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Jayalalithaa’s emotional audio message on floods: I have no family. I am with you, for you, forever

In an audio statement released on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has finally spoken out on the tragedy which has hit the state in the past month. Addressing the people of the state in an emotional audio message running to about 2 minutes and 15 seconds, the CM assured that the government is with the people and soon they will ... Read More »

Rajender Kumar Is An Excuse, I Am The Target: Arvind Kejriwal on CBI Raids

Hours after lashing out at the Centre over a controversial raid at the Delhi government’s headquarters, Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal blamed the BJP of using the CBI to scare its political opponents. Here are the highlights of his media address: CBI has raided my office and many other places since morning. I was surprised when ... Read More »

Which law says CBI must inform CM before raiding office? Kejriwal should apologise: BJP

: A furious BJP on Tuesday lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal for his “disgraceful” remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said it was shameful that the CM who came from the “womb of” anti-graft stir was protecting an officer involved in a “textbook case of corruption”. Demanding an apology from the Delhi Chief Minister for calling Modi a “coward ... Read More »

Talks with Pakistan is to try and turn course of history: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said resumption of talks with Pakistan was to “try and turn the course of history” and to bring an end to terrorism but made it clear that the neighbouring country would be judged by its commitment on terrorism. Modi also asserted that India will never drop its guard on security as he admitted that there ... Read More »

Modi is a coward and a psychopath: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that CBI raided his office and described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “a coward and a psychopath”. The CBI, however, said it did not raid Kejriwal’s office but that of his secretary. A senior union minister said that Modi had “nothing to do” with the raid. An incensed Kejriwal promptly took to ... Read More »

Chennai floods: Airlifted pregnant woman delivers healthy twin girls

A nine-month pregnant woman, who was aerially rescued last week from one of the worst rain-affected areas of the city, has given birth to healthy twin girls at a hospital here, bringing some cheer as residents grapple with the aftermath of the unprecedented deluge. The IAF, which had rescued 28-year-old Deepthi Velchamyon December 2, again airlifted her to a hospital ... Read More »

National Herald case: Rahul Gandhi hits out at ‘absolute political vendetta’

National Herald case: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today alleged a “political vendetta” by the rulingBJP into the National Herald case, and insisted that he will not be cowed down and will continue asking questions to put pressure on NDA at Centre. Earlier, a combative Sonia Gandhi, raecting to the latest developments in the National Herald case, invoking the legacy of ... Read More »

National Herald case: BJP tells Rahul Gandhi, Sonia to go to court

Intensifying attack on top Congress leaders Rahul Gandhiand Sonia Gandhi over National Herald case, BJP accused them of using “pressure tactics” by “obstructing” the Parliament to prevent further investigation in the matter. “Congress leaders are trying to obstruct Parliament for their own interest. They are creating hurdles in the country’s progress and jeopardising people’s interests,” BJP National General Secretary Arun ... Read More »

With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels

The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. After four years of fraught U.N. talks often pitting the interests of rich nations against poor, imperiled island states against rising economic powerhouses, French Foreign Minister ... Read More »

For China, climate deal is imperfect but huge step forward

For China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, the global climate accord reached in Paris marked a huge step toward greener growth that safeguards its sovereignty while falling short on funding for cleaner energy. Xie Zhenhua, Beijing’s senior climate change envoy, said he welcomed what he described as a flawed agreement, echoing a similar summation from U.S. President Barack Obama. ... Read More »