15 from Maharashtra get Padma honours

Mumbai, Jan 25 : Fifteen eminent personalities from Maharashtra were named for this year’s prestigious Padma awards by the central government on Monday. They include one Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, posthumously conferred on industrialist and Reliance Industries group founder, late Dhirubhai Ambani. The third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan was conferred to […]

Furnish documents seized from Delhi Secretariat: HC to CBI

New Delhi, Jan 25 : The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the CBI to furnish photocopies of documents seized by it during a raid at the office of Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Justice P.S. Teji asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to supply the copies of documents within […]

Congress seeks President’s intervention in Arunachal issue

New Delhi, Jan 25 : The Congress on Monday submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee, urging him to look into the union cabinet’s recommendation to impose President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh. The opposition party also moved the Supreme Court during the day to challenge Sunday’s cabinet recommendation regarding the north-eastern state. “We’ve submitted a […]

Vietnam PM’s future hangs in the balance as party votes on panel nominations

By Martin Petty HANOI, Jan 25 : Vietnam’s Communist Party congress worked late into today evening after marathon voting in an internal election process likely to determine the political future of powerful Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The five-yearly congress has created a buzz of excitement in Vietnam about the prospect of a rare leadership […]

Free speech debate turns political slugfest at JLF

Jaipur, Jan 25 : A debate on the limits on the freedom of speech at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Monday turned into a political slug match between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in front of a mammoth politically divided crowd. Shrugging off reports on intolerance as selective […]

Ghani warns of consequences of Afghan conflict for region

Kabul, Jan 25 : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that the conflict in the country would intensify with consequences across the region if peace talks with the Taliban do not start by April. “Time is not a friend,” he told BBC in an interview. “We all understand that February and March are crucial.” The […]