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BJP leader Tevatia, six others attacked; over 100 rounds fired

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijpal Tevatia and six others were shot at by unidentified assailants, who allegedly fired more than 100 rounds at his convoy at Muradnagar in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh late Thursday evening.

12 Aug 2016

Charges framed against 5 terror accused with alleged LeT links

A special NIA court here today framed charges against five persons accused of having links with Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-E-Taiba and hatching a conspiracy to carry out killings in India to cause communal strife.

11 Aug 2016

HC allows Asaram's trial through video conference in rape case

The Gujarat High Court today allowed a Gandhinagar sessions court to conduct the trial of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing rape charge, through video conference from Jodhpur jail.

11 Aug 2016

Rebel Congress leader Kalikho Pul,elected as Chief Minister by Arunachal MLAs, addressing a press conference in Guwahati in 2015 (File photo | PTI)
Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul cremated

Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, who allegedly committed suicide at his official residence, was cremated today at Hawai in Anjaw district with full state honours.

11 Aug 2016

Indian 'spy' who was jailed in Pakistan prison for 18 years dies, family refuses to cremate body

A man who was jailed for 18 years in Pakistan on charges of spying today died at Khehra village here but his family has refused to cremate the body, demanding fulfillment of promises made by the government. 

11 Aug 2016

Four youths feared drowned off Rajodi beach

Four teenage boys are feared drowned off Rajodi beach in Palghar district neighbouring Mumbai during high tide today, police said.

11 Aug 2016

Top militant caught by security forces in Manipur

A top militant of the insurgent outfit Thadaou People Liberation Army (TPLA) has been caught by the security forces in Manipur's Senapati district, officials said today.    

11 Aug 2016

Sonia Gandhi running fever, hospital stay extended

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, undergoing treatment at a private hospital for the last nine days after after taking ill during a roadshow in Varanasi, is running fever and doctors have advised her to extend her stay by a few days.

11 Aug 2016

Husband-wife commit suicide leaving behind 4 minor daughters

A 28-year-old man and his wife have allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a well in village Oondi here, leaving behind their four minor daughters, police said today.

11 Aug 2016

India may grant consular access to captured Pakistan terrorist

India has handed over to Pakistan High Commission here a letter from suspected LeT terrorist Bahadur Ali, written in his own hand, seeking legal assistance, and said the Pakistani national may be provided consular access, if sought by Islamabad.

11 Aug 2016

Opposition in Lok Sabha demands ban on cow vigilante outfits

Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement against cow vigilante groups, Biju demanded action against these outfits and not remain confined to words alone.

11 Aug 2016

AAP MLA Sharad Chauhan granted bail in party woman worker's suicide case

Chauhan was earlier denied bail by a magisterial court which had noted that the probe was at a nascent stage.

11 Aug 2016

Antrix-Devas deal case: Ex-ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair named in CBI chargesheet

The accused officials "thus caused wrongful gain of Rs 578 crore" to the private firm and its owners, CBI alleged.

11 Aug 2016

Delhi HC rejects pleas seeking cancellation of Kanhaiya Kumar's bail

The court was hearing two pleas that sought cancellation of the bail granted to Kanhaiya Kumar, claiming that Kumar had violated the bail conditions imposed by the Delhi High Court.

11 Aug 2016

India snubs Pakistan on Kashmir again, says it has no 'locus standi'

Strongly rebuffing Pakistan on Kashmir, India today said it has no "locus standi" in the matter and its attempt to internationalise the issue will not "whitewash" cross-border terrorism supported by it.   

11 Aug 2016

Sushma Swaraj meets family of Ansari, Indian prisoner in lodged Pakistan, assures them all help

Swaraj last week had directed the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to seek consular access to Ansari.

11 Aug 2016

Gujarat's Land Bill gets presidential nod, consent clauses for land acquisition done away with

The amended bill was passed by the state legislative assembly on March 31 this year. Then it was sent for presidential assent.

11 Aug 2016

Only 2 percent applicants tested positive for drug abuse: Punjab Police

Banking on the initial results of the largest-ever dope-testing exercise in the country, the Punjab Police on Thursday claimed that only around two per cent among thousands of candidates for police recruitment had tested positive for substance (drugs) abuse.

11 Aug 2016

Irom Sharmila at her ward at JNIMS in Imphal on Wednesday. (EPS)
Actress Renuka Shahane offers Irom Sharmila her home

Abandoned and isolated by the Manipuri people she had fought for these past 16 years, Sharmila has no place to go

11 Aug 2016

Rajya Sabha passes Bill to raise maternity leave to 26 weeks

The bill is expected to would benefit about 1.8 million women in the organised sector.

11 Aug 2016

Maternity bill to motivate women employees to work harder, says Labour secretary

Yesterday, the Union Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to the amendments made to the Maternity Benefits Act that aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.

11 Aug 2016