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28 July, 2017 11:03 AM News Analysis: Who lost, who gained, and what next after Nawaz Sharif’s resignation

Nawaz Sharif was less than a year away from becoming the first Pakistani Prime Minister to complete a full term in office. But Pakistan will have to wait longer for a leader to reach that milestone as the Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Mr. Sharif from office after an investigation found that his family concealed offshore assets from tax authorities 16

28 July, 2017 10:14 AM Opposition protests in RS over 'abduction' of Cong Gujarat MLA

NEW DELHI: Congress members on Friday forced a washout of the Rajya Sabha proceedings in the pre-lunch session, causing four adjournments, as they protested the alleged abduction of a Congress MLA by the Gujarat Police. The Congress alleged that the Gujarat police had abducted its MLA in the state with a view to influence the upcoming elections to the Upper 16

28 July, 2017 9:23 AM Panama case: Sharif steps down after SC disqualifies him

Islamabad, Jul 28 (PTI) Nawaz Sharif today resigned as Pakistan Prime Minister after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office and ruled that graft cases be filed against the beleaguered leader and his children over the Panama Papers scandal. It is the third time the 67-year-old veteran politicians term as premier has been cut short 18

28 July, 2017 8:35 AM More embarrassment for Congress in Gujarat, two party MLAs submit resignation

On Friday, three MLAs from the grand old party considered close to Shankarsinh Vaghela on Thursday quit and joined the BJP. Ahmedabad: In yet another blow to the Congress in Gujarat, two of its MLAs resigned on Friday. Two Congress MLAs Mansingh Chouhan and Chhanabhai Chaudhary today submitted their resignation letters to the Gujarat Assembly Speaker 15

28 July, 2017 7:36 AM Danger Mark For Ahmed Patel. Congress Losses In Gujarat Just Climbed To 5

As BJP chief Amit Shah filed his nomination this morning for next week's Rajya Sabha elections, the Gujarat Congress continues to bleed with two more legislators quitting the party. The tally is now five. Three had quit yesterday, promptly joining the BJP and sources said more resignations are expected in what is seen as revenge designed by veteran politician 19

28 July, 2017 7:33 AM Congress protests in Rajya Sabha over “abduction” of Gujarat MLA

Opposition Congress on Friday created an uproar in the Rajya Sabha, forcing four adjournments in quick succession, alleging that the Gujarat police had abducted its MLA in the state with a view to influence the upcoming elections to the Upper House. Congress members trooped into the Well of the House raising anti-government slogans and charging the BJP with “stealing 16

28 July, 2017 6:00 AM BJP, CPI (M) Clash in Kerala; Offices, Vehicles Damaged

Police said some people pelted stones at the BJP office in Thiruvanathapuran and damaged six vehicles parked outside the office. Thiruvanathapuran: Political violence rocked the Kerala capital on Thursday night with both the BJP and the CPI (M) blaming each other for attacks on offices and residences of party leaders. The locations targeted included 17

28 July, 2017 5:59 AM Parliament live updates: Congress MLAs are being abducted in Gujarat, claims Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha

Today marks the end of second week of Monsoon Session. Both Houses of Parliament will take up Private Members Bills on Friday. On Thursday, Lok Sabha passed the Companies Act Amendments and Rajya Sabha cleared the IIIT Bill. 11:32 am: Rajya Sabha reconvenes. Ruckus continues. Anand Sharma raises the issue. "What can I do? You have to approach the Election 50

28 July, 2017 2:40 AM Japan defence minister quits amid plunging support for PM

JAPAN-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Japan defence minister quits amid plunging support for PM TOKYO, July 28 (Reuters) - Embattled Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday said she was resigning, after a series of gaffes, missteps and a cover-up at her ministry that have contributed to a sharp plunge in public support for Prime Minister Shinzo 18

28 July, 2017 12:56 AM Gujarat: Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to file nomination for Rajya Sabha elections today

 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani will file their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat today at 11 a.m. Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani will file their nominations for Rajya 15