Raghuvar Das became the first non-tribal to take oath on Sunday as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand. File photo
Raghuvar Das became the first non-tribal to take oath on Sunday as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand. File photo

Raghubar Das becomes Jharkhand’s first non-tribal CM

Four Ministers — three from the BJP and one from the AJSU — also take oath; Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh fail to make it due to bad weather »
In this December 19, 2014 photo, West Bengal Transport and Sports Minister Madan Mitra is brought to a court in Kolkata.

West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra discharged from hospital

The hospital authorities had decided to discharge Mr. Mitra after "nothing significant was found in the medical tests on him". »
Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben had asked the government to explain the definition of protocol and sought details about what is included under it and what other benefits she is entitled for as per that protocol. File photo

Modi’s wife denied information under RTI

Police say information on the security cover to her is related to local intelligence bureau which is exempted under RTI Act. »
Panaji, December 28, 2014

RSS open to re-conversion of Goan Catholics

In the midst of a nationwide row over the issue of re-conversion, a senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) official said that the organisation was open to facilitate the ‘Ghar Wapsi’ of willing... »
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inspects a relief camp in Kumargram on Saturday.
KOLKATA, December 28, 2014

Mamata meets displaced Adivasis

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday visited Alipuduar district where 1,000 Adivasis have taken refuge following ethnic violence in Assam.“They are more than our guests.... »
Contaminated water at Baghpat in western Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Munish Kumar
Meerut, December 28, 2014

PMO seeks probe into deaths caused by river pollution in U.P.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has ordered a quick investigation into the deaths reportedly caused by the consumption of the “contaminated and poisonous” waters of the Krishna and the Hindon ri... »
SHIMLA, December 28, 2014

Jail initiative award for Himachal Police

The video conferencing project Jailvaarta launched by the Prisons Cell of Himachal Pradesh Police has been awarded “The Manthan-South Asia and Asia Pacific Award 2014” as the best e-governan... »
Gateway of India. Photo: Shashi Ashiwal
MUMBAI, December 28, 2014

No guards for the Gateway of India

As part of efforts to prevent another 26/11-type attack, the Mumbai Police want heightened security at the Gateway of India, but the various agencies concerned are unable to agree on how to go abo... »
PANAJI, December 27, 2014

Goa CM to focus on essential services in rural areas

Inaugurating the two-day Ravindra Mahotsav at Sankhali in north Goa on Saturday, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said his government will lay special emphasis on essential services, quality edu... »
Indore, December 27, 2014

White tiger dies in Indore zoo after cobra bites

A white tiger on Saturday died after being bitten by a venomous cobra at the Kamala Nehru zoo in Indore. Three-year-old white tiger ‘Rajjan’ was found dead inside the cage at the zoo on Sat... »
“All SHOs have been asked to be more vigilant, particularly in areas which are close to the border,” Jaisalmer District SP Rajiv Pachar said on Saturday. File photo shows a camel race held during the International Desert Festival in Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer, December 27, 2014

Security beefed up in Jaisalmer after threat emails

Security has been tightened in the border district of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan after »
Sasaram (Bihar), December 27, 2014

Train runs over 5 during track maintenance in Bihar

A speeding train on Saturday ran over five rail maintenance staff, including an inspector, near Kamhau railway station under Mughalsarai division of ECR in Bihar’s Rohtas district, an offi... »
Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary (left) disqualified four rebel JD (U) MLAs on Saturday for anti-party activities. In this file photo, he is seen with JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar
Patna, December 27, 2014

Four JD(U) MLAs disqualified from Bihar Assembly

After the disqualification of four Janata Dal (United) MLAs last month, Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhury terminated the membership of four other rebel legislators on Saturday for “ant... »

Surat cop suspended for indiscipline

BJP, Congress demoralised, claims Naveen Patnaik

Army Chief makes aerial survey of violence-hit areas

Ban sale of opium in Rajasthan: SAD

Assam massacre: Mamata promises help

BJP begins talks with stakeholders

Mahasabha firm on installing Godse statue

ED probing FEMA violations by foreigners in buying property in Goa

Majithia questioning ahead of BJP anti-drug campaign raises eyebrows

PATNA, December 28, 2014

RJD-JD(U) merger: threat to Manjhi government

The plan to merge six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar, including the ruling Janata Dal(United) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal, has been gathering pace, but it may pose a threat to the Jitan... »
A Bodo woman with her new born at a relief camp in Kokrajhar district of Assam on Saturday. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
Pakhriguri (Kokrajhar), December 28, 2014

Tribal families had no inkling of attack

Bullets fired by National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit) militants took five lives and injured four in this backward Adivasi village in Kokrajhar district on the night of December 23.»
Parkash Singh Badal
FATEHGARH SAHIB, December 28, 2014

Conversions won’t be allowed in Punjab, says Badal

Condemning “forced religious conversions” across the country, Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, especially Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, called upon the Sikh community on Saturday to pres... »
LUCKNOW, December 28, 2014

Logistical doubts over Obama’s Varanasi visit

U.S. President Barack Obama may include Varanasi in his itinerary during his visit next month as chief guest at the Republic Day parade. Though officials in Lucknow and Varanasi are still c... »
Panaji, December 27, 2014

HJS condemns Advani for appreciating 'PK'

The Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS), rightwing Hindu outfit has condemned senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani for lauding the movie PK. In a press note issued her... »
MNS president Raj Thackeray
MUMBAI, December 27, 2014

MNS faces split, Raj aide meets Uddhav

Months after the disastrous performance in the Maharashtra Assembly polls and prior to that in the Lok Sabha election, Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) faces prospect of... »

Saradha Group Chit Fund chief Sudipta Sen. File photo
New Delhi, December 27, 2014

Saradha scam: CBI registers two fresh cases

The CBI on Saturday registered two fresh cases against Sudipta Sen, Chairman of Saradha group, in connection with alleged cheating of investors in Assam by the company.The CBI sources said... »
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said his party was holding talks
NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, December 27, 2014
J & K govt. formation

Keen to provide stable government in J&K: BJP

BJP sources maintained that although the PDP has won three more seats (28), the BJP has got the largest vote share (27 per cent), making it a major stakeholder and a chief minister aspirant. The P... »
Jammu, December 27, 2014

Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along International Border

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kathua districts, drawing retaliation from the Border Security Force. This is the fourth ceasefire vi... »
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
NEW DELHI, December 27, 2014

Jaitley denies family used Naval copter

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has denied that his family used a Navy helicopter to attend a wedding in Goa this past week. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Mr. Jaitley refuted the... »

Eight killed in Bhiwandi timbre mart fire

Four injured in grenade attack in Imphal

Haryana Govt. seeks special financial package this Budget

Assam massacre: Joint operations along border planned

Villagers restart protest against stone-crushers

A conundrum for PDP, NC

Attempt to build Godse 'temple' an act of sedition, says Congress MP

J&K Governor writes to PDP, BJP on govt. formation