Samastipur (North Bihar), June 17: A confounded silence has descended on yesterday's split in Bihar's ruling order. Beyond knee-jerk endorsement or opposition, the heartland is still to make sense of the radical shift effected by chief minister Nitish Kumar, or how it will play out.
New Delhi, June 17: Doctors of ayurveda and three other systems of medicine may be legally permitted to prescribe modern medicine under a controversial proposal from the Union health ministry that has angered sections of modern medics.
New Delhi, June 17: Mohun Bagan or East Bengal could soon have coaches from Argentina and players trained in the two-time World Cup champion's elite clubs, courtesy a unique exchange programme India is trying to stitch up with the South American nation.
Leicester, June 17: Tagore's verses from Gitanjali rang out at a remarkable service of thanksgiving held in Leicester Cathedral to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the arrival of Ugandan Asians in Britain.
June 17: Narendra Modi has cried off a planned visit to Ayodhya to attend an event organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, prompting suggestions that he does not want his pro-development image to be diluted by the so-called Hindutva fixtures.
Mumbai, June 17: A tabloid report that quoted a purported insider from Shah Rukh Khan's household as saying the actor's child in the womb of a surrogate mother was a boy spurred the Maharashtra government to order a probe today to see if a sex-selection test was done.
New Delhi, June 17: A gynaecologist today issued a suicide threat in the Supreme Court over what she claimed was a false case against her, lodged apparently after she spurned the alleged sexual advances of a sitting Delhi High Court judge.
New Delhi, June 17: A microscopic necklace designed by Indian scientists could boost efforts to build motors to propel tiny ferry boats through the human bloodstream and deliver medicines precisely where needed.
Chennai, June 17: Jayalalithaa today withdrew one of her Rajya Sabha candidates to ensure senior CPI leader D. Raja's election, apparently spying inadequate numbers and eyeing Left support for next year's Lok Sabha polls.
June 17: At least 50 people have died in rain-triggered landslides, house collapses and flash floods in the north, mostly in Uttarakhand that has halted the popular Badrinath pilgrimage with around 30,000 pilgrims, many from Bengal, stranded.
Patna, June 16: Chief minister Nitish Kumar may well sense a new secular halo beginning to glow behind him, but beneath his feet he must also sense the cold discomfort of thin ice. If this is a leap of conviction, it is equally a lunge into uncertainty. Hereon, it is going to be a testing, if not also precarious, ride.
New Delhi, June 16: Fresh delays have pushed India into a race against time to hand over its most symbolically loaded gift ' a new, bronze-domed parliament building ' to Afghanistan ahead of key transitions in the strategically critical nation in 2014.
New Delhi, June 16: BJP president Rajnath Singh weighed his words prudently but allowed colleagues to blast the Janata Dal (United) and convey the message that their party knew even a simple majority in 2014 was a pipe dream, with or without Narendra Modi.
Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar began their political careers as close friends during the 1974 movement started by Jayaprakash Narayan. Lalu referred to Nitish as his younger brother and the latter reciprocated by calling his friend his elder brother. They parted ways in 1994 when Nitish formed the Samata Party with George Fernandes.
New Delhi, June 16: A senior IB officer will be questioned this week in Gujarat's Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, reviving memories of a 1994 Kerala espionage scandal that hit the agency and forced out a chief minister.
New Delhi, June 15: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat today dialled Sharad Yadav, a day after party colleague Sitaram Yechury had called on the Janata Dal (United) chief, as the Left pressed ahead in its bid to forge a non-Congress, non-BJP front.
New Delhi, June 15: A woman who has been molested can pardon the accused and reach a compromise as the offence is compoundable, the Supreme Court has held, setting aside a Calcutta High Court order convicting a 67-year-old man who outraged the modesty of an 18-year-old Dalit girl.