Reacting to the state Anti-Corruption Bureau's request to the government for sanction to initiate an 'open inquiry' against deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and former minister Sunil Tatkare, the Nationalist Congress Party today said it was an attempt to defame the party and its leaders.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today talked to his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the alleged case of ragging of state Cooperative Minister Jai Kumar Singh's 14-year-old son at the famous Scindia School in Gwalior.
The Opposition BJP in Bihar today raked up the issue of inauguration of facilities at a government hospital in Patna by former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar holding that it 'demeaned' the office of the Chief Minister.
The funeral of veteran Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy was held on the outskirts of Bangalore on Saturday afternoon. Thousands paid tribute to the rationalist and writer - a man respected for his literary creations and admired for his sharp mind.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who has faced intense criticism for shunting out whistleblower officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMs, today claimed that he is committed to transparency at India's leading medical institute.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today defended her decision to deny the Leader of Opposition or LoP's post to the Congress, a day after the Supreme Court expressed its concern about the crucial post remaining vacant.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has reportedly suggested that appealing against the acquittal of Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and another pontiff Vijayendra in the 2004 murder case of a temple manager in Tamil Nadu will be futile.
Goa BJP leader Dr Wilfred Mesquita has dismissed the possibility of Goa toeing the line of Kerala, which is outlining a ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in a phased manner. He said consuming liquor is a part of the state's culture.