A 45-year-old tailor was beaten to death in a Madhya Pradesh village on Friday on the suspicion of slaughtering a cow. Police said they found a slaughtered bull at the spot and sacks stashed with bulls' meat.
A panel of doctors has called for changes to the rules banning prenatal sex determination, warning they are depriving rural populations of easy access to the point-of-care ultrasound scans (pocus) needed to diagnose and treat critically ill patients.
Petrol prices have touched a record high of Rs 76.24 per litre and diesel climbed to a highest ever Rs 67.57 in New Delhi with the oil PSUs passing on to consumers the impact of four weeks of a relentless rise in international prices.
Nearly 500 youths accused of petty crimes or terror links are languishing without trial in Jammu and Kashmir's jails, serving as a possible recruitment pool for militants, the state CID has told the Union home ministry.
Tamil Nadu-based superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said the developments in neighbouring Karnataka were a "victory for democracy", a day after BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa stepped down as chief minister without facing a floor test in the Assembly.
A Mumbai-based jeweller who triggered a hijack scare aboard a Jet Airways flight in October last year, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing, has become the first person to be put on the "National No Fly List".