Banking on the goodwill generated by the schemes of free water and slashing electricity charges, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now made a major promise -- to abolish residential house tax --if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the toughly contested civic polls in the national capital.
The BJP's stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and the elevation of firebrand Hindutva leader Aditya Nath Yogi as state Chief Minister appears to have lent an added urgency to efforts to unite different sects of the Muslim community, from the land of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
Promising that there will be no bias in the name of religion and caste, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi has assured that couples would not be harassed by anti-Romeo squads in the state.
These are trying times. Even some friends are turning. They probably see their interest better protected by keeping their options open for adjustments, should excesses increase. And even if they show their residual spunk by digging in their heels in favour of Lucknow's iconic Tunday Kababi, how will it help matters?
Few people will believe that the former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's exit from the Congress and entry into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be a great loss for the former and a considerable gain for the latter
The decision to pick Hindutva leader Adityanath Yogi as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh shows the BJP thinks "nothing stands in the way of transforming a secular republic into a Hindu state", according to the New York Times.
A district judge in Britain has to decide on issuing an arrest warrant for liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose extradition India is seeking.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed from detention and left the military hospital where he had spent most of the past six years since the revolution that ousted him from office.
US President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum to House Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal Obamacare vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.