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Rich tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary today with former President Pranab Mukherjee leading the remembrances.


On the birth centenary of Indira Gandhi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today described her as a prime minister for whom there was only one religion -- that all Indians were equal children of the motherland.


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remembered India's first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary.


The President and the Vice- President continue to get less salaries as compared to the top bureaucrats and service chiefs since the laws are yet to be amended to rectify an anomaly with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations nearly two years ag

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The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said today she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon.


Haryana Minister Anil Vij today stirred a controversy saying that the popular Hindi song 'Sabarmati ke Sant' portrayed an inaccurate picture of India's freedom struggle and claimed that its lyrics were an "insult" to many martyrs whose contribution it ignored.


Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Derek O'Brien believes he has found a way to take the BJP on. The next national election, he says, should not be treated as a battle between Narendra Modi and a single candidate, but as 29 contests in the states.


Anti-terror probe agency NIA could be empowered to investigate cases of human trafficking, in what seems to be a breakthrough in the nearly year-long consultations among various stakeholders, including the home ministry and the ministry of women and child development.


The proposed release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" has been deferred, the makers of the film said today. In a statement to PTI, a spokesperson of Viacom18 Motion Pictures said it had taken the decision "voluntarily".


An alleged drugs supplier was arrested today from the Satwari area here and 11 grams of heroin was seized from him, the police said. Surinder Singh alias Shantu, a resident of Gadi Garh, was arrested during a checking drive at Foobara chowk, an official said.


Dynasty is a "lazy" word coined to describe succession in politics, but public representatives have to ultimately go back and get elected, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said today.


The Supreme Court has ruled that using castiest remarks over phone in a public place against the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category amount to criminal offence warranting a jail of a maximum five years.


Conciliatory procedure is needed to settle matrimonial disputes between couples, the Delhi High Court has said while highlighting the role of mediation in resolving such issues.


Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has claimed that efforts were being made to revive Khalistani elements with backing from Pakistan's spy agency ISI and batted for a tough law such as the Punjab Control of Organised Crime Act (PCOCA) to contain such forces.


The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today termed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's visit to Chandigarh as a "sinister media stunt" staged with the sole purpose of "befooling" people of Delhi, Punjab and the rest of the country.


BJP MP Varun Gandhi today hailed his grandmother and Congress stalwart Indira Gandhi on her hundredth birth anniversary, calling her "a mother to this nation".


German Chancellor Angela Merkel resumed complex coalition talks today in a last-ditch effort to forge a government and avert a political crisis in Europe's biggest economy.


Zimbabwean army generals will pile further pressure on President Robert Mugabe to resign today after tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters celebrated the apparent end of his 37-year regime.

Rawa (Iraq)

"Islamic State - Euphrates Province" reads an abandoned sign covered by dust and sand in the Iraqi town of Rawa.

United Nations

With nearly two-thirds of members of the UN General Assembly supporting India's Dalveer Bhandari in the election to the International Court of Justice, India has strongly quelled rumours about withdrawing from the race.


China has offered to help defuse the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh said on Saturday, following meetings with Beijing's top diplomat that Dhaka hopes will apply pressure on Myanmar take back hundreds of thousands of refugees.


A strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted the Nyingchi city and surrounding areas in Tibet, close to the border with Arunachal Pradesh, in the early hours today.


Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam is the winner of this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his book "The Story of a Brief Marriage", beating the likes of Aravind Adiga, Karan Mahajan and Anjali Joseph.


Pakistan today said it is "considering" India's request to let Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother meet him, apart from his wife who has already received permission to visit the Indian death row prisoner.


Nepal and China are working on several key areas including cross-border railway connectivity, highways and construction of a dry port, China's envoy in Kathmandu Yu Hong said today.


One of London's first-of-its-kind Indo-Chinese restaurants is marking the 'UK-India Year of Culture' with its own first-year anniversary celebration.


Nepal's former prime minister and CPN (Maoist-Centre) chief Prachanda's only son Prakash Dahal died today due to heart failure, according to hospital sources.


Women are less likely to be distracted while driving than men, according to a study which debunks stereotypes about ladies being bad drivers. Researchers suggested that young men and extroverted or neurotic people are more prone to distraction.


A senior Chinese envoy has met an aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang, the two sides said Saturday, stressing longstanding ties despite deep divisions over the North's nuclear activities.


Puducherry Chief Minister V narayanasamy today alleged that Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit and Lt Governor Kiran Bedi were 'interfering' in the routine administration of the governments.