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'US approves sale of 22 Guardian drones to India'

The US has cleared the sale of 22 unmanned Guardian drones to India, governmental sources said on Thursday.

India slams Pakistan over 'confessional video' of Kulbhushan Jadhav

India on Thursday night dismissed as "farcical" Pakistan releasing a fresh "confessional video" of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav.

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Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states

The two states on Thursday joined the league of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, which were the first three states to be declared ODF.   

Presidential election: Express gratitude to 17 parties who selected me, delighted by Opposition's unity, says Meira Kumar Presidential election: Express gratitude to 17 parties who selected me, delighted by Opposition's unity, says Meira Kumar

The Opposition on Thursday unanimously decided to field Meira Kumar, a Dalit, as its joint candidate for the presidential election against NDA's Dalit activist Ram Nath Kovind.

Was misquoted on loan waiver statement, says Venkaiah Naidu Was misquoted on loan waiver statement, says Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who drew flak for his `loan waiver has become a fashion now` statement, on Thursday defended his stance.

Meira Kumar made scapegoat by Congress: BJP

The NDA has chosen Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit leader from the BJP, as its candidate and his victory is almost a foregone conclusion as the ruling bloc enjoys a comfortable majority in the electoral college with the support of parties like the AIADMK, the TRS and the JD(U).

Congress corners Venkaiah Naidu over his loan waiver statement Congress corners Venkaiah Naidu over his loan waiver statement

Congress leader Surjewala also had castigated Naidu and said that the Union Minister should not have made such a harsh statement at a time when the situation in Madhya Pradesh is so volatile.

 Meira Kumar 'a crusader for social justice' - Here are some quick facts about Opposition presidential pick Meira Kumar 'a crusader for social justice' - Here are some quick facts about Opposition presidential pick

Making the 2017 presidential election more interesting, the Congress-led Opposition on Thursday declared former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its official candidate to take on the NDA nominee, Ram Nath Kovind.

Pakistan releases four Indian prisoners, hands them over to New Delhi Pakistan releases four Indian prisoners, hands them over to New Delhi

Four Indian prisoners were set free by Pakistan and were handed over to the Indian government on Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs said. 

Presidential election: Meeting of Opposition parties underway

The Presidential election is scheduled for July 17. 

PM Narendra Modi, Donald Trump to discuss terrorism, regional security, economic cooperation: MEA PM Narendra Modi, Donald Trump to discuss terrorism, regional security, economic cooperation: MEA

PM Modi last visited US in June 2016 at the invitation of the then US president Barack Obama.

India eyes breakthrough on US surveillance drones ahead of Narendra Modi's trip India eyes breakthrough on US surveillance drones ahead of Narendra Modi's trip

If the Indian Navy gets the unarmed surveillance drones, it would be the first such purchase by a country that is not a member of the NATO alliance.

Ram Nath Kovind gets a new address - Mahesh Sharma's Akbar Rd residence Ram Nath Kovind gets a new address - Mahesh Sharma's Akbar Rd residence

Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma's residence in Akbar Road will be the new temporary address of BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

No need for UN mediation in Kashmir, Pakistan sympathisers free to leave India: Subramanian Swamy No need for UN mediation in Kashmir, Pakistan sympathisers free to leave India: Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy on Thursday categorically stated that there is no scope for the United Nations' intervention in Kashmir issue, while urging the world body to ensure that Pakistan doesn't encourage terrorism in the name of 'Jihad'.

This Cabinet Minister's Lutyens bungalow keeps changing hands

Cabinet Minster Mahesh Sharma`s luck with Government housing has not been going his way since his first allotment after winning his first election from UP`s Gautam Budh Nagar in 2014.

Ram Nath Kovind to file nomination on June 23; PM Modi, Amit Shah, all NDA CMs to be present Ram Nath Kovind to file nomination on June 23; PM Modi, Amit Shah, all NDA CMs to be present

NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file the nomination papers for the July 17 presidential election in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and all top leaders of the alliance on June 23.

Presidential elections: AIADMK to support NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind

Chief Minister K Palaniswami had yesterday announced the faction's support to Kovind, who has since resigned as Governor of Bihar.

Seeking loan waiver has become fashion these days: Venkaiah Naidu Seeking loan waiver has become fashion these days: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that waiving of crop loans has become a fashion these days.

New Varanasi-Vadodara express from Friday

The Indian Railways is starting a new train from Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s parliamentary constituency Varanasi from Friday, an official said on Thursday.

Presidential Election 2017: Opposition's crucial meet today, Meira Kumar could be candidate Presidential Election 2017: Opposition's crucial meet today, Meira Kumar could be candidate

Major opposition parties will hold a crucial meet on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the Presidential Election.

JD(U)'s support for Kovind speaks of his acceptability among non-NDA parties: Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the fact that Janata Dal (United) has extended support to Ram Nath Kovind for the post of President, speaks volumes about his acceptability among non-NDA parties.