India

States, UTs told to respond to proposed law on custodial torture

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:10
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed states and union territories (UTs) to file their responses to the Centre’s proposed law on curbing custodial torture and death. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Sanjiv…

India to issue chip-based e-passport: Modi

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:07
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said work is on to issue chip-based e-passports to Indian citizens under a centralized passport system. “Our embassies and consulates are being connected to the Passport Seva Project worldwide,” he said addressing the inaugural…

BJP calls EVM row Congress sponsored

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:00
The BJP on Tuesday called claims made by a US-based self-claimed cyber expert that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged and the EVMs can be hacked as a “conspiracy” sponsored by the Congress. Speaking to the media here, Union…

CBI seeks Centre’s nod to prosecute Chidambaram in INX Media case

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:49
The CBI on Monday said it has sought prosecution sanction against former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in its ongoing investigation into the INX Media case for giving Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the group…

Passenger flights to be hit during Bengaluru air show flying display

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:48
Flight operations at the Bengaluru airport will be affected for 11 days from February 14-24 during the flying display of military and civilian aircraft at the biennial Aero India air show at the nearby Yelahanka air base of the Indian…

Modi to inaugurate Indian diaspora conclave in Varanasi

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:48
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave, in Varanasi on Tuesday in which at least 5,000 delegates from the overseas candidate community are expected to participate. “In reverence to the sentiments…

Congress seeks probe into claims that 2014 polls were rigged

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:47
The Congress on Monday said Election Commission should probe claims by a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were “rigged” and said the probe panel should go for 50 per cent check of polling…

Indian Navy recovers 8 bodies from sea off Karnataka coast

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:45
The Indian Navy on Monday recovered eight bodies from the Arabian Sea off Karnataka’s Karwar coast after the boat in which they were sailing capsized, said an official. “Of the 26 people reported to have been on the boat, civil…

Secularism is safe in India: Vice President

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:30
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that secularism is safe in India because it is in the DNA of Indians. “Secularism is safe in India because for the simple reason that it is in DNA of Indian people.…

Will quit the day BJP leaderships asks me to: Shatrughan Sinha

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:08
Unfazed by threats of action by the BJP, dissident MP Shatrughan Sinha says his sympathies are with the opposition and that he will quit his party the day the high command demands. He even says that West Bengal Chief Minister…