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'Bharat Bandh' an attempt to spread rumour: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

New Delhi, Sept 10: The BJP Monday dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' call given by the Congress and several other parties as an attempt to spread rumour and confusion among the masses and said people will "puncture the grand alliance balloon" floated by the main opposition party.

Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi took on the...

Rahul kick-starts nationwide protests; time to change Modi govt, says Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Sept 10: Congress president Rahul Gandhi kick-started the nationwide protests against fuel price hike by staging a sit-in demonstration at a petrol pump near Rajghat along with leaders from 20 political parties.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP leader Tariq Anwar, RSP leader N K Premachandran, AAP leader Sanjay Singh, RJD leader...

Rupee hits lifetime low of 72.18, drops 45 paise against US dollar

Mumbai, Sept 10: The rupee on Monday slumped to a fresh record low of 72.18 by falling 45 paise against the U.S. dollar on strong demand for the U.S. currency from importers as the greenback strengthened against other currencies overseas on upbeat jobs data.

At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the local currency opened at record low of...

Earthquake in Haryana; tremors felt in Delhi too

New Delhi, Sept 10: A medium-intensity earthquake hit Haryana's Jhajjar district and its tremors were also felt in the national capital for the second time in less than 24 hours, the National Centre for Seismology said.

The quake occurred at 6.28 am at a depth of 10 km and had a magnitude of 3.7, it said....

MLA PC George draws flak for calling rape victim nun 'prostitute'

Kochi, Sept 9: The Kerala Mahila Federation, on Sunday hit out at state Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) PC George">PC George for calling a nun, who accused a Bishop of rape, a "prostitute" and demanded action against him.

George, an independent MLA of the Poonjar constituency in the Kottayam district stoked a controversy earlier today after he termed...

Over 20 parties to join Congress in 'Bharat Bandh'

New Delhi, Sept 9: Scores of leaders belonging to 21 political parties will take part in 'Bharat Bandh' called by the Congress party on September 10 against the fuel price hike, and decline in rupee value against the United States dollar.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Samajwadi Party (SP), among others, have extended...

Rahul Gandhi’s rise in ranks will come 'automatically': Kharge

New Delhi, Sept 9: Amid efforts to unite non-BJP forces in the run-up to the 2019 parliamentary election, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Sunday that party president Rahul Gandhi would find "automatic" acceptance in the opposition ranks sooner than later.

In an exclusive interview to PTI, the Congress veteran said the people of India were...

Muslims Muk Morcha stages protest demanding reservation in education, jobs

Pune, Sept 9: The 'Muslim Muk Morcha' carried out a protest in Pune on Sunday with a demand of reservation in education and jobs.

The protesters also demanded punishment for those behind lynching of Muslims in the name of 'gau raksha', and also asked for land annexed from the Waqf Board to be returned.

"Five per cent reservation...

Is this some kind of joke: SC on trial through WhatsApp

New Delhi, Sept 9: Have you ever heard of a trial in a criminal case being conducted through instant messaging app WhatsApp?

Bizzare but true.

This peculiar case has reached the Supreme Court, which was left wondering as to how this kind of a "joke" was allowed to happen in a court of law...

Lynchers cannot call themselves nationalists: Naidu

New Delhi, Sept 9: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said those involved in incidents of hate and lynching cannot call themselves nationalists while holding that legislation alone was not enough as a change in societal behaviour was required to prevent such cases.

The vice president also expressed anguish over the politicisation of incidents of lynching, saying such cases...