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Party had no idea about CM Nitish's plan, claims JD(U)
New Delhi , July 27 : Surprised with the overnight change in the government in Bihar, Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) senior leaders on Thursday asserted they had no idea about the decision being taken by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Read Full Story

You have not 'lost': PM Modi tells Mithali and Co. post Women's WC defeat
New Delhi , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the players and officials of the Indian women's cricket team that recently participated in the ICC Women's World Cup and brought laurels to the country. Read Full Story

Won't affect Congress' prospects with members joining BJP: Rajeev Shukla
New Delhi , July 27 : The Congress on Thursday remained unperturbed after three of its members from Gujarat joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said the deflection won't affect the party's prospects in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. Read Full Story

Bihar episode brought to fore Nitish's 'dubious' character: CPM
New Delhi , July 27 : With the latest political ruckus in Bihar, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) on Thursday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stating that the recent episode in the state politics has brought his dubious character to fore. Read Full Story

LS passes Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016
New Delhi, July 27 : The Lok Sabha passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Several amendments were moved by the government during the passage of the Bill.The Bill amends the 2013 Act to address difficulties in implementation with respect to compliance requirements and facilitates ease of doing business. Read Full Story

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid talk about nationalism on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra's show
By Bani Simer Kaur, New Delhi, July 27 : Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra recently invited Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid on his chat show 'Shut Up Ya Kunal' on YouTube with the aim of providing them an opportunity to speak their mind. Read Full Story

Clarification regarding suggestions received by WCD Ministry on issues related to NRI Marriages
New Delhi, July 27: The Government of India has constituted an Expert Committee to look into the issues and difficulties faced by Indian nationals married to overseas nationals of Indian origin and suggest amendments in existing laws/policies/regulation. Read Full Story

CRF for construction, development and maintenance of roads and National Waterways
New Delhi, July 27: During its meeting held on 24th May 2017, the Cabinet approved the proposal for earmarking two and one-half percent of Central Road Fund (CRF) for the development and maintenance of National Waterways by reducing the National Highways' share of CRF cess and for amending the CRF Act, 2000 accordingly. Read Full Story

Government takes steps to Ease Stress in Stalled Thermal Power Projects: Shri Piyush Goyal
New Delhi, July 27: The Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, while giving a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, informed the House that Government has reviewed the status of 34 stressed Thermal Power Projects, as per the list provided by Department of Financial Services (DFS), with an estimated debt of about Rs. 1.77 lakh crore. Read Full Story

Statement on Situation arising out of recent floods in various parts of the country, particularly in Assam
New Delhi, July 27: Following is the text of statement made in Rajya Sabha today by Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju on 'Situation arising out of recent floods in various parts of the country, particularly in Assam': Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Home Minister's Advisory Committee for Chandigarh
New Delhi, July 27: The meeting of Home Minister Advisory Committee for Union Territory Chandigarh was held here today under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. Read Full Story

Severe Weather Warning in India: July 27 to 31
New Delhi, July 27: India Meteorological Department has issued severe weather warning for 27th to 31st July, 2017 as below Read Full Story

National Centre for Seismology launches India Quake, an App for Earthquake Parameter Dissemination
New Delhi, July 27: Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan launched an app "India Quake" on the occasion of Foundation Day of Ministry of Earth Sciences in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

Dr. Harshvardhan launches Sagar Vani, an Integrated Information Dissemination System
New Delhi, July 27: Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan launched an app "Sagar Vani" on the occasion of Foundation Day of Ministry of Earth Sciences in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

Ministry of Earth Sciences Celebrates its 11th Foundation Day
New Delhi, July 27: Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests and Climate Change Dr. Harshvardhan inaugurated the 11th Foundation Day of Ministry of Earth Sciences in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

Updates on Mars Orbiter Spacecraft
New Delhi, July 27: Mars Orbiter Mission has successfully completed 1000 days in its orbit on June 19, 2017, surviving well beyond its designed mission life of six months. All Scientific payloads continue to provide valuable data of Mars surface and its atmosphere. Read Full Story

Preliminary text of PM Modi's speech at the public meeting in Rameswaram
Chennai, July 27: Rameshwaram is the land which has shown the way to the spiritual life of the country as a light house for thousands of years. And in this century Rameshwaram will also be known for one more reason - for providing this country a diligent scientist, a motivational teacher, an intelligent thinker and a great President in the form of Abdul Kalam ji. Read Full Story

Gurugram's Ridge Valley School remembers Kargil martyrs through heartfelt symphony
Gurugram (Haryana) , July 27 :To mark the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas, the DLF Foundation, in partnership with NGO Citizen4Forces, hosted 'Symphony of Victory', a series of events dedicated to the heroes in uniform who perished in the line of fire. Read Full Story

In death, 25-year-old gifts life to four!
New Delhi, Thursday, 27 July 2017: At a time, when traffic in South Delhi crawls at a snail's pace and most dread to get stuck on their way back home from work, the clockwork precision of Delhi Police helped transport a beating heart between Fortis Vasant Kunj and Fortis Escorts to save a life. Read Full Story

Maldives important for India, wish to see it peaceful: MEA
New Delhi , July 27 : Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday extended support to Maldives even as its security forces recently locked down their Parliament and said it wishes to see the nation peaceful. Read Full Story

Failure of Nitish's zero tolerance policy in Bihar alliance made him resign: JD(U)
Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : The Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) on Thursday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had made an alliance in Bihar for zero tolerance, whose failure made him resign. Read Full Story

Seeking personal details for passport, voter ID does not violate privacy: Centre tells SC
New Delhi , July 27 : The Centre on Thursday again pointed out to the Supreme Court that the kind of data taken by the government in the form of personal details for passport and voter ID verification and clearance does not and will not violate an individual's privacy. Read Full Story

Congress accuses BJP, Nitish of opportunism, treachery
New Delhi , July 27 : The Congress on Thursday questioned the integrity of Nitish Kumar and the intentions of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and accused them of having political ideologies - oppotunism, treachery and the likes - which might harm the state. Read Full Story

Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan takes on Nitish Kumar
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , July 27 : Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Thursday took a jibe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and stated his name should be "Nitish Tyagi," in view of him earlier saying that he had himself given up the post when he yesterday resigned as the Chief Minister of the state. Read Full Story

Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan takes on Nitish Kumar
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , July 27 : Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Thursday took a jibe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and stated his name should be "Nitish Tyagi," in view of him earlier saying that he had himself given up the post when he yesterday resigned as the Chief Minister of the state. Read Full Story

Delhi Tourism to celebrate Teej and Rakhi Festival at Dilli Haat
New Delhi , July 27 : With the onset of Monsoon season, starts the onset of festivals celebrating the spirit of brotherhood and happiness. Read Full Story

India will strengthen relations with China on basis of Astana consensus: MEA
New Delhi , July 27 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday affirmed that India would like to strengthen its relationship with China and that the issues between both the countries will be solved on the basis of Astana consensus. Read Full Story

Nitish has joined party which asked for his 'DNA check': Congress
New Delhi , July 27 : The Congress on Thursday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cannot stay with one single party, adding the latter can even join those who even asked for his 'DNA check'. Read Full Story

ED files PMLA case against Lalu Yadav, family over railway hotel tender case
New Delhi , July 27 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Yadav and his family over the railway hotel tender case. Read Full Story

Indian Railways to reward Rs 1.30 cr to Mithali and Co.
New Delhi , July 27 : The Indian Railways announced on Thursday a cash reward of Rs 1.30 crore for 10 members of Indian women's cricket team for their stellar performance throughout the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

CM, Deputy CM must resign; we will not let Vidhan Sabha function: RJD
Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : Hours after Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar took oath of office for the sixth time with Sushil Kumar Modi swearing in as Deputy Chief Minister, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) workers on Thursday protested against the former in Patna stating that both must resign and until they don't do, they would not allow the state assembly to function. Read Full Story

Considering to appeal in SC against JDU-BJP govt. formation: Lalu Yadav
Ranchi (Jharkhand) July 27 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying he is considering a move to appeal in the Supreme Court against the Governor's decision to allow the Janata Dal (United) (JDU)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government the state. Read Full Story

BJP backs Nitish's decision to form alliance with NDA
New Delhi , July 27: After Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar on Thursday, leaders from Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) lauded Nitish Kumar's decision to forge an alliance with the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar. Read Full Story

Nitish thanks PM Modi, vows to fight corruption
Patna (Bihar), July 27 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his wishes and promised that there will be no compromise on corruption. Read Full Story

Cong, RJD responsible for collapse of Grand Alliance: Sushil Modi
Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday said that the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) are responsible for the collapse of the grand alliance, which ruled previous state government. Read Full Story

Gen. Bipin Rawat calls on President Kovind
New Delhi , July 27 : Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat called on newly elected President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan here today. Read Full Story

New IPC sections proposed to deal with violence against Northeast people
New Delhi, , July 27, : In an effort to deal with racial violence inflicted on people from the Northeast and others in various parts of the country, the Union Home Ministry is seriously considering putting resources to introduce new IPC sections. Read Full Story

Country people should come forward to protect nation from weakening: Mayawati
New Delhi , July 27 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday asserted that whatever is happening in the country doesn't bode well for democracy, suggesting that people of the country should come forward to protect the institution from weakening. Read Full Story

JD-U likely to be part of Modi Government
New Delhi/ Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : With the latest political development in Bihar, it is likely that Janata Dal (United) will become part of Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at Centre. Read Full Story

Tejashwi tweets, alleges political vendetta
Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's son and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday said that political vendetta against him exposed the Opposition's viciousness. Read Full Story

Disproportionate case: Nine accused move application before CBI court
New Delhi , July 27 : All nine accused, including Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife have moved an application in a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court to seek more documents in connection with a disproportionate case. Read Full Story

Nitish to prove majority in Bihar assembly tomorrow
Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will prove majority in the Bihar Assembly tomorrow. Read Full Story

Congress alleges 'pre-planned conspiracy' between BJP, JD(U)
New Delhi , July 27 : Congress on Thursday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] hatched a pre-planned conspiracy to topple 'mahagadhbandhan' led Bihar Government. Read Full Story

JD-U Prez Yadav refuses to comment on Bihar situation
Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President Sharad Yadav on Thursday refused to comment on Nitish Kumar forming the next government in Bihar with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Read Full Story

When mango mania hit Delhi
New Delhi , Jul 27 : Summer and mango-binging go hand in hand and so, to celebrate the 'King of Fruits,' National Media Club recently organised the 9th Mango Festival for the lovers. Read Full Story

Nitish, Sushil Modi say 'development of Bihar top priority'
Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar, who on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister, reiterated his stand that he quit the 'grand alliance' in Bihar for the development of the state. Read Full Story

I reiterate that I won't declare anyone dead without proof: Sushma Swaraj on 39 missing Indians
New Delhi , July 27 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the day she gets proof of whereabouts of 39 missing Indians, abducted from Mosul in Iraq, she will inform about them via Twitter or in the Parliament if the session is on. Read Full Story

PM Modi, Rajnath congratulate Nitish, Sushil Modi
New Delhi , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi who took oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively. Read Full Story

With Bihar, BJP moves closer to Congress-free nation: Giriraj Singh
New Delhi , July 27 : Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has today moved one step ahead in fulfilling its aim of Congress-free nation. Read Full Story

Virbhadra Singh appears before CBI court in Delhi
New Delhi , July 27 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh appeared before Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Thursday in connection with a disproportionate case filed against him. Read Full Story

Lalu sacrificed 'Mahagadhbandan' for son: BJP
Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav sacrificed 'mahagathbandhan' (Grand Alliance) for his son. Read Full Story

Nitish has joined communal forces for his personal politics: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi , July 27 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday charged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with throwing rules to the wind to opt to join communal forces to pursue his brand of "personal" politics. Read Full Story

Vijay Goel felicitates Indian cricket eves
New Delhi , July 27 : Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Thursday felicitated the Indian women's cricket team for their tremendous performance in the recent ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

Nitish Kumar is new Bihar CM, Sushil Modi is his deputy
Patna (Bihar) July 27 : Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi also took oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister. Read Full Story

Nitish's step against corruption is courageous, says Nadda
Patna (Bihar) , July 27 : Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Wednesday praised Bihar's caretaker Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's move to resign, adding that his step against corruption is courageous. Read Full Story

Sushil Modi tweets, confirms to take oath as Deputy CM of Bihar
Patna (Bihar), July 27 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi has confirmed the news that he would be taking oath of Bihar's deputy chief minister. Read Full Story

Digvijaya dubs JD (U) bid to form Govt. with BJP as 'shameful'
New Delhi , July 27 : Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday dubbed the Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] bid to form government with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as shameful. Read Full Story

Nitish was left with no option but to resign as Bihar CM: BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka), July 27 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday hailed Nitish Kumar's decision of resigning as the Bihar Chief Minister and said that the rigid stand of Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav not to resign from the cabinet left the Janata Dal (United)- JD(U))- leader with no option but to step down from his post. Read Full Story

Digvijaya says Nitish should go back to grand alliance
New Delhi , July 27 : The Congress on Thursday aimed potshots at Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar and dubbed his resignation and collaboration with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as "disappointing". Read Full Story

JD (U) leader not happy with Nitish's hobnobbing with NDA
New Delhi , July 27 : A senior Janata Dal (United) leader questioned party supremo Nitish Kumar's decision to resign as Bihar Chief Minister and his bid to form government in Bihar with the support of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Read Full Story


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