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News 360: Indians stranded in Yemen will be evacuated via sea route, says MEA


News 360: Indians stranded in Yemen will be evacuated via sea route, says MEA

Concerned over the safety of Indians in strife-torn Yemen, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held an inter-ministerial meeting during which it was decided to evacuate at least 400 nationals from Aden by sea routes on Monday night.

10:32 PM, Mar 30, 2015
News 360: Immigration official suspended after harassing a woman passenger at Delhi airport

The Home Ministry on Friday suspended an immigration officer at the Delhi airport after a female passenger complained that he allegedly verbally sexually harassed her by asking some offensive questions when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi on March 18.

09:20 PM, Mar 27, 2015
News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional

Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act.

09:38 PM, Mar 24, 2015
News 360: VK Singh, Kashmiri separatist leaders attend Pakistan National Day celebrations

Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders.

09:33 PM, Mar 23, 2015
News 360: Unseasonal rain, hailstorm  destroy over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop

Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation.

11:04 PM, Mar 20, 2015
News 360: United Opposition marches against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill

High drama was witnessed on the streets of the national capital as Opposition parties unitedly undertook a protest march against the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill on Tuesday. MPs from 14 opposition parties marched from Parliament to Rashtraparti Bhavan.

08:58 PM, Mar 17, 2015
News 360: Middleman in AgustaWestland chopper scam spent crores on travel of IAF officials

Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the multi-crore AgustaWestalnd VVIP chopper deal scam case. The two officers, who have already retired from the IAF, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate.

10:02 PM, Mar 16, 2015
News 360: India summons Pakistan Envoy over 26/11 attacks prime accused Lakhvi's release

India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit after Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

09:33 PM, Mar 13, 2015
News 360: CNN-IBN reveals identity of AgustaWestland kingpin in VVIP chopper deal

In the latest development in the VVIP chopper deal, CNN-IBN on Thursday revealed the identity of AgustaWestland kingpin. The picture of middleman Christian Michel has been revealed for the first time. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has started track down the trail from Dubai to Delhi and also began tracking the Michel's Delhi links.

09:22 PM, Mar 12, 2015
News 360: Ex-AAP MLA stings Arvind Kejriwal; Anjali Damania quits party

In a major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party, senior leader from Maharashtra Anjali Damania quit the party on Wednesday after a former AAP MLA Rajesh Garg released an audio of his conversation with Kejriwal showing how the latter allegedly wanted to encourage horse-trading in 2014.

09:31 PM, Mar 11, 2015
News 360: Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill

The contentious Land Acquisition Bill passed the Lok Sabha test on Tuesday after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are loaded against the government.

09:24 PM, Mar 10, 2015
News 360: SMS, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur; 22 arrested in mob lynching case

The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle between the governments of Assam and Nagaland.

10:22 PM, Mar 09, 2015
News 360: BBC airs controversial documentary 'India's Daughter', government servers legal notice

Government has asked video sharing website YouTube to remove the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape, saying that it is a very sensitive matter. Despite the Indian Government's protest, BBC went ahead and released the documentary on Wednesday night in the UK and also uploaded it on the YouTube.

09:57 PM, Mar 05, 2015
News 360: AAP sacks Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan from party political panel

the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday removed senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party's decisive Political Affairs Committee (PAC). At the same time, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as AAP's national convenor was rejected.

09:17 PM, Mar 04, 2015
News 360: Delhi Police moves to court against documentary inside Tihar jail in Nirbhaya case

Delhi Police will move court against airing of a BBC documentary interviewing one of those convicted in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case.

10:13 PM, Mar 03, 2015
News 360: J&K CM Mufti says Afzal Guru's hanging travesty of justice; BJP distances itself

A group of People's Democratoc Party (PDP) MLAs on Monday fired another salvo at its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) calling the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru issue as "a travesty of justice". The issue is sure to embarrass the PDP leadership too and expose chinks in the relations between PDP and BJP who came together to form government in Jammu and Kashmir under Mufti Mohammad Sayeed just on Sunday.

09:55 PM, Mar 02, 2015
News 360: AAP delivers on promises, announces cheaper power, water

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 per cent for consumption up to 400 units per month and launched a free water scheme in line with election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party.

08:25 PM, Feb 25, 2015
News 360: BJP defends RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial statement against Mother Teresa

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi has defended Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his latest remarks and said Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was baptising on her death bed as well.

09:33 PM, Feb 24, 2015
News 360: After controversy, Coast Guard releases video of Pakistan 'terror' boat

The Indian Coast Guard on Friday evening released a video of the Pakistan boat blown neat Gujarat coast on December 31, 2014. The whole episode came under scanner after Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali claimed that he ordered the blowing up of the boat.

10:46 PM, Feb 20, 2015
News 360: Bank note goof-up; currency printed using defective security thread

In a major security breach that could embarrass the previous Congress-United Progressive Alliance government, an internal enquiry report has revealed that certain security features were allegedly compromised during the printing of Indian currency, and the lapses were kept under wraps by senior officials working under Ministry of Finance. The incident took place in 2012 under the then UPA government.

09:52 PM, Feb 19, 2015