Whistle-blower Sanjiv Chaturvedi and activist Anshu Gupta are the two Indians among the five people honoured on Wednesday with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015.
The US company Louis Berger bribed the ministers to win consultancy for water augmentation and sewerage line project executed under JICA funding, when Digambar Kamat was heading Goa.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday was hearing the plea of Yakub Memon, the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case convict, seeking the stay of his execution scheduled for July 30 even as he filed a fresh mercy petition with the President.
APJ Abdul Kalam, 83, died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at IIM-Shillong on Monday evening. His body was flown from New Delhi to Tamil Nadu on Wednesday morning.
President Barack Obama remembers him as the People's President, for his humility and dedication to public service. The US media highlighted his role in advancing India's nuclear, space and missile programmes.
Supreme Court on Wednesday will take up afresh the plea of Yakub Memon, the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case convict, seeking stay of his execution scheduled for July 30.
Dr Kalam will be given a state funeral and the last rites would be held at 11am on Thursday, according to the home ministry.
Jayalalithaa has deputed finance minister O Panneerselvam, electricity minister Natham R Viswanathan, housing minister R Vaithilingam and several other ministers to participate in the funeral of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
The death toll in the building collapse in Thane of Maharashtra has gone upto five even as rescue operations were on.
Usman Memon, the cousin of Yakub Memon, the sole death-row convict of the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, visited the central prison here on Tuesday evening.
Home dept officials say Yakub Memon’s execution will have to be postponed after Supreme Court defers its verdict on his petition for the 2nd straight day
There are hundreds of MBBS students who were expelled although they claim to have had no connection with the Vyapam scam which helped candidates buy seats in medical colleges and government jobs in Madhya Pradesh.
The Patna high court on Tuesday ordered a ban on the use of pictures of chief minister Nitish Kumar and his ministers as well as any other publicity material for the state government’s ambitious ‘Badh Chala Bihar’ campaign.
In the midst of the stalemate in Parliament, the government hopes that the Opposition’s “readiness” to participate in a debate on terrorism and national security would bring both Houses on track.
India on Tuesday dismissed fresh Pakistani allegations that the drone it downed along the Line of Control (LoC) on July 15 was operated by the Indian army as being "purely fabricated" and amounting to a "disinformation campaign."