Defying separatists’ calls for a boycott, Jammu and Kashmir came out in record numbers to vote in the first phase of assembly elections on a bitterly cold Tuesday. Jharkhand defied a similar boycott threat by Maoists to log a 62% turnout.
US President Barack Obama’s state visit to India in January to attend the Republic Day Parade will be spread over two days and include summit-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Visa-on-Arrival and Electronic Travel Authorisation for 43 countries, including United States, Australia, Fiji and Pacific Island countries is expected to be in place on November 27.
Four youths from Kalyan near Mumbai, who are believed to have joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (IS formerly known as ISIS) want to come back, Union home ministry sources have said.
A number of disgruntled leaders from various political outfits have switched allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party over the past few days, boosting the party’s morale and increasing its chances of claiming a majority in the upcoming polls.
In a curious move, the government on Tuesday appointed Special Protection Group (SPG) director K Durga Prasad’s successor without telling Prasad his next assignment.
Violence erupted Monday night in Ferguson, with protests elsewhere in the country, after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer for fatally shooting an African American teenager.
The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday warned of an uneven sharing of risks and returns in large Indian companies where promoters retain the upside in good times and have limited accountability in times of crisis.
Pakistan on Tuesday sought to put the ball in India's court for talks between the Prime Ministers of the two countries amidst strong indications of an interaction on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit.