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.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Leading economists on Thursday advised the 15th Finance Commission to use contemporary population data while making its recommendation while also rewarding population stabilization policy.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Two B.Tech students out on a picnic on the bank of the Munak in west Delhi drowned on Thursday after one of them accidentally slipped into it, police said.
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Thursday announced that it has decided to set up an inquiry commission to investigate the issue of a question pertaining to Brahmins in an examination conducted by the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC).
Imphal, May 17 (IANS) The Congress leaders in Meghalaya and Manipur said on Thursday that they will stake claim for formation of government in the two states since the party had emerged as the single largest party in the recent elections.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Congress will observe 'Save Democracy Day' across the country on Friday to protest Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's "collusion with the BJP" and his "partisan" action of inviting BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister following a split verdict in that state.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Thursday termed the political developments in Karnataka as a "rehearsal" for the Lok Sabha elections and criticised Governor Vajubhai Vala for not adhering to his responsibilities.
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) The return of B.S Yeddyurappa as Karnataka's Chief Minister on Thursday for the third time, reaffirmed his stature as the BJP's mascot in south India where it has been striving to spread its footprint over the last two decades.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Cities are drivers of economic growth and with the rising aspirations of people, Indian cities will see a transformation in coming years, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Thursday.
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) BJP legislature party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa took oath as the Karnataka Chief Minister here on Thursday, hours after the Supreme Court declined to stay his swearing-in ceremony.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Finance Ministers of Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and the Chief Minister of Puducherry met President Ram Nath Kovind here on Thursday and submitted a memorandum urging amendments to the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission.
Bhubaneswar, May 17 (IANS) The Union government has approved the setting up of two medical colleges in Odisha, said Union Health Ministry J.P. Nadda on Thursday.
Panaji, May 17 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Thursday demanded that Governor Mridula Sinha follow in the footsteps of her Karnataka couterpart Vajubhai Vala and invite the Congress, which emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly after the 2017 elections, to form the government in the coastal state.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The American School of Bombay (ASB) Elementary School Principal John Smithies has been named for this year's 'National Distinguished Principal Award' instituted by the US Department of State, an official said on Thursday.
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) Over 350 Congress leaders and workers were arrested on Thursday for holding a rally here to protest the decision to allow the BJP to form a government in Karnataka and the demolition of many party offices in Tripura by the saffron party-led government.