Border Security Force soldiers frisk farmers at the India-Bangladesh border in Lankamura village, on the outskirts of Agartala.
Border Security Force soldiers frisk farmers at the India-Bangladesh border in Lankamura village, on the outskirts of Agartala.

Supreme Court: why is eastern border still porous?

It directed the building of motorable roads alongside the international border and installation of floodlights to prevent incidents ranging from incursion to cross-border trafficking. »
Former TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. File photo.

Supreme Court to hear Jayalalithaa case today

She has already filed appeal papers in Karnataka High Court in assets case »

Cabinet nod for amended Bill

Centre is keen to introduce it in Parliament during the current session »
IMPHAL, December 18, 2014

Manipur insurgents held

Personnel of 12 Bihar Regiment have arrested a man, Hero Taorem, said to be a member of the underground organisation, Kangleipak Communist party (Military Task Force). A 9 mm pistol and some round... »
BHOPAL, December 18, 2014

Satyarthi’s school to be named after him

The government school in Vidisha, in which Kailash Satyarthi, winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize had his primary education, is set to be named after him. Madhya Pradesh Chief Ministe... »
NEW DELHI, December 18, 2014

Defence Acquisition Council clears deals worth Rs. 4,400 crore

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, met here on Wednesday and approved deals estimated at about Rs. 4,400 crore but deferred a decision on an Avro... »
NEW DELHI, December 18, 2014

Centre means no disrespect to Christmas, says Venkaiah

Facing Opposition charges of misleading the Lok Sabha on observing Good Governance Day on Christmas to mark the birthday of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Union government on... »
NEW DELHI, December 18, 2014

Consult us before appointing CVC, SC tells govt.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the government to consult it before appointing the Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioner.Appearing before a Bench led by Chief Justi... »
NEW DELHI, December 18, 2014

SC questions role of IPL team mentors

The Supreme Court on Wednesday quizzed the BCCI on how it had allowed former India captain K. Srikkanth to be a national team selector when he was already a mentor for an IPL team.The Court... »
NEW DELHI, December 18, 2014

We have done nothing wrong: Modi

Even as the fracas continued in the Rajya Sabha for the third consecutive day over the Opposition demand for a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a debate on communal incidents, the govern... »
K. Srikkanth
NEW DELHI, December 17, 2014

SC questions Srikkanth’s dual role

Reserving its verdict on the role of BCCI president-in-exile N. Srinivasan in Indian cricket, the Supreme Court quizzed the Board on Wednesday on how it had allowed former India captain K. Srikkan... »
December 17, 2014

Parliament snippets: Rajiv Gandhi’s horoscope

Rajiv Gandhi’s Horoscope Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has decided to strengthen the Parliament research wing for supplementing the information base for members.... »
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. File photo
Bhubaneswar, December 17, 2014

BJP, Congress demands questioning of Odisha CM in coal block allocation case

A day after the CBI was directed by a special court to examine former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the case of Talabira II coal block allocation to Hindalco, BJP and Congress on Wednesday deman... »

12 of 34 nurses evacuated from Libya to reach Kochi on Thursday

Government launches 'Clean India, Green India' calender

Togadia says ancestors of Indian Muslims were Hindus

We’re fully alert, govt on China-Pak nuke deal

Peshawar attack: Govt. advisory on school security

Parliament condemns Peshawar school massacre

Mehdi’s focus was not India, say interrogators

Hindutva outfit shelves ‘biggest-ever’ event

On Christmas Day BJP MPs will have their hands full

Political vacuum developing in T.N.: BJP

New Delhi, December 18, 2014

Govt. calendar has cleanliness, digital India as themes

India’s official calendar for 2015 reflects the Union government’s commitment to cleanliness and vision of Digital India, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said while releasing it... »
NEW DELHI, December 18, 2014

They gave birth after sterilisation

Seven years after she underwent a sterilisation procedure, 40-year-old Shalini Devi (name changed) gave birth again. A resident of Bankat in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot, Shalini Devi says she was “... »
Aligarh, December 18, 2014

‘Ghar vapsi plan postponed, not cancelled’

Under pressure from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rein in Hindutva groups, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh might have forced Dharam Jagaran Samiti to call off its plan to convert thousands of Mus... »
U.S. President Barack Obama
NEW DELHI, December 18, 2014

Officials try to break nuclear logjam ahead of Obama visit

Officials of the “India-US contact group” on civil nuclear cooperation met in Delhi this week to try and break the logjam between both countries ahead of U.S. President Obama’s visit to Delhi on J... »
NEW DELHI, December 18, 2014

Sahara’s plea on bank accounts

Already grappling with the challenge of raising Rs. 10,000 crore to pay for the release of its chief Subrata Roy on bail, the Sahara group on Wednesday pleaded with the Supreme Court to defreeze i... »
Chennai/Madurai, December 18, 2014

Flight cancellations leave passengers harried

With SpiceJet flights remaining grounded for the first half of the day on Wednesday, the passengers were the worst hit. The heavy traffic at the airline’s call centre put off many passenger... »
New Delhi, December 18, 2014

United Opposition firm on PM’s response

A united Opposition made it clear on Wednesday that it was not willing to settle for anything less than Prime Minister Narendra Modi responding to a debate on the spate of communal statements made... »
A child prays during a candle light vigil for the victims of a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, at a private School in Chennai on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI, December 17, 2014

India, Pak. unite in hour of grief

Pakistan’s hour of grief has turned into a moment of solidarity across the border, as parliamentarians, students and ordinary citizens in India stood in silence as a tribute to the 144 students an... »    
New Delhi, December 17, 2014

Death penalty to hijackers in new bill in Rajya Sabha

A bill that proposes the death penalty for hijackers and gives security forces the right to shoot down an aircraft which may be used as a missile was Wednesday introduced in the Rajya Sabha.... »
Vyankatesh Abdeo, Central secretary, Vishva Hindu Parishad. Photo: Vivek Bendre
MUMBAI, December 17, 2014

Converts to Hinduism can choose caste: VHP

Amid the ongoing controversy over ‘ghar vapsi,’ the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has claimed those who re-convert to Hinduism from Islam or Christianity will be allowed to choose a caste for themselves a... »

In Shikaripara, tribal activist challenges Shibu legacy

SC to Centre: Don’t appoint CVC without our permission

Existing account enough to avail Jan Dhan benefits

HRD Ministry to discuss higher education reforms with states

PETA India names ex-SC judge ‘Man of the Year’

‘As Hindus or Christians, we continue to do menial jobs’

India mourns Peshawar victims

Venkaiah wary of controversy

How safe is Delhi for its women?

Honour for DRDO centre chief

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