Former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday he did not use the public office for his own benefit, days after a former head of India's telecom regulator alleged in a book that the veteran Congress leader had warned him of “harm” if he did not cooperate with policies that led to the multi-crore 2G scam in the telecom industry.
Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter has reported it was warned by the Indian envoy that President Pranab Mukherjee’s planned state visit to Sweden was “at risk of being cancelled” if it did not retract remarks he made about the Bofors scandal during an interview.
A 25-year-old woman, Misbah Qadri, has alleged that she was asked to vacate a flat in Mumbai because she is a Muslim, reports said on Wednesday.
A relentless heat wave sweeping large parts of India has killed nearly 1,200 people, with most deaths reported from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, even as forecasts warned that the intense weather conditions are expected to continued till the weekend.
The first Indian footballer picked to play in the coveted Brazilian league has been released by his club after spending just 21 minutes on the field, his manager said on Wednesday.
Minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju has described as “unpalatable” his colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s remarks that those who eat beef should go to Pakistan, and questioned whether anyone could stop him from eating beef.
Authorities in Zurich on Wednesday launched an operation to arrest several high-ranking FIFA officials on corruption charges and extradite them to the United States, the New York Times reported.
A torrid heat wave has gripped large parts of the country with southern neighbours Andhra Pradesh and Telangana recording over 750 deaths till Tuesday as the weather office predicted temperatures will continue to soar this week.
A political slugfest has begun in the crucial constituency of Amethi with an eye on the Uttar Pradesh elections in 2017. The trigger? BJP winning 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2014 and whittling down Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s victory margin in Amethi.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday moved a resolution in the assembly against a central notification curbing the Delhi government’s powers, underscoring the ruling Aam Aadmi Party’s pressure on the Centre to give more administrative elbow room.
An hours-long gunbattle with insurgents in central Kabul ended early Wednesday with the four attackers killed, a government minister said, reporting no civilian or military casualties.
The Union urban development ministry on Tuesday approved land-pooling policy regulations, setting the stage for new apartment blocks to be built on close to 20,000 hectares recognised by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) as developable land in north, northwest, west and southwest Delhi.
From personalised messages to the Twitterati and an open letter to the people to a pep talk to his officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked through multiple communication channels to rev up the campaign marking the NDA government’s one year in office.
The dense forests of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia have been a major staging post for smugglers bringing people to Southeast Asia by boat from Myanmar, most of them Rohingya Muslims who say they are fleeing persecution, and Bangladesh.
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) cleared a resolution in the assembly on Tuesday seeking powers to impeach the lieutenant governor in a move that deepened an all-out turf war between the Delhi government and the Centre.