The Madras High Court today took strong objection to criticism of its verdict holding sexual relations between a woman and man of marriageable age, prior to tying the knot, as "a valid wedding" and stoutly defended the order saying it "protected Indian culture and welfare of women."
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.
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
With a large number of bodies, which are trapped in the debris at different places across Uttarakhand beginning to decay, the threat of an outbreak of epidemic also looms large on the hill state, officials said. Kedarnath temple stays intact
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A 25-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by the helper of an air-conditioned luxury bus in which she was travelling, police on Tuesday said.
A self-styled Maoist commander believed to have planted an IED in the belly of a dead soldier in January this year was arrested today from a Patna hospital.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleged today that the Centre and its agencies, along with the CPI(M), Congress, Maoists and a section of the media have joined hands to murder her. HT
President Barack Obama said Russian and US nuclear weapons should be slashed by up to a third in a keynote speech in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate in which he called for a world of "peace and justice".
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.
Postmortem report of Jiah Khan has concluded that the Bollywood actress died due to hanging and no external injuries were found on her body, police said today.
The return of the DMK to the Congress fold appeared to gain momentum today. DMK leader TR Baalu met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and requested her to support the candidature of Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi.
The Supreme Court today slammed Mumbai Police for restraining three Uganda nationals, including a parliamentarian, from leaving the country and directed it to immediately release their passports which were seized on a complaint filed on behalf of Videocon group.