Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Thursday hit out at the Modi government over non-disclosure of the the National Statistical Commission (NSC) report that claimed that the unemployment rate was at the highest in last 45 years and said that it was a "very serious" issue as it was for the first time in the country's history that a government "is interfering and manipulating data".
Income tax concessions for individuals, a farm relief package, support for small businesses and possible populist spending measures may be part of the Budget that Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will present Friday as the government makes a last-ditch attempt to woo voters ahead of the general elections.
The triple talaq bill is aimed at liberating Muslim women from a "life of fear", President Ram Nath Kovind said Thursday.
Presenting a virtual report card of the Modi government's tenure, President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday highlighted its various development works and commitment to social justice, as he asserted it has worked to build a "New India" after assuming power in 2014 when the nation was passing through "uncertain times".
Ousted CBI director Alok Verma may face departmental action for defying a government order asking him to join as chief of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards, officials said on Thursday.
It is a rainbow of hope and faith outside the sprawling 67 acres of the Ram Janmabhoomi (RJB) in the temple town of Ayodhya as hundreds of people from different parts of India queued up for a darshan of 'Ram Lalla' on a sunny Thursday afternoon.
India's unemployment rate hit a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent in 2017, according to a report based on an official survey, which the government said was yet to be approved.
Firming up its grip on state politics just ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, Haryana's ruling BJP won the Jind Assembly seat by-election in a multi-cornered contest on Thursday by 12,930 votes even as questions were raised about mismatch of serial numbers of electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is riding a horse which he cannot dismount before the 2019 general elections and he would perforce have to depend on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its cadre, veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar, who passed away last year, had written during his last days.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor may have left Congress President Rahul Gandhi red-faced again. The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of insulting Hinduism as part of its "designed conspiracy to demean" the culture of India and warned Rahul Gandhi against it. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra attacked the Congress after Shashi Tharoor said on Twitter that "Hindi, Hindu, Hindutva" ideology is "dividing" the country.