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Supreme Court

Aadhar case: Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution Bench to hear all pleas on Jul 18-19

India | Jul 12, 2017, 11:55 AM IST

The Constitution Bench will hear the right to privacy aspect of the Aadhar case as well.

Amarnath yatris

Terror attack fails to scare Amarnath pilgrims, yatra continues unabated

India | Jul 12, 2017, 11:30 AM IST

A fresh batch of around 3,800 yatris today left Jammu for the Himalayan cave shrine at around 4am in the morning in an escorted convoy.

Chinese army

In biggest troop cut, China to downsize its army from 23 lakh to under 10 lakh

World | Jul 12, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will increase the numbers of other services, including navy and missile forces after downsizing its army.

PB Acharya

Nagaland Governor postpones CM Liezietsu’s floor-test in view of July 17 presidential election

Politics | Jul 12, 2017, 10:08 AM IST

Earlier in the day, the Governor had asked Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority on the floor of the assembly by July 15 in wake of the turbulence within the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF)

President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee condemns terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims

India | Jul 12, 2017, 09:51 AM IST

President Mukherjee expressed his grief over the killing of Amarnath pilgrims in a letter to Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra.

Ajay Maken

Congress to stage protest outside Parliament against present format of GST on July 18

Politics | Jul 12, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

"A gherao of Parliament House would be held to protest against GST in its present form on July 18," Ajay Maken said.

Ahmed Abu Zeid

Anti-ISIS coalition should not include Qatar, says Egypt

World | Jul 12, 2017, 09:06 AM IST

"It is unacceptable for the coalition to have amongst its members states that support terrorism or advocate for it in their media," Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.

Hasmukh Adhia

Restaurants should cut rates of food items post GST, says Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia

Jul 12, 2017, 08:18 AM IST

Previously, a service tax was levied on the bill but the tax the hotel or restaurant operators paid on inputs could not be set off against the tax on final bill.

Piper Archer PA-28

US: Indian-American doctor couple killed as their private plane crashes in Ohio

World | Jul 12, 2017, 07:45 AM IST

The Indian origin couple lived in Logansport, Indiana and the plane crash took place on Saturday, July 8 in in south-eastern Ohio.

Heather Nauert

Trump administration, US lawmakers condemn Amarnath Yatra terror attack

World | Jul 12, 2017, 07:08 AM IST

“We consider it to have been a terrorist attack in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in which seven religious pilgrims were killed. That’s of great concern to us,” Heather Nauert told mediapersons.

Asaduddin Owaisi

Why did PDP-BJP govt fail to protect Amarnath pilgrims despite intelligence warning, asks Asaduddin Owaisi

Politics | Jul 11, 2017, 10:49 PM IST

"I want the government of India to take note of this because it is their party (BJP), which is in alliance with the PDP (in Jammu and Kashmir)," Owaisi said.

Xi Jinping

Sikkim standoff could be part of China's larger strategy to change status quo gradually: US expert

World | Jul 11, 2017, 10:52 PM IST

"I am concerned about the standoff on the border, as obviously are so many in India," Alyssa Ayres, a former State Department official under the Obama administration said.

Narendra Modi_Vladimir Putin

Russia offers India third-generation reactors for another nuclear project after Kudankulam

World | Jul 11, 2017, 10:40 PM IST

Russia has offered the latest "Generation 3-plus" nuclear reactor -- the VVER-1200 -- powered by advanced fuel to India for the new project.

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Yadav records statement in CBI court in fodder scam case

Politics | Jul 11, 2017, 02:50 PM IST

Lalu Yadav was asked a total of 17 questions by the Central Bureau of Investigation court.

Pravin Togadia

Amarnath terror attack: Pravin Togadia demands dismissal of Mehbooba Mufti government

India | Jul 11, 2017, 02:40 PM IST

Togadia said that it was time to impose Army rule in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with the menace of the terrorism.

Rajnath Singh on Amarnath Yatra Attack

All-round condemnation of Amarnath Yatra attack proves ‘Kashmiriyat’ is still alive: Rajnath Singh

Politics | Jul 11, 2017, 02:32 PM IST

Saluting the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their unambiguous stand on killing of Amarnath yatris, Rajnath Singh said that the clear stand taken by the Kashmiris has boosted his morale in fighting terrorists.

Karan Singh

Time to impose Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, says Karan Singh

Politics | Jul 11, 2017, 02:00 PM IST

"I see no step other than imposition of Governor's rule in the prevailing situation, this is my individual opinion," Karan Singh said.

Yisrael Katz

Israeli minister proposes to annex five settlements into Jerusalem

World | Jul 11, 2017, 01:07 PM IST

The minister said that the residents of the settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank would be able to vote in Jerusalem municipal elections but the settlements would not be under full Israeli sovereignty.

Indian Foreign secretary S Jaishankar

India and China should not allow their differences to become disputes, says S Jaishankar

World | Jul 11, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

While pointing out that all problems between India and China have not been resolved, Jaishankar added that it was a risky proposition to say that new problems would not arise between the two countries in future.

FB post from The Washington Post

Worried over declining ad revenue, US newspapers plan suite against Google, Facebook

Jul 11, 2017, 11:51 AM IST

US newspapers are disappointed to note that Facebook doesn’t always allow the reader to click through to the publisher’s website, denying the news website ad revenue from that reader.