Arunima Sinha, who lost her left leg when she was thrown off a moving train by hoodlums in 2011, became the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest on Tuesday. The 26-year-old hails from Ambedka......read more
Six students of Lawrence School, Sanawar, have set the world record for the youngest team to achieve arguably mountaineering’s toughest feat after scaling Mount Everest early on Tuesday morning; in th......read more
The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested the head of a seminary after four minor girl students of his institute complained of repeated sexual exploitation by him. Police sources say that more girls ......read more
The death of terror suspect Khalid Mujahid in police custody on May 18 has triggered resentment, especially among minorities, against the ruling SP. A relay protest is being organised outside Vidhan S......read more
India is prepared to increase bilateral contribution to Afghanistan to the extent possible and would stand by the country during its critical period of transition, President Pranab Mukherjee said on T......read more
Manish Bansal, son of former Union railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, has resigned from the post of Additional Advocate General, Haryana. He submitted his resignation on Monday, and the same has bee......read more
Tehran is willing to re-route the natural gas pipeline from Iran to India — to avoid violence-hit Pakistan — provided New Delhi ramps up its crude oil purchases from Iran to pre-sanction levels.
Even as the Congress nominated Santius Kujur to the second Rajya Sabha vacancy from Assam, a section of party leaders have expressed dissatisfaction over his candidature and announced they would take ......read more
While UPA government readies to present its annual report on its fourth anniversary, the National Advisory Council (NAC) led by Sonia Gandhi has pointed to impediments to a more effective implementati......read more
In an interesting development and apparently with an eye on the Assembly polls next year, members of the ruling National Conference for the first time in two decades observed the “martyrdom anniversar......read more
The ruling SAD-BJP alliance on Tuesday swept the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections in Punjab, registering a win in majority of the seats.
The alliance completely routed the Congress in Majh......read more
A journalism lecturer, S Manikandan, employed with the Dubai campus of Manipal University till January 2012 was recently arrested by the Dubai police for blogging defamatory content against the instit......read more
A 17-year-old girl who was allegedly burnt alive by three youths for resisting ‘indecent advances’ in Kotwali police station area of Pilibhit on Monday succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning.
After bandying its Rs 6,000-crore a year scheme to provide free generic drugs at government health centres and hospitals for a year, the health ministry has now shelved the plan. The reasons are finan......read more