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Oppn gives notice in RS for PM explanation on 'Pak conspiracy'

New delhi, Dec 15: Opposition leaders today protested the rejection of their notice in the Rajya Sabha demanding an explanation and apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "conspiracy with Pakistan" remark involving his predecessor Manmohan Singh.

The leaders termed the comment "unfortunate" and told reporters outside the House it was "disappointing" that Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah...

Deadline for linking of Aadhaar with various services extended

New Delhi, Dec 15: The Supreme Court today extended till March 31 next year the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes.

A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in an interim order, also modified its earlier order with regard to linking of Aadhaar with mobile services and said the deadline...

Oppositon queries not addressed at all-party meet: Mallikarjun Kharge

New Delhi, Dec 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not address Opposition queries at the all-party meeting ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge charged today.

As the Winter Session started, the prime minister noted that all party leaders were clear at yesterday's meeting that this session should be used positively to help take...

Don't say 'beg', we are a free nation: Naidu to ministers

New Delhi, Dec 15: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu brought minor changes in the conduct of the Rajya Sabha on the first day today after taking over as its Chairman, asking ministers and members not to use colonial terms while laying papers on the table.

Presiding over the Upper House proceedings on the opening day of the winter session...

My role now is to retire: Sonia Gandhi a day before son Rahul's elevation

New Delhi, Dec 15: A day before son Rahul Gandhi takes over as the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, who held the party baton for 19 years, hinted that she's close to retiring from politics.

"My role now is to retire," Sonia Gandhi said.

As the grand old party, Congress, gears up to formally make Rahul as party President...

De-freezing of accounts: SC dismisses Teesta Setalvad's plea

New Delhi, Dec 15: The Supreme Court today dismissed the pleas of activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband and her two NGOs challenging the Gujarat High Court order rejecting their pleas for de-freezing of their personal bank accounts.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the pleas are dismissed.

Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and their two...

Exit polls predict BJP win in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi, Dec 14: The BJP looks headed for facile victories in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, exit polls by various media houses concluded unanimously after a rancorous campaign which saw sharp exchanges between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress's president-elect Rahul Gandhi.

Almost all exit polls predicted more than 100 seats for the BJP in Gujarat where the...

Modi's roadshow after voting earns ire; Election Commission called BJP’s puppet

Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Dec 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'roadshow' after casting his vote in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections has created a fresh controversy with senior Congress leader P Chidambaram accusing the Election Commission of allowing a 'political campaign'.

Modi exercised his franchise on Thursday at Nishan School in Ranip area of Sabarmati Assembly constituency where BJP's...

Gujarat polls:PM Modi waits in queue, casts vote in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Dec 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today cast his vote here after waiting in a queue to exercise his right at a polling booth set up at a school in Sabarmati constituency of Ahmedabad district.

After casting the vote at the Nishan High School, he showed his inked finger to thousands of supporters who had gathered outside the...

Man gets death penalty in Dalit student rape case

Kochi, Dec 14: A city court has awarded death sentence to Ameerul Islam, the lone convict found guilty in the rape and murder case of a 30-year old Dalit law student in Kerala last year.

Ernakulam Principal Sessions court judge N Anil Kumar awarded death penalty to Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, for committing murder of the law...