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  • Modi govt past expiry date

    India's opposition parties drew half a million supporters to Kolkata's streets yesterday for the largest show of force yet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a national election looms.

  • India to launch satellite to help secure border

    India is all set to use space technology in a big way, including by launching a satellite for exclusive use of the Home Ministry, to tone up border security and management.

  • India set to launch satellite for border security

    India is all set to use space technology in a big way, including by launching a satellite for exclusive use of the Home Ministry, to tone up border security and management.

  • Divers locate one body in flooded Indian mine

    Indian emergency workers said yesterday they have found the body of one of 15 miners trapped inside a so-called "rat hole" mine for over a month. The illegal and dangerous mine in Meghalaya was flooded on December 13. The Indian Navy spotted the body inside the deluged shaft at a depth of 160-210 feet with the help of a remote-controlled probe.

  • Indian top court okays dance bars with liquor

    The Supreme Court yesterday relaxed stringent conditions imposed by the state government for getting licences for dance bars, paving the way for their opening in Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra. The top court said that there cannot be total prohibition on dance bars by imposing unreasonable conditions as no licence has been granted by state since 2005.

  • Fissure within Assam BJP widens

    Voices of dissent within the Bharatiya Janata Party in the north eastern India over the Citizenship Amendment Bill is growing by the day.

  • Disgraced guru gets life for killing journo

    A disgraced religious sect leader was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday for murdering a journalist who exposed rampant sexual abuses by the powerful guru.

  • Divers locate one body in flooded Indian mine after 35 days

    Indian navy divers found the body of one of 15 miners who went missing in a flooded coal mine in a remote corner of the country more than a month ago, officials say.

  • INDIA TEMPLE ROW: Trailblazer beaten by mother-in-law

    One of the two women who infuriated Hindu traditionalists by entering a revered shrine in India was attacked by her mother-in-law yesterday as soon as she returned home after days on the run, police said.

  • 16 pups found dead at Kolkata hospital trigger outrage

    Animal rights activists in India and netizens on social media are outraged after 16 mutilated and dead puppies are found in garbage bags at a hospital in Kolkata.

  • India to build 44 roads along China border

    The government will construct 44 strategic roads along the border with China and over 2100 km of axial and lateral roads in Punjab and Rajasthan, abutting Pakistan, a CPWD document shows.

  • Blast kills 2 Indian Army men near LoC in Jammu

    An officer and a soldier of the Indian Army are killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu.

  • Rivals unite in UP in a bid to beat Modi

    Two political rivals in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh will form a alliance in a bid to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in national election scheduled for May, leaders of the parties said.

  • India slaps cases against critics

    Indian police yesterday said they are investigating an academic, a journalist and a peasant leader for possible sedition for publicly opposing a proposal to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from neighbouring Muslim-majority countries.

  • Ex-CBI chief Verma resigns from service

    Alok Kumar Verma yesterday resigned from service, a day after he was removed as the CBI Director by the Indian Prime Minister-led high-powered committee.

  • Ram Rahim Singh, Indian Guru,

    Ram Rahim Singh held guilty in murder of journalist

    Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is convicted in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.

  • Delhi cows and elderly to moo-ve in together

    Delhi plans to create a special home for both elderly people and some of the Indian megacity's thousands of cows, in a new animal welfare blitz also aimed at reducing numbers of monkeys and stray dogs.

  • India SC reinstates CBI chief removed by govt

    India's Supreme Court has reinstated the removed director of the country's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a setback to the government that has been accused of undermining the agency.

  • Indian lok sabha

    Non-Muslim Migrants: India passes bill to give citizenship

    After a walkout by the main opposition Congress Party, the contentious constitution amendment bill seeking to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan was passed by the Lok Sabha (LS) yesterday.

  • Vijay Mallya a ‘fugitive economic offender’: Indian court

    A court in India set up under anti-money laundering laws declares Indian liquor and aviation tycoon Vijay Mallya a “fugitive economic offender” today, paving the way for the government to seize his assets.

  • 7 killed as school bus falls in gorge in India’s Himachal

    Six children and the driver of their school bus died when the vehicle fell into a gorge in India’s Himachal Pradesh, officials say.

  • 15 trapped inside flooded Indian mine for over 3 weeks

    Indian rescuers trying to reach a group of miners trapped in a remote and illegal “rat-hole” coal mine struggle to pump out water from the 370-foot-deep pit, further dimming their chances of survival more than three weeks into their ordeal.

  • Third woman enters flashpoint Indian temple

    Police in southern India yesterday said that a third woman has entered a flashpoint temple, stoking tensions after two days of clashes involving Hindu hardliners and police.

  • India deporting second Rohingya group to Myanmar

    Indian police take a Rohingya Muslim family of five to the border by bus, readying to deport them to neighbouring Myanmar as the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

  • Indian High Commission in Dhaka announces that the applicants for tourist visa to India can walk-in and submit their applications at Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Mirpur without prior appointment from October 10 onwards.

    India to open 6 new visa centres in Bangladesh

    The Indian government is opening six new Indian Visa Application Centres (IVAC) in Thakurgaon, Bogura, Cumilla, Noakhali,

  • Indian temple closes after 2 women enter shrine

    For the first time since the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women of all age groups in Sabarimala temple, two women below 50 walk into the shrine before daybreak.

  • Public holidays

    Cambodia enjoys most public holidays in the world

    Cambodia enjoys the most number of non - working days with 28 public holidays in a year among the countries of the world, according to date collected by the World Atlas.

  • PM Sheikh Hasina

    Hasina’s win ‘good news’: Indian newspaper editorials

    Leading Indian newspapers editorially commented on the outcome of parliamentary elections in Bangladesh saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s return to power is “good news” for relations with India, but cautioned against her government’s “authoritarian” strait.

  • Bollywood actor-director Kader Khan passes away

    Veteran Bollywood actor-director-writer-comedian and a Quran scholar, Kader Khan dies after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto in Canada.

  • Many passengers suffocate due to smoke in Kolkata Metro fire

    Many passengers suffocate due to smoke while several faint in a fire that broke out in Kolkata Metro on December 27, according to the reports coming in from Kolkata.