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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today published a commemorative Rs. 100 coin in memory of iconic BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a day before his birth anniversary. “The mind is not ready to believe that Atal Ji is no longer with us,” PM Modi said on the former prime minister, who died in August. Atal Bihari …

Hours before Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao takes a special flight to Kolkata to meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, her party has stated it is all but “natural” that everyone wants to meet her. “When we are looking at 2019, don’t be surprised. Obviously, everyone needs to listen to her, share their …

The BJP approached the Supreme Court today against an order of the Calcutta High Court that stated the party to defer its “Save Democracy” yatras in West Bengal. The party has sought an immediate hearing of its special leave petition. The BJP had scheduled to launch “Save Democracy” yatras from three different places in the …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will mint a commemorative coin on December 24 in honor of former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma will also be there on the occasion. Vajpayee demised on August 16 at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi following a …

The BJP on Friday hit out at National Conference chief Farooq Abduallh over his remarks to give autonomy to Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir regions if his party comes to power in the state. Mr. Abdullah had on Thursday promised regional autonomy if his party comes to leading in Jammu and Kashmir after next year’s assembly …

The Manipur High Court on Friday directed the state and the central governments to submit counter-affidavits against the petition filed by former journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem, challenging his detention order under National Security Act (NSA) by February 1. Mr. Wangkhem was sentenced to a year’s detention under NSA, after being taken into custody on November 27, …

A Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court is hearing the Mamata Banerjee-led government’s petition challenging the single bench’s order permitting the BJP to hold its rath yatra programme across the state. The bench including of Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and Justice ShampaSarka agreed to hear the plea at 11 am Friday after the ruling …

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday strick out at separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, saying they exploit every possible situation to fan anti-India sentiments and incite the people. Inaugurating the annual conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police at the site of the tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat, the home minister …

India Thursday strongly denied Pakistan’s claim of ownership of the Jinnah House in Mumbai and said the property belongs to it.  “Pakistan has no locus standi as far as this property is considered. It is a government of India’s property and we are in the steps of renovating it,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar …

The Shiv Sena Thursday attacked senior ally BJP over the Ayodhya matter, saying the construction of Ram temple at the disputed site has become another ‘jumla’ (rhetoric) for the party and it would lead to their ouster from power. The party stated the BJP has not woken up despite its recent electoral defeats in three …

 Union minister Smriti Irani Wednesday stated that a narrative was being pushed forward in India, wherein many countrymen were told that it was not “cool” to be patriotic.  “What is highly interesting to note is that while we speak about India, at the same time there are many Indians who are told it is not …

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 …