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Perhaps 'There Is No Alternative' factor is working behind the rise of Modi as no other leader in any of the major parties can convince people of his integrity.

              Can't say


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 : The government on Tuesday said that four public sector companies, which cannot be revived will be shut down and finance minister Arun Jaitley asked others to shape up to deal with free competition.

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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 : The TDP government wants the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh to be built near Vijayawada.

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.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : Controversial preacher Asaram Bapu, who arrested from his Indore ashram for sexually assaulting the 16-year-old daughter of a follower, was subjected to a potency test, which confirmed that the 72-year-old's libido is active.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : The 5 accused, including a juvenile, arrested in the Shakti Mills gang-rape case, have told that they regularly watched pornographic movies at illegal video parlours and also visited red-light areas.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : Amidst a storm over proposal to shut petrol pumps during night to taper fuel demand, Oil minister M Veerappa Moily said the govt had not made any such proposal and the idea had come from public.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : SBI has tightened the eligibility criteria for its car loans and will now extend finance to only those earning over Rs 6 lakh per annum.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi likely to go abroad for her health check-up, an exercise she undertakes every year after the surgery in 2011.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : BJP president Rajnath Singh said Gujarat CM Narendra Modi feels the pain of the 2002 riots to this day and stressed that he believed India cannot achieve greatness without the participation of all communities.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : Supreme Court sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking its direction to ban use of pentavalent vaccine, which prevents diseases like Hepatitis-B and diphtheria in children.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : BSF has seized 11 kg of heroin with a face value of Rs 55 crore in the international market. A BSF official said that the consignment of drug was pushed from Pakistan to India through Bikhiwind Indo-Pak border Sunday night.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : Tendu leaf collectors in Madhya Pradesh to get a bonus of Rs 244.55 crores this time, which is nearly 150% more than they received in the collection year 2012.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : For the 2nd time this session, 4 TDP and 5 Congress members from Andhra Pradesh were suspended from Lok Sabha for the remaining 5 days for disrupting proceedings on the Telangana issue.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : Telecom minister Kapil Sibal's open house discussion with leaders of telecom industry is believed to have been deferred for the 2nd time and is now scheduled for September 11.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 : 10 cows died and more than 24 others were taken ill due to food poisoning at an Ashram in Gopalgarh at Mathura.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 : According to the SC order, one is required to show an ID card issued by the government to purchase acid. The seller, who now needs a license, is supposed to record the customer's name and address.....

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 : .....The apex court had asked the chief secretaries of states and administrators of Union Territories to frame rules to regulate acid sales within three months of the order.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 : 4 school students of Delhi and Gurgaon have discovered 2 asteroids which will soon be listed in world's official minor body catalogue maintained by International Astronomical Union (Paris).

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 : Tourist visa on arrival facility has been extended to four more airports in the country - Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi. The facility of visa on.....

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 : .....arrival can be availed by citizens of 11 countries in these airports in addition to four already designated international airports - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 : A 29-year-old Indian-origin woman from South Africa is set to join the team of specialist engineers building the world's fastest car in the UK.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 : India is mulling formulating a comprehensive guideline to deal with e-commerce, a concept fast catching up in the country.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 : The latest MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence found that respondents in India were relatively more optimistic about employment prospects in the next 6 months.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : Companies manufacturing or importing mobile phones for sale in India will have to ensure that the handsets are compliant with new radiation norms that will be effective from September 1.....

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : .....As per the new rule put in place by Telecom Ministry, the exposure of radiation emitted from a mobile phone over a gram of human tissue should not be more than 1.6 watt if a consumer uses it for 6 minutes.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : Supreme Court made it clear that the govt will have to take steps to block porn sites particularly those showing child pornography and granted 4 weeks time to chart out plan of action.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : Oil minister M Veerappa Moily has written to PM Manmohan Singh saying without corrective steps losses on sale of subsidised fuel sales will rise to unprecedented Rs 180000 crore.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : BJP will oppose govt's reported move to take into possession the gold belonging to some Temples in a bid to mitigate the crisis caused by the yellow metal, former Union minister & BJP leader, Subramanian Swamy said.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : A teenager is found guilty of the rape and murder of a student in Delhi last year and receives a 3-year term behind bars.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : As Delhi grapples with the problem of rising crime rate, Vice-President Hamid Ansari said the issue of safety and security has been agitating the public mind and govt must restore people's faith in police and justice delivery system.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : 2 Indian-origin men are among 6 persons jailed in Britain for paying or offering to pay a 16-year-old girl for sex.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : The much-talked-about Zubin Mehta concert in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, scheduled for September 7 is on course, despite opposition from separatist politicians.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : BJP condemned the attack on Journalists by Asaram Bapu's supporters and questioned the Congress govts in Delhi & Rajasthan on the controversy surrounding the alleged sexual assault case against him.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 : Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot condemned the attack on Journalists in Jodhpur by Asaram supporters.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : As the deadline for registration nears, over 8000 Indians have so far signed up for the one-way trip to Mars and settle down on the red planet, as Mars One project is planning to establish a colony there in the next 10 years.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : The passage of Land Acquisition Bill will not only push property rates significantly but also delay land acquisition by 4 to 5 years, thereby making industrial projects financially unviable, industry body FICCI said.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : Narendra Modi was the star guest at a dinner hosted by BJP president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi for his party MPs where the Gujarat CM and veteran L K Advani shared the table sitting next to each other and sharing warm vibes.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : Anticipating that pending Court cases might rise 5-fold to 15 crore in coming years, Law minister Kapil Sibal said more use of information technology and infrastructure creation could help.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : Production work to roll out the country's first indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas began in full throttle and the first few aircraft should roll out by mid-2014.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh stressed on the need to move to more difficult reforms like the reduction of subsidies, insurance and pension reform, elimination of bureaucratic red tape and implementation of GST, and sought political consensus for the same.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : BJP termed PM Manmohan Singh's statement on the state of the economy as extremely disappointing and frustrating and accused him of insulting the opposition and Lok Sabha by not waiting to listen to the Leader of the Opposition.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : Supreme Court will conduct a hearing on illegal religious structures built on govt land. The court asked all states and union territories to provide details on the number of religious structures that have encroached on govt land.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : CBI booked 3 former senior officials of Union Bank of India and as many directors of a Nagpur-based private company for allegedly causing a loss of over Rs 4 crore to the bank.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal has been produced in the Patiala House Court in Delhi with the National Investigation Agency likely to seek his custody for 14 days.

Friday, August 30, 2013 : Asaram applied for anticipatory bail in the Gujarat High Court after an FIR filed against him for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in his Jodhpur Ashram.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : India's central bank says it will sell US dollars to 3 state-run oil firms as it looks to stem the decline in the Indian rupee.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : Children of divorced or those born to illegally wedded wife of a deceased All India Services officer are entitled to get family pensions, according to new rules notified by the Central govt.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : Police arrest Yasin Bhatkal, alleged head of the Indian Mujahideen militant group blamed for a string of deadly attacks in recent years, officials say.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : Giving a thumbs down to the Food Security Bill, rating agency Moody's said the measure is credit negative as it will weaken govt finances and deteriorate macroeconomic situation.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : The Madhya Pradesh govt has denied permission to former state Finance minister Raghavji to have a govt school teacher as his Personal Assistant.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : With onion prices soaring, the Delhi High Court asked the Centre and Delhi govt to take steps to ensure that prices of kitchen staple are brought down so that common people do not suffer.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : The Land Acquisition Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha amidst chaos with the opposition parties demanding a statement from PM Manmohan Singh on the depreciation of the rupee against the dollar.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : With falling rupee and rising oil prices casting a shadow over Indian economy, PM Manmohan Singh said the country is faced with a difficult economic situation for which some domestic factors too were responsible.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh Industries minister Kailash Vijayvargiya said law should be allowed to take its course in the case of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, facing charges of sexual assault on a minor girl.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 : The Supreme Court pulled up the Centre over missing files pertaining to coal blocks allocation.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 : Pakistan has raised objections to 4 power projects being built by India on the Chenab river on the ground that they allegedly violate the Indus Waters Treaty.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 : A new species of Labeonine fish, locally known as Ngop, has been found in Arunachal Pradesh by an amateur naturalist.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 : Rupee has lost ground and breached key levels against a host of other currencies including British pound, euro and Swiss franc.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 : A shocking case of rape of 14 minor girls allegedly by the hostel warden of a private school in Likabai in Arunachal Pradesh's West Siang district has come to light after a few students reported the matter to police.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 : India's maritime security will get a fresh impetus as the stage is now set for the launch of an exclusive home-built satellite for the Navy by European space consortium Arianespace from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Friday.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 : Retirement fund manager EPFO is all set to launch a facility to provide online updated account statements on real time basis for its over 5 crore subscribers soon after the Monsoon session of Parliament.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 : Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate Ravikant Singh, who had given a clean chit to suspended Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, has been transferred.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 : Ministry of road transport and highways's proposal to take over Gurgaon Toll Plaza may cost Rs 130 crore to the government as the project's leading lender IDFC is believed to have decided against buying a stake in the highway project.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : The Cabinet Committee on Investment has cleared a slew of project investments, in which it has given go ahead to 18 power projects worth Rs 83772 crore and 9 other projects worth Rs 92500 crore, Finance minister P Chidambaram said.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : CII agreed that food security is extremely important in a country like India where a significant section of the population lives below the poverty line.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi was back home on Tuesday after being discharged in the early hours from AIIMS where she was admitted on being taken ill in Lok Sabha as Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and other leaders wished her good health.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : VHP leader Praveen Togadia said the outfit's controversial yatra would continue as planned through its decided route.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : The 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case mastermind Dawood Ibrahim and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed are in Pakistan and government has pressed for their extradition to India, Lok Sabha was informed.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : The triumphant Indian women's recurve team, which clinched the World Cup Stage IV crown in Poland, returned home in the wee hours on Tuesday to a lukewarm response.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : The Supreme Court ruled that compromise between rape survivor and rape convict cannot be a ground to reduce sentence of imprisonment.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : The Delhi High Court admitted an appeal of the Central Bureau of Investigation against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : The economic scenario turned more gloomy on Tuesday with the rupee tumbling to a fresh low and breaching 66 vs the US dollar.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : Railways is likely to take a decision on further hike in freight tariff in October when it will review the Fuel Adjustment Component in the wake of rising energy cost but passenger fares will not be touched.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : Members in the Lok Sabha expressed grave concern over the devastation caused by floods in various parts of the country, including UP, Punjab & Madhya Pradesh, with most of them seeking financial assistance from the Centre to tackle the situation.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 : The Nationalist Congress Party has criticised Goa govt's move to put a check on timings of liquor sale in the state.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : Delhi Court has observed that consensual sex with a girl aged below 18 years does not constitute an offence under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : A woman in Mumbra has been arrested for trying to sell her 13-year-old daughter's virginity for Rs 1 lakh.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : Gujarat is witnessing a rise in number of women willing to work as intelligence officers with state CID (intelligence), the key factor being the Aura associated with the job.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : 5 persons have been summoned by a trial court for demolishing a 150-year-old toilet block, which was considered public property even when the land on which it was built did not belong to the municipal corporations.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : While alleging that BJP MP from Amritsar parliamentary constituency Navjot Singh Sidhu had gone missing, a local NGO pasted posters in the city announcing to give a reward of Rs 2 lakh to anyone giving clue of Sidhu.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : Lok Sabha witnessed outrage over the gang-rape of a young photo Journalist in Mumbai with many members demanding death for the culprits.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against the Uttar Pradesh govt for suspending IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : BJP president Rajnath Singh blamed Uttar Pradesh govt for the prevailing tense situation in the state, triggered by VHP's decision to defy the ban on their yatra and the subsequent arrests of several supporters, priests and leaders.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav strongly defended the Uttar Pradesh govt's move to prevent the VHP from going ahead with its yatra in Ayodhya.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : Congress will have no pre-poll alliance with BS Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janata Paksha, party leader Veerappa Moily said dismissing reports in this regard.

Monday, August 26, 2013 : Suspended Telegu Desam Party MPs launched an indefinite dharna in Parliament complex to protest against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : The Delhi High Court has summoned 2 senior city govt officials for their failure to comply with its earlier directions to draw up a time-bound action plan for removal of unauthorised religious structures.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : Mumbai Crime Branch arrested the 4th accused, who is the oldest of the 5 accused and was the one who sexually assaulted the victim twice, in the gangrape case of a 23-year-old photo Journalist.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : Gujarat CM Narendra Modi supporters in the UK, Canada and Australia are planning several other events before the Lok Sabha elections to mobilize the Indian community.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : After violating the ceasefire thrice on Saturday in Poonch and Rajouri districts, Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in the Mendhar sector of the LoC today (August 25).

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : Working at a fast pace towards production and induction of Agni-V missile into the forces, Defence Research and Development Organisation is reportedly planning its 2nd test fire next month.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : In a crucial development in the case of the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar on August 20, Maharashtra police have released CCTV footage of the 2 alleged assailants on bike.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : The govt said it has ordered the Drug Controller General of India to check the quality of drugs produced by Ranbaxy Laboratories and to check if the firm is following standard manufacturing norms at its various manufacturing plants.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : Ami Bera, the only Indian American in the US Congress, called for stronger ties with India to meet challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has refused to disclose information to an RTI activist who had sought to know the reasons for change in the original Phase III route of the metro rail.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 : Bharti Airtel, India's top telecom service provider, was the worst Sensex performer with a weekly loss of 8%, taking its losses for the month to over 10%.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that well-intentioned criticism of the policies of the govt by the Media was welcome, for the Media played an important watchdog function.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : There was a time when rupee was making lots of noise, but today it has lost its voice and similarly we are unable to hear the voice of our PM, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi said.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : Credibility is currency, when it comes to the Media, and a witch-hunt cannot substitute investigative journalism, PM Manmohan Singh said.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : Press Council of India Chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju apologised to people whose feelings he may have hurt by his 90% of Indians are fools remark or other statements.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : Top Lashkar-e-Taiba bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda, who has been admitted to the AIIMS for special cardiac care, was sent to 14 days' judicial custody by a Delhi Court.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court dismissed a petition against the Uttar Pradesh govt's ban on VHP's proposed Yatra from Ayodhya.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah won the acid test in the Lok Sabha bypolls with both Congress candidates winning Bangalore Rural and Mandya seats by a huge margin in these constituencies, which were the JD(S) fiefdom.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation distributed 250 vehicles to differently-abled persons across the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : Journalists and photographers in Puducherry staged a demonstration condemning the gangrape of the 23-year-old photo Journalist in Mumbai.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : A Special Investigation Team has been formed to probe the sexual assault charges made by the 16-year-old girl against self proclaimed godman Asaram.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : Sonia Gandhi expressed confidence that the UPA will come to power after the next Lok Sabha polls, noting that the rights given to the people by the ruling alliance were its USP.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 : Finance minister P Chidambaram told Parliament that there were 5 public sector banks that were charging for SMS alerts.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : Due to lack of adequate storage infrastructure, fruits, grains and vegetables worth Rs 44000 crore go waste every year, Food Processing Industries minister Sharad Pawar informed Rajya Sabha.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : Names of 13.58 lakh voters in the national capital have been deleted from voters list by the Election Commission, Law minister Kapil Sibal told Rajya Sabha.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : If India is computer, Congress is its default program, Rahul Gandhi told in a Congress workshop on social media.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : Pakistan released 337 Indian nationals, most of them fishermen, against the backdrop of tensions between the 2 countries over firing on the LoC.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : The govt sought Parliament's approval to spend an additional Rs 7500 crore including Rs 1000 crore for setting up of Nirbhaya Fund for safety of women and a similar amount for women's bank.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : Cracking the whip, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar suspended for at least 5 sittings 12 members from Andhra Pradesh who have been agitating against decision to form Telangana and paralysing the House since the current session began on August 5.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : Under attack over ban on VHP's proposed Yatra from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has said it was banned to maintain peace and harmony in the state and accused the activists of trying to create tension for political mileage.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : L&T Construction, part of the $14 billion Larsen and Toubro Ltd, has bagged orders worth a total of Rs 1504 crore, which include a major project contract from Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation, the company said.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : Veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari was barred by the Delhi High Court from leading any evidence in the paternity suit filed by a youth seeking to declare him as his biological father.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare feels that neither Narendra Modi nor Rahul Gandhi is fit to become the Prime Minister of India.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : Admitting that illegal mining in Himachal Pradesh enjoyed political patronage, CM Virbhadra Singh assured the state assembly that his govt would soon clamp down on the mafia.

Friday, August 23, 2013 : Excess rains will be a boon to the parched state and Rajasthan will have a bumper kharif crop this season as sowing target touched 94%, a top state agriculture department official said.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : Editors Guild of India described I&B minister Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists as an undemocratic practice and a tool of totalitarian states to control the Media.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : The Students and BJP workers protested the release of Bollywood film Madras Cafe. There have been calls for a ban on the movie in other parts of the country including Chennai.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : In a bid to end the stand-off, govt bowed to opposition demand by agreeing to an intervention by PM Manmohan Singh in Parliament on the issue of missing files related to coal block allocations whenever a debate is taken up.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : Blaming opponents of the anti-superstition bill for the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan has said organisations behind such acts should be isolated and their activities stopped.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire along the Line of Control as firing was reported on Indian posts in Poonch sector of Jammu & Kashmir today (August 22).

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : Anil Ambani deposed before a CBI court in Delhi as a prosecution witness in the 2G case and said he was not aware of any company named Swan Telecom.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : DLF Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum in New Delhi to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to an allottee as compensation for its unfair trade practice of not refunding money paid for booking a flat which was not handed over in time.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : The Allahabad High Court sought a reply from Uttar Pradesh govt on a PIL challenging creation of Amethi district on the ground that no infrastructure has been provided.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : The GJM, demanding a Gorkhaland state, called a fresh 48-hour shut down in Darjeeling from August 24 after the arrest of 2 of its top leaders, even though Calcutta HC has expressed displeasure at violation of its order holding such bandhs illegal.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : All schools and colleges in the Darjeeling hills would be exempted from the purview of the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state and reopen from September 1, a top Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader said.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : Defence Research & Development Organisation's project for setting up an aeronautical testing range at Chitradurga in Karnataka has been halted by National Green Tribunal as it did not have necessary clearance from Karnataka Pollution Control Board.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 : Self-styled godman Asaram and the minor girl who has accused him of sexually assaulting her were both present on the date of the crime in the Ashram.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : Supreme Court cracked the whip on the use of red beacons by VIPs. The court has asked all state govts to review the security given to VIPs. The apex court also said that the use of red beacons by authorities is reminiscent of British Raj.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : Railways have introduced multi-genset locomotives, a step which will help decrease carbon footprint in train operations by reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : Top hotels could soon be donating leftover untouched food & partially used toiletries, allowing guests to order half portions & buying toilet tissue & towels made from recycled paper, besides re-using all their waste under the govt's green agenda.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : Mumbai and Kolkata are at risk of suffering several billions of dollars of damages by 2050 due to flooding even if they upgrade their protection, a study has warned.....

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : .....Mumbai would lose $6.4 billion and Kolkata $3.4 billion annually, the study published in Nature Climate Change estimated.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : Delhi Police have booked self-styled godman Asaram Babu on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. Asaram denies sexual assault claim, says charges against him are false.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : The Pakistani military said today (August 21) that one of its officers had been killed by Indian troops firing from across the Line of Control in the Kashmir region.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : Onion prices in various parts of the country have shot back up to Rs 70 and Rs 80 per kg.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : As many as 54 defence personnel, including a BSF trooper, missing since the 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in the custody of Pakistan, Defence minister A K Antony said.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : Indians in Singapore should continue to work unitedly both for their own development as well as for the development of this Southeast Asian city state, Singapore deputy PM Tharman Shanmugaratnam said.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 : The polling for by-polls to the Lok Sabha from Mandya and Bangalore rural constituencies, began today (August 21) at 8 AM.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : The Supreme Court has held that death of a govt employee in harness does not entitle the family to claim compassionate employment and the person seeking appointment must possess the eligibility for the post.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : Gujarat CM Narendra Modi reached out to the minorities on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Women and girls from all communities tied rakhis on Modi's wrist.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : The country today (August 20) fondly remembered former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 69th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and PM Manmohan Singh leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam said the Central and state govts were free to express their opinions and objections, which would be taken into account, while appointing Judges for the Supreme Court and various High Courts in the country.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : A bill seeking to set up country's first university exclusively for women at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh was introduced in the Lok Sabha.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : Both houses of Parliament disrupted over the BJP's demand for a statement by the PM on the missing files related to the allocation of coal blocks.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : Nearly 20000 Indians, including several from Andhra Pradesh, have left Saudi Arabia after the kingdom announced the new labour law called Nitaqat, a diplomat at the Indian embassy in Riyadh said.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : A 50-year-old man has been booked on the charge of attempting to rape his daughter-in-law in Sanganer Sadar area at Jaipur, police said.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : Activist Narendra Dabholkar, who was pushing for a law against superstition in Maharashtra, was shot dead by unknown assailants in Pune.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : To protect one such college girl, the Delhi high court has directed the brother to gift her a mobile phone this Raksha Bandhan in case of any emergency in future.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : 2 youths were arrested for allegedly eve-teasing a state-level hockey player outside the SSP office at Muzaffarnagar.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : The Arunachal Pradesh education department has launched a new scheme, Guide, for nurturing govt schools and to improve the education scenario of the state. The new scheme is premised on the concept of mentoring.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 : Sanjay Dutt applied for a 14-day furlough under the jail manual rules that govern leave granted to a convicted prisoner.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : The opposition attacked the govt over missing coal ministry files and alleged it was an attempt by the ministry to save the Prime Minister.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : Authorities at the West Bengal's Alipore zoo are planning to introduce battery-operated vehicles that will take visitors to every corner of the 46-acre premises.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : At least 37 people crossing the tracks at a remote train station in the northern Indian state of Bihar are killed after being hit by an express train, reports say.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : Pakistani troops opened heavy fire on Hamirpur and Balakote border belts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir and also pounded civilian areas of Mankote and Mendhar belts.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : The apparent racial attack on an elderly Sikh man in Britain was intolerable and the British govt should ensure the strictest punishment to the guilty, Information & Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : Rajya Sabha was today (August 19) adjourned twice during Question Hour as SP members stalled proceedings demanding special status to Uttar Pradesh while Left parties raised the issue of rising onion prices.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court directed the Uttar Pradesh govt to fill vacancies in the state Human Rights Commission within a month.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : More details are emerging out of the interrogation of Abdul Karim alias Tunda, the key Lashkar-e-Toiba bomb maker, arrested by the Delhi Police on Saturday.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : The Indian Space Research Organization called off the much-awaited launch of GSLV-D5 after scientists detected a leak in the 2nd stage liquid propellant tank.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : As sharp rise in onion prices continue to pinch consumers badly, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said he would not be able to say when the prices would ease as rain has hit supplies from key growing states.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : A BSP activist died allegedly in police custody in Saharanpur district, following which 4 policemen were suspended and booked under murder charges.

Monday, August 19, 2013 : The Supreme Court will hear a contempt plea against Uttar Pradesh govt for suspending IAS officer Durga Nagpal.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 : In a commendable act of integrity, Dharmendra Gadhvi, an auto-rickshaw driver from Nirnaynagar, chose to return a thick wad of US dollars, two passports, mobile phones and other valuables worth Rs.3.5.....

Sunday, August 18, 2013 : .....lakh to Mitesh Sharma, a resident of Kinshasa city in Congo, who had forgot his valuables in his auto. Sharma tried to give some cash reward to Gadhvi but the auto driver politely turned him down.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 : Indian Institute of Science is the only Indian institute that has made it to the top 500 in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 : The gender of an 18-year-old applicant for a woman police constable's job has been decided. J J Hospital doctors, who conducted a series of medical tests to establish the gender of the candidate, declared the Ahmednagar-based girl to be a male.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 : More than 1300 entities defaulted in payment of penalties imposed on them by SEBI, which now gearing up to exercise its newly-granted powers of attaching bank accounts & other assets for recovery of the outstanding dues pending for upto 13 years.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 : Britain's media regulator has imposed a hefty fine of 30000 pounds on a Sikh television channel for seriously breaching its code by broadcasting a programme inciting violence within the community against members of the Indian Army.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 : Mommies in the city are now increasingly going under the knife, which, experts say, is the latest fad to hit Hyderabad.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 : Upset over appointment of folk singer Malini Awasthi as Brand Ambassador of Bhojpuri Academy, noted singer-actor Manoj Tiwari said he would return the honour given to him by the Governor at International Bhojpuri conference.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 : Those defaulting in filing income tax returns are liable to prosecution, the I-T department has said. If the tax evaded exceeds Rs.25 lakh, the defaulter can be sentenced to a minimum imprisonment of.....

Saturday, August 17, 2013 : .....6 months and maximum of 7 years, besides being asked to pay a fine. If the tax evasion amount is less than Rs.25 lakh, the imprisonment could range between 3 months to 2 years in addition to fine.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 : Bangalore set to be the 1st city to become kerosene-free in the next 3 months. The food & civil supplies department has issued public circulars asking kerosene users to shift to LPG connections claiming gas connections are easily available now.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 : Supreme Court stayed proceedings in a 6-year-old criminal case against actor Mallika Sherawat, who was accused of indulging in obscenity by dancing at a New Year's Eve party at a Mumbai hotel in 2006.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 : A case has been registered against a school at Harduaganj town in Aligarh district after a number of students were taken ill following consumption of expired biscuits distributed to them on the occasion of Independence Day.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 : A gang of 11 men, comprising a BCom graduate from St Xavier College in Kolkata, 2 Delhi University graduates and 7 Nigerians, has been arrested in connection with a series of email and net banking frauds.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 : A special court remanded senior Gujarat IPS officer P P Pandey, a key accused in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, in CBI custody till August 21.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : More than 54% of the around 52 lakh children in Jharkhand suffer from malnourishment and a large number of them have eye-related ailments like cataract, according to data made available by the state govt.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru approved overflight by U-2 missions covering the border areas with China on November 11, 1962.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : Army said they have killed 28 terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir since June 24 out of which 18 were killed at the Line of Control.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : An Indian national has been arrested on suspicion of circulating child pornography in the UAE, a media report said.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : Supreme Court has dismissed a PIL challenging the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal by the Uttar Pradesh govt.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : Supreme Court asked former MP Subramanian Swamy to move Delhi High Court with his plea challenging clearance given to proposed low-cost airline AirAsia India.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : In a tragic incident, a UK-based Non-Resident Indian doctor's one-and-half-year-old daughter slipped from his hands and fell into the Musi at the Nagole bridge.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : The Employees Provident Fund Organisation is finalizing the process to start online submission of transfer claim.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : In a major re-shuffle, the Punjab govt transferred 51 police officers in the state with immediate effect.

Friday, August 16, 2013 : Maharashtra transport principal secretary Shailesh Sharma has appealed to auto drivers not to support the strike call by Sharad Rao and has assured there will be heavy police securities in case there will be a strike on August 22.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : The slowdown in Indian economy will not last long as govt is working hard to remedy the situation, PM Dr. Manmohan Singh said as he saw positive impact of the move to open up several sectors to FDI in the coming months.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : Asserting that the nation is restless for a change, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi launched a blistering attack on PM Manmohan Singh, challenging him for a public debate on pressing issues while accusing him of taking a weak stance on Pakistan.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : BJP senior leader LK Advani said that Independence Day was not a day to criticise one another, after Gujarat CM Narendra Modi attacked PM Manmohan Singh.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : Google celebrating the 67th Indian Independence Day with a doodle. The web search titan has commemorated the day of our Nation's Independence a total of 9 time so far.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : As PM Manmohan Singh named his predecessors in his Independence Day speech, BJP questioned why Lal Bahadur Shastri, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Morarji Desai were missed out.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : PM Dr. Manmohan Singh called for political stability and strong secular values as he made his last Independence Day speech ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : 3 Jawans were injured in Pakistani firing on forward posts along the LoC in Balakote area of Poonch district in Jammu & Kashmir.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : Pained by the criticism over the communal violence in Kishtwar, Jammu & Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah demanded to know why Kashmiris were treated differently.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who is wanted in India for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, has said he was not a terrorist, and asked for an independent probe by judges from India and Pakistan to find out whether he was guilty.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 : In a development with serious international ramifications, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has detained an Indian ship carrying oil in the Persian Gulf.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : Stating that dialogue strengthens democracies, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi thanked the British MPs for inviting him to UK in the spirit of dialogue and engagement.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : Union minister Farooq Abdullah said passing a resolution in Parliament against the one in Pakistan's National Assembly on ceasefire violations along the LoC will serve no purpose and would rather strengthen the enemies of India across the border.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : Indicating a rift within the party after its split with the ruling JD(U) in Bihar, a BJP MLA, Rana Gangeshwar Singh said that CM Nitish Kumar would be a better PM than Narendra Modi and blamed his party for the break up of the coalition.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : A 25-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by a mob on suspicion of eating dead bodies at a graveyard in Chakeri area in Kanpur, police said.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : India's Defence minister AK Antony confirms some navy personnel have died on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after a blast in a Mumbai dockyard.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : Bihar is set to spend Rs.5 million each month for the deployment of 261 Central Industrial Security Force personnel at the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya that was rocked by blasts July 7, officials said.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : BSP chief Mayawati favoured bringing in a constitutional amendment to annul a Supreme Court order against reservation for faculty in superspeciality section in AIIMS instead of filing a review petition as it would lead to considerable delays.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : Violating the ceasefire for the 9th time in the past 4 days, Pakistani troops targeted 16 Indian forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir resulting in heavy exchanges.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : Delhi-based St. Stephen's Hospital has been directed by the apex consumer court to pay Rs.8 lakh to the widow of a private school teacher who was discharged despite being far from fit and died soon after due to medical negligence.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : India hiked the import duty on gold yet again to a record 10% and also raised excise duty on the metal, after Indians bought more in July despite attempts to strangle supply and curb demand as the govt tries to rein in dollar spending.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 : The opposition BJP urged the Governor D Y Patil to direct the Nitish Kumar govt to declare Bihar as drought-hit state due to rainfall deficit.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : Indian-Americans preparing to throw a red-carpet welcome to anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, during his 2-week visit to the US, which has not been seen for a non-politician from India in recent times.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : Trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi, 1st Indian to win 2 back-to-back World Cup gold medals, recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, while star cricketer Virat Kohli was picked for the Arjuna award by the selection committee.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : West Bengal's health & family welfare department has come up with the 'Shishu Sathi Prakolpo', a new scheme by which 3000 children all over the state will be treated free-of-cost at all govt Hospitals and 3 govt tied-up private Hospitals.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : The Nationalist Congress Party demanded that 5-star hotels in Mumbai should compulsorily show Marathi news channels.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : The women's reservation bill which has been pending for over 17 years should be taken up for discussion in the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament and be passed before the LS election, demanded All India Democratic Women's Association.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : Pakistani intelligence agency ISI is trying to revive Sikh militancy in the country, Lok Sabha was informed.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : BJP national secretary Varun Gandhi said he would make arrangements for providing legal help to farmers who did not take compensation cheques during the 2006 land agitation here, but were willing to do so now.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : Kerala's Congress-led UDF govt announced a judicial probe into the solar scam case after which the Left opposition withdrew their siege of the secretariate.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : Supreme Court rejected RJD chief Lalu Prasad's plea for transfer of trial Court Judge hearing the case against him in the fodder scam.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : Amarnath Yatra resumed from Jammu base camp, 3 days after it was suspended following communal clashes in Kishtwar.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 : India welcomed Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's offer of friendship with a caveat that Pakistan must not harbour terrorists.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : In 2012, as many as 35472 Indians with H-1B visas got green cards, up from 6000 in 2011, accounting for more than 50% of all green cards issued to H-1B holders for all countries in the year.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : The govt will sell 5% stake in Coal India through the auction route to garner over Rs.8400 crore to the exchequer and has initiated the process of appointment of merchant bankers for the same.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial for the defence forces.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : Hackers and security researchers are moving away from simply trying to break into or protect people's email accounts, stealing credit cards and other dirty digital deeds.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : A report filed by Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka claims to have detected a glaring case of misappropriation of 734 acres of panchayat land worth several crores by influential people including the present CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda's aunt.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : Observing that tax evasion rising and should be curbed with a firm hand, a trial Court sentenced a businessman to 1 year's rigorous imprisonment for not filing income tax returns for 2 years.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : The number of women entering the urbanised workforce in Maharashtra gone up by 8% over the last decade, shows the primary Census 2011 abstract. Opinions divided on whether it reflects empowerment of women or otherwise.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : BJP charged the Jammu & Kashmir govt with playing politics on the Kishtwar riots and cautioned that this was another Pakistan design in which separatist forces were involved.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : Thousands of Left protesters blocked 3 of the 4 gates of the state secretariate to press for CM Oomen Chandy's resignation.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : 14 more Gorkha Janamukti Morcha supporters were arrested as the indefinite bandh called by GJM to demand a separate state entered the 10th day on Monday in Darjeeling hills of West Bengal disrupting normal life.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 : 5 students from Delhi who followed a tourist bus with 13 American girls and teachers and made lewd gestures have been arrested by police.

Friday, November 08, 2013 : Many Indian drugmakers will soon have to bear higher costs for sale of products in American markets, as the US health regulator FDA hiking the fees for generic drugmakers by up to 48% from October.

Friday, November 08, 2013 : An Indian woman who had an arranged marriage with a mentally disabled British Sikh man has been warned by UK court that she faces life in prison if she were to sleep with her husband.

Friday, November 08, 2013 : India to launch its 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant tomorrow (August 12), making an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability.

Friday, November 08, 2013 : India's 2 prominent Islamic helplines discouraging young callers, especially women, from creating profiles and posting pictures on popular social networking websites Facebook & Twitter on the ground that it is un-Islamic, a cleric claimed.

Friday, November 08, 2013 : Taking a strong note of their controversial remarks on the killing of soldiers along LoC, JD(U) issued showcause notice to its 2 Bihar ministers asking why disciplinary action should not be taken against them.

Friday, November 08, 2013 : Gujarat CM Narendra Modi slammed Jammu & Kashmir govt for its decision not to allow BJP leader Arun Jaitley and other opposition members from visiting riot-hit Kishtwar district.

Friday, November 08, 2013 : A BSF jawan injured in Pakistani firing at a forward post in Jammu frontier, the 2nd ceasefire violation in as many days amid heightened tension on border over the killing of 5 Indian soldiers.

Friday, November 08, 2013 : The death toll in coal dump crash at an open cast site of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited in Odisha's Sundargarh district mounted to 14 with the recovery of 4 more bodies as search and rescue operation resumed today (August 11).

Friday, November 08, 2013 : 5 naxals have been arrested during a joint search operation in Maoist-hit Bijapur district of southern Chhattisgarh.

Friday, November 08, 2013 : Stepped up efforts by Finance ministry to check revenue leakage have resulted in a detection of evasion of over Rs.2158 crore in direct and indirect taxes in the last quarter of 2012-13.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : Banks can now offer their customers policies from a host of life and non-life insurance companies with the govt notifying regulations for licensing of banks as insurance brokers.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : A cleric in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh has issued a fatwa against naming children after Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. The cleric asked the Muslim community to not name.....

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : .....their children after the actors as they release their films on Eid and take advantage of the festive season to earn money, without making any contributions to the community.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : Union textiles minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao said it was his firm opinion that smaller states would not serve the nation's interests.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee gave a 72-hour deadline to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to withdraw its indefinite bandh in Darjeeling or be ready to face strong action from the state govt.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : The miniature reactor on board India's 1st indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has gone critical, which marks a big stride towards making the country's long-awaited nuclear weapons triad, an operational reality.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : After admitting that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's stay in Pakistan and he being chased out, Pakistan PM's special envoy for improving relations with India did a U-turn saying that he had only quoted Pakistan Media reports on Dawood's whereabouts.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : Faced with acute power shortage and growing anger against incessant power cuts, Uttar Pradesh govt has stitched up a new solar initiative that will ensure additional power supply to the state.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : A man named Munna Ansari was held for allegedly trying to poison handpump in a school in a village under Parasbigha police station area in Bihar's Jehanabad district.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : Curfew remained in force in violence-hit Kishtwar district even as protests against the communal clashes rocked Jammu and adjoining districts and normal life disrupted due to a bandh called in the region.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 : Moderate to heavy rains and thunder showers lashed various parts of Uttar Pradesh as major rivers continued to flow above the danger mark.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 : The president of Jharkhand People's Party Surya Singh Besra released the Santhali translation of a collection of 135 poems of Harivansh Rai Bachchan's Madhushala on the occasion of the World Indigenous Day.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 : India has been adding to its population not just within its territory but also outside the country. Over 2 lakh people of Indian origin opted for the OCI card every year since 2010 while one lakh OCI cards given out in the last 5 months.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 : Mumbai police traffic department's sub-Inspector Sachin Suryavanshi, who allegedly assaulted after he fined an MLA for speeding, has been transferred out of the city.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 : The conviction rate in corruption cases against the employees of Rajasthan State Services has doubled from 30% to 60% in the last 5 years, a senior Anti-Corruption Bureau official said.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 : In the backdrop of controversial suspension of Durga Shakti Nagpal, the Centre considering amending rules to ensure an IAS officer is not suspended or transferred due to vested interest.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 : SpiceJet directed by a Consumer Forum to pay Rs.1 lakh to a passenger for not allowing all members of his family to board the plane despite having confirmed tickets and making them travel on 2 different flights while returning to Delhi from Goa.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan sported a skull cap while greeting the Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. State Congress president & ex-Union minister Suresh Pachouri also wore skull caps while sharing the dais with Chouhan at Idgah.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 : A 48-year-old man allegedly shot dead by 3 youths while he was on his way to a mosque for offering Eid prayers at Tawli village in Muzaffarnagar district, police said.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 : Paints & coatings firm Akzo Nobel India to open a new manufacturing unit near Gwalior in next 2 months.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : A senior lawmaker from president Barack Obama's Democratic party, compared US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi, saying the controversial whistleblower was engaged in a non-violent act of civil disobedience.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : AADHAAR Card is not mandatory to avail govt services like opening bank accounts, admissions in schools, obtaining passport etc. by any individual, Planning minister Rajeev Shukla said in written reply to Rajya Sabha.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : Bihar rural works and Panchayati Raj minister Bhim Singh says people join Army to die, apologises later. Oppositions asked CM Nitish Kumar to apologise to the people over the insulting remarks of the minister and upbraid him.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : Supreme Court stayed the execution of death sentence awarded to Maganlal Barela, who was scheduled to be hanged for beheading his 5 daughters in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh, till further orders.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : Morgan Stanley said RBI's cash tightening measures last month have made Indian shares much more vulnerable to global cues, especially the expected tapering of US monetary stimulus.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : Defence minister AK Antony warned Pakistan to not test India's resolve or the capacity of its armed forces by unprovoked aggressive actions on the Line of Control.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav said he regretted having posted suspended IAS official Durga Sakthi Nagpal to a prime district like Noida, but he defended her suspension.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : CBI arrested the co-owner and promoter of cellphone handset maker Micromax named Rajesh Aggarwal and another senior executive of the company named ManishTuli, in a case of graft.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : Rajya Sabha was disrupted as opposition MPs attacked the govt for naming BJP and TDP members in the house bulletin for violation of rules.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : The trial in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case against underworld gangster Abu Salem will commence in the special TADA court next week.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : Allahabad High Court issued notice to Minister of State for Mining (Independent Charge) Gayatri Prasad Prajapati on a writ petition alleging illegal occupation of Gram Sabha land.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 : Bombay High Court dismissed a PIL challenging CRPF security to Reliance Industries Limited chairman & CEO Mukesh Ambani.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : India, the world's biggest milk producer, hopes to seize on a New Zealand dairy product contamination scare to increase its exports and add market share in China and other emerging Asian countries.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : Supreme Court refused to grant interim stay on Bombay HC verdict declaring BCCI's probe panel for IPL spot-fixing as illegal and unconstitutional.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : A 34-year-old man, Sanatan Mallick presumed dead by his family, has returned home almost after 18 years in Odisha's Kendrapara.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : Defence minister A K Antony met PM Manmohan Singh against the backdrop of controversy over his statement that soldiers were killed by terrorists along with persons dressed in Pakistan army uniform.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : 15 students and a teacher were taken ill after eating mid-day meal at a primary school under Chandi block in Bihar's Nalanda district.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : The Food Security Bill, which proposes to give the country's three-fourth population the right to highly-subsidised food, introduced in the Lok Sabha with the govt rejecting apprehensions that it would impinge upon the rights of states.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : More than 1.23 crore e-returns filed by taxpayers during the current filing season, a 68% jump in numbers as compared to last year.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : Stray dogs were found gnawing at the body of an abandoned newborn girl on the Maharashtra govt medical college premises, a senior official said.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : A good monsoon has been one of the only rays of hope in the prevailing economic gloom, Analysts say. It could lead to better than expected GDP performance, given the strong correlation between agri-GDP and overall GDP.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : Reserve Bank said it imposed a fine of about Rs.5.6 lakh on State Bank of India for violation of currency chest norms.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : Rajasthan govt decided to set up a Lok Seva Guarantee Commission to provide time- bound public services in the state.

Monday, July 08, 2013 : The Regional Passport Office in Karnataka announced it will accept online applications round the clock.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : Supreme Court agreed to examine the new national pharmaceutical pricing policy framed by the central govt for fixing prices of essential medicines in the country.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : Technology hub is witnessing a sharp rise in cases of discord in live-in relationships. Most cases reported are those of people working in the software and BPO industries.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over the ambush and killing of 5 Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops and terrorists at the Line of Control near Poonch in Jammu & Kashmir.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : An FIR registered against a school teacher for allegedly showing obscene visuals to girl students on his mobile phone in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, police said.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : Raghuram Rajan will replace D Subbarao, who completes his 5-year term on September 4, and will be the 23rd governor of the central bank.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh Police arrested well know Dalit scholar Kanwal Bharti for his Facebook post on IAS officer Durga Nagpal's suspension.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : Senior GJM member Anit Thapa, a close aide of party president Bimal Gurung, arrested on various charges from Kurseong even as life continued to be disrupted in Darjeeling Hills for the 4th day due to the indefinite bandh called by GJM.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : Ruling out relaxation in norms for granting new bank licences, Reserve Bank said that though it has started the scrutiny of applications, the exercise will take some time.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : The recent withdrawal of subsidies on cooking gas and kerosene to Bhutan, since revived, raised the hackles in China, with a state-run daily saying India will not allow Bhutan to freely engage with it.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : A 15-year-old girl at an orphanage in Jammu & Kashmir claimed she was being denied a passport which would allow her to study in the USA as her uncle was a former militant, although state govt officials have clarified that was not the case.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 : The central bank received 26 applications including those from Tata Capital, Reliance Capital, the Birlas, L&F Finance, Bajaj group and India Post.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : BJP-run Madhya Pradesh decided to introduce Bhagavad Gita even in the curriculum of Urdu schools from academic session 2013-14.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : A 67-year-old Indian visitor was stopped from entering the Dubai Metro, apparently for wearing a traditional Indian dress dhoti.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : Upset over priests refusing to perform rituals at their ceremonies, a group of Dalits have trained themselves in the rituals and are now teaching them to Dalit youths in Kota and Bundi districts of Rajasthan.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : A 30-year-old woman, mother of 2 children, eloped with a 16-year-old boy in Kalvada village of Valsad district around 10 days ago and returned as they had no money.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : Supreme Court said that unauthorised use of sirens and beacons should be dealt with strictly and exemplary fines should be imposed on those violating the rule.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : A Thailand-based company has begun work to inlay with gold the dome of Bodh Gaya's 1500-years old Mahabodhi Temple.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : Companies in India's vast services sector suffered a fall-off in activity for the 1st time in nearly 2 years in July, according to a survey, hurting chances for a recovery in growth in Asia's largest economy.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : A man has been caught in Uttarakhand with 5 leopard skins and sent to jail under several sections of Wildlife Protection Act, a forest official said.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered a potential new way to treat anxiety and mood disorders.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that his party was ready to support the food security bill if the govt promises to protect the interests of farmers and ensures that they get profit over their produce.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : Lok Sabha witnessed slogan shouting by members against the proposal to form Telangana and demand for Bodoland during question hour on the 1st day of the monsoon session of Parliament.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was the cynosure of all eyes in Rajya Sabha on the 1st day of the monsoon session of Parliament.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 : Communist Party of India would hold protests all over Uttar Pradesh on August 7 demanding revocation of suspension order of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had cracked down on illegal mining in the state.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : A young Indian woman who grew up in Mumbai's red-light district facing poverty and sexual abuse, has overcome the odds to win a scholarship to study in New York.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : A team of scientists has warned that rise in human activities around the area like pilgrimage and tourism would increase the risk of disasters occurring in future.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : India may have at least 50 states in future if demands for new states are to be conceded as the Home Ministry has received representations for creation of more than 20 states.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : A study has found only 5% of Indian expatriates in the Gulf would be able to lead a comfortable life if they were to return to the country for good.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : A bipartisan group of 6 US lawmakers introduced legislation in the Congress that would make it tough for companies to outsource their call centres overseas including India.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : Slamming the govt move to keep parties outside RTI, former Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde argued they are public bodies answerable to the people, who want to know from where they get funds from.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : The Managing Director of a Singapore-based jewellery firm in Maharashtra, Vihari Poddar was arrested on charges of smuggling gold and diamond jewellery. Custom officials claimed that she was hiding the jewellery worth a crore in her underwear.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : MP Villagers drove away govt officials, employees and their vehicle from the haat bazaar of Khistaun village Panchayat when they reached there to publicise welfare schemes run by the BJP govt.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : An IPS officer was transferred 2 days after he reopened the history sheet of the father of a Congress MLA in Rajasthan, who had allegedly been involved in smuggling and other anti-social activities.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : The Centre has sought a report from Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh govt on suspension of an IAS officer, who had cracked down on sand mafia involved in rampant quarrying along the banks of Yamuna river.

Monday, April 08, 2013 : Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's son Jaiwardhan alleged that Madhya Pradesh Minister K L Agrawal misbehaved with his driver and tried to attack him over parking of car. The charge denied by the minister.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : As many as 24 medicines currently available in the hospitals and chemist shops across Jammu & Kashmir have been declared as sub-standard by 2 premier drug testing laboratories of the country.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : Scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi's association with any sports body has ended as he lost the membership of the powerful Council of the International Association of Athletics Federation.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : Militants locked a private school after the owners failed to pay Rs.30 lakh as extortion in Imphal West district of Manipur.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : Trinamool Congress opposed the Central govt move to exempt political parties from the Right to Information Act saying they should embrace RTI themselves instead of recommending it for others.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : Sonia Gandhi written a letter to the PM Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention in the suspension of Noida SDM Durga Shakti by the UP govt.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : Terming corruption as the biggest problem facing the country, BJP leader L K Advani said it emanated from the ego of the political class.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh joined the voices within the party who are not in favour of naming Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate ahead of the elections, saying India does not have a presidential system of democracy.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh asked the opposition to cooperate in the passage of the legislative business including the most important ordinance on food security bill.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : Petitions seeking review of 2 landmark judgments of Supreme Court disqualifying MPs and MLAs on being convicted and debarring arrested persons from contesting polls have been filed in the apex court.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : Violence continued to rock Karbi Anglong district of Assam, where various govt offices were torched and train tracks were removed by activists of different organisations demanding a separate state on the lines of Telangana.

Friday, March 08, 2013 : Tata Steel would make a bid for buying the Indian iron ore assets of one of Britain's largest independent steel trading companies Stemcor.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : US finally confirmed the dates for PM Manmohan Singh's visit from September 25 to 30. PM will participate in United Nations General Assembly in New York but the highlight of his visit will be his bilateral meeting with Barack Obama in Washington DC.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : As a controversy raged over the suspension of an IAS officer by the UP govt, the Allahabad high Court declined to interfere in the matter, saying it was an issue between the master and the servant.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : A local court in Ghaziabad sentenced a teacher to 10 years of imprisonment for raping his orphaned niece for 18 years. The court also imposed a fine of Rs.20000 on him.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : Observing that climate change has become an urgent concern across the globe, PM Manmohan Singh said ways and means should be developed to reduce India's carbon footprint as it would be among the nations to be most seriously impacted.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : The West Bengal govt has drafted a more lucrative and comprehensive industrial incentive policy to woo business houses.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : The UPA govt's decision to create Telangana brought long-standing demands by 4 ethnic groups for separate states carved out of Assam to the fore, with large-scale violence and agitation erupting in the state.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : Kapil Sibal said the govt would discuss and decide in the coming days on the 2 verdicts, disqualifying MPs and MLAs immediately after conviction.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : The Centre opposed in the Supreme Court the CBI's plea that its Director should get more powers and that his tenure should be increased to 3 years.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : Regular prayers at Kedarnath shrine, suspended for over a month after Uttarakhand was struck by natural calamity in June, to be resumed on September 11.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : Poor rate of conviction and lack of political and administrative will-power is the biggest obstacle in checking wildlife trade and crime in the country, said experts gathered at the workshop on wildlife conservation held in Indore.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : Aam Aadmi Party issued a Press Release stating that it had always maintained that a new state of Telangana should be announced without further delay.

Friday, February 08, 2013 : To break its large dependence on public sector deals, Infosys’s India business unit will be looking to deal more with private players.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : Several US & Canadian companies stopped clinical trials in India following an amendment to the rules, which they say, could lead to unreasonable claims by subject-patients.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : US president Barack Obama called for economic reforms in US saying that not doing so would mean waving the white flag to the rest of the world especially to emerging countries like India and China.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : 2 days after the decision to form Telangana, Jharkhand People's Party renewed its demand for Greater Jharkhand merging parts of West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh with the existing state.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh govt decided to increase age of superannuation of employees of autonomous bodies from 58 to 60 years.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : A total of 82 people died in Chhattisgarh in elephant attacks in a span of 3 years, Chhattisgarh's Forest minister Vikram Usendi said in the state assembly.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : India's 2nd mission to Moon appears headed for a prolonged delay following uncertainty over availability of lander from Russia even as the desi rocket to launch the space odyssey would take time to become operational.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : Sujatha Singh aged 59, an IFS officer of the 1976 batch, took charge as the new Foreign Secretary. She was earlier ambassador to Germany, succeeded Ranjan Mathai and will have a fixed tenure of 2 years.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : 2 leading private sector banks HDFC Bank and Axis Bank raised fixed deposit rates by upto 4%, a move which may be followed by others.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : IT services firm Tech Mahindra said its Brazilian subsidiary won 2 multi-million dollar contracts to deliver enterprise solutions for oil & gas and banking verticals.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : The 13th phase of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee's Sandesh Yatra, which supposed to begin on August 4 in Hadoti region, has been postponed in view of heavy rains.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : Indians are top foreign investors in Dubai's real estate market, with transactions of over Rs.132.6 billion made by them during the first half of 2013, according to an official report.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 : Ministry of external affairs launched its ambitious mobile app, MEAIndia, described by foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai as a one-stop shop. The app will make it possible to apply for passport and avail other services related to the travel document.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : Central government extended the last date for filing of income tax returns by 5 days to August 5.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : Finance minister P Chidambaram said govt will further liberalize the FDI policy and encourage public sector undertakings to raise funds from overseas markets.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : Bahujan Samajwadi Party supremo Mayawati reiterated her demand for division of Uttar Pradesh into 4 separate states. She wants UP divided into 4 smaller units - Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Awadh Pradesh and Paschim Pradesh.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : An official probe found no evidence against Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, former SP leader Amar Singh and his wife in the 2009 fraud and money laundering case against them.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : 65 Indian fishermen in 9 trawlers have been detained by the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly violating the international maritime border.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : Different outfits supporting united Andhra called for a shutdown in the region against the decision of Congress to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : The group insurance scheme, launched by Oil minister Moily & Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, will cover all drivers against death or permanent disability arising out of accidents caused while driving bus, taxis etc. that run on compressed natural gas.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : BJP said that it will take action against actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha for saying that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is Prime Minister material.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : An analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms for the last decade shows that 62847 candidates had average assets of Rs.1.37 crore, but candidates who won elections had average assets of Rs.3.83 crore.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : Indian Army is by far the most influential in the Asia Pacific region, a top American general said as he stressed on the importance of building military-to-military relationship between the 2 countries.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : Indian economist Ruchir Sharma has become a celebrity of sorts here as he predicted that the era of BRICS is over and that China is the only nation in the 5-member bloc which has better prospects of breaking out of the middle income trap.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 : Indian software companies could step up sponsorship of coveted US green cards for employees as part of tactics to mitigate the effects of a planned American law to make work visas harder and costlier to obtain.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : The UPA coordination committee and Congress working committee have endorsed a separate Telangana state despite opposition from state Congress leaders. Hyderabad to be common capital for 10 years, says Digvijaya Singh.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : India will restore subsidized gas supply to Bhutan from August 1, a month after it was halted and became a campaign issue in Bhutan's national polls.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : SEBI made a forceful plea to the Supreme Court to punish Sahara chief Subrata Roy along with his 2 firms and their directors for not complying with its order for refunding Rs.24000 crore to investors.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : 76 students of a govt school in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district fell ill after consuming their mid-day meal in which a dead lizard was found.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : A Congress MP who had denied signing the letter to US president Barack Obama asking him to continue the ban on Gujarat CM Narendra Modi visiting the US has changed his mind and now says he did indeed sign the letter.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : Supreme Court issued notices to the Centre, RIL & petroleum minister Veerappa Moily and sought their replies on a PIL which alleges conspiracy in the govt's decision to double the price of natural gas from April 2014.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : Govt launched the country's 1st cashless treatment of road accident victims on the Gurgaon-Jaipur stretch of NH-8. The project will ensure every injured in road accidents to get free treatment for the first 48 hours.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : WB CM Mamata Banerjee said a few constitutional bodies had acted against her govt but she had respect for those entities and she will dedicate the victory to the people of rural Bengal on August 21, which would be observed as Martyr's Day this year.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : US space agency NASA and India's premier space agency ISRO are in talks for jointly building a satellite for the first time.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : For the 1st time in almost 20 years composer A R Rahman to perform a series of 4 concerts in Indian cities in October.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : The consumer complaints website has been blocked just weeks after Indian govt ordered ISPs to cut off access to several adult forums and file storage sites.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : India and Senegal agreed to set up a joint working group in the information and broadcasting sector. The Joint Working Group is to be set up in areas identified under the Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation signed between the 2 countries.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : Italian Odissi dancer Ileana Citaristi withdrew her complaint against the 2 priests who had allegedly manhandled her a top Lord Jagannath's chariot on July 21.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : Reserve Bank said the govt has to re-balance its spending from non-productive to investment-centric, to pull the economy out of morass.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 : Indian Grand Prix likely to be dropped from next year's Formula 1 calendar as Russia prepares for its debut, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said.

Monday, July 29, 2013 : Supreme Court feels it is tough to fix marriage age for girls, the remark came in context of the incident where 2 high courts allowed minor girls to marry after they had eloped voluntarily with their boyfriends.

Monday, July 29, 2013 : Senior Congress leader Chaudhary Birender Singh kicked up a controversy with his claim that there are people who shell out upto Rs.100 crore to get a Rajya Sabha seat.

Monday, July 29, 2013 : Gujarat CM Narendra Modi will soon get a Rakhi sent by Muslim sisters from Varanasi, they themselves prepared the big-sized Rakhi for their Gujarati brother wishing him to lead the nation.

Monday, July 29, 2013 : After an 8-hour marathon surgery at a Hyderabad facility, Doctors removed the 10 kg cancerous tumour and saved a woman from being disabled for rest of his life.

Monday, July 29, 2013 : A Dadar-based institute discovered 2 ghazals in Urdu written by freedom fighter Veer Savarkar during his 11-year imprisonment in the Andaman Cellular Jail.

Monday, July 29, 2013 : The richest 10% of Indian society have seen highest growth while the poorest 10% have seen the slowest increase in incomes, according to a new study.

Monday, July 29, 2013 : DMK members may move a privilege motion in the ensuing monsoon session of parliament against misuse of their signatures in a letter urging US president Barack Obama to deny visa to Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, DMK spokesperson said.

Monday, July 29, 2013 : Parliamentary affairs minister in Jharkhand, Rajendra Prasad Singh, said BJP should accept Congress president Sonia Gandhi as the country's daughter-in-law, whom he called an epitome of sacrifice.

Monday, July 29, 2013 : Model-actress Rozlyn Khan, rumoured to play Savita Bhabhi in Ram Gopal Varma's yet-to-be-announced movie, has become the first model to be sketched in a porn comic, online.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : People should remember India continues to be the 2nd fastest growing economy after China, even China's growth which was at 10% has come down to 7% now, while our growth slid to 5% from 9%, finance minister P Chidambaram said.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh asserted that the best is yet to come in agriculture sector.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : RJD chief Lalu Prasad surprised everybody with his remark in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, that a Narendra Modi wave is sweeping the country.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar lamented poor implementation of law for elders which provides for 3 months jail term if children do not look after old parents and stressed on sensitising children at school level itself to develop sanskar in them.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi termed Food Security Bill a historic legislation and asked party leaders to publicise its import to masses as they gear up for elections scheduled early next year.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : The maker of Malgudi Days, TS Narasimhan passed away at his residence in Tata Silk Farm at the age of 86.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : 4 Indian-American professors are among 13 mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists selected for the Simons Investigators awards for their cutting edge research.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : Rampur become the 1st city of North India where ATM facility will be available for people maintaining accounts in co-operative banks.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : False cases are the reasons behind labelling of Delhi as rape capital, a court in the national capital held while acquitting a 75-year-old man of the charge of sexually assaulting his maid after the woman turned hostile.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : At least 500 people taken ill in Kotwali Dehat area in Uttar Pradesh after consuming water supplied from a tank which allegedly not cleaned since 8 years.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : Under allegations of moral policing, Aligarh Muslim University withdrew its order making it compulsory for female students to wear dupatta with salwar kameez on the hostel campus as well as outside.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : Amitabh Bachchan emerged as the greatest Bollywood star in a UK poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : Amidst raging controversy in India over visa for Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, US reaffirmed that if Gujarat CM applies for a visa his application will be considered like any other case.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : In a scathing attack on his predecessor and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav asked her not to come to Uttar Pradesh if everything was so wrong with the state.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : A Delhi court issued fresh summons to Reliance ADA Group chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani to appear as prosecution witnesses before it next month in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by targeting Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district with RPGs and heavy machine guns leading to heavy exchange of fire.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : A furious man killed his 8-year-old daughter with a rolling pin because she did not answer questions during homework at Avalahalli, near Byatarayanapura, off Mysore Road.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : Multinationals should stop treating Indians as guinea pigs, FDA told Bombay High Court, while opposing Johnson & Johnson's plea to restart its Mulund facility.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : Taking a sharp view of allegations of workplace harassment that drove a senior woman officer to slit her wrists in the ministry of women and child development, National Commission for Women taken up cudgels against its own nodal ministry.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : Rs.40000 crore of investments in power plants with an installed capacity of 4904 MW are at risk of turning into non-performing assets due to non-availability of domestic natural gas.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 : Rubbing salt into the wounds of rain-hit farmers who were issued cheques of Rs.2 to Rs.31 as compensation, Haryana govt justified the criteria on which the entitlement based, even claiming that in some were paid in excess.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : India's advanced meteorological satellite INSAT-3D successfully launched by an European rocket from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, giving a boost to weather forecasting and disaster warning services.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : Union minister of new & renewable energy, and National Conference party leader Farooq Abdullah said that one can fill his stomach for just Re.1...

Friday, July 26, 2013 : Aditi Restaurant in Mumbai started issuing bills which had a message at the bottom of the printed receipt - “As per UPA govt eating money (2G, coal, CWG scam) is a necessity and eating food in AC restaurants is a luxury.”

Friday, July 26, 2013 : To mark his 1st year in office, President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a public library for residents and distributed the 1st library membership cards to selected families of the President's Estate.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : Social activist Anna Hazare said that both Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi are not fit as Prime Minister.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : Online transfer of PF accounts on changing jobs soon be a reality as retirement fund manager EPFO started registering digital signatures of employers, a pre-requisite for providing the facility.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : Visitors will no longer have to peek through railings and cages to catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal Tiger at the Alipore Zoo. 3 of the zoo's 8 tigers to be shifted to a glass enclosure by October.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : Digvijaya Singh raked up a new controversy by making a sexist remark against his colleague Meenakshi Natarajan.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : A shadow puppet show, the 1st of its kind in Arunachal Pradesh, performed at a village in Ziro valley in Lower Subansiri district. The show making the villagers aware of the medicinal plants of various plants and their preservation.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : 22 teachers of govt-run primary schools appearing for the certified training (teaching) examination caught cheating in Odisha's Kendrapara district.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : Supreme Court directed senior Gujarat IPS officer PP Pandey, an absconder in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, to appear before a trial court in Ahmedabad on July 29 and restrained the CBI from arresting him till then.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : Car makers may soon face penal action for concealing generic manufacturing defects with the govt planning to arm itself with powers to drive the recall policy in the country.

Friday, July 26, 2013 : Supreme Court sought the presence of secretaries of the Union ministries of finance and environment finding them unrepresented during the hearing on a writ petition challenging the ban on plastic pouches for gutka meant for export.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar said it was possible to have full meal at Rs.12 in Mumbai even today...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : In a SWAGAT online session held on 25th July evening at Gandhinagar CM Narendra Modi heard the grievances of the people and gave necessary directives and instructions to the district officials for the urgent redressed of the people's grievances.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : Citing the example of Punjab where peace restored after a long period of militancy, Rahul Gandhi said there was a lot of anger in India which should be brought down and the country should move forward by taking all sections along.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : The duty of school teachers & principals is to teach students and not to supervise cooking of meals, Allahabad high court observed, close on the heels of Bihar midday meal tragedy.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : India has seen the average internet speed rise by a healthy 20% over the past quarter to 1.3Mbps, this data released in the State of The Internet report by web tracking agency Akamai.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : In the latest instance of man-crocodile conflict in river-locked Kendrapara district, a 14-year-old girl, Saraswati Parida feared killed by a crocodile.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : A Delhi Court extended the judicial custody of the 9 accused, including former Railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla, till August 6, in connection with the Rs.10 crore railway bribery case.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : Supreme Court slapped contempt notices on 2 Sahara companies, Sahara India Real Estate Corporation & Sahara Housing Investment Corporation, for not complying with its order of refunding around Rs.19000 crore to investors through SEBI.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : Reserve Bank of India said 20% of all gold imports must be used for overseas sales.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 : Sistema Shyam Tele Services, which provides services under MTS brand, said that it upgraded its network in 4 more cities of Rajasthan to support high-speed Internet services.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : A major controversy erupted on Wednesday over MPs writing to US president Barack Obama seeking denial of Visa to Gujarat CM Narendra Modi with some MPs denying having signed it.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : A Mumbai Court framed charges against actor Salman Khan for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the hit-and-run case for which he may face a jail term upto 10 years, setting the stage for trial.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : The absconding principal of Dharmasati Gandaman Primary School, where 23 children had died after eating midday meal, surrendered today (July 24).

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to be adopted by ONGC under the Clean India Campaign, tourism ministry and Agra officials said.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : In India 217 million poor in rural areas and 53 million in urban areas in 2011-12, as against 326 million and 81 million, respectively, in 2004-05, Planning Commission said.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen said there are lessons to be learnt even from Gujarat which had good business performance and infrastructure though it lagged in health, literary & minority rights.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : Govt expects to consult political parties to firm up a consensus on undoing the Central Information Commission order putting parties under the ambit of the Right to Information Act before approaching Parliament.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : Soon customers would be able to pick up a 5 kg cooking gas refill from petrol pumps owned & operated by state-run oil companies in the 4 metros and big cities such as Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : 65 Members of Parliament (25 Rajya Sabha & 40 Lok Sabha members) written letters to US president Barack Obama, urging the US administration to maintain the current policy of denying visa to Gujarat CM Narendra Modi.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : Interest rates likely to inch up and growth prospects may worsen with Reserve Bank of India introducing more measures to make money scarce in its bid to prop up the rupee.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : Country's 1st cashless treatment of road accident victims, which ensures free treatment in the first 48 hours, to be launched on July 29 with the 200-km stretch from Gurgaon's 32-lane toll plaza to Jaipur bypass of NH-8 to be the pilot corridor.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : Depressed over the failure of his marriage proposals 3 times in a row within a year, a 22-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan inside his house in east Delhi's Khajuri Khas area.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : A Rs.1260 crore mega-project promises to change the face of policing in Delhi, the high-tech plan covers everything from video analytics to facial scanning.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : Devendra Jhajharia, who became the 1st differently-abled Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships, earned rich praises from Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot for his feat.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : Congress directed partymen to take to social media on a war footing, stressing it as an important tool to connect to a vast number of people.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : PM Dr. Manmohan Singh may have set a record of sorts by delivering 1300 speeches during his record tenure in office beginning May 2004.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : Health Ministry welcomed Supreme Court judgement on advertising of tobacco products and said it will pave the way for effective implementation of its rules regulating such advertisements at points of sale.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : US vice-president Joe Biden described Mahatma Gandhi as the man who changed the world by his teachings.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : Govt likely to release food grains from its stocks in order to bring down soaring food prices, Union minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution KV Thomas said.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : PM's Economic Advisory Council chairman C Rangarajan said Indian economy will grow by 6% this fiscal on account of a good monsoon.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : About 4 kg of gold bars worth Rs.1.12 crore seized and a couple detained at the airport in Kochi for allegedly attempting to smuggle it from Dubai.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 : Average monthly spend per credit card jumped 42% to Rs.6322 from Rs.4462 2 years ago.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Salaried persons earning upto Rs.5 lakh annually will have to file income tax returns, ​Central board of direct taxes said.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Supreme Court paved the way for Centre to enforce rules on advertisement of tobacco products at their sale outlets by prohibiting the display of ads larger than 60 cm by 45 cm at the shops.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : During the last 1 year as the President of the country, Pranab Mukherjee travelled to 23 states which includes 5 states of northeast during which he visited 36 educational institutions.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Press Council of India's chairman Justice Markandey Katju advised the Media to discourage persons and forces raking up issues like Hindu Rashtravad and asked journalists to expose elements trying to divide the society by raising such issues.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : As India prepares to launch its Rs.450 crore mission to Mars this year, a top space official says the country's 1st martian odyssey not just for pride but for undertaking meaningful research.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Haryana topped the list among large states recording largest household monthly per capita expenditure in urban areas, whereas in rural areas Kerala ranks the 1st, a govt survey said.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : In a major upgrade of powers given to SEBI, govt allowed it to pass orders like search & seizure, attachment of properties, arrest & detention of defaulters and pass disgorgement directions to recover wrongful gains made in contravention of laws.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : India named as among the countries that face the highest risk of importing the deadly MERS corona-virus, international scientists warned India that the new SARS-like virus that emerged in the Middle East could spread faster & wider.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Implementing the food security bill will bring additional fiscal pressure and push up the fiscal deficit to 5% of GDP in the current financial year, said industry chamber FICCI in New Delhi.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Law Commission deliberating whether high decibel media campaigns, involving hundreds of crores of taxpayers' money, launched by outgoing govts should be banned.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Noted Italy-born Odissi dancer & Padmashree award winner Ileana Citaristi alleged that she manhandled by 2 priests of Jagannath temple on the chariot of Lord Jagannath at Puri when she refused to pay them money.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Indian and Chinese patrols engaged in a banner drill in the disputed Chumar area of Ladakh on July 16 with soldiers from both sides coming face-to-face.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Over 11 million students likely to benefit from the Central Board of Secondary Education's latest initiative personalized learning solutions to help bridge the digital gap.....

Monday, July 22, 2013 : .....and offer online learning resources to the tune of 1 lakh questions, over 4500 animations, 80 hours of live lectures and 6 hours of simulation lab in digitized.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Gujarat slid from 4th to 8th in the ranking of states for rural spends, and from 7th to 9th in urban expenditure, according to data put out by NSSO.

Monday, July 22, 2013 : Nagaland received over Rs.437 crore during the last 5 years from the Central govt under compulsory free education.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 : An FIR registered against Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal over a controversial tweet posted by him after the arrest of former BJP minister Raghavji on sodomy charge.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 : The Gujarati father-in-law and mother-in-law, who are ready to give part of themselves, to save the lives of their daughters-in-law, Ruby Rajput.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 : Austrian govt honoured DMK chief M Karunanidhi with a postage stamp for his 90th birthday, which was celebrated on June 3.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 : HRD ministry’s spot report blamed school principal for Saran midday meal tragedy and pointed out Bihar govt's failure in monitoring the flagship programme.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia laid the foundation of an 800 KW HVDC high-capacity power corridor between Chariali in Assam and Agra.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 : Arriving in India on Monday on a 4-day visit, US vice-president Joe Biden expected to focus on 4 key areas - trade, energy & climate, defence and regional cooperation during his talks in Delhi.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 : Resident doctors in Jaipur went on strike in protest against the alleged misbehaviour with their colleagues and demanded a safe environment for them in hospitals.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 : In the last 2 months, Indian agencies seized 150 consignments of gold totaling over 500 kg at various airports and sea ports.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 : Govt moving towards creating a dedicated Presidential security unit with younger and fitter officers.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : India emerged the 2nd largest investor in London, with companies like software major Infosys attracted to the city by the investment fervour generated by the 2012 Olympic Games.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : BJP chief Rajnath Singh stirred up a huge controversy with his comment that English caused a great loss to India by eroding its cultural values and stymieing the growth of Sanskrit in the country.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : Govt set to move a bill in Monsoon session of Parliament for amending RTI Act to overturn a Central Information Commission order bringing 6 major political parties under the ambit of the transparency law.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : A mobile money transfer service which would enable quick payment of cash to recipients launched for Rajasthan's 250 post offices in collaboration with BSNL.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : BJP announced an 11-member campaign committee headed by Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and 20 campaign panels to deal with manifesto drafting, vision document, new voters and media management among others.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : PM Dr. Manmohan Singh said that Reserve Bank of India may consider reversing its recent hike in short-term interest rates after it succeeds in stablizing the rupee against the US dollar.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : Last year, Bihar govt returned to Centre Rs.462.78 crore meant to build midday meal kitchens and buy utensils to serve cooked meals.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : Reliance ADA group chairman Anil Ambani, his wife Tina and 11 others summoned as prosecution witnesses in the 2G spectrum allocation case by a Delhi court.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : A sessions court set July 24 as the date for framing of charges against the movie star Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : Reliance Industries reported a 19% jump in its April-June quarter net profit at Rs.5352 crore on back of higher refining margins.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : Govt may file a review petition on Supreme Court verdict scrapping common entrance test for medical colleges, with Health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad making it clear that legal recourse is the only option available.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : CBI says Wal-Mart's investment violated Reserve Bank of India guidelines and Foreign Exchange Management Act regulations.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : 21 Delhi school children had to be rushed to hospitals after they were given iron & folic acid tablets during a drive against anaemia.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : 4 people killed & 42 wounded after BSF soldiers fired at a group of people protesting against the alleged desecration of the Quran at Dharam village in Jammu & Kashmir's remote Ramban district.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : In a symbolic protest against the rising price of vegetables, BJP workers sold tomatoes at Rs.35 per kg in Mahavir Nagar area of Tilak Nagar in Delhi.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : Govt gave more powers to market regulator SEBI to crackdown on ponzi schemes, access phone call records to check insider trading and carry out search & seizure operations.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : US president Barack Obama nominated an Indian-American woman, Nisha Desai Biswal for the key post of Assistant Secretary of State for South & Central Asia.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : The main accused of Lakshmanpur Bathe massacre in which 58 persons, including many women & children, killed in Bihar's Arwal district, arrested on Thursday, 16 years after the carnage.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : Pitching for greater autonomy for central banks, RBI Governor D Subbarao said that if they are allowed to function independently, economies will be best served.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : Govt is hopeful of achieving 80% literacy rate by 2015, Human Resource Development minister MM Pallam Raju said.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : RBI's decision to tame speculation on the rupee led to one of the sharpest falls in bond prices in years, leading to huge losses for bond fund investors.

Friday, July 19, 2013 : TRAI cracked the whip on the multi-system operators by setting a final deadline for filling-up of consumer application forms both personal data & channel choice of each subscriber beside owning a set top box, a must for DAS.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : Former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia told a special court that she had talked about Cabinet formation to former telecom minister A Raja & DMK MP Kanimozhi who facing trial in the 2G spectrum case.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : BJP decided to set up 11 committees which will focus on various aspects of electioneering, including organising of rallies and reaching out to the youth.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : 2 Air India pilots suspended after they allowed a south Indian actress to sit inside the cockpit mid-air on a Bangalore-Hyderabad flight in flagrant violation of safety norms.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : Supreme Court quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in medical colleges, NEET is a single entrance-cum-eligibility-test for admission in all medical colleges in India.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : A Delhi court dismissed the plea of an accused in the December 16 gang-rape case to call Delhi CM Shiela Dikshit as a defence witness, saying it is an abuse of the process.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : A wife will have a share in her husband's inherited or inheritable marital property on divorce, though the exact quantum of the compensation has been left to the discretion of the judge, according to a legislation cleared by Union Cabinet.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : A new report released by World Bank estimates that environmental degradation is costing India around 5.7% of its GDP every year, the annual cost of environmental degradation in India amounts to about Rs.3.75 trillion (lakhcrores).

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : Less than 9% of Chhattisgarh households got jobs for 100 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act during 2007-08 to 2011-12, a CAG report tabled in the Assembly.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : 31 students of a govt school in Dhule, Maharashtra admitted to a hospital after they were ate mid-day meal in the school.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : As the death toll in the Bihar mid-day meal tragedy rose to 27, Bihar govt claimed that the cooking oil was contaminated with pesticide.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : Supreme Court refused to reduce the age of juvenile from 18 to 16 years and dismissed a plea that minors involved in heinous crimes should not be protected under the law.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : Supreme Court framed regulations to protect women lawyers from sexual harassment at the hands of male counterparts within the court complex, including inside chambers within the apex court’s precincts.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : A 64-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping his 2 daughters & a grand-daughter for several years in Bayan town of Bharatpur district in Jaipur, police said.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : An 8-month-old baby admitted to district hospital in Ballia, died after a rickshaw puller allegedly gave him an injection and police registered an FIR against 3 persons in this connection.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : World's largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal decided to scrap its Rs.50000 crore steel project plan in Odisha citing inordinate delays as one of the reasons.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : Supreme Court pulled up Sahara group for not refunding Rs.24000 crore to investors and said that Sahara chief Subrata Roy and directors of its 2 companies will have to appear before it if its order not complied with.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 : 4 policemen & an undertrial were among 6 persons injured in a grenade attack by militants on a police vehicle in Batamaloo area in Srinagar.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : Govt is all set to announce a national rollout of direct benefit transfer of cooking gas subsidy in AADHAAR-using states from January, 2014.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : Centre said it would now treat acid as poison and apply a century-old stringent mechanism to regulate the sale of this deadly liquid.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : Central Information Commission allowed a plea by Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan, directing the govt to provide inquiry reports related to the former PM's death.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : 1000 higher secondary schools would be constructed in Bihar every year to lift the standard of education in the state, CM Nitish Kumar said.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : South Korea's Posco said it will pull out of a $5.3 billion steel mill development in Karnataka due to delays in securing land and opposition from residents, but to proceed with another $12 billion project billed as the country's largest FDI.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : National Sample Survey Organisation report puts the projection of unemployed youth in Uttar Pradesh in the age group of 15-35 at whopping 1 crore by the end of 2017.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : SEBI will be able now to summon any person or entity to assist in an investigation into a chit fund or a para-banking operation if Cabinet accepts a proposal mooted by the finance ministry.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : Maharashtra govt announced the formation of a legal panel to study the Supreme Court ruling striking down its decision to ban dance bars.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : A Turkish tanker flying the Maltese flag with a crew of 20 Indians, hijacked by pirates off the coast of Port-Gentil, Gabon.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : 20 children died & over 30 children hospitalised after eating infected mid-day meal at a govt school in Marhaura in Bihar's Chhapra.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 : An Indian Catholic priest, Father Leo Koppala from Andhra Pradesh, arrested in the US on charges of engaging in sexual contact with a child under 13 years of age, later released on a bail of $75000.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : Central govt decided to move ahead to increase FDI in the defence sector from 26% to 49% and in the telecom sector from the present 74% to 100%.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : Maharashtra govt promulgated orders for setting up a Police Establishment Board, which will deal with transfers of officers and effectively take away ministers' power to shunt police officers.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : A 25-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire at Amberpet in Hyderabad as she was upset over the death of her cat, police said.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : Law Commission likely to call an all-party meeting to discuss on the implications of Supreme Court's judgment for the instant disqualification of lawmakers who are convicted.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : Mumbai recorded 27256 abortions in 2012-13 against 16977 abortions registered in 2010-11, reveals the BMC data on abortions conducted in public and private hospitals in its jurisdiction.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : Yoga guru Ramdev said he would not contest the Lok Sabha election but would help Gujarat CM Narendra Modi become the next Prime Minister.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : RBI imposed fines totalling Rs.49.5 crore on 22 private and public sector banks including SBI, PNB and Yes Bank for violating know your customer/anti-money laundering norms.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : Members of the Rajput community blocked Ambala-Hisar national highway to protest against distortion of facts in a TV serial on Mughal emperor Akbar, causing much inconvenience to commuters.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : CBI submitted proof of a high-level meeting between top govt functionaries and cops involved in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case held to sabotage investigations in the case.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : A 30-year-old widower & father of 2 children, Gopi booked in Gurgaon district of Haryana for raping his 50-year-old mother, police said.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : With rupee continuing to remain weak against US dollar, losses on diesel climbed to Rs.9.45 per litre, upsetting the govt's subsidy maths, said PK Goyal, director (finance), Indian Oil Corporation.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : A male foetus found in a ladies toilet of Kanwatia Hospital in Shastri Nagar in Jaipur, a sweeper spotted the male foetus, which around 3 and half-month-old, police said.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : Information and broadcasting ministry sought the views of regulator TRAI & Press Council of India on an increase the cap on FDI in Media.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 : CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat criticized the role of security agencies in investigating terror cases and claimed that innocent people across the country being booked on false terror charges.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : West Bengal govt providing cheaper food by dotting Kolkata with mobile vans that provide fish, chicken, vegetables and fruits at reasonable prices to the consumer.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : Punjab laid its claim to be the 1st state in the country to launch night policing scheme with a dedicated force of 4000 personnel, deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal launched the scheme.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : A 23-year-old history-sheeter arrested in Mumbai for allegedly abducting and torturing his estranged 21-year-old wife, who was kept in captivity for 9 days and had nearly 100 cuts on her body with a razor blade.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : A middle-aged woman, Shakuntala Devi ran for her life on a public road but chased and murdered in full public view in Bihar's Postal Park locality.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : The long-pending anti-superstition bill would be tabled in the monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislature, CM Prithviraj Chavan said.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said the govt decided to give 150 ml of milk thrice a week to Anganwadi, Primary and SSLC students.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : Transport department & Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation come up with a plan to jointly set up a plush International bus terminus at Rajarhat New Town, the 1st of its kind in West Bengal.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : Delhi police gearing up to file the 1st chargesheet in the spot/match-fixing scandal in IPL 6, they will name S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim & Chota Shakeel and 26 bookies/fixers in the chargesheet.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : Over 4.4 lakh laptops worth over Rs.830 crore still lie in Uttar Pradesh govt godowns exposed to dirt and rain water as CM struggles to get time to distribute them himself.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : Political parties unlikely to be rapped by the Central Information Commission for missing its Monday deadline for appointing public information officers.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : CBI said that Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry, took capitation fee of Rs.5.76 crore for MBBS seats from 73 different persons in 2007-08.

Monday, July 15, 2013 : NIMHANS experts may train CBI officers mainly in interaction and understanding the behaviour of accused to be interrogated.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : Petrol price hiked by Rs.1.55 per litre from Sunday midnight (July 14), the 4th increase in rates in 6 weeks, as falling rupee made oil imports costlier.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : Govt to seek a review of Supreme Court's order debarring persons in judicial & police custody from contesting elections to Parliament and state legislatures in anticipation that it may be used to harass political rivals.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : A dalit groom rode a horse for his marriage procession defying threats from upper caste villagers for the 1st time at Neemada village in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, dalits not allowed to ride a horse especially for marriage processions.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : Dr Sindagi Riyaz aged 36 from Indi taluk of Bijapur, forgot his parent, wife, 2 daughters, a son and patients for over 3 months, he suffered from a rare disorder called the Dural Arteriovenous Fistula.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : Sharply reacting to Digvijaya's statement that Rahul unlikely to be projected for the top job, Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi called it a personal opinion.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : There can be no reconsideration of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi's projection as leader although the views of party seniors should not be ignored, RSS said to BJP top brass.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : Latest Mumbai police crime report thrown up a shocking fact, the number of city women murdered more than tripled from 9 in 2011 to 30 in 2012. It translates into a 233% rise.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : Archaeological Survey of India said the 8 CCTV cameras, reports of whose malfunctioning appeared in a section of local Media, installed in the Yellow Zone which is outside the Taj Mahal premises and whose security looked after by local police.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : 72 legislators, some from the ruling Congress-led UDF, signed a mass petition urging PM Manmohan Singh to withdraw central approval for the private greenfield airport at Aranmula on the ground that it posed a threat to the environment.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : Rural women lost 9.1 million jobs in 2 years, whereas in urban areas, with over 3.5 million women added to the workforce.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : Goa govt likely to distribute 15000 free laptops amongst students in the state by the end of July 2013.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : Pakistan working on a new security policy document which among other measures will seek to disband militant outfits which involved in terror attacks in neighbouring countries, including India.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 : 160-year old telegram service in the country operated for the last time today (July 14), the service started at 8 AM and closed by 9 PM.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : Neurosurgeons of a private hospital in Noida successfully removed a 6.5 cm large tumour from the brain of a 16-year-old girl from Bihar saving her life, hospital authorities said.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : Results of a research by students of the Yashwantrao Mohite College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Kothrud, revealed that 3 out of 12 brands of condoms popular in the market contain traces of disease-causing pathogens.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : Congress will not declare Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate in the Lok Sabha elections, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh hinted while dismissing suggestions that BJP's projection of Narendra Modi is a challenge to it.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : Gujarat CM Narendra Modi kicked up a political storm by saying he had done absolutely the right thing during the 2002 riots and describing himself as a Hindu Nationalist.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : Concerned over violation of anti-money laundering norms by banks, RBI warned them to meticulously follow its instructions with regard to walk-in customers while selling insurance, mutual fund, gold & other products above Rs.50000, or face action.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : India stepping up training of Afghan National Army in a major way, even as it also considers supply of military equipment to the fledgling force, in the backdrop of the US-led coalition preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : Ending dependence on Urdu fonts developed by Pakistan, India developed its own fonts for use on personal computers and mobile phones, benefiting 15 crore Urdu speaking people in the country.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : Prison administration set to hike the daily wage of 3000-odd convicts, including actor Sanjay Dutt, lodged in jails across Maharashtra.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : In a 1st step to computerise proceedings of Uttar Pradesh Assembly and make question hour online, Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey met a delegation of National Informatics Centre and sought suggestions from them for the purpose.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : Supreme Court dismissed a petition by the additional director general of Gujarat police, PP Pandey challenging the state High Court's order and directed registration of a fresh First Information Report.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 : Central govt told Supreme Court that it is difficult to block international porn websites in India.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : The lenient attitude taken by courts not to take action against the officers who forget that they are public servants and not masters of public, often considered as a weakness, Madras high court said.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : A love affair gone bad is no reason to charge a man who got a woman pregnant with rape, Bombay High Court ruled.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : Allahabad High Court order to stay caste-based rallies aimed at checking politics on caste and communal lines, but political parties used the verdict to target rivals.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : The posts of assistant commissioner, deputy superintendent of police & commercial tax officer fetched the highest price of Rs.40-60 lakh and tahasildar's job could be obtained for Rs.20-30 lakh in Karnataka.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : Prime Minister's Office is among 30 odd central departments which failed to comply with a govt's directive to put in place measures to check arbitrariness in use of discretionary powers enjoyed by their ministers.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : Major economic policy reforms in India that require legislative changes, most likely to slip away until the next general elections, Planning Commission's deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : RBI cautioned investors not to be allured by unlawful money collection schemes promising high returns, saying that it is not possible for the central bank to always keep a check on them as it does not have the reach of state govts.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : Social activist Anna Hazare likely to launch a fresh agitation for Jan Lokpal Bill from Delhi's Ramlila ground in October-November.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : India handed over a cheque of $50 million to Bangladesh as the 3rd tranche of the $200 million committed to Dhaka.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : Supreme Court said it would examine whether a change in the policy for admission to 30 NITs violated the fundamental rights of students seeking admission.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : Heroin worth Rs.40 crore in the international black market, seized at the Indo-Pak border by the BSF Jawans.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : Economic Offences Unit of Bihar police recovered jewellery worth over Rs.42 lakh during raids on the premises of deputy director of secondary education, who bought expensive gold ornaments for his wife.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 : A Parliamentary committee decided to look into the aspect of cyber porn and ways to check it amid complaints that it distorting and distressing the society.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : Chief Election Commissioners of India welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that MPs, MLAs will be disqualified from the date of their conviction by any court and said it will help reform the political system in the country.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : 1460 MPs and MLAs declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits submitted to Election Commission before contesting elections.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : CBI conducted searches at 12 premises belonging to officials & agents of Life Insurance Corporation of India in connection with the alleged Rs.1.5 crore scam involving misappropriation of premiums paid by policy-holders & seized several documents.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : A newly married woman's noble gesture in agreeing to allow transplantation of the organs (kidneys, heart valves & eyes) of her deceased husband at different hospitals, saved 6 lives.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : The raid on Osama bin Laden possible because of advanced American stealth technology and the Pakistani military's obsession with India, the probe report says.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh said that nearly 1500 followers of the sect ready to marry the Uttarakhand women who lost their husbands in the flash floods.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : India looks set to spend more on its defence budget than cash-strapped Britain within 4 years' time, according to a new report published.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : 3 top govt leaders in charge of the Indian economy converging on Washington to woo American investors by telling them that India is still a success story with tremendous opportunities.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : Jewellers to stop sale of bullion and coins to consumers and corporate bodies with an aim to support govt's efforts to bring down the current account deficit, All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation said.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : The new draft of the sports bill, presented to sports ministry, makes it mandatory for all sports federations to comply with chapter IV (unethical practices in sports) and chapter IX (applicability of Right to Information Act) of the bill.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 : Nearly 96% of people who witness accidents in Delhi unlikely to be the first to come to the aid of a victim in case of serious injuries, a survey by Save Life Foundation.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : Supreme Court struck down as ultra vires a provision of the Representation of the People Act which protects convicted lawmakers against disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal against their conviction in the higher courts.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : PM keen on pushing the pension and insurance bills, where the govt wants to allow 49% foreign investment in the 2 financial sectors that can tap into long-term savings and help fund infrastructure.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : The IP address of the alleged Indian Mujahideen tweet that claimed responsibility for the serial blasts at Bodh Gaya's famous Mahabodhi Temple traced to Pakistan.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : Virtually defending the latest incursion by the PLA in the Chumar sector in Ladakh, China said its troops patrolling on its side of the Line of Actual Control and asserted that status quo should not be changed pending a final settlement.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : Supreme Court directed AIIMS director to constitute a medical board to examine whether DMK chief M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal medically fit to depose as a witness before a Special CBI court in a 2G scam case.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh worsened following heavy rains, and officials said that 116 people died in the disaster in the past fortnight.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : BJP wins 8 out of 10 Municipality seats in by-elections in Gujarat.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh backed the finance ministry and industry department's plan to raise foreign direct investment ceiling in telecom to 100%.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : Imposition of 7.5% import duty on pulses, as proposed by the Food ministry, would flare up retail prices by at least 20%, traders' body CAIT said while seeking PMO's intervention in the matter.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : 4 persons, including 3 railway employees, arrested for allegedly cheating 112 unemployed youths with offers of jobs and collecting Rs.1.27 crore from them, police said.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : Department of Telecom planning to start conditional registration of mobile tower companies, IP-1 providers, a move would facilitate entry of new investment in the telecom sector.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : A man named Baijnath allegedly killed by his wife, Anita and her paramour, Shameem in Uttar Pradesh for opposing their illicit relationship, police said.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : India sought investments from France in several sectors including infrastructure, transport, high technology and energy.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : Govt likely to consider a proposal this week to replace the DGCA with a new aviation regulator with full operational and financial autonomy.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : India, Sri Lanka & Maldives agreed on a roadmap to boost cooperation in maritime security, India's National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon visited Colombo July 8-9 to participate in trilateral discussions with the 2 island nations.

Monday, October 07, 2013 : Software giant TCS replaced its group firm Tata Steel as the country's most admired company, as per a Fortune list released.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Corruption in India reached an all-time high with rates being exactly double of the global prevalence ; Political parties found to be the most corrupt institution in India with a corruption rate as high as 4.4 on a scale of 5.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : BJP national president Rajnath Singh said an anarchy-like situation has been created within a month of JD(U)'s split with BJP, it appears that Lalu raj has returned in Bihar.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Supreme Court slammed the Centre for not being serious about framing a policy to curb sale of acid in order to prevent acid attack cases.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : 3 Jharkhand MLAs urged a section of the Media not to treat them as Independents as they got winning certificates from the Election Commission as party candidates.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Supreme Court stayed the pronouncement of trial court judgment in the former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad's fodder scam case.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : An IAF officer dismissed from service after he indicted by a court of inquiry for allegedly having an affair with the wife of a fellow squadron leader, who allegedly committed suicide in November, 2012 in Jodhpur.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Barely 2 months after the incursion at Ladakh, Chinese troops again intruded into the Chumar sector in Ladakh.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : An Army Jawan injured in a mine blast along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir, an Army official said.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Disgraced former Madhya Pradesh Finance minister Raghavji arrested in Bhopal following sodomy allegations levelled against him by his domestic servant Rajkumar Dangi.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : A 31-year-old doctor of a private hospital arrested for allegedly raping a Dalit nurse on the pretext of marrying her in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Future warfare scenario requires multiple functionality unmanned technology with human intelligence interface and ability to coordinate multiple systems in consonance, DRDO director general Avinash Chander said in Jodhpur.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev declared his unconditional support for Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate after a meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : A group of 33 daily wage earners from Rajasthan who stranded in Saudi Arabia for the past 2 months, threatened mass suicide.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : A 2G court will hear the Central Bureau of Investigation's plea for placing on record a CD of 62 conversations of Niira Radia with industrialists, politicians and journalists.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Indian buyers accounted for nearly $3.5 billion of the $68.5 billion that foreigners spent on purchasing homes in the US during the 12 months ending March 31.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : School children in UK now to study India's struggle for freedom in detail as per the new curriculum announced by UK Parliament.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : A 19-year-old Nepali domestic help allegedly gang-raped by 2 labourers when she was sleeping in the open in the bungalow in south Delhi, police said.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Supreme Court will continue to hear the PIL on Reliance Industries Limited chairman & CEO Mukesh Ambani's 'Z' category security status.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : Delhi Health minister AK Walia asked state govt agencies and police to make all the necessary arrangements and maintain law & order during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 : A Delhi court completed recording of the evidence of prosecution witnesses in the case of the brutal torture, gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student by 6 men in a moving bus in New Delhi on December.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 : 10 people injured and many others feared trapped in debris as a building that housed an Iranian hotel collapsed in Secunderabad early on Monday (July 8), police said.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 : Police detained 1 person for questioning in connection with the Sunday's terror attack on the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 : India overcame resistance from China to become a part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, an Asean plus 6 grouping which set to emerge as one of the most significant free trading blocs in the world.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 : Assam's flood situation remained critical with 11 districts reeling under the water of the swollen Brahmaputra and its tributaries affecting over 1 lakh people.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 : 1 child lost her life to diarrhoea in Uttar Pradesh's Aajnokh village on the Chhatta Barsana route even as over 4 dozen villagers battle with the disease.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 : Delhi Police cracked a kidnapping case of an 11-year-old boy who was abducted on Saturday, police arrested a 42-year-old property dealer, Harpal Singh Sodhi for allegedly kidnapping the boy with the help of an accomplice for ransom.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 : A Mumbai court to decide the quantum of punishment for the 13 convicted police officers in the Chhota Rajan's associate Ramnarain Gupta alias Lakhan Bhaiya fake encounter case.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 : BJP expelled former finance minister of Madhya Pradesh, Raghavji from the primary membership of the party after his help Rajkumar Dangi charged the veteran leader of sodomy.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 : The trial of a teenager accused of taking part in the December gang rape & murder of an Indian physiotherapy student drew to a close on Friday, a defence lawyer said, adding that a verdict would be given on July 11.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : Laxman Hembram, a 17-year-old tribal student of Odisha, invited to participate in the Malala Day United Nations Youth Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 12.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : Punjab & Haryana high court ordered a Rs.60 lakh compensation package for a 4-year-old boy from Panipat district who lost his arms and a leg after touching a live transmission wire passing above his house.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : A doctor from rural Maharashtra, who was shocked to get a cheque of Rs.1200 for professional services from a diagnostic chain, filed a case against cut practice with the Maharashtra Medical Council.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : General insurance claims on account of damage caused by the flood fury in Uttarakhand, estimated to be around Rs.3000 crore, a top official of United India Insurance Company Ltd said.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : Akhilesh Yadav's govt to provide thousands of tablet PCs to its burgeoning army of revenue officials, including lekhpals & tehsildars, as govt provided over 50000 laptops free of cost to intermediate-pass students in Uttar Pradesh.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva said that it was disappointing that the youths despite spread of awareness and education are not as much sensitive to such issues (atrocities & violence against women) as they are supposed to be.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh announced allocation of Rs.4133 crore for the construction of 5683 km of rural roads in Bihar.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : Over 35 persons, including children, suffered from diarrhoea at Aajnokh village in Mathura due to consumption of polluted water.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : 5 people injured in a series of blasts in Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, 9 minor explosions took place inside the temple complex.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : Police rescued a 20-year-old student, Amit Kumar only to realise that he planned his own kidnapping to extort money from his family in Noida.

Sunday, July 07, 2013 : A block development officer, Sanjay Kumar, has been suspended on bribery charges, an official said in Ranchi.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : The extradition hearing of Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of plotting the murder of his wife during their honeymoon in South Africa, came to a close at a London court.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh was honoured for his services to Sports at a special event at the House of Lords.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : Devendra Jagtapa, who shot at extradited gangster Abu Salem inside Taloja prison, hidden the country-made revolver inside the jail's loudspeaker for 2 months, police said.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : Banaras Hindu University suspended an associate professor for allegedly sexually harassing a post-graduate medical student at the Institute of Medical Sciences.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : Former Miss World & actress Yukta Mookhey filed a dowry harassment case against her husband Prince Tuli.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : Union minister Beni Prasad Verma said he would continue to be in Congress and work to defeat Mulayam Singh Yadav, standing firm on his resolve to take on the Samajwadi chief despite the party reprimand.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : A senior official of the Uttar Pradesh govt wants a social activist not to communicate with the administration any more.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : President Pranab Mukherjee to visit in Rajasthan for 2-day beginning from July 9. He will be the Chief Guest in convocation functions in Central University in Ajmer, MNIT Jaipur & IIT Jodhpur.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : Smartphone users will be able to access important information related with Sanganer airport in Jaipur and can get their complaints addressed through a specially designed appQR-Core.

Friday, June 07, 2013 : Jharkhand High Court asked CBI, which investigating the land scam in Deogarh district, to also probe complaints of missing land documents besides the scam itself.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Supreme Court asked Election Commission to frame guidelines to restrain political parties from promising freebies to voters in their election manifestos.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : A 60-year-old Indian fisherman, who completed his prison term and awaiting release, died at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in Pakistan's biggest city.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : President Pranab Mukherjee signed the ordinance on Food Security to give nation's two-third population the right to get 5 kg of foodgrains every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs.1 to 3 per kg.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Supreme Court set a 1-month deadline for Ministers, MPs, Judges & Bureaucrats to vacate their official accommodation after retiring or demitting govt office.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : The Maharaja of Patiala's one of the world's largest and most spectacular banqueting service sold for nearly Rs.17 crore at an auction in London.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : A Delhi-based computer teacher arrested for allegedly impersonating as the personal assistant of a Samajwadi Party MP and using his designation to get govt officials transferred.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : An Air India plane with 160 passengers on board skidded off the runway at Bagdogra airport, all passengers & crew members reported to be safe.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Central Bureau of Investigation sought to justify its decision to make Pawan Kumar Bansal a witness in the alleged Rs.10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery scandal by saying that they not found any evidence of his involvement in the case.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, who came under attack by Beni Prasad Verma, advised him to learn some decorum as the way he talking is not Congress culture.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : India hoping that Pakistan's new govt to respond to its immediate concerns such as fixing accountability for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, External Affairs minister says.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Supreme Court said that Education system in the country failed to achieve its objective and it has to be reformed immediately.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Uttarakhand govt decided that those missing in the flood-ravaged state to be presumed dead if they remain untraced till July 15 and asked officials to remain vigilant in the wake of warning of heavy rains over the next 2 days.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Newly-designed curios like fridge magnets, badges, magnetic bookmarks and photo frames, dramatic murals and motifs that are part of the walls, ceiling, floors & carpets in the President's House are on sale.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Officials of ADC Bank branch near Viramgam in Gujarat reported theft of cash and other valuables worth Rs.27.7 lakh from the premises of the branch.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : A red alert sounded in 4 districts of Assam following the Indian Meteorological Department's warning of likely heavy rainfall of 488 mm in the next 3-4 days.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : 34 private management colleges, affiliated to Rajasthan Technical University, shut shop in this academic year and the remaining others struggle to survive due to poor student response.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Students of a hostel in Gujarat's Chandkheda registered a complaint of theft of goods worth Rs.1.10 lakh including 5 laptops and cameras.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : Jharkhand High Court sought replies from 2 senior officials as to why former minister Nalin Soren, who is wanted in connection with a scam, allowed to get away when he turned up to pay tribute to slain SP Amarjit Balihar in Ranchi.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 : 6 govt officials from Jharkhand, who were convicted in different fodder scam cases, have been dismissed, an official said.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : The long-delayed aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov to begin its final acceptance trials in Russia as the Indian Navy prepares to induct the warship, rechristened INS Vikramaditya, by the end of 2013.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : The death toll in the 2-storeyed garment factory building collapse in Maharashtra's Thane gone up to 2 while 26 people injured, close to 15 people rescued so far and 7 people still trapped in the debris.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : 2 student organisations in Manipur threatened to launch an indefinite economic blockade of the Imphal-Moreh NH 2 demanding that 7000 students from hill districts be allowed to appear for the Class X exam.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : Bihar govt decided to have high standard bus terminal similar to Inter State Bus Terminal in Delhi & Chennai, modern bus stand would be constructed on 26 acres of land at an estimated cost of Rs.200 crore.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : A day after Chidambaram nudged banks to cut minimum or base lending rate in line with periodic interest rate cuts being made by RBI, Subbarao said lending rates must be reduced to attract investments.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : Godrej Appliances said it raised prices of its consumer durable across categories by upto 5% to offset rising input costs due to the rupee's depreciation against the dollar.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : Defence minister AK Antony set to lead a high-level delegation to China beginning today (July 4).

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : Sri Lankan minister Basil Rajapaksa is arriving in New Delhi today (July 4) amid Indian concerns that Colombo may dilute a constitutional provision related to devolution of powers to provinces.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : Govt decided to privatise 15 airports ; the process to be kicked off by 6 main airports - Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow & Guwahati, going for international bidding in the 1st phase.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : Defence minister A K Antony firmly opposed the move by a section in the govt to hike FDI in defence sector, arguing that encouraging foreign companies to set up manufacturing base in India would be a retrograde step.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : Govt told Supreme Court that there would be curbs on publishing in media the proceedings of the proposed Accountability Commission to look into the allegations of misbehaviour, incapacity, impropriety or irregularity of CBI employees.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : Union Cabinet cleared an ordinance to implement the politically significant national Food Security Bill without waiting for Parliament's monsoon session.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : 3 policemen arrested in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi town for gang-raping a 32-year-old mentally challenged woman and daughter of a former police official.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : 2 teachers of a private school arrested for allegedly molesting a class VII student in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad in the institute's premises, police said.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : The owner of the bus, in which a 23-year-old girl gang-raped by 6 persons on December 16, 2012, directed by a special court to be produced as a prosecution witness to find out who he handed over the custody of the vehicle on the fateful night.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : Central Bank of India rolled out a new debit-cum-credit card, called Wonder Card, for the benefit of salaried customers in Bihar.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 : CBI charged Gujarat govt & Intelligence Bureau with the fake encounter of 19-year-old Mumbra college student Ishrat Jahan and 3 others in June 2004.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 : Central govt informed Supreme Court that 68.4% of milk samples collected from rural and urban areas of all states failed to meet food safety standards.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 : Home ministry asked the Department of Telecommunication to explore an option of making it compulsory for cellphone service providers to take fingerprints or any other biometric feature of the subscriber before activating the mobile numbers.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 : Prime Minister's Office started a damage control exercise after one of its earlier notes revealed a major divide in the govt over granting almost 37000 additional seats between India & Abu Dhabi over next 3 years.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 : A 16-year-old girl kept hostage by a neighbour, Chandan (24 yrs) for 4 days in a house in Delhi and raped, the attacker and one of his friends arrested, police say.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 : 3 Indians, worked in a housing compound, killed in a Taliban suicide bomb attack on a NATO supply company's compound in Kabul.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 : Foreign minister Salman Khurshid said India supported dialogue with all sections of the Afghan society and armed opposition groups 'including the Taliban'.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 : Narendra Modi enlisted India's original dotcom poster boys Rajesh Jain & BG Mahesh to drive his social media campaign in the run-up to Lok Sabha elections.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 : India has been and will continue to be a strategic partner of the US, American official said, asserting that US secretary of state John Kerry looking forward continuing the positive bilateral relationship.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 : Govt re-sealed an eatery, owned by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, on Pakmodia Street in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar ; following the 1993 serial blasts, all property of Dawood confiscated in 2001.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : Supreme Court expressed concern over the sale of adulterated milk in the country, saying it is a serious issue and action needs to be taken by the state governments to curb it.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : A 28-year-old youth arrested in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly pasting posters of pictures with his estranged wife around her house, after the girl's family fixed her 2nd marriage, police said.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : A case of sexual molestation registered in Bihar against IAS officer Lallan Kumar Singh & his doctor wife Prabha Singh by their 14-year-old maid, Patna police said.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : An undertrial, allegedly tortured (Munna Singh) in police custody, died in a hospital sparking off protest and forcing Bihar govt to suspend 2 policemen and remove Jamui SP Deepak Varnwal.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : 4-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University, which referred to as a step to help students improve their entrepreneurial expertise and the chance to get better jobs, opened to mixed reactions from the applicants.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : Oil India Ltd said it plans to invest Rs.12000 crore in the northeast by 2017 on projects, including expansion of exploration work and diversification of business.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : 7 policemen along with SP Amarjit Balihar killed in a Maoist attack at Amrapara in Jharkhand.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : Indian Space Agency lined up a string of launches, including the silver jubilee flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C25 (PSLV-C25) carrying the Mars orbiter, a top official said.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : 1425 kg IRNSS-1A, 1st satellite of the 7 in IRNSS, has a mission life of 10 years and would provide accurate real-time position & timing information to users in the country as well as the region extending up to 1500 km around it.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : UPA govt admitted before Supreme Court that NDA regime, in 5 years, constructed nearly half the total length of national highways laid during the last 32 years.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : Central govt sources said that they received no formal asylum request from US whistleblower Edward Snowden and that there have been only public statements.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : An Indian businessman in the UAE helped nearly 3700 prisoners from several nations who served their sentences but remained in jails in the country for lack of money, by paying off their debts and buying them air tickets for home.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : Singer Saikat Mitra of West Bengal gone to court accusing a woman, who was his former student, of sexual harassment, he alleges that she sending him vulgar texts, threatening him & alleging that he had an extramarital relationship with her.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : A 40-year-old property dealer & his family allegedly held hostage at gunpoint and robbed of cash and valuables worth Rs.18 lakh by 6 armed persons in Sahibabad area in Uttar Pradesh.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : A special court framed charges against Anil Adinath Bastawade accusing him of money laundering to the tune of Rs.4.92 crore individually and Rs.3500 crore in collusion with former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda & his other aides.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh police yet to identify and arrest the man who tried to kill Aam Aadmi Party leader Santosh Koli by ramming his speeding car into the motorcycle on which he riding pillion.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : Tata Sons & firms controlled by billionaires Anil Ambani and Kumar Mangalam Birla are among the 26 companies that applied for a licence to open banks.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 : For the 1st time in Bangalore, a building, which will be a vital data hub of the Unique Identification Authority of India, resistant to blasts, floods and earthquakes by early 2014.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Diesel prices hiked by 50 paise per litre, excluding VAT, with effect from midnight today (July 1).

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Govt to seek financial aid from multilateral bodies like World Bank & Asian Development Bank for reconstruction and rehabilitation in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, Finance minister P Chidambaram said.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : A Pakistani intruder killed along the LoC in Poonch sector when the Army foiled an infiltration bid by firing at him, resulting in detonation of explosives carried by him.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : A 23-year-old woman, worked in a few TV shows, found dead in her Oshiwara residence in Mumbai today (July 1), police registered a case of abetment to suicide against 1 person.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Airtel became the first among India's telecom operators to start free roaming in the country, in line with industry regulator TRAI's new mandate.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Suresh Kalmadi ousted as the president of the Asian Athletics Association after he lost his re-election bid to Qatar's powerful rival Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad in a tight contest.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Supreme Court issued a notice to Centre and Delhi govt over the rising pollution levels in the state, a petition filed in the apex court seeking ban on passenger diesel vehicles running on the road as they cause high pollution levels.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Bombay High Court granted bail to Suraj Pancholi while observing that he cannot be held solely responsible for the impulsive act of suicide committed by actress Jiah Khan.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Delhi High Court sought CBI's response on former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's plea seeking extension of his interim bail on medical grounds.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : India's 1st dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS-1A to be launched on-board PSLV-C22 around today (July 1) midnight from the spaceport of Sriharikota with the mission countdown progressing smoothly.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : 2 security personnel injured in an encounter with terrorists in the Pulwama district of south Kashmir on early Monday (July 1), police said, the encounter took place at Tral during a counter-insurgency operation launched by the security forces.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : A 31-year-old judicial magistrate, Thangaraj, who chose to walk out of a 2-year live-in relationship with a woman police sub-inspector, arrested by police, they had a relationship since when he was an advocate & she was working at Palladam station.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : A woman with her 2 sons, helped crime branch bust an alleged racket of making and distributing porn films in Nagpur being run by her estranged businessman husband.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Police arrested 2 men (Lokendra & Gajju) in Indore for allegedly brutally raping and murdering a 30-year-old woman. According to police, they raped a woman at a dilapidated house in Vijay Nagar area.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : The sale and storage of all non-essential edibles like potato chips and candies in polythene packs to be banned in Himachal Pradesh from today (July 1), officials said.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Govt to examine the evidence against senior Intelligence Bureau officer Rajinder Kumar, whom the CBI wants to prosecute in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, newly appointed Home Secretary Anil Goswami said.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : The person, who had links with a terrorist organization, sailed through all these checks and balances and his name was recommended 6 months ago to the govt for appointment by the collegium headed by the Chief Justice of India.

Monday, January 07, 2013 : Prices of aviation turbine fuel or jet fuel gone through the roof due to the combination of high base tariff by oil PSUs and sky high sales tax rates of state govts.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif said his govt followed the policy of keeping close relations with New Delhi in the past and would adopt the same in the future.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : The Congress said it voted for Nitish Kumar govt on its trust motion as part of a strategy and would decide about having an alliance with JD(U) or RJD only after announcement of the Lok Sabha polls.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : INS Trikand, a frigate built in the Russian Federation, commissioned into the Indian Navy at Kaliningrad in Russia by Vice Admiral RK Dhowan, vice chief of the naval staff.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : A 51-year-old businessman, Manohar Lal shot at by 4 men at a vegetable market in south Delhi, a bullet grazed his shoulder, police said.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : Govt capped the number of preferential seats domestic airlines may sell through booking at 25% of the aircraft capacity ; DGCA ruled that airlines will not sell middle seats, except for those in the front & emergency rows preferred by passengers.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : Bangladesh set the ball rolling to hand over Ulfa general secretary Anup Chetia to India, with the militant leader being shifted from Rajshahi jail to Kashimpur Central Jail on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : The Border Security Force seized arms and ammunition (six pistols, six pistol magazines & 39 live rounds) as well as 2 Pakistani cellphone SIM cards on the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : Commonwealth Games scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi set to preside over a crucial 2-day congress of the Asian Athletics Association starting today (June 30), which will also vote on his re-election bid as the president of the continental body.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : A 13-year-old deaf-mute girl gang-raped by 3 men in Haryana, one of the accused, named Asif arrested by police.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 : Odisha government appointed 1979 batch IAS officer Jugal Kishore Mohapatra as the next Chief Secretary.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia said its Indian operations should begin later in 2013 with flights for southern region & the company would also look at setting up some ancillary businesses in India.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi vowed to ensure 50% representation to women in All India Congress Committee (AICC) & other party wings.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : After the expiry of present incumbent Altamas Kabir's tenure, Supreme Court Judge P Sathasivam to be appointed as the next Chief Justice of India.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy asked China to accept the McMahon Line as the border with India just as it did in the case of Myanmar to resolve the vexed dispute.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : India & Sri Lanka agreed to take steps to double their bilateral trade to $10 billion in the next 3 years.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : Govt slashed the import tariff value of gold at $401 per 10-gram & that of silver to $604 per kg as prices of the precious metals fell in the international market.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : The Bureau of Indian Standards approved the removal of animal tests from the country's cosmetics standard, India becomes the 1st country in south-east Asia to end the practice.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : In a recent decision, Delhi Income-tax Appellate Tribunal held that a lump sum payment received from a former husband, against relinquishment of monthly maintenance is a capital receipt and not taxable.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : Police said that the hit on Salem might have been ordered by Dawood Ibrahim aide Chhota Shakeel through Vijay Shetty, who reported to be operating out of Malaysia.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : A woman named Seema gave birth to a girl child in a moving train in Uttar Pradesh, though the new born baby died soon after due to lack of proper medical attention.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : A senior officer of the Punjab Police suspended from duty after being caught misusing police personnel and vehicles for construction work at his private farm-house in Jalandhar district, police said.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : Coal India Limited announced to donate Rs.50 crore for the Chief Minister's Relief Fund and rehabilitation of the flood-hit people of Uttarakhand.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 : Rajasthan govt issued orders to revise the pay grades of the state employees as per the recommendations of Govind Sharma committee.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh set an investment target of Rs.1.15 lakh crore in PPP ( public private partnership) projects across infrastructure sectors in rail, port & power in the next 6 months.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Petrol price hike by Rs.1.82 per litre from today (June 28) midnight, as Indian rupee continued its free fall against the US dollar, making the imports costlier.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : CBI seized nearly 18-kg of gold worth Rs.4.5 crore from the lockers of an official of Gas Authority of India Limited during searches in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, in connection with graft allegations.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid said Armed Forces Special Powers Act needed in Jammu & Kashmir to protect the lives of armed forces as they defend the country.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : At least 12 Pakistani nationals arrested along with their 2 boats by the BSF for illegally entering Indian waters near Padala creek in Koteshwar of Kutch in Gujarat.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the Atal Jyoti campaign, aimed at providing 24X7 power supply in rural areas, electricity being supplied for domestic use 24X7 and 10 hours a day for agriculture purpose.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Suspected key bookie Jitendra Singh alias Jeetu arrested by the Delhi police from Ahmedabad in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Nalanda University in Bihar and its academic staff to soon get privileges and immunities required for efficient functioning and recruit talent from across the world.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : China said it was ready to break new ground with India to resolve the boundary dispute as the Special Representatives of the 2 countries held 16th round of border talks to find a solution to the vexed issue.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Instead of scrapping excess American military equipment worth billions of dollars in Afghanistan before its planned troop withdrawal in 2014, US should sell it to friendly countries like India & Uzbekistan, a top lawmaker suggested.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : 4 policemen suspended after an attack on gangster Abu Salem, was attacked 2nd time in a prison in the last 3 years, inside Taloja Central Jail in Mumbai.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Employees of various govt organisations in Madhya Pradesh decided to donate their 1 day salary to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the Uttarakhand victims.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Cabinet accepted the recommendations of a ministerial group, enhancing the CBI's autonomy through a collegium comprising PM, leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha and Chief Justice of India to appoint the agency's director.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Government indicated that it may relax rules to allow global supermarkets to set up shop in smaller cities and permit purchases from cooperatives and producer federations to be included in the mandatory sourcing clause.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Union minister Rahman Khan regretted that a few states not keen in implementation of the Sachar Committee recommendations and advised the people to use the RTI to exert pressure on such govts to utilise Central funds meant for minorities.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : I&B ministry cancelled the licence of 15 channels and suspended the license of 7 others for upto 30 days for failing to comply with licensing conditions, 877 general entertainment & news channels given permission by the ministry in last few years.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : A decision on India's top diplomat imminent and the choice is likely to be Sujatha Singh, the senior-most officer in the Indian Foreign Service, currently Indian ambassador to Germany.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : Haryana police arrested 5 youth (Balwan, Ramesh, Manish, Surender & another Ramesh) for allegedly raping a 20-year-old married woman in 3 moving vehicles near Narwana town of Jind district.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : TV actress Charu Asopa booked in Bikaner for obtaining passport allegedly on the basis of fake details, she mentioned while applying for the passport that she was unmarried, while later found that she married to Somveer Pujari, police said.

Friday, June 28, 2013 : West Bengal's Baruipur police slapped murder charges on former MP & CPM leader Sujan Chakrabarty and 4 others in connection with the killing of Shibram Naskar, a TMC candidate for the Baruipur Panchayat Samiti.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : Gangster Abu Salem, who accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, attacked inside Taloja Central Jail near Navi Mumbai, detail not yet known.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : Government approved near doubling of natural gas prices to $8.4 from April 1, 2014, as a result power tariff, urea cost and CNG prices will rise.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : DMK's Kanimozhi, CPI's D Raja and 4 AIADMK candidates elected to the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : Government has banned widely prescribed anti-diabetes drug pioglitazone believed to cause heart failure and increases the risk of bladder cancer, painkiller analgin discarded elsewhere & anti-depressant deanxit banned long ago world over.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : India facing an acute shortage of life-saving Tuberculosis drugs for children and those with multi-drug resistant TB, Medecins San Frontiers reports ; the Health Ministry denied it.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : Mumbai police arrested a 17-year-old pizza delivery boy for attempting to rape a 22-year-old girl at her house in Worli, he assaulted her with a kitchen knife.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : New Delhi's young ragpickers, most of them children, contributed a sum of Rs.20000 towards the Uttarakhand Prime Minister's Relief Fund pooling in from their meager earning.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : A man, named Ahbaran Singh sentenced to life imprisonment and imposed a penalty of Rs.1.2 lakh by a local court in Uttar Pradesh for raping a minor girl and later forcing her to abort.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : The Central govt & ULFA moved closer to a political solution to the decades-old insurgency problem in Assam, ULFA's chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa along with delegation met with Union home secretary RK Singh in New Delhi.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 : A 3-year-old girl who has got fractures in both her legs, found abandoned by pilgrims at Gaurikund after the flood fury in Uttarakhand.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : The UK said no final decision taken on the new cash bond of Rs.2.75 lakh for obtaining British visa, which they intend to run as a pilot scheme, a day after India voiced its strong protests over the proposed move.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : Indian drug major Cipla working with a global health NGO to manufacture the 1st user-friendly pediatric HIV/AIDS drug, targeted at millions of African children.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : Union Culture minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch said that Centre is committed to safeguard country's rich cultural heritage through conservation of ancient building and monuments, literary treasures & other antiques.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : Indian Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao, offered concerned lawmakers to discuss the Indian Patents Act seen by Foreign pharmaceutical companies as discriminatory, for the sake of long-term partnership between the 2 countries.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : India says that it has been conveyed by the UK that the proposal to collect hefty visa cash bonds from Indians not been considered by the British govt.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : Defense minister AK Antony said that the defense public sector units need to compete with private organizations and global companies to get orders and should work towards reducing costs and improving quality and productivity.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : Tata Motors' small car Nano entered the Guinness World Records for driving on a longest journey (10218 km in 10 days) covering the entire country.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : Odhisa High Court issued notice to the state govt, asking it to file counter affidavits on a petition, seeking a complete ban on manufacture and sale of liquor in the state.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : The group of ministers' suggests independent financial powers at par with directors generals of central paramilitary forces likes BSF, CRPF and ITBP and also functional autonomy with no agency or govt interfering in the investigations.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : The railways ministry revised ticket refund rules saying that the move was aimed at stopping touts from selling cancelled tickets at high prices at the last moment, new rules will come into effect from July 1.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : US army chief Raymond Odierno said that he will visit India in July to expand the existing military to military co-operation between the 2 countries.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : 2 died and over 50 people fell ill due to suspected water contamination in an underground reservoir in a south Delhi colony, the residents of the NCERT colony admitted to private hospitals after they complained of severe stomach infection.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 : 8 migrant daily-wage labourers from Assam dead and 3 others injured in an attack in the coal mines of Nagalbibra-Jadi in Meghalaya, labourers allegedly attacked with sharp weapons while they sleeping.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : Finance minister P Chidambaram says India to lift foreign direct investment caps in some sectors by the 3rd week of July.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : 8 people have been killed when a rescue helicopter involved in flood relief efforts crashed near a pilgrimage site, Gaurikund in Uttarakhand.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : State-run LIC decided to open special office in Uttarakhand and relax norms to expeditiously settle life insurance claims in the calamity-hit state.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : Telecom minister Kapil Sibal approved Rs.650 crore penalty on Bharti Airtel for violating roaming norms in 13 service areas between 2003 and 2005.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : Supreme Court dismissed a PIL seeking a probe against Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd for allegedly manufacturing & selling substandard medicines due to lack of evidence against the company.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : The railways announced it would carry relief material for the Uttarakhand flood-victims without any charge for 15 days from today (June 25).

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : US secretary of state John Kerry called for removing impediments to doing business with India and noted that India-US economic cooperation had grown 5-fold in the past 5 years to surpass $100 billion.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : The bench says that When it comes to security, the consideration for the ministers and the common man is same before the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : A section of prisoners along with the staff of Tihar Jail in Delhi donated Rs.10 lakh for the Uttarakhand flood victims, an official said.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : BJP MP Varun Gandhi urged Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to set up a consolidated fund for MPs to make contributions towards relief work in flood-hit Uttarakhand.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : A Punjab-cadre IAS officer, Kahan Singh Pannu, allegedly assaulted by a group of stranded pilgrims from Punjab at Gobind Ghat in Uttarakhand after both sides got into a heated argument over shifting of the pilgrims to another place.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : Gujarat govt announced a fresh relief of Rs.3 crore from Chief Minister's Relief Fund in addition to Rs.2 crore announced last week for victims of Uttarakhand disaster.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid urged passport officers to adopt a citizen-centric role and for measures that facilitate speedier and courteous service.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : Andhra Pradesh police arrested a Nigerian national from New Delhi in connection with a 2010 online lottery fraud case in which a man from Warangal district of the state was duped to the tune of Rs.36.50 lakh.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : 11 members of a Malad-based family were killed in an accident on the Mumbai-Goa highway in Khed, Ratnagiri district.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 : A 30-year-old shop owner, Alok Kumar battered to death by some unknown persons in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, his body found in UP Gate area near Pushta.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : In a brazen terror attack on the eve of PM Manmohan Singh's visit, suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants ambushed an Army convoy killing 8 Army jawans and injuring 19 others near Hyderpora area in Srinagar.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : India's biggest jewellers' association, All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation asked members to stop selling gold bars and coins, about 35% of their business.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : The youngest daughter of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and legal activist Amrit Singh has been honoured for her groundbreaking work in the field of human rights law by the US.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : Defending the UPA govt's stand on allowing training of Sri Lankan defense personnel in the country, Union minister Sudarshan Nathchiyappan said India co-operated as it did not want Lanka to become another Pakistan.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : The govt to bring a bill for regulating the medical equipment industry, separating it from drug manufacturing, an health ministry official said, the new bill will replace the Drugs & Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2007 which is pending in Parliament.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : In 2003, Tamil Nadu recorded a little more than 51000 accidents, the highest in the country ; 10 years later, in 2012, close to 68000 registered, again the largest number in the country.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : Indians to pay Rs.2.7 lakh for UK visa from November 2013 to enter Britain, according to plans finalised by the British home office.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : BJP warned Governor Syed Ahmed of social boycott and choking power and water supply to Raj Bhavan if he failed to recommend dissolution of the Jharkhand Assembly by July 13.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : Producer of the Gujarati play 'Aa NaMo Bahu Nade Chhey' (This NaMo creates obstacles) claimed that the state cultural department asked him to change the title, apparently because NaMo is a popular acronym for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : The Customs authorities at Kolkata airport seized 608 grams of gold concealed in the body of a passenger named Masked Ali Alomar who arrived from Bangkok in an Indigo Airlines flight.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : A day after slamming the Odisha govt as insensitive towards crimes against women, National Commission for Women demanded 24-hour police patrolling on Puri-Konark marine drive where a blind girl was raped and murdered recently.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : Folk singer Swapna Chakraborty allegedly assaulted in Suri police station in West Bengal by a youth when she gone their to lodge a compliant of threat to her by a group of youths over a piece of land adjacent to her house in Suri, Birbhum district.

Monday, June 24, 2013 : West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee dubbed the BJP a communal party and ruled out an alliance with the NDA.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : An Army medical team helped deliver 2 babies at a makeshift centre in Sabola area of rain-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : India & the US can build a strong and smart future as the 2 nations have the ability to tackle 3 major challenges, economy, security & climate change, facing the world, US secretary of state John Kerry said.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : Rejecting JD(U)'s charge of Modi being an autocratic leader, BJP president Rajnath Singh said that Narendra Modi has been made the chief of BJP's poll campaign panel and not the PM candidate.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : A 13-year-old Satyam Kumar, whose father a farmer, from Bihar's Bhojpur district, created history by becoming the youngest student to clear the IIT-JEE entrance exam last year, now improved his ranking this year.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : Despite handling responsibilities at their workplace, 80% women depend on parents & family members, friends & financial advisers where and how much money to invest, a recent All-India Survey found.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad Samajwadi Party's candidate, Tilak Ram Varma for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, threatened to beat the city magistrate with shoes after he did not to heed his demand for a room allotment.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : 5 members of a family, including a one-and-a-half-year-old baby, found murdered in their house in Mahadev Nagar locality of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, police said.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : 2 Naxals identified as Sunil Yeshu Hichami & Paika Maji Pungati, arrested in Etapalli town of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra when they collecting money apparently to fund their activities, police said.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : A 9th class girl accused a 22-year-old youth of abduction and rape at his home in Ranchi city in Jharkhand, police said.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : More than 1.35 lakh personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force announced that they would contribute a day's salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to assist those affected by the Uttarakhand devastation.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : Additional director general of Gujarat Police moved the High Court, seeking quashing of the FIR filed against him by CBI in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : A Qatar Airways passenger, Raiz Ahmad, arriving from Doha, arrested in Kolkata airport after Customs officers detected 1.3 kg gold hidden in his shoe soles.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : BJP president Rajnath Singh appealed to Muslims to forget or ignore the 2002 post-Godhra riots, in an effort to reach out to minorities ahead of 2014 General Elections.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 : External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid said that the issues and challenges of minorities should be discussed by all political parties together to find logical solutions.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced a new scheme for pregnant women in the country under which they will get expenses for treatment, transportation & food at least 6 months before delivery date.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : Starting June 21, people now can pay their passport processing fees online and book an appointment with the passport office, appointments can be cancelled or rescheduled upto 2 times within 1 year of first appointment date.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : A youth axed his father to death in a fit of rage after he saw him allegedly slapping his mother in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, police said.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : The annual report of National Crime Research Bureau revealed that Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states in terms of murders.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : A BSF jawan murdered his wife on suspicion of having an extramarital affair before hanging himself in a well at Bhandara village in Gujarat, police said.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : The consumption of LPG has started to dip since government capped sale of subsidized cylinders to every household as sales have fallen for two successive months in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : A 71-year-old Retired Army doctor in Odisha arrested for allegedly murdering his 62-year-old wife and allegedly cutting her into 300 pieces and was trying to dispose her in parts.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : Rescuers have just two days time to carry out a mammoth evacuation of thousands stranded in Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, many of them old or ill and without food or shelter as next round of heavy rains expected on Monday.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : The principal of a junior college in Nalasopara (East) in Maharastra pays a former student Rs 50,000 for killing his wife whose body was chopped into pieces and dumped in separate locations, both were arrested.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 : Over 550 people have been killed and thousands still remain stranded in different parts of Uttarakhand and the government has already warned that the body count could rise.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : 6 hill forts of Rajasthan, the forts of Amber, Chittorgarh, Gangron, Jaisalmer, Kumbhalgarh & Ranthambore, included in UNESCO's World Heritage List in the 37th Meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Phnom Penh, Cambodia today (June 21).

Friday, June 21, 2013 : Uttar Pradesh CM & state president of Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav expelled his uncle, MLA Pramod Gupta from the party for 6 years on charges of anti-party activities.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : Uttarakhand Chief Minister said that 556 bodies have been recovered and there are reports that more could be buried under the debris.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : LK Advani invoked Jansangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookherjee to emphasize that BJP would need to join hands with other parties to defeat Congress.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : A 40-year-old man died due to excessive beating in police custody in Chandwak police station area in Uttar Pradesh, his family members alleged.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : The bottom 5% of the population had an average monthly per capital expenditure of Rs.521.44 in rural and Rs.700.50 in urban areas against Rs.4481 in rural and Rs.10282 in urban areas for the top 5% of the population, NSS survey says.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : Union govt decided to make it mandatory for all MBBS doctors to undergo 1 year rural posting to sit for post-graduation entrance examination.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : Some states still appear to be sceptical about letting nuclear-armed India into an influential body regulating sensitive atomic trade, diplomats said, suggesting Indian membership may not be imminent.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : India should increase prosecutions and conviction of all forms of trafficking, a US report said, observing that the country does not fully comply with the minimum standards to fight the crime.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : Around 51% of Indian workers self-employed, mostly in rural areas, while 33.5% of them casual labour and only 15.6% salaried employment, an official survey revealed.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : Rescue teams in Uttarakhand also troubled by calls from influential people to rescue their kin first though they were not caught in an emergency situation, in addition to bad weather and difficult terrain.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : At least 3 people including 2 children killed and 15 injured in the collapse of a 3-storey building in Mumbra in Thane district on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : Bihar's Nawada district court convicted 2 persons, including an ex-minister's son, to life imprisonment after finding them guilty in a double murder case 8 years ago.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : CBI & Income Tax department shortly to tell the Supreme Court that they found no proof to nail Niira Radia in the transcripts of her taped conversations recorded in connection with the 2G scam.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : Delhi govt set up 1153 tents in relief camps for over 10000 people across the capital after they evacuated from low-lying areas which flooded after Yamuna's water level rose.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : A Meghalaya police officer, accused of raping 2 minor girls in the Assembly constituency of CM Mukul Sangma, still on the run, police said.

Friday, June 21, 2013 : Rajesh & Nupur Talwar moved a petition in a special CBI court seeking 10 days time to challenge its June 18 order turning down their pleas, in which they demanded a number of exhibits to be examined by their DNA expert.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : The hand written journal of Vasco da Gama's pioneering voyage to India, during the 15th century, included in the list of world's most prestigious documents by the UNESCO.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : Anna Hazare accused the UPA govt of stabbing in his back on the issue of Lokpal Bill and once again threatened hunger strike from October 2 to press for a strong anti-Corruption Law.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : Women to get 30% concession on fares while travelling in Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses and the state govt will allocate Rs.100 crore for the purpose, CM Ashok Gehlot said.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh announced a special package of Rs.340 crore for flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : Gulf Air directed by the Delhi consumer commission to pay a compensation of Rs.5.32 lakh to a businessman for its deficient service, as it did not provide him accommodation when his flight from Tehran to Delhi postponed by a day.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : Chhattisgarh govt imposed a complete ban on fishing in the water bodies in the state for 2 months, to protect the fish stock during the breeding period in monsoon, the ban will remain effective till August 15.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : Global warming could lead to more extreme droughts in large parts of India, resulting in widespread food shortages and hardship in the country, in the next few decades, a new World Bank report warned.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : The 4 public sector non-life companies United India, New India Assurance, National Insurance and Oriental, having 70% share in market, receives approval from the regulator to raise rates for individual mediclaim policies by 30%.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : European antitrust regulators fined 9 drug makers, including India's Ranbaxy, a total of 146 million euros for blocking the supply of a cheaper anti-depressant to the market, the first EU sanction against such deals.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : The death toll in Uttarakhand, officially placed at 150 on the basis of body count, could be frighteningly higher running in thousands as 70000 still missing.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : India evinced interest in the set up of an anti-extremism task force by the UK following the terror attack on the streets of London last month.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : US secretary of state John Kerry would travel to India on June 23 to co-chair the 4th India-US Strategic Dialogue, his spokesperson said.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : Pre-natal sex-determination racket gone mobile in Karnataka as NIMC members caught a radiologist red-handed with his mobile ultrasound machine at a bus-stop in Doddaballapur, 43 km from Bangalore.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : Nearly 5000 Indians in Saudi Arabia found new jobs after the Indian Consulate in Jeddah took up proactive measures to help the expatriates affected by the Gulf Kingdom's new labour law.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : A 33-year-old woman arrested for attempting to cheat a diamond merchant by posing as the daughter-in-law of Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, police said.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : 3 youths lynched in Assam's Sonitpur district near Tezpur by villagers, driven by rumours of dark and nude men reportedly molesting women at night.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : A 2-year-old boy beaten to death while his pregnant mother and labourer father brutally beaten up by a brick kiln owner in Rajpur village in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : A special CBI court gave permission to the investigation agency for conducting a polygraph test on former minister and MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya in the Kunda DSP Zia-ul-Haq murder case.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 : Congress helped Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar comfortably clear the trust vote he had offered to take in the wake of his separation from the BJP, the gesture marked the first step towards a likely Congress-JD(U) tie-up.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : Congress leader Ajay Singh submitted a memorandum to Madhya Pradesh Governor demanding sacking of state Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta for allegedly taking money from a large number of unemployed youths for providing jobs in the police force.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh said that Rs.1000 crores to be released for Uttarakhand as disaster relief fund, Rs.2 lakhs will be given to families of those who died in the tragedy, Rs.1 lakh each to be given to those whose houses completely destroyed.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : Intensifying relief and rescue operations, the govt pressed into service 22 helicopters to airlift those stranded by flash floods in Uttarakhand where the death toll mounted to 150.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : The govt cancelled the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra of batches 2 to 10 due to torrential rains and flood in Uttarakhand that caused heavy damage to the route.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : The Economic Offence Wing sleuths today (June 19) raided several premises of 2 registry officers and seized documents of unaccounted cash and other property in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, police said.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : The Calcutta High Court on refused to grant the prayer for a CBI investigation into the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam at the present stage.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : The Uttar Pradesh unit of BJP demanded a high-level probe into the allegation of a ruling Samajwadi Party legislator, who claimed that corruption was rampant in Ballia district.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : BJP parliamentary board appointed former Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi as leader of the party in the Legislative Council and Nand Kishore Yadav as the head of the party in the state Assembly.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : Rajasthan Governor Margret Alva appointed Vice Chancellors of the 4 new govt universities set up in the state.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : US business organisations & advocacy groups launched a new alliance against what they allege as India's discriminatory economic policies, including intellectual property issues, which they claim hurt US jobs and economy.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : Samajwadi Party MLA Mohammed Ziauddin Rizvi claimed that corruption is at its peak under the Akhilesh Yadav-led govt in Uttar Pradesh, SP dismissed the allegations saying that it would look into the MLA's complaints.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : A Madhya Pradesh cardiologist & professor in government medical college in Jabalpur, R S Sharma invented a suicide-proof ceiling fan and calls it a simple contraption rigged up by using plain common sense.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : A sex racket busted in Delhi after 2 Uzbek women who held hostage for 5 months in a house and repeatedly sexually abused by customers, escaped, police said.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : The Madras high court said on Monday that marriage meant consummation of sexual interaction between a man and woman of marriageable age, with or without the rituals.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : A 15-year-old girl allegedly raped by her friend in Rajasthan's Alwar town and the video of the crime then uploaded on a social networking website, police said.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : The water level in the Yamuna set to rise over 207 metres, the highest the river touched in 35 years, more than 1,500 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas in east Delhi.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik distributed 5000 mobile phones to farmers saying that the instrument would help them plan farming, track market price of various agricultural produce and weather, the govt sanctioned Rs.2 crore for the project.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 : A group of miscreants looted Rs.3.5 lakh cash & gold jewellery worth several lakh from a garment agent's house in Burrabazar residing at Rameshwar Malia Lane in Howrah, West Bengal.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : IB special director Rajinder Kumar, who interrogated in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, told the CBI that the inputs generated by the intelligence agency were genuine and based on intercepts of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor T K A Nair to be called by the CBI to record his statement in the coal blocks allocation scam case.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : 3 bookies, arrested in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, alleged in a court that Delhi police extorted their confessions by using third degree torture.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : The Army's Central Command, which carrying out rescue & relief operation in the calamity hit Uttarakhand, said that as per an estimate more than 15000 pilgrims stranded on their way to pilgrimages as heavy damage caused to transport communications.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : Vodafone cut 2G data rates by 80%, from 10p/10kb to 2p/10kb, in Karnataka, UP West and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circles.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : Memon Ekka, the wife of ex-Jharkhand minister Anosh Ekka, surrendered before a special CBI court in a disproportionate assets case, court sent her to 14 days judicial remand.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : Prices of widely used medicines like painkillers, anti-infectives, antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs slated to come down by upto 50% by July-end, drug pricing regulator NPPA issued a notification to regulate prices of 150-odd essential medicines.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : Mumbai police named BMC officials & a shop-owner in Altaf Manzil among others in connection with the partial collapse of the 4-storeyed building in suburban Mahim last week that killed 10 persons.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : A Singapore-bound merchant vessel from Jeddah split into 2 around 840 nautical miles off the coast in Mumbai causing oil spill even as all the crew members were rescued, Coast Guard officials said.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : B Raman, one of the founders of India’s spy outfit RAW and the public face of its underrated and understated analysts community, passes away in Chennai at the age of 77.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : 8 people died and 15 others taken ill after they consumed toxic illicit country liquor at Bishnupur in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, police said.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : Jharkhand High Court rejected the bail petition of a Congress leader and his alleged accomplice in the Cash-for-Votes case, which cracked by the police a day before Ranchi mayoral elections in April this year.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : While Uttarakhand reels under floods with the Ganga flowing above the danger mark, Delhi is under threat as the Yamuna crossed the danger mark.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : A 3-year-old girl was run over and killed in Goregaon by a car allegedly being driven by a teenager Raunak Desai, son of former Mumbai corporator Sameer Desai and a relative of Congress leader Gurudas Kamat.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : A Delhi police head constable Tujendra Sharma died in a car accident near Hafizpur area in Uttar Pradesh ; taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 : In view of heavy floods in Uttarakhand that left a trail of death and devastation in the hill state killing 60 people and injuring many, BJP postponed its June 23 Jail Bharo Andolan in the state.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : Gujarat CM Narendra Modi to visit Ayodhya this week and will offer prayer at the disputed site.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : PM Manmohan Singh at Rashtrapati Bhavan told that in politics, there are no permanent enemies or permanent friends, they will decide as the situation evolves.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : A day after walked out of NDA, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said that his party could consider coming back to the alliance if L K Advani gets back at the helm of the party.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : At least 50 people died in heavy rains that lashed several parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : Mallikarjun Kharge was made the railways minister as 8 more inducted with veterans Sis Ram Ola and Oscar Fernandes making a comeback.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : TRAI said that it would allow carriers to offer free nationwide mobile roaming to subscribers for a fixed fee from July 1.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : After a separation of 17 years friendship between BJP and JD(U), BJP releasing Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's 2003 speech in which he praised Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as a leader with a future outside the state.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : A man named Liyaqat Ali murdered his 16-year-old daughter for seeking to marry against his wishes and tried to hide the crime by filing a missing person complaint, was arrested by police in Delhi.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : The international border with Pakistan in Punjab slowly emerging as the preferred area for illegal Bangladeshi migrants to cross over into Pakistan as the 1st step towards finding employment in the Middle-East, BSF officials said.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : Jharkhand govt's 3 senior officials who were part of the screening committee which cleared Jindal Steel and Power Ltd & Gagan Sponge Iron Ltd’s names for allocation of coal blocks, are under the lens.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : 3 policemen allegedly involved in smuggling of illicit arms and ammunition were arrested by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police in Hamirpur district, police said.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : The in-charge of the blood bank and 2 laboratory technicians at Assam's Mangaldai Civil Hospital were suspended, 4 persons were transfused HIV-infected blood.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : 8 police personnel who were suspended after a suspected auto thief died in their custody in Ghaziabad, yet to be arrested, a police official said.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : The Haryana govt achieved 97% of the target of providing free water connections to households of members belonging to Scheduled Castes in the state.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : 2 persons were arrested for allegedly making fake driving licenses and birth certificates in north-west Delhi.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : A student been nabbed from Gurgaon for threatening the BJP MLA, Jagrupsinh Rajput from Bapunagar in Ahmedabad, the police said.

Monday, June 17, 2013 : Suspected GNLA rebels lobbed a grenade at a police station in western part of Meghalaya, no casualties reported so far.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : Stung by JD(U)'s decision to break away from NDA, BJP slammed the erstwhile ally for insulting the landslide mandate given to the coalition in the 2010 Assembly polls and called for a Bihar Bandh on June 18 to protest against the deceit.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : Low-cost carrier AirAsia announced industry leader Ratan Tata as chief advisor to the board of its Indian venture and promised Nano airfares once it begins operating flights in the country.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : Another Union minister CP Joshi submitted his resignation after Ajay Maken, ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, which expected on Monday.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : The state BJP vice-president CP Thakur declared today (June 16) that they are ready to quit the Nitish Kumar ministry in Bihar and sit in the opposition benches.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : IBM, the world's largest computer services provider, initiated a global restructuring plan by laying-off almost 2800 employees in North America so far and more job cuts in offing in other nations like India.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : 5 people have tested positive for HIV after blood transfusion at Mangaldai Civil Hospital in Darrang district of Assam.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : Jet Airways and Etihad may have to re-work the ownership structure proposed in the Rs.2058 crore deal with key ministries including Civil Aviation and Corporate Affairs raising concerns over ultimate control of the domestic carrier.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : Police claimed to have rescued about 20 girls, who allegedly being trafficked from Jharkhand to Delhi, and 3 persons were arrested in this connection.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : A 5-year-old girl was abducted and gangraped near a Gurgaon metro station in Haryana, the police looking for 3 suspects, the doctors said that the girl is in a critical condition and to be operated upon soon.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : 3 motorcycle-borne youths, including a minor, were crushed to death by a private bus following a dispute with its driver in Bahedi area in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : A Punjab Police constable was dismissed from service for allegedly sodomizing an 8-year-old boy in Jalandhar, an official said.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : Goods worth crores of rupees were destroyed after a fire broke out in a shoe factory in the 4-storey building of Basant Overseas on the Agra-Delhi highway, the blaze been brought under control, a police official said.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 : A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging in a police station in Delhi on Saturday evening, police said.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 : Petrol dearer by Rs.2 per litre from midnight today (June 15).

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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