New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said there was a need to build awareness about the importance of a self-sustaining system of waste disposal and minimizing waste production.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) There is no particular religious significance or importance attributable to the Babri Masjid structure in Ayodhya, while 'janmasthan' (birthplace) of Lord Ram is a particular place of religious significance for the Hindus, so it can't be shifted, the deity's counsel told the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violence in the state's rural bodies' polls as "unexpected" and claimed the statements were made without proper checking of facts.
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The Punjab State Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested the Mansa district Jail Superintendent Davinder Singh Bajwa in a corruption case from the jail premises.
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Polling in south Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly seat, which was countermanded due to the death of BJP candidate and MLA B.N. Vijaya Kumar, will be held on June 11, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
Raipur, May 17 (IANS) Hitting out at the BJP-led central government and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said an atmosphere of all-round fear prevailed in the country and even the Supreme Court Judges and the media are panicky.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) With a party government in place in Karnataka, the BJP set its eyes on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday urged party workers to reach out to 22 crore families which they said benefited from government schemes in four years.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a 20-year-old woman, who allegedly converted to Islam and married a Muslim man, to live with her parents.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's suggestion last year, India on Thursday communicated to Pakistan the names of four judges to revive the mechanism of the Joint Judicial Committee which looks into humanitarian issues of fishermen and prisoners in each other's custody.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal Police has taken up a probe into the mysterious death of a presiding officer in the Panchayat polls, a police officer said on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday looked set for a resounding victory crushing all opposition parties in rural West Bengal, after nearly 11 hours of vote count in the three-tier state Panchayat election, with the BJP emerging a distant second in almost all the districts.
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Within hours of the swearing-in of BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister on Thursday, five IPS officers in Karnataka were transferred and given new postings.
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating condition of the farmers and the unabated farmer suicides, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a one-time debt relief to mitigate the miseries of the farming community.
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) In a security breach, a young man on Thursday threw ink on Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during his visit to Hisar town, following which the former was arrested.
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) In a major political breakthrough, Nepal's two leading communist parties -- the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) -- on Thursday merged to form the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the country's largest Left party.