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30 April, 2017 1:05 AM Triple talaq should go, my govt will end practice: PM

Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to the Muslim community to not view triple talaq from a "political perspective", several community leaders said that they favoured leaving the issue to introspection within the community, and that the matter should reach a consensus internally. He said that that his government will end the problem 22

29 April, 2017 9:34 PM Amit Shah meets J&K BJP leaders, assures all issues will be settled

Srinagar: BJP national president Amit Shah held wide-ranging talks with its leadership in Jammu and Kashmir and other relevant people including prominent citizens and civil society leaders in Jammu on Saturday. The exercise would continue on Sunday before Shah who is on a two-day visit of Jammu leaves for the next leg of his 95-day countrywide tour during 22

29 April, 2017 8:28 PM Muslim community should save daughters from triple talaq: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the Muslim community to find for proper solution to end the controversial practice of triple talaq. Addressing the Basva festival, Prime Minister Modi told media, “I believe people from Muslim community would come up to solve the issue of triple talaq and act as savior to the Muslim women in this crucial 20 3

29 April, 2017 8:22 PM Digvijay loses charge of Goa, Karnataka

Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 29 Signalling that non-performance would be taken seriously, Congress president Sonia Gandhi tonight removed senior leader Digvijay Singh as party general secretary in charge of Goa and poll-bound Karnataka. But he remains party general secretary, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Lok Sabha MP from Alappuzha 12

29 April, 2017 8:22 PM Reshuffle in Congress: Digvijay Singh removed as incharge of Karnataka, Goa

Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh was on Saturday removed as the party's general secretary incharge of Karnataka and Goa. The development comes following Congress' failure to form government in Goa despite having emerged as the single largest party in the assembly election this February. The charge of Karnataka has been given to party MP K.C. Venugopal 19

29 April, 2017 7:25 PM Behind the information curtain: Kashmir has learnt to work around social media bans

SRINAGAR: In the Valley, some are calling it the “Information Curtain”, borrowing from a seven-year-old speech Hillary Clinton, then US secretary of state, gave on internet freedom. Countries that censor the net are creating a barrier that rivals the Iron Curtain of the Cold War era, reckoned Clinton. She counted China, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam 19

29 April, 2017 6:30 PM Yogi Adityanath takes dig at Kejriwal, says EVM stands for 'Every Vote Modi'

Taking a dig at Arvind Kejriwal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Delhi civic poll results were a befitting reply to those who questioned EVMs and people have shown these alphabets stand for 'every vote Modi'. It was not just Kejriwal, but SP and BSP too had raised questions about the electronic voting machines after BJP won a three-fourths 18

29 April, 2017 5:40 PM Pakistan's interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan defends Sharif-Jindal meeting, says not an "unpatriotic" gesture

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan today defended a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian tycoon Sajjan Jindal, saying it was not an "unpatriotic" gesture on the part of the Pakistani leader. "Everybody know my views about India but I would say that the Prime Minister was not unpatriotic when he met the Indian (businessman). He is very much patriotic 20

29 April, 2017 5:26 PM May 21 convenient for Goa panchayat polls, court told

Panaji: The Goa State Election Commission (GSEC) filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa on Friday stating it would be convenient to hold elections to 185 State panchayats on May 21. The affidavit was filed by the secretary of the GSEC, Darshana Narulkar, in reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) by a Rohan Shirodkar. The State government 20

29 April, 2017 4:25 PM Digivijaya removed as Congress in-charge of Goa, Karnataka

In a big shakeup, AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday was divested of charge of Karnataka and Goa. In his place, former Union Minister K C Venugopal has taken the charge of Karnataka as new AICC General Secretary, and is tasked with winning the next assembly elections in 2018. As for Goa, where Digvijaya's handling of the recent elections 15