The security agencies have advised that Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation from within a bulletproof enclosure at Red Fort this Independence Day. Intelligence agencies and the Special Protection Group are learnt to have made a strong pitch to national security adviser Ajit Doval in this regard.
A deal between the government and Congress on the GST bill could be in the offing with sources close to party vice-president Rahul Gandhi saying “some progress has been made” in negotiations and that “an outcome was possible”.
A special court on Thursday convicted 12 persons, including 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused Abu Jundal and Faisal Shaikh, the bomb planter sentenced to death for the 11/7 train blasts, in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.
Despite not having enough evidence to prove the allegations of a sabotage, Narsingh Yadav today put up a brave face sounding hopeful that the NADA panel will give a proper verdict on his doping scandal.
India's senior-most pacer Ishant Sharma is extremely happy with the performance of the bowling unit and hopes that the team will display "positive and ruthless" intent in the next three Test matches against the West Indies.
The suspense over wrestler Narsingh Yadav's Olympic participation continues after the National Anti-Doping Agency deferred its final verdict on the doping scandal surrounding him to Saturday or Monday at the end of a two-day hearing in New Delhi.
The government has taken strong exception to the Indian Revenue Service Association's Mumbai unit passing a resolution against the revenue department, with the finance ministry terming it as "insubordination" and warning it will initiate action against those indulging in indiscipline.
Having failed to get a good valuation in the first attempt to auction the luxury jet of embattled businessman Vijay Mallya last month, the service tax department will re-auction it on August 18, possibly at a lower reserve price.
If reports are to be believed, Mr Perfectionist might just replace Hrithik and come on board to play the lead role in 'Thug' which will be directed by 'Dhoom 3' director Vijay Krishna Acharya. If all goes well then this will be Aamir's third outing with Yash Raj, after 'Fanaa' and 'Dhoom 3'.