Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calls disaster in hill state 'most distressing', warns loss of lives could be 'much higher'. BJP demands situation in state be declared a national disaster. HT
Around 111 passengers on board a Patna-New Delhi Air India Airbus 320 aircraft (AI 408) had a lucky escape when one of its engine allegedly caught fire, forcing the pilot to abort take-off at the eleventh hour in Patna on Wednesday afternoon (at 3.15pm).
Barack Obama will Wednesday propose major cuts in US and Russian nuclear stocks, making a pitch for his own place in history in an evocative open-air speech during his first visit as president to Berlin.
The Gujarat high court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete its probe into the police encounter deaths of college student Ishrat Jahan and three others by July 4 and file a final report. Mahesh Langa
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will seek a vote of confidence in a special assembly session convened today after the formal break-up of ties between his party, the JD(U), and BJP. Anirban Guha Roy
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sailed through the confidence vote in the assembly today, after the split with the NDA, garnering 126 votes against the 122 needed for a simple majority amidst a walkout by the BJP legislators. Ashok Mishra
Delhi government has decided torefer to the Union home ministry a decision on the execution of death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar following a medical board report that he is under severe mental depression.
Veteran BJP leader LK Advani may have come to terms with Gujarat CM Narendra Modi overtaking him as the face of the party, but close aide Sudheendra Kulkarni still hasn’t. 'Perfect democrat' Advani humiliated, marginalised, says Kulkarni. Vikas Pathak
Reports of clashes also came in from other parts of the state, as the BJP observed a statewide shutdown it has branded Vishwasghat Diwas (Betrayal Day) in reference to the acrimonious split. HT
BJP Parliamentary Board appointed former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi as leader of the party in the Legislative Council and Nand Kishore Yadav as the head of the party in the state assembly.
Researchers have developed a method, which helps them to print physical samples of artificial bones in just a few hours.
EU antitrust regulators fined nine drugmakers a total of 146 million euros today for blocking the supply of cheaper medicines on the market, with a penalty of 94 million euros imposed on Denmark's Lundbeck.
Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated ceasefire and opened indiscriminate firing along Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch sector after an infiltration bid was foiled by Indian troops.
The probe into alleged irregularities in coal block allocations between 2006 and 2009 reached the doorstep of the prime minister's office on Tuesday with the CBI recording the statements of two former officials. HT
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh “from the core of his heart” for calling him a secular leader and appreciating him for quitting the BJP and the NDA. Mammen Matthew reports.