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Supreme Court clears decks for SC/ST reservations in promotions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Union government to go ahead with reservation in promotion for employees belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category in “accordance with law”. 
Jun 05, 2018 16:03 IST

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Court summons Tharoor as accused

A Delhi court on Tuesday summoned Congress leader Shashi Tharoor as an accused in the case related to his wife Sunanda Pushkar's January 2014 death and asked him to appear before it on July 7, saying there were sufficient grounds to proceed against him.
Jun 05, 2018 15:57 IST

No unprovoked attack in western border shall go unanswered, says defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said no unprovoked attack from across the border shall go unanswered and defence forces have been given room to hit back.
Jun 05, 2018 15:04 IST

IAF pilot dies in Jaguar crash near Jamnagar

An Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet crashed on Tuesday soon after it took off from the Jamnagar air base in Gujarat, killing the pilot, official sources said. 
Jun 05, 2018 13:22 IST

Chidambaram appears before ED in Aircel-Maxis case

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. 
Jun 05, 2018 12:30 IST

Allies speak up, BJP frets

A worried BJP on Monday pondered ways of dealing with muscle-flexing by allies, acknowledging the recent by-election setbacks had dulled its sheen of invincibility and emboldened the partners.
J.P. Yadav Jun 05, 2018 00:00 IST

Punjab chink in farmer unity

Six peasant bodies in Punjab on Monday said they would walk out of the ongoing 10-day farmers' strike across several states following reports about minor clashes between some protesters and milkmen over the past two days.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 05, 2018 00:00 IST

Grenade attacks return in Valley

Dozens of people, including security personnel, have been injured in grenade attacks over the past six days at places across the Valley, suggesting the militants have reverted to a tactic used in the early years of the insurgency.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 05, 2018 02:29 IST

Ally blames Yogi for bypoll defeats

An Uttar Pradesh minister and BJP ally has blamed the party's recent by-election defeats on Yogi Adityanath, saying the BJP had annoyed the backward classes by appointing him chief minister and should sack him if it hopes to win future elections in the state.
Piyush Srivastava Jun 05, 2018 02:29 IST

Heat on Cong Kerala seniors

The Congress is in turmoil in Kerala following its debacle in stronghold Chengannur in last week's Assembly by-election, where it lost to the CPM by more than 20,000 votes.
Santosh Kumar Jun 05, 2018 02:29 IST

Cities feel peasant strike pinch

Prices of farm produce remained high and stocks of vegetables and milk precarious in cities across northern and central India as the ongoing farmers' strike across several states entered its fourth day.
Pheroze L. Vincent Jun 05, 2018 02:29 IST

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