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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.



Monday, December 30, 2013 : In an yet another incident highlighting callousness of the Samajwadi Party-led government in Uttar Pradesh against the homeless, Public Works & Irrigation minister Surendra Patel manhandled a boy during a blanket distribution programme in Varanasi.



Monday, December 30, 2013 : A potential additional source of uncertainty is the coming general election. A stable new government would be positive for the economy, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said.



Monday, December 30, 2013 : It has been just 2 days since the Aam Aadmi Party-led government came to power in Delhi, in a shocking decision the government has banned Media from entering the Delhi Secretariat leading to protests.



Monday, December 30, 2013 : Indian-Americans never had it so good in the US, as a record number of members from the over 3 million-strong community were appointed to key positions in the White House in 2013.



Monday, December 30, 2013 : While flood-hit people of Uttarakhand continue to suffer, ration meant for them kept rotting in government godowns with villagers complaining that sacks full of food grain have been thrown in the Gori river.



Monday, December 30, 2013 : 4 gold biscuits, weighing 466 grams, were seized from a passenger's check-in baggage at the Jaipur airport, custom sources said.



Sunday, December 29, 2013 : Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today (December 29) sought 10 days time to formulate a system to address grievances and problems of the people.



Sunday, December 29, 2013 : RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party chief Kejriwal are no match to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.



Sunday, December 29, 2013 : Despite assurance from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, no action has been taken yet in railway demolition drive that left over 150 families homeless in Mansrovar park.



Sunday, December 29, 2013 : A woman from Uttar Pradesh registered a case against her husband and mother-in-law for torturing her by forcing her to undergo unnatural sex for not bringing dowry.



Sunday, December 29, 2013 : The CBI has closed its case in an alleged land scam purportedly involving a defence property in Pune cantonment in which a former Army vice chief was named as accused.



Sunday, December 29, 2013 : With a firm resolve to fight against corruption and work for the common men, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal transferred 9 bureaucrats from the Delhi government including the CEO of the Delhi Jal Board, within hours of taking oath.



Saturday, December 28, 2013 : Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new hand-held device that scans a patient's entire retina in seconds to detect a host of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.



Saturday, December 28, 2013 : Along with Kejriwal, 6 others Manish Sisodia, Girish Soni, Rakhi Birla, Satyendra Jain, Saurabh Bharadwaj and Somnath Bharti, took oath as ministers. Kejriwal keeps crucial portfolios of Home, Power, Finance, Planning and Vigilance.



Saturday, December 28, 2013 : Arvind Kejriwal is only the 2nd Chief Minister to be an IITian after his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar and joins a select group of ministers like Ajit Singh and Jairam Ramesh whose Alma mater is the crown jewel of the country's higher education.



Saturday, December 28, 2013 : India is checking the tax status of Americans working at schools in the country, amid ongoing row over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.



Saturday, December 28, 2013 : Local authorities said 26 passengers were killed in a major fire accident in Nanded-Bangalore express train in Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh today (December 28).



Saturday, December 28, 2013 : A 50-year-old tribal woman was beaten to death by her son near Thane as she refused to give him money for buying liquor, police said.



Friday, December 27, 2013 : India is likely to overtake Japan in 2028 to become the third largest economy in the world after China and United States, according to London-based economic consultancy Cebr.



Friday, December 27, 2013 : National Police Academy, the Hyderabad-based Alma mater for IPS officers in the country, will soon get a woman chief for the first time in its history. Aruna Bahuguna, a 1979-batch IPS officer,.....



Friday, December 27, 2013 : .....is tipped to be appointed as the new director of the 65-year-old institution, also known as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, which is tasked with the training of police leaders.



Friday, December 27, 2013 : Aam Aadmi Party is determined to finish the VIP culture in Delhi and the decision by its MLAs to take the metro rail to Ramlila Maidan on Saturday for the swearing-in ceremony was in keeping with that goal, party leader Manish Sisodia said in Delhi.



Friday, December 27, 2013 : Rajasthan was under the grip of cold waves where Churu and Sriganganagar were recorded as the coldest places in the desert state with an identical minimum of 2.1 degrees Celsius.



Friday, December 27, 2013 : India's new ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, has begun in right earnest the task of finding a way to resolve the India-US diplomatic row sparked by the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat.



Thursday, December 26, 2013 : CNG prices hiked by Rs 4.50 per kg in Delhi, effective tonight (December 26).



Thursday, December 26, 2013 : The court rejected Zakia Jafri's protest petition against the Supreme Court-appointed SIT's clean chit to Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gulbarg massacre case.



Thursday, December 26, 2013 : Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who will take oath as Delhi's chief minister on Saturday (December 28), appealed to all honest officers to approach him via SMS, emails and letters.



Thursday, December 26, 2013 : The Central government approved the widening of highways in Bihar and Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 1912 crore.



Thursday, December 26, 2013 : The Central cabinet approved a pension proposal for 43000 MTNL employees, who joined the public sector company from Department of Telecom, that would cost the government an estimated Rs 500 crore annually.



Thursday, December 26, 2013 : Describing the meeting of the DGMOs of the 2 countries as a positive step forward, Pakistan said better relations with India is a top priority.



Wednesday, December 25, 2013 : The cabinet ministers to take oath along with Kejriwal are Manish Sisodia, Rakhi Birla, Somnath Bharti, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Girish Soni and Satendra Jain. Arvind Kejriwal to be sworn in as Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday (December 28).



Wednesday, December 25, 2013 : A village council in Bihar has banned the use of mobile phones by unmarried girls, said a council member. The decision was taken at a meeting of Somgarh Panchayat (council) in West Champaran district.



Wednesday, December 25, 2013 : Army ordered court martial proceedings against 6 of its men, including 2 officers, for their alleged involvement in the 2010 Machchil fake encounter case that had triggered a 2 month-long agitation in the Kashmir Valley.



Wednesday, December 25, 2013 : The night temperature dropped to minus 9.3 degrees Celsius in north Kashmir's Gulmarg, a ski resort, the lowest recorded in Jammu & Kashmir today (December 25).



Wednesday, December 25, 2013 : Devyani Khobragade's lawyer said US authorities goofed up in the investigation and arrest of the Indian diplomat on visa fraud charges as a federal agent made a serious mistake in reading the paperwork submitted regarding her maid's salary.



Wednesday, December 25, 2013 : Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas would be visiting Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, on December 27.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013 : President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared the decks for the appointment of Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal as the 7th Chief Minister of Delhi.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013 : Top Indian and Pakistani military officials have met for the first time in 14 years to discuss ways to ensure peace along Kashmir's de facto border.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013 : Workers at Coke’s plant in Guntur district forced the management to shut down the unit by going on a flash strike to protest the humiliation of Devyani in the US.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013 : Police has announced Rs 5000 cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of an absconding accused in a Muzaffarnagar riot case.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013 : BJP leader LK Advani contested allegations that Sardar Patel was anti-Muslim and quoted Rafiq Zakaria, an Islamic scholar and Congress leader, who had done research on the Iron Man, to underline his nationalistic credentials.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013 : Yoga guru Ramdev will campaign against UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.



Monday, December 23, 2013 : Khobragade, who was arrested on December 12 in New York, had been transferred by Indian government to its mission to the UN with a view to giving her full diplomatic immunity.



Monday, December 23, 2013 : Retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, accused of sexually harassing a law intern, has written to Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam saying that his side of the story is not being heard.



Monday, December 23, 2013 : Arvind Kejriwal, who led the Aam Aadmi Party to a spectacular show in the polls, will be the Chief Minister of Delhi. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Ramlila Maidan.



Monday, December 23, 2013 : Bollywood actor Shayan Munshi, who is facing prosecution for allegedly turning hostile in Jessica Lal murder case, has been granted bail by a Delhi court which fixed the matter for February 5 for hearing arguments on the framing of charge.



Monday, December 23, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav said his government was ready to act on suggestions, if any, of the Congress or any other party on rehabilitating victims of Muzaffarnagar riots.



Monday, December 23, 2013 : A court extended the judicial custody of Tehelka Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal for 12 days even as his lawyer moved a bail petition.



Sunday, December 22, 2013 : Judges should not make gender biased and insensitive comments in their verdicts while dealing with cases pertaining to women, the Delhi high court said while expunging 2 such remarks made by a fast track court.



Sunday, December 22, 2013 : The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, has been closed for vehicular traffic due to snowfall and slippery conditions.



Sunday, December 22, 2013 : Playback singer Lata Mangeshkar moved to the Bombay High Court challenging a Maharashtra government's order which declared a film studio located on her plot in Kolhapur as a heritage structure.



Sunday, December 22, 2013 : Rahul Gandhi admitted that corruption was one of the biggest menace plaguing India and the Country urgently needed to be put back on the high growth trajectory while addressing India Inc at the FICCI Annual General Meeting in New Delhi.



Sunday, December 22, 2013 : Pucca houses, clean roads, water supply at 7 am, lush green fields are sights such that are rare even in the most developed of towns, but Hiware Bazar near Pune is a unique and successful experiment.



Sunday, December 22, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan expanded his ministry with the induction of 19 cabinet ministers and 4 ministers of State.



Saturday, December 21, 2013 : International auction house Christie's made a sizzling debut in the country by putting under the hammer 79 art works at over Rs 102 crore, including Rs 23.7 crore for a Vasudeo Gaitonde painting, a record price for a work of an Indian artist.



Saturday, December 21, 2013 : Central government spends just Rs 124 each on 10 crore people aged 60 years and above.



Saturday, December 21, 2013 : In a major administrative reshuffle after formation of a new government in Rajasthan, 30 IAS officers, including 8 Additional Chief Secretaries and 9 Principal Secretaries, were transferred today (December 21).



Saturday, December 21, 2013 : Environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan today (December 21) resigned apparently for being drafted into party work ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.



Saturday, December 21, 2013 : India was outraged over the treatment given to Devyani but India's relationship with the US is far too important, it is a strategic partnership, Anand Sharma said.



Saturday, December 21, 2013 : A man allegedly sold his 5-year-old niece for Rs 20000 to Rajasthan's Banchda Tribe, notorious for pushing girls into prostitution. The little girl had suddenly disappeared from her house in Aamli Bhat village on December 16.



Friday, December 20, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee's Legal and Human Rights Department's general secretary Pramod Kumar Dwivedi sent a defamation notice to yoga guru Ramdev for his controversial remarks against fellow party workers on the issue of homosexuality.



Friday, December 20, 2013 : Parliamentary Affairs minister Kamal Nath said India will not accept this US mockery and demanded it drop charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.



Friday, December 20, 2013 : The government has filed the review petition on Section 377 in the Supreme Court on Friday. Let's hope the right to personal choices is preserved, Law minister Kapil Sibal tweeted.



Friday, December 20, 2013 : Congress scotched rumours about a change of guard in Uttarakhand, terming it is no more than Media speculation, there is no truth in this.



Friday, December 20, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who won the just concluded Assembly polls from Vidisha and Budhni, is likely to retain the latter, which is his traditional seat.



Friday, December 20, 2013 : India has rolled out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bangalore today (December 20).



Thursday, December 19, 2013 : Indian Scientists have reported a new development toward a long-sought insulin pill that could save millions the pain of daily shots.



Thursday, December 19, 2013 : The Bombay High Court has held that remarriage of a widow would not deprive her from getting compensation for accidental death of her first husband.



Thursday, December 19, 2013 : The wholesale price of onion has fallen to as low as Rs 700 per quintal in the Nashik market of Maharashtra. Even though retail price is still higher, the sudden price crash has angered and shocked the farmers.



Thursday, December 19, 2013 : Parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath said that to satisfy India, the US will have to apologize and admit their mistake for the arrest and humiliation of Devyani.



Thursday, December 19, 2013 : 10 persons, including 2 Pune policemen, have been arrested for the biggest robbery on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the sum involved being Rs 1.29 crore.



Thursday, December 19, 2013 : Latha Bhagwan Kare, a 61-year-old grandmother, who works as a farm labourer, has won the Baramati marathon.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013 : A new frog species has been discovered in the biodiversity-rich Western Ghats, by Scientists of the city-based MES Abasaheb Garware College and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013 : The Lok Sabha today (December 18) passed the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011, which provides for formation of an anti-graft ombudsman.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013 : Hear your inner voice, eat less and never think you are old, is what Bharatiya Janata Party's veteran leader, LK Advani said are the 3 lessons he has learnt from his life.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013 : Poaching of tigers in India in 2013 has been the highest in the past 7 years, data compiled by the Wildlife Protection Society of India shows.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013 : Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said the Gujarat riots of 2002 are not comparable with the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984, rejecting Infosys chief Narayanamurthy's view that the post-Godhra violence should not stand in the way of N Modi becoming PM.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013 : Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi received a shot in the arm after a Supreme Court appointed observer cleared his nomination to contest for the post of president in the Rajasthan Cricket Association elections in Jaipur tomorrow (December 19).



Tuesday, December 17, 2013 : Reacting to the arrest of Indian diplomat in US, Government stops all import clearances for the US embassy including liquor; to remove all traffic barricades near the US Embassy.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013 : Parliament's standing committee related to the department of personnel, public grievances, law and justice has opined that political parties are not public authorities and hence they do not come within the ambit of Right to Information act.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013 : 9 senior members of Aam Aadmi Party's political affairs committee met to decide on government formation in Delhi, but they could not reach any conclusion.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013 : Continuing the protest for passage of Lokpal Bill by Parliament, Anna Hazare's infinite hunger strike enters the 8th day at Ralegan Siddhi today (December 17).



Tuesday, December 17, 2013 : Voices calling for former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly's resignation from the West Bengal Human Rights Commission for sexually harassing a law intern has grown louder inside Parliament with several MPs demanding tough action in the case.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013 : Samajwadi Party said that Kamal Farooqi has been expelled from the party and asked TV channels not to use the party's name while inviting him for debates.



Monday, December 16, 2013 : A 28-year-old woman from Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has reportedly broken all the Indian medical records after giving birth to 10 babies at a time, but none survived.



Monday, December 16, 2013 : Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, is believed to have spent a whopping Rs 500 crore on his daughter's (Shristi Mittal) wedding in Barcelona.



Monday, December 16, 2013 : The population of Indian ethnic group in New Zealand has risen by 48% to 155000, latest census statistics show.



Monday, December 16, 2013 : Congress has extended unconditional support to Aam Aadmi Party as it wants to witness the miraculous experiment of free water and power rate slashed by 30%, Salman Khurshid said.



Monday, December 16, 2013 : Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said that despite the government having brought out a tougher law to fight sexual harassment, nothing much has really changed in the past year and society must rise to ensure the safety of women.



Monday, December 16, 2013 : Excerpts of an affidavit by a law intern, who accused ex-SC judge AK Ganguly of sexual harassment, have been made public by additional solicitor general Indira Jaising.



Sunday, December 15, 2013 : The Prime Minister's Office has refused to disclose communication exchanged between former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Gujarat CM Narendra Modi during the 2002 Gujarat riots even after 11 years.



Sunday, December 15, 2013 : The Bharatiya Janata Party is sticking to its stand on Section 377 and has supported Supreme Court's ruling making gay sex illegal.



Sunday, December 15, 2013 : Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare's indefinite hunger strike at Ralegan for passage in Parliament of Jan Lokpal Bill entered sixth day today (December 15). He has lost 4 kg so far.



Sunday, December 15, 2013 : Union External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid has termed the arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade in public as an insult and said the US's reaction is awaited on the matter.



Sunday, December 15, 2013 : In view of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission has asked the States and the Union Territories to prepare error-free electoral rolls.



Sunday, December 15, 2013 : Union Labour and Employment minister Sis Ram Ola, aged 86, died at a Gurgaon hospital today (December 15) after a prolonged illness.



Saturday, December 14, 2013 : Giving a new twist to the political stalemate in Delhi, AAP set 18 conditions for Congress and BJP before it can accept either party's support to form a government.



Saturday, December 14, 2013 : Anna Hazare suggested moving ahead with the amended bill presented in the Rajya Sabha and said improvements in the legislation could be brought through amendments later.



Saturday, December 14, 2013 : The next general elections would be held in multiple phases next year and be completed in time to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha by June 1, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath has said.



Saturday, December 14, 2013 : The US has hoped that the major diplomatic row over the arrest of the Indian Deputy Consul General in New York will not affect bilateral ties with India.



Saturday, December 14, 2013 : Government said it did not plan to issue an ordinance on gay rights issue now to negate the Supreme Court judgment on homosexuality that has sparked uproar.



Saturday, December 14, 2013 : BJP has offered a ticket to former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly to contest the general elections next year, however, he is undecided on acceptance of the proposal.



Friday, December 13, 2013 : In 2011, over Rs 4 lakh crore worth of black money was illegally taken out of India, a new report by the international watchdog Global Financial Integrity has revealed. This was 24 percent more than the previous year.



Friday, December 13, 2013 : A diplomatic ruckus is brewing between New Delhi and Washington over the treatment of an Indian official who was arrested by US authorities for alleged visa fraud.



Friday, December 13, 2013 : Differences between Anna Hazare and AAP surfaced again when its leader tried to interrupt General V K Singh's speech at the venue and was rebuffed by the Gandhian who is on indefinite hunger strike.



Friday, December 13, 2013 : Metro projects in India are the cheapest in the world due to availability of abundant manpower resources, Urban Development secretary Sudhir Krishna said.



Friday, December 13, 2013 : Cutting down proposed 60 day process to 42 days for sale of telecom airwaves, the Department of Telecom has issued the main document, Notice Inviting Application, to start spectrum auction from January 23, 2014.



Friday, December 13, 2013 : Rajya Sabha was on adjourned after Samajwadi Party created uproar over rising prices of essential commodities.



Thursday, December 12, 2013 : Researchers have shown that students who are cheats in school are more likely to opt for a government job in India.



Thursday, December 12, 2013 : India's sovereign rating may come under pressure if general elections due by May next year end up with a hung Parliament or with a government unable to push through reforms, Standard & Poor's said.



Thursday, December 12, 2013 : In Delhi, hundreds of people belonging to the gay community gathered at Jantar Mantar for a protest, most of them clad in black to indicate the mood.



Thursday, December 12, 2013 : Describing KA Abbas' contribution to literature and cinema as unforgettable, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi called for efforts to create awareness about the film maker-author's work among the younger generation.



Thursday, December 12, 2013 : A prominent American analyst and veteran South Asia hand has aligned with the growing sentiment in Washington DC that the US administration should engage the BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, regardless of the outcome of elections in India.



Thursday, December 12, 2013 : A consultant of Fuel Management Plant of Tata Steel was grilled by the investigating team looking into the company's LD gas holder explosion, which claimed the life of one employee and injured ten others about a month ago.



Tuesday, November 12, 2013 : Even as the LGBT community expressed anger over the the Supreme Court ruling upholding Section 377, yoga guru Ramdev welcomed the judgement.....



Tuesday, November 12, 2013 : .....saying it respects the sentiments of religious communities of India. He went on to say that this way people will talk having sex with animals too.



Tuesday, November 12, 2013 : Self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai has reportedly admitted to raping a woman during interrogation, said police.



Tuesday, November 12, 2013 : The Supreme Court asked the Railways to take steps to reduce speed of trains while travelling through forests inhabited by elephants to prevent death of tuskers on rail tracks.



Tuesday, November 12, 2013 : A Goa court sent Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal to judicial custody for 12 days after his police custody expired today (December 11).



Tuesday, November 12, 2013 : India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG-21 FL will be decommissioned after 50 years of service today (December 11).



Saturday, October 12, 2013 : The Supreme Court directed that red non-flashing beacon lights be used only by constitutional authorities. The court has also said that blue flashing beacon lights can be used by ambulances, police and emergency services.



Saturday, October 12, 2013 : Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare began indefinite fast in his village Ralegan Siddhi for the Jan Lokpal Bill. He has accused the Centre of betraying him and not fulfilling its promise of bringing in the Jan Lokpal Bill.



Saturday, October 12, 2013 : A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would result in a global famine that could kill over 2 billion people a quarter of the world's population and end human civilisation, a study warned.



Saturday, October 12, 2013 : A yoga instructor, Krishna Sharma has allegedly raped a 25-year-old Dutch woman at her rented room in Morjim village, around 45 kms from Panaji.



Saturday, October 12, 2013 : Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his close aide Asadullah Akhtar were remanded in custody of Delhi Police till December 20 by a court in connection with a September 13, 2008 serial blasts case in Delhi.



Saturday, October 12, 2013 : The Environment ministry said it has approved the phase III of Yamuna Action Plan for Delhi besides sanctioning 2 projects of pollution abatement for the river in Sonepat and Panipat in Haryana.



Thursday, September 12, 2013 : After a spate of weddings on palindrome dates like 10.10.10, 11.11.11 and 12.12.12, another round of fashionable nuptials is coming up December 11. The magical date is 11.12.13



Thursday, September 12, 2013 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wished UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who turns 67 today (December 9), on her birthday and prayed for her healthy life.



Thursday, September 12, 2013 : Congress retains power in Mizoram, gets absolute majority.



Thursday, September 12, 2013 : The BSE Sensex rose to a record high today (December 9) and the rupee hit a 4-month high after the main opposition party BJP, widely seen by investors as being more business friendly, swept 3 out of 4 key State elections held since last month.



Thursday, September 12, 2013 : Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were repeatedly disrupted today (December 9) and adjourned till Tuesday over children's deaths in Uttar Pradesh relief camps and the proposed Telangana state.



Thursday, September 12, 2013 : The Lok Sabha adopted the 2G JPC report exonerating PM Manmohan Singh and Finance minister P Chidambaram of any wrongdoing, while blaming former Telecom minister A Raja for the faulty allocation of spectrum.



Monday, August 12, 2013 : BJP retained Madhya Pradesh and ousted the Congress in Rajasthan. Aam Aadmi Party's stunning show in Delhi pushed Congress to third, with BJP looking set to take power.



Monday, August 12, 2013 : The BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi hailed Rajasthan's Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan for taking the party to victory in their States.



Monday, August 12, 2013 : Dismissed as a political greenhorn, engineer-turned-civil servant Arvind Kejriwal has cemented his place in politics with a stunning political debut.



Monday, August 12, 2013 : With Aam Admi Party leading in a number of constituencies in Delhi, Anna Hazare said Arvind Kejriwal could become chief minister one day and warned Congress that people will teach a lesson to it in the Lok Sabha election.



Monday, August 12, 2013 : ATM usage is likely to get costlier as banks are planning to hike ATM charges by Rs 6 per transaction.



Friday, July 12, 2013 : An IIT-Delhi alumni has created the first-ever map of neural circuitry inside a human brain which confirms that women's brains are designed for social skills and memory while men's are for perception and coordination.



Friday, July 12, 2013 : There is a shortage of 6 lakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being taken to fill the gap as the focus is to provide quality education, Union Human Resource Development minister M M Pallam Raju said.



Friday, July 12, 2013 : Eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar said education is one of the most important tools for empowerment of people living in urban and rural areas, though in a large country like India there is a problem to reach out to each and everyone.



Friday, July 12, 2013 : The Supreme Court said once a person was declared an absconder by a trial court, higher courts should not grant him anticipatory bail.



Friday, July 12, 2013 : Waving black flags and banners, RPI activists shouted slogans demanding that Sanjay Dutt should not be granted parole and must be treated at par with any other prisoner.



Friday, July 12, 2013 : Several State governments that brush dengue deaths under the carpet for fear of backlash have been exposed with insurers reporting instances of higher claims in dengue this year as compared to last year.



Wednesday, June 12, 2013 : The Central Bureau of Investigation has recovered the crucial missing files pertaining to coal block allocations done between 2006 and 2009, sources said.



Wednesday, June 12, 2013 : Central minister Sharad Pawar announces interest-free loans for sugar mills.



Wednesday, June 12, 2013 : The Central government announced a 5-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Nelson Mandela.



Wednesday, June 12, 2013 : The Supreme Court agreed to hear CBI's plea challenging the Gauhati high court order declaring the agency as unconstitutional.



Wednesday, June 12, 2013 : The Supreme Court issued notice to Centre, Enforcement Directorate and a dozen major charted accounting firms on a PIL alleging massive bungling by them and demanding a probe into it.



Wednesday, June 12, 2013 : A woman physical education teacher allegedly chopped off the hair of a student forcefully following which she has been suspended from the institute at Nedumangadu near Thiruvananthapuram.



Sunday, May 12, 2013 : The Supreme Court urged the State governments to make amendments to their laws to make production and marketing of adulterated milk an offence punishable with life imprisonment.



Sunday, May 12, 2013 : Central government withdraws proposal to add 2 districts, Anantapur and Kurnool, to Telangana.



Sunday, May 12, 2013 : India needs to develop a strong domestic manufacturing base in electronics and telecommunication to avoid huge import bills, said PM Dr Manmohan Singh.



Sunday, May 12, 2013 : A US-based thinktank claimed that India is expanding its ability to produce highly enriched uranium for military purposes, including more powerful nuclear weapons, citing satellite imagery of an under construction gas centrifuge facility near Mysore



Sunday, May 12, 2013 : A systemic failure of the university forced a PhD scholar to commit suicide, a probe team of the University of Hyderabad said in its report, highlighting for the first time how genuine worries of students are ignored by varsity authorities.



Sunday, May 12, 2013 : Sensex surges over 249 points to end at 20957.81



Friday, April 12, 2013 : Rajgir, a Buddhist pilgrim town and a tourist destination in Bihar, has been declared a polythene-free zone after visitors complained of rampant littering and a dirty environment.



Friday, April 12, 2013 : Kashmir is a flashpoint that can trigger a fourth war between Pakistan and India any time, Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has said, seeking an early settlement of the issue.



Friday, April 12, 2013 : A special court in Patna gave 13 days remand of 2 SIMI activists arrested from Chhattisgarh in connection with Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts to NIA for questioning.



Friday, April 12, 2013 : A delegation of BJP leaders met Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi and requested him to direct the state government to fix cane price at Rs 325 per quintal and ensure that farmers are paid their dues with interest.



Friday, April 12, 2013 : Former Tehelka managing editor Shoma Chaudhury and 3 others received summons from the Goa Police to record her statement before a magistrate in the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case.



Friday, April 12, 2013 : India rejected the World Trade Organization's proposed deal on food security, saying the interim solution to deal with a breach of the 10% cap cannot be accepted.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013 : The Supreme Court has asked all States to come out with a notification regulating the sale of acid by March 31, 2014.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013 : India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha as part of a user trial by defence forces.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013 : The Supreme Court declined a plea by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for quashing the charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013 : Gold and silver jewellery worth around Rs 15 lakh were allegedly stolen from the 17th century Patneshwar Dham Temple at Dhana village near Sagar.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013 : Police has arrested 177 persons while 25 others have surrendered so far in connection with the recent riots in Muzaffarnagar.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013 : Sensex falls by over 43 points to end at 20854.92.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013 : Election Commission notice to Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa today (December 2) on model code violation for announcing new schemes ahead of Yercaud bypoll.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013 : A college student of Bihar, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison after her mother stopped her from going out to have a road-side snack.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013 : Ministers and trade diplomats from 159 countries will get into tough negotiations at the WTO Ministerial meeting beginning in Bali tomorrow (December 3).....



Tuesday, February 12, 2013 : .....with India seeking a deal on farm subsidies that will enable it to implement its USD 20 billion food security law without attracting any multilateral scrutiny.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh government today (December 2) transferred 9 IPS officers, officials said.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013 : Election Commission-appointed teams seized Rs 12.89 crore cash and registered 31 cases of paid news in Rajasthan where polling for the state Assembly was held yesterday (December 1).



Tuesday, February 12, 2013 : Delhi Metro services will start from 4 AM on December 4 because of Assembly elections in the national capital.



Saturday, January 12, 2013 : The unemployment rate in the Country during 2012-13 was estimated to be 13.3% for the age group 15-29, a government report has revealed.



Saturday, January 12, 2013 : The much-awaited drug price control order 2013, meant to control the price of medicines does not cover over 80% of the medicines in the market.



Saturday, January 12, 2013 : Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal spent the night at a police lock-up in Goa with 2 murder accused and an anti-social person, after he was arrested yesterday (November 30).



Saturday, January 12, 2013 : NCW member Shamina Shafique said that she was happy with the Court verdict denying Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal's anticipatory bail plea.



Saturday, January 12, 2013 : Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee said retired Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly's resignation over sexual harassment allegations would set a bad precedent.



Saturday, January 12, 2013 : UP Sugar Mills Association, which has yet to clear last year's payments of Rs 2400 crore to the farmers, said that the Uttar Pradesh government had fixed nonviable prices for the crop.



Saturday, January 12, 2013 : Pakistan Ambassador to Indian Salman Bashir said it was upon the DGMOs of India and Pakistan to meet if they wished to do so and they are best qualified to deal with matters pertaining to their domain.



Saturday, November 30, 2013 : Suffering in India has more than doubled in recent years with one in every four Indian reported to be bearing the brunt of the nations poor economic performance in recent years, the latest Gallup poll said.



Saturday, November 30, 2013 : Sulabh International announced a Rs 2 lakh cash prize and Rs 10000 every month dole to an Uttar Pradesh widow who donated her land for constructing a public toilet complex in a Bahraich village.



Saturday, November 30, 2013 : A 5-day International Koodiyattam and Kathakali Festival, showcasing the ancient and highly structured classical performing arts of Kerala, began in Dubai Thursday.



Saturday, November 30, 2013 : A London-based Hollywood film director approached Dasna Jail authorities seeking a meeting with Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, as he wanted their consent to make a film on Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.



Saturday, November 30, 2013 : N Ram, one of India's top editors and the chairman of The Hindu group argues that the Media coverage of Tehelka sexual assault case is highly justified.



Saturday, November 30, 2013 : Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal approved the appointment of Justice (retd) DP Buch as the Lokayukta of the State, paving the way for filling up of the post, which has been lying vacant for the last 10 years.



Friday, November 29, 2013 : Live-in relationship is neither a crime nor a sin, the Supreme Court has held while asking Parliament to frame law for protection of women in such relationship and children born out of it.



Friday, November 29, 2013 : An undercover operation by Cobrapost has exposed how IT companies in India are using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help politicians artificially boost their popularity, gain followers and engage in smear campaigns.



Friday, November 29, 2013 : The Supreme Court appointed panel that probed alleged incident of sexual harassment of a law intern by one of its recently retired judge submitted its report to the Chief Justice of India today (November 29).



Friday, November 29, 2013 : The Supreme Court stayed the trial court proceedings against former IPS officer Amod Kanth in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case.



Friday, November 29, 2013 : The mother of the complainant in the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case, has said that her daughter will not give in under intense Media scrutiny and will fight till the end.



Friday, November 29, 2013 : Opposition Congress alleged that around 30000 girls have gone missing in Madhya Pradesh in last 4 months alone and expressed apprehension they might have become victims of human trafficking.



Thursday, November 28, 2013 : The dome of Bodh Gaya's 1500-year-old Mahabodhi Temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand, giving the shrine a new look.



Thursday, November 28, 2013 : The world's oldest alcoholic drink, the recipe of which finds mention in the ancient Indian text Rig Veda 6000 years ago, is now making its way back to its country of birth, India.



Thursday, November 28, 2013 : The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has asked Pakistani Media groups to refrain from praising Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.



Thursday, November 28, 2013 : A special CBI court in Hyderabad awarded 7-year rigorous imprisonment to extradited gangster Abu Salem in a fake passport case.



Thursday, November 28, 2013 : Social activist Anna Hazare will launch indefinite hunger strike for a strong Lokpal Bill, at Yadavbaba Temple in Maharashtra from December 10.



Thursday, November 28, 2013 : The Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation has bought 1355 hectares of land from 450 families of Khoraj village making them richer by Rs 1200 crore.



Thursday, November 28, 2013 : The West Bengal government has signed agreements with 6 companies involving an investment of Rs 2125 crores for setting up industries in South 24 Parganas district.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013 : The Delhi High Court asked the CBI to file a status report on its ongoing investigation into the alleged corruption complaint against Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh when he was the Central Steel minister.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013 : A mysterious disease has left 12 people, including 3 women, dead in Bihar's East Champaran district in the past 4 days.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013 : A Puducherry Court acquitted all the accused, including Kanchi seers Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijayendra Saraswathi, in the Sankararaman murder case.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013 : More than 10000 contractual school teachers in Bihar have failed a competency test.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013 : The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi government to appoint special public prosecutors in each district court within 3 months for matters of sexual offences committed against children.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013 : Bihar has published the service records of nearly 3.5 lakh teachers at 70000 government schools online.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013 : The Central Bureau of Investigation has demanded death for Dr Rajesh Talwar and Dr Nupur Talwar for the murders of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj Banjade.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013 : A Goa Police team recorded the statement of the Journalist who has made allegations of sexual assault against Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013 : With 6 more children succumbing to Encephalitis in past 2 days, the death toll due to the disease this year has risen to 590 in the eastern region.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013 : It has been 5 years since the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, the most daring terror attack ever to have taken place on the Indian soil.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013 : Pakistan handed over to Indian officials 36 items belonging to death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died after a brutal attack inside a jail in April, and asked India to reciprocate by releasing fishermen and other prisoners.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013 : The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court reserved its order on a PIL challenging the award of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.



Monday, November 25, 2013 : Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been found guilty for the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj by a Central Bureau of Investigation special court at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.



Monday, November 25, 2013 : The Supreme Court has viewed seriously ineffective implementation of series of directions to curb custodial deaths and sought explanation.....



Monday, November 25, 2013 : .....from the Centre and States after being informed that nearly 12000 persons died either in jail or in police stations in last 5 years.



Monday, November 25, 2013 : The condom of the future might be made of cow tendon or fish skin. It might have shape memory to instantly mold to a specific man. Or it might come with pull tabs so a man could slip it on with little fuss.



Monday, November 25, 2013 : With relaxation in FDI norms to boost investor sentiments, India has emerged as the most attractive investment destination surpassing neighbouring China and the US, says a report.



Monday, November 25, 2013 : The Mamata Banerjee-magic continued to overwhelm West Bengal with the Trinamool Congress winning 3 of the 5 municipalities that went to polls last week and leading in Howrah Municipal Corporation during counting being held on Monday.



Sunday, November 24, 2013 : Bharat Ratna-designate Prof. CNR Rao terms ISRO's long-time practice of seeking the divine blessings in Tirupathi before its space missions an act of superstition he does not believe in.



Sunday, November 24, 2013 : A nationwide simultaneous holding of Lok Adalats opened by Chief Justice P Sathasivam achieved a world record by disposing of 35.1 lakh cases within 8 hours.



Sunday, November 24, 2013 : Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India has seized and attached assets worth about Rs 500 crore of defaulting companies in the past 2 months.



Sunday, November 24, 2013 : The sensational Aarushi-Hemraj double murders were just a murder mystery, it was a case which saw a protracted legal battle between the accused and the prosecution.



Sunday, November 24, 2013 : A team of Goa Police questioned Tehelka's Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhary in the sexual assault case against the magazine's Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal.....



Sunday, November 24, 2013 : .....The questioning which went on well past midnight (November 23) at Tehelka's office in the national capital is likely to continue today (November 24).



Sunday, November 24, 2013 : Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma has moved a notice in the Supreme Court asking for the CBI to probe into the tapes which allegedly showed Gujarat government used state police to conduct surveillance on a woman.



Sunday, November 24, 2013 : An 18-year-old girl from Delhi went missing under mysterious circumstances from the hostel of yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali University.



Saturday, November 23, 2013 : India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast.



Saturday, November 23, 2013 : Against the backdrop of rape and other crimes, PM Manmohan Singh favoured putting in place institutional mechanisms to ensure safety and security of women and children.



Saturday, November 23, 2013 : Western Railway has embarked on a fresh initiative to install closed circuit television cameras in the women's coaches of suburban trains.



Saturday, November 23, 2013 : Re-affirming his commitment of toilets-for-all, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said that open defecation is an affront to human dignity and his government will ensure that this problem is addressed in an urgent manner.



Saturday, November 23, 2013 : More than Rs 3600 crore is lying unclaimed in banks across the Country, most of it in savings accounts in rural areas.



Saturday, November 23, 2013 : According to his calculations, Rakesh Roshan quotes that 'Krrish 3' has finally made Rs 500 crore. He says if you calculate entertainment tax and everything else, then Krrish 3's gross collection has crossed Rs. 500 crores.



Friday, November 22, 2013 : The Centre may make it mandatory that 10% of corporate social responsibility funds are spent on the welfare of elderly persons and effect a 10-fold hike in.....



Friday, November 22, 2013 : .....the old-age pension, in what is likely to be a new focus on senior citizens in view of their rapidly growing numbers and challenging living conditions.



Friday, November 22, 2013 : With cases of mis-selling by banks continuing to come into light Reserve Bank of India plans to introduce the concept of treat customers fairly (TCF) for sale of 3rd-party products. Under the.....



Friday, November 22, 2013 : .....TCF norms, introduced first by UK's Financial services authority, it is not enough for banks to merely stick to rules, they must prove that they have acted in the best interest of the customer.



Friday, November 22, 2013 : The situation along the borders with China and Pakistan and counter-insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir are expected to be reviewed by PM Manmohan Singh during the combined commanders' conference in New Delhi.



Friday, November 22, 2013 : The Supreme Court refused to entertain a PIL accusing Gujarat CM Narendra Modi of filing incomplete details by leaving blank the column meant for specifying marital status in the 2012 assembly polls.



Friday, November 22, 2013 : A minor fire broke out in an annexe to Mannat, actor Shah Rukh Khan's bungalow. No one was injured.



Friday, November 22, 2013 : AAP leaders said they will consider taking legal action if the raw footage of the sting operation was not handed over to them by 3 PM today (November 22).



Thursday, November 21, 2013 : Pitching for public sector enterprises being made more competitive, PM Manmohan Singh said the state-run companies need to be given greater functional autonomy, be freed from bureaucratic control and not shielded from private sector competition.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 : Union Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde lamented the mischievous use of the social media to spark off communal trouble, ethnic clashes and revive militancy in states like Punjab, and said there was need to monitor such propaganda over the internet.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 : Allahabad High Court banned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's romantic saga Goliyon ki raasleela Ram-Leela in Uttar Pradesh.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 : London's leafy Kensington Palace Gardens - home to Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has been found to be the world's second-most-expensive street.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 : Indian-origin doctor Jayant Patel, facing a series of charges of manslaughter and fraud, would now walk free after an Australian court sentenced him to 2 years in jail, wholly suspended.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 : A US federal court has given Sikhs for Justice time till December 3 to file an amended complaint against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in an alleged human rights violation case.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 : State Election Commission has found 9 articles in local newspapers to be paid news during Chhattisgarh assembly polls and directed that expenses incurred in publishing them be added to poll expenditure of parties and candidates concerned.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 : Goa administration has ordered an investigation into an alleged case of sexual assault against Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013 : A New Jersey car dealership will pay monetary compensation to a Sikh man to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by him which alleged that he was not hired by the dealership because he maintains a beard.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013 : A 14-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in Kandivali area of Mumbai after being harassed by a stalker on Facebook. The stalker, who is a minor, has been arrested.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013 : Diesel prices will be deregulated in 6 months with gradual price increases, Oil minister M Veerappa Moily said.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013 : The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal would intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross the coast between Chennai and Ongole tomorrow (November 21) night.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013 : Cheaper electricity, decentralization of power and a Delhi Lokpal Bill are among the promises the Aam Aadmi Party has made in its manifesto for the December 4 assembly polls.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013 : The iconic Cadbury House at Mahalaxmi has been sold to a diamond merchant for Rs 350-400 crore. But the deal is yet to be inked.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013 : Government said it has issued a notice to Internet search giant Google for depicting Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir as part of Pakistan.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013 : With over 600 million people in India or 53% of Indian households defecating in the open, absence of toilet or latrine is one of the important contributors to malnutrition, a World Bank report has said.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013 : The Supreme Court approved amendment to the Representation of the People act wherein people in jail or in police custody can contest elections.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013 : The nation remembers former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and PM Manmohan Singh paying homage to the leader.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013 : All government hospitals in Uttar Pradesh will provide free of cost X-ray services from January 15, the state Health minister Ahmad Hasan said.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013 : At least 51 people, including 20 children, were taken ill after eating prasad (offering to the deity) at a village in Bihar's Arwal district.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013 : German chancellor Angela Merkel will be awarded the coveted Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013 with an international jury headed by PM Manmohan Singh choosing her.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013 : Nirupama Rao, the former Indian Ambassador to the US, has been named as the Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow with the Brown-India initiative at the Watson Institute for International Studies.



Sunday, November 17, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh Sports minister offered cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to join Samajwadi Party.



Sunday, November 17, 2013 : Rise in imports of silk yarn from China, the result of an insufficient supply of quality silkworms, is fast becoming a cause of concern for weavers and traders in Chhattisgarh's Champa, renowned for the Kosa brand of high-quality silk.



Sunday, November 17, 2013 : Indian biotechnology sector is looking to be a USD 100 billion sector by 2025, Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said.



Sunday, November 17, 2013 : German ambassador to India Michael Steiner met Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to discuss strengthening of ties between his Country and the State.



Sunday, November 17, 2013 : Professor C N R Rao, who was awarded the Country's highest civilian honour - Bharat Ratna, expressed his happiness on being conferred the award.



Sunday, November 17, 2013 : 3 police personnel were arrested by the special cell of Meghalaya Police for their alleged involvement in a robbery case on November 7 on the Shillong bypass.



Sunday, November 17, 2013 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the Congress-led UPA's policies of inclusive growth showed good results in the last 9 years with India registering a robust economic growth as compared to the previous years.



Sunday, November 17, 2013 : A total of 562 candidates pulled out from the frey on the last day of withdrawing nominations for the Assembly elections in Rajasthan.



Saturday, November 16, 2013 : Many people think diabetes affects only adults, especially the middle aged. It can, therefore, be disconcerting for parents to find out that their child is suffering from diabetes, an expert said.



Saturday, November 16, 2013 : Researchers have found that a by-product of the digestion of dietary fibre by gut microbes boosts the immune system.



Saturday, November 16, 2013 : Sachin Tendulkar, Professor C N R Rao to be given Bharat Ratna - India's highest civilian award, informs Prime Minister's Office.



Saturday, November 16, 2013 : A city court recently directed a Malad-based businessman to pay exemplary cost of Rs 25000 to his estranged wife, after he made false allegations that she was cheating on him and was a sex maniac.



Saturday, November 16, 2013 : Jammu & Kashmir continued to be in the grip of cold wave as Leh in Ladakh region recorded a low of minus 12 degrees Celsius last night.



Saturday, November 16, 2013 : Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh asserted that there was no question of party re-thinking on its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi under any circumstances.



Saturday, November 16, 2013 : 13 traders have been detained in Darjeeling district for selling salt at exorbitant prices.



Friday, November 15, 2013 : There was panic buying of salt in different districts of Bihar and its capital Patna following a rumour about the shortage of the essential item.



Friday, November 15, 2013 : The urban mobility index, which determines how good or bad mass transportation is in a particular city, has ranked Mumbai, which boasts of the best bus service in the country, 37th in the world.



Friday, November 15, 2013 : Some Indian laws promote a preference for sons over daughters, the United Nations said in a report that highlights the Country's struggle to reverse a long-term decline in the number of girls.



Friday, November 15, 2013 : With violence perpetrated by Naxals continuing, the Centre has said that ideologues of the Maoists are more dangerous than the armed cadres who have killed more than 8100 civilians and policemen since 2001.



Friday, November 15, 2013 : Defence minister AK Antony arrived Russia for the commissioning of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya tomorrow (November 16) at Sevmash Shipyard, Russia's nuclear submarine building centre.



Friday, November 15, 2013 : A Pakistani was arrested by the paramilitary Border Security Force after he infiltrated into the Indian side of the border in Jammu & Kashmir.



Friday, November 15, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh decided against attending the CHOGM summit as he was pressed by competing sentiments in India about outstanding issues with Sri Lanka and domestic compulsions like polls in 5 states, External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid said.



Thursday, November 14, 2013 : 3 persons of Indian-origin are among the 50 richest people in Africa, according to a list released by Forbes Magazine which said rising stock prices and new business deals are creating more billionaires in the continent.



Thursday, November 14, 2013 : Rajasthan High Court directed the government-appointed Nazim (administrator) of Ajmer Dargah to take charge of collection and distribution of offerings at the shrine.



Thursday, November 14, 2013 : Mount Abu was the coldest place in Rajasthan with a minimum temperature of 6.4 degrees Celsius.



Thursday, November 14, 2013 : Headline inflation based on wholesale prices jumped to 7% in October, the highest level in 8 months, due to higher prices of fuel, food and manufactured goods, government data showed.



Thursday, November 14, 2013 : With power supply yet to be restored in many parts of Ganjam district hit by twin natural calamities of cyclone Phailin and flood, Odisha govt has begun distributing solar lantern to weavers in the district.



Thursday, November 14, 2013 : Sofia Hayat who is one of the most popular inmates in the Bigg Boss house was raped in childhood by her uncle, she claimed.



Thursday, November 14, 2013 : Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed that the 3rd Front would emerge as a strong force in the next General Election and his party would garner maximum seats in Uttar Pradesh.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013 : Employees in India are expected to get double-digit salary hikes in 2014 as companies deal with challenges such as attracting and retaining critical talent, but high inflation will end up eroding much of their wages.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013 : Faced with criticism over his remark on rape, CBI director Ranjit Sinha expressed regret if he had hurt anyone inadvertently, saying he has deep sense of regard and respect for women and commitment to gender issues.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013 : Hours after the Supreme Court stayed demolition of flats at the Campa Cola complex in Mumbai, the apex court said that it will take up the matter on November 19.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013 : The Supreme Court asked the Centre and CBI to file replies on a plea seeking to direct govt to take action on findings of Serious Fraud Investigation Office which found irregularities in some business transactions after examining Niira Radia tapes.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013 : The government is set to kick off preliminary work on an economic corridor between Mumbai and Bangalore, aiming to generate investment of over Rs 3 lakh crore.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013 : The Centre has agreed to increase man-days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to 150 in recent cyclone and flood-affected districts of Ganjam, Puri, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in Odisha.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013 : The Prime Minister's Office has cleared the construction of 3 new airports in Maharashtra.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013 : Election Commission notice to Narendra Modi for violating election code of conduct.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 : The Supreme Court said that it is mandatory for police to register FIR if a complainant approaches it for the registration of a cognizable offence.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 : India's first Mars orbiter spacecraft bounced back into action after a day of concern, when ISRO scientists raised its apogee (farthest point from Earth) to more than 1 lakh km.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 : The Supreme Court ordered a 3-member committee to be set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a former apex court judge. A woman lawyer had in a blog claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the judge in December 2012.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 : Chidambaram urged the CBI not to question govt policy saying that it should respect the line that divides policy making and policing.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 : The Supreme Court granted interim bail to Tribal activist Soni Sori and her nephew Lingaram Kodopi who were detained in Chhattisgarh since September 2011 on charges of being couriers between the Maoists and the Essar Group.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 : The Special CBI Court in Chandigarh has decided to go ahead with framing of charges against former High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav and other accused in the cash-at-Judge's door case of 2008.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 : Cold wave tightened its grip in Kashmir as Srinagar city recorded first sub-zero night temperature of the season.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 : Cricket 'god' Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test tickets sold out just in 15 hours.



Monday, November 11, 2013 : A commuter was able to trace his bag containing Rs 1 lakh in cash and other valuable documents that he had left behind in a Central Railway train in a little over an hour of it being left behind in the compartment.



Monday, November 11, 2013 : The European Space Agency's GOCE satellite re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica.



Monday, November 11, 2013 : Holding that errors of judgment should be distinguished from a criminal act, PM Manmohan Singh said it would not be appropriate for a police agency to sit in judgment over policy formulation, without any evidence of malafide.



Monday, November 11, 2013 : Winter Session of Parliament will be held from December 5-20. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, chaired by Defence minister A K Antony.



Monday, November 11, 2013 : CRPF Jawan killed in Naxal firing in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.



Monday, November 11, 2013 : Recovery in global markets pushed the country's exports to a 2-year high of 13.47% to USD 27.2 billion in October even as trade deficit worsened on account of rise in gold imports.



Monday, November 11, 2013 : The rupee dropped by 83 paise to 63.30 against the American currency after a gap of nearly 8 weeks on persistent dollar demand from importers and banks on the back of higher dollar overseas.



Monday, November 11, 2013 : The government has slammed the separatists for meeting Pakistani Prime Minister's envoy at the Pakistan High Commission.



Monday, November 11, 2013 : Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar has defended her recommendation of Padma Awards to her sister Usha Mangeshkar. In her justification Lata said that she has recommended several people over the years several times.



Friday, October 11, 2013 : An Indian-origin doctor has been selected for prestigious Outstanding American by Choice award for his valuable contribution to US health sector.



Friday, October 11, 2013 : With Lok Sabha elections less than 5 months away, the government is planning to bring a legislation to curb paid news in the winter session.



Friday, October 11, 2013 : Having a baby through 'in-vitro fertilization' or a surrogate mother was once fraught with stigma. Even married couples chose to hide the fact from their families and friends. Now, the tide is turning, say infertility experts.



Friday, October 11, 2013 : Goa Police has arrested the 2nd accused in connection with the murder of a Nigerian national, which had sparked protests by his fellow countrymen, who had created ruckus and blocked a national highway.



Friday, October 11, 2013 : At least 10 Indians were arrested by British authorities following a dawn raid targeting suspected illegal workers at a Leicester factory.



Friday, October 11, 2013 : National carrier Air India plans to upgrade the software in all its 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets from December, saying that the process will not lead to the planes being grounded for long.



Friday, October 11, 2013 : A somewhat embarrassing feminine hygiene issue has led Tamar Giloh to develop a new technology that could revolutionize the textile industry.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013 : The government filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Gauhati High Court ruling which called the Central Bureau of Investigation unconstitutional.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013 : Night temperatures across Kashmir Valley plummeted with the minimum temperature in most parts settling below freezing point, even as Leh continues to be the coldest in the state. Leh registered a temperature of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013 : The BJP expressed concern that its PM candidate Modi has become the target of terrorists as part of an international conspiracy and alleged that the terrorists were getting indirect unknown support from some of the political parties in this country.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh held extensive talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on issues including cooperation in energy and investments as well as labour laws after which the 2 sides inked 5 pacts.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013 : Congress MLA Rabindranath Chattopadhyay filed a written complaint at Katwa police station demanding immediate action as per law against Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal for threatening his party workers.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013 : There is a controversy brewing over the 2013 Padma awards. An RTI application filed reveals that VIPs nominated family members and colleagues in sheer disregard to conflict of interest.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013 : 4 constables (Nand Kishore, Amod Bansalk, Kanahiyalal and Mod. Khalid) of a district jail in Muzaffarnagar have been suspended in connection with the suicide of 2 prisoners.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013 : BSP chief Mayawati said her party would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on its own.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013 : British Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrived in Delhi for the ceremonial part of their mammoth 10 day trip to India.



Sunday, August 11, 2013 : India has been awarded the 2018 men's Hockey World Cup, the 2nd time in a span of 8 years the country will be hosting the mega event having successfully organised the previous edition 3 years ago.



Sunday, August 11, 2013 : The 2nd of the 6 orbit raising manouevres for the Mars Orbiter was completed successfully on early Friday (November 8), the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation, the 2nd orbit raising manouevre started 2.18 am.



Sunday, August 11, 2013 : The US would be willing to work with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, if the party is voted to power in the next general elections, senior Obama administration officials have said.



Sunday, August 11, 2013 : BJP senior leader LK Advani has strike controversy in his blog claiming that the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru was reluctant of sending troops to Kashmir in 1947, even when Pakistani troops had approached.



Sunday, August 11, 2013 : In a curious judgement, the Guwahati High Court had struck down the resolution through which the CBI was set up and held all its actions as unconstitutional.



Sunday, August 11, 2013 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi replied to the Election Commission notice over alleged model code violation with controversial remarks that Pakistan's ISI was in touch with Muzaffarnagar riot victims, denying the charge.



Sunday, August 11, 2013 : The Maharashtra State Minorities Commission has promised to take action against the broker who posted an advertisement for a flat saying Muslims not allowed.



Sunday, August 11, 2013 : Gujarat CM and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wished party veteran LK Advani on his 87th birthday.



Thursday, July 11, 2013 : Depriving a woman of physical relationship and suspecting her character amounts to cruelty, a local court has held while granting divorce to a 27-year-old woman.



Thursday, July 11, 2013 : Congress leader Narsingh Malviya, aged 45, who was in the race for a ticket from Agar (SC) assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh, committed suicide by consuming poison after being denied a poll ticket.



Thursday, July 11, 2013 : 13 rituals have been classified as evil practices and will attract severe punishment, including the death sentence for human sacrifice, according to the anti-superstition draft legislation.



Thursday, July 11, 2013 : Shimla witnessed running of a 100-year-old steam engine on a heritage track along a short 1 km stretch between the railway station and the bus stand.



Thursday, July 11, 2013 : 14-year-old schoolgirl from Bangalore hanged herself unable to take the rejection of her Facebook friend Manoj who stopped interacting with her.



Thursday, July 11, 2013 : Standard & Poor's said it may cut India's sovereign rating to below investment grade should the next government fail to provide a credible plan to reverse the country's low economic growth.



Thursday, July 11, 2013 : Indian billionaires, the 6th largest group in the rich world, have thrown up an interesting trend found nowhere else in the world — holding on to one's roots.



Thursday, July 11, 2013 : Fund raising by Indian companies through the primary market route plunged by 72% to nearly Rs 1500 crore in September over the preceding month.



Thursday, July 11, 2013 : Star Network, the media and entertainment firm owned by Rupert Murdoch said it will invest more than Rs 20000 crore to expand its sports coverage in India and has roped in cricket captain M S Dhoni as brand ambassador for its Star Sports channels.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013 : With the rise of India and China, a top US commander has said that Washington looked forward to build a growing military-to-military relationship with the Indian armed forces in the interest of regional security.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013 : A 17-year-old girl who had eloped to Mumbai with her boyfriend from Uttar Pradesh was allegedly gang-raped and murdered by her father and his friend on October 31 in the jungles of Kashimira. She was reportedly 4 months pregnant.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013 : In the wake of BJP's demand for foolproof security to Narendra Modi, the government said the BJP's prime ministerial candidate's security has already been tightened but ruled out SPG protection for him.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013 : Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that Election Commission is all set to conduct the upcoming Assembly polls going to be held on November 25.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013 : After over 2 and a half months of investigation Jodhpur police has filed the charge sheet against self styled godman Asaram and his 4 aides in the case of sexual assault on a minor on August 15.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013 : Millions of devotees, particularly women, took a holy dip in rivers, ponds and other water bodies in Bihar as the 4-day Chhath festival began amidst tight security.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013 : Renowned ghazal singer Najmal Babu died after prolonged illness at his residence at Vengara in Malappuram district.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013 : A day after its successful launch, India's Mars Orbiter spacecraft was functioning smoothly in the Earth's orbit and ready for orbit raising operations on Thursday.



Saturday, May 11, 2013 : An Indian-origin scientist claims to have solved the mystery of how life on Earth exactly began about 4 billion years ago after studying 3 sites containing the world's oldest fossils.



Saturday, May 11, 2013 : A bunch of skulls of human ancestors dating back to 1.8 million years ago has created a storm among scientists. The discovery suggests that 3 human ancestor species were actually just one, with variations in features.



Saturday, May 11, 2013 : Recent studies have shown that the kilogram may need to go on a diet because it has gained tens of micrograms of mass from surface contamination.



Saturday, May 11, 2013 : Dogs, like humans, have asymmetrically organised brains, with the left and right sides playing different roles, according to a new study.



Saturday, May 11, 2013 : Scientists have embarked on a project to identify unknown or lesser known oil seeds as new sources of oil for edible and non-edible applications.



Saturday, May 11, 2013 : The Indian vegetable oil industry (both edible & industrial-use oils) has a turnover of Rs 1.3 lakh crore.



Thursday, April 11, 2013 : An Indian scholar in Ethiopia has so far published over a dozen books specially designed for foreigners to learn Ethiopia's languages, particularly Amharic.



Thursday, April 11, 2013 : Over 8000 Indians have so far signed up for the one-way trip to Mars and settle down on the red planet.



Thursday, April 11, 2013 : With a view to finalising the charge sheet in VVIP helicopter purchase scam, CBI will send a judicial request to Italy seeking statements of the accused who have been facing trial in that country.



Thursday, April 11, 2013 : The Election Commission will allow Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi an additional week to respond to its notice on his recent poll speeches in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan linking the Muzaffarnagar riots to BJP's divisive politics.



Thursday, April 11, 2013 : Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has asked for opinion polls to be banned, a demand the Congress has placed before the Election Commission.



Thursday, April 11, 2013 : Liquor baron Vijay Mallya's sprawling villa in Goa is once again caught in a tug-of-war between creditors and his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines.....



Thursday, April 11, 2013 : .....The Kingfisher Villa in Goa's Condolim is valued at Rs 37 crore and the villa has 3 huge bedrooms and a number of lounges besides a huge garden.



Thursday, April 11, 2013 : 10% of the candidates analysed by the Association for Democratic Reforms are facing declared criminal cases in Chhattisgarh.



Monday, March 11, 2013 : The Supreme Court's directions that civil servants should have an assured minimum tenure and should refrain from acting on verbal orders given by politicians will serve.....



Monday, March 11, 2013 : .....public interest by improving governance and bringing greater accountability in the system, say retired bureaucrats who have held key positions in the government.



Monday, March 11, 2013 : A 10-day old girl in Rajkot has become one of the youngest Permanent Account Number card holders in the country.



Monday, March 11, 2013 : Stating that a sexual act between a man and his wife who is more than 15 years old does not amount to rape, a trial court has acquitted a youth of raping and kidnapping a minor. The court also termed their marriage valid.



Monday, March 11, 2013 : Deprieved of electricity since cyclone Phailin hit Odisha about 3 weeks ago, slum dwellers of this coastal town in the worst-hit Ganjam district are celebrating Diwali with solar lights.



Monday, March 11, 2013 : The Supreme Court has said that even after retirement from service, an employee cannot escape the recovery of the excess amount that is credited due to an error in salary calculations.



Monday, March 11, 2013 : The success of Indian multi-culturalism is an example for the whole world to establish a peaceful and harmonious society, Vice-President Hamid Ansari said.



Monday, March 11, 2013 : Lighting up their own lives, 100 widows ostracised by the society will celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan. Helping them get over the social stigma is Sulabh International and Meera Sahabhagini Ashram.



Monday, March 11, 2013 : Delhi CM Shiela Dikshit said the onion prices in the national capital would come down after Diwali as new stocks were all set to arrive by next week.



Monday, February 11, 2013 : US president Barack Obama has wished Indians a Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak.



Monday, February 11, 2013 : An employer cannot question what his employee does inside a closed room, observed Bombay High Court recently while restraining State Bank of India from filling a top executive level position.



Monday, February 11, 2013 : The Delhi High Court commenced hearing final arguments in the trial court's reference to it for confirmation of death sentence awarded to 4 convicts in December 16 gangrape case.



Monday, February 11, 2013 : The US authorities are believed to be scrutinising the hiring practices of banking giant JP Morgan Chase in India, South Korea and Singapore.....



Monday, February 11, 2013 : ......following a probe into its activities in China regarding hiring children of powerful officials to win lucrative business deals.



Monday, February 11, 2013 : In a scathing attack on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, senior BJP leader and former minister Giriraj Singh said the JD(U) leader was quarreling with Narendra Modi out of jealousy and called him a dehati aurat (rural woman).



Monday, February 11, 2013 : Alleging break down of law and order, dissident Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Somen Mitra announced he would quit the party and return to the Congress.



Monday, February 11, 2013 : Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan turns 48 today (November 2).



Friday, January 11, 2013 : 3 Indian enterprises are among 34 awarded by the United Nations for their contribution in promoting sustainable development.



Friday, January 11, 2013 : Search giant Google announced the 4 winners of its Impact Challenge in India competition, which asked Indian non-profit organisations to show how technology can positively impact India and the World.



Friday, January 11, 2013 : India and Australia will hold the third round of talks in the last week of November to expedite negotiations for finalising a civil nuclear cooperation pact.



Friday, January 11, 2013 : Security concerns, heavy discounts, abundant choices and rising fuel prices are some of the reasons why many Internet savvy Indians have shifted to online shopping this Diwali, says an Assocham survey.



Friday, January 11, 2013 : The Supreme Court upheld the appointment of UK Sinha as SEBI chairman, saying it was done by the govt fairly and in accordance with the procedure of the law.



Friday, January 11, 2013 : The RBI move to open a special window to attract NRI dollar deposits into India, combined with the strengthening of the US dollar against.....



Friday, January 11, 2013 : .....Indian rupee, has led to increased NRI remittances into the country during the past few months, which is now nearing a record high level.



Friday, January 11, 2013 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has expanded his cabinet team today (November 1). The cabinet includes 6 new Ministers of State in his team.



Friday, January 11, 2013 : CPM said the group of 14 political parties is likely to get enlarged significantly in the future.



Thursday, October 31, 2013 : Hypertension is the most common cause of non-communicable diseases in India - chiefly heart disease, brain stroke and kidney disease.



Thursday, October 31, 2013 : The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and State governments to form a board for transfer and posting of civil servants within a period of 3 months.



Thursday, October 31, 2013 : A 32-year-old man from Bangalore quit his job as he felt that his employers were paying him too much money. This guilt of being overpaid led him to depression.



Thursday, October 31, 2013 : In the Ease of Doing Business ranking of 189 economies, India has dropped from 131 spot to 134 position, while Singapore continues to remain at the top.



Thursday, October 31, 2013 : Supreme Court said bureaucrats should not act on verbal orders given by political bosses as it sought an end to frequent transfers and suggested a fixed tenure to insulate them from political interference.



Thursday, October 31, 2013 : Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman is all set to perform at the 50th birthday celebration of Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani's wife, Nita Ambani.



Thursday, October 31, 2013 : 14 non-Congress and non-BJP parties sought to present themselves as the bulwark against communalism ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.



Thursday, October 31, 2013 : Sachin Tendulkar's personal fortune is now worth $160 million, making him the country's wealthiest cricket player.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013 : It is easiest to start a business in New Delhi within India, while Hyderabad is the fastest for closing an enterprise, says a World Bank study.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013 : Accused of being involved in the Saradha scam and subjected to multiple grilling by the investigating agencies, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh named a West Bengal minister for the meteoric rise of scam kingpin Sudipta Sen.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013 : Bharti Airtel Ltd reported a 29% fall in quarterly profit on foreign exchange losses, the 15th consecutive quarter of declining profits for the world's No.4 mobile phone carrier by customers.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013 : The central bank may have done enough on rate hikes but will need to monitor the economy, Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said in a conference call with analysts.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013 : Foreign nationals intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy will not be allowed to come on a tourist visa from Friday with the Home Ministry ordering strict adherence of surrogacy laws.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013 : Sensex closes at all-time high of 21033.97, up 104.96 points or 0.50%.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013 : While 83% of respondents in India trust India-based MNCs, developed market trust in them stood at a mere 29%, a study says.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013 : 14 trainee nurses at a private medical college in Ujjain have charged management officials with trying to force them into flesh trade.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 : A 15-year-old IPU student has developed a social networking site called Youflik, it has features like status update, friend request, message, chat, like, comment, etc.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 : Central govt could ban e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for official communications by December this year in a move to safeguard its critical and sensitive data.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 : The Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana scheme was launched by Vayalar Ravi, minister of overseas Indian Affairs for the overseas Indian workers in Emigration Check Required Category working in ECR countries.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 : Mukesh Ambani remains India's richest person with a wealth of $21 billion as India's 100 richest expanded their wealth by a modest 3% from a year ago to $259 billion, according to Forbes magazine.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 : The country's richest woman, Savitri Jindal, was inducted as a minister in the Haryana cabinet by CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda. This is the second time that she has become a minister in the Hooda govt.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 : Sushilkumar Shinde said the home ministry had given alerts to all states with regard to rallies and had asked the state police forces to beef up security.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 : Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking direction to Prime Minister to file affidavit on coal block allocation.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 : Sahara Group moved the Supreme Court claiming there was a mistake in its previous order restraining its chief Subrata Roy from leaving the country till it hands over title deeds of its properties worth Rs 20000 crore to SEBI.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 : The Archaeological Survey of India has stopped digging for gold treasure at the fort of Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh in Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh.



Monday, October 28, 2013 : Curbs on mobile phone usage, monitoring of students' dressing and surveillance of common campus areas through CCTVs will soon be a regular feature in engineering institutes and other technical colleges in the country.



Monday, October 28, 2013 : A shocking incident has came to light from Akola in Maharashtra where a govt school teacher for the specially-abled was suspended after a video showing students massaging her feet was made public.



Monday, October 28, 2013 : BJP leader Vijay Jolly visited Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit to give her a basket of onions as Diwali gift. The BJP has been slamming the Delhi govt for failing to rein in the onion prices.



Monday, October 28, 2013 : A leading US daily recently wrote that Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi cannot hope to lead India effectively if he inspires fear and antipathy among many, particularly Muslims.



Monday, October 28, 2013 : A 29-year-old software engineer hanged himself at his home in Mylapore. Police said the man allegedly committed suicide after a fight with his wife uploading pictures of their wedding on Facebook.



Monday, October 28, 2013 : Making headway in the Patna blasts case, police have arrested 2 suspected terrorists, including one possibly the mastermind, and detained several others, even as the toll in the serial explosions rose to 6.



Monday, October 28, 2013 : Indian Mujahideen operative Afzal Usmani, who had escaped from the Mumbai Police's custody, has been re-arrested.



Monday, October 28, 2013 : After being sacked by her employer with whom she had an affair, a 26-year-old stockbroker's assistant stabbed his son to death at west Delhi's Mianwali. Then she attacked his wife and finally attempted to commit suicide with the same knife.



Monday, October 28, 2013 : The Supreme Court refused to entertain a PIL seeking CBI probe into licences granted to several real estate developers, including the one with which Robert Vadra is associated, for developing colonies in Haryana.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : Patna recorded the highest unemployment rate among males in 2009-10 in cities with more than 1 million population, while Bhopal witnessed the sharpest decline, a government survey showed.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : Bringing the culture of India to far off Peru, Vice-President Hamid Ansari today (October 27) inaugurated the Festival of India at a time when Bollywood and Shahrukh Khan have become a craze in this Latin American country.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : At least 5 people were killed and nearly 50 injured when a series of blasts rocked Patna ahead of BJP's Hunkar rally today (October 27).



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : BCCI vice-president and Congress MP Rajiv Shukla rejected speculation of star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar campaigning for his party in the upcoming Assembly elections and termed such reports as baseless.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : Indian government had ordered a probe on Wal-Mart's lobbying late last year after a huge outcry over the American retail giant spending millions on lobbying activities.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : Only 6 Non-Resident Indians have registered themselves in the electoral roll for voting in the November 25 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : India handed over to Pakistan 5 key documents running into nearly 600 pages for use in the 26/11 case in that country to proceed against 7 key accused, including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : The Obama administration has turned to a technology company run by Indian-Americans to fix the problem ridden website for Americans to buy insurance under president Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : The director of social welfare has issued tender recently, seeking prospective dealers to supply 1 lakh gold coins weighing 4 gm (each 22 carat) for 32 districts in Tamil Nadu.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 : Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has received death threats over the phone from a man, who claims to be fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari.



Saturday, October 26, 2013 : The Election Commission issued detailed guidelines to regulate internet campaigns on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc, asking candidates to.....



Saturday, October 26, 2013 : .....declare their social media accounts and all political parties to pre-certify advertisements before they are posted on social media websites.



Saturday, October 26, 2013 : With a view to reining in the price of onions, which has gone up to Rs 100 a kilo in the national capital, the Mamata Banerjee govt in West Bengal has set up 40 stores that will be selling the vegetable bulbs at Rs 36 per kg.



Saturday, October 26, 2013 : Border Security Force shot dead 3 Pakistani smugglers near Indo-Pak international border in Punjab and recovered 24 kg heroin valued at.....



Saturday, October 26, 2013 : .....around Rs 120 crore in the international market following search of the area. BSF also recovered on magazine of AK47 rifle and a pistol.



Saturday, October 26, 2013 : Medical graduates will have to take 2 tests before they can pursue post-graduation, if a new proposal of the Medical Council of India gets the nod.



Saturday, October 26, 2013 : Indian Air Force launched a 3G network for its staff, becoming the first among the forces to have a 3G network. The network, named AFCEL (Air Force Cellular), will provide a secure 3G network for communication to air force staff.



Saturday, October 26, 2013 : The World Bank will provide a $360 million loan for restructuring of water sector projects in Uttar Pradesh.



Saturday, October 26, 2013 : The PM’s September 29 meeting with Sharif, which took place amid escalating firing on the Line of Control and the international border, began with Manmohan Singh making no bones about his resolve to protect India’s territorial integrity.



Friday, October 25, 2013 : An Indian aero acoustics scientist has finally worked out why and how a kettle actually whistles - a problem which has puzzled scientists for more than 100 years.



Friday, October 25, 2013 : Indicating a poor state of affairs on gender parity front, India was ranked at a low 101st position on a global Gender Gap Index despite an improvement by 4 places since last year.



Friday, October 25, 2013 : Identifying India as one of the 5 fragile economies of the world, a senior US official has predicted an uncertain outlook for its future in view of the next year's general elections.



Friday, October 25, 2013 : Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has to prove his mettle before taking up a bigger role after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.



Friday, October 25, 2013 : A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in Parbhani district of Maharashtra after her parents didn't allow her to use Facebook.



Friday, October 25, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh police denied having any information about Pakistani intelligence agencies being in touch with Muslim youths in Muzaffarnagar.



Friday, October 25, 2013 : Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre and Tamil Nadu on a petition seeking protection to fishermen from the state from being captured by the Sri Lankan Navy.



Friday, October 25, 2013 : The last time the Indian govt, led by the redoubtable Indira Gandhi, went looking for hidden gold among private property, Pakistan also jumped on to the bandwagon.



Thursday, October 24, 2013 : Onions in India are costing Rs 100 per kg, but in neighbouring China onions are available at Rs 30 per kg.



Thursday, October 24, 2013 : Officials of the central jail in Agra opened a retail counter in a busy commercial complex to sell a sweetmeat, pithaa, made by the jail inmates.



Thursday, October 24, 2013 : The Gujarat CM has invited the Union minister for Rural Development to the groundbreaking ceremony of a giant statue of Sardar Patel called the Statue of Unity on October 31.



Thursday, October 24, 2013 : The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider its judgment quashing single window common entrance test (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) for govt and private medical colleges.



Thursday, October 24, 2013 : With the spotlight on the steep rise in the price of onion, the Centre decided to release Rs 921.98 crore to Maharashtra for damage to onion crop due to excess rain this monsoon.



Thursday, October 24, 2013 : Central govt asserted the onion shortage was only temporary and prices are expected to fall in the next 2 to 3 weeks as production of the kitchen staple is unlikely to drop despite damages due to excessive rain.



Thursday, October 24, 2013 : The Supreme Court ordered a Kolkata-based hospital and 3 doctors to pay Rs 5.96 crore to a US-based Indian-origin doctor for medical negligence.



Thursday, October 24, 2013 : Legendary playback singer Manna Dey died at a Bangalore hospital early on today (October 24) morning, after prolonged illness.



Thursday, October 24, 2013 : In line with its investment plans of $5 billion in India by 2020, beverage major Coca Cola inaugurated its 58th plant in the country, on which its franchise bottler partner has invested over Rs 135 crore.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said the govt may import onion from China to meet the demands of the people, which will also help in bringing down its prices.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : RJD chief Lalu Prasad can enjoy more leisurely days in Birsa Munda central jail, where he has been kept after conviction in the multi-crore fodder scam case. Prison authorities have not allotted any work to Lalu and he spends his days watching TV.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : A woman delivered a child inside the toilet of a moving train in Uttar Pradesh and the new-born slipped down the outlet into the tracks but miraculously escaped unhurt.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : The Supreme Court called ex-Army chief VK Singh's remarks on age row verdict a serious affront to judiciary and asked him to explain his position by November 20.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : India said that Pakistan should avoid duplicitous behaviour and its raking up the Kashmir issue was not conducive to holding a composite dialogue between them.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : Security forces defused a 20 kg Improvised Explosive Device which was cleverly concealed underneath a road in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : To help people connect with each other in the aftermath of devastation by cyclone Phailin, Reliance Communications is offering free talk time in Odisha.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : India and China have signed an agreement on border defence co-operation after a stand-off between their armies in disputed territory earlier this year.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : BJP named Harsh Vardhan as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the December 4 Delhi assembly elections.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013 : Air India has suspended 2 employees on charges of sandalwood smuggling and ordered a probe into the case.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : The Supreme Court directed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to monitor and conduct periodic checks of all carbonated soft drinks as the issue relates to citizens' fundamental right to life guaranteed under the Constitution.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : Central govt is mulling banning onion exports to contain prices, which have risen back to the Rs 80 to 90 per kg level in the national capital owing to supply crunch.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : The domestic availability of onion has been affected on account of damage to kharif crop because of unseasonal rains in key producing states including Maharashtra.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : Maintaining that delivery of higher education in India cannot be allowed to continue in a routine fashion, President Mukherjee said there has to be an elevated level of urgency among administrators and academicians to introduce innovative changes.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : Bangalore, known as India's silicon city, has been ranked as the country's top business destination, followed by Chennai, Mumbai and Pune in terms of infrastructure, human capital, city culture and basic quality of living, says a survey.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : Ahead of his 3-day visit starting today (October 22), PM Manmohan Singh has welcomed Chinese investment and the proposal to establish a Chinese Industrial Park in India to boost bilateral trade ties.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar issued notices to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U)'s Jagdish Sharma, disqualifying the 2 MPs from their membership of the lower House.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : Gold bars worth Rs 90 lakh were seized and 3 passengers arrested at a Hyderabad airport while they were allegedly trying to smuggle the precious metal.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev attacked the UPA govt and the Uttarakhand govt for using all its agencies, from the CBI to the local police, to project him as a criminal.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 : Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar appealed to the son of self-styled godman Asaram who is absconding in a sexual assault case to surrender before court and present his case boldly.



Monday, October 21, 2013 : India will launch its ambitious pension scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana, for over 5 million overseas workers in Dubai next week.



Monday, October 21, 2013 : Rasheed Masood's conviction was the first after the Supreme Court struck down a provision in the electoral law that provided immunity to MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification.



Monday, October 21, 2013 : Amid no signs of cooling of tension on the Indo-Pak border, Jammu & Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah said the Centre will have to look at other options if Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire.



Monday, October 21, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by the prestigious Moscow State Institute of International Relations.



Monday, October 21, 2013 : Indian-origin people celebrated Diwali in New Zealand's largest city Auckland days ahead of its actual date giving New Zealanders a taste of Indian culture.



Monday, October 21, 2013 : The Supreme Court refused to interfere in the ongoing Archaeological Survey of India excavation for gold supposed to be buried under the ruins of a 19th century fort in UP's Unnao district, saying it cannot pass an order on the basis of assumption.



Monday, October 21, 2013 : In a bid to curb financial irregularities by self-help groups and money lenders, Maharashtra govt has decided to start e-banking facilities in 20000 state Gram Panchayats.



Monday, October 21, 2013 : The Uttar Pradesh govt postponed the written exam scheduled for October 27 to recruit more than 41000 police constables.



Sunday, October 20, 2013 : Marrying second time by hiding existence of first wedlock is illegal but the second wife is to be treated as the legally wedded wife for the purpose of getting maintenance from her husband under Hindu Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has ruled.



Sunday, October 20, 2013 : Current account deficit is likely to be lower than the projection of 3.8% of the GDP and India will be in a better position to neutralise.....



Sunday, October 20, 2013 : .....the impact of the tapering of monetary stimulus by the US Fed, Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.



Sunday, October 20, 2013 : 4 Indians led by ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar have made to Fortune magazine's global list of top-50 women business leaders, while PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi has been ranked 2nd in a similar list for the US.



Sunday, October 20, 2013 : The high-velocity cyclone Phailin that hit Odisha about a week ago is estimated to have destroyed around 26 lakh trees in the state.



Sunday, October 20, 2013 : CBI is likely to file its status report in the coal scam before the Supreme Court on Tuesday (October 22) stating details of its 14th FIR against Hindalco and others and also progress in the remaining 13 cases.



Sunday, October 20, 2013 : Hearing a bunch of petitions seeking rehabilitation of those displaced by Tarapur Atomic Power Project, the Bombay High Court directed that the Relief and Rehabilitation department of the Union govt be made a respondent.



Sunday, October 20, 2013 : Trains may be running full, but there is a decline in number of tickets booked in the past 6 months, causing worry for cash-strapped Railways.



Sunday, October 20, 2013 : Indian doctors in Britain have dragged UK's independent medical regulator-the General Medical Council to Court over serious discrimination.



Saturday, October 19, 2013 : A new AIIMS study has found that 3%-4% children suffered from hypertension, the most common cause of heart-related deaths. Among these were children as young as 5 years old.



Saturday, October 19, 2013 : Excavation by archaeologists continued in Unnao district for the 2nd day (October 19) to hunt for the dream 1000 tonnes golden treasure supposed to be buried under the ruins of a 19th century fort.



Saturday, October 19, 2013 : Former President APJ Abdul Kalam said there must be some logical conclusion behind the Archaeological Survey of India excavating gold at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village.



Saturday, October 19, 2013 : Ending uncertainty over the procedure to notify the disqualification of convicted MPs Lalu Prasad and Jagdish Sharma, the Attorney General has told the Lok Sabha secretariat to immediately issue the notification declaring the seats vacant.



Saturday, October 19, 2013 : In an attempt to woo students at the convocation of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya university in Gandhinagar, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi called the youth, the energy of the country.



Saturday, October 19, 2013 : The West Bengal govt is planning to launch a 24x7 helpline to provide patients and their relatives a single window to answer their healthcare-related queries.



Saturday, October 19, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated a hi-tech police control room and flagged off a fleet of police cars in Kanpur.



Friday, October 18, 2013 : 3 adults suffer from a stroke every minute in India and around 5 million people are disabled globally due to the brain attack each year. Yet, half the residents of metros in India are unaware of strokes and their link to the brain.



Friday, October 18, 2013 : 4 World War II veterans from the Sikh regiment have been presented with the Punjab Ratan award at the World Punjabi Organisation's annual event at the Park Lane Hotel.



Friday, October 18, 2013 : Nearly 2.5 crore, or 30%, of all provident fund accounts have a negative balance, some of which may be due to fraudsters who faked withdrawal claims to siphon off money by opening bank accounts using forged identity documents.



Friday, October 18, 2013 : The Supreme Court agreed to hear a PIL seeking court monitoring of the digging being undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India for gold in Daundia Khera village in UP's Unnao district.



Friday, October 18, 2013 : The Archaeology Survey of India to soon start excavations to find Buddhist Stupas of Pala dynasty believed to be existing near the ruins of the ancient Vikrashila university in Bihar's Bhagalpur district.



Friday, October 18, 2013 : Tamil Nadu police arrest all 35 crew members of detained US ship Seaman Guard Ohio, a floating armoury.



Friday, October 18, 2013 : With Muzaffarnagar riots fresh in mind, the Centre has asked the Uttar Pradesh govt to maintain status quo in Ayodhya, where VHP has called for a Sankalp Diwas rally, and prevent any attempt to flare up communal tension anywhere in the state.



Friday, October 18, 2013 : PM Dr. Manmohan Singh cannot be kept out of the CBI probe into the controversial coal block allocation as he was the competent authority when the decision was taken, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : Some 30 million people are enslaved worldwide (half in India), trafficked into brothels, forced into manual labour, victims of debt bondage or even born into servitude, a global index on modern slavery showed.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : A boy separated from his parents 18 years ago was recently reunited with his family in Thane after his mother identified a tattoo she had inscribed on his right arm when he was a toddler.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging the restriction on private FM and community radio stations to broadcast news.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : Condoms use in India has dropped by 38% in 6 years, from 2.6 crore in 2006-07 to 1.6 crore in 2010-11.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : Amidst concerns raised by some UPA ministers, India Incorporate and bureaucrats over FIRs against corporates in the coal scam, CBI director Ranjit Sinha has said that the agency is only following the Supreme Court's guidelines.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : RJD leader Lalu Prasad has moved Jharkhand High Court against CBI court judgement which found him guilty in fodder scam case on October 3.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : BJP legislator Kunwar Bhartendu Singh, accused of inciting last month riots in Muzaffarnagar, was apprehended by Uttar Pradesh police and sent to 14-day judicial custody.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : Executive meeting of Samajwadi Party will be held on October 21 in Lucknow to discuss the poll strategy and other issues.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : Goa Tourism department has decided to give a facelift to four shorelines, including Colva, in the South district in a bid to divert tourists from the crowded beaches of North Goa.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing sexual assault charges, refused to cooperate during a potency test at the civil hospital in Ahmedabad.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 : The Bihar govt decided to keep raw chewing tobacco out of the tax net to help farmers who grow tobacco in the state.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013 : As the country celebrates Eid today (October 16), price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation to a 3-year high of 18% in August.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013 : Central govt is set to provide a major relief to the beleaguered telecom sector with the Department of Telecom looking at introducing.....



Wednesday, October 16, 2013 : .....a layered penalty structure for various kinds of violations, stipulating lower fines for minor offences and procedural lapses.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013 : AADHAAR project is an example of using modern technology to leapfrog for future development and transformation of a country, UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani has said.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013 : The Uttar Pradesh govt removed RM Srivastava from the post of Principal Secretary (Home), days after 2 other officials of the home department were suspended over the controversial Ram Temple letter issue.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013 : Bangalore is now the breast cancer capital of the country. According to Population Based Cancer Registry report 2013, the city tops the chart with 36.6 new cases for every 1 lakh population having the disease.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh govt announced constitution of a commission to be headed by Justice (retd) Rakesh Saksena of the High Court to probe the Ratangarh Temple stampede in which 115 people were killed and many injured.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013 : Former Jharkhand Agriculture minister & BJP leader Satyanand Bhokta was questioned by the state vigilance bureau in connection with the purchase of seeds between 2003 and 2005.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013 : In a joint operation ahead of the December 1 polls in Rajasthan, Income Tax, Collectorate and Election Commission officials found over Rs 13 lakh in cash in possession of a former MP.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 : Kerala born outstanding scientist of CSIR's National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Dr. Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh has invented a fluorescent.....



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 : .....material to easily identify counterfeit currency. He has applied for patent to the US and the patent office has cleared the first hurdle by approving its publication.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 : Researchers, including one of Indian-origin , have developed a new technique that prevents cellular networks going down during natural disasters.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 : Mumbai's Wankhede stadium will be hosting the farewell Test for Sachin Tendulkar after the legendary batsman expressed a wish to play his landmark 200th match against the West Indies next month in front of his home crowd.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 : An Air India flier got the shock of his life when he found worms in the sandwich served to him on a New York-Delhi flight.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 : The CBI registered a case against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parekh in connection with alleged irregularities in coal scam.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh said that India's participation in the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka next month would be decided upon after considering all factors, including sentiments of Tamils and the DMK.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 : Social crusader Anna Hazare was admitted to a private hospital in Pune after he complained of weakness, loss of appetite and problem in passing urine.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 : Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal plans to hold hangouts with his supporters in the US and Canada later this month, seeking contribution from the Indian diaspora for nation building.



Monday, October 14, 2013 : The mobile internet users are typically young and are highly engaged with their mobile phones, a report says.



Monday, October 14, 2013 : India has refused to sign the first-ever global resolution on early and forced marriage of children led by the UN.



Monday, October 14, 2013 : The death toll after a stampede at a Hindu festival in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh rises to 115.



Monday, October 14, 2013 : India & the US agreed to work together to target the financial network & fund raising activities of Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the Haqqani network & individual terrorists associated with these organisations.



Monday, October 14, 2013 : The Reserve Bank of India will soon come out with new rules for the entry of foreign banks that may even allow them to take over Indian banks, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said.



Monday, October 14, 2013 : In the largest investigation ever against the Indian civil aviation regulator, more than 200 DGCA officials are being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Delhi for misuse of free air tickets.



Monday, October 14, 2013 : The Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh govt suspended IAS officer Sarvesh Chandra Mishra for issuing a misleading letter to summon top police officials for a meeting to discuss the reconstruction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.



Monday, October 14, 2013 : A Mumbai businessman has been arrested for sexually exploiting his former employee over the last 7 years and sending video clips of their sexual acts to her parents and fiance.



Sunday, October 13, 2013 : Cyclone Phailin is 50 km south of Sambalpur. It is now moving northwards, wind speed is still around 100 km per hr. Rainfall is expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh.



Sunday, October 13, 2013 : The World Bank chief, Jim Yong Kim has expressed concern over the landfall of cyclone Phailin, stating that his thoughts go out to all those living in its path.



Sunday, October 13, 2013 : More than 60 pilgrims were killed and over 150 injured in a stampede at Ratangarh temple in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh today (October 13).



Sunday, October 13, 2013 : 29-year-old Delhi-born Simranpreet Lamba, the US army's only enlisted Sikh soldier, has also now become the first of the community to be promoted to the corporal rank in America in 3 decades.



Sunday, October 13, 2013 : Over 300 cases of sexual harassment and crime against women are pending before the Supreme Court.



Sunday, October 13, 2013 : A 19-year-old Tribal girl was allegedly stripped and her head tonsured by her in-laws in Shahapur taluka of Thane district here for marrying outside her caste.



Sunday, October 13, 2013 : The Election Commission is examining how to get social media within the purview of the model code of conduct.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : Parents of a married daughter can be considered her legal heirs, the Bombay high court has said.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : The department of posts will launch a Mobile Money Transfer Service across the 1350 post offices in Andhra Pradesh effective from today (October 12).



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : India has overtaken Thailand as Singapore's biggest rice supplier for the first time, exporting 92865 tonnes or 32.9% of the total rice supply to the island nation in the first 8 months of 2013.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : Cyclone Phailin said to be the strongest cyclonic storm to hit Odisha in 14 years, is set to make a landfall this evening (October 12).....



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : .....near Gopalpur as authorities in the state and in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh evacuated over 4 lakh people from vulnerable areas.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : The filing of online provident fund accounts transfer claims on changing jobs for subscribers of the retirement fund body EPFO has become a reality.....



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : .....The facility has been made available as the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has launched its Online Transfer Claim Portal on October 2, 2013.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : No babies born since decades in Meenakshipuram, a village in Sirumalai Hills in Madurai.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has ruled out premature retirement, scotching the speculations that she could call it a day in 2016 when she turns 70.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : A group of people from the minority community offered Chadar at a Mazar in Patna praying for the success of Narendra Modi's 'Hunkar' rally to be held on October 27.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013 : Vishva Hindu Parishad has for long demanded a Central law to facilitate the construction of Ayodhya Temple.



Sunday, November 10, 2013 : Violating the ceasefire for the 3rd time in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops shelled mortars and fired on forward areas along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir.



Sunday, November 10, 2013 : In the backdrop of Bihar mid-day meal tragedy which claimed 23 students' lives, state Education minister PK Sahi suggested a review of the cost factor under the scheme, saying existing funding pattern is grossly inadequate to ensure quality food.



Sunday, November 10, 2013 : With 10 more deaths reported due to encephalitis in the past 24 hours, the toll from the disease in the eastern Uttar Pradesh has reached 377.



Sunday, November 10, 2013 : Andhra Pradesh govt has come under severe criticism for its attempts to take over Road Transport Corporation in the pretext of addressing concerns of Seemandhra employees arising out of the proposed bifurcation of the state.



Sunday, November 10, 2013 : A 31-year-old man from Udupi in Karnataka was arrested by the Crime Branch for sending obscene text messages to actors and models.



Sunday, November 10, 2013 : A gold crown of Shiva Linga at the Kedarnath Temple, which went missing after the June calamity, has been recovered from a rest house near the Himalayan shrine.



Sunday, November 10, 2013 : Aam Aadmi Party extended its support to a protest organised by DU teachers, employees and students' unions over police inaction into allegations of sexual harassment against a DU college principal by a sacked employee who later committed suicide.



Sunday, November 10, 2013 : Bollywood actresses Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu appeared in a local court in Jodhpur for their identification by prosecution witness in the infamous 1998 blackbuck poaching case.



Thursday, October 10, 2013 : Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from Test Cricket. His 200th Test, to be played against the West Indies, will be his last match.



Thursday, October 10, 2013 : Eyeing greater cooperation with south east Asian countries on economic and security issues, India announced a separate mission for ASEAN region to be set up in Jakarta with a full-time resident ambassador.



Thursday, October 10, 2013 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi called PM Manmohan Singh and UPA chief & his mother Sonia Gandhi as his political Gurus.



Thursday, October 10, 2013 : The Bharatiya Janata Party hired 10 trains to ferry its supporters in Patna for the October 27 rally of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.



Thursday, October 10, 2013 : Election Commission has given its nod for a yoga camp to be conducted by Ramdev in New Delhi while warning the organisers against using the venue for political purposes.



Thursday, October 10, 2013 : Power sector employees in coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema regions called off their indefinite strike temporarily in view of the threat from cyclonic storm Phailan.



Thursday, October 10, 2013 : Ex-Karnataka minister Janardhana Reddy used fake permits from Andhra Pradesh to carry out his illegal mining operations.



Thursday, October 10, 2013 : Chennai, which had 972 females for every 1000 males a decade ago, today has just 950 females for 1000 males. And that is 2 less than the National average.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 : Karnataka government will provide pickup and drop facilities from nearest hospitals to pregnant women in the state.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 : LPG cylinder price is likely to go up by Rs 3.50, with the oil ministry looking at increasing dealer commission to Rs 40.71 per cylinder from Rs 37.25 as per an accepted formula.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 : Exports grew 11.15% and imports declined 18.1% amid a sharp fall in inward shipments of gold and silver, taking the trade deficit to the lowest level in 30 months.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 : Wife of a BSP MLA from Uttar Pradesh was stabbed to death by unidentified assailants at her home in North East Delhi today (October 9).



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 : Former Army chief V K Singh to be summoned to explain his position on his controversial statement about payoffs to politicians in Jammu & Kashmir.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 : State Bank of India reduced interest rates on loans for car and consumer durables and also decided to lower processing charges to cash in on the festival season demand.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 : Amnesty International urged Indian authorities to commute all death sentences to life imprisonment and impose a moratorium on executions.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 : After having rescued over 23000 people in disaster-hit Uttarakhand, the Indian Air Force has now contributed for their rehabilitation by donating Rs 8.33 crore in the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 : Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said the worst is over for the rupee and the fair value for the currency could be between 60 and 65 against the US dollar.



Saturday, August 10, 2013 : The Supreme Court directed the Centre and all State governments to provide 3% job reservation to disabled persons in all their departments, companies and institutions.



Saturday, August 10, 2013 : The Supreme Court allowed N Srinivasan to take charge as the BCCI president and formed a fresh probe panel to investigate IPL 6 spot-fixing scandal.



Saturday, August 10, 2013 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi wants to retire when she turns 70 in 2016 and this is what has prompted the party to give a bigger role to her son Rahul Gandhi, says a book.



Saturday, August 10, 2013 : In a setback for Centre, the Supreme Court maintained its order that AADHAAR Card is not compulsory for availing social benefits. The apex court, however, agreed to give an urgent hearing to Centre on the issue.



Saturday, August 10, 2013 : The Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to introduce in a phased manner a paper trail in EVMs for the next general elections in 2014, saying it will ensure free and fair polls.



Saturday, August 10, 2013 : India intends to extend visa on arrival facility to tourists from 40 more countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia,.....



Saturday, August 10, 2013 : .....the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a move which will make the country a more tourist friendly destination and promote foreign exchange earnings.



Saturday, August 10, 2013 : Welcoming the RBI's move to cut the Marginal Standing Facility rate, industry body Assocham said the step will curb volatility in the interest rates and lower cost of borrowing for banks.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 : Advances in medical technology are resulting in higher health insurance claims, with some treatments seeing a 50% jump in costs due to new procedures.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 : A number of govt bodies, non-govt organisations and private players have joined hands to create a coalition aimed at reducing the cost of internet access worldwide.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 : The World Bank is close to finalizing a new financing window to help countries such as India meet their infrastructure funding needs.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 : The number of deaths due to dengue in the national capital has risen to 4 and the number of cases now total 2916.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 : The Surat police have issued a lookout notice against self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai in connection with a sexual assault case against him.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 : India test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited his constituency Amethi to lay the foundation stone of the first mega Food Park.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 : Under attack from the Opposition, including the Left, for his remarks that Govt was ready to privatise Air India, Civil Aviation minister Ajit Singh backtracked saying it has no intention to do so.



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav ruled out formation of a 3rd front ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections, saying differences could crop up among various parties on ticket distribution if it takes shape now.



Monday, June 10, 2013 : India had 1100 languages in 1961, but nearly 220 of them have disappeared, said Ganesh Devy, writer and lead co-ordinator of the survey called the People’s Linguistic Survey of India.



Monday, June 10, 2013 : In the world's 2nd most populous country, diseases of the heart are the biggest killers. The bigger tragedy is that the number of cardiac specialists graduating every year in India is a meager 250.



Monday, June 10, 2013 : 46% of women (between the ages of 18 and 29) in India were married before the age of 18, according to the National Family Health Survey-3. It is estimated that there are 23 million child brides in the country, around 40% of child brides globally.



Monday, June 10, 2013 : In a first, Chennai doctor uses Google Glass to air operation live. Google Glass is a wearable computer that has a frame similar to traditional eyeglasses. It follows voice commands to take photos and videos that show the viewpoint of the user.



Monday, June 10, 2013 : According to Section 151A of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951, the 6-month timeframe for holding by-polls to a Lok Sabha or assembly seat does not apply if the remaining term of the vacating MP/MLA is less than one year.



Monday, June 10, 2013 : India-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor has created the world's first inflatable concert hall which will open on the disaster-hit northeastern coast of Japan.



Monday, June 10, 2013 : ONGC said its natural gas output will rise by over 53% to 100 million standard cubic metres a day by 2017-18 as new fields start off the west and east coasts.



Monday, June 10, 2013 : The Raghuram Rajan panel report has made a case for ending the special category criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states, as it ranked Goa and Kerala as the most advanced state and Odisha and Bihar the least.



Friday, May 10, 2013 : Coming down heavily on Pakistan, President Pranab Mukherjee has said unless it dismantles the terror infrastructure on its soil, there is no scope for progress in talks between the 2 countries.



Friday, May 10, 2013 : A 32-year-old Karnataka salesman Santosh Gowda committed suicide, citing Manmohan Singh's alleged bad administration and failure to repel attacks by Pakistan as the cause.



Friday, May 10, 2013 : 72 couples, who were displaced after last month's riots and living in a relief camp with their family, tied the knot at a mass wedding at Jolla village in Muzaffarnagar.



Friday, May 10, 2013 : The CAG has lambasted the working of the Integrated Child Development Scheme in Gujarat, which is aimed at fighting malnutrition among children, saying that every 3rd child in the state is underweight.



Friday, May 10, 2013 : A 20-member team of Tamil Nadu police is involved in a gun battle with a couple of men suspected to be behind the killing of 2 BJP leaders and an attempt on the life of LK Advani last year and earlier this year.



Friday, May 10, 2013 : Central Excise sleuths raided the firms of yoga guru Ramdev and claimed to have detected evasion of excise duty of over Rs 20 crore.



Friday, May 10, 2013 : A special CBI court has permitted the investigating agency to interrogate suspended additional director-general of police, PP Pandey, inside the Sabarmati central jail regarding the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.



Friday, May 10, 2013 : From today (October 5), Chennai residents can switch their LPG distributors through a portability system and also buy 5 kg cylinders of liquefied petroleum gas at selected petrol stations.



Friday, May 10, 2013 : The Birsa Munda Central Jail, which will be former Bihar CM and RJD president Lalu Prasad's address for the next 5 years, is gearing up to play the good host to its new guest.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 : An influential body of Indian American physicians and the American Heart Association have joined hands to reduce the incidence of and deaths from heart attacks in India and the US.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 : Jailed RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav would teach inmates political science and management at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail, where he has been lodged after his conviction in the fodder scam.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 : While BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's toilets first, temples later remark has evoked mixed reactions, a lot of people feel it is a genuine issue and needs to be strongly addressed.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reportedly told the party workers that 2014 elections were not a do or die situation.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 : The Centre moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of an earlier order which said AADHAAR CARD is not mandatory and no person should be deprived of any govt schemes for want it.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 : President Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a 4-day state visit to Belgium, dismissed Pakistan's contention that non-state actors were behind the terror acts in India.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 : The united-Andhra supporters blocked highways and enforced closure of shops and educational institutions in Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 : The Indian Railways is likely to revise passenger fares by 2%-3% from October 7.



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : Every 9 minutes a married man commits suicide in India due to alleged misuse of section 498a of IPC against them, taking the toll to around a whopping 64000 every year, says a report.



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : Former Bihar CM and RJD president Lalu Prasad was finally sentenced for 5 years with fine of Rs 25 lakh in case no. RC20A/96 of the Rs 950 crore fodder scam by CBI special Judge PK Singh.



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : The Bombay high court has directed a Juhu tenant, the lone occupant of a dilapidated building, to vacate her flat within 1 month. The tenant, Esther.....



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : .....Manickam, who has been paying a monthly rent of Rs 50 for decades, was offered Rs 1 crore by the owner to move out of old building but she had refused.



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : A proposal to increase rail fare is under examination and a decision will be taken shortly, Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge said.



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra has been sentenced for 4 years with fine of Rs 2 lakh whereas JD(U) sitting MP Jagdish Prasad has been.....



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : .....sentenced for 4 years with fine of Rs 5 lakh. Former MLA, RK Rana, has been slapped with the maximum fine of Rs 30 lakh and imprisonment of 5 years.



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : The finance minister may have to slice at least 200 billion rupees from govt spending to prevent a budget blow-out, which could threaten to send the country's credit rating into junk status.



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : RJD chief Lalu Prasad's private secretary during 1990-96 and his partner in crime in the fodder scam has continued to dodge the CBI for 17 years, even though he was seen reportedly enjoying life in Dehradun in Uttarakhand state.



Sunday, March 10, 2013 : The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court refused to entertain a contempt of court petition filed against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.



Sunday, February 10, 2013 : India now has a single test that can diagnose cancer using multi-gene mutational analysis which will not just advance the time taken for diagnosis of the disease but also ensure delivery of high quality targeted treatment.



Sunday, February 10, 2013 : President Pranab Mukherjee asked countrymen to imbibe and follow the teachings of the Father of the Nation so that his values are immortalised.



Sunday, February 10, 2013 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today (October 2) to discuss the controversial ordinance on convicted lawmakers.



Sunday, February 10, 2013 : As the two Houses of Parliament prepare for disqualification of the convicted Lalu Prasad and Rashid Masood, confusion prevails over the process to be adopted.....



Sunday, February 10, 2013 : .....Parliament is not clear if the members stand disqualified the moment they are sentenced or if a process is to be followed to scratch their membership.



Sunday, February 10, 2013 : Indian jewellers, long spoiled by access to the world's largest group of gold consumers, must seek expansion overseas after the authorities tied gold imports to exports. But the path will not be easy.



Sunday, February 10, 2013 : Though RJD president Lalu Prasad stands to lose his Lok Sabha seat, Saran, after his sentencing on Thursday, the Election Commission will not hold by-election to fill up the vacancy.



Thursday, January 10, 2013 : In view of the Supreme Court empowering voters with the right to reject, forthcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections will see electronic.....



Thursday, January 10, 2013 : .....voting machines (EVMs) having a new and separate button for electorate not wishing to vote for any of the candidates in the fray.



Thursday, January 10, 2013 : Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad, who was convicted by a special CBI court in Ranchi in the fodder scam case, may lose his Z+ security cover provided by the NSG black cat commandos.



Thursday, January 10, 2013 : To mark the 144th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council, has organised a Twitter conference to discuss the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi.



Thursday, January 10, 2013 : Exuding confidence that economy will improve in second quarter of current fiscal, the Finance Ministry said steps would be taken to incentivise growth and RBI will take a call on interest rate.



Thursday, January 10, 2013 : The Supreme Court issued notice to former army chief Gen (retd) VK Singh asking why contempt of Court proceedings should not be initiated against him for his remarks questioning the Apex Court's decision in his date of birth issue.



Thursday, January 10, 2013 : Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal's close aide Mohd Manjer Imam was arrested in a fresh case by the NIA inside a Delhi court in connection with terror strikes across the country since 2003 and remanded to 15-day police custody.



Thursday, January 10, 2013 : The forthcoming Goa Legislative Assembly session will begin on a green note this time when the 6-day-long proceedings will run through trials of being nearly paperless.



Thursday, January 10, 2013 : Country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India reported 11.7% increase in total sales in September at 104964 units as against 93988 units in the same month last year.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : Bano Fatima, a young entrepreneur who helps the weavers known as Julahas in Uttar Pradesh, has received the HP LIFE Entrepreneurship Award at New York's Global Citizen Festival.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : 17-year-old Ayesha Aziz from Baramullah in Kashmir, has become an inspiration for many teenagers as she is set to become the youngest pilot to fly a commercial aircraft.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : No clinical trials should be allowed for new drugs till a mechanism is put in place to monitor them and to protect the lives of people on which drugs are tested, the Supreme Court said.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : The Home minister asked all Chief ministers to ensure that no innocent Muslim youth is wrongfully detained in the name of terror and unduly harrassed.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : Official residence of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi in Patna wore a deserted look after Lalu Yadav was convicted by a special CBI court in a fodder scam corruption case.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : UP has been ranked top with maximum share of about 40% in the new investments attracted by real estate sector among top 20 states across the country during the first quarter of current fiscal, industry body ASSOCHAM said.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : Reserve Bank of India has sent letters to some of the country's richest Temples asking for details of their gold.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : The Supreme Court told Srinivasan not to be in hurry to take charge and said it has to see the effect of his presidentship on the free and fair probe into IPL spot fixing case in which his son-in-law is an accused.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : The facsimile version of Harijan, a weekly publication started by Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to highlight the social and economic problems of India and the world, released today (September 30).



Monday, September 30, 2013 : The facsimile version of Harijan, a weekly publication started by Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to highlight the social and economic problems of India and the world, released today (September 30).



Monday, September 30, 2013 : The Congress said the ordinance meant to overrule a Supreme Court ruling on disqualifying MPs and MLAs convicted of crime was not meant to save RJD leader Lalu Prasad.



Monday, September 30, 2013 : Self-styled godman Asaram's judicial custody in the sexual harassment case has been extended till October 11.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : Being poor can sap a person's mental resources, research published in the journal Science suggests. Those in poverty may need extra help with the tasks of daily life, say the researchers. The evidence comes from 2 studies carried out in India & US.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : India's commercial capital, Mumbai is the world’s second most honest city, a survey says.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : Sex selection of the baby at the pre-conception stage is on the rise, and now a Rs 15 crore business, a lawyer said in New Delhi while addressing a symposium on the challenges in the implementation of the law on the issue.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : Planning Commission is likely to cut the annual average economic growth rate target of 8% for the 12th Plan (2012-17) to around 6% to 6.5% in its mid-term review of the 5 year policy document.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : Gujarat CM Narendra Modi said, 'We may have political differences, but that does not mean we will allow any other country to insult our Prime Minister'.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina asked the opponents of Land Boundary Agreement in India to give up their opposition to the historic measure, saying settling the vexed issue would be a win-win situation for both the countries.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : Free buses provided by RJD chief Lalu Yadav from his MP funds for schools & colleges found a few takers in his Chhapra constituency in Bihar's Saran district, with students preferring to pedal to school on free bicycles provided by CM Nitish Kumar.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hit back at his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif while speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York saying that India is under a massive threat from terrorism emanating from its bordering Pakistan.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said the Congress did not have any guideline to stop giving tickets to criminals and he supported party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statement denouncing the ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : CM Akhilesh Yadav said efforts are on to increase electricity generation in Uttar Pradesh, and called upon private sector to extend help to make the state a leading power producer in the country.



Sunday, September 29, 2013 : The death toll in the residential building collapse on Dockyard road in Mumbai has risen to 61.



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : US president Barack Obama personally walked down to the White House portico to see off the PM Dr. Manmohan Singh after a meeting with him today (September 28) at the Oval Office.



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : Allahabad High Court has directed the Ghaziabad Development Authority to seal all buildings in residential areas that have been leased out to banks, private schools, nursing homes or put to any other commercial use.



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : It was a proud moment for fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force personnel, after they pulled out a 5-year-old girl alive from the debris of the ill-fated BMC building which collapsed in Mumbai yesterday (September 27).



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : Former Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar, accused of raping and assaulting a 35-year-old woman, appeared for medical tests in connection with the case at SMS Hospital in Jaipur.



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : Diplomats from around 35 foreign missions are likely to attend Narendra Modi's rally in New Delhi tomorrow (September 29) but the US Embassy and the British High Commission have conveyed to BJP they will not be able to honour the invite.



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : The MCOCA Court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Afzal Usmani, an Indian Mujahideen operative accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad bombings, who escaped from the sessions court premises here a week ago.



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi criticised the ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the honour of the PM's office has to be maintained at any cost.



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu said he would go on a fast-unto-death to protest against the stalling of disbursement of development funds for his Amritsar constituency.



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : RJD reacted sharply to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's condemnation of the ordinance against disqualification of convicted lawmakers, saying there seems to be no coordination between the govt and the party.



Saturday, September 28, 2013 : Indore District administration issued an order for partial ban on sale of whitener, a correction fluid containing organic solvents, following its increasing addiction among youngsters. The ban will come into effect from September 29.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : In a landmark judgement today (September 27), the Supreme Court for the first time allowed voters to cast negative vote by pressing a button saying none of.....



Friday, September 27, 2013 : .....the candidates is worthy of his vote. The Supreme Court asked the Election Commission to provide None Of The Above (NOTA) button on EVMs and ballot papers.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : Rahul Gandhi denounced the controversial ordinance to negate the Supreme Court verdict on convicted lawmakers as complete nonsense and said what UPA govt has done is wrong.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : Trailblazer Sri Srinivasan was sworn in as judge of the 2nd most powerful Court of the United States, making him the first Indian-American to be on the bench of the US Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram G Rajan has been awarded the 5th Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013, in recognition of his ground-breaking research work which influenced financial and macro-economic policies around the world.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : The Supreme Court said that BCCI can go ahead with its annual general body meeting and elections, but if N Srinivasan gets re-elected, he will not take charge.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : Asserting that the MNREGS is not a permanent employment generating program, Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh said it is a transition program for 20-25 years period in areas, in pockets, where there is still demand for distress employment.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : 19 people were killed and another critically injured when a bus rolled down a 600-feet deep gorge near Ransua-Jabrog village in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : Oil minister M Veerappa Moily hinted at a reduction in price of petrol in next few days.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : Security has been beefed up in cities across India in the wake of recent terror attack in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 60 people lost their lives.



Friday, September 27, 2013 : The first Haj flight this year with 237 pilgrims including 120 males and 117 females, on board from Bhopal left for the holy city of Mecca from Raja Bhoj International Airport in Bhopal.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : With 9 more children succumbing to encephalitis, the death toll due to the disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 301 this year.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : Mumbai Police, which is probing the alleged hacking by a CA student into Anil Ambani's e-filing of Income-Tax returns account, has stumbled upon another CA student who.....



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : .....not only accessed the top industrialist's account, but also of popular cricketers and film stars including Sachin Tendulkar, M S Dhoni, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : Supreme Court issued notices to 7 state govts in the coal block allocation scam. The state govts which have been issued notices include the govt of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Madya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said his party's aim is to empower Tribals and the poor by vesting powers in their hands but the opposition party thinks that one man can run the nation.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : At least 12 people, including a lieutenant colonel of the Indian Army, were killed and 4 injured in twin terror attacks by a single fidayeen suicide squad in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu region today (September 26) morning.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : India has flagged its concerns with the US over much-sought after H1-B visas besides outlining the recent steps it has taken to ease economic concerns raised by American businesses, ahead of PM Manmohan Singh's meeting with president Barack Obama.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : The government said the CBI, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Forward Markets Commission will take action against the National Spot Exchange Ltd, which was an unregulated entity and violated norms from day one.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh govt to observe October 2-8 as prohibition week marking the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. During the period, various programmes to be held to create awareness among people to dissuade them from consumption of liquor and drugs.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : The Uttar Pradesh government will recruit 10000 teachers for its basic education schools.



Thursday, September 26, 2013 : President Pranab Mukherjee regretted that Indian universities were not counted amongst the top-ranked universities in the world.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh approved constitution of the 7th Pay Commission. Its recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : The central govt lacked the vision to harness the skills of the youth, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi said and added that had the country invested in its youth power, it could have skipped many difficulties.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh created a storm with a claim that BJP had got 10000 burqas stitched for Narendra Modi's meeting in Bhopal tomorrow (September 26) for which a real estate company had paid Rs 42 lakh to a local tailor.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : The BCCI expelled former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi for life, barring him from holding any position in Indian cricket.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : An Indian Air Force helicopter, which was to fly President Pranab Mukherjee to the Union territory of Puducherry, developed a snag soon after he boarded it at the Chennai airport today (September 25) morning.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has confirmed that he is meeting Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in New York on September 29.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : Attorney General GE Vahanvati apologised before the Supreme Court for losing his cool during arguments in the coal blocks allocation scam case yesterday (September 24).



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : Delhi's Sardar Patel School has shut down its nursery wing after the outbreak of a mysterious disease afflicting the mouth, hands and feet of students. The nursery wing has been shut down till October 16 as a precautionary measure.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : Congress rejected criticism on the issue of an ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification, saying such a measure is not a backdoor method as it has to go to Parliament.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 : A special team of Bihar Police arrested 7 people and recovered fake stamp papers worth over Rs 80 crore from them in Patna.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : For the 1st time, the Income Tax department has issued notice to Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, over its collections.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : A man was shot at in Uttar Pradesh's Etah town for not putting onions in an omelette.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : The encephalitis menace continues unabated in eastern Uttar Pradesh as 4 more children succumbed to the disease at BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, bringing the toll in the disease to 289.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : The Department of Telecom is likely to conduct the 3rd round of spectrum auction by January and expects to garner a minimum revenue of about Rs 11000 crore this fiscal.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : The woman, who had charged former Rajasthan minister Babu Lal Nagar with raping her, has given CID a memory card, purportedly containing recording of a conversation between her and the accused.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : The US will extend support to the Uttar Pradesh govt to minimise post-harvest losses in the state's agriculture produce.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : The Centre filed its 24-page affidavit in the Supreme Court stating various developments taking place since 1992 on coal block identification and allocation to private companies.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : A Special CBI court will frame charges against yoga guru Ramdev close aide Balkrishna in the fake passport case.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : The govt would soon bring an anti-communal violence bill, Home minister Sushul Kumar Shinde said after the proposed legislation was discussed at the National Integration Council meeting.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : The govt is likely to consider an ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification after having failed to get a bill to this effect passed in Parliament.



Monday, September 23, 2013 : Tara Gandhi-Bhattacharya, Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter, said she did not find any trace of anguish on Gujarat CM Narendra Modi's face when he spoke about the 2002 post-Godhra riots in his state.



Monday, September 23, 2013 : A hoax call from a PSU woman officer who convincingly sounded like Sonia Gandhi, an agitated attorney general of India who received that call and was convinced that a.....



Monday, September 23, 2013 : .....not-too-happy Congress president was on the line, an informal CBI inquiry into the matter, and now a formal Delhi Police inquiry into the complaint filed on the hoax call.



Monday, September 23, 2013 : In a major setback for the Centre, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Aadhaar numbers/cards being prepared by the Unique Identification Authority can not be the sole proof for the govt's various schemes.



Monday, September 23, 2013 : In the backdrop of demands for arrest of Cabinet minister Azam Khan in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots, a senior SP leader said no case or FIR had been registered against him and there was no basis for his arrest.



Monday, September 23, 2013 : Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan may raise policy rates again after shocking markets by increasing them in only his first meeting,.....



Monday, September 23, 2013 : ......signalling he is willing to risk prolonging what is already the lowest economic growth in years in order to quash persistent inflation.



Monday, September 23, 2013 : Highlighting the misuse of social media by anti-national forces to spread communal disharmony, PM Manmohan Singh also said social media is about expressing opinions freely and we need to maintain that sense of freedom.



Monday, September 23, 2013 : Industry body Assocham said the Centre should set up a separate cell for overseeing rehabilitation of hydel projects which have suffered huge losses due to the recent calamity in Uttarakhand.



Monday, September 23, 2013 : Cricketer Virat Kohli has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Border Security Force.



Sunday, September 22, 2013 : Determined to find a cheap and sustainable fuel, Chennai engineer Chitra Thiyagarajan developed a unit that converts plastic waste into a fuel similar to diesel.



Sunday, September 22, 2013 : A huge balance of Rs 752.44 crore is lying unclaimed in different post offices in the country. The postal authorities have not taken any step to return the money to the legitimate claimants.



Sunday, September 22, 2013 : Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and while the numerous health problems directly caused by smoking are well documented, less is known about the effects of smoking on sleep.



Sunday, September 22, 2013 : An Indian-origin scientist has emerged as a star in Singapore after an invention that will help one to ease the pain of tooth extraction, earning him praise from even the city-state's prime minister.



Sunday, September 22, 2013 : As per the 2010 global burden of disease report, outdoor air pollution caused more than 620000 premature deaths in India and nearly 18 million healthy years of life were lost that year.



Sunday, September 22, 2013 : The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, prohibits publication, exhibition, advertisement, pamphlet, book, film photograph or representation which contains an indecent representation of women in any form.



Sunday, September 22, 2013 : India regained the position of regional director of World Health Organization's South-East Asia Region after a gap of 44 years with its nominee Poonam Khetarpal Singh, a former IAS officer, being elected by member countries.



Sunday, September 22, 2013 : For the past 2 months, the able-bodied among the tribal people, both men and women, in Parambikkulam forest are secretly practising for an annual competition bamboo raft race, which is largely unknown to the outside world.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : A scientist from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, and his student have successfully applied Albert Einstein's gravity theory to unlock the mysteries of black holes.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : Small destinations will have air connectivity with a network of more than 100 airports planned to meet the expected passenger load capacity of 30 crore by 2020, PM Dr. Manmohan Singh said.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : The Central government said it has initiated the process of setting up 4000 MW ultra mega green solar power project near Sambhar lake in Rajasthan.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : As many as 25 more global companies have established R&D centres in India since the beginning of 2012. This takes the total number of MNC R&D centres in India to about 1031.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : The World Bank has agreed to prepare a blueprint for the 3 regional growth clusters proposed in Uttar Pradesh on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has introduced a monthly monitoring system for all AICC secretaries.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : Whenever the Samajwadi Party comes to power, a series of communal riots begin in Uttar Pradesh, said BJP president Rajnath Singh after he called off his visit to violence-hit Muzaffarnagar district.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : Former Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar, accused of raping and assaulting a woman, was questioned by a CID team of the Rajasthan police.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : Former Army chief General VK Singh has trashed the reports about his alleged involvement in the misuse of the intelligence unit, calling it motivated.



Saturday, September 21, 2013 : The Central Bureau of Investigation conducted raids at the residence and office of Deputy chief security officer of AIIMS in connection with alleged irregularities in purchase of security equipment.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh minister Gopal Bhargava laid the foundation of 2551 projects in 8 hours in one single day, a record-breaking feat by the minister, who can vie for a place in the Guinness.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : 13 children have been born in the last 8 days in a Muzaffarnagar riot relief camp. But the condition of the newly born children is not good due to lack of medical care.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : India's new Central Bank Governor has raised key interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point in an attempt to reduce inflation.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi formally launched the Food Security Scheme at a public rally in Aizawl for Mizoram and said it would cater to the needs of lakhs of poor people in the country.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to start the party's general election campaign in Uttar Pradesh next month from the Congress bastions of Kanpur, Jhansi and Bahraich.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : Pakistan's maritime security agency has arrested 58 Indian fishermen after they allegedly strayed into the country's territorial waters.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : An 8-member Pakistani judicial commission will cross examine the witnesses in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case on September 24 to carry forward the lingering trial in the case in that country.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : Central govt approved a proposal to hike dearness allowance to 90% from existing 80%, a move that would benefit about 50 lakh central govt employees and 30 lakh pensioners.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : A British man has been trampled to death by an elephant at the Masinagudi National Park in Tamil Nadu.



Friday, September 20, 2013 : Starting the process of incorporating a new company for its proposed aviation venture with Singapore Airlines, Tata group has sought to register this entity as Tata SIA Airlines Limited.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : Women in Gurgaon can now hope to travel safe within the city, as all auto-rickshaw drivers within city limits have been directed to get their fingerprints registered with the traffic police department.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : Ahead of PM Manmohan Singh's visit to the US, a row has broken out over the nuclear liability law with reports suggesting that a deal will be signed which may not be in tune with the law.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : The CBI gave a clean chit to Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : The Coal Ministry, which seems to be reluctant on sharing details of the missing coal files, has said that there is no need to file an FIR in the case.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : Expressing anguish over no breakthrough in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar murder case even after a month, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray alleged the killing could be state-sponsored one.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : The Uttar Pradesh govt has decided to give special pension to people affected by the violence in Muzaffarnagar.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : Bihar CM Nitish Kumar demanded Central assistance of Rs 12000 crore to tide over the drought situation in 33 of the total 38 districts of the state.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh government, facing the risk of losing the centre of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University over delay in exemption of.....



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : .....land charges, has waived the premium it had sought to impose and allotted land to the national university on a token annual lease of Re 1.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 : Legendary singer Manna Dey is in hospital again due to respiratory and renal problems.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 : Targeting forward posts and civilian areas along the Indo-Pak border, Pakistan has violated the ceasefire 96 times this year, the highest in last 8 years.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 : Arrest warrants have been issued against 16 politicians and community leaders of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly inciting violence through inflammatory speeches.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 : A former top American diplomat has said that United States should now find ways to engage with Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, who is now the prime ministerial candidate of the main opposition party.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 : Taking into account deficient rainfall this year, Bihar govt declared 33 out of the 38 districts of state as drought-hit.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 : A complaint has been filed at the National Women's Commission against senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani over his comments against the minor girl allegedly sexually assaulted by self-styled godman Asaram.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 : Nearly half of Jharkhand's 81 legislators face different types of criminal cases, 20 of them face serious criminal cases, says an affidavit filed in the Jharkhand High Court by the state govt.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 : CM Jayalalithaa inaugurated 5674 houses, roads and new buildings for the benefit of people who lost their homes in the December 2004 tsunami.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 : Sounding confident that the economy will overcome the current crisis, Reliance industry chairman Mukesh Ambani said there is a need to look beyond the gloom and doom.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 : A school in Bangalore has asked its students to close Facebook accounts.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : NCW has directed Delhi Police to inquire into a complaint of alleged indecent representation of women on condom covers of a company and revert to it within 30 days.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : 3 Indian-Americans figure among America's 400 richest people with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates retaining the top spot on the Forbes list for the 20th straight year, at $72 billion.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : Hundreds of Muslims pray today (September 17) for the long life of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday at the historic Makhdoom Shah Baba mausoleum, also known as Mahim Dargah.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : As onion prices soar, the Centre has said that state governments must check hoarding.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : An 8-member Pakistani judicial commission to leave for India September 21 to cross-examine the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack witnesses.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : FIIs have bought shares worth $1 billion in the past 8 trading sessions following RBI governor Raghuram Rajan's recent announcements.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : The uncertainty over the number of people gone missing in Uttarakhand's flashfloods has at last come to an end with the state govt releasing a final list of 4120 persons, including 92 foreign nationals who went traceless after the calamity.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : The Allahabad High Court granted Uttar Pradesh govt 2 weeks time to submit its response on a PIL seeking direction for a CBI inquiry into all the major riots which took place in the state after Samajwadi Party came to power.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : Asserting that people had given him the mandate to improve ties with neighbours, PM Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan is keen to have a comprehensive dialogue with India for the resolution of all issues including Kashmir.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013 : A commission probing the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in Odisha has extended the deadline for submission of complaints till September 30 as more people are coming ahead with grievances.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : Veteran BJP leader L K Advani praised party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, describing him as my colleague, who had put Gujarat on the fast track of development.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : Congress is organizing a talent hunt to recruit and train young, media-savvy spokespersons to be the face of the party who can blunt opposition's attack against the UPA govt.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : Darul Uloom Deoband has asked Muslims to exercise their franchise, but said one should not vote for a party or leader just on the basis of religion.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : Nearly 50 students of a primary school in Ading village in Mathura were taken ill after being given iron tablets under a newly launched govt scheme to combat anaemia.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : Union Finance minister P Chidambaram launched the IRDA's Insurance Repository System. He said the IRS will also have digitised non-life insurance policies soon.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : The 72-year-old self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, has been in jail since September 2.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : Pitching for a non-restrictive regulation in the financial sector, Prime Minister's key economic advisor C Rangarajan said that too many norms can impede financial innovations.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : Commercial operations of the first 1000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project have once again been shifted to October, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd said.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : A 39-year-old Indian-origin doctor has pleaded not guilty in an Australian court to charges of raping 2 women during consultations.



Monday, September 16, 2013 : A man allegedly killed his wife and dumped her body in a well at Goriari village in Bihar's Jamui district.



Sunday, September 15, 2013 : India lost around 20% of its languages in the past 5 decades, a survey by the Vadodara-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre has revealed.



Sunday, September 15, 2013 : Agarbattis, or incense sticks, are used daily in millions of homes in India, but most of them are now being made with bamboo, a key input sourced from China or Vietnam.



Sunday, September 15, 2013 : Not a single Indian university is among the world's top 200, according to a new global ranking. Around 11 Indian institutes feature in the top 800 of the global list with the highest ranking going to IIT Delhi which is placed 222 in the list.



Sunday, September 15, 2013 : For the first time, the officials of Harike wildlife sanctuary, 60 km from Amritsar, have spotted 12 Indus dolphins, an endangered species, in a single sighting.



Sunday, September 15, 2013 : Jaiprakash Associates has tied up with IBM and Israel's Tower Jazz, while Hindustan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation has tied up with ST Microelectronics and Malaysia's Siltera to set up 2 chip-making facilities.....



Sunday, September 15, 2013 : .....Jaiprakash-IBM facility, with an investment of Rs 26300 crore, will come up in Greater Noida and the HSMC-led consortium will invest over Rs 25000 crore in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.



Sunday, September 15, 2013 : The oil ministry has sought legal opinion on levying an additional penalty of $781 million on Reliance Industries for failing to produce pre-stated volumes of natural gas from its flagging KG-D6 field in 2012-13.



Sunday, September 15, 2013 : Technology should be increasingly used to promote and propagate Urdu among the masses, especially students in schools, Vice President Hamid Ansari said.



Saturday, September 14, 2013 : Equipped with a state-of-the-art operation theatre, laser treatment and sterilization room, recovery room and a 48-seater classroom, the flying eye hospital ORBIS DC-10 landed at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport a week back.



Saturday, September 14, 2013 : The Chief Justice of India, P Sathasivam, defended the collegium system for appointment of Judges in higher judiciary but said it is a prerogative of the Centre to bring a bill to change it.



Saturday, September 14, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh hoped Chandigarh would soon become India's first slum-free city, as he handed over keys to newly-built flats to slum dwellers.



Saturday, September 14, 2013 : BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj, Ananth Kumar and Balbir Punj met L K Advani, in a bid to pacify the party patriarch, who is sulking after the elevation of Narendra Modi as party's prime ministerial candidate.



Saturday, September 14, 2013 : A growth of 29.4% has been recorded in the number of tourists availing the tourist Visa on Arrival scheme during the period January to August, 2013.



Saturday, September 14, 2013 : The overseas friends of BJP has congratulated Gujarat CM Narendra Modi on being nominated as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections.



Saturday, September 14, 2013 : Describing the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI as the biggest setback in his life, disgraced India pacer S Sreesanth maintained he had not done any wrong and would prove his innocence in the spot-fixing scandal.



Saturday, September 14, 2013 : Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has asked the state police to use the National Security Act against any one trying to create communal tension in the state.



Saturday, September 14, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh govt has sought Rs 2812 crore from the Centre for preparations towards the Kumbh Mela to be held in Ujjain in 2016.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : BJP declared Narendra Modi as the party's PM candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Petrol will cost Rs 1.63 more per litre, excluding state taxes, from midnight today (September 13).



Friday, September 13, 2013 : A young chartered accountant student from Hyderabad has allegedly hacked into the e-filing of income tax returns account of leading industrialist Anil Ambani, with an intention to know his income and tax amount paid over a period of time.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Supreme Court said insufficient information given by candidates in their affidavit detailing personal antecedents would allow Returning Officer to reject their nomination papers.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : A top Shiv Sena functionary has indicated that Narendra Modi's name has been finalised as BJP's PM candidate ahead of the 2014 general elections.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Central Govt is on the cusp of commencing the e-auction for phase III FM radio that will allow 839 radio channels to come up in 227 cities.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde welcomed the judgement by a fast track court in Delhi which awarded death sentence to all the 4 convicts in the gangrape and murder case of the 23-year-old student in a moving bus in December 2012.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India, Amnesty International India said.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Govt has already taken a host of reform measures and there is no case for any downgrade of India's sovereign rating by global agencies, Prime Minister's key economic advisor C Rangarajan said.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Govt employees engaged in procurement-related jobs should keep their intentions clear while dealing with public money so as to avoid the scrutiny of CAG, CBI and CVC, Vigilance Commissioner R Sri Kumar said.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said he will start a Satyagraha in New Delhi on the first day of winter session, for the passage of Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Expressing concern over growing communal incidents in different parts of the country, CPI(M) asked the govt to be alert during the upcoming festive season and take all steps to nip the mischief in the bud wherever it occurred.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : In a push to make agriculture more profit-oriented, the Madhya Pradesh govt provided Rs 9000 crore in loans to 30 lakh farmers on zero per cent interest rate in 2012.



Friday, September 13, 2013 : Violence-hit Muzaffarnagar was calm for the 4th day on Friday, with Uttar Pradesh officials saying that the 3 days of violence had left over 43000 people homeless.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : Petrol prices may be cut by as much as Rs 1-1.50 per litre next week on falling international oil rates and appreciating rupee but a one-time hike in diesel and possibly LPG rates is still on the cards.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : Making garlands of currency notes, a practice followed in Indian marriages and political rallies, has been sought to be discouraged by the Reserve Bank.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : The BJP leadership appeared to be in a clear mood to announce Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate, with its president Rajnath Singh seeking to downplay party veteran LK Advani's reservations, saying nobody is unhappy.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that he was against the use of red beacon atop official vehicles as it widens the gap between people and their representatives.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : The Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Association urged political parties not to play politics over the dead bodies of the victims of the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : Top commanders of the border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh will meet later this week to thrash out a number of issues including illegal crossing overs and migration to Indian side and smuggling of narcotics along the eastern frontier.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : The Opposition Congress accused Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh of trying to influence govt officials with a dinner party at his official residence ahead of the Assembly elections.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : Reserve Bank has decided to create a central repository on large borrowers both individuals and entities with exposure of more than Rs 10 crore to help banks deal with credit risks.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : Union Rural Development Ministry has released Rs 62 crore to Arunachal Pradesh for implementation of the MGNREGA scheme in the state.



Monday, December 09, 2013 : CM Sheila Dikshit said Delhi police is being sensitized to deal with cases of abuse and violence against children and women but voiced concern over rise in such incidents taking place within the 4 walls of house.



Saturday, November 09, 2013 : India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom issued a fatwa, saying photography is unlawful & a sin, even though Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside the holy city of Mecca & live telecast of Namaz is beamed on Islamic channels across the world.



Saturday, November 09, 2013 : The arguments on the sentencing of the 4 convicts in the Delhi gangrape case ended today (September 11) and the fast-track court in Delhi reserved its order for 2:30 PM on Friday.



Saturday, November 09, 2013 : In an apparent attack on the UPA govt, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam alleged that no other country in the world had seen the kind of deteriorating situation as India did in the last 10 years, saying people were now looking for an alternative.



Saturday, November 09, 2013 : Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said that Congress has already decided on party vice-president Rahul Gandhi as its leader.



Saturday, November 09, 2013 : Self-styled godman Asaram's Chhindwara hostel warden Shilpi denied knowing him. She also moved Jodhpur sessions court for anticipatory bail.



Saturday, November 09, 2013 : The Bihar Human Rights Commission sought a report from the state health department after an HIV-positive woman died in a govt hospital in Patna for want of proper treatment.



Saturday, November 09, 2013 : Property worth Rs 144 crore which includes 25 flats and a shopping mall have been attached in connection with the disproportionate assets case against the alleged associates of former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda.



Saturday, November 09, 2013 : A Block Education Officer was arrested by vigilance sleuths for allegedly taking a bribe from a man seeking attestation on a certificate of his wife in Bihar's Bhojpur district.



Saturday, November 09, 2013 : Hitting out at Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Minorities Affairs minister Rehman Khan said President's rule could be considered if the Governor recommends it.



Wednesday, October 09, 2013 : Curfew remained in force in riot-hit areas of Muzaffarnagar in UP with the Army patrolling troubled areas. The death toll in the clashes has climbed to 38.



Wednesday, October 09, 2013 : Pakistani troops violate ceasefire along LOC by firing with small arms at two forward areas in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian forces.



Wednesday, October 09, 2013 : A special court in Delhi found Mukesh (26), Vinay Sharma (20), Pawan Gupta (19) and Akshay Singh Thakur (28) guilty on 13 counts including gang rape and murder of a 23-yr old paramedical student in a moving bus in Delhi in December last.



Monday, September 09, 2013 : All 10 Cabinet ministers who have disclosed their assets and liabilities for last year have seen their wealth increase. In some cases, like those of P Chidambaram, Sharad Pawar & Veerappa Moily, their better halves have a higher net worth than them.



Monday, September 09, 2013 : Water scarcity is fast becoming urban India's number one woe, with govt's own data revealing that residents in 22 out of 32 major cities have to deal with daily shortages.



Monday, September 09, 2013 : India should focus on development and adoption of energy-efficient technologies in order to cut dependence on oil, gas and coal imports, said experts.



Monday, September 09, 2013 : The BJP parliamentary board is set to meet soon to formalize the decision to name Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as the party's prime ministerial nominee so that a declaration can be made by the next weekend.



Monday, September 09, 2013 : With attacks against people suspected to be practicing witchcraft on the rise, the Assam govt is planning to bring in an anti-superstition bill in the next session of the State Assembly.



Monday, September 09, 2013 : Over 200 people have died and 6.9 million displaced as the flood situation remained grim in Bihar due to spate in various rivers.



Monday, September 09, 2013 : Claiming the rise of Narendra Modi as one of the main reasons behind spiralling incidents of communal violence in the country, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat accused a section of large capitalists of supporting Modi.



Monday, September 09, 2013 : Unlike recent Parliament sessions when a large part of the sittings were complete washouts, the just-ended monsoon session saw passage of 10 legislations including UPA's flagship bills - food security and land acquisition.



Friday, August 09, 2013 : A leading Indian American lawyer, Sunil R Kulkarni, has become the first South Asian American state Judge in Northern California with his appointment to Santa Clara County Superior Court.



Friday, August 09, 2013 : Observing that anybody can sue anybody for anything in the US if they pay the filing fee of the court, an eminent Indian-American attorney has said that it is for.....



Friday, August 09, 2013 : .....the court to decide if there is personal and subject matter jurisdiction on the complaint filed against Congress president Sonia Gandhi by a Sikh rights group.



Friday, August 09, 2013 : Hyderabad-based vaccine major Bharat Biotech launched what it claimed was the world's first clinically proven typhoid conjugate vaccine, Typbar - TCV, for infants above 6-months as well as adults.



Friday, August 09, 2013 : Indian-American US Congressman Ami Bera has said that seeing a member of the community as the President of the United States in his life time will be the true legacy he can leave behind.



Friday, August 09, 2013 : Indian-American Swati Dandekar of Democratic Party has announced her candidacy for the 1st Congressional District of Iowa.



Friday, August 09, 2013 : Millions of Indians buy gold in the form of jewellery, bars and coins as a traditional gift for brides and during Hindu festivals.



Friday, August 09, 2013 : Item girl Rakhi Sawant claims she is a virgin.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : Any lawmaker convicted from now for an offence punishable with a sentence of 2 years or more will be immediately unseated, and will be barred from contesting elections for at least 6 years.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : Centre proposes to spend Rs 7860 crore distributing 2.5 crore mobile phones and 90 lakh tablets virtually free of cost to targeted beneficiaries over the next 4 years starting 2014-15, in the name of bridging the digital divide in the country.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : Samajwadi Party, which promised free laptops to students in last UP assembly polls, disapproved of the Centre's proposed move to distribute mobiles to each village family and tablets to students saying the scheme will render the govt poor.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : Opposition forced Law minister Kapil Sibal to apologise in Rajya Sabha for failing to get a Constitution Amendment Bill passed in the Lok Sabha, alleging that he misled the Upper House while getting it passed in haste.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : Among documents missing from Coalgate files are recommendation letters written by Congress MP Vijay Darda for allocation of Bander coal block to AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd that was received by the coal ministry from the Prime Minister's Office.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : Maharashtra Home minister R R Patil said that his department received a draft prepared by the advocate general to ensure that dance bars are banned in the state.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : Union Information & Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari said that members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation should put aside their little differences to reap dividends.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : 3 persons were killed today (September 7) when unidentified militants attacked a CRPF camp in Shopian district of Jammu & Kashmir.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has taken an initiative to bring back the body of slain author Sushmita Banerjee to Kolkata from Afghanistan.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP criticised the 3 MPs from the state for reacting lately on the reported Chinese incursion at Chaglagam area of Anjaw district recently.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : Having been in detention for nearly 26 days at Iran's Bandar Abbas Port, Indian oil tanker MT Desh Shanti has finally been allowed to leave, 2 days after the central Iranian authorities ordered its release.



Tuesday, July 09, 2013 : A section of State Bank of India officers plan to stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi tomorrow (September 8) against alleged arbitrary policies of management.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : A self-help group in the heart of Nizamuddin Basti is helping women gain financial independence. INSHA Crafts Centre, an initiative of the Aga.....



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : ......Khan Trust, provides a livelihood to women residents of the area by providing vocational training in embroidery, tailoring and paper cutting.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : Oil minister will come up with some plans for lowering fuel consumption on September 16, Foreign minister Salman Khurshid said, in a bid cut the country's import bill amid a sharp fall in the rupee.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : Retirement fund manager EPFO launched a facility to enable its over 5 crore subscribers view updated accounts online on real time basis without waiting for their annual PF account slips.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that whatever action is required over the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria should be within the UN framework.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : A special medical board will place before Bombay High Court its report which to determine whether a partially disabled teenager from Solapur can study MBBS.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : Trinamool Congress members created uproar in Parliament against Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's meeting with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leaders without informing West Bengal govt, forcing brief adjournments of both Houses.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : Police arrested 2 Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists from this summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, 2 days ahead of the high profile music concert featuring world renowned orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : Chhattisgarh govt decided to constitute a School Education Commission with an aim to improve the standard of education in the Tribal state, besides addressing the needs of aggrieved teachers.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : Union Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari to inaugurate the 12th international meet of SAARC Engineers Forum in Chandigarh tomorrow (September 7).



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : BSP would contest all the 70 Assembly seats in Delhi and not tie up with any other political outfit, BSP supremo Mayawati said.



Sunday, June 09, 2013 : Indore girl Mansi Moghe, who won the Miss Diva 2013 competition, will now represent India at the Miss Universe pageant, scheduled to take place in Moscow on November 9.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : A 60-year-old Hindu seer chopped off his genitals at Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, in an apparent protest against the alleged sexual assault on a girl by self-styled godman Asaram.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : A caste council in Rajasthan has ordered the parents of a 6-year-old rape victim to get her married to the 8-year-old son of the man accused of the rape.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : Gujarat CM Narendra Modi says he never dreams of holding the Top post as he is bound to respect the mandate given to him by the people of his state till 2017.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : Jammat-ud-Dawah, the parent body of banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba and headed by Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafeez Saeed, to launch an anti-India drive across Pakistan from tomorrow (September 6).



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : Opposition attacked Finance minister P Chidambaram for blaming his predecessor for the ills facing the economy and told the govt to get out if it cannot rescue the country from the irretrievable situation created by its incompetence and corruption.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : 4 accused in the 23-year-old photo-Journalist gangrape case were remanded in judicial custody till September 19 by a Magistrate Court in Mumbai.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : Jammu & Kashmir govt has approved ex-gratia of up to Rs 5 lakh for victims of riots and other extra-ordinary law and order disturbances for damage or destruction to immovable property.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : Direct cash transfer of subsidies to LPG consumers is all set to be launched in Tamil Nadu. The Centre has announced its plan to roll out the scheme in 25 districts in Tamil Nadu, beginning with Ariyalur on October 1.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : The Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed by Rajya Sabha, was returned to Lok Sabha to seek its approval for the fresh amendments passed by the Upper House.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : Rajya Sabha was adjourned for 15 minutes following uproar by SP and JD(U) members over charges against Narendra Modi by jailed IPS officer D G Vanzara.



Thursday, May 09, 2013 : An SHO has been suspended in Lucknow for allegedly trying to sexually harass a woman constable and FIR lodged against him after the charge was prima facie found to be true.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : A group of scientists from the National Geophysical Research Institute are one step closer to actually viewing earthquakes and find out what triggers it.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : Supreme Court refused to entertain Centre's plea seeking a review of its verdict on disqualification of MPs and MLAs on being convicted in a criminal case.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : A federal Court in New York has issued summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for shielding and protecting the leaders of her party who were allegedly involved in the anti-Sikh riots in India in 1984.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : Self-claimed godman Asaram rode a tanga for a living for at least 2 years in Ajmer before reinventing himself as a spiritual man.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : A 65-year-old self-styled godman was arrested on charges of illegally confining a 24-year-old married woman at his ashram and raping her for over 4 months at a village of Bhopal.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : Police has started an investigation against 229 people, including a local BJP MLA, for allegedly sharing on the internet sensitive photos related to the recent disturbances at Kawal village in Muzaffarnagar.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : The Shakti Mills gang-rape accused had targeted at least 10 women in the same spot over the past 5-6 months, said police officials investigating the case.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : Self-styled godman Asaram, accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram, is reportedly enjoying VIP treatment in the Jodhpur Central Jail.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : The issue of rise in fuel prices reverberated in the Lok Sabha with several members demanding an immediate rollback and blaming poor economic policies of the UPA govt for the frequent hikes.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : Rajya Sabha was disrupted over missing coal block allocation files with the BJP creating a ruckus accusing the govt of a cover-up.



Tuesday, April 09, 2013 : Reserve Bank of India partially relaxed some of the restrictions imposed last month on capital outflows from residents.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : A birth certificate, passport or even an AADHAAR card may not be enough to prove that you are an Indian citizen if you were born after July 1, 1987.....



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : .....Citizenship laws say a person born in India after July 1, 1987 cannot claim automatic citizenship unless at least one of the parents is an Indian.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : Goldman Sachs joins the downgrading bandwagon, sharply cutting India's GDP forecast to 4% from 6% for Financial Year 2014 and to 5.4% from 6.8% for Financial Year 2015.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : Facing all-round attack, PM Manmohan Singh said all efforts are being made to locate the untraceable files related to coal block allocations and CBI will be asked to investigate if these efforts do not fructify.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : Teachers employed in govt schools in Delhi can now work till they turn 65. CM Sheila Dikshit is expected to formally announce it at an award function to mark Teacher's Day.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : Supreme Court advanced by about 2 months the date of hearing in Babri Maszid demolition case against LK Advani and 19 others after CBI pleaded for an early hearing which was not opposed by the senior BJP leader.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : India said that it only subscribes to the UN sanctions on Iran and not the US ones amid indications it may be looking to Tehran for importing crude.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : Supreme Court rejected the pleas of the accused in the 2G spectrum case seeking recall of its 2 orders barring the High Court from hearing the matters arising out of the scam.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire targeting forward Indian posts and civilian areas by firing and shelling along the LoC in Jammu & Kashmir's Poonch district.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : A founder group company of grounded Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines Ltd is seeking about $236 million in damages from engine-maker International Aero Engines for allegedly supplying inherently defective engines.



Saturday, March 09, 2013 : Delhi likely to get its first monorail corridor between Shastri Park and Trilokpuri by 2017 and there is a need to identify more such corridors, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit said.



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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