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Right to privacy should be on case-to-case basis, says Supreme Court

 Right to privacy could be determined from a case-to-case basis, the Supreme Court observed on Thursday. A nine-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, said that privacy cannot be an absolute right and the state may have some power to put restrictions.

Jolted by Ram Nath Kovind's victory in Presidential election, Opposition parties to discuss cross-voting

Opposition parties including Congress will on Friday discuss the issue of alleged cross-voting that happened during the Presidential Elections in which NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind emerged victorious.

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India in touch with US on visa issue: Govt India in touch with US on visa issue: Govt

In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the US Congress has six bills relating to H-1B and L-1 visa programmes.

PM Modi visited 49 countries in last three years: Govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has travelled 49 countries in the last three years, the government on Thursday said.

Doklam Impasse: India should not engage China in ''tit for tat'' response, says Shyam Saran Doklam Impasse: India should not engage China in ''tit for tat'' response, says Shyam Saran

Saran was categorical in stating that New Delhi should not respond to China the way Beijing was doing.

Ram Nath Kovind is India's next President: How cross-voting by Opposition lawmakers boosted his bid Ram Nath Kovind is India's next President: How cross-voting by Opposition lawmakers boosted his bid

Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are among other states that witnessed cross-voting in Ram Nath Kovind's favour.

Global community with India on terror emanating from Pakistan: MEA

A report by the US clubbing Pakistan among nations providing "safe havens" to terrorists validated India's position, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.

India for resolution of Dokalam issue through diplomatic channels

The assertion by New Delhi came on a day China said diplomatic channels remained "unimpeded" to discuss the issue provided India withdraws its troops from Dokalam.

Revisit document on judges appointment, govt again tells SC

Secretary (Justice) in the Law Ministry has written to the SC Registrar General pointing to the July 5 judgement of the apex court in which two judges had called for the need to revisit the process of selection and appointment of judges.

Protests over Hindi signboards grow in Bengaluru as pro-Kannada activists deface more signages Protests over Hindi signboards grow in Bengaluru as pro-Kannada activists deface more signages

The police have beefed-up security outside all 42 Metro stations in the city after the defacement came to light on Thursday morning.

SIT has decided to close 1984 riots case: Police to court SIT has decided to close 1984 riots case: Police to court

The police told Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra that it has been decided to close the case, which was re- opened following the decision of the SIT.

IGNOU relocating regional centres to ease students' woes: VC

"IGNOU is ravamping and relocating its regional centres logically and logistically across the country to reduce connectivity issues," the varsity's Vice Chancellor C Ravindra Kumar told PTI.

India, Japan civil nuclear coop deal comes into force

The civil nuclear cooperation agreement was signed last November during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tokyo after years of negotiations.

Meira Kumar congratulates Ram Nath Kovind, says battle for ideology will continue

Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India.

Lynching debate: Issue should not be given political colour, violence can never be partisan, says Arun Jaitley Lynching debate: Issue should not be given political colour, violence can never be partisan, says Arun Jaitley

The Opposition on Thursday targeted the government over the lynchings, with the Congress accusing PM Modi of indulging in "double speak" on the issue.

Presidential Election 2017 Results: The states where Meira Kumar got more votes than Ram Nath Kovind Presidential Election 2017 Results: The states where Meira Kumar got more votes than Ram Nath Kovind

While Ram Nath Kovind got 65.65 percent of the total valid vote value of 10,69,358, Meira Kumar got 34.35 percent.

Ram Nath Kovind elected India's 14th President, says verdict 'evidence of greatness of Indian democracy' Ram Nath Kovind elected India's 14th President, says verdict 'evidence of greatness of Indian democracy'

Kovind got 65.65 percent of the total valid vote value of 10,69,358, Meira Kumar got 34.35 percent.

India seeking peaceful resolution of boundary issues with China, including Doklam standoff: MEA India seeking peaceful resolution of boundary issues with China, including Doklam standoff: MEA

India on Thursday said it was seeking "peaceful resolution" of all boundary matters with China.

'Privilege to know you': PM Narendra Modi Tweets to Ram Nath Kovind 'Privilege to know you': PM Narendra Modi Tweets to Ram Nath Kovind

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter on Thursday to congratulate the newly elected 14th President of India - Ram Nath Kovind, he quickly

Ram Nath Kovind is India's 14th President: His journey from Kanpur Dehat to Raisina Hills Ram Nath Kovind is India's 14th President: His journey from Kanpur Dehat to Raisina Hills

Ram Nath Kovind, a former two-time Rajya Sabha MP, is known more as a Dalit champion than a Hindutva ideologue.

Malabar Naval exercises won't help India: CPI-M

"What the Malabar exercise symbolizes is India's becoming a full-fledged military partner of the US strategy in Asia which is directed towards containing China," said an editorial in the CPI-M journal People's Democracy. 

Protect Hindus: Leading Pakistani daily tells Nawaz Sharif government Protect Hindus: Leading Pakistani daily tells Nawaz Sharif government

Pakistan's leading national daily The Dawn on Wednesday called upon the Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan government to uphold the rights and lives of Hindus in Thar desert region.