As Anna Hazare's fast entered the eighth day, the government appeared determined to push through the Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha today.
The issue of Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation rocked the state assembly Tuesday as the legislators from Telangana insisted on immediate debate on the bill for formation of Telangana state while their counterparts from the Seemandhra region opposed it.
In a major snub, Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Cong V-P Rahul Gandhi and Guj CM Narendra Modi declined to meet a US Congressional delegation to highlight India's strong disapproval of the arrest of an Indian diplomat in the US last week. Poll: Is tit-for-tat the only way out of the India-US diplomatic stand-off? | India asks US diplomats to return IDs
Appearing to soften his stand against the Congress on the Lokpal issue, Anna Hazare has written to Rahul Gandhi praising his "commitment" to the anti-graft bill and the Congress leader responded by saying he was "very grateful" for the Gandhian's support and respected his role on the issue.
The father of an Indian diplomat who was arrested in New York City on visa fraud charges has called his daughter's treatment in the United States "barbaric."
In a relief to controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin, the Supreme Court today asked Uttar Pradesh Police not to take any coercive action against her in connection with an FIR lodged by Muslim cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan alleging that her Twitter posts insulted "religious" beliefs.