Congress president defends Robert Vadra, says charges against him are a part of Centre’s bid for a ‘Congress-free India’. The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party were on Tuesday engaged in a political slugfest over charges that Robert Vadra may have bought a ‘benami’ property in London with his mother-in-law and Congress president Sonia Gandhi attacking the government and dismissing the charges as “false”. Perhaps coming out in open defence of her ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Asha Kumari rejects calls to quit; Congress hits back at BJP - Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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Attacking the Centre, Kerala on Thursday blamed its ‘wrong response’ for the Supreme Court’s decision to relax the bail conditions of one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012. A ‘big foul play’ had been done by the Centre right from the beginning in the case, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram. Vijayan was reacting to the apex court’s decision to relax the bail conditions of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A divorce through ‘triple talaq’ among the Muslim community is a ‘very important matter affecting a large section of people’ which has to be tested on the ‘touchstone of constitutional framework’, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday while agreeing to examine the issue of personal law. The apex court said ‘we are not straightaway arriving at any conclusion’ as there were ‘very strong views’ on both sides. It said it will also see if ...Rediff.com, 4 hours ago
‘We've shown we’re in a position to work with global agencies, for bringing in solutions that are relevant to global activities.’ ‘There has been a lot of misinformation on that (Geospatial Bill) and we have also commented on it.’ Indian Space Research Organisation has shown noteworthy results in launching rockets and satellites to space on a shoestring budget. A S Kiran Kumar, the ISRO chairman, image, below, talks of what’s on and what lies ahead ...Rediff.com, 5 hours ago
‘Southgate is believed to have already been asked whether he is prepared to take over on a temporary basis’ IMAGE: Manager Gareth Southgate talks with his players during an England Under 21 training session. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images. England under-21 coach Gareth Southgate looks likely to be put in temporary charge of the national team after the resignation of Roy Hodgson following the side's Euro 2016 exit, British media reported on Wednesday. "Southgate is ...Rediff.com, 6 hours ago
IMAGE: Hyderabad high court advocates protest against the suspension of judges on disciplinary grounds following an agitation against provisional allocation of judicial officers between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Photograph: Snapsindia Nine more lower court judges were on Tuesday suspended by the high court on disciplinary grounds as the agitation against provisional allocation of judges between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana intensified with 200 judicial officers in Telangana going on ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
‘Everything is different now because every game that follows is like a final, there is no room for error’ IMAGE: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during training. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters. Having squeezed into the Euro 2016 knockout stages after three contrasting group stage draws, Portugal are ready to move up a gear when they face Croatia in their mouth-watering last-16 clash in Lens on Saturday, coach Fernando Santos said. While the Croatians romped into the tournament's ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Will the new government in Assam convince the Centre to have a different time zone in the North-East? The newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state is taking up the issue with the central government, hoping that they will succeed in ...DNA, 1 week ago
A Yoga-Tai Chi ‘jugalbandi’ at the iconic Great Wall was among the many events held in China on Tuesday to mark the second International Day of Yoga as thousands of enthusiasts of the ancient Indian spiritual discipline participated in the celebrations. The Indian embassy in Beijing in association with state-run Chinese People's Association or Friendship with Foreign Countries, hosted yoga events at different places in the run up to the second UN International Yoga ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Former Home Minister P Chidamabram, who drew flak for the alleged two affidavits filed by the Centre in the Ishrat Jahan case, on Thursday said the reports published in a leading daily “completely exposed the fake controversy created by the National Democratic Alliance government”, adding that it vindicates his stand. “The news report published in the Indian Express (external link) today comprehensively exposes the fake controversy created by the NDA government on the two ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Fresh storm over 'tutoring of witnesses' in Ishrat case Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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