Former president APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong on Monday. Kalam (83) collapsed during a speech at the IIM Shillong and was rushed to the nearby Bethany Hospital where doctors said he died of cardiac arrest.
The terror attack in Punjab on Monday could deepen the mistrust in Indo-Pakistan relations, which saw signs of reconciliation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in the Russian city of Ufa this month.
New Delhi has denied Islamabad's claim that the drone was launched from the Indian side of the Line of Control and said such a UAV was not in the inventory of the Indian military.
A defence scientist and a Bharat Ratna before he was elevated as President, India’s bachelor president APJ Abdul Kalam had spoken out against death penalty on at least on three occasions while in office and sent back nearly 50 cases of capital sentences back for reconsideration.
Indian and Pakistani netizens slugged it out in the virtual world as tempers flared over Monday's terrorist strike in Gurdaspur by gunmen suspected to have sneaked in from across the border in an attack that is likely to cast a cloud on resumption of talks between the South Asian rivals.
Suspected Pakistani terrorists stormed a police station in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district on Monday, killing seven people and wounding 10 others in an attack that is likely to cast a cloud on resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan.
With the passing away of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, India has lost not just one of its most beloved elder statesmen, but a scientist who led from the front to help the country shake off its doubts and emerge stronger on the world stage.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was a great scientist, an inspiring leader and above all a truly extraordinary human being. He touched the lives of everyone who worked with him. I recall the time we were preparing to test the Agni technology demonstrator in 1989.
Former president APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday after collapsing during a lecture in Shillong, PTI reported.
Punjab Police personnel said on Monday they heard terrorists shout 'Allah hu Akbar' - Arabic for 'God is great' - as a gunfight between the attackers and security forces in Gurdaspur entered its 10th hour, indicating the assault was a suicide attack.
Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, was on Monday asked by the Lok Sabha secretariat to explain his Facebook comments against ruling BJP MPs.
The alertness and bravery of a bus driver saved several lives as terrorists launched an attack here in Punjab on Monday.
Market again took a beating on Monday, with the benchmark BSE Sensex crashing over 551 points to 27,561.38, its weakest closing in over five weeks, on concerns that stricter norms for participatory notes may hit foreign investments and a major slump in Chinese stocks.
The attack on a police station in Punjab on Monday by terrorists believed to be from across the border has thrown a big question mark over the India-Pakistan cricket series planned to be played in December this year.
Monday’s deadly terror attack at Dinanagar in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district has a striking similarity, both in terrain and tactics, to a string of such strikes along Pathankot-Jammu national highway over the past 13 years. It is in fact, the fifth such incident this year on the highway -- the only link between the rest of India and Jammu and Kashmir.