Everything you need to know about Constitution House: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Constitution House: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Beijing, May 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States and Myanmar on Tuesday signed a trade and investment framework agreement, announced the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in a statement.
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A bipartisan group of 23 lawmakers have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, the way it does for other communities.
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A bipartisan immigration reform bill cleared a key hurdle after its authors negotiated a compromise with a Republican senator to relax some restrictions on high-tech companies on hiring foreign techies, many of whom come from India.
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) Iranian legislative body has approved eligibility of eight presidential candidates for the June 14 poll in the country, Xinhua reported Tuesday.
Minsk (Belarus), May 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has told Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that India deeply values its relations with the east European country, a statement from her office said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma was named as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Adhering to requests from new bidders, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday released a fresh tender notice inviting 'Bids for new Clubs to be a part of the I-League'.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma will be the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, replacing Vinod Rai, who retires May 22, the government announced Tuesday.
London, May 21 (ANI): Prince William has revealed that he cannot wait to be a father, after he was given another gift, a babygro with the words: "My daddy is a hero", for his unborn child.
Beijing, May 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States on Monday denounced Hezbollah for siding with the Syrian government forces in their battle against the rebels in Syria's central city of al-Qussair.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Media interactions with visiting leaders are becoming little more than photo-ops with journalists being given no opportunity to ask questions of the dignitaries. This was also the case during the signing of agreements and media statements Monday at Hyderabad House after talks between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
New York, May 20 (ANI): Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton have for the second time fallen victim to swatting pranks after police rushed to their Hollywood homes on false reports about gun crimes.
Washington, May 20 (ANI): President Barack Obama will be speaking on his administration's evolving counterterrorism policies on Thursday, a White House official has said.
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir), May 19 (ANI): A crumbling building, absent school benches and blackboards coupled with frequent power cuts is being offered to school students, of a remote area in Rajouri district of Kashmir, who are keen to get basic education for a better future.
London, May 18 (ANI): Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has revealed that the search engine is in talks to acquire Tumblr for a billion dollars, and enter the premier league of social media.
Kaduna (Nigeria), May 17 (IANS) Dozens of people have been killed in a military strike launched by Nigerian army since Thursday night in the northern part of the West African country, reported Xinhua citing security sources.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A Chinese blogger aged nearly 20 has attracted the regime attention for appealing to President Barack Obama to help save China's environment.
Washington, May 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has called on the congress to work with him on budget request, in a bid to boost security for the American diplomatic posts abroad.
Washington, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a message on the wall of the boat in which he was captured, claiming responsibility for the April 15 bomb attack, CBS News reported.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and WFI advisor G.S. Mander will leave for Moscow Friday to attend world wrestling body FILA's extraOrdinary meeting on Saturday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Norway's sovereign wealth fund, Government Pension Fund Global, is investing $4 billion in India and is focused in the areas of oil and gas, shipping and hydropower, Norway's envoy to India has said.
London, May 16 (ANI): The White House has released e-mails related to the attack on the US diplomatic mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi on 11 September 2012.
Islamabad, May 16 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan's interim Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, on Thursday promised to transfer power to the incoming government on time.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India's sports minister Jitendra Singh Thursday said a roadmap has been finalised with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and it will take another one or two months to get the ban lifted from India.
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Pakistan's interim Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Thursday promised to transfer power to the incoming government on time.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) The White House has released 100 pages of emails and documents in its latest effort to blunt the Republicans' sharp criticism of cover-up in the deadly attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last year.
Washington, May 16 (IANS/EFE) More than 820,000 US federal government employees will have to take several days off without pay due to mandatory federal spending cuts for this fiscal year, media reports said Wednesday.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that the acting commissioner of Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is at the centre of a scandal that subjects conservative groups to extra scrutiny, has resigned and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has accepted it.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): P. Diddy's car was allegedly pulled over and searched by armed police officers on Wednesday after someone called 911 and claimed that there was a person with a gun in the car.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet his Myanmarese counterpart Thein Sein here May 20 and discuss democracy building in the Southeast Asian nation, the White House said.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Paris Hilton has claimed that she is not interested in fame any more and wants to focus on being a 'tough business woman' and establishing her own chain of hotels.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Pakistan's outgoing ruling party, which faced defeat in the May 11 elections, Monday announced that it accepts polls results despite "serious reservations".
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A Muslim group has accused a Christian organization of defamation for publishing a book that accuses the Muslim collective of holding terrorist training in its enclaves.
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American lawmaker, has joined the newly formed American Sikh Congressional Caucus, saying he was solely motivated by concerns about incidents of hate crimes against the community.
After 70,000 Syrians have paid with their lives in the foreign induced conflict in Syria, why has the American perspective changed? Even so, it was nice to see Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov embrace each other in Moscow. Kerry also met President Vladimir Putin who, in Kerry's presence, asked Lavrov to take over the task of navigating the Syrian crisis towards a peaceful resolution.
Washington, may 10 (ANI): House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough secretly met over a beer last month at a Belgian restaurant.
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) A bill proposed by an Indo-Canadian member of Canada's parliament to make recruitment of youths in criminal gangs a crime has secured the support of the country's justice minister and is set to become a law.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Cabinet Thursday approved amendments in a law for disqualifying MPs for holding an office of profit to exempt the chairpersons of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes from its purview, said official sources.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Cabinet Thursday approved amendments to the Multi-State Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2010, pending in the Lok Sabha, to ensure its provisions are in conformity with the Constitution (Ninety-Seventh Amendment) Act, 2011, an official statement said.
London, May 9 (IANS) House prices in Britain rose by 1.1 percent in April following two consecutive increases in the previous two months, according to the Halifax House Price Index report.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A new English-language magazine published online apparently by Islamist militants, has represented US President Barack Obama with a bull's-eye on his head.
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Ahead of a senate panel hearing on a comprehensive immigration bill, President Barack Obama and his senior staff met with top Asian-American leaders for what participants called a "meaningful" discussion on immigration, health care and civil rights.
London, May 8 (IANS) Academy Award-winning actor Michael Caine says his father thought he was gay when he told him that he wants to be an actor.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) on a petition seeking direction to the schools body on its failure to provide totally free education to Class 1-8 students under the RTE Act.
London, May 7 (ANI): A petition created on the official website of White House has demanded the American administration under President Barack Obama to consider merging America and Australia to form a super nation called 'Ameristralia'.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Party, which met here on Tuesday said that it would support the government in passing the Food Security Bill 2011 and the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011 provided Union Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar and Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal are asked to step down from their respective offices.
Minsk, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia does not have conclusive evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Russian Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev said.
Guangzhou, May 6 (Xinhua-ANI): Eight people were killed and three more were injured as a fire engulfed a three-story residential building in south China's Guangdong Province Monday, fire fighters said.
London, May 6 (IANS) Nigel Evans, deputy speaker of the House of Commons, has denied as "completely false" allegations against him, after he was arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, BBC reported.
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US unemployment rate edged down to 7.5 percent in April from 7.6 percent in March, its lowest level since December 2008, the Labor Department reported.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Proceedings in Parliament were adjourned on Friday after lawmakers of several parties trooped into the Well of both Houses over a demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation in connection with the coal block allocation scam, and fixing of responsibility and accountability with regard to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Amanda Seyfreid hopes to become a movie producer.
Peshawar, May 3 (ANI): The border crossing with Afghanistan in Khyber tribal region will stay closed for three days before the May 11 general elections, an official communique has said.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Friday, while the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.30 p.m., as the opposition continued to demand answers from the government over the coal blocks allotment and 1984 anti-Sikh riots issues.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Opposition members on Friday forced an adjournment of Parliament by demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the alleged scam in the allocation of coal blocks.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has welcomed President Barack Obama's nomination of a "friend of India", Michael Froman, to the position of US Trade Representative (USTR).
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Food and Public Distribution System Minister Professor K V Thomas moved the National Food Security Bill 2011 in the Lok Sabha today amidst noisy scenes.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m. on Thursday, as the opposition, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), trooped into the Well of the Lower House, denounced Pakistan over the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Lahore's government-run Jinnah Hospital.
Beijing, May 2 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar President U Thein Sein has resigned as chairman of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (UNDP) and his party post was replaced by its vice chairman U Shwe Mann, according to the party's Union Daily Thursday.
Washington, May. 2 (ANI): Democrats have a slight edge over Republicans in the 2014 congressional elections, a new poll has found.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Union Communications and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that Indian children need to be computer literate to utilise opportunities thrown up by technology.
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) General elections will be held May 11, said Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani while asking people not to harbour any suspicions or misgivings about it.
Washington, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to make a new push to close the American military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the US military sent extra medical personnel there to deal with prisoners on a hunger strike.
Beirut, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Militants in Syria have used chemical weapons against civilians with the aim of discrediting forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, Syrian state-run TV said Tuesday.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday warned against rushing to judgment on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, saying he needs "hard, effective evidence" before taking further moves.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday defended the performance of law enforcement authorities including the FBI and praised the Russian side's cooperation following the Boston bombings, reported Xinhua.
Rawalpindi, Apr. 30 (ANI): The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has banned former president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf from politics for life.
New York, Apr. 30 (ANI): Barbara Walters has followed in the footsteps of fellow TV journalist Tom Brokaw, and has criticised the annual star-filled White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Washington, Apr. 30 (ANI): White House press secretary Jay Carney has declined to comment on a report that the CIA has regularly delivered bags of cash for more than a decade to Afghan President Hamid Karzai's office in an attempt to buy influence.
New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the validity of Information Technology Rules making it mandatory for a website owner to screen content and exercise online censorship of contents posted on the portal.
Sydney, Apr. 30 (ANI): Both the major political parties in Australia have rejected calls to carry out a referendum on gay marriage on Election Day.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday discussed the protracted conflict in Syria and agreed to have a summit in Russia in September.
London, Apr. 29 (ANI): The father of Boston bombing suspects has canceled plans to visit the US.
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): President Obama took humour-laced shots at those things in Washington that rub him the wrong way - Republicans in Congress, the media, his critics - at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday night.
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Chrissy Teigen survived a slight fashion emergency, moments before heading to the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Washington, Apr. 29 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has slammed White House Correspondents' Association Dinner via Twitter, calling it a 'nerdprom'.
Washington, Apr. 29 (ANI): The Boston Marathon bombing suspects were trained in carrying out the attacks, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has said.
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Troubled actress Lindsay Lohal is apparently upset with journalist Tom Brokaw for saying that she ruined last year's White House Correspondent's dinner.
Dubai, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces have opposed Russian experts investigating a possible use of chemical weapons in the country.
New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has appealed to the opposition parties to allow the Parliament function and discuss all the issues through proper dialogue there.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): The mother of Boston Marathon bombing suspects is a 'person of interest' to federal authorities who are investigating if she had radicalized one or both of her sons, US lawmakers have said.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): The White House has said more evidence was needed to confirm the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people.
New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): Proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament were stalled for the fourth day on Friday over the coal block allocation row.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) International electronic music artist and disc jockey (DJ) Zedd is set for his first India tour, during which he will regale audiences in Delhi and Mumbai.
New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned, as the government and the opposition traded charges over a number of issues.
Washington, Apr. 26 (ANI): Top-ranking lawmakers in the U.S. have demanded 'action' in Syria after intelligence community confirmed that chemical weapons use is rampant in the war-torn country.
New York, April 25 (ANI): A senior Commonwealth advisory group should recommend the organization shift the venue of its November 2013 Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from Sri Lanka unless the government makes prompt, measurable, and meaningful progress on human rights, Human Rights Watch said today.
New Delhi, April 25 (ANI): Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Thursday, the Lok Sabha for the day following the death of a sitting Trinamool Congress member, and the Rajya Sabha till noon due to uproarious scenes and opposition over the government's handling of the coal scam.
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A new bipartisan American Sikh Congressional Caucus has been formed to educate US lawmakers and the general public about Sikh issues and support the American Sikh community that has often faced discrimination post 9/11.
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A Fox News Poll has found that nine out of ten American respondents were satisfied with the application of law enforcement during the recent terror bombing on the Boston Marathon.
Washington, Apr. 24 (ANI): The White House has said President Barack Obama's focus remains on what he can accomplish while in office, not on where his legacy will live on.
Washington, Apr. 24 (ANI): A former campaign intern for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been arrested and charged with cyber-stalking and blackmailing young women online.
London, April 24 (ANI): Eva Longoria insists she's not dating "Ready for Love" bachelor Ernesto Arguello, but the two are definitely living together.
Sydney, Apr 24 (ANI): Associated Press' Twitter account on has sent a tweet of two explosions in the White House after being targeted by hackers.
Washington, April 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama was said to be fine after a tweet by the Associated Press, America's largest news agency, about blasts athe White House and injuries to the president was shot down as false within seconds.
New Delhi, Apr. 23 (ANI): Proceedings in both the houses of Parliament were disrupted for the second day on Tuesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition demanding Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's resignation in connection with the coal blocks allocation issue, while other political outfits raised various other matters, leading to adjournment of the Lok Sabha for the day, and the Rajya Sabha till 2 p.m.
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): The chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC), C.Rangarajan, on Tuesday said that the Indian economy would grow by by 6.4 per cent in fiscal 2013-14.
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Lying in hospital, a badly injured surviving suspect of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured over 180 was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and faces the death penalty if convicted.
Kaushambi/ Mumbai, Apr. 22 (ANI): Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government for giving 'Z' plus security to Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, and said that the Centre is not worried about the common man's safety.
Dhaka, April 22 (ANI): Bangladesh journalist Shahriar Kabir has urged the government to ban the country's biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, and blamed the organisation for the wartime atrocities committed during the 1971 Liberation War.