At least 15 people were killed and 30 others wounded on Thursday in a mortar barrage in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala and a gunmen attack in the northern city of Kirkuk, security sources said.
In a bid to cut oil import bill and mitigate pollution, the government is working on an ambitious project to switch diesel and petrol-run vehicles across the country to electric mode in two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.
Former union minister and Congress leader Matang Sinh's estranged wife Manoranjana -- who was arrested in connection with the Saradha scam -- was on Thursday sent to five days custody of the CBI by a court here.
The central government on Thursday said that non-Delhi bound trucks and commercial vehicles have no business to use the capital as a transit route as the Supreme Court sought suggestions on ways and means to levy pollution compensatory charges on them for contributing to already alarming air pollution levels.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday claimed that he had the names of three people who were behind the lynching of a Muslim in Dadri last month over rumours of eating beef. Addressing a press conference in the state capital, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister added that these were the same people who had a hand in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.
Describing terrorism as the "biggest threat", President Pranab Mukherjee has said India is concerned about the effects of instability in the Middle East, leading to rising terrorist activities around the globe.
Five people, including a government officer, have been arrested by the police SIT probing the death of a Meghalaya police officer, an official said on Thursday.
Three people were shot at in two incidents of road rage in the national capital on Thursday, police said.
The toll of Indian pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia during Haj has risen to 81, the government said on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the central and Delhi governments on a plea seeking ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers during the festival of Dussehra and Diwali as this further aggravates the already dangerous level of air pollution.