Collegium sticks to Justice Joseph as SC judge

New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium took an in-principle decision to reiterate its recommendation for the elevation of Uttarakhand High court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the top court. The collegium decided it will resend its January 10 “unanimous” recommendation for Justice Joseph’s elevation, along with other names from Calcutta, Rajasthan, and Telangana and Andhra […]

Congress, BJP lock horns in Karnataka’s triangular poll contest

Bengaluru: The ruling Congress and the opposition BJP have locked horns to outsmart each other in the Karnataka assembly election on Saturday, with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) making the contest triangular. “If the Congress is desperate to retain power defying anti-incumbency, the BJP is impatient to return to power in south India after losing badly […]

Modi in Nepal: flags off Nepal-Ayodhya bus

Janakpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the famed 20th century Janaki temple in this Nepalese town and offered special prayers.  Prime minister who arrived here today on a two-day state visit to Nepal, directly went to the Janaki temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita, from the airport. Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli welcomed […]

Rahul accuses Modi of decimating Foreign Policy

Bengaluru: Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of decimating the Indian Foreign Policy and treated it as an individual exercise. Addressing a press conference here before winding up his campaign in Karnataka, Gandhi alleged that the Prime Minister indulged in personal conversations and did not take the Ministry of External Affairs into […]

Indian Economy Growing at 7.4% in 2018: IMF

Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaffirmed that India will be the fastest-growing major economy in 2018, with a growth rate of 7.4 percent that rises to 7.8 percent in 2019 with medium-term prospects remaining positive. The IMF’s Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook report said that India was recovering from the effects of demonetisation […]

SC says parliamentary committee reports cannot be challenged in courts

New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution bench in its judgment said the parliamentary committee reports cannot be challenged in courts. The apex court permitted the PIL petitioners to rely on the parliamentary standing committee reports in constitutional court proceedings to achieve the objective of protecting rights of citizens. A five-judge constitution bench of the […]

Chidambaram appeals to states to come out against 15th Finance Commission

New Delhi: Congress leader P. Chidambaram urged the Finance Ministers of all states across the country to sign a memorandum against the terms of reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission. The former Union Minister also welcomed the statement of the Finance Ministers of six states/Union Territories — Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Delhi, West Bengal, Punjab, […]

Violence should not be allowed in democracy: PM

New Delhi: Responding on a query on the rising political violence in poll-bound state Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said violence, in democracy, should not be allowed in any form, by any political party or ideology. He was interacting with the Karnataka’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha Karyakartas (workers) via the Narendra Modi (NaMo) […]