Wanting to join the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a 19-year-old woman from the city who was residing in Qatar had flown to Turkey from there, but changed her mind and came to her parents here, police said on Saturday.
Noting that secularism reflected the "character" of India, Communist Party of India national general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy on Saturday decried what he termed were attempts to drop the word "secular" from the Preamble of the Constitution and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi come clear on the issue.
Holding that the present system of elections in which individuals contest for public office has certain flaws, former Chief Election Commissioner JM Lyngdoh has instead advocated the concept of proportional representation for political parties based on the percentage of votes they win.
Thirty one activists of the Communist Party of India (CPI) were on Saturday detained for trying to stage protests in front of the US Consulate at Begumpet here against US President Barack Obama's visit.
As the Obamas prepare to land in India on January 25, frenzied preparations grip not just the capital but even the weaving community of the temple town of Varanasi. According to reports, the weavers from Kashi will present US first lady Michelle Obama with over 100 Banarasi sarees.
On the final day of his Davos trip, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was taken by a surprise when he bumped into Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Friday at the World Economic Forum Annual Summit.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is in Davos to attend the World Economic Forum, met Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during which he explained the opportunities for investments in the state.
The Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached properties valued at Rs 2.90 crore of a senior railway divisional engineer, against whom CBI had filed a chargesheet under the Prevention of Corruption Act.