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Drama over Mamata Banerjee's flight: 6 pilots of three airlines grounded
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday suspended six pilots — two each from IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India — who had reported running low on fuel while landing in Kolkata last Wednesday.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:59:07 GMT)

TN bids a calm, tearful farewell as Jaya is laid to rest next to MGR grave
With the sunset as backdrop and rendition of the last post by military personnel, AIADMK supremo and four-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa’s coffin was lowered into a vault in the MGR memorial complex on Marina beach around 6pm on Tuesday.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:39:04 GMT)

Train derails in Bengal
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:50:56 GMT)

After Jayalalithaa's demise, there's renewed interest in two of Amma's iconic interviews
Of the many interviews that former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa gave during her career, a 1999 interview with Simi Garewal and a 2004 interview with Karan Thapar are particularly memorable. You can watch both interviews right here.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:49:07 GMT)

Jayalalithaa was an 'embodiment of regional pride': Raj Thackeray
"Jayalalitha made her presence felt in the national politics, while taking pride in her own language, culture and region. She was a torch-bearer of how to cultivate your language and press for it at various fronts. Along with it, she served people very well," the MNS chief said.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:44:36 GMT)

J&K witnessed 305 terror-related incidents this year
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:44:10 GMT)

AIADMK will head for a split: Subramanian Swamy
AIADMK will head for a split as J Jayalalithaa's close confidante Sasikala Natarajan will take over the reins of the party and not allow newly-elected chief minister O Panneerselvam to function independently, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday claimed.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:11:31 GMT)

INS Betwa mishap: Rear Admiral to head probe panel
With a board of inquiry being constituted under a Rear Admiral to look into guided-missile frigate INS Betwa’s accident at the Mumbai naval dockyard on Monday, the Navy has vowed to take strict action against any personnel found guilty of lapses for the unprecedented incident.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:55:02 GMT)

Separatists' overture to tourists amid unrest in Kashmir
With Jammu & Kashmir witnessing continued unrest, which has badly hit its economy, separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday reached out to tourists and pilgrims, asking them to visit the valley and enjoy the hospitality, while promising them safety.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:28:42 GMT)

Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed as 'Water Day' in the country
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:48:56 GMT)

No cash for a decent dinner: Russian envoy
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:43:43 GMT)

Jayalalithaa's demise and funeral: 10 developments
Former Tamil Nadu Chief J Jayalalithaa, whom millions adoringly called 'Amma' or 'Mother,' died last night aged 68, and was laid to rest today at the MG Ramachandran Memorial in Chennai. Here are the main developments that occured today, in ten points.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:40:34 GMT)

Amend law for harsher punishment for rash driving: SC to Centre
Holding that the existing two-year imprisonment for causing death due to rash and negligent driving as grossly inadequate, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to provide harsher punishment for the offence by amending the law. The court has asked the AG to convey the court's concern to the Centre.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:24:36 GMT)

Pakistan violated ceasefire 437 times till Nov this year: Govt
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:37:55 GMT)

Jaya clad in favourite green saree for final journey
It was green all the way. When she was sworn in as chief minister for a sixth time after emerging triumphant in the May 16 assembly polls, she was wearing a green saree.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:37:00 GMT)

Muslim scholar releases blueprint of UCC
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:29:46 GMT)

UP CM may dedicate Varuna Corridor model in Varanasi after Dec 20
The chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to visit the city any time after December 20 to dedicate the model of his dream project ‘Varuna Corridor’ ahead of 2017 UP elections. The works are on at war footing to develop a stretch of 500 meters on the banks of Varuna river by December 15 as a model of the 10.3km-long project costing Rs. 201.65 crore.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:44:36 GMT)

Justice JS Khehar to be next Chief Justice of India
Justice Khehar will be sworn in by President Pranab Mukherjee on January 4, 2017. Justice Khehar will be the 44th Chief Justice of India. He would remain in office from January 4, 2017 till August 4, 2017.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:42:51 GMT)

DDCA defamation suit: Jaitley appears in HC, tenders evidence
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today appeared before the Delhi High Court and tendered evidence in support of his civil defamation suit against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:34:01 GMT)

Mehbooba slams Farooq over his Hurriyat remark
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today slammed National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah for his remarks that his party is not against separatist Hurriyat, saying it showed that the Opposition party was behind the violence in the Valley over last few months.
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:07:51 GMT)

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