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Ramdas Athawale bats for SC, ST reservation in Indian Army

Union Minister of State for social justice, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the Indian Army.

Uttar Pradesh: Rural women want to work, visit parlours and watch news, says survey

Uttar Pradesh: Rural women want to work, visit parlours and watch news, says survey

 A survey of rural women in Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state, has shown the rising spiral of their aspirations -- 56 per cent want to work, 67 per cent want to study further, at least five per cent visit a beauty parlour regularly, and at least 10 per cent watch the news on television.

Track maintenance failure behind Utkal Express derailment, claims top railways source

Track maintenance failure behind Utkal Express derailment, claims top railways source

A day after 23 people were killed after 14 coaches of Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express went off the track, it has been reported that the mishap took place due to the negligence of railways staff, as the driver of the train was unaware of the maintenance being carried out at the spot where tragic incident took place. 

PM Narendra Modi's austerity drive for ministers, asks them to avoid 5-star hotels, PSUs vehicles

PM Narendra Modi's austerity drive for ministers, asks them to avoid 5-star hotels, PSUs vehicles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet again cautioned his ministers from staying in five-star hotels and taking advantage from public-sector undertakings, says report.

Security beefed up at Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence after CM Palaniswamy's memorial announcement

Jayalalithaa had hosted several top leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance minister Arun Jaitley, at the house, even as her neighbours included 'superstar' Rajinikanth.

Yogi Adityanath assures all possible assistance to injured passengers of Utkal Express

Yogi Adityanath assures all possible assistance to injured passengers of Utkal Express

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday called the Utkal train derailment as 'unfortunate' and issued a direction to officials to give all possible assistance to injured passengers of the Express.

Utkal Express derailment: President Kovind, PM Modi express grief

Utkal Express derailment: President Kovind, PM Modi express grief

At least 23 people were killed and dozens of others were injured when 14 coaches of the express train derailed. 

PM Narendra Modi condemns terror attacks in Spain

PM Narendra Modi condemns terror attacks in Spain

India fully supports Your Excellency's Government in effectively responding to such attacks. We also stand ready to work with Spain to develop a strong global response to defeat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.''

PM Modi calls up Nepal PM, offers help to deal with flood situation

The prime minister conveyed condolences at the loss of lives in Nepal due to recent widespread floods and expressed readiness to provide all possible relief assistance.

MEA hails designation of Hizbul Mujahideen as foreign terrorist, says reflects joint commitment of India-US

MEA hails designation of Hizbul Mujahideen as foreign terrorist, says reflects joint commitment of India-US

Hailing United States' move to designate Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist, the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday dubbed the move as "joint commitment of India and USA". 

Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecom rules

Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecom rules

India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials say aim to check China`s advance into sensitive sectors.

Amit Shah sets 'Mission 350+' for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

As opposition leaders were holding a conclave on Thursday, BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting here with party officials and union ministers to chalk out strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls setting a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections.

BJP-led NDA will get 349 seats if Lok Sabha polls held today, Modi voted best PM: Survey

BJP-led NDA will get 349 seats if Lok Sabha polls held today, Modi voted best PM: Survey

If the Lok Sabha polls were to be held today, BJP would get 298 seats, according to a survey.

BJP terms opposition meet an alliance of 'scared people'

The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the "Sajha Virasat Bachao" (save composite culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and "scared people". It also asked why they are silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala.

Unfortunate that corruption was institutionalised, time for middlemen is over: PM Narendra Modi

Unfortunate that corruption was institutionalised, time for middlemen is over: PM Narendra Modi

He expressed remorse that corruption was institutionalised for so long. Conversely he also stated that the time for middlemen is now over.

PM Narendra Modi to address 35th edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' on August 27

PM Narendra Modi to address 35th edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' on August 27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people to share ideas for his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme scheduled to air on August 27.

Rahul not competent enough to comment on PM's I-day speech: BJP

Rahul not competent enough to comment on PM's I-day speech: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is not competent enough to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet young entrepreneurs today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet young entrepreneurs today

In a similar programme, 180 young CEOs would deliberate on six subjects on August 21-22.

'Rebel' Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela quits as Gujarat MLA in presence of BJP leaders, says 'not joining any party'

'Rebel' Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela quits as Gujarat MLA in presence of BJP leaders, says 'not joining any party'

Rebel Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela, who was sacked last week for trying to sabotage the winning prospects of the party's official nominee Ahmed Patel in the August 8 Rajya Sabha elections, resigned as a legislator on Wednesday.

After Trump, PM Modi's talk, China hopes India and US can develop ties 'conducive' to regional peace

After Trump, PM Modi's talk, China hopes India and US can develop ties 'conducive' to regional peace

China said on Wednesday that it hopes that India and the US can develop ties which are "conducive" to regional peace and development.