Mushrif, however, asserted that "saffron terror" had no bearing on which party was in power.
in a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Nehru, India's first prime minister, for his role in the constituent assembly and for his ability to concede other viewpoints.
An official statement said Kalia, a 2010-batch IPS officer, and two other officers, have been transferred by the state government.
Large crowds of Ugandans greeted Pope Francis as he held a mass youth rally and honoured martyred Christians.
Russia announced that it was halting a visa-free regime for Turkish visitors post the downing of Russian plane by Turkey.
"We have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough," Obama said.
P.V. Sindhu is just one win away from defending her Macau Open Grand Prix Gold women's singles title as she overcame Yamaguchi 21-8, 15-21, 21-16 in the semi-final.
Martial has been an instant hit at Old Trafford after arriving from French club AS Monaco earlier this season.
'The two boards (PCB and BCCI) have already taken the decision. Now it is up to the Indian Government to decide. We are waiting for the Government's nod'.
The roads, highways and shipping sectors would be able to create 50 lakh employment opportunities, Gadkari said.
Director of Dubai Tourism Majid Al Marri, on his first visit to Kerala along with his deputy, and Chandy had an aerial view of the tourism sites in and around the capital district.
Foreign funds have been on a selling spree in the Indian debt and equity markets ahead of the US Fed's imminent rate hike decision slated for December.
Projecting the security forces as weak/incompetent has ever been integral to the militants’ strategy.
This week’s crib deaths are emblematic of the appalling praxis that as often as not is an apology for health care.
The bottomline is that the NDA has suffered a defeat in Bihar because of its economic policies for the common man.
"Not even a comma/ full stop was changed," Vishwas said.
“Saw shockingly dishonest Delhi Lokpal Bill.'
Focus will be on Bangla literature.
The Commission will cover local bodies, public undertakings etc.
The air force is also trying to operate from civil air fields.
The mobile app offers a glimpse of the city during the British Raj.
An inter-departmental central team may visit Odisha in Dec.
Odisha Madamukti Abhiyan have urged Patnaik for a total prohibition of liquor.
‘Blockade will continue for two days.’
'Films cannot create revolution, but they can add to the noise, sometimes loud, sometimes low.'
Impressed with a couple of festivals and a unique workshop in the city recently.
Stir it sweet with sugar or honey, go milky, just clean green or black and strong.
'I am glad that this opportunity has come my way.'
There are certain myths that need to be broken.
Shaheen 'rescued' him from the 'abyss of alcoholism'.
People at Arts University Bournemouth are groomed to be specialists with a distinct “maker” culture.
The 13th edition of the Kalpanirjar International Short Film Festival held at the Max Mueller Bhavan in Kolkata.
Tom Hardy gets talking on his latest venture, Legend.
Author JK Rowling reveals the reason behind it.
The actor will be seen essaying the role of a house husband.
The film will see the actress play a tough cop.
Direct taxes untouched n excise duty on cars & consumer durables slashed
New Delhi, 17 February
Bowing to the Army’s long standing demand and in the wake of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi strongly advocating it last week, Union finance minister Mr P Chidambaram while presenting the interim Budget announced the ‘one rank, one pension’ scheme which will benefit more than 2.4 million ex-Defence personnel from 1 April, entitling them to equal post-retirement benefits notwithstanding the year of superannuation. The scheme is to be implemented with Rs 500 crore.
The Defence allocation has been hiked by 10 per cent from Rs 2,03,672 crore in 2013-’14 to Rs 2,24,000 crore in 2014-15. The fiscal allocation of the Union Home Ministry was raised by 16 per cent. The FM allocated Rs 789.08 crore for security-related expenses, and a modernisation plan at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore to strengthen the capacity of the Central Armed Police Forces. Mr Chidambaram made a deft bid to woo sections that constitute key sections of the electorate. His speech was interrupted by Congress members protesting the proposed Telangana state and Trinamul MPs seeking a moratorium on the Central debt of West Bengal. As he began his speech amid the din, a visibly annoyed Mr Chidambaram was seen asking Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath to ensure that the protesting MPs went back to their seats. An appeal from Speaker Meira Kumar brought down the decibel level somewhat and Mr Chidambaram continued. His proposals focused on the welfare of SCs, minorities, women and farmers. He proposed excise cuts on cars, mobile phones and items of daily consumption.
In the financial sector, he proposed capital infusion of Rs 11,200 crore in PSU banks and said a venture capital fund will be set up to promote entrepreneurship among SCs. He said major subsidies will be slightly higher at Rs 246, 397 crore of which Rs 115, 000 crore is on food, Rs 65, 000 crore is on fuel and Rs 68,000 crore is on fertilisers.