JMM seeks an honourable exit for Shibu Soren

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha is looking for an honourable exit for its leader Shibu Soren from the chief ministership of the state. JMM leaders met Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari at his residence in New Delhi on Saturday to press for an honourable exit for Soren.

BJP backs PC's anti-Naxal fight, flays Govt

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram came under attack in both houses of Parliament from a united Opposition and even from some members of the ruling alliance on the Dantewada tragedy in which Maoists ambushed and killed 76 security personnel on April 6.

Right to Education comes into force

India now joins a select few countries in the world where education is a fundamental right.

Baba Ramdev to launch political party

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev marked his entry into politics on Tuesday in New Delhi by launching his own political party, which he claimed would cleanse the political system.

Women's Bill can be amended: Pawar

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Sunday said he had counseled the three Yadavs-Mulayam Singh, Laloo Prasad and Sharad- not to stall the passage of the Women Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha as their views on the quota for OBC and minorities could be taken into consideration by the government.

Rajya Sabha passes Women's Reservation Bill

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday evening passed the women's reservation bill reserving one-third seats for women in parliament and state legislatures. It took the house two days, nine disruptions and the eviction of seven MPs to achieve this.

Women's quota bill set to pass

After 13 years in hibernation, the prospects of passage of the controversial women's reservation bill on Saturday brightened with sharp divisions coming to the fore among one of the main the opponents of the measure--JD(U--as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared his support.

Congress in no mood to roll back fuel price hike

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance is in no mood to immediately roll back the increase in prices of petroleum products announced by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Union Budget 2010-11.

Budget 2010 : New tax slabs a bonanza for taxpayers

The 2010-11 general budget today provided considerable relief to income tax payers by raising the slabs at two levels but hiked the central excise duty on non-petroleum products across the board from 8 to 10 per cent and the basic duty on crude and petroleum products besides effecting a one-rupee increase per litre on petrol and diesel.

Mamata Banerjee presents rail budget

Railway minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday made the right noises on the Vision 2020 she had unveiled in December, but focused at least as much on Vision 2011 -- her strategy for winning the West Bengal assembly polls next year.

Advani endorses Gadkari, says he inspires cadre

The "initial scepticism" about Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) new president Nitin Gadkari melted away at the national executive and national council meeting in Indore last week, veteran leader L K Advani said on Monday.

Centre, states together can tackle Naxals: PM

Expressing concern over increase in infiltration attempts, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said the Centre and the states should launch coordinated efforts to tackle internal security threats.

Protect north Indians from attacks: RSS chief

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has taken on the MNS and the Shiv Sena by coming out in support of north Indians in Maharashtra.

India celebrates 60 years as Republic

India is celebrating 60 years of becoming a Republic on Tuesday with President Pratibha Patil presiding over the ceremony at Rajpath in New Delhi.

Amar Singh quits as Samajwadi Party Gen Secy

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh on Wednesday resigned as General Secretary of the party on health grounds and said he wanted to devote more time to his family. He also said he had no differences with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and would never speak "a word" against him.

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