The Prithviraj Chavan government wants to retain its strongholds and ensure there is negligible anti-incumbency. That many of its decisions can run into legal problems is not an immediate worry, says Neeta Kolhatkar.
Doctors in Kanpur on Thursday called off their six-day strike against the attack on their colleagues, a day after the Uttar Pradesh government clamped Essential Services Maintenance Act against striking medicos and the Allahabad high court stepped in to resolve the deadlock.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday held real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal guilty in the 1997 Uphaar cinema tragedy that claimed the lives of 59 people saying they were more interested about making money than ensuring safety of the cinegoers.
Armed with brooms, workers of the Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday clashed with lathi-wielding activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party and fought pitched street battles in Lucknow in protest against the detention of former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in Gujarat.
Rashtriya Janata Dal President Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said that final talks on alliance with Congress in Bihar for the coming Lok Sabha polls has been completed and the announcement of the tie up is expected Wednesday evening.
Stepping in to end the deadlock over doctors' strike against attack on their colleagues, Allahabad high court on Wednesday ordered a judicial probe and directed the Uttar Pradesh government to transfer the senior superintend of police, Kanpur, Yashaswi Yadav, and other officials involved in the February 28 incident.
The Lok Sabha elections will be held from April 7 to May 12 spread over nine days in the highest number of polling days so far involving an electorate of 81.4 crore, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday.
Continuing to target former Bharatiya Janata chief Party Nitin Gadkari over his plea to Raj Thackeray not to field candidates in Lok Sabha polls, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said former is a businessman, who has inked a deal with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief.
Four Pakistani soldiers were on Wednesday killed in an Improvised Explosive Device blast in Hangu district in the country's restive northwest. A convoy of security forces was travelling from Hangu to Kurram tribal area when it was targeted near Warmagal on the Hangu-Kurram border.
As many as 16,000 Sri Lankans -- who disappeared during the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam -- will be issued certificates of absence instead of death certificates, head of a probe panel said on Wednesday.
There is a lot riding for both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress in Karnataka and both these parties should have their final list of candidates out by March 9. The BJP has almost finalised its list and party sources claim that it would not have taken this much time, but there was a great deal of confusion where the Bangalore North, Chickmagalur and Mysore seats were concerned. Vicky Nanjappa reports
The Congress campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha contest is fast fading away, thanks to the tempo maintained by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. For the disenchanted Congress worker, the blame for the shoddy party campaign squarely lies at the doorstep of Rahul Gandhi.