As India launches an $18 billion plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces, the problems it faces are a holdover from the past - electricity shortages, badly planned, jam-packed cities, and monkeys.
Even as a group of fundamentalists in Bangladesh hacked a young atheist blogger, Washiqur Rahman, to death on Monday, a headmaster of a government-aided madrasa in Kolkata returned home from a private hospital where he was admitted with a 2.5-inch deep wound on his head.
Two security personnel and a civilian were injured in the encounter between security forces and militants at Hardushoora in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday morning.
Ahead of the final round of consultations for the merger of Samajwadi Party into the larger Janata Parivar comprising six other political parties, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav discussed the pros and cons of the step with senior party leaders here on Wednesday.
A moderate intensity earthquake was felt in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Thursday morning although no loss of property or human life was reported.
Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had pointed out alleged irregularities in allotment of land to Robert Vadra in Haryana, was transferred yet again on Wednesday.
Two policemen were on Thursday killed and as many injured after an unidentified person opened fire on them while they were questioning passengers during checking of vehicles in Nalgonda district of Telangana during the wee hours.
Get ready for a total lunar eclipse on Saturday when for the third time in less than a year, the moon dips into earth’s shadow.
An unskilled labourer was killed over a payment of Rs 100 by the grandson of a retired army major in the Katra Wazir Khan locality of Agra late on Tuesday evening. An infuriated mob pelted stones, torched two motorcycles and damaged property, forcing Etmauddaula police station personnel to fire rubber bullets to disperse the mob.
Two minor girls, both cousins, were allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint by five persons in Jareef Nagar area in Badaun, almost a year after a similar incident in the district had stirred Uttar Pradesh and opposition had attacked the government over law and order.
Over 350 Indians were flown in from war ravaged Yemen on Thursday morning aboard two special flights of IAF planes. They landed in Mumbai and Kochi.
Fearing an Iraq-like crisis when a group of Indian nurses was taken captive briefly by gun-toting militants, the Narendra Modi government has accelerated evacuation of 4,000 Indians from strife-torn Yemen.
The Enforcement Directorate attached on Wednesday assets worth Rs 742 crore in the name of Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis case, the Press Trust of India reported.
The Modi government is confident of getting the support of the BJP’s biggest ally, the Shiv Sena, when it plans to introduce a new land bill in Parliament in the second half of the budget session that starts on April 20, a senior minister said on Wednesday.
The Andhra Pradesh government has on Wednesday approved the name Amaravati for its brand new capital to be constructed in the Guntur district.