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Biplob Ghosal

Biplob Ghosal: Being a news enthusiast, he has a keen interest in news related to politics and cricket. He is also a big supporter of armed forces and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Train-bus collision kills 16 in Telangana, CM announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

Sixteen persons - 14 school children, the driver and the cleaner - were killed and at least 20 students were injured as a train crashed into the private bus in which they were travelling at an unmanned railway crossing at Masaipet village in Telangana`s Medak district Thursday morning.

14-year-old boy abducted in UP; kidnapper demands sister as ransom

In an eccentric case, a minor boy was abducted in Uttar Pradesh`s Farrukhabad and the abductor demanded his sister as ransom, a newspaper report said.

No harm if Delhi Congress MLAs join BJP: Subramanian Swamy

With the suspense over government formation in the national capital continuing, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday opined that there was no harm if Delhi Congress MLAs joined his party.

Why is BJP scared of contesting Delhi elections, asks AAP leader Kumar Vishwas

With reports indicating that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was looking to form the government in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday questioned the saffron party`s reluctance to contest the Assembly elections.

Amit Shah, Narendra Modi`s Man Friday, is new BJP chief

The Bharatiya Janata Party`s parliamentary board on Wednesday approved the elevation of Amit Shah - Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s close aide and general secretary – as national president of the party.

Iraq crisis: Indian nurses freed by ISIS militants, will reach Kerala tomorrow

In a positive development, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Friday set free the 46 Indian nurses, who were confined in Iraq`s Mosul city.

Sunanda Pushkar death case: AIIMS doctor accuses Tharoor, Azad of influencing report

The controversy over Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death seems to be deepening, with reports on Tuesday saying that All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) doctor Sudhir Gupta has claimed that he was pressurised to give a tailor made report in the case.

Parts of western India may witness drought due to poor rains: Agriculture Minister

It seems tough times are ahead for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government as monsoon rainfall was 43 percent below average in the month of June.

President Pranab Mukherjee makes Twitter debut

In a bid to connect with netizens, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday joined the popular social networking website Twitter.

One month of Narendra Modi govt: `Aam aadmi` still awaits `acche din`

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government has completed one month in office and it seems the country would have to intake more `bitter pills` being offered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for `acche din` (good days) in future.

Narendra Modi`s new austerity drive: No new cars for NDA ministers

In yet another move to bring in austerity within his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered all the ministers to refrain from buying new cars, reports said on Thursday.

Bihar: JD(U) MLA backs Jitan Majhi as CM candidate, opposes Nitish Kumar

In a sign of increasing turbulence in Bihar politics, rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Gyanendra Singh `Gyanu` has said that Jitan Kumar Manjhi should be party`s chief ministerial candidate and not Nitish Kumar, reports said on Wednesday.

HC orders Lokyaukta probe against MP Agriculture Minister

The Jabalpur High Court has ordered a probe by the Lokayukta against Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen in a disproportionate assets case.

ISIS worse than wild animals; killing Shias, Sunnis: Indian who returned from Iraq

Zulfiqar Abbas, who returned from the war-torn Iraq on Thursday, gave a detailed account of the alarming situation there and termed the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants as `ferocious` and worse than wild animals.

India should side with Shiites in Shia-Sunni war in Iraq: Subramanian Swamy

As New Delhi continues to work hard to secure the release of 40 Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday opined that the India should take side with the Shiite community in the ongoing Shia-Sunni war in Iraq.

MoS Nihal Chand Meghwal remains defiant, refuses to resign over rape charge

As political leaders continue to demand for Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Nihal Chand Meghwal`s resignation, who is an accused in a rape case of a married woman, the newly elected minister on Wednesday ruled out his resignation.

Yashwant Sinha flouts rule by addressing inmates in Hazaribagh Jail

n what can bring in huge embarrassment for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha was seen addressing people in Hazaribagh prison, where he was sent on June 3 following a court order in connection with an alleged assault on a government official.

Woman allegedly raped by MoS Nihalchand seeks few minutes with PM Modi

With a court in Jaipur issuing notice to Union Minister Nihalchand Meghwal and 16 others in a 2011 rape case, the alleged victim has expressed hope and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet her for few minutes so that she can narrate her ordeal.

`Afghans happy with Narendra Modi becoming Indian PM`

Indian envoy to Afghanistan Amar Sinha on Tuesday said that the Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan is safe and the government is working towards getting him released.

Narendra Modi govt mulling changing Governors of 5 states

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government is contemplating to replace Governors appointed by the previous Congress-led UPA government, reports said on Tuesday.

INS Vikramaditya dedicated to nation: As it happened

Narendra Modi`s chopper lands on INS Vikramaditya. The PM will spend around four hours on the aircraft carrier and witness the prowess of the naval aircraft including MiG 29K, displaying operational capabilities on the Indian Navy`s largest and most powerful warship.

CBI registers FIR in Badaun gang-rape case; NCW wants Akhilesh Yadav to resign

As pressure continued to mount on the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh over a spurt in crimes against women in the state, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took over the probe of Badau gang-rape and murder case on Thursday.

Six Goa MLAs set for Rs 89 lakh junket to Brazil, Congress complains to PM Modi

Six Goa MLAs, including three Cabinet ministers, will embark on a journey to Brazil later this month to witness the Fifa World Cup 2014, a news report said on Thursday.

Uttar Pradesh: Four cops gang-rape woman inside police station

Yet another ghastly incident of sexual assault has come to the fore in Uttar Pradesh where a woman was gang-raped by four policemen, including a Station House Officer (SHO), when she had gone to police station to meet her husband detained in connection with a case.

Rise in rape cases, a result of downslide in moral values: RR Patil

At a time when the whole country is debating the issue of women`s safety, the Maharashtra Home Minister on Wednesday said that even if the government provides one policeman for every house, crime against the fairer sex can`t be stopped.