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17 April, 2018 10:46 AM Congress puts Madikeri seat on hold after reports of candidate being Mehul Choksi’s lawyer

The Congress had on Sunday announced its first list of 218 candidates for the upcoming Karnataka elections. Two days after releasing its first list of candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections, the Congress has reportedly put the candidature for Madikeri seat on hold. News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that the seat was put on hold after 40

17 April, 2018 8:55 AM BJP demands apology from Sonia, Rahul for defaming Hindus, cites Wikileaks

The BJP today said Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi should apologise for defaming Hindus "globally" and cited a telegram sourced from Wikileaks to back its demand. The BJP's renewed attack on the Congress comes a day after a special anti-terror court acquitted rightwing activist Swami Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid 35

17 April, 2018 8:11 AM Sushma Swaraj's favourite Bellary brothers are back in BJP, tweets Congress Somashekar Reddy

BENGALURU/ NEW DELHI: The BJP's fielding of Reddy brother in upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections has become a contentious factor, with Opposition pointing at the party's penchant for “the corrupt and the tainted.” Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party announced G Somashekar Reddy's nomination from Bellary City, Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi 42

17 April, 2018 6:34 AM Police arrests one of the two persons who shot TV journalist in Ghaziabad

Television journalist Anuj Chowdhury was shot at by unidentified assailants on two motorbikes outside his house in Kavinagar area of Ghaziabad on April 8. The police said on Tuesday that the main shooter in the attack, identified as Rohit Yadav, a native of Kasganj, received a bullet injury in an alleged encounter. A 30 mm pistol, one 32 mm pistol, 3 country-made 42

16 April, 2018 8:07 AM Vodafone-Idea may give pink slips to 5000 employees

The merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular may now become a nightmare for some of its employees as a major restructuring exercise is set to take place. Idea and Vodafone, who have received all clearances for the merger except from the telecom department, currently employ roughly 11,000 and 10,000-plus people, respectively and the merged firm could 59

16 April, 2018 7:22 AM Smriti Irani wants to know what you watch on TV: Congress accuses BJP of breaching privacy

NEW DELHI: A day after reports of Centre's proposal to install chips in set-top boxes emerged, the Congress accused Bharatiya Janata Party of citizen's breaching privacy. Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, in a Twitter post, accused the government of intruding into people's “bedroom”. “BREAKING! The Next Stage of Surveillance by BJP Revealed 37

14 April, 2018 5:53 PM India calls for restraint after US, Britain and France launch missile attack in Syria

In response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, US, Britain and France launched coordinated missile attacks on the West Asian nation. New Delhi: India on Saturday, while describing an alleged chemical attack in Syria as "deplorable", called for restraint after the US, Britain and France launched coordinated missile attacks on the West Asian nation 41

13 April, 2018 8:21 AM Maneka wants death penalty for rape of minors under 12 years

With the uproar over the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua, the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today said that she favours bringing an amendment to the POCSO Act for rape of minors below 12 years. “I am deeply disturbed by the rape case in Kathua and all the recent rape cases on children. I, and the ministry intend to bring 27

12 April, 2018 7:58 PM India awaits probe report into Syria chemical attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the phone on Thursday. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said Mr. Modi and Mr. Putin discussed “all matters of mutual interest”, while a press release from the Kremlin said the leaders dwelled upon developing an “exclusive strategic partnership” When asked about the alleged 28

12 April, 2018 4:58 PM No word on Nirav Modi from Hong Kong

The Hong Kong authorities have not yet confirmed to India about any action against fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi or even his presence within their jurisdiction. “Our Mission in Hong Kong has informed us that the Department of Justice of Hong Kong is still examining our request for the Provisional Order of Arrest of Nirav Modi. We are awaiting 16