Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's close confidant and BJP General Secretary Amit Shah has been appointed as the person in charge of the politically-crucial state of Uttar Pradesh. BJP president Rajnath Singh, in a reorganisation of the party's poll machinery in the run up to the general elections next year, has also put controversial BJP leader Varun Gandhi in charge of the party's affairs in West Bengal.
A team of Delhi police Special Cell on Sunday conducted searches at various hotels in Mumbai in which the arrested IPL players stayed to collect evidence and to find out if there was a link between the spot-fixing case and the bookies who were arrested by the Mumbai police.
For 14 months after her ordeal in February last year, Kolkata's Park Street rape survivor struggled to find a job to support her ailing mother and two daughters.
A day after the death of a serial blasts accused in police custody, the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Forty-two policemen, including former Director General of Police Vikram Singh and Director General of Police, Training, Brij Lal, have already been booked in the case.
Written by Saurabh Gupta | Sunday May 19, 2013, Thane
Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar today attacked Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying the latter was "proud" of the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter episode which has seen several of the state's top cops in the dock.
In the wake of controversy over spot-fixing in IPL matches, the Sports Ministry has started holding consultations with the Law Ministry to draft a new law to deal with betting in sports.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today in a "firm, upfront and constructive" manner raised India's boundary concerns with visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and said it is essential to maintain peace and tranquility at the border, government sources have told NDTV. Dr Singh, sources added, said that without maintaining peace at the border, the relationship between the two countries will suffer.
Violent clashes between workers of Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the opposition Congress were reported from at least two places as the polling for local self-government bodies ended on Sunday evening, officials said.
Press Trust of India | Sunday May 19, 2013, London
Two masked British teenagers brandishing carving knives in an attempt to rob an Indian-origin shopkeeper in Leicester have been sentenced for the crime.
Reuters | Sunday May 19, 2013, Johannesburg
South Africa's justice minister on Sunday accused an Indian High Commission official and some South Africans of colluding to obtain permission for a plane chartered by a rich family close to President Jacob Zuma to use an air force base to land.