Government (India)

Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament subject to modifications of drafting or …

Government

Not happy that DDCA members voted in favour of proxy, says BCCI acting president CK Khanna

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna on Wednesday expressed his disappointment over a majority of the DDCA …

Sports (India)

Twitter report reveals 55 percent increase in requests for account information by the Indian government

Between January and June this year, the Indian government made 261 account information requests, a 55 percent increase from the previous period, and …

Surveillance

AIADMK crisis LIVE: Dhinakaran blames Centre for turmoil, claims 'murder of democracy' in Tamil Nadu

<b>Dhinakaran camp cries foul, says they will take legal action</b><p>Legally we are very sound and we will get justice from the Court: #TTVDhinakaran over …

India

Lawyer finds fault with India’s security threat bogey

| <b>Published —</b> Wednesday 20 September 2017<p>A Rohingya Muslim girl Yasmin Ara stands in front of her shanty at a camp for refugees in Hyderabad, in this …

India

Indian government says Rohingya Muslims are security threat

The Indian government said Monday that it has evidence there are extremists who pose a threat to the country's security among the Rohingya Muslims …

Rohingya

Shiv Sena resorts to public display of bravado even as internal squabbles rock the party

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray. File photo: Mint<p><b>Mumbai:</b> Even as Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday issued a stern message to the Devendra …

India

AIADMK MLAs disqualified: TTV Dhinakaran claims governors 'delay' on plea against E Palaniswamy caused elimination

Eighteen AIADMK MLAs owing allegiance to rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran were on Monday disqualified by Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal, giving …

India

Meet Tez - Google wades into India's mobile payments market

The launch of Tez could benefit more than 300 million smartphone users in India.<p>‘Tez’ means fast in Hindi, and it’s the hope of Google to make mobile …

Banking

Politicisation of judiciary in Maldives thrives under Yameen, courts thwart another reform attempt.

Democratic functioning has been deferred once again in the island nation.<p>It was one of biggest efforts at legal reform in the Maldives in recent …

Government

Like Cryptocurrency as Legal Tender

Regulation<p><b>While working on creating a legal framework for bitcoin and other digital currencies, the Indian government is now considering launching</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Interview: We are not aiding Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami, says senior BJP leader H Raja

The party national secretary claimed BJP’s opposition to VK Sasikala was in tune with its principled stand against dynasty politics.<p>The All India …

India

Madhes Issues Put on Hold as Nepal’s Janakpur Prepares for Local Elections

While many voters feel that the constitution must be amended eventually, they are excited to cast their ballots for local representatives for the …

India

California Legislature Advances 'Sanctuary State' Bill

The California State Legislature passed a “sanctuary state” bill on Saturday that would limit state and local law enforcement cooperation with …

Politics

Rahul Can Become Congress President Through Internal Election Next Month, Says Veerappa Moily

The internal election process in states is due to be completed this month and this will be followed by elections at the AICC level.<p><b>Hyderabad</b>: Senior …

Rahul Gandhi

Kashmiri Journalists and Activists Face Twitter Censorship at Indian Government’s Request

Kashmiri woman protestor dares a policeman to stop her from moving ahead during restrictions imposed in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian …

Liberal View

Dhinakaran faction moves EC against Sasikala ouster

Representatives of ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran today approached the Election Commission and urged it to declare as invalid the party's …

Government

Japan's bullet train to speed up India's shabby railways

Deadly accidents, dirty stations and coaches, decrepit equipment and unpunctual trains mark India's vast, outdated and inefficient rail …

World News

DU election: NSUI to move Delhi HC seeking recount for secretary seat that ABVP won

The Congress-backed party won the president and vice president posts, while the RSS-backed ABVP bagged the secretary and joint secretary seats.<p>The …

Government

Tamil Nadu politics: As AIADMK ousts Sasikala from top post, it’s advantage Palaniswami

A general council meeting on Tuesday seemed to suggest a big change in momentum against the Sasikala/Dinakaran faction.<p>The All India Anna Dravida …

India

Northeast States Yet to Implement SC Order Declaring Parliamentary Secretaries ‘Unconstitutional’

The highest number of parliamentary secretaries is in BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh, followed by Nagaland where the party is in alliance with Naga …

India

Bihar: Sharad Yadav’s plea for JD(U)’s arrow symbol rejected by Election Commission

The polling monitor said they had not submitted documents to support their claim to the arrow symbol and the offices allotted to the party.<p>The …

India

Protesting farmers resort to eating their own faeces to get the Indian government’s attention

A desperate group of Indian farmers has resorted to the unthinkable—consuming their own excreta.<p>After trying unsuccessfully for months to grab the Indian government’s attention towards their plight, some 10 of them in green loincloths took this extreme step in New Delhi on Monday (Sept. 11).<p>Natives …

India

Sasikala Removed From AIADMK Post, Jayalalithaa to Be General Secretary Forever

At the AIADMK general council meeting, a resolution was passed saying that office bearers appointed by J. Jayalalithaa before her death will continue …

India

Embrace the Rohingya

What makes the purported deportation of the Rohingya from India legally untenable is that the Indian government, like any other in the world, is …

Rakhine State

JKCA painting 'misleading picture' - Vinod Rai

8:16 AM ET<p>The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has told the Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) to stop painting a "misleading" picture about …

Government

Arrest, debate, vote: How US Congress and other parliaments ensure the presence of their members

In 1988, Republican senator Bob Packwood was arrested and carried into the US Senate to achieve quorum.<p>The monsoon session of Parliament, which …

Government

AIADMK sacks Sasikala from interim General Secretary Post

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to sack VK Sasikala from interim General …

Government

Steve Bannon says firing former FBI director James Comey may be biggest mistake in modern political history

<b>Washington:</b> Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says the firing of former FBI director James Comey may have been the biggest mistake in …

Government

DUSU elections 2017: Delhi HC gives go-ahead to varsity to declare presidential poll result

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Delhi High Court has given a go-ahead to the Delhi University to declare the results for the post of president in the Delhi University …

Elections