Anna Hazare to Fast for Strong Lokpal Bill

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare reached New Delhi Saturday afternoon and will commence his daylong hunger strike to demand for a strong Lokpal Bill Sunday. Dec 10, 2011

Kolkata Fire: 40 Feared Dead

At least 40 people have died in a major fire at a private hospital at Dhakuria in Kolkata that broke out around 4 a.m. Friday. Dec 9, 2011

Sharad Pawar Hits Back at Anna Hazare

The Union Minister for Agriculture, Sharad Pawar, seems to have finally lost his temper, after anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's comments on an incident which saw the Minister slapped by a young man, in public. Dec 7, 2011

Indian PM Breathes Hope to Telecom Sector

The Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, seems to have breathed new hope into the country's struggling telecommunications sector, while speaking at the inauguration of India Telecom 2011 in New Delhi, on Wednesday. Dec 7, 2011

Sarpanch Who Slapped Woman Gets Bail

A sarpanch (village chief) from the Muktsar district of Punjab, who was arrested on Tuesday for slapping a woman, has been released on bail. Dec 7, 2011

FDI in Retail: All-Party Meeting to End Impasse

The Indian Parliament's winter session is likely to resume soon and the government will try to end an impasse caused by its decision to allow 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector. Dec 6, 2011

Facebook Recognizes Govt's Interest in Reducing Abusive Content

Even as Indian internet users are fuming over the government's proposal to screen the content on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo, Facebook has said that it recognizes the government's interest to minimize the abusive content online. Dec 6, 2011

Top ULFA Leader, Indian Journalist Detained in Myanmar

Top ULFA leader Jivan Moran and an Indian journalist have been detained by authorities in Myanmar. However, there was no information about the detention of ULFA's self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah as reported by a section of the media, Union Home Secretary R K Singh has said. Dec 4, 2011

Left Blames Mamata for Police Firing Deaths; CM Orders Judicial Probe

Following the Communist Party of India-Marxist's allegation that the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal is responsible for the death of two people in a police firing, the Chief Minister said Saturday that a judicial probe would be conducted into the incident. Dec 4, 2011