Chancellor of Nalanda University, Prof Amartya Sen, has withdrawn his candidature for a second term as head of the transnational Nalanda University in Bihar citing political interference. Here he speaks to ARUN KUMAR in an exclusive interview about the need to restrain political interference and greater academic autonomy. He has also cleared the mist over university spendings
With the deadline for land pooling for the new Andhra capital ending on Saturday, chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu reached out to the farmers resisting the take-over by sweetening the compensation package.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim in Parliament on Friday that no state coffer is big enough to contain the excess funds following his nod to the 14th finance commission recommendations is adding to the chagrin of his ally Nara Chandrababu Naidu.
As the top cops were busy observing IPS week in the state capital, two motorcycle-borne assailants robbed around Rs 50.5 lakh after killing three staff members including two armed guards of a cash replenishment agency here in Hasanganj police area on Friday afternoon. The incident took place outside a HDFC bank’s ATM located in crowded Babuganj locality when the agency staff had come to refill the cash.
A special trial court in Gujarat's Himmatnagar on Friday acquitted 6 people accused of killing 4 men, including 3 British citizens, during the 2002 riots in the aftermath of the Godhra train burning.
Facing resistance on land bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed readiness to make changes in the proposed legislation as he reached out to opposition for support, saying they should shed politics and not make it a prestige issue.
A 69-year-old prominent Indian-American yoga guru who founded an exercise routine practiced in hot rooms is facing six lawsuits filed by women, accusing him of sexual assault or rape at various locations, including in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed readiness to make changes in a contentious land acquisition ordinance on Friday, reaching out to the Opposition on an issue seen as the first major test of his pro-industry credentials.
Supreme Court on Friday deferred to March 9 the hearing on the plea by DMK leader K Anbazhagan seeking stay on proceedings before the Karnataka high court on an appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa against her conviction in a assets case.
Indian Express claims Essar Group sponsored a trip on a foreign yacht for the transport minister and his family in 2013.
India had the highest level of social hostilities involving religion in 2013, while China had the highest level of government restrictions on religious beliefs and practices, according to a new study.
The district administration of Odisha’s communally sensitive Kandhamal district have clamped prohibitory orders ahead of a scheduled visit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia and barred him from addressing a meeting in the district, officials said on Friday.
PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put the final stamp on the PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir.
With 33 new swine flu cases coming to light since Thursday, the total number of H1N1 patients in Uttar Pradesh on Friday climbed to 359, officials said.
As many as 43 Indian fishermen were on Friday arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel while fishing in Nedunchivu and Mullaithivu areas off the island nation, officials said.