RS secretariat contradicts minister on status of Whistle Blowers Bill

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 12:34

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) A junior minister and the Rajya Sabha secretariat are at variance on the status of an amendment to a bill to protect whistle blowers, a measure that many say dilutes the law and should thus be referred to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha.


Centre puts on hold decision on Kerala dam

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 12:32

Chennai, Nov 2 (IANS) The central government has stopped Kerala from carrying on activities to build a dam across Siruvani river, the Tamil Nadu government said on Wednesday.


Older MPs declined in BJP, increased in Congress (Special to IANS)

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 12:06

The number of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members of parliament (MPs) in the current Lok Sabha above the age of 70 declined to 8.8 per cent -- from 14.2 per cent in the 15th Lok Sabha -- and MPs aged 25 to 40 increased from 5.8 per cent to 7.8 per cent, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data released by PRS Legislative Research.


Uneasy calm prevails along Line of Control in Jammu

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:14

Jammu, Nov 2 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed on the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu on Wednesday, a day after eight civilians were killed and 24 injured in Pakistan targeting of civilian facilities.


Meeting held to review situation along Pakistan border in J&K

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:14

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, on Tuesday reviewed the security along India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir as shelling and cross border firing by Pakistani troops killed eight civilians.


US Embassy issues travel advisory for India

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 22:52

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The US Embassy here on Tuesday issued an advisory warning of an "increased threat to places in India frequented by Westerners, such as religious sites, markets", citing "recent Indian media reports" indicating the Islamic State's "desire" to attack targets in India.


Congress Working Committee to meet on Nov 7, discuss organisational polls

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 22:46

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A meeting of Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's apex decision-making body, would be held on November 7, and expected to discuss organisational elections amid suggestions that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi should be elevated as party chief.


Modi hails improved gender ratio in Haryana

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 22:22

Gurugram, Nov 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people of Haryana to protect the girl child in its golden jubilee year and expressed satisfaction that the state has now started contributing towards improving the gender ratio in the country.


Baloch women leader seeks India's help for independence

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 21:32

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) World Baloch Women's Forum (WBWF) President Naela Quadri Baloch on Tuesday sought India's help for the cause of an independent Balochistan, but urged that the issue should not be mixed up with Kashmir.


"Arnab Goswami is back tonight"

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 20:58

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-chief of Times Now, announced on Tuesday that he is quitting the Times Group, employees of the news channel said.