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Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan takes part in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (Clean India Mission) in New Delhi. Photo: S. Subramanium
The Hindu Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan takes part in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (Clean India Mission) in New Delhi. Photo: S. Subramanium

‘Clean India’ from today, pledge for nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a five-year “Clean India” campaign, or Swachh Bharat Mission, on Thursday morning, most likely by wielding the broom himself. The campaign will culminate o... »
Prakash Javadekar Maharashtra Assembly polls

BJP denies ‘tacit deal’ with NCP

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday dismissed as “false” the allegations by opponents that the Bharatiya Janata Party had a tacit understanding with the... »
Anant Geete

Anant Geete rules out resignation

"It [the alliance] will remain intact at the Centre," says Shiv Sena’s lone member in the Union Cabinet »
New Delhi, October 2, 2014

Modi visits Rajghat, pays tribute to Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday morning to pay tributes to the Father of the Nation on his birth anniversary.Mr. Modi visited Rajgha... »
BANGALORE, October 2, 2014

DVAC fails to prove case on saris, footwear

Perhaps the lingering image of the investigation against the former Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, late in 1996 was the display of an array of jewellery, footwear and saris seen at her Poes Garden... »
NEW DELHI, October 2, 2014

SkyMet, IMD differ on drought forecast

This year’s rainfall has been below average and 2014 qualifies as a meteorological drought year, private weather analysis firm SkyMet announced here on Wednesday, though the government appears to... »
Afzal Guru
HYDERABAD, October 2, 2014

Release details of Afzal Guru execution: CIC

The Central Information Commission has directed the Tihar Jail authorities to provide the certified copy of death warrant issued for execution of Afzal Guru. Giving the order in response to an RTI... »
NEW DELHI, October 2, 2014

Artisans’ villages to be next stop for tourists

Villages that are home to weavers, artisans and craftsman may soon be added to the itinerary of tourists. Textiles Secretary S.K. Panda has written to all Chief Secretaries to name four or five vi... »
NEW DELHI, October 2, 2014

No Indian institution in top 200 in THE rankings

India’s quest for a higher rung in world university rankings remains a distant dream with not one Indian higher education institution making it to the top 200 club in the Times Higher Education (T... »
NEW DELHI, October 2, 2014

Modi to shoulder entire campaign

Banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to gain power in Maharashtra and Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party has set a gruelling plan for him, scheduling three to four election meetings e... »
The damaged coaches of the Krishak Express and the Lucknow-Barauni Express which collided near Gorakhpur on Tuesday night.
NEW DELHI, October 2, 2014

Signalling system not at fault: official

A quick check of the signalling system around the site of collision between two trains near Gorakhpur on Tuesday night showed it was in working order. “Our preliminary assessment thus shows that i... »
New Delhi, October 1, 2014

First offshore wind power project to come up in Gujarat

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Wednesday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture (JV) company for setting up a 100 MW offshore wind power project o... »
The summons were issued on a complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. Dr. Swamy had alleged cheating in the acquisition of Associated Journals Limited, the publisher of now defunct National Herald, by Young India Limited, a firm in which the Congress leaders reportedly have a major stake. File photo
New Delhi, October 1, 2014

National Herald case: Stay extended till November 3

The stay on summons issued by a trial court against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald assets case was, on Wednesday, extended till Novemb... »

Modi lunches with Kerry, Biden on final day

‘Thank you America’: Modi says before leaving for India

Monsoon ends with 12% shortfall

India-China stand-off ends: MEA

Mamata targets media house in new book

ED closes case against Ramdev aide

‘Love jihad’ a social problem, not RSS coinage: NCW chief

‘Jayalalithaa paid for Sudhakaran’s wedding’

No breakthrough in hurdles facing India-U.S. ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a five-year “Clean India” campaign, or Swachh Bharat Mission, on Thursday morning, most likely by wielding the broom himself. Photo: Rukmini S.
October 2, 2014

LIVE: Modi launches 'Clean India' initiative

Swachh Bharat Mission is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project that seeks to create a 'Clean India'. Mr. Modi had urged citizens, government institutions to dedicate 100 hours every year towa... »
J. Elavarasi and V.K. Sasikala
BANGALORE, October 2, 2014

Jayalalithaa, associates used front companies to mask murky deals: court

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and her associates used a string of shell companies to screen “shoddy and murky” deals that were clinched through illegal income from her tenure as Tamil Nadu Chief Min... »
Jammu, October 2, 2014

Pakistan violates ceasefire, India retaliates

Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated ceasefire after over a month-long lull, and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in three sub-sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Ka... »
Sharad Yadav with Nitish Kumar
NEW DELHI, October 2, 2014

Signs of Janata Parivar taking shape

Though not a Third Front yet, there are signs that the Janata Parivar — and some of its old friends — shaken out of its lethargy by this year’s general election results, is tentatively working tow... »
NEW DELHI, October 2, 2014

Wasan is NIA Special Director-General

Senior Indian Police Service officer N.R. Wasan, presently the second in-command in the National Investigation Agency, has been granted the post of Special Director-General.Mr. Wasan, a 198... »
New Delhi, October 2, 2014

Little to show for the hype: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day trip to the U.S. as disappointing and over-hyped with little to show in terms of gains for the country. The party was criti... »
MUMBAI, October 2, 2014
Maharashtra Assembly polls,

Ajit Pawar threatens probe against ex-CM

Retaliating against the former Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan’s attack on the Nationalist Congress Party, former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday threatened a probe against Mr. Cha... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden, speaks during a luncheon in his honour at the State Department in Washington.
Washington, October 2, 2014

Modi signs off with ‘Thank you, U.S.’

After establishing a personal rapport with President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his five-day visit to the United States as “very successful and satisfactory” and wound it... »
New Delhi, October 1, 2014

CBI registers case against Gun Carriage Factory officials

The CBI has registered a case against three officials of Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur for alleged corruption in providing undue pecuniary favours to two companies who have been made accused in t... »
In this September 27, 2014 photo, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray addresses a rally in Mumbai.
Mumbai, October 1, 2014

Uddhav takes a dig at large number Modi rallies for Maharashtra polls

Taking a dig at former ally BJP for announcing that Narendra Modi would hold poll rallies in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the Prime Minister would not have been... »

Jayalalithaa plea hearing put off

13 die after trains collide in Uttar Pradesh

Vigilance Commissioner Rajiv to act as CVC

SC deplores one-day hearing in dowry case

Modi’s first radio interaction on October 3

Do not dilute CPSE equity base: Yechury

Hindi media users more likely to back BJP: study

Pawar blames Chavan for split

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