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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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