The Aam Aadmi Party today removed Sucha Singh Chhotepur as its Punjab chief over allegations that he took bribe for assigning a constituency to a party candidate for the assembly elections to be held early next year.
A draft law that aims to make surrogacy 'legal and transparent' in India was today cleared by the cabinet. The Surrogacy Bill, 2016 seeks to protect the rights of both the surrogate and the child. The government has announced that it will take up the Bill in the Winter Session of the parliament later this year.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting Kashmir from today to review security and, he said, interact with civil society groups, political parties and other stakeholders as the government launches an outreach promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought a report from the Indian Navy chief on the leak of thousands of pages of secret data on the combat capability of the Scorpene-class submarines being built in India in a 3.5-billion-dollar project.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel has set up a two-member committee to investigate the allegation of athlete OP Jaisha that Indian officials were not present to give her refreshments as she ran the marathon at the Rio Olympics.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi today as the flood situation worsened in the state. More than five lakh people have been affected and over 2 lakh people have reportedly lost their homes in flood-ravaged Bihar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today emphasised that there must be dialogue to find a solution to the unrest that has roiled Kashmir for over a month, and called on all political parties to reach out to the people of the Valley.
Army Chief Dalbir Singh has dropped a bombshell by submitting in the Supreme Court a document accusing one of his predecessors, union minister VK Singh, of victimizing him and trying to stop his promotion. This is the first case of an army chief going public with allegations against a former chief.
Haryana Minister Anil Vij, the latest politician to join the non-playing Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics, put out a clarification today after being derided in newspaper reports for claiming that he wanted to "stand with" players from his state but skipping their events.
Accused of "completely destroying" the Yamuna riverbed in Delhi with its massive "World Culture Festival", Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living foundation today dismissed an expert panel's report to the country's top environmental court as fraud.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day. The 17th Century fort - a heritage monument -- and its adjoining areas have been put under an unprecedented air-to-ground security blanket.