There are around 120 regional war memorials built by various formations of the Army across the country and the government was considering a proposal to construct a national war memorial in the country's capital.
The skating instructor arrested allegedly for the rape of a six-year-old at a Bangalore school is a porn addict and was expelled from the school where he worked before for touching girls inappropriately.
The Bharatiya Janata Party asked former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress to answer allegations of improper compromises by three former chief justices of India during the United Progressive Alliance rule, saying the matter was unfortunate.
One cannot but infer that this brouhaha is a crafty ploy to create an issue out of a non-issue. An overview of post-independent India's history reveals that it is not the BJP or the Sangh Parivar but Marxist historians who have been guilty of debasing history to suit their vested interests, says Vivek Gumaste.
Israel on Monday pressed on with its heavy bombardment of Gaza and foiled major infiltration attempts by Hamas on the 14th day of the conflict that has killed 558 Palestinians and 27 Israelis, even as the United Nations and the United States called for an immediate ceasefire.
President Pranab Mukherjee hosted the season's first big Iftar party at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday evening, but conspicuously absent was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the event was in turn attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minorities Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah with Union Minister and Lok Janashakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan. Renu Mittal reports
The age of Indian maids looking for employment in Saudi Arabia has been set between 25 and 50 years under a new employment agreement finalised by the two countries to guarantee protection of domestic workers.
'That the Indian nationals have been sighted, they are unharmed, they are in captivity, and we know their captors. This is the sort of information I think everybody has the right to know and we would share it. Information beyond that we feel would be detrimental to the safety of those who are in captivity and it is not at all in the interest of our countrymen to share that information,' says MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.
While Lok Sabha Speaker is yet to decide on Leader of Opposition, the Centre on Monday went ahead with the process of appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner and sought nominations of eligible candidates from all secretaries.
The biological weapons convention is a non-starter in spite of the efforts of many states in the world for the last five decades mainly because the US is not ready to accept the 'verification protocol' which could allow the formation of some official mechanism for inspections, says Ajay Lele.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said the Goonda Act would be invoked against the skating instructor, arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old student at a public school, as he was involved in similar cases earlier.
Terming the current rule which disqualifies candidates upon conviction 'incapable' of keeping criminals away from electoral politics, the law commission has recommended that disqualification should happen upon framing of charges in cases punishable by five years in jail or more.
Cracking the whip, Karnataka government on Monday transferred Bangalore city Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar in the wake of a series of rape cases, including that of a 6-year-old girl student in a public school.