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India minister vows rape film probe

India minister vows rape film probe

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has promised an inquiry into how a TV crew gained permission to interview one of the Delhi gang rapists on death row. He criticised the film in parliament, saying it should not be shown in India. A Delhi court has already blocked the film, made for the BBC and...

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Contrasting politics in Dhaka and Delhi

Contrasting politics in Dhaka and Delhi

HAVE any of our politicians been listening to Arvind Kejriwal's speeches, especially the one after he took oath as the chief minister of the Indian capital? I suppose not. To be fair, neither did the Indian politicians before his magnificent victory in the latest Delhi Assembly polls. If they had, they may not...

Modi warns against religious attack

Modi warns against religious attack

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to protect all religious groups after a string of attacks on churches in Delhi. Addressing a Christian audience in the capital, he called on all religious groups to show restraint and respect. Since December, five churches have been attacked, but this is the first time Modi has commented...

Aam Admi Party routs BJP

IN a spectacular and dramatic turn of events little known Aam Admi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal has trounced formidable Narendra Modi's BJP. In the 70-seat Delhi Assembly election, AAP secured 67 seats. BJP managed only 3 seats. Congress which had ruled Delhi for 15 years scored a duck. Delhi is a Union territory, with the status of a state. It has its own government. Kejriwal (46), a former Joint Commissioner of Taxes, formed the anti-corruption party in 2012.  Kejriwal...

Kejriwal gets cracking, to meet PM Modi today

Kejriwal gets cracking, to meet PM Modi today

A day after winning a historic verdict in Delhi assembly elections, chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal and his colleagues wasted no time in getting down to work. Kejriwal and his close aide, Manish Sisodia, raised the issue of full statehood for Delhi at their first meeting with Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday,...

Modi warmly receives Obama

Modi warmly receives Obama

In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, US President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic visit and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who a year ago was persona non grata in Washington. Obama will be the first US president to attend India's Republic Day parade, a show of military might long associated with the anti-Americanism of the Cold War, and will host a radio show with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His presence at Monday's procession at Modi's personal invitation is the latest revival in a roller-coaster relationship between the two largest democracies that just a year ago was in...

Sunanda Pushkar was murdered: Delhi Police

Sunanda Pushkar was murdered: Delhi Police

Almost a year after Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a five-star hotel in New Delhi, the police on Tuesday registered a case of murder, putting aside all the alternative and speculative theories revolving around her death. The 50-year-old was an Indo-Canadian businessperson and the wife of then minister of state for human resource...

Indian intelligence warns of aircraft hijack

Indian intelligence warns of aircraft hijack

Indian intelligence agencies warned today that an Air India flight between Delhi and Kabul might be hijacked by terrorists, local media reports. A high alert raised and security at the Indira Gandhi International Airport enhanced further, The Times of India said adding authorities have put in place multi-level checking and issued instructions to ensure...

'Tea with Arvind Kejriwal' at Rs 20,000

'Tea with Arvind Kejriwal' at Rs 20,000

AAP has organised a ‘Tea with Kejriwal’, following a lunch and dinner, to collect donations for the party ahead of the state assembly polls. The event has been organised by former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti to be held on December 27, Saturday. "This high tea is a fund-raising event to collect donations ahead of...

Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors

Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors

Russia will help India build at least 10 more nuclear reactors, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said following a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two countries signed a series of major energy agreements on Thursday. Russia will also remain India's top defence supplier, said Modi. Putin's visit to Delhi comes as India faces...

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