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No change in India`s policy on Palestine: Sushma Swaraj

No change in India`s policy on Palestine: Sushma Swaraj

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:42

Asserting that India`s policy on Palestine issue remains unchanged, government on Monday refused to take sides over the Gaza conflict as it said Israel and Palestine should have peace talks and forestalled a resolution in Rajya Sabha which was demanded by the opposition.

Politicos hail Team India`s historic victory at Lords

Politicos hail Team India`s historic victory at Lords

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 22:37

Politicians cutting across party lines hailed India`s historic victory at Lords on Monday after 28 years.

Number of out-of-school children goes down to 17 lakh

Number of out-of-school children goes down to 17 lakh

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:36

India now has 17.24 lakh out-of-school children, compared to 81.5 lakh in 2009, and an amount of Rs.339.97 crore has been sanctioned for special training centres for such children, parliament was informed Monday.

All rivers are as divine as Ganga, says Bharti

All rivers are as divine as Ganga, says Bharti

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:33

All rivers are divine and the government will not neglect any of them in its zeal to rejuvenate Ganga, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Fire onboard Naval warship INS Savitri, no casualties

Fire onboard Naval warship INS Savitri, no casualties

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:22

A "minor" fire broke out in one of the living compartments of warship `INS Savitri` in the Naval dockyard here but there were no casualties.

Action plan for Ganga, Yamuna clean-up by this year-end: Govt

Action plan for Ganga, Yamuna clean-up by this year-end: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:17

An action plan for the clean-up of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers may be formulated by the end of this year after consultation with stakeholders, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Being treated worse than animal in Tihar Jail, claims Yasin Bhatkal

Being treated worse than animal in Tihar Jail, claims Yasin Bhatkal

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:10

Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested for his alleged involvement in various terror strikes across India, on Monday claimed before a court here that he is being treated "worse than an animal" in Tihar Jail and not provided proper food in the holy month of Ramzan.

Criminals in politics: Law panel for new disqualification rule

Criminals in politics: Law panel for new disqualification rule

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 19:51

Terming the current rule which disqualifies candidates upon conviction "incapable" of keeping criminals away from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended that disqualification should happen upon framing of charges in cases punishable by five years in jail or more.

Manmohan Singh should respond to Katju`s claims regarding appointment of corrupt judge: Govt

Manmohan Singh should respond to Katju`s claims regarding appointment of corrupt judge: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 18:11

NDA govt said that they were intrigued by the silence of the then PM Manmohan singh over allegations made by Katju that three ex-CJIs made `compromises` during UPA rule in retaining a corrupt judge.

Lokpal: Babus to declare assets under new rules

Lokpal: Babus to declare assets under new rules

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:38

The central government has notified rules under the Lokpal Act making it mandatory for all its employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children.