The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) may have won the Aruvikkara constituency on Tuesday, but BJP’s 85-year-old O Rajagopal raked in an impressive 34,000, or 24%, of total votes polled, up from just 7,000 votes in the 2011 assembly election.
Sitting on a charpoy in his farm on a dry riverbed in the heart of Delhi, Ramesh Singh smiles as he looks at his field, shining green. The rains have been 16% surplus in June despite the official outlook of a “deficient” monsoon.
Indian intelligence agencies have sounded an alarm following reports of the growing presence of the ultra-conservative Islamist terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan’s Farah and Nangarhar provinces.
The details to be filled in the new form will include the current status of the assets, whether in possession or sold. These will in detail explain how one has to assess the tax liability along with furnishing extensive details of these assets based on a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Having interacted regularly with his millions of followers on digital media for many years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday personally caught up with 150 of them. And his crisp message for them was: “Don’t use abusive language on Twitter and other social media. Speak positive things in a positive manner.”
Telecom companies will now offer national mobile number portability from today. One India-one rate system is on the cards.
Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju accompanied by Darjeeling MP SS Ahluwalia visited some landslide-affected areas of the region on Thursday.
India’s ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could turn down the Jharkhand government’s offer to become the state brand ambassador for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan apparently because he is unhappy over how such public campaigns are handled, according to one of his family members and a close friend.
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday recorded the statement of former BCCI president N Shrinivasan in connection with the money laundering case registered against ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi.
BJP parliamentarian and actor Hema Malini was on Thursday rushed to hospital after her car in which she was travelling collided with another car at Dausa in Rajasthan.
A man who got his dog an Aadhaar card in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district was arrested on Thursday. The card has a photo of the dog with the name Tommy Singh, son of Sheru Singh, and mentions its date of birth as November 26,2009.
Chris Martin joined the representatives of the New York-based Global Poverty Project to call on the PM on Thursday. Hollywood actor Frieda Pinto, also in India as part of the project, accompanied him.
Zoom Developers was named as the second biggest bank frauds in the country by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan who had written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking urgent action on the large value banking frauds.
With Maharashtra government's controversial decision on madrasas creating a political furore, union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday blamed the previous Congress led-government for bringing the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which does not consider madrasas as educational institutions.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2002 promised to make National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah the vice president, but later reneged on his promise, former RAW chief AS Dulat has said.