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India's media industry received about Rs 19,197.30 crore in FDI from April 2000 to February 2015, amounting to about 10 per cent of the industry's size, according to a new book.


The combined market valuation of four of the top-10 most valued Indian companies declined by Rs 26,738.39 crore last week, led by IT major TCS.


The Supreme Court has upheld the life term awarded to three persons for killing a Shiv Sena leader in Gujarat whose younger brother had married a woman from a minority community.


Aiming to further consolidate its hold among the backward classes, the BJP-led NDA government is all set to accord the newly-approved constitutional body for them the powers of civil courts.


A suspended senior civil judge, who is an accused along with her lawyer husband in a bribery case, has moved a special court seeking to know the status of the probe against her.


A pilot with a private airline will face trial for allegedly having unnatural sex with a former air hostess of the carrier, the Delhi High Court has said while absolving him of the charge of rape.


BJP president Amit Shah today called upon the party workers to take the policies and programmes of the party as well as the Haryana government to the "grassroot-level".


Three motorcycle-borne youth allegedly attacked the personal security officer of a cleric here, hit him with a stick and threw chili powder in his eyes before decamping with his AK-47 rifle.


A 41-year-old woman has died of swine flu, taking the death toll from H1N1 influenza to four in Kota region this year, a senior official said today.


One packet of contraband, suspected to be heroin, and two Pakistani SIM cards were today seized by Border Security Force personnel in Ferozepur sector in Punjab.

L.S. Herdenia

On the last day of the budget session of the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha on March 24, Comptroller and Auditor General of India demolished the claim of the BJP ruled state government that Madhya Pradesh has ceased to be a "Bimaru Rajya".
The report which was tabled in the house pulled up the state government on two major counts. The two issues relate to health care, particular, in rural areas and various factors pertaining to Vyapam Scam.

S. Sethuraman

Political turmoils in Tamil Nadu post-Jaya have heightened with the split in the ruling AIADMK and the breakaway group led by former Chief Minister Mr O Panneerselvam, claiming to be rightful heir to ‘Amma’s” mantle, ahead of a crucial by-poll (April 12) in Chennai’s R K Nagar constituency .

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is coming to New Delhi on a four-day visit on April 7. One of the issues to be discussed by the two sides is the sharing of Teesta waters between India and Bangladesh. The Teesta water-sharing treaty between the two countries has been hanging fire for a long time, mainly due to West Bengal’s objection on the ground that the State does not have much surplus water from the river to share with Bangladesh.


The Pentagon under President Donald Trump is enjoying greater freedom to run its wars the way it wants -- and not constantly seek White House approval on important decisions.

New York

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the probable contenders for Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.


NASA is planning to launch a balloon-based observatory that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium - the cosmic material found between stars.


A 24-year-old American, who took a bullet for an Indian, has been honoured as 'A True American Hero' by the Indian-American community in Houston which raised USD 100,000 to help him buy a house in his hometown Kansas.


US President Donald Trump's counter-terrorism adviser has compared ISIS militants fleeing the Middle East for America to scurrying "cockroaches," vowing to wipe them off the face of the Earth, a media report said. "We're going to obliterate ISIS.


French President Francois Hollande arrived today in Singapore, the first leg in the final foreign tour of his five-year term, and will go on to Malaysia and Indonesia.


At least 34 people were injured, including two critically, after a massive gas explosion flattened several buildings, in Merseyside area of north-west England last night.


Iraq is investigating air strikes in west Mosul that reportedly killed large numbers of civilians in recent days, a military spokesman said today.


The brazen terror attack on British parliament which killed four people ended within 82 seconds and was carried out by Khalid Masood who acted alone, Scotland Yard confirmed today, conceding they may "never understand" the 52-year-old attacker's motive.


Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness today to mark Earth Hour, as global landmarks began dimming their lights to draw attention to climate change.


Six people were killed and nearly 40 others injured, including a top intelligence officer, in two powerful blasts outside a building occupied by the Islamist militants as commandos prepared for a final assault to flush them out in Sylhet city in Bangladesh, police sai


Sri Lankan soldiers, who fought against the LTTE during the civil war, would not be dragged before courts just because the Tamil diaspora keeps demanding, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has said.


China's premier has arrived in New Zealand for high-level talks at a time that both countries are pushing to expand free trade.

Hong Kong

Beijing favourite Carrie Lam was selected as Hong Kong's new leader today by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms.


At least 12 labourers were killed today when a truck collided head-on with a mini van on a highway connecting Dhaka and southern Khulna town in Bangladesh's Chuadanga district, police said.


Top al Qaeda leader Qari Yasin, who was involved in multiple deadly attacks in Pakistan which claimed dozens of innocent lives, has been killed in a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon has said.


The Bangladeshi suicide bomber who blew himself up at the international airport here in an attack claimed by the ISIS had strapped explosives to his body, doctors said today, disputing the police's stand that it was not a suicide bombing.