Who'd have imagined that a bunch of poor, illiterate women in a slum would be able to achieve this?
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday cited her government's efforts to control onion prices as also its schemes such as free cooking gas to poor women and financial inclusion programme of Jan Dhan Yojana to counter opposition's 'elitist' barbs at her over her remark of not coming from onion-consuming family.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has too decided against observing the 27th anniversary of the demolition as "Shaurya Diwas".
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival. "The facts are uncontested. Trump abused his power for his personal political benefit at the expense of national security," she said.
Six more litigants are set to file review petitions against the SC verdict in Ayodhya case, an AIMPLB office-bearer said on Thursday. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind has already filed a review petition. Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, legal heir of original litigant M Siddiq, filed the plea, saying the judgment suffers from "errors apparent on record and warrants a review".
In a scathing attack on BJP, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the country was in "trouble" as the "imaginary world" the Prime Minister had created was falling apart. Rahul Gandhi did not spare home minister Amit Shah and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman either and took potshots at them during the hectic tour of his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency.
Virendra Singh Mast, the BJP MP from Balia in Uttar Pradesh, questioned the claims of slowdown in the auto sector and said there are many households in the country that have multiple cars and there is jam on streets. So there is no slowdown in auto sector and those who are making such claims are trying to defame the country, he said.
After reports of Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar all set to make her debut opposite Salman Khan in 'Dabangg 3' coming true when the makers released the trailer of the film, everyone has been talking about the debutant.
From the next session, MPs may have to pay more for the food they are provided in Parliament canteen after they unanimously gave an in-principle approval to a proposal on Thursday to withdraw the subsidy they get on eatables. Sources said Rs 17 crore could be saved annually and that the food in the Parliament canteen will be sold at the actual cost.
The apex court's observation came when senior advocate Indira Jaising, appearing for a woman devotee, Bindu Ammini, alleged violation of the 2018 verdict and said her client was attacked for her bid to enter the shrine.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said he has "some thoughts" with regards to the Indian team going in to next year's T20 World Cup which he will soon discuss with captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. The former captain, however, did not elaborate on the plans. The T20 World Cup will be held in October-November next year in Australia.
Jagdeep Dhankhar who had to wait outside the West Bengal assembly on Thursday as the gate designated for the governor was locked, said the "humiliation" meted out to the governor's post has put the country's democratic history to "shame". Later Dhankhar entered the assembly premises through Gate No. 4, meant for media persons and officials.
Consumer expenditure has increased in 2018-19, Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday while terming reports of fall in consumption as a "misconception". Speaking about a draft consumer expenditure survey (CES) report for 2017-18, the minister said the government has not published the CSO report as concerns were raised about its "ability and sensibility".
In a rerun of the Hyderabad veterinary doctor's murder, a young woman's charred body was found in a mango orchard in West Bengal's Malda district on Thursday, raising suspicion that she was raped and killed, a senior police officer said.
"The security plan for December 6 will be a continuation of the plan we had devised for November 9," Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) PV Ramasastry told PTI, adding that the precautions taken by them were the same they had adopted on the judgment day. Ayodhya SSP Ashish Tiwari said the entire district had been divided into four zones, 10 sectors and 14 sub-sectors.
Outrage mounted across India after a 23-year-old rape survivor from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao was set ablaze by a gang of men, including the alleged rapist, as she made her way to the court on Thursday. The five accused named by the woman have been arrested and UP CM Yogi Adityanath has assured strict action against the culprits.
Isro will launch radar-imaging earth observation satellite Risat-2BR1 with the help of PSLV-C48 rocket from Sriharikota at 3.25pm on December 11 to boost the country’s space-surveillance capability. PSLV-C48 will also launch nine commercial satellites - Israel (1), Italy (1), Japan (1) and US (6) - along with the primary payload from the first launchpad of the Sriharkota spaceport next Wednesday.
'Once accession to Pakistan appeared unlikely, the British instituted Operations Gulmarg and Datta Khel respectively to foil possible accession to India.'