Defending their sudden spate of conversion activities, Sangh Parivar groups say they are only reacting to conversions by Christian and Muslim groups, whose proselytisation activities are altering India's demographics.
Exit polls have predicted a near complete victory for the BJP and its alliance in Jharkhand and a hung Assembly with upper hand for the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir in the just-concluded Assembly elections.
The central government aims to construct 30 km of highways every day in the next two years, and has also asked the industry to invest in development of inland waterways in the country, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday.
Trinamool Congress on Saturday hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his veiled attack on accusing it of creating obstructions in the Rajya Sabha and said BJP should fight the party politically and not make it a "slanging match".
Jammu and Kashmir registered its highest voter turn-out in assembly elections in the last 25 years with an estimated 65 per cent of voters casting their votes, as the fifth and final phase of polling ended on Saturday.
A top medical officer from Rajasthan's Kota, who had resigned on Friday after being allegedly abused by a BJP lawmaker, said he will take back his resignation after a meeting with the state's health minister today.
Expressing his support for the a bill against conversions, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today asked opposition parties to facilitate bringing such a law in Parliament, if they "did not like conversions".
Diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who was stripped of her duties over unauthorised statements to the media, told NDTV on Saturday that she was not going to resign from her post, despite facing an administrative inquiry.
On the terrace of a Gorakhpur hotel on a chilly morning, Sunil Singh, president of the Hindu Yuva Vahini described his programme, scheduled for the day, to bring back Muslim families in a village in the nearby district of Kushinagar into the Hindu fold.