Close to 63,000 people remained stranded or cut off in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand on Wednesday as the toll touched 150 and the rain finally let up after three days, helping authorities step up rescue and relief operations. Death toll is much higher: ITBP
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
An Italian court on Wednesday sentenced fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to a 20-month suspended prison sentence for tax evasion of 200 million euros (around Rs. 1,580 crore).
Rising fast at 15 cms per hour, the Yamuna river was flowing at 207.32 metres at 8 pm on Wednesday - fast racing to breach the 1978 record of 207.49 metres when Delhi saw its worst floods of the century.
Robbers and snatchers in the city have found an inventive and minimum-risk way of getting rid of their booty - exchanging it for cold hard cash at the neighbourhood finance firm offering attractive gold loans. Jatin Anand
Keeping the elections in mind, the Delhi government has taken a populist decision and will now allow teachers to work till the age of 65. Atul Mathur reports.
Rivers have exacted their revenge. Choked by rampant construction and bullied to change their course in the name of development, angry rivers of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh left behind massive devastation in the last few rain-swept days. Chetan Chauhan
The shrine of Shiva, visited by Hindu pilgrims from across the world, was only partly damaged amid the death and destruction cloudbursts, flash floods and landslides caused in various parts of Uttarakhand. It’s raining disaster
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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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Having won the first round of the battle to control the BJP, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met his chief detractor LK Advani, the party patriarch who is bitterly opposed to his elevation as campaign chief. HT
With 65,000 more applications than last year, the varsity has received 2,10,000 applications - a number which, officials say, is likely to rise on Wednesday - the last day for filing applications. Shaswati Das reports.
Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the parent body of banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba that carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been allocated over Rs. 61 million by Pakistan's Punjab province government headed by PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N party.
The national cycling coach was crushed to death by a speeding car on Noida-Greater Noida expressway on Tuesday morning. According to the police, Ruma Chatterjee, 51, was riding along with 22 members of the Indian junior road cycling team at Noida-Greater Noida expressway when the accident occurred. HT reports.
Football World Cup winning captain, Argentinian Diego Maradona will take home more than $490,000 after a Beijing court ruled in his favour in a dispute involving the illegal use of his name and image in an online game. Sutirtho Patranobis
It took the alertness of a 60-year-old grandfather to prevent tragedy at Safdarjung Hospital in the small hours of Monday morning as fire broke out in a nursery housing 14 newborns.