New Delhi: Abstaining along with 30 other countries in the voting on adoption of a Saudi-drafted resolution on Syria in the UN General Assembly, India says decision was taken after it felt that the issue was marked by "great polarization" at the global organisation.
Dehra Dun: Ten people are killed and 38 others go missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand today triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a grinding halt.
New Delhi / Gurgaon: Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda resigns hours after he was booked for abetment to suicide by Delhi Police after a former woman employee of his now defunct airline MDLR allegedly took her life accusing him of harassing her.
Guwahati: Fresh violence between immigrant minorities and Bodos erupted after a 10-day lull in lower Assam's Chirang and Kokrajhar districts claiming five lives to push the death toll to 61 as indefinite curfew is reclapmed in Chirang.
Jammu: In two ceasefire violations in less than 24 hours, Pakistani security personnel fire on Indian forward posts in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir injuring two BSF jawans.
Mohali (Punjab): Anuradha Bali alias Fiza, the estranged second wife of former Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chandermohan, is found dead in her house in mysterious circumstances, with her body in a highly decomposed state.
New Delhi: In a decision that took his colleagues bysurprise, Anna Hazare disbands his team and appeared to be speaking in mixed tones on the political course taken by the anti-corruption movement.
Chennai: Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was admitted to a private hospital here for a liver-related ailment, is in a critical condition and under observation, say hospital authorities.
Mumbai / New Delhi: L K Advani's prediction of a non- Congress, non-NDA alliance coming to power after 2014 polls generates more heat with Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray slamming the BJP leader while differences within key ally JD (U) on the issue also came to the fore.
New Delhi: UPA candidate Hamid Ansari is re-elected as the Vice President, becoming the second person to get the second consecutive term as he defeated NDA nominee Jaswant Singh by a large margin of 252 votes.
New Delhi: Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi, who retired only aweek ago as Civil Aviation Secretary, is appointed as an Election Commissioner.
New Delhi: US President Barack Obama calls up Prime Minister Minister Manmohan Singh to convey his condolences over the August 5 shooting incident at a gurudwara in Wisconsin in which six people were killed during Sunday morning prayers.
New Delhi: CBI registers a new case against arms dealer Abhishek Verma and unnamed officials of two private companies for allegedly forging the letter head of the then Minister of state for Home Ajay Maken to create a draft letter addressed to the Prime Minister.
New Delhi/ Sirsa(Har): Absconding former Haryana MinisterGopal Kanda's anticipatory bail plea in the Geetika Sharma's suicide case is rejected by a Delhi court and faced arrest, as searches were conducted at his home and office in Sirsa.
New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev begins a three-day fast giving a "last warning" to government to get a strong Lokpal enacted and bring back blackmoney stashed abroad for which there was a need for an "honest and courageous" Prime Minister.
New Delhi: On the second day of his fast, yoga guru Ramdev says he will not leave the protest venue without a "big decision" from government on steps to bring back black money and enactment of a strong Lokpal law.
Chandigarh: The Centre decides to reschedule loans of farmers of Punjab and Haryana besides providing them financial assistance to deal with losses due to deficient rain.