Dr Ajay Kumar, a former IPS officer and JVM-P MP, joined the Congress on Friday in presence of state party chief Sukhdeo Bhagat, HRD minister Geetashree Oraon and party leaders.
A 13-year-old boy was abused and assaulted in a government-run home in Bangalore for allegedly refusing to clean toilets, and police have launched a manhunt for three persons, including the head of the home, in connection with the incident.
With assembly polls likely in a couple of months, the Haryana government seems to be in a hurry to issue licences to private-sector developers before the model code of conduct kicks in.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon Indian Institutes of Technology to provide local technical solutions in order to reduce dependence on the West.
A study done in India by researchers of the WHO and published in international journal Science on Friday shows that polio vaccine would be most effective when both the oral and injectable doses are used simultaneously.
The government denied on Friday claims made by Uttrakhand governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an 'appropriate response' will be filed before the Supreme Court soon.
The BJP is set to chair several key parliamentary standing committees while the Congress has been denied its top choice of heading the human resource education panel.
Police said that the main accused, Krishnan, husband of the president of the village panchayat, was incensed by the boy’s alleged disrespect by sitting crossed legged in his presence.
Supporting uniformity in the minimum age for marriage for boys and girls (18 years), the panel set up by the UPA government recommended the passing of a 'central enactment' for registration of marriages that is 'applicable to all religious groups'.
The law and order situation in Assam’s Golaghat district improved on Friday and, as a result, the indefinite curfew was lifted for 12 hours (6 am to 6 pm).
Home minister Rajnath Singh asked the Congress on Friday to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha.
The sizeable vote-share gains in the parliamentary polls have infused the BJP with optimism about its political fortunes in Kerala, a state where it is yet to open its account, both in the 140-member assembly and the 20 Lok Sabha seats.
In a move to bring down the political temperatures over the booing of non-BJP chief ministers at functions attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the PM on Friday invited Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda for tea.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, the canny king of twists and turns, is now trying to swim to the surface, without making any waves, of course, after the drubbing his party received in the last Lok Sabha polls.
A day after Kerala announced its decision to impose total prohibition, a group of housewives marched into the room of chief minister Oommen Chandy and thanked him.