Even as a group of fundamentalists in Bangladesh hacked a young atheist blogger, Washiqur Rahman, to death on Monday, a headmaster of a government-aided madrasa in Kolkata returned home from a private hospital where he was admitted with a 2.5-inch deep wound on his head.
Two security personnel and a civilian were injured in the encounter between security forces and militants at Hardushoora in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday morning.
Ahead of the final round of consultations for the merger of Samajwadi Party into the larger Janata Parivar comprising six other political parties, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav discussed the pros and cons of the step with senior party leaders here on Wednesday.
A moderate intensity earthquake was felt in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Thursday morning although no loss of property or human life was reported.
Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had pointed out alleged irregularities in allotment of land to Robert Vadra in Haryana, was transferred yet again on Wednesday.
Two policemen were on Thursday killed and as many injured after an unidentified person opened fire on them while they were questioning passengers during checking of vehicles in Nalgonda district of Telangana during the wee hours.
An unskilled labourer was killed over a payment of Rs 100 by the grandson of a retired army major in the Katra Wazir Khan locality of Agra late on Tuesday evening. An infuriated mob pelted stones, torched two motorcycles and damaged property, forcing Etmauddaula police station personnel to fire rubber bullets to disperse the mob.
Two minor girls, both cousins, were allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint by five persons in Jareef Nagar area in Badaun, almost a year after a similar incident in the district had stirred Uttar Pradesh and opposition had attacked the government over law and order.
An IAF plane carrying 190 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen landed in Mumbai on Thursday morning. Another flight wih 168 Indians aboard had landed at 2 am in Kochi early on Thursday night. .
Fearing an Iraq-like crisis when a group of Indian nurses was taken captive briefly by gun-toting militants, the Narendra Modi government has accelerated evacuation of 4,000 Indians from strife-torn Yemen.
The Enforcement Directorate attached on Wednesday assets worth Rs 742 crore in the name of Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis case, the Press Trust of India reported.
The Modi government is confident of getting the support of the BJP’s biggest ally, the Shiv Sena, when it plans to introduce a new land bill in Parliament in the second half of the budget session that starts on April 20, a senior minister said on Wednesday.
The Andhra Pradesh government has on Wednesday approved the name Amaravati for its brand new capital to be constructed in the Guntur district.
Union minister of state Giriraj Singh faced flak on Wednesday for targeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi in racist remarks, which he later described as 'informal'. The Congress also demanded Singh's resignation, as a massive row broke out over Singh's slip -- the latest chapter in the faux pas list of foot-in-mouth Indian politicians. HT brings to you a complete guide on the controversy.
The Indian evacuation efforts of its stranded nationals in strife-torn Yemen was in full swing on Wednesday, as two Indian Air Force flights took off from Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, carrying over 350 Indian nationals back home even as a naval ship went back to a Yemeni port to ferry more Indians to safety.