Patna: The Bihar government has announced reservation in promotions to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes personnel in its services. The decision was taken in compliance with the order passed by the Supreme Court on May 17 and June 5 on special writ petition. A notification issued by the Bihar Government stated that such promotions would, however, be...

New Delhi : Hours before the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government will face a no-confidence motion moved by former ally the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged fellow MPs to “rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive, comprehensive and disruption-free debate”. Terming the day ‘important’ Prime Minister...

New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has removed party vice-chairperson and national coordinator Jaiprakash Singh after he called Congress president Rahul Gandhi unfit for the prime ministerial post. While addressing a press conference in the capital on Tuesday, the former Uttar Pradeshchief minister also mentioned about Singh’s...

Kolkata : Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was on Saturday summoned by a Kolkata Court over his controversial ‘Hindu-Pakistan’ remark. Kolkata-based advocate Sumeet Chowdhury, in his petition, said that Tharoor’s comments had hurt religious sentiments of the countrymen, insulted the Constitutionand that they were intended to create great...

New Delhi : Women are indispensable part of India’s dairy sector and agriculture, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Prime Minister...

Pune (Maharashtra) : Dada J. P. Vaswani, the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission, passed away on Thursday here at the age of 99. An acclaimed...

Kolkata : Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyaldisapproved the proposal for single Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate slab by describing it as a “ridiculous suggestion”. Goyal’s comments came after some political parties recently clamoured that the Centre must get rid of the four-slab GST rate structure. On a related note, the Congress had vowed...

Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) : BJP MLA from Bairia district Surendra Narayan Singh triggered a controversy by saying that even Lord Ram would not have been able to put an end to the rising rape incidents. “I can say this with full confidence that even Lord Ram will not be able to prevent such instances. This is natural pollution, which has not left anybody untouched....

New Delhi : The Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Wednesday reserved its order on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor‘s anticipatory bail plea for tomorrow, in connection with the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Meanwhile, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) opposed Tharoor’s anticipatory bail plea in Patiala House Court. “We will...

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the ministry has requested the Government of Nepal to provide army helicopters in order to evacuate stranded Indian nationals along the route of the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. “We have requested Government of Nepal for army helicopters to evacuate stranded Indian nationals. #IndiansStrandedInNepal,”...