Actor Salman Khan today in a series of tweets said that Yakub Memon, the man on death row for the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai, should not be hanged. Yakub's brother, Tiger Memon, the main accused in the case and who is absconding, should be sent to the gallows.
The CBI will investigate the Vyapam scam and more than 30 deaths allegedly linked to the job recruitment scandal, the Supreme Court ruled today. The top court has sought the response of the CBI by July 24.
In 2013, reports emerged that bribes were being paid in Madhya Pradesh to top politicians and bureaucrats in exchange for allowing proxy candidates to take qualifying exams for government jobs. The 35 deaths in the multi-crore Vyapam scam that have racked up point to a dark, ruthless cover-up, the opposition Congress is demanding that the CBI take over the inquiry.
A snowballing controversy over Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj helping controversial former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi gain emergency travel papers in Britain saw the opposition targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come at the centre of a major row over the grant of travel documents to Lalit Modi, the former Indian Premier League commissioner who is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate. The opposition has trained their guns on the leader and have asked for her resignation.
Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested by the police this morning. Police sources said a First Information Report was registered against Mr Tomar last night on charges of cheating, forgery and conspiracy. He faces allegations that he faked his law degree.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Shanghai today, where he met 22 top Chinese CEOs to pitch India as a manufacturing hub. "I have come to say to you Make in India," the PM told them.
Here is what some top Chinese business leaders told PM Modi:
Actor Salman Khan was today sentenced to five years for killing a homeless man and injuring four others in a hit-and-run in 2002. He has been granted an interim bail till Friday by the Bombay High Court. The news came as a shock to many celebrities who showed their support to the Khan family. Many of them also took to twitter to express their views on the verdict.
Parliament witnessed a furore today over the death of Gajendra Singh, the farmer from Rajasthan who hanged himself at an AAP rally on Wednesday. The issue saw heated discussions in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
After a 57-day sabbatical, Rahul Gandhi launched a full-fledged attack on the NDAs policies at Delhis Ramlila Grounds. Here are some of the reactions to the Congress Vice Presidents Kisan-Khet Mazdoor Rally:
India has strongly protested against the Lahore High Court's decision to release 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi from prison. As the dangerous terrorist walks a free man in Pakistan, following are some significant reactions on the issue:
Giriraj Singh, a union minister, has made a shocking statement about Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, declaring "If Rajiv Gandhi hadn't married a white-skinned woman, the Congress would not have made her President." The remarks are being criticised by political parties as well as activists.