A sexual assault on a person is a violation of their human rights as guaranteed by the Constitution, the Supreme Court (SC) said on Monday while condemning a man to a decade in prison for raping his 14-year-old niece.
The CBI on Monday registered five more FIRs in connection with the Vyapam scam.
After the Naga peace accord was signed, PM Narendra Modi called Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, former PM HD Deve Gowda, leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, NCP president Sharad Pawar and other regional parties' chiefs.
As the BJP and the Congress sparred with each other over demand of resignation and corruption charges against ministers, many Opposition parties pressed for a debate on various other issues.
In a departure from tradition, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat visited Union minister of shipping and transport Nitin Gadkari at his Mahal residence in Nagpur and held talks with him. Usually, BJP leaders – irrespective of their rank and position – approach RSS chief at the RSS headquarters for discussion.
The Lok Sabha may see government coming up with some non-contentious bills for discussion and passage in the absence of opposition MPs, some of whom have been suspended for five days.
Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang and the lone member of parliament from the state Neiphiu Rio have welcomed the signing of the historic peace accord between the government of India and NSCN(IM).
The landmark peace accord signed on Monday by the government and the NSCN-IM, the dominant rebel group in Nagaland, is a “framework agreement” that will pave the way for a final and lasting solution to one of the longest running insurgencies in Asia, rebel and government sources said.
Two of the seven Indians with Islamic State are from Mumbai's outskirts - Kalyan, and one is an Australia-based Kashmiri. Four others joined the Jihadist group from Telangana, Karnataka's capital Bengaluru, Oman and Singapore.
Naga peace deal signed between NSCN-IM and Indian government by Thuingaleng Muivah in presence of Narendra Modi.
One of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland’s (NSCN-IM) prime preconditions for resolving the peace process was the integration of all Naga-inhabited areas. Referred to as Greater Nagaland, its map includes five hill districts of Manipur, two of Arunachal Pradesh and large swathes of Assam bordering Nagaland.
Meetings between Shatrughan Sinha and Nitish Kumar had created a controversy, putting the BJP in an embarrassing situation. But Sinha denied reports of any plans of leaving BJP and also that he is seeking a JD(U) ticket for his wife Poonam Sinha in the upcoming Bihar elections.
Students of the Pondicherry University on Monday intensified their week-long strike for the removal of their vice-chancellor over alleged academic frauds.
Former state minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Monday claimed that glamour in militancy is returning in Kashmir with youth taking up guns in huge numbers.
As reactions to the government’s move to block porn sites rose to a crescendo on Monday, top communications ministry officials said it was merely meant to comply with the Supreme Court’s observations and not to curtail internet freedom.