Congress protests minister's remark on Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: A few Congress workers on Thursday protested union Minister Giriraj Singh's remark on party president Sonia Gandhi's skin colour that have triggered a row.The workers protested outside Vithal Bhai Patel House in New Delhi area around 9.30 a.m.…

Visit reflects importance of India-Nepal ties: Jaishankar

Kathmandu: Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, who arrived here on Thursday on a two-day sojourn, said that his visit reflects the importance India attaches to its ties with Nepal.Jaishankar, who is here as part of his SAARC Yatra, is scheduled…

President, PM greet people on Mahavir Jayanti

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, the last Tirthankara of the Jains."Greetings and good wishes on Mahavir Jayanti to…

Indians evacuated from Yemen reach Kochi

Kochi: The 168 Indians evacuated from war-torn Yemen were happy on reaching here on Thursday, but were wary of their future.An Indian Air Force flight carrying the passengers from Djibouti landed here early Thursday. They reached Djibouti after almost a…

Modi lauds secretaries for their good work

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appreciated the good work done by the central government secretaries in the past 10 months, an official statement said.Interacting with the secretaries informally at his official residence here, Modi described the assembled…

Khemka tweets transfer as 'painful', minister supports him

Chandigarh: A day after he was abruptly transferred by the Haryana's BJP government headed by Manohar Lal Khattar, senior Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka Thursday tweeted that the action was "painful"."Tried hard to address corruption and bring reforms in…

Giriraj remarks on Sonia cause outrage; Congress seeks removal

New Delhi/Patna: Union minister Giriraj Singh's racist remarks suggesting Sonia Gandhi was made Congress president for being a "white-skinned" person caused a national outrage on Wednesday with the Congress demanding his dismissal and an apology from the prime minister.The remarks…

Vadra hits out at Giriraj Singh

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Wednesday lashed out at union minister Giriraj Singh after he made racist remarks about her "white skin"."Appalled to read the comments by a union minister on the Congress president, my…

Coal case: SC suspends summons to Manmohan

New Delhi: In a relief to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold the summons issued by a special court in connection with the allocation of 15 percent share in the Talabira II coal…
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