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Madhubala's wax statue in works for Madame Tussuads Delhi

A life wax figure of late legendary actress Madhubala from Bollywoods golden era will be a part of the Madame Tusauds museum here.

Applying and Seeking Passport made easy

The government has made a number of changes in passport rules over the past year with the objective of making registration of passports easier. 

President Pranab Mukherjee advocates credos of tolerance, non-violence and pluralism in last address

As he demits office as the 13th President of India, Pranab Mukherjee advocated the credos of tolerance, non-violence and pluralism in his last address to the nation on Monday.

25000 persons evacuated in Gujarat floods

As many as 25,000 people were shifted, mostly in Banaskantha, as the district faced its worst floods in recent years on Monday.

DM’s shocker 'sell your wife' if you cannot afford to build a toilet at home goes viral

A district magistrate has courted controversy by allegedly asking a villager to "sell his wife" if he could not arrange money to build a toilet at home according to a PTI report.

20 arrested for Kashmir police officer's lynching

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said it has arrested 20 persons accused in the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit over a month ago.

Mamata declares war with BJP, seeks to oust party from India

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made it loud and clear that she sees the Bharatiya Janata Party as her rival. In just six years of defeating the Left front she has identified a new force rising against her has declared a war against it.

In Gujarat poll run-up, Shankersinh Vaghela exits Congress, BJP reaches out

Barely four months ahead of the assembly polls and weeks to go for elections to the Rajya Sabha, the Congress was dealt a big blow in Gujarat with veteran leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday announcing his exit from the party and the post of Leader of Opposition. Within hours of Vaghela’s announcement at the Gandhinagar town hall, before a large gathering of supporters to celebrate his 77th birthday, the BJP issued a statement to extend its wishes to the former chief minister on behalf of Chief Minster Vijay Rupani and state party chief Jitu Vaghani.

WhatsApp privacy: Will regulate social networking sites, Centre tells SC

The Union Government is contemplating to regulate the functioning of social networking sites to ensure safety of the users' data.

China trying to change Tri-Junction status: Sushma Swaraj

China intends to unilaterally change the status of the tri-junction with Bhutan, posing a challenge to India's security, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. She said both nations would have to withdraw troops from the tri-junction point before resolving the dispute through talks.

Cross voting by opposition in Gujarat helps Kovind

At least eight MLAs of the opposition Congress in BJP-ruled Gujarat appeared to have voted for the victorious NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential poll. Announcing the outcome of the election in Delhi, Returning Officer Anoop Mishra said Kovind received votes of 132 MLAs in Gujarat and the UPA nominee Meira Kumar 49. The main opposition Congress has 57 MLAs in the 182-member state Assembly. However, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani claimed 11 MLAs from the opposition party voted in Kovind’s favour in addition to the BJP’s 121.

Anti-Sikh riots: Court issues notice to Sajjan Kumar on plea to cancel anticipatory bail

The Delhi High Court sought the response of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on a plea seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to him by the trial court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which member from the community were killed. 

Anti-Sikh riots: SIT again closes probe into 51 of 60 cases

The union government said that a special investigation team (SIT) appointed by the home ministry has again closed probes into 51 of the 60 cases it had re-opened in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

ED arrests Dubai resident Shivani Saxena in AgustaWestland helicopter scam

The Enforcement directorate has arrested Dubai resident Shivani Saxena in connection with the AgustaWestland helicopter scam, in what is being seen as a breakthrough in the efforts to identify the recipients of kickbacks.