Ex-Maharashtra minister Mohan Patil passes away

Former Maharashtra minister and senior PWP leader Mohan Patil Thursday passed away following prolonged illness in neighbouring Raigad district, family sources said.

Kerala minister falls sick during cabinet meet

Congress leader and Minister for Cooperation CN Balakrishnan fell sick Wednesday during the weekly cabinet meeting here.

Congress to present mini-skirt to Goa minister

The Congress will present a mini-skirt to Goa`s Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who wants a ban on girls from wearing short skirts to nightclubs, as, he says, they are a threat to the "Goan culture".

New Finnish government after prime minister quits

Former European affairs minister Alexander Stubb has taken over as the head of Finland`s conservative-led government after Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen resigned to pursue a position in the European Commission.

Bijapur airport work to be taken up soon, Baig

Work on Bijapur airport would soon be taken up, Minister for Infrastructure and Information Roshan Baig said here today.

Jamatiya sworn in as minister in Tripura

Ruling CPI-M MLA Naresh Chandra Jamatiya was today sworn in as a minister.

Rape of 2 minor girls: Stern action sought against rapists

Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries Pon Radhakrishnan today condemned the rape of two minor girls at Pollachi and sought severe punishment for the culprits.

Japan delegation leaves for Beijing to mend ties with China

A delegation of senior Japanese lawmakers left for Beijing today on a mission to me nd ties between the two neighbours amid a territorial dispute, which has prevented a leaders` summit.

Hollande vows `all measures` to fight Syrian Jihadists

President Francois Hollande Tuesday voiced determination to fight against the rising menace of Syrian Jihadist by taking "all measures" to prevent his nationals from joining conflict in the country and put at risk French security.

Britain to send same-sex marriage minister to Sochi

Britain is to send the government minister responsible for the country`s recently passed same sex marriage laws to next month`s Winter Olympics in Russia, where a row over gay rights has clouded the build-up to the event.

Illegal mining: BJP demands dismissal of minister

BJP on Friday demanded dismissal of Karnataka Infrastructure Minister Santosh Lad for his alleged role in illegal mining in the state.

Karna minister accused of illegally acquiring Wakf property

A private complaint has been filed before the Special Lokayukta Court against Karnataka Wakf Minister Qamar-ul Islam accusing him of illegally acquiring Wakf properties in Gulbarga.

Can`t get Y or Z security just because you are ex-minister: SC

A person cannot be entitled to Y or Z category security merely on the ground of being an ex-minister, the Supreme Court observed today while declining to entertain the plea of a BSP leader from Uttar Pradesh.

Italian woman minister quits after gay remarks

A woman junior equal opportunities minister in Italy has resigned after allegedly saying that gay people invited discrimination by "ghettoising" themselves, BBC reported.

Youth arrested for posting online morphed photo of minister in Orissa

A youth was arrested on Thursday for allegedly posting on internet a morphed photo of Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Rabi Narayan Nanda.

Manual scavenging: Minister apologises, officials fail to act

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the officials are not taking effective actions to put this practise to an end.

Advani statement will create hurdles: Assam minister

Himanta Biswa Sarma alleged that Advani`s statement in Parliament would create further hurdles in the way of peace returning to lower Assam.

J&K govt to upgrade toll plaza in Anantnag

Jammu and Kashmir government will spend Rs seven crore to upgrade the toll-plaza at Lower Munda in Anantnag district, a senior Minister said.

Mins` absence leads to adjournment in Assembly

Maharashtra Assembly had to be adjourned for 20 minutes during the question hour
due to the absence of cabinet ministers.

Lokayukta court orders probe against minister

Lokayukta Court ordered probe against Karnataka Excise Minister MP Renukacharya for alleged violation of excise rules.