The Freedom House report claiming India's status as a free country has declined to "partly free" is "misleading, incorrect and misplaced", the government today said in a sharp rebuttal to the assessment of the US-based think tank.
Nine persons were awarded death sentence and four women were imprisoned for life by a court here on Friday in connection with a hooch tragedy that claimed close to 20 lives a few months after Bihar went dry.
Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday placed himself at the disposal of the party ahead of elections in five states, amid turmoil within the 135-year-old outfit that has pitted apparent dissenters like him against the Gandhis and their loyalists.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate to its office on March 15, sources said.
Security forces stepped up patrols on the border with Myanmar on Friday to stop refugees entering after some police officers crossed over to escape taking orders from the military junta there, officials said.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu were raided in 2013 as well, but no issue was made out then as it is being done now.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday expressed displeasure over reports of one of his cabinet colleagues deputing a family member as his "representative" to a government function which the minister himself could not attend.
In a major twist in the mystery of an explosives-filled car found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai home, the owner of the Scorpio SUV has been found dead.
Actor Taapsee Pannu's boyfriend Mathias Boe, who is a coach to some Indian athletes, has tweeted to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju about "unnecessary stress back home" after government officials raided the actor's properties for alleged tax evasion.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday acknowledged that consumers have a case for petrol and diesel prices to be brought down but said a reduction in taxes to make that happen should be a joint call of the central and state governments.
The recent hike in platform ticket cost in some stations is a "temporary" measure and is aimed at preventing crowding during the coronavirus pandemic, the railways clarified on Friday.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was administered the anti-coronavirus vaccine here on Friday.
A passenger on board an IndiGo flight announced just before take-off from Delhi that he was COVID-19 positive, prompting the pilot to return to the parking bay for safety of the passengers, sources have said.
India and Sweden can deepen their partnership in several sectors, including smart cities, e-mobility, smart grids and waste management, as also on key priority areas like the important issue of climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has released the list of Trinamool Congress candidates for the upcoming Bengal assembly polls for 291 seats. The Trinamool has fielded 50 women, 35 Muslim candidates, 79 scheduled caste candidates and 17 Scheduled Tribe candidates.