Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday hinted that the Centre might extend the unilateral ceasefire beyond Ramazan, although some security agencies had told him this might increase the risk for them.
Five elderly patients have died in the intensive care unit of a state-run hospital here during the last two days, with their attendants alleging failure of the AC plant as the reason behind the deaths, a charge denied by the administration.
A team of Indian engineers has developed a portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine that could be mounted on a truck to provide on-site scans currently unavailable to millions of people across the country.
Some sadhus in Ayodhya are preparing a strategy to help the BJP win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections while some seers in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, are gearing up to oppose the ruling party.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee had boxed himself into a dark corner by accepting the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh invite but appeared to salvage his pride on Thursday by denouncing all attempts to interpret Indian nationalism through the prism of religion.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday sought to present a benign picture of his organisation, claiming it respected India's diversity and worked not just for Hindu interests, making full use of the national attention generated by Pranab Mukherjee's presence at its Nagpur headquarters.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh headquarters in Nagpur on Thursday turned into a primetime blockbuster for the Sangh parivar in its quest for "legitimacy''.
The Narendra Modi government has increased funding for its science and technology departments by 26 to 90 per cent, Union science minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday, releasing a 218-page document listing their "myriad" achievements over the past four years.