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Ishrat case: CBI zeroes in on Narendra Modi, Amit Shah

Ahmedabad, May 24: The CBI has suspiciously gone soft on the cops accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, with an eye on information which may implicate their political bosses - former minister of state for home Amit Shah and chief minister Narendra Modi. Sources said both Modi and Shah may be summoned for...

Mamata Banerjee's government to acquire two Saradha-owned TV channels

Kolkata, May 24: Mamata Banerjee has announced that her West Bengal government will acquire Tara Musik and Tara News, two of the 13 media outlets that the now-defunct Saradha group ran, on "grounds of humanity."

The chief minister said the government would "give ex-gratia payment of Rs.16,000 each to the 168 employees of the...

I am not soft like my mom: Rahul

New Delhi, May 24: Making it clear to all party unit leaders and workers as also Delhi Government functionaries that he did not have a soft heart like his mother Sonia Gandhi but was more resolute and determined like grandmother Indira Gandhi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday gave the thumbs up to Chief Minister Sheila...

PM calls for reorientation of country's strategic thinking

Gurgaon, May 23: India faces an entire spectrum of security challenges and there is need for reorientation of the country's strategic thinking and reappraisal of its higher defence organisations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday.

Stating that India was situated at the strategic crossroads of Asia and astride one of busiest sea lanes of the world, the...

In battle mode, Sonia backs beleaguered PM

New Delhi, May 23: A combative UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, clearly in battle mode, forcefully defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday night against the unrelenting criticism he has been facing recently even as she tore into the Bharatiya Janata Party for disrupting Parliament and blocking the passage of key laws.

“The Prime Minister is...

BJP accuses UPA of diminishing role of PM

New Delhi, May 22: BJP today sought to paint a dismal picture of UPA-II holding it responsible for the economic gloom and failure to give the country leadership while accusing it of diminishing the role of the Prime Minister.

On the fourth anniversary of UPA-II, BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley said they would limit their...

UPA II completes 4 yrs, PM to present report card

New Delhi, May 22: The UPA-II government celebrates its fourth birthday today and will present a final report card, with the next general elections only months away. It has been a turbulent year for the Manmohan Singh government, with scam after scam rocking it, and the BJP has planned a focused attack to highlight what it calls the UPA's "failures"...

We’ll take bilateral relations to new heights, Li says

New Delhi, May 21: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday said India and China have the “wisdom” to find mutually acceptable solution to the boundary problem and the two countries have not shied away from addressing the vexed issue.

Mr. Li also said China will support its enterprises to increase investments in India and help Indian products have...

iGate sacks Murthy after sexual harassment claim

Mumbai, May 21: The board of iGate Corp, an information technology outsourcing services provider, has sacked Chief Executive Officer Phaneesh Murthy following an investigation into a claim of sexual harassment, the company said in a statement.

The U.S.-listed company, which has bulk of its employees in India, has appointed Gerhard Watzinger as interim chief executive with immediate effect,...

India, China vow to end border dispute, sign eight agreements

New Delhi, May 20: The Indian and Chinese premiers pledged on Monday to finally resolve a border dispute that has soured ties for decades, saying good relations between the two Asian giants were key to world peace.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, making his first foreign visit since taking office, said that Beijing was determined to build up...