- Jul 07, 2015 18:51 IST
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan bowed to public pressure on Tuesday and recommended a CBI probe into a snowballing examination scandal that has bruised his government’s credibility with people connected to the case dying mysteriously.
- Jul 07, 2015 23:51 IST
Though it’s yet to be seen how the high court takes its stand on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s request for a CBI inquiry into Vyapam scam he announced on Tuesday, the damage has already been done to his image given his delayed decision on the inquiry, feel many in the ruling party.
- Jul 07, 2015 20:29 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined the Islamic heritage of both India and Central Asia defined by the highest ideals and said it has always rejected the forces of extremism.
- Jul 08, 2015 01:17 IST
Critics say the Modi government’s fine-tuning of major social programmes, including food handouts, was aimed at trimming spending.
- Jul 07, 2015 20:10 IST
Castigating the BJP government at the Centre, the Opposition Congress on Tuesday said the country may be headed for a "banking crisis" if remedial measures are not taken.
- Jul 08, 2015 00:23 IST
The government’s decision on demarcating an eco-sensitive zone in the Western Ghats will balance the needs of the environment and development by banning excessive mining and polluting industries in the zone, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.
- Jul 08, 2015 00:33 IST
When right to information activist Guru Prasad Shukla was beaten to death by fellow villagers last month, he became the 39th person to lay down his life for exercising the transparency law in its first decade. Another 275 people have reportedly been assaulted or harassed for invoking the law to raise uncomfortable questions before those in power.
- Jul 08, 2015 00:41 IST
The Sahara group on Tuesday expressed its inability to pay Rs 36,000 crore to its investors within 18 months as ordered by the Supreme Court last month, saying there was “no business house in the world or country” that could pay the amount within the time frame fixed by the court.
- Jul 07, 2015 14:36 IST
A Turkish plane made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport on Tuesday after a bomb threat was reported on the aircraft. National Security Guard commandos were rushed to the Indira Gandhi International airport after 148 passengers travelling in the aircraft, headed to Bangkok, were evacuated.
- Jul 08, 2015 00:44 IST
The Supreme Court asked six national political parties on Tuesday to respond to a plea seeking to bring them under the ambit of the RTI Act, which would allow citizens to access details of their finances and internal processes like how they choose their representatives.
- Jul 07, 2015 20:05 IST
Governor of Rajasthan and chancellor Kalyan Singh on Tuesday once again created a controversy by suggesting that the word ‘adhinayak’ in the national anthem should be removed as it praises the British rulers of pre-Independence era.
- Jul 07, 2015 18:30 IST
Lalit Modi's lawyer has returned summons in a money laundering case issued to the former IPL boss by the Enforcement Directorate, saying he was not authorised by his client to receive them, the central agency said on Tuesday.
- Jul 07, 2015 18:06 IST
After getting a call from the Prime Minister’s Office, ministers, lawmakers and officials are queuing up with promises before the house of Khusbhu, the 17-year-old girl who committed suicide shamed by the lack of toilet, and exposed graft in welfare schemes.
- Jul 07, 2015 19:15 IST
The video of a teenage girl thrashing a boy inside a police station in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district for allegedly harassing her has gone viral on social networking sites.
- Jul 07, 2015 13:07 IST
More than 2,000 people have been arrested and around 40 linked to Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam have died mysteriously, but BJP leader and Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda called the examination and recruitment scandal a "silly issue" on Monday , adding Prime Minister Narendra Modi need not respond over it.