President Pratibha Patil's Speech on Eve of Republic Day

The President of India, Pratibha Patil, addressed the nation on the eve of the country's 63rd Republic Day. Speaking to the nation's billion-plus citizens, the President stressed on the fact that the "foremost priority is the removal of poverty, hunger and malnutrition, disease and illiteracy". Jan 26, 2012

South African Delegates Call on Kumari Selja

An eight-member delegation led by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Human Settlements, South Africa, Zou Kota-Fredricks, called on the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Culture, Kumari Selja in New Delhi, on Monday. Jan 24, 2012

UP Elections: Rahul Gandhi at Loggerheads with Uma Bharti

With assembly elections round the corner, politicians have started exchanging heated words in Uttar Pradesh (UP). This time, war of words between Congress General Secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti steals the show. Jan 19, 2012

Dalit Girl Rape Case: Odisha Agriculture Minister Resigns

Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy has resigned after the Opposition accused him of trying to seal the culprits who raped a Dalit girl. He submitted his resignation letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday. Jan 19, 2012

Moderation in Inflation Could Continue in Coming Months: Pranab Mukherjee

The country's Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, has said the decline in the monthly headline inflation for Dec. 2011 to 7.47 percent (down from 9.11 percent in Nov. 2011) was mainly due to a significant decline in inflation for primary articles, including food inflation, in the month of Dec. 2011. Jan 16, 2012