The massive fire that broke out during a cultural event at the Make In India week in Mumbai this evening has been brought under control after continuous efforts by fire fighters for nearly 30 minutes. There has been no report of any casualty.
The Home Ministry today said Home minister Rajnath Singh's comment that Lashkar-e Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed has supported the protests at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, was based on inputs from "different agencies". The statement came after the minister's remark triggered a huge political controversy and Left leaders suggested that he prove his claims.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers are holding a public interaction session today as Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party government completes one year in office. The ministers will answer phone calls from people, take their feedback and offer them a report card of the government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a huge gathering in Mumbai this evening at the launch of the Make in India week. The FDI environment for the country, he said, has never been better, detailing the fast track growth the country has witnessed since his government came to power.
The Delhi Government on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the ongoing controversy at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University that has acquired a political colour. The Congress alleged that its senior leader Anand Sharma was attacked by students of the BJP-linked union. The campus has been on the boil since Friday, when a student was arrested and charged with sedition for holding a programme on executed parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
The row over an event at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to protest Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's execution escalated on Saturday with former army officers threatening to return their degrees from the institution. At least eight students have been debarred from academic activities pending a disciplinary inquiry and a union leader arrested. On Friday, president of JNU's students' union and an activist of a Left-linked group, Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on sedition charge.
Make in India Week - a glitzy, week-long programme to showcase India as a preferred manufacturing destination was launched in Mumbai this evening by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the uncertain worldwide economic environment, the Prime Minister said India was the right place to invest.
A student of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi was arrested for sedition over a controversial event held in support of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged in 2013. Upset by the arrest and the heavy police presence on the campus, the faculty in a statement expressed concern about the "threat to democratic ethos."
Terrorist David Coleman Headley has told a Mumbai court that Ishrat Jehan, the 19-year-old student killed in an encounter in Gujarat in 2004, was a member of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar e Taiba.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a restricted meeting at his 7 Race Course Road residence with visiting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The crown prince, who arrived on Wednesday on a three-day visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
At a time climate scientist RK Pachauri faces a legal challenge to his bail in a sexual harassment case, a second woman has surfaced with similar allegations. Dr Pachauri, 75, is a serial offender, the woman has told NDTV.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi is in India on a three-day visit which is expected to take the ties between the two nations to a new high. Breaking protocol, PM Modi received Mr Al Nahyan at the Delhi airport. President Pranab Mukherjee will also host a special lunch for the Crown Prince.
Written by Pallava Bagla | Wednesday February 10, 2016, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Scientists who have examined rock samples from Vellore say it is unlikely that a meteorite killed a bus driver at a college campus in this Tamil Nadu town, a theory favoured by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.