PMO stands by Rajnath Singh, says no basis to ‘malicious’ rumours linked to his son

Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: PTI/File)

Asserting that all reports about his family seeking political favours were baseless, an upset Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that he will quit politics if these charges are proved

Supreme Court will not disqualify ministers with criminal cases, leaves decision to PM

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari (Photo: PTI)

Sending a strong message that people against whom criminal and corruption charges have been framed be not inducted as ministers, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said Prime Minister and Chief Ministers

Narendra Modi faces huge job in giving bank accounts to all

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Premier Narendra Modi has put a pledge to give bank accounts to all Indians on a war footing, but experts say taking banking to rural areas where many people have no identity papers will be a huge cha

Love jihad: Shooter’s husband arrested after she charged him of forcible conversion

Shooter Tara (Photo: video grab)

R S Kohli alias Rakilbul Hussain, facing charges of deceit, exploitation and torture lodged by his newly-married wife Tara Shahdeo, was arrested in Delhi on Tuesday night.

Illegal arms sale: SC voices anguish over Armymen being let off with reprimand

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its anguish over top-ranking army officers being let off with minor punishment of "reprimand" and small fine for their involvement in illegal sale of weapons and

Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi out of BJP board

BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi who were dropped from BJP's Parliamentary Board on Tuesday. -PTI

Veteran leaders, Vajpayee are mentors

Sheila Diskhit resigns, new governors in four states

Sheila Dikshit at a press conference after resigning as Kerala governor in New Delhi on Tuesday. 	— PTI

Ex-chief minister to lead Congress in Delhi?

Gaza celebrates as truce ‘permanent’

Smoke rise from an explosion following an Israeli air strike on the house of Nafez Azzam, a leader for Islamic Jihad -AP

Celebrations erupted across Gaza on Tuesday as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians went into effect, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.

If elections come, can conspiracy theories be far behind? With bypolls around the corner, Uttar Pradesh is abuzz with talk of a sinister plot of young Hindu women being tricked into marriage by Muslim men, and made to convert to Islam. Over the past week there has been a flood of reports about “love jihad”.

Peace is at the best of times a tenuous proposition in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even as the world hopes the new indefinite ceasefire that has brought 50 days of bloodshed to an end will last, the real causes of the conflict have been put to the side, rather than resolved.