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  • Karnataka govt falls

    The 14-month-old coalition government of the Congress and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka lost the trust vote on the floor of the state legislature yesterday, capping nearly three weeks of political turmoil triggered by the resignation of 16 ruling alliance lawmakers.

  • India successfully launches Chandrayaan 2

    India’s most ambitious unmanned mission to the moon is successfully launched six days after the previous lift-off had to be halted due to a technical snag.

  • Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit passes away

    Senior Congress leader and former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passes away at a private hospital in New Delhi aged 81.

  • Indian Army successfully tests anti-tank guided missiles

    The Indian Army successfully wraps up 12-day summer user trials of third generation anti-tank guided missile NAG in a desert in Rajasthan state, paving the way for production and induction of the weapon.

  • Priyanka meets Sonbhadra victims’ families

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets the family members of the victims of a violent clash over a land dispute in an Uttar Pradesh village and empathises with them.

  • Plea moved with Indian SC seeking extension of final NRC deadline

    The Indian and the Assam governments move an appeal with the Supreme Court seeking extension of the July 31 deadline for coming out with the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

  • Priyanka Gandhi detained after staging sit-in

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is detained after she is barred from visiting the victims of a firing incident in a village in Uttar Pradesh.

  • India to give free health care to 100 FFs each year

    Government of India initiates a new scheme for providing medical treatment to 100 freedom fighter patients every year under which they will be provided free medical treatment in Indian Armed Forces Hospitals.

  • Alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav who is facing the gallows in Pakistan

    India, Pakistan both claim victory on ICJ spy case

    India and Pakistan declared victory after the International Court of Justice late Wednesday ordered Islamabad to review the death sentence of former Indian navy officer Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav.

  • India's second mission to moon rescheduled to July 22

    India’s second unmanned mission to the moon, which was halted from launch three days ago due to a technical snag, will now take off on July 22, the Indian Space Research Organization says.

  • ICJ asks Pakistan to review death penalty for Indian

    In a significant legal and diplomatic victory for India, the International Court of Justice rules that Pakistan must review the death sentence for a former Indian navy officer who has been handed the punishment by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage and terrorism.

  • Death toll in Mumbai building collapse rises to 13

    The death toll in a building collapse in Mumbai’s congested Dongri locality rises to 13, a disaster management authority spokesman says.

  • 7 dead as century-old building collapses in Mumbai

    Seven persons died and eight others were injured while over 40 people are feared trapped as a century-old four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai’s Dongri locality, officials say.

  • 13 killed in India building collapse

    At least seven Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed and 28 injured when a four-storey building collapsed following heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district on Sunday evening, the country's officials say.

  • India’s second lunar mission called off due to technical glitch

    India's second unmanned mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, has been called off due to a technical glitch, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says.

  • India to launch second mission to moon tomorrow

    Eleven years after its maiden successful unmanned mission to the moon which found traces of water there, India is all set for the launch of the second one in the wee hours tomorrow (July 15).

  • girl raped before murder

    Cabinet okays death penalty

    The Indian cabinet has cleared amendments to an existing gender-neutral law against sexual abuse of children introducing the provision of death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual offences and more stringent penal provisions aimed at clamping down on child pornography.

  • Sexual abuse in 2018

    India includes death penalty in child abuse law

    The Indian cabinet has cleared amendments to an existing gender-neutral law against sexual abuse of children introducing the provision of death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual offences and more stringent penal provisions aimed at clamping down on child pornography.

  • Deportation of illegal Rohingyas: Indian SC to hear pleas in August

    India’s Supreme Court says it would give a final hearing in August on petitions challenging the federal government’s decision to deport illegal Rohingya immigrants back to Myanmar.

  • 29 killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttar Pradesh

    At least 29 people are killed and 18 injured when a state-run double-decker bus travelling from Lucknow to Delhi falls into a large drain near Delhi’s Agra, Uttar Pradesh police says.

  • Poor fight for every drop

    In this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India’s rich and poor.

  • India eyes naming roads, trains after good taxpayers

    Fancy having a school or a train named after you, or getting priority boarding at airports? In India, this could soon be true for people who

  • Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination accomplice gets parole

    An Indian court yesterday granted a 30-day parole to a woman convicted three decades ago over her role in the 1991 assassination of former

  • India eyes to cut fiscal deficit

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government yesterday raised import tariffs on nearly 75 items including gold and automobile parts in its federal budget and increased taxes on the rich to hold down the fiscal deficit as it tries to revive growth.

  • Rahul Gandhi appears before court in defamation case

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appears before a court in Mumbai in connection with a defamation case filed against him by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS worker and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

  • Few have the courage: Priyanka Gandhi on brother Rahul's resignation

    A day after Rahul Gandhi gave finality to his decision to resign as Congress President owning responsibility for the party's drubbing in parliamentary poll, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today commended her brother saying "Few have the courage that you do".

  • 8 dead as dam bursts in India after rains

    Eight people were killed and at least 15 were missing yesterday after the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade breached a dam in the

  • Rahul Gandhi resigns as Congress president

    Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi says that he is no longer the President of the party. He also said that the party’s working committee should meet immediately and decide on who would be the next president of the Congress.

  • 6 killed after dam breach causes flood in India

    At least six people have been killed and 19 others went missing after a dam in India's Maharashtra's coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rain leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said.

  • Wall collapse kills 22 as monsoon causes chaos in Mumbai

    At least 22 people are killed, 16 of them in India’s financial capital Mumbai, and over 80 injured in separate incidents of wall collapse in Maharashtra today following heavy rains.