In a relief to former Telecom Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazagham leader Dayanidhi Maran, the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Madras high court order cancelling his bail in the alleged telephone exchange case. A three-judge bench headed by Justice T S Thakur sought Central Bureau of Investigation’s response on Maran’s plea and questioned its decision to arrest him in a case registered in 2013. “What were you doing for the last two years. Why you have not arrested BSNL ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindu population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, according to the latest census data on religion. While the census figure on religion was released on Tuesday, more than four years after compilation of the data, the caste data is yet to be made public. Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal-United, Samajwadi ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
New Delhi : Hope of the goods and services tax (GST) obtaining legislative approval revived after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reached out to the Congress for convening a special session of Parliament next month. The Congress has so far been ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
New Delhi: Risking political isolation, the Congress disrupted the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament for the 16th day, even as the government sought to stand its ground by tabling the goods and services tax (GST) bill in the Rajya Sabha for ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
A sea of humanity, especially school and college students, thronged Rameswaram to catch a last glimpse of former President A P J Abdul Kalam before his last rites on Thursday. The body of the 'people's President' was brought down to Rameswaram from New Delhi in the afternoon. Emotional welcome for mortal remains of Dr Kalam at Mandapam on the way to Rameswaram. Photograph: Press Information Bureau/Twitter The mortal remains of former President A P J Abdul Kalam were on Wednesday ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Politicians, actors and eminent jurists have written a petition to the President to waive off the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict’s execution, saying it ‘would degrade us all’. Leaders of various parties including Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shatrughan Sinha and its expelled MP Ram Jethmalani, eminent jurists and persons from different walks of life on Sunday submitted a fresh petition to President Pranab Mukherjee requesting him to waive off the death sentence of Mumbai blasts ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Sonia Gandhi's iftar was meant to be a powerful show of unity of Opposition parties to take on the Modi Sarkar, but that was not to be... Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com, who attended the iftar discovers that the Congress has found little breathing space in the year after its 2014 debacle. Image: Nitish Kumar, facing camera, and Sharad Pawar, back to the camera, at Sonia Gandhi's table at the iftar the Congress Party president hosted on July 13. Photograph: PTI Photo As Congress Party President Sonia ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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