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budget 2016 despite a hike of around 10 defence fails to

Budget 2016: Despite a hike of around 10%, 'defence' fails to find a mention in Jaitley's speech

Mar 01, 2016, 07:00 PM IST

New Delhi: In a surprising move, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not mention allocation to defence sector in his budget speech delivered in Lok Sabha on Monday. Skipping ‘defence' in budget speech is somewhat unprecedented and

rail budget 2016 suresh prabhu finds it difficult to meet

Rail Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu finds it difficult to meet revenue targets

Feb 25, 2016, 06:07 PM IST

New Delhi: When Suresh Prabhu presented last year's Rail Budget, he had exuded confidence of achieving  the revenue targets set for financial year 2015-16.However, the Rail Budget 2016-17 that Prabhu presented in Parliament today makes

will our mps listen to president and allow parliament to

Will our MPs listen to President and allow Parliament to function?

Politics | Feb 24, 2016, 10:15 AM IST

New Delhi: The Budget Session of Parliament has been set in motion with the President Pranab Mukherjee addressing the join sitting of the two houses Tuesday.Budget session, in one sense, is the most important session

pcb chief unhappy with shahid afridi s comments

PCB chief unhappy with Shahid Afridi's comments

Cricket | Oct 14, 2014, 07:48 PM IST

Islamabad:  Shahid Afridi could face disciplinary action for creating a controversy over the captaincy of Pakistan for the Cricket World Cup.   Afridi, the 2011 World Cup captain, was stand-in skipper during the third one-day international

kohli shastri combine injects killer instinct into team

Kohli-Shastri combine injects 'killer instinct' into Team India

Cricket | Sep 26, 2015, 02:50 PM IST

New Delhi: The aggressive approach of Team India's new Test captain Virat Kohli has been widely debated of late in cricketing world. Be it his fascination with fast bowlers, preference for playing with 5 specialist

does masood azhar s reported detention reflect pakistan s

Does Masood Azhar's reported detention reflect Pakistan's resolve to tackle cross-border terror?

World | Jan 15, 2016, 02:45 PM IST

New Delhi: While neither India nor Pakistan have officially confirmed the detention of Jaish-e-Mohammad Chief Maulana Masood Azhar, the media reports emanating from our western neighbour suggests that the Nawaz Sharif government has taken JeM

nitish kumar to challenge narendra modi in his own backyard

Nitish Kumar to challenge Narendra Modi in his own backyard

Politics | Sep 10, 2012, 05:29 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 10: JD (U) president Sharad Yadav has announced that his party will contest around 100 assembly seats in upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat. He further added that Bihar Chief Minister and Narendra

who is mamata banerjee

Who is Mamata Banerjee?

Politics | Apr 30, 2014, 04:17 PM IST

One woman army – this is how Mamata Banerjee, the mercurial Chief Minister of West Bengal, can be described in short. Mamata has the distinction of achieving what was supposed to be next to impossible

mamata caught in a catch 22 situation

Mamata caught in a Catch-22 situation

Politics | Sep 19, 2012, 09:41 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 19: So what is really going on in Mamata's mind? Why did she decide to pull the rug out from under the feet of Manmohan Singh led government and will she stick

ramdev hand behind anna kejriwal split

Ramdev hand behind Anna-Kejriwal split?

Politics | Sep 21, 2012, 06:45 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 21: After reports came in about Anna Hazare's meeting with Swami Ramdev on Wednesday night, hours after his decision to dissociate from Kejriwal, the speculation over Swami Ramdev's role behind Anna –Kejriwal

jairam ramesh likely to be given railway cabinet reshuffle

Jairam Ramesh likely to be given Railway, Cabinet reshuffle next week

Politics | Sep 21, 2012, 10:50 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 21: Stage is all set for an imminent Union cabinet reshuffle next week in the wake of Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw support from the UPA government, according to reliable sources.  In

amar singh to rejoin sp

Amar Singh to rejoin SP?

Politics | Sep 23, 2012, 05:06 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 23: Former SP heavyweight Amar Singh signaled a change in his approach towards Mulayam Singh Yadav when he praised Mulayam for extending support to Manmohan Singh led UPA govt at a crucial

mulayam silently at work to revive third front meets

Mulayam silently at work to revive third front, meets Sukhbir Badal

Politics | Sep 23, 2012, 05:05 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 23: Mulayam Singh will not accept it publically but he is trying his best to cobble up a non-Congress, non-BJP formation before 2014 general elections. He knows it very well that it's

cabinet may hike da of central govt employees

Cabinet may hike DA of Central Govt employees

Politics | Sep 24, 2012, 12:53 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 24: Hike in Dearness allowance of central government employees tops the agenda of the cabinet meeting slated to take place this evening. The move will result in direct benefit for over 52

sc refuses to hear contempt petition against mamata

SC refuses to hear contempt petition against Mamata

Politics | Sep 24, 2012, 02:18 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 24: The Supreme Court of India today refused to hear the contempt petition against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for casting aspersions on the chastity of Indian judiciary. Mamata had reportedly

govt takes lesson from modi holds first press meet on

Govt takes lesson from Modi, holds first press meet on Twitter

Politics | Sep 25, 2012, 05:52 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 25: Narendra Modi might be a political anathema for the Manmohan led UPA government but the govt missed no opportunity in learning from Modi's highly successful attempt to connect with the netizens.Sam

a look at narendra modi and his vivekanand yuva vikas yatra

A look at Narendra Modi and his Vivekanand Yuva Vikas yatra

Politics | Sep 27, 2012, 10:37 AM IST

New Delhi, Sep 26: Narendra Modi has his own style of doing everything. Be it conveying his message to the Muslim community that has not so positive perception of him or be it launching an

b day spl know mulayam singh s compulsions behind

B'day spl: Know Mulayam Singh's compulsions behind supporting UPA govt

Politics | Nov 22, 2013, 11:57 AM IST

New Delhi, Sep 27: Mulayam Singh Yadav can be easily termed as the shrewdest but pragmatic socialist politician of India. He swears in the name of maverick Ram Manohar Lohiya, who spent his entire life

birthday special a look at mahatma gandhi s life and journey

Birthday special: A look at Mahatma Gandhi's life and journey

Politics | Oct 02, 2015, 10:36 AM IST

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them"... William ShakespeareHow would one describe Gandhi? Was he a born great or did he achieve greatness

can congress stop modi in gujarat this time

Can Congress stop Modi in Gujarat this time?

Politics | Nov 03, 2012, 05:33 PM IST

New Delhi, Oct 6: with the EC announcing dates for Gujarat assembly elections, the political temperature has suddenly gone up not only in Gujarat but the entire country.  The reason being that this is not