Tuesday's Cabinet meeting has been called to discuss exclusively the Telangana issue, he said.
Cobrapost exposes 'paid' social media
In a scandalous revelation, Cobrapost, an investigative webportal, exposes IT companies who build or mar reputations online for money.
The sting operation, codenamed Operation Blue Virus, reveals how IT companies across the country are helping politicians falsely increase their fame and malign their opponents using social media like Facebook and Twitter.
The companies are seen in the expose offering their clients bogus fan-following on Facebook and Twitter to do negative publicity against a rival party. And in return, they are paid huge sums.
Mumbai builder buys embassy building in London for Rs. 3300 cr
Canada has sold a large embassy building in London's luxury Mayfair district to Indian developer Lodha Dwellers Pvt for $530 million (or around Rs. 3,300 crore at 62 rupee per US dollar), the Canadian foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Canada wanted to dispose of the large six-storey building in Grosvenor Square because it plans to consolidate all diplomatic activities in another official Canadian property on Trafalgar Square. Canada was advised by Savills PLC.
Vinod Kambli suffers heart attack
Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after suffering a heart attack, say TV reports
Suspected US drone kills 1 in Pakistan
Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed one alleged militant in the country's northwest tribal region.
The officials said Friday that missiles fired from a suspected drone overnight hit a house in Qazi Kot village in the North Waziristan tribal area. A suspected member of the Punjabi Taliban was killed.
Maharashtra gets its fifth tiger reserve
Maharashtra will soon have its fifth tiger reserve in Nagzira following approval from the National Tiger Conservation Authority, a senior official said.
The Nagzira tiger reserve-between Bhandara and Gondia districts- would be home to surplus tigers from Tadoba, Principal Secretary (Forests) Praveen Pardeshi told reporters.
He said there are already four tiger reserves in Melghat, Tadoba, Pench and Sahyadri located in western Maharashtra.
Tejpal applies for anticipatory bail in Goa
Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal Friday filed anticipatory bail petition with the North Goa District and Sessions Court.
The anticipatory bail hearing is expected to come up for hearing in the first half of the day. The same court had issued a non bailable warrant against Tejpal, who has been accused of sexual assault by a junior colleague, Thursday.
Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: Talwars earn Rs 40 a day in Dasna jail
Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, sentenced to life imprisonment for a gory double murder, are earning Rs 40 each a day at the Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad, a prison official said on Thursday.
The Talwars have been read out the jail rules: they cannot meet daily although their barracks are close to one another. They can meet once every week -- just for 40 minutes.
Chinese fighter jets patrol new air-defence zone
Chinese fighter jets Thursday carried out patrols in the newly demarcated East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone, an official said.
Planes from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force conducted normal air patrols in the air-dence zone, reported Xinhua citing Shen Jinke, a spokesperson for the force.
Venue masterplan of 2016 Rio Olympics finalised
Rio Olympics organisers confirmed Thursday that they and the international Olympic federations have signed off a venue masterplan after a two-day meeting.
The meeting assessed key areas, including accommodation, transport, sustainability, legacy, engagement and communications of the Games, reported Xinhua.8.45 am:
Live-in relationship neither a crime nor a sin: Supreme Court
Live-in relationship is neither a crime nor a sin, the Supreme Court has held while asking Parliament to frame law for protection of women in such relationship and children born out of it.
The apex court said unfortunately, there is no express statutory provision to regulate live-in relationships upon termination as these relationships are not in the nature of marriage and not recognised in law.
Hong Kong ferry hits unknown object, 85 hurt
Hong Kong authorities say 85 people have been injured in a predawn accident in which a high-speed ferry heading for Macau hit an unidentified object off an outlying island.
The hydrofoil carrying 105 passengers and 10 crew struck the object at 1:15 a.m. Friday.7.50 am:
The temblor, having a depth of five km, hit Borazjan city of the province at 5.21 p.m., Xinhua reported. A number of buildings in the area were damaged, said an official of Iran's Red Crescent Society.