Trump, Democratic Congress leaders exchange blasts over border wall

Dec 12 2018 | 6 hrs ago

Trump's meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was meant to prevent a potential government shutdown later this month, but "has spiraled downwards," Pelosi said.

Congress pips BJP in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, MP; TRS takes Telangana

Dec 12 2018 | 8 hrs ago

The highlight of the day was the ding-dong battle between the ruling BJP and the Congress in Madhya Pradesh where leads alternated between the two sides, with Congress getting a slight edge by winning 87 seats.

Falling oil, gas output a concern; gas trading hub soon: Pradhan

Dec 11 2018

India's falling oil and gas production is a matter of concern which the government has sought to address by initiating various reforms in the sector, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

Local issues determined outcome, will do better in 2019: BJP

Dec 11 2018

The BJP on Thursday said the results of five Assembly elections show that local factors determined the outcome in each state and the party will come back strongly in 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a result better than in 2014 due to "Modi factor".

Jamal Khashoggi named Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Dec 11 2018

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" along with several other journalists.

CBI to probe murder of activists, if common link found: SC

Dec 11 2018

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the CBI to investigate the murders of activists Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, M.M. Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh if it found a "common thread" in the crimes.

Communal overtone in law exam question; Sisodia orders inquiry

Dec 11 2018

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday ordered an inquiry and sought a report within five days after an image of a question paper surfaced on social media which asked if a 'Muslim kills a cow in a market in the presence' of Hindus, has he 'committed any offence'.

DMK President M.K. Stalin greets Rahul

Dec 11 2018

DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday congratulated Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his party's performance in Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Rahul steers Congress to a good show in three states on first anniversary as party chief

Dec 11 2018

Exactly a year after he was elected Congress President, Rahul Gandhi has steered his party to election victories in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and possibly in Madhya Pradesh where the party was in neck-and-neck race with the ruling BJP throughout the day.

Verdict shows secularism won: Karnataka CM

Dec 11 2018

Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday termed the verdict in five Assembly elections a victory for secular parties.