India shocked by Lakhvi's release: Modi

The release on bail by a Pakistani court of the Mumbai terror attack mastermind was a “shock” to “all those who believe in humanity”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.A sombre Mo... »
This December 12, 2014 photo shows Congress MPs staging a protest outside Parliament House in New Delhi against BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj's remark terming Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot. Photo: V. Sudershan

Hindu Mahasabha to release Godse film on Jan. 30

Explaining the purpose of the film, it said the "coming generations need to know and be inspired by Godse’s commitment towards nationalism." »

Govt issues guidelines on dealing with terror attack on schools

A set of comprehensive guidelines on how to deal with any situation arising out of a terrorist attack has been sent to schools across the country in the wake of the Taliban massacre of 132 people,... »
New Delhi, December 19, 2014

Ministries make plans for 'Good Governance Day' on Dec. 25

After severe criticism, the Government may have allowed schools and universities to remain closed and celebrate a holiday on Christmas, but several Ministries will observe the day as "Good Go... »
New Delhi, December 19, 2014

213 cases of service tax evasion against BCCI, IPL

The Finance Ministry on Friday said there were as many as 213 cases of service tax evasion relating to BCCI/IPL, involving Rs 261.64 crore between 2009-10 and May 6, 2014.“Besides, Enforcem... »
NEW DELHI, December 19, 2014

Conflict of interest: AAP questions Prasad, Tewari stand

The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday questioned the clarifications issued by Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Congress leader Manish Tewari on the alleged conflict of interest resulting fro... »
New Delhi, December 19, 2014

GST Bill to be taken up in next Parliament session: Jaitley

The GST Bill, which will bring the “single biggest tax reform since Independence”, will be taken up in the next Parliament session, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday while asserting tha... »
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Friday.
NEW DELHI, December 19, 2014

PM has given the pain, he must give medicine: Azad

Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice before lunch on Friday after the Opposition refused to relent from its position of seeking a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the discussion on the secula... »
President Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, December 19, 2014

Pranab Mukherjee discharged from hospital

President Pranab Mukherjee was discharged from hospital on Friday. He was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral hospital following complaints of stomach problem, and later underwent a coron... »
Sonia Gandhi. File photo
NEW DELHI, December 19, 2014

Sonia Gandhi recovering well

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is reportedly 'stable and recovering well' according to a medical bulletin issued by the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital this morning, a day after she was admitted following... »
File picture of 26/11 terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi
New Delhi, December 19, 2014

Lakhvi bail: India conveys ‘strong concerns’ to Pakistan

India has conveyed to Pakistan its “strong concern” on grant of bail to key Mumbai attack handler Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, saying the release will make a mockery of Pakistan’s commitment to fight ter... »  
KOLKATA, December 19, 2014

No plans for ‘ghar vapsi’ in Bengal, says VHP

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) is not encouraging ‘ghar vapsi’ (home coming) programme in West Bengal for the time being. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, VHP leaders... »
Bengaluru, December 19, 2014

Multiple IDs

The investigators have now unearthed that Mehdi Masroor Biswas had multiple email accounts, apart from the now revealed, which he used to open his Twitter and Facebook account... »

SC for day-to-day hearing

Case registered against Google

Parliamentary panel frowns at shifting planning tasks

Sonia in hospital with lung infection

Passage of crucial Bills uncertain

Lakhvi remained in touch with pals from prison: U.S. agencies

Parliament snippets -- Keep it short, HM

As it happened

Rajya Sabha disrupted for the fourth day

Coal case: Court to hear arguments on charges on Jan. 12

NEW DELHI, December 19, 2014

MGNREGA not being diluted: Chaudhary Birender Singh

Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Friday assured the Lok Sabha that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was not being diluted and added... »
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: R. V. Moorthy
New Delhi, December 19, 2014

No State will lose a rupee of revenue, Jaitley on GST

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday introduced the Constitutional Amendment Bill for implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the Lok Sabha, contending that the object of the legisl... »

Kolkata, December 19, 2014

India-Bangladesh river development plan needed: experts

Highlighting the intricate and complex river system shared by India and Bangladesh, experts from both the countries stressed on developing a comprehensive river development plan which involves wat... »
New Delhi, December 19, 2014

8.75% interest on PF for 2014-15

Over five crore provident fund subscribers governed by the EPFO will get 8.75 per cent interest on their deposits for the current fiscal.The Finance Ministry has ratified the rate for 2014-... »
New Delhi, December 19, 2014

Pak, China violated Indian airspace 16 times in 2014

Sixteen cases of transgression into the Indian airspace have been recorded in 2014 from China and Pakistan, the highest since 2012, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. In 2013, 12 cases of tr... »
Noted music director, lyricist, director and film producer Gangai Amaran greets BJP national general secretary Muralidhar Rao in Chennai on Friday. Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamiilisai Soundarajan is at the left.Photo: Sruthisagar Yamunan
CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

Gangai Amaran to join BJP

Noted music director, lyricist, director and film producer Gangai Amaran, is likely to join the BJP at a public meeting in Chennai on Saturday to be addressed by national party president... »
Mumbai, December 19, 2014

Sena wants Pakistan to go after Hafiz Saeed

The Shiv Sena on Friday said that Pakistan should first take to task JuD leader and Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed before vowing to eliminate terrorists from its soil in view of the ghastly... »
NEW DELHI, December 19, 2014

Bill to amend Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act tabled in LS

In a bid to crack the political freeze over the appointment of Lokpal, the government on Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha an amendment in the 2013 statute making room for Congress leader Mallikarj... »
MUMBAI, December 19, 2014

‘IS sympathiser planned to attack Mumbai school’

An alleged ‘Islamic State (IS) sympathiser’ arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had plans to carry out a Peshawar-like attack in India, ATS sources have told The Hindu.»
Police stopping presspersons from going anywhere near Mehdi Masroor Biswas when he was being brought to the court in Bengaluru on Thursday. Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P.
Bengaluru, December 19, 2014

Mehdi got in touch with IS?

Investigators suspect Mehdi Masroor Biswas was in touch with Islamic State fighters on the frontline through direct private messages (DM) on Twitter and may even know the whereabouts of three men... »

Karnataka CJ to decide on size of Bench

Mamata wants compensation package for land swap

Housing Ministry rapped for allowing FDI without survey

‘Ministers should have recused themselves’

Modi’s presence fails to end impasse

Oust Minister for RIL link: AAP

Lakhvi bail setback to 26/11 case: Nikam

Reverse Lakhvi bail: India to Pak.

Rafale fighter jet transfer talks put on fast track: Richier

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