President Pranab Mukherjee remembers Indira Gandhi, lauds GST

Outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee today in his farewell speech remembered his mentor and former prime minister Indira Gandhi. In his last speech as the President of India, Mukherjee said that Gandhi was a towering personality. “My career was mentored by Mrs Indira Gandhi who was a towering personality. She had the courage to call a spade a spade,” Mukherjee said as he related an interesting incident that happened in London

Donald Trump says he gets along "very well" with Putin

US President Donald Trump said that he got along “very well” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the G20 summit last week. “I think we get along very well and I think that’s a good thing, that’s not a bad thing,” Trump said on Wednesday in an exclusive interview with Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), an American television network. “We are a

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, his MLAs not exempted from odd-even car rule

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi legislators won’t be exempted from the odd-even car rationing rule, which will set in from January 1 to reduce air pollution in the city. Kejriwal told reporters on Thursday that his government will issue a final notification on Monday for the 15-day trial run of the new road rule that allows cars having licence plates ending with an odd number to ply on the

Suvra Mukherjee, President Pranab Mukherjee's wife, passes away

President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife Suvra Mukherjee, who had been ailing for some time, passed away on Tuesday. First Lady Suvra Mukherjee, President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife of 58 years, was 74. President of India ✔@RashtrapatiBhvn It is informed with deep sorrow that First Lady, Mrs Suvra Mukherjee passed away this morning at 1051 am 11:08 AM – 18 Aug 2015 · New Delhi, Delhi, India She had always remained in the

Never asked Uttarakhand Governor to quit: Rajnath Singh

A day after the Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on Uttarakhand Governor’s plea challenging Narendra Modi government’s moves to ease him out of office, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there was no move to remove Aziz Qureshi. An appropriate reply will be given to Supreme Court on the petition filed by Qureshi, added Singh. Talking to a news agency after touring flood-affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home

Sonia Gandhi confident of win, Dikshit keeping fingers crossed

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today exuded confidence of her party’s fourth straight victory in Delhi polls, seen as a key contest ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha election, though Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit struck a cautious note, saying she was keeping her “fingers crossed”. “We will win,” Gandhi said with a smile after casting her vote at Nirman Bhavan polling booth. She was asked about prospects of Congress in the

Series of explosions, gunfire heard outside presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan

A series of explosions and gunfire have been heard outside the presidential palace in Kabul, one of the most heavily guarded areas in the Afghan capital. Reporters gathering for an event early Tuesday with President Hamid Karzai counted at least a half dozen explosions outside the eastern gate of the palace but it was not immediate clear whether it was a suicide bomb attack, hand grenades or both. Small arms