Jaitley says opposition obstructing passage of Insurance Bill

Adds India can achieve 9-10% growth if political parties bury their differences

I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish

Kumar also charged the BJP with intimidating majority Hindus by showing fear of minorities

No time can be fixed for merger of parties: Sharad Yadav

The JD(U) chief emphasised on the need for greater unity among parties which were once part of Janata Parivar

More than 70 % polling in final phase of Jharkhand elections

The Election Commission in its statement said the figure might go up after an update

Lok Sabha cleared record number of 17 bills this session

However, Rajya Sabha lost 44 hours due to disruptions with Opposition demanding Modi's presence

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Shreekant Sambrani: One hand clapping
Shreekant Sambrani

Much has been heard lately from many ministers of the Modi Sarkar (and, regrettably, from some of its loony fringe supporters as well). But some ...

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: Babalogs and their books
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

A couple of days ago, a visiting niece from the United States told us that her seven-year-old daughter was reading Enid Blyton. Since almost ...

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The Sundarbans spill

India, Bangladesh need joint mitigating strategy

What does zero inflation mean for the Indian economy?

RBI should spell out its thinking on rates

Putting people last

Regulators should focus on consumer convenience proactively

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Picture of the day: Members of Parliament from Trinamool Congress protest outside the parliament in New Delhi on Monday

 

Cong finds moorings & voice in the Opposition

It is in the Rajya Sabha that the Congress party has finally found its moorings in the Opposition, in the forefront of demanding accountability ...

Oppn slams Modi's silence over Bhagwat's remarks

Congress says RSS cannot be permitted to carry out the 'Pakistanisation' of India

No one can derail govt's development agenda: Amit Shah

Shah said govt is ready to bring an anti-conversion law and dared the 'so-called secular' opposition parties to support it

Will increase the number of Hindus: Praveen Togadia

However, the VHP leader skirts the issue of religious conversions

Opposition should allow Rajya Sabha to function: M Venkaiah Naidu

Says Opposition parties are hurting the national interest by obstructing the business of Rajya Sabha for political reasons

BJP hits back at Trinamool, says Mamata a 'chit fund minister'

The party also said there was a virtual competition going on between the Trinamool Congress chief and her leaders in use of 'intemperate' ...

Cong MP Sanjay Sinh's son joins BJP

Anant was welcomed in the BJP fold and given membership of the party by state party president Laxmi Kant Bajpai

Khattar to announce schemes on 'Good Governance Day'

Says the government will announce online system to curb corruption

International

 
Picture of the day : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife Margie pay their respect to the victims of the siege in Martin Place in Sydney central business district, Australia on Tuesday