schedule for Christmas, with at least four Ministers scheduled to attend a series of events.According to an official invite, to commemorate the Good Govern... »

Scholar links today's Indian nationalism to European xenophobia

Govt’s Ordinance route irks Congress

Expert group recommends online SSC examination

EPFO to launch special drive to cover contract workers

CVC to form panel on sanction to probe corrupt officials

NC offers to back PDP

Cabinet approves ordinances on coal, insurance

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AICC condemns Rajasthan ordinance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves after paying floral tribute to the statue of Madan Mohan Malaviya, in Varanasi on Thursday.
Varanasi, December 25, 2014

Modi visits Varanasi on Good Governance Day

Asserting that development and good governance are the only ways ahead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi as part of nation-wide Good Governance... »
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014
J&K govt formation

Omar Abdullah meets BJP leaders in Delhi

The BJP on Thursday moved closer to forming government in Jammu and Kashmir with the support of the National Conference in a proposal that ensures the chief minister’s post for it. This... »
A man looks at a poster put up by an outfit called “Akila Bharatha Hindu Maha Sabha Katchi” depicting Nathuram Vinayak Godse, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, as a patriot, in Erode on Wednesday. Photo: M. Govarthan
Mumbai, December 25, 2014

Pune court to hear suit against Godse film

A civil suit has been filed in a Pune court against Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha seeking a ban on its forthcoming film Desh Bhakt Nathuram Godse, slated for »
New Delhi, December 25, 2014

BJP explores J&K options

Keeping all options open on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party decided on Wednesday to send Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and party secretary Arun Singh to the S... »
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014

Congress recalls ‘raj dharma’

The Congress on Wednesday welcomed the conferment of the Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malaviya, who was president of the party for four terms. Spokesman Shakeel A... »
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014

Pay Rs. 60 lakh to triple amputee: SC

The Supreme Court has confirmed payment of Rs. 60 lakh as compensation to a triple amputee, who was electrocuted when he came into contact with a live wire hanging loosely on the roof of his house... »
Mumbai, December 25, 2014

PM to inaugurate Indian Science Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 102nd Indian Science Congress here on January 3, it was officially announced on Wednesday. Preparations are in full swing at the Universi... »
New Delhi, December 25, 2014

Advani gets emotional

Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani became emotional on Wednesday as he hailed the announcement of Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee, with whom he has shared over five decades of close relationship... »
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Power Minister Piyush Goyal addressing the media in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: V. Sudershan
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014

Too much delay forced ordinances: Jaitley

The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday pushed through insurance and coal sector reforms by promulgating two ordinances. The ordinances, approved by the Cabinet in the morning, will allow the e-... »
MUMBAI, December 25, 2014

SIMI suspected to be behind Pune blast

A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the Assembly of the likelihood of a breakthrough in the July 2014 Pune blast, sources in the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) claim that... »

CPI(M) urges Pranab not to sign ordinances

Historian Ramachandra Guha terms Bharat Ratna award to Malaviya ‘indefensible’

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