Government (India)

Cross voting in Gujarat helped Ram Nath Kovind as eight MLAs appear to have voted for President-elect

<b>Ahmedabad:</b> At least eight MLAs of the opposition Congress in BJP-ruled Gujarat appeared to have voted for the victorious NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind …

India

‘Delimitation process will be completed soon’

In a move towards conducting local body polls, the Local Administration Department has announced that it would complete delimitation process after …

Government

US judiciary committee approves Donald Trump's choice Christopher Wray as FBI director

<b>Washington:</b> Christopher Wray, US president Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the FBI following the dismissal of the agency's former chief James Comey, …

Government

US committee votes for tougher conditions for aid to Pakistan

<b>Washington:</b> A key congressional panel has voted to impose tougher conditions on Pakistan to receive US assistance and authorised the secretary of …

Pakistan

Yogi Adityanath says CBI will probe appointments made during Samajwadi Party rule in UP

<b>Lucknow:</b> All appointments made during the Samajwadi Party rule in Uttar Pradesh will be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and no …

India

Party is supreme, not the individual, says Moily

The former Union Minister and Chikkaballapura Lok Sabha member M. Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said the party (Congress) is supreme and not the …

Government

Indian government refiners to buy less Iran oil in 2017/18: oil minister | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's state refiners plan to buy less Iranian oil in 2017/18 compared with the last fiscal year, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.<p>Iran has offered a credit period of 60 days for oil purchases in the current fiscal year, Pradhan told lawmakers in a written …

India

Trouble With "Secret" Ballot

The presidential election, and that of Vice President, which is due next month, are, in public perception, a bit like a one-horse race. The race for …

India

Standing panels to be in place by Dec. 2

The Election Commission is adopting measures to conduct the election of standing committees of local bodies before December 2. A training class for …

Government

Newly-elected local body members sworn in

: About 1, 910 newly-elected representatives of the local self-government bodies in Ernakulam district were sworn in on Thursday. The swearing-in …

Government

Nagaland political crisis: Shurhozelie Liezietsu fails to turn up for floor test; House adjourned

<b>Kohima:</b> Nagaland chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his supporters failed to turn up in the Assembly to face the floor test on Wednesday …

India

Karnataka: Siddaramaiah government appoints panel to explore possibility of a state flag

The Congress government refuted BJP allegations that the decision was politically-motivated in view of the upcoming Assembly polls.<p>The Karnataka …

India

The Daily Fix: Supreme Court must settle the question of Aadhaar and privacy right away

Everything you need to know for the day (and a little more).<p>The Big Story: Red card<p>Nearly 700 days since the Supreme Court first decided that most …

Agriculture

Presidential Election to take place today: Here's everything you need to know

<b>New Delhi: With the MPs and MLAs set top elect a new President of India on Monday morning, the electoral body has set across new rules for the</b> …

Rajya Sabha

'IMC Will Not Only Bring Investment But Job Opportunities As Well'

Union Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha announced that India Mobile Congress 2017 (IMC 2017) will be held as a three-day event from 27 to 29 …

India

Presidential Election 2017: Six former TMC MLAs, one Congress legislator in Tripura vote for Kovind

<b>Agartala:</b> A rebel Congress legislator and six sacked Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs on Monday voted for NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.<p>"As …

India

Presidential Election 2017: Legislators from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh cast votes

Polling begins in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh assemblies for the country's 14th President on Monday.<p>File images of Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar. …

India

Tripura Congress calls 12-hour shutdown in state on 19 July over 'BJP conspiracy'

<b>Agartala:</b> Opposition Congress on Monday night called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura on Wednesday to protest what it called "conspiracy of BJP ahead of …

India

Venezuela votes to determine public support for Nicholas Maduro's plan to rewrite Constitution

<b>Caracas:</b> Polls opened in Venezuela on Sunday in an opposition-organized vote to measure public support for President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite …

Venezuela

Presidential Election 2017: Will not vote for Meira Kumar, says AAP leader HS Phoolka

<b>Chandigarh:</b> Senior AAP leader and lawyer HS Phoolka on Saturday said he will not vote for Meira Kumar, the opposition's nominee for the presidential …

India

US House imposes tougher conditions on defence funding to Pakistan

<b>Washington:</b> The US House of Representatives has voted for three legislative amendments to impose tougher conditions for reimbursement of defence …

Pakistan

Report: Indian Government Considers Tax on Bitcoin Purchases

Local reports indicate that India may put in place a goods-and-services tax on bitcoin purchases.<p>Indian officials have been meeting for months to …

India

After series of goof-ups in public glare, Congress’ media department shake-up an expected move

NEW DELHI: It’s been brewing for a while. But the ‘yes-no-very well’ fiasco over Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with Chinese envoy Lau Zhaohui amid the …

India

What Caste Has To Do With The Endurance Of Open Defecation In Rural India

In most places around the world, infant mortality is falling quickly, the average height of children is increasing, and increasingly almost everyone …

India

Trouble for Congress? Parliamentary panel wants CBI to seek Centre's permission to reopen Bofors probe

The Congress party, decimated and stuck with an uninspiring leadership, now seems to have a ghost of choice to decide what is worse — the ghost of …

India

To make BCCI & state associations fall in line, CoA asks Supreme Court to invoke Article 142

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata |<p>The Committee of Administrators (CoA) comprising Vinod Rai (chairman), Vikram Limaye and Diana Edulji has …

Sports (India)

Indian government's promise to people too big to let them down: EY Global Chairman

<i>EY Global Chairman Mark A Weinberger</i><i><br>Image: Joshua Navalkar</i><p>Introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India, a much-awaited indirect tax …

Economics

Trump has secretive teams to roll back regulations, led by recruits with deep industry ties

An investigation has found many appointees with potential conflicts of interest, including two who might personally profit if particular regulations …

Government

Russia probe: Democratic congressman files first article of impeachment against Donald Trump

<b>Washington:</b> A Democratic congressman has filed the first article of impeachment against President Donald Trump charging him with obstruction of …

Government

Donald Trump's FBI nominee Christopher Wray says Russia probe not 'witch hunt'

<b>Washington</b>: The investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged connection with the Russians by Special Persecutor Robert Muller is not a "witch …

Government