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Animal welfare board to show preference to for cows

Welfare of all animals matters, but cow is central, says Animal Welfare Board chief

This is the first time since the BJP came to power in 2014 that funding has been increased, chairman S.P. Gupta has asked for an additional Rs 40 crore.
Sasikala | Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images

Karnataka govt launches ACB probe into Sasikala prison bribery charges

State Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy says the charges are serious and need an expert investigation, promises a fair probe.
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge | Twitter

Kharge refuses to attend Lokpal selection meeting as special invitee

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge says his presence in the meeting without voting right is mere eyewash.
Shivraj Chouhan addressing the public in Shivpuri

Bypoll defeats mean Shivraj Chouhan faces a serious threat in Madhya Pradesh 

Senior BJP leaders believe the central leadership might sideline Chouhan as he is anyway battling a 15-year anti-incumbency ahead of this year’s polls. New Delhi: It seems the...
Smriti Irani

I&B ministry terminates senior NFDC officer for irregularities & not following procedure

The I&B ministry relieved managing director Nina Lath Gupta on the basis of an audit report commissioned three years ago.
Nirav Modi's store in Delhi

We’ll fly you back to India, CBI tells Nirav Modi. I’m too busy, he replies

CBI informs him it is mandatory for a suspect to respond to summons and join the probe, he doesn’t reply to the second email.
Justin Trudeau and Narendra Modi | Justin Trudeau's official Twitter account

India trashes Canada theory that govt invited Sikh militant Atwal to Trudeau dinner

A senior Canadian security official said that some Indian government elements tried to sabotage Trudeau’s visit to India by inviting Atwal to dinner.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav with former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi (left) on Wednesday | PTI photo

Even a personal phone call from Amit Shah couldn’t keep Jitan Ram Manjhi in NDA fold

Former Bihar CM quits NDA and joins hands with RJD. He had been unhappy since his son wasn’t accommodated in the JD(U)-BJP ministry formed last year.
File photo of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on World Marathi Day

In Maharashtra, Congress-NCP target BJP govt for neglecting Marathi

Govt fails to provide Marathi translation of governor’s speech, drops a ‘significant’ stanza from the recital of a poem. Shiv Sena sides with opposition.
A file image of Karti Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI

Karti Chidambaram has been arrested for money laundering, had received over Rs 300 crore when his father was union finance minister. 

OnCamera

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav during his 80th birthday celebrations in Lucknow | Nand Kumar/PTI

Four reasons why Mulayam Singh is angry with son Akhilesh Yadav

Mulayam Singh’s criticism can weaken the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh and demoralise the party workers.
indus

Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

Defence

To bypass US sanctions, India & Russia work out rupee-rouble transfer for S-400 deal

Amid US sanctions against Russia, sources remain tight-lipped about the various modes of payment that are being pursued for the S-400 missile deal.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.