‘Narendra Modi suffered for 19 years,’ says Amit Shah after SC ruling on Gujarat riots

A day after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the SIT’s clean chit to Narendra Modi and others in cases related to the 2002 Gujarat riots, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said he had seen PM Modi suffer through the “19-year-long battle against the case”. In an interview to news … Read more

In Sena rebel Eknath Shinde village in Satara: School, hospital absent; two helipads present

The Maharashtra urban development and public works minister and senior Shiv Sena leader, Eknath Shindehas continued to be in the spotlight for raising a banner of revolt against the Prime Minister and Sena president, Uddhav Thackeray, and engineering a stunning split in the party by getting more than two-thirds of its total 55 MLAs to … Read more

‘No larger conspiracy behind Gujarat riots’: SC rejects Zakia Jafri plea against clean chit to Modi

Agreeing with the findings of the Special Investigation Team appointed by it that there was no “larger conspiracy” behind the 2002 Gujarat riots, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the SIT’s clean chit to Narendra Modiwho was then the state’s chief minister, and others in cases related to … Read more

Police did not follow procedure while arresting Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale: Court

In its detailed order granting bail to Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale, the Thane sessions court in Maharashtra said the police did not comply with procedures while arresting her. Chitale was arrested a month ago for allegedly posting a defamatory poem on Facebook purported to be against NCP chief Sharad Pawar. She was granted bail by … Read more

Presidential poll: JMM set to veer from Sinha nod to back NDA pick Murmu

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), led by its executive president and Chief Minister Hemant Soren, may be among the 17 Opposition parties, which nominated Yashwant Sinha on June 21 as their joint candidate for the July 18 Presidential election, but the tribal party seems all set to review its position and back the ruling BJP-led … Read more

Water bottle thrown at Panneerselvam, AIADMK general council meet ends in unruly fashion

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general council meeting on Thursday ended in chaos as party coordinator O Panneerselvam and a few of his supporters staged a walkout. Water bottles were thrown at them and slogans were raised against them as they walked out of the meeting held at Vanagaram on the outskirts … Read more

Explained: The anti-defection law, and why Eknath Shinde could be poised to dodge it in Maharashtra

The unfolding political crisis in Maharashtra has thrown the spotlight on the anti-defection law, and the roles of the Deputy Speaker and the Governor. On Wednesday (June 22), the ruling Shiv Sena called a meeting of all its MLAs in Mumbai. Some of its legislators have aligned themselves with the party’s rebel leader Eknath Shinde … Read more

Afghanistan earthquake Live Updates: Death toll is 920 now as 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Paktika province

Afghanistan earthquake Live updates: A severe earthquake shook four districts of Paktika province. (Source: twitter / @BakhtarNA) Afghanistan earthquake Live Updates: “A severe earthquake shook four districts of Paktika province, killing and injuring hundreds of our countrymen and destroying dozens of houses,” Bilal Karimi, a deputy spokesman for the Taliban government, wrote separately on Twitter. … Read more

Row over Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet hit India’s reputation: NSA Ajit Doval

The controversy surrounding the remarks made by the BJP’s Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal on Prophet Mohammed has damaged India’s reputation internationally as they have projected the country in a manner that is far from the truth, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval said Tuesday. It has (damaged India’s reputation), in the sense that India … Read more

Agnipath a pilot, tweaks if needed after 4-5 years: Army Vice Chief

Lieutenant General BS Raju, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, said Monday that the Agnipath recruitment scheme has been “well thought out”, and if any tweaks are required, they will be carried out at the end of four or five years. In an interview to The Indian Express on the day the Army issued a … Read more