India

14 Places Around The World That Share Their Names With Famous Indian Cities

Ever uttered the name of your city and thought of how unique and <i>desi</i> it sounds? But for all their feels, they happen to be not as unique as you'd …

Madhya Pradesh

Beef crackdown: Why does the BJP have different rules for poll-bound North East?

Here, India's religious and cultural minorities are the majority, forcing the saffron party to adapt.<p>There was feasting at an election rally held by …

Arunachal Pradesh

Train derailment in northern India injures 25

At least 25 people were injured on Thursday when eight carriages of a passenger train derailed in northern India, a railway ministry spokesman said, the latest in a series of incidents involving the world's fourth-largest rail network.<p>The Mahakoshal Express was traveling from Jabalpur city in …

North India

GST a step closer to meeting 1 July deadline, as Lok Sabha passes four supplementary bills

<b>New Delhi</b>: The historic Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime on Wednesday came a step closer to meet its 1 July target of rollout, with the Lok Sabha …

Lok Sabha

India's high-rise Pakistan-baiting monument flagging due to heavy winds

Fears raised about cost of huge, 110-metre high flag at Kashmir border, which has needed to be replaced four times in a month<p>It was supposed to be a symbol of national pride: the tallest flag in India posted provocatively close to the border with arch-rival Pakistan – so close that media reports …

Pakistan

The mysterious man who owns one solitary share in the unlisted Tata Sons

When the corporate battle at Tata Sons was being fought out a few months ago, a strange mystery came to light.<p>In the list of Tata Sons shareholders made public, the Tata Trusts owned 266,610 shares, the Shapoorji Pallonji family owned 74,352 shares, various Tata companies owned 49,365 shares, and …

Tripura

Politics Of Faith

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ruffled several precocious feathers in India and abroad. <i>The New York Times</i>, for example, was …

Uttar Pradesh

Wheat Tax Won't Deter Imports to Southern India, Millers Say - Bloomberg

Flour millers in India’s south say they will continue importing wheat from Australia and the Black Sea region even with the 10 percent duty imposed …

Tamil Nadu

Finance Bill: Lok Sabha to discuss law after Rajya Sabha Opposition members propose amendments

The Money Bill proposed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley does not need approval from the Upper House, where the ruling party is in the minority.<p>The Lok …

Lok Sabha

Why There Is Little Logic In Treating Muslims As Minorities In India

Snapshot<p>Trying to conjure up majorities and minorities is a foolish exercise in today’s world of extreme diversity.<p>We need to treat all people as …

West Bengal

Overseas Indians vent frustration at last demonetisation queue

For the second day running, Mumtaz Ahmad has spent much of her day in a queue outside the Delhi branch of India’s...

Jammu and Kashmir

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP must pay Rs 97 crore in 30 days for ‘splurging’ govt money on ads: L-G Baijal

In a setback to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, lieutenant governor Anil Baijal has directed that Rs 97 crore be recovered from the ruling …

Aam Aadmi Party

Attacks on Africans expose India's racist inclinations

The recent attacks on Africans have raised concerns about the safety of foreigners in India and an alarming trend of hate crimes and racism in the country. What does it mean for India's pluralistic ethos?<p>On Monday, March 27, hundreds of people in New Delhi went on a mob rampage and attacked several …

Racism

Cong objects, BJP hails passage of GST bills

The Congress today objected to the passage of four GST-related bills in Lok Sabha, claiming that it was in "contravention of Parliamentary …

BJP

Filing tax returns to be less painful from April 1

NEW DELHI: A crisp income tax form for salaried individuals will be introduced from April 1, doing away with some columns to simplify the filing of …

Taxes

GST Bills passed in Lok Sabha: Will the implementation now be another Indian ‘jugaad’?

The passage of the four GST Bills in the Lok Sabha is significant for two reasons. The first is political because it does appear that while the …

Lok Sabha

This Analysis Confirms What We Knew. PM Modi Is Killing Off ‘Mitron’ In His Speeches

We sensed it, social media was abuzz with it, and now there is data to prove it.<p>PM Narendra Modi has had a fallout with his trademark address to …

Narendra Modi

Rising cement prices in eastern India face risk from higher supply

Cement prices in most eastern states have improved by Rs10-30/50kg bag in March compared to February. Companies will benefit from higher realizations …

Indian Economy

African students in India to file formal complaint with African Union after string of racist attacks

Africans have been targeted in racially-motivated attacks this week, particularly in Greater Noida.<p>Following a string of "racist" attacks on African …

Delhi

Finance Minister admits that Aadhaar was a “great initiative” from Congress-lead UPA government

Admitting that Aadhaar was a “great initiative” of the previous UPA government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it was being expanded by …

Rajya Sabha

India Moves Toward Launching Landmark Sales Tax From July - Bloomberg

India moved another step closer to the launch of a nation-wide sales tax regime when the lower house of parliament approved supporting legislation on …

Narendra Modi

India is afraid of playing against us: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir told reporters on Wednesday that the Centre is unlikely to grant permission to the Indian cricket team to …

Pakistan

Morning Brief: Lok Sabha Clears GST Bills; SC Bans BS III Vehicles; Yoga In UP School Curriculum

<i>Good Morning, Swarajya Readers! Here's What You Need To Know Today.</i><p><b>Lok Sabha Gives Green Signal To Four GST Bills:</b> The Lok Sabha cleared four bills …

Lok Sabha

India Swings to Net Power Exporter as Modi Looks to Block China - Bloomberg

For the first time, India is exporting more electricity than it’s importing as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to aid smaller neighbors and keep …

China

Surya Namaskar similar to Namaz: Yogi Adityanath

By: PTI | Lucknow |<p>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)<p>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today …

Yoga

India's drought-hit villager rescue the cobra by offering it water from a bottle!

In an incident that will warm the cockles of animal-lovers' hearts across the globe, villagers from the drought-hit village of Kaiga in Karnataka, in India, quenched the thirst of a King Cobra, even as they reeled under a major water shortage.<p><b>Also Read:</b> <b>Can a river flow uphill? If it's in</b> …

Water

As striking UP meat traders meet Yogi Adityanath today, here's state meat industry in one chart

Agitating meat sellers and exporters in Uttar Pradesh are meeting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday in an effort to end their strike which …

Uttar Pradesh

The big news: Lok Sabha passes all four Bills connected with GST, and nine other top stories

In other headlines: Eight coaches of the Mahakoshal Express got derailed, and The Viral Fever’s CEO was booked for molestation.<p>A look at the …

Lok Sabha

RBI may keep rates unchanged in April; cut 25 bps in August: BofAML

<b>New Delhi</b>: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to keep key interest rates unchanged on 6 April, while there is scope for a rate cut in the …

Indian Economy

Jain religious group gives Nitish award for enforcing prohibition

Jain religious group - Shwetambar Terapanthi Mahasabha has conferred the prestigious ‘Anuvrat Puraskar 2016’ to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for …

Bihar