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The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, began its 2-day meeting Tuesday amid experts saying that the central bank is likely to hold key rates even as the government is making a case for a lower interest regime citing low inflation.

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The CPI today attacked the Centre over the CBI searches at the residence of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy, alleging that the action was part of the Narendra Modi government's plan to curb freedom of expression.


The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) are soon going to be a thing of the past with the government planning to replace them with a single higher education regulator.


The Income Tax Department today slapped a penalty of Rs 10,000 on RJD chief Lalu Prasad's MP daughter Misa Bharti for non-compliance of summons and issued her fresh summons in connection with its probe in the Rs 1,000 crore alleged benami land deals and tax evasion ca


With the Army planning to induct women as jawans, the move has drawn support from several quarters including a number of former military officers, even as a few have opined that the process has to be "gradual". Lt. Gen.


The Banaras Hindu University, the Aligarh Muslim University and the Medical Council of India today joined hands to challenge in the Supreme Court an Allahabad High Court order setting aside 50 per cent institutional preference in admission to PG medical seats.


A move is afoot to replace textbooks meant for Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board students with the ones published by the NCERT, following a direction to this effect from the Yogi Adityanath government in the state, a senior official said here today.


Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said the youth of the state are being suffocated by the repressive policies of the PDP-BJP government and the looming uncertainty has created a sense of despair and hopelessness among them.


The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association today accused the Centre and the state government of creating regional imbalance in judiciary by appointing fewer judges from the Valley which was the most populous region in the state.


Commandant Iqbal Ahmad had risen for the customary pre-dawn meal in preparation for a long day of Ramzan fasting when the wireless crackled ominously. It was early morning Monday.

Romen Dutta

Patients of chronic kidney disease undergoing haemodialysis are at high risk of acquiring Hepatitis C infection because of paucity of safety protocols and unsafe practices, especially in rural areas of West Bengal.

Amulya Ganguli

Going by numbers, the gathering of anti-BJP parties at Sonia Gandhi’s luncheon on May 26 was an impressive affair, for there were as many as 17. What is more, arch-rivals like the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, and Trinamool Congress and the Left, decided to overlook their differences and sit at the same table.

Under orders from the Chief Minister, the police have banned political congregations and protest meetings or processions in the Kolkata University area. The College Square, the usual meeting place of the protesters, has been blocked off so that nobody can enter. Movements and agitations are common in schools, colleges and universities. This is a tradition that has been built from the days of freedom struggle.


Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today termed the Melbourne hostage crisis as a "terrorist incident", as police launched a probe into the attack claimed by the Islamic State that left two men dead and three officers injured.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken to key players in the dispute between Qatar and neighbouring Gulf Arab countries in efforts to find a solution, his spokesman said.


Donald Trump will not use his presidential powers to prevent ex-FBI chief James Comey from testifying to Congress, the White House has said, bracing for an explosive testimony that is expected to delve into the agency's Russia probe."The President's power to assert ex


Saudi Arabia plans to execute 14 citizens, all Shiites, after a "grossly unfair trial" linked to political protests, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.


Authorities in Sicily say they have detained 15 people accused of running a high-end migrant smuggling racket that planned to bring to Italy even people sought by Tunisian authorities for alleged links to jihadist groups.


The Kremlin today strongly denied a leaked US report that Russian military intelligence hackers tried to infiltrate into US voting systems before last year's presidential election.


Over 130 imams and Muslim religious leaders in the UK have refused to perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer for the London Bridge attackers, saying their "indefensible actions" were completely at odds with the teachings of Islam.


A US federal agency contractor has been arrested for allegedly leaking a classified report of the National Security Agency showing Russia's targeting of a voting software firm last year, raising fresh concerns over Moscow's meddling in the presidential polls.


Veteran Nepalese politician Sher Bahadur Deuba is set to become Nepals prime minister for the fourth time today after the main opposition party decided to end the obstruction of parliament.


A Haryana police initiative to rope in the youth to check the menace of eve-teasing has attracted over a lakh youth including actors, singers, graphic designers, engineers and others.


The Madras High Court today adjourned till June 7 another PIL filed challenging the Centre's recent notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets, for slaughter.


Does a woman forfeit her right to her parent's property because she converted from Hinduism to Islam?  That's the question before a Delhi court which is hearing a civil suit from a 33-year-old woman claiming a share of the property purchased by her deceased father.


With many parts of the city facing power cuts in the summer heat, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today ordered authorities to submit a report to him on outages every day and also increase the capacity of discoms' call centres for satisfactory disposal of people's comp


Rebel BJP MLA in Rajasthan Ghanshyam Tiwari, who has been criticising Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, has now hit out at the Narendra Modi government saying development is taking place only for some corporate houses.


Opposition BJP Leader Jagdish Shettar today demanded that the Karnataka government announce farm loan waiver in the wake of the severe drought and warned of an agitation if the demand was not conceded.


Affirming that the Maharashtra government will come out with a loan waiver for farmers before October 31, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today alleged that some political leaders are milking the ongoing agitation.


West Bengal today sought participation of boat manufacturers from different states in its bid to replace or upgrade nearly 15,000 semi-mechanised ferries plying in the state's waterways.