India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech to the nation during a ceremony to celebrate country's 73rd Independence Day, which marks the of the end of British colonial rule, at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2019. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)
By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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Prime Minister hails ‘path-breaking’ changes amid lockdown

(Photo by Prakash Singh/ AFP) NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed his “path-breaking” move to strip the Kashmir region it administers of its autonomy in a strongly worded speech marking More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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Rahul Gandhi accepts Governor Malik’s ‘invitation’ to visit J&K

NEW DELHI : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accepted an “invitation” extended by Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to visit the region, which is currently under an unprecedented security cover. Responding More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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Sushma Swaraj transformed her ministry from protocol to “people’s call”

NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that Sushma Swaraj as external affairs minister transformed her ministry from being bound to protocol to one oriented to “people’s call” More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Monday, August 12th, 2019
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Political ‘Dangal’ for Wrestlers Babita Phogat Join Saffron BJP

NEW DELHI : Wrestling gold-medalist Babita Phogat and her father and coach Mahavir Phogat, who inspired Amir Khan’s film ‘Dangal’, joined the ruling BJP today ahead of polls this year in Haryana, More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Sonia Gandhi becomes Congress interim president

NEW DELHI : Sonia Gandhi to become Congress interim president. The development has been confirmed by senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. The Congress’s top decision-making body, the Congress Working More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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A new parliament building under consideration, says Lok Sabha Speaker

NEW DELHI : Vowing to make the Parliament paperless by the next session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday announced some new steps to facilitate effective participation of the members in the proceedings. Addressing More...

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna upon former president Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, Thursday, Aug 8, 2019. (PTI)
By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee awarded Bharat Ratna

NEW DELHI : President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred country’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on former President Pranab Mukherjee and posthumously on social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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J&K will not remain a Union Territory for long: PM

 NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed on Thursday for the first time after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. During his address, the PM blamed Article 370, which provided special status More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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Pakistan expelled Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria in Islamabad

NEW DELHI : Pakistan today expelled the Indian envoy in Islamabad and announced a five-point plan that included a downgrade of its ties with India and suspension of bilateral trade, in response to the government’s More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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Meet me on Wednesday to collect your fee of Re1: Sushma to Harish Salve

NEW DELHI: Less than an hour before she was rushed to Delhi’s AIIMS in a critical condition, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had asked Harish Salve, the lawyer who represented India at the International More...