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India will be “BJP Mukt” in the year 2019, the AamAadmi Party stated on Tuesday, as assembly election trends indicated that the saffron party was trailing in two of the three states it ruled. The Bharatiya Janata Party was behind its major rival Congress in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh; it was locked in a close contest …

Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel stepped back on Monday. His resignation will take effect consequently, Mr. Patel said in a statement. He took charge as chief of the central bank in September 2016, replacing Raghuram Rajan, who stepped down to return to academia after a single three-year term. Mr. Patel’s stepped down from …

The Union Cabinet on Monday increased government contribution towards the National Pension System (NPS) to 14 percent. The move, which will head to higher payouts, is expected to benefit 18 lakh central government employees, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement. The important contribution by the central government for its employees covered under the …

The falling oil and gas production is an issue of concern, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, adding the government will soon set up a gas trading hub. Crude oil production in October dropped 5 percent from a year earlier to about 2.89 million tonnes, while natural gas output was down 0.4 percent at 2.80 billion …

With trends that emerged until Tuesday afternoon showing the BJP indulge in a neck-and-neck contest with the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and taking a beating in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, its own lawmakers have begun criticizing the electoral strategy adopted by the party leadership. Rajya Sabha BJP MP Sanjay Kakade claimed that the BJP’s losses in …

India’s growth has been “very solid” over the past four years, IMF’s Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld on Sunday stated, praising the fundamental economic reforms like the GST and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code carried out by the government. Maurice Obstfeld, 66, — who is set to retire this month-end — will be succeeded by Gita …

The AamAadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday accused the BJP of stat a politics of “hate and lies” and stressed on the required for ousting it from power at the center. AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, who is also the party’s in-charge for Bihar, stated that in Delhi – which is ruled by his party …

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday coined the alleged sexual exploitation of inmates at shelter homes in Odisha a matter of shame and demanded the arrest of staff involved in it. Speaking to reporters, Ms. Gandhi, who was in Daman in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, said: “Sexual exploitation …

Asserting that factionalism in the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Congress party is a “thing of the past”, senior leader JyotiradityaScindia said Sunday the whole state leadership worked as a “united front” during the assembly polls in a bid to dislodge the BJP government. Mr. Scindia, who spearheaded an energetic and spirited campaign for the …

Pakistan continues to harbor terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has stated, asserting that Washington should not give Islamabad even a dollar until it addresses the issue. Haley, the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in any US presidential administration, stated that the US …

Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala’s grandson and Hisar lawmaker Dushyant Chautala today established a new outfit ‘Jannayak Janata Party’, an expected development that came following a power struggle in the main opposition INLD last month. The announcement by the group led by OP Chautala’s elder son Ajay Singh Chautala was made at a …

The health ministry of India has launched medical devices such as nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs under the purview of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, a step the government says will ensure their quality and performance. Once the proposal gets approved, it would mean companies which are engaged in manufacture …