Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto.
Former chief minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee may step down from the CPI(M) politburo – the party’s top executive body – at the party congress in Vishakhapatnam to be held mid-April.
A 30-year-old woman was set afire allegedly by a youth after she resisted his rape attempt in Sisoli town in Muzaffarnagar.
Following the collapse of reconciliatory talks between the two warring factions of Aam Adami Party, AAP, there are now speculations that dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan could be shown the door in the national council meeting on Saturday.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an international icon who is respected and loved by one and all. Vajpayee is being conferred country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Another spell of stormy weather is set to sweep several food-bowl states between March 28 and April 2, covering a fourth of the country and potentially worsening the impact of recent hailstorms that have devastated 16% of winter-sown crops, according revised estimates.
The BJP is trying to woo women voters with an eye on the next general election by promising a 50% quota in urban local bodies and panchayats as it looks to get the women’s reservation bill cleared by Parliament, said sources.
India and France are holding talks to lower the cost of power to finalise a nuclear commerce agreement between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and French supplier Areva ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s France visit in April.
The NDA’s mission to clean the Ganges is likely to be backed by a new law, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi went into a huddle with chief ministers from five states through which the river flows to push for swifter implementation.
The cover of a sky marshal on board an Air India flight to Kathmandu was blown when a cabin crew revealed his identity to passengers after an argument.
In a signal that the NDA regime is unlikely to yield to Opposition’s “disruptive tactics” on the contentious land bill, Union minister Piyush Goyal Thursday said “bold decisions” are required in view of the “big picture” of what India needs in terms of poverty alleviation.
India explored options to bring home its citizens in Yemen as warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shia Muslim rebels fighting to topple the country’s president on Thursday.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has deferred results of the civil services examination due to the Supreme Court verdict scrapping Jat reservation and has asked the government to take a stand on their exclusion from the OBC quota.
A 14-year-old boy shot himself dead in Allahabad on Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said.
The National Institutional for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog will be a lean body unlike its predecessor, the Planning Commission, which had over 1,100 employees.