A local court ordered registration of cases against four people, including a woman's husband and mother-in-law, for allegedly forcing her to "prove" her "chastity" in front of a community panchayat by holding red-hot iron rods, if she wanted to live with her husband.
Prominent builders and businessmen have been named in an FIR filed by Pune police in connection to a massive land scam allegedly worth hundreds of crores. Among those named in the FIR are 2G case accused Vinod Goenka and Shahid Balwa of DB Realty and builder Atul Chordia of the Panchshil Realty Group.
Three more people have died due to suspected Encephalitis at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri, taking the death toll to 70 in the last two weeks.
India along with BRICS countries today voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza.
A lawyers' body has criticised retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's recent remarks and said he has "lowered the dignity" of the judiciary by levelling "false allegations" against three ex-Chief Justices of India.
In a significant development, the government today expressed its willingness to review certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act which was projected as one of the landmark laws implemented by the UPA.
Ruling out the possibility of privatisation of Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said several decisions like those on aircraft purchases were "forced" on it and taken without any planning in mind.
India was in touch with Japan to finalise dates for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to that country which was earlier deferred due to the Budget Session of Parliament.
For the seventh time in a row, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case adjourned the hearing today till September 3, after the judge went on a summer vacation.
Incensed over reports that Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a fasting Muslim worker to eat in the Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, several opposition parties today wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan demanding an inquiry into the incident.
The Lok Sabha today passed a bill allowing the Central government to withdraw Rs 60.49 lakh crore form the Consolidated Fund to meet its expenditure during 2014-15, thus completing the second phase of the budgetary exercise.
The recent rise in temperature, especially during night time, is having a negative impact on India's wheat production, according to a new study that warned of "serious implications" to the country's food security.
Scattered rainfall occurred in parts of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday bringing down the maximum temperature by up to two degrees Celsius in the region.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today reallocated portfolios to four ministers in his cabinet after dropping two ministers yesterday consequent to the resignation of dissident minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.
A day after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to file a chargesheet against the Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis deal, saying there is enough evidence to prosecute them, there is still no word from former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi.