In a big setback for Vedanta, the Supreme Court has refused to permit the firm to restart the contentious Tuticorin copper, which was at the center of massive protests over pollution concerns but directed it to approach the Madras High Court for a reprieve. Setting aside a National Green Tribunal order that had permitted Vedanta …

The Government on Monday said that a sum of Rs 46 crore has been collected and dispersed as part of the “Bharat Ke Veer” initiative for CRPF troopers who lost their lives in the February 14 Pulwama attack. Over 80,000 people came forward in the last few days since Thursday to contribute over Rs 20 …

Aiming back at Rahul Gandhi over his dig at the Make in India programme after Vande Bharat train experienced trouble during its first run, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said the Congress president has insulted India’s intelligence and hard work by mocking the initiative. After the semi-high speed train ran into trouble early Saturday, Rahul tweeted, …

In a tit-for-tat action, Pakistan Monday called back its High Commissioner from India for “consultations” amid heightened bilateral tensions after the Pulwama terror attack, days after New Delhi demanded its envoy in Islamabad to return. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal stated envoy Sohail Mahmood left New Delhi on Monday morning. “We have called back our …

In a big breakthrough, security forces on Monday gunned down top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commander Abdul Rasheed Ghazi alias Kamran, in a 12-hour-long encounter with multiple JeM terrorists in Pulwama regions. Ghazi was a Pakistani national and the brain behind the Pulwama attack. In fact, Ghazi had a narrow escape during an encounter which took place …

Stating Pakistan of misusing the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for propaganda, India today Stated in a statement that Pakistan has no substantive defense and is indulging in malicious acts, during a hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in ICJ. “Pakistan has violated Vienna convention and Jadhav’s custody in Pakistan …

The RBI decides independently on the quantum of interim dividend to be paid to the Centre and a central bank committee is presently examining the issue, the government said on Monday. Queried on the matter following the customary post-Budget Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board meeting here chaired by him, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said …

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) Monday stated that it will offer a two-bedroom house to each family of CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the terrorist attack at Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir. “In a modest gesture of our solidarity and support to the grief-stricken families, CREDAI proposes to …

Taunted by the Congress to face the coming Lok Sabha polls alone, the ruling AIADMK Wednesday hit back, stating it was strong enough and prepared for fighting the elections on its own provided other parties in Tamil Nadu also go without allies. Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam made the allegation in the assembly after the …

Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned sine die after it passed some Bills comprising Interim Budget and Finance Bill for 2019-20 without debate. With the adjournment of this last session of Rajya Sabha before the polls, a couple of contentious bills including Triple Talaq Bill and Citizenship Amendment Bill also lapsed. The Rajya Sabha …

Growing slogans against the Narendra Modi government, Congress lawmakers protested outside Parliament on Wednesday over the Rafale deal. Party president Rahul Gandhi led the demonstration in which Congress lawmakers were seen carrying paper planes and posters, stating scam in the multi-crore fighter jet deal. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were …

Economics has always retained proper space for human emotion to counterbalance stone-cold logic that provides the superstructure to the science of money. This was evident in Mint Road’s rate decision last week when policy bosses at the central bank voted 4-2 to decreased borrowing costs in an economy where ‘core inflation’ still remains stubborn. Did …