With days to go before voting commences in Punjab, electioneering is going on in the state at a feverish pitch. Friday was a busy day as political bigwigs descended upon the state.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has written directly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, stating that if the budget is shared before his state starts voting on February 11, Uttar Pradesh will be deprived of schemes that could help India's most populous state.
Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan has resigned, days after a controversy erupted over reports in local media accusing him of sexual misconduct. The reports had quoted a woman who had come to seek a job at the Governor's Office.
New Delhi: As India celebrated its 68th Republic Day, the nation's military prowess, its state-of-the-art defence platforms and its diverse cultural and social traditions were showcased on the Capital's Rajpath.
Bull-taming festival 'Jallikattu' is set to return in Tamil Nadu today after state government issued an executive order or ordinance yesterday which will allow Jallikattu to be held in the state. However, protesters in Alanganallur village in Madurai continue to remain adamant to not allow the festival to take place till a permanent solution is found.
At least 32 people were killed and more than 50 injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district, officials said today. The incident took place around 11.30 pm on Saturday when the train was going from Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to Odisha capital Bhubaneswar.
In a big setback to Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav's aide Ambika Chaudhary on Saturday joined Mayawati's BSP, saying he was saddened by the way the SP patriarch was treated by his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday released a list Of 191 Samajwadi Party candidates for upcoming Assembly elections. While estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav made the first list, several other close associates of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav were left out.
Chennai: Chief Minister O Pannerselvam said on Friday morning that Jallikattu, the ancient bull-taming festival, will be back in amil Nadu in a few days through an ordinance or executive order that he has sent for the President's approval.
At least 14 people, including 13 schoolchildren, were killed and many others injured when a bus collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Etah today. The driver of the bus was also killed in the accident.
Amid raging protests, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to urge him to pass an ordinance on Jallikattu.
Now that it has been decided who owns the 'cycle' symbol of the Samajwadi Party in favour of uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, he is moving on to the next order of business ahead of the elections in the state next month, which is finalizing the alliance that he believes will help him counter rivals Mayawati and the BJP.
With the recovery of four more bodies, the death toll in boat tragedy in river Ganga in Patna climbed to 24 today while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a high-level inquiry and directed strict action against those responsible for any lapses.
Ending all suspense, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu finally joined Congress on Sunday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that this would not make much of a difference in poll-bound Punjab as the nation backs the ruling dispensation at the Centre which believes in 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'.
A little after a BSF jawan, deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, alleged that troops are served poor quality food, the BSF released a statement accusing the soldier of being an "alcoholic and a habitual offender".
The Election Commission today announced the dates and phases of elections for 5 states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa. Assembly elections for Uttar Pradesh will be held in 7 phases starting Feb 11.
Addressing a massive Parivartan Rally in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party are too preoccupied with their own problems to take care of the state.
Kanpur: At least two people were killed and 43 injured when 15 coaches of the Sealdah-Ajmer express train derailed near Rura railway station in Kanpur dehat district on Wednesday morning.
The mishap occurred at about 5:20am near Rura railway station, 50km from Kanpur, the ministry of railways said in a tweet.
In a move that has surprised everyone, Najeeb Jung on Thursday resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He submitted his resignation to the central government.
Kolkata businessman Parsamal Lodha was arrested on Thursday by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly converting more than Rs 25 crore old currency into new. Early reports said that he was arrested in connection with Shekhar Reddy and Rohit Tandon cases.
The AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday said a total of 77 persons have died of grief and shock over its supremo J Jayalalithaa's illness and subsequent death, and announced a sum of Rs 3 lakh each to their families as relief.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalilathaa is no more. The charismatic ADMK leader passed away at Chennai's Apollo hospital around 11.30 PM on Monday after suffering a heart attack on Sunday evening.
After spending more than 30 hours at Nabanna, the state secretariat, in protest against the stationing of Army trucks on national highways and at toll plazas in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee finally...
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday refuted reports that he was keen on his niece marrying RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, who is the Bihar health minister.
Angry West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has remained inside her Kolkata office for over 24 hours now saying she will only go home when the Army pulls out from toll booths across the state, asking, "Is this a military coup?"
Today being the pay day, banks are expecting to face a huge rush as people will queue up at branches across the country to withdraw salaries amid the ongoing cash crunch post demonetisation.
Residents of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) woke up to a dense fog on Wednesday morning that reduced visibility on the streets significantly.
The Delhi High Court has upheld that irrespective of his marital status, a son does not automatically have the right to live in his parents' house. Justice Pratibha Rani passed an order saying that the son whether married or unmarried has no legal right to live in the 'self-acquired' house of the parents.
Sahara chief Subrata Roy got a major relief from the Supreme Court on Monday when the court extended his interim bail and ordered him to pay Rs 600 crore to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) by February 6, 2017.
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh on Monday met party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in the national capital. Amar Singh said he is pained by the unacceptable activities and abuses that he is being subjected to by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's supporters.