• Pakistan, China
    Apr 20, 2015 00:50 IST

    India keeping a close eye on China-Pak military cooperation: Navy chief

    India is keeping a close eye on the growing military cooperation between Pakistan and China as Islamabad and Beijing inch closer to hammering out a landmark submarine deal, navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan said on Sunday.

  • Activists of CPI
    Apr 20, 2015 00:57 IST

    Kerala CPI(M)’s plan to elevate Ramachandran Pillai fails

    The CPI(M) Kerala unit has pushed veteran VS Achuthanandan, 92, out of the central committee but it suffered a jolt when its plan to elevate senior leader Ramachandran Pillai to the top post fell flat.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 20, 2015 00:43 IST

    Modi govt rubbing salt into wounds of farmers: Sonia Gandhi

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “abandoning” the poor after coming to power and said the NDA government was “rubbing salt into the wounds” of farmers by bringing in the land acquisition ordinance.

  • Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 20, 2015 00:49 IST

    PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi continue to deliver from old scripts

    It was certainly a hot Sunday in the national capital with rising political temperatures. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi — back after his nine-day foreign tour — addressed BJP MPs at the Parliament’s Balayogi auditorium, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi — back after a six-week sabbatical — addressed farmers at the Ramlila Maidan, there was heightened suspense and expectation in political circles.

  • Robin Dhowan
    Apr 20, 2015 00:33 IST

    Priority is to ensure we are combat-ready: Navy chief

    India and the United States may have set up a working group to explore aircraft carrier technology but the navy hasn’t made up its mind yet, navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan said. In a wide-ranging interview with Rahul Singh, he talked about the need to appoint a single-point military adviser to the government and the quick tempo set by the Modi government to fill crucial operations gaps in the military’s capabilities

  • Parliament House
    Apr 20, 2015 00:13 IST

    As Parliament session resumes today, Oppn looks set to corner govt

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech to party MPs, Rahul Gandhi-led kisan rally and Sitaram Yechury’s anointment as the CPI(M) party chief — all on Sunday — charged up the political arena ahead of the Parliament session starting from Monday.

  • Collector’s office in Bhopal
    Apr 19, 2015 22:31 IST

    Govt may cut slack for tardy but diligent babus

    The government appears to be having second thoughts about throwing the rulebook at officials who are a little late to work, as long as they do their job well and don’t mind staying back if there is a deadline to meet.

  • Kashmir protests
    Apr 19, 2015 22:23 IST

    Kashmir Valley still tense, stray incidents of violence reported

    After two days of violent protests, Kashmir Valley on Sunday remained tense with stray incidents of stone-pelting in Budgam district over the killing of a teenage boy in police firing on Saturday.

  • A BSF soldier petrolling at Jammu Katra National highway
    Apr 19, 2015 22:13 IST

    J-K: BSF troops, militants exchange fire; infiltration bid foiled

    BSF troops on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid by a group of armed militants, who tried to enter the international border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, a BSF official said.

  • JKLF
    Apr 19, 2015 21:16 IST

    Malik ends 30-hour fast, resolution asks Pandits to return to Valley

    Separatist JKLF chief Yasin Malik ended his 30-hour fast to oppose separate Pandit townships on Sunday but a joint resolution asked the displaced population to return to their home and hearth.

  • farmers' rally
    Apr 19, 2015 20:05 IST

    Rain-hit farmers voice their dissent against Modi govt at Congress rally

    Khangara Ram Bishnu, a farmer from Rajasthan’s Sewada village of Jalore district, travelled more than 700km in a bus on Saturday to join thousands of others like him from across the country at Rahul Gandhi’s Kisan-Khet Mazdoor Rally at Ramlila ground in New Delhi on Sunday.

  • Environment minister Prakash Javadekar
    Apr 19, 2015 18:34 IST

    India urges rich nations to do more ahead of climate talks

    On the eve of a crucial meeting in Washington on climate change, India asked the developed world to show better understanding and respect for mitigation efforts by developing nations.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 19, 2015 17:24 IST

    Rahul Gandhi should apologise for insulting people's mandate: BJP

    Accusing Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of "insulting the most popular mandate" by terming the BJP-led NDA government as "anti-people", the BJP on Sunday said the Congress leader uttered a "white lie" while addressing a rally at Ramlia Maidan in Delhi.

  • Sitaram Yechury
    Apr 19, 2015 17:04 IST

    From an activist to CPI-M general secretary: Sitaram Yechury's journey

    One of the most recognisable faces of the CPI-M, Sitaram Yechury has the image of being a pragmatic leader unlike his predecessor Prakash Karat, who was a stickler to dogma.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 19, 2015 16:40 IST

    Poll: Do you think Rahul Gandhi has come back a better politician after his sabbatical?

    Do you think Rahul Gandhi has come back a better politician after his sabbatical?