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.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday appointed an amicus curiae to assist it on the "maintainability" of a petition levelling charges of criminal misconduct and corruption against Himachal chief minister Virbhadra Singh.
Naval divers on Thursday recovered the body of Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat from the wreckage of a naval plane, two days after it crashed into the Arabian Sea off the coast of Goa.
A Delhi court is likely to hear on Friday the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI’s) closure report in a case against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and contended that his state will lose Rs 50,000 crore due to implementation of the 14th Finance Commission recommendations which he wanted to be compensated by the Centre.
Documents accessed by Hindustan Times indicate Ravi may have taken his own life after he was rebuffed by a female colleague, who had known him for six years. The documents are a part of official records and procured with the help of sources in Bengaluru police.