Litmus test awaits the Gandhis in Amethi

A litmus test awaits the Gandhis in their bastion Amethi, which votes on Monday in the fifth of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
IANS | Feb 25, 2017Read Story »

Jayalalithaa’s birthday a quiet day for Sasikala in jail

The 69th birthday of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday was a quiet day for her long-time confidante and AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan in the Central Jail on the city’s outs
IANS | Feb 24, 2017Read Story »

We do not discriminate between Ramadan and Diwali: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charge that his government discriminated against one religion and favoured another.
IANS | Feb 24, 2017Read Story »

Modi, Shah, delighted by BJP win in Maharashtra civic polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party team in Maharashtra after it notched spectacular victories, bagging eight of the 10 major civic bodies here on Thursday.
IANS | Feb 24, 2017Read Story »

India's civic bodies have failed to implement Swachh Bharat: Survey

A whopping 75 per cent of citizens who participated in a survey to assess the progress of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi believe that their municipal c | Feb 22, 2017Read Story »

India to hold world forum on homeopathic medicine regulation

India will host the World Integrated Medicine Forum on Regulation of Homeopathic Medicine -- to be inaugurated by AYUSH Minister Sripad Yesso Naik -- here from February 23.
IANS | Feb 22, 2017Read Story »

Akhilesh's donkey jibe sharpens focus on threatened species

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's "Gujarat ke Gadhe (Donkeys of Gujarat)" jibe might have been meant to score points in a bitter electoral battle, but it has inadvertently sharpened focus on the In
By Kushagra Dixit | IANS | Feb 21, 2017Read Story »

Why Uttar Pradesh cannot cope with its youth's aspirations

For 16 years, Kailash Rai (not his real name), 49, has been commuting six hours every working day between his home in the state capital Lucknow and the government degree college where he teaches in Pihani, 135
By Saumya Tewari | IANS | Feb 20, 2017Read Story »

Kerala CM orders arrest of 2,010 'goons' in a month

Amid outrage in Kerala over the sexual assault on an actress in a moving car, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday directed the immediate arrest of 2,010 "goons" that are on the intelligence list within a
IANS | Feb 20, 2017Read Story »

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami comfortably wins confidence vote

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami Saturday comfortably won the vote of confidence in the state assembly, with the proceedings marred by unruly conduct that saw the opposition DMK evicted by the
IANS | Feb 18, 2017Read Story »