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Nirmala Sitharaman holds preparatory meeting for upcoming G20 summit

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das attended the meeting.

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Enforcement Directorate arrests two former IL&FS executives in PMLA probe

These are the first arrests in this case by the Enforcement Directorate.

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Deputy PM Trutnev's focus: Plans to connect India's east coast with Russia's energy-rich far east

Trutnev's visit comes ahead of the fifth Eastern Economic Forum which will be held in the eastern coastal city of Vladivostok in September in which PM Modi will be participating.

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PM Modi to form committee for 'one nation, one election'

'Most parties gave their support to One Nation, One Election,' Rajnath Singh said after while speaking to the media after the meeting.

 

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Bihar: Death toll due to suspected acute encephalitis rises to 128

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome is a viral disease, which causes mild flu-like symptoms such as high fever, convulsions and headaches and has been claiming lives in the Bihar districts for the past…

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Om Birla, two-time BJP MP from Rajasthan, becomes Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

Birla's candidature was backed by all NDA allies as also by the YSR Congress Party, the Biju Janata Dal and key opposition parties, including the Congress.

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Supreme Court to hear plea seeking formation of team for treatment of kids affected by Encephalitis in Bihar

A vacation bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant agreed to hear the plea next Monday after the petitioner's counsel sought an urgent listing of the matter.

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PM Modi wishes Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

Gandhi, who turned 49 today will meet Congress leaders at the party headquarters later in the day. 

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News brief: Big stories of the day

Read the top five stories of the morning here.

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After Mamata, Kejriwal, Stalin and Chandrababu to skip PM Modi's 'one nation, one election' meeting today

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will also not attend the meeting today.

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Bihar Encephalitis deaths: Odisha government orders laboratory test of litchi

The government's action came following reports that litchi consumption was one of the factors behind the spread of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).

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Congress suspends Karnataka MLA Roshan Baig for 'anti-party' activities

Shivajinagar MLA had held Siddaramaiah's 'arrogance' and KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao's 'immaturity' responsible for the defeat of Congress party in the recently held general elections.

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Opposition parties to huddle before taking call on attending PM Modi's simultaneous poll meet

Leaders of UPA constituents, who met in Parliament on Tuesday evening, discussed the issue and decided that they would hold further discussions with other like-minded parties before taking a final…

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Will leave no stone unturned to lift morale of armed forces: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Singh, who took charge as the defence minister earlier this month, said he is honoured to get 'an opportunity to do something for the armed forces'.

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PM Modi meets key secretaries to finalise 100-day agenda

The meeting at the Prime Minister's residence had in attendance all five secretaries in the finance ministry and other key ministries as well as top officials of the Niti Aayog.

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