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US judge dismisses charges in Devyani Khobragade case

An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip search spurred an international flap had charges against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday. The judge’s ruling said Devyani Khobragade had diplomatic immunity when she was indicted on charges of fraudulently ...

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Former Bihar Congress chief joins LJP

In a jolt to the Congress in Bihar, former state president Chaudhary Mehboob Ali KaisarWednesday joined the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) of Ram Vilas Paswan. Kaisar was reportedly unhappy with the Congress alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal of Lalu Prasad for ...

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Subrata Roy to seek hearing from Supreme Court on Wednesday

In civil prison under judicial custody since March 4, Sahara group chief Subrata Roy’s lawyers are likely to mention his case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday and seek urgent hearing in the matter relating to refund of Rs 20,000 crore by two Sahara ...

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Rahul compares Modi with Hitler, says he stole Gujarat farmers’ land

In what could turn out to be the “maut ka saudagar” moment of this Lok Sabha election, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhion Tuesday compared BJP’s PM candidateNarendra Modi to Hitler, and accused him of stealing land belonging to farmers, calling him a thief. Addressing a ...

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Indian envoy presents credentials to Obama

The new Indian ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, Monday formally presented his credentials to President Barack Obama at his oval office at the White House. Jaishankar was second of the six ambassadors who presented their credentials to Obama one by one in ...

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North Korea confirms what was never in doubt, Kim Jong-un wins 100% of vote in polls

North Korea’s state media confirmed on Monday what was never in doubt — a 100 percent, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country’s stage-managed parliamentary election. Every single vote cast on Sunday in Kim’s constituency was for the man ...

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Finish trial against MPs and MLAs in one year, Supreme Court orders

After ordering disqualification of MPs and MLAs immediately after conviction for heinous offences, the Supreme Court on Monday took a second big step towards cleansing the political process by directing that trial proceedings in cases of corruption and serious crimes against elected ...

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No candidates against Sonia, Rahul in LS polls, indicates Akhilesh

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday indicated that it may not field candidates against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in their constituencies in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The SP has announced its nominees for 78 of ...

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Subrata Roy to stay in jail indefinitely till SC’s next hearing

Sahara group chief Subrata Roy will have to remain in jail for some more time with the Supreme Court deferring hearing of the Rs 20,000 crore refund case that was slated for tomorrow. On the last date of hearing on March 7, the apex ...

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Rolls Royce to return to govt Rs 18 crore paid to commission agents

Facing the heat of a CBI probe in an alleged bribery scandal, British firm Rolls Royce has written to the state-owned HAL that it was ready to return Rs 18 crore paid by it to its commission agents to the government. The ...

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