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  • Lok Sabha
    Aug 04, 2015 10:50 IST

    Suspension of MPs: Congress' stand prompts Modi govt to re-think

    Within a day after the suspension of 25 Congress MPs, the government is learnt to be exploring options to pacify the principal opposition party to end the growing acrimony that threatens to derail the NDA regime's reforms agenda.

  • Thane collapse
    Aug 04, 2015 07:21 IST

    11 dead, many feared trapped after building collapses in Thane

    Six people died and seven others were injured after a three-storeyed residential building in Thane's Bcabin area collapsed around 2am on Tuesday.

  • Naga peace accord
    Aug 04, 2015 10:30 IST

    Naga peace accord: Will the 'framework agreement' end insurgency?

    The historic peace accord signed by the government and the NSCN-IM on Monday came nearly 40 years after another similar treaty inked in Shillong failed to establish peace and led to a fracturing of the Naga rebel movement.

  • A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
    Aug 04, 2015 08:30 IST

    Pak violates ceasefire again, targets BSF posts along IB

    In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops on Tuesday fired mortal shells and targeted 12 BSF posts in Kanachack and Pargwal areas in Jammu district, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate.

  • Naga peace deal
    Aug 03, 2015 22:53 IST

    The road to peace in Nagaland will be long and arduous

    The ceasefire pact may have reduced the intensity of the violence in the region since 1997 when it was signed, but its sheer duration led to skepticism about New Delhi’s faith. 80 rounds of talks seemed to have yielded little. Was India interested in a solution at all? Or was it happy since it had tackled the violence and tamed the rebels, without needing to give anything in return, without needing to address Naga political aspirations?

  • Lok Sabha
    Aug 04, 2015 02:43 IST

    Suspension of MPs would have 'disastrous fallout', warns Cong

    The suspension of 25 Congress members from the Lok Sabha may have been defended by the treasury benches, but the rancour between the two sides threatens the government’s reform agenda, with the Opposition party warning of a “disastrous fallout”.

  • NSCN, nagaland
    Aug 04, 2015 08:03 IST

    Naga peace accord: Key moments of the insurgency

    Who are the Nagas? Here is the timeline of the key moments of the Naga insurgency.

  • RBI
    Aug 04, 2015 08:53 IST

    RBI expected to keep rates unchanged at monetary policy review

    There have been a lot of speculations on India's central bank policy review which is expected to yield little in the way of action on Tuesday, but its statement will be pored over for clues as to whether there is a chance of another interest rate cut this year.

  • Porn
    Aug 03, 2015 21:14 IST

    We aren't control freaks: Govt gets down to explain porn ban

    As reactions to the government’s move to block porn sites rose to a crescendo on Monday, top communications ministry officials said it was merely meant to comply with the Supreme Court’s observations and not to curtail internet freedom.

  • MPs, Monsoon Session, 2015 Monsoon Session Parliament, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha
    Aug 04, 2015 00:03 IST

    Govt to discuss farmers' plight in the absence of Oppn MPs

    The Lok Sabha may see government coming up with some non-contentious bills for discussion and passage in the absence of opposition MPs, some of whom have been suspended for five days.

  • Naga peace accord
    Aug 03, 2015 23:14 IST

    Naga accord a 'framework agreement', Nagalim issue set aside

    The landmark peace accord signed on Monday by the government and the NSCN-IM, the dominant rebel group in Nagaland, is a “framework agreement” that will pave the way for a final and lasting solution to one of the longest running insurgencies in Asia, rebel and government sources said.

  • Land Bill
    Aug 03, 2015 19:38 IST

    Climbdown on reforms? Govt may drop key land bill amendments

    The Narendra Modi government has decided to withdraw almost all the changes to the land acquisition law, including the ones on consent clause, after it failed to push the legislation through Parliament, reports said Monday.

  • Obama SOTU 2
    Aug 04, 2015 01:35 IST

    Obama says climate change one of 'key challenges' of our time

    In an attempt to at least try to slow the process, Obama announced that power plant owners must cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030.

  • Naga peace accord
    Aug 03, 2015 21:59 IST

    Treaty with NSCN(IM): Nagaland's neighbours wary of contents

    One of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland’s (NSCN-IM) prime preconditions for resolving the peace process was the integration of all Naga-inhabited areas. Referred to as Greater Nagaland, its map includes five hill districts of Manipur, two of Arunachal Pradesh and large swathes of Assam bordering Nagaland.

  • Lok Sabha
    Aug 03, 2015 15:46 IST

    Parliament logjam: 25 Congress MPs suspended for 5 days from LS

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended over half of the party’s 44 LS parliamentarians -- who were carrying placards and shouting slogans demanding the resignation of top BJP leaders over the Lalit Modi controversy and the Vyapam scam -- for "persistently, wilfully obstructing the House".