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The Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed three adjournments in the pre-lunch session after an uproar over former union minister and Congress member Kumari Selja's remark that she was asked about her caste at a temple in Gujarat....

The heaviest rains in Tamil Nadu in over a century and floods have claimed 269 lives, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, describing the situation as "alarming". The minister also told the Lok Sabha that 54 people had been killed in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and two in Puducherry. "There are no two opinions that the situation in T...

President Barack Obama repeated a call for gun controls reforms as another deadly mass shooting in Southern California left as many as 14 people dead and another 14 injured. Hours after the mass shooting at a centre for people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a population of just over 200...

The present state of confrontation in Nepal needs to be addressed by the political parties and the people of Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday adding that "India's interest is in only peaceful, united and stable Nepal". "The causes underlying the present state of confrontation in Nepal need to be addressed cred...

The government on Thursday said the current regulatory framework on Participatory Notes (P-Notes) mode of investment into India's capital markets is strict and robust. "As of now, the kind of reporting requirement and the kind of vigour with which we follow through on the identity of P-Notes holders is actually fairly good and strict in ...

Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was on Thursday sworn in as the 43rd Chief Justice of India. President Pranab Mukherjee administered him the oath of the office. Thakur, who has a tenure of 13 months, succeeds Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, who demitted office on December 2. Chief Justice Thakur is slated to retire on January 3, 2017. The swearing =-in ...

"As a humanitarian gesture, we are also rushing relief materials to Chennai for the people affected by flood waters," an official told IANS after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced in New Delhi the Rs.5-crore aid to Tamil Nadu....