Sushma Swaraj says won’t contest elections due to health reasons

New Delhi, November 20: Union minister Sushma Swaraj, one of the senior most leaders of the ruling BJP, declared today that she will not contest the 2019 national election. Sushma Swaraj, the Minister for External Affairs, shared the decision with…

Leak of CBI Director’s confidential reply irks SC

New Delhi, November 20: In a sudden development, the Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma’s plea challenging the government’s decision to divest him of duties and sending him on leave, minutes after adjourning the case…

Demonetisation was a “bitter medicine” to treat corruption: PM Modi

JHABUA, November 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that he used the “bitter medicine” of demonetisation to bring back money into banking system and to give “proper treatment to deep-rooted corruption system” in the country. Addressing an election rally…

Ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma surrenders before court

Begusarai (Bihar), November 20: Former Bihar minister Manju Verma, who had been evading arrest in an Arms Act case lodged in the course of investigations in the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, surrendered before a court here Tuesday. Verma reached the…

Reinvented technology can boost India’s aim to be ODF

New Delhi, November 19: Reinvented toilet technologies can boost India’s aim to be open defecation free by next year by building 75 million toilets, according to a new report on importance of technology in global sanitation programme. The report titled…

PM Modi inaugurates Western Peripheral Expressway, Cong claims flyover incomplete

NEW DELHI, November 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Gurugram. While the PM inaugurated the expressway – and questioned the previous governments for the delay, the Congress has questioned the intention of the…

Letter with Digvijaya Singh’s number found in Elgar Parishad probe

PUNE, November 19: A letter containing what police claimed was the phone number of senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has been made part of the charge sheet against 10 activists arrested for alleged Maoist links in connection with the Elgar…

“A few crores was paid to Minister”: Transferred CBI officer’s petition

New Delhi, November 19: A CBI officer who led an investigation against the agency’s number two officer Rakesh Asthana today claimed before the Supreme Court that a union minister took “a few crores” as bribe to intervene on behalf of…

PM Modi, Rahul, other leaders pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary

New Delhi, November 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and several other political leaders paid tribute to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth anniversary on Monday. “Tributes to India’s former Prime Minister, Mrs Indira…

No comparison between Modi and Indira: Ramesh

New Delhi, November 19: No comparison could be drawn between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former prime minister Indira Gandhi, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said Monday, noting that Gandhi would never have taken a “tughlaqi” decision like demonetisation. The…