K Chandrasekhara Rao, Major Domo of the Telengana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS) benumbed the Congress party with shock on Saturday when it ruled out an alliance with the national party it literally steamrolled the bill for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh that is set to officially ring in the new state of Telengana in early June for both the Lok Sabha and for the state assembly.
Just two days after a judge in New York junked the visa fraud case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade who has arrested and strip searched for violating, among other things, illegally underpaying and exploiting her domestic help, a US grand jury has re-indicted her. A 21-page re-indictment charge has been filed by the office of Indian born American prosecurter Preet Bharara. Khobragade had left the USA under a limited immunity agreement.
The Supreme Court has stayed until March 31 the death sentence awarded by the Delhi High Court to Mukesh and Pawan Gupta, both accused of the heinous crime of gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya in a moving bus in December 2013 Doing that, a two judge bench of Justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and Shiva Kirti Singh directed the registry to communicate its stay order immediately.
A massive meeting of distressed farmers and farmers' rights activists at Nagpur passed a resolution on Saturday that they would opt for the newly introduced None Of The Above (NOTA) button on the voting machines this upcoming elections if they weren't given aid to tide over their losses due to unseasonal rains and hailstoning.
Continuing the saga of disagreement within the BJP over Lok Sabha ticket distribution and alliances, party leader Sushma Swaraj went public with her protest by tweeting that Sriramulu had been allowed to return to the party in Karnataka despite her opposition, even as the party delayed announcement of the prestigious Delhi LS tickets, delaying campaign and giving an edge to both the AAP and the Congress in the national Capital.
For the first time in nine months, the wholesale price based inflation fell to 4.68 percent in February. The drop was mainly due to food prices cooling, according to official data released Friday. WPI or Wholesale Price Index was at 5.05 per cent in January and 7.28 per cent in February 2013.
His high profie cousin and vice president of arch rival Congress party may have been panned extensively for his first television interview in a decade, but BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi has ruled out any question of campaigning against his cousin in Amethi.
AAM Aadmi Party (AAP) president Arvind Kejriwal today launched into the media, questioning its credibility and even suggesting that once in power, his party would probe whether select representatives of media were pursuing a deliberately biased pro-Narendra Modi agenda and that, if found guilty, they would be penalised.
2G scam prime accused and former telecom minister A Raja asserted on Friday that he was innocent and that there was no evidence against him in the alleged irregularities in allocating 2G spectrum. He accused the UPA government of not defending him against charges adequately enough.
The BJP's central election committee which met here today to decide on its third list of Lok Sabha seats from party including for PM nominee Narendra Modi and party president Rajnath Singh from the super state of Uttar Pradesh, has deferred a decision on whether the Gujarat CM will contest from Varanasi, Lucknow or Allahabad.
Aatish Taseer's new novel, The Way Things Were, is an Indian classic spanning the eventful decades between the Emergency and the advent of Modi, set in Lutyens' Delhi. The novelist in conversation with the Editor of Open magazine