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India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet in New York

India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet in New York

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Breaking the ice in ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session that begins later this month -- the first such high-level interaction between the neighbours after three years.



SC to monitor CBI probe in Muzaffarpur rapes case

SC to monitor CBI probe in Muzaffarpur rapes case

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to monitor the CBI probe in the case of Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes and sought a status report from the central agency in four weeks. The top court asked the media to exercise caution while reporting the case.

Rahul Gandhi concocting lies on Rafale, NPAs: Arun Jaitley

Rahul Gandhi concocting lies on Rafale, NPAs: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Calling him a "clown prince", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of "concocting lies" on the Rafale fighter jets deal and the bad loans of banks. The Congress leader was "polluting" public discourse, Jaitley said.

Modi government approves ordinance on triple talaq

Modi government approves ordinance on triple talaq

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections in five states, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence, with the government stating that there was a "compelling necessity" and "overpowering urgency" to do so.

Congress to take part in J&K polls

Congress to take part in J&K polls

Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said it will participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

PIL on EVM: Bombay HC issues notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra

PIL on EVM: Bombay HC issues notices to EC, Centre, Maharashtra

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issuing of notices to the Election Commission of India (EC), Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.

Charges of duplication of votes misleading, EC tells SC

Charges of duplication of votes misleading, EC tells SC

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that allegations about the presence of large-scale duplicate votes in electoral rolls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are "misleading and misconceived".

SC slams media: Where's anonimity of Rewari gang-rape victim?

SC slams media: Where's anonimity of Rewari gang-rape victim?

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed a section of the media, especially news channels, for revealing the identity of the Rewari gang-rape victim and asked how such disclosures could be stopped. 

Probe PMO, Jaitley role in Mallya escape: Congress

Probe PMO, Jaitley role in Mallya escape: Congress

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Upping the ante against the Narendra Modi government for its "collaboration" in letting Vijay Mallya flee the country, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a probe into why the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not act against the liquor baron.

Centre proposes merger of Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank, Bank of Baroda

Centre proposes merger of Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank, Bank of Baroda

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government on Monday proposed the merger of three state-run banks - Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and the Bank of Baroda - into an amalgamated entity and has directed their respective boards to consider the proposal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced. This is the second such exercise in the last 18 months.

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