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Government appoints Krishnamurthy Subramanian as Chief Economic Advisor

New Delhi, Dec 7: The government Friday appointed ISB Hyderabad professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian as Chief Economic Adviser for a period of three years.

The post of CEA had been lying vacant since Arvind Subramanaian left the finance ministry after a four-year stint earlier this year.

"The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved for the appointment of...

Congress MP Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi passes away

Kishanganj, Dec 7: Congress MP and Islamic cleric Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi died of a heart attack at his village home in Kishanganj district on Friday, family members said.

He was 76 and is survived by two sons and three daughters.

A former state president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hindi and member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board,...

Big surnames came, went but India did not prosper: PM

New Delhi, Dec 7: Hitting out at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said people with "big surnames" ruled the country but India could not prosper despite having the best talent and natural resources.

He also alleged that poverty was not alleviated as it could hit the "vote bank" of the parties in the past.


Maharashtra government orders demolition of Nirav Modi's beach-facing bungalow in Alibaug

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has told the Bombay High Court that it has ordered demolition of fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi's illegal bungalow built along the beach at Alibaug in adjoining Raigad district.

Government counsel advocate P B Kakade told a bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice M S Karnik on Thursday that it had served demolition notices...

Vasundhara Raje urges EC to take action against Sharad Yadav for body shaming her

Jhalawar, Dec 7: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday slammed senior politician Sharad Yadav for body-shaming her. Raje said that Yadav did not only hurt her but also insulted all women.

The Chief Minister further urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the misogynistic and sexist comments made by Yadav.

"I think not...

Will end corruption that holds you back, Rahul Gandhi tells students in letter

New Delhi, Dec 6: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has assured students the party will do everything it can to ensure they have direct access to opportunities and end corruption which holds them back.

In a letter to students, Gandhi said they are nation-builders and nations today forge ahead not with war, but with advances in science, technology, art and...

UP BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigns from party

Lucknow, Dec 6: BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigned from the party on Thursday, saying it is dividing society.

The MP from Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, has long been critical of the party's leadership,

The Dalit leader said her objective was to get the Constitution implemented in letter and spirit.

"I have resigned from the...

Yogi Adityanath busy renaming cities, ignoring his state: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Dec 6: The Shiv Sena Thursday hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over violence in Bulandshahr, saying he is busy renaming cities but has failed to address the basic issues in his state.

Soldiers and policemen do not have any religion. Similarly, those in power should only focus on fulfilling their responsibilities, the Sena said...

Karimnagar to be renamed Karipuram if BJP wins in Telangana: Yogi

Telangana, Dec 6: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath Wednesday said that if the BJP government was formed in Telangana, it would work towards respecting people’s sentiments by renaming Karimnagar district as ‘Karipuram’.

Addressing an election rally in the poll-bound Telangana, Yogi said: “If BJP comes to power in Telangana then BJP will work for renaming Karimnagar into ‘Karipuram’...


PM Modi emerges most popular leader on Instagram

New Delhi, Dec 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most popular global leader on social media platform Instagram with 14.8 million followers.

According to a list published by online platform twiplomacy, Mr Modi is closely followed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo with 12.2 million followers.

With 10 million followers, US President Donald Trump is at...