Left, Rahul join JNU protest, student union calls for strike till Kanhaiya is released

Left, Rahul join JNU protest, student union calls for strike till Kanhaiya is released

Noting that India is progressing because more and more people are raising their voice, Rahul said that everybody has a right to disagree.

JNU row: Sedition arrest later, police want NIA and Special Cell to come in
JNU row: Sedition arrest later, police want NIA and Special Cell to come in

“The matter needs probe regarding the links between the JNU students and terrorist Afzal Guru as the students were against the sentence of Afzal Guru,” the DCP’s letter stated.

Govt ordering magisterial probe into sloganeering on campus: CM Arvind Kejriwal
Govt ordering magisterial probe into sloganeering on campus: CM Arvind Kejriwal

In an earlier tweet, the CM said, “No anti-national activity shud be tolerated under any circumstances. Those who did it must be identified and punished.”

R K Pachauri should have been sacked by TERI, says second complainant
R K Pachauri should have been sacked by TERI, says second complainant

The complainant said in the two days since she released the details of her time at TERI, “no one from the police contacted me or my lawyer” though she is ready to record a statement.

DMK, Congress join hands for Tamil Nadu polls

Will fight elections under DMK leadership: Congress’s Azad

Bhojshala on Basant Panchami: Finally, both puja, namaz offered

Some Muslims ‘smuggled in’ for brief namaz at noon, Hindus let in after 1 pm

Bihar: Arrest order issued against RJD MLA in rape case

The girl had identified the accused MLA when his photograph was shown to her and later she identified him in person also, the DIG said.

International Fleet Review 2016: Glimpses of Indian Navy's majestic display

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International Fleet Review 2016: Glimpses of Indian Navy's majestic display

Visited Shiv Sena HQ as I thought LeT would want to target it: David Headley

Headley also said he recommended against attacking Siddhivinayak Temple and the naval air station in Mumbai as he felt such an attack would require all 10 terrorists to be at one location for it to be successful.

Islamic State suspect tells NIA how he kept blocked FB page active

Adnan Hussain reveals how a Serbian national gave him new cellphone numbers, OTP each time his page was blocked

Karnataka: 3 medical students drown while taking selfies

Police said the students, who were in the final year of their course, were doing their internship at the Keragodu primary health centre.

Bengal CPM proposes alliance with Congress

Congress leaders from West Bengal remained divided on the issue during their meeting with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

PM Modi, Arvind Kejriwal to attend Ravidas Jayanti in Varanasi

AAP has planned to contest UP Assembly polls for which the BJP is working hard to attract Dalit voters

SC order to give opportunity to expose Swamy's allegations: Kapil Sibbal on National Herald case

Swamy had "no locus standi" to complain that the Congress had been cheated and or that breach of trust had been committed by the Congress in regard to those who have donated to the Party or the shareholders of Associated Journals Limited, Kapil Sibbal contended.

26/11 deposition: Sparks fly after Headley repeats Ishrat-LeT link

Rajnath tells Cong, Left to apologise; Cong says explain ‘fake’ encounter

BJP welcomes JNU students union president's arrest

"BJP welcomes the arrest and hope that action will be taken against other accused too. There is a limit to everything," party national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

Snapdeal employee feared abducted in Ghaziabad on way home from work

According to police, Dipti disappeared around 8.30 pm Wednesday near Hindon Bridge.

Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad passes away, nation pays tribute; last rites tomorrow

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad passed away at the Army's Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi

Afzal Guru protests: Police slap charges of sedition, conspiracy

On Tuesday, students had clashed over an event organised on the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged. Police had to be deployed on campus to restore order.

Blast samples from Vellore college are  meteorite parts, says Trichy lab report

The report has named the meteorite, as per international norms, as “BEC 1”, referring to the sample number and the site where it was recovered.

Odd-even returns April 15, govt looks at elevated BRT corridor

Kejriwal said that 81 per cent people in the national capital want the odd-even scheme to be reinstated.

David Headley's revelations exposed Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh is in the city to attend the concluding function of the state-wide Vimochana Yatra undertaken by BJP state President Kummanan Rajasekharan.

David Headley received money from ISI, LeT and Dr Rana

While in Pakistan, Headley was given $25,000 from the ISI's Major Iqbal and further payments of Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,500 in April and June 2008.

Not Delhi AAP...  it’s a dangerous AAP that is emerging in Punjab: Amarinder Singh

Punjab’s Congress president tells The Indian Express that he sees no challenge from Akali Dal or space for a third force in the state’s politics but explains why he is still wary of AAP

Army’s recruitment wing softened assessment norms for DG’s son

Order was reversed after officer complained against ‘violation’ of selection procedure

Ranchi boy's death: Family contests police claim, seeks CBI probe

Supporting the demand, BJP MP from Ranchi, Ram Tahal Chowdhary, said a CBI inquiry was needed as the police theory of the boy being involved in a “love affair” could not be believed.

Cracks in Kerala BJP over lobbies, poll candidates and attitudes

The factional feud has broken ahead of seat-sharing discussions with the SNDP-backed Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) this weekend.

Rahul asks Kerala leaders to bury differences, says Congress can defeat Congress

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday exhorted Congress leaders in Kerala to shed their differences and fight the coming assembly polls unitedly even as party leaders in the state asked the party Vice President not to have any truck with the CPI(M) in West Bengal.

Signing memorandum for Afzal Guru's mortal remains was political compulsion: Cong, PDP MLAs

A year after they signed memorandum seeking return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru, the Congress and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislators call signing of the memorandum a political “compulsion”.

Sexual harassment ‘Victim’: RK Pachauri promotion makes my flesh crawl

In an open letter, the ‘victim’, a former subordinate colleague of Pachauri at TERI, also said that she intended to take her complaint to “its logical conclusion”. Pachauri denies the allegations.

Muzaffarnagar case: Families of boy, woman killed in 2013 riots turn hostile

While Muslim leaders blamed poor police investigation for the acquittals, Rana said that the families of the two victims turned hostile during the trial. And for reasons they don’t explain, the families no longer wish to pursue the case.

Cannot debar women from joining AMC on grounds of pregnancy: HC

Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that forcing a choice between bearing a child and employment interferes both with a woman’s reproductive rights and her right to employment and such an action could have no place in modern India.

SC: Economic empowerment of women is need of the hour

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Abhay M Sapre underlined that women are no longer passive recipients of welfare-enhancing help but are being increasingly seen by men as active agents of change.

BJP’s Bengal push: Less of Modi, ‘softer’ Hindutva

After Bihar rout, Prime Minister and Amit Shah will limit rallies in Bengal, BJP will target Mamata and seek to connect with Ramakrishna, Gaudiya missions

Maharashtra govt favours entry of women to Haji Ali

Discrimination on the grounds of sex has to go, High Court said.

I teach patriotic songs, why would I stop pupils: suspended teacher from Jhalawar

“I have been working at this school for 13 years. Why would I do something like that after all these years, when I’m three years from retirement,” Nisaar, 56, told The Indian Express from Jhalawar.

Bodies of remaining 8 soldiers recovered from Siachen

"All the remaining eight bodies of soldiers have been recovered from the avalanche site," a senior Army officer said in Jammu on Tuesday.

LeT planned to attack defence scientists conference at Taj Hotel: David Headley

David Headley also said that the LeT group as a whole was responsible for the terror attacks in India, and it can be speculated that all orders came from its top commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

HP schools to distribute mid-day meal as per roll number to check caste discrimination

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, on Tuesday, directed the government officials to circulate the instructions immediately.

J-K HC dismisses petition challenging enquiry against former deputy CM in backdoor appointments case

Holding that there was prima facie substance into the charges of making backdoor appointments, the SAC had in October 2007 initiated regular enquiry.

Vellore blast: Meteorite claim later, they search for a shooting star

Samples collected from the deceased and the two injured are also being analysed, and have been sent to WHAT forensic laboratory in Chennai.

Hydrocarbon vision document looks at Rs 1.30 lakh crore investment in the Northeast

Dharmendra Pradhan took a dig at Congress party for allegedly failing to realize the need to link the development of Northeast to the hydrocarbon potential of the region.

Watch: Here's how Sashastra Seema Bal jawans brave extreme weather conditions

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a part of the Central Armed Police Force of India, organised a 184-km expedition to their high altitude posts situated along the Indo-Nepal international border in January this year.

Amarinder Singh warns AAP against 'destabilising' Punjab

Amarinder lashed out at the AAP saying, "In the political arena in India, which has a Constitution, a Parliament and a system, you cannot ask for a revolution within the country, it is anti-national. And you will disturb Punjab".

Pollution breaching right to happy life, urgent steps needed: President Pranab Mukherjee

The President said citizens of this country have a right to lead a healthy, happy and productive life.

Kerala bar bribery: CPM accused of assurance to open bars

Reacting to the allegation, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said he had not met Ramesh as alleged in the audio. He claimed that the audio of conversation was edited at the behest of an additional director-general of police.

Assam polls will be showdown 'between Modi and me', says Tarun Gogoi

He said he and his party were ready for the ensuing assembly elections which the BJP had termed as the Battle of Saraighat.

On January 24, six youths were picked up from near a shrine in Vadodara on the charge of "suspicious activities", and released only after 54 hours of questioning.

Rajasthan’s ‘women qazis’ face resistance from clerics

Rajasthan’s chief qazi Khalid Usmani said: 'As per Quran, a woman can never be a man’s hakim (ruler/judge). Hence, a woman can never be a qazi.'

Odisha govt negligence responsible for student’s suicide: NHRC

Rasmita, daughter of Bimsen Sahu of Khurda district’s Bhaliabadi Village, had committed suicide on May 1, 2014 after her Class X result was declared.

Syed Ahmed Bukhari meets PM Modi, talks ways to counter IS

Bukhari also raised the issue of “innocent” Muslim youths languishing in jails.

Teacher suspended in Jhalawar for stopping kids from chanting Vande Mataram

Nisaar Mohammad, the Physical Education teacher at the Budhwara Secondary School in Manoharthana block, was removed from his post.

Foreign currency row: Amid I-T probe, Virbhadra gives clean chit to detained Tibetans

His remarks come amid a probe by the Income Tax (I-T) department to ascertain the source of the money, a majority of which was in Indian rupees but which also included Chinese yuan and American dollars.

IS arrests: ‘Support went beyond online’

Probe into activities of the 14 accused show some assumed leadership roles and tried to form ‘IS-affiliated India group’

Paradip Refinery Inaugurated: PM Modi slams culture of delays

Sharply criticising project delays of the past that lead to huge cost overruns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a new work culture of conceiving and completing projects before time is needed to boost economic growth.

War game quells doubts on new corps

Decision to raise 17 Corps was meant specifically for 3,500-km border with China

GM row again, with mustard topping
New crop, old debate

On Friday, the country’s biotechnology regulator deferred a decision on allowing commercial cultivation of Mustard DMH-11, a transgenic crop developed by Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants at Delhi University.

26/11: David Headley to depose before Mumbai court tomorrow

David Coleman Headley would depose before a special Mumbai court on Monday and reveal the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 terror attacks, said senior public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

I don’t bank only on officers’ reports, I also talk to common people, says Gogoi

“Tarun Gogoi is an undisputed leader of Assam for 15 years in a row. He will continue for the next five years too,” Former union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar said.

See how many with master’s degree apply for clerk’s job...That’s what colleges are creating: S Ramadorai
The Idea Exchange

S Ramadorai underlines the importance of vocational training along with education, says the change has to start from parents, and explains why, in the absence of any standards or data, and because of the number of people in the unorganised sector, the task of skilling is so tough.

President Pranab Mukherjee calls for peace as India projects naval might

Pranab Mukherjee watched as the Navy's surface, sub-surface and aerial platforms performed maneuvers off Visakhapatnam's Rama Krishna beach.

PM Modi flags sea-borne terror, piracy as threat to maritime security

The Prime Minister noted that over 90 per cent of global merchandise trade is carried on the oceans.

Herd of blue bulls falls in Narmada canal, two dead

The incident took place at Keriya village, some five kilometres north of Ranpur town.

In PM Modi’s hometown, his brother, Governor reach out to Dalits

Speaking at the felicitation ceremony of Balmiki Samaj Sevak, Gujarat Governor Kohli said Dalits had done a “great favour” to the country by choosing not to convert to Islam during the Mughal rule.

Attack on Tanzanian woman: ACP among 3 more cops suspended for failing to act

With this, six policemen - an ACP, an Inspector and four constables - have been suspended.

Bihar Police suspect gang war link in LJP leader’s murder

The Rajput leader’s murder, it is being suggested, could also be an outcome of a fight for one-upmanship over contracts linked to the Rs 5,000-crore six-lane Ganga bridge project, work for which got underway on January 31.

Jaipur: Poor who get drunk, beat their wife are naali ka keeda, says court

Judge jails alcoholic for 10 years for abetting wife’s suicide.

Ranchi student’s death: I am sure teachers did something sinister, says father

Recalling the last meeting with his son, Man Bahal Mahato said, “I met him Sunday (January 31) at Nakshatra Van outside the Governor’s House, where my son had come along with his school team. He was cheerful.”

Solar scam: Had freedom to enter Chandy’s house anytime, says Saritha N Nair

Kerala Chief Minister dismisses allegations: These are all false claims.

Modi in upper Assam: PM launches poll campaign, says give BJP a chance

Promising to make Assam number 1 state, PM says will protect its identity.

Rahul hits back at PM Modi: ‘Stop making excuses, run the country’

Rahul Gandhi said that perhaps Modi is still not aware that the job of the Prime Minister is to run the country and not to make excuses and that "he should start running the country".

Law ministry backs HRD’s plan to sack Visva-Bharati V-C

HRD Ministry is now expected to once again recommend the V-C’s sacking to the President.

Sabarimala temple: Kerala govt defends ban on women’s entry

Ahead of the Assembly polls, the Congress-led UDF government also withdrew the “erroneous” stand of its predecessor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government,

Ahead of polls in Uttar Pradesh, RLD likely to merge with JD(U)

Support for bypolls in Uttar Pradesh could be first step towards merger.

PM Modi in Assam to showcase and connect

Modi’s address in Moran is significant to party morale — workers from 36 constituencies will form the audience.

PM Modi pays tribute to Assam reformer Sankaradeva, says he tried to eradicate untouchability 500 years ago

“It is unbelievable and unthinkable that a saint-reformer launched a mass movement five centuries ago to eradicate untouchability and other social evils, and that too in far away Assam, " Modi said.

Goa ‘terror’ arrest case: Seems like mistaken identity, says father

An alumnus of the Doon School, Sameer, 44, got his B.Com. (Hons) degree from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and then went on to become a chartered accountant.

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JNU student leader held: Kanhaiya Kumar sent to 3-day custody

Police seek time to ‘probe links to terrorist groups’, identify others at protest.