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Sunday, April 17, 2016 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will hold talks with top Chinese political and military leaders during his five-day China trip beginning Saturday. The focus of the visit will be to deepen military-to- military ties and focus on the border issues.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 : The latest assessment of the country's dynamic groundwater resources, performed by CGWB, shows that Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana, in fact, consume much more groundwater than their rechargeable limit every year.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 : The judge-population ratio (sanctioned strength) has since 1987 increased to 17 judges per million but the vacancies have surpassed the 5,000 mark and so have the backlogs.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 : More than 1.2 crore voters will decide the fate of 383 candidates on the third of the seven-day Bengal poll season on Sunday. But also on test will be the Election Commission, its effectiveness in ensuring a fair and peaceful poll.

Friday, November 04, 2016 : The health ministry has sent a team of top doctors, burns specialists and plastic surgeons from the Capital's three leading tertiary care hospitals to assist with medical care of those injured in the fire tragedy in Kollam.

Friday, November 04, 2016 : Police in Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday stopped actor Anupam Kher at the Srinagar airport and prohibited him from visiting the besieged NIT campus citing the possibility of law and order problems.

Friday, November 04, 2016 : Eyeing expansion beyond Bihar, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday elected its most celebrated face, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, as party president.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 : More than 75 people have died and more than 200 people are reported injured, in a fire at Puttingal temple in Paravur in Kerala, police say. The fire began about 03:30 IST Saturday due explosions in a store of fireworks ready for celebrations.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 : Under pressure from the Supreme Court, the government on Saturday announced release of Rs 12,230 crore to the states that will take care of pending wage liability for 2015-16 under MGNREGS.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 : Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday demanded quota for Scheduled Caste/Tribe and Other Backward Class people in private sector jobs and pitched for increasing the 50% quota ceiling for them in public sector.

Sunday, September 04, 2016 : In the Mercedes hit-and-run case that claimed the life of 32-year-old Siddharth Sharma, police have slapped graver charges - culpable homicide - on the juvenile driver, a repeat offender and arrested his father for abetting the crime.

Sunday, September 04, 2016 : A 400-year-old tradition of not allowing women the right to offer prayers at the 'chauthara' (sacred platform) or touch the deity at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra came to an end on Friday.

Sunday, September 04, 2016 : Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday made it clear that his government will not provide potable water for IPL matches in the state.

Monday, July 04, 2016 : Dissatisfied with the portfolio allotted to him, Sajad Lone, a minister in the PDP-BJP ruling coalition in J&K sent his resignation to the BJP high command, sources said. Sajad was allotted the social welfare department.

Monday, July 04, 2016 : Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre for not taking action to provide relief to those affected by drought which forced many farmers to commit suicide and directed the government to place before it the amount to be released to states.

Monday, July 04, 2016 : Junk food and sugar-sweetened beverages will soon be taxed higher and subjected to tougher advertising norms. The government plans these measures to control the growing incidence of diabetes in the country.

Monday, July 04, 2016 : A consortium of 17 banks, led by State Bank of India, has rejected a proposal given by beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his firms to pay back Rs 4,000 crore by September 30, saying that there is no value in the offer.

Monday, July 04, 2016 : Parents of students from the state studying at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, are in a state of fear due the tension prevailing at the institute. Nearly 300 students enrolled in NIT are from Rajasthan.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 : One person was killed and 20 others, including four policemen, were injured in a bomb blast near a temporary election office of BJP on Monday evening in Assam's Goalpara district where assembly election will be held in the second phase on April 11.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 : Speculations are rife that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar may become the next president of the Janata Dal (United) as incumbent Sharad Yadav on Monday declared not to seek a fourth consecutive term.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 : The government on Monday set up a multi agency team to investigate alleged offshore holdings of about 500 Indians named by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. FM promised strict action against any "unlawful" accounts.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 : A special CBI court on Monday sentenced 47 policemen to life term for killing 10 Sikh pilgrims in a fake encounter in Pilibhit 25 years ago. Special judge Lallu Singh had on April 1 held the policemen guilty of a fake encounter.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 : The NIT in J&K reopened on Monday, three days after it was closed following a clash between Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri students triggered after some Kashmiri students celebrated India's defeat in the World Twenty20 semi-final on Thursday.

Friday, March 04, 2016 : Combating threat of terrorism and radicalization are expected to figure high on the agenda of the talks between Modi and the leadership of Saudi Arabia, which recently has formed a major coallition of 34 Muslim nations to fight the ISIS

Friday, March 04, 2016 : Tobacco manufacturers said that the decision to suspend manufacturing was taken following confusion over the size of the pictorial warning on cigarette packs due to different stands taken by the health ministry and parliamentary committee.

Friday, March 04, 2016 : After China again blocked the United Nations ban on JeM chief and alleged Pathankot attack mastermind Maulana Masood Azhar, India said Friday that the move will hurt international efforts to combat terrorism.

Friday, March 04, 2016 : Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday that his government will implement the Bombay high court order on entry of women in religious places in 'true spirit'.

Friday, March 04, 2016 : A team of Food Safety and Drugs Administration based in Meerut has found a Patanjali Atta Noodles sample sub-standard, with ash content in the tastemaker exceeding the prescribed limits by nearly three times, even higher than Maggi samples.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 : In a rare development, the Budget session of Parliament was prorogued on Tuesday night bang in the middle of it to enable the government to issue an ordinance for authorizing expenditure beyond April 1 in the centrally-ruled Uttarakhand.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 : The latest tranche of declassified papers related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, released by the BJP government on Tuesday, confirm longheld suspicions that documents on his disappearance and death were destroyed.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 : The Army is likely to go for Israeli quick-reaction surface-to-air missiles (QR-SAMs) to take on enemy fighters, helicopters and drones after firmly rejecting any further induction of the much-touted indigenous Akash missiles.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 : The Indira Gandhi government had refused to set up a fresh inquiry into the mysterious death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as demanded by a large number of MPs in 1968, according to documents released on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 : The Pakistan government on Tuesday released alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's confessional video in which he is shown owning up to clandestine activities in the country. The Indian government rejected the allegation.

Monday, March 28, 2016 : Centre plans to introduce an amendment bill proposing to scale up the fine to a minimum of Rs 5 crore up from Rs 1 lakh and imprisonment up to seven years for causing 'substantial' environmental damage.

Monday, March 28, 2016 : Telangana home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy has pronounced Rohith Vemula a non-Dalit, saying the deceased student belonged to the Vadera caste, but the Telangana police said the matter was still under investigation.

Monday, March 28, 2016 : The BJP government has begun work on a major overhaul of the Medical Council of India as it looks to create more medical colleges and produce more doctors to cater to growing healthcare needs.

Monday, March 28, 2016 : The police on Sunday arrested six people for the lynching of three tribal brothers for allegedly stealing cattle in West Singhbhum's Udajo village in Jetia block on March 24.

Monday, March 28, 2016 : In a move to prevent sale of counterfeit products, particularly drinking water bottles, the government wants to make laser printing of labels compulsory.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 : PM Narendra Modi is likely to meet his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Washington DC on March 31. Modi will be in the United States next week to attend the Fourth Nuclear Security Summit.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 : The political crisis in Uttarakhand took a new turn with the Centre mulling imposition of President's Rule ahead of Monday's trust vote for Chief Minister Harish Rawat amid reports assembly Speaker has disqualified nine rebel Congress MLAs.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 : Union health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda launched indigenous rotavirus vaccine on Saturday in Odisha. The rotavirus vaccine will now be available free of cost at all public health facilities under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP).

Sunday, March 27, 2016 : The stock of live water or usable water in seven key dams in the drought-struck Marathwada region of Maharashtra, including Asia's largest earthen dam Jaikwadi in Aurangabad, has come down to zero.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 : Kulbushan Jadhav, who has been arrested by Pakistani agencies claiming he was a RAW spy, was a businessman who owns a small ship, government sources claimed on Saturday. Jhadav often carries cargo to and from Iranian ports bordering Pakistan.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 : According to sources in the security establishment, there has been considerable progress in the investigation by India and Pakistan into the Pathankot conspiracy.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 : The first round of seat-sharing talks between allies Congress and DMK was inconclusive, with the two sides failing to reach an agreement on the number of seats to be allotted to each.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 : The government is working on a proposal to amend the code of criminal procedure (CrPC), restricting the powers of police to arrest when a person is available for interrogation by issuing notices, barring in cases of heinous crimes.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 : The decks seem finally clear for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir with PDP and BJP set to convey their readiness to retain their alliance with Mehbooba Mufti as the chief ministerial nomnee to governor N N Vohra.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 : In an incident that has caused widespread outrage, a 42-year-old dentist was dragged out of his house in west Delhi's Vikaspuri on Wednesday and beaten with iron rods and hockey sticks by amob from a nearby slum.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 : Congress on Wednesday accused yoga guru Ramdev of "masterminding" the current political turmoil in Uttarakhand and acting as a "BJP agent" to broker a deal between its rebel MLAs and the saffron party.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 : In an 'Airlift'-like operation, Jet Airways is moving hundreds of its passengers stranded in terror-hit Brussels after Tuesday's serial blasts, to Amsterdam in 15 buses from late Wednesday night (India time).

Thursday, March 24, 2016 : All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said that the country's top court has no jurisdiction to undertake the exercise as the community's personal law was based on the Quran and not on a law enacted by Parliament.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 : The ED on Wednesday attached properties of Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh worth Rs 7.93 crore in a money laundering case registered against him, in a development which can intensify Congress's confrontation with BJP.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 : The heat wave conditions sweeping Andhra Pradesh and Telangana claimed the lives of 10 persons over the last three days. The victims were mostly NREGS workers hailing from Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Anantapur, Kurnool and Kadapa districts.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 : Finding judges of constitutional courts increasingly deviating from the impassioned and impartial path of adjudication, the Supreme Court iterated the cardinal principles a judge must adhere to while deciding a case.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 : Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday asked the industry to voluntarily give reservation to the weaker sections, particularly Dalits, SCs and STs, claiming that it will help curb issues like Naxalism.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads out to Brussels about a week after two deadly terrorist attacks struck that city. Despite the terror attacks, Modi will continue with his visit, said official sources.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 : Decks seem to have been cleared for return of a PDP-BJP government in Jammu & Kashmir after a prolonged deadlock with the regional party chief Mehbooba Mufti meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 : Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to make major changes in his cabinet once the ongoing budget session comes to a close on March 31. Sources said at least two ministers were likely to be axed.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said those who did nothing for the country since Independence spread lies on the issue of reservation whenever the BJP came to power at the Centre or states.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 : The Pakistan joint investigation team arriving in India on March 27 to probe the Pathankot attack is likely to be allowed to visit the airbase.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 : Islamic seminary Al Mahad al Aali al Islami on Monday issued a fatwa deeming it impermissible for Muslims to chant the expression, "Bharat Mata ki Jai."

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 : The Centre on Monday urged Delhi high court to lift the stay imposed against its ban on some fixed dose combination (FDC) medicines saying it would be "against public interest and patient safety."

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 : Despite indications that PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti may be willing to resume negotiations with BJP for revival of coalition in J&K, chances of a resolution of the stalemate continued to look slim on Monday, with BJP hardening its stand on the issue.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 : Uttarakhand governor Krishna Kant Paul has asked CM Harish Rawat to prove majority on the floor of the house by March 28,which is being viewed as a breather to the Rawat government, plunged into crisis by 9 MLAs raising the banner of revolt.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 : Congress on Saturday demanded sacking of Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari accusing him of awarding the Zojila Pass tunnel project in the Jammu and Kashmir to a single bidder in violation of the Central Vigilance Commission guidelines.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 : To turn tables on the Nitish Kumar government , three BJP legislators including Sushil Kumar Modi have said they have decided to return microwave oven on the ground that lakhs of school teachers were not being paid salaries for over four months.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 : Any obscene act in a private place causing no annoyance to others does not constitute offence, ruled the Bombay high court while recently quashing a complaint against 13 men who were arrested from a private party in a flat at Andheri (west).

Sunday, March 20, 2016 : Seeking to double incomes of farmers by 2022, PM Narendra Modi on Saturday called on farmers to take a series of steps to conserve water and adopt modern technology to increase their productivity.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 : The Congress-led Uttarakhand government plunged into political uncertainty late Friday as nine of its legislators joined ranks with the BJP. It got merely 32 votes in favour against the 36 required to pass the Finance Bill in the state assembly.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 : The BJP on Friday held the PDP responsible for the deadlock over government formation in Jammu & Kashmir, saying it is for the Mehbooba Murfti-led party to elect a leader and form the government without imposing any new condition.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 : The government on Friday announced a steep cut in interest rates on small savings schemes such as PPF, NSC and Kisan Vikas Patras - which will fetch up to 90 basis points lower returns during the April-June quarter.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 : Health activists and doctors' associations come out strongly in support of the government's bid to ban irrational fixed dose combinations in the drug market. In the meantime, more than 20 pharma companies managed a stay on the government ban.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 : UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on Friday warned IAS officers to perform or perish' ahead of the assembly elections next year. He called on the officers to work harder to fulfil his government's top priorities of development and maintaining law and order.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 : The US has conveyed to India it has put in place an effective oversight and end-use monitoring system to ensure that security assistance given to Pakistan is used solely to combat terrorism.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 : A local court in Hyderabad has directed Neredmet police to register a case against Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi for allegedly hurting sentiments of Indians by saying he will not chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' even if a knife is put to his throat.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 : The EC and Delhi Univ were directed by a Delhi court on Wednesday to bring the documents related to records of educational qualification of Smriti Irani against on a complaint for allegedly giving false information in affidavits to the poll panel.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 : Indian state-owned companies signed energy deals worth billions of dollars with Russia's Rosneft on Wednesday to buy into its most promising assets in Siberia, stepping up a drive to cut New Delhi's dependence on imports.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 : For the second time in eight days, Congress amended official business in Rajya Sabha by altering the Aadhaar bill, forcing the government to take the legislation to Lok Sabha to overturn the changes and ensure its passage.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 : For those who think witch-hunts are a thing of the past in India, here is the stark reality. Witchcraft was the motive cited for as many as 127 murders committed between 2012 and 2014 in Jharkhand alone.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 : The report of the high level enquiry committee of Jawaharlal Nehru University, based on which 21 students have been served show cause notices and five of them possible face rustication, indicts the ............

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 : .......... organisers of the February 9 Afzal Guru event not so much for the slogans raised at the meeting but for "wilful defiance" of the authorities in going ahead with the programme.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 : Pakistan's envoy Abdul Basit has invited Hurriyat leaders including Geelani, Andrabi, Malik, Farooq and others to attend the 'Pakistan Day' function on March 23. Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh has also been invited to the function.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 : In the drive against female foeticide, the government has taken action against several medical professionals convicted under the PC & PNDT Act, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 : A parliamentary panel has recommended that pictorial warnings cover 50% of the surface of packets of all tobacco products instead of 85% as was notified by the health ministry.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 : Jat leaders in Haryana have threatened to resume their quota agitation, which rocked the state last month and claimed 30 lives, if the Manohar Lal Khattar government does not meet their demand by March 17.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 : The CPM state secretariat on Saturday cleared the candidature of both V S Achuthanandan and his arch rival within the party Pinarayi Vijayan for the Kerala assembly elections, but conveniently skirted the question of the chief minister.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 : Sebi decided to bar companies which have been declared wilful loan defaulters along with their promoters and directors from accessing stock or bond markets for raising funds in a bid to choke fund flow to the entire group with a common owner.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will probe if some public sector banks were pressured into lending and restructuring loans extended to the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 : Sri Sri Ravi Shankar reiterated on Saturday that he will never pay a fine, referring to the Rs 5 crore environmental fine imposed on his foundation by the National Green Tribunal earlier this week for damage done to the Yamuna's flood plains.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 : Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday likened RSS to global terror organisation Islamic State (IS), a comparison that invited an angry reaction from the Hindutva outfit even as the veteran politician stuck to his guns.

Saturday, December 03, 2016 : The CAG has questioned the UPA government’s decision allowing setoff of the non-refundable entry fee of Rs 5,476 crore paid by telcos...........

Saturday, December 03, 2016 : ................... whose 2G spectrum licences were later quashed, against the auction price payable for spectrum when the licences were auctioned in 2012-13.

Saturday, December 03, 2016 : The stage is set for the rollout of the world's largest cash transfer programme after Lok Sabha on Friday passed a bill providing statutory backing for Aadhaar.

Saturday, December 03, 2016 : In a significant move ensuring safety and efficacy of medicines, the health ministry has banned around 350 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs that were widely available in the market till now.

Saturday, December 03, 2016 : The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed another angry exchange between the government and the opposition as Congress alleged the Centre's complicity in liquor baron and loan defaulter Vijay Mallya's "escape" to London.

Saturday, December 03, 2016 : Hours after Vijay Mallya tweeted that had not fled the country, the Enforcement Directorate put his claims to the test by asking him to appear before it on March 18 in a money laundering case involving a Rs 900-crore loan obtained from IDBI Bank.

Thursday, November 03, 2016 : The government on Thursday appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan as chairman of the 21st Law Commission, a post lying vacant since last September last year.

Thursday, November 03, 2016 : Government on Thursday approved a Rs 8,000-crore scheme to provide free cooking gas connections in the name of women members from poor households, reinforcing the idea of LPG emerging as the new vehicle for political outreach ahead of state polls.

Thursday, November 03, 2016 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) lowered the lookout notice on loans defaulter Vijay Mallya from 'detain' to merely 'inform', CBI sources who didn't wish to be named told the Press Trust of India (PTI).

Thursday, November 03, 2016 : Accusing Congress of hatching a deep conspiracy to frame Modi in the Ishrat Jahan case when he was Gujarat CM, home minister Rajnath Singh said the changes in an affidavit submitted to the Gujarat HC in 2009 deleting the Lashkar links of .....

Thursday, November 03, 2016 : .......Ishrat were deliberate and premeditated. He also revealed that four documents, including the draft of the altered affidavit cleared by then home minister Chidambaram, were missing along with communications of the home secretary and the AG.

Thursday, November 03, 2016 : Cutting across party line, Bihar legislators on Thursday assailed MNS chief Raj Thackeray for his remarks on non-Marathis getting autorickshaw permits and sought intervention of Prime Minister for initiating action against him for hate-mongering.

Saturday, September 03, 2016 : The government on Tuesday decided to put on hold its controversial plan to tax part of the Employee Provident Fund withdrawals, following protests from the salaried middle class, labour unions and lawmakers.

Saturday, September 03, 2016 : A consortium of 13 banks led by State Bank of India approached the Supreme Court on Tuesday to prevent controversial tycoon Vijay Mallya from leaving the country, but Mallya is believed to have left for a foreign destination a few days ago.

Saturday, September 03, 2016 : Men and women from Punjab are the most obese people in the country, while men from Tripura and women from Meghalaya are the leanest, J P Nadda told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Saturday, September 03, 2016 : The Comptroller and Auditor General has claimed that six major telecom companies - Reliance Communications, Tata, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Aircel - have allegedly understated gross revenue of over Rs 46,000 crore ........

Saturday, September 03, 2016 : .......... for a period between 2006-07 and 2009-10 and denied the government its share of income which has been estimated at more than Rs 12,400 crore.

Saturday, September 03, 2016 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday surprised many by asking whether there was conclusive proof to say that smoking cigarettes caused cancer.

Sunday, July 03, 2016 : Delhi Police has stepped up security around temples, iconic buildings, malls and markets, and military installations in Delhi and NCR after an Intelligence Bureau alert that terrorists might strike today, on the occasion of Shivratri.

Sunday, July 03, 2016 : The ruling Samajwadi Party swept the legislative council elections, winning 31 of the 36 seats what went to polls. Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party won two seats, Congress one and Independents two while BJP drew a blank.

Sunday, July 03, 2016 : Encouraged by the passage of three bills in Rajya Sabha despite showdowns over contentious issues like the JNU "sedition" case, the government has listed 12 legislations in both Houses in a bid to display its businesslike intent.

Sunday, July 03, 2016 : Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission, that went into the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots, has concluded intelligence failure and laxity on the part of police led to the violence that left 62 people dead but is silent on the role of the UP government

Sunday, July 03, 2016 : With reports that Pakistan’s security authorities shared advance intelligence with India on terrorists possibly entering the country to carry out attacks, the India-Pakistan bilateral relationship is acquiring new layers and facets.

Sunday, April 03, 2016 : The Delhi high court order in the Kanhaiya Kumar sedition case that slogans eulogising Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru were anti-national and JNU authorities must ensure ...................

Sunday, April 03, 2016 : ................ that such incidents were not repeated sharpen the political debate over nationalism which has seen BJP clash with Congress and Left.

Sunday, April 03, 2016 : India has partnered with the US to collaborate on research and development of traditional medicines for preventive and palliative cancer care, a move aimed at bringing in more global acceptability and credibility for AYUSH medicines.

Sunday, April 03, 2016 : Pakistan must fulfil its commitment to not aid or abet terrorism even as India remains committed to normalising ties with the neighbouring country, the government said in Parliament Thursday.

Sunday, April 03, 2016 : PM Narendra Modi on Thursday took on Rahul Gandhi, quoting Rajiv, Indira and Nehru to slam disruption of Parliament, which "is stalling pro-citizen legislation". He said NDA had delivered despite hurdles posed by an obstructionist opposition.

Sunday, April 03, 2016 : The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea of Cellular Operators' Association of India to exempt telecom firms from paying compensation to consumers for call drops but asked why the companies were not fixing the problem.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 : RVS Mani, former under secretary (Internal Security) in the Union home ministry, the man who signed the two affidavits in the Ishrat case,he was ordered to sign on the second affidavit.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 : Controversial TERI executive vice chairman R K Pachauri was on Tuesday chargesheeted by the Delhi Police for allegedly sexually harassing and outraging modesty of a former woman colleague.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 : The junior HRD minister, however, denied having named any community in his speech."What has been published in one of the newspapers is false.I had not taken the name of any community.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 : Unfazed by the opposition attack, HRD minister Smriti Irani is prepared to back her claims on objectionable posters relating to the 'Mahishasur' and Rohith Vemula cases on the basis of documents that range from police reports and FIRs.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent notices to finance ministry and health ministry for the recent withdrawal of customs duty exemption on a host of life-saving drugs, including some for cancer and kidney stones.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 : The Enforcement Directorate initiated extradition process against former IPL chief Lalit Modi after it got related approval from the PMLA court in Mumbai.

Monday, February 29, 2016 : Maintaining suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said she will take a decision while keeping in mind the "dignity, honour and welfare" of the people of the state.

Monday, February 29, 2016 : Seeking to turn the heat on Congress, the BJP on Sunday demanded a thorough probe into the alleged change of affidavits during the UPA rule in the Ishrat Jahan case and charged former home minister P Chidambaram with saving the accused.

Monday, February 29, 2016 : BJP defended HRD minister Smriti Irani who is under attack over her statement on Rohith Vemula suicide issue. The party said that the opposition has "no ground" to move a privilege motion against her as it is based on mere "insinuation".​

Monday, February 29, 2016 : Haryana government on Sunday cleared an interim assistance of Rs 1.12 crore to 203 people affected by violence during the jat quota agitation. The amount will be released directly to bank accounts of claimants.

Monday, February 29, 2016 : PM Narendra Modi will travel to Saudi Arabia as part of his three-nation trip from March 30 during which he will also visit Washington to attend Nuclear Security Summit, where his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif is also scheduled to be present.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 : Major opposition parties on Saturday said they will bring privilege motion against Unoin HRD minister Smriti Irani over her remarks in Parliament on the suicide of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderbad central university.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 : P Chidambaram had personally overseen controversial changes in the Centre's affidavit in the Ishrat Jahan case in 2009 to drop any references to her Lashkar-e-Taiba links, G K Pillai, home secretary at the time, told TOI on Saturday.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 : Pakistan and China do not feature in the list of 117 countries invited to participate in the defence expo which would be held in Goa next month. Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said Pakistan would not be allowed to even witness the expo.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 : A couple of truck drivers came forward on Saturday to say they had seen women being dragged out of their cars by rioters at Murthal during the Jat quota agitation on February 22. A media report has claimed several women were raped there that night

Sunday, February 28, 2016 : A Delhi court on Saturday allowed the custodial interrogation of two JNU students, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, arrested in a sedition case, by two more days.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 : Indian economy has the engines for growth to cruise at 8% to 10%, but strong global headwinds mean that in the immediate future it's more likely to grow at somewhere between 7% and 7.75%, said the government's annual Economic Survey on Friday.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 : Haryana police on Friday formed a three-member, all-women committee to gather information about victims of alleged sexual assault at Murthal in Sonipat district during the Jat quota stir, a day after Punjab and Haryana High Court had asked ...........

Saturday, February 27, 2016 : .........the victims to come forward and file complaints directly with chief judicial magistrates.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 : Rohith Vemula’s mother has accused Union HRD minister Smriti Irani of lying in Parliament during Thursday’s fiery speech where she defended herself against accusations surrounding the research scholar’s death.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 : The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to block all child pornography websites, and told the government that the excuse of technical difficulty in banning such sites would not be accepted as a ground for failure to comply with its order.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 : The Haryana government’s response to the Jat quota agitation has triggered discontent within the state BJP with some senior party functionaries admitting the situation had been allowed to get out of hand.

Friday, February 26, 2016 : Congress on Thursday distanced itself from the remarks of former home minister P Chidambaram and said there was no need to question the Supreme Court verdict on Afzal Guru, betraying a worry that the comment had landed the party in a tight spot.

Friday, February 26, 2016 : A Bareilly resident has filed a petition at the court of the chief judicial magistrate on Thursday requesting to lodge an FIR against Congress VP Rahul Gandhi and secretary of Communist Party of India D Raja, for hurting national sentiments.

Friday, February 26, 2016 : Former Union home secretary G K Pillai on Thursday said Ishrat Jahan was a cover for the LeT module out to target then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi before she and her three aides were killed in an encounter in 2004. .........

Friday, February 26, 2016 : ........... He said the decision to revise home ministry's affidavit in the Ishrat encounter case so as to state that there was no conclusive proof of her Lashkar link was taken at the "political level".

Friday, February 26, 2016 : A T20 knock in terms of passenger amenities and a more patient Test innings in restructuring railway finances - that was the thrust of rail minister Suresh Prabhu's budget on Thursday, with the longer innings ironically targeted on 2020.

Friday, February 26, 2016 : The confrontation between the Centre and its opponents over police action against JNU students as well as the suicide of Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula shifted to RS on Thursday, with Congress forcing the proceedings to be adjourned.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 : In a dramatic late-night development, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya left the university campus and entered a JNU security van. .........

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 : ............ Cops were waiting for them inside the van, which then drove around Vasant Kunj and RK Puram in a bid to dodge the media.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 : President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to the Parliament focussed on the BJP government’s efforts to eradicate poverty, revive the farm sector, create infrastructure in rural areas, housing for all and job growth.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 : As many as 108 terrorists were liquidated by the security forces in the Valley in 2015, almost maintaining the 2014 count when 108 jihadis were killed. Civilian casualties were also significantly fewer at 15 last year as compared to 28 in 2014.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 : Yoga guru Ramdev Baba has decided to set up four units in Mihan, Amravati, Katol and Gadchiroli. Maharashtra government has decided to provide 347 acre land in Mihan to Patanjali for setting up a food processing unit.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 : The BJP in Gujarat has won 15 out of the 27 municipalities while Congress has won eight in the latest round of local body elections.One municipality each was won by NCP and Samajwadi Party, while the verdict is hung in two others.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 : Notwithstanding the call for withdrawal of Jat reservation agitation in Haryana, traffic, both rail and bus, remained affected from UP for the second consecutive day, as nearly ...........

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 : ........... 300 trains, passing through Western UP, and hundreds of buses were cancelled, stranding thousands of passengers. Services to Rajasthan were also affected with the agitation spreading there.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 : The students, including Umar Khalid, finally resurfaced on the JNUcampus on Sunday night, the police chose to wait and watch instead of storming in and arresting them.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 : Water supply in the city is likely to take two weeks to be fully restored as Jat protesters have extensively damaged the Munak canal, Delhi's lifeline, which accounts for close to 45% of the supply, at several places.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 : In 2015, probably for the first time this century, the average particulate matter (PM) exposure was higher for Indian citizens compared to the exposure of Chinese people, an analysis of Nasa satellite data has shown.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 : A large swathe around the Pampore encounter site resounded with praise for 'mujahid' (holy warriors) from loudspeakers as Indian security forces fought terrorists holed up in a building for three days.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 : Pakistan has confirmed that Masood Azhar, the chief of JeM which carried out the Pathankot attack, is in its "protective custody".

Sunday, February 21, 2016 : Amid escalating violence in the Jat agitation, houses of two cabinet ministers in Haryana's BJP government - Captain Abhimanyu and Om Prakash Dhankar - were targetted by anti-social elements in Rohtak and Jhajjar respectively on Saturday.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 : Signalling an upswing in ties, Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli declared misunderstandings of the past few months between India and Nepal no longer exist after his meeting with Indian PM Narendra Modi here on Saturday

Sunday, February 21, 2016 : SP leader and UP minister Azam Khan, who has on several occasions advocated razing Taj Mahal, went a step further on Saturday, calling for demolition of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Parliament building, which he said were symbols of feudalism

Sunday, February 21, 2016 : In a bid to preempt the opposition, BJP has submitted notices for discussion on the JNU controversy in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha with the party conveying its readiness to debate the issue with the opposition at a meeting called by Vice-President

Sunday, February 21, 2016 : Three CRPF personnel and a civilian were killed and at least 10 other people including civilians injured on Saturday in a gunfight between militants and security forces in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Friday, February 19, 2016 : Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said the government was reconsidering denial of one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme to all military personnel who opt for premature retirement (PMR) from service.

Friday, February 19, 2016 : Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday expressed sympathy for JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar while maintaining that any agitation should be within the ambit of Constitution of India.

Friday, February 19, 2016 : The six-week political impasse in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday appeared to be ending with BJP showing its willingness to accept PDP's demand for time-bound implementation of certain elements of the common programme.

Friday, February 19, 2016 : In less than a year, CPM’s much touted Vizag line, no electoral alliance with Congress, has been abandoned. The party’s central committee has decided to electorally cooperate with “democratic forces”, a new coinage for Congress, in West Bengal.

Friday, February 19, 2016 : As the US confirmed deployment of missiles by China in South China Sea, India on Thursday warned Beijing that any unilateral action which could raise tension in the region should be avoided.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 : NDA posted impressive gains by winning seven of the 12 assembly by-elections across eight states on Tuesday even as Samajwadi Party suffered a setback in UP and the Congress failed to retain a seat each that it held in Telangana and Madhya Pradesh

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 : The CBI has charged media honcho Peter Mukerjea with the murder of his step-daughter Sheena Bora on Tuesday. In November 2015, Peter was arrested in connection with the case for allegedly playing a major role in the murder of Sheena.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to act tough with those who have defaulted in repaying loans of over Rs 500 crore to public sector banks and financial institutions, and asked RBI to submit a list of such defaulters.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 : The tide of protest in Delhi against the crackdown on students of Jawaharlal Nehru University reached Jadavpur University here on Tuesday with students raising precisely those slogans that led to sedition charges against some JNU students.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 : The Employees Provident Fund Organization on Tuesday proposed raising the interest rate to 8.8% this year, compared to 8.75% in 2014-15 while the government announced a 25 basis point reduction in rates on post office deposits and KVP from April.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 : Rail and road traffic were affected in Rohtak-Jhajjar region on Monday as jat protesters staged protest demanding reservation in government jobs under OBC category. .........

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 : ......... They blocked the highways and other roads connecting Rohtak to Jhajjar, Sonipat, Panipat and Delhi.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 : Former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani was arrested on Tuesday on sedition and other charges in connection with an event in which anti-India slogans were raised.After his arrest, he was taken to RML Hospital for a medical examination.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 : The government versus opposition hostilities being played out over the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) controversy are likely to impact the upcoming Budget session of Parliament, raising the prospects of confrontation and adjournments

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 : India may finally exorcise its Bofors ghost of 30 years. After several years of hard-nosed negotiations, the US government on Monday finally submitted an over $700 million offer for India to acquire 145 M-777 ultra-light howitzers.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 : A fire in one of the hostel dormitories at Smolensk State Medical Academy in Russia on Sunday morning tragically cut short the lives of two Indian girls—Pooja Kallur (22) and Karishma Bhosale (20)—as they slept.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 : A Delhi court on Monday extended by two days the police custody of JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 : Supreme Court on Friday refused to quash criminal proceedings against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case, though it ordered expunction of adverse remarks made by the Delhi high court and exempted them from personal appearance

Saturday, February 13, 2016 : The deadlock over government formation in Jammu & Kashmir inched towards an end on Friday with BJP sources saying differences with the PDP have narrowed down and that it would issue fresh assurances to Mehbooba Mufti addressing her concerns.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 : Decades after the Shah Bano case stirred a nationwide debate on sharia law in the context of Muslim women's rights, a 47-year-old woman was orally divorced through triple talaq by none other than a sitting judge of a district court in Aligarh

Saturday, February 13, 2016 : CPM’s Bengal state committee has given a go-ahead to the proposed alliance with Congress, defying the political tactical line adopted in last party congress where it was resolved no understanding with Congress in its fight against BJP.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 : Former special director of IB Rajendra Kumar announced on Friday that he would approach the government and the court against a senior CBI officer and Congress heavyweights who tried to frame him in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 : The governing council of The Energy and Resources Institute on Friday acted against former chief R K Pachauri, accused of sexually harassing a junior colleague, deciding that he would be on leave from the council and Teri till further review.

Friday, September 02, 2016 : A meteorite crashed into an engineering college in Vellore district on Saturday , causing an explosion that killed one man and injured three others, the Tamil Nadu government said on Sunday.

Friday, September 02, 2016 : At least four persons drowned in the tank of famous Lord Arunachaleswarar temple here on Monday when a stampede broke out as hundreds of devotees jostled to take a holy dip on the auspicious occasion of Mahodaya Amavasya.

Friday, September 02, 2016 : The Supreme Court on Monday said Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa can't summon on his "whims and fancies" the assembly session to test the majority of chief minister Naban Tuki's government (since dismissed).

Friday, September 02, 2016 : Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) operative David Headley wanted to fight actively in Kashmir against the Indian Army but LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi stopped him, saying something more "adventurous" was in store for him.

Friday, September 02, 2016 : India on Monday resumed fuel supplies to Nepal through its Raxaul border after agitating Madhesis called off their nearly five-month-long blockade that caused acute shortage of petroleum products in the landlocked nation.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 : Around 30% more Padma Shri awards — the fourth highest civilian honour — were given in election years as compared to the average of the preceding four years, irrespective of political affiliation.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 : Recalling that the rise of Hitler in Germany and the imposition of Emergency in India came through normal democratic process, actor Kamal Haasan said "constant vigil" is required to safeguard freedom of speech in a democracy.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 : India and China on Saturday conducted their first joint tactical exercise in eastern Ladakh as part of the ongoing policy to ensure greater interaction between troops stationed along the Line of Actual Control and boost bilateral military CBMs.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rs 35,000-crore oil refinery project of IndianOil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) , took a dig at Congress for "delaying" the project, on Sunday.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 : Hitting out at senior Samajwadi Party member Azam Khan for his "Modi-Dawood meet" claim, BJP on Sunday said he should either prove his claim or UP CM Akhilesh Yadav should apologise for his cabinet colleague’s "baseless remark".

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 : Pitching for Dalit Muslim unity in Uttar Pradesh, MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday said his party would write a "new chapter in politics" by bringing together the "two most oppressed communities".

Thursday, June 02, 2016 : Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Saturday intercepted a Pakistani fishing boat which illegally entered into Indian maritime boundary off Jakhau coast in Kutch district and arrested 11 fishermen onboard, officials said.

Thursday, June 02, 2016 : Supreme Court on Friday questioned the advancing of the assembly session by the Arunachal Pradesh governor on his own and said this decision would not be a valid exercise of discretionary power if there was no Constitutional objective behind it.

Thursday, June 02, 2016 : A day after home minister G Parameshwara said a Tanzanian girl facing a riotous mob was left behind by a patrol after which she was stripped and beaten up, a police inspector and a ........

Thursday, June 02, 2016 : ........... constable were suspended on Friday for dereliction of duty. Also, four more persons were arrested in connection with the attack on the girl, taking the number of arrests in the case to nine.

Thursday, June 02, 2016 : India's naval might was on full display off the Visakhapatnam coast on Saturday as President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the naval fleet. President Pranab Mukherjee, onboard the presidential yacht .........

Thursday, June 02, 2016 : .......... INS Sumitra, reviewed the imposing international parade of fleet at IFR-2016 here where 50 countries have come together to participate in this show of prowess and preparedness by the Indian Navy.

Thursday, June 02, 2016 : Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind, the powerful body of Muslim clerics, has said that Muslim personal law flows from the Holy Quran and cannot be subjected to any scrutiny by the Supreme Court based on principles of the Constitution.

Saturday, January 02, 2016 : The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on certain states for not implementing welfare legislation National Food Security Act, saying that why a state like Gujarat is not implementing the law passed by Parliament.

Saturday, January 02, 2016 : After dengue and Chikungunya, the Zika virus, which has caused a global scare, is seen as a threat to people in Indian subcontinent. .......

Saturday, January 02, 2016 : .....The virus spreads through the bite of an infected mosquito Aedes Egypty, which breeds in fresh water, and given India's poor public hygiene, such pools are in abundance.

Saturday, January 02, 2016 : Bareilly: Suspecting foul play in the death of her 16-year-old daughter living with her estranged husband, a woman with the help of local police reportedly took away the body from its funeral pyre and sought a post mortem on the cause of death.

Saturday, January 02, 2016 : As MGNREGA completes ten years tomorrow, Narendra Modi govermment, which earlier appeared critical of the UPA's flagship rural job scheme, today hailed the measure saying the achievements of a decade are a cause of "national pride and celebration

Sunday, January 24, 2016 : French president Francois Hollande has indicated that the nearly Rs 60,000-crore Rafale jets deal is unlikely to be signed during his current three-day visit beginning Sunday in India although it is on the "right track".

Sunday, January 24, 2016 : There seems to be a significant skill gap in the country as 80% of the engineering graduates are "unemployable," says a report, highlighting the need for an upgraded education and training system.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 : The political war over the legacy of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose heated up with Congress accusing the government of deliberately creating a controversy over a purported letter by Jawaharlal Nehru allegedly calling Bose a " war criminal".

Sunday, January 24, 2016 : Ahead of his three-day visit to India starting Sunday, French president Francois Hollande said India is "fully justified" in asking Pakistan for justice against the perpetrators of the Pathankot terror attack earlier this month.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 : BJP president Amit Shah is set to start a new term from Sunday when he is tipped to be elected unopposed to the top party post. His current term ended on Saturday and the new term will be his first full-term lasting three years.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 : Goa police has started investigations into an anonymous letter signed by ISIS that says the terror outfit will kill PM Narendra Modi and defence minister Manohar Parrikar for banning beef in India.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visited the University of Hyderabad on Tueday and said that the university VC and a union minister created the situation that made Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar studying there, kill himself.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh and the Congress government in Assam, saying they expect him to do in 15 months what the Sonia Gandhi-led party could not do in 15 years.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 : With Chinese nuclear and conventional submarines regularly popping up in the Indian Ocean Region, India has now begun to deploy its latest long-range maritime patrol aircraft as well as spy drones at its forward military base in the Andamans.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 : India doubts that Pakistan has taken action against anybody of any consequence in Jaish-e-Muhammed, which allegedly carried out the attack on the Pathankot airbase, a suspicion which may have a bearing on holding foreign secretary-level dialogue.

Monday, January 18, 2016 : Police on Monday filed a case of abetment to suicide against Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya and University of Hyderabad vice-chancellor Appa Rao Podile after a dalit scholar hanged himself on the campus on Sunday.

Monday, January 18, 2016 : The woman, who threw ink at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during a public meeting at the Chhatrasal Stadium yesterday, was on Monday sent to one-day police custody.The woman accused the AAP government of being involved in a CNG scam.

Monday, January 18, 2016 : Kolkata Police on Monday arrested an accused from Delhi in connection with the hit-and-run case in which an IAF officer was killed during Republic Day Rehearsal here. Sonu was arrested from Delhi by a team of Kolkata Police.

Monday, January 18, 2016 : DMK president and former chief minister M Karunanidhi made a political spectacle of a defamation case filed against him by the Tamil Nadu government when he appeared before the principal sessions court in Chennai on Monday.

Monday, January 18, 2016 : For nearly 400 years, Dalits and women had been barred from entering the famous Parsuram temple in Garhwal's Jaunsar Bawar region. All that is set to change now with the management announcing that everyone will in future be welcome.

Monday, January 18, 2016 : Vice-President Hamid Ansari will officially declare the 100% primary education status achieved by Kerala here on Wednesday. The declaration will be made at a function at Kerala University Senate Hall.

Monday, January 18, 2016 : Infamous for skewed sex ratio, Haryana has seen improvement in it with the number of girls crossing 900 mark for December month, a development which has happened for the first time in 10 years.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for 2016-17 on February 29. The finance minister had been holding pre-Budget consultations with different stakeholders such as industry, trade unions, and economists since January 4.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 : Pakistan foreign office on Thursday said that it was not aware about detention of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar, the suspected mastermind of the Pathankot attack. Foreign secretary-level talks have been postponed for the time being.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 : Having made four reductions in 2015, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will likely cut interest rates once more in the coming year, despite expectations that inflation will rise slightly above its medium-term target, a Reuters poll found.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 : According to UN estimates, Indians make up the largest diaspora: 16 million Indians are scattered across the world, which partly reflects the country's demographic size (1.2 billion) and youth (median age is around 26).

Thursday, January 14, 2016 : The Italian government on Wednesday distanced itself from Senator N Latorre's statement that marine M Latorre, who was allowed to go home on health grounds in September 2014, would not submit back to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 : The Congress on Wednesday issued a notice to its senior leader Sanjay Nirupam over controversial references to Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the party mouthpiece published by its Mumbai unit last month.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 : The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday decided to impose 13.5 per cent tax on luxury items including on sweets priced more than Rs 500 a kg and mosquito repellant among others to mop up additional revenue for carrying development work.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 : Lt Gen J F R Jacob (retd), who negotiated the surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka following the 1971 war, passed away on Wednesday. Jacob, who was 92, breathed his last this morning after prolonged illness, Army sources said.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 : Former BJP leader and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani has offered to defend Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the case of the now-defunct National Herald newspaper, filed against them by BJP member Subramanian Swamy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 : Acting on leads provided by India, Pakistan on Wednesday arrested several members of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, which is suspected to be behind the attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot earlier this month.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 : The odd-even car rule in Delhi will continue as per schedule till January 15 after the high court on Monday refused to interfere with the Aam Aadmi Party government's experiment to check alarming levels of pollution in the national capital.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 : Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday represented the Centre in the ritualistic fourth-day prayer for Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who passed away last week, since Prime Minister could not attend the service as he was in Mumbai on a pre-scheduled programme.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 : A 'fact-finding' team of BJP MPs consisting of Bhupendra Yadav, Ram Vilas Vedanti and SS Ahluwalia, was on Monday stopped by district authorities from visiting Kaliachak in Malda district, which was hit by violence on December 3.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 : A suspended government employee with a property business, his wife and son were strangled to death at their house in central Delhi's Old Rajendra Nagar on Saturday night. Relatives of the woman are being questioned.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 : BSE Sensex plunged over 335 points to hit a fresh 19-month low and the NSE Nifty crashed below the 7,500-mark in early trade on Monday due to heavy selling by funds and investors tracking weak Asian markets amid persistent China fears.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 : The foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan won't happen if Pakistan does not act against the Pathankot attack masterminds, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval said on Monday.

Saturday, October 01, 2016 : India remains firm that Pakistan needs to take demonstrable actions like shutting down Jaish-e Mohammad camps and detaining important figures in the jihadi group if the proposed foreign secretary talks are to take place later this month.

Saturday, October 01, 2016 : The Congress on Sunday refused to stand by its senior leader Manish Tewari on the 2012 troop movement controversy and said his claims are not the version of the then United Progressive Alliance government led by the party.

Saturday, October 01, 2016 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs the right scientific advice to turn his vision to reality and should also start mission-mode projects, feels India's Bharat Ratna-winning scientist CNR Rao in an interview.

Saturday, October 01, 2016 : The government is working to enhance public expenditure in physical, social and rural infrastructure to push economic growth one and half percentage points higher than the 7-7.5% expected for the current financial year, said Arun Jaitley.

Saturday, October 01, 2016 : Film certification guidelines need contemporary interpretation and should be as non discretionary as possible, Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley said today as he met Shyam Benegal panel to look into the revamp of Censor Board.

Thursday, September 01, 2016 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the strategic Pathankot Air Force base, after the sprawling Air Force station fully sanitised, for a first-hand assessment of the situation in the aftermath of the terror attack last Saturday.

Thursday, September 01, 2016 : The US feels that time has come for Pakistan to walk the talk on the promises it made that there would be no discrimination in its action against terrorist networks and bring the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack to justice.

Thursday, September 01, 2016 : At least two people were killed on Saturday in a blast at William Nagar market in East Garo Hills in Meghalaya, Times Now reported. The militant group Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) is suspected to be behind the blast.

Thursday, September 01, 2016 : The BJP is set to green flag Mehbooba Mufti's succession as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister though it may seek a revision in the terms of the alliance at a later date. Senior BJP sources affirmed the same arrangement as existed.

Thursday, September 01, 2016 : Lashing out at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over his fresh attack on the Modi government, BJP on Friday accused him of taking one unconstitutional step after another and asked him to be ready to go to jail in the defamation case.

Friday, July 01, 2016 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday interrogated Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh to understand how the terrorists, who had abducted him in his car before attacking the base, let ............

Friday, July 01, 2016 : ............... him go free. Sources said Singh was interrogated about his statements that were contradictory and also different from the versions of his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal.

Friday, July 01, 2016 : Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, 79, passed away on Thursday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Sayeed, detected with sepsis, ............

Friday, July 01, 2016 : ........... decreased blood count and pneumonia, was admitted to AIIMS on December 24, with complaints of neck pain and fever. He had remained in the intensive care unit of AIIMS since then.

Friday, July 01, 2016 : The World Bank on Wednesday projected that India would remain comfortably the fastest growing large economy in 2016, at a rate more than a percentage point higher than China's.

Friday, July 01, 2016 : Police lathicharged the students as protests marked the first day of controversial actor Gajendra Chauhan assuming office as chairman of the premier Film and Television Institute of India in Pune.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 : The National Investigation Agency, top sources say, is questioning Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh, his friend Rajesh Verma and the cook in connection with the Pathankot terror attack case.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 : The Union home ministry's disaster management experts have warned of a bigger catastrophe, earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.2 or greater on the Richter scale which may hit the already ruptured Himalayan region.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 : The jehadi terrorists who attacked Pathankot air base had conducted mocks drills at an airbase in Pakistan, in what could confirm the active collaboration of the Pak military and ISI in the fidayeen assault.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 : In a damning indictment of the Indian Science Congress, Indian-born Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has refused to attend the Congress ever again.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Gujarat government to file charge-sheet against Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel in a sedition case lodged against him by the Surat police for his "kill 4-5 cops" remark.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded hottest December in last 114 years in 2015 despite several parts of the country experiencing cold wave conditions in that month.

Monday, February 01, 2016 : Gunmen have attacked an Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan, officials say. Gunfire is being heard from inside the Pathankot air force base and army commando units and helicopters have been called in.Two attackers were killed.

Monday, February 01, 2016 : Delhiites put their weight behind the most drastic anti-pollution measure by largely embracing the odd-even scheme, with experts saying the compliance on Day One had immediately led to a dip in levels of particulate matter in the air.

Monday, February 01, 2016 : The New Year has brought cheer for whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka with the Haryana government promoting him to the post of principal secretary. A departmental promotion committee (DPC) took the decision on Thursday.

Monday, February 01, 2016 : The government is unlikely to relax the fiscal target for next year, after the mid-year review of the economy, despite stiff challenges and will stick to the roadmap that has been accepted, a senior official said on Friday.

Monday, February 01, 2016 : The process of the much-delayed organizational elections in Congress could get a fillip after the return of party vice president Rahul Gandhi from Europe next week amid indications that his much talked elevation could happen soon.

Friday, January 01, 2016 : Upholding the Kerala government's decision to render all hotels except five-star ones dry, the Supreme Court also ruled that the states could ban public consumption of cigarettes and liquor even if had not taken steps to curb their production.

Friday, January 01, 2016 : As the odd-even vehicle plan began Friday morning, how the Delhi government's experiment to check air pollution will unfold. It will no doubt reduce traffic density and may have some impact on pollution, but commuting will be a pain.

Friday, January 01, 2016 : A first draft of the memorandum of procedure that would guide appointment of judges to the apex court has been prepared by the law ministry after preliminary round of discussions with the attorney general and top officials of the PMO.

Friday, January 01, 2016 : CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has set some organizational targets for a party that badly needs mass support to make a comeback in national politics. However, the Kolkata plenum didn't find anything that could hasten the Left turnaround.

Friday, January 01, 2016 : Faced with an unprecedented show of dissent by his government's officers, taking mass casual leave on Thursday, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal virtually declared war on the bureaucracy, threatening to replace them with private professionals.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 : There will be no subsidy for cooking gas cylinders if either the registered consumer, or his/her spouse have an annual taxable income of more than Rs 10 lakh, the oil ministry announced on Monday.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 : Taking into account the highly polluted air in the state capital, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday banned the use of siren by VVIP and VIP escort vehicles exceppt for the escort vehicles of governor and chief justice of the high court.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 : Delegates from the CPM's two major contingents, West Bengal and Kerala, raised the cry for inner party democracy once again at the Kolkata plenum on Monday.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 : The Censor Board appears to be headed for a makeover with information and broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley indicating that he would like to see the board "controversy-free".

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 : JD chief Lalu Prasad is all set to send his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and his eldest daughter Misa Bharati to Rajya Sabha in the biennial election for the Upper House next year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 : Lokayukta police on Monday launched simultaneous raids on residences of a head constable in Indore, Rewa and Satna towns and unearthed properties worth crores of rupees, including five plush houses, six plots, three cars and one SUV.

Monday, December 28, 2015 : Historian Irfan Habib on Sunday said the India as a nation is much stronger than the RSS and it will never allow the intolerance in the name of religion. The ruling party is merely a RSS tool, he said.

Monday, December 28, 2015 : NIA director general Sharad Kumar on Sunday said IS is emerging as a major threat for radicalization of youth, especially in south India. though IS has not taken roots in India, it's influencing youth through internet and social media.

Monday, December 28, 2015 : The revelation that a three-member panel set up by the city government to probe irregularities in the Delhi And District Cricket Association did not name Union finance minister Arun Jaitley triggered another war of words between the BJP and AAP.

Monday, December 28, 2015 : Apparently miffed over the expulsion of three of his close associates from the Samajwadi Party, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav skipped the Saifai Mahotsav on the second consecutive day on Sunday.

Monday, December 28, 2015 : The government is moving ahead with its plan to cap prices of coronary bare metal stents at around Rs 20,000, whereas that of drug-eluting stents may be fixed at Rs 28,000. and is expected to take a final decision by the end of January.

Saturday, December 26, 2015 : For bringing down prices of medicines for critical diseases like cancer, HIV and diabetes, the government has revised the national list of essential medicines (NLEM) to add 106 more drugs ...............

Saturday, December 26, 2015 : .......... while 70 other drugs, which are not prescribed frequently or where better alternatives are now available in the market, have been taken off the list.

Saturday, December 26, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight returned home from his three-nation visit which took him to Russia, Afghanistan and a surprise stop-over in Pakistan. ............

Saturday, December 26, 2015 : .......... PM Modi had a hectic Friday as he attended several diplomatic engagements, first in Afghanistan, then made a surprise stop-over in Lahore to meet his Pakistan counterpart.

Saturday, December 26, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a surprise visit to Pakistan to meet Nawaz Sharif in a move that evoked positive reactions across the globe.

Saturday, December 26, 2015 : The government spent about Rs 147.38 crore for "domestic travel expenses" of Members of Parliament (MPs) during 2013-14 and it was Rs 135.8 crore during 2014-15.

Friday, December 25, 2015 : Russia and India signed agreements on Thursday boosting cooperation in energy and defence, New Delhi aiming to modernize its armed forces and build a nuclear industry and sanctions-hit Moscow seeking investment and new markets.

Friday, December 25, 2015 : BJP looked a troubled house on Thursday with defiant MP Kirti Azad upping his ante against the party leadership by asking PM Narendra Modi to intervene and declaring that he would file a PIL on Friday for a court-monitored probe into ........

Friday, December 25, 2015 : ....... alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association. Delhi lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung is learned to have recommended to the Centre that the commission of inquiry appointed by the Arvind Kejriwal government ........

Friday, December 25, 2015 : ........ under Gopal Subramaniam to probe alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) be set aside as it was legally invalid.

Friday, December 25, 2015 : Seventy Maoists, including 15 women cadres, surrendered on Thursday in Maoist hotbed of Sukma district in Bastar region. Chhattisgarh police claimed this was the first mass surrender in Bastar in recent years.

Thursday, December 24, 2015 : Four armed assailants fired indiscriminately inside the room in the Karkardooma complex in New Delhi for two minutes, killing a policeman and critically injuring the shooters' target — a notorious criminal being produced in the court.

Thursday, December 24, 2015 : The winter session of Parliament that ended on Wednesday once again reflected how the productivity of Rajya Sabha, where proceedings were marked by frequent disruptions, remained just about 50%.

Thursday, December 24, 2015 : Facebook's effort to provide Indians with free access to a limited number of internet services has run into trouble. India's telecoms regulator has asked the mobile network that partnered with the US firm to put their Free Basics offer on hold.

Thursday, December 24, 2015 : Indian PM Narendra Modi will arrive in Moscow at the start of a two-day visit during which he will hold annual talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders are expected to sign energy and defence agreements.

Thursday, December 24, 2015 : The state government told the Bombay high court on Wednesday that it had decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the verdict acquitting actor Salman Khan in the fatal 2002 Bandra mishap case.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 : With sentiments running high over the recent release of the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya case, the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Juvenile Justice Bill, ..........

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 : ........... which will amend the law to try those aged between 16 and 18 years as adults if they are accused of heinous crimes like rape and murder.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 : The government on Tuesday said it had strongly taken up the issue of deportation of Indian students from San Francisco with the US. Sushma Swaraj tweeted that India was awaiting response from the US state department over the issue.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 : A Border Security Force aircraft crashed just outside IGI Airport, within five minutes of taking-off from there on Tuesday morning, killing all 10 on board including two pilots and eight technicians from the force who were headed for Ranchi.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 : Illeged pro-Khalistan elements including Sikhs for Justice have stepped up efforts to prevent the deportation of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Paramjeet Singh 'Pamma', arrested in Portugal last week, to India.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong support for his finance minister on Tuesday appears to have cleared the way for disciplinary action against BJP MP Kirti Azad, who has been targeting Arun Jaitley.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 : Supreme Court on Monday refused to put the juvenile offender back in the reform home, saying there was no law to keep him confined any longer as he had already undergone the maximum term of 3 years on being found involved in the gruesome crime.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 : Though the juvenile justice amendment bill - intended to allow those in the 16-18 age bracket charged with heinous crimes to be tried as adults - was seen to be destined to go to a select committee, .........

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 : ......... outrage over the release of a juvenile convicted in the Nirbhaya rape-murder case seems to have forced Parliament to sit up and take note.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 : The maintainability of the criminal defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley against Arvind Kejriwal and 5 others hinges on the impending judgment of the Supreme Court on the constitutional validity of the criminal defamation provision in IPC.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 : India on Monday welcomed the big political breakthrough in Nepal, setting the stage for return to normalcy in the Himalayan nation with the lifting of a blockade on goods from India imposed by Madhesi protesters. .............

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 : .............After resisting for months, the K P Sharma Oli government on Sunday finally decided to make significant amendments to the new constitution to accommodate Madhesi demands.

Monday, December 21, 2015 : The political slugfest between BJP and AAP entered a high-stakes phase with the Delhi government ordering a commission of inquiry into alleged irregularities in Delhi and Districts Cricket Association and finance minister ..........

Monday, December 21, 2015 : ........ Arun Jaitley hitting back by declaring that he would file defamation cases against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP functionaries -- Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai.

Monday, December 21, 2015 : The Congress on Sunday attacked the NDA government for agreeing to the WTO deal in Nairobi, describing it as a "huge setback" for India and other developing countries. The opposition as well as civil society ..........

Monday, December 21, 2015 : ........... groups are planning to put pressure on the government for agreeing to what they have described as dilution of the Doha mandate to negotiate rules that are more favourable to developing countries.

Monday, December 21, 2015 : In the remaining three working days of the winter session of Parliament, the NDA government is hopeful of transacting some important business including passage of six bills.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 : Delhi High Court judgment ordering the presence of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in a trial court hearing the National Herald case, could cast a shadow over the prospects of the GST bill hanging fire in Parliament.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 : On the eve of foreign minister Sushma Swaraj’s two-day visit to Islamabad, India hoped for a substantive engagement with Pakistan, government sources here said on Monday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the community-sensitive debate over the desirability of bringing in a uniform civil code as envisaged in Article 44 of the Constitution, informing that the initiative rested with Parliament.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 : In a blow to the ‘beef festival’ planned by students of Osmania University, a lower court in the city on Monday ordered a stay on the event even as student groups vowed to appeal against the ruling.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 : The Special Task Force, joining the dots in the ISI espionage case, believes that the intelligence network of the Pakistan spy agency in Kolkata may just be the tip of the iceberg.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 : A day before beginning of the high-level segment of the climate talks, India's environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that any attempt to rewrite or to overwrite the UN convention would not be acceptable to anybody.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 : Intelligence Bureau (IB) suspects Lashkar-e-Taiba militants have access to a technology for transfer of texts and packages that is near impossible to tap, a secret document accessed by TOI shows.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 : Amid calls for extension of job reservations to poor upper castes, the National Commission for Backward Classes has said it is ready to include economically weaker sections in the OBC list, noting that occupation is also a marker of backwardness.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 : Just when it appeared that the Modi government may have lost the narrative on Pakistan, the two governments managed to stop the slip sliding away of the bilateral relationship. The four-hour meeting in Bangkok on Sunday was fixed on Thursday.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 : Intermittent rain on Sunday and forecast of more over the next two days kept Chennai, its suburbs and coastal districts on their toes even as normal life appeared to be returning to the flood-ravaged areas.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 : Taking a tough decision to improve the city's toxic air quality, Delhi's AAP government on Friday decided to restrict the number of private vehicles on the roads for a fortnight starting on New Year's Day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 : On Friday, the first batch of 33 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose secret files were handed over by the Prime Minister's Office to the National Archives thereby setting the stage for their declassification in January next year.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 : As negotiations at the ongoing climate conference headed for the crucial high-level segment in next 48 hours, rich nations tried to bear pressure on India for its coal use ignoring the fact that they have already occupied the carbon space.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 : The National Investigation Agency has registered a case under Unlawful Arms Prevention Act (UAPA) and other sections of IPC to probe incidents of train fires in different cities as it is suspected that a terror group could be behind them.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 : The government said it will bring a comprehensive law to criminalize marital rape by amending the IPC and was awaiting the Law Commission report on the issue. said in Rajya Sabha while replying to a debate on a private member bill.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 : Tamil Nadu's Jayalalithaa government on Wednesday suffered a setback as the Supreme Court ruled that it could not unilaterally commute life terms of Rajiv assassination case convicts and release them without the Centre's concurrence.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 : Pounded twice in November by heavy spells of rain, Chennai was brought to its knees by a third knock on Tuesday Tuesday's downpour showed that the worst was not over, bringing 20cm of rainfall within a 14-hour window starting 8.30am.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 : PM Modi sought to cool tempers in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday over a divisive debate on rising intolerance, saying patriotism need not be proved day and night. Faith in the Constitution takes us out of a daily verbal duel, he said during a debate.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 : A 'beef festival' planned by students in Osmania University here on December 10 has taken a communal hue with a BJP MLA threatening to "kill" anyone to protect cows and stop the festival, putting the police and administration on tenterhooks.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 : Pakistan's ISI was blackmailing the arrested BSF cop, his associate in the Army, who is at large, and several other security wing officials, who had chosen to be on their pay rolls, by taping their conversations and chats, sources say.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 : Non-BJP ruled states accounted for 52% of the incidents of communal violence recorded in the country this year until October. Among the 9 states where the BJP is in power, there was a discernible decline in the number communal clashes.

Monday, January 12, 2015 : India on Monday asked the rich nations to mind their carbon footprints, cut emission in big way and provide space for the poor and developing countries to grow economically and guarantee finance and technology to support developing countries.

Monday, January 12, 2015 : Culture minister Mahesh Sharma on Monday told Lok Sabha on Monday, the government has not found any evidence that the Taj Mahal in Agra was a Hindu temple while replying on a suit filed in an Agra court that Taj Mahal be declared a Hindu temple.

Monday, January 12, 2015 : A purported remark by home minister Rajnath Singh, hotly denied by the minister, with allegedly Hindutva overtones about the nature of the current Central government, sparked a furious row leading to a series of adjournments in Lok Sabha on Monday

Monday, January 12, 2015 : The interrogation of the arrested Border Security Force head constable Abdul Rasheed and his handler Kafaitullah Khan has led the crime branch to probe an ISI mole in the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi who may be facilitating anti-India activities

Monday, January 12, 2015 : India receives less than one per cent international tourists annually and their average stay in the country has come down by two days, tourism minister Mahesh Sharma said. Sharma said India received just 0.68% of the world tourists every year

Monday, November 30, 2015 : In a bid to get Congress on board, the Centre may back more than one GST rate, targeted mainly at luxury and sin goods, amid indications that it could drop the proposal allowing manufacturing states to levy up to 1% additional tax.

Monday, November 30, 2015 : Tamil Nadu rains took centre stage on Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a special mention about it on the eve of his departure to Paris for the climate change summit.

Monday, November 30, 2015 : Close on the heels of finance minister Arun Jaitley's assertion, political parties including Congress, AAP and the Left said on Sunday that they would support the Centre if it moved to repeal the controversial Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

Monday, November 30, 2015 : WTO's draft declaration for next month's ministerial meeting in Nairobi made no mention of finding a permanent solution to India's concerns on food security, but promised to address all aspects of agriculture reform as a matter of priority.

Monday, November 30, 2015 : With most opposition parties having given notices in both Houses for a discussion on intolerance even action against some ministers for their allegedly provocative remarks, the government is bracing to face an aggressive opposition this week.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley and his predecessor P Chidambaram on Saturday came out in support of gay rights, saying that the Supreme Court must reconsider its decision upholding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code

Sunday, November 29, 2015 : In a second blow to Goa's tourism industry which was already reeling from a reduction in arrivals due to the devaluation of the rouble, India has been struck off the list of safe travel destinations recommended for Russian tourists

Sunday, November 29, 2015 : Members of the Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist on Saturday said they set on fire a vehicle belonging to the Indian embassy here protestlng against India's blockade of road transport of supplies of food items and other commodities to Nepal.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 : The former press secretary of A P J Abdul Kalam said here on Saturday that he had thought of resigning as president in 2006 when the Supreme Court quashed the presidential proclamation dissolving the Bihar assembly.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 : The Indian Air Force is hunting for fighter aircraft apart from the Rafale medium multi-role combat ones and the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) to meet the existing shortage, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Saturday.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's outreach to the opposition may have averted the threat of the winter session being washed out, a possibility that gained ground in view of protests over "intolerance" and Bihar election results.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 : Expressing serious concern over the justice delivery system being brought to a standstill by lawyers going on strike, the Supreme Court on Friday said advocates don't have the right to strike work while expressing its inability to restrain them.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 : Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju has claimed that IS may carry out terrorist strikes intended to create mayhem anywhere in the country even as the government is taking measures to contain the activities of the outfit.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 : Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju has claimed that IS may carry out terrorist strikes intended to create mayhem anywhere in the country even as the government is taking measures to contain the activities of the outfit.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 : ED has summoned Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh to its Delhi headquarters in connection with the investigation into an alleged Rs 6.10 crore disproportionate assets and money laundering case against him and associates

Friday, November 27, 2015 : LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan held the Lok Sabha spellbound and earned the spontaneous applause of almost the entire House during the Constitution Day debate that also commemorated B R Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary on Thursday.

Friday, November 27, 2015 : Describing "debates, disputes and dialogues'' as the soul of Parliament, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday reached out to the opposition before the start of the special debate in Lok Sabha in a rare show of bonhomie.

Friday, November 27, 2015 : Central intelligence agencies have received specific inputs that Pakistan's ISI recently held a meeting with chief commanders of top terrorist outfits LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen and JeM, asking them to carry out terror strikes in India.

Friday, November 27, 2015 : Amid strong indications that the government and Congress are willing to resolve the logjam holding up passage of the GST bill, finance minister said Prime Minister was ready to speak to everyone to forge a consensus on the landmark reforms measure

Friday, November 27, 2015 : Within a week of taking charge as Bihar chief minister, Nitish Kumar on Thursday announced his pre-poll pledge of banning liquor in Bihar will come into effect from April 1, 2016, that expected to lead to a revenue loss of nearly Rs 4,000 crore.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 : The winter session of Parliament is set to be stormy with the government keen on making it a business-like session while the Opposition is keen to pin down BJP over issues ranging from growing intolerance, price rise in pulses and vegetables etc.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 : Bengal accounted for one in five cases of cruelty by the husband and relatives, far more than north Indian states like UP, Rajasthan and Haryana, whose society has been typecast as brutally parochial against more liberal and evolved Bengal.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 : Amid the controversy around his comment on 'growing intolerance' in India, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan said today that he stands by what he said but at the same time he is proud to be an Indian.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 : Routine in Indian schools lacks adequate play time and fitness regime for students. A survey by EduSports has found that two out of five schoolgoing kids don't have a healthy BMI and 50% of our children lack adequate lower body strength.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 : A Rs 55 crore wedding extravaganza, capable of surpassing even most spectacular Bollywood sets, will unveil at Asramam ground in Kollam on Thursday where NRI business magnate Ravi Pillai’s daughter, Dr Arathi, will wed Dr Adithya Vishnu of Kochi

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 : In a major setback to the BJP, its candidate Nirmala Bhuria was trounced by Kantilal Bhuria of Congress on Tuesday in the bypoll in Ratlam-Jhabua (ST) Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh, which the saffron party won in 2014.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 : Prosecution is using electronic evidence to seek conviction for a decade but for the first time, Supreme Court on Monday permitted an accused to bring on record taped telephonic conversations to prove his innocence in a child sexual abuse case.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 : The Centre is considering a proposal to increase the maternity leave for working women from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks, also talks of providing 12 weeks of maternity leave to surrogate mothers as well as for working women adopting a baby

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 : Actor Aamir Khan’s comments on the growing disquiet in India, saying his wife Kiran fears for her child and has even contemplated leaving the country, has evoked both vitriol and compassion on social media.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 : By Tuesday, the agriculture ministry had received details of as many as 191 out of 302 drought affected districts in the country, with Uttar Pradesh submitting its memorandum seeking financial assistance of around Rs 2,058 crore.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 : India and Malaysia on Monday signed an agreement for cyber security and agreed to enhance cooperation in defence, including in maritime security, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his counterpart Najib Razak.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Monday took a serious view of the menace of drug abuse in Punjab and said henceforth, every appeal against conviction under Narcotic Drugs Act would be scrutinized for possible enhancement of punishment to the guilty

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 : Indians joining the jihad led by the Islamic State are considered inferior fighters to those of Arab stock, getting lesser salaries and poorer weapons, often serving as vulnerable cover for more hardened jihadis and sometimes as suicide bombers.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 : Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is not a war criminal, according to records available with the ministry of external affairs (MEA). The ministry has claimed so in a reply to an RTI application filed by a woman from Bengaluru.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 : Notwithstanding the 'intolerance' debate, lesser people have died in communal incidents this year as compared to 2014. While 86 people were killed until October this year, communal violence claimed 90 lives in the corresponding period of 2014.

Monday, November 23, 2015 : Upping the ante further against global terrorism, which he described as the biggest threat to the world, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was important to ensure that no country supported terror.

Monday, November 23, 2015 : Officers of the three defence services — Army, IAF and Navy — are paid 29% higher salary compared to their civilian counterparts from the IAS, IPS and other Group A services at the starting level, the seventh pay panel has said.

Monday, November 23, 2015 : In the third major anti-Naxalite operation this month, Chhattisgarh police on Sunday gunned down four women guerrillas after raiding their Aranpur camp, bordering Dantewada and Sukma districts of Bastar division.

Monday, November 23, 2015 : Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday demanded the Centre immediately withdraw acting governor P B Acharya and appoint a "large hearted personality" in his place, a day after his controversial comment, "Hindustan is for Hindus."

Monday, November 23, 2015 : In a major move to decongest the city, urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday announced a Rs 3,250 crore package for Delhi, to be used for construction of flyovers, underpasses and rail overbridges to free up arterial roads.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi on Saturday called for enhancing cooperation with Asean to tackle the major global challenge of terrorism and underlined the need for settling territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea through peaceful means.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 : Nitish Kumar on Saturday reviewed the law and order situation in the state in an interaction with SPs and DMs through videoconferencing at Old Secretariat here. He asked them to maintain rule of law "without any fear and favour".

Sunday, November 22, 2015 : French President Francois Hollande will be India's chief guest for next year's Republic Day celebrations and Hollande's presence will be seen as a moment and gesture of solidarity after the Islamic State's terrorist attacks on Paris.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 : Assam governor PB Acharya on Saturday said "Hindustan is for Hindus" and that the name of a single Bangladeshi should not be in the updating of the National Register for Citizens (NRC). Acharya made the comments during a book launch.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 : Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal sparked off a major showdown with Congress, accusing the party of forming a mahagathbandhan with terrorist organizations linked with ISI, which were behind the Sarbat Khalsa held in Amritsar recently.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 : The armed forces on Friday grappled with the fine-print and detailed implications of the Seventh Pay Commission report but were stunned that a virtual OROP has been recommended for all government employees, including paramilitary forces

Saturday, November 21, 2015 : Constant "blackmailing" of former media executive Indrani Mukerjea by her daughter Sheena Bora and relationship with Rahul Mukerjea were among the reasons for her murder in April 2012, according to a CBI official.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi arrived on Saturday in a fortified Kuala Lumpur for the 13th ASEAN-India Summit and 10th East Asia Summit, both Summit, both somewhat overshadowed by the terror attacks in Mali and Paris.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 : Justice Rajinder Sachar, former chief justice of Delhi high court who headed a panel that recommended quota for Muslims in 2006, said in Mathura on Friday that more Hindus are involved in beef trade in the country than Muslims.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to Centre and Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav seeking their response on why he should not be removed from his post in view of allegations of his involvement in the multi-crore Vyapam scam.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 : Chennai rain abates after killing 189: Choppers, boats, move 55,000 to safety. The Army, Navy, National Disaster Response Force and the Coastal Security Group joined the civic authorities and police in evacuation.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 : Mamata Banerjee might not have to share the dais with Narendra Modi in Patna on Friday, but she can't avoid her arch-rivals CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar in Nitish Kumar's swearing-in ceremony.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 : A day after the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh criticized the commemoration of Nathuram Godse’s death anniversary as Balidan Diwas, the Hindu Mahasabha, which celebrated the event, lashed out at the Sangh and termed its members traitors.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 : Signatories including eminent archaeologist Dilip K Chakrabarti, litterateur Makrand Paranjape of JNU, political scientist Madhu Kishwar and historian Meenakshi Jain have raised doubts about intention behind the statements by secular intellectuals

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 : Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan urging her to refer the matter of Rahul Gandhi's alleged violation of Constitution and ethical code on citizenship to ethics committee and disqualify him as MP if he is guilty

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi used G20 platform to take up case of terrorism supported by Pakistan, saying those who support and sponsor terrorism should be isolated and called for delinking terror from religion and coordinated action against radicalization.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 : New Delhi’s declaration of resolute support to France in its war on IS may coincide with a fresh review of threat posed by the outfit in India in the light of 13/11 attacks exhibiting its capacity to unleash high-casualty strikes in leading metros.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy alleged that Rahul Gandhi had claimed British citizenship while setting up a company in the UK, a charge that Congress said was entirely false and made to divert focus from the post-Bihar revolt in BJP.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 : Record rains submerge Chennai, kill 71 in Tamil Nadu. Helicopters hovered in the skies and boats cut across choppy waters where once there were roads as administration intensified rescue operations after Chennai received a record 23.5cm rainfall.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 : Under fire for his remark that the Paris terror attack could be a "reaction" to the "killing of innocents" in Arab countries by the "superpowers", Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Monday claimed that he has been misinterpreted.

Monday, November 16, 2015 : Speaking to leaders of Brics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the G20 should prepare a comprehensive global strategy to put an end to finance, supplies and communication channels of terrorists.

Monday, November 16, 2015 : Even as a revitalised opposition gears up to take on the government in the winter session of Parliament that begins on November 26, “intolerance” is likely to be the flavour of the season with the TMC and CPM asking for a discussion on the issue.

Monday, November 16, 2015 : Over 200 cancer drugs, 186 medicines to treat cardiovascular diseases and 148 stents and cardiac implants will now be available at central government hospitals at prices 50-60% lower than the open market.

Monday, November 16, 2015 : India and Australia have finalized their nuclear deal, which will make it possible for India to source uranium from Australia. After the first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the new Australian PM, Malcolm Turnbull inTurkey.

Monday, November 16, 2015 : Bihar's caretaker chief minister Nitish Kumar may take oath with a small team of ministers on November 20 in case RJD and Congress delay providing the list of ministers from their quota.

Monday, November 16, 2015 : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday escaped unhurt when his SUV was reportedly hit from behind by one of the cars in his motorcade near a toll plaza here. Nobody was injured in the mishap.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to voice India’s strong opposition to conditions on environmental and social standards being proposed by multilateral agencies for project loans at the opening of the G20 leaders’ summit on Sunday.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 : Friday’s act of terror in Paris has renewed the debate in Indian security and intelligence establishment on the safety of India’s cities with experts feeling that the possibility of a “catastrophic” terror event cannot be wished away.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 : Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday invited Nitish Kumar to form next government in Bihar. Nitish will take oath as CM for the fifth time on November 20. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at the Patna Gandhi Maidan at 2pm on Friday.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi again asked the UN to define terrorism so that the world knows who is backing terror and who is against it. The PM strongly pitched for an early adoption at the UN of the 1996 Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 : An Army Captainm Regimental medical officer Captain Ashwini Kumar, lost his life after an avalanche struck a patrol party at Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh sector, even as 15 fellow soldiers were rescued.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to end the fear of retrospective taxation for good, saying that India will no longer resort to such practices, agreeing that such measures adversely affect the investment climate in India.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 : The Enforcement Directorate has written to the home ministry asking it to initiate extradition proceedings against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi from the UK, after repeated attempts to issue a red corner notice (RCN) from Interpol failed.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 : The government should be allowed to aid and advise the Supreme Court collegium in appointing judges to the higher judiciary, eminent jurists, speakers from state bar councils have said in a meeting called by the Bar Council of India.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political problems in New Delhi seemed a long way away on Friday as he addressed an adoring crowd in a stadium daubed in the saffron, white and green of his country's flag. They were 4,168 miles away, to be exact.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 : Grappling with the after-effects of the Bihar poll rout, BJP functionaries have indicated that no disciplinary action against party elders, who have demanded accountability for the defeat, is in the offing.

Friday, December 11, 2015 : Party veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, Yashwant Sinha and Shanta Kumar had said on Tuesday in a joint statement that the Bihar defeat showed that the BJP had learnt nothing from its crushing defeat in Delhi in February.

Friday, December 11, 2015 : Playwright Girish Karnad has been threatened he would meet the same end as murdered writer MM Kalburgi for demanding renaming of the Kempegowda International airport after Tipu Sultan.

Friday, December 11, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mass rally on a visit to Britain this week that supporters hope will help him spring back from the humiliating loss in the Bihar assembly elections and reassert his authority on the global stage

Friday, December 11, 2015 : Rising prices for some food and firm demand during the festival season probably pushed up India's retail inflation in October for the third straight month, making it less likely central bank will cut interest rates at its policy review next month.

Friday, December 11, 2015 : Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday demanded the centre to hand over Ulfa general secretary Anup Chetia to Assam Police. He also asked the centre to include Chetia in the ongoing peace process with the pro-talk Ulfa faction.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 : Calling it a black Diwali, dozens of ex-servicemen gathered near the Indira Gandhi International airport on Tuesday and returned their medals to protest against the government’s diluted notification for implementation of the OROP scheme.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 : LK Advani, MM Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha have issued a joint statement seeking accountability for party's loss, says that the party has been emasculated in the last one year and was being forced to kow-tow to a handful.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 : The government on Tuesday announced changes in FDI rules for 15 sectors including retail, defence, construction, banking and electronic media signalling that BJP's election defeat in Bihar has not deterred it from the path of economic reforms.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 : GSAT-15, India's latest communications satellite, was launched successfully by the European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch Vehicle in the early hours of November 11, 2015. It carries communication transponders in Ku-band and a GAGAN payload.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 : A 50-year-old Vishva Hindu Parishad activist was killed when groups favouring and opposing Mysuru warrior Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary celebrations in Karnataka clashed at Madikeri on Tuesday.

Sunday, October 11, 2015 : Holding the government had approved the “maximum” it could to meet the demands of ex-servicemen, Parrikar said the judicial commission to be set up would look into the “problems” and anomalies arising out of the OROP implementation.

Sunday, October 11, 2015 : The Kerala high court, on Monday, said the principle that justice should not only be done but also seen to be done applied to the executive branch as well, making it virtually impossible for finance minister K M Mani to continue in office.

Sunday, October 11, 2015 : As BJP does soul searching for its humiliating defeat in Bihar polls, senior party leader Arun Jaitley on Monday admitted that "irresponsible statements" made during elections "changed the narrative".

Sunday, October 11, 2015 : One in every four members in the new Bihar assembly will be a Yadav, the caste of RJD boss Lalu Prasad, who played a stellar role in the Mahagathbandhan's magnificent victory in the just-concluded election.

Sunday, October 11, 2015 : Tension prevails in Ara, district HQ town of Bhojpur 50km west from Patna, following the death of a youth who was injured in a clash between supporters of the grand alliance and NDA in K G Road locality under the Nawada police station area.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 : The government on Saturday night formally notified the one rank one pension scheme for the over 24 lakh ex-servicemen and six lakh war widows around the country. It will entail an additional outgo of around Rs 8,000 to 10,000 crore every year.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 : 243 counting halls across 39 counting centres in Bihar will take up counting on Sunday morning, as political parties, candidates and voters alike wait to find out if the outcome is actually the cliffhanger predicted by a majority of exit polls.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 : While reiterating its resolve to oppose Uniform Civil Code, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has said increase of representation of women in the board and also encouraging their more participation in community development works.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 : Justice C S Karnan of the Madras high court has written three letters citing "caste bias" in the collegium system of judges' selection, protesting non-allocation of significant portfolio to him and demanding special audit of the high court accounts.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 : The Karnataka government's decision to observe Tipu Sultan's birthday has stirred a debate with the Right, led by the Sangh Parivar, slamming it and those on the other side of the ideological spectrum supporting it.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 : The government is looking at taking rich households out of LPG subsidy scheme with the aim of freeing up resources to provide clean kitchen fuel to more poor families and ensure socially responsible use of public money.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 : Billed as the mother of all polls, Bihar assembly election 2015 has cost about Rs 300 crore to the state exchequer, perhaps the most expensive electoral exercise in Bihar till date. This does not include the amount political parties have spent.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 : The government deciding to levy a 0.5% Swachh Bharat cess on all services that attract service tax. The levy, which was announced in the budget, would be imposed from November 15, the finance ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 : On Friday, nine dissident Congress MLAs joined BJP, following in the footsteps of Himanta Biswa Sarma, a former key minister in the Tarun Gogoi-led government, who crossed over to the saffron party in August this year.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 : The Bombay high court in an interim order on Wednesday stayed the directive of the Union government and the Indian Council for Medical Research banning surrogacy for foreign couples who are in the final stages of the process.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 : Exit polls on Thursday were divided on the outcome of the month-long assembly polls in Bihar, with four of the six giving the Mahagathbandhan a majority, one giving the BJP-led alliance a sweeping victory and the sixth predicting hung assembly.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 : Underworld don Chhota Rajan was brought to Delhi early this morning from Indonesia by a joint team headed by CBI officials for facing trial in various criminal cases registered against him in Delhi and Mumbai.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 : The Gujarat high court on Thursday made a strong pitch for uniform civil code and called for abolition of polygamy in Muslim society and recommended amendment of Muslim personal law saying that polygamy is now often driven by selfish motives.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 : The special investigation team (SIT) team investigating the UP BEd degree scam found that over 30 colleges in UP affiliated to BR Ambedkar University had been giving out marksheets to many students who were never enrolled in the first place.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 : The vicious rhetoric over beef consumption in India in recent months has dealt a hiding to the Indian leather industry. Nervous and unsure about supplies, German, French, Italian and American importers are looking to Pakistan and other countries.

Monday, May 11, 2015 : In a stern message, Justice T S Thakur on Wednesday said the Supreme Court would not allow anyone to hold Madras High Court to ransom and warned it would not hesitate to even calling in the Army, to protect the institution and its dignity.

Monday, May 11, 2015 : BJP’s MP Yogi Adityanath upped the ante against his own party directive against Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan saying the actor’s comments on intolerance are same as Jamat-ud-Dawa and 26/11 mastermind chief Hafiz Saeed.

Monday, May 11, 2015 : A Pawan Hans helicopter with two pilots onboard crashed into the Arabian sea shortly after taking off from an ONGC installation in the Mumbai high field this evening, defence sources said.

Monday, May 11, 2015 : India feels the China card has limited utility in Nepal's current domestic disputes and intends to support the Madhesi case in order to get the Nepali leadership to offer meaningful negotiations to resolve differences over the new constitution.

Monday, May 11, 2015 : 57 constituencies include 24 in the Seemanchal region bordering West Bengal and spread over districts of Madhubani, Darbhanga, Supual, Madhepura, Saharsa, Araria, Kisanganj, Purnea and Katihar vote on Thursday in the final phase of Bihar election.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 : The government has justified before the Supreme Court the retention of penal provision for hate speeches and has even supported the prosecution of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for promoting hatred between Hindus and Muslims.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 : Unfazed that even some liberals criticized his comparison of RSS and ISIS that both organizations were just as idiotic and ignorant, historian Irfan Habib asserted that the protection of liberal values and democracy was the job of all the people.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 : BJP leader SN Channabasappa, who had threatened to behead Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah over 'beef remark', has been arrested for his "provocative" and "intimidating" remarks.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 : Mizoram and Meghalaya are the two states in the country with the least gender gap, according to McKinsey Global Institute's (MGI) "The Power of Parity: Advancing Women Equality in India" report.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 : Shiv Sena ministers, on the directives of their party president Uddhav Thackeray, on Tuesday submitted a letter to Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis questioning him about his assurance to curb rising prices of tur dal and pulses.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 : President Pranab Mukherjee will play host to a meeting of vice chancellors and directors of various premier institutions to explore ways to improve the quality of education and bring them at par with top institutions of the world.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 : Terrorist violence in J &K this year has surpassed the levels recorded in 2014, with 169 incidents and 35 security personnel killed until October 25 as compared to 167 incidents and 30 force casualties in the corresponding period last year.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 : Unfazed by the outrage against the arrest of folk singer S Kovan for his anti-liquor song, AIADMK on Monday justified the police action and slammed its political rivals for extending support to the artist, who had shown disrespect to CM.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 : As the results of the first round of panchayat elections on Monday sent ominous signs to the BJP and the Congress as BJP was leading in just nine out of the 48 seats of zila panchayat in Varanasi, Congress yet to open its account in Amethi.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 : Just hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at the Congress party on the 1984 Sikh riots, Sonia Gandhi met President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday, and is believed to have raised her concerns about rising intolerance in the country.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 : Turning the tables on Congress and left thinkers, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday accused them of practising ideological intolerance towards the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and trying to project India as an intolerant society.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 : A 58% turnout in the fourth phase of Bihar elections on Sunday has raised confidence levels in BJP that NDA would gain lead over OBC stalwarts in this bipolar election, the grand alliance could expect to match or better NDA in the final round.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 : New medicines for treatment of diabetes, hypertension and pneumonia are set to be cheaper from Diwali. Drug price regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has capped prices of as many as 18 new brands of essential medicines.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Sunday distanced itself from the controversial statements made by several prominent BJP ministers in the past few months, but at the same time raised concerns about the growing resentment against Hindus.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 : A six-member police team from the Mumbai crime branch, Delhi Police special cell and the Central Bureau of Investigation reached Bali in Indonesia on Sunday to deport underworld don Chhota Rajan to India.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 : Stoking the debate over religion and demographics, the RSS has asked the Centre to re-formulate the national population policy to address the demographic imbalance caused by the rise in Muslim population as reflected in the latest census data.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 : A special court here on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to the chief of Madhya Pradesh unit of outlawed SIMI. Abu Faisal alias Doctor was found guilty of murdering an anti-terrorist squad (ATS) constable Sitaram Yadav in 2009.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 : In line with the protest of writers from across India by returning awards to the Sahitya Akademi, a Gujarati writer has returned his award to Gujarat Sahitya Academy to further push the writers' movement demanding autonomy of the institute.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 : Shiv Sena sacks workers who attacked RTI activist Mallikarjun Bhaikatti in Latur was brutally beaten and his face blackened allegedly by Shiv Sena activists on the premises of a college in the district on Friday afternoon.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday once again called for preserving the multiplicity and pluralistic character of the country and said India has thrived due to its power of assimilation and tolerance.

Friday, October 30, 2015 : With the recent census figures recording the Muslim population count at over 17 crore, the three-day RSS executive beginning on Friday is expected to adopt a resolution calling for a check in the "imbalance" of population growth.

Friday, October 30, 2015 : A day after TOI reported about an article in a monthly magazine of Haryana education department which said that beef is one of the best dietary sources of iron, the Manohar Lal Khattar government on Thursday sacked the editor of the magazine.

Friday, October 30, 2015 : South African President Jacob Zuma called on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, discussing issues of bilateral and global importance. Zuma and Sonia’s discussions lasted 90 minutes, with former PM Manmohan Singh participating in the talks.

Friday, October 30, 2015 : More than 50 historians from across India, including Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib have issued a statement expressing concern about the "highly vitiated atmosphere prevailing in the country, characterized by various forms of intolerance".

Friday, October 30, 2015 : Union law minister DV Sadananda Gowda and his wife Datty presented their son Karthik a luxury Audi A6 on his marriage on Friday . The car costs Rs 1.25 crore. Karthik Gowda is accused of rape and cheating by actor Mythria.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 : A police raid on Kerala House here to check if it served beef triggered a storm on Tuesday, with the chief ministers of Kerala, Delhi and West Bengal as well as Left leaders condemning the intolerance and demanding action against Delhi Police.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 : The protest begun by writers has spread to other sections of the intelligentsia, with artists and scientists, in separate petitions on Tuesday, speaking out against what they described as a systematic spread of intolerance.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 : India continues to aggressively push its UNSC reform agenda with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reiterating that India and Africa can no longer be excluded from their “rightful'' permanent membership of the UN Security Council.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 : Madhya Pradesh high court on Tuesday took cognizance of a petition alleging burning alive of a tribal boy in Dhar district on August 15 by a group of upper caste men and summoned SP, Dhar, and station head officer (SHO), Manawar police station.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 : Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi today said that girls were "not safe" in the country, and expressed deep concern over the recent incidents of rapes of minors in the national capital which he said stood out for the sheer "apathy".

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 : Maharashtra government would be requesting the Centre to send the gangster Chhota Rajan — arrested by Indonesian police — to the state first after he is deported to India and central agencies complete their investigations.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 : India has decided to send Karachi's runaway boy, Mohammad Ramzan, as a 'return gift' to Pakistan for returning Geeta nearly 15 years after she accidentally crossed over to their territory. Geeta landed at Delhi airport on Monday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 : Law enforcement agencies have been asked to step up security around dignitaries attending the Indo-Africa summit due to the possibility of outfits Boko Haram and Islamic State attempting to disrupt the meet, the intelligence establishment said.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 : Four people were killed by Monday's temblor in north India, three of them in Srinagar, while scores of people suffered injuries across Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and J&K. Two CRPF personnel were injured when a bunker in Sopore collapsed.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 : In a sharp attack on the Modi government, BJP leader Arun Shourie on Monday contended that it believes that managing economy means managing the headlines and that people have started recalling the days of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Monday, October 26, 2015 : At a time when the country is witnessing a spurt in hate crimes, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has said the courts will take a stern view against those who are charge-sheeted by the state police for allegedly indulging in such crimes.

Monday, October 26, 2015 : Even before Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) could celebrate its electoral debut in UP in the ongoing panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh, the party has started facing factionalism within.

Monday, October 26, 2015 : Current spike in pulse prices could have been anticipated, but India’s cereal-centric food security policies emphasize rice and wheat while dis-incentivizing production of pulses despite clear trends that show a declining preference for cereals.

Monday, October 26, 2015 : A scientifically validated anti-diabetes herbal drug, named 'BGR-34', was launched by a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab in Lucknow on Sunday. The drug is for management of type-II diabetes mellitus.

Monday, October 26, 2015 : Amid unrest and unending protests over growing incidents of sacrilege in Punjab and killing of two Sikhs in Faridkot by police, the ruling Akali Dal-BJP government on Sunday removed its police chief Sumedh Singh Saini.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 : Nearly 75,000 tonnes of pulses have been seized from hoarders in raids across 13 states as part of the measures to control the rocketing retail prices that have touched up to Rs 210 per kilogram.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 : A CBI team from Bhopal reached Belpahar in Odisha's Jharsuguda district on Saturday to inquire the mystery death of retired Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Vijay Bahadur Singh who is allegedly connected to the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 : The government is set to make mandatory the uniform code of conduct for pharmaceutical marketing practices. Pharma companies may have to cough up huge penalties for unethical and illegal practices like offering freebies, gifts and foreign trips.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 : Posting a significant victory, BJP breached a Congress bastion by winning a clear majority in the polls to the Ladakh autonomous hill development council, paving the way for faster implementation of programmes prioritized by the saffron party.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 : A group of 10 men claiming to be Shiv Sainiks stormed the open-air theatre and stopped the play in Gurgaon on Saturday evening, which also had Pakistani performers, midway which was attended by a sizeable audience.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 : The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh police chief asking whether a case is made out against the minister of state V K Singh’s on his dog analogy while referring to the murder of two Dalit children.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 : The profound and morose farm crisis in Maharashtra and the plague of drought may not have caught the fancy of the chief minister. But a dancing competition in Bangkok, Thailand, had the head of the state open his purse to fund the trip.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 : Chief Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary on Friday said he has asked the Enforcement Directorate to trace where the Rs 6,000 crore remittance from Bank of Baroda’s Ashok Vihar branch in Delhi was sent and work towards its repatriation.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 : After his rasping "tyranny of the unelected" criticism of the Supreme Court judgment striking down NJAC for its distrust against politicians, Arun Jaitley on Friday said this did not mean any confrontation between judiciary and Parliament.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 : Curfew was imposed and four people were arrested in Kannauj district on Friday, a day after a youth died and another received bullet injuries following a clash between two communities during a religious procession.

Friday, October 23, 2015 : RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday expressed support for reservations provided for under the Constitution, in a big relief to BJP which is having to fend off accusations of being "anti-quota" during the crucial Bihar polls.

Friday, October 23, 2015 : Modi government’s programme to get consumers to replace CFL or incandescent lights with latest LED bulbs is gaining momentum, with number of bulbs distributed crossing the 2-crore mark and generating annual savings of over Rs 1,000 crore.

Friday, October 23, 2015 : A day after endorsing a former Delhi Lt Governor’s remark that North Indians take pride in breaking rules, Union minister of state Kiren Rijiju on Thursday downplayed his statement, saying it was not aimed at one section but the entire society.

Friday, October 23, 2015 : VK Singh sparks row with remark that the government cannot be held responsible if a stone is thrown at a dog in the context of the attack on a dalit family in Faridabad - inviting a storm of criticism from opposition parties, later apologises.

Friday, October 23, 2015 : Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday severely slammed the BJP for the recent spate of killings in north India over consumption of beef. Accusing the Modi regime of adopting a soft line vis-a-vis Pakistan, he dared the Centre to storm into that country.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 : A UP court has slapped sedition charges on finance minister Arun Jaitley for criticizing the Supreme Court's recent decision striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) for selection of judges to the higher judiciary.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 : Turmoil within Sikh religious institutions peaked on Wednesday after the the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) suspended the Panj Pyaras along with two secretaries and four other employees.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 : The dusty town of Amaravati will regain the 'capital' status of bifurcated Andhra Pradesh it had lost 18 centuries ago at 12.45 pm on Thursday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation on the auspicious day of Vijay Dasami.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday invited Canada's prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau whose Liberal Party won a majority in the federal elections, defeating the Conservatives led by Stephen Harper.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 : A massive hoarding put up outside Shiv Sena Bhavan, Dadar, showing a collage of blown-up old pictures of top leaders, including PM Narendra Modi bowing in front of Sena founder Bal Thackeray, kicked up a political storm on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday reiterated his message of unity and urged the nation to resist evil powers in society. Addressing a gathering in Birbhum, West Bengal, the President asked "Is tolerance and acceptance of dissent on wane?"

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 : The ministry of women and child development on Monday strongly refuted a Reuters report which attributed certain comments to Union minister Maneka Gandhi on the impact of cuts in budgetary allocation.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 : The government on Monday decided to import another 3,000 tonnes of pulses — 2,000 tonnes of arhar and 1,000 tonnes of urad — as retail price of arhar crossed Rs 200 per kg in two southern cities, Mysuru and Puducherry.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 : The United Nations has issued a dire warning to India over its abysmally high infant and maternal mortality rate. UNCEF has projected that by 2030 just five countries including India will account for more than half of all under-five deaths.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 : The collegium headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu cleared the names of 24 additional judges in six high courts for appointment as permanent judges and the Centre played ball by flying the files to Kolkata to get the President’s assent.

Monday, October 19, 2015 : Acting on the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday delivered a stern reprimand to saffron motormouths in the news for controversial comments on issues like the Dadri lynching and beef bans.

Monday, October 19, 2015 : Fuelling the ongoing beef debate, the RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya has said that the killing of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri over beef consumption rumours could not have been without reason and even the Vedas mandate killing of those who slaughter cows.

Monday, October 19, 2015 : Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said tolerance is genetically ingrained in Indian's blood and the intellectual class should avoid generalizing "stray incidents" which may damage the country's image.

Monday, October 19, 2015 : Violence raged in parts of the Kashmir Valley on Sunday after a victim of the October 9 fire-bomb attack on a truck in Udhampur died in Delhi and separatists and others called for a bandh on Monday, police and residents said.

Monday, October 19, 2015 : Claiming that the Rajasthan government stands throughly exposed with mud on its face due to alleged irregularities in allotment of mines in the state, the Congress on Sunday demanded immediate sacking of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 : More than seven out of ten Indians lack in vitamins, and most of them suffer from vitamin D deficiency that is linked to Alzheimer's disease, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and schizophrenia, Chennai-based Metropolis Healthcare studied.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 : The stand-off between the judiciary and the legislature over the procedure for appointing judges comes at a time when the country's 24 high courts have 397 pending vacancies for judges, and what's more, eight of them having acting chief justices.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 : The crime situation in the capital plunged to a new low when late on Friday evening a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was abducted from near her residence and raped in west Delhi's Nihal Vihar area during the early hours of Saturday.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 : Maharashtra food & drug minister on Saturday said his ministry would in the Supreme Court challenge the Bombay high court order lifting the ban on Maggi. In June, Nestle's Maggi noodles had been declared unfit for consumption for high lead content

Sunday, October 18, 2015 : Irresponsible statements by responsible leaders despite repeated warnings is taking the focus away from the good work that has been done by the Prime Minister and the finance minister to resurrect the economy, Shiromani Akali Dal said on Saturday.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Friday struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) and ordered revival of the SC-scripted two-decade-old 'judges-selecting-judges' collegium system, rebuffing the unanimous decision by Parliament.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 : Social activist Aruna Roy criticised the Centre for the questioning of RTI activists about their ideology and political leanings before their participation in a one-day seminar to mark 10 years of RTI in New Delhi on Friday.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 : The BJP did its best to distance itself from Manohar Lal Khattar's views on beef eaters on Friday even as the Congress alleged that the Haryana chief minister's statement was deliberate with a political motive, demanding that he apologise.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 : The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued draft guidelines on availability of wholesome and nutritious food in schools to control junk food consumption among children.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 : The Maharashtra government has declared a drought-like condition in 14,708 of the state's 43,000 villages which means the drought covers 34% of the state. This is the second successive year of drought in Maharashtra.

Friday, October 16, 2015 : RTI activists led by Aruna Roy will boycott PM Narendra Modi's inaugural speech at the CIC's annual convention on Friday to protest against the exclusion of several RTI users and activists from the event citing security concerns.

Friday, October 16, 2015 : Political discourse in the country could take a different turn after January 23 next year when the government unveils secret files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary, BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh said on Thursday.

Friday, October 16, 2015 : Supreme Court on Thursday permitted citizens to voluntarily use Aadhaar cards to avail benefits under the MGNREGA along with PMJDY and schemes related to pension and PF after the government promised that absence of Aadhaar would not debar people.

Friday, October 16, 2015 : The ruling BJP on Thursday sought an apology from opposition Congress after a special court termed as "false and fabricated" a CBI charge-sheet in a case relating to allocation of additional spectrum in 2002 during the Vajpayee government.

Friday, October 16, 2015 : Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Thursday said he sees some kind of political consideration in the return of Sahitya Akademi awards by writers even as finance minister Arun Jaitley called the protest a “manufactured crisis”.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to declassify files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The process of declassification will begin on January 23, 2016, PM Modi announced after a meeting with Netaji's family on Wednesday here at 7RCR.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 : Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday reminds Modi about his Godhra past while countering his criticism of the Sena's role in the recent controversies in Mumbai. The country first came to know of him because of the Godhra carnage, Raut said.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 : An intercept shared by IB and other intel agencies with UP police says that terror groups are trying to activate sleeper cells in various cities to launch bomb attacks in the wake of the recent Dadri lynching and Mainpuri-like instances of violence.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 : Desperate to make Aadhaar usage universal to optimize implementation of welfare schemes, the Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it was ready to promise that it would be completely voluntary for citizens to obtain and use UID number.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 : Himachal Pradesh high court on Wednesday asked the Centre to consider enacting a law prohibiting slaughter of cows, their import/export and sale of beef and its products across the country within three months.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 : At a time when the Centre is planning to link Aadhaar for government schemes, an RTI application has revealed that the Unique Identification Authority of India has identified more than 25,000 duplicate Aadhaar numbers in the country till August.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 : A demand by Hindu groups for a meat ban during Navratras has left Agra district administration officials confused, with some of them saying that sale and consumption of meat during those nine days of festivities stands forbidden.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 : Author Mandakranta Sen, who shot to fame with 'Hriday Abadhya Meye', has decided to return the Golden Jubilee Young Writers Award (Swarnajayanti Yuva Lekhak Puraskar) that was conferred on her by the Sahitya Akademi.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 : In a move that doctors have dubbed "inhuman", nearly 40,000 pharmacies in Tamil Nadu will remain closed on Wednesday as part of the nationwide one-day strike to protest against the central government's move to regularize sale of medicines online.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 : Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has started putting up banners at the entrances of select garba venues across the state, asking non-Hindus not to participate in the dance programmes as it is restricted "only for Hindus".

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 : Projected as the mother of all elections, Bihar assembly polls were all about women on the opening day: a significantly higher percentage of female voters turned out than male, even as overall attendance at the booths hovered around 57%.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 : BJP veteran L K Advani on Monday condemned the attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni with black paint by Shiv Sena activists, attributing it to what he called "growing intolerance" in the country.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 : A total of Rs 14,672 crore is saved in LPG subsidy in a year as a result of direct benefit transfer, the government said on Monday. The duplicate/fake connections were blocked under the direct benefit transfer scheme, called PAHAL.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 : The Centre has issued an advisory to all the states asking them to be cautious as terrorists may try to disrupt peace and cause communal tension ahead of the festive season.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 : After forcing cancellation of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's concerts in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena compelled organisers to abandon a show by an Indo-Pak sufi rock band at the premises of C N Vidyalay in Ambawadi area in Ahmedabad last night.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 : Addressing a public meeting In Mumbai on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a scathing attack at the opposition and said that people should not believe in rumours that the BJP was against reservation.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 : Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the development of Hindus will lead to the development of the country in Gorakhpur on Sunday. He told RSS workers that society by setting right examples and bringing right changes.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 : Voting begins in 49 constituencies for first phase of Bihar assembly election. Yet the refrain echoes the mood in independent quarters that the electoral race is, at least at this stage, too close to call.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 : Over 60% of houses in mid-size cities with less than one million population discharge waste water to the open drains, indicating how the government has a mammoth task in achieving complete sanitation even in urban areas.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 : Seven more authors on Sunday joined the ranks of litterateurs who have returned their honours or quit Sahitiya Akademi posts protesting against "rising intolerance" in the country, Among the seven were five Punjabi writers.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 : Senior police officers who dashed on Friday to Mainpuri soon after a mob tried to lynch a group of Muslims charged with the killing of a cow have told TOI that some right-wing organisations seem to have been involved in fomenting the riot.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 : A one-day beef festival was held here on Saturday to condemn the murder of Mohammad Akhlaq in UP's Dadri was held in here on Saturday. At least 300 people participated in the event by eating beef biryani as a mark of protest.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 : In a major boost for ruling Trinamool Congress ahead of next year's assembly polls, the party on Saturday scored landslide victory to Bidhannagar and Asansol Municipal Corporations and wrested Bally civic body from the Left Front.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday launched a criminal investigation followed by raids on Vijay Mallya and his now defunct company Kingfisher Airlines for an alleged loan fraud, involving Rs 900 crore from IDBI Bank.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 : The CBI has sounded a serious warning - the pervasive presence of pornography on internet coupled with rapid urbanization is fast disconnecting the youth from social values, making them inclined towards sexual offences.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 : The Gujarat high court has held that a stepmother or stepfather is not liable to maintain a stepchild because the provisions of Section 125 of the CrPC make it obligatory for kin to maintain only blood relations.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 : A riot-like situation broke out in UP's Mainpuri, about 100km from Agra, on Friday after a mob chased down and nearly lynched four men accused of killing and skinning a cow. Two of them were hospitalized in critical condition.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 : Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel on Friday formally announced the formation of Patel Navnirman Sena (PNS). Later in the day, he released its logo on social media sites.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 : Traces of cocaine, opiates and amphetamines were found in the urine sample of Indrani Mukerjea which was examined by a leading private hospital when she was admitted to the government-run JJ hospital last week.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 : The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi took everyone by surprise on Friday by dramatically announcing the sacking of its environment and food minister, Asim Ahmed Khan, after a whistleblower accused him of corruption.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 : BJP-led alliance has a sizeable four percentage point lead over Nitish Kumar-led Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in the upcoming Bihar state election - a largely bipolar contest - according to an exclusive opinion poll for The Times of India.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 : The ministry of external affairs has ducked for cover to avoid "lethal" queries on the status of 'war criminal' tag given to Netaji by the Allied Powers in World War II in response to an RTI application from a Bengaluru-based freelance journalist.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 : Mohammad Akhlaq’s family had insisted all along that there was no beef in the house. And now a forensic test has proved that: the meat that the mob found in Akhlaq’s fridge, which they claimed was the proof to lynch him, was mutton, not beef.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 : The government is planning to approach the Supreme Court against a high court directive to grant organized services’ status to all paramilitary forces, as it feels that this would lead to indiscipline in the forces.

Monday, August 10, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to give a ruling on the Narendra Modi government’s high-pitched and public interest-laced plea to allow citizens to voluntarily use Aadhaar cards to avail benefits under all social welfare schemes.

Monday, August 10, 2015 : Kishanganj SP Rajiv Ranjan on Wednesday ordered arrest of AIMIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi for allegedly making an inflammatory speech at Sontha Haat under Kochadhaman assembly constituency in Kishanganj district on Sunday.

Monday, August 10, 2015 : Two inmates were killed and at least six others injured as the simmering gang war within Tihar jail erupted yet again on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased belonged to rival gangs and have been identified as Ishwar Sippy and Anil Chaudhary.

Monday, August 10, 2015 : Devastating attack by whitefly on the cotton crop in Punjab's Malwa region this year has affected about two-thirds of standing cotton crop in the state, causing an estimated loss of Rs 4,200 crore and at least 15 cotton farmer suicides.

Monday, August 10, 2015 : The October 9 ghazal concert of Pakistani vocalist Ustad Ghulam Ali, to be held at the Shanmukhananda auditorium in the city, was cancelled on Wednesday following a howl of protest by the Shiv Sena.

Friday, July 10, 2015 : Announcing President Pranab Mukherjee's upcoming visit to Palestine and Israel, the government said Tuesday that Mukherjee's presence in Ramallah was going to renew India's "unwavering commitment'' to the Palestinian cause.

Friday, July 10, 2015 : Trouble appears to be brewing for Union minister Mahesh Sharma and rabble-rouser BJP MLA Sangeet Som with UP Police seeking action against them for alleged violation of prohibitory orders in Bishada village where a 50-year-old Muslim was killed.

Friday, July 10, 2015 : A recent survey commissioned by the office of Bihar's chief electoral officer (CEO) reveals that almost 80% people feel taking money or gifts to vote for someone is not wrong. The survey was conducted by CIMP in June-July 2015.

Friday, July 10, 2015 : German chancellor Angela Merkel made a pitch for treatment of foreign companies in India in the same way that Indian companies are treated, and called for resumption of FTA (free trade agreement) talks.

Friday, July 10, 2015 : FIRs lodged against RJD chief Lalu Prasad, BJP president Amit Shah and All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) functionary Akbaruddin Owaisi for violating the Model Code of Conduct during assembly poll campaign.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 : The finance ministry on Monday revised upwards the figure for the amount received under the Black money law compliance window to Rs 4,147 crore from the previous Rs 3,770 crore though the number of declarants remained the same at 638.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 : Transporters' 5-day-old strike has been called off after a marathon meeting between agitating apex truckers body and road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday evening with the government assuring to look into their demands.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 : Recognizing renewable energy and efficient use of energy as the most effective routes to mitigate climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions, India and Germany on Monday decided to move on this path more aggressively under the new Alliance.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 : Indrani Mukerjea on Monday told police that she did not consume nor was she fed any medicine on Thursday or Friday, when she collapsed at the Byculla jail here. Her repeated denial has deepened mystery around sudden deterioration of her health.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 : Indian agencies, just like Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina, seem to discount the possibility of Islamic State's involvement in the recent killings of an Italian and a Japanese national in the neighbouring country.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 : German chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Bengaluru on Monday as part of her three-day visit to India to participate in the third Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 : Striking FTII students have told the government that the information and broadcasting (I&B) secretary can be the chairman of the premier institute till a revamped process of appointment is put in place.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 : As many as 160 vehicles, including six tankers of petrol and diesel and two bullets of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) entered Nepal via different Indian border points, according to Bhairahawa customs office in Nepal.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 : A report by the agriculture ministry showed that there has been an almost two-fold increase in the number of samples having pesticides above the permitted maximum residue level in vegetables, fruits, meat and spices in the past seven years.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 : In a rebuff to Pakistan prime minister, defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said he prefers to ignore Nawaz Sharif's four-point proposal, including demilitarisation of Kashmir and unconditional withdrawal of forces from Siachen.

Friday, April 10, 2015 : After a drama-filled start to a trip, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal eventually did manage to meet the mother and wife of the man in Bisadia village in Dadri, who was killed by a mob enraged by rumours that the Muslim family had eaten beef.

Friday, April 10, 2015 : Even as Indrani Mukerjea continued to be critical but stable on Saturday, contradictory reports emerged with the Hinduja Hospital confirming an overdose of anti-anxiety tablets and Forensic Science Lab in saying there was no evidence of overdose.

Friday, April 10, 2015 : Two youth, one of them the son of a local BJP leader, were arrested on Saturday for allegedly playing a key role in the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq at his home in Bisada village on Monday night.

Friday, April 10, 2015 : Shedding their inherent differences, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist have stood rock solid in their resistance to India's efforts to customize their country's new constitution to its requirements.

Friday, April 10, 2015 : Lt Gen P N Hoon, a former Army commander of the Western Command, has claimed there was a plot to topple Rajiv Gandhi's government in 1987 and the then Army chief General K Sundarji and Lt Gen S F Rodrigues were involved in the plot.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 : Minister for external affairs, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday criticized the United Nations for being ineffective in preventing some of the crisis around the world. She was speaking at the UN General Assembly.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 : The government on Thursday vowed to move swiftly to recover black money stashed abroad using international treaties, including those on information exchange to identify Indians with unaccounted wealth abroad.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 : As gloves come off in the Bihar poll battle, with Amit Shah referring to RJD President Lalu Prasad as “chara-chor” and the latter hitting back by calling the BJP chief man-eater, the Election Commission is ready to play the tough referee.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 : Sushma Swaraj urged the UN General Assembly on Thursday in a frontal attack on Pakistan, saying it was an affront to the international community that the mastermind of the terrorist attack on Mumbai is walking free in Pakistan.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 : India could be accepted as a member in the Missile Technology Control Regime next week. One of the world's top four non-proliferation regimes, the MTCR plenary will be held in Oslo where the Indian application for membership will be considered.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 : This Gandhi Jayanti, prime miniser Narendra Modi will rekindle Mahatma Gandhi's Africa connection to reach out to African leaders ahead of the third India-Africa Forum Summit from October 27-29.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 : Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday called for an expanded United Nations Military Observers Group to monitor the ceasefire between India and Pakistan, as part of what he proposed would be a new peace process between the two countries.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 : A prominent Indian Islamic scholar, who was here to perform haj, has been missing since the deadly stampede in Mina, the worst incident in 25 years to strike the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia that had claimed the lives of at least 45 Indians.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 : UP Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday directed senior police officials to ensure time-bound arrest of all the accused involved in Dadri incident in which a man was lynched following rumors that his family had consumed and stored beef.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 : West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the Centre of breaching the line of political ethics and courtesy and also lashed out at the Narendra Modi government for using the governors to interfere in functioning of chief ministers.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 : Amid a chill in bilateral relations, waving at each other was all that prime minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif did on Monday as they attended the UN peacekeeping summit.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 : Information and broadcasting ministry on Monday reacted sharply to holding of a press conference in the national capital by agitating FTII students on the eve of scheduled talks between them and ministry officials in Mumbai to end the impasse.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 : Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti, wanted in a domestic violence case filed by wife Lipika Mitra, surrendered before the Delhi Police late on Monday. The Supreme Court had, earlier in the day, refused him anticipatory bail.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 : About 40 people are feared to have drowned after a motorized boat capsized in Kolohi river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, in the Champupara area in Kamrup district, 45 km from Guwahati on Monday. Nobody, however, has been found yet.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 : India has launched its first dedicated space laboratory Astrosat from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The multi-wavelength observatory has a five-year lifespan and will "study celestial objects" 650km (404 miles) above earth.

Monday, September 28, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi will use the issue of terrorism to strike a special rapport with African countries in what is now certain to be the largest gathering of heads of states and governments ever in India next month.

Monday, September 28, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi at the Facebook townhall meeting said that he aims to making doing business in India easier and increase the country's economic output from $8 billion to $20 billion.

Monday, September 28, 2015 : With the threat of CBI interrogation in the NRHM scam looming over her head, Mayawati has decided to pitch the issue before her party's core dalit vote bank as a case of BJP's "dirty politics" ahead of Bihar and subsequent UP assembly elections.

Monday, September 28, 2015 : The government will propose an independent 'emoluments commission' to recommend salaries and allowances of MPs that will look to strike a balance between a low compensation and high wages that make the pay packet the primary attraction.

Monday, September 28, 2015 : The countdown for the launch of Indian rocket carrying ASTROSAT, India's first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory that will help in understanding the universe, and six other foreign satellites was progressing smoothly on Sunday.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 : Saturday saw 586 candidates entering the fray for the first phase of Bihar assembly elections to be held on October 12 with the last date of withdrawal of nomination papers for the first phase of elections to 49 assembly constituencies ending.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 : Congress came out strongly in favour of Himanchal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh, slamming Modi government of being blinded by personal vendetta after the Central Bureau of Investigation raided the chief minister.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 : Amid the ongoing controversy and mystery over Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's death, former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's family has demanded that all files related to his death should be made public.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 : By hosting the first G4 summit in a decade, PM Narendra Modi has breathed a fresh lease of life into a largely moribund group that came together in 2005 to fight for a permanent seat in the UN security council.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 : Use of injectable contraceptives for women has once again triggered a debate following the country's top health advisory body's recommendation to introduce it in the national family planning programme.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pressed hard for India's elevation as a permanent member of the UN security council, suggesting the world body would lack credibility without reforms that gave New Delhi a voice.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 : A controversy erupted after Prime Minister Narendra Modi autographed an Indian flag with Congress and sections of Twitterati accusing him of disrespecting the tricolour. The government says that the entire controversy is baseless, mischievous.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 : An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted India's northeastern states and parts of Bhutan on Friday night, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 : CBI has recovered a note sheet, which reportedly has some amounts scribbled on it which the agency suspects could be the bribes received from suspected beneficiaries by several government officials in Madhya Pradesh in the Vyapam scam raid.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 : The Medical Council of India has, on its website, put up the names of 129 doctors against whom a long pending demand of public health activists, as being currently blacklisted but without any details of why their licences were suspended.

Friday, September 25, 2015 : Amid reports of four Indians, including Mohammed from Kerala and Bibijan from Hyderabad, being killed at the Mecca stampede, Haj Committee of India CEO Ataur Rahman told TOI that any such information would be confirmed only on Friday.

Friday, September 25, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top CEOs in the US, listing the various sectors that India has opened up for investments and inviting the US business leaders to 'Make in India'.

Friday, September 25, 2015 : According to the survey, the BJP-led NDA is projected to win 117 seats, while the grand alliance headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar may win 112 seats. The remaining 14 seats will be won by others in the 243-member Bihar assembly.

Friday, September 25, 2015 : The controversy around Rahul Gandhi's latest visit to the US continued to simmer with BJP disputing the veracity of Congress' version that the party vice president had gone to attend a prestigious "Weekend With Charlie Rose" conference.

Friday, September 25, 2015 : While Delhi is the worst among 381 cities from developing countries, 19 of the 20 most polluted cities are from South Asia, the report said quoting the recent findings of World Health Organisation report on ambient air pollution.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 : ED on Wednesday attached properties worth around Rs 200 crore in connection with UP's National Rural Health Mission scam. These assets are allegedly owned by companies and associates close to former UP family welfare minister Babu Singh Kushwaha.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York early on Thursday on a five-day US visit, his second in as many years, during which he will address world leaders at a landmark UN sustainable development summit and meet president Barack Obama.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 : Justice (retd) Vishnu Sahai commission inquiring the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013, in which more than 60 people were killed and around 50,000 rendered homeless, has indicted local members of the ruling SP in UP and the BJP for the carnage.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 : India has agreed to supply to the US generic cancer drugs at a time there is outrage in America about the predatory practices by the US pharma industry, one of whose leaders increased the price of life-saving drugs by 5000 per cent overnight.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 : A day after Rajasthan assembly passed a bill for granting reservation to the poor in general category, BJP on Wednesday indicated its support for affirmative action for the economically backward among upper castes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 : After a controversy erupted over government's proposal to investigate on every message, Department of Electronics and IT clarified that social media websites and applications will be exempted from the purview of the Encryption Policy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Monday told the home ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office to respond to a representation to declassify several files on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose kept in the Union government’s custody for more than six decades.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 : RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on reservations sparked a controversy ahead of the Bihar elections with RJD chief Lalu Prasad challenging BJP to undo quotas before the Sangh clarified that he had not sought dismantling of the provisions.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 : All consequences of law will follow and the taxman will go after black money hoarders who do not declare their illegal funds before the expiry of a one-time 90-day "compliance window" on September 30, the CBDT chief warned on Monday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 : The Bombay high court on Monday did not relax the ban on sale of beef in Maharashtra for Bakri Eid. The interim order was passed on a bunch of nine new pleas seeking relaxation of the state's beef ban for three days during the Bakri Eid.

Monday, September 21, 2015 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya, hailed as the architect of India's rise as the game's financial superpower, passed away in a private hospital in Kolkata on Sunday. He was 75.

Monday, September 21, 2015 : Over 50 members of Subhash Chandra Bose's family will meet PM Narendra Modi at his official residence next month, setting off speculation about the possibility of the declassification of Netaji files.

Monday, September 21, 2015 : NDA constituent Shiv Sena, which has no significant presence in Bihar, today announced it was jumping in the poll fray in the state on its own, and claimed its "anti-migrant" image was due to "canard" spread by rivals.

Monday, September 21, 2015 : Even as the government is still deliberating on larger pictorial warnings on packs of tobacco products, 40% of Indian adults are exposed to second hand tobacco smoke at home, showed a latest assessment by the World Health Organization.

Monday, September 21, 2015 : Forensic experts at B Y L Nair Hospital have submitted a report to the Khar police stating that the remains collected by the Pen police in 2012 and the ones recently handed over by JJ Hospital "may not be the same".

Sunday, September 20, 2015 : Patel community leader Hardik Patel was arrested in Surat on Saturday night for defying prohibitory orders clamped ahead of his 'Ekta March' for reservation under OBC quota but was freed on bail by a court soon afterwards.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 : Declassification of Netaji files by the Bengal government is revealing more puzzling gaps than it's solving old ones. It turns out that 12 files placed before the justice Mukherjee Commission between 2001 and 2005 were not declassified on Friday.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 : Odisha police sources said a joint team of district voluntary force (DVF) and special operation group (SOG) killed the rebels in an encounter in Bhejaguda forest, around 30 km from Malkangiri under Mathili police limits, on Saturday morning.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 : Saroglitazar, Hydroxychloroquine and Berberine are being aggressively marketed in India despite inadequate evidence of safety and efficacy, putting patients at risk, said reputed medical journal Lancet.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 : As the impasse over FTII issue entered the 100th day, writer Arundhati Roy on Saturday came out in support of the agitating students and said the nation was facing a 'collective assault on its IQ and the situation was way beyond fascism'.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 : Two years after independence, a radio broadcast stoked the hope of many Indians that Netaji could be alive. The broadcast only says, "Neta Subhas Chandra Bose transmitter-e katha bolte cheyechhen. (Bose wants to speak on the transmitter)."

Saturday, September 19, 2015 : In April 1949, more than 50 years before the Justice Mukherjee Commission concluded that Netaji did not die in the Taihoku crash, a state intelligence offi cer had forwarded a report to his superior that doubted the authenticity of the accident.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 : A section of agitating ex-servicemen on Friday said it would boycott the “high tea” being organized next week by President Pranab Mukherjee to felicitate the 1965 war veterans, even as they wrote to defence minister Manohar Parrikar in protest.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 : Harka Bahadur Chhetri, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha's moderate face and considered close to Mamata Banerjee, severed ties with his party on Friday, saying he felt insulted by GJM chief Bimal Gurung's unilateral decision to get all three MLAs to resign.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 : After Independence, 14 intelligence officers snooped on two Bose family residences. Agents tracked every move of the members and opened all mail posted from or arrived at the twin addresses on Elgin Road and Woodburn Park.

Friday, September 18, 2015 : BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya was rushed to the BM Birla Heart Research Institute he complained of chest pain late on Thursday night.The 75-yr old has been physically indisposed for quite some time with lot of ailments.

Friday, September 18, 2015 : The Mizoram government has warned of taking action against its employees who are participating in an agitation launched by the church and some NGOs against the opening of wine shops in district headquarters across the state.

Friday, September 18, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Haryana panchayati raj law stipulating educational qualifications for contesting the forthcoming local polls, which created an insurmountable barrier for an overwhelming majority of women and Dalits.

Friday, September 18, 2015 : The AAP government on Thursday assured the Delhi high court that a new Lokayukta will be appointed by October 28. Its stand before justice R S Endlaw came while opposing the plea of Vijender Gupta, leader of opposition in Delhi assembly.

Friday, September 18, 2015 : Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel has slammed the Modi government for mounting imports of edible oil, saying while it espoused ‘Make in India’, its policy was piling pressure on 10 lakh farmers engaged in oilseed cultivation.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 : Saudi Arabia on Wednesday withdrew its diplomat, accused of raping his Nepali maids, after it refused to waive his diplomatic immunity. Saudi Arabian embassy sent their diplomat home before India could declare him persona non grata and expel him.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 : BJP-led NDA will win 125 out of 243 seats in Bihar getting simple majority while Nitish Kumar-led coalition will manage only 106 seats if elections were held in the first week of September, according to a pre-poll survey by India Today group.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 : A local court on Wednesday directed the police to lodge an FIR against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur. The order came on an application moved by Thakur.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 : The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a five-year ban on Naga insurgent group NSCN (Khaplang), more than three months after its men killed 18 Army personnel in an ambush in Chandel, Manipur.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 : As a result of such reckless use, deadly strains of life-taking bacteria that are resistant to even the latest generation of antibiotics have been found to be rampant in India. according to the first State of the World's Antibiotics report 2015.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 : The tragic death of two children affected by dengue has brought the public health crisis in the capital into sharp focus and jolted Delhi government. The govt on Tuesday called an emergency meeting of the cabinet to take stock of the situation.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday favoured an I-T probe against former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan's family members for allegedly amassing properties disproportionate to their known sources of income.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 : A day after music director A R Rahman's clarification that he composed for Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's 'Muhammad: Messenger of God' in "good faith", the Iranian government defended the film, asserting that it does not insult Islamic values.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 : India on Wednesday took up the issue of constructing a sea-bridge and an underwater tunnel for both road and rail transport that would connect Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu with Sri Lanka through the Palk Strait, with Colombo on Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 : A day after NDA finalized its seat-sharing for the Bihar elections, LJP said the division of seats came as a surprise as it did not tally with the original plan outlined by BJP but said it would contest the polls with full strength.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 : India's goal of becoming a permanent member of the UN security council took a significant step forward amid protests from China, Russia and Pakistan, UN general assembly on Monday agreed to adopt a negotiating text for security council reforms.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 : Patients struggled get admission in overcrowded hospitals as this year's dengue outbreak headed to be one of the two worst seen in the capital. Latest official figures reveal the disease claimed five lives and affected 1,872 people.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 : NDA crossed an important hurdle by sealing a seat-sharing pact for the Bihar elections after the number of seats allocated to Janata Dal (U) rebel Jitan Manjhi being hiked while BJP decided to allot some seats to his candidates from its quota.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 : Supreme Court on Monday gave shape to a high-level team to probe whether former CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s alleged meetings with certain coal block scam accused at his official residence last year led to dilution of charge-sheets against them.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 : Actor Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment as chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is the root cause of the ongoing strike, has offered to mediate between the agitating students and the I&B to end the impasse.

Monday, September 14, 2015 : Even as protests over the killing of rationalist and Kannada scholar MM Kalburgi heat up, the government has let the Karnataka Prevention of Superstitious Practices Bill die a slow death.

Monday, September 14, 2015 : The Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA, union of erstwhile IA pilots) have voted 'overwhelmingly' in support of striking work against the government decision to take commanders out of workman category.

Monday, September 14, 2015 : Union minister of state for ports and shipping Pon Radhakrishnan on Sunday appealed to Tami-speaking people to learn Hindi and Sanskrit without getting distracted by political debate on the language issue.

Monday, September 14, 2015 : With the Saudi diplomat rape case dragging on for almost a week, the strain is telling on both New Delhi and Riyadh. But the end may be in sight as India has rolled out its big guns to resolve the affair.

Monday, September 14, 2015 : The first ever Kashmir marathon ran literally into trouble towards the end of the 21-km race, when some youth raised Pakistani flags and Azadi slogans during prize distribution, resulting in clashes with the police.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 : At least 100 peoplewere killed and over 150 injured in a massive explosion of a deadly stockpile of gelatin rods, urea and other chemicals stored illegally inside a building at a busy bus-stand in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 : After eminent film personalities, about 100 authors, academicians and artistes expressed solidarity with striking FTII students who are protesting for the last three months against the appointment of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as chairman.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 : Two women passengers were killed and eight were injured after a Duronto Express derailed at Martur station, 20km from here, at 2.10am Saturday. The train was heading to Lokamanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 : Concerned World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested prioritizing cancer prevention and control programmes to deal with the menace. The number of cancer-related deaths in India have increased by almost 60% between 1990 and 2013.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 : The 12-hour bandh called by the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) on Saturday crippled life in Assam. Reports of stray incidents of violence from districts across the state led to hundreds of bandh supporters being arrested.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 : In the most significant step yet in unraveling the Netaji mystery, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that the Bengal government would make public all its files on Subhash Chandra Bose.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 : Clashes broke out in several parts of Kashmir valley on Friday afternoon against the high court order banning the sale of beef in the state in line with the existing law against the sale and transportation of beef.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 : Former Supreme Court judge K T Thomas on Friday said it was time to reconsider the need of the Rajya Sabha if this indirectly elected body continues to be used for stalling the law-making process through frequent disruptions.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 : The national consumer forum has asked a multiplex to pay a patron Rs 11,000 for refusing to allow him to carry a Rs 20 water bottle inside even though it had not made provision for free, clean drinking water inside the cinema hall.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 : Day-long developments in the BMC and the Bombay high court on Friday led to the revoking of the two-day meat ban imposed by the civic body on September 13 and 18 for the Jain fasting period of Paryushan.

Monday, November 09, 2015 : Keeping an eye on Bihar election BJP will launch a countrywide campaign between September 25 and October 2 to push Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) especially among the lower strata of society, including Dalits and OBCs.

Monday, November 09, 2015 : RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Thursday said Nitish Kumar-led Maha Gathbandhan would win 180 seats in the Bihar assembly elections. Lalu said he had done his calculations but did not give details of how he arrived at this figure.

Monday, November 09, 2015 : Following Mumbai's ban on meat on Hindu and Jain festive days, Rajasthan, too, on Thursday ordered abattoirs, meat and fish shops in the state to remain closed during festivals, creating a storm of protest on social media.

Monday, November 09, 2015 : Saamna on Thursday warned the Jain community against imposing its vegetarian code on other communities in the state during the Paryushan Parva. Saamna said the community should live in peace and harmony with the local residents of Maharashtra.

Monday, November 09, 2015 : Khar police, probing the Sheena Bora murder case, have now stumbled upon a threat email sent by Indrani Mukerjea to Sheena just a month before she was killed. Cops found three messages in Sheena's gmail inbox while scrutinizing Indrani's laptop.

Friday, October 09, 2015 : Government today gave up plans to reconvene a session of Parliament to get GST Constitutional Amendment Bill approved, a move that is likely to delay the implementation of Goods and Services Tax by April 1, 2016.

Friday, October 09, 2015 : According to the Union health ministry, as many as 6,843 swine flu cases and 623 casualties were reported in Maharashtra till end-August. Worse even, 38 swine flu deaths and 378 cases were reported in the first eight days of September.

Friday, October 09, 2015 : The Shiv Sena and the MNS are all geared up to launch a protest on Thursday against the BMC administration's decision to shut down the city's municipalized abattoirs for four days during Paryushan Parva, the Jain community's religious event.

Friday, October 09, 2015 : Rakesh Maria, who was shunted out as police commissioner on Tuesday, has since indicated his unwillingness to oversee the investigation into the Sheena Bora murder case, which he was personally frontlining.

Friday, October 09, 2015 : Nine days after scholar MM Kalburgi was shot dead at his residence in Dharwad, Mysuru-based writer and critic KS Bhagavan has received a letter threatening him. The letter was delivered by a postman on Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 : Rakesh Maria did not react publicly to his abrupt transfer on Tuesday. He is reportedly of the view that his shunting is a political move and could be a fallout of the Sheena Bora murder case and he plans to resign.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 : Twenty Indians died in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on oil smugglers in Yemen, Reuters reported late on Tuesday. MEA was yet to confirm until late in the night if those killed were indeed Indians.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 : Two Nepalese women worked as domestic helps for the past four months, have accused a Saudi Arabian, who works in the embassy, of confining them in his upscale flat in Gurgaon, torturing and starving them, and raping them repeatedly.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 : Congress chief Sonia Gandhi launched an offensive against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dismissing his election promises as “hawa baazi” and describing the government as being "controlled and directed" by the RSS.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 : With the Shiv Sena, MNS, Congress and NCP slamming the BMC's four-day shutdown of the Deonar abattoir during Paryushan, the Jain community's week-long period of penance, the BJP finds itself isolated on the issue.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi's foreign trips cost the exchequer over Rs 37 crore with his Australia trip proving to be the most expensive one. Documents accessed under RTI Act reveal that Indian missions in 16 countries spent Rs 37.22 crore in one year.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 : The cops first took Indrani Mukerjea to the spot outside National College in Bandra, where she had allegedly called Sheena before the murder on April 24, 2012, and then to her residence at Worli to recreate the sequence of the alleged crime.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 : In a significant de-escalation of ongoing protests following PM Narendra Modi clarifying that defence personnel who take voluntary retirement would also get the benefit of OROP scheme, military veterans on Sunday withdrew their hunger strikes.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 : The government may soon issue restrictions on prescription and sale of commonly used antibiotics in an attempt to avoid development of drug resistance to infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, urinary tract infection and even HIV.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 : Saamna, the Shiv Sena’s newspaper, has sharply criticized the radical Hindu outfits for stifling the voice of dissent in the country, as evidenced by the latest assassination of Karnataka scholar M M Kalburgi.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 : Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said the detailed government order for OROP would be issued in a month or so to fulfill the commitment made by the PM “despite the huge fiscal burden” of Rs 8,000-10,000 crore every year.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said while there was no problem with people practising their own religion, conflict mostly emanated from religious intolerance and radical elements trying to force their own thoughts on others.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 : A Mumbai court on Saturday extended the police custody of all three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case till September 7. The three key accused Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and Shyam Rai were produced in court on Saturday.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 : In what will be his first visit to India after being re-elected as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet PM Narendra Modi on September 14. Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is likely to visit India too next month.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 : Three militants were killed in an encounter with the combine forces of 11 Assam Rifles and 6 Dogra regiment today along the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur's Chandel district. While three militants were killed, the rest escaped to Myanmar.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 : Looking to resolve a major bugbear, the Modi government is set to announce a one rank, one pension package for ex-armed forces personnel that will kick in from July 2014 and use 2013 as the base year for calculations.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 : During the process of finalizing regulations, intelligence agencies shared details of threats, including news of Lashkar-e-Toiba’s acquisition of advanced paragliding equipment which cannot be picked up by radar signals.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 : Overall monsoon rainfall deficit this year is higher than the corresponding period last year, but the sown area under kharif crops has reported an improvement with some of the crops, including pulses and sugarcane exceeding their normal sown area.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 : As monsoon begins to withdraw from northwest India, the grain bowl states of Punjab and Haryana head for yet another drought — the fifth and sixth, respectively, in the past 11 years, consistently received below normal monsoon rainfall since 1998.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended a meeting between Sangh Parivar outfits and the government on the third and final day of the first of its kind deliberations where a broad range of issues have figured.

Thursday, April 09, 2015 : In a landmark verdict which will benefit thousands of Group A paramilitary personnel, the Delhi High Court Thursday paved the way for their smooth career progression by declaring them to be “organized services.”

Thursday, April 09, 2015 : The MP government said in its affidavit that 198 admissions were made by the private medical colleges against state quota seats illegally in 2013 itself and a fine of Rs.13.10 crore was imposed on them.

Thursday, April 09, 2015 : VHP leader Pravin Togadia has said a uniform civil code and strict implementation of the two-child norm is necessary to ensure India’s demographic balance is not destabilized by a high growth rate of Muslim population.

Thursday, April 09, 2015 : At least 34 passengers were injured on Friday morning after the Chennai-Mangalore Express derailed near Poovanur in Tamil Nadu. So far, eight trains were delayed in the southern districts after two bogies of the train were derailed.

Thursday, April 09, 2015 : The Maha Gathbandhan for Bihar assembly elections suffered a setback on Thursday with SP walking out of the 'grand secular alliance', protesting the 'humiliating' treatment by its allies, who offered just five of the 243 seats to the Samajwadis.

Monday, March 09, 2015 : Lakhs of workers across India went on strike on Wednesday in protest at planned labour law reforms, the biggest show of strength by trade unions since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office.

Monday, March 09, 2015 : With no resolution of the one rank, one pension (OROP) logjam in sight, the government is preparing to unilaterally announce a "new deal" for veterans over the next few days to avoid the model code of conduct for Bihar assembly elections.

Monday, March 09, 2015 : The Khar police questioned Peter Mukerjea for nearly 12 hours in the Sheena Bora murder case on Wednesday. While one police team questioned him, another carried out a search at his flat in Worli and took away some documents and a laptop.

Monday, March 09, 2015 : A meeting of RSS-BJP leaders saw Sangh and BJP leaders in sync over the key areas the government should not lose sight of and while the RSS leaders seemed satisfied with NDA's policy thrust, they urged the government to do more.

Monday, March 09, 2015 : A horrified Supreme Court was told on Wednesday that police seized massive amounts of drugs and narcotic substances across the country but a substantial quantity of seized items was pilfered and worse, could have been recycled.

Monday, February 09, 2015 : Slamming Pakistan for using new methods to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir as well as spread the arc of violence to other areas, the Indian Army on Tuesday said it was ready for short wars which could be swiftly unleashed without much warning.

Monday, February 09, 2015 : After remaining mum for nearly a week, Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, has finally confessed. Till recently, she had been maintaining Sheena was very much alive and in the US.

Monday, February 09, 2015 : The situation in Manipur's Churachandpur district worsened on Tuesday after police shot two more protesters, taking the death toll to seven, leaving a trail of destruction in the Kuki-Chin-Mizo-dominated district.

Monday, February 09, 2015 : The Patel quota movement spearhead Hardik Patel will organize a reverse Dandi march from Dandi to Ahmedabad later this week in a bid to scale up the agitation in its second phase.

Friday, January 09, 2015 : The Law Commission on Monday recommended by a majority "swift" abolition of death penalty except in terror-related cases, noting it does not serve the penological goal of deterrence any more than life imprisonment.

Friday, January 09, 2015 : In his first tour through California next month, PM Narendra Modi's itinerary is likely to have a one-of-its-kind visit — to the headquarters of Tesla, the world's newest technology and energy marvel.

Friday, January 09, 2015 : Fifty-four babies have died over the past 12 days at the state government-run Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics in Cuttack, putting the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in a tight spot.

Friday, January 09, 2015 : Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s proposal to limit use of red beacons to only five dignitaries at the Centre and four in the states holding Constitutional posts has received a shot in the arm with finance minister Arun Jaitley backing it.

Friday, January 09, 2015 : August ended with a higher-than-anticipated rainfall deficit of 22% and with top IMD officials saying the monsoon could start withdrawing in the next few days, the chances of a second successive drought year in the country appear high.

Monday, August 31, 2015 : With Bihar elections due to be announced in around a week, the military veterans and the government have a narrow window to reach a deal on one rank, one pension. A package may be tough to announce once the code of conduct comes into effect.

Monday, August 31, 2015 : After successfully mobilizing a massive show of strength in Ahmedabad, Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel has said his next stop is Jantar Mantar as he plans to take his demand by organizing rallies to bring the "Patel-Kurmi" samaj together.

Monday, August 31, 2015 : After a khap panchayat in Baghpat district allegedly ordered that two sisters be raped and paraded naked as punishment of their brother, members of the British Parliament called on their government to intervene and ensure safety of the sisters.

Monday, August 31, 2015 : India has set itself a challenging target to reduce maternal mortality rate to 70 per 1000 live births, and for neonatal and under-five to 12 and 25 per 1,000 births respectively under the SDGs to be achieved over the next 15 years.

Monday, August 31, 2015 : A suitcase containing the hacked body of a six-year-old girl, who along with her mother, was allegedly killed by a bank manager, was suspected to have been found by boatmen at Mangal Pandey ghat in Barrackpore around 9.30pm on Sunday.

Sunday, August 30, 2015 : Angry military veterans on Saturday sought President Pranab Mukherjee’s direct intervention in their ongoing stir against the NDA government’s continuing failure to implement the much-promised one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme.

Sunday, August 30, 2015 : In a bid to recover income tax dues from defaulters whose names have been publicly disclosed but remain untraced, the finance ministry has announced rewards of up to Rs 15 lakh to people provide information to help the authorities track down them.

Sunday, August 30, 2015 : Cracking the whip on dissidents, AAP today suspended two of its Punjab MPs Dharamvira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa — for anti-party activities and alleged that they had joined hands with ruling BJP-SAD combine in the state.

Sunday, August 30, 2015 : Around seven lakh pilgrims, including 1 lakh sadhus, from across the country took a holy dip on the first Shahi Snan of Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar on Saturday. The numbers were less than first Shahi Snan of the 2003 Kumbh.

Sunday, August 30, 2015 : 18 soldiers were injured today when an explosive went off accidentally during training at an army camp about 30km from here in Pulwama district, prompting army to order an inquiry. They are under treatment at Army Base Hospital, it added.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 : Upset military veterans on Friday boycotted the launch of the golden jubilee celebrations of the 1965 war, even as their negotiations with the government on implementation of one rank, one pension remained deadlocked despite further meetings.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 : Police commissioner Rakesh Maria is all set to complete the probe into the Sheena Bora murder case as early as possible and may even file the chargesheet in a record 33 days before his promotion as director general on September 30.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 : The CBI on Friday took over the case against Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and several others over allegations of financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 2.56 crore in operating 108 ambulance service during the previous Congress regime.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 : The Bombay high court on Friday expressed dismay over how some organizations, which put up pandals on public spaces during Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri and other festivals, are into it "just to extort money".

Saturday, August 29, 2015 : The Indian Army on Friday killed five militants and an overground NSCN(K) activist in Nagaland, the military said. Two more activists were also injured in the operation in Nokalak in Tuensang district.

Friday, August 28, 2015 : The government on Thursday approved bids for importing 1,000 tonnes of onion at Rs 45 per kg and the shipment will reach Indian ports by September 10. The government has also decided to import more to boost domestic supply.

Friday, August 28, 2015 : The Prime Minister's Office has told the Central Information Commission that it cannot declassify files related to Subhash Chandra Bose as it will adversely affect relations with foreign countries. The CIC has reserved its order in the matter.

Friday, August 28, 2015 : Pakistan once again violated ceasefire in J&K on Friday morning. Four people were injured as Pak forces indulged in heavy mortar shelling in RS Pura sector. The BSF is retaliating strongly to Pak firing.

Friday, August 28, 2015 : Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) on Thursday cleared all doubts on its cryogenic capabilities, successfully launching the Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D6), placing GSAT-6, a 2,117kg communication satellite in orbit.

Friday, August 28, 2015 : Miffed at Air India commanders being taken out of workman category and hence no longer eligible to go on strike, the union of erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots has warned the airline of "extreme means" unless the same is withdrawn.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 : Normal life in Gujarat stands disturbed as Patel agitation enters into its third day. Army has stepped in as violence triggered by brief detention of Hardik Patel spread to different parts of the state. Nine deaths have been reported so far.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 : Former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea's wife Indrani (45) has confessed that she along with her former husband Sanjeev Khanna (50) and the driver Shyamvar Rai (43) killed her daughter Sheena by strangulating her in a car on April 24, 2012 in Mumbai.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 : From next Tuesday, at least 1.5 lakh families in Chandigarh, Puducherry and Dadra and Nagar Haveli will get cash in the bank accounts of their family members in place of getting subsidized wheat and rice.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 : Political parties have a social responsibility not to disfigure or deface natural sites, streets and walls, the Madras high court said on Wednesday. It said the government must collect the cost of clean-up from those who deface public places.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 : National Institute of Social Defence, a wing of MHA, has submitted that 21.4% Indians consume alcohol while 3% consume cannabis. Punjab, Maharashtra, Manipur, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are among the top 10 states where consumption is higher.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 : Curfew imposed in 9 police station areas of Ahmedabad after Violence broke out in no fewer than 20 areas in the city after news that Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti convener Hardik Patel had been detained by the police spread late on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 : A government task force has recommended changes in the existing drug price regulation which could result in a spike in prices of essential medicines. However, the health ministry is against the revision of the existing price regulation.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 : The Muslim population in India grew by 24.6% between 2001 and 2011 while the decadal population growth for Hindus stood at 16.8%, Christians grew by 15.5%, Sikhs by 8.4%, Jains by 5.4% and Buddhists by 6.1%.during the same period.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 : Looking to turn the Chinese stocks crisis to its advantage, the government is preparing to bat for a special session of Parliament to pass the GST bill, arguing that this will boost India's ability to buffer the Indian economy.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 : Assam is witnessing widespread protests following the gang-rape of a 13-year-old girl inside a bus at Goreswar in Baksa district. Hundreds of students, women and villagers assembled in front of Goreswar police station on Tuesday morning.

Monday, August 24, 2015 : Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, who lost narrowly to Rahul in Amethi Lok Sabha polls, on Sunday alleged that a trust run by the party’s first family 'fraudulently' purchased 65-acre land in Amethi meant for a bicycle factory.

Monday, August 24, 2015 : The latest figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reveal that Madhya Pradesh is number one in the country as far as rape cases are concerned, and it is followed by Rajasthan.

Monday, August 24, 2015 : After a six-month probe into Trinamool Congress’s sources of funds in West Bengal, the CBI has not found any suspicious transactions in the party’s accounts, especially from the Saradha group of companies.

Monday, August 24, 2015 : Five people have been reportedly killed in an accident involving Bangalore-Nanded Express in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning. Karnataka MLA Venkatesh Nayak is among the dead, according to news agency ANI.

Monday, August 24, 2015 : External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Egypt on Saturday on the first leg of a two-nation tour which is expected to see new vistas being opened in bilateral ties with particular focus on boosting trade.

Sunday, August 23, 2015 : The jinxed India- Pakistan NSA-level talks on terror finally collapsed on Saturday evening, with Islamabad pulling out of the engagement alleging that India had unilaterally killed the dialogue by imposing pre-conditions.

Sunday, August 23, 2015 : As onions threaten to breach the Rs 100 a kilo mark in Delhi, the government increased the minimum export price for onion to $700 per tonnes from $425 on Saturday, while tender for importing 10,000 million tonnes of onion to open next Thursday.

Sunday, August 23, 2015 : Murder rate in India in the past few years has been at its lowest level since the 1960s. Even the absolute number of murders in 2014 was lower than in 1992, the year when the murder rate (number of murders/lakh of population) was at its highest.

Sunday, August 23, 2015 : Hurriyat Conference leader Bilal Lone and Shabir Shah were among four separatist leaders detained on Saturday at Delhi airport to prevent them from meeting Pakistan's NSA Sartaj Aziz in the event of his arrival here.

Sunday, August 23, 2015 : Realtors in Bengaluru say dropping property prices to lower inventory levels is impractical. They were responding to Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan's statement on Thursday that banks may be able to reduce home loan interest rates only after.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 : The prospect of an Indo-Pak thaw in the form of NSA-level dialogue all but ended on Friday with Islamabad rejecting an advisory from India asking Pakistani NSA Sartaj Aziz not to meet Hurriyat leaders in New Delhi.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 : Campus rowdyism touched an ugly new low at Presidency University on Friday when a group of students booed chief minister Mamata Banerjee, waved go-back posters at her and hurled filthy abuses at the mild-mannered vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 : Traders and stockists seem to be making a killing as onion prices have soared across the country in the past 2-3 weeks. prices of pulses have also gone up considerably in the past three weeks.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 : Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Delhi Cantonment Surinder Singh was on Friday arrested for allegedly assaulting a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) worker, the party's third legislator to be held in the last two months.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 : India on Friday committed to support the Pacific Island countries' aspirations to the UN Security Council, and invest in the ocean economy these island countries represent.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 : Taking suo motu congnizance of his recent remarks on rape, a local court has summoned Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on September 16.

Friday, August 21, 2015 : Flood situation in Assam has turned worse in the last 12 hours following incessant rain, affecting more than 2.9 lakh people in 13 districts. The Army was called in to assist the civil administration and provide relief to the flood-hit on Friday.

Friday, August 21, 2015 : India sent a message to the separatist Hurriyat on Thursday to discourage them from travelling to Delhi to meet Pakistani national security adviser Sartaj Aziz before he meets his Indian counterpart A K Doval on Monday.

Friday, August 21, 2015 : A study conducted across 10 states by NGO Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan which interviewed 4,710 women between July and December 2013, reveals that 91.7% of the respondents opposed a second marriage by their husbands.

Friday, August 21, 2015 : People of Rajasthan have reposed faith in the ruling BJP as Of the 113 municipal boards, BJP claims to win 80 to 100 where as Congress says that it will gain majority in 30 when elections for governing boards will be held on Friday.

Friday, August 21, 2015 : Iran has asked India to pay within two months $6.5 billion in past oil dues, partly in rupees and rest in dollars or euros, a top official said."The payment will be in at least three installments," he said.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 : Congress on Wednesday said finance minister Arun Jaitley had no moral authority to criticize others on the GST bill as his own prime minister had single-handedly sabotaged the tax reform for four years.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 : Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government headed by Narendra Modi over the 2002 post-Godhra riots, was on Wednesday sacked on the ground of "unauthorized absence" from service.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 : A magisterial court on Wednesday ordered the release of five students of the Film and Television Institute of India arrested in connection with Monday's gherao in the FTII director's office, on bail against personal release bonds of Rs 3,000 each.

Monday, August 17, 2015 : India is giving a "befitting" reply to Pakistan, which is engaged in continuous ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri of Jammu & Kashmir, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Sunday.

Monday, August 17, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday began his two-day trip to the UAE by visiting the historic Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, the world's third largest, and later met Indian workers there.

Monday, August 17, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi arrived on Sunday on a two-day visit to the strategically - important UAE where he will seek enhanced cooperation in key areas of trade and counter-terrorism as well as promote India as an attractive investment destination.

Monday, August 17, 2015 : Winning nearly 8 of the 10 civic bodies of the state Madhya Pradesh where polls were held on August 12, BJP clean swept the rival Congress in these elections.

Monday, August 17, 2015 : Below-par rainfall across India for more than two weeks has pushed the monsoon deficit to 10% below normal, increasing worries of a second successive drought year in the country.

Monday, August 17, 2015 : Basit was firmly told that Pakistan government needed to take necessary steps to ensure that the Pakistan military does not undermine peace and tranquility along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC).

Sunday, November 08, 2015 : As the Rajya Sabha impasse continued on Monday, leader of the House Arun Jaitley accused Congress of using the Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi issue as a pretext to stall passage of the GST bill.

Sunday, November 08, 2015 : At least 10 devotees died and around 70 were injured in a stampede at the Baba Baidyanath Dham temple in Deoghar on Monday early morning.

Sunday, November 08, 2015 : The Madras high court on Monday knocked off legal protection for former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran against the prospect of arrest, by cancelling a six-week, interim and conditional anticipatory bail granted to him on June 30.

Sunday, November 08, 2015 : The Rajasthan High Court on Monday declared the practice of 'Santhara' or 'Sullekhana' within the Jain community as illegal. A person after taking a vow of 'Santhara' stops eating and even drinking water and awaits death.

Sunday, November 08, 2015 : The Centre is set to drag Nestle India to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in the next few days, seeking damages for allegedly indulging in unfair trade practice and misleading advertisements related to Maggi.

Sunday, November 08, 2015 : India-born Sundar Pichai was named CEO of Google on Tuesday by the company's founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin in course of a re-organization that created a mother company called Alphabet.

Thursday, October 08, 2015 : Around 25,000 farmers in Mathura have sought permission from President Pranab Mukherjee to commit suicide on August 15 after a 17-year-long struggle to get compensation from the government.

Thursday, October 08, 2015 : Pakistan broke protocol by not inviting the speaker of the Jammu & Kashmir assembly for a Commonwealth meeting here, India's envoy here T C A Raghavan has said.

Thursday, October 08, 2015 : A slugfest on onions is brewing in Delhi after the Arvind Kerjiwal government was accused of not taking a decision on procuring the kitchen staple when the wholesale price was low and the AAP government claiming that Nafed was being politicized.

Thursday, October 08, 2015 : Two militants and an army jawan was killed, while two others got injured in an overnight fierce gunbattle with terrorist in Tangdhar sector near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.

Thursday, October 08, 2015 : India will join the US, Japan and China to engage the whole of Africa together with the third India-Africa Summit to be held in Delhi in the last week of October, for which all 54 heads of government from the continent has been invited.

Thursday, October 08, 2015 : BJP chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Vasundhara Raje, who are under attack from the Opposition for Vyapam and Lalitgate scams, got a full-throated endorsement from PM Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Thursday stressed the need for a new law to regulate social media to curb malicious and defamatory messages circulated online.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 : Union environment ministry made an exception on Thursday when it said in Parliament that more than 35,000 people had died due to acute respiratory infections (ARI) across India in close to 10 years.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 : Suspected militants tonight attacked a police post in a remote area of Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring two special police officers, a day after a terror strike there saw a Pakistani terrorist being captured by villagers.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 : Rejecting to Union minister Sushma Swaraj's emotional statement on Lalit Modi controversy, Congress on Thursdau said it was punctured with multiple holes and attacked PM Narendra Modi saying he cannot "brazen it out" by remaining silent.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 : After all the hype around making voting compulsory in civic polls, Gujarat government resorted to tokenism by deciding on a fine of Rs 100 for defaulters.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Thursday proposed curtailing the central and state governments' powers under Criminal Procedure Code to remit sentences of life convicts in 'rarest of rare' category of cases and bring it under the scanner of the judiciary.

Monday, June 08, 2015 : Two unarmed villagers overpowered an AK-47-wielding terrorist, Usman Naved alias Kasim, who had sneaked in from across the border to kill Amarnath Yatris and attack military targets.

Monday, June 08, 2015 : Youth Congress workers held a demonstration that led to a lathicharge and use of water cannons outside the residence of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, indicating that Congress's confrontation may well outlast the current session of Parliament.

Monday, June 08, 2015 : A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant against former Lalit Modi in a case of alleged money laundering registered against him, dealing a big setback to the former IPL chief.

Monday, June 08, 2015 : Former Goa Public Works Department minister Churchill Alemao has been arrested in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Monday, June 08, 2015 : Food safety watchdog FSSAI on Wednesday said it has not given any clean chit to Nestle's banned Maggi noodles as it rubbished all-clear reports from two of its own empanelled labs, saying there were lapses in the tests.

Monday, June 08, 2015 : At least 29 passengers, including five children, were killed and several others injured when two trains derailed simultaneously at the same spot while crossing a culvert on the swollen Machak river in Harda district in MP, at midnight on Tuesday.

Friday, May 08, 2015 : Several passengers were feared dead when two express trains on Tuesday night derailed while crossing a bridge on swollen Machak river near Harda in Madhya Pradesh, senior district officials said.

Friday, May 08, 2015 : Pakistan's constant refrain that India had not provided enough evidence to prosecute the perpetrators of 26/11 has been torn asunder by its own key investigator who has stated that the Mumbai mayhem was planned and launched from its soil.

Friday, May 08, 2015 : Within four days of banning 857 websites deemed to be pornographic and having been accused of moral policing for it, the government reversed the order on Tuesday, making an exception only for websites engaged in child pornography.

Friday, May 08, 2015 : In a major boost to Nestle India, FSSAI-approved laboratory of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has found Maggi noodles to be in compliance with the country's food safety standards.

Friday, May 08, 2015 : Organ donation in Maharashtra got a huge boost on Tuesday with the state adopting the central government’s Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 2011.

Friday, May 08, 2015 : An army soldier was killed and two others were injured tonight in a firing incident in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 : Seven Indians are currently with Isis in Iraq and Syria with just one in a combat role, while six from the country who had joined the dreaded terror network have gone down fighting.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 : The already slim prospects of a rapprochement between Congress and NDA went up in smoke on Monday with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspending 25 Congress MPs for five days for unruly behaviour.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 : India signed a historic peace accord with the rebel NSCN(IM) on Monday that promises a return to normalcy in the state, while making it easier for India to integrate eastwards towards Asia.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 : A three-storied residential building at B Cabin area in Naupada in the old Thane city came down crashing at around 2.45 am on Tuesday. 4 dead, 6 injured.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 : The government is planning to make the code of conduct which bans unethical marketing practices, doling out freebies and sponsoring jaunts of doctors, mandatory on the drug and medical devices industry, making it tighter and providing teeth to it.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 : After Congress MPs again threatened to disrupt the morning session, Swaraj got up to announce that she had not requested the British government to issue travel documents to Modi and that the allegations against her were baseless.

Sunday, March 08, 2015 : In view of the recent spate of alerts, post Gurdaspur terror attack and hanging of the 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, sent by the Centre, the Hyderabad police have decided to arm corporates in the IT corridor.

Sunday, March 08, 2015 : The government is willing to offer an intervention by PM Narendra Modi during a discussion on the Lalitgate and Vyapam issues raised by the Congress and Left parties in an effort to salvage the remainder of the monsoon session of Parliament.

Sunday, March 08, 2015 : The flood in south-Bengal claimed at least 50 people, including four children. According to the disaster management department sources, more than 36 lakh people spreading over 12 districts were hit hard by the flood.

Sunday, March 08, 2015 : A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Sunday began rescue operations at Manipur's Joumol village in Chandel district where 20 people were killed in Saturday's landslides.

Sunday, March 08, 2015 : Congress accused Himachal Pradesh former chief minister P K Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur of involvement in a land scam during its rule that caused a loss of Rs 100 crore to the state exchequer.

Sunday, March 08, 2015 : Almost a year after a standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Ladakh following a civilian tussle over a canal, People's Liberation Army troopers last month pushed back Indian shepherds from the border and dismantled their makeshift sheds.

Sunday, February 08, 2015 : A mid-level officer in the Supreme Court has ended his one-year contractual job mid-way protesting against the apex court's decision to throw out two successive petitions by 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon seeking stay of his execution.

Sunday, February 08, 2015 : India scored an important success when it fully protected its traditional knowledge by stalling a leading UK-based laboratory's move to patent a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss.

Sunday, February 08, 2015 : The Special Task Force of the UP police has come across internet fraud wherein six user accounts from Assam were used to order stuff worth over Rs 1 crore from e-commerce sites using compromised credit card information.

Sunday, February 08, 2015 : Congress has said it would attend the all-party meeting called to break the logjam in Parliament if the government was ready to discuss the action on Vyapam and Lalitgate scams.

Sunday, February 08, 2015 : The level of women's education in India witnessed a sharp rise between 2001 and 2011, with 116% more women passing out as graduates or above compared to a just 65% increase among men.

Sunday, February 08, 2015 : Concerned over the apparent appeal of IS among a section of Muslim youth in the country, the Centre along with a dozen states and Union territories has worked out a cohesive strategy to counter attempts at radicalization and recruitment.

Thursday, January 08, 2015 : At the stroke of midnight, 14,214 citizens of Bangladesh, who had been residing in 51 enclaves within India, became Indians. It's an independence that has come late, but arrived nonetheless.

Thursday, January 08, 2015 : India ranks second only to Mexico on a list of kidnapping hotspots—ahead of Pakistan, Iraq and Nigeria. The ranking is published by Control Risk, a UK-headquartered consultancy, based on reports of abductions,

Thursday, January 08, 2015 : The India Meteorological Department's data for the last 30 years showed that the 241.9mm rainfall that the country received in July this year is the lowest since the drought in 2002 when the country as a whole recorded 146.2 mm rainfall.

Thursday, January 08, 2015 : As ground water levels continue to plunge at an alarming rate particularly in urban areas in the country, the Supreme Court on Friday asked Centre why extraction of ground water through borewells should not be regulated and meters be installed.

Thursday, January 08, 2015 : Setting the stage for manufacturing of vehicle engines that can ply on 100% bio-diesel soon, the road transport ministry on Friday came out with draft notification for mass emission standards for such vehicles.

Thursday, January 08, 2015 : A trial court on Friday admitted a defamation complaint filed against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly using the term "thulla" for policemen.

Friday, July 31, 2015 : The Union home ministry, which closely monitored events related to Yakub Memon’s hanging, had specifically told the Maharashtra government to hand over the 1993 blasts convict’s body to his family for last rites.

Friday, July 31, 2015 : India and France are now trying to swiftly finalize the government-to-government deal for direct acquisition of 36 Rafale fighters.

Friday, July 31, 2015 : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted “heavy to very heavy” rainfall in parts of West Bengal and north Odisha in the next 48 hours due to the cyclonic storm ‘Komen’.

Friday, July 31, 2015 : Parties from across the spectrum including BJP, Congress, AIADMK, Telugu Desam and PMK shared the stage on Thursday to pay homage to the ‘People’s President’ at the island of Rameswaram.

Friday, July 31, 2015 : The government has agreed to call an all-party meeting in an attempt to break the gridlock in Parliament but there is no sign of Congress or BJP resiling from their positions.

Friday, July 31, 2015 : The government on Thursday clarified that there is no plan to make teaching of yoga compulsory at all educational institutions in the country.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 : 1993 Mumbai serial blasts' convict Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur Central Jail: TV reports. Security tightened at Yakub Memon's residence in Mahim.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 : Central Jail authorities have said that they would hand over Yakub Memon’s body to his family at 11am after the execution and other formalities are completed.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 : Yakub Memon declared dead at 7.01am. Maharashtra CM likely to make a statement on Yakub Memon's execution in the assembly at 11am.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 : The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and a host of dignitaries from across the country besides Mauritius and Sri Lanka would take part in former President A P J Abdul Kalam’s funeral to take place in his hometown of Rameswaram.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 : Haryana's whistleblower IFS officer has been chosen for this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for his exemplary integrity and courage in public life.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 : Cabinet is likely to clear the Consumer Protection Bill on Wednesday with provisions to make manufacturers and service providers liable for their products and services.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 : A portion of a ground-plus-two storey building in Thakurli in Thane collapsed on Tuesday night. At least three people, including a woman, were reported dead while 6 to 8 people are still feared trapped inside the building.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 : GPS sets recovered from the slain terrorists shows that the three terrorists were sent with instructions to kill the DM and the SP of Gurdaspur, attack the Dinanagar police station and inflict mass casualties by blowing up passenger trains.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 : Heavy rain coupled with gusts paralyzed four districts of north Gujarat even as at least 27 people died across the state in rain-related incidents in the 48 hours until 4pm on Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 : The government on Tuesday said as many as 8.19 crore errors were found in the caste returns, of which nearly 1.46 crore were yet to be rectified by the respective states.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 : Shantanu Sen, who led the CBI investigation into the 1993 Mumbai blasts, said no secret deal had been struck, although he said the agency used its contacts in Pakistan to induce the Memons to believe that their safety lay in India.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 : Draped in national flag, the casket containing the body of APJ Abdul Kalam has flown frm Shillong to Guwahati in the morning of July28, Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 : Former President of India and renowned scientist APJ Abdul Kalam died after he was hospitalized in a very critical condition at a private hospital in Meghalaya's capital Shillong on Monday. ................

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 : Kalam, 84, arrived at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong, at 6pm to deliver lecture to post graduate students of the institute. He reached Shillong by road from Guwahati. ...........

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 : ......He was supposed to addressed the students till 10.40pm on the same day. After he reached IIM-Shillong, he collapsed around 7pm while delivering lecture to students and was rushed to a nearest private hospital.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 : Three suspected jihadi terrorists armed with AK-47 rifles went on a rampage in Punjab's border district of Gurdaspur on Monday, killing three civilians and four policemen before being killed.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 : The Lok Sabha secretariat has sought an explanation from Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, for his Facebook comment allegedly criticizing Members of Parliament.

Monday, July 27, 2015 : A Union government-backed survey has revealed a disturbing trend: in the six years since the Right to Education Act, around 60 lakh children between ages six and 13 years remain unschooled in the country.

Monday, July 27, 2015 : Congress has put the onus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for functioning of Parliament while reiterating its demand for sacking of foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and BJP chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Monday, July 27, 2015 : Intending to exploit the "disturbed situation" between BJP and its MP Shatrughan Sinha, who is said to be unhappy over not being invited for Saturday's parivartan rally in Muzaffarpur, JD(U) on Sunday formally invited the Bihari Babu to join the party.

Monday, July 27, 2015 : According to the data from National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2014, 70% of all suicide victims had an annual income of less than Rs 1 lakh. Conversely, those who earned over Rs 10 lakh a year made up for just 0.6% of victims.

Monday, July 27, 2015 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday registered a fresh FIR against 38 people in connection with its ongoing probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

Monday, July 27, 2015 : New guidelines to make the process of adoption quicker and transparent besides cutting down on red-tape have been notified, introducing a slew of changes.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 : In a new twist in the Namrata Damor case, the father of the Vyapam accused who was found dead mysteriously near railway tracks, said the Indore police had recorded a bogus statement which he had never given.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 : Armed with former R&AW officer B Raman's article opposing death penalty to 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, a group of Muslim political and community leaders said on Saturday that the wish of Raman be fulfilled.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 : In order to ensure speedy trial in cases of human rights violations, the Supreme Court has asked all the states to set up special courts in each district.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 : The State Information Commission (SIC) of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday issued notices to Shimla additional district magistrate and other concerned officers for 'concealing information' about Priyanka Vadra's land purchase.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 : According to latest data by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), close to 60,000 married men committed suicide in 2014 as compared to 27,000 married women.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 : Uddhav Thackeray has struck yet another blow to the already fragile BJP-Shiv Sena alliance by slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for offering a Rs. 50,000 package to Bihar in view of the assembly polls.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Friday firmly declined to entertain the trend of flaunting religious beliefs to seek immunity from dress code, asking three Muslim girls to follow the code prescribed by CBSE for the All India Pre-Medical Test.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 : According to poll, conducted by ABP News-Nielsen, the anti-NDA alliance is expected to get around 129 seats with a vote share of 43% in the 243-seat assembly in the politically crucial state Bihar.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 : Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who is expected to decide the fate of Yakub Memon's execution "as early as possible", has been advised by the state home department that his mercy petition is not tenable and that it should be rejected.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 : Karnataka Chief minister Siddaramaiah lost his cool in the legislative assembly on Friday following a spat with BJP members, and flung a copy of the budget he presented in March into the well of the house.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 : Washout of monsoon session of Parliament will lead to a loss of Rs 162 crore in Lok Sabha and Rs 98 crore in Rajay Sabha of taxpayer money. 11 pending bills, 9 new bills to be introduced and one to be taken up for consideration and passing.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 : Like in the Centre, BJP in Madhya Pradesh has also started its counter-offensive on Congress party which has been pressing for chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's resignation over Vyapam scam.

Friday, July 24, 2015 : Over 130 children have been reported missing every day this year. About 15,988 children were reported missing this year till April 2015, of which over half (6,921) were untraced.

Friday, July 24, 2015 : Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi is among four people against whom the government did not approach a higher court after their passports were restored by lower courts, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said in Parliament.

Friday, July 24, 2015 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi made a huge political splash in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, taking on the state government on its pro-liquor policy as well as targeting regional parties for “listening only to liquor mafia”.

Friday, July 24, 2015 : The home ministry, in a controversial order issued on Thursday, debarred mediapersons from interacting with officers in their respective rooms and instead rely on briefings by them in its designated 'media room'.

Friday, July 24, 2015 : The home ministry is set to move for cancellation of registration of her NGO, Sabrang Trust, under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, for "serious" violations of the Act.

Friday, July 24, 2015 : The Income Tax department on Thursday asked the Enforcement Directorate to start a money laundering probe against Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Sing.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 : The Centre is likely to work out the contours of the reworked land acquisition bill by next week amid indications that it may be purged of all the politically unpopular provisions.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 : Heavy rainfall is expected at various places in the country in the next 12 to 15 days, stated an extended-range forecast from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) on Wednesday.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 : Releasing five terrorists in lieu of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohamed Sayeed in 1989 was a grave mistake, said Farooq Abdullah, former J&K chief minister.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 : Rajya Sabha could not transact any business for the second successive day on Wednesday as treasury and opposition benches stuck to their positions. Govt rejects demand for resignations, says no law violated.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 : Gujarat police has told the Supreme Court that Teesta Setalvad and her husband had used 2002 riot victims as "poster boys" to raise Rs 6-7 crore but indulged in a colossal fraud, using most of the money for their personal expenses.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 : Women constitute less than 2% of all central paramilitary personnel but account for over 40% of the suicides in these forces, data collated from the National Crime Records Bureau and the Bureau of Police Research & Development shows.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 : The government is likely to accept the parliamentary select committee’s recommendation to compensate states for potential revenue losses for five years, but .......

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 : ........... is set to reject the Congress’ demand for greater say in the GST Council on the grounds that states will get veto power deciding the country’s fiscal policy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the review pleas of Narendra Modi government and Jat lobbies seeking to declare the Jat community as socially and economically backward class to grant them OBC reservation.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 : Communal violence in India has registered a jump with incidents rising by 24% and related deaths too up by 65% in the first five months of 2015 as compared to the corresponding period of last year, when the UPA government was in the saddle.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 : For the 12 serial bomb blasts that terrorized Mumbai and India 22 years ago, killing 257 and injuring 713, Yakub Memon, the lone condemned accused and younger brother of absconding mastermind Tiger Memon, will be hanged at 7am on July 30.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 : Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani was issued a passport on Tuesday a month after he completed formalities for the travel document.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 : Akhilesh Yadav government late on Monday night suspended Inspector General of Police, Civil Defence, Amitabh Thakur, who has lodged an FIR against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for threatening him of dire consequences.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 : Congress chief ministers are likely to boycott the Prime Minister's meeting on Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill this week, a move aimed at building more pressure on the Centre ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 : Four police officials, recruited by the state police as auxiliary personnel, were on Monday evening abducted by suspected naxalites in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Monday brushed aside entreaties to open branches in other parts of the country and declared that it would have its seat only in Delhi and no other place.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 : Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and NCP chief Sharad Pawar led the political gala at the iftar party hosted by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday but the absence of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 : Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has urged states to liberalize their land leasing and land use laws to push industrialization which he said would be a winning reform for the parties involved.

Monday, July 13, 2015 : Cocking a snook at China, India will now include Japan for its forthcoming Malabar naval exercise with the US in the Bay of Bengal in October.

Monday, July 13, 2015 : The US is fast consolidating its position as India's largest arms supplier after having inked the expansive new 10-year defence framework in June and bagging contracts worth $10 billion over the last eight years.

Monday, July 13, 2015 : It hasn't washed away the fears of deficit rainfall, but the monsoon's satisfactory performance so far has sharply reduced the possibility of a second consecutive drought in the country this year.

Monday, July 13, 2015 : Two days after proving its commercial satellite launch capabilities, the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) on Sunday found the website of its commercial arm, Antrix, defaced by hackers.

Monday, July 13, 2015 : The Manipur government on Sunday withdrew the controversial Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenants and Migrant Workers’ Bill, 2015, which was one of the primary demands of the pro-inner line permit agitators.

Monday, July 13, 2015 : For nearly one-and-a-half years, the Centre’s free food scheme for elderly has ground to an abrupt halt in Maharashtra. Since April 2014, it has not received a speck of grain from the Centre.

Monday, December 07, 2015 : Indian intelligence agencies could be trying to acquire sweeping interception capabilities, including on phones abroad, according to the latest batch of emails made available by WikiLeaks.

Monday, December 07, 2015 : A 1986 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre will head the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Vyapam scam in Bhopal, highly placed sources told TOI.

Monday, December 07, 2015 : Fate of MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan whose image is battered by the nationwide outrage on Vyapam scam will be decided by Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat and BJP vice-president in MP, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.

Monday, December 07, 2015 : Nestle India has hit back at FSSAI for its June 5 ban on Maggi noodles by stating that the laboratories where noodle samples tested positive for excessive lead content lacked accreditation, and are thus inconsistent and unreliable.

Monday, December 07, 2015 : In what is now being compared with incidents surrounding the Vyapam deaths, yet another witness in the Asaram Bapu sexual assault case has been shot dead, this time in Shahjahanpur, UP.

Monday, December 07, 2015 : Hitting back at its ally in Maharashtra, BJP on Saturday advised Shiv Sena to change its perception of Pakistan and spare a thought about local civic problems while commenting on national issues.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 : The DGMO-level talks as a follow-up to the Modi-Sharif meet will strive to strengthen border de-escalatory mechanisms but the security forces are not so sure the Pakistan Army-ISI combine will actually take concrete steps.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 : The Information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has communicated to the home ministry that it would require "clinching evidence" on the denial of security clearance to Sun TV network.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 : The NDA won 12 seats (BJP 11 and LJP 1), the Grand Alliance of JD (U), RJD and Congress was confined to 10 seats in Bihar 24 legislative council seats. Independent candidates won two seats, including one supported by the NDA.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 : Indian Space Research Organization's commercial launch capability reached a new high on Friday night when it successfully launched five satellites for the UK.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 : Running a sustained audio-visual campaign to rein in welfare costs, the three public sector oil companies have managed to convince over one million consumers across India to surrender their LPG subsidy.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 : A day after entertaining a petition seeking registration of an FIR against Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav in the Vyapam scam, the Supreme Court on Friday rejects petition seeking UP governor's transfer.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 : MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday prevailed upon his team of lawyers to take an unambiguous stand for CBI probe into the Vyapam scam and, less than 24 hours later, won the Supreme Court's appreciation for it.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 : The Haryana State Commission for Women vice-chairperson Suman Dahiya has called for legalizing prostitution in the state to protect women forced into the flesh trade from harassment.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Thursday sought Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav's response to a PIL challenging a high court decision to quash an FIR registered against him for his alleged involvement in the Vyapam scam.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 : India and Pakistan will give peace another chance when PM Narendra Modi meets his counterpart Nawaz Sharif here on Friday on the sidelines of the SCO summit for what India described as a bilateral meeting with all outstanding issues on the table.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 : Madhya Pradesh-based mining baron Sudhir Sharma, one of the key accused in the Vyapam scam, had provided payoffs and facilities such as flight tickets to many political figures and bureaucrats between 2010 and 2013.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 : The Gujarat government on Thursday announced a ban on another two instant food products after test results indicated presence of lead and MSG in some of the samples tested by the state Food and Drugs Control Administration.

Monday, September 07, 2015 : The Union home ministry has declared whole of Nagaland as a "disturbed area" for a further period of one year from June 30, 2015.

Monday, September 07, 2015 : On an average a hospital admission would be more than three times as costly in a private hospital as in a government facility, latest survey report put out by the National Sample Survey Organisation.

Monday, September 07, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told Chinese President XI Jinping that Beijing's support to Pakistan in United Nations over Lakhvi's release was unacceptable.

Monday, September 07, 2015 : Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday appeared confident of overcoming the Vyapam controversy even as he admitted that the issue had damaged his government's image.

Monday, September 07, 2015 : CBI probe into the illegal telephone exchange run by Dayanidhi Maran from his residence has allegedly revealed that he had destroyed the evidence including the machines which were installed at his house for use of Sun TV.

Monday, September 07, 2015 : As many as 16 milk samples drawn during surprise inspections in six cities in the state failed to conform to the quality standards and five samples were found unsafe for consumption, revealed the latest report of the Food and Drug Administration.

Friday, August 07, 2015 : At a time when BJP-led government faces Opposition fire on a host of issues, ranging from Lalitgate to Vyapam scam, BJP has set up a special cell in the party to help fight ‘false’ campaigns in the media in the battle for perception.

Friday, August 07, 2015 : Despite the government's attempt over the years to popularize AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga or Naturopathy Unani, Siddha and homoeopathy), the people at large are still inclined towards allopathy treatment both in rural and urban India.

Friday, August 07, 2015 : The CBI on Tuesday registered a case against Teesta Setalvad, her husband, businessman Gulam Mohammed Peshimam for receiving funds from foreign entities without registration or prior permission from the government.

Friday, August 07, 2015 : After 48 deaths, nationwide outrage and mounting Opposition pressure, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan finally recommended a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam and related deaths.

Friday, August 07, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described Lal Bahadur Shastri as a proud son of India, as he paid glowing tribute to the former premier who died here following a heart attack in 1966.

Friday, August 07, 2015 : The AAP has asked its MPs to give a report on the work they have done over the past one year, a day after three party parliamentarians met to register their unhappiness over the recent appointments in the Punjab state unit.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 : India and Pakistan would start the process of joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization next week, Chinese vice foreign minister Cheng Guoping said on Monday.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Monday said religion must be kept at a distance from law in a secular country like India and favoured implementation of Uniform Civil Code as enshrined in the Constitution.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 : The AAP government wants a referendum on the issue of statehood for Delhi and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has sent a note to various departments asking them to "draft a law and create machinery for" such a practice.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 : India and Uzbekistan on Monday discussed Afghanistan and the "rising threat of extremism and terrorism in the extended neighbourhood" as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 : Adding to the string of Vyapam-related deaths in the last couple of days, two more deaths related to the admission and recruitment scam were reported on Monday, taking the toll to 48 and further adding to Shivraj Singh's troubles.

Sunday, June 07, 2015 : Pakistani Rangers on Sunday resorted to repeated ceasefire violations and targeted Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu district, prompting BSF troops to retaliate.

Sunday, June 07, 2015 : Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to get investigated the mysterious death of a Delhi-based journalist, an official said.

Sunday, June 07, 2015 : Coast guard seized an Iranian fishing boat off the country's southern coast on early Sunday and arrested 12 crew members, officials said.

Sunday, June 07, 2015 : Around 11% of those between 5-29 years of age in rural areas and 6% in urban areas never went to any educational institution, reveals an NSSO survey conducted between January and July, 2014.

Sunday, June 07, 2015 : The dean of the Netaji Subhash Bose medical college in Jabalpur, Arun Sharma was found dead at a city resort on Sunday morning. Sharma was heading a team constituted by the Madhya Pradesh government to probe the Vyapam admission scam.

Sunday, June 07, 2015 : Expressing disappointment with government's response, students of the FTII decided to continue their strike which entered the 24th day on Sunday till TV actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as its chairman is cancelled.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 : Billing it the mother of all scams, Congress on Saturday demanded the resignation of Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh in the alleged Rs 36,000-crore public distribution scandal.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has described the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the Centre to investigate black money cases as a failure and sought its revival.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 : Over 3 billion units of electricity, or a day's national consumption, were wasted in 2014-15 as congestion in the transmission highways blocked trading between surplus and deficit regions.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 : In a twist to the ongoing unrest in the underworld, intelligence sources on Saturday informed that Chhota Rajan was very much in Australia and a face-off between him and Dawood aide Chhota Shakeel has not been averted yet.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 : Bar Council of India and Society of Indian Law Firms have agreed in principle with the government’s proposal to gradually open up the legal sector to foreign players but insist that this should be on a reciprocal basis.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 : Despite intense efforts from India, Myanmar doesn’t seem to be very enthusiastic about cracking down on Indian militant groups that have taken refuge in its territory.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 : According to the census, 49% of rural households show signs of poverty. And 51% of households have 'manual casual labour' as the source of income.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 : India on Friday abstained from a UN Human Rights Council vote for adoption of a UN report on Israel's 'Operation Protective Edge' in Gaza last year, which also calls upon both Israel and Palestine to prosecute perpetrators of war crimes.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 : The deadly Islamic State (IS) is attempting to gain a foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), said a senior officer responsible for the army's internal and border security operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 : Sources said that more than 70% of the recommendations made by the Parliament panel for both sitting and former MPs has been turned down.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 : The Socio-Economic and Caste Census released on Friday says that a staggering 92% of rural households reported their maximum income below Rs 10,000 per month.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 : Former RAW chief A S Dulat's claim of a "goof up" in Kandahar hijack response by the Vajpayee government in 1999 triggered a controversy on Friday with BJP outrightly rejecting it while Congress alleged it a soft approach.

Saturday, March 07, 2015 : Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had expressed his discontent over the 2002 Gujarat riots and called it "our mistake", according to former RAW Chief A S Dulat.

Saturday, March 07, 2015 : Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday ruled out revocation of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu & Kashmir, saying the situation was not conductive for it.

Saturday, March 07, 2015 : BJP MP from Mathura and Bollywood dream girl Hema Malini met with accident when her car collided with another car on Agra-Jaipur National Highway-11 near Dausa at around 9 pm on Thursday.

Saturday, March 07, 2015 : Over 1,400 primary schoolteachers in Bihar have resigned till date apprehending legal action for allegedly taking the job on fake educational certificates.

Saturday, March 07, 2015 : The Prime Minister's Office sought reports from the aviation ministry on the delaying of a Leh-Delhi flight on June 24 to accommodate Kiren Rijiju and Nirmal Singh by offloading three passengers.

Saturday, March 07, 2015 : Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that he will initiate criminal defamation proceedings over reports that he threatened to offload from an AI flight to US after one of his aides reportedly forgot to carry a proper passport.

Saturday, February 07, 2015 : A parliamentary panel has recommended doubling the salary of law makers and also increasing pension of former MPs by almost 75%.

Saturday, February 07, 2015 : The El Nino concerns seem to have taken a back seat for the time being as India recorded second highest rainfall for June in the past seven years.

Saturday, February 07, 2015 : A khap panchayat in Barmer, issuing a diktat, said that girls of the village will not use mobile phones and social media and has also warned girls not to wear jeans and bridegrooms to wear dhoti when getting married.

Saturday, February 07, 2015 : Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu government and a state-owned hospital in Chennai to pay Rs 1.80 crore to the parents of a child who had lost her eyesight within a year of birth 18 years ago due to the negligence of doctors.

Saturday, February 07, 2015 : CBI on Wednesday questioned former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with a case of alleged installation of over 300 high data capacity BSNL lines at his Chennai home.

Saturday, February 07, 2015 : NDA allies Shiv Sena, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Swabhimani Paksha have expressed reservations against the land bill in its present form, red-flagging a number of provisions of the contentious legislation.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 : Congress has made an interesting proposal - it will not block the Goods and Services Tax bill despite its strong reservations if it gets foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje's sacking or resignation

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 : Passengers onboard Air India flight to Newark had to put up with an hour long delay in the departure on Sunday as chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was onboard and an IAS officer in his entourage forgot to carry passport that had his US visa.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 : Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran will be questioned by CBI here on Wednesday in connection with its probe in the use of 323 high data capacity BSNL lines at his residence in Chennai.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 : The Delhi government does not have the evidence to show that grants worth nearly Rs 6,000 crore given by it were utilized for the intended purpose even 10 years or more after the amounts were given, a CAG report says.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 : Former minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao, an accused in Jharkhand’s Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block allocation scam, on Tuesday reiterated that it was former PM Manmohan Singh took decisions of allocation.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 : Foreign telcos and defence firms looking to invest in India will have to include a ‘national security clause’ in their contracts, providing for termination of the venture if they are found indulging in any anti-national activity.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 : The Congress on Monday dragged in Hemant Singh of Dholpur, the estranged husband of Vasundhara Raje, into its campaign against the Rajasthan chief minister and her alleged business links to controversial former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 : The Union home ministry is likely to order disciplinary action against senior IAS officer Rajendra Kumar, who continues to hold the post of Delhi home secretary despite clear instructions to relinquish it.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 : The possibility of a government push for passage of the land acquisition bill in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament seems to be receding with the parliamentary committee set up to examine the contentious legislation seeking extension.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 : The noodle industry in India has found itself tied up in knots again after the central food safety regulator FSSAI on Monday ordered Japanese noodle maker Indo Nissin to withdraw its Top Ramen brand of instant noodles from the market.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 : In a rare first for India's premier medical institute, doctors at AIIMS have transplanted the heart of a 26-year-old man into a 10-year-old girl suffering from end-stage heart failure.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 : A full bench of the Himachal Pradesh State Information Commission, on Monday, directed Shimla additional district magistrate (ADM) to release information relating to land deal of Priyanka Vadra in Shimla within 10 days.

Monday, June 29, 2015 : In his first radio address since the controversy, the PM touched upon diverse themes but omitted any mention of the controversy which has dominated headlines and is seen as the first major case of impropriety in his one-year regime.

Monday, June 29, 2015 : Maharastra Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday briefed governor C Vidyasagar Rao on the Rs 206 crore "scam" involving Pankaja Munde, said a senior BJP leader.

Monday, June 29, 2015 : The FCI is saddled with 27 million tonnes of wheat. Since 90% of grain procured this year were under relaxed norms, these stocks have a shorter shelf life and must be used in 8 to 10 months.

Monday, June 29, 2015 : Two undertrials lodged in Tihar Jail escaped through a tunnel they had dug under the perimeter wall early on Sunday. Unconfirmed reports said one of the fugitives has been caught, the other is still on the run.

Monday, June 29, 2015 : At a time when Sushma Swaraj is under fierce opposition attack for helping Lalit Modi, her external affairs ministry has refused to provide any information about the passport issue involving the scandal-tainted former IPL boss.

Monday, June 29, 2015 : At least two armed militants were today killed in a gun battle with security forces in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills district while four others were arrested with 144 gelatine sticks and 126 detonators in another district.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 : Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 in Assam on Sunday in the morning , tremor also felt in Nepal, Bhutan and Eastern India.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 : At least two persons, including a woman have been killed and two others critically injured in an a blast in the premises of Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research (CIHRS) at Dimapur in Nagaland on Saturday.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 : Controversial former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has alleged that two leading Indian cricketers and a West Indian player had been bribed by an Indian real estate tycoon, who is also a bookmaker.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 : Accused Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde on Saturday shot back, claiming her efforts to break the hold of contractors' lobby on the women and child development (WCD) department had provoked such accusations.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 : The high commissioner to New Zealand, Ravi Thapar has been recalled after his wife is accused of assaulting help and an inquiry ordered, although the staff is said to have withdrawn the complaint and returned to India.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 : Delhi government on Saturday filed a plea seeking to restrain the lieutenant governor and his appointee in the Anti-Corruption Branch, IPS officer M K Meena, from “interfering” in ACB’s working.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 : An alarming 80% of India's surface water is polluted, a latest assessment by WaterAid, an international organization working for water sanitation and hygiene, shows.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 : Vasundhara Raje will continue as Rajasthan CM with the BJP leadership accepting her explanation that she never filed before British authorities a statement supporting Lalit Modi's claim for residence permit.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 : The home ministry on Friday ordered a CBI probe into activist Teesta Setalvad's firm SCPPL, its receipt of foreign contributions without the mandatory registration or prior permission under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 : A secretly-shot video showing BJP MLA from Colaba Raj Purohit criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah that appeared on the websites of several language channels on Friday left the state BJP red-faced.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 : A city-based NGO on Friday approached Lokayukta seeking orders to the governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to close down KFC outlets as some samples collected from the fast food giant were found to have E.coli and salmonella bacteria.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 : With indications of substantial damage to the onion production during rabi season, which may impact domestic supply, the government on Friday increased the minimum export price of the key kitchen item from $250 per tonne to $425.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 : West Bengal's initiative to provide affordable healthcare through fair price medicine shops will be showcased in an international conference in Italy, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

Friday, June 26, 2015 : Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje was in London in July-August 2011 to attend a special course – the time when she reportedly signed the affidavit for in support of Lalit Modi’s immigration application (August 18, 2011).

Friday, June 26, 2015 : The BJP on Thursday did not invite party veteran LK Advani to an RSS-backed event where it honoured those who went to jail during the Indira Gandhi-imposed Emergency in 1975.

Friday, June 26, 2015 : After putting Ford Foundation in the prior approval category, the Narendra Modi government has told the international donor’s Indian arm to apply for registration under Foreign Exchange Management Act.

Friday, June 26, 2015 : NIA’s special public prosecutor Rohini Salian on Thursday expressed fears of the government attempting to relax the case against Hindutva extremists.

Friday, June 26, 2015 : The AAP-led Delhi government in its maiden budget tried to warm up to its core supporters, the poor, by boosting spending on education and health while increasing taxes on movies, cable TV, DTH services and 'luxury' hotels.

Friday, June 26, 2015 : The Reserve Bank of India has extended the date for the public to exchange their pre-2005 banknotes till December 31 this year. This means, all such notes will remain legal till that time.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 : The Congress on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the anti-corruption bureau alleging that Maharastra's woman and child welfare department headed by Pankaja Munde cleared 24 contracts worth Rs 206 crore in a day without inviting any tenders.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 : At least 45 people died, 36 in Amreli district alone, as Gujarat experienced the fiercest entry of monsoon in recent years, on Wednesday.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 : All three BJP MLAs were on Wednesday marshalled out of the Delhi assembly after they rushed into the well of the House and shouted slogans demanding implementation of the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission recommendations.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 : Monsoon is likely to cover the entire country in the next 48 hours, the Met department said, as the rain-bearing system raced through the hill states to reach Jammu and Kashmir while closing in towards Delhi.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 : The storm over Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje's alleged rescue act for Lalit Modi gathered momentum, after her signed documents surfaced showing that she backed the former IPL boss's application for resident status in UK.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 : The food safety and standards regulator on Wednesday unveiled draft regulations on permissible limit of lead in food items including mineral water, fruits, pulses, vegetables, processed food, juices, meat, vegetable oil, olive oil and even wine.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 : After targeting President Pranab Mukherjee, former IPL boss Lalit Modi trained his guns on the President’s secretary Omita Paul, accusing her of being close to the “biggest hawala operator Vivek Nagpal”.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 : BJP on Tuesday suffered an embarrassment when its Lok Sabha MP, former Union home secretary R K Singh, defied the party’s stand on foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje in helping Lalit Modi.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 : With INS Sindhukirti set for final “full-power trials” from Friday after being stuck in a refit for a decade, the Kilo-class submarine is expected to be formally handed over to the Navy next month.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 : Hundreds of students of St Margaret School for Girls in Ranchi on Tuesday offered prayers in memory of Sister Nirmala. The nun was enrolled in the school when she was three years old.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken up with Chinese leadership India's concerns over China blocking its move in the UN for action against Pakistan over release of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in violation of a resolution of the world body.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 : Forced into breaking his silence on former law minister Jitender Tomar's degree in the Delhi assembly, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed on Tuesday that he had been misled by the documents that Tomar had presented in his defence.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 : Sounding a countrywide alert on adulteration of food commodities, the central food safety regulator has asked all states to keep a strict watch on milk, packaged drinking water and edible oils.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 : An income tax investigation launched against Lalit Modi soon after he fled to London in May 2010 revealed that his secretary Deepa Palekar had deleted all mails till April 2010.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 : RSS affiliates Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) and Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram (ABVKA) on Monday opposed various provisions in the government’s land bill.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 : The government on Monday proposed income tax benefits for people making payments through credit or debit cards and doing away with transaction charges on purchase of petrol, gas and rail tickets with plastic money.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 : After attack, the family of Brijesh Saroj and Raju Saroj, two Dalit brothers from Rehua Lalganj village of Pratapgarh district who made it to the coveted IITs despite their poverty, has been provided police protection.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 : Japanese internet and telecommunications giant SoftBank, led by billionaire Masayoshi Son, will be investing $20 billion for solar energy projects in India as it partners Bharti Enterprises of Sunil Mittal and Taiwanese giant Foxconn.

Monday, June 22, 2015 : Thousands of participants perform Yoga during a mass yoga session at Rajpath on the International Day of Yoga 2015 in New Delhi on Sunday.

Monday, June 22, 2015 : Nearly 6,000 households continued to be affected by a power failure for the third day, with supply likely to be restored only by this evening in the island city.

Monday, June 22, 2015 : Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar was on Sunday sent to Tihar jail by a court here in the alleged fake-degree case after police said that it does not require his custody for now.

Monday, June 22, 2015 : BJP national spokesperson MJ Akbar was nominated by central election committee of the party on Sunday to contest the Rajya Sabha bypolls slated for July 2.

Monday, June 22, 2015 : The RSS leadership is annoyed with Indresh Kumar, a senior functionary of the organization, for “unauthorisedly” wading into the political row over foreign minister Sushma Swaraj helping Lalit Modi.

Monday, June 22, 2015 : Delhi High Court has entertained a senior trial judge’s petition alleging that subordinate judiciary promotions were as non-transparent and arbitrary.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 : Thousands have gathered in to participate in a mass yoga programme in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on the first ever International Yoga Day. Thousands of colourful mats have been laid out on Rajpath - King's Avenue.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 : A 45-year-old nun was found semi-clad, unconscious and with her hands tied inside a medical centre run by Christian missionaries near Pandri locality in the heart of Raipur on Saturday.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 : Former AAP member Yogendra Yadav says"not surprised by what Delhi LG Najeeb Jung is doing because right from day one, he has acted as an agent of the Central government and occasionally as an agent of the ruling party".

Sunday, June 21, 2015 : WHO is working with many Indian centres of yoga to device a common and standardized practice of yoga, which can also be part of the curricula of medical practitioners.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 : The death toll in the Malwani hooch tragedy in Maharastra touched 90 on Saturday, crossing the 2004 Vikhroli incident in which 87 people had died after consuming spurious liquor.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 : In a new revelation, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has confirmed that he had met former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in London last year.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 : Mumbai's wettest June day since 2005 brought it to its knees on Friday, with the suburban train network getting crippled, roads getting water-logged, most office-goers not even venturing out of their homes.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 : Alleging illegal diversion of foreign funds, home ministry has served notices to two NGOs run by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand. Issued on June 4, the notice has asked the NGOs to reply within 15 days.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 : As the world celebrates International Yoga Day on June 21, the biggest gathering will be at the majestic Rajpath in the capital. Prime Minister Narenda Modi will arrive at 6.40 am, to participate in the function.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Friday directed the CBSE to re-conduct and declare the results of All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) by August 17.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 : In a sign that she continues to enjoy the confidence of PM Narendra Modi, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj will represent India next week in Nepal at a global donors' conference aimed at raising funds for the earthquake-hit country.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 : The state BJP, ready with related documents and Dushyant's company's chartered accountant, denied all charges of forgery and claimed that all transactions were legitimate and aptly recorded.

Friday, June 19, 2015 : Opposition parties on Thursday launched a fresh offensive seeking the removal of Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje over the Lalitgate as the BJP and the Modi government maintained a studied silence.

Friday, June 19, 2015 : Aam Aadmi Party has launched a broadside against Union minister of state for HRD, Ramshankar Katheria, alleging that his appointment as a lecturer in Agra's Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar University in 2000 was in clear violation of the UGC norms.

Friday, June 19, 2015 : The Karnataka government has asked Nestle to destroy all stocks of its Maggi noodles, already withdrawn from shelves in the state.

Friday, June 19, 2015 : Lalit Modi has claimed that Pranab Mukherjee — as finance minister in 2010 in the UPA government — ordered an ED probe into his IPL business deals and personal financial transactions.

Friday, June 19, 2015 : More than 20 Indian soldiers in Britain were injured when their vehicles collided during a joint military exercise on Salisbury Plain, a chalk plateau in central southern England, media reported on Thursday.

Friday, June 19, 2015 : Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh said that the preliminary enquiry registered by the CBI against him and his family members in the alleged disproportionate assets case was part of political vendetta.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 : Lalit Modi now claims that Raje had signed a statement supporting his application to the UK government for a travel document in his presence in London - something a bemused Raje has denied.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 : P Chidambaram on Wednesday reiterated the Congress demand that external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj resign in the light of favours shown by her to absconding Lalit Modi wanted by the ED for financial irregularities.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 : Election Commission wrote to the Congress on June 9 underlining its powers under Article 324(1) of the Constitution and directed the party to file a copy of its annual audit report for 2013-14 within 30 days of receipt of its letter.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 : India ranks 143 among 162 countries and fifth out of seven in south Asia in peace index list for the second year in a row. The cost of containing violence in the country rose by over 90%, from $177 billion in 2013 to $341.7 billion in 2014.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 : Delhi continued to be ranked the second costliest city in India for expats, even as it moved up 25 places in market analyst Mercer's 21st Annual Cost of Living Survey 2015, which lists 207 cities worldwide.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 : In a statement that could embarrass the Congress government in the state, social welfare minister H Anjaneya on Wednesday said yoga is for the "rich and lazy'' and people who don't have time to exercise.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 : Lalit Modi said the publication of the entire cache Sunday Times was the handiwork of the Australia-born tycoon Rupert Murdoch whose papers have not been averse to using unconventional means to access news.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 : The Ramjanambhoomi Nyason Tuesday accused PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of forgetting the Ayodhya issue after assuming national roles and demanded that the Centre bring a bill in Parliament for the construction of Ram temple.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 : As their strike entered the fifth day, FTII students were on Tuesday unrelenting in their demand for revoking the appointment of TV actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of its governing council.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday spoke out for the first time in defence of foreign minister Sushma Swaraj's controversial act of facilitating a travel document for Lalit Modi saying the party and the government were united on the issue.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 : Another top BJP functionary, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, got embroiled in a vortex of charges and counter charges with a mysterious statement surfacing that said she had supported Modi's immigration application in 2011.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 : An ongoing investigation by the Enforcement Directorate against Lalit Modi and his associates has found that a firm owned by Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje's son, Dushyant Singh received Rs 11.63 crore from the former IPL commissioner.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 : A crucial meeting of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, authorized to take decisions regarding construction of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, has been scheduled here on Tuesday to take important decisions regarding the stalled Hindutva project.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 : Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh to boost bilateral military cooperation, which comes close after PM Narendra Modi visited Dhaka to seal the historic land boundary agreement as well as 22 pacts.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 : In a significant outreach to the Muslim world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Islam for emphasizing the importance of education before the high commissioners of Saarc countries and envoys of Muslim nations at his residence.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 : The Congress is trying to make it politically prohibitive for Narendra Modi to retain Sushma Swaraj in his Cabinet, with Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleging that the Prime Minister was defending the foreign minister in Lalit Modi case.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 : Ex-servicemen on Monday kicked off a relay hunger strike across the country to demand that the Modi government announce a firm date for implementation of the long-promised one-rank, one-pension (OROP) scheme for them.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 : Environment rights NGO Greenpeace India could be in for more trouble as an ex-staffer has gone public with allegations of rape and sexual harassment by her colleagues.

Monday, June 15, 2015 : Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj had in her official role interceded with the UK government and top-ranking Labour Party MP of Indian origin Keith Vaz in July 2014 to organize a travel document for Lalit Modi, the controversial creator of the IPL.

Monday, June 15, 2015 : A former militant Mehraj-ud-din Bhat, a poultry farm owner, was killed just outside his shop-cum-residence at Badamibagh in Jammu & Kashmir's Sopore town by suspected terrorists on Sunday.

Monday, June 15, 2015 : With the government keen to push the contentious land bill in the monsoon session of Parliament, the BJP is confident of resolving in-house differences in the Sangh Parivar over certain provisions of the legislation.

Monday, June 15, 2015 : A recent survey done by NGO Agewell Foundation reported that on an average, 25-30% of India's elderly population go through abuse. nearly 59% of sons emerged as top abusers contrary to popular belief that daughters-in-law are the abusers.

Monday, June 15, 2015 : RTI application filed by TOI has revealed that the quantity of foodgrains damaged in Food Corporation of India godowns across the country recorded a drastic jump over the last two years when the country lost more than 40,000 tonnes.

Monday, June 15, 2015 : Diabetes has emerged as a major disease burden for India over the past two decades. While diabetes rate has increased by around 45% globally, it has jumped 123% in India between 1990 and 2013, a latest study has showed.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 : The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday suspended five policemen, suspected to be involved in the murder of a scribe Jagendra Singh in Shahjahanpur district of the state this week.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 : A former MP and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader who had gone to the house of slain journalist Jagendra Singh to offer his condolences to the bereaved family has been accused of instead trying to browbeat them into silence.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 : The BJP on Saturday latched on to the plagiarism charge against former Union minister and Congress leader M Veerappa Moily to slam the opposition party, saying that it showed that the party is bereft of ideas.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 : Hundreds of ex-servicemen are expected to stage a protest in the national capital on Sunday demanding implementation of one-rank-one-pension (OROP) scheme.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 : Sources indicate that the home ministry is not averse to reviewing its denial of security clearance to the 33 channels promoted by DMK's Kalanithi Maran and his family if fresh legal opinion favours the same.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 : An intermittent transmission of sound, suspected to be from the missing Coast Guard Dornier aircraft, was detected on Saturday by a navy ship engaged in the search operation off the Karaikal coast.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 : India is reopening its engagement with Tehran even as a game-changing nuclear deal between Iran and world powers looks potentially around the corner.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 : The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on Friday said they had a strong case against Nestle India regarding the misleading labelling on the pack of Maggi noodles.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 : NSCN (Khaplang), the outfit behind the killing of 18 Army personnel in a June 4 ambush at Chandel, will soon be declared a banned terrorist organization under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 : A clash over payment of mere Rs 4 turned deadly when a group of brahmans fired at two dalits, killing them, and injuring three others in Mohddinpur village in Ghoorpur, 25 km from Allahabad on Friday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 : For over a week, garbage kept on piling up in east Delhi as sanitation workers demanding their salary turned the area into a dump. No one in authority bothered to do anything.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 : The Election Commission has nudged the ministry to act against two leading parties, Congress and BJP, for receiving donations from companies with majority foreign holdings.

Sunday, December 06, 2015 : Even as Indian security agencies go all out against NSCN (Khaplang) and its allies, the militants are appearing nervous with Myanmar army also "flushing them out" and forcing them towards the Indian side of the border.

Sunday, December 06, 2015 : Pakistani parliament on Thursday adopted unanimous resolutions condemning statements of Indian leaders threatening to carryout the Myanmar-type strikes inside Pakistan as “provocative”.

Sunday, December 06, 2015 : The BJP began its full-scale preparation for the high-stakes Bihar assembly elections on Thursday by formally tying up with former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Sunday, December 06, 2015 : Nestle India on Thursday moved the Bombay high court against the Centre's and the Maharashtra government's ban on Maggi, saying it violated its constitutional rights and the principles of natural justice.

Sunday, December 06, 2015 : Shripad Naik, minister for Ayush, the coordinating ministry for the event at Rajpath on June 21, said Muslims can "take the name of Allah instead of reciting 'shlokas'" during the 'International Yoga Day' event.

Sunday, December 06, 2015 : Adding a new twist to the controversy, Vishwanath Singh Institute of Legal Studies principal RK Mishra claimed in Munger on Thursday that Tomar had passed the three-year LLB examination from the institute.

Friday, November 06, 2015 : Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday turned belligerent on the note-for-vote episode by warning his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekhar Rao that if he is arrested, that will be the last day of the TRS government.

Friday, November 06, 2015 : Myanmar on Wednesday maintained that Indian forces had carried out an attack on insurgents inside India and that it would not tolerate rebel groups using its soil to attack neighbours.

Friday, November 06, 2015 : FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has decided to recall its Chinese range of 'Knorr' instant noodles from the market pending product approval from the central food safety regulator FSSAI.

Friday, November 06, 2015 : The growing suggestion that India could repeat a Myanmar in Pakistan, prompted Pakistan on Wednesday to react bellicosely, warning against any such misadventure inside its territory.

Friday, November 06, 2015 : The Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti's wife, Lipika Mitra, accused him of prolonged domestic violence on Wednesday and went to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and Delhi Police with her complaint.

Friday, November 06, 2015 : Amid a row over Maggi noodles allegedly failing to meet food safety standards, the Haryana government today said there have been no negative reports about the samples tested so far.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 : In a major setback to AAP government, Delhi Police seems to have come up with evidence against Jitender Singh Tomar, accused of forging two of his degrees and forced to quit after being arrested; sent to police remand for four days.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 : External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday cast aside BJP MP Yogi Adityanath's provocative remark that those who oppose Surya Namaskar should drown in the sea as "unfortunate and said it not compulsory.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 : Para commandos of the Indian Army carried out surgical operations deep inside Myanmar early on Tuesday and killed several militants in two camps of northeastern insurgent groups in a covert operation.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 : Waking up to the trend of increasing prices of pulses, the agriculture ministry has been asked to work on importing the commodity to tide over any shortfall.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 : In another round of action against erring NGOs, the government has cancelled the licence of 4,470 such entities that surprisingly included a number of top universities, Supreme Court Bar Association and Escorts Heart Institute.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 : The Cabinet on Wednesday is likely to consider higher minimum support price for paddy and a relief package for the beleaguered sugar industry to help tackle farm distress.

Sunday, September 06, 2015 : After Maggi, the food safety regulator has brought under scanner many other leading brands of macaroni, pasta and noodles. These include products under Top Ramen, Wai Wai and Foodles brand.

Sunday, September 06, 2015 : Faced with complaints of overpricing of medical devices like cardiac stents and implants, the government seems to be finally getting its act together.

Sunday, September 06, 2015 : The Centre has decided to drop 'Surya Namaskar' from 'asanas' to be performed by people across the country to commemorate 'International Day of Yoga' on June 21.

Sunday, September 06, 2015 : With the onset of monsoon in the northeast, Assam has been hit by the first wave of floods affecting over 60,000 people in nine districts of the state.

Sunday, September 06, 2015 : The Delhi government on Monday stated that the advisory allowing "two-finger test" on rape survivors was misinterpreted and they will come up with a fresh notification to completely ban the archaic test for ascertaining sexual assault.

Sunday, September 06, 2015 : TDP leaders and workers lodging complaints against Telangana chief minister Chandrashekhar Rao in several police stations across AP charging him with tapping the phone of his AP counterpart Chandrababu Naidu.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 : Nestle India has disclosed having spent Rs 445 core on advertising and sales promotion last year, while the expenses towards quality testing was less than 5 per cent of such amounts.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to Dhaka hogged the limelight across Bangladeshi media. with at least two papers saying they were saddened by Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's studied silence on the issue.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 : JD(U) and RJD on Sunday announced they would continue efforts for an anti-BJP pact to fight the year-end Bihar polls, but failed to indicate whether they had reached common ground.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 : India is moving towards a robust recall regime for products that fail to meet the standards, three more laws are in the making with stricter provisions for recall of faulty and hazardous products and even for paying compensation to consumers.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 : An NRI from Britain was among the 30 people arrested by the police on Saturday for clashing with the task force at the Golden Temple here on the anniversary of Operation Blue Star.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 : NSCN (K) opened fire on an Assam Rifles camp at the remote Lazu in Tirap district bordering Myanmar on Sunday morning. no report of any casualty as the alert Assam Rifles men retaliated in a flash, which forced the militants to flee.

Monday, July 06, 2015 : India and Bangladesh settled their 4,096-km long prickly land boundary dispute on Saturday opening the door for over 50,000 virtually stateless people to finally get a national identity.

Monday, July 06, 2015 : The government is extending a $2 billion line of credit to its neighbour Bangladesh which is expected to create 50,000 jobs in India and provide a big boost to the government's Make in India drive.

Monday, July 06, 2015 : The consumer affairs ministry is preparing a strong case against Nestle seeking damages from the multinational on the Maggi issue, which it will file in the national consumer forum.

Monday, July 06, 2015 : Seven persons, including a woman, died and 28 others were injured in a major blaze on the 14th floor of a 21-storey upscale Powai highrise on Saturday evening.

Monday, July 06, 2015 : Punjab, Rajasthan, Goa, Arunachal and Mizoram banned Maggi noodles on Saturday, taking the total number of states banning the popular snack to 14. Maharashtra had announced a ban late Friday night.

Monday, July 06, 2015 : A new generation of leaderless sword-wielding Sikh youths wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the visage of Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale, raised slogans in favour of a separate Sikh state in the Golden Temple complex.

Saturday, June 06, 2015 : Army troops carried out flag march in the disturbed areas of Miran Sahib, Satwari, Digiana, RS Pura, Talab Tillo and GMC-Rehari of Jammu region on Friday to control disturbance and violence prevalent for the past two days.

Saturday, June 06, 2015 : Accusing state transport minister Ajit Singh Kohar of lying for justifying the decisions of the transport department, JAC of Punjab Roadways Employees has challenged him to come out with official records and facts.

Saturday, June 06, 2015 : India is planning to ask Myanmar to step-up coordinated military operations to flush out Indian insurgent groups operating from its soil, even as the Army on Friday launched intensive area search and destroy missions in Manipur.

Saturday, June 06, 2015 : Nestle global CEO Paul Bulcke flew in from Switzerland to take stock of the situation following Maggi was banned in states such as Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, among others.

Saturday, June 06, 2015 : The Maggi imbroglio escalated to an unprecedented level on Friday, with India's food regulator ordering a total recall of all nine variants of the best-selling instant noodles brand.

Saturday, June 06, 2015 : On his first visit here as PM, Narendra Modi will exchange instruments of ratification of the land boundary agreement with Sheikh Hasina bringing to close a 40-year-old problem between the two countries.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 : Nestle India on Thursday night decided to take Maggi off the shelves after a controversy erupted over its contents, prompting several states to ban the 'two-minute' noodles.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 : Six more states - Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Assam and Jammu and Kashmir - banned Maggi noodles on Thursday, a day after the Delhi government and the Indian Army took the popular Nestle product off the shelves.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 : India has lost a case at the WTO, with the World Trade Organization on Thursday ruling that Indian ban on import of poultry meat, eggs and live pigs from the US was "inconsistent" with the international norms.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 : The government has rejected demands by some separatists to curtail the duration of the Amarnath Yatra and said that the two month long annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine in Jammu & Kashmir will go ahead as scheduled.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 : The government would launch the third lot of coal block auctions in August with 10 mines for steel, cement and captive power plants, coal secretary Anil Swarup said on Thursday.

Monday, April 06, 2015 : A day after India accused Pakistan of forcible and illegal occupation of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan and Kashmir were inseparable.

Monday, April 06, 2015 : Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday asked his party's elected representatives and heads of various cells from different districts to go to the poll battle in their respective areas, not keen on alliance.

Monday, April 06, 2015 : The much-awaited southwest monsoon is likely to set over Kerala in the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

Monday, April 06, 2015 : National Conference leader Sheikh Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday stirred a huge controversy defending the display of Pakistani flag in Jammu & Kashmir, saying it should get the same respect as the Indian Tricolour.

Monday, April 06, 2015 : Three cops were injured on Tuesday when a mob attacked them with sticks and kirpans for removing posters about a programme organized in a Sikh-dominated area in Jammu to pay tributes to Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

Monday, April 06, 2015 : The controversy over Maggi noodles has only brought to the fore what is otherwise common knowledge in India — violation of safety standards in various sectors, especially in packaged food and drinks.

Friday, March 06, 2015 : A Delhi government spokesman said 10 out of 13 samples tested for lead content in the popular food item were found to have amounts higher than permissible limits, indications that the state government may move to ban it.

Friday, March 06, 2015 : Reacting strongly to the upcoming elections in Gilgit and Baltistan on June 8, India on Tuesday said it is an attempt by Pakistan to camouflage its forcible and illegal occupation of the regions which are integral part of the country.

Friday, March 06, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed to the Muslim leaders to judge him on the basis of his actions and performance not by what his opponents have been saying about him.

Friday, March 06, 2015 : The spectre of a second successive drought loomed larger over the country as India's national weather forecaster on Tuesday significantly downgraded its monsoon prediction, saying it expected the season's rains to be 88% of average.

Friday, March 06, 2015 : Loans, including those for purchase of houses and cars, have become cheaper following a widely-expected 25 basis point reduction in policy rates by the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday.

Friday, March 06, 2015 : A Bihar court on Tuesday ordered the police to lodge an FIR against Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta - brand ambassadors of Nestle India - following a complaint filed by a lawyer alleging that he fell ill after eating Maggi.

Friday, February 06, 2015 : In a complete turnaround from its stated position over Kargil martyr Captain Saurabh Kalia, the government on Monday announced it was looking to invoke the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Pakistan over the issue.

Friday, February 06, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned BJP members from spreading communal hatred and declaring that constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and non-discrimination were “non-negotiable”.

Friday, February 06, 2015 : With terrorists blasting a BSNL mobile tower in Habbakadal in the heart of Srinagar on Monday, five of government-owned telecom company’s franchisees shut down their SIM recharge facilities across the Valley.

Friday, February 06, 2015 : Invoking the authority of the Speaker, Lok Sabha secretariat has challenged an order issued by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet on a senior officer's deputation to the secretariat, demanding that it be modified.

Friday, February 06, 2015 : ED told a special court on Monday that former telecom minister A Raja "illegally" granted 2G spectrum licences to ineligible firms in exchange for a payment of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV, owned by M Karunanidhi's family.

Friday, February 06, 2015 : The Kejriwal government has decided to take on loan police officers from Bihar for its anti-corruption bureau, in a major departure from the pattern where the anti-graft body drew its strength largely from the ranks of Delhi Police.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 : The health ministry is planning an exit exam for MBBS students passing out of government as well as private medical colleges. The move comes in the wake of concerns over the quality of doctors being produced in the country.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 : India is unlikely to buy more than 36 French Rafale fighters as of now, less than one-third of the 126 jets that were envisaged under the now-scrapped $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday approved re-promulgation of the controversial land ordinance, which could not be converted into law during the recently concluded budget session of Parliament, for the third time.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 : Uttar Pradesh government is preparing to file a review petitionagainst the Supreme Court judgment regarding government advertisements, for using CM's pictures in govt ads .

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 : Narendra Modi will be the first Indian prime minister to travel to Israel.While dates for the trip are yet to be fixed, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj announced she would visit Israel later this year, along with Palestine and Jordan.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 : The Uttar Pradesh village where Sohanlal Bharta Valmiki lives will hold a panchayat this week to decide if he should be allowed to stay on, horrified by the revelation that he is the one who assaulted Aruna Shanbaug.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 : The monsoon did not hit Kerala on May 30 as was expected with weather experts saying that the arrival may get delayed by at least a couple of days or more.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi said his government is committed to implementing 'One-Rank-One-Pension' (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the centuries-old Cheraman Juma Masjid, India's oldest Muslim shrine, when he visits Kerala in July or August.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 : The SP chief is trying to create a wedge between Muslims by sowing seeds of dissent. He is wearing a khaki pant beneath his dhoti, Sunni cleric Subhan Raza Khan said.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 : Day after it emerged that Uttarakhand government officials on relief work during the 2013 flash floods submitted inflated bills chief minister Harish Rawat ordered a probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 100 crore.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 : Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday ruled out any combat role for women in the Indian armed forces.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 : Health ministry moots online sale of drugs; The proposal is expected to be taken up for discussion in the drugs consultative committee meeting next month, a senior regulatory official said.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 : Arvind Kejriwal government on Friday told the Delhi high court that it agreed to send its decisions on the transfer and postings of senior bureaucrats belonging to the central cadres to the Lt Governor for approval.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 : While hearing a petition related to the death of a Shimla youth in police firing in January 2013, the Himachal Pradesh high court on Friday directed the state government to hand over of the entire case to the CBI within a week.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 : The CBI on Friday defended former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a coalgate case saying former coal secretary HC Gupta, an accused in another case involving former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda and others, had concealed facts from Singh.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 : The AIADMK continued to oppose GST Bill with the party member in the Select Committee objecting to the tax reform saying it would harm the interests of Tamil Nadu; Shiv Sena too expressed opposition to the Bill at the meeting.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 : The food safety regulator has picked up samples of popular Maggi noodles from Delhi after those collected from some part of UP were found containing added MSG and lead in excess of prescribed limits.

Friday, May 29, 2015 : IIT-Madras has banned a discussion forum for students following an anonymous complaint that it tried to spread hatred against Prime Minister Modi by questioning government policies on Hindi and ban on cow slaughter.

Friday, May 29, 2015 : Income Tax (IT) department faced the ire of a trial court on Thursday for withholding information on foreign bank accounts of those persons against whom it has filed complaints.

Friday, May 29, 2015 : The killings, in Sopore, of a BSNL employee and a resident who allowed a mobile phone tower on his house premises defying terror threats, has brought the spotlight on Lashkar-e-Islam, a front for Hizbul Mujahideen.

Friday, May 29, 2015 : The worst heat wave sweeping across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is an extreme climate event and if steps are not taken, summer temperatures could soon rise to 50 degree Celsius in many areas, top climate change experts warned.

Friday, May 29, 2015 : Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi met PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday, fuelling fresh speculations about a possible BJP alignment with the Mahadalit leader ready to join hands with anyone to stall Nitish's comeback to power.

Friday, May 29, 2015 : Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday constituted a high-level committee to ensure timely resolution of pending matters related to Sikh prisoners within the ambit of existing rules and regulations.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 : The Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging an order of the Delhi high court that termed a May 21 home ministry notification on the Delhi LG’s powers as “suspect”.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 : Controversy hit the President’s impending visit to Sweden, with its national daily ‘Dagens Nyheter’ claiming that it was asked to delete references to Bofors from an interview with him with a warning that the visit could be at risk.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 : Greenpeace India on Wednesday got a breather from the Delhi High Court which permitted the NGO to receive fresh domestic donations in two of its accounts and utilize them for day-to-day functioning.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 : Describing the notification as unconstitutional and invalid, the Delhi assembly has sought intervention of the President to refer the matter to the Supreme Court which will clearly define the demarcation of powers.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 : The scorching summer killed another 99 people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Wednesday, taking the overall toll in the two states to 900.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 : Manmohan Singh paid a surprise visit to Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening, triggering speculation that forced Congress leaders to insist that the meeting was at the invitation of the incumbent and there was nothing unusual about it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 : The death toll in the heatwave has passed 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50C in some areas. Most deaths have taken place in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where at least 1,118 people have died since last week.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 : Delhi government, led by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, declaring unconstitutional the home ministry notification on transfer-posting and powers of ACB on day one of a two-day special session of the assembly.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 : The Shiv Sena on Tuesday gave a cold shoulder to BJP by skillfully downplaying the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi government.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 : The government on Tuesday jumped on the disclosures about those holding accounts in Swiss banks to emphasize that those having illicit assets abroad should come clean now that the wall of secrecy has been dented.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 : Hinting at options being open for joining hands with former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday said talks are on and his party's doors are open for new allies.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 : The Karnataka government on Tuesday handed the lottery scam investigation to the CBI, largely to dispel speculation and allegations that state ministers are involved in the inter-state racket.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 : For over seven months now, work has come to a grinding halt at the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights as the statutory agency does not have either a chairperson or any of the six members since October 2014.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 : Two Indian women figure among scores of foreign nationals with Swiss bank accounts, whose names have been made public by Switzerland in its official gazette for being probed in their respective countries.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 : In a self-published tell-all book, former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman Pradip Baijal has alleged that the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned him of harm if he didn't cooperate in the 2G case.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 : About 100 more heat-related deaths were reported from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Monday, even as the two states continued to reel under temperatures above forty; toll nears 600.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 : Days ahead of his state visit to Sweden, President Pranab Mukherjee said the Bofors scandal was a media trial but it had not been proven to be a scandal in a court of law.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 : In an embarrassment for the Centre, the Delhi high court on Monday restored the powers of Delhi government’s Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) .

Monday, May 25, 2015 : Delhi could be heading towards a constitutional crisis, with all eyes on the two-day emergency assembly session called by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal kicking off on Tuesday.

Monday, May 25, 2015 : The government is finally set to announce the implementation of the one-rank, one-pension (OROP) mechanism with a corpus of about Rs 8,300 crore for over 25 lakh ex-servicemen.

Monday, May 25, 2015 : Unleashing a level of violence way beyond their years, two boys, aged nine and 10, killed a 23-year-old youth by slitting his throat with a broken beer bottle following an argument in Govindpuri area of southeast Delhi.

Monday, May 25, 2015 : RJD has turned down JD(U)'s demand to publicly declare Nitish Kumar as their common chief ministerial candidate, putting the efforts for seat-sharing between the two parties at a serious risk.

Monday, May 25, 2015 : The scorching summer continued to claim lives in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, with as many as 165 more deaths reported on Sunday, even as the soaring mercury broke records in other parts of India.

Monday, May 25, 2015 : Around four months ago, intelligence agencies traced Dawood's three calls from Pakistan to his associate Javed in Dubai, yet again confirming the gangster's presence in the neighbouring country.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 : AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa takes oath as CM for the fifth time, Congress moves towards filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against her acquittal in the corruption case which allowed her return to office.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 : An average urban household in India pays around Rs 4,400 annually as bribe, while rural households have to shell out Rs 2,900, a government-commissioned study on unaccounted wealth has revealed.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 : The blazing summer sun scorched cities across India on Saturday, In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the heat was even more brutal, killing 135 people on Saturday. Heat-related deaths have now gone up to 335 in the last three days.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 : The Arvind Kejriwal government has decided to call a special session of the Delhi assembly for two days - May 26-27 - to debate the Union home ministry's of home affairs notification.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the NDA government has restored the dignity, credibility and stature of the Prime Minister's Office, in a remark seen as an apparent jibe at UPA leadership.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 : 17-years after being convicted in dowry death of his sister-in-law, a man for the first time takes the defence of being a juvenile which was accepted by the Supreme Court and directed his release from jail.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 : Serious doubts continued to hang over Janata Parivar merger after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar skipped the meeting called by Mulayam Singh Yadav because of an emergency eye surgery.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 : Food and Drug Administration in Maharashtra on Friday said it will verify the claims about presence of lead in Maggi noodles before taking a decision on recalling the product.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 : The NDA government plans to slash the non-operational flab of the 1.18-million strong Army after a detailed review, to ensure a cost-effective and leaner force with a better teeth-to-tail ratio.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 : AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa will be sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time at 11am on Saturday, bringing down curtains, at least for now, on a long-drawn legal battle and its political fallout.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 : Reacting to the notification by the ministry of home affairs backing the LG, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to rule Delhi through the lieutenant governor, Najeeb Jung.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 : More than 100 people were felled by a blazing heat wave on Friday alone in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh even as the death toll crossed 200 in the two states in the last three days.

Friday, May 22, 2015 : The government has rejected a half-hearted passport application by hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, saying the form couldn't be processed as it is 'incomplete'.

Friday, May 22, 2015 : Two Indian cities - Imphal (ranked 32) and Srinagar (ranked 49) have been named to be at "extreme risk" of a terrorist attack, mainly aiming to cause mass casualty and destroy public transport networks.

Friday, May 22, 2015 : As many as 66% of businesses in the country believe that some form of bribery is acceptable, in spite of increased regulatory actions and public outcry against corruption, according to a survey.

Friday, May 22, 2015 : The government is set to launch a healthcare scheme for senior citizens as part of its social security initiative. Sources said the scheme would be funded through unclaimed deposits available with thegovernment.

Friday, May 22, 2015 : In a blatant case of discrimination, a young man with an MBA was rejected by a diamond exporting firm on the grounds that it hired “only non-Muslim candidates”

Friday, May 22, 2015 : For the first time an Indian agency has said on record that the Islamic State (ISIS) has designs on India and that its four recruits from Mumbai's suburb Kalyan planned to carry out attacks in the country as well.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 : Yoga guru Ramdev has sprung a surprise by praising Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi while describing Modi’s ministers as arrogant and criticizing the government on issues related to farmers.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 : The standoff between Najeeb Jung and Arvind Kejriwal may worsen with the Centre throwing its weight behind the lieutenant governor in his fight with the Delhi chief minister over appointments of senior bureaucrats in the Capital.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 : In a landmark interim order, the Bombay high court on Wednesday held that right to good roads is a fundamental right of citizens under right to life and held that it was the state's statutory obligation to provide good roads.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 : PDP president and MP Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday demanded that Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani be issued an Indian passport notwithstanding BJP's objection.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 : Former Union ministers and Rajya Sabha MPs from Congress Ambika Soni and Kumari Selja have slapped privilege notices on the urban development ministry for asking them to vacate their official bungalows.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 : Congress has accused the Modi government of slashing the social sector budget by nearly Rs 1.70 lakh crore this year, raising serious questions about its commitment to education, health and agriculture.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 : Sangh Parivar-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has turned down RSS’ persuasion and decided to join other trade unions to announce a protest against the Modi government’s economic policies on May 26.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 : Congress regretted as painful and unfortunate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark in Shanghai that Indians used to see their birth in India as a curse, slamming his statements on foreign tours as a slight to national pride.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 : The Chhattisgarh high court has described corruption as a human rights violation saying it falls in the category of economic obstacles in the realisation of all human rights.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 : State transport minister Madan Mitra might be given a clean chit in the Saradha scam by the enforcement directorate, which is likely to submit a chargesheet by end of June.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 : Tension simmered between lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday as both landed up at Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Pranab Mukherjee.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 : As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office, his cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India's 1.25 billion people are coming in for sharp criticism, including from within his cabinet.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 : “It is an end of era for us. Her death has left a sudden emptiness that is difficult to explain,” said a teary-eyed KEM Hospital nurse, standing metres away from Aruna Shanbaug’s funeral pyre at the Bhoiwada crematorium.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Monday wondered why the Uttar Pradesh government was indiscriminately withdrawing hundreds of criminal cases against accused during the last two years.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 : A conflict that ensued on killing a goat by crushing it under a jeep in a Beer village near Ajmer on Monday morning turned violent and the jeep driver crushed a person who was protesting against the goat's killing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 : The Patna HC on Monday directed the Bihar vigilance department director to probe the recruitment of nearly 40k government teachers who allegedly used fake degree certificates to get the jobs.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is turning out to be a savvy social media superstar whose online postings, banal on the face of it, are reshaping his public image as of a new Indian modernity, a US study has said.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 : AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's friend N Sasikalaa has scored yet another court victory by getting discharged from an 18-year-old case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Monday, May 18, 2015 : The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has sought the government's nod to categorize backward castes in the central list of OBCs into three groups, and limit each group's claim to a fraction of the 27% reservation.

Monday, May 18, 2015 : AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa is likely to contest from Radhakrishnan Nagar (R K Nagar) constituency in north Chennai, party sources said.the party MLA representing constituency, B Vetrivel, submits his resignation.

Monday, May 18, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday "struck a new chord" on his historic visit to Mongolia by trying his hand at the traditional fiddle he received as a gift from Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.

Monday, May 18, 2015 : Eight pilgrims were feared washed away and around 200 others trapped after a flash flood in a jungle river while on their way to a temple in nearby Chathuragiri hills on Sunday, officials said.

Monday, May 18, 2015 : Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged that the Centre was conspiring to ensure that the AAP dispensation “failed”.

Monday, May 18, 2015 : Making taxation more reasonable and improving ease of doing business will be among his top priorities going ahead, Arun Jaitley said on Sunday as he outlined the economic road map of the Modi government for its second year.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi got down to business on the final day of his trip to China on Saturday, saying India was open for investment as firms signed deals worth more than $22 billion.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled his memories of May 16, 2014, the day when BJP under his leadership came to power with a stellar mandate in Lok Sabha polls, ending 10-years of Congress-led UPA at the Centre.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 : Snubbed by power secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin, who took over as acting chief secretary on Saturday despite being advised against it, the AAP government stripped principal secretary (services) Anindo Majumdar of his charge on Saturday.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 : Amul — India's best known food brand — is all set to help Mongolia develop its dairy sector based on the Amul model of cooperatives.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 : As controversy spiralled over Bastar collector Amit Kataria's welcoming PM Narendra Modi during his recent visit to Chhattisgarh in striped shirt and shades, the IAS officer says a formal suit at sweltering 40 degrees was impractical.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 : The deal that triggered the formation of the commission — Rovert Vadra's Skylight Hospitality with DLF — is among the smallest in terms of land holding in Sector 83 of Gurgaon.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 : The NDA government has cleared around 40 new defence acquisition proposals, worth over Rs 1 lakh crore, setting a scorching pace over the last one year.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new electronic visa scheme for Chinese nationals on Friday, putting an end to a decades old complaint about cumbersome and delayed visa procedures of the Indian government.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 : Hundreds of dalits from Nagaur district’s Dangawas and surrounding villages fled for their lives on Friday after the dominant upper caste, the jats, mowed down three dalits under tractors, and grievously wounded a dozen others.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Friday raised serious objections over the conduct of Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal in lower court which is holding trial against him for alleged sexual assault of a colleague.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 : The gloves are off in the battle between chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung. The latest flashpoint is the appointment of principal secretary (power) Shakuntala D Gamlin as acting chief secretary.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 : The much-awaited legislature party meeting of AIADMK will take place on May 22. J Jayalalithaa is likely to be elected leader of the legislature party at the meeting, paving the way for her swearing-in as chief minister for the fifth time.

Friday, May 15, 2015 : Just before PM Narendra Modi left for China, the Defence Acquisition Council cleared Rs 30 crore for the eventual construction of its largest-ever warship, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier INS Vishal.

Friday, May 15, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi late on Thursday reached Beijing, will be accorded ceremonial welcome here on Friday morning and will hold talks with Chinese premier Li Keqiang later in the day.

Friday, May 15, 2015 : Claiming to be the only hostage to have survived after being abducted along with 40 others by ISIS on June 11, 2014, Harjit Masih on Thursday said that his fellow workers were shot down in strife-torn Masul city of Iraq.

Friday, May 15, 2015 : The monsoon is likely to hit India two days ahead of its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department announced on Thursday with both IMD and US forecasters predicting a increased chance of El Nino conditions through the summer.

Friday, May 15, 2015 : Congress on Friday deferred its organizational elections and is set to call the much-awaited AICC conclave, twin moves that appear to be setting the stage for Rahul Gandhi’s coronation as party chief.

Friday, May 15, 2015 : AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa's widely expected swearing-in as chief minister has reportedly been delayed over a possible appeal by Karnataka against her acquittal in a corruption case on Monday and a few other reasons.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 : Prime Narendra Modi has arrived in the ancient city of Xi'an, the home town of President Xi Jinping. Modi is in China for a three-day visit.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 : Welcoming the Supreme Court directive to ban media advertisements containing photos of chief ministers, ministers and functionaries of ruling political parties, Delhi government will bring down all such hoardings.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 : The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a ban on employment of children below 14 years, with a caveat that children can pursue family businesses, entertainment and sports activities after school or in vacations.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 : Achal Kumar Jyoti, a former chief secretary of Gujarat during Narendra Modi's tenure as chief minister, on Wednesday took over as the new Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacancies in the three-member body.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday ticked off the Centre and Assam for the second time in a month for dragging their feet on fencing the Indo-Bangladesh border and criticized the Guwahati high court for its lethargy.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 : The UPA government had failed to provide an assured domestic gas supply to the proposed food park in Amethi, prompting the promoters of Shaktiman Mega Food Park to threaten a pull out.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 : The government on Tuesday referred the land acquisition bill to a joint committee of Parliament, paving the way for its passage in a joint sitting of Parliament after the monsoon session.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 : Rahul Gandhi led the opposition charge against the land acquisition bill, calling it a BJP weapon to favour crony capitalists even as the government insisted that the bill is 'pro-farmer'.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 : The SIT on black money informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that 339 accounts in HSBC bank held by Indians had a net amount of Rs 6,400 crore on which the income tax department has raised a demand of Rs 4,520 crore.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 : Ace lawyer Ram Jethmalani, on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Narendra Modi government's promise to bring back illegal money stashed abroad was "worse than an illusion" and a "fraud on the nation".

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 : In the run-up to PM Narendra Modi's visit to China this week, India has studiously kept Japan out of the initial planning for the major Indo-US Malabar naval combat exercise to be held in the Bay of Bengal in October.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 : Over 100 Indians caught in crossfire in the Saudi Arabian town of Najran bordering Yemen have appealed to the Centre for speedy evacuation in view of intensified fighting between Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition forces.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 : Lok Sabha on Monday approved the bill to deal with black money stashed overseas with finance minister assuring that there would be no harassment of innocent people and the government was determined to go after the 'big fish'.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 : The Centre is set to announce a scheme for providing free diagnostic tests, including several blood tests, x-rays and advanced CT scans, for those visiting public health facilities. Private service providers will be roped in wherever required.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 : The Karnataka high court on Monday acquitted AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa of all corruption and conspiracy charges in the Rs 66.6 crore disproportionate assets case,paving the way for her return as Tamil Nadu chief minister.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 : With the worsening drought situation in the region, farmer suicides continue unabated this year. About 300 farmers have taken their lives since January this year.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 : The Rajya Sabha on Monday approved amendments to the land boundary agreement bill, which was ridden with some drafting errors when passed by Parliament last week.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 : Former CIC Shailesh Gandhi, a relentless crusader for the Right to Information Act, has accused the Prime Minister of attempting to render India’s sunshine transparency law dysfunctional by not appointing a Chief Information Commissioner.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 : A gateman posted at the barrier to the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, has complained to the police that Union minister for women and child welfare Maneka Gandhi slapped and kicked him as she stopped by on her way to Puranpur.

Thursday, November 05, 2015 : The monsoon is expected to hit Kerala on its usual date of June 1 but overall rainfall may remain 'below normal' as predicted by the India Meteorological Organization (IMD).

Thursday, November 05, 2015 : A circular issued by the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government, which asks "aggrieved" government officials to report any matter which they feel is defamatory in nature, was roundly criticised by other political parties on Sunday.

Thursday, November 05, 2015 : While superstar Salman Khan secured bail in barely three hours after his conviction in a hit-and-run case, for majority of ordinary undertrials in the country it takes a minimum of over three months to get bail.

Thursday, November 05, 2015 : Union home minister Rajnath Singh said in Ayodhya on Sunday that the NDA government couldn't bring in a legislation to construct the Ram temple as it didn't have a majority in the Rajya Sabha.

Thursday, November 05, 2015 : The Congress warned Mamata Banerjee that her growing bonhomie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi could lead to breaking the opposition unity over land acquisition bill and other controversial central legislations.

Thursday, November 05, 2015 : Congress on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of renaming, repackaging and relaunching social security schemes initiated by the previous UPA government.

Monday, October 05, 2015 : A clerical glitch by the ministry of external affairs that was overlooked by the legislative department of law ministry will result in the Land Boundary Agreement being introduced in Rajya Sabha again on Monday.

Monday, October 05, 2015 : Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday demanded that the GST bill be referred to the select committee of Rajya Sabha, signaling a hardening of Congress stance on the key taxation reform.

Monday, October 05, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's family that it was the country's responsibility to resolve the mystery around his disappearance.

Monday, October 05, 2015 : Maoist guerillas on Saturday killed a villager hours after he was taken hostage along with 300 others from Marenga in Sukma ahead of Modi's rally, barely 60km away in Dantewada. in the state's Sukma district.

Monday, October 05, 2015 : Former chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is finishing a 400-page book that he says will reveal the untold story of the division of Andhra Pradesh and expose Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Chandrababu Naidu and others.

Monday, October 05, 2015 : The Maharashtra government is unlikely to challenge the order of the Bombay High Court suspending the five-year sentence of actor Salman Khan.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 : India cannot fight a war beyond 15-20 days due to crippling shortages in its ammunition stocks.On Friday, it was made official by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India tabled in Parliament.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 : Salman Khan, after being slapped a surprisingly long sentence, got an interim ail, and then a regular bail - first within a matter of two hours, and the next relief in two days.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 : The Army on Friday successfully tested an advanced version of the 290-km BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile, which has "steep dive capabilities" to take out targets hidden behind mountain ranges.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 : India and China may sign another agreement on trans-boundary rivers, Brahmaputra and Sutlej, which would allow India access to data on the river flows throughout the year.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 : Demanding immediate unblocking of its domestic bank accounts, the NGO Greenpeace India said it was also now considering appropriate legal action against the unfounded allegations and arbitrary penalties.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 : Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal are said to be inching towards a 50:50 seat-sharing arrangement for Bihar elections, a pact that may pave the way for their merger into Janata Parivar.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 : Congress has dubbed the electricity amendment bill as "anti-poor", stating that its provisions would leave rural and lower middle-class consumers at the mercy of loss-making state agencies for power supply.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 : Film star Salman Khan got bail within hours of his conviction butAt least 2.54 lakh undertrials, many of whom may be innocent, are made to languish behind bars for their failure to procure bail.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 : As tonnes of relief goods sent by India pile up in quake-hit Nepal, the Himalayan country has requested New Delhi to ensure that further supply of such material is only need-based.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 : A powerful explosion in a house packed with explosives killed at least 12 people, several of them in their teens and injured four in Pingla's Brahmonbar village in West Midnapore on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 : A month after triggering controversy by supporting the Modi government's new land acquisition bill, AIADMK is all set to tear apart the Centre's Goods and Service Tax bill in Rajya Sabha.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 : An artificial lake formed five month back burst on Thursday triggering flash floods in around 40 villages in Kargil's Zanskar sub-division.

Sunday, July 05, 2015 : The privileges committee of Rajya Sabha has said unauthorized obtaining of call data records (CDR) of finance minister Arun Jaitley, the then leader of opposition, in 2013 was not a breach of privilege.

Sunday, July 05, 2015 : The Cabinet on Wednesday passed amendments to the Whistle Blowers Protection Act that provides for safeguards against disclosures of any information which may "affect the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country."

Sunday, July 05, 2015 : A sessions court on Wednesday sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to 5 years in jail in a 2002 case where his car rammed into a bakery killing one and injuring four persons while he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sunday, July 05, 2015 : Notwithstanding US objections, India on Wednesday went ahead with the signing of an agreement with Iran for the development of the Chabahar port which will give India sea-land access route to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan.

Sunday, July 05, 2015 : Richard Verma described US-India relationship as a strategic plus, but laid out an elaborate case for the importance of tolerating dissent and uncomfortable questioning by NGOs.

Sunday, July 05, 2015 : In a historic step, members in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday buried their sharp ideological differences to unanimously give effect to the Land Boundary Agreement signed between India and Bangladesh in 1974 for exchange of enclaves.

Friday, June 05, 2015 : In a goof that comes as a big embarrassment to the Narendra Modi government, the home ministry on Tuesday told Parliament that Dawood Ibrahim was yet to be located, and that his extradition process could be initiated once he was traced.

Friday, June 05, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday said if a live-in relationship breaks down, the man is bound to pay maintenance to the woman and the children born from the relationship.

Friday, June 05, 2015 : Children of past and present members of Parliament and state legislators should not be eligible for OBC reservations, the National Commission for Backward Classes has recommended.

Friday, June 05, 2015 : The first round of Asiatic lion census that ended on Tuesday, has raised expectations that the population of big cats in the state may now be around 500, an increase of 15-22% in the last five years.

Friday, June 05, 2015 : Accepting the demand of opposition Congress, the government on Tuesday decided to include enclaves in Assam in the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh.

Friday, June 05, 2015 : The Army on Tuesday got some supersonic firepower to take on enemy fighters, helicopters, drones and sub-sonic cruise missiles with the induction of the indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile system.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 : On Monday, nearly 350 AAP volunteers and leaders from Maharashtra quit in protest to join the Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav led Swaraj Abhiyan.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 : The national commission for backward classes has asked the Centre to raise the ‘creamy layer’ criterion for OBCs from the present annual salary of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10.50 lakh.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 : Five notorious extremists, including Roopesh (40), head of Western Ghats zonal committee of CPI (Maoist), were arrested on Monday in Karumathampatti on Coimbatore-Avinashi Road.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 : The Patna high court on Monday set aside a state government's resolution that provided for reservation with consequential seniority in promotions to government employees belonging to SC and ST categories.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 : More than a third of schoolchildren in four big cities of India suffer from reduced lung capacity, with Delhi showing the worst results, claims a new study pointing to how air pollution is impacting the health of kids in urban India.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 : AIMIM chief, Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government's decision to confer the Bharat Ratna upon former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, alleging his role in Babri Masjid demolition.

Sunday, April 05, 2015 : At least eight Assam Rifles personnels have been killed and six others injured in an ambush by suspected NSCN (K) militants in Mon district of Nagaland on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, April 05, 2015 : Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at the media on Sunday, going as far as to suggest that it be put on public trial.

Sunday, April 05, 2015 : Kashmiri pandits on Sunday staged a protest at Jantar Mantar demanding immediate steps for their rehabilitation and accused both state and central governments of doing nothing to facilitate their return to the valley.

Sunday, April 05, 2015 : More than 75% of doctors across the country have faced at least some form of violence, initial findings of an ongoing study by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have revealed.

Sunday, April 05, 2015 : US-based Ford Foundation has funded a political party and profit-making organizations “illegally” which has resulted in the foreign outfit coming under the home ministry scanner and it being put on the watch list.

Sunday, April 05, 2015 : India on Sunday welcomed UN security council’s assurance that it would take up the issue of Pakistan-based 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's release from prison at its next meeting.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 : Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said the Centre would invest Rs 20,000 crore to revamp road infrastructure in the northeast.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 : Opposition National Conference on Saturday said they will not let the Jammu & Kashmir government to set up separate colonies for Kashmiri pandits.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 : 41% of all girls aged 19 in India have married, census data reveals, In Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Jharkhand they were a majority and in some others like Tripura (49.6%) and Madhya Pradesh (46.6%) they were only just in a minority.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 : The RPI (A) led by Ramdas Athawale caused the BJP-led Mahayuti (grand alliance) some embarrassment after it announced a statewide agitation against the Maharashtra government's beef ban.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 : India has sought UN's intervention in the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, saying it was in violation of the norms of the global body and it should raise the matter with Pakistan.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 : 80 Mumbaikars died every day due to heart attacks between March 2014 and March 2015, up from 67 deaths daily during the same period the previous year.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 : After the US state department protested against the Indian government’s action of putting global NGO, Ford Foundation, on its watch list, the issue was raised during the just concluded foreign office consultations.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 : A CAG report has blamed Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd for causing loss to the exchequer of more than Rs 238 crore due to one-time settlements of loans the agency had extended to several companies.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 : Former Union minister Arun Shourie tore down the Narendra Modi government on Friday, calling its economic policies directionless while accusing Modi, finance minister Arun Jaitley and BJP chief Amit Shah of monopolizing decision-making.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 : The family of the teenage girl, who was killed after being molested and thrown off a moving bus belonging to the ruling Badal family in Punjab, has refused to cremate her till the administration fulfills their demands.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 : Backing the Karnataka government's stand on medium of instruction in schools, Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said children should be taught in their mother tongues up to a certain level.

Monday, January 05, 2015 : Rajya Sabha plunged into chaos during Zero Hour on Thursday over an Ayurvedic medicine, manufactured by Baba Ramdev's Divya Pharmacy and purportedly promising birth of male child, with the opposition seeking a ban on the drug.

Monday, January 05, 2015 : Clinton Foundation received contributions from Indian entities, including Amar Singh, has long been reported, but in the book Clinton Cash, Peter Schweizer has explicitly linked it to the US-India nuclear deal.

Monday, January 05, 2015 : A massive landslide in the early hours of Thursday morning at Hathi Pahaad near Vishnuprayag, almost 32 km from the Badrinath shrine, disrupted the Badrinath yatra which had begun barely five days ago.

Monday, January 05, 2015 : Pakistan today said that any creation of dedicated townships in Kashmir Valley for displaced Kashmiri Pandits would change the demography of the state and be in violation of UN resolutions, a stand rejected outright by India.

Monday, January 05, 2015 : Pakistan’s premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called up PM Narendra Modi to express condolence over deaths in India due to the quake and appreciated India’s rescue operations in Nepal.

Monday, January 05, 2015 : A US government panel tracking international religious freedom has said in its latest report that religious minorities in India were exposed to derogatory comments as well as violent attacks and forced conversions since last year.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 : The Cabinet on Wednesday approved Modi government's two flagship schemes - 100 smart cities and urban rejuvenation programme for 500 towns and cities.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 : The Centre has taken a big anti-corruption move by enhancing the maximum punishment for bribe takers and bribe givers from the existing five to seven years and minimum from six months to three years,

Thursday, April 30, 2015 : A day after Haryana agriculture minister Om Prakash Dhankar sparked a major controversy by describing farmers who commit suicide as coward and criminals, he defended his remark on Wednesday saying he was only trying to steel the farmers.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 : External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday advised a fishermen delegation that met her in New Delhi not to trespass into Sri Lankan waters and invite trouble.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 : A girl in a village in Mahoba district stunned members of her family and community when she refused to marry the groom because she found him in an inebriated state just ahead of the wedding ceremony on Tuesday.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 : A 13-year-old girl died and her mother suffered serious injuries on Wednesday evening when the two jump off a moving bus in Punjab’s Moga district to avoid being sexually assaulted by the conductor’s assistant.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 : The government is likely to table as many as 16 audit reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General next week. Important among them is a report on 4G spectrum auctions in the communications and IT sector.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 : Trinamool Congress on Tuesday emerged the winner in 70 of West Bengal's 92 municipalities, including the coveted Kolkata Municipal Corporation amid allegations of rigging and booth-capturing by TMC cadres.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 : Competition Commission has ordered an investigation against Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for allegedly abusing its dominant position and imposing unfair terms on the buyers of its flats.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 : Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi targeted the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign and the SAD-BJP regime in Punjab for slow procurement of wheat during his visit to the state on Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent remarks on foreign soil that he was ensuring clean governance to sweep out the dirt accumulated over the last 60 years led to fiery exchanges between treasury and opposition benches in Rajya Sabha.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 : After suspending the FCRA registration of Greenpeace India and putting Ford Foundation on the watchlist, the government has now cancelled the licences of 8,975 NGOs for failing to file annual returns.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 : Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)'s decision to go public with the email addresses of over one million submissions on the net neutrality debate has caused a social media furore.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 : HRD minister Smriti Irani on Monday aggressively defended the government against allegations of saffronisation of education, saying appointments to educational bodies have been made on non-partisan consideration.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 : Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad are locked in tough negotiations over seat-distribution for Bihar elections, with strong differences between them raising speculations ahead of the Janata Parivar merger.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 : In its latest report, the estimates committee of the state assembly has said that the Integrated Child Development System (ICDS) in the state is not able to achieve the desired targets for eradicating malnutrition.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 : A 13-year legal battle of a doctor couple against Indraprashta Apollo Hospital for medical negligence, has come to an end with NCDRC directing it and the attending doctors to pay Rs 1 crore in compensation.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 : Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad are locked in tough negotiations over seat-distribution for Bihar elections, with strong differences between them raising speculations ahead of the Janata Parivar merger.

Monday, April 27, 2015 : Fresh tremors were today felt in northern and eastern parts of India including in Delhi sparking panic even as the death toll in the country after a powerful quake struck Nepal on Sunday rose to 62.

Monday, April 27, 2015 : Delhi is highly vulnerable to earthquakes. However, the city is not remotely prepared to deal with them. If a severe earthquake hits the capital, 80% of its buildings won't be able to withstand it, say experts.

Monday, April 27, 2015 : Praising the Narendra Modi-led government for its prompt rescue operations in Nepal and parts of India struck by a massive earthquake, India Inc has pledged support in relief and rehabilitation work.

Monday, April 27, 2015 : In an apparent U-turn in its 'corporate espionage' probe, the CBI has now found that eight companies, initially thought to have colluded with those leaking documents from various ministries, were actually the victims.

Monday, April 27, 2015 : The Congress will hold a five-day festival on Marathi culture and honour local heroes in Mumbai in a bid to erase the politically debilitating tag that it is a platform of north Indians.

Monday, April 27, 2015 : DMDK chief Vijaykanth on Sunday called on various opposition leaders to back him in his mission to lead a multi-party delegation to meet Prime Minister Modi and raise issues concerning the state.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 : Indian Air Force's C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft on Saturday took off from the Hindon airbase here carrying NDRF personnel and relief material to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has hit the Himalayan country.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 : Bihar bears the brunt of Nepal earthquake. Disaster management department principal secretary Vyasji has put the toll at 32.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 : A 34-member Indian Army expedition team was among those who miraculously escaped from an avalanche that struck the Everest base camp after the deadly Saturday earthquake.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 : 312 stranded Indians were evacuated from Nepal on Saturday night in 3 IAF flights.India had sent C-130J, IL-76 and C-17 planes to Kathmandu to ferry Indian nationals stuck in the Nepalese capital.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 : At least two Indians have died in the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, a top diplomat said.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 : More than 570 tourists from Maharashtra are trapped in earthquake-hit Nepal. Around 150 of these are not contactable, said state government officials on Saturday.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 : Though chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday apologized for continuing his rally despite the suicide by a farmer, BJP attacked him for giving a conditional apology.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 : Rahul Gandhi trekked the arduous pilgrim’s route to the holiest of Hindu shrines, became the first person to enter Kedarnath temple after the portals opened for this season and then emerged with vermillion smeared on his forehead.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Friday smelt a rat in the Centre’s National Urban Livelihood Mission as it found that only 208 houses were built though the Centre had released Rs 1,078 crore to states to construct shelters for 9 lakh urban homeless.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 : Delhi Police on Friday lashed out at the magisterial inquiry started by the state government saying the latter was showing undue interest in the case.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 : The United States has expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 : Amid stiff resistance from the opposition, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday moved the pending bill to amend the Constitution for implementing Goods and Services Tax (GST), pitching it as a win-win measure for the country.

Friday, April 24, 2015 : The tragic death of 40-year-old Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan, during an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally in Delhi on Wednesday has led to an ugly face-off between the party and Delhi Police.

Friday, April 24, 2015 : Gajendra Singh's family claims that the purported suicide note found at Jantar Mantar wasn't written by him. It might have been slipped into the rally venue by someone to muddy waters.

Friday, April 24, 2015 : Congress is likely to probe the government on how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to buy 36 Rafale fighters reconciles with his “Make in India” objective.

Friday, April 24, 2015 : Keen to appear understated, Modi government is preparing for toned down celebrations for its first anniversary. Instead of a publicity blitzkrieg with private agencies et al, government departments have been asked to prepare success stories.

Friday, April 24, 2015 : Rejecting the opposition's charge that price of essential medicines had skyrocketed, the government on Thursday said 350 drugs had been brought under price control, providing a benefit of over Rs 3,000 crore to customers.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 : Cabinet okays trial of juveniles at 16 as adults, bowing to public clamour for tough deterrent against young criminals who go unpunished because of the lenient provisions under the law.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 : With the burden on public exchequer increasing on account of accommodating 30 Lok Sabha MPs in Hotel Ashok, the parliamentary House committee has decided to shift them to government guest houses by Saturday.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan re-allocated time to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday to take up a discussion on net neutrality in the House, as matter of “urgent public importance”.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 : At least 44 people were killed and 100 others injured as a heavy storm with rain and hail swept through northern and north-eastern districts of Bihar on Tuesday night, destroying standing crops and property worth several crores of rupees.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 : After the Indian Coast Guard apprehended eight alleged Pakistani smugglers off the coast of Gujarat, Pakistan on Wednesday officially approached MEA seeking details of the incident.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 : A day after being assigned to investigate the mysterious suicide case of a farmer at Jantar Mantar, the crime branch has dispatched a team to Dausa, Rajasthan, for a background check of the deceased.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 : The government has spurned pressure from industry lobby groups as well as some lawmakers who had approached it to dilute mandatory use of PAN for transaction above Rs 1 lakh and the Black Money Bill.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 : Centre believes facts weigh heavily in its favour as it has taken a number of measures to provide relief to distressed villagers in the wake of the recent unseasonal rain and hailstorms.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 : TMC MP Sugata Bose, who is grand nephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on Tuesday raised the issue of his family having been put under surveillance by the Jawaharlal Nehru regime in Lok Sabha.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 : The CBI may have revealed the under-weighment of freight transported by railways on massive scale, but the issue was red flagged by the CAG in its report of December 2014.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 : The expulsion of four senior rebels from the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday gave rise to an even uglier spat between the Arvind Kejriwal camp and the expelled group on Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 : Dismissing reports that he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who "pulled him up" for his objectionable remarks about Sonia Gandhi, Union minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday denies it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 : The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday has expelled rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha from party for 'anti-party activities'.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 : Rahul Gandhi carried Ramlila Maidan rally's offensive to Parliament on Monday, mocking the Narendra Modi regime as a "suit-boot" government, a reference to the PM's monogrammed suit.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 : 500 CBI officers along with vigilance officers of Indian railways carried countrywide joint surprise checks at 65 locations unearthing major irregularities in the weighment of freight carried in trains.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Monday questioned why a Christian couple has to live separately for two years to seek divorce by mutual consent when the period is just one year for couples from other communities.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 : Indian Navy’s new stealth destroyer, Visakhapatnam, designed indigenously and fitted with advanced features, was launched in Mumbai on Monday, boosting the maritime force’s firepower capability.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 : Pitching for a country-wide ban on cow and buffalo slaughter, Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi tonight said that it would be wrong to give a religious colour to such a move.

Monday, April 20, 2015 : Billed as Rahul Gandhi’s big comeback, the two-month sabbatical loomed large over the farmers’ rally as senior party members sent a message to the heir apparent that he has to provide engaged and sustained leadership to the party.

Monday, April 20, 2015 : Nearly 40% of deaths registered among girls (0 to 6 years) in the city between 2010 and 2014 have been due to lack of proper nutrition, revealed a central government report.

Monday, April 20, 2015 : Congress party's kisan-khet mazdoor rally on Sunday became a showcase of regional identity and aspirations with farmers from various places gathering to register their presence and voice their demands.

Monday, April 20, 2015 : Chief election commissioner H S Brahma’s retirement on Saturday has added one more vacancy to the long list of unoccupied posts in constitutional and statutory bodies that the government needs to fill up.

Monday, April 20, 2015 : Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that any kind of anti-India activities will not be tolerated on the country's soil.

Monday, April 20, 2015 : One out of four Mumbaikars has not applied for the subsidized LPG cylinder. Sources said that as many as six lakh residents in the city have opted out of the LPG subsidy scheme, the deadline for which expired on March 31.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 : Sitaram Yechury who is all set to take over as the general secretary was seen being congratulated by veteran V S Achutanandan when comrades broke for lunch.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 : Facing a furious backlash against the proposal to seek details of foreign travel and bank accounts of taxpayers in the 14-page new income tax return forms, the government on Saturday, decided to put the new form on hold.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 : Anger flared up against the fragile coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday as a 15-year-old boy was killed when police fired on pro-azadi protesters at Magam in Budgam district

Sunday, April 19, 2015 : As many as 601 farmers have killed themselves in Maharashtra in the three-month span between January and March this year.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 : Rahul Gandhi emerged from his two-month sabbatical with an assurance to farmers that he would wage a fierce battle against the Modi government's land acquisition bill, setting the stage for the farmers' rally on Sunday

Sunday, April 19, 2015 : In a chilling rerun of the Garden Reach shooting of 2012, a sub-inspector of Girish Park police station was shot and injured about an hour-and-a-half after voting ended in one of the most violent elections in Kolkata ever.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 : Jammu & Kashmir's separatist leader Masarat Alam was sent to seven day police custody late on Friday evening, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, strongly condemned Alam's arrest.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 : The 64 classified files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose held by state police's Special Branch would have been in public domain 15 years ago had an effort to get them released proved successful.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 : The CPM leadership came under fire on Friday with many delegates at the 21st party congress pointing to its 'failure to do anything concrete' on the ground to salvage its dwindling political fortunes in recent years.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 : Nearly 30 Members of Parliament, who are staying in Hotel Ashok for the last 8-10 months would now be shifted to either state guest houses or to hotels where charges are less.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 : Mamata Banerjee's party is set for a big comeback in the Kolkata municipal corporation elections. The reason: the opposition has failed to build on the trust deficit the ruling party is suffering post-Saradha scam.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 : Hours before the city goes to polls on Saturday, Mamata Banerjee announced on social media that her government would soon make treatment for cancer, heart ailments and blood disorders free at government hospitals.

Friday, April 17, 2015 : Former chief justice of India and Kerala governor P Sathasivam is likely to be appointed the next chairman of the National Human Rights Commission after incumbent K G Balakrishnan completes his tenure next month.

Friday, April 17, 2015 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi returned on Thursday from a mysterious eight-week break in an undisclosed location that had prompted ridicule and questions from colleagues about his fitness to lead the Congress party back to power.

Friday, April 17, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Thursday said artistic freedom of expression could not be misused to use abusive language against historical figures like Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose.

Friday, April 17, 2015 : In an attack that has rattled Agra's Christian community, miscreants vandalized the popular St Mary's Church in the cantonment area of the city on Thursday, decapitating the statue of Baby Jesus and putting a leash around the neck of Mary.

Friday, April 17, 2015 : Hardline Hurriyat Conference leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Masarat Alam were on Thursday placed under house arrest, a day ahead of their scheduled rally at Tral town in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Friday, April 17, 2015 : With 20,000 complaints a year, Uttar Pradesh tops ‘human rights violations’. Next on the list are Haryana and Delhi which receive 2,000-2,800 complaints a year.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 : Supporters wave Pakistani flags during the rally of chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar on Wednesday.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 : The agreement on sale of uranium had opened up a new era of bilateral cooperation between India and Canada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 : Six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar merged on Wednesday under the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav, a development which comes ahead of Bihar assembly elections and the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 : Following its strategy of naming and shaming large tax defaulters, the Income Tax department on Wednesday came out with a list of 31 defaulters who owe over Rs 1,500 crore to the government.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 : US secretary of state John Kerry has filed a motion in a New York court urging dismissal of a lawsuit seeking designation of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) as a foreign terrorist organization.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 : In a fresh threat to the fragile ecosystem of the Aravalis, the Haryana forest department has reversed its earlier order and asked officials not to designate lands in the range as forests, other than those formally recorded as such.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 : The Gujarat government has written to the Union home ministry to investigate possible violations under FEMA by Setalvad’s NGOs, Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice & Peace.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Netaji's grandnephew, Surya Bose, in Berlin, and promised to examine the request for declassification of all files related to events since his death or disappearance in Taiwan on August 18, 1945.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 : Former chief minister Sheila Dikshit further roiled the succession waters in Congress by saying there were question marks on Rahul Gandhi’s leadership while Sonia had a proven record of reviving the party.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : BJP leader and Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday demanded a strong law for population control and family planning and suggested that voting rights of those flouting the law be revoked.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : The Modi government has sounded the death knell for the deadlocked $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project to acquire 126 fighters, launched by the previous UPA regime in 2007.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : The Centre on Monday joined the long battle for improving the Capital's notoriously bad air quality by getting Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to commit to a three-month action plan in the NCR.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : Unseasonal rain over the past couple of days has left fields full of flattened crops in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and caused large-scale damage to farms in UP and MP, too.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : With the CPM’s West Bengal unit no longer the force it used to be, the Kerala unit will have a crucial say in deciding the party’s new general secretary at the 21st party congress beginning at Vishakapatnam today.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : Maoists struck for fourth time in 72 hours on Tuesday, killing five Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) personnel and injuring seven others at Madaripatelpada village in Dantewada district of the state.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : The government is likely to back net neutrality in India as unfettered internet access is seen to be crucial for spreading digital literacy as well as for giving a fillip to a startup culture.

Monday, April 13, 2015 : Promising a stable business environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wooed German investors saying opportunities in India are "seamless" and huge for a vibrant economic partnership.

Monday, April 13, 2015 : People migrating from their native places cease to residents of that place and they cannot cast vote in elections in that constituency, the Election Commission has told the Supreme Court.

Monday, April 13, 2015 : After PM Narendra Modi's recent visit to France, the controversial and trouble-ridden Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district moved a step forward.

Monday, April 13, 2015 : If an unmarried couple is living together as husband and wife, then they would be presumed to be legally married and the woman would be eligible to inherit the property after death of her partner, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Monday, April 13, 2015 : A day after killing seven STF personnel in an ambush in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the Maoists allegedly set at least 17 vehicles engaged in mining work on fire in Kanker district on Sunday, police said.

Friday, December 04, 2015 : Recently, declassified documents reveal that not only did the Nehru government snoop on Netaji Subhas Bose but also shared confidential information with British intelligence agency MI5.

Friday, December 04, 2015 : The US and Israel, both countries who lost their citizens during the horrific Mumbai attacks of 2008, on Saturday reacted sharply against the release of terror mastermind Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi by a Pakistani court.

Friday, December 04, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi announced his decision to purchase 36 Rafale jets from France in fly-away condition. In the process, India was able to get better terms for the fighters, which has been hanging fire for the past few years.

Friday, December 04, 2015 : Addressing Indian citizens at community reception in France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India has right to demand permanent seat in UN security council.

Friday, December 04, 2015 : Farmers in UP, battling huge crop losses and facing mounting debts, have made an impassioned plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to waive lagaan, a British-era tax which agriculturists in Uttar Pradesh still have to pay.

Friday, December 04, 2015 : The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments have again locked horns, this time over sharing of foreign loans taken when the state was united.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 : India and France on Friday overcame hurdles on Rafale fighter jets and nuclear energy after a summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande in Paris.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 : With 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi finally out of jail, India on Friday responded by registering a strong protest with Islamabad saying Pakistan had a “dual policy’’ on dealing with terrorists.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 : An exhibition to promote trade between India and Pakistan was vandalized, allegedly by Bajrang Dal activists, on GT Road in Kanpur.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 : The father-son duo of Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan on Friday made a high-voltage corruption charge against a former Supreme Court judge and his advocate son while repeatedly pleading with the SC to order registration of an FIR.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 : The Baliyan khap in UP, unanimously passed the verdict banning a man from marrying for two years as punishment for demanding a hefty dowry from a woman's family, and then refusing to marry her when her family could not pay it.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 : Rajasthan is leading in the annulment of child marriages in the country. So far, at least 25 child marriages have been annulled since 2012.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 : BJP has distanced itself from Shiv Sena's privilege motion against novelist Shobhaa De for criticizing the state government's order on mandatory prime-time screening of Marathi films in multiplexes

Sunday, October 04, 2015 : As much as 266 kg gold is missing from the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here, says former chief government auditor Vinod Rai in his audit report submitted to the apex court.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 : Bareilly district administration has threatened a kangaroo court in Hardua Kifayatgunj village of Bareilly in UP with a fine of Rs 4 crore if they dared act on an earlier decision to ostracize a family.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 : CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Thursday accused SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of “betraying” their common causes and described him as a person who is very difficult to remain committed to his stand.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 : Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday clarified there were no plans of setting up exclusive townships for displaced Kashmiri Pandit community in the Valley.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 : For the 2nd year in a row, the income tax department in Gujarat collected much lower taxes than expected. With a shortfall of around Rs 2,000 crore in TDS collections, overall I-T collections fell short by Rs 3,200 crore.

Friday, September 04, 2015 : Going by convention, the government is likely to appoint election commissioner Nasim Zaidi as the next chief election commissioner (CEC) later this month.

Friday, September 04, 2015 : The world is now home to 781 million illiterate adults - with 68% of illiterate adults in India being women. India has failed to reduce its adult illiteracy rate by 50% as planned and since 2000 only managed reducing it by 26%.

Friday, September 04, 2015 : Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu on Friday briefed Union home minister Rajnath Singh about the encounter of 20 people in the Chittoor district, Times Now reported.

Friday, September 04, 2015 : Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the operations of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) would be expanded to compete with global aerospace and defence equipment manufacturing companies.

Friday, September 04, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the trial court's decision to summon former PM Manmohan Singh, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary PC Parakh and three others.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 : In a dramatic climbdown a day after it hinted at extending the ban on slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks to other animals, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday said it did not have any plans to do so.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 : Union minister General V K Singh ran into a fresh row on Tuesday as he was criticized by several political parties for describing the media as 'presstitutes'.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 : The next session of Rajya Sabha will begin on April 23, three days after the second half of the budget session of Lok Sabha commences.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 : Unseasonal rains and hailstorms, that damaged standing Rabi crops in 14 states across the country in past over one month, may lead to 4-5% loss in wheat harvest, amounting to Rs over 7,600 crore.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 : Chief Election Commissioner H S Brahma pleads helplessness in the face of growing money power in elections and claims that the South Indian states are the worst offenders.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 : Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday ordered the constitution of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the death of police constable Dharmendra Chouhan.

Saturday, July 04, 2015 : BJP’s 35th foundation day celebrations on Monday, was marred by allegations by circles sympathetic to L K Advani that the veteran was not invited for the function.

Saturday, July 04, 2015 : Security and intelligence organizations continue to work under the veil of secrecy with minimal scrutiny from Parliament and judiciary.

Saturday, July 04, 2015 : Discharging its annual duty, the Centre has revised the wages under the job guarantee scheme that range from a minimum of Rs two to a maximum of Rs 17 for a day's labour.

Saturday, July 04, 2015 : With India emerging as a top destination for multinational companies and corporate disputes on the rise, foreign law firms requested the Supreme Court on Monday that they should be allowed to operate in the country.

Saturday, July 04, 2015 : Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday began the spadework for restructuring his 23-month-old cabinet. The move is likely to see seven ministers dropped and four vacancies filled up.

Saturday, July 04, 2015 : The Narendra Modi government is readying a Rs 1 lakh crore package for Bihar, the next battleground state which BJP is keen to win in order to regain its momentum after the debacle in Delhi.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 : Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that a huge conspiracy is being hatched to tarnish and defame him and his government by vested interests who do not want the AAP regime to succeed.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 : Wipro chairperson Azim Premji on Sunday caused ripples of surprise when he attended Rashtriya Sewa Sangam, a meeting of NGOs organized by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

Thursday, June 04, 2015 : Activists and lawyers have attacked PM Narendra Modi for his remarks that five-star activists were driving the judiciary, saying the remarks were unacceptable and sought to question the legitimacy of activists.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 : Chief Justice H L Dattu on Sunday said the Nirbhaya gang-rape-cum-murder case pending in the Supreme Court will not get any preferential treatment.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 : India on Sunday evacuated close to 700 nationals from Yemen, taking the number of those rescued from the conflict zone to over 2,300.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 : Amid contradictory voices, the health ministry has said the proposal to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco packets from 40% to 85% of the main display area was based on feasibility study and evidence.

Saturday, April 04, 2015 : PMK leader and BJP ally Anbumani Ramadoss Friday launched a scathing attack on the NDA government for its decision to stay a move to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products.

Saturday, April 04, 2015 : Union food and civil supplies minister Ramvilas Paswan on Friday announced the National Food Security Act (NFSA) would be implemented across the country in next six months.

Saturday, April 04, 2015 : Two days after two BJP MPs kicked up a row saying there was no link between cancer and tobacco consumption, another party MP, Ram Prasad Sarmah from Tezpur, who said tobacco had 'medicinal' values.

Saturday, April 04, 2015 : The ongoing evacuation of Indians from Yemen gained momentum Friday with Saudi authorities finally allowing Air India to land at the partially damaged airport in Sanaa.

Saturday, April 04, 2015 : HRD minister Smriti Irani reported voyeurism to Goa police which filed an FIR on the basis of a CCTV camera footage that had recorded her while she tried out some clothes at the Fabindia outlet in Candolim, in Goaon Friday.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 : Delhi government aims to make private clinics and hospitals in the city accountable by implementing the Clinical Establishments Act, under which the maximum cost of medical procedures would be laid out and services standardized.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 : Differences surfaced in Haryana BJP over the transfer of whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, with cabinet minister Anil Vij saying he stands by Khemka and chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar calling the transfer routine.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 : At least four of the 50 Aam Aadmi Party activists who were arrested and jailed for staging a protest in front of the chief minister’s residence have lost their jobs.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 : An Army soldier and a cop were killed in a firefight with a group of militants at Hardpora in Jammu & Kashmir's Tangmarg area on Thursday.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 : About one-third of all married women in the country tied the knot before they were 18 years old. Among men, this proportion was much smaller at just 6%, according to Census 2011 data.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 : The cash-strapped railways will end up saving Rs 10,000 crore annually if the railway board stops all centralized procurement, says a report by 'Metro man' E Sreedharan.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 : Admiral (retd) L Ramdas, recently sacked by Aam Aadmi Party as its internal Lokpal, has questioned the move claiming that his term was to end in November 2016.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 : Haryana's BJP government on Wednesday transferred whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka to a low profile post just four months after appointing him as state transport commissioner.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 : In a major setback to former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday attached bank deposits and properties worth over Rs 742 crore belonging to the DMK member.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 : The Mamata Banerjee government on Wednesday banned VHP's International working president Praveen Togadia from setting foot in Bengal.

Sunday, January 04, 2015 : The Cabinet on Tuesday cleared re-promulgation of the ordinance on land acquisition, moving in time to ensure that the new law does not lapse in the wake of lack of parliamentary approval.

Sunday, January 04, 2015 : Committee set up by HRD minister Smriti Z Irani to review the working of the University Grants Commission has said that the regulator not only has "failed to fulfill its mandate but also has not been able to deal with emerging diverse complexities."

Sunday, January 04, 2015 : The first batch of Indians left the shores of Yemen on board INS Sumitra, the Indian Navy's off-shore patrolling vessel, on Tuesday night.

Sunday, January 04, 2015 : The Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India report tabled in the state assembly on Tuesday raised several question marks on the much-famed Gujarat Model.

Sunday, January 04, 2015 : AAP removes Yogendra Yadav and Prasant Bhusan from the post of chief spokesperson, both of whom were recently expelled from the national council and other committees after an ugly showdown.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 : Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, the two senior AAP rebel members who have been expelled from the party's national executive, have hinted that they might be floating another political party.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 : The NCP has floated an idea of a new political formation to provide opposition to the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 : India and Japan are setting the stage for reciprocal exchange of shipping information and data in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 : Rahul Gandhi is likely to attend the farmers' rally of Congress at Ramlila Maidan on April 19 to protest the Modi government's land acquisition law.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 : The Jammu & Kashmir government on Monday requested the Army to remain on standby for flood rescue operations as the weatherman predicted rain for six more days.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 : A dalit district judge from Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought justice from the Supreme Court alleging that he had been discriminated and humiliated on the basis of his caste by a sitting high court judge.

Monday, March 30, 2015 : The national executive of Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday reconstituted its own Lokpal panel, replacing the current Lokpal, Admiral L Ramdas, with former IPS officer N Dilip Kumar.

Monday, March 30, 2015 : The ruling BJP has become the largest political party in the world with its enrolment drive in the past five months taking its membership to 8.80 crore.

Monday, March 30, 2015 : The regional convener of AAP Prof Yogendra on Sunday resigned from his post as well as primary membership of the party following removal of senior members from national executive of the party on March 28.

Monday, March 30, 2015 : The Telangana government is considering amending the AP Universities Act, 1991 to clip the powers of the governor with regard to the appointment of vice-chancellors of the state universities.

Monday, March 30, 2015 : Heavy rains pounded several areas of Kashmir damaging many houses and led to closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway

Sunday, March 29, 2015 : India took another step towards putting in place an alternative to the American GPS on Saturday, putting in orbit IRNSS-1D,the fourth of the seven satellites that would form a navigation satellite network.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 : The government on Saturday cleared the DRDO project to build advanced “eyes in the sky” or next-generation AWACS (airborne warning and control systems), which can detect incoming aerial threats.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 : A day after they decided to delink themselves from Congress on the land acquisition agitation, there are indications that JD (U), RJD, SP, INLD and some other parties may be willing to hold negotiations with the government.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 : In the largest ever gold seizure by law enforcement agencies in the country, officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence have seized 87kg gold near Siliguri in West Bengal.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 : Taking a strict view against hate-mongering in the name of religion, the Bombay High Court pointed to his hate speech while denying bail to Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai, arrested for inciting riots in Pune last year.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 : The AAP on Saturday drew flak and ridicule over the internal turmoil from rival parties which asked it to put its house in order and deliver on the promises made to people of Delhi without wasting the opportunity with immature politics.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 : With dissident members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav likely to be ousted from the national executive on Saturday, speculation was rife that a new political outfit may be on the anvil.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 : Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, at a special function at his residence on Friday.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 : Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is likely to tour Punjab villages next week to take stock of crop loss due of unseasonal rains, persisting with the offensive on the farmers’ front with BJP as the target.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 : An immigration assistant at Indira Gandhi International Airport has been suspended after a lady passenger approached the Bureau of Immigration alleging that he had sexually harassed her by posing vulgar questions to her.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 : Centre has turned down West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's plea for CBI probe into nun rape casein the light of the state CID achieving a breakthrough and arresting two key suspects.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 : Defence ministry sources said Manohar Parrikar is slated to symbolically hand over the first Akash – the surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) to the Army in early-April.

Friday, March 27, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take the final call on whether to invite Japan for the top-notch Malabar exercise between India and the US to be held in the Bay of Bengal later this year.

Friday, March 27, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted the Centre to finalize the spectrum auction, which will fetch the exchequer Rs 1.09 lakh crore - Rs 28,000 crore in the next 10 days and remaining Rs 81,000 crore in the coming years.

Friday, March 27, 2015 : The exit of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from AAP seemed imminent with the party's political affairs committee on Thursday accepting their resignation even as the two disputed they had submitted any such letters.

Friday, March 27, 2015 : About 75 people, including the senior superintendent of police of Patna, policemen and ABVP workers were injured in police lathicharge and stone throwing by protestors against "deterioration" in education system in Bihar.

Friday, March 27, 2015 : Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will on Friday inaugurate the new broad gauge line from Lumding to Silchar that will provide better connectivity in the north-eastern region.

Friday, March 27, 2015 : Former law minister H R Bhardwaj stunned Congress circles on Thursday when he attacked Sonia Gandhi for her alleged reluctance to share responsibility for the UPA government's controversial decisions.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 : Rose Valley boss Gautam Kundu was arrested on Wednesday by Enforcement Directorate on charges of money laundering and not providing documents sought by the agency.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 : India on Tuesday joined countries such as Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China in a failed bid to block the United Nations from extending staff benefits to all same-sex couples.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 : Former PM Manmohan Singh on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court and sought quashing of a Delhi court's summons asking him to face trial as an accused in the coal scam.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 : The CAG has blamed Haryana's previous Congress government led by then chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for showing undue favours to Robert Vadra in his multi-million rupee controversial land deal with realty giant DLF.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 : The government is likely to make another effort for a consensus on the land bill with opposition parties and may issue a "re-ordinance", Union minister Birender Singh on Wednesday said.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 : In a relief to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, CBI has once again given a clean chit to him in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The agency has recently filed a closure report before a trial court.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 : With the numbers needed for the passage of the land acquisition bill in Rajya Sabha continuing to be elusive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the options with members of the BJP core group on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 : Recent rains and hailstorm in different parts of the country had damaged Rabi crops in about 181 lakh hectares of land across 13 states during February 28-March 16 with UP and Rajasthan facing the brunt.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 : In a letter to her colleagues in the council of ministers Union minister Maneka Gandhi has proposed a switch to 'gaunyle' - cleaning liquid made from cow urine extracts, arguing that it "environment-friendly".

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 : In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday fortified the right to freedom of speech and liberty by striking down as 'unconstitutional' Section 66A of Information Technology Act.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi will travel to Singapore on March 29 for the funeral of Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister and founding father of the city-state who died on Monday at the age of 91.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 : Leaders of the Hurriyat Conference and other separatist leaders on Tuesday met Pakistan's high commissioner Abdul Basit for the third time in three days here in New Delhi, Times Now reported.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 : Home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday called for a national debate on conversion and the need for an anti-conversion law, highlighting Sangh Parivar’s concern about demographic change.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 : In a landmark judgment, the Bombay high court has paved the way for the state to pay higher compensation to farmers whose land it acquires for public projects.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 : A standoff between the Delhi government and the three municipal corporations of the capital may result in civic services such as garbage disposal being severely hit and lakhs of municipal workers going unpaid.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 : Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has zeroed in on Amaravati as the name of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. The CM will announce the name in a couple of days at an auspicious moment, said sources.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 : Minister of state for external affairs V K Singh on Monday tweeted his "disgust" at being forced to attend the Pakistan Day celebrations at the Pakistan high commission here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 : Giving in to demands for handing over the investigation into the mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi, 35, to the CBI, chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday announced that the central agency would take over the probe.

Monday, March 23, 2015 : J & K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said that a message must go out to Islamabad that attacks like the ones in Samba and Kathua won’t be tolerated in the future.

Monday, March 23, 2015 : Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Sunday took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on the land acquisition bill, saying that the PM was looking at the world through coloured glasses.

Monday, March 23, 2015 : A recently published study conducted by the Centre for Ecological Sciences of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, found that the domestic sector was one of the highest contributing factors to greenhouse gases in seven cities.

Monday, March 23, 2015 : Expressing opposition to the proposed amendments to the anti-dowry Act, Maneka said the legislation was women-friendly and should remain unchanged.

Monday, March 23, 2015 : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday hit out at the Modi government saying both Muslims and Christians were insecure under the BJP-led dispensation.

Monday, March 23, 2015 : A CBI special team from New Delhi is arriving at Ranaghat on Monday to formally take over the probe for the March 14 gang rape of a 71-year-old nun at the Convent of Jesus and Mary.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 : Farmer suicides shot up by over 40% in the last seven months when the impact of these twin calamities kicked in compared to the same span last year, Maharastra government data shows.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 : The Narendra Modi government in its inaugural year has incurred a travel bill of Rs 317 crore, according to the revised budgetary estimates.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 : All sixteen Uttar Pradesh cops, accused of the charges of killing over 40 Muslims in Meerut city of UP, were on Saturday acquitted in the 28-year-old Hashimpura massacre case by a trial court for want of evidence.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 : As many as four Indians are learnt to have died fighting battles in Iraq and Syria alongside Islamic State ever since it captured power in parts of the region.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 : Two terrorists were killed in a protracted firefight after they made an abortive attempt to storm an Army camp at Maheshwar in Jammu & Kashmir's Samba district on Saturday.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 : VHP International working president Praveen Togadia on Saturday warned that beef eaters would have to face the reaction of "Indian culture".

Saturday, March 21, 2015 : The Modi government on Friday unveiled a set of stringent provisions, including a 90% penalty on those who have undisclosed foreign assets and income overseas as it introduced a Bill to deal with black money stashed abroad.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 : Maneka Gandhi made the comments in relation to the 50% budget cut that Integrated Child Development Scheme, has faced in the new Budget and said she would urge the finance minister to restore it.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 : A passenger train, the Janta Express, which travels between Dehradun and Varanasi has derailed near Bachhrawan village Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 34 people and several dozen people were injured.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 : Militants attacked a police station in Kathua district in Jammu region, killing four people in the first major attack since a new coalition government took over power in the state this month.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 : IAS officer D K Ravi’s father-in-law H Hanumantharayappa, on Friday said there might have been a personal angle to Ravi’s suicide, and that, had the family known about this, it could have been addressed.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 : Stung by images that went viral on social media and battered Bihar's image afresh, the government on Friday cancelled Class X state board exams held on March 18 and 19 at four centres.

Friday, March 20, 2015 : Parliament on Thursday saw uproar and acrimony over the mines and minerals bill tabled by the government. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for three short spells because din.

Friday, March 20, 2015 : Former Bihar chief minister and a convict in the multi crore fodder scam Dr. Jagannath Mishra was sent to Birsa Munda central jail on Thursday after he surrendered before the special CBI court.

Friday, March 20, 2015 : The Centre has promised to take all possible steps, including administrative and relief measures to help farmers hit by unseasonal rain and hailstorm.

Friday, March 20, 2015 : Supreme Court on Thursday, agrees to hear a plea for staying all proceedings against a Class XI student for allegedly uploading an objectionable Facebook post against Samajwadi Party strongman Azam Khan.

Friday, March 20, 2015 : Nitin Gadkari on Thursday dared Congress to a public debate on the land acquisition bill, inviting a strong riposte from the principal opposition outfit that it was another BJP ruse to fool the angry farmers.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 : The NDA government on Wednesday termed the CJI-headed collegium system, by which the judiciary selects judges, as completely illegal and said Parliament had made it broad-based and transparent through the NJAC.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 : BJP chief Amit Shah said that his party would not compromise on national interest and could end its alliance with PDP, if Kashmir issue is not solved.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 : Amidst rising public anger over the mysterious death of upright IAS officer DK Ravi, several IAS officers in Karnataka have signed an online petition addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a CBI probe.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 : Controversial VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi on Wednesday sparked another controversy as she alleged that Mahatma Gandhi was a British agent and his contribution towards independence of the country was negligible.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi submitted in the Delhi high court on Wednesday that there is no illegality in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd. by Young Indian Ltd. as per the Companies Act.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 : The Election Commission on Wednesday issued show-cause notices threatening de-recognition of six political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party , for failing to file their expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha polls.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 : With tension gripping Karnataka's capital following the death of IAS officer DK Ravi, social activist and whistleblower Ganesh S Koundiny has claimed that Ravi was planning raids on some big developers to unearth commercial tax evasion.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 : Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has called off the proposed farmers' march from Sewagram to Delhi against the Land Acquisition Bill being brought in by the Modi government.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 : Police in Rampur (UP) have arrested and sent to the district jail a class 11 student of a reputed public school in Bareilly for uploading what they called an 'objectionable' post against Samajwadi Party strongman Azam Khan.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 : A top national school in Delhi, Ryan International, has officially espoused the BJP's membership drive by urging its teachers and students to enroll with the party.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 : The Union Cabinet on Tuesday evening has cleared the Black Money Bill, which aims to strengthen the hands of tax department in dealing with illicit wealth stashed abroad.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 : In a significant re-think AAP’s political affairs committee on Tuesday decided to expand nationally and contest elections wherever the party is organizationally strong.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 : Unrepentant over his sexist remark, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Monday triggered a fresh furore by seeking to run down HRD minister Smriti Irani through comments which were even more controversial.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 : Construction of one kilometer of high speed railway track will cost Rs 100-140 crore and the country will need a total of Rs 80,000 crore to lay the entire high speed train corridor, Lok Sabha was informed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 : Haryana on Monday passed a much more stringent bill banning sale of beef, rigorous imprisonment for selling beef would be five years and the fine of up to Rs 50,000.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 : More than 2.5 lakh blind people in India could regain eyesight if they get a corneal transplant, but more than 22,000 eyes donated last year went waste due to delay or infections.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 : Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday told the assembly that the priest of the church that was demolished in Hisar’s Kaimri village had been luring Hindu youths to his faith by promising to get them brides.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 : Chief minister Mamata Banerjee ran into a wall of protest on NH34 on her way back to Kolkata after meeting the gang-raped nun in Nadia on Monday. She lost her cool and threw a challenge to the CPM and BJP.

Monday, March 16, 2015 : An article in the latest edition of RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' has accused the channel BBC of "double standards" and questioned its intentions behind running the film despite a ban.

Monday, March 16, 2015 : India has an opportunity to emerge as one of the world's most dynamic economies but it needs to implement the planned reforms and open up more fully to the world, IMF chief Christine Lagarde told TOI.

Monday, March 16, 2015 : The Congress may be aggressively protesting against Delhi Police profiling Rahul Gandhi, but the security audit has been in place since 1957 and has included Sonia Gandhi, former prime ministers and Cabinet ministers.

Monday, March 16, 2015 : The mortal remains of Prabha Arun Kumar, 41, the IT consultant who was stabbed to death in Sydney on March 7, was consigned to flames at her birth place, Amtoor village in Dakshina Kannada district on Sunday evening.

Monday, March 16, 2015 : An under-construction church in Kaimri village near here was vandalized by a group and the cross replaced with an idol of Hanuman, triggering tension in the area in Haryana.

Monday, March 16, 2015 : Dropping of Gandhi Jayanti from a list of government-endorsed holidays for commercial and industrial establishments in Goa sparked a nationwide controversy, forcing a reluctant BJP to call it a mistake.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 : A 71-year-old nun of a convent school was gang-raped in Ranaghat town,Nadia, some 80km from Kolkata, early on Saturday. She was injured so badly that she had to undergo a surgery.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 : With the EU turning a cold shoulder to a visit offer by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India will wait for the 28-nation body to take the next step, even as India intensifies its ties with individual European nations.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 : Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Saturday started his 24-hour fast at the state JD (U) headquarters here against the Centre’s land acquisition amendment Bill.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 : Swamy sparked controversy on Saturday by describing mosques and churches as mere buildings for offering prayers. He, on the other hand, described temples as places where Gods live.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 : Delhi Police seeking Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's details about looks and friends is snowballing into a political storm, is set to escalate into a political confrontation when Parliament reopens on Monday.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 : Organizers had to cancel a women's football match as fundamentalists allegedly issued a fatwa to stop a women's football match at Harishchandrapur in Malda, West Bengal on Saturday.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 : The Jammu & Kashmir government on Friday ordered withdrawal of a circular issued a day earlier regarding hoisting of the state flag along with national flag on all official vehicles and government buildings.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 : Indignation, disgust and anger — their tone said it all as women activists decried JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav’s sexist comment on women from southern India in Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 : The Haryana government would table a bill before the state assembly on Monday to make cow slaughter punishable by up to 10-year imprisonment.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 : The Islamabad high court on Friday ordered the release of 2008 Mumbai attack accused and Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, drawing a strong protest from the Indian government.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 : India and Sri Lanka on Friday signed four agreements during Narendra Modi's maiden visit to the country, the first bilateral tour by an Indian premier in 28 years.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 : Delhi Police on Friday registered an FIR against activist Ketan Dixit who screened the banned BBC documentary, India's Daughter, at Ravidas Camp in RK Puram in south Delhi this week.

Friday, March 13, 2015 : Seven years after it was first introduced by the UPA, a bill seeking to raise FDI cap in insurance sector from 26% to 49% was finally approved by Parliament with the consideration of the Upper House.

Friday, March 13, 2015 : Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah and actor Hema Malini. is conspicuously missing from the new list of national executive members of BJP announced by party chief Amit Shah on Thursday.

Friday, March 13, 2015 : Sonia Gandhi on Thursday morning led the Congress party in a solidarity march to the residence of Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in a coal-scam case, to show the party's support for the former prime minister.

Friday, March 13, 2015 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted massive raids at several places in Delhi and couple of locations in Mumbai in corporate espionage case.

Friday, March 13, 2015 : The Trinamool Congress-initiated padyatra from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest against the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill is expected to take place on March 17 or 18. Congress, AAP, JD(U) also to join TMC march,

Thursday, December 03, 2015 : A court in New Delhi has summoned former PM Manmohan Singh over a corruption scandal involving coal mining licences.Mr Singh's Congress party was in charge when most licences were allocated.

Thursday, December 03, 2015 : AAP was stung on Wednesday when an audio tape surfaced in which party chief Arvind Kejriwal is heard encouraging ex AAP MLA Rajesh Garg to get six Congress MLAs to support an AAP government for the second time in Delhi.

Thursday, December 03, 2015 : Congress has agreed to support passage of the insurance bill in Rajya Sabha which seeks to raise the FDI cap from the existing 26 to 49% on Thursday.

Thursday, December 03, 2015 : The Saamna editorial slamming the BJP for sharing power with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir may deepen the BJP-Sena rift, said political analysts.

Thursday, December 03, 2015 : Three persons were killed on the spot and 23 others injured, some of them seriously, when a powerful bomb exploded at Imphal market complex here this evening, official sources said.

Thursday, December 03, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday held six men guilty of the sensational murder of Indian Oil Corporation sales manager S Manjunath in 2005 and awarded life imprisonment to them.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 : A day after Prime Minister warned that any more provocation by the J&K govt could break up the PDP-BJP alliance, the state government on Tuesday vowed not to release any more militants or political prisoners.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 : Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the land acquisition bill after a marathon debate, with the government managing to keep its allies together though it failed to rein in Shiv Sena.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 : Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is likely win the trust vote he is scheduled to seek in the assembly on Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 : Calcutta high court on Tuesday upheld the compensation recommended by West Bengal Human Rights Commission to JU professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, who was arrested in 2012 for forwarding an email joke on the chief minister.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 : The ban on beef infringes on a citizen's fundamental rights, says a PIL filed on Tuesday in the Bombay high court, asserting that the right to eat the meat of one's choice is integral to it.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 : In a major faux pas, Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala walked off the stage when the National Anthem was being played at the swearing-in of a Karnataka High Court judge at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.

Thursday, September 03, 2015 : Accusing AAP's founder leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav of damaging the party, its MP Bhagwant Mann on Sunday demanded their expulsion from AAP.

Thursday, September 03, 2015 : Vinod Mehta, whose irreverent and fearless journalism made him one of India's best known editors, died on Sunday of multi-organ failure after a prolonged illness.

Thursday, September 03, 2015 : As many as 78 people onboard a SpiceJet flight had a close shave on Sunday evening as the plane skidded and overshot the runway by 1 km at the Hubballi airport.

Thursday, September 03, 2015 : A day after Mufti Mohammad Sayeed provoked BJP by releasing hardline separatist Masarat Alam, the saffron party put the J&K chief minister on notice by saying it would not tolerate violations from the common minimum programme.

Thursday, September 03, 2015 : According to the report, released on International Women's Day, not only are women in the capital Delhi still vulnerable and unsafe, even justice for assault survivors is delayed.

Thursday, September 03, 2015 : Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal on Sunday launched the 'Aapki Beti Humari Beti' scheme to tackle the declining child sex ratio in the state.

Monday, August 03, 2015 : Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said the Congress-led UPA lost the 2014 polls owing to a stimulus package announced in 2008-09 to pep up the economy in the wake of the global recession.

Monday, August 03, 2015 : The J&K government on Saturday released leading separatist and president of Muslim League Masrat Alam Bhat who was accused of being the “mastermind” of street violence across the Kashmir valley.

Monday, August 03, 2015 : After Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, AAP Maharashtra leader Mayank Gandhi on Saturday accused a "small group of party decision-makers" of targeting him for "upholding transparency" in the party.

Monday, August 03, 2015 : Delhi may draw favourable comparisons with Beijing with every smog attack, but the Chinese capital has beaten Delhi in addressing air pollution, a Greenpeace analysis released on Saturday said.

Monday, August 03, 2015 : More Indian women are travelling alone now across the country and while they share their travel experiences of conquering all parts of India, they rate Ahmedabad as the safest, followed by Pune.

Monday, August 03, 2015 : Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday asked the Nagaland government to come out with the truth about the lynching of a rape accused in Dimapur, an incident that led to tension in many parts of Assam.

Friday, July 03, 2015 : Curfew has been imposed in Dimapur in Nagaland on Friday after a mob dragged out a rape accused from jail and thrashed him to death.

Friday, July 03, 2015 : Counterfeiters in Kolkata have managed to clone six security features — including micro-printing and the security thread — triggering concern among security agencies and the Reserve Bank of India.

Friday, July 03, 2015 : The Sri Lankan navy is only acting as per law when it fires at Indian fishermen entering Lankan waters and therefore they should keep away, said Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe.

Friday, July 03, 2015 : Trinamool MP Tapas Pal on Friday admitted to taking money from the Rose Valley Group, a Ponzi firm now under CBI scanner, claiming that he was not aware of the firm's money-collecting operations.

Friday, July 03, 2015 : The government's strenuous efforts to keep the controversial documentary on Nirbhaya canned met with stern responses from the BBC and the Editors' Guild that called the ban "unwarranted" and wanted it revoked.

Friday, July 03, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will tour Sri Lanka next week, will lay a wreath at a memorial honouring the IPKF soldiers who died in the country fighting the civil war.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 : The rift in AAP, described by Mayank Gandhi in his blog as "irreconcilable'' and a "trust deficit'', appears to stem from much deeper ideological differences.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took on the opposition over the prospects of defeat of important bills in the Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 : A man, accused of raping a girl, was beaten to death today after being pulled out of a jail by a mob at Dimapur in Nagaland.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 : Congress leader Jairam Ramesh says in an interview to Sagarika Ghose that Rahul is all set to take charge of the Congress in its hour of gravest crisis.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 : To curb the evil practice of sex determination, the Haryana government is planning to bring in a law making registration of pregnancy compulsory within the first three months.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undertake a two-day visit to Colombo tomorrow to set the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 : The CBI has registered a case against former minister in TDP government in Andhra Pradesh - Kothapalli Subbarayudu, in connection with a Rs 5.73 crore fraud case.

Sunday, May 03, 2015 : AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal stamped his dominance over the party on Wednesday when two of his critics, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, were removed from the Political Affairs Committee.

Sunday, May 03, 2015 : The government is contemplating changing the land acquisition bill to restore the provision which would make it mandatory for governments to secure the consent of a specified number of land owners.

Sunday, May 03, 2015 : Less than a week after the Union Budget, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday reduced the repo rate - the rate at which RBI lends to banks - by 25 basis points to 7.5%, citing improved government finances.

Sunday, May 03, 2015 : Members of Parliament expressed outrage in both Houses on Wednesday over the Nirbhaya case convict’s interview, forcing the government to assure that the case would be thoroughly investigated.

Sunday, May 03, 2015 : The swine flu toll in the country climbed to 1,198 on Wednesday as 40 more deaths were reported while the number of cases of the disease has crossed the 22,000- mark.

Sunday, May 03, 2015 : Lok Sabha on Wednesday cleared the contentious coal and insurance reform bills, besides the citizenship bill, setting the stage for confrontation with the opposition in the upper House.

Friday, April 03, 2015 : The Narendra Modi government suffered an embarrassment in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday when non-NDA parties joined hands to force an amendment to the motion of thanks on the President's address.

Friday, April 03, 2015 : In Wednesday's national executive meeting of AAP, the fate of the two dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan is likely to be decided.

Friday, April 03, 2015 : The government and Delhi police have put their might behind stalling British filmmaker Leslee Udwin's disturbing documentary on the mindset that regards women as men's property and rape as 'deserved punishment'.

Friday, April 03, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his disapproval of the remarks made by J & K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, the separatists and the militants.

Friday, April 03, 2015 : The government on Tuesday introduced the insurance reforms bill in Lok Sabha amid protests from the Left bloc and Trinamool Congress, indicating that a joint sitting of Parliament is in the offing to clear the stalemated legislation.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 : The Modi blitzkrieg unleashed by the BJP before the Lok Sabha polls cost the party over Rs 460 crore in publicity with total spending going up to Rs 712 crore.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 : Kejriwal loyalists have called the meeting on March 4 that could end in edging out both Prashant Bhushan and Yadav from the political affairs committee (PAC).

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 : PDP on Monday heaped another embarrassment on ally BJP with some of its legislators condemning the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 : Rahul Gandhi may take over the reins of Congress in April, at a conclave similar to the Jaipur 'chintan baithak' in January 2013 when he was officially named the heir apparent.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 : After the false start last year when India cancelled the foreign secretary-level dialogue with Pakistan, the two countries will seek to make a new beginning in bilateral ties with a meeting between top diplomats on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 : Just released census data shows that there are about 6.6 million more women who are "currently married" than men, indicates that there are a very large number of women in polygamous marriages.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 : Ending 49-days of Governor rule in J&K, veteran PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed takes oath as chief minister of a 25-member cabinet which marked the entry of BJP for the first time in the state government.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 : Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Union home minister Rajnath Singh questioning the grounds for not agreeing to his choice of 1984 batch IAS officer Ramesh Negi for the post of Delhi chief secretary.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 : Arun Singh, India’s envoy to Paris, will take over the ambassadorial assignment in Washington DC, replacing S Jaishankar, who was appointed foreign secretary on January 28.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 : Serious differences have erupted in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the party’s future growth strategy and the functioning of its central leadership headed by Arvind Kejriwal.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 : The government is considering amendments in domestic laws that would criminalize any attempt to bribe foreign public officials and officials of public international organizations,

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 : Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has set up a three-judge committee for a “deeper probe” into the sexual harassment complaint against a sitting judge of Madhya Pradesh high court after receiving a preliminary inquiry report

Saturday, January 03, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Budget "progressive and pragmatic" that will strengthen India's economic capabilities and help fulfil the dreams of the common man.

Saturday, January 03, 2015 : Petrol price was on Saturday hiked by Rs 3.18 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.09, the second increase in rates this month on rising international oil rates.

Saturday, January 03, 2015 : India is expected to spend Rs 2.27 lakh crore ($37 billion) on major subsidies during the fiscal year starting April 1, according to budget proposals presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached out to opponents for support with the promise that his government was ready to drop any provision in the bill which was considered to be anti-farmer.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 : The Indian economy is likely to grow at somewhere between 8.1% and 8.5% next year and "seems poised for propulsion", the government's Economic Survey for 2014-15 released on Friday said.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 : The armed forces have lost 28 aircraft and 14 helicopters in crashes, which killed 42 people, since 2011-12. Of the 28 aircraft crashes, 14 were ageing MiG fighter variants that should have been retired long ago.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 : Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to China in May, a top-level PLA delegation is in India to discuss ways to boost CBMs between the two armies and defuse troop confrontations along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 : In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that if a person with dalit ancestry reconverts to Hinduism, he would get back his caste status and benefit of reservation.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 : Former law minister and Rajya Sabha MP Ashwani Kumar said demands for retirement of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi were "utterly distasteful", arguing that the party needed "collective leadership at this critical juncture".

Friday, February 27, 2015 : Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control, just days before the arrival of foreign secretary S Jaishankar here.

Friday, February 27, 2015 : In a blow to transparency, the PMO has decided to block public access to the wealth declarations made by ministers.

Friday, February 27, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed are to hold their first meeting on Friday to give a final seal to the historic deal between PDP and BJP to form a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Friday, February 27, 2015 : A three-year-old child was allegedly thrown into the Hooghly by his mother in West Bengal on Wednesday night. Police arrested the woman on Thursday morning.

Friday, February 27, 2015 : Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached 29 assets worth Rs 232 crore in the disproportionate assets case against YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy.

Friday, February 27, 2015 : Passenger is king in Prabhu’s comfort zone. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu's maiden budget focuses on improving passenger experience — from quality of bed linen and faster ticketing to food and entertainment.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 : A parliamentary committee has rejected the government's proposal to try juveniles as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 : The NDA appeared split on the land acquisition ordinance on Wednesday, with BJP's major allies Shiv Sena, Akali Dal and Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP declaring their opposition to the move.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 : The Union government on Wednesday declared in the Rajya Sabha that it did not propose to repeal Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu & Kashmir.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 : Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that reach and impact of internet was wider and the level of restriction on this medium should be higher in comparison to print and television.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 : Union health minister JP Nadda on Wednesday sought to allay concerns in Parliament over swine flu deaths saying there was no reason to panic as enough medicines were available.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 : AAP government fulfilled two major promises on Wednesday, halving power tariffs for consumption up to 400 units a month and announcing that 20 kilolitres of water would be supplied free to every household in Delhi.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 : Discrepancies surface in BJP's donation list submitted to Election Commission on December 20, 2014, almost two months after the October 31 deadline.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 : Despite the growing opposition to the proposed amendments to the land acquisition law also from BJP's allies and friends, the government appeared to be virtually decided that there won't be any substantial changes in the bill.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 : The Opposition on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on religious intolerance and mocked his pinstripe suit during a discussion in Lok Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 : US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN security council, the White House has said.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 : The government on Tuesday said Pakistan had violated the border ceasefire as many as 685 times in Jammu and Kashmir from June 2014 to January 2015, leading to the deaths of 16 civilians and eight security personnel.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 : An organization set up by residents of Jind district has decided to adopt two villages from any part of Haryana, which have the worst sex ratio, to develop gender-friendly atmosphere there.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 : Copies of six ordinances promulgated recently on issues such as land acquisition and coal were on Monday laid in the Lok Sabha amid protests.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 : Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia will sit on dharna at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday to protest against the Centre's ordinance on land acquisition with Anna Hazare.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 : The government prepares to push ahead on the land acquisition ordinance despite the opposition digs in to stall the Narendra Modi government's move to make it easier to acquire land in an attempt to boost investment.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 : RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said that the prime motive behind Mother Teresa's service to the destitute was converting them to Christianity at a function in a village in Bharatpur.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 : Cabinet secretary Ajit Seth has convened a meeting with secretaries of sensitive ministries and key economic ministries on Tuesday to discuss how to tighten access control at their offices and secure classified information.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 : Congress heir apparent Rahul Gandhi has taken the permission of his mother, party president Sonia Gandhi, for a break from the political routine for a few weeks to introspect on the party’s future course.

Monday, February 23, 2015 : On the eve of budget session, parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu driving down to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s house to seek the main opposition party’s cooperation.

Monday, February 23, 2015 : A group of farmers who began marching from Palwal, Haryana on Friday will join Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday to demand withdrawal of amendments to the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

Monday, February 23, 2015 : Experts studying the documents thousands of documents seized by the crime branch from corporate spies, said they had come across many papers deemed highly classified. Some of these had not yet reached the Prime Minister’s table or Parliament.

Monday, February 23, 2015 : A Russian-origin Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhughosh suffered some damage when a fishing boat hit its periscope during a special operation off the western coast late on Thursday night.

Monday, February 23, 2015 : On Sunday, Gujarat breached the 3,000-mark in swine flu cases, registering in just 53 days more cases than were recorded (2,884) in a four-year period spanning May 2009 to March 2013.

Monday, February 23, 2015 : Staging a comeback as Bihar chief minister nine months after quitting, JD (U) strongman Nitish Kumar on Sunday retained the 22 ministers who had either resigned from Manjhi’s cabinet or had been sacked.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 : Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday assured Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that she will work towards resolving the Teesta water-sharing issue.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 : Modi stars in Mulayam-Lalu show on Mulayam's grandnephew Taj Pratap on the occasion of his tilak ceremony here, ahead of his marriage with Lalu's daughter Raj Lakshmi.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 : In the first confrontation with the police after the AAP government took over in the capital, two party MLAs and scores of local people allegedly clashed with the cops at Burari police station over kidnapping on Friday night.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 : Three children died as they and their 40-year-old father fell into an open well after the motorcycle on which they were travelling skidded near Kenchappanakere in Yelahanka, north-east Bengaluru, on Saturday.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 : Documents recovered from five executives arrested in the corporate espionage case relate to "national security" and charges under Official Secrets Act might be invoked, police told a trial court on Saturday.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 : Chinese vice-foreign minister Liu Zhenmin on Saturday called in India's ambassador to China, Ashok K Kantha, to lodge a "stern representation" over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 : A day after it was made public that Amartya Sen would quit as Nalanda University chancellor, the Nobel Laureate tells Sagarika Ghose that academic freedom is being threatened in India.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 : Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Govind Pansare (82), who was critically wounded by gunshots this Monday,dies in Mumbai where he was flown for treatment.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 : The crime branch of Delhi police on Friday evening arrested senior executives of India's top private energy companies - Reliance Industries, Essar, Cairns India, ADAG Reliance and Jubilant Energy in the corporate espionage case.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 : The Coast Guard has ordered a board of inquiry (BoI) against its DIG B K Loshali, which is likely to lead to a court martial and dismissal from service, for contradicting the government.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 : Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday assured a gathering of Bangladesh intelligentsia that she would take up all contentious bilateral issues with Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina when she meets her on Saturday.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 : Nitish Kumar will return as the Bihar CM on Sunday to lead what "secular" parties are calling their second assault against BJP after the Delhi assembly election.

Friday, February 20, 2015 : The Delhi police on Thursday arrested five persons on the charge of stealing classified documents of the petroleum ministry and took in for questioning a Reliance Industries and an Essar Group executive and a former journalist.

Friday, February 20, 2015 : Five Bengal Congress leaders asked Sonia to consider aligning with Left parties and also demanded that state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Choudhury be replaced.

Friday, February 20, 2015 : Parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday hinted that while the party could consider PDP's demands on Article 370 given the electoral reality, it would not compromise on AFSPA.

Friday, February 20, 2015 : RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Thursday that many people get the opportunity to hold positions like PM, but only a few like former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri set example by not compromising on ideals and simple lifestyle.

Friday, February 20, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Gujarat Police not to arrest social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband till further orders in a case of alleged misappropriation of donations for benefit of riot victims received by their NGOs.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 : The food ministry is likely to cold shoulder the recommendation of Prime Minister-appointed Shanta Kumar Committee to reduce the food security cover from 67% to 40%.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday, pulled up the Centre for sitting over for months on the recommendation of the Chief Justice of India for appointments in various tribunals.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 : In a rare decision, Chief Justice H L Dattu has assigned the anticipatory bail plea of social activist and Narendra Modi baiter Teesta Setalvad to a new bench even though none of the two judges sought recusal from the hearing.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 : The Supreme Court has ruled that a husband's illicit relationship with another woman may not amount to 'cruelty' towards his wife and count as a ground for abetment to her suicide.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 : PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, on Wednesday met finance minister Arun Jaitley to narrow down differences with BJP over a Common Minimum Programme for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 : Breaking his silence over the rising incidence of attacks on churches and aggressive religious conversions, the Prime Minister said on Tuesday that his government will ensure complete freedom of faith.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 : Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said he is taking legal action against top Congress functionary Digvijaya Singh who accused him of corruption in televised press conference on Monday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 : A power-sharing deal between BJP and PDP could not be signed on Tuesday because of RSS's hardline stand on the status of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 : Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed finance and power departments to immediately send proposals for reduction of electricity tariffs by half.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed serious discomfort on a PIL seeking disqualification of a candidate from contesting elections if a court framed charges against him or her for serious offences.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 : Senior leaders from major political parties and lakhs of supporters gathered at Anjani village in Tasgaon, to pay their last respects to former deputy chief minister R R Patil, a day after he passed away at a Mumbai hospital.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 : The Arvind Kejriwal government ordered a ban on any kind of demolition in Delhi. The decision comes in the backdrop of the recent slum demolitions in Rangpuri Pahari and Wazirpur.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 : A private bus with around 55-60 passengers on board plunged into a gorge from Machaliya Ghat hillock in Dhar district on Monday night, killing at least 10 passengers and injuring 33 others.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 : The Patna high court on Monday directed Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to desist from taking any decision with financial implications and stick to routine work on grounds that his government doesn't have a majority.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 : The Union government on Monday said that it was closely monitoring the surge in swine flu cases in the country after 11 more deaths were reported in Rajasthan, one of the worst-affected states.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 : Resounding victories in the Bongaon Lok Sabha and Krishnagunj assembly bypolls came as a face-saver for Trinamool Congress on Monday, leading chief minister Mamata Banerjee to tweet “it’s a miracle result”

Monday, February 16, 2015 : A three-storey building in Dulhipur village near the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in northern India has collapsed, killing 13 people believed to be from the same family.

Monday, February 16, 2015 : India and Sri Lanka will seek to open a new chapter in ties on Monday with a meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena who has chosen India for his maiden visit abroad as president.

Monday, February 16, 2015 : Taking advantage of BJP's debacle in Delhi polls, the PDP has now issued a fresh 11-point proposal to BJP for government formation in Jammu & Kashmir.

Monday, February 16, 2015 : Former Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Sunday alleged that chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's meeting with the governor as well as the Union home minister signaled that President's rule could be imposed on the state.

Monday, February 16, 2015 : A group of residents from a slum in Shahdara, which was demolished on Saturday, protested outside chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s house in Kaushambi on Sunday afternoon demanding compensation.

Monday, February 16, 2015 : Former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya on Sunday described the Modi government’s land acquisition policy as worse than its predecessor UPA government’s.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 : Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal vows to end Delhi's "VIP culture" as he is sworn in as Delhi's chief minister in front of thousands.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 : The Navy on Saturday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from its latest stealth destroyer INS Kokata, the largest-ever warship built in India till now.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Baramati, hometown of Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar, has led political observers to believe that the NCP is moving closer to the BJP.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 : Government has written to various leading pharmaceutical companies asking them to maintain smooth supply and adequate stocks of antiviral medicine, used in treatment of swine flu or H1N1 influenza A.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 : Stung by her once trusted lieutenant Mukul Roy, Mamata Banerjee on Saturday performed an emergency organisational surgery to stem the mistrust bug spreading fast through her party ranks.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 : The chairman and the vice chairman and MD of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd were arrested by the CBI on Saturday for their alleged involvement in the Rs 357.77 crore fraud pertaining to Canara Bank.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 : Exactly a year after he resigned as chief minister of Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal will take oath to become Delhi's seventh chief minister on Saturday.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 : Social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband told the Supreme Court that Gujarat Police was on a witch hunt against them by leveling ridiculous charges of misappropriation of crores of rupees.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 : Former CAG Vinod Rai in his latest audit report on Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple submitted before the Supreme Court on February 3 said 266kg of gold was pilfered over the years from the temple.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 : The PM asked the Delhi Police commissioner to speedily investigate the recent incidents of vandalism and to ensure that the guilty are brought to book.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 : IAS officers gathered at Tilak Hall on Friday were left in a bit of shock when chief minister Akhilesh Yadav told them that he was in possession of a video which shows a senior bureaucrat accepting bribe.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 : Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said his ministry will set up two new battalions for surrendered militants of Manipur and Assam.

Friday, February 13, 2015 : Special investigation team constituted to probe into the murder of Sunanda Pushkar grilled her husband and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor for five hours.

Friday, February 13, 2015 : BJP is keeping its options open of supporting Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in the trust vote he has to face on February 20.

Friday, February 13, 2015 : Teesta Setalvad and her husband on Thursday moved the Supreme Court and gained a day's reprieve from arrest by Gujarat police in a case of alleged misappropriation of funds.

Friday, February 13, 2015 : BJP and half-a-dozen state parties run the risk of losing their Income Tax exemption for donations received in 2013-14 for late submission of their contribution reports to the Election Commission.

Friday, February 13, 2015 : The CBI is unlikely to file an appeal against BJP president Amit Shah’s discharge in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, top sources in the agency have said.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 : Six rebel Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) MLAs joined BJP in the presence of chief minister Raghubar Das in New Delhi on Wednesday, taking BJP's tally in the 81-member assembly to 43.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 : Former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar paraded 130 MLAs before President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday to underline his claim to form government in the state.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 : Kejriwal and his close aide, Manish Sisodia, raised the issue of full statehood for Delhi at their first meeting with Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 : Patna high court admitted a PIL against the assembly Speaker recognizing Nitish as the JD (U) legislature party leader, saying the recognition would have no legal consequences until the governor decides the issue.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 : Narendra Modi govt on Wednesday told SC not to encroach into executive’s domain and suggested that judiciary would do better by devising ways and means to tackle massive pendency of cases.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 : The Income Tax department has issued notices to the Aam Aadmi Party, Congress and 48 other entities seeking information about the donations made by “non-genuine” companies.

Monday, November 02, 2015 : Aam Admi Party decimates BJP to a single digit party in the 70 member Delhi Assembly election, 2015; Congressscores zero; Results:- AAP 67 BJP 3.

Monday, November 02, 2015 : Far despairing over Delhi poll results, the RSS, or at least a section within it, sees the BJP's debacle as a much-needed jolt for the two men who control the party, says a report from Nagpur.

Monday, November 02, 2015 : Kiran Bedi lost to AAP's S K Bagga by just 2,277 votes in Krishna Nagar constituency what was considered BJP's 'safest seat' in the national capital.

Monday, November 02, 2015 : Nitish plans to parade his MLAs before the President to underline his claim to form government in Bihar on the strength of support of more than 117 MLAs in the state assembly which has currently 233 members.

Monday, November 02, 2015 : Six legislators of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) on Tuesday wrote to the assembly speaker about their decision to join the BJP and contribute to the development of the state.

Monday, November 02, 2015 : Social crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday said the Delhi assembly election result was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's defeat and a reflection of the BJP's loss of credibility.

Friday, October 02, 2015 : India and Pakistan have suspended a bus service linking divided Kashmir, amid a row over alleged drug trafficking.

Friday, October 02, 2015 : BJP on Monday said it will "wait and watch" and decide its strategy on the floor of House when Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi makes the bid to prove his majority.

Friday, October 02, 2015 : Fresh revelations have taken the number of Indians with accounts in HSBC Geneva to 1,195, who together held over Rs 25,000 crore in 2007, prompting the government to say that all names would be verified by tax authorities.

Friday, October 02, 2015 : Expressing concern over growing influence of religion on social issues, the Supreme Court on Monday wondered how long India would remain a secular country but batted for a uniform civil code.

Friday, October 02, 2015 : Although their personal law permits men to have four wives, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Muslim's fundamental right to profess Islam did not include practicing polygamy.

Friday, October 02, 2015 : A day before the counting of votes on Tuesday, BJP's chief ministerial candidate, Kiran Bedi, said she would accept responsibility for the party's win or loss.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 : Nitish Kumar expected to formally stake his claim and parade the MLAs in his support before the governor at 1.30pm on Monday.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 : Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday reiterated his decision not to quit as Bihar chief minister and fight it out on the floor of the assembly.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 : The government is expected to disclose the names of close to 60 Indians and entities as it has recently initiated tax evasion prosecution proceedings against them as reported in the HSBC bank's Geneva branch list.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 : Exit polls may have predicted a clear majority for Aam Aadmi Party but senior BJP members insist the saffron party is forming the government in Delhi with 36-39 seats.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 : Switzerland's drug regulator Swissmedic has said that 45 per cent of illegal medicines confiscated in that country originated from India.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 : Maitree Express which travels between Kolkata and Dhaka was attacked near Iswardihi station in Bangladesh on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 : The Aam Aadmi Party appears set to make a stunning comeback with almost all exit polls giving the 26-month-old party a majority in the bitterly-fought Delhi elections,

Sunday, August 02, 2015 : Delhi voters registered a record turnout of 67.14%, the highest in an assembly poll here so far. In yet another first, over one million more people voted this time than in December 2013.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 : The Centre has reportedly turned down Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s request for Rs 20,000 crore financial assistance for construction of a world-class capital in the residuary state.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 : PDP patron and Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday said that the party will not sell-out to the BJP during negotiations between the two to form a government in Jammu & Kashmir.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 : Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday relected as a Rajya Sabha member from Jammu & Kashmir while PDP bagged two seats and BJP one in the elections to the upper house from the state.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 : Bihar seems headed for a constitutional crisis with a ruling JD(U) legislature party meeting on Saturday electing Nitish Kumar as its new leader in place of chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 : Unidentified men raped and brutalized a 28-year-old mentally-challenged woman before killing her at Bahu Akbarpur in Haryana's Rohtak district on Sunday last.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 : For the huge stakes in Delhi polls, the issue of who wins the battle may be settled by less than a few thousand votes, if the last elections are any indication.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 : Delhi high court, in a tough verdict, enhanced the 'life sentence' of Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal, convicted for killing Nitish Katara, to a total of 30 years in prison.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 : Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Friday called Obama a stooge of the Church and asked the Narendra Modi government to identify and weed out people in the Indian political class suspected to be batting for the Church.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 : The prevalence of HIV among Injection Drug Users in Punjab is as high as 21.10 percent, Navreet Singh Kang, Union additional secretary, ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here on Friday.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Office has refused to disclose records related to Subhas Chandra Bose's death as it rejected the argument that there was a larger public interest involved in making them public.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 : Angry over a series of attacks on churches, members of the Christian community and supporters hosted a protest demonstration at Sacred Heart Cathedral near Connaught Place on Thursday.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down the plea of Mamata Banarjee govt and TMC for court monitoring of the ongoing CBI probe into multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 : A case was registered in Assam on Thursday against five BJP functionaries, including Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, for describing people from the northeast as immigrants in the party's vision document.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 : Within hours of getting bail in the Saradha case, Srinjoy Bose quit Trinamool Congress and announced he was resigning as Rajya Sabha MP as well.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 : The Congress made an impressive recovery in Rajasthan on Thursday by giving a tough fight to the BJP and narrowing the gap in the local bodies elections.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 : Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena will pay a three-day visit to India starting February 15. Sirisena and PM Narendra Modi will seek to repair bilateral ties which were hit under Sirisena's predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Saturday, May 02, 2015 : Union home secretary Anil Goswami resigned on Wednesday, hours after he admitted that he had called up CBI officers to dissuade them from summoning former Union minister Matang Sinh for questioning in the Saradha chit fund scam.

Saturday, May 02, 2015 : Posting pictures and comments on social networking sites which hurt religious sentiments cannot be tolerated and people must be prosecuted under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Saturday, May 02, 2015 : The NDA government on Wednesday announced the much-awaited financial and special development package for Andhra Pradesh as well as a slew of concessions for the industrial sector for both AP and Telangana.

Saturday, May 02, 2015 : On Tuesday , around 250 students of Hilltop Public School, some as young as eight years old, were locked up in a hall for hours and denied water for non-payment of fees in Kozhikode.

Saturday, May 02, 2015 : A day after five opinion polls put AAP in the driver's seat in the Delhi polls, another five opinion polls on Wednesday found BJP edging ahead in the race to the 70-member assembly.

Thursday, April 02, 2015 : In a heated election campaign that's bristling with charges and counter-charges, former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal told TOI on Tuesday that an AAP government in Delhi won't be looking for a confrontation with the Centre.

Thursday, April 02, 2015 : BJP released its vision document for Delhi and immediately courted controversy for referring to people from the Northeast as immigrants and dropping its long-standing demand of full statehood for the capital.

Thursday, April 02, 2015 : Intermittent snowfall continued for the second day in succession on Tuesday in Srinagar and tourist hubs like Gulmarg and Pahalgam recorded over two feet of snow in the past three days.

Thursday, April 02, 2015 : Despite the botched Chhattisgarh sterilization the number of women who underwent sterilization surgery increased by 36% even as male sterilizations dropped to below 25% last year.

Thursday, April 02, 2015 : Till word got out on Monday, the NCR town of Alwar in Rajasthan seemed to be preparing to name a 750m, four-lane flyover after the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, Nathuram Godse.

Thursday, April 02, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over potential misuse of Section 66A of Information Technology Act, saying that the term ‘offensive’ is vague and highly subjective.

Monday, March 02, 2015 : In a significant development, China and Russia on Monday decided to back India for moving a proposal at the United Nations that essentially goes against Pakistan on the issue of terrorism.

Monday, March 02, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Centre and CBSE on a PIL seeking its direction to include moral science as a compulsory subject in the school curriculum.

Monday, March 02, 2015 : The Centre will procure medicines in bulk from public as well as private drug manufacturing firms and rebrand them under 'Jan Aushadhi' to be sold in the retail market at a competitive price.

Monday, March 02, 2015 : The Aam Aadmi Party is likely to emerge as the single largest party in the coming Delhi elections with 35 seats,while BJP and Congress to get 29 and 6 seats, ABP News-Nielsenopinion poll has predicted.

Monday, March 02, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the NDA government to spell out its stand on Aadhaar card and whether it wants to continue with the ambitious programme initiated by its predecessor

Monday, February 02, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China by May 26 this year, that is, before the BJP-led government completes one year in office, minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj here on Sunday.

Monday, February 02, 2015 : Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in constituting a special investigation team (SIT) to probe all cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Monday, February 02, 2015 : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Sunday that since governments work under the public pressure and expectation to perform and deliver within no time, the Ordinances are out of compulsion and not choice.

Monday, February 02, 2015 : After lifting ban on desi mangoes, the European Union (EU) may soon allow import of brinjal, colocasia, bitter gourd and snake gourd from India.

Monday, February 02, 2015 : Maoists are slowly finding a fresh foothold in Telangana thanks to a botched up division of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh state.

Monday, February 02, 2015 : In what would showcase the business-friendly image of the BJP, over 100 corporate honchos joined the party on Sunday in probably the first-of-its-kind en masse recruitment of private executives in a political party.

Friday, January 02, 2015 : Chinese President Xi Jinping has made an exception by agreeing to meet the visiting Indian external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Monday.

Friday, January 02, 2015 : Former union minister Matang Sinh was on Saturday arrested by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupees Saradha scam after he was grilled for over seven hours.

Friday, January 02, 2015 : Stepping up the attack on Aam Aadmi Party , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked Delhi not to repeat its "mistake" of voting for a party that backstabbed and left it in the lurch.

Friday, January 02, 2015 : Over 3,000km away from the grim spectre of sectarian violence and the rise of ISIS in Iraq, two doctor brothers from Baghdad have found refuge in the relatively peaceful western UP city of Aligarh.

Friday, January 02, 2015 : West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee told party leaders at a closed door meeting on Saturday that the Centre was using the CBI to effect a split in her party.

Friday, January 02, 2015 : In eight months of dealing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former foreign secretary, Sujatha Singh said, there was “no indication” that he was not comfortable with her or her work.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 : A senior figure of India's main opposition Congress, Jayanthi Natarajan has quit the party after making allegations against the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 : The Supreme Court on Friday sent a former Kerala MLA and CPM leader to four weeks in jail for abusing high court judges, who had banned holding of meetings on public roads, saying it cannot be ignored.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 : An elderly couple, fed up with their 27-year-old alcoholic son, bludgeoned him to death and chopped the body using a stone-cutter in New Delhi.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 : As many as 23 of AAP, 27 of BJP and 21 of Congress candidates, contesting the Delhi elections, have criminal cases pending against them, according to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Saturday, January 31, 2015 : The CBI has registered five preliminary enquiries to probe alleged irregularities in granting environment clearances and mining rights to five companies when Jayanthi Natarajan was minister and may question her soon.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 : The government on Friday revised upwards the GDP growth for 2013-14 to 6.9% from the previously reported 4.7% due to a change in the base year and a new method of measuring the size of the economy.

Friday, January 30, 2015 : Sujatha Singh was told at least three months ago of the government's intention to replace her with S Jaishankar as foreign secretary.

Friday, January 30, 2015 : In a setback to Karthik Gowda, son of Union law minister D V Sadananda Gowda, the Karnataka HC on Thursday dismissed his criminal petition in a rape and cheating case.

Friday, January 30, 2015 : A man tried to run over the security guard of his residential complex with his a crore Hummer car and then beat up the guard within an inch of his life because he took his time to open the gate.

Friday, January 30, 2015 : Trinamool No. 2 Mukul Roy has said he will go alone to CBI's CGO Complex office in Salt Lake on Friday, unaccompanied by any lawyer.

Friday, January 30, 2015 : Governor Ram Naik has ordered disqualification of two UP MLAs - Bajrang Bahadur Singh of BJP and Uma Shankar Singh of BSP - for taking government contracts even after being elected as legislators in 2012.

Friday, January 30, 2015 : PDP and BJP on Thursday gave hints that they could soon announce the formation of a coalition government in J&K as senior leaders of the two parties held a meeting here.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 : The Allahabad high court's order to commute the death sentence of Nithari serial killings convict Surender Koli to life imprisonment came as a disappointment for the families of the dead children.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 : The Tamil Nadu government is considering its future course of action against C Umashankar who has been challenging the government's decision openly in the media.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 : A day after row erupted over a Republic Day advertisement of I & B Ministry, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded permanent deletion of the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the Constitution.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 : Modi government on late Wednesday evening announced the abrupt curtailment of tenure of foreign secretary Sujatha Singh with immediate effect.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 : The Modi government has asked the Shinzo Abe administration whether it would be interested in the over Rs 50,000 crore project to build six stealth submarines in India.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 : The proposed merger between the JD(U) and RJD in Bihar and among the larger Janata Parivar at the national level is now officially on hold, with a number of differences cropping up between them.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 : National Conference has announced that it would support Congress in getting a joint candidate for the Upper House. Ghulam Nabi Azad would be the candidate for renomination.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 : Government intends to replace all the recently promulgated ordinances with Bills and get them cleared by both Houses of Parliament during the budget session beginning February 23.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 : Just a day after being named on Republic Day for the Yudh Seva Medal, Colonel 'Munna' Rai was killed while leading his troops against heavily-armed militants in Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 : Maharashtra's seven districts that share border with the newly bifurcated southern states have been put on high alert in view of the swine flu outbreak in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 : Just two days after the Indian government signed an MOU with the United States Trade and Development Agency, the US Indian Business Council has initiated the preparation of making a blue print to develop Ajmer as a smart city.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 : Railways have demanded Rs 20,000 crore for elimination of all level crossings across the country, which have emerged as "death traps".

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 : President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid rich tributes to legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, who died in Pune, describing him as a genius who brought smiles with his wit and humour.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 : The US and India pledged to step up their economic engagement with President Barack Obama promising finance facilities worth $4 billion and a new Indian Diaspora Initiative meant to help Indian-Americans fund local businesses.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 : China today said the visit by US President Barack Obama to India will have little impact on bilateral ties, asserting that New Delhi also needs Beijing as a "crucial" partner.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 : Twelve members of a family, including four children, were killed and three others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Dhuri-Sirsa passenger train at Sarsod village of Hisar on Monday amid dense fog.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 : The display of portrait of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in the tableaux during the Republic Day parade here has stirred up a controversy, with Congress demanding action against the state government by the Centre.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 : The government on Monday appointed special director with Intelligence Bureau, Divya Prakash Sinha, as secretary (security) in the Cabinet secretariat.

Monday, January 26, 2015 : India and the US announce a breakthrough on a deal for supplying civilian nuclear technology, on the first day of President Barack Obama's visit.

Monday, January 26, 2015 : India and the US on Sunday decided to kick off joint manufacturing of four relatively modest military products and explore the development of two more high-end technologies.

Monday, January 26, 2015 : India and the US on Sunday released a Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions in a move unlikely to go unnoticed in Beijing.

Monday, January 26, 2015 : Election Commission on Sunday honoured the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Naxal-hit Gadchiroli for his comprehensive security arrangements during Maharashtra assembly polls last year.

Monday, January 26, 2015 : L K Advani, Parkash Singh Badal, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan have been awarded the Padma Vibhushan,

Monday, January 26, 2015 : Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman's condition worsened on Sunday following which he has been put on ventilator support.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 : US President Barack Obama will miss his date with the Taj Mahal as he called off his Agra visit scheduled for Tuesday to be able to travel to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences on the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 : Hours ahead of US President Barack Obama's arrival here, India and the US seemed to be on the verge of a breakthrough in their negotiations to break the deadlock in operationalizing the civil nuclear agreement.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 : Organizations from across the world have signed a global petition supporting India’s patent law and urging India to stand strong in the face of “US bullying”.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 : Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi announced a cash incentive to below poverty lines (BPL) mothers who give birth to girl child on Saturday.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 : The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government of preparing to kill the soul and spirit of the food security act by reducing the number of beneficiaries, terming the plan as anti-poor.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 : People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Saturday confirmed his party was in talks with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for government formation in Jammu & Kashmir.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 : On the eve of his second visit to India, US President Barack Obama sent out a tough message to Pakistan, saying safe havens of terrorism within that country are “not acceptable”.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 : AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has stirred a hornet's nest by asking people in the countryside to produce more children to keep the state ever young.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 : The railways have roped in former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai as an advisor to suggest measures to bring in transparency and improve efficiency in the functioning of the national transporter.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 : Central Delhi is under hawk-eye surveillance, thousands of CCTV cameras scanning every inch of ground around Rajpath and adjoining areas ahead of Republic Day.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 : Four gruesome murders spanning 15 hours and committed at two spots 12 km apart, of two young women and two children, and a suspected suicide by a realtor left Kolkata city horrified on Thursday.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 : Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has once again kicked up a storm by holding that some former Prime Ministers "compromised" the country's "deep assets; Congress demands proof or an unconditional apology.

Friday, January 23, 2015 : With the apex court ruling that BCCI members who have commercial interest cannot contest the ensuing elections in the cricket body till the time they continue to have such interests, Srinivasan has reached a dead end.

Friday, January 23, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the blight of India's dwindling number of girls on Thursday, launching a campaign to address the problem the United Nations has said amounts to a national emergency.

Friday, January 23, 2015 : No meeting has been scheduled between Congress President Sonia Gandhi and US President Barack Obama, a possible departure from the routine of visiting leaders calling on her even when she held no official position.

Friday, January 23, 2015 : In another sign of growing bonhomie President Barack Obama will join PM Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address to the people of India on January 27.

Friday, January 23, 2015 : The government may negotiate prices of patented medicines with their manufacturers before allowing pharmaceutical companies to launch them in India.

Friday, January 23, 2015 : PM panel strongly defended its recommendation to scale down the coverage under the National Food Security Act from 67% to 40% claiming the scheme was actually a "vote security act" by the UPA government.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 : The Delhi Police is in the process of questioning eight more people who had either spoken to Sunanda Pushkar or Shashi Tharoor on January 16 and 17 which may shed some light on the mystery of her death.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 : The latest census data on the population of religious groups, set to be released shortly, shows Muslim community's share of total population rising from 13.4% to 14.2% over the 10-year period.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 : The government should reduce coverage under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) to 40% of the population from 67%, a panel appointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommended.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 : Freezing winter conditions kept the north India firmly under the grip of the cold with fog also affecting normal life across the region.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 : A group of 5-6 Lashkar-e-Taiba militants that crossed over from Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district last week has emerged as a major worry for the security agencies ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 : India and Russia have decided to fast-track joint military programmes, including the proposed joint development and production of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) project,

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 : Tax evasion could soon become a prosecutable offence inviting jail term for offenders as the Supreme Court appointed special investigation team on black money has suggested this to the government and sought a decision by March 31.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 : Congress MP Shashi Tharoor will be questioned again in the Sunanda Pushkar case by early next week. In the second round, Delhi Police will focus on the IPL angle and the related conspiracy theories.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 : The 3D holographic campaign, a novelty in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and a critical component of Narendra Modi's hi-tech campaign enabling him to address more than 700 virtual rallies, cost BJP over Rs 60 crore.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 : According to UNICEF, every year 1 million children under five die due to malnutrition related causes in India.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 : A ban on Indian mango imports into the European Union is to be lifted, clearing the way for them to return to the UK and other member states.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 : A British jihadist who spent six months in Syria and faked his death in an attempt to return to the UK undetected has admitted four terrorism offences.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 : As the budget session approaches, the Narendra Modi government's main concern is to replace the ordinances with bills and ensure their passage in Parliament.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 : BJP chief Amit Shah at a late-night press conference on Monday named former IPS officer KiranBedi as the party's chief ministerial candidate.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 : A year and two days after his wife's mysterious death at south Delhi's Leela hotel, Delhi Police on Monday evening finally questioned former Union minister Shashi Tharoor on what has since been declared a case of murder.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 : The information and broadcasting ministry on Monday announced the appointment of Bollywood producer Pahlaj Nihalani as CBFC chief to replace Leela Samson who resigned accusing govt of interference.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 : People's Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Sunday to end deadlock over government formation in Jammu & Kashmir.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 : The National Human Rights Commission has asked the government to make a presentation before it on the gravity of problem in 14,132 habitations in 19 states, where drinking water has shown traces of fluorides above permissible levels.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 : Senior lawyer and Congress leader Kapil Sibal’s taking up of Mamata Banerjee government’s brief has left West Bengal state Congress leaders fuming.

Monday, January 19, 2015 : Information and broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said his government was not in favour of a cap on advertising for TV or print media.

Monday, January 19, 2015 : PDP is believed to have sought assurances from BJP on certain key issues before forming an alliance for a government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Monday, January 19, 2015 : Security forces shot dead two top Pakistani terrorists on Sunday during an encounter at Saidpura village near Sopore in Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

Monday, January 19, 2015 : CIC has issued another notice to Sonia Gandhi asking her to explain why her party has not complied with the directives of a panel about responding to RTI queries and not replying to an RTI plea filed last year.

Monday, January 19, 2015 : Three persons were killed, with two being roasted alive, and more than 20 houses of a particular community were set ablaze during a clash at Bhelwara Roopnath near Azizpur chowk under Saraiya police station of Muzaffarpur district on Sunday.

Monday, January 19, 2015 : FM Sushma Swaraj on Sunday held a meeting with her visiting counterpart Mangala Samaraweera who said his first overseas trip as minister to India for the dialogue indicated the priority the new Lankan government attached to relations with India.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 : The BJP government at the Centre may not mind controversial film "MSG: The Messenger of God" being released, but its own coalition government in Punjab has banned its screening fearing violence.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 : CPM on Saturday said decrease in petrol and diesel prices is a sham since it is not commensurate with the 55% reduction in global crude prices.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 : CBI on Saturday nabbed Shib Narayan Das, director of Silicon Projects, who had allegedly helped set up Saradha boss Sudipta Sen’s Ponzi business.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 : India has politely turned down a suggestion by Barack Obama's security teams that a 5-km no-fly zone be imposed around the majestic Rajpath during the Republic Day parade.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 : Keen to extend the reach and impact of radio in border areas, the government has approved 18 new FM radio channels for the eight north-eastern states and 15 new FM channels for Jammu & Kashmir.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 : Railway finances are in deep trouble, according to railway minister Suresh Prabhu who observed on Sunday that the government behemoth has been caught in a vicious circle of poor investments compromising its services.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 : In a day of dramatic developments, the Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit citing bureaucratic inference, coercion and corruption triggering a series of resignations of board members.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 : India and the EU again sparred over the issue of Italian marines accused of killing two Kerala fishermen with the European Parliament adopting a resolution which described the detention of the marines as a serious breach of human rights.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 : A fresh opinion poll has predicted a hung assembly in Delhi with BJP finishing with 34 seats and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stuck at 28 seats, the same as last time.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday vowed to push through change at a fast pace but said subsidies should be continued to protect the interests of the poor.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 : A finance executive from Borivli recently received text alerts from her bank about a total of Rs 50,000 being debited from her savings account, though she made no such withdrawals.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 : The total official tally of swine flu cases in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, including 12 fresh incidents on Friday, currently stands at 111.

Friday, January 16, 2015 : President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Hari Shankar Brahma as the new chief election commissioner in keeping with the convention of the senior-most election commissioner succeeding an outgoing CEC.

Friday, January 16, 2015 : Shashi Tharoor, smarting under the fresh twist given to investigations into the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, came down heavily on the media on Thursday, accusing it of being voyeuristic, sensational and irresponsible.

Friday, January 16, 2015 : Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government is set to prematurely retire officials of doubtful integrity and competency, particularly those who have completed 30 years in service or are in the 50–55 age bracket.

Friday, January 16, 2015 : Forgotten by most and out in the cold, quite literally, 25 people have died of chill this winter in the Muzaffarnagar camps that continue to house a little over 3,500 riot refugees.

Friday, January 16, 2015 : Pakistan’s announcement on Thursday to proscribe Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Haqqani network along with 10 other terror groups is being taken with a pinch of salt in India.

Friday, January 16, 2015 : In what is seen as a subtle dig at Kiran Bedi for joining BJP, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he had also tried to convince her to take a plunge into politics.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 : Claiming that AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal is not a resident of Delhi, NGO Maulik Bharat Trust has challenged his application for a change of address ahead of assembly elections.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 : The NDA government on Wednesday assured the Supreme Court that the Ganga would be cleaned during this term of the government itself saying that it has set a deadline of 2018 to complete the ambitious project.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 : Unnao administration was grappling with an emergency-like situation after recovery of nearly 100 bodies floating in the Ganga,about half a dozen bodies were found on the banks of river Betwa on Wednesday.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 : Ekbalpore police in Kolkata have arrested two persons for allegedly trying to sell a 25-year-old homemaker hailing from Mominpore in Bihar's Bodh Gaya for Rs 10,000.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 : The Odisha government is considering moving the Supreme Court (SC) against the mining ordinance as it feels that certain provisions in it violate the spirit of the apex court's judgments regarding 2G spectrum sale and coal block allotment

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 : Goa’s BJP chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday tried to defend his ministerial colleague Ramesh Tawadkar, who triggered widespread outrage by calling homosexuality a problem that needed treatment.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 : BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who stirred a controversy by asking Hindu women to produce at least four children, remained defiant on Tuesday despite the party issuing him a show-cause notice,

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 : Domestic airfares — which have been defying gravity since mid-November when the troubled SpiceJet cut over 100 daily flights — have finally started dropping.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 : Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for betraying his "true colours and intentions", questioning why was he silent on repeated provocative statements by BJP leaders

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 : Former railway minister and ruling Trinamool functionary Mukul Roy has started spilling the beans even before the CBI questioning, possibly on Thursday, in the Saradha probe.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 : An angry Bombay high court on Monday pulled up the state after hearing how a 68-year-old woman died of neglect despite owning property estimated at Rs 30 crore off Yari Road in Versova.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 : Admissions to post-graduate medical courses can be done only on the basis of merit of students appearing in the entrance examination, the Supreme Court said on Monday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 : BJP on Monday issued a show-cause notice to its MP Sakshi Maharaj and has asked for a reply in 10 days over his "Hindus should have four kids" remark.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 : West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced the resignation of Jadavpur University vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti on Monday, triggering celebrations in the campus.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 : India and US are likely to sign their new 10-year defence framework agreement during the visit to the country of President Barack Obama later this month, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 : Central Board of Film Certification on Monday refused to give a clearance certificate to the Sirsa-based godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's controversial movie, four days before it was scheduled to be released in the country.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 : Unearthing a major bribery scandal in the IT department's investigation wing, CBI arrested a joint commissioner, two CAs and a businessman while another IRS officer and several middlemen were being questioned.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 : India and the US have reaffirmed commitment to the long-pending Bilateral Investment Treaty with PM NarendraModi on Sunday conveying to visiting secretary of state John Kerry that New Delhi was prepared to hold early talks for the same.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 : The Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland scam probe has spread to the US with Enforcement Directorate suspecting that a company based in America was used for money laundering.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 : Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor arrived in Delhi on Sunday noon, indicating that he may join the police investigation into his wife's murder sometime this week.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 : Gearing up for the Bihar assembly elections due in 2015, the BJP on Sunday set an ambitious target of winning 185 seats in the high-priority state, where it had won 31 out of 40 seats in the last Lok Sabha polls.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 : UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon arrived here early on Sunday morning and later in the day attended the inaugural session of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar.

Sunday, November 01, 2015 : Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Kejriwal, he largely focused on issues concerning the people living in slums and unauthorized colonies, which are considered to be Aam Aadmi Party stronghold.

Sunday, November 01, 2015 : After registering an FIR in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case, Delhi Police has sent her viscera samples to a forensic laboratory in London for identifying the poison administered to her.

Sunday, November 01, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi Saturday sought support from Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay to counter violence perpetrated in Assam by Bodo rebels.

Sunday, November 01, 2015 : A Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen operative from whose house police recovered 39 bombs after the October 2, 2014 Burdwan blast was on Saturday arrested by NIA from Sahebganj in Jharkhand.

Sunday, November 01, 2015 : The Supreme Court has ruled that there could be no quota for SC and ST employees for top posts in public sector banks but reservation for them was permissible in posts from scale-I till scale-VI.

Sunday, November 01, 2015 : Claiming that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose did not die in a plane crash in 1945 but was killed at the instance of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, Subramanian Swamy demanded declassification of secret files on the leader.

Thursday, October 01, 2015 : PM Narendra Modi got a glittering certificate on Friday from Chief Justice of India HL Dattu who described him as a good leader, a good human being and a man with foresight.

Thursday, October 01, 2015 : Even as Jammu and Kashmir came under Governor's rule, BJP on Friday said that the party was in talks with both PDP and NC as it would like to form the government in the state.

Thursday, October 01, 2015 : Two surgeons conducted sterilization operations on 43 women under a torchlight at a government health centre at Pathalgadda block in Chatra district, 150km from Ranchi, late on Thursday.

Thursday, October 01, 2015 : On Friday, DMK leader M Karunanidhi made history by being elected as DMK president for the 11th time in a row, amidst growing clamour to hand over the reins to his younger son M K Stalin.

Thursday, October 01, 2015 : Enforcement Directorate has registered 17 fresh criminal cases against firms from various parts of the country in connection with coal blocks allocation scam.

Thursday, October 01, 2015 : India and the US are all set to ink their new 10-year defence framework pact when President Barack Obama comes visiting as the chief guest of the Republic Day parade.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 : The law ministry has called a high-level advisory council meeting on January 21 to be attended by the law commission chairman Justice A P Shah, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju and the Supreme Court secretary general.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 : In a new twist in the Sunanda Pushkar case, Shashi Tharoor's domestic help Narain has reportedly told cops that one Sunil sahab was with Sunanda at Hotel Leela Palace two days before her death.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 : Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mani ShankarAiyar called the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as an "obvious backlash" to the war on terror.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 : The government has refused to declassify at least 87 top secret files containing information about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, as that could be a problem for India's relations with other countries.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 : A bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice A K Sikri admitted on Thursday that the court had been very lenient to the pleas of the wives to put the husbands to discomfiture.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 : Sources said parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu expressed the view that waiting for Parliament to meet might be a better option than promulgating ordinances.

Saturday, August 01, 2015 : Delhi Police wants Shashi Tharoor to join the investigation at the earliest; the MP and six others were served notices under CrPC 160 to this effect, sources say.

Saturday, August 01, 2015 : Divergent regional aspirations reflected in the fractured mandate in Jammu & Kashmir has delayed government formation in the state over two weeks after poll results were announced.

Saturday, August 01, 2015 : The 5-day strike was called by the five major unions, to protest against coal mines ordinance to allow private companies and disinvestment in Coal India, ends as govt agrees to grievance panel.

Saturday, August 01, 2015 : Arun Jaitley and Mamata Banerjee have assured each other, and the industry captains present for the Bengal Global Business Summit, that they would set aside political differences to achieve economic growth.

Saturday, August 01, 2015 : NHRC has issued notices to the department of pharmaceuticals, ministry of chemicals and fertilizers and the NPPA in the alleged withdrawal of an order which may lead to arbitrary hike in the prices of 108 drugs.

Saturday, August 01, 2015 : Sixteen people died and 30 suffered injuries as an APSRTC bus plunged into a valley at Adadakulapalli village on Penukonda-Madakasira road in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 : Almost a year after the wife of Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar, was found dead at Delhi's Leela Hotel, police gave a sinister twist to the case on Tuesday by claiming that she was murdered.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 : A day before the Pravasi Bharatiya meet, the President is said to have cleared an ordinance amending the Indian Citizenship Act to merge the Person of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizenship of India schemes.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 : Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday asked people to be ready for a major agitation if Jammu & Kashmir is handed over to fascists.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 : The Patna high court on Tuesday set aside the Bihar legislative assembly Speaker's order that disqualified four rebel JD(U) MLAs on November 1 last year.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 : In a historic verdict, the Punjab and Haryana high court has allowed jail inmates to have sex with their partners as long as they are married and want to have a child.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 : Mother of Debasish Acharya, who has been arrested for slapping MP Abhishek Banerjee at a public rally, claimed that her son was suffering from depression and was under treatment.

Monday, June 01, 2015 : The political slugfest over sinking of Pakistani terror boat in Arabian Sea continued on Monday with the BJP questioning Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's silence on the issue.

Monday, June 01, 2015 : The law ministry has started consultation process for the selection of two eminent people, likely to be jurists, for the National Judicial Appointments Commission.

Monday, June 01, 2015 : After a nearly two-week stalemate in J&K, BJP on Monday said the PDP has shown some initiative in joining hands with it and hinted that certain controversial issues could be set aside.

Monday, June 01, 2015 : The Cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance for auction of iron ore and other minerals, adding to the growing list of such moves aimed at speeding up economic activity.

Monday, June 01, 2015 : A Border Security Force jawan was killed in cross-border firing after a brief lull along India-Pakistan border in Jammu & Kashmir's Samba on Monday.

Monday, June 01, 2015 : Debashis Acharya, who slapped Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday, has been charged with attempted murder and other non-bailable sections as he lies in hospital with critical injuries.

Friday, May 01, 2015 : Indians had mastered aviation thousands of years before the Wright brothers, claimed a controversial paper presented at the 102nd Indian Science Congress here on Sunday.

Friday, May 01, 2015 : The BJP slammed the Congress for questioning the defence ministry’s version of sinking of Pakistani “terror” boat in the Arabian Sea on New Year’s Day.

Friday, May 01, 2015 : Three days after a suspected Pakistani terror boat sank after being intercepted off Porbandar coast, Pakistan reportedly apprehended two Indian fishing vessels with 12 fishermen on board.

Friday, May 01, 2015 : The newly-elected MLAs of PDP have voiced apprehensions about the party's future in the Valley if it was to enter into an alliance with BJP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Friday, May 01, 2015 : Trinamool Congress is exploring all options including moving the Supreme Court against the alleged misuse of CBI by the Centre in the Saradha Chit Fund scam.

Friday, May 01, 2015 : Elections to the Delhi assembly are likely to be held around mid-February, setting the stage for a three-way contest between BJP, AamAdmi Party and Congress.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 : Electronic chatter shows that two Pakistani fishing boats, one of which sank after being intercepted by the Coast Guard in the Arabian sea, were in frequent touch with Pakistan army a contact.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 : Airports across the country were put on high alert after a hijack threat was made by an anonymous caller to the Air India office in Kolkata on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 : A BJP delegation has petitioned the district magistrate, saying the dome atop the new nagar palika office at Jhalu town of Bijnor district should be dismantled as it represents an Islamic symbol.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 : A woman was killed in cross-border firing along the India-Pakistan border near Jammu on Saturday. She was killed while her 10-year-old son was wounded when a mortar hit their house at Mangu Chak in Samba

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 : The Rajasthan government has taken possession of around 360 hectare land in Bikaner’s Kolayat region after cancelling mutations (transfer of ownership).

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 : Former chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday declared the process of merger of JD (U) and RJD in Bihar was in final stage.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 : Swine flu is rearing its ugly head again in Rajasthan, In the past two days, two persons died and three persons tested positive for the H1N1 influenza.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 : Haryana government has withdrawn its appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Punjab and Haryana high court order of cancelling allotment of 350 acres of Gurgaon land to real estate major DLF.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 : Coast Guard patrol vessels intercepted a suspicious Pakistani fishing boat in the Arabian Sea in the early hours of January 1, intruder boat blows itself up.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 : Andhra Pradesh government has decided to build a temporary capital at Mangalagiri by July this year so that it could shift major departments until the construction of new capital is completed.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 : Pakistan Rangers on Friday night again violated the ceasefire with heavy firing along the international border in Samba and Kathua sectors, a strong retaliation from the BSF which killed two Rangers.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 : Left parties will hold a countrywide protest against US President Barack Obama’s participation as chief guest at Republic Day celebrations in Delhi.

Sunday, February 01, 2015 : The government on Thursday replaced the 65-year-old Planning Commission with a NITI Aayog or National Institution for Transforming India, marking a major shift in policy- making by involving states.

Sunday, February 01, 2015 : In a significant development, senior Hurriyat functionary Abdul Gani Bhat met PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at his residence late on Wednesday evening.

Sunday, February 01, 2015 : A video of police mock drill showing dummy militants shouting pro-Islamic slogan emerged today in Gujarat, a day after controversy erupted in a similar exercise in Surat.

Sunday, February 01, 2015 : India’s white marvel, the Taj Mahal, is slowly turning brownish-yellow because of air pollution, says an Indo-US study which also identifies the pollutants responsible for the effect.

Sunday, February 01, 2015 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley met President Pranab Mukherjee to brief him on details of the ordinance to ease provisions of the land acquisition law before Mukherjee signed his approval.

Sunday, February 01, 2015 : Australia has informed Indian authorities that it will soon return a Kushan Buddha statue, dating back to second century BC, realizing that it had been stolen from an archaeological site in India.

Thursday, January 01, 2015 : As 2014 drew to an end on Wednesday, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said the uncertainty about the fate of 39 Indians in Iraq continued to weigh deeply on the government.

Thursday, January 01, 2015 : Supreme Court collegium system of appointing judges for the apex and high courts gets a burial with President Pranab Mukherjee giving assent to the judicial appointments commission bill on Wednesday.

Thursday, January 01, 2015 : Four Pakistani rangers were killed in BSF's strong retaliaton after a jawan of the force lost his life in heavy firing from the other side on a patrol today along the border in J&K's Samba district.

Thursday, January 01, 2015 : PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti met J&K governor NN Vohra and dropped hints that her party is not averse to joining hands with BJP as she invoked Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Thursday, January 01, 2015 : In yet another standoff between the TMC and Centre over Saradha scam, Trinamool MP Idris Ali has warned Centre of dire consequences if chief minister Mamata Banerjee is arrested, quotes Times Now.

Thursday, January 01, 2015 : Countering saffron protests over 'PK' with a decisive endorsement of the film, CM Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday announced entertainment tax waiver for the Aamir Khan-starrer across Uttar Pradesh.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 : An army jawan sustained critical injuries when he inadvertently stepped on a landmine along the Line of Control (LoC) in the border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 : After a running feud with the Centre, Uttarakhand governor Dr Aziz Qureshi was on Tuesday shunted out and appointed Mizoram governor.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 : Swine flu has taken epidemic proportion with detection of 10 cases of Swine Flu have been reported in Andhra Pradesh and 72 in Telangana have been confirmed.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 : Education minister Ram Bilas Sharma made the announcement on Monday that Gita would be taught in Haryana schools from the next academic session from class V to XII

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 : Muslim intellectuals, ulemas and political leaders have urged the minority community to extend support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his government's policy push for development of the country.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 : Congress, Left and AAP have slammed the discharge of Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin encounter case, raising even question marks over CBI.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 : The cold wave continued unabated in north India claiming five more lives in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 145 so far.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 : The Union Cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance to amend the contentious land acquisition act and ease restrictions in infrastructure projects that holding up the economy's growth potential.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 : Leaders of the Dhangars said that if the UP government continued to neglect them, and if no certificate was granted to them in a month’s time, showing them as SC, they would embrace Christianity.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 : On Monday, finance minister Arun Jaitley said the Reserve Bank of India's insistence on keeping high interest rates as the "singular factor" responsible for the slowdown in the manufacturing sector.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 : India sees red as Pakistani court suspendsLaskhar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist and key 26/11 handler Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's detention under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 : Union Cabinet on Monday amended the existing guidelines for regularization of unauthorized colonies which would give legal status to at least 1,939 such colonies where an estimated 60 lakh people live.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 : Justice Sushanta Chatterjee commission has called the July 21, 1993, police firing which killed 12 men in a protest rally led by Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, unjustified, unconstitutional and without provocation.

Monday, December 29, 2014 : One woman died of wounds in an IED explosion on the busy Church Street in the heart of Bengaluru and three others were injured, triggering a red alert in the IT capital of the country on Sunday.

Monday, December 29, 2014 : The PDP and BJP are close to an agreement to govern Jammu and Kashmir in coalition with PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as chief minister, PDP sources said on Sunday.

Monday, December 29, 2014 : The unified command in Assam led by the Army will soon extend its operation in search of NDFB(Songbijit) militants to West Bengal in the west and Arunachal Pradesh in the east.

Monday, December 29, 2014 : Night temperatures fell precipitously in the NCR on Sunday, with Gurgaon almost touching freezing point to 0.4 degrees Celsius and Delhi recording its second lowest at 2.6 degrees.

Monday, December 29, 2014 : Governor Syed Ahmed on Sunday administered oath of office and secrecy to BJP's Raghubar Das as tenth chief minister of state.PM misses ceremony due to bad weather.

Monday, December 29, 2014 : A probe by two senior officers of the Haryana government has found that Robert Vadra's company Skylight Hospitality owned land way beyond the prescribed limit in the state.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 : Almost all of the most polluted cities in India are located in the north with UP, Punjab and Rajasthan dominating the list, according to a WHO report on the most polluted cities in the world.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 : The Bombay high court has ruled that every breach of promise to marry is not rape and pre-marital sex between couples is no longer shocking in India's big cities.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 : Bihar assembly speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary on Saturday terminated the membership of four more ruling JD (U) MLAs and also disqualified them from availing any privilege and facility as former MLA.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 : Strongly advocating the passage of an anti-conversion bill in India to stop forced religious conversions, Rajnath Singh called on Saturday all political parties to consider this move seriously.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 : The PDP on Saturday said it was weighing all options without compromising on its stand on the Constitution's Article 370 and draconian AFSPA to form the next government in Jammu & Kashmir.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 : Thousands of troops combed the 350-km India-Bhutan border from multiple points on Saturday in search of the Bodo militants who massacred 76 people in Assam on Tuesday night.

Saturday, December 27, 2014 : Post-poll manoeuvres over govt formtion kept politics on the boil even as National Conference claimed it had offered unconditional support to PDP and the latter denied it vehemently.

Saturday, December 27, 2014 : The National Capital Region on Friday recorded the year's first swine flu death with a 51-year-old woman from Ghaziabad succumbing to the viral infection in a Delhi hospital.

Saturday, December 27, 2014 : Five-time BJP MLA from Jamshedpur East, Raghubar Das, will take charge as Jharkhand's first non-tribal chief minister in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday.

Saturday, December 27, 2014 : Launches of new medicines in India have come down by over 87% during the last four-five years and drug manufacturers blame price regulations and policy uncertainty for making India an unattractive destination.

Saturday, December 27, 2014 : NIA and CBI will now jointly investigate the possibility of a Ponzi cash link with the Burdwan blast and the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh module.

Saturday, December 27, 2014 : Punjab minister and SAD functionary Bikram Singh Majithia appeared before the Enforcement Directorate on Friday in connection with Rs 6,000 crore synthetic drug racket case.

Friday, December 26, 2014 : With PDP and National Conference competing with each other to do business with BJP, the saffron party has decided to claim leadership of the likely ruling coalition in Jammu & Kashmir.

Friday, December 26, 2014 : Dhaka Metropolitan police on Wednesday arrested two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members who were key persons of the terrorist outfit's Indian module since 2009.

Friday, December 26, 2014 : India on Thursday asked Bhutan and Myanmar to help evict Indian militants, including the Bodo rebels who are believed to have bases there.

Friday, December 26, 2014 : Fifty-nine people 'converted' to Hinduism on Thursday in Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy's home district Kottayam, a day after he said there was no forced conversion in the state.

Friday, December 26, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi on Thursday ruled out privatising the Railways and asserted that his aim was to ensure growth and modernization of the state run transporter is through private investment.

Friday, December 26, 2014 : Dense fog which reduced visibility so low on Thursday that stopped the Allahabad-Saharanpur Nauchandi Express from moving past Meerut on its onward journey to Saharanpur for the past 7 days now.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 : The government on Wednesday got moving and recommended the promulgation of ordinances for auction of coal blocks and increasing the foreign investment ceiling for insurance from 26% to 49%.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 : Death toll in attacks by NDFB reached 76 amid reports of retaliatory strikes and thousands of people leaving their homes and taking shelter in schools and churches. four districts in Assam put under curfew.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 : Extreme cold coupled with accidents in dense fog claimed 12 more lives in the 24 hours leading to Wednesday evening, taking the death toll due to the harsh winter to 92 in the UP since December 1.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 : The aviation ministry is planning to regulate fares by fixing Rs 20,000 as the highest economy class fare to be charged on domestic routes.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 : Senior BJP leader Raghuvar Das is tipped to take over as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 : The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday conferred the country’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late Madan Mohan Malviya.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 : Press Information Bureau on Tuesday launched a webpage to mark ‘Good Governance Day’ on the website of the Bureau.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 : National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit faction) militants shot dead at least 48 adivasis, including women and children, at five different places in Assam on Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 : BJP on Tuesday won a majority in Jharkhand elections and got into a commanding position in J&K where it can rule either in collaboration with PDP or NC or indirectly through the governor.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 : Assembly Results- Jammu & Kashmir:- PDP 28, BJP 25, NC 15, Congress 12, Others 7; Jharkhand :- BJP+ 42, JMM 19, JVM (P) 8, Congress+ 6, Others 6.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 : Two bike-borne men threw acid on a woman doctor in west Delhi's Rajouri Garden on Tuesday morning, leaving one side of her face burnt and her right eye severely damaged.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 : The VHP will hold a 'ghar wapsi' programme for 4,000 Muslims in Ayodhya next month, saffron outfit functionary Ram Vilas Vedanti said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 : Rajya Sabha has declared the name of Nathuram Godse, Gandhi’s assassin, unparliamentary. In a ruling on Friday, deputy chairperson P J Kurien told CPM’s P Rajeeve.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 : Counting of votes will be held on Tuesday in J&K and Jharkhand which witnessed a record turnout in the multi-cornered contests to elect their assemblies.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 : There has been an upward trend in cases of farmer suicides in Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka and Punjab recently, besides reporting of instances in Gujarat, UP and Tamil Nadu, says an IB report.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 : The religious conversion issue rocked Rajya Sabha on the second last day of the ongoing winter session, blocking transaction of any business while Lok Sabha witnessed disruptions through the day.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 : On a fogged out Monday, when the minimum temperature plunged to a season's low of 4.2 degrees Celsius, Delhi was colder than hill stations such as Mussoorie and Shimla and even London.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 : At a time when bank robberies have been found to be linked to terror attacks, West Bengal, Odisha, UP and Bihar have been found to top the list on bank robberies.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 : The Centre on Monday admitted that efforts to control encephalitis had not been able to contain the high death toll; about 1,495 people, mostly children, have died so far this year.

Monday, December 22, 2014 : Perturbed over calling 26/11 Mumbai terror-attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed as as "sahib" by a UN security council panel, India will seek a clarification on it from the world body.

Monday, December 22, 2014 : Nearly a third of rural households and a quarter of urban ones are indebted according to a survey report released this week.

Monday, December 22, 2014 : VHP activists across the country have been verbally instructed by their seniors to discontinue ‘ghar wapsi’ events after its programme at Arnai village in Valsad on Saturday created a controversy.

Monday, December 22, 2014 : The "Janata Parivar" offshoots would hold a demonstration against the central government on Monday, first such event after Lok Sabha elections that would test the strength of the fledgling bloc.

Monday, December 22, 2014 : Medical records of reimbursements of judges can't be disclosed under RTI Act since it doesn't serve any public interest, the Delhi high court has held in an important ruling.

Monday, December 22, 2014 : CBI on Sunday filed a new case against two private companies and unknown government officials in its ongoing probe in coal block allocation scam, conducted searches in West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 : Exit polls for a fresh round of state elections suggest BJP could be poised to form the next government in Jharkhand, while PDP could come tantalizingly close to regain power in J&K.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 : Speaking at a Hindu Sammelan as part of VHP’s golden jubilee celebrations in West Bengal, Bhagwat said Hindus do not convert, so nobody should try to convert Hindus to other religions.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 : The Congress government fulfilled one of the assurances it had made during the assembly polls in 2013 — withdraw the bill banning cow slaughter that was introduced by the BJP during its tenure.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 : After the Gurdaspur blindings, another botch-cup has come to the fore in Himachal Pradesh where five people almost lost their eyesight after undergoing surgery at a free eye camp in Pathankot.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 : Failure to file an affidavit on time resulted in a Delhi court slapping a fine of Rs 10,000 on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, in a criminal defamation case filed by him against Arvind Kejriwal.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 : Taking a serious view of her unauthorized statements in the media, MEA stripped her of duties as director in the development partnership division of MEA and placed on compulsory wait.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 : A stern diplomatic communication' from India asking Pakistan to reverse the bail Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and American proof convinced the Pakistan establishment to detain him on Friday.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 : The BJP on Friday suspended Kota MLA Prahlad Gunjal for allegedly abusing and threatening a senior medical officer over the transfer of a male nurse.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 : The Haryana government on Friday ordered an inquiry into the missing documents from a file related to the setting up of a three-member committee to probe the Robert Vadra land deal in Gurgaon.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 : The fifth and final phase of polling in Jammu & Kashmir will take place on Saturday. Fate of 213 candidates will be decided when a total of 18.28 lakh voters will exercise their franchise.

Friday, December 19, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed serious concern over unabated suicide by farmers in drought-hit areas of Maharashtra and sought answers from the Centre and state government on a PIL

Friday, December 19, 2014 : UGC issued directive on Thursday to universities across the country to observe December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' to celebrate the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Friday, December 19, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi finally made an appearance in the Upper House on Thursday, as was being demanded by a united opposition for the last few days. But it failed to resolve matters.

Friday, December 19, 2014 : The Centre has denied that prices of drugs have shot up in last six months, countering the allegations of opposition MPs who forced a discussion on the issue in LokSabha on Thursday.

Friday, December 19, 2014 : The Supreme Court directed Centre to give an interim compensation of Rs 10 Lakh to the kin of Manipuri girl Thangjam Manorama Devi who was allegedly raped and killed by Assam Rifles jawans in 2004.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 : Intelligence agencies have sounded an alert regarding the possibility of Saeed's outfits, Lashkar-e-Taiba or Jamaat-ud-Dawa, targeting two hotel lobbies in the national capital.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 : Political dissent or criticism through social networking sites could not be a ground for arrest of the author, Centre told Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has unearthed a Rs 29,000 cr scam involving companies inflating the value of coal imports from Indonesia for their power plants thus siphoning money abroad.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 : In some of the heaviest spells of snowfall Uttarakhand has seen in recent times, 30 people, according to the State Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre, have died in the hills in the last two days.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 : Three swine flu deaths in 24 hours have set off alarm bells in Hyderabad and prompted health department officials to scour for more possible undetected cases and distribute anti-viral pills.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 : China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) made another incursion in Ladakh on Tuesday leading to a standoff for over three hours.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday night and condemned the massacre of school children in Peshawar in strongest possible terms.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 : Supreme Court has refused to entertain the pleas of Italian marines, accused of killing 2 Indian fishermen, for spending time at home.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 : Angry at a child's parents delaying the school fees, a school principal in Bareilly in UP beat the 7-year-old upper KG student to death, he then flung the body on the highway.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 : The opposition has moved a privilege motion against finance minister Arun Jaitley for misleading Parliament on the circular issued by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and HRD ministry.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 : According to data presented to Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 232 cases were registered in Delhi until October 31 this year by citizens from northeastern states, up from 71 in whole of 2013 and 55 in 2012.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 : Notwithstanding controversy over the conversion issue, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath today justified such programmes saying it is an ongoing process and will continue to happen.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 : Two National Investigation Agency (NIA) officers interrogated for over 45 minutes on Sunday evening the parents of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged voice of ISIS on Twitter.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 : Inflation measured by the wholesale price index dropped to zero in November, led by a sharp moderation in food, fuel and manufacturing product prices; pressure on RBI to cut interest rates.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 : Over 40 years after India began its hunt for nuclear submarines, the 6,000-tonne INS Arihant quietly sailed out of the harbour at Visakhapatnam on Monday morning to begin its extensive sea trials.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 : Uncertainty over the functioning of the Rajya Sabha with the Opposition demanding a statement by PM Narendra Modi on conversions clouds the introduction of FDI limit in insurance to 49%.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 : The opposition in RajyaSabha cornered the NarendraModi government on Monday citing report on government asking schools to remain open on Christmas Day forcing the Centre to issue a clarification.

Monday, December 15, 2014 : The BJP-led government wants CBSE to carry out various activities, like an essay competition, so that students’ participation increases on the day.

Monday, December 15, 2014 : An elderly woman allegedly committed 'Sati' on Saturday evening by jumping into the funeral pyre of her husband at village Parmania in Saharsa district,

Monday, December 15, 2014 : Voting percentage in the fourth phase of the assembly elections in Jharkhand increased by 7.1% from the 2009 elections, to 61.08%.

Monday, December 15, 2014 : 10 people have been killed and 12 others are seriously injured after a chemical tanker exploded on the Delhi-Jaipur highway; the number of dead could go higher as many are in critical condition.

Monday, December 15, 2014 : Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, speaking to party workers in poll-bound Jammu, on Sunday said that the BJP's stand on Article 370 hadn't undergone any dilution or revision.

Monday, December 15, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called drug addiction menace a national pain and promised that a helpline would be set up soon to help those seeking solutions.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 : A 22-year-old auto-rickshaw driver, Chetan Namshekhar, of Agonda on Goa, was arrested for allegedly abducting and sexually harassing a 22-year-old German woman.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi projected BJP as the unsullied option in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday and blamed the Congress, NC, and PDP for the state's problems.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 : A 26-year-old employee with an IT company in Bengaluru has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting his minor sister-in-law for the past three months.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 : Mamata Banerjee launched a virulent attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, linking him with the Sahara scam, and rousing crestfallen cadres to hit the streets in retaliation.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 : President Pranab Mukherjee underwent an angioplasty procedure on Saturday evening. His condition is reported to be stable, according to sources.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 : According to an opinion poll, BJP is likely to emerge as the largest party and cross the magic figure with 45 seats in upcoming polls to the 70-member Delhi assembly.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 : In the first major disclosure on black money, 339 Indians have been found to have stashed Rs 4,479 crore in Swiss banks, domestic unaccounted wealth to the tune of Rs 14,958 crore has been traced.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 : West Bengal transport minister Madan Mitra has been arrested for his role in the Saradha scam. The minister was questioned by the CBI earlier on Friday in connection with the multi-crore scam.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 : UK's Channel 4 has released a second interview of the man — Mehdi — who, the channel claims, handled the pro-ISIS Twitter handle from Bengaluru.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 : The industrial production contracted by 4.2 per cent in October, sharpest decline in at least two years, on poor show by manufacturing sector, dip in the output of capital and consumer goods.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 : Sounding a note of caution against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said it should not focus only on manufacturing.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 : Maharastra government informed the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court that it had given the green signal for an open anti-corruption bureau enquiry against Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare and Bhujbal.

Friday, December 12, 2014 : Internet-based taxi firm Uber has said that it will suspend operations in Delhi following the arrest of an Uber driver in the city who is accused of raping a female passenger.

Friday, December 12, 2014 : Dharam Jagran Samiti, an RSS offshoot, has distributed pamphlets in Aligarh seeking donations for converting Christians and Muslims to Hinduism.

Friday, December 12, 2014 : The fragile Sundarbans region stared at an ecological nightmare after a vessel carrying 350 tonnes of oil crashed, spilling the toxic liquid over an 80-sq-km area along the Sela river in Bangladesh.

Friday, December 12, 2014 : Sectarian violence erupted in Bhopal with over 60 houses of a minority community torched by a mob on Thursday, at least 75 people, including women and children suffered critical injuries.

Friday, December 12, 2014 : India and Russiasigned as many as 20 agreements — seven inter-governmental and 13 commercial — including a strategic vision for cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy.

Friday, December 12, 2014 : Aam Aadmi Party has threatened to take legal action against BJP for making several attempts to malign its reputation by raising questions on the former's funding pattern.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun a visit to India, where he is due to seek lucrative energy deals.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 : Members of Hindu organizations perform a ceremony for the conversion of 57 Muslim families in Agra, on December 8, 2014; angry maulvis on Wednesday stormed into the slum that they call their home.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 : The Union Cabinet has approved an additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of those killed in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday rejected claims of opposition parties and civil society groups that the allocation for MNREGA and social sector expenditure has been cut.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 : Faced with the threat of a censure motion in the Lok Sabha, TMC member Kalyan Banerjee on Wednesday expressed regret over his objectionable remarks against PM Narendra Modi.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a clutch of decisions on the economic front and approved the Insurance (Amendment) Bill paving the introduction of the legislation in Parliament.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 : Shiv Kumar Yadav, who had allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman in the capital last Friday, is a serial offender and was involved in several rape cases in his village in UP and was arrested a couple of times.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 : Serial terror attacks by Pakistan-backed militants, failed to deter voters as thousands braved the winter chill and lined up outside booths on Tuesday, posting a record 58% turnout for the Valley.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 : Former Lok Sabha member HT Sangliana's daughter, Rachel, who hails from Mizoram, was allegedly attacked by two women in a supermarket in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 : Government on Tuesday took strong objection to the adverse remarks made recently by TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sought his unconditional apology in Lok Sabha.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 : Muslim intellectuals and religious leaders on Tuesday urged ulemas and imams from across the NCR and neighbouring states to engage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 : More than 15,000 Pakistani nationals stayed on in India with lapsed visas, with Maharashtra recording the second highest number of such people who have overstayed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 : Shiv Kumar Yadav, the 32-year-old cab driver accused of raping a 25-year-old executive working with a global tax consultancy and advisory firm on Saturday night, was arrested in Mathura on Sunday.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 : The government on Sunday formally moved to bury the Planning Commission before January 26 with strong support from regional parties the opposing Congress-ruled states failed to garner support.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 : Sparking controversy during the Bhagvad Gita Prerna Utsav on Sunday, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj pressed for making Bhagwad Gita the national scripture or book.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 : Terrorists struck twice on the eve of PM’s visit to J&K for poll campaign, hurling grenade at troopers in Tral and a petrol bomb at NC official's house in Srinagar.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 : After decades of demand, denial and heartburn, in what many said was one of the AMU's most landmark events, girl students stepped into the library once again on Sunday.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 : The second edition of Kiss of Love in Kerala turned violent when cadres of Shiv Sena and the newly-sprung Hanuman Sena attacked KoL activists who converged at various points in the city on Sunday.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 : Multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rally in Srinagar on Monday in the backdrop of synchronized militant attacks.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 : The allocation of portfolios in the expanded council of ministers in Maharastra finally happened on Saturday with the Shiv Sena corner plum portfolios, such as industries, environment and transport.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 : Fares on certain sectors spiked in mid-November after SpiceJet started cancelling flights; SpiceJet, which is struggling to stay afloat, has begun reducing its Boeing 737 fleet.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 : Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has defended khap panchayats, claiming they keep a check on social wrongs; the CM said they are like parents minding the children.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 : The Narendra Modi government is in no mood so far to bring a resolution in Parliament to break the logjam over the controversial remarks made by Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 : The multiple attacks in J&K, concentrated in areas going to polls in the next phase on December 9, are seen as an attempt by militant outfits to instill a sense of fear among the voters.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 : Key suspect in the Burdwan blast Shahnoor Alam, alleged to be the financial brain of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terror group, was arrested on Friday night from Nalbari district of Assam.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 : India lost no time in dispatching drinking water to Maldives on Friday after it received a distress call from Male as the capital's main water treatment plant was damaged in a fire.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 : Another Trinamool Congress MP has been brought under the investigation ambit by the CBI, which, prima facie, have found that the MP was a top boss in a UAE-based company used to launder Saradha money

Thursday, June 12, 2014 : The opposition on Friday demanded that at the very least there should bring a censure motion against the unparliamentary and inflammatory language by members for it to call off its agitation.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 : According to investigating agencies and the judiciary, Gujarat records more than 250 paternity test cases annually. More surprisingly, data reveals that 98% of cases confirm suspicions.

Monday, May 12, 2014 : Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday triggered a controversy for flying to Dubai to attend an awards ceremony on a business class ticket.

Monday, May 12, 2014 : The Ramzada versus haramzada row refused to blow over despite the Prime Minister's appeal in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday to allow the matter pass as minister Niranjan Jyoti has apologized.

Monday, May 12, 2014 : Janata parivar splinter groups on Thursday announced a joint protest here against the Modi government's flip-flop on black money and betrayal of farmers and youth.

Monday, May 12, 2014 : Taking suo motu notice of media reports about weapons training inside the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, high court on Thursday issued notice to the Haryana government and the dera management.

Monday, May 12, 2014 : At a public rally in Jalpaiguri on Wednesday, Mamata had used crass words replete with invectives and accompanied by gestures that were downright vulgar.

Monday, May 12, 2014 : At least 60 persons have lost their eyesight after an operation at an eye camp organised by an NGO in Gurdaspur district, civil and medical authorities said on Thursday.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 : Twelve Sena and 10 BJP ministers are likely to be sworn in at Raj Bhavan on Friday. Matoshree is upset with the portfolios offered to the Shiv Sena by the Bharatiya Janata Party, it is learnt.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 : There were 545 ceasefire violations on the country's borders until November 25, marking a 57% increase over the 347 violations reported in the whole of 2013.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 : The drug price regulator has mandated companies to seek its approval for every new medicine, including combinations of existing ones, to ensure that consumers are not overcharged.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 : Madras high court wanted to know how a government could run the liquor business and asked whether money from liquor outweighed the duty to ensure public safety and health.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 : The Centre on Wednesday sought the Supreme Court's permission to resume the process for selection of the CVC and a vigilance commissioner, two posts which have been lying vacant for months.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 : Ace criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Wednesday poured out his anguish over the Narendra Modi government's refusal to acknowledge his contribution towards unearthing black money stashed abroad.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 : The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the name of Anil Kumar Sinha, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, as the next director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 : India tested successfully the Agni-IV ballistic missile, which has a strike range of 4,000km, from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast in the morning.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 : Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday apologised to the Parliament for her controversial remarks in Monday's public rally in New Delhi; the Opposition wanted her to be sacked.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set a target of 6 per cent for consumer price index by 2016, said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan adding that inflation is near comfort zone.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 : The Odisha government on Tuesday issued a blanket ban on sterilization camps after an administrative probe confirmed that the pumps had been used on November 28.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 : Health ministry is sitting on findings and recommendations of a committee that inquired into the alleged nexus between medical practitioners and diagnostic centres to fleece patients .......

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 : ....and doctors accepting commission from pharmaceutical companies. The report was submitted to the ministry about two months back, TOI has learnt

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 : Within a day of Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh's assertion, Maoists struck in Sukma district on Monday, killing 14 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, including two officers.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 : This is the strong message that the Army announced that the two men, caught on camera molesting the Sonipat sisters in a moving bus, will not be recruited despite them clearing the physical test.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 : A parliamentary standing committee on external affairs has given its nod to the ratification of a land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, paving the way to conclude their biggest pact so far.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 : A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government would endorse the land swap deal with Bangladesh, Congress dubbed the BJP government as a u-turn sarkar that is busy eating its words.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 : A mysterious, early morning fire destroyed one of East Delhi's big churches, St Sebastian's Church in Dilshad Garden, prompting allegations of foul play by the Christian community.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 : After more than a month, Shiv Sena made a clear climbdown on Monday and agreed to join the BJP-led Maharashtra government by accepting lesser portfolios.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 : Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka account for 3.6 lakh HIV cases, about 50% of the patients in the country.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Union government was taking steps to check illegal migrants from Bangladesh by enforcing the land swapping deal for a lasting solution.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 : Two Brave sisters Arti Kumar, 22 and her sister Pooja, 19 fight molesters on Haryana bus, thrown off on November 24, were filmed attacking their molesters with their belts.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 : The Punjab and Haryana high court wants security agencies to clamp down on Dera Sacha Sauda as it fears a Rampal-like confrontation with followers of this sect could see even more casualties.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 : BJP-led government has declined to make public nearly 39 classified files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in sharp contrast to the demands of disclosure raised by its senior leaders when in opposition.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 : Trinamool Congress tried to duck under the bouncers hurled by Amit Shah in Kolkata against the party and Mamata Banerjee by taking refuge in the chief minister's image.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 : A cycle pump was used to dilate the cervix of women during sterilization surgeries at a camp in Angul district in Odisha on Friday. The state government ordered a probe on Saturday.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 : Some multinational companies (MNCs) have been delaying the launch of life-saving drugs in India years after getting monopoly rights, while cheaper generic versions are going off the selves.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 : Two armed robbers on a bike shot a cash van guard and looted Rs 1.5 crore from staff loading cash on to a Citibank ATM in Kamla Nagar area at 10.30am on Saturday.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 : A 17-year-old juvenile abducted his neighbour's 6-year-old son on Thursday and murdered him within hours before demanding a ransom of Rs 1.5 lakh,He wanted money to buy an iPhone.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 : More than 40 people were taken ill after a gas leaked from a preservative factory in Mandideep Industrial area of Raisen district, on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for privatization of passenger services at stations while flagging off the first train to Meghalaya.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 : Highly placed sources told TOI that DGP Rajasthan Omendra Bhardwaj and DGP Maharashtra Sanjeev Dayal, both IPS officers of 1977 batch, are the top contenders for the new CBI director.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 : The CAG has raised a red flag over allowing Reliance Industries Ltd to recover $970 million of the investment it has made in the KG-D6 oil and gas block off the Andhra coast.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 : The Times of India study found that 59% of students in Classes VI to VIII and 54% of parents of such children would prefer a foreign language as the third language.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 : Quashing the nursery admission norms devised by the lieutenant governor last year, the Delhi high court on Friday gave private unaided schools freedom to formulate their own criteria for admitting students.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 : The state government's image took a beating on Friday as Calcutta high court appointed special officers to consider BJP's application for the Amit Shah rally on Sunday.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 : Arif Majeed, one of the ISIS recruits from Kalyan, who fought for ISIS returns, being grilledwas found to be "gravely" radicalized and unrepentant about having fought for the global terror outfit.

Friday, November 28, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and exchanged greetings at the summit venue in Kathmandu, cheered by other Saarc leaders.

Friday, November 28, 2014 : Enforcement Directorate on Thursday seized Rs 295 crore from Rose Valley's 2,807 accounts across the country. The bulk of this is from Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand.

Friday, November 28, 2014 : Rahul came without material relief at Israeli Camp on Rangpuri Pahari near Vasant Kunj in Delhi and made the dramatic announcement that, next time, the bulldozers will have to go over him first.

Friday, November 28, 2014 : While CBI has built its suicide theory in Badaun case primarily on the basis of forensic evidence, there are several glaring gaps in its claims that the girls planned their suicide out of shame.

Friday, November 28, 2014 : The government will table 11 audit reports of the CAG in Parliament on Friday, including one on the performance of the SEZs and one on the hydrocarbons production sharing contracts.

Friday, November 28, 2014 : In a rare move, keeping the abduction and murder of 13-year-old Utkarsh in mind, an FIR is lodged against Vodafone and its sub-dealer for issuing SIMs to the accused without proper verification.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 : The government has zeroed in on 427 foreign account holders, finance minister ArunJaitley said in Parliament on Wednesday as the opposition sought to corner the government over black money.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought up the Mumbai attacks in his Saarc address on Wednesday and called for a pledge to combat terror and trans-national crimes.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday sent a 47-year-old man to the gallows for luring a 4-year-old girl with the promise of buying her chocolates,.......

Thursday, November 27, 2014 : ....... brutally assaulting her sexually and then murdering her by using two heavy stones to crush her skull when she was writhing in pain after the perverted act.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 : Over 40% of school-going kids, irrespective of their gender, age or region, lack healthy body mass index and endurance, a study, conducted across 85 cities and covering 1,15,559 students, showed.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 : National Green Tribunal has put a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 years in Delhi, a move that's likely to take an estimated 10 lakh vehicles off the road.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 : With the Saarc summit overtaken by the buzz of an India-Pakistan bilateral meeting, the ministry of external affairs spokesperson on Tuesday night set speculation at rest.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 : In a strong rebuff to separatists, Kashmiris and residents of Jammu lined up in thousands outside polling booths,the turnout of 71.3% was much higher than in 2008 when the same seats had polled 65%.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed more than 10 agreements with Nepal on Tuesday, showing that India is prepared to go the extra mile for its neighbours.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 : BJP on Tuesday won 31 of the 46 civic bodies, including five municipal corporations, in Rajasthan which went to polls last week.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 : The first round of assembly elections in 13 segments across six Maoist-hit districts in Jharkhand passed off peacefully on Tuesday, recorded 61.92% voting despite Maoist poll boycott call.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 : Activist lawyer and AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday asked the anti-corruption branch of the Delhi government to register an FIR against CBI director Ranjit Sinha for abusing his authority.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben filed an RTI application with Mehsana police in Gujarat to seek clarity on security cover given to her.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 : The government's plan to get important legislations passed in the winter session of Parliament could run into trouble with Shiv Sena voicing opposition to the insurance bill and.......

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 : ........... Trinamool Congress boss Mamata Banerjee determined to turn her 46 MPs in both Houses into a roadblock for the Centre's reforms agenda.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 : Rejecting the allegation, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that by making such claims, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was helping those who are involved in criminal cases.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 : Jharkhand, which has been under the shadow of Maoist violence for years, will begin the five-phase assembly election with 13 of the 81 seats going to the polls on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 : The government does not have any immediate plan to remove subsidy on LPG, Union minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Monday.

Monday, November 24, 2014 : The government can breathe easy with Shiv Sena on Sunday announcing its support for the NDA agenda during the winter session of Parliament beginning on Monday,

Monday, November 24, 2014 : If a woman's complaint accusing her husband and in-laws of cruelty under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code turns out to be false, then the man is entitled to divorce, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Monday, November 24, 2014 : Mulayam Singh attacked his son Akhilesh and his government for inaction leading to slow pace of work and officials turning sloth.

Monday, November 24, 2014 : 300 lower-court judges are under the scanner of the high court for alleged financial irregularities in purchase of computers and laptops from funds provided by the Delhi govt and high court in 2013.

Monday, November 24, 2014 : Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said that nobody was stopping any of its leaders, including P Chidambaram, from fighting party elections for becoming its chief.

Monday, November 24, 2014 : Congress leader Murli Deora dies of cancer in Mumbai.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 : The finance minister said that he does not favour burdening the salaried and middle class with more taxes, but would go after the evaders in widening the net.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 : According to the Census 2011 data on literacy released on Friday, India has 24.88 crore households out of which 9.56 crore (38.42%) have at least four members who know to read and write.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for an end to dynastic rule in Jammu & Kashmir and asked people to vote his Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to power in the state.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 : In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 crore.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 : In yet another shocker for Bengal, the owner of Sonali Tea Estate in Bagrakote, Dooars, was lynched by workers on Saturday evening during negotiations for payment of arrears.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 : With very few states showing interest in 'tithi bhojan', the NDA government's innovation in the midday meal scheme, HRD minister has written to all chief ministers to replicate it in their states.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 : Obama will become the first US president to visit India twice while in office following his acceptance of Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at Republic Day.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 : CBI investigators took Trinamool Congress MP Srinjay Bose in custody after they found glaring inconsistencies in his statements during the marathon six-hour questioning on Friday.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 : HRD minister Smriti Irani on Friday stressed on use of local languages in education and even suggested translation of scientific terminology in native languages.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 : With spotlight on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's birthday, the seat of governance in Lucknow has all but shifted to Rampur.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 : Prices of certain drugs meant for children, women and senior citizens are set to rise following a government restrictions on use of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) containers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 : Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a review of all policy decisions taken by the previous government between June and September 2014, the four months leading to the state elections.

Friday, November 21, 2014 : The apex court ordered Ranjit Sinha to completely keep off the 2G case as it found prima facie “credible” the charges that he had attempted to help the scam accused.

Friday, November 21, 2014 : Controversial godman Sant Rampal’s counsel submitted before the Punjab and Haryana high court that he had himself been held hostage by his own commandos.

Friday, November 21, 2014 : The government is now mulling over restricting Ebola-infected people from returning to India before completing three months of stay post treatment.

Friday, November 21, 2014 : Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday directed officials to fast-track projects related to high-speed trains at speed of 300kmph and raising speed of existing trains to 160-200kmph.

Friday, November 21, 2014 : A 33-year-old PhD scholar from Manipur was found brutally murdered at his Kotla Mubarakpur flat in south Delhi on Wednesday night, in what police said appears to be a crime triggered by enmity.

Friday, November 21, 2014 : AAP rebel and former MLA from Laxmi Nagar Vinod Kumar Binny is going to contest against AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal from the New Delhi seat in the upcoming assembly elections.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 : After two weeks of brazen defiance of the judiciary and the police, controversial preacher Rampal was arrested outside his Satlok Ashram, 15,000 followers freed, 492 held for violence..........

Thursday, November 20, 2014 : ........ Five women and an 18-month-old infant were killed in the preceding day's violence, and more than 200 people injured including around 70 journalists and 105 policemen.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 : Law minister Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday ruled out taking the ordinance route for any amendments in the Land Acquisition Act though he said the government was in favour of bringing some changes.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 : The body of a 13-year-old son of an east Delhi jeweller was found near a drain in Geeta Colony on Wednesday morning, a day after the family received a ransom demand of Rs 1 crore.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 : A 21-year-old final year student of Sri Venkateswara, a leading college in Delhi University's south campus, was allegedly murdered by her family because she had married a boy from another caste.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 : In a setback to former chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay high court dismissed a CBI plea to drop his name as an accused in the Adarsh scam.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : Over 200 people were injured in clashes between Rampal’s armed militia and Haryana police on Tuesday. At least 70 journalists were also hurt after being attacked by cops.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : A 26-year-old Indian who was treated and cured of Ebola virus disease in Liberia has been quarantined at the Delhi airport's health facility after having tested positive twice.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : Addressing Fijian parliament, PM Modi called Fiji a leader in the region and highlighted the need to make make travel easier between the two countries.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : Nanavati commission on Tuesday submitted its final report on post-Godhra riots, concluding that there was no direct involvement of the state government in cases of rioting.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday asked his party activists to be prepared for snap polls given the political instability in the state.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday goes on surprise checks across Delhi, takes action against two MCD officials found lax in maintaining cleanliness levels and in public dealings.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : Addressing Australian parliament, PM Modi praised Australia's development model, calling it a major partner in every area of India's national priority.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : Haryana govt on Monday suspended an assistant consolidation officer who had executed the mutation of controversial land deal between Robert Vadra and DLF.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, trying to articulate the political compulsions, said on Sunday that he was forced to not act against men who harassed a poor woman for fear of losing votes.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray amidst protests by some Sena activists at Bal Thackeray's memorial on Monday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 300 doctors from across the country have been summoned to Delhi by MCI to answer questions on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said “secularism” was the glue binding India and lauded Jawaharlal Nehru for embedding it in the country.

Monday, November 17, 2014 : Gearing up to get into West Bengal in a big way, BJP has decided to double its target for the membership drive that started on November 1, from enrolling 50 lakh people to 1 crore by March 31, 2015.

Monday, November 17, 2014 : Prime Minister NarendraModi on Sunday backed the new global treaty, arguing that it will be instrumental in obtaining data and repatriation of the illegal funds stashed abroad.

Monday, November 17, 2014 : An annual nation branding survey, carried out by research firm Anholt-GfK, ranks India at 31st among 50 countries, with Germany overtaking the United States for top spot in 2014.

Monday, November 17, 2014 : All life saving drugs from January 2015 will come with a bold red strip on their packs highlighting price as fixed by the government and also specify if they are under price control.

Monday, November 17, 2014 : The government is likely to introduce a key legislation that proposes a complete ban on child labour in all sectors in the coming winter session of Parliament.

Monday, November 17, 2014 : A youth, suspected to be a mobile phone thief, was lynched at the men's hostel at the state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital on Sunday morning, allegedly by hostel boarders.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 : Punjab, Haryana, UP and 18 other states have empowered Centre to bring a legislation against honour killings. Around 1,000 people are killed in name of honour every year.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 : NCP cannot guarantee the survival of the Devendra Fadnavis government for five years, said party leader Ajit Pawar, adding that the minority BJP regime should have gone for a division of votes.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 : In acts of insensitivity rarely seen, cops used all the tricks up their sleeves to prevent an ailing Rajya Sabha MP in their custody, Kunal Ghosh, from speaking.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 : The Muslim community will become all the more regressive, says a PIL filed before the Bombay high court challenging the ban on women entering the inner sanctum of Haji Ali Dargah.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 : After BJP's candidate Hina Bhat declared that revoking Article 370 would compel her to take up arms, Chief minister Omar Abdullah termed Art 370 as Kashmir's only link with the rest of the country.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 : Power-starved Uttar Pradesh may soon ban the use of incandescent light bulbs, becoming the first state in the country to do so.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 : The drug price regulator NPPA is set to bring in at least 100 new drugs under price control to include combinations, dosages and strengths, commonly prescribed by doctors and sold by pharmacists.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 : More than 6,000 workers at Food Corporation of India, responsible for procuring, storing and transporting foodgrains in the country, received Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 : Suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh, an accused in Saradha Chitfund scam, is admitted at a hospital after an alleged suicide attempt in Presidency jail premises in Kolkata on Friday.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 : The Supreme Court decided to make public only the portions of the report dealing with Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra and IPL COO Sundar Raman, keeping back the Mudgal panel report on cricketers.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 : A preliminary report of an inquiry committee probing botched sterilizations in Chhattisgarh has revealed medicines given to the victims were contaminated with zinc phosphide, a rodent killing chemical.

Friday, November 14, 2014 : The Sunanda probe took a twist with cops seeking a list of passengers who travelled from Dubai and Pakistan to Delhi, and vice versa, on the day she was found dead.

Friday, November 14, 2014 : Shiv Sena's mouthpiece Saamna on Thursday lashed out at the BJP for trampling upon democratic principles and legislative traditions while securing the trust vote.

Friday, November 14, 2014 : Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday questioned the morality of women whose husbands have been working outside the state after marriage for years.

Friday, November 14, 2014 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and compared him to Mahatma Gandhi, leaving the party and her family red-faced.

Friday, November 14, 2014 : Newly-inducted minister of state for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria on Thursday found himself at the centre of a controversy after it was alleged that his graduation marksheet was forged.

Friday, November 14, 2014 : A telephone call from Congress president Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday created a flutter in the West Bengal Congress camp.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 : Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said most defence deals are stuck because of lobbying, vested interests, and kickbacks that happened during the last 10 years of Congress rule at the Centre.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 : Shiv Sena's power lust reduced to dust, factionalism rears up, keeps Uddhav Thackeray on toes as the one-line trust vote that BJP won on Wednesday in Maharastra Assembly.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 : Takhatpur's killer doctor, R K Gupta, whose botched sterilizations claimed the lives of 13 women this week, was arrested in Baloda Bazaar district of Chhattisgarh.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 : The Uttar Pradesh Police was left embarrassed after a constable was filmed forcing a dancer to continuously perform at gunpoint for an hour.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 : Industrial output growth gathered strength in September and retail inflation cooled to a fresh record low in October providing some signs of an economic revival.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 : PDP MLA Peerzada Mansoor Hussain cautioned the people of Shangus in Anantnag against voting for a Hindu chief minister, the BJP to approach the Election Commission to take action against him.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 : The mood in BJP seemed upbeat as party strategists fine-tuned their strategy to win the trust vote in the Maharashtra assembly on Wednesday.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 : A four-and-a-half-year-old LKG student of Darul Huda English Medium School near Nadapuram town was sexually abused allegedly by senior students of the school.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 : Bungled sterilization at a government health camp in Kanan Pendari village in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh triggered........

Thursday, December 11, 2014 : ......... the worst-ever medical tragedy in the state, with 11 women dead, seven battling for life and 40 in shock and trauma triggered by loss of blood.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 : In a shocking incident, a woman was stripped naked, her face blackened and she was forced to ride a donkey on the order of a panchayat in Thurval village of Rajasthan.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 : HRD minister Smriti Irani said AMU diktat amounted to an insult to daughters and added that education and constitutional rights were the same for all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi on Monday met former J&K separatist Sajjad Lone, fuelling speculation that BJP leadership could be propping up his People's Conference to prevent PDP from scoring an outright win.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 : On a day Shiv Sena staked its claim for the post of Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the special session of the state assembly, Uddhav Thackeray said that talks with the erstwhile ally were still on.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 : BJP will get a comfortable majority in Delhi, with Aam Aadmi Party reduced to a distant second and Congress completely routed, an opinion poll conducted by ABP News-Nielsen has predicted.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 : The government on Monday launched an Aadhaar-based digital life certificate for pensioners, a move that could eventually benefit over one crore pensioners.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 : Eighteen days after a Delhi couple mysteriously went missing from the hills of Uttarakhand, a cab driver has confessed that he robbed the two and threw them to their death, down a steep cliff.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 : The Bombay high court on Monday slammed doctors, saying the profession was no longer regarded a service and all of us have suffered at the hands of doctors at one time or the other.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi expanded his team by appointing 21 new ministers, four of them in the Cabinet and three others as ministers of state with independent charge.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 : Shiv Sena on Sunday asked his party's MPs to keep away from the swearing-in of Union ministers in New Delhi and said a BJP government in Maharashtra propped up with NCP support was unacceptable.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 : The Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill-2009 which makes voting in local body elections compulsory has been approved by the state's governor OP Kohli.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 : In a candid assessment of what ails the traditional medical science of Ayurveda, PM Modi on Sunday said the biggest challenge to it is posed by the people associated with the practice itself.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 : Short, with a fragile frame but deep piercing eyes, Sajid, the October 2 Khagragarh blast mastermind, was sent to 12-days custody of the NIA by a Kolkata sessions’ court.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 : Members of a community panchayat in a tribal area of Rajsamand district in Rajastan blackened a 45-year-old woman's face, stripped her and paraded her on a donkey's back on Saturday evening.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 : Among the 20 (excluding the Sena man) who are expected to take oath as Cabinet ministers are Manohar Parrikar, Jagat Prakash Nadda and Chaudhary Birendra Singh.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 : Even as finishing touches were being applied to a fairly large-scale expansion of the Narendra Modi ministry on Sunday, there was still uncertainty over whether the Shiv Sena would be part of it.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 : President Pranab Mukherjee approves amendments to the labour laws passed by the Rajasthan government, a move which opens up the possibility of deeper changes in archaic labour laws across states.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 : The state's senior BJP leader Laxmikant Parsekar was sworn in as Goa's new chief minister after two days of intense speculation and some rebellion.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 : The Shiv Sena is apparently unhappy with the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) plans to induct former Union minister and technocrat Suresh Prabhu into the Union Cabinet .

Monday, August 11, 2014 : The plan to induct former Union minister Suresh Prabhu even as his party Shiv Sena plays hardball is part of the objective to boost the core sectors of the economy.

Monday, August 11, 2014 : Both the Indian and US navies have been warily watching the growing Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean, especially its submarine manoeuvres, set to ramp up joint naval drills.

Monday, August 11, 2014 : The Central Board of Direct Taxes on Friday issued 12 commandments to its field offices, asking them to stick to appointments, address grievances and avoid unnecessary harassment of taxpayers.

Monday, August 11, 2014 : The Army on Friday admitted that the killing of two youths in Budgam district by its soldiers earlier this week was a mistake and a violation of the rules of engagement.

Monday, August 11, 2014 : A strong rebellion has hit the ruling BJP over the selection of the new chief minister of Goa, with deputy CM Francis D'Souza saying he would not join the cabinet if not made CM.

Monday, August 11, 2014 : Malda Medical College and Hospital, in West Bengal, has admitted that 25 babies have died in the hospital in the last six days.

Friday, July 11, 2014 : After being in deep freeze for over 3 months, a global trade deal between India, US and EU is in sight for a final solution at the WTO.

Friday, July 11, 2014 : Police have been asked to specifically brief diplomats of US, Australia, Canada and European countries and beef up security in areas frequented by western nationals.

Friday, July 11, 2014 : JD(U) boss Nitish Kumar told reporters that the splinter groups of Janata Parivar of the 1970s have now decided on unity.

Friday, July 11, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will accommodate NDA allies in his ministry expansion on Sunday afternoon, in which he will induct at least four Cabinet-rank ministers.

Friday, July 11, 2014 : In another tragic accident in the Navy, a sailor was killed and another four were reported missing after a torpedo recovery vessel sank 30 nautical miles south of Visakhapatnamon Thursday.

Friday, July 11, 2014 : Manohar Parrikar will resign as Goa chief minister on Friday, paving the way for his induction into the Narendra Modi cabinet as defence minister on Sunday

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reshuffle his ministry by Monday amid strong possibility of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar joining the Union Cabinet.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 : Home minister Rajnath Singh called upon Interpol to help tracking online activities aimed at indoctrination and recruitment of young internet users into jihad.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 : Mayawati alleged that former Union minister Akhilesh Das had offered her Rs 100 crore for renominating him to the Rajya Sabha.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 : In one of the most bizarre cases of nepotism, Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has appointed his son-in-law Devendra Kumar as his personal assistant (PA).

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 : BJP has turned the tables on Matoshree on Wednesday, making it clear that Shiv Sena can join the new government only after it backs the trust vote on November 12,

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 : The government on Wednesday recast the almost defunct Prime Minister's council on climate change with environmentalist Sunita Narain has been dropped from the body.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 : The central government plans to build a massive new secretariat spread over nearly 10 acres in the Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone to overcome an office-space shortage.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 : The CBI on Tuesday arrested Biju Janata Dal Lok Sabha MP Ramchandra Hansdah along with two former MLAs in connection with a chit fund fraud.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 : Corvette INS Khukri and INS Sumitra had docked at Kolkata port for public viewings as part of the Navy week celebrations but sailed out on Tuesday after terror threat.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 : With fresh polls imminent in Delhi, the EC will have to weigh the feasibility of scheduling elections in December itself or waiting until the revised rolls for 2015 are published on January 5.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 : Shiv Sena has told the state BJP in no uncertain terms that it would not back the Devendra Fadnavis ministry if the chief minister doesn't induct Sena ministers into his cabinet by Saturday.

Friday, April 11, 2014 : The over-eight-month-long suspense over the fate of Delhi assembly and government has ended with the national capital heading for fresh elections.

Friday, April 11, 2014 : Bawana in northwest Delhi, where a mahapanchayat has resolved not to allow Tuesday's Muharram march to pass through the market area, remained tense amid heavy police deployment in the area.

Friday, April 11, 2014 : Sri Lanka allowed the docking despite NSA Ajit Doval's warning to Lankan defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa that any presence of a Chinese submarine in Sri Lanka would be unacceptable to India.

Friday, April 11, 2014 : The Delhi high court on Monday extended till December 2 its stay on the trial court order summoning Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and three others in the National Herald case.

Friday, April 11, 2014 : Environmentalists on Monday asked Indian government to take a leadership role in global climate negotiations saying the rich nations have failed to take the lead in solving the problem.

Friday, April 11, 2014 : Congress on Monday said its intervention in Robert Vadra's case was justified because it pertained to allegations about Haryana where the party was in power until last month.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 : Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, angrily pushed away the mic of a reporter when he was asked about his land deals, in Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 : At least 14 people were killed and 11 others injured after a bus fell into a 100 feet deep gorge in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh when the driver lost control over the wheel.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi said the black-money issue is an article of faith to him and he is committed to bring back every penny belonging to the poor which has gone out of the country.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 : The CBI will soon examine some Reserve Bank of India officials in connection with the Saradha scam probe as it wants to understand regulatory loopholes.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 : Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said on Sunday that he is one of the targets of jihadists operating in the state whose handlers are in Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 : A three-day session of the Maharashtra legislative assembly will be held from November 10 in which the Devendra Fadnavis-led government will seek a vote of confidence.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 : Despite India's strong objections, the government has learned that Sri Lanka has permitted another Chinese attack submarine to dock at a Lankan port.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 : Narendra Modi told the senior bureaucrats that they would be protected against prosecution so long as they acted with the right intent and without fear or favour in the interest of the nation.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 : Leading banks are continuing to offer free withdrawals from ATMs and five withdrawals at non-home bank ATMs even after the circular allowing them to restrict transactions comes into effect.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 : A special police team led by DCP, Central Crime Branch, Abhishek Goyal on Saturday visited the east Bengaluru school and arrested director Pramod Arya and principal Vyjayanthi.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 : The Delhi Police economic offence wing has busted a gang which duped a bank of Rs 33 crore by taking loans against fake gold ornaments.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 : With Matoshree staking claim to deputy chief ministership, the Shiv Sena-BJP talks on sharing of power have entered a delicate stage, sources said on Saturday.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi left no doubt that he considered Patel, and not Jawaharlal Nehru, to be the natural successor of Mahatma Gandhi and links Indira Gandhi's death anniversary to 1984 riots.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 : Sources said while Preneet Kaur may not have an account now in HSBC's parent bank in Switzerland but the HSBC list showed she had one around 10 years back.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 : Various sections of the Muslim community on Friday condemned and questioned the decision of Syed Ahmed Bukhari, shahi imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, to overlook Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 : Using ATMs to withdraw money or for other purposes like balance enquiry beyond five times in a month will attract a levy of Rs 20 per transaction in six metros from Saturday.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 : Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal and others were on Friday put on trial in a 2G scam related money laundering case by a trial court.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 : The BJP-led minority government in Maharashtra will probe all scams, including Adarsh and irrigation, regardless of the outside support it has from Sharad Pawar's NCP, Devendra Fadnavis told TOI.

Friday, October 31, 2014 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and party MLAs will keep away from CM-designate Devendra Fadnavis's swearing-in ceremony at Wankhede stadium today.

Friday, October 31, 2014 : In the second such instance in less than 10 days, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Tuesday and Wednesday by a Hindi teacher on the campus of her private school in east Bangalore.

Friday, October 31, 2014 : Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, creates a political controversy by inviting Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif for anointment the function on November 22 while ignoring Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Friday, October 31, 2014 : In a shocking incident, a minor Muslim girl from Salem was sold to a rich businessman for Rs 12 lakh, was then married to the 36-year-old divorcee from Cuddalore, on October 12.

Friday, October 31, 2014 : The government has decided to amend the Lokpal Act to allow inclusion of leader of the single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha in the Lokpal selection committee.

Friday, October 31, 2014 : 3 days after thieves were found to have cleaned out 78 lockers from a bank in Sonipat, cops on Thursday claims to have cracked the case, the mastermind was mysteriously found dead in his car.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 : The list of 627 names provided by HSBC Bank does not have any big names connected to political parties or industrialists, government sources said.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 : Shiv Sena failed to arrive at a decision on its support to a BJP government in Maharashtra at a late-evening meeting of its senior leadership but said a final decision will be made public on Thursday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 : Centre may wait for bypoll results on December 23, though Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung will be beginning consultations for exploring all possibilities of government formation in Delhi.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 : Cooking gas consumers would have to pay Rs 3 more for each subsidised refills because of an increase in dealer commission as per existing policy.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 : Cyclone Nilofar further weakened on Wednesday and is expected to cross the Gujarat coast near Naliya between Friday night and early hours of Saturday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 : Police officers in Uttar Pradesh believe that mobile phone culture, bad influence of western culture and indecent dressing sense among women are some of the reasons behind the spurt in rape cases.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government will hand over the entire list of names of black money account holders to the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 : Forty-four-year-old Devendra Fadnavis will be the next chief minister of Maharashtra. He will be the BJP's first CM in the state, the second-youngest CM after Sharad Pawar.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 : The Centre said the court could not dictate to the President when to end central rule in Delhi and call for fresh elections.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 : For the first time, India sent clear signals that it may be willing to sell the Brahmos short range cruise missiles to Vietnam, a long-standing demand by Hanoi.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 : Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli will face the gallows as the Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out his plea for revocation of death penalty.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 : A storm of protest is brewing in Aligarh Muslim University after some male students said women waving flags during campaigning for students union poll set for Wednesday is against Muslim culture.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 : One of 3 people whom the Centre named in the SC as being black money account holders had made big donations to both BJP and Congress between 2004 and 2012.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 : Indian troops recently blocked attempts by the People's Liberation Army soldiers to once again construct a road in the Asaphila region of Arunachal Pradesh.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 : Trinamool Congress and BJP battled for control of West Bengal's Birbhum's Makra village on Monday, three persons, including an 18-year-old, were killed and two injured.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 : The winter session of Parliament will start from November 24 and conclude on December 23 during which the government may try to push many key legislations.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 : President Pranab Mukherjee have given a nod to Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung to explore the possibility of government formation by inviting BJP which finished as the single largest party.

Monday, October 27, 2014 : The Centre will reveal the names of three Indians in the affidavit against whom prosecution has been launched for stashing black money in foreign banks.

Monday, October 27, 2014 : Maharashtra BJP legislature party will meet on Tuesday to elect their leader, state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis is considered to be the frontrunner for the chief minister's post.

Monday, October 27, 2014 : A 34-year-old man hurled kerosene on the Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, and charged at him with a lighter in an apparent attempt to set him ablazeEvening prayers at Jama Masjid on Sunday.

Monday, October 27, 2014 : Cyclonic storm Nilofar is expected to bring heavy to very heavy rains in coastal districts of Saurashtra and Kutch area of north Gujarat on Thursday.

Monday, October 27, 2014 : Over 400 Lok Sabha members including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Lal Krishna Advani and Rajnath Singh have not declared their assets and liability details, according to an RTI reply.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 : Taking a serious view of the revelations of a deep terror network in West Bengal, PM Narendra Modi will send NSA Ajit Doval to the state on Monday to personally oversee the ongoing investigations.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 : UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, in a sudden move on Saturday evening, sacked 70 persons holding the minister of state (MoS) rank allegedly for non-performance and serving their own interests.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 : Four people were shot at during a clash between two communities over a petty issue in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area, police said, adding that 33 people have been arrested.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 : Air India has discovered that as many as 102 pilots of its Boeing fleet have been flying without clearing a mandatory test that helps keep their licences valid.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 : Assembly polls in Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 25 and December 20 and counting of votes will take place on December 23, the EC announced on Saturday.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 : A woman murdered the three-year-old son of her lover in Vellore to take revenge on his wife for humiliating her in public about the illicit relationship.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 : For the first time in four months, finance minister Arun Jaitley has called for a reduction in interest rates, saying lower rates would trigger demand for homes.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 : A forensic science lab in Mumbai has confirmed Gurunath Meiyappan’s voice in the tapped telephone conversations between Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh in connection with the IPL spot-fixing.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 : As Pakistan passed a resolution condemning India's alleged ceasefire violations and seeking a UN intervention, India on Friday described the exercise as meant for its domestic consumption.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 : RPI chief Ramdas Athawale, who met Uddhav Thackeray, said the Shiv Sena is ready to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for government formation in Maharashtra.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 : 5 months in power sees increase in crorepatis in Union Cabinet: ADR, railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda's assets have shown the highest increase in five months.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 : Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram has said that Sonia Gandhi needs to communicate more, emphasizing that Congress has been severely demoralized.

Friday, October 24, 2014 : Two youths from Maharashtra — one of whom is a suspected SIMI operative and the other an aide of Indian Mujahideen media in-charge — were arrested from Secunderabad on Wednesday.

Friday, October 24, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent his Diwali morning on Thursday at the Siachen glacier, lauding India's armed forces.

Friday, October 24, 2014 : Almost 24% of the world's missed TB cases are from India, according to the Global TB Report 2014 released on Thursday.

Friday, October 24, 2014 : Shiv Sena on Thursday said its MPs would attend the dinner to be hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for NDA allies, and that objective of both was to provide a stable government in Maharashtra.

Friday, October 24, 2014 : The lone BSP MLA in Haryana - Tek Chand Sharma -- has pledged support to BJP claiming that he did so following direction from party chief Mayawati.

Friday, October 24, 2014 : During the session, which was to mark the start of Samvat Year 2071, the New Year for the trading community, the sensex closed 64 points higher at 26,851.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday indicated that the soon-to-be-formed BJP government in Haryana will order a probe into the land deals of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra,

Thursday, October 23, 2014 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley has not denied the possibility of a former UPA minister being on the list of people who have stashed black money abroad.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 : An advisory issued at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office asks bureaucrats not to act on oral orders from anyone, including ministers.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 : The Shiv Sena may be gearing up to join the BJP government, but a section in the party has strong reservations on the issue, it is said.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 : The government is all set to take a call on two critical but long-delayed projects which together will cost well upwards of Rs 70,000 crore over the next decade or so.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 : police are investigating the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 : Former Army chief Gen VK Singh's close aide has been booked by the CBI on alleged graft charges.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 : In order to make India a better place to do business, the government is working to cut down the time for registering a business from 27 days to a single day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 : NSA Ajit Doval on Tuesday said that while India was going to use any opportunity to develop relations with neighbour China, it would not compromise on its territorial interests and sovereignty.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 : Sena president Uddhav Thackeray is likely to go to the national capital on Wednesday or Thursday to meet the BJP top brass over government formation in Maharashtra.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 : Haryana got its first BJP chief minister on Tuesday after Manhohar Lal Khattar, a first-time MLA, a non-jat and a dedicated RSS pracharak, was chosen to lead the government in Jatland.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided not to cebrate Diwali and , instead, spend the day in Srinagar as a gesture of solidarity towards the victims of recent floods in J&K.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 : A woman, identified as Fathima, 45, has died of her injuries after being set on fire on a train in the town of Kannur in the state of Kerala.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 : The government on Monday allowed private companies in power, cement and steel to get their own coal mines through e-auctions, clearing the logjam created by the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 : Uddhav Thackeray called Amit Shah twice on Sunday after the Maharashtra assembly election results were declared, but said only pleasantries were exchanged.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 : Long time RSS pracharak Manohar Lal Khattar has emerged as the front-runner for the post of Haryana chief minister.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 : Eleven people were charred to death and eight injured in a blast at a fire cracker manufacturing unit-cum-godown at Vakatippa village of U Kottapalli mandal, 15 km from Kakinada town, on Monday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 : Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday recommended CBI inquiry against Ashok Gehlot and other Congress leaders, including Sachin Pilot, over their alleged involvement in ambulance scam.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 : Describing the five convicts in the Dhaula Kuan gangrape case of 2010 as psychopaths and beasts who should be kept away from society, a trial court on Monday sentenced them to life imprisonment.

Monday, October 20, 2014 : BJP wrested control of Haryana and was set to do so in Maharashtra in an outcome that entrenches its status as the dominant political force in India.

Monday, October 20, 2014 : The final result tally:- MAHARASTRA- BJP+ 122, SS 63, Cong 42, NCP 41, MNS 1, others 19; HARYANA- BJP 47, INLD 19, Cong 15, HJC(BL) 2, Others 7.

Monday, October 20, 2014 : Noted anti nuclear activist and convener of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy S P Udhayakumar has quit Aam Aadmi Party,

Monday, October 20, 2014 : The coal ministry has readied an ordinance to acquire the land which was bought by allottees to extract underground coal, along with the plant standing on it and put them up for auction.

Monday, October 20, 2014 : The CBI has registered a second FIR against industrialist and Congress leader Naveen Jindal's company Jindal Steel and Power Limited in the coal block allocation scam.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 : Diesel prices deregulated like petrol, a move that immediately brought down pump prices of the most-consumed fuel sharply. , down Rs 3.37 in Delhi.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 : No more government bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi will be turned into memorials and the Centre will no longer organize functions to mark the anniversaries of departed leaders.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa walked free on Saturday after spending 21 days in the Parappana Agrahara central jail since September 27.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 : Modi government has in principle agreed to empower National Commission for Women, with the authority to order police to arrest repeat offenders, probe a crime and seek report like a criminal court.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the NDA government will not withhold any information from the public about those who have stashed black money abroad.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 : Narendra Modi government endorsed the UPA's position that double taxation avoidance treaties with other countries barred it from revealing names of all Indians having accounts in foreign banks.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to J Jayalalithaa in the Rs 65 crore disproportionate assets case, but warned her against repeating the tactics to drag the trial for 18 years.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 : The DRDO on Friday successfully test-fires India's first indigenously designed and developed long- range cruise missile Nirbhay with a range of about 1,000 kilometers.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 : A 24-year-old call centre executive from Mizoram was found dead at her flat in south Delhi's Munirka Village on Thursday night.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 : A 65-year-old woman has accused three men of setting her on fire for not voting for a candidate they were backing for the Maharashtra assembly, in Yeola, near Nashik.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 : Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday warned he would chop off hands of doctors found neglecting poor patients.

Friday, October 17, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to carry out the first expansion of his council of ministers along with a bureaucratic shake-up in the next few weeks.

Friday, October 17, 2014 : The BJP is likely to seek the Shiv Sena’s support to form the government in Maharashtra, sources said, but the Sena is reportedly in two minds on the issue.

Friday, October 17, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to summon chief secretaries and directors general of police of states where thousands of children go missing every year.

Friday, October 17, 2014 : Two BPO employees from Nagaland working in Cyber City were racially abused and viciously thrashed by a group of residents in Gurgaon late on Wednesday.

Friday, October 17, 2014 : NSG director general J N Choudhury on Thursday warned of the possibility of global jihadi outfits al-Qaida and ISIS joining hands to launch multi-city, multiple attacks in India.

Friday, October 17, 2014 : The Kerala State Electricity Board on Thursday slapped a Rs 8,000 fine on former minister and expelled Congress leader T H Mustafa for stealing electricity.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 : Exit polls predict the BJP will form the next government in both Maharashtra and Haryana, but they don't agree on whether the party would win a clear majority on its own.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 : IndiGo, India’s largest domestic airline, ordered 250 Airbus A320s neos worth almost Rs 1.5 lakh crore, making it the largest-ever purchase of single-aisle planes in one go.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 : Isro successfully launched IRNSS 1C, the third member of the seven satellite constellation of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), in the wee hours of Thursday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 : A Manipuri student leader was beaten up by three men in Bangalore on Tuesday night for allegedly not speaking in Kannada. The attackers have since been arrested.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 : The most senior military officer in Kashmir valley on Wednesday warned that the waving of ISIS flags in Kashmir was a matter of grave concern.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 : Maharashtra and Haryana go to the polls today, with Congress and BJP locked in a battle for the future, though with different objectives.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 : The recent spurt in attacks on Delhi policemen is expected to lead to radical changes in the way Delhi Police patrols the city, especially in crime-prone areas.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 : NIA investigators on Tuesday questioned three mysterious suspects admitted quetly by Bardhaman police at a Park Circus nursing home patronized by a senior Trinamool Congress leader.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 : The 'Ma Parmeshwari Mandir' at Andhrathari village in Madhubani district, Bihar, purified after CM Jitan Ram Manjhi offered puja at the temple on August 18, will be developed into a tourist spot.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 : Two days after the 'victim' of the alleged gang rape and forced conversion in Meerut made a dramatic U-turn and retracted her earlier statement on Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 : Admiral DK Joshi, who resigned as Navy chief on February 26 said the root cause of his resignation was the dysfunctional and inefficient operating environment in the Navy.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 : The severity of destruction caused by Cyclone Hudhud emerged a day after it ravaged coastal Andhra Pradesh with human fatalities reaching a grim 22 on Monday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 : The CBI's secures details from the income tax department on purchase of one of Mamata Banerjee's paintings by Sudipta Sen, promoter of the now-bust Saradha chit fund company, for Rs 1.8 crore.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 : Right to life outweighed right to do business with the Supreme Court on Monday rejecting SBI's petition challenging an Allahabad high court ........

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 : .......order directing sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh to sell the sugar stock hypothecated to SBI against loans to pay sugarcane farmers' dues.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 : Sebi debars DLF, 6 top executives from market for 3 years due to lack of disclosure in the company's IPO prospectus when it went public in 2007.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 : Justifying his party's demand for autonomy for states, Raj Thackeray on Monday said MNS would not be contesting the Lok Sabha elections henceforth.

Monday, October 13, 2014 : Pre-poll surveys support the view that BJP indeed is faring better than other parties, with indications it might make deep inroads in Vidarbha and Marathwada.

Monday, October 13, 2014 : Cyclonic storm Hudhud tore through the Visakhapatnam city, unleashing widespread destruction and bringing the otherwise bustling city of nearly 20 lakh people to a grinding halt.

Monday, October 13, 2014 : After two days of relative quiet on the international border, Pakistan upped the diplomatic ante as it wrote to the UN for an intervention in Jammu & Kashmir.

Monday, October 13, 2014 : With Jamaat-e-Islami links being found in the Bardhaman blast, the Bangladesh government is now planning to go all out to pressure Mamata Banerjee to get access to Teesta water.

Monday, October 13, 2014 : Around 64% of urban women are engaged in domestic work compared to 60% in rural areas among women aged 15 and above, according to the latest National Sample Survey Organization report.

Monday, October 13, 2014 : Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor has informed the Kerala high court he had not acquired any assets of his late wife Sunanda Pushkar either individually or jointly with her son or anybody else

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 : Reclassified as a very severe cyclonic storm by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hudhud continued to gather force ahead of reaching Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by Sunday.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 : The probe into the Bardhaman blast, now being handled by the NIA, is pointing to a bigger plot extending not just to Assam, but also to J & K and the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 : Former home minister and NCP leader R R Patil, during a poll rally near Sangli on Friday, said that his MNS rival, who is in police custody on charges of rape, could have raped after the election.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 : Appealing to jat pride barely hours before returning to Tihar Jail, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala charged both Congress and BJP of misusing CBI against him.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 : The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information has written to PM Narendra Modi urging him that a key institution like the Central Information Commission can't remain without a head.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 : There was panic in Connaught Place around 9.15pm on Saturday when three to four youths had fired at a policeman when he and his colleague intercepted them on suspicion at Shankar Market.

Monday, November 10, 2014 : Child rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi has been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the spitfire teenage activist who defied the Taliban.

Monday, November 10, 2014 : Bracing for Cyclone Hudhud, the Andhra Pradesh government is gearing up to evacuate as many as 4.56 lakh people from the coastal villages by Saturday evening.

Monday, November 10, 2014 : The medical probe report prepared by a team of three doctors in the Sunanda Pushkar case has asked Delhi Police to investigate the emails who sent to the AIIMS administration.

Monday, November 10, 2014 : As stray incidents of firing continued to be reported from the international border in J&K, India further hardened its position saying the onus for de-escalation is on Pakistan.

Monday, November 10, 2014 : The BJP hit back at Rahul Gandhi on Friday over the Congress leader's allegation that the Narendra Modi government allowed prices of cancer and other drugs to shoot up.

Monday, November 10, 2014 : Police on Friday arrested three men who allegedly gang-raped six dalit women, including four teenage girls, at Kurmuri village, about 100km from Patna, in Bhojpur district.

Friday, October 10, 2014 : India strongly warned Pakistan that it would have to suffer unaffordable costs for its adventurism amid heavy-duty mortars from both countries continuing to boom across the International Border.

Friday, October 10, 2014 : The medical team probing the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, has concluded that she died of poisoning.

Friday, October 10, 2014 : The SC has compared the Centre to Kumbhakarna and Rip Van Winkle for not meeting its two-month deadline to submit a report on the bio-diversity impact of 24 hydro-electric projects in Uttarakhand.

Friday, October 10, 2014 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Karnataka high court order refusing her bail.

Friday, October 10, 2014 : A 45-year-old man allegedly hacked his 19-year-old married daughter with a fodder cutter, after she refused to have sex with him at his home at Mustafaganj village in Muzaffarpur district.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 : Government rules out any talks to de-escalate tension till Islamabad puts a complete stop to its cross-border misadventure of targeting civilians with mortar shells.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 : The EC Wednesday night ruled that there appears to be no violation of the model code of conduct by Haryana government in clearing the land deal between Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has claimed in her criminal appeal that the Rs 100-crore fine imposed on her in the disproportionate assets case was an arbitrary exercise of power.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 : The police have registered a case of cheating against former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot for alleged irregularities in the allotment of land to the Jaipur-based Soni Hospital.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 : Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said the new capital of Andhra Pradesh will come up in Guntur district.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 : Rumi Bibi and Amina Bibi and the three yet-to-be-identified women who put up at the IED factory at Burdwan's Khagragarh and Baburbagh were part of JuM Bangladesh's female hit squad.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 : India has turned the heat on Pakistan with massive retaliatory fire in response to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control as well as the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 : The finance ministry and RBI will put in place a new framework for setting interest rates by the year-end, which will give powers to the government and Parliament to fix the inflation target.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 : BJP on Tuesday termed the Haryana government's approval of the land deal between Robert Vadra and DLF as its parting gift to the Gandhi family

Sunday, August 10, 2014 : A cyclonic storm building over the Bay of Bengal is likely to bring more rain and strong wind in the city and other coastal area of Bengal over the next few days.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 : A 5,000-year-old stepwell has been found in one of the largest Harappan cities, Dholavira, in Kutch, which is three times bigger than the Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 : Addressing an election rally in Haryana, the PM attacked Congress, but invoked former PM Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi to inspire children to lead a healthier life.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 : The Election Commission of India issues a notice to Union surface transport and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari for allegedly inducing the voters to take bribes and then decided on whom to vote.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.26 crore, While Arun Jaitley turns out to be the richest with assets of Rs 72.10 crore, Venkaiah Naidu has the least assets of Rs 20.45 lakh.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 : The Mamata Banerjee government on Monday came around to concede that last Thursday's accidental bomb blast in Burdwan involved al-Qaida linked Bangladeshi terrorist organization, JuM.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 : In an embarrassing disclosure the Central Information Commission has admitted that records related to former chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah were untraceable.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 : Home minister Rajnath Singh asked Pakistan to put an end to the ceasefire violations reminding Islamabad that times have changed in India.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 : At least 4 people have been killed and 25 have been injured in a major ceasefire violation by Pak Rangers in Jammu & Kashmir's Arnia sector, according to Times Now.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 : Two women have been arrested in connection with a blast on Thursday in a two-storey house at Khargram, in the heart of Burdwan town, in which two suspected terrorists died.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar, but steered clear of taking on estranged ally Shiv Sena.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 : Police had to fire more than 60 teargas shells at Shahpur Adda in Ahmedabad on Sunday to control rioters who were throwing crude bombs amid heavy pelting of stones.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 : The Federation of Associations of Private Schools in Tamil Nadu declared a holiday on October 7, a day when the Karnataka high court will hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 : US-India Business Council told PM Narendra Modi that it had identified upwards of $41 billion for investment by its members in India within the next 3 years.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 : Air India has suspended four officials for security lapse after a stun grenade was found on an aircraft kept on standby for PM Modi's US trip.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 : Sonia Gandhi kicked off the Congress party's election campaign in Haryana with a sharp attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

Saturday, May 10, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off the BJP's Maharashtra election campaign from Beed, assailing both Congress and NCP for corruption and urging the people to give BJP an absolute majority.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 : The situation in flood-hit Assam remains grim with nearly four lakh people still affected even though water levels were receding at most places in the state.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 : Two Indian Mujahideen militants were killed and a third injured critically in West Bengal's Burdwan town when an IED they were allegedly making exploded in the house of a Trinamool Congress leader.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 : At least 33 people were killed and 26 injured in a stampede at Gandhi Maidan in Patna during Vijaya Dashmi celebrations on Friday.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 : With a call for public participation in India's development and an aim to reach out to more and more people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made his first radio address to the nation.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 : Public broadcaster Doordarshan's live telecast of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's customary Vijaydashmi speech triggered a controversy on Friday,.......

Thursday, April 10, 2014 : ........ with the political class and social commentators calling it a dangerous trend of state patronage of majoritarian politics.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 : With the monsoon having withdrawn from most parts of India and on the way out from some, the Met office has said that rainfall this season has been 88% of the long period average.

Monday, March 10, 2014 : India has completed all the requirements for membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Missile Technology Control Regime, the US told the Indian side during the discussions.

Monday, March 10, 2014 : Narendra Modi launched the much publicized Swachh Bharat campaign on Thursday by taking the lead with a broom to clean up a police station and a scavengers' colony, Valmiki Colony, in the capital.

Monday, March 10, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to Shashi Tharoor among nine select persons to act as brand ambassadors of 'Swachh Bharat' campaign has triggered unease in Congress,

Monday, March 10, 2014 : Indian Army's ill-fated Cheetah helicopter that crashed on Wednesday, killing three Army officers, was returning from China border after surveillance.

Monday, March 10, 2014 : Urban India generates about 47 million tons of solid waste (garbage) every year or about 1.3 lakh tons every day, according to a study by the Central Pollution Control Board.

Monday, February 10, 2014 : India-USA joint statement urges all parties involved in the South China Sea to avoid the use, or threat of use, of force in advancing their claims, without naming China.

Monday, February 10, 2014 : Special court judge John Michael Cunha said Jayalalithaa had accommodated the other accused in her house as part of a conspiracy to acquire and hold properties for and on behalf of her.

Monday, February 10, 2014 : Tuesday's train accident near Gorakhpur that killed 12 passengers and left 45 injured, blamed on driver fatigue, has once again highlighted the shortage of loco pilots in railways.

Monday, February 10, 2014 : The presence of controversial politician D P Yadav at BJP chief Amit Shah's rallies in Haryana has triggered a political controversy with many believing that the stage is set for his return.

Monday, February 10, 2014 : One person was killed and 12 others were injured in an explosion at an illegal firecracker factory at Pandua in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Wednesday.

Monday, February 10, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for BJP by addressing poll rallies in Haryana and Maharashtra from October 4.

Friday, January 10, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have called for a new agenda between their countries during his US visit.

Friday, January 10, 2014 : An abortive attempt was made to burn alive a Bihar cabinet minister, Vinay Bihari, in the presence of district officials, including the DM, SP of Rohtas, at Sasaram, on late Monday evening.

Friday, January 10, 2014 : Karnataka high court will on Wednesday hear the bail petitions of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and three others found guilty in the disproportionate assets case.

Friday, January 10, 2014 : The ED has closed a two-year-old money laundering case against yoga guru Ramdev's close aide Balkrishna after finding no evidence against him relating to generation of alleged crime proceeds.

Friday, January 10, 2014 : Saradha boss Sudipta Sen admits what his chauffeur had said about the Nizam Palace meeting, CBI has Sen's written statement that he did meet an influential Trinamool Congress leader there.

Friday, January 10, 2014 : Pawar accused Chavan of not possessing a coalition mindset and of taking anti-NCP decisions, while Chavan targeted NCP for secretly partnering with BJP.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday evening, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 : O Panneerselvam assumed charge as chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Monday. In addition to retaining charge of his previous departments such as finance, public works and irrigation,

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for investments from some of the largest American corporations with the promise of a stable tax policy.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 : Flash floods and landslides claimed the lives of at least 52 people in Meghalaya as properties worth several crores of rupees were damaged.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 : Uddhav Thackeray said party MP and Union minister for heavy industries Anant Gite would quit the NDA regime.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 : Two hundred and eighty one people died and 29 are reported missing in the devastating floods that hit Jammu and Kashmir.

Monday, September 29, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi enthralls a rapturous crowd at New York City's Madison Square Garden, PIO cardholders will get lifetime Indian visa and that US tourists will be given visa on arrival.

Monday, September 29, 2014 : As many as 7,401 candidates have filed nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra assembly polls, which is set to witness a five-cornered contest in all the 288 constituencies.

Monday, September 29, 2014 : High courts in the country will have a special cell to monitor trials against MPs/MLAs and ensure that they are completed within a year of registration of case.

Monday, September 29, 2014 : CBI plans to seek clarifications from Mamata Banerjee's office on allegations levelled by Saradha chief Sudipta Sen and disgruntled MP Kunal Ghosh that the government had taken favours from Sen.

Monday, September 29, 2014 : Communal clashes in Vadodara after a man was stabbed on Waghodia Road on Sunday afternoon, city police struggled to maintain peace in the communally sensitive areas since Thursday.

Monday, September 29, 2014 : Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella met chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at the CM's camp office in Begumpet on Sunday.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 : At the UN general assembly, PM Narendra Modi underlined that his government placed the highest priority on advancing friendship and cooperation with its neighbours, including Pakistan.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 : Imposition of President's rule in Maharashtra appears to be a formality after the Union Cabinet's nod on Saturday. Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan had submitted his resignation on Friday.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 : Jayalalithaa gets 4-year jail term in corruption case, barred from being CM or MLA for 10 years and fined Rs 100 crores by special judge John Michael D'Cunha.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 : In the race of next CM of Tamil Nadu, while names of many diehard loyalists have been floated, state finance minister O Panneerselvam has emerged the strongest probable.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 : The Andhra Pradesh government has once again sought governor E S L Narasimhan's intervention to restrain the Telangana government from continuing to 'violate' the AP Reorganization Act.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 : Three software engineers died on the spot when the car they were travelling in rammed the parapet of the elevated flyover near Electronics City in the wee hours of Saturday.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly here and blamed India for another missed opportunity.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday on a five-day visit to the US, holding out an assurance that India is "open and friendly" for business and innovations.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 : Indian and Chinese troops on Friday began to withdraw from their forward positions in the Chumar sector of eastern Ladakh after a 16-day military face-off there.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 : Fifteen years after it injected HIV-infected blood into a child, making him an AIDS patient for life, a government hospital here in Chennai will get away by paying just Rs 50,000 as compensation.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be touring the US until October 1, has directed that all urgent government business be put up to home minister Rajnath Singh for disposal while he is away.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 : The Indian Medical Association, will on Sunday launch a nationwide awareness programme on overuse of antibiotics , a practice that has led to emergence of drug-resistant organisms.

Friday, September 26, 2014 : The 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP alliance breathed its last on Thursday, bringing to an end a robust and stormy era in coalition politics in Maharashtra and India.

Friday, September 26, 2014 : India and China have resolved the stand-off at the Ladakh border and withdrawal of troops will begin on Friday and be completed by September 30, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

Friday, September 26, 2014 : India and US will want to achieve a few things in the medium term, and the success of PM Narendra Modi's trip will be judged by whether Modi and Barack Obama can take those steps together.

Friday, September 26, 2014 : The Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday said it was terminating its 15-year alliance with Congress, accusing the bigger party of not being serious about continuing the partnership.

Friday, September 26, 2014 : Modi government clearing the long-delayed critical acquisition of 262 missiles to arm the Israeli Barak-I anti-missile defence (AMD) systems fitted on board them.

Friday, September 26, 2014 : Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex regulatory body for law education and the legal profession in India, has decided to derecognize DU's law course taught at its three centres.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 : In one of the biggest bureaucratic reshuffles in recent times, the Centre transferred close to 50 officers of additional and joint secretary level over the past two days.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 : Mars Orbiter Mission to spawn a generation of smart satellites, the biggest achievement of India's demonstration of mastery over making the spacecraft think and act on its own.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 : With just three days left for filing nominations for the state polls, the deadlock in seat-sharing talks in the two major alliances — Sena-BJP and Congress-NCP — remains unresolved.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-day high profile visit from Thursday to the US during which he will have a power-packed schedule of meetings.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 : The Bengal government suffered yet another blow on Wednesday when Calcutta high court handed the Parui murder probe to CBI, observing that the probe by state agencies was one-sided.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 : After a 300-day flight and covering a distance of 680-million km after its launch on Nov 5, 2013, the MOM, if all goes well, will enter the Martian orbit at 7.18am.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 : A white tiger has attacked and killed a man who was in its enclosure at Delhi zoo; zoo manager Riaz Khan said the young man leapt over the railing into the tiger enclosure.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 : The government has withdrawn certain powers of the drug pricing regulator that allowed it to cap prices of widely prescribed anti-diabetes, cancer, HIV, tuberculosis and cardiac medicines.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 : The crisis in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance deepened further on Monday with the junior allies rejecting Matoshree's latest formula which gives 11 seats to the four smaller parties.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 : India is sticking to its tough stance in the ongoing troop face-off in eastern Ladakh, blaming the PLA for violating border protocols by attempting to construct a road in a disputed area.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 : Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said the party needs to attack Muslim fundamentalism as strongly as it pounces upon Hindu fanaticism.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 : Indian forces had to make a tactical retreat at one of the eight places of standoff in Chumar three days ago in the face of heavy Chinese troop presence.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 : Mars orbiter passes 4-second test, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) scientists 'woke up' the main engine of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Monday appeared to have second thoughts about knowing the identity of the whistleblower relating to the diary entries in CBI director Ranjit Sinha's house.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 : AIADMK predictably swept the bypolls to local bodies in Tamil Nadu trouncing the BJP by big margins while leaving the Left parties far behind.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 : BJP president Amit Shah issuing categorical instructions to the party's Maharashtra leaders not to accept anything less than 130 assembly seats from Shiv Sena.

Monday, September 22, 2014 : Reconciled to the near inevitable break-up with the Shiv Sena, BJP rolled out a plan to contest all 288 seats in Maharashtra with its smaller allies.

Monday, September 22, 2014 : Increase in potato prices across the country except in some part of Karntaka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu seems giving tough time to government after a check on onion prices and tomato prices.

Monday, September 22, 2014 : Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar suggested that the media should be kept away from any decision making process because it creates confusion among people.

Monday, September 22, 2014 : Indian Army is keeping its 15 battalions as well as reserve units in eastern Ladakh on "high alert" to counter the People's Liberation Army in the ongoing shadow-boxing.

Monday, September 22, 2014 : Even as CBI prepares to examine P Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum scam case in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal, it has questioned his wife Nalini in the Saradha chit fund scam.

Monday, September 22, 2014 : SC order puts 40 medical colleges in quandry, as they have been permitted by the Supreme Court to admit students for MBBS courses this academic year with far too many strings attached.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 : The 30,000 protesters marched in rain and occupied Mayo Road in Kolkata for five hours to say a resounding ‘NO’ to the dead-of-the-night police crackdown at Jadavpur University.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 : India has dismissed PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto's remark that his party would wrest entire Kashmir from India as far from reality, saying India's territorial integrity was not negotiable.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 : Army sources said that soldiers of PLA and Indian Army were continuing with their standoff in Chumar and civilians in Demchok on Saturday, despite the assurance given by Xi.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 : BJP candidate Bhojraj Nag won the assembly by-poll for Chhattisgarh's Antagarh seat with an impressive margin, relegating his lone opponent to third position with NOTA option finishing second.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 : On Saturday, there were signs that both alliances were on the verge of cracking as the BJP rejected the Shiv Sena's fresh offer of 126 seats, and the Congress and NCP issued each other an ultimatum,

Sunday, September 21, 2014 : India will, for the first time, join hands with China to develop remote sensing satellites; an agreement in this regard was signed two days ago, informs Indian Space Research Organisation .

Saturday, September 20, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi bluntly told visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping that Beijing's intransigence on the border might impact bilateral ties.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 : The Shiv Sena and BJP resumed their seat-sharing negotiations after a gap of six days which had witnessed a show of brinkmanship on both sides.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 : The CBI has told a trial court that it is probing the role of former finance minister P Chidambaram in approving the FDI proposal of a Mauritius-based company in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 : There will be no takers for al-Qaida in India as Muslims here will live and die for the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 : RLD leader Ajit Singh said that he would surrender his government bungalow by September 24 and move to a three-bedroom house in south Delhi.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 : Jadavpur University students plan a march from Nandan to Raj Bhavan on Saturday in protest against the late-night police action and to demand the vice-chancellor's removal.

Friday, September 19, 2014 : Modi told Xihe that peace and tranquillity along the borders was imperative for mutual trust and for realizing the full potential of Sino-Indian relations.

Friday, September 19, 2014 : President Obama has nominated Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma as the new ambassador to India, the White House announced on Thursday.

Friday, September 19, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Centre's approach to shortlisting candidates for selection of CVC appeared to have been vitiated because of lack of uniformity in the shortlisting process.

Friday, September 19, 2014 : People are living in dread of outbreak of epidemics, with many people reporting severe gastroenteritis, 10 days after apocalyptical deluge hit Srinagar and marooned six lakh people.

Friday, September 19, 2014 : Prashant Bhushan refused to reveal the identity of the whistleblower who provided the register allegedly showing persons connected to the 2G scam case visiting CBI director's residence.

Friday, September 19, 2014 : The midnight police crackdown on Jadavpur University students triggers outrage across the country and given fresh momentum to the agitation, with the students' voices in other cities.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 : ex-DGP of Assam PoliceShankar Barua who was being investigated by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, shot himself at his home on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 : Former finance minister P Chidambaram has claimed that he did not receive any communication from former CAG Vinod Rai,

Thursday, September 18, 2014 : The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has appointed BJP national executive member Lalitha Kumaramangalam as the new chief of the National Commission for Women.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 : Congress on Wednesday brought out a booklet on BJP's 100 days of misrule insisting that results of all the bypolls after the Lok Sabha election reflect people's anger over BJP's hollow promises.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 : A high-level delegation from China that accompanied President Xi Jinping to Ahmedabad signed three memoranda of understanding with India in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 : Shiv Sena on Wednesday hammered out a new formula which fixes Shiv Sena's share at 153, of the total 288 assembly seats, while BJP's share will be 135.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 : BJP received a sobering reality check on Tuesday when it was roundly defeated in the assembly byelections in the states of UP, Rajasthan and Gujarat as it lost 12 of the 24 seats it had held.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 : China on Tuesday suggested it would take a dim view of an India-Vietnam agreement if it were to include ONGC's exploration of oil wells within the waters of the disputed South China Sea.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 : Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front leader Yasin Malik on Tuesday interrupted a rescue and relief team of Congress leaders from Maharashtra near Budshah Chowk.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 : The Delhi high court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking a CBI probe into land deals involving Robert Vadra.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 : The Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopened on Tuesday after remaining closed for a fortnight, spelling return of normalcy to the valley starved of relief material like water, food and medicines.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 : The Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra hangs in the balance with their talks over seat-sharing stalemated, Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar may have to meet this week to resolve the row.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 : Condoling the loss of 200 lives so far, the J & K cabinet met under chief minister Omar Abdullah and announced it would begin functioning from the civil secretariat in Srinagar from Thursday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 : With various state governments increasing reward on CPI (Maoist) chief Mupalla Laxmana Rao alias Ganpathi, there is Rs 2.67 crore riding on his head, making him one of the most wanted in India.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 : Supreme Court rejected CBI director Ranjit Sinha's plea for in camera hearing on the visitors' diary, but wants name of whistleblower who revealed CBI director’s visitors.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has rejected ally BJP’s formula of 135 seats each for the Sena and BJP for the October 15 assembly polls.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 : Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam slapped a legal notice on ex-CAG Vinod Rai accusing him of defamation and threatened to launch criminal proceedings if he did not apologise for his remarks on him.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 : India on Monday slammed Islamabad after Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit said the JuD chief was free to roam around in his country as there was no case against him.

Monday, September 15, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the United National general assembly in New York in Hindi, home minister Rajnath Singh has said.

Monday, September 15, 2014 : Sleepless Indian space scientists began the process of waking up the engine of the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft for a four-second test on September 21.

Monday, September 15, 2014 : Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi on Sunday said that money earned through the illegal trade of slaughtered 'milking animals' goes into terrorism.

Monday, September 15, 2014 : Two youths from Manipur were brutally beaten up in south Delhi's Munirka village after they allegedly got into an argument with a group of locals.

Monday, September 15, 2014 : BJP MP from Unnao Swami Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday stirred a hornet's nest by calling madrassas as hubs of terror and jihadis.

Monday, September 15, 2014 : The court battle between Congress MP Sanjay Sinh and his son for ownership of Bhupati Bhawan, turned bloody on Sunday when a policeman was killed and several villagers injured in firing.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 : An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece, Saamna, on Saturday chide the party's allies for asking for too many assembly seats has triggered fresh tension in the Sena-BJP alliance.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 : Cold-shouldered by Congress Sheila Dikshit claimed that she never backed Bharatiya Janata Party to form a government in the national capital.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 : Telecom and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday accused former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of playing a major role in the 2G Spectrum scam.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 : Chief Justice of India R M Lodha on Saturday said independence of judiciary is non-negotiable and the judiciary is strong enough to rebuff any kind of interference in its functioning.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 : Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel tonight trashed claims made by former CAG Vinod Rai that he had nudged Air India to go in for largescale purchase of aircraft.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 : Some of the 80 IAF aircraft involved in relief and rescue operations across the flooded Srinagar city have suffered minor damage after they were targeted by stone pelters.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 : President Pranab Mukherjee, undertaking an important visit to Vietnam from Sunday, will be taking along oil and gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan to sign the important deal.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 : A day after ex-CAG Vinod Rai targeted Manmohan Singh for having full knowledge of the 2G and coal scams, he tells TOI his isn’t a personal battle against the former PM.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 : Two Congress MLAs on Friday came out in support of Sheila Dikshit's views that BJP should be given a chance to try and form a government in Delhi, defying the party leadership's disapproval .

Saturday, September 13, 2014 : Cash-strapped Air India's purchase of Boeing 777 aircraft pushed it into such a state that the airline had to sell its aircraft to Etihad at one-fifth the original price, former CAG says Vinod Rai says.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 : An opinion poll of the ABP News-Nielsen has predicted that the NDA may get around 200 out of 288 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 : An FIR has been registered against BJP MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath for making alleged inflammatory speech and spreading communal hatred during campaigning for the byelections.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 : With Omar Abdullah's administration conspicuous by its absence in rescue and relief operations in J & K, the Centre is rallying all resources to fill the gap left behind by the state government.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 : The Sri Lankan navy apprehended 51 fishermen from Rameswaram and Poompuhar and their seven boats including one which went on a trial voyage on Wednesday night.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 : According to the study, about 10% of Indian girls would have faced sexual violence when they are aged 10-14, and 30% in the 15-19 age group.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 : Former CAG Vinod Rai has alleged that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was aware of major scandals as they unfolded.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 : In a defiant move similar to her predecessor, newly-elected Mumbai mayor Snehal Ambekar has refused to remove the red beacon light on her official car.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 : The Mamata Banerjee government wants state investigating agency CID to conduct a probe into the alleged hate speech of Trinamool MP Tapas Pal,

Sunday, November 09, 2014 : Marooned on rooftops and infuriated by the delay in help, people in Srinagar vented their ire by hitting out against the administration and pelting stones at Army trucks carrying relief supplies.

Sunday, November 09, 2014 : At least 15 engineering students, including a girl, from Hyderabad, attracted to the idea of fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq and Syria, were tracked down by the Telangana police in West Bengal.

Sunday, November 09, 2014 : Defying a ban by the Lucknow district administration, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday addressed a rally in the city.

Sunday, November 09, 2014 : Anticipating increase in onion prices due to expected delay in harvest of the kharif crop, the Centre plans to go ahead with import of the kitchen staple to keep the supplies.

Sunday, November 09, 2014 : The Muzaffarnagar police on Wednesday submitted a chargesheet against BJP national president Amit Shah at a local court for the violation of the model code of conduct during the general elections.

Sunday, November 09, 2014 : Home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday visited Coast Guard at Porbandar to review the coastal security mechanism and preparedness of security forces along the international border with Pakistan.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 : The Army has directly deployed 20,000 soldiers in in one of its largest disaster rescue operations in J & K, with 215 columns, 80 medical teams and 15 engineer task forces,

Thursday, October 09, 2014 : With the Supreme Court giving the Centre 30 days to take a stand on Delhi, BJP is keeping its options open, it is unlikely to form the government. Sources say,

Thursday, October 09, 2014 : Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday warned the media and journalists against denigrating Telangana and disrespecting its culture, people and language.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 : CBI director Ranjit Sinha has 10 days to respond to allegations concerning visitors at his home in connection with the coal block allocation scam.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 : The Election Commission on Tuesday issued show cause notice to BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, for his alleged inflammatory speeches in violation of the model of conduct.

Saturday, August 09, 2014 : J&K flood toll over 150, numerous people were marooned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Rs 1000 crore in aid, describing its worst floods in 50 years as a national calamity.

Saturday, August 09, 2014 : A power ministry’s proposal for coal linkage to new projects may help nine private power projects get coal at a price of Rs 1,500 per tonne instead of market rate of roughly Rs 4,000 a tonne.

Saturday, August 09, 2014 : Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay indicated on Sunday that the party was ready to form the government if invited by lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung.

Saturday, August 09, 2014 : The Delhi high court has quashed CBI's chargesheet and investigations against Prakash Industries Ltd in a case relating to allocation of captive coal blocks.

Saturday, August 09, 2014 : The Election Commission is set to announce the poll schedule in Haryana and Maharashtra in October, elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand in December, sources in the poll panel here said.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 : The Centre writes to the chief ministers and CJ of high courts to fix responsibility on district administrations to expedite probe and trial of MPs and MLAs facing charges for serious crimes.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 : Flood waters continued to inundate villages and blocked access to several localities, including the airport in Srinagar, besides killing 11 more people in Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 : Mamata benefited most from Saradha scam says Kunal Ghosh,the suspended Trinamool MP, to reporters as he exited the Kolkata sessions court.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 : Union minister General VK Singh demands that government appeal against the Armed Forces Tribunal's order on Friday in Sukna land scam acquitting Retired Lieutenant General PK Rath.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 : Cancer caused almost 70% of the 3,887 health-related deaths in the atomic energy hubs across the country over the last 20 years, an RTI reply has revealed.

Monday, June 09, 2014 : Sources in the home ministry indicated that it was in sync with Jung's opinion that the BJP — the single largest party with 28 MLAs — be given a fresh chance at government formation.

Monday, June 09, 2014 : Incessant rains have triggered the worst floods in more than a decade in Jammu and Kashmir, with the death toll rising to 90 on Friday.

Monday, June 09, 2014 : The SC bench gave the Centre three months to frame a comprehensive roadmap for fast-tracking the criminal justice system and sets 2-month deadline to free long-jailed undertrials.

Monday, June 09, 2014 : Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam took oath as the 23rd governor of Kerala at the Raj Bhavan on Friday with the event marked by the complete absence of the opposition MLAs.

Monday, June 09, 2014 : CBI on Friday moved the Supreme Court for lodging a case of perjury against activist-advocate Prashant Bhushan and Kamini Jaiswal of Centre for Public Interest Litigation.

Monday, June 09, 2014 : BJP president Amit Shah advises the party's Maharashtra unit not to completely base their poll campaign on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma.

Friday, May 09, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Thursday lauded by his ministerial colleagues at a meeting of the Union Cabinet for his successful and effective visit to Japan.

Friday, May 09, 2014 : Delhi lieutenant governor has written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking permission to invite the single largest party in the state assembly to form the government.

Friday, May 09, 2014 : Surinder Koli, the convict in the infamous Nithari killings, to be hanged in Meerut's Chaudhary Charan Singh district jail on Sept 13, reliable sources told TOI on Thursday.

Friday, May 09, 2014 : At least 50 people were feared dead when a passenger bus carrying a marriage party was washed away in flash floods some 30km away from Nowshera of Rajouri district early on Thursday morning.

Friday, May 09, 2014 : The Bangalore court on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against Karthik Gowda, 28, son of railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda who has not appeared for questioning in a rape case against him.

Friday, May 09, 2014 : India has issued a security alert in several states after an announcement by al-Qaeda of the formation of an Indian branch of the group.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 : CBI chief Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday acknowledged that he had met executives of R-ADAG whose group company Reliance Telecom is an accused in the 2G scam case,

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 : India and Australia are likely to sign a uranium safeguards agreement Friday allowing New Delhi to purchase the energy-source metal from the country.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 : The union government issues 7,500-9,000 telephone interception orders on an average each month - which adds up to a lakh annually, says a report on India's surveillance laws and mechanisms.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 : A person first grappled with BJP MLA Jitender Singh Shunty and then began firing wildly at Shunty's Vivek Vihar house in east Delhi on Wednesday, but the MLA escaped unscathed.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 : A schoolgirl was allegedly gang-raped and murdered soon after she protested against the humiliation of her family at a kangaroo court convened by TMC in Jalpaiguri's Dhupguri late on Monday.

Sunday, March 09, 2014 : A day after he wound up a successful summit with Shinzo Abe, PM Narendra Modi spent Tuesday winning hearts and minds in Japan displaying his skills both at the drums and flute.

Sunday, March 09, 2014 : Supreme Court has asked a developer in Gurgaon to refund residents Rs 33.38 crore for failing to provide the amenities it had committed to at the time of purchase.

Sunday, March 09, 2014 : Justice H L Dattu is set to become the next Chief Justice of India as the government on Monday cleared his appointment to the topmost judicial post.

Sunday, March 09, 2014 : The allegation of rape levelled by a Kannada actress against railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son took a new twist with a Sandalwood director alleging he had married her in July 2004.

Sunday, March 09, 2014 : Power outages hit large parts of Mumbai on Tuesday following a technical snag at Tata Power's plant in Trombay, affecting thousands of homes besides small and medium businesses.

Sunday, February 09, 2014 : Japan promised $35 billion in investment and financing for Indian infrastructure for the next five years, but holds out on nuclear deal.

Sunday, February 09, 2014 : An influential committee of vaishyas in Uttar Pradesh has asked school girls from the community to stop using cell phones to save themselves from falling prey to love jihad.

Sunday, February 09, 2014 : Retired Lieutenant General Tejinder Singh, accused of offering a Rs 14 crore bribe to then Army chief General VK Singh, was arrested on Monday after a trial court rejected his bail plea.

Sunday, February 09, 2014 : The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the government was prepared for the eventuality of cancellation of all coal block allocations since 1993.

Sunday, February 09, 2014 : ChandrababuNaidu government on Monday decided that Andhra Pradesh's new capital will be built in and around Vijayawada.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi will look to cement strategic and defence cooperation with Japan when he meets his counterpart Shinzo Abe on Monday for crucial summit talks.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 : Kerela Congress president Sudheeran opposes Sathasivam as new governor saying whether it is proper to appoint a former chief justice of India as the governor of a state.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 : UP, Bihar top in crimes on national highways, at third, fourth and fifth are Odisha, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh accounting for around 18 per cent of all robberies on the highway.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 : IMF’s calculation on the annual percentage change in property prices shows that prices in India fell by 9.1%, the highest among major real estate markets.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 : Fugitive gangsters have been vying to acquire overseas rights of Bollwood events and films through their frontmen, said police sources.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 : AAP says BJP president Amit Shah is taking decisions for Delhi LG.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a five-day visit to Japan on Saturday, a day that saw the inking of a partnership agreement between Varanasi and Kyoto.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 : Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan says Reserve Bank shouldn't see things the same way as govt and has dismissed talk of a growing wedge between him and the NDA government.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 : Undernutrition or lack of adequate food is the biggest cause of latent TB infection progressing to active tuberculosis in India, adding over a million cases of the 2.3 million new cases each year.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 : A day after Mamata Banerjee talked of not averse to an alliance with the Left, CPM dismissed the Trinamool Congress chief's proposal as not to be taken seriously.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that the government is exploring the possibility of providing exemption in the land acquisition Act.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 : Keeping in view Tokyo's nuclear sensitivities on the eve of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed that India is not revising its nuclear doctrine.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi will not campaign for the bypolls due in Uttar Pradesh on September 13.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 : About 44 of the 194 state cabinet ministers from 13 assemblies and 12 out of 45 Union ministers have criminal cases pending against them.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 : Minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla on Friday said she was misquoted and clarified she had called all Indians Hindi-Arabic for people living in India- and not Hindus as reported.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 : BJP's city unit has made it clear that it will explore every possibility if the lieutenant governor invites it to form the government in Delhi.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 : The country's economic growth rebounded sharply in the April-June quarter with GDP rises 5.7%, fastest growth in 9 quarters boosted by manufacturing and services sectors.

Friday, August 29, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched one of the biggest financial inclusion programmes 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' with a record 1.5 crore bank accounts opened in a day.

Friday, August 29, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to restrain CBI from filing chargesheet in the Aircel-Maxis case while rejecting former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran's plea.

Friday, August 29, 2014 : The Centre has decided to implement minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 and a higher wage ceiling of Rs 15,000 for social security schemes run by EPFO from September 1.

Friday, August 29, 2014 : CBI sleuths raided the residence of former IPS officer Deben Biswas on Thursday acting on the tip-off that the former cop was on Saradha payroll.

Friday, August 29, 2014 : Radical Hindu activist and the main accused in the Samjhauta blast case, Swami Aseemanand, was on Thursday granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana high court.

Friday, August 29, 2014 : The failure of rains in August over large parts of India has again raised the spectre of 2014 being declared a drought year.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 : Home minister Rajnath Singh publicized his anguish about the rumour that PM Narendra Modi had rebuked his son Pankaj Singh for seeking to influence transfers and postings in Delhi Police.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 : With two days of silence on the border and a successful flag meeting with Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday, BSF is now hopeful that there will be no ceasefire violations, for some time at least.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 : Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad underwent a six-hour-long cardiac surgery at Asian Heart Institute in Bandra-Kurla Complex on Wednesday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to recognize pending criminal cases against MPs as a disqualification for their appointment as ministers............

Thursday, August 28, 2014 : ..........However, the SC bench said that both the Prime Minister and chief ministers owe it to constitutional morality not to appoint persons with criminal background as ministers.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 : A church overnight turned into a temple adorned with a portrait of Shiva after reconversion of 72 Valmikis who had become Christians in 1995.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 : The CAG report revealed that in 2007, the coal ministry, which was directly under Manmohan Singh okayed the alteration made by Madhu Koda to allot coal mines.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 : Advani and Joshi, who were permanent fixtures on the two panels, have been kicked upstairs and accommodated in a newly created body called Margdarshak Mandal.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 : BJP MLA Sangeet Som, accused of instigating last year's Muzaffarnagar riots in UP, has been accorded 'Z' category security.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 : The CBI has virtually given a clean chit to former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh with its affidavit in the Delhi high court saying it has "not found any evidence.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 : Police have beefed up security at the residence and office of actor Shah Rukh Khan after fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari mentioned the actor's name in an SMS threat.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Army for letting off senior officers with pittance of a punishment for illegally selling non-service pattern weapons in border districts of Rajasthan.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Monday declared all coal block allocations since July 1993 as illegal in a decision that casts a shadow over investments worth thousands of crores.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 : Modi government persuades Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit to step down, indications that new governors may be named shortly for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 : Out of the 18 seats in assembly byelections at stake in four states, Congress and allies won ten, raising the possibility of an anti-Modi political realignment in the coming months.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 : BJP sprung a surprise late on Sunday after its central election committee ratified RiteshTiwari, the party's state spokesperson, as the candidate for Kolkata's Chowringhee assembly bypolls.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 : BJP president Amit Shah on Monday criticized Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah for failing to visit the people displaced due to cross-border firing near Jammu.

Monday, August 25, 2014 : The Law Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views on the issue.

Monday, August 25, 2014 : Hours after a post-midnight presidential communique announced the transfer of Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan to Mizoram, he put in his papers, refusing to accept the new assignment.

Monday, August 25, 2014 : Omar Abdullah controversially linked the shelling of border villages by Pakistan to the calling off of the foreign secretary-level talks between the two countries by the Modi government.

Monday, August 25, 2014 : The term love jihad did not make it to UP BJP's resolution passed at its executive meet on Sunday though it made references to misconduct with women of one community by men of another community.

Monday, August 25, 2014 : Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Mamata Banerjee government's financial policies.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 : Markandey Katju in his latest article argues for changing the norm for appointing the Chief Justice of India and says to pick Chief Justice of India on merit, and not seniority, .

Sunday, August 24, 2014 : Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai says that UPA functionaries deputed politicians to get him to leave out names from the auditor's reports on Coalgate and Commonwealth Games scams.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 : Supreme Court on Saturday refused to defer the civil services preliminary examination on Sunday and dismissed an eleventh hour petition claiming that agitating students needed time for preparation.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 : Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said that unless there was an assurance that the Solapur, Haryana and Jharkhand episodes would not be repeated, he would not share a platform with Narendra Modi.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 : Government transferred Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan to Mizoram for his remaining tenure, which ends in 2017.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 : CBI arrested prominent Kolkata-based businessman Sandhir Agarwal after finding clear evidence of his connivance with arrested East Bengal boss Debabrata Sarkar in siphoning Saradha funds.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 : The entity which will replace Planning Commission is likely to have eight members and include economists, representatives from the social sector, govt, industry and academics.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 : The NDA government on Friday had to face tough moments in Supreme Court over the denial of leader of opposition status to Congress in the Lok Sabha.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 : Three days after being released following a sessions court order, civil rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu was on Friday rearrested in Imphal where she had been continuing her fast.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 : Sebi has asked PACL (formerly Pearls Agrotech Corporation) to refund Rs 49,100 crore to investors within three months.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 : UGC asks all educational institutions to ensure that they confer only approved degrees and ordering non-technical undergraduate courses to be of three years.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 : The hooting of chief ministers of non-BJP states at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public functions has not gone down well with the BJP's oldest ally, the Shiromani Akali Dal.

Friday, August 22, 2014 : Hemant Soren on Thursday became the third non-BJP CM to be booed by BJP workers in Modi's presence. Soren's party has decided to boycott all central ministers' functions.

Friday, August 22, 2014 : Intelligence Bureau on Thursday filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing the CBI of implicating IB officers in the case.

Friday, August 22, 2014 : Flood situation remained grave in Uttar Pradesh where the toll rose to 89 today with reports of seven more deaths in the state whose eastern parts were worst hit.

Friday, August 22, 2014 : Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad calls a high-level advisory council meeting on judicial reforms to be attended by the minister Kiren Rijiju, Justice A P Shah and top law officers on August 26.

Friday, August 22, 2014 : The information and broadcasting ministry on Thursday has decided against the release of controversial Punjabi movie that allegedly glorifies the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 : Shaken by the booing of Haryana CM in presence of Modi, Maharashtra CM has decided to skip a function in Nagpur where he was to lay the foundation of Metro with the PM.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 : The Goa government has banned the Hindu right wing Shri Ram Sena from entering the state, chief minister Manohar Parrikar told the state legislative assembly late Wednesday evening.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 : Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday justifying consultations with separatist leaders as essential for a peaceful resolution of the J&K dispute.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 : At least 3 persons have reportedly been killed and 6 others injured in fresh police firing on Wednesday in Assam's Golaghat town. Curfew imposed and Army help has been sought.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 : ​28 passengers on Wednesday suffered injuries when an IndiGo plane with over 150 passengers on board developed a problem that caused thick smoke to emanate after touching down at New Delhi airport.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 : The government expects to reduce the food subsidy burden by Rs 23,400 crore annually after FCI cut its wheat stock substantially by 1.3 crore tonnes in the past two years.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 : The Modi government took decision to walk out of talks with Pakistan next week in view of the meetings between Pakistani Pak High Commissioner and the Kashmiri separatists .

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 : At least 21 people, including seven children and five women of a family, were killed as the Muzaffarpur-Dehradun Rapti Ganga Express train rammed into a Paiggio auto in Bihar on Monday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 : CAG wants the Narendra Modi government to give it RTI powers as it has been facing problems in obtaining details relevant to its audits of government finances and decision making.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 : The CBI arrested Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar in an alleged bribery case on Monday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 : Tata Consultancy Services and Bharti Foundation on Monday announced a total expenditure of Rs 200 crore to construct toilets in schools.

Monday, August 18, 2014 : Ahead of the India-Pakistan foreign secretary dialogue, Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit has invited separatist leaders from J&K for consultations, which creates a huge row.

Monday, August 18, 2014 : NDA govt is moving swiftly to clean up appointments to state-run bank boards and unveil fresh guidelines to revamp the system of senior-level appointments.

Monday, August 18, 2014 : Flood fury continued unabated in Uttar Pradesh claiming 28 lives and displacing over 60,000 people in nine districts bordering Nepal till Sunday evening.

Monday, August 18, 2014 : After the ruling BJP government's ally, the MGP, called for a ban on bikinis on the state's beaches, the party's Ponda MLA Lavoo Mamledar has suggested setting up a bikini beach in Goa.

Monday, August 18, 2014 : BSP chief Mayawati slammed Samajwadi Party and BJP for collusion in fanning communal fires in Uttar Pradesh for political interests.

Monday, August 18, 2014 : Uttarakhand has decided to introduce its own food security scheme to provide subsidized food grains to all families.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 : PM Modi inducts biggest indigenous warship INS Kolkata INS Kolkata, says military prowess biggest deterrent to war.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 : Bypolls to the Lok Sabha seats vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will be held on September 13, the Election Commission on Saturday announced.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 : The flood situation in Assam on Saturday turned grim as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries inundated vast tracts of land in upper Assam following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 : The UPSC on Saturday asked the examinees to leave the questions in this section unanswered as they would not be evaluated.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 : Three Indian engineers, abducted by the Taliban, have been rescued in a special military operation in eastern Logar province in Afganistan while they were being taken to Pakistan,

Saturday, August 16, 2014 : Planning Commission would be replaced by a new body called National Development and Reforms Commission which would have active participation from states.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 : Congress leader A K Antony has absolved Rahul Gandhi of any responsibility for the party's debacle in Lok Sabha elections.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's zero defect and zero effect remark on Friday came as a clear message that the country would not compromise on its goal of environmental protection.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared that he would like to run the country on the basis of consensus and called for a 10-year moratorium on caste and communal violence in the country.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 : Chief Justice of India R M Lodha on Friday said the three organs of governance — judiciary, executive and legislature — must not encroach on each other's territory.

Friday, August 15, 2014 : President Pranab Mukherjee said in Independence Day-eve speech that intolerance and violence is a betrayal of the letter and spirit of democracy, also said signs of economic revival visible.

Friday, August 15, 2014 : Banks will allow customers only three free transactions at the ATMs of rival lenders from now on and can also cap the number of free transactions at their own ATMs at five from November 1, 2014.

Friday, August 15, 2014 : India improved its record of highest ever food-grain production for the crop year 2013-14 a bit further with the government's latest estimate on Thursday revising it to 264.77 million tonnes.

Friday, August 15, 2014 : A flood-like situation prevailed in Bihar's capital on Thursday after it was lashed by very heavy rains since Wednesday morning.

Friday, August 15, 2014 : Plans by the NDA government to open the insurance sector to more foreign investment suffered a setback on Thursday after the opposition blocked the legislation in the upper house.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley has reportedly written to RBI governor Raghuram Rajan suggesting a review of senior PSU bank appointments and nominations.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 : Calcutta high court has failed to achieve unanimity in its response to an earlier single bench order for a CID inquiry against Trinamool MP Tapas Pal for his infamous rape speech.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 : Aam Aadmi Party founder-member and patron Shanti Bhushan questioned Arvind Kejriwal's organizational skills expressing sharp criticism at the lack of internal democracy in the party.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 : Home minister Rajnath Singh was on Wednesday night admitted in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with complaints of pain in his lower abdomen, sources close to him said.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 : Two policemen and a civilian were killed as militants opened indiscriminate fire on a police vehicle in Pampore area in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 : Judicial appointments Bill passed in Lok Sabha, 6-member body for appointment of judge, Government concedes to Congress and removes 'unanimous' from clause.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 : Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has decided to make Vijayawada the temporary capital until a permanent one is constructed.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 : Parliament House witnessed high drama in front of room No. 5 on Tuesday as members of the TDP and TMC faced off over its allotment to the latter.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 : In his first strong rebuke of Pakistan since becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Tuesday denounced it for continuing a 'proxy war' against India.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 : The SC on Tuesday turned it lens on CBI director and asked the agency to submit all records relating to alleged attempts to seek a reopening of 2G spectrum scam.

Monday, December 08, 2014 : Justice RM Lodha also reacted sharply to the demand to junk the failed system of judges appointing judges, or the collegium system.

Monday, December 08, 2014 : Congress leader Anand Sharma challenged PM Narendra Modi to reject the Bali agreement if he was confident of his statement that UPA had compromised national interest at the WTO summit.

Monday, December 08, 2014 : A special CBI court will pronounce judgment in a case related to the multi-crore fodder scam, in which RJD chief Lalu Prasad is an accused, on Tuesday.

Monday, December 08, 2014 : Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has warned against crony capitalism which he said creates oligarchies and slows down growth.

Monday, December 08, 2014 : The coming together of political enemies, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, failed to live up to its billing when only a few hundred people turned up to witness the grand alliance on Monday.

Saturday, November 08, 2014 : Death toll due to floods in Odisha climbed to 45 and number of people affected by the deluge to over 32.9 lakh on Sunday as the situation improved gradually with receding water level in many areas.

Saturday, November 08, 2014 : After shortlisting Kolkata as a possible venue for its party congress next year, CPM on Sunday decided in favour of Visakhapatnam.

Saturday, November 08, 2014 : Justice Markandey Katju, who recently revealed that a tainted judge continued in his post due to political hand, has now made new claims of corruption in the judiciary.

Saturday, November 08, 2014 : Former cabinet minister and BJP leader Jaswant Singh continued to remain on life support systems and under the continuous observation of medical experts in hospital on Sunday.

Saturday, November 08, 2014 : Speculation is rife that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose may be named for the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi on Saturday justified India's tough stance on WTO saying the decision had to be taken in the interest of India's poor.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 : Jharkhand Police has claimed that between 14 and 16 cadres of the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) were killed in an attack by Maoists in Palamu on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 : BJP president Amit Shah slammed erstwhile ally Nitish Kumar on Saturday, saying that he had no shame in associating with Lalu Prasad.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 : India doesn't have to choose between the US and China, said visiting US defence secretary Chuck Hagel, addressing an unspoken strategic dilemma for successive Indian governments.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 : Three 200-year-old life-size statues of queen of Britain, Victoria, at Mathura museum were vandalized by miscreants on Friday.

Monday, September 08, 2014 : India and the US on Friday agreed to go in for co-development and co-production of advanced weapon systems, but technology transfer remains the key.

Monday, September 08, 2014 : The government's move to pass the Judicial Appointments Bill has found favour among political parties like Trinamool Congress and CPM.

Monday, September 08, 2014 : The Narendra Modi led government has approved the appointment of former air force chief NAK Browne as India's ambassador to Norway.

Monday, September 08, 2014 : Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson PJ Kurien on Friday said the two nominated celebrity MPs, Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha, have so far not violated the stipulated rule about attendance.

Monday, September 08, 2014 : Former Union minister Jaswant Singh slipped into coma on Friday after sustaining severe head injuries and remained on life support system in a highly critical state.

Friday, August 08, 2014 : Tundla police in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh have booked a Class III student, of nine years, under sections 107/116 of CrPC for disturbing the law and order situation in his village.

Friday, August 08, 2014 : The government may agree to send the Insurance (Amendment) Bill to select committee on Congress assurance of its passage in winter session of Parliament.

Friday, August 08, 2014 : Over one-third of generic drug stores or Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS), which started during UPA rule, are lying defunct across states.

Friday, August 08, 2014 : Thirty-five people have died and 18 lakh affected by floods triggered by heavy rains in Odisha over the past week, a state revenue and disaster management official said on Thursday.

Friday, August 08, 2014 : Germany is the global leader in energy efficiency while ageing power plants and inefficient ways of electricity generation put India at number 11 in the latest energy efficiency ranking.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 : A new Bill cleared by Union Cabinet gives powers to Juvenile Justice Board to decide if a juvenile above 16 years, involved in heinous crimes like rape, would be tried in an adult court.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday sacked Mizoram governor Kamla Beniwal with barely four months left for her tenure.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 : Rahul Gandhi stormed into the well of Lok Sabha with the Congress contingent raising slogans against the government and accusing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of partiality in running the House.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 : The government dropped enough hint that it may eventually give its nod for confined field trials of certain varieties of GM crops including rice, brinjal, chickpea, mustard and cotton.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 : CID has unearthed a racket in which several poor land tillers and daily wage earners from four Bengal districts in who have ‘donated’ their kidneys for a price to patients from UP and Rajasthan.

Sunday, June 08, 2014 : Former bureaucrats and prominent social scientists have strongly opposed govt’s move to exclude English marks from gradation or merit in civil services preliminary tests.

Sunday, June 08, 2014 : The Supreme Court asked lieutenant governor of Delhi to decide the fate of Delhi assembly — either to revive it or dissolve it to make way for fresh elections — within five weeks.

Sunday, June 08, 2014 : Opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not greeting Muslims on the occasion of Eid.

Sunday, June 08, 2014 : India ranked eighth in the global rich list, below countries such as the US, China, Germany and the UK but above Singapore and Canada.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 : The threat of an impending catastrophe in the nine Bihar districts was averted as the Nepal government finally decided to abandon the option to blast the debris in river Bhote Kosi.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 : IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik, who were arrested on different reasons, were released after charges against them were dropped for lack of evidence.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 : Maoist leader and a rabid critic of India in the past, Prachanda, describing the PM's trip as the beginning of a new chapter in India-Nepal ties.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 : Govt works to get SP, BSP on board to pass insurance bill government after receiving an encouragement of sorts when Congress's ally NCP announced its support for the bill.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 : Eleven people were washed away at Bagdari picnic spot, about 50km away from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, when water level in a rivulet near the waterfall rose suddenly on Monday.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi announces a $1 billion line of credit for Nepal while addressing the country's Constituent Assembly and assures India's no desire to interfere in Nepal's country's matters.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 : With two more deaths due to different types of Encephalitis reported in north Bengal in the last 24 hours, the toll from the disease in north Bengal rose to 121 on Sunday.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 : Gwalior additional judge quits alleging that the administrative judge from Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh HC kept pestering her to visit him in his bungalow alone.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 : The Centre and the state government are in a state of extraordinary preparedness to face any eventuality precipitated by the release of 28 lakh cusecs of water..........

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 : ...........accumulated in a lake-like formation caused by massive landslide in river Bhatta Kosi on the Nepal side; already 50000 people were evacuated.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 : Bihar on alert as landslide in Nepal threatens Kosi deluge, evacuation of around 1.5 lakh people going on in Supaul, Saharsa, Madhepura, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Araria, Purnia, Madhubani districts.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 : Home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday held a fresh round of consultations with minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh to hammer out an acceptable solution on UPSC row.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 : Narendra Modi will go to Nepal on Sunday, the first bilateral visit by an Indian PM in 17 years, as he takes forward his initiative to economically integrate South Asia.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 : Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has decided to support the reforms legislation designed to take the FDI cap in the sector.

Saturday, February 08, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi on Friday forcefully told visiting US secretary of state John Kerry that the first responsibility of his government was to the poorest people of the country.

Saturday, February 08, 2014 : With hopes of finding more survivors fast receding, rescuers have dug out 27 more bodies since last night as the toll in the Malin landslide disaster rose to 68.

Saturday, February 08, 2014 : Supreme Court on Friday said good governance needed an efficient criminal justice delivery system and not picking up one category of cases for speedy trial, in response to PM Modi' suggestion.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 : 17 killed and 200 feared trapped when 44 houses in Malin village in the Ambegaon tehsil of Pune district were flattened by a landslide that hit early Wednesday morning after torrential rain.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 : The Bombay high court on Wednesday directed the police to remove loudspeakers from mosques in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai that using without required permissions for them from the authorities.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 : Natwar Singh claimed it was Rahul Gandhi's ultimatum to do anything that prevented Sonia from taking up the post of prime minister in 2004.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 : PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked agricultural scientists to disseminate technologies to farmers in simple and acceptable manner and to promote farming through optimum utilization of water.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 : UP Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday was greeted by angry slogans of Shia Muslims outside Bara Imambara on Tuesday on his way to old city to meet party workers on the occasion of Eid.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 : In a major setback to the Mamata Banerjee government, Calcutta high court on Monday ordered an HC-monitored CID probe into Trinamool MP Tapas Pal's rape speech.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 : According to Chhattisgarh Labour Department under RTI about the beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Silai (sewing) Machine include women aged over 100 and 200 years, the eldest being 532 years.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 : Delhi Police have arrested a top operative of Lashkar-e-Taiba allegedly involved in the indoctrination and recruitment of youths and planning and execution of terror strikes across the country.

Monday, July 28, 2014 : A Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative analysis of reported rape cases between 2001 and 2013 shows an average of almost 56 incidents of rape per day in 28 states during the 13-year period.

Monday, July 28, 2014 : The government has decided on AIADMK leader M Thambidurai for the post of deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, it is learnt.

Monday, July 28, 2014 : Reports alleging the recovery of bugging devices at Union minister Nitin Gadkari's residence led to an intense speculation and confusion in political and intelligence establishment on Sunday.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 : The government on Friday refused to accept easier customs rules without its food subsidy concerns being addressed, putting at risk a likely deal at the WTO.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 : CAG slammed the Gujarat government for undue benefits to certain companies, including Reliance Petroleum, Essar Power and the Adani Group.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 : Government proposes to end Supreme Court's monopoly by amending Articles 124(2) and 217(1) of the Constitution to broad-base the process for selection of judges to the SC and high courts.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 : Congress on Friday swept the three assembly by-elections in Uttarakhand, barely two months after being blanked out in Lok Sabha polls in the hill State..

Friday, July 25, 2014 : Congress on Thursday offered conditional support to the Modi government's plan to hike FDI limit in the insurance sector to 49% after the Cabinet passes the bill.

Friday, July 25, 2014 : Sania Mirza reacted sharply to BJP's MLA K Lakshman's comment that she is Pak Bahu, issuing a statement that she is an Indian and will remain an Indian until the end of her life.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 : India, along with BRICS countries, on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 : Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday set up an inquiry into last week's fracas at the Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi where a Shiv Sena MP forced a fasting Muslim to eat a chapatti.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 : Sports ministry has notified the IOC citing the racial discrimination faced by two Sikh basketball players during the Asia Cup in Wuhan, China, last week, reported by TOI.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 : Ex-PM Manmohan Singh had exerted pressure on collegium headed by then CJI R C Lahoti in June 2005 to confer permanent status to a Madras HC additional judge.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 : Health minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday told Lok Sabha that patients are subjected to unnecessary tests by the doctors who are guided by the lucre of commissions offered by diagnostic centres.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 : RBI has now specified officially valid documents to be the Aadhaar card, voter ID card, PAN card, driving licence, passport, or NREGA card excluding ration card to open bank account.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 : Justice Katju had alleged that an additional Madras high court judge was allowed to continue as a judge in the HC despite adverse intelligence reports against him.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 : The Union government on Monday cleared appointment of senior advocate Uday Umesh Lalit and three high court chief justices as judges of the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 : The Karnataka government on Monday said police will book a case against the management of the city school where a six-year-old was raped by a skating instructor.

Monday, July 21, 2014 : The Congress-National Conference alliance in Jammu & Kashmir ended on Sunday with both the parties deciding to go it alone in the assembly elections due later this year.

Monday, July 21, 2014 : A man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape and murder of a woman in Mohanlalganj area of the city Lucknow, a senior police official said on Sunday.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 : Under CGHS, which covers central govt employees, annual per capita expenditure is more than Rs 5,000. The NRHM, which caters to rural masses, spends just Rs 180 per head.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 : Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to be impleaded as a party in the case on withdrawal of life support to terminally ill patients.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 : A CAG report on pricing of petroleum products by public sector oil-marketing companies says present pricing system benefited them by Rs 50,513cr from 2007 to 2012.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 : President Pranab Mukherjee rejects mercy petitions Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli and five other death row convicts as advised by the home ministry.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 : Kerala HC asked the state government to formulate a special scheme for rehabilitation and protection of children whose parents are in jail.

Friday, July 18, 2014 : Industries minister Narayan Rane on Thursday said he would resign from the Maharashtra cabinet on Monday, but won't quit the Congress.

Friday, July 18, 2014 : Delhi's power tariff regulator announced the new tariff on Thursday with a mild hike of 8.3% across all categories of consumers.

Friday, July 18, 2014 : Arundhati Roy, who has criticized Mahatma Gandhi for his casteist tendencies in the past, says it was time institutions named after the Father of the Nation were renamed.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 : India is home to the largest number of poor with one-third of the world's 1.2 billion extreme poor and highest number of under-five deaths, according to the UN report 2014.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Fortaleza, Brazil and invited him to visit the Kudankulam nuclear power plant during his forthcoming visit in December.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 : The Supreme Court rules that family courts cannot delay grant of maintenance to an estranged wife and no escape for a husband from of giving sustenance money to his wife despite soured relations.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 : While opting to preserve the alliance with Shiv Sena, the BJP has decided to prepare itself for any eventuality in the lead-up to the assembly polls in Maharashtra.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 : Chinese President Xi Jinping invites India to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in China in November.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 : Sebi on Tuesday barred B Ramalinga Raju, founder of Satyam Computer Services from the market for 14 years for his role in one of the biggest corporate frauds in the country.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 : Ramdev aide Ved Prakash Vaidik refuted allegations that he met Saeed as an envoy of Modi govt but was driven only by journalistic considerations.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 : Narendra Modi government on Monday isolates Congress in Lok Sabha in the first parliamentary showdown with support from TMC and NCP to get the TRAI (Amendment) Bill passed.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 : The denial of entry to a dhoti-clad judge to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club at Chepauk last week rocked TN assembly on Monday, with opposition demanding government intervention.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 : Mamata Banerjee on Monday warned Jindal Steel Works that the state govt would take back all 4,000 acres acquired for it unless it completes its steel plant project in Salboni, West Midnapore.

Monday, July 14, 2014 : Health minister Harsh Vardhan says getting people to quit smoking will not impoverish farmers in tobacco growing regions but will rather help them earn more .

Monday, July 14, 2014 : BJP government is set to push legislation to ensure legal sanctity to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for unique identification numbers for 1.2 billion residents of the country.

Monday, July 14, 2014 : Prices of expensive anti-diabetic and cardiac medicines will reduce by up to 35% in next few weeks, with drug pricing regulator deciding to bring them under price control.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named leader of the BJP parliamentary party, a formality that extinguishes the post of chairman held by saffron veteran L K Advani.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 : The governor of Rajasthan, Margaret Alva, was sworn-in by the chief justice of Bombay high court, Mohit Shah, to discharge the functions of the governor of Goa, at the Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula, on Saturday.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 : Apprehending further increase in onion prices from next month due to short supply, the government appears set to import the key kitchen ingredient to cool down domestic prices.

Sunday, December 07, 2014 : The appointment of former bureaucrat Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister has touched off a political confrontation as opposition raised an hue and cry in Lok Sabha.

Sunday, December 07, 2014 : Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued internal instructions to tax authorities to cut down on frivolous appeals against favourable orders granted to taxpayers.

Sunday, December 07, 2014 : The Maharashtra police has informed the Centre that Thursday's Pune bomb blast was not meant to inflict serious casualties but was possibly an attempt by some terror outfit to mark its presence.

Friday, November 07, 2014 : The finance ministry has made a pitch for taking away Planning Commission's key role of allocating development funds to central ministries.

Friday, November 07, 2014 : The basic threshold limit for taxpayers is proposed to be increased from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh and for resident senior citizens is proposed to be increased from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh.

Friday, November 07, 2014 : The proposed liberalization of foreign direct investment in insurance could result in inflows of over $20 billion over the next three to five years, Times of India learns.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 : Income tax department serving notices on Congress and two companies involved in transactions surrounding the now defunct National Herald newspaper, asking them to explain several aspects.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 : The government should let markets take the lead and intervene only where there is clear evidence of market failure, Economic Survey explicitly states.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 : BJP parliamentary board on Wednesday named Narendra Modi's trusted political colleague Amit Shah as the new party president.

Sunday, September 07, 2014 : The government plans to allow foreign investment in building railway stations, new suburban rail corridors, and freight terminals, signaling a defining shift.

Sunday, September 07, 2014 : Rajnath Singh told that the government would prepare a National Population Register (NPR) incorporating all genuine Indian citizens and issue them national identity cards in a time-bound manner.

Sunday, September 07, 2014 : The Supreme Court directed the CBI to reopen some of the irregular coal block allotment cases in which the agency had decided not to register FIRs after carrying out preliminary enquiries.

Sunday, September 07, 2014 : Unruly scenes were witnessed in Parliament as Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janata Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha.

Thursday, August 07, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that fatwas issued by shariat courts or muftis had no legal sanctity, asserting that the defiance of fatwas will have no civil or criminal consequences.

Thursday, August 07, 2014 : M Natarajan, husband of Sasikala, close aide of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, was arrested on Monday following a complaint from martial arts expert and sculptor Shihah Husseini.

Thursday, August 07, 2014 : Former President Pratibha Patil's brother,Gajendra Narayan Patil has been named as an accused in the 2005 Jalgaon murder case.

Thursday, August 07, 2014 : Two RSS pracharaks, Ram Madhav and Shiv Prakash will join BJP shortly in a move which seems illustrative of RSS's desire to take a stake in the Modi government.

Monday, July 07, 2014 : Those spending over Rs 32 a day in rural areas and Rs 47 in towns and cities should not be considered poor, an expert panel headed by former RBI governor C Rangarajan said in a report to govt.

Monday, July 07, 2014 : In a bizarre promise to youths of Haryana ahead of the assembly polls this year, BJP leader OP Dhankar has said he will bring brides from Bihar for them if they are unable to find a match.

Monday, July 07, 2014 : The NDA government on Sunday transferred Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal to Mizoram, while Rajasthan governor Margaret Alva was given additional charge of Gujarat.

Saturday, June 07, 2014 : Former Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad rubbished claims of the head of AIIMS' forensic medicine department that he was pressured to manipulate the autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar.

Saturday, June 07, 2014 : In a major move to empower consumers, the consumer affairs department has proposed to allow filing of cases in the consumer forum in the district where a complainant lives.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 : A day that started with despair for Indian nationals in Iraq ended on a bright note as ISIS on Friday afternoon released 46 Indian nurses who had been held captive.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 : Congress is mulling the option of moving court if it is denied the post of leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, a possibility that may up its confrontation with the ruling BJP.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 : Goa governor B V Wanchoo resigned from the post Friday evening; D Y Patil sworn in as Governor of West Bengal.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi accorded highest priority to the modernization of defence forces as strong security was necessary for an atmosphere of peace, amity and harmony in the country.

Monday, April 07, 2014 : Sheila Dikshit's official residence was fitted with no less than 31 air-conditioners, 15 desert coolers, 16 air-purifiers, 25 heaters and 12 geysers during her stay there as Delhi CM.

Monday, April 07, 2014 : President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee, who once courted controversy for a sexist remark, defends Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape comments as mere slip of tongue.

Friday, March 07, 2014 : The Centre on Wednesday empowered states to fix a limit on the quantities of the kitchen staples including onion and potato that can be held in stock.

Friday, March 07, 2014 : The allegation made by Dr Sudhir Gupta of AIIMS, that pressure was put on him to give a tailor-made report in the Sunanda Puskar case has woken up the cops from their stupor.

Friday, March 07, 2014 : Rape injures the soul of a woman, said the Bombay high court while convicting a youth of raping a nine-year-old girl dismissing the defence plea that there were no wounds on her body.

Friday, February 07, 2014 : The head of the forensics department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has claimed that he was pressured into giving a tailor-made report in the Sunanda Tharoor death case.

Friday, February 07, 2014 : The culture of pubs, swimming in bikinis on public beaches, massage parlours and illegal casinos is against Indian culture and should therefore be banned, Goa PWD minister said on Tuesday.

Friday, February 07, 2014 : The national humiliation forced TMC leadership to extract an unconditional apology from the actor-MP but it did little to stem the tide of outrage or the possibility of legal action.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 : Govt scrambles to pull out all Indians from strife-torn Iraq as it now believes that the situation in Iraq is fast spinning out of control.

Monday, June 30, 2014 : Nirmala Sitharaman will meet her Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastgir Khan for the first time next month to discuss a roadmap for removing bottlenecks in liberalization of bilateral trade.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 : Ten residents of a building, including five children, were killed on Saturday morning when a four-storey building in Inderlok's Tulsi Nagar, north Delhi, came crashing.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 : Union health minister Harsh Vardhan clarified on Friday that his statement on banning sex education in schools was made in the context of UPA's 2007 decision.

Friday, June 27, 2014 : A Delhi court on Thursday summoned Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and four associates accused in a criminal case.

Friday, June 27, 2014 : Bangladesh has said it would not allow its territory to be used against India. The assurance, reiterated to Sushma Swaraj on her first foreign visit.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 : Ex-solicitor general Gopal Subramanium alleged he was being targeted for his role in Sohrabuddin case which proved embarrassing to Gujarat govt under Modi, opts out of judgeship.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 : Delhi University colleges are switching back from the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) to the three-year course.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 : Finance minister Arun Jaitley to present his maiden Budget on July 10 against the backdrop of hardening global crude oil prices, prospects of patchy monsoon rains and stubborn price pressures.

Monday, June 23, 2014 : University Grants Commission on Sunday issued another directive to the Delhi University to revert to the three-year course asking for a compliance report by forenoon on Monday.

Monday, June 23, 2014 : The Maharaja must be replaced by the aam admi as the mascot of Indian aviation as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learnt to have conveyed this to aviation minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 : Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandababu Naidu is seeking a staggering compensation of Rs 13.2 lakh crore from the central government in lieu of Hyderabad that has now gone to Telangana.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 : DMK on Saturday suspended 33 leaders, including former Union minister S S Palanimanickam and Rajya Sabha MP K P Ramalingam from party posts for dereliction of duty during the recent Lok Sabha polls.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 : Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday claimed that opposition parties were creating unnecessary hype in the name of concern over inflation and said the country was facing no shortage of food.

Friday, June 20, 2014 : Wholesale prices of onions jumped up by 20-50% in June this year despite India harvested 19.3 million metric tons of onions, 15% more than the previous year.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 : The Union home ministry has asked the Registrar General of India (RGI) to identify the citizens and non-citizens while preparing the National Population Register (NPR).

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 : Government on Tuesday stepped up its efforts to tame rising food prices through a slew of measures and announced a crackdown on hoarders.

Monday, June 16, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for home from Bhutan, concluding his first foreign trip after assuming office last month.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived on a two-day visit to Bhutan to cement India's unique and special relationship with the neighbouring country.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the country's largest warship INS Vikramaditya off Goa coast in Arabian Sea and dedicates it to the nation.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 : NCA permits to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar dam from 121.92 metres to 138.68 metres after a long wait of eight years by the Gujarat government.

Thursday, November 06, 2014 : Defence minister said appointment of next Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag was final and added that issues of armed forces should be kept out of politics.

Monday, October 06, 2014 : The Centre is likely to order a CBI probe into the fatal accident of Union rural development minister Gopinath Munde here last week following a demand by the Maharashtra unit.

Saturday, September 06, 2014 : A Delhi court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to 17 Uttarakhand police personnel who were convicted for gunning down a 22-year-old MBA graduate in a fake encounter near Dehradun in 2009.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 : Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi held talks with Sushma Swaraj and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in key areas including trade and investment.

Sunday, July 06, 2014 : 42 IPS transferred in Uttar Pradesh as a fallout of Badaun rape incident, SSP and District Magistrate of Badaun suspended.

Friday, June 06, 2014 : Swords and sticks were openly used as scores of men from both sides chased each other outside the Akal Takht building inside the Golden Temple complex.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, L K Advani and Sonia Gandhi are among the firsts to take their oath as MPs of the16th Lok Sabha.

Sunday, April 06, 2014 : The mortal remains of Gopinath Munde, who was killed in a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday, were consigned to flames in Parali, his birthplace in Beed district.

Thursday, March 06, 2014 : Gopinath Munde, India's newly-appointed Rural Development Minister, has died in a car crash in the capital, Delhi on his way to the airport to take a flight to his home state of Maharastra.

Thursday, February 06, 2014 : The Centre will not intervene on its own but would certainly consider appropriate action if the governor sent a report, says Union minister Kalraj Mishra.

Monday, January 06, 2014 : Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang-rape and slaying of two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh last week, police said today.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 : The government is looking to push loan flow to projects worth Rs 500 crore and above in a bid to revive investment and accelerate economic growth.

Friday, May 30, 2014 : Within two days of taking charge, the Narendra Modi government has begun work on allowing up to 100% foreign investment in defence production.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 : The first Cabinet meeting of the Modi government on Tuesday (27-05-2014) decided to constitute a Special Investigative Team (SIT) to dig out black money.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 : Modi ministry to be expanded before Budget session.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 : President invites Narendra Modi to form government, the oath taking ceremony to take place on May 26.

Monday, May 19, 2014 : JD(U) authorises Nitish to choose new leader and also to stake claim to form government again in Bihar.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 : Every third of the newly-elected member of Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 : A day after his party JD(U)'s poor show in the Lok Sabha elections, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar resigned on Saturday.

Friday, May 16, 2014 : BJP rides on 'Modi wave' to get majority in the Parliament, of its own in the 2014 election, NDA expected to get more than 330 seats.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 : In a sudden twist in the Sahara group case, SC judge Justice JS Khehar has recused himself from hearing the matter following which a new bench has been constituted.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 : Rajnath, Jaitley and Gadkari are to meet Modi today to discuss possibility of a possible government formation in case the NDA received a majority.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 : Exit polls predict NDA to get a majority or would get very close to it, which varies from a little over 200 to just under 300.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 : Telugu Desam Party on Monday swept the municipal elections in Seemandhra while Congress drew a blank in Seemandhra, but surprised TRS by bagging a majority of municipalities in Telangana.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 : BJP president Rajnath Singh Meets RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat for the second time 1n 24 hours to discuss post-poll strategy.

Sunday, October 05, 2014 : Khap panchayat of Pakargaon in Pathalgaon area in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh a 35-year-old tribal teacher was beaten, strippedand asked to pay Rs 1 lakh or face boycott from village.

Friday, September 05, 2014 : Sensex surges over 600 points to a record high on hopes the BJP would win a majority in elections, sending blue chips sharply higher.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 : At least two people were killed as heavy rain continued to lash Kerala with meteorological department, on Thursday predicting more downpour.

Saturday, July 05, 2014 : Polling in 64 parliamentary seats across 7 States and Assembly election in Seemandhra in the 8th phase of 2014 election today (May 7).

Thursday, June 05, 2014 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Sahara chief, Subrata Roy to remain in jail over his company's failure to refund investors in an outlawed bonds scheme.

Monday, May 05, 2014 : Supreme Court says EC was empowered to inquire into the allegation of paid news if the expenses for the same not being reflected in the election return filed by the candidate.

Saturday, April 05, 2014 : 15 killed and 87 injured after four bogies of the Diva-Sawantwadi passenger train derailed in Maharashtra, injured have been taken to a local hospital while others are still being rescued.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 : The numberof the killed by the Bodo militant rises to 31, 12 arrested, curfew in Kokrajhar, Baksa and Chirang districts, Assam govt demands NIA probe.

Sunday, January 05, 2014 : 1 killed and 14 injured in low intensity twin blasts on two coaches of Guwahati- Bangalore express at Chennai Central Station.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 : Election commission orders Gujarat Government to file FIR against Modi for violating moral code of conduct; also orders to file FIR against channels which covers Modi's press conference.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 : Adani says he got no favour from Modi, did not get land at cheap rate from Gujarat government.

Monday, April 28, 2014 : Modi- majic may help BJP in West Bengal as there are visible signs in many places of Left supporters leaning towards BJP buying the argument for the a stable and effective govt at the Centre.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 : Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) likely to support CBI's recommendation for closing about 20 preliminary enquiries in connection with the multi-crore coal blocks allocation scam.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 : FIR against Yoga guru Ramdev for his comment against Rahul Gandhi that he goes to Dalit houses for honeymoon and picnic; Congress says his remark anti-Dalit.

Friday, April 25, 2014 : Poll panel apologises for the missing names in Mumbai voter list, EC chief says they will probe into the matter.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 : Polling is going on in 11 States and 1 Union territory for 117 seats in the 6th phase, 18 crore voters to determine the fate of 2076 candidates.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 : AAP distances itself from its leader Shazia Ilmi's comment that Muslims need not be too secular, should be more communal.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 : Income-tax department asks Birla group to explain Rs 25 crore found in their Delhi office; asks Supreme Court for access to Birla papers that CBI has.

Monday, April 21, 2014 : VHP leader Praveen Togadia allegedly incites people to evict Muslim resident.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 : Kashmir's separatist leader Sayed Ali Geelani claims Modi sent emissaries to him, but he rejected offer of talks; BJP calls it false and mischievous.

Friday, April 18, 2014 : Election Commission bans Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan from election campaign after he refused to apologise, says he has done no crime; Akhilesh defends him.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 : Polling is going on in 121 Parliamentary seats in 12 States in the 5th phase of 2014 election along with Assembly election in Odisha.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 : Narendra Modi says he was not silent and answered every top journalist in the country from 2002-2007, but noticed no exercise to understand truth.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 : Supreme Court in a landmark judgement, recognises transgenders as a third category of sex and advices to treat them as socially, economically backward.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 : 2 police men killed in a militant attack in Kupwama in Jammu & Kashmir.

Thursday, December 04, 2014 : Voting in 1 seat in Sikim, 1 seat in Tripura, 2 seats in Goa and 3 seats in Assam ended peacefully in the 4th phase of 2014 election.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 : Election Commission gives Amit Shah time till 5 PM tomorrow (April 12) to reply to its notice on his 'revenge' comment.

Saturday, October 04, 2014 : High to moderate vote casted in the 3rd phase of 2014 Parliamentary election for 91 seats in 11 States and 3 Union territories.

Thursday, September 04, 2014 : Over 71% vote in peaceful election in 2 Lok Sabha seat and 49 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh today (April 9).

Monday, August 04, 2014 : Election Commission sets deadline to West Bengal govt to transfer officials by tomorrow 10 AM, Mamata declines. EC also seeking legal options over her move.

Friday, July 04, 2014 : 2014 Parliamentary election starts today (April 7) with voting in 5 seats out of 14 in Assam and 1 seat out of 2 in Tripura in the North-East.

Sunday, May 04, 2014 : Modi’s close aide Amit Shah triggered a fresh controversy when he reportedly calls for revenge in a village near riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.

Friday, April 04, 2014 : Mumbai court Sentenced 3 convicts of Sakti Mill rape charges to death as they are proved to be repeated offenders, another gets life imprisonment.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 : Delhi High Court sends notice to Northern Railway after PIL on contaminated water at railway stations in North India.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 : Mumbai BEST bus workers continue strike, refused to go to work despite High Court order.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 : Supreme Court sends notice to the Centre on plea challenging reservation for the Jat cmmunities.

Monday, March 31, 2014 : Supreme Court commutes the death sentence of Khalistani leader Devinder Pal Bhullar to life imprisonment.

Sunday, March 30, 2014 : BJP expels Jaswant Singh for six years after he refused to withdraw from Barmer as an independent candidate.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 : BJP expels newly inducted former JD(U) leader from Bihar, Sabir Ali after sharp criticism from several top leaders.

Friday, March 28, 2014 : Supreme Court splits BCCI top post into two; Gavaskar to be the chief for IPL7 and Shivlal Yadav to be interim president.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 : Supreme Court proposes Gavaskar to head BCCI in place of Srinivasan and RR & CSK not to play in next IPL; tells BCCI to reply by tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 : Congress releases its manifesto with focus on affordable healthcare and shelter,greater push for S/C & S/T in private sector.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 : Supreme Court says N Srinivasan must step down for a free and fair probe on IPL 7 spot-fixing scandal.

Monday, March 24, 2014 : Supreme Court orders government to withdraw all instructions that say ADHAR card mandatory.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 : Jaswant Singh likely to quit BJP tomorrow after being denied ticket from Barmer, may contest as an independent candidate.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 : BJP crisis deepens as Advani reluctant to contest from Gandhinagar and refuses to accept BJP nomination from there. Modi, Sushma, Jaitely and Naidu meet him in an attempt to placate him.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 : BJP election committee meets today (Mar 19) to decide Advani's seat and Modi's 2nd seat, Advani likely to contest from Bhopal though Modi requests to contest from Gujarat.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 : Milan judge rejected Indian request to recover more than 278 million euro in Agusta Chopper deal, India to appeal against the judgement.

Monday, March 17, 2014 : Shiv Sena's former spokesman Rahul Narvekar formally joins NCP, party workers protests in front of NCP party office in Mumbai.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 : Modi to contest from MM Joshi's Varanasi seat, Joshi shifted to Kanpur, Rajnath Singh to fight from Lucknow.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 : Solicitor General takes on CBI on dropping Lalu Yadav in fodder scam case, saying that it is to be decided by the court, not the CBI.

Friday, March 14, 2014 : Anna Hazare says he did not go to Ramlila Maidan due to lack of crowd and called it a 'Dhoka', expresses confidence in Mamata Banerjee again.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 : Delhi High Court rejects convtct's appeal and upholds the death sentences of the 4 accused in Delhi's Nirbhaya rape case.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 : Mamata Banerjee holds her maiden rally with a modest crowd in Delhi at Ramlila maidan, Anna Hazare skips the meeting citing illness.

Monday, November 03, 2014 : 15 security personnel and 1 civilian killed in a naxal attack at Jagdalpur in Chhatisgarh, Home ministry decides to send 3000 more troops.

Friday, October 03, 2014 : Fierce battle going on between militants and security forces at Handwada in Jammu & kashmir, 1 terrorist killed and 1 security personnel injured.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 : MM Joshi asks Rajnath singh for clearification on Modi's seat and Sushma Swaraj questions entry of tainted leaders.

Sunday, August 03, 2014 : Ink attack on AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, while addressing a gathering on Women's Day at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar, the culprit arrested,

Thursday, July 03, 2014 : Supreme Court rejects Sahara proposalto pay in instalments in 15 months, says it an insult. Subrata Roy to stay in jail.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 : Centre justifies its opposition for dissolution of Delhi Assembly saying it not in public interest for election so soon.

Thursday, April 03, 2014 : An advocate throws ink at Sahara chief Subrata Roy outside Supreme Court; Roy apologises to SC for absence and seeks time to refund money to investors.

Monday, March 03, 2014 : Setbacck to Lokpal, Justice K T Thomas opts out of Lokpal search committee, agreeing with Fali s Nariman that no need for this committee.

Monday, February 03, 2014 : CPM general secretary Prakash Karat writes to the president Pranab Mukherjee not to sign any ordinance that was not presented in the parliament.

Friday, January 03, 2014 : President Pranab Mukherjee signs Telengana Bill paving the way for creation of new States by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.

Friday, February 28, 2014 : Sahara chief Subrata Roy surrenders to Lucknow police after Supreme Court declines urgent hearing of Roy's plea.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 : 2 officers who went missing, confirmed as dead in fire on board INS Sindhuratna on wednesday, Naval Chief resigned taking moral responsibility.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 : Supreme Court issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Sahara chief Subrata Roy for not appearing before the Court.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 : J Jayalalitha releases AIDMK electtion manifesto for 2014 polls, promises to raise the income tax limit to Rs 5 lakh.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 : 1 died when police lathi-charged a group of farmers demanding power bill waiver in Amritsar.

Friday, February 21, 2014 : Today is the last day of worst performing 15th Lok Sabha. Both houses of Parliament to be adjourned sine die.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 : Telengana Bill tabled in the Rajya Sabha amid chaos, Seemandhra MPs called it illegal, Debate on the bill continues.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 : Anna Hazare and Mamata Banerjee in joint press conference at Press Club in New Delhi ; Anna supports Mamata's ideology.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 : Telengana Bill passed in Lok Sabha amid chaos; Lok Sabha TV stopped transmission of the proceedings at that time.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 : Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung sends report to the centre on the situation following resignation of AAP Government.

Friday, February 14, 2014 : Kejriwal resigns as Chief minister after he failed to table Jan Lokpal Bill as 42 MLAs votes to reject the move.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 : Government tables Telengana Bill in Lok Sabha amid unprecented chaos, MPs against the bill come to blows, use pepper spray, mike & computer broken.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 : 50% power bill waiver from AAP govt for those who supported the party's call for not to pay inflated electricity bill.

Sunday, November 02, 2014 : Delhi CM A Kejriwal tells anti-corruption branch to file FIRs against Mukesh Ambani, V Moily and Murli Deora on gas price rise.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 : Mudgal report indicts Srinivasan's son-in-law over match-fixing, expresses concerns over Sri's conflict of interest and says need to probe Silpa and Kundra.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 : Raj Thackeray calls for 'Rasta Roko' agitation against all illegal toll from February 12.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 : AG tells CBI that government sanction needed to prosecute IB officials in Israt Jehan fake encounter case.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 : Trinamool Congress captures 4 Rajya Sabha Seats through cross-voting of 2 Congress & 3 Left Front MLAs in West Bengal.

Monday, June 02, 2014 : Delhi govt orders probe into Commonwealth games street light scam.

Friday, May 02, 2014 : AAP MLA Vinode Kumar Binny withdraws support to the Delhi govt, but will support Jana Lokpal bill.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 : Sachin Tendulkar and CNR Rao receive Bharat Ratna on Feb 4 from the President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi.

Sunday, March 02, 2014 : AAP MLA Madan Lal accuses BJP of trying to bribe him in an attempt to topple Delhi govt.

Thursday, January 02, 2014 : North-East groups stage protests in New Delhi over the death of a student from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Taniam, allegedly beaten to death.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 : Andhra Pradesh Assembly rejects Telengana draft bill through voice vote as huge majority supporting CM Kiran Reddy's motion.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 : Centre tells Delhi HC that AAP leaders, including Arvind Kejriwal, have not provided the information on the funding received by the party.

Monday, January 27, 2014 : Expelled AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny ends his hunger strike saying that he called off fast on Anna Hazare's request.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 : 21 killed and 13 rescued when a boat capsized near Port Blair in the Andamans, rescue works on, Lt Governor announces Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia for those killed.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 : Delhi police submits report over midnight raid by law minister Somnath Varti to the magistrate .

Friday, January 24, 2014 : Delhi high court on Friday refused to stay the Delhi government's order for a CAG audit of the national capital's three power discoms' finances since their inception.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 : Supreme Court commutes death penalty of 15 convicts to life citing inordinate delay in deciding over the mercy petitions by the government.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 : Opposition targets PM in coal-gate issue : Parliament adjorned.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 : North-West exodus dwindles in Tamilnadu & Karnataka.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 : Sangma moves to SC against recent Presidential election.


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