In an ambitious plan, Congress is set to create a mobile app-database of over 20 crore households and enlist one crore members nationally to manage election booths, the lowest rung of a constituency, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
A 70-year-old retired teacher and practising lawyer from Darrang district in Assam, Nirode Baran Das, killed himself on Sunday. He left behind a suicide note and with it the notice from Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) that marked him a ‘foreigner’ in the final draft that was announced at the end of July.
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking to lower the marriageable age for boys from 21 years to 18 years and was unimpressed with the petitioner’s logic that if a boy could vote and join the Army at the age of 18, why couldn’t he marry at that age?
Data released by the I-T department on Monday showed a massive gap between the salaried, whose taxes are deducted, and the non-salaried. The I-T department claimed a 68% rise in individual crorepatis. In the last four years, efforts to widen the tax base resulted in an 80% jump in number of returns filed to 6.9 crore.
A long-time personal secretary to Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma was among three people arrested in Noida on Monday for allegedly trying to extort Rs 20 crore from him.
Jammu & Kashmir police has initiated an investigation into the killing of seven civilians in an explosion at a militant hideout in Kulgam, Kashmir, on Sunday. The probe was launched after police and the villagers contested each other’s version.
The Sabarimala temple closed on Monday night with the ‘ban’ on entry of women still in place, after six days of tense standoff between protesters and police that had the entire state on the edge. On Monday, five women from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh tried to get a ‘darshan’ but had to turn back.
India asked China on Monday to support the pending application in the UN to designate Pakistanbased Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. It also asked Beijing not to give shelter to hardline Ulfa leader Paresh Baruah on its soil, officials said.
In rare cases, a person may be infected with the dengue virus without having any fever, doctors at AIIMS have said in a published case study.
A former MP from Janjgir Lok Sabha constituency, Shukla left the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of assembly polls in 2013 and joined the Congress next year, alleging that she was sidelined by the state BJP leadership.
At the end of the video, Saurabh Madan urged people with folded hands with tears in his eyes, seeking their help for his family to overcome the situation. He said his entire family was shocked.
Pakistan's "deceitful stand" on dialogue, while supporting terror and violence, "stands exposed" to the whole world, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told reporters while replying to queries on Khan's remarks.
Most of the deaths were reported from the Northern Railway zone at 7,908, followed by 6,149 deaths from the Southern Railway zone and 5,670 deaths from the Eastern Railway zone.
Asian Games and Commonwealth Games champion Bajrang Punia has managed to change the colour of his World Championships medal but a gold remained elusive for the 24-year-old wrestler as he lost his 65kg Freestyle final to Takuto Otoguro of Japan in Budapest, Hungary, on Monday.
The case has shone the spotlight on Crown Prince Mohammed. He has spearheaded a reform drive for the kingdom but now faces a stream of allegations -- denied by Riyadh -- that he ordered the killing of Khashoggi.
Actress Mandana Karimi had earlier spoken out about harassment meted out to her by filmmaker Sajid Khan and director of her film 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' Umesh Ghadge. In a recent interview with Zoom, Mandana shed further light on how the harassment took place in both the instances.
Detailed reports have been sought from the state's chief secretary and from the chairman of the Railway Board in four weeks, an NHRC spokesperson said.
CBI on Monday arrested Devender Kumar, deputy superintendent of police in Rakesh Asthana-led Special Investigation Team (SIT), even as the agency failed to recover any bribe amount out of Rs 3 crore allegedly paid by the complainant – Sathish Babu Sana. The agency also searched Kumar's office at CBI headquarters.