The law commission has recommended abolishing the death penalty in all cases except those with charges of terrorism and waging war against the state.
Former media honcho Indrani Mukerjea, arrested in connection with her daughter Sheena Bora's murder, was interrogated for 80-90 hours and not allowed a minute of legal counsel, her lawyers told a court on Monday.
BJP president Amit Shah on Monday is meeting leaders of his party's allies in Bihar to decide the seat-sharing agreement for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
Simmering discontent against alleged dubious activities of a self-styled godman – Surendra Mishra alias Sura baba – reached a flashpoint on Sunday night as a mob of hundreds of angry locals ransacked his ashram in a village on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appointed Rajiv Mehrishi as the home secretary on a two year term after incumbent LC Goyal put in his papers.
Karnataka chief minister announced on Monday a CID probe into the murder of progressive Kannada thinker and scholar M M Kalburgi at his residence at Dharwad, north Karnataka.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley virtually ruled out annual revisions of pension — a demand by agitating ex-servicemen under 'One rank, One pension' — but said on Monday the government would safeguard interests of soldiers retiring at an early age through higher pensions.
When asked about his political preferences, a student was wary, and cautiously said: "I compare the past state of development with the present and then decide. There has been some improvement. We have better roads and electricity under the Nitish government. But I have personally not benefited under any government scheme." And how would he vote? Mandal smiled, and said, "Isn't that my private right? What I can say is traditional patterns will not work anymore."
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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea of Sri Ram Sene Chief Pramod Mutalik against a Bombay high court decision upholding the order restraining him and his associates from entering the territory of Goa.
Incessant rains for the past few days have triggered flood-like situation in Assam and in parts of West Bengal.
Assam Congress president Anjan Dutta on Sunday suspended four MLAs and issued show cause notice to five others for "anti-party activities", said an APCC spokesperson.
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed Rajasthan high court's order declaring Santhara, a Jain ritual of voluntary and systematic fasting to death, as a criminal offence and issued a notice to Centre and the Rajasthan government.
The Supreme Court dismissed on Monday a petition seeking cancellation of bail of film star Salman Khan who was convicted and sentenced in a hit-and-run case. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu declined the plea by one of the alleged victims associated with the case and belonging to Mumbai Police.
Minister of state for food processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti has asked the Hindu community to "protect" its daughters from the influence of non-believers.