Have reservations about reservation: Panel Chief on women in politics

NEW DELHI, July 27: National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma said today that she has “reservations” about the reservation system, arguing that women should make their own way in politics as quotas would only help the daughters and wives…

‘Good and Simple Tax’ replaced ‘Congress Legacy Tax’: Jaitley

NEW DELHI, July 27: Union Minister Arun Jaitley today exuded confidence that GST rates on cement, ACs and televisions will be cut as tax revenues from them increase, and only luxury and sin goods will attract the highest slab of…

Modi govt deceiving India, promoting crony capitalism through Rafale deal: Congress

New Delhi, July 27: The Congress on Friday accused the government of “deceiving” the country and promoting crony capitalism in awarding a private entity the contract for the multi-crore Rafale aircraft deal, which it described as the “mother of all…

India way behind in overall happiness ranking: Pranab

Kolkata, July 26: Former President Pranab Mukherjee today said despite the country having high GDP growth and being among the top economic powers, it is “way behind” in the overall happiness ranking. India occupies the 133rd place (according to a…

PM Modi misleading country over MSP hike: Mamata

Kolkata, July 27: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “misleading” the people about increasing the MSP of kharif crops. Her comments come in the backdrop of the Union Cabinet approving a hike in…

Agent who trafficked 39 Indians to Iraq still sending people abroad: Swaraj

New Delhi, July 27: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the agent responsible for trafficking 39 Indians to Iraq, who were abducted and later killed, was still operating his business and urged state women commissions to crackdown against such…

Centre opposes revision in One Rank One Pension formula

New Delhi, July 27: The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it will not reconsider the One Rank One Pension (OROP) formula as it has already decided on the scheme. Maintaining its stand on the decision on…

No place for violence in our culture, constitution: Prez

Raipur, July 26: There is no place for violence in the Constitution as well as in “our” culture, President Ram Nath Kovind said today, as he hailed the sacrifices of security forces involved in anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh. “In some…

No new developments in Doklam, status quo prevails: Govt

New Delhi, July 26: There have been no new developments at the site of the face-off with China in Doklam and its vicinity, and status quo prevails in the area, Minister of State for External Affairs Ministry V K Singh…

WB Assembly passes resolution to rename state as ‘Bangla’

Kolkata, July 26: The West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution today to rename the state as ‘Bangla’ in three languages — Bengali, English and Hindi. The move is aimed at climbing the alphabetical sequence of state names in which West…