India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.
The first outcome of Narendra Modi’s Japan trip was a deal to partner the old imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto, with Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu cities and the Prime Minister’s parliamentary constituency.
India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by 5.7% in the April-June quarter, up from 4.6% increase recorded in the last quarter, according to a finance ministry release.
Former chief minister Mayawati was unanimously re-elected national president of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at the party's central executive committee (CEC) meeting here on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in a ceremonial feeding of fish alongside his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to kick off his maiden trip to the island nation as PM on Saturday.
Three persons — all Visva-Bharati (VB) students — were arrested on Saturday in Birbhum district of West Bengal after the university authorities filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a woman student.
India on Saturday said ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and international border were "serious and provocative" and created an environment "not very conducive" for a peaceful relationship between the two sides.
Vava Suresh of Kerala is a living encyclopaedia on snakes. The vets and security personnel he counsels about tackling reptiles take him very seriously. After all, he has survived almost 250 bites.
The people of Varanasi were on Saturday elated to hear about Saturday’s signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which the temple town will be developed as a ‘smart city’ with cooperation from Kyoto — the Japanese city which is a confluence of heritage and modernity.
Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Mukesh Ambani is not part of the high-level business delegation accompanying PM Narendra Modi on his visit to Japan.
With its affiliates publicly opposing key policy decisions of the government, the RSS brass has reined them in with a clear message that it is in no mood to create obstacles for the Modi regime in its very first year in power.
Left parties on Saturday rejected West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s overtures to the CPI(M) to form a grand anti-BJP alliance, saying it is a gimmick and not to be taken seriously.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other party stalwarts will campaign for the party candidates in the upcoming state assembly elections in Haryana, to be held mid-October.
Congress leader Kishan Saw was killed on Friday by CPI Maoists, who branded him a police informer, in a bustling local market in Jharkhand’s Gudabandha area, under Ghatsila subdivision.
With Professor Bipan Chandra’s death, India has lost one of the finest articulators of her modern history. He wrote the most popular textbook on modern India and the freedom movement, at a time when there was none, writes Rakesh Batabyal.