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Tamil Nadu woman chops off husband's genitals after a heated fight

A woman in Tamil Nadu's Vellore has been accused of cutting off her husband's genitals following a heated argument

Mamata Banerjee 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. 

Karnataka proposes its ‘state flag', forms panel to check legal aspect

Even as the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre chants the one-nation mantra, the Congress-led government in Karnataka has constituted a nine member committee to design a 'state' flag — an identity symbol unique to the state — and submit a report on giving it legal sanctity.

Venkaiah Naidu Versus Gopal Krishan Gandhi in vice-presidential contest

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been named the vice-presidential candidate of the ruling NDA coalition. The BJP Parliamentry Board took the decision on Monday evening at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Highest ever-polling 99 per cent in Presidential poll, Kovind to win

Close to 99 per cent voting was recorded on Monday for electing India's next president, the returning officer for the poll announced saying it was perhaps the highest-ever percentage.

Mamata Banerjee accuses China of ‘meddling’ in Gorkhaland

Not just Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has also raised concerns over China with the Centre, accusing the neighbouring country of “interference” in the state. 

For us, presidential election is a fight against ‘communal vision’: Sonia

A day before the presidential election, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi described on Sunday the contest as a fight against a “narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision”.

Modi directs states for strict action against cow vigilantes

PM Narendra Modi has issued a stern warning to cow vigilante groups on the eve of the monsoon session of Parliament, saying no one can take law and order into their own hands.