Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday spoke to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand seeking timely and prompt relief measures for flood-affected people in the two states.
Former Uttar Pradesh minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya on Tuesday gave his consent for a lie-detection test in connection with the murder case of Kunda Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haq.
United States President Barack Obama has defended the controversial surveillance programme of the National Security Agency, saying such secret operations are 'transparent' as these were carefully supervised and controlled. Edward Snowden, a former NSA systems analyst contractor, has leaked documents revealing the Obama administration's spying programmes that gather phone records of Americans and track the use of United States-based internet servers by foreigners.
The more one looks into the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the more the details that emerge appear to be murky. With various agencies at war with each other and the National Investigation Agency all set to enter the fray, it appears like a case in which the truth may never be told.
Over a month at the helm, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said he was working towards visible changes in administration and asked his ministers to be honest enough to have the moral courage.
United States President Barack Obama has appointed Cliff Sloan, a high-powered lawyer with extensive experience in all three branches of the government, as his special envoy for the closure of the much-criticised terrorist detention centre at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
Indian-American legal luminary Sri Srinivasan was on Monday sworn in as a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, the second most powerful court in the US after the Supreme Court. With this, the Chandigarh-born, 46-year-old Srinivasan has become the first Indian American judge in the second-most powerful court of the country
In a ruling which might have a far reaching impact, the Madras high court has said if a couple in the right legal age indulge in sexual gratification, it will be considered a valid marriage and they could be termed as husband and wife.
The government of Pakistan's Punjab province has allocated millions of rupees in its budget for the largest centre of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, which is a front for banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Tayiba. Besides a grant-in-aid of over Rs 61 million for the JuD centre -- known as 'Markaz-e-Taiba' -- the provincial government has allocated Rs 350 million for setting up a 'Knowledge Park' at the centre and other development initiatives.
Mumbai police have named BMC officials and a shop-owner in Altaf Manzil among others in connection with the partial collapse of the four-storeyed building in suburban Mahim last week that killed 10 persons, police said Monday.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi on Monday mounted a blistering attack on the Tamil Nadu government over its opposition to the Rs 2,400 crore Sethusamudram project and asked his partymen to be prepared to sacrifice their lives for its implementation.
'Post Kargil, the effete Indian response to the complex national security challenges was a matter of deep anguish and muted anger. B Raman felt very strongly about the need to create a more informed national security community in India,' remembers C Uday Bhaskar.
The Cabinet reshuffle undertaken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday was dictated primarily by political considerations with an eye on the year-end assembly elections and the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, reports Anita Katyal.
A day after walking out of the National Democratic Alliance, Janata Dal-United President Sharad Yadav on Monday said his party could consider coming back to the alliance if veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani gets back at the helm of the party.