Government to focus on public debt management: Top official

New Delhi, December 15 (IANS) The government will focus more on debt management compared to its current focus on fiscal deficit for the next few years, as there is a “huge overhang of public debt”, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said on Saturday. Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Indian […]

Rahul hints at resolving Chhattisgarh CM tussle

New Delhi, December 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hinted at the end of tussle for the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, tweeting a picture of himself flanked by all the four claimants to the post. Posting pictures of the four contenders in the race for the CM post– Bhupesh Baghel, T.S. Singh Deo, […]

After row, Centre seeks correction in SC order on Rafale

New Delhi, December 15 (IANS) Under attack from the opposition, the government on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking correction of its order on Friday in the Rafale verdict, saying a note submitted by it in a sealed cover has led to misinterpretation about a CAG report being examined by the PAC, leading to an […]

11 killed in J&K gunfight, clashes

11 killed in J&K gunfight, clashes

PTI File Photo  Srinagar, December 15 (IANS) Eleven people were killed on Saturday in a gunfight and subsequent clashes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, in one of the bloodiest days in the valley’s recent history. The gunfight erupted in Sirnoo village as security personnel surrounded the area after receiving a tip-off about militants holed […]

Jaitley rejects Congress’ demand for JPC; says family not above apex court

Jaitley rejects Congress’ demand for JPC; says family not above apex court

A French Rafale fighter flies over The English Channel during the “Point Blank” exercise after taking off from RAF Mildenhall, Britain, November 27, 2018. This is the first time the French Air Force has participated in the excecise which has until now only included RAF and USAF aircraft. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh – RC1A60F1C300 New Delhi, December […]

Anil Ambani hails Rafale verdict, says establishes falsity of allegations

New Delhi, December 14 (IANS): Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court judgment in the Rafale deal, saying it has conclusively established “complete falsity of the wild, baseless and politically motivated” allegations levelled against Reliance Group and him personally. In a statement, he said the Reliance Group was committed to India’s […]

Gehlot CM picked in Rajasthan, Pilot to be his deputy

Gehlot CM picked in Rajasthan, Pilot to be his deputy

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi with Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot.  Photo: @RahulGandhi/Twitter) New Delhi, December 14 (IANS): Veteran Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was on Friday picked as Congress choice for Chief Minister of Rajasthan and his rival in the race Sachin Pilot could be the Deputy Chief Minister. Party sources said Pilot had agreed to […]

Kamal Nath to be sworn in on Dec 17

Bhopal, December 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Kamal Nathwill be sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17. The 72-year-old veteran leader told reporters after meeting Governor Anandiben Patel that the ceremony will be held in the Lal Parade Ground here. Kamal Nath was accompanied by a delegation of leaders including former […]

SC junks pleas seeking court-monitored probe into Rafale deal

SC junks pleas seeking court-monitored probe into Rafale deal

New Delhi, December 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Fridaydismissed four petitions seeking court-monitored probe into the purchase of 36Rafale jet fighters in ready to fly conditions holding that the decision makingprocess was not in doubt and it cannot go into the question of pricing andchoice of offset Indian partner by the French aircraft manufacturer […]

Government to levy fee on ground water use

Government to levy fee on ground water use

A women uses a hand-pump to fill drinking water on the outskirts of Amritsar in Punjab, India, November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Munish Sharma File Photo) New Delhi, December 13 (IANS): The government will levy a fee on ground water extraction from June next year to discourage misuse of water by industries and ensure a “more robust ground […]

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