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Women`s Reservation Bill can be potential game changer: UN official

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:21

Thirty-three per cent reservation to women in Parliament has the potential to be a "game changer" as not only will such a step change patriarchal mindsets but also boost pro-women legislation, feels senior UN official Lakshmi Puri.

Congress protests against rising prices, power cuts in Delhi

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 21:49

Alleging that the BJP government has "failed on all fronts", scores of Congress workers led by Delhi Pradesh Congress Commitee chief Arvinder Singh held a protest near Jama Masjid area.

BJP MP seeks safe return of 28 Indians in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:57

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha national president and MP Anurag Thakur wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj about 28 Indians stranded in a company in Iraq.

LoP an "essential" institution: Sharad Pawar

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:24

Amid the continuing suspense over the Leader of Opposition issue, NCP president Sharad Pawar said the institution was "essential".

PM Modi named leader of BJP Parliamentary Party in Parliament

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:50

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was named the leader of reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both houses of Parliament.

Recovered money was of my cousin: BJP MP Giriraj Singh to Bihar police

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:27

Days after recovery of Rs 1.14 crore, USD 600 and ornaments purportedly stolen from his flat, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Giriaj Singh recorded his statement with police, claiming the money belonged to his businessman cousin.

Subramanian Swamy calls Sonia Gandhi `fifth class pass`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:31

Taking a jibe at Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said she had just studied till the fifth grade, and hence, was making senseless statements in connection with the National Herald case.

BJP needs to be made stronger in East and South: Amit Shah

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:40

Setting out his agenda, BJP`s new president Amit Shah said the party needs to be strengthened in eastern and southern parts of India.

Mine owners trespassing into govt property, claims Goa NGO

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:25

A Goa-based NGO, which had successfully petitioned the Supreme Court against illegal mining on Friday alleged that mine owners are occupying leases after the apex court order, amounting to trespassing into government property.

Increased FDI to reduce corruption in defence sector: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:41

Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh sought to allay apprehensions over increasing the FDI limit in defence sector saying this move will help India to reduce corruption in the sector and eliminate middlemen.

Cyper operation centres to be set up for threat management: Arun Jaitley

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:35

Cyber Operation Centres will be set up for threat management and mitigation as part of efforts to protect defence networks from cyber attacks, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Congress refuses to comment on Barack Obama`s invite to Modi

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:24

Congress refrained from commenting on the US formally inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a visit to that country saying this is an issue between the governments of the two countries.