The US can defuse the tension between New Delhi and Islamabad over the Kashmir issue as Washington has good relations with both the countries, according to Pakistan's envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued notice to Vasan Health Care Pvt Ltd, its promoter Karti P Chidambaram, the son of former Finance Minister P.Chidambaram, and Advantage Strategic Consulting for violating foreign currency laws to the tune of Rs 2,307 crore.
Widespread protests by students in the Kashmir Valley heightened tensions as dozens of students and policemen were injured in clashes.
IUML legislator P.K. Kunhalikutty was elected to the Lok Sabha from Malappuram in Kerala by a margin of 171,023 votes. The winner called it a victory for "secular politics".
AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, a nephew of jailed party chief V.K. Sasikala, has been accused of trying to bribe the Election Commission with crores of rupees to reclaim the party's disputed and now frozen "two leaves" symbol.
Setting a new target for party leaders and workers, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has said that despite being in power at the Centre and in 13 states, the party is yet to achieve its peak and urged them to devote themselves to the cause.
Having failed to delineate a cogent and credible line on secularism, the Congress will have to articulate a new position to find its way back into the political reckoning.