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Anil Ambani

Anil Ambani to withdraw defamation suits against Congress

The Rs 5,000 crore civil defamation suit was filed against Congress leaders and National Herald newspaper over an article on the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal.
Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking 100% match of EVMs & voter audit slips

A Chennai based organisation had filed a public interest litigation seeking the audit which the Supreme Court said was nonsense.

Congress leaders and party workers pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi paid homage to his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary on Tuesday at his memorial, Veer Bhoomi, here. Rahul was accompanied by his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior Congress leaders. In a tweet, Rahul remembered his father as a gentle person who taught him to forgive and never hate. "My father was gentle, loving, kind & affectionate. He taught me to love & respect all beings. To never hate. To forgive. I miss him. On his death anniversary, I remember my father with love & gratitude," he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary. "Tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary," Modi tweeted. This comes after Modi dubbed Rajiv Gandhi "bhrashtachari no 1" (corrupt no 1)...

Oppn leaders including CPM, AAP, Congress, TDP, DMK discuss formation of non-NDA govt

Opposition leaders met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a non-NDA govt as well as moving the Election Commission to tally the VVPAT paper trail with EVMs.
Supreme Court of India | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

SC stays HC order disallowing black money law to operate retrospectively from July 2015

The Delhi HC in its interim order had stayed the Centre's notification to make black money law operational with effect from July 1, 2015.

Vivek Oberoi apologises for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan meme after social media backlash

Actor Vivek Oberoi triggered a controversy Monday after he posted a meme on exit polls by comparing it to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's personal life.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy, expected to meet opposition leaders over EVM issue in Delhi, cancels trip

Karanataka CM Kumaraswamy was scheduled to join a meeting of opposition leaders in New Delhi in the morning, and head back to Bengaluru the same evening.

Left to consider joining opposition after exit polls paint dismal picture for it

A majority of the exit polls have given zero seats to the Left front in West Bengal.
File photo of Rajeev Kumar outside his residence | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

In Saradha case, ex-Kolkata cop Rajeev Kumar seeks Supreme Court’s extension of protection

The Supreme Court bench had earlier withdrawn the protection from arrest granted to Rajeev Kumar in connection with Saradha chit fund case.
Nitin Gadkari

Exit polls not final decision but it reflects Modi’s win, says Nitin Gadkari

Most exit polls have predicted another term for PM Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that the BJP-led NDA will cross majority mark by a distance.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.


Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.