Congress tries to ensure Modi reaps no benefit from Swaraj’s troubles

While political pundits have been busy speculating whether or not Narendra Modi is responsible for the current Lalit Modi-related troubles faced by Sushma Swaraj, main opposition party Congress is busy trying to ensure that Modi does not reap any benefits from the weakening of Swaraj. Sushma Swaraj was seen as one of the three probably […]

Chandrababu Naidu says Chandrasekhar Rao tapping his telephone

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today said the Telengana government, headed by K Chandrashekar Rao, has been tapping the phones of Andhra government officials. “One government can tap the phone of another government? How can he do (that)?” Naidu said, saying that there was a security issue in the way his government was functioning. […]

AAP Swaraj Samvad Live Streaming: Admiral Ramdas says I’m distressed

The rebel faction of Aam Aadmi Party is broadcasting its ‘Swaraj Samvad’ (independence dialogue) on Youtube from 10:30 am today. The program involves speeches by volunteers in the first half, followed by division of the attendees into groups and the holding of group discussions to air their opinion on the way forward for the movement. […]

Pramod Mutalik calls “urgent press conference” on Love Jihad

Love Jihad may not bring the rosiest memories for the Bharatiya Janata Party, but some of its supporters are definitely in no mood ‘abandon’ the cause. Pramod Mutalik, chief of Sri Ramasene — the organisation that became famous for attacking women in a beer parlour in Mangalore — will address an “urgent press conference” on […]

Central India seeing long-term climate change – Government

Central India, an area that covers Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, is seeing a long-term pattern of climate change involving rainfall intensity, the government of India said. “Heavy rain events (>10 cm/day) over central India are increasing at about 1%/year while weak and moderate events are decreasing at about the […]

SC dismisses Subramanian Swamy’s petition against Arun Shourie

In a significant judgment, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha has ruled that truth can be a valid defence in contempt of court cases, and dismissed a case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against journalist Arun Shourie. In his petition filed in 1990, Swamy had requested contempt of […]