Farmers' suicide: Siddaramaiah to lead all party delegation to PM

 Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said he will lead an all party delegation to the Prime Minister to seek more relief funds in the wake of farmer suicides, unseasonal rains and drought like situation in certain parts of the state.

Be present in Independence Day function: Govt tells babus

 All officials invited to the Independence Day function at the Red Fort, from where the Prime Minister addresses the nation, have been asked to be present failing which "a serious view" will be taken of their absence, government has said.

Fishermen released by Pakistan to reach home on Friday

The 163 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan will on Wednesday reach Vadodara in Gujarat from where they will be taken to Veraval town on Friday to be reunited with their families.

Congress protests against suspension of its MPs

The Congress, led by its top leaders, protested against the suspension of 25 of its Lok Sabha MPs for the second day on Wednesday even as six other political parties joined in support.

India, Mozambique discuss boosting maritime security cooperation

India and Mozambique on Wednesday discussed ways to intensify cooperation in maritime security, ocean economy and defence as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi here.

PM Narendra Modi won't be disqualified as MP - know why
PM Narendra Modi won't be disqualified as MP - know why

The Delhi High Court Wednesday disposed of a plea alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an "incorrect account" of his poll expenditure in Varanasi during 2014 Lok Sabha polls and seeking his disqualification as an MP, saying the EC was seized of the matter.

'Black flags for PM if suspension of 25 Congress MPs not withdrawn'

Congress' state unit on Wednesday warned that black flags will be shown to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit here on August 7 if the suspension of 25 of its party MPs in the Lok Sabha is not withdrawn.

Looking forward to PM Modi's US visit: American diplomat

The US is very much looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second visit to the country next month and there is "excitement" in Silicon Valley over the potential of a technology partnership between the two nations during his trip, a senior American diplomat has said.

Govt willing to walk extra mile: Naidu

 Calling External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj an "asset", Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the government was "willing to walk the extra mile" to accomodate the opposition but could not accept its "unreasonable demands".

Nitish Kumar writes open letter to PM Narendra Modi 'on his DNA'
Nitish Kumar writes open letter to PM Narendra Modi 'on his DNA'

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "please consider taking back" his comments on Nitish Kumar`s so-called DNA.

'Obstructionist' Opposition continues protest, RS adjourned

A united Opposition continued its agitation on Wednesday against the suspension of 25 Congress MPs by the Lok Sabha Speaker for ''willfully'' disrupting proceedings in Parliament. A number of parties have, meanwhile, requested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to review her decision to suspend Congress lawmakers for five days, amid intense speculation that she might revoke her order.

Deeply pained over the loss of lives: PM Modi on twin train derailment
Deeply pained over the loss of lives: PM Modi on twin train derailment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed distress and pain over the loss of lives in twin train accident in Madhya Pradesh and said authorities are doing everything possible on the ground.

Delhi Law Ministry issues circular to ministries, says govt related files need not be sent to LG

Taking the ongoing feud between the AAP Government and Najeeb Jung to a new level, the latter on Tuesday issued a circular to all departments and ministries clarifying that all files related to the government except for land, public order and police need not be sent to the Lieutenant Governor.

Narendra Modi congratulates Special Olympics medal winners
Narendra Modi congratulates Special Olympics medal winners

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated all participants and medal winners who made India proud by winning 173 medals at the Special Olympic World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles.

Nagaland accord: Some issues yet undecided, says ex-CM Neiphiu Rio

Former Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday said that even though the historic Naga accord was signed between the Indian government and the NSCN-IM, both sides were yet to take a decision on demands like the right to retain weapons in areas of the northeast where the insurgent group has its presence.

PM Narendra Modi faces herculean challenge to change mindset: Ex-foreign secretary

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "transformative figure", former foreign secretary Krishnan Srinivasan on Tuesday said the BJP leader faced a "herculean" task in changing the mindset of political parties and bureaucrats.

Now, an app to interact with PM Narendra Modi

The iPhone users will now be able to interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi using a "Narendra Modi Mobile App".

India should prepare for globally assertive China: Ex-foreign secretary

Former foreign secretary Krishnan Srinivasan on Tuesday said India should be prepared for a "more globally assertive" China.

Gujarat floods: Congress demands Rs 2,000 crore package

The opposition Congress on Tuesday demanded that the Gujarat government should conduct a detailed survey of flood-hit north Gujarat region and announce a special package of Rs 2,000 crore for the affected region.

Hearing on Jafri's petition on Gujarat riots conspiracy starts

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday began the hearing on the petition filed by Zakia Jafri against a lower court's order upholding the clean chit given by Special Investigation Team to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others with regard to the 2002 riots.