Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday subjected to sloganeering by a section of Shiv Sena workers as he left Shivaji Park in the metropolis after paying tribute to Bal Thackeray on his ninth death anniversary. Fadnavis and his entourage, which included several senior BJP leaders, moved on without reacting to the jibes.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) decided on Sunday that it would file a petition seeking review of the Supreme Court's judgement in the Ayodhya issue. The land of the mosque belongs to Allah and under Sharia law, it cannot be given to anybody, AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jilani said after a meeting of the board in Lucknow.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the first person from northeast to reach the top of judiciary and credited for bringing the curtains down on the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land dispute, retired as the chief justice of India on Sunday. Justice Gogoi's tenure as CJI was not free of controversy as he faced allegations of sexual harassment, of which he was cleared.
Rail services in Kashmir resumed fully on Sunday - over three months after being suspended due to security reasons- as the train chugged from Srinagar to Banihal through the restive south Kashmir, officials said. The train passes through Srinagar station and the stations in south Kashmir before reaching Banihal. A railway official said there was only one run scheduled for Sunday.
At the meeting attended by 27 parties, PM Modi said most important job of the House is to discuss and debate, parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters. PM Modi said that this session should also be as productive as the last one. Government is ready to discuss all issues within the framework of rules and procedures of the Houses, said Modi.
Tap water in Mumbai is the safest for drinking while Delhis water is the worst among 21 big cities, according to a report based on sample tests done by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Of greater concern is the fact that all the samples of tap water taken from 15 out of 21 cities failed to meet one or more safety parameters during tests carried out in laboratories.
After choking on toxic air for four consecutive days, the capital on Saturday woke up to welcome sunshine and a strong wind, which helped clean up the air by flushing out accumulated pollutants. The fall in the number of stubble fires in the neighbouring states also helped.
The Kerala police in defiance of the Supreme Court order stopped women pilgrims at Pamba, 5km from the hill-top temple of Lord Ayyappa, checked their documents for proof of age and allowed only those above 50 to proceed further. A senior police officer told TOI that they have been instructed by the government not to permit women from the barred age group from climbing the hillock.
The government is looking to wrap up the sale of state-run airline Air India and oil refiner and marketer Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) by March, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday. Sitharaman said there is a lot of interest among investors as evident in international road shows ahead of the sale of Air India.
Rajat Sharma on Saturday said the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association remains a hotbed of petty corruption and through his resignation from the post of president, he wanted to send out a strong warning to the stakeholders.
Indian captain Virat Kohli termed his fast bowling arsenal as a dream combination that can torment any opposition on any kind of surface. Riding on one of the most hostile fast bowling performances in recent times, India thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs inside three days. The pace trio of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami shared 14 Bangladeshi wickets among them.
The Sabarimala temple has been opened for the Mandala Puja amid tight security arrangements in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district. Tanthri Kandararu Mahesh Mohanararu opened the sanctum sanctorum at 5pm to perform the pujas. Stay with TOI for all live updates.
Mayank Agarwal and Mohammed Shami led the way as India crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs on Day 3 of the first Test to take 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Bangladesh, who were dismissed for 150 in their first innings, were bowled out for 213 in its second after Tea. Shami picked up match figures of 7/58 while Mayank smacked 243 to help India post 493/6d in their first innings.
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil had on Friday said that they will soon form government in the state, claiming that his party can count on support of 119 MLAs in the 288-member assembly. Those with 105 seats had earlier conveyed to the governor that they do not have the majority. How come are they now claiming that only they will form the government? Sena said in Saamana.
The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala would open for the two-month long pilgrim season at 5pm. Devotees have started arriving at Nilackal and Pamba from various parts of Kerala and neighbouring states, but would be allowed to leave for the shrine only by 2pm. Over 10,000 police personnel would be posted in and around the Lord Ayyappa temple for security purposes during the pilgrim season
Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka on Saturday hours before polling in presidential elections got under way, police said. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but a police official said the attackers had burnt tyres on the road and set up makeshift road blocks to ambush the convoy of over 100 buses.
Technology has helped improve the human condition. Our lifespan is better than 200 years ago electricity, transport, better seeds, vaccines for things like measles, and other childhood diseases. Overall, I am a believer that most technologies can be shaped to have more benefits than negatives, said Bill Gates in an interview to TOI.
Senior India cricketers Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin got a first feel of playing with the pink ball under lights during a day-end net session at the Holkar Stadium on Friday.
Mayank Agarwal's third Test hundred, 243 off 330 balls, formed the cornerstone of India's 493 for 6, which gave the home side a sizeable lead of 343 runs on the second day of the opening Test. Abu Jayed (4/108 in 25 overs) was the only Bangladesh bowler, who showed some heart getting the wickets of Pujara, Kohli and Rahane.
Tax officials are facing a taxing issue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government wants them to collect 17% more in direct taxes this year as New Delhi seeks to shore up revenues amid a sharp economic slowdown.
The SC on Friday pronounced former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder Singh & Shivinder Singh guilty in a case filed by Japanese firm Daiichi Sankyo. Daiichi had filed a petition against the Singh brothers on non-payment of Rs 3,500 arbitration award. The SC said the Singh brothers violated its order asking them not to divest their shares in Fortis Healthcare Limited.