Narendra Modi has written to Chief Ministers urging them to oppose the Centre's Bill to check communal violence, on a day the Prime Minister rebutted his criticism and asserted that the proposed law was not a "vote-catching gimmick."
South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant.
Bus services were badly hit and shops and offices were shut on Thursday in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh due to protests against a plan to expand the proposed new state by adding two more districts. A group of ministers has reportedly favoured adding two more districts to the proposed new state, which would be politically beneficial to the Congress. But faced with fierce protests from the region, top Congress sources say the original Telangana proposal is not off the table yet.
Delhi turned up in record numbers on Wednesday to vote for its next government. The voting ended at around 8:30 pm with a record voter turnout of 67 per cent. For the first time, the capital has three choices: the incumbent Congress, the main opposition party the BJP, and Arvind Kejriwal's new Aam Aadmi Party.
Delhi turned up in record numbers today to vote for its next government. At 7 pm, the voter turnout was an unprecedented 66 per cent. For the first time, the capital has three choices: the incumbent Congress, the main opposition party the BJP, and Arvind Kejriwal's new Aam Aadmi Party.
Millions voted in Delhi on Wednesday in polls seen as a barometer of how Indians will vote in the general election just months away. A record turnout of over 63 per cent was seen by debutant Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party as a positive sign as they hoped to upstage three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit and BJP's doctor-politician Harsh Vardhan.
Five days after an IT professional was raped at a fancy resort in Kerala, two men who worked with a pest control company have been arrested.
The Centre has made major changes in a controversial Bill to check communal violence, which had been opposed by several states and the opposition as an attempt to infringe on the Constitutional rights of a state. But the redrafted Bill has failed to end the political divide ahead of the winter session of Parliament, with the BJP today accusing the government of trying to polarize voters.
A controversial Bill to check communal violence, which was redrafted after strong objections from several parties, may be introduced in the winter session of Parliament beginning Thursday. BJP leader Arun Jaitley today accused the government of trying to polarise voters by circulating the amended Bill among states, but not the Opposition.
The Centre has decided to redraw the boundaries of the proposed Telangana state to include two more districts, in a political decision reportedly cleared by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The cabinet is likely to clear the proposal on Wednesday before sending it to the President.
A 40-year old IT professional from Bangalore was allegedly raped at an upscale resort in Kerala on Friday.
Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal, who will be in the custody of Goa Police for the next six days, was today taken to hospital for a sexual potency test, mandatory in cases of sexual assault.
Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka, has been sent to police custody for six days by a Goa Sessions court. Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Shama Joshi passed the order for Mr Tejpal's remand on a plea by the police, which had brought the Tehelka founder to court before noon today.
Rejecting Tehelka news magazine founder Tarun Tejpal's anticipatory bail plea, a court in Goa on Saturday ruled that the material on record prima facie indicate that he is involved in committing acts which constitute offences of custodial rape and outraging the modesty of the woman.
Virtual currencies, or digital cash, are gaining popularity as a new way to purchase goods or services. They are not regulated or issued by a central bank. The most popular virtual currency is Bitcoin, which soared above $1,000 for the first time on Wednesday.