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Alvi, Tewari protest new Congress gag order

In the Congress, where top leaders are often accused of not being communicative enough, the senior brass is torn over the issue of leaders talking on behalf of the party in public.

India says boundary issue will be discussed during Xi's visit

India and China are unlikely to play up differences over their disputed border and will instead focus on boosting economic ties to give a new direction to relations between two of Asia’s largest economies during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit beginning September 17.

China, India in border skirmish ahead of Xi visit

The latest incident highlights the bitter differences between the two Asian giants despite the likely bonhomie that will mark the Chinese president's first Indian visit. India says boundary issue will be discussed during Xi's visit

Law panel recommends repeal of 72 archaic laws

Out of these 72 laws, 53 belong to the colonial era when statutes were enacted keeping in mind the interests of East India Company or the Crown and to curb independence movement.

Satyam case: Accused to appear in court on Oct 27

A local court trying the case of multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL) on Monday ordered all the accused to appear before it on October 27.

Our monsoon almost 40 million years old

An international research team has now found that the Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures.

Govt to change job exchanges to career centres

The central government is all set to restructure the defunct employment exchanges of the country and turn them into career centres on the lines of online job portals like and, likely from next month.

J-K floods: Charity with swank is no charity, sooner we understand it, better it is

Like majority of the areas in the valley, we got no warning about the flood and while we waited for the water level to recede, no one from the government or any rescue team was found on ground, writes Gowhar Farooq.

Name whistle-blower in Sinha case: SC to Bhushan

The Supreme Court Monday directed lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan to disclose the identity of the ‘whistle-blower’ who gave him a copy of the guest register of CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s residence.

Seat-sharing: Uddhav talks tough, rejects BJP offer

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) demand to contest 135 of Maharashtra’s 288 assembly seats in the October 15 polls, escalating tensions between the two oldest allies in the National Democratic alliance.

Saradha was running ponzi schemes: SFIO

Completing its probe into 'chitfund scam' of 14 Saradha group firms, SFIO on Monday said these companies have been found to be running 'ponzi schemes' and would face prosecution for violating laws.

Saradha: Oppn ups demand for Mamata resignation

Targeting chief minister Mamata Banerjee directly , all opposition parties in West Bengal -- the Left, BJP and the Congress-- have upped the demand for her resignation over the Saradha chit fund scam.

Money from cow slaughter funding terror: Maneka

Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday expressed concern about India being the world's largest beef exporter and claimed that the money from illegal animal slaughter was used for perpetrating acts of terrorism.

Lessons from first session: Be ready with House agenda

After being perceived to be scrambling for business in its first full Parliament session in July-August, the NDA government is gearing up to be fully prepared much ahead of the winter session. There too, a long list of business is pending before the government.

JNU: AISA wins polls, strong show by ABVP

The Leftist All India Students’ Association has swept all four seats in the Jawaharlal Nehru Student Union elections but saw a major cut in its vote share as the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad gained major ground in the left-dominated university.

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