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PM Modi is the third most followed leader on Twitter

While prime minister Narendra Modi is among the top five in the `most followed` and `most influential people` list on Twitter, union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed for

Lalit Modi’s name dropping makes it miserable for Sushma

Lalit Modi is keeping the pot boiling and adding to the discomfort of Sushma Swaraj even as the Congress attack questioned Narendra Modi on why he was protecting his foreign minister and termed the

Should Sushma Swaraj resign after Lalit Modi controversy?

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj admitted that she helped former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi get travel documents cleared in the UK. This has raised a political storm and a question mark on

Jaitley should forget Sushma and arrest decline in exports

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has left for the US on Tuesday to hold multi-city economic road shows to sell India’s growth story after vigorously defending his cabinet colleague Susham Swaraj

Chidambaram wants Lalit Modi letters release

While Lalit Modi dragged biggies in Indian political establishment in a television interview, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said letters written to British authorities on Lalit

Lalit Modi episode is an Ashwathama moment of new BJP

Nineties were the times when the BJP coined a term “party with a difference” to distinguish itself from other political parties.  Apart from its pro-Hindu bias, the BJP leadership

Why bring Dawood in Lalit Modi debate?

As the cacophony over Lalit Modi hits unbearable decibels, the arguments and comments are becoming irrational or say childishly pedestrian. Gurudas Kamat, AICC general secretary and

Trouble for Smriti Irani: Court to hear case on her qualifications

It is a season of pouring trouble for the Modi government. As the issue of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj’s humanitarian gesture misfires, a Delhi court has taken cognisance of a com

After tweets it’s turn of RTI silence that will hurt Sushma Swaraj

Lalit Modi show is running like a Indian serials on televisions, long and tedious with same repetitive dialogues. Now, this week’s episodes may focus on a RTI query. The ministry of external

Not a game of gentlemen

In one of his critical essays on the crime stories of the early 19th century, George Orwell was fascinated by a character. AJ Raffles, a gentleman thief, featured in a collection of short stories t

Evening digest: Ratan Tata invests in Ola

Ratan Tata invests in taxi-hailing company Ola Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of Tata conglomerate, has bought a stake in online taxi-hailing firm Ola,

Morning briefing: Posco suspends $12 bn steel project in Odisha

South Korean steel giant Posco has put on hold its USD 12 billion steel project in Odisha due to delays in various regulatory approvals.“We are tentatively suspending the Odisha (India) proje

Sushma ready for debate but unrelenting opposition parties force RS adjournment

The monsoon session of the parliament began on Tuesday. Even though the government is willing the opposition is not ready to allow the session to proceed smoothly. At the parliament

Gadkari tells Rahul Gandhi to say sorry to Sushma or face defamation case

After his brother-in-law Robert Vadra, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is now facing fire over his stray remarks.  Rahul Gandhi had accused Sushma Swaraj of committing a criminal act by h

Morning briefing: Terrorists strike in Punjab, hostages taken and six killed

Heavily-armed terrorists in army uniform are holed up inside a police station in Dinanagar in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab. A 5 am today (Monday) they opened fire at the police station killing

No meaningful proceedings till resignations, says tough-talking Sonia

Parliamentary majority does not give anyone a license to escape accountability, said Sonia Gandhi on Monday morning and dashed to ground any hopes the government was harbouring on resumption of bus

Conduct of our legislators: A point of interest

The accusations against Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, her son Dushyant Singh and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for allegedly aiding Lalit Modi by using public machinery highli

Sushma drags Sonia into her Lalit Modi defence

When she finally got a chance to speak, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj chose to be dramatic and displayed emotions that are normally not seen in parliament. Making a stateme

Morning briefing: WhatsApp, social media out of encryption policy

A day after witnessing huge protest against its Encryption Policy, the government has decided to exempt WhatsApp and social media sites from it. The proposed policy, issued by the department of ele

Morning briefing: UN chief welcomes India, Pak decision to engage in dialogue

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon today welcomed the decision by India and Pakistan to engage in a comprehensive dialogue to discuss peace and security issues and hoped for progress in their efforts

Morning briefing: Swaraj to make statement in parliament today on India-Pak talks

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is set to make a statement in both houses of Parliament today on her two-day visit to Pakistan and the resumption of bilateral talks. “I will make a st

Modi quotes Rajiv, Somnath; should’ve also quoted Sushma, Jaitley

Prime minister Narendra Modi, replying to the debate after the president’s address, once again called on the opposition to cooperate in pushing ahead parliamentary business and pending legisl

Maneka urges to remove father’s name for single-mothers children’s passport

Maneka Gandhi has requested minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj that for passports of children being raised by single mothers should be allowed to exclude their father`s name.

The crisis of regulation on social media

Digital India may be in full swing, but the events around it expose the lack of control and carefree nature of social media. BJP with its full might is taking credit for pushing India to the digita

ONGC hires consultants to evaluate GSPC KG block reserves

 State-owned ONGC has hired US-based Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants to assess natural gas reserves in Gujarat State Petroleum Corp`s (GSPC) KG (Deendayal) block before deciding to buy a sta

Surrogacy and gender justice

The union cabinet has approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, according to which, commercial surrogacy is completely prohibited and foreigners cannot access surrogacy in India, but altruist

Pak must abandon dreaming about Kashmir: Sushma at UNGA

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today said terrorism was the biggest threat to human rights and asked the global community to isolate nations that don’t cooperate in fighting terroris

BRICS a template for a new approach to global governance: Sushma Swaraj

“We have always looked upon BRICS as a template for a new approach to global governance in the 21st century. The five nations represent the voice of the changing world and our approach to glo

It’s traumatic, says African student

  “We have requested more security from the government of India and the Uttar Pradesh government,” said Abdou Ibrahim, senior adviser, Association of African Students

Attacks not sufficiently condemned: African envoys

  The attacks on African students were xenophobic and racial in nature, said African envoys who said that the incidents were not sufficiently condemned by the Indian authorities.

Whose womb is it anyway?

In the nine years of my career here, I have not seen a single instance of a couple bringing along a relative who will bear their child as a surrogate mother,” says Inderpreet Kaur, he



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