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'Impatient India keen to break 8% growth barrier'

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday made a poll pitch by projecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "decisive" leader who sustained high average growth without stoking inf... Read More


Theresa May lost the Brexit deal vote

Sri Lanka, Jan. 16 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was voted down by Parliament yesterday, and now she's set to face another test - a no-confidence vote in her government.Labour le... Read More


SC to hear Jafri plea against clean chit to PM Modi

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear a plea by Zakia Jafri, challenging the SIT's clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 G... Read More


Pregnant Tulip wheeled into parliament for Brexit vote

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- Heavily pregnant British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was pictured in a wheelchair after she postponed the date of a caesarean section ... Read More


As birthday gift, Mayawati wants alliance victory

LUCKNOW, Jan. 16 -- Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, who formed an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh last week, asked her party workers to ensure victory for the combine... Read More


BJP has no morality, says former Arunachal CM Gegong Apang in resignation letter

India, Jan. 16 -- Gegong Apang, former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh resigned from the Bhartiya Janata Party on Tuesday accusing both the party and the Narendra Modi government of "not addressin... Read More


10% Quotas in all colleges, universities from this year: Prakash Javdekar

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- Private universities and colleges will have to provide the 10% quota for candidates from so-called economically weaker sections (EWS) as well as for those from the scheduled cast... Read More


Man held for threatening CM's daughter

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a 21-year-old student who they claimed had sent three e-mails six days threatening that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's daughter will ... Read More


Quotas in all colleges, varsities from this yr: Govt

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- Private universities and colleges will have to provide the 10% quota for candidates from economically weaker sections (EWS) as well as for those from the scheduled castes (SCs),s... Read More


'Prevent black day': Ex-HC judge writes to President over SC collegium picks

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- Former judge of the Delhi high court justice Kailash Gambhir on Tuesday wrote to the President of India terming the recent decision of the Supreme Court collegium recommending el... Read More