Former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh took early retirement from service on Thursday as speculation swirled that she was removed from the country’s top diplomatic job because Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unhappy with her efforts to boost India’s global standing.
An animated discussion between some Delhi University students in the metro on Wednesday night could well summarise the signs of nervousness that the BJP is showing against Arvind Kejriwal. The saffron party had once described him as a political novice who will vanish in to thin air sooner than later. But now here he is, being the subject of the discussion among university students.
Daughter’s pays moving tribute to martyr
Gorkha National Liberation Front founder Subhash Ghisingh, who spearheaded the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s, died in New Delhi on Thursday at the age of 78.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday decided to put its campaign for Delhi assembly polls in top gear by fielding several of its frontline leaders and upping the ante against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal with five questions, an exercise which will last till the last day of electioneering on February 5.
Britain has issued new guidance that require men or the suspect to prove that the victim had consented to sex in rape cases and to explain to prosecutors what steps the suspect took to obtain the complainant’s consent. Campaigners have called it a 'huge step forward'.
The abrupt removal of Sujatha Singh as foreign secretary triggered a war of words on Thursday as the Congress asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the “summary” decision while the BJP said the government was within its rights to choose bureaucrats for important posts.
Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has paid tributes to the two Hizbul Mujahideen militants who killed decorated Indian army officer Colonel MN Rai and head constable Sanjeev Kumar Singh during an encounter in south Kashmir’s Tral area this week.
In a display of unexplained brutality, a Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel was caught on camera mercilessly beating up a physically challenged man at Howrah railway station in West Bengal.
Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.
The BJP on Thursday defended the government's move to appoint S Jaishankar as the foreign secretary and ruled out any political motive saying the Centre had acted well within its right to decide on appointment of officers.
The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al Qaeda.
A 32-year-old Indian man in Australia, accused of stalking two women, has escaped conviction after a court considered that he had been wrongly influenced by Bollywood movies.
Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed in a gunbattle with militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district just a day after he received a gallantry award, was cremated on Thursday with full state honours in New Delhi.
The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls at the time of the accident, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said on Thursday.