46 Indian nurses held captive in war-torn Iraq have been freed by the Sunni militant group ISIS and are on their way home.
The nurses, who will take a flight to India from Erbil airport, are expected to reach India by tomorrow morning.
Trinamool party MP and popular Bengali actor Tapas Pal, who has been caught on camera purportedly threatening to send "our boys to rape CPM women if necessary," does not deserve to sit in Parliament, CPM leader Brinda Karat said today.
On hazy footage aired by local TV channels yesterday, Mr Pal is clearly heard assuring party workers that members of other parties will not be allowed to harm them.
Reports of the Narendra Modi government's plans to replace governors appointed during the UPA regime have unleashed a massive political controversy. One of them, Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi resigned today.
Senior BJP leader and union minister for rural development Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi today. He was 64.
Mr Munde was on his way to the Delhi airport when his car met with an accident at around 6.20 this morning in the Moti Bagh area of the capital.
The comment made by Jitendra Singh - union minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office in the Narendra Modi-led government - about holding a debate on Article 370 has sparked off a major political row.
Leaders of various political parties, notably those from Jammu and Kashmir, as well as senior leaders of the RSS, the BJP's ideological mentor, have given their take on the contentious issue.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in on Monday, his party has confirmed.
"On the invitation of Prime Minister designate, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will make a day long visit to New Delhi," PML-N Spokesperson Siddiq Al Farooq said today.
The two leaders are expected to meet on the sidelines of the ceremony, sources in the Pakistan government said. They also added that Mr Sharif would invite Mr Modi to visit Pakistan.
A day after his party the Janata Dal (United) was routed in the general election, Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar chief minister. The JD(U) won just two of Bihar's 40 Lok Sabha seats, while its former partner the BJP won 31 along with its allies.
The polls saw Mr Kumar's arch political rival Narendra Modi winning a decisive mandate to become Prime Minister.
Narendra Modi has led the BJP to the strongest showing by a political party in India since 1984. Together with its allies in the National Democratic Alliance, the BJP will win more than 330 seats in the Lok Sabha polls, which will ensure that it needs no post-poll allies to help form a stable government.
Several political leaders today condemned the BJP's protest in Varanasi against the denial of permission to a Narendra Modi rally in the city.
For about three hours, party workers shouted slogans and protested against the Election Commission at the Lanka Gate outside the Banaras Hindu University, led by top leaders Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah.
As many as 31 people have been killed in ongoing violence in the Bodoland Territorial Council in Assam in the last 36 hours. A curfew has been imposed and shoot at sight orders have been given in the Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa districts in Assam, after the killings by suspected Bodo rebels.
Today, after casting his vote, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took a selfie that went viral online and also invited a host of criticism by the opposition and the Election Commission. Mr Modi violated the Model Code of Conduct by posing for a picture with the BJP's party symbol, a lotus.
Parties are not allowed to campaign within 100 metres of a polling booth on voting day. An FIR has been filed against him.
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's view that three men convicted of gang-raping two women in Mumbai were "poor fellows" who did not deserve the death sentence has sparked outrage. "Boys are boys, they make mistakes," the Uttar Pradesh politician said yesterday. Today he also attempted damage control with an explanation that sounded half-hearted.
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today created a huge controversy with his comments questioning the death sentence handed out to three men who were convicted of two gang-rapes in Mumbai last week. "Should rape cases be punished with hanging? They are boys, they make mistakes," he said today while campaigning for the national election.
11 parties of non-Congress, non-BJP front met in Delhi today. Addressing a press conference, Prakash Karat, General Secretary of CPM, said that the third front would not allow the Congress and BJP to come to power.
Among those who attended the meeting were leaders of the Janata Dal (United), Samajwadi Party, AIADMK, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha, Janata Dal (Secular), besides the four Left parties.
Lok Sabha was a rare vision of goodwill and camaraderie as opposed to the bitter clashes as it met today for the last time before the general elections, due by May. Here are some of the highlights of the farewell speeches by the parliamentarians: