In an ambitious plan, Congress is set to create a mobile app-database of over 20 crore households and enlist one crore members nationally to manage election booths, the lowest rung of a constituency, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking to lower the marriageable age for boys from 21 years to 18 years and was unimpressed with the petitioner’s logic that if a boy could vote and join the Army at the age of 18, why couldn’t he marry at that age?
A 70-year-old retired teacher and practising lawyer from Darrang district in Assam, Nirode Baran Das, killed himself on Sunday. He left behind a suicide note and with it the notice from Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) that marked him a ‘foreigner’ in the final draft that was announced at the end of July.
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce a verdict on a plea seeking a ban on the manufacture and sale of firecrackers across the country to curb air pollution. Firecrackers manufacturers earlier told the court that the use of firecrackers should not be completely banned and it should instead be strictly regulated.
Taking a stern view of Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s statement on Kashmir, India lambasted its neighbour for meddling in its internal affairs. «The remarks made by Pakistan's PM in his tweet today are deeply regrettable. Instead of making comments on India's internal affairs, Pakistan leadership should look inwards and address its own issues,» MEA said.
The attached properties were purchased by close aides of Lalu Prasad when he was the Railway minister in the UPA government allegedly using shell companies. The beneficial ownership of these companies and properties were later transferred to his family members, including his wife Rabri Devi, son and former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, daughters Chanda, Misha and Ragini and son-in-law Shailesh Kumar.
CBI is in the midst of a storm with CBI director Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana levelling corruption and other serious charges against each other.
CBI today arrested DSP Devender Kumar in connection with bribery allegation against special director Rakesh Asthana. Yesterday, the investigating agency had filed an FIR against Kumar and three others, including agency's second-in-command Asthana. The CBI had registered a regular case under sections pertaining to Prevention of Corruption Act amongst others.
Anticipating the Supreme Court-appointed third judge Justice M Sathyanarayanan’s verdict on the 18 MLAs disqualification case soon, T T V Dhinakaran’s AMMK has asked its 23 MLAs to stay in Tirunelveli and later in Courtallam for the next few days.
The Congress has not officially declared Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in which its main objective is to defeat the BJP and usher in a progressive government at the Centre, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has said.
The Indian Army has asked the Pakistan military to take back bodies of two «intruders» from that country who were killed in a gunfight along the Line of Control in Sunderbani sector of Jammu on Sunday, official sources said.
The Narendra Modi government is also exploring to enhance support for Bhutan’s development projects.
BJP wants to make MP polls a “participative election” where voters shun their complacency and come out in large numbers in its support
The IISc Council decided that in keeping with the institutional commitment to gender equality and safe workplace environment norms, it was in the best interest of the institute to take the strongest action despite his strong association with it.
When a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus, on which a dalit activist was travelling with police personnel, was about to reach Pamba, a group of BJP workers and those opposing the entry of girls and women aged between 10 and 50 years into the temple, blocked the road and forced her to alight
Less than one-third of the municipal solid waste generated in the 97 cities and towns along Ganga is processed, posing a major challenge to clean the river. The urban affairs ministry has proposed to focus on segregating wet and dry waste to deal with the crisis rather than waiting for new waste processing plants to be ready.