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10 January, 2019 2:37 PM Kuldeep Singh Rathore appointed Himachal Pradesh Congress chief

Rathore replaced Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu. Shimla: Senior Congress leader Kuldeep Singh Rathore has been appointed as the president of Himachal Pradesh unit of Congress. He replaced Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu. Party sources earlier confirmed that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had cleared Rathore's appointment. Rathore is a member of the All India Congress Committee 93

10 January, 2019 1:19 PM Congress caused damage to armed forces, made defence sector den of middlemen: PM Modi

The people behind attacks on our defence procurement are often middlemen from the Congress era, PM Modi said. New Delhi: In yet another attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Congress has caused deep damage to Indian armed forces citing instances of alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland Chopper scam Christian Michel. "Many people 164

10 January, 2019 1:06 PM Three-time CM Sheila Dikshit appointed Delhi Congress chief

New Delhi: Former chief minister Sheila Dikshit has on Thursday been appointed as the new president of Delhi unit of Congress. She succeeded Ajay Maken who resigned last week. On being appointed as the Delhi Congress chief, Dikshit said, "I am honoured that the party has given me this opportunity." Congratulating Dikshit, former DPCC Chief Ajay Maken 90

10 January, 2019 12:16 PM Sheila Dikshit new Delhi Congress chief

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has been appointed the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president after Ajay Maken resigned from the post citing ill-health. Maken congratulated Dikshit saying that under her leadership the Congress party will play the role of a powerful opposition against the governments in the national capital and at the Centre 83

10 January, 2019 12:10 PM You pay, we won't: Mamata Banerjee's big no to PM Modi's Ayushman Bharat fund

The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana scheme was launched by PM Modi in September last year. Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday clearly said that her state will not contribute any fund for the Ayushman Bharat scheme. If the Centre wants to run the scheme it will have to pay the full amount. "My state will not contribute 201

10 January, 2019 10:06 AM Government Doubles Tax Exemption Limit For Small Businesses: Arun Jaitley

Currently, firms with an annual turnover of up to Rs 20 lakh are exempted from registration under a unified national GST launched in 2017. The government will exempt small businesses with annual sales of up to Rs 40 lakh ($56,701) from paying taxes under goods and service tax, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday, a move aimed at wooing a key voting 104

10 January, 2019 10:02 AM BJP "Always Open" To Alliances, Cherishes Old Friends: PM Modi

PM Modi recalled the "successful coalition politics" ushered in by Atal Bihari Vajpayee while interacting with BJP workers in Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday said the BJP was open to alliances and cherished its old friends, in a hint that it was looking to strengthen the NDA in Tamil Nadu ahead of Lok Sabha elections 158

10 January, 2019 8:50 AM Malaysia's ruling party leader calls on PM Narendra Modi

Malaysia's ruling party leader Anwar Ibrahim on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. Anwar, a member of the Malaysian Parliament and the leader of the Parti Keadilan Rakyar Party, is in the national capital to participate in the 'Raisina Dialogue', considered India's flagship 276

10 January, 2019 8:00 AM No plans to make Hindi compulsory: Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday countered media reports on the government`s intention of making Hindi compulsory. He said that no language is being given a compulsory status in the new National Education Policy (NEP). Taking to Twitter, Javadekar clarified that the concerned committee has not recommended making 165

10 January, 2019 7:13 AM Minister Rejects Report On Plan To Make Hindi Compulsory Till Class 8

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday countered media reports on government's intention of making Hindi compulsory, saying that no language is being given a compulsory status in the new National Education Policy (NEP). "The Committee on New Education Policy in its draft report has not recommended making any language compulsory 149