BJP projecting Modi as he is darling of businessmen, says Karat
CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat today said the BJP was "projecting" Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as their prime ministerial candidate as he was the "darling of big business houses".
"The corporates see Modi as the only person who can help them reap windfall profits by nakedly pursuing capitalist development path," he said, inaugurating a seminar held in connection with the golden jubilee celebrations of CPI-M's ideological journal 'Chintha' weekly.
Hement Soren wins trust vote
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren Thursday won a crucial trust vote in the state assembly. Fortythree legislators voted in favour of the goverment in the 82-member assembly while 37 voted against it.
The Soren-led Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) government was formed July 13 and was directed by the governor to prove his majority in the assembly within a week.
Two police guards of a leading cardiologist killed, doctor injured in a suspected militant attack in Pulwama district in Kashmir, say police.
Mid-day meal tragedy was waiting to happen as Bihar govt ignored CAG warnings
Even as the death toll in Chhapra spurious midday meal tragedy continues to soar, it has now emerged that the Bihar government had ignored the mandatory quality checks.
102 girls admitted to hospital in Tamil Nadu after eating mid-day meals
102 girls are in hospital in the Neyvelli district of Tamil Nadu after their mid-day meal left them sick.
Local officials say that the children are not in danger and that the hot lunch served to them was most likely contaminated.
Air India suspends two pilots for operating flight with actress in the cockpit
The national flag carrier, Air India, has removed two of its pilots from duty for violating the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) guidelines.
The pilots - Jagan Mohan Reddy and S. Kiran - had allegedly allowed Kannada actress Nithya Menon in the cockpit while operating the Bangalore-Hyderabad flight last month.
Second autopsy report too rules out foul play in Ilavarasan's death
The Dalit youth from Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu - Ilavarasan - might not have been murdered, the findings of doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) suggest.
Sources said on Thursday that the AIIMS doctors have stated in their report after the second post-mortem examination on Ilavarasan's body that the injuries on it could be caused due to the hit by a running train.
Modi now says it from Mumbai billboards: 'I'm a Hindu nationalist'
Two statements Narendra Modi made to two journalists in his controversial "puppy" analogy interview have now reached billboards hanging above Mumbai's busy roads.
"Main deshbhakt hoon. Main Hindu rashtravadi hoon (I am a patriot. I am a Hindu nationalist)," reads the large advertisement along with the Gujarat chief minister's signature.
Delhi school kids fall sick after consuming iron supplement
Several school children fell ill after consuming iron supplements in Delhi on Wednesday.
The students were hospitalised after they consumed iron tablets supplied under a welfare scheme, named as Chacha Nehru Sehat Yojana, in the schools run by Delhi government.
Three persons killed, several injured in police firing to quell a mob that attacked a BSF camp in J&K's Ramban district.
SC raises compensation amount for acid attack victims to Rs 3 lakh, out of which Rs one lakh would be paid within 15 days of the incident by the state government. SC asks the Centre, states and Union Territories to make the acid attack a non-bailable offense .
Common entrance test for medical colleges invalid, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has set aside a Medical Council of India (MCI) notification mandating common National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) both for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses in government and private institutions.
In a majority judgment, Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice Vikramajit Sen held that it was beyond the powers of MCI to make such an arrangement of common entrance test both for government and private institutions.
However, in a dissenting judgment, Justice Anil R. Dave dismissed the petitions by private medical and dental colleges challenging the MCI notification providing for common NEET for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses.
Principals, cooks must eat mid-day meal first, orders Bihar govt
Eat mid-day meal first before serving it to students, the Bihar government on Thursday told all primary school principals and cooks.
It also said bad or spurious-looking food ingredients should not be provided for cooking school meals.
iPhone 5S speculated to have biggest upgrade ever
Apple's latest flagship product, the iPhone 5S is speculated to have the biggest hardware upgrade ever for an 'S' device.
According to the Fox News, a new report from Weibo user and claimed insider C Technology may reveal full specs for the iPhone 5S.
Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh discuss poll panels
BJP chief Rajnath Singh and party's chief campaigner Narendra Modi on Wednesday held closed door deliberations over dinner to discuss the party's poll preparation.
Unregulated surrogacy industry worth over two billion dollars thrives without legal framework
With an unregulated surrogacy industry thriving in India, rich couples are preying on domestic helps and housemaids coercing them to step up to the task. There is little or no protection for the surrogate mother controlled in the most part by a web of middle-men with medical practitioners choosing to turn a blind eye to this controversial transaction. These are part of the conclusions drawn from a study on the surrogacy industry by NGO, Centre for Social Research (CSR).