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Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: Court verdict awaited today

Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: Court verdict awaited today

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 09:06

A Thanjavur district court will on Wednesday deliver its verdict in the Kumbakonam school fire tragedy case, which claimed the lives of 94 school children and injured 18 others nearly a decade ago.

Ex-Cabinet secretary Zafar Saifullah is dead

Ex-Cabinet secretary Zafar Saifullah is dead

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:14

Former Cabinet secretary Zafar Saifullah died in New Delhi last week, his family announced.

SPG commandos guarding Modi asked to maintain `distance`

SPG commandos guarding Modi asked to maintain `distance`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:24

The alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari`s house seems to made others, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to exercise caution.

JD(U), RJD, Congress seal alliance in Bihar

JD(U), RJD, Congress seal alliance in Bihar

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:17

After throwing enough indications of their coming together in past, the three major political parties in Bihar – Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress - have formally sealed an alliance to contest the upcoming assembly by-elections in the state.

John Kerry visit to set agenda for PM Narendra Modi`s US trip:  Akbaruddin

John Kerry visit to set agenda for PM Narendra Modi`s US trip: Akbaruddin

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:18

India on Wednesday expressed hope that US Secretary of State John Kerry`s visit to the country would set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s trip to the United States later this year.

`US looks forward to enhance military-to-military ties with India`

`US looks forward to enhance military-to-military ties with India`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 09:16

The US is looking forward to enhancing military-to-military relationship with the India, a top American military commander has said.

US Secretary of State John Kerry to arrive in India today

US Secretary of State John Kerry to arrive in India today

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 09:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in India on a visit expected to lay the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s much-awaited September visit to Washington.

Birender Singh meets Shah amid speculation of joining BJP

Birender Singh meets Shah amid speculation of joining BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 02:31

On a day when Haryana Power Minister Ajay Yadav quit the Hooda government, senior party leader from the state Birender Singh today held a closed-door meeting with BJP President Amit Shah here, amid speculation that he may join the ruling party ahead of Assembly elections.

Curfew in Saharanpur to be relaxed for 5 hours tomorrow

Curfew in Saharanpur to be relaxed for 5 hours tomorrow

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 00:48

Curfew in the communal violence-hit Saharanpur will be relaxed for five hours tomorrow, a senior district official said here today.

UPSC protest on, government advises aspirants to stay calm

UPSC protest on, government advises aspirants to stay calm

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 00:37

UPSC aspirants Tuesday continued their protest here demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) from the entrance examination. The government advised the aspirants to maintain calm.

Navy gets Centre`s go-ahead for international fleet review

Navy gets Centre`s go-ahead for international fleet review

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 00:23

The central government has given the Navy the go-ahead to hold an international fleet review in 2016, after a gap of 15 years, in which more than 50 countries are expected to participate.