New Delhi, March 30 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to attend a farmers' rally here on April 19, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh said on Monday.
New Delhi, March 30 : India's defence sector is expected to provide business opportunities worth $250 billion in the next seven to eight years, a senior industry ministry official said on Monday.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, on Monday said that he appreciated the presence of Minister of State for External Affairs and General (Retd.) V.K. Singh at the Pakistan Day celebrations at the Islamic Republic's High Commission.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday claimed to be the world's largest party with 87 million members, surpassing the Communist Party of China that has 86 million members.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Jack Ma, the founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Kidambi Srikanth for winning the Men's Singles title in the India Open Super Series badminton tournament.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) was held on Monday under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth to take stock of the flood-like situation in Jammu and Kashmir and to review the arrangements made or required to be made to deal with the situation.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Asserting that New Delhi has launched a national endeavour to ensure the safe return of those stranded in Yemen, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday said 400 Indian nationals are being evacuated from Aden by the sea route.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address a massive 'Kisan Rally' at the Ramlila Ground here on April 20 during which she is expected to target the Centre's contentious Land Acquisition Bill.
Kochi, Mar. 30 : Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over charge as the Flag Officer Commanding Southern Naval Command from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema in an impressive ceremonial parade held at the Naval base here today.
New Delhi, March 30 : The CBI told a court here on Monday that it was waiting for sanction from the competent authority to try two public servants for their alleged role in a coal block allocation case involving Nagpur-based Grace Industries Ltd. (GIL).
New Delhi/Panaji, March 30 : The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Bombay High Court judgment sentencing Goa's Archives and Archaeology Minister Francisco alias Mickky Pacheco to six months' imprisonment for assaulting a government servant in 2006.
Guwahati, March 30 : The NIA, which is probing the Burdwan blast case, on Monday submitted a chargesheet in a court in Kolkata which included the names of two Assam-based operatives of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) - Sahanur Alom and Shaikul Islam Khan.
New Delhi, March 30 : Environmentalists on Monday welcomed the news of Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari's volte face on the proposal to build barrages on Ganga for transportation but remained sceptical of his intentions.
New Delhi, March 30 : The Indian government is making its best efforts to bring back the 4,000 Indians stranded in Yemen, the external affairs ministry said on Monday.
Mathura, March 30 : Film actress and local Member of Parliament Hema Malini on Monday launched Uttar Pradesh's first water dispensing ATM at Sonkh town in Mathura district.
Panaji, March 30 : Slums are the biggest challenge vis-a-vis the implementation of the Swachch Bharat campaign, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Monday.
New Delhi, March 30 : Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday urged Congress president Sonia Gandhi to consider the land acquisition bill in the national interest and not on political grounds.
Srinagar, March 30 : Up to 16 people were killed on Monday as a devastating flood in the Kashmir Valley forced thousands to flee to safer places as rain-fed streams rushed down the mountains, flooding parts of Srinagar. A man was washed away by a swollen river in Jammu region.
Srinagar, March 30 : The Indian Army has kept 20 columns, equipped with boats and water pumps, ready for rescue operations in the flood-hit Kashmir valley, officials said on Monday.
New Delhi, March 30 : Former Asian Games gold medal-winning wrestler Satpal -- who has coached two-time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar -- was honoured on Monday with the country's prestigious Padma Bhushan award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
Srinagar, Mar 30 : At least 21 people are feared missing while 10 were buried by mudslides as floods hit Kashmir following days of heavy rains.
Mumbai, March 30 : Aditi Arya, the proud winner of this year's Femina Miss India World crown, says she always wanted to represent India on an international platform and that inspired her to compete in a beauty pageant.
Chandigarh, March 30 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday ended a 100-km cycle rally to denounce the 'VIP culture' of the Punjab government.
Srinagar, Mar 30 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday visited commercial hub of Lal Chowk and assured traders and local population that all possible measures have been taken to meet any eventuality that might arise due to increase in water level in Jhelum.
New Delhi, March 30 : The fury of unseasonal rain in different states of north and east India since Sunday evening has left at least seven people dead and damaged standing crops in thousands of hectares, officials said on Monday.
New Delhi, March 30 : India's high civilian honours - the Bharat Ratna and Padma awards - were on Monday conferred by President Pranab Mukherjee on a galaxy of prominent people who have done the country proud.
Shimla, March 30 : Just a day before the lapse of a centrally-funded Rs.170 crore project, which would have enabled 1,500 schools in Himachal Pradesh to become computerised, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday told the assembly that the issue would be sorted out in this fiscal.
New Delhi, Mar 30: The merger of Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United is likely to take place by the end of April as the final round of consultations begin tomorrow.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Former union minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should stop saying things which have no basis, adding that the saffron party should not look for excuses by pointing fingers at the UPA's rule.
Palamu, Mar. 30 : The bus owners in Jharkhand have suspended their operations in the wake of assaults and extortions by the Maoists.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : 'The seduction of Delhi', a poetry book authored by Indian poet diplomat Abhay K, released at the beginning of this year at Jaipur Literature Festival has made it to the best seller.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Expressing delight over her father Lal Krishna Advani and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being honoured with the Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna awards respectively in the same year, Pratibha Advani on Monday said that their team in the politics of this country would always be remembered.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Rajasthan on the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Director General of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), O.P. Singh, on Monday said the priority of the forces is to evacuate the people stuck in the flood-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday dismissed reports of crisis within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying everything is 'fine'.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday assured the Centre's complete support to the Jammu and Kashmir Government, which declared a flood situation as the Jhelum river crossed the danger mark in Srinagar following incessant rains.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday presented the Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards.
Kochi, Mar 30: Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, took over charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema PVSM, AVSM, NM in an impressive ceremonial parade held at the Naval base here on Monday.
Shimla, March 30 : Thundershowers and snow on Monday lashed Himachal Pradesh, causing temperatures to drop sharply.
New Delhi, March 30 : Health teams would fan out in the national capital to conduct surprise checks for ensuring strict implementation of the ban on all forms of chewable tobacco -- including gutka, khaini and zarda -- which came into effect on Monday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said.
Kashmir, March 30 : Sixteen people were buried alive as two houses collapsed and a young man was washed away in floods that ravaged the Kashmir Valley on Monday following four days of incessant rainfall. Anxious people fled to safety as the Jhelum river rose dangerously and swollen streams rushed down mountains.
New Delhi, March 30 : Supreme Court Chief Justice H.L. Dattu was on Monday urged not to commence the two-day conference of the chief justices of the high courts on Good Friday as it is an important spiritual day of deliverance of humanity from sin.
New Delhi, March 30 : A number of leaders and prominent people from various walks of life were honoured on Monday with the country's high awards by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony here at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Union Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth will chair the National Crisis Management meeting in the Home Ministry today.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan, who had drawn flak for attending a school function with a revolver tucked in his waist, on Monday said he keeps the gun for self defence and has been carrying it for the last 25 years.
New Delhi, March 30 : On the occasion of National Maritime Day on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a top-notch maritime museum to showcase India's age-old maritime heritage.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : The Congress party on Monday launched an online application -based membership drive to strengthen its base in the national capital.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan on Monday said that the party did not invite former chief of naval staff Admiral (retired) Laxminarayan Ramdas for its national executive as the latter would have been an 'independent' person to report what actually happened inside.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the recent rifts in Arvind Kejriwal led-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) clearly indicate that they believe in preaching and maintaining 'double standards' on all issues.
Washington, March 30 : Skipping lunches have become a common trend amongst kids today, claims a new study.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi lauded ace shuttler Saina Nehwal over her win in India Open Super Series Badminton tournament and said that she was an inspiration for millions.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sent a high level team of officials, along with Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to assess flood like situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
By S. Binodkumar Singh, Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management : On March 30, 2015, 41 people including 35 cadres of Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M)-led 30-party alliance, five Policemen and one minor were injured in clashes between Police and demonstrators during the lathi (baton) rally organized by the alliance across the country against attempts to draft the Constitution through the majority voting process, instead of consensus.
Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir), Mar. 30 : Heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday triggered a landslide, blocking the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur.
Srinagar, Mar. 30 : The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday issued flood warning following incessant rainfall resulting in rise in water level of Jhelum River.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Former Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA Bharat Singh was shot dead last night after some unidentified persons open fired at Najafgarh area of the capital.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned home after attending the funeral of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : The freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malviya will be accorded Bharat Ratna posthumously today at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : A three-day literary festival 'Sonth' (spring), organised at Sher-e-Kashmir convocation centre by the state government in collaboration with a non-governmental organisation 'Lehar', is being held in Jammu and Kashmir.