Rejecting the central government’s role in the resignation of Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday that the government did not ask him to step down from his post.  “The government never called for his resignation,” Jaitley said at an event, according to a PTI report. The finance minister …

Russia stated on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armored vehicles, prompting a diplomatic protest from Tokyo. Russia’s Ministry of Defence said it planned to shift troops next week into four housing complexes on two of the four disputed …

The chief of the capital market regulator on Tuesday expressed related about the slow pace of initial public offerings (IPOs) hitting the market despite approval for filings worth around Rs. 60,000 crores ($8.43 billion). However, Ajay Tyagi, the chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), cautioned that pricing of IPOs should be done …

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday stated that he will ensure that genuine Indian citizens are left out from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) if he comes to power in next Assembly elections. Gogoi while talking at an event in Kolkata Press Club accused the BJP of playing divisive politics and driving …

In an effort to evaluate its own ‘Rapid Airlift Capability’ and to improvise crew currency in the role, Western Air Command of the IAF airlifted a record 463 tonnes of the load from its airbase at Chandigarh to airfields and drop zones in the Ladakh region, in a single wave. The effort was completed with …

Addressing that further simplification of the Goods and Services Tax is on the anvil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government wants to ensure that ’99 percent things’ attract sub-18 percent GST slab. Before implementation of the GST, registered enterprises only numbered 65 lakh, which has now increased by 55 lakh, Modi said, addressing the …

Just after taking charge as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Kamal Nath has provoked controversy by blaming “outsiders” from other states for pushing away local jobs while proposing incentives for industries who employ men from the state. The BJP has demanded that he apologize to migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. “Lot of industries are established …

Rahul Gandhi said today that he would not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi “sleep or rest” till he gave a reprieve to farmers, holding up as an instance that his party’s new governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, which he said have announced farm loan waivers within six hours. The third state, Rajasthan, will also …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reaching here Tuesday on a days came to Maharashtra in which he will launch infrastructure and housing projects worth about Rs 41,000 crore in the state, officials said. Soon after landing at Mumbai, Modi will visit an event organized by a TV channel and later release the book ‘Timeless Laxman’ …

Welcoming the sentencing of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday hoped other “big leaders” included would also be punished, as also those who perpetrated communal violence in Gujarat and Muzzafarnagar. Kejriwal stated ordinary people are peace-loving and wish to live in harmony, but such riots are …

Defence Minister NiramalaSitharaman on Monday stated that the Congress was “knowingly” misleading people over the pricing of Rafale jets. pointing out at the Gandhi family for alleging corruption in the defense contract, she said that they showed “amazing audacity” by not listening to the Supreme Court’s verdict in the case. “The Congress is knowingly misguiding …

After the center requested the Supreme Court to fix a “factual error” in its judgment that gave the government a clean chit on the Rafale deal for 36 fighter jets from France’s Dassault, the opposition stated that the ruling BJP allegedly gave “wrong information” in the documents asked by the top court. Congress MP Sunil …