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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 …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held wide-ranging talks with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih with an aim to commence a new chapter in bilateral ties which came under strain under the previous regime in Male. Mr. Solihcame on Sunday on a three-day state visit, his first foreign trip after assuming charge of the top …

Taking a veiled dig at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said people have started showing their gotra and sacred thread to become vital in the country’s politics. Pointing a gathering in the district Saturday he said, the people who had described themselves as accidentally Hindus were now realizing that …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still the most prominent leader in the country, JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor said Friday, emphasizing he does not see any reason for caution in the BJP after the BJP suffered setbacks in three Hindi heartland states. Mr. Kishor, who played a vital role in shaping the BJP campaign during 2014 …

To facilitate pilgrims arriving in big numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of Allahabad district, an official has said. These trains would be an add-on to the regular trains run by the North Central Railway (NCR). PRO NCR Amit Malviya said, “Six special …

On a day when the Supreme Court dismissed petitions challenging the Rafale deal, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said the BJP should also wait for the top court’s verdict on the Babri Masjid matter. In a relief to the Modi government, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the pleas challenging the deal among India and France …

BJP’s Bihar ally JD(U) has stated that if the party brings an ordinance on temple construction in Ayodhya, it will not support it. While JD(U)’s organizational general secretary RCP Singh said his party would not help any ordinance on a temple, JD(U) national vice-president Prashant Kishor said BJP would win elections without “raising temple issue” …