The controversial and flashy self-styled guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, found guilty of raping two followers, will be sentenced in a few hours from now amid multiple layers of security in several towns in Haryana and a virtual lockdown in Rohtak, where he is in a special jail.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday criticised the state government holding it squarely responsible for the violence that erupted in Panchkula on Friday eventually leading to the death of 30 people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced an immediate relief of Rs 500-crore for flood-hit Bihar.
The Enforcement Directorate has arrested prominent meat exporter Moin Qureshi from Delhi and will produce him before a local court later today. Qureshi was arrested by ED sleuths after an extensive questioning.
At least 31 people were killed and over 250 injured on Friday in violence by supporters of self-appointed "godman" Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Haryana and neighbouring Punjab after a court convicted him of raping two of his followers.
Ahead of the CBI court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case, high security arrangements have been made in several areas in Punjab and Haryana. Meanwhile, Ram Rahim is headed to Panchkula in a convoy of 800 cars.
At least 30 children died in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur during last 48 hours, district magistrate Rajeev Rautela said on Friday.
A BJP leader in Haryana is accused of holding up an ambulance after it hit his car, causing a delay that may have led to the patient's death. Darshan Nagpal, a BJP councilor in Fatehabad, has denied the allegations of the patient's relatives, who have filed a complaint.
While demand for the removal of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala whose son is accused of stalking a woman in Chandigarh, is being made from various quarters, the party, reportedly, has ruled out his resignation.
Income-tax raids on properties allegedly linked to Karnataka energy minister DK Shiva Kumar continued across the state for the second consecutive day on Thursday, with strong indications that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to take over the probe.
Did security forces restore to 'targetted' civilian firing after the encounter of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana? A report published by the firstpost suggests so.
The West Bengal CID on Saturday went to the house of BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly for questioning her in connection with a child trafficking case in Jalpaiguri, a senior official said.
The Nitish Kumar-BJP combine won the crucial floor test in the Bihar Assembly today with a convincing margin of 131 votes. The RJD-Congress combine got 108 votes.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking nod for terminating the 32-week-old pregnancy of a 10-year-old rape survivor after taking note of a medical report that abortion was neither good for the girl nor for the foetus.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal finally had to take notice and yield to the demand of Okhla social activist Mohammad Pervez on Thursday when he visited Jogabai locality in the area to inaugurate a transformer, and as asked by the activist took a look at the broken, potholed and waterlogged roads for himself.
Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan is getting first hand taste of the amount of anger residents of the area have because of the neglect and apathy of the AAP government towards the grievances of the people.
As we earlier reported Okhla residents are getting ready to sit on fast unto death in protest against the neglect of their area by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government from August 1.
Last year 238 people died from Dengue in Okhla area of Delhi and more than 1000 fell ill. This year, already a 12-year-old girl has died from Malaria and potholed roads filled with water, overflowing sewers and filth all around in the area are an indication of worse situation awaiting this year.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to visit Okhla area today in connection with the inauguration of a transformer facility. However, the residents of the area, upset at the CM not fulfilling any of his promises for the area, are planning to protest and may show black flags to the CM on his arrival.
The Delhi High Court has imposed on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, a fine of Rs 10,000 for not filing a response on the fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit against him by Union minister Arun Jaitley.
Nitish Kumar has resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar, ending the two-year-long political experiment that was branded as a game-changing Maha-gathbandhan or Grand Alliance which included his party, Lalu Yadav and the Congress.
Monsoon rains have been very generous with Delhi this year which is a good thing but there is a downside to this too, which is waterlogging, traffic jams and more serious the menace of Dengue mosquitoes that rains help breed.
In a upsetting turn of events, an ancient and historical mosque in Nizamuddin area of Delhi, known as Laal masjid, and the muslim graveyard nearby, have been taken over by CRPF, which has started demolishing the graves already. This, despite court's stay order against this move.
Delhi and its adjoining regions of Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad saw heavy to very heavy rains starting in early morning hours. No doubt, the rains have brought that much needed relief from humid and sultry weather conditions that were prevalent over the region.
Six people have been killed and several houses and shops destroyed as flash floods followed by a cloudburst struck Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours today.
At least 20 people are feared dead in Himachal Pradesh's Rampur after a private bus rolled down a gorge in the hill state on Thursday morning.
With the arrival of monsoon, Delhi is once again in the grip of mosquito-borne diseases and the most dreaded among these is Dengue. Last year Okhla was one of the most badly affected areas from Dengue in Delhi where over 200 people died from the disease.
Five days after a mob vandalised property at the Mahagun Moderne residential society in Sector 78, the Noida Authority on Monday razed over three dozen shanties in the area where the maid over whom the whole disturbance began and most of the other agitators lived.
Residents of Mahagun Moderne society on Sunday decided that around 60 domestic helps who were caught on camera supporting the mob that had stormed the society on July 12 will be banned from the housing complex.
At least 16 Amarnath pilgrims were killed and over 30 sustained injuries after the bus they were travelling in skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district on Sunday.