December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Christians attacked in MP; police detain 30 victims

    Right-wing Hindu activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Imperative to provide facilities to differently-abled: SC

    The Supreme Court today said it was imperative to provide proper and safe access to roads, transport, buildings and public places to differently-abled persons so that they could enjoy a meaningful life and contribute to the progress of the nation.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    My role is now to retire, says Sonia

    Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire, triggering immediate speculation about her future plans, but the Congress party sought to quell it saying she has only retired from the party chief's role and not from politics.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    SC extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services

    The Supreme Court today extended till March 31 the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes of all ministries and departments of the Centre, states and union territories.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Cabinet clears bill for stricter law against cheque bouncing

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday cleared a bill for imposing stricter provisions for cheque bounce, and incentive for the payee who suffers, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Centre approves infra dev scheme for North East with 100 per cent funding

    A new scheme for infrastructure development in the northeastern states with 100 per cent funding by the central government was today approved by the Union cabinet along with a capital investment subsidy amounting to Rs 264.

    December 15, 2017 3:29 PM

    No term like martyr or shaheed in our lexicon: MoD, MHA

    There is no term as "martyr" or "shaheed" in the Army or the police and instead a soldier or a policeman killed in action is called a "battle casualty" or "operations casualty" respectively, the ministries of defence and home have submitted before the Central Information Commission.

    December 15, 2017 2:54 PM

    Bill on Triple Talaq cleared by Cabinet

    A bill on Triple Talaq was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, ahead of it being taken up in the Winter Session of Parliament.

    December 15, 2017 2:52 PM

    Hindu group attacks Christmas carol singers in Madhya Pradesh

    Alleging religious conversion, a mob linked to a right-wing Hindu group attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze.

    December 15, 2017 2:15 PM

    Swaraj grants medical visa to five Pakistani children

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today announced granting visa to five Pakistani children, including a 10-month-old baby, for medical treatment in India.

    December 15, 2017 1:52 PM

    My role is now to retire: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) With Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress President on Saturday, Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire.

    December 15, 2017 1:19 PM

    Parliament's winter session begins, LS adjourned till Monday

    The winter session of parliament began on Friday and after obituary references the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day till Monday.

    December 15, 2017 11:58 AM

    Supreme Court extends deadline for Aadhaar linking till Mar 31, 2018

    The Supreme Court on Friday extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar to various government schemes, as also mobile phones and bank accounts from December 31 to March 31, 2018.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Centre to replace MCI with NMC

    A bill to replace the Medical Council of India with a national medical commission was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Cabinet clears bill criminalising triple talaq

    A bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, which the government said was aimed at protecting the dignity and security of women in the community.