The BJP-led NDA on Wednesday agreed for voting on the no-confidence motion in a change of tack as the alliance seems better prepared to face the opposition move and sees it as an opportunity to drive home the point that anti-NDA unity is not as strong as it seems.
At a time when the Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on pleas for decriminalisation of Section 377 of IPC, a woman has moved the SC seeking fastening of the stringent provision against her husband for forcing her to perform "unnatural" oral sex during their four years of marriage.
The EU has asked for two weeks to decide whether to go back to the table at all after India wrote to them. Sources say they are close to the conclusion that resumption of negotiations would be a fruitless exercise.
Scientists have created a new phase in Earth's geological history and named it Meghalayan, after a stalagmite from a cave in the Indian state of Meghalaya that helped define climatic events 4,200 years ago, marking the beginning of the phase that continues till today.
The government has decided to release a large number of convicts serving time for non-heinous crimes in three phases, with senior citizens, women, transgenders, physically challenged and terminally ill inmates who have completed at least half their terms being eligible. The first batch will be freed on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti.
The government on Wednesday moved a bill to crack down on unregulated deposits by barring unregistered entities and individuals from accepting funds and proposed a jail term of up to 10 years for soliciting and accepting such deposits.
The change in the govt's stand took the opposition by surprise. The govt's decision stemmed from its confidence about its numbers and was based on the assessment that another washed-out session would allow the opposition to argue that BJP was spooked by fears of defections.
Defence ministry sources have said several contracts worth "hundreds of crores" have been inked in recent months to equip the elite special forces of Army, IAF and Navy with more highly-specialised weaponry and equipment from countries like Finland, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Israel and Germany.
Following criticism over the selection of some of the Indian athletes chosen to participate in the upcoming Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia, the union sports ministry has decided to give National Sports Federations (NSFs) greater autonomy in choosing athletes to represent India.
The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior US official and an industry source told Reuters.