The Telegraph
Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Troops cut tweak after CM's call

The Centre has decided to withdraw fewer troops from Darjeeling than it had initially proposed, following a conversation between chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Union home minister Rajnath Singh....   | Read..

Modi malice = ‘Anti-Gujarati’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that the Congress harboured " dwesh" (malice) towards Gujarat and Gujaratis as he launched an all-out attack on the rival, betraying signs t......   | Read..

Nitish & voice don't match

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is set to soon lose his national voice. Close aide, JDU general secretary and national spokesperson, Pavan Varma, has begun to publicly plough a furrow at cross-pu......   | Read..

Bad cop, good cop on Taj Mahal

Controversial BJP legislator Sangeet Som has said the Mughals were a "blot" on Indian culture and would soon be removed from the history books, and appeared to advocate the same treatment......   | Read..

Cosmic gold factories

A global consortium of scientists, including physicists from Calcutta, has detected waves from a cosmic collision that gave birth to gold....   | Read..

Consumer shield for shop buyers

The Supreme Court has struck down a consumer commission ruling that the buyer of a commercial property cannot be considered a consumer eligible for protection....   | Read..

Indians for autocracy: Survey

More than four-fifths of Indians trust their government but more than half also support military rule and autocracy, a survey said on Monday....   | Read..

Bail denied in chopper case

A Delhi court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of a woman director of two Dubai-based firms in a money-laundering case related to the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, saying the al......   | Read..

CPM to revisit plea for tie-ups

The CPM central committee has asked the politburo to revisit its "isolationist" draft political resolution for the party congress in April to factor in views that favour a broad understan......   | Read..

Ritabrata expulsion cleared

The CPM central committee has cleared the Bengal state committee's decision last month to expel Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee, general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Monday....   | Read..

Call for home worker law

Organisations working for domestic workers have disapproved of the Union government's move to frame a policy for this section of people, saying nothing less than a law would help them....   | Read..

Bhagalpur riot case in SC

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a Bihar government appeal against the acquittal of a suspect in the 1989 Bhagalpur riots in which over 1,000 people died....   | Read..

Gurdaspur jitters show

Two outspoken BJP parliamentarians, Subramanian Swamy and Shatrughan Sinha, have suggested changes to the political narrative, indicating that Sunday's drubbing in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-electi......   | Read..

100th strike hits Kerala

A Congress-backed state-wide shutdown affected normal life across Kerala on Monday, leaving commuters stranded and shops shuttered in the fourth general strike this year and the hundredth at all le......   | Read..

SC scan on Aadhaar for phone, banks

The Supreme Court is likely to take up next week a PIL challenging the Centre's decision to make Aadhaar cards mandatory for mobile phone connections and bank accounts....   | Read..

'Nehru stadium' jibe

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah taunted Narendra Modi on Monday, suggesting the Prime Minister might now address the nation from Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium instead of the Red Fort, as muc......   | Read..

90% IAS officers don't work: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that 90 per cent of IAS officers "do not work" and said there were times when he felt development was "stuck at the secretariat......   | Read..

Traders see 40% drop in Diwali sales

A nationwide traders' association on Monday claimed a 40 per cent drop in Diwali sales across India this year, partly blaming the "chaos" caused by "glitches in the goods and service......   | Read..

Dragged & detained

Delhi police on Monday lifted and removed missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed's mother from outside Delhi High Court, which later slammed the CBI's casual probe of the disappearance and ordered lie te......   | Read..

Outside EC office, Cong questions poll delay

Burning an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi outside the Election Commission appears irrational but that's how the Congress on Monday chose to protest the delay in the announcement of the Guja......   | Read..

Don't blame just me for GST: Modi

Narendra Modi on Monday wondered why he was being singled out over the goods and services tax (GST), said the decision "was not of the Prime Minister alone" and described the Congress as ......   | Read..
Modi malice = ‘Anti-Gujarati’