In the wake of row over spot-fixing in T20 matches, the sports ministry has started holding consultations with the law ministry to draft a new law to deal with betting in sports.T20 League under ED scanner
The blame game over the food security bill continued on Saturday, with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi blaming the opposition again for stalling it in Parliament. The Opposition’s “politics of disruption” revealed their attitude towards the poor, he said.
Alarmed over the recent jostling among political parties to woo Brahmins in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress too has joined the race. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.
Newly elected Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s ‘clean’ cabinet came into force on Saturday but not everyone in the Congress was cheering.
Gunmen abducted the father of Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Muqdad today, apparently in reprisal for the arrest of one of their relatives, according to a government source and a watchdog.
Rejecting the bail plea of Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen and one of his close aides, a local court in West Bengal Saturday remanded them to judicial custody.
Khalid Mujahid, an accused in serial blasts that had rocked Lucknow and Faizabad courts in November 2007, died in Barabanki on Saturday while being escorted to Lucknow jail after a hearing.
Iran is tightening control of the Internet ahead of next month's presidential election, mindful of violent street protests that social networkers inspired last time around over claims of fraud, users and experts say.
The army on Saturday said it repelled a major infiltration bid by militants to sneak into Kashmir’s Machil sector but a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed and a soldier seriously injured while attempting to push back the militants into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Peerzada Ashiq reports.
A murder suspect was given injections of acid and kerosene during police questioning in Uttar Pradesh, following which he fell sick and died in a hospital in Lucknow.
A local court on Saturday granted bail to two persons; Ramdas Burud, a driver to one of the accused officials of TMC, and Afroz Ansari, who had supplied materials for the ill-fated building; in the Mumbra building crash case.
Blasphemy is a very sensitive issue in Pakistan, where 97% of the 180 million population are Muslims, and even unproven allegations can spark a violent public backlash.
The Supreme Court has held that the two-finger test on a rape victim violates her right to privacy, and asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault.
The customary joint-statement that will be issued tomorrow after the talks between the PM and the visiting Chinese premier will have one important feature missing - an affirmation by India of One-China principle, which recognises Tibet and Taiwan as Chinese regions. Jayanth Jacob
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Is Chhattisgarh the next Gujarat? Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi certainly thinks so. And he proclaimed it publicly on Sunday, at chief minister Raman Singh’s vikas yatra in Rajnandgaon, 73 km from Raipur. Ejaz Kaiser reports.