Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after prolonged illness. Jaitley had undergone dialysis on Thursday.
Close on the heels of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay a two-day visit to Moscow from August 27 in preparation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok next month.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami.
Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's health deteriorated on Friday, AIIMS sources said. He, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness, underwent dialysis on Thursday.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has asked five countries to identify companies and bank accounts owned by former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram, an official said.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing a host of decisions and undoing some of previous decisions has not only the market happy but has also given the BJP a much-needed reprieve.
The Congress on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over their silence on the economic slowdown and praised the Vice Chairperson of Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar for his confession that the current stress in the financial sector is unprecedented.
Arguing that it was a case of "enormous money laundering," Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta said in the Supreme Court that certain individuals connected with shell companies have executed a will in favour of Chidambaram's granddaughter.
The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection from arrest till August 26 to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The Supreme Court on Friday deferred hearing till Monday on a petition filed by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram against the Delhi High Court's verdict refusing him protection from arrest in the INX Media case.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra, who has been under intense criticism for a tweet cheering the Indian armed forces, retains the right to speak in her personal capacity on issues concerning her, according to a UN spokesperson.
After former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that "demonising Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wrong" and that acts should be judged "issue-wise, and not person-wise".
French President Emmanuel Macron, after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, said that India and Pakistan should resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally and that no third party should interfere or incite violence there.
What is common among Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, India's permanent representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and well-known cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle. They are all products of the same Hyderabad Public School.
As many as 56 Indian businesses are in talks with Bahraini authorities to explore prospects of foraying into the kingdom, as India Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives here on Saturday in the first ever prime ministerial visit from India.