Congress asks PM Modi to clarify on Ufa talks, blames govt for Parliament logjam

The Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must clarify as to what transpired between him and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa.

Centre opposes contempt plea in Supreme Court, says Aadhaar not mandatory

Government on Thursday opposed in the Supreme Court a plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against it, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and others for allegedly insisting on Aadhaar cards to grant benefits of various schemes to citizens, saying it was not mandatory.

Meeting called by Speaker fails to end Parliament logjam; government indicates all-party meet
Meeting called by Speaker fails to end Parliament logjam; government indicates all-party meet

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan exhorted all political parties to try and solve problems and not disrupt Parliament.

Lok Sabha Speaker calls all-party meeting on disruptions in Parliament

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called an all-party meeting on Thursday to discuss recurrent disruptions in house proceedings.

Arvind Kejriwal accuses Modi govt of transferring two of his 'best officers' out of Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal accuses Modi govt of transferring two of his 'best officers' out of Delhi

In a fresh salvo, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the Narendra Modi government of transferring two of his best officers out of the state.

Observe millennium anniversary of Chola king: HRD Ministry

Against the backdrop of a call from RSS to celebrate the millennium anniversary of the Rajendra Chola I, the great king of the chola empire, HRD Ministry has asked schools and colleges to organise programmes on the campuses so that children of the "new generation" are inspired by the rich legacy of ancient India.

Centre should consider hot pursuit of terrorists: Amarinder Singh

Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Tuesday suggested to the Centre to consider the policy of hot pursuit of terrorists and their patrons across the border in the wake of the Gurdaspur terror attack.

Left joint movement asks Centre to not hang Yakub Memon

A joint movement of six political parties including the CPI(M), CPI and MDMK on Monday urged the Centre not to hang 1993 Mumbai blast death row convict Yakub Memon.

Centre mulling crop insurance scheme: Venkaiah Naidu

BJP-led NDA government is mulling a crop insurance scheme as part of its policy to address problems plaguing farmers and the agriculture sector, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

NDA anti-people, Congress will rise under Rahul's leadership: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday hit out at the NDA regime for being "anti-people" and vowed his party would rise again under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

No option for govt except to withdraw land bill: Karat

Former CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday said that the Centre has no other option but to withdraw the Land Acquisition Bill, as there were large scale protests against it across the board.

BJP bypasses concern raised by Shanta Kumar

BJP on Wednesday dismissed the concern voiced by Shanta Kumar over graft charges against its Union ministers and chief ministers, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking MPs to strongly counter the opposition and party chief Amit Shah asserting that they have done no wrong.

Repeated mercy pleas frustrate legal principle: Centre to SC

Repeated mercy pleas before the President and the Governor by convicts seeking remission or commutation of their sentences violate the principle of finality, the Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court.

Too late to scrap Aadhar scheme: Centre tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it has already spent a substantial amount of money on implementing the Aadhar scheme and it would be too late to scrap the programme which is a pivotal link to various welfare schemes.

Modi is 'chowkidar' of corrupt, says Congress

The Congress on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of "doing nothing" on issues it held dear, saying he has become "chowkidar of the corrupt".

Smriti Irani rejects allegations of promoting BJP-linked academicians

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday dismissed allegations that academicians with links to BJP and RSS are being selected for various posts, and said she was a victim of "selective outrage".

No separate funds for PM's 15-point programme for minorities

The Centre has not earmarked separate funds for 'Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities', an RTI query has revealed.

Govt to soon start work on 10 express highways: Gadkari

As part of efforts to boost road infrastructure for faster connectivity, the Centre is planning to start work on 10 world-class express highways, which will not only reduce travel time but also propel country's economic growth, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

Centre will take steps to clean river Godavari: Javadekar

The Central government will take all steps to clean river Godavari, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday.

Monsoon Session: NDA ministers discuss govt's floor strategy

Senior NDA ministers on Thursday huddled together to chalk out strategy for pushing the government's legislative business in the Monsoon Session beginning next week, as opposition parties closed ranks against it on various issues like the Vyapam scam, Lalit Modi controversy and the Socio Economic and Caste Census.