Rejecting the dialogue offer on the controversial land bill, Sonia Gandhi today alleged it was a mockery of the consensus building exercise by a "myopic" Modi government which was "bending backwards" to favour industrialists and demanded that UPA's legislation be brought back in totality.
India is to send ships to Yemen to evacuate thousands of workers stranded there as the fighting intensifies, authorities said.
President Pranab Mukherjee's gesture to personally visit Atal Bihari Vajpayee to hand over the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, to the ailing former prime minister on Friday evening, has been widely welcomed.
Veteran Parliamentarian and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Friday conferred Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award.
Often described as the moderate face of BJP, charismatic Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an iconic leader whose acceptability across the political spectrum broke barriers pitchforking the saffron party to centrestage of politics in the late 90s.
An immigration officer at the Delhi airport has been suspended after a female passenger complained that he sexually harassed her by asking obscene questions.
Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan's proposal to build a temple for his party president Mulayam Singh Yadav seems to have hit a roadblock with an eminent Islamic institution on Friday issuing a fatwa (edict), describing this act by a Muslim as un-Islamic and "illegitimate".
The government is likely to re-issue a controversial land ordinance that is set to lapse on April 5 after a top cabinet panel decided on Friday to prorogue the Rajya Sabha, where the government does not have the numbers to take on a unified Opposition.
The crisis in Kerala’s ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) triggered by differences between Kerala Congress (Mani) chairman K M Mani and party vice president P C George, also the chief whip, has blown over on Friday after the intervention of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who is keen to avoid any threat to his government that is on a wafer-thin majority.
A court in Dubai has sentenced two Pakistani workers to jail for raping an Indian man after serving him food spiked with liquor, according to a media report.
When beggar Raj Kumar Majhi incurred a medical bill of Rs 8,000 for his sister's treatment, help poured in from an unusual quarter.
The government has declared national mourning on Sunday as mark of respect to the former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away this week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged affluent Indians to give up LPG (cooking gas) subsidies so that the poor can benefit.
Failing to get an assurance from the Madhya Pradesh government on the issue of compensation for rain and hailstorm-hit farmers, the Congress MLAs on Friday called off their agitation after staging a three-day protest in the state Assembly
Naval divers on Friday recovered the body of Lieutenant Abhinav Nagori from the wreckage of a Dornier surveillance plane, three days after it crashed into the Arabian Sea off the coast of Goa.