SC annoyed with Bihar Govt on land acquisition matter

Annoyed over the dragging of a land acquisition case in Bihar for over a decade, the Supreme Court on Friday blamed the state government for taking it for a ride and said the Chief Minister should be given the best advise.

No change in India's position on support to Palestinian cause: MEA

Asserting that there is no change in the country`s long-standing position on support to the Palestinian cause, the MEA on Friday said that whenever there has been a Human Rights Council resolution which referred directly to the International Criminal Court, as had happened in the cases of Syria and North Korea, India`s general approach has been to abstain.

Temporary breather to Teesta Setalvad's NGOs

Government has given a temporary relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad's two NGOs, which allegedly violated Foreign Currency Regulation Act, by allowing them more time to reply to its showcause notices.

Gang of high-tech oil thieves busted, one nabbed

With the arrest of one person, police on Friday claimed to have busted a high-tech gang involved in multiple cases of oil theft across the country.

Dulat's claim of "goof up" by Vajpayee govt in Kandahar fuels controversy

Former RAW chief AS Dulat's claim of a "goof up" in Kandahar hijack response by the Vajpayee government in 1999 triggered a controversy on Friday with BJP outrightly rejecting it while Congress alleged that its "soft" approach laid the "foundation of terrorism".

Delhi metro begins trial runs on new section

The Delhi Metro on Friday began trial runs on the Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section, which is likely to be operational by the end of this month, officials said.

''Over 35 percent rural Indians still illiterate''

Over 35 percent of Indians in rural areas are illiterate, with Rajasthan home to 47.58 percent of the unlettered, Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data released on Friday said.

Re-evaluation of Delhi Judicial Services exam papers demanded

Alleging irregularities in the Delhi Judicial Services examination, Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav demanded re-evaluation of answer sheets of all successful candidates in 2015.

AAP govt-appointed panel recommends removal of DERC chairman, members

A committee, formed by the AAP government to bring out a white paper on Delhi's power sector, has recommended removal of the Chairman and members of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), accusing them of "failing" to protect consumer interest and favouring discoms.

Chinese trawler takes shelter at Diu coast near Gujarat

A fishing trawler from China took shelter at the Diu coast near Gujarat since the sea was not friendly for sailing.

No one gangs up against Principal without reason: HC on Thampu

Everyone would not gang up against a college principal without any reason, the Delhi High Court observed on Friday while referring to St Stephen's Principal Valson Thampu who has been facing accusations from his staff, teachers and students.

MPs won't get hike in salary and allowances, govt not willing to accept proposals
MPs won't get hike in salary and allowances, govt not willing to accept proposals

Government is not willing to accept majority of recommendations related to the hike in salary and allowances of MPs and pension of ex-MPs made by a Parliamentary panel.

What led to Kandahar hijack 'goof up' - Ex-RAW chief's striking revelations
What led to Kandahar hijack 'goof up' - Ex-RAW chief's striking revelations

Ex-RAW chief AS Dulat in an interview to a news channel has made some striking disclosures, one of which is about how the Kandahar hijack was "goofed up".

PM to attend SCO meet in Russia, plans for Modi-Sharif meeting still to be worked out: MEA
PM to attend SCO meet in Russia, plans for Modi-Sharif meeting still to be worked out: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet in Ufa (Russia) on June 9-10, where Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif will also be present; but added that the possibility of a meeting between the two leaders was yet to be worked out.

No caste based data in first SECC survey in eight decades

Government on Friday refrained from releasing the caste-based data in its first Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) released in eight decades and maintained that it was concerned with economic data which will help in effective implementation of its programmes.

Three held for stealing two-wheelers

Three members of a gang of auto thieves have been arrested here and nine stolen two-wheelers seized from them, police said on Friday.

Cash for vote scam: SC refuses to cancel TDP MLA's bail

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to cancel the bail granted by Andhra Pradesh High Court to Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, the prime accused in a cash-for-vote case.

Three feared dead as hospital wall collapses in Delhi

Three workers were feared dead while another was injured when a basement wall of an under-construction hospital collapsed here this afternoon in South West Delhi's Dwarka sector 6.

President Pranab greets Rwanda on National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted the government and people of Rwanda on the eve of its National Day.

Digvijay Singh calls for change in guidelines for Arms licences

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said that he will call on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, calling for a change in guidelines for the issue of Arms licences.