Noted Hindi author Uday Prakash has decided to return Sahitya Akademi award as a mark of protest against the murder of Kannada scholar and researcher professor MM Kalburgi.
The 'one rank one pension' scheme for defence veterans announced by the Narendra Modi government on Saturday failed to satisfy the ex-servicemen who said their agitation will continue. Here are the salient features from the government's OROP announcement and the complaints the veterans have about some of them.
His white flowing beard reveals his advanced age but hides a sober and shrewd face. Sardar Manmohan Singh, 65, looks completely at home in Tamil Nadu's Vallandai village as the towering Chandigarh native interviews a 35-year-old with a doctoral degree for a consultant's job.
BJP termed the Centre's decision on One Rank, One Pension as "historic" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled the commitment he made to ex-servicemen. BJP said the government provided them economic security while Congress had only played a "joke" on them when in power.
Aurangzeb continues to lend his name to many locations across the country, despite being unceremoniously shown the door from a prominent Delhi address.
Congress on Saturday described the key components of government's 'One Rank One Pension' proposal as a "betrayal" of the cause of ex-servicemen.
Talking on the sidelines of a function in Pune, Rajnath Singh said, "I want to clarify everyone that I am a RSS "Swayamsevak' (worker), the Prime Minister is a RSS 'Swayamsevak' and no one should have any problem with it."
Army on Saturday paid last tributes to lance naik Mohan Nath Goswami, a special forces commando who was a part of three back-to-back operations which killed 10 militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
An American police officer accused of violently assaulting an unarmed 58-year-old Indian grandfather and leaving him partially paralysed had no reason to think he may have committed a crime, a US court was told.
Police custody of three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case -- the victim's mother and businesswoman Indrani Mukerjea, her driver Shyamvar Rai and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna -- has been extended till September 7 by a Mumbai court.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government may be looking to hit Opposition parties Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) where it hurts the most.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a strong case for religious freedom in the world, stressing that radical elements trying to force their own ideologies on others gave rise to conflicts.
The government on Saturday announced the implementation of the long-awaited OROP scheme assuring an equal pension to three million military personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of the date of retirement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pledged to develop Bodh Gaya as the spiritual capital of the Buddhist world and described the founder of the faith, Gautama Buddha, as one of the most important teachers in world history.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla said that her ministry is working hard to achieve PM Modi's vision of making India the skill capital of the world and making it a reality for minority groups.