The iPhone 5 is out, Team Anna is split wide open and Air India gets its first Dreamliner.

Head of tattoo artist removed in murder

22-yr-old Paras Bhasin’s headless corpse was found near a railway station, but 24 hrs later, his head remains missing. His family alleges that he was being threatened by his young wife's father, who was against the relationship.

Karnataka terror plot: Doctor arrested in Bangalore

A total of 18 people have been arrested in Karnataka for alleged links to banned terror organisations - Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) - and plotting to assassinate several politicians and journalists in the state.

Lankan soccer teams to be sent back: Jayalalithaa

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister also slammed the Centre for allowing the Sri Lankan players to undergo training and develop their skills in India.

Armed Forces win pay battle in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court orders payment of rank pay arrears to all affected officers estimated to number over 20,000 with effect from January 1, 1986. According to sources, the total outgo to government in making this payment will be over Rs. 1500 crore.

Scuffle in Rajya Sabha over promotion quota bill

The image of MPs took another blow with two members of the Rajya Sabha fighting with each other even as a bill to allow reservation in promotions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government jobs was being tabled.

37 die in fire at fire-cracker factory in Sivakasi

Over 300 people were believed to have been inside the factory, Om Siva Sakthi Crackers, when the fire broke out at about 12:30 pm. Most of the workers reportedly managed to escape the building and many of those killed were people standing outside the factory.

Washington Post's controversial article on PM

The article says the PM's image is one of a "dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government". The PMO has described the article as a "one-sided assessment" and described the conduct of The Washington Post as "unethical".

Stop flashy functions at memorials: Sonia to PM

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Manmohan Singh asking the government to stop ostentatious displays and cause minimum inconvenience to the public for the functions that are organised every year at Delhi's many samadhis, or memorials, for leaders.

Google Maps traffic updates come to India

Google has added turn-by-turn navigation and live traffic updates for Indian users of its Maps application on Android smartphones. Users accessing Maps via the iOS app or Web will also be able to see traffic information in select Indian cities.

Woman cop thrashed outside Odisha assembly

Thousands of Congress workers in Bhubaneshwar clashed with cops after trying to storm the Assembly building there, to demand the resignation of CM Naveen Patnaik, alleging his involvement in the coal allocation scam. Several protesters as well as 60 cops were injured, including a woman officer.

Pak blasphemy case: Christian girl gets bail

The 11-yr-old girl, who is suffering from some form of mental impairment, was arrested after an angry mob showed up at a police station in her neighbourhood in Islamabad and accused her of burning pages from the Quran, an act punishable by life in prison under the country's harsh blasphemy laws.

Air India gets its first Dreamliner

Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down at Delhi's IGI Airport, ending a wait of over four years for the struggling national carrier to add the next-generation airplane to its fleet. Air India has placed orders for 27 Dreamliners, and has so far taken possession of three.

Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi held on sedition charge

The Kanpur-based cartoonist was remanded to police custody by a Mumbai court for allegedly posting seditious content on his website. The police had arrested him on the basis of a private complaint filed in December last year. His website was also blocked.

ISRO completes 100th mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made history as it launched its 100th indigenous mission. The space agency's old warhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), successfully blasted off into space at with two foreign satellites from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

After 17-day protest in water, MP farmers win

Nearly 50 farmers and activists had been on a "jal satyagraha" in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh asking the govt to reduce the amount of water in the Omkareshwar dam on the Narmada river. The protesters say their farmland and villages are being submerged by water.

Make Time for Aamir

Aamir Khan becomes the fourth Indian actor, after Parveen Babi, Aishwarya Rai and Sha Rukh Khan, to make the cover of Time magazine. He has Satyamev Jayate behind him, and Talaash ahead.

US ambassador to Libya killed in rocket attack

The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a US-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.

Yuvraj Singh plays first international match after his cancer treatment

'Had tears in my eyes while I was fielding. Thankfully the cameras didn't catch it,' he said after the match. Yuvi tried his level best to win India the T20 international against New Zealand just before the World T20 but the team lost by 1 run. He scored 34 runs, took a catch and bowled decently on

‘Only 6 subsidised LPG cylinders per household’

The Cabinet Committee of Political Affairs headed by the PM restricts the supply of subsidised cooking gas to six cylinders per household in a year. The government says about 44% of the total domestic LPG consumers, who consume 6 cylinders or less each year, will not be affected by this decision.

Apple unveils iPhone 5

Apple unveils 4G-ready iPhone 5 with a bigger, 4-inch screen.

In Priyanka’s city

Priyanka Chopra makes her long-awaited music debut with her first single In My City, produced by The Black Eyed Peas’ The song quickly finds it’s way onto celebrity iPods.

Government on a reform roll

The government allowed 51 per cent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail. This means that foreign supermarket chains can now set up deep-discount stores in India. It also relaxed rules to allow foreign airlines to invest up to 49 per cent in Indian carriers.

Topless Kate photos: British royals file lawsuit

Closer, a weekly round-up of celebrity gossip, ran a dozen shots of the duchess as she slipped off her bikini top, relaxed on a sun lounger and at one point pulled down the back of her bikini bottoms as William rubbed sun cream on her lower back.

86 arrested in US consulate attack in Chennai

The violence flared during a protest organised by the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, an Islamist movement, against an anti-Islam film which has triggered similar protests in large parts of the Muslim world.

Anna Hazare confirms split with Arvind Kejriwal

The group once referred to as Team Anna officially split into two rival halves with Anna refusing to support the political ambitions of Kejriwal, who was considered his closest aide. He also asked Kejriwal not to use his name or photo for campaigning.

Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna banned for 2 years by the All India Tennis Association

"It was decided in the AITA executive committee meeting here today that Bhupathi and Bopanna will not be considered for selection up till June 30, 2014," the AITA stated in a release. This after the two players had objected to partnering Leander Paes at the London Olympics. The AITA had then sent tw

Mamata withdraws support to UPA government

She said her six ministers will resign in protest against a menu of new reforms introduced by the govt, including raising diesel prices, restricting the supply of subsidised cooking gas to six cylinders per household, and opening up India's huge retail sector to foreign super-chains like Wal-Mart.

Cops file case against woman for Facebook posts

The woman says that her car was stolen in August and that the police took a month to register her complaint. "I will protest outside all ur offices unless u move ur lazy heavy bribe-d A$%es and take some f$%*in action" she wrote on the Chandigarh Police's Facebook page.

Wave of scorn over Newsweek's 'Muslim Rage' cover

The front page shows a photo of angry Muslim protesters shouting and putting their hands in the air, under the headline "Muslim Rage" and a sub-headline "How I survived it, how we can end it."

Heroine crashes and burns

The hotly-anticipated Heroine releases on its star Kareena Kapoor’s birthday. Panned by critics and given the most lukewarm of welcomes at the box office, Heroine will go down as the film that could have been.

Barfi! is Oscar-bound

After hitting paydirt at the box office, Barfi! - starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz – is chosen as India’s entry for the Oscars.

Former President Pratibha Patil in trouble over gifts

Following a RTI inquiry that revealed Ms Patil had taken several "gifts" given to her when she was President to her hometown Amravati, Rashtrapati Bhawan has acted. It says that all articles should be back by January 13.

Ajit Pawar resigns as Deputy CM of Maharashtra

Ajit Pawar, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, sends his resignation to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over allegations of an irrigation scam. Mr Pawar belongs to the Nationalist Congress Party or NCP, headed by his uncle, Sharad Pawar, who is Union Agriculture Minister.

Nokia unveils Asha 308 and Asha 309 full-touch smartphones

Nokia continues to expand its Asha Touch series of phones with two new additions, the dual-SIM Asha 308 and the Asha 309.

The United Nations of Aishwarya

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is appointed Goodwill Ambassador by UNAIDS. She will champion awareness intiatives to stop HIV infections among children.

‘Rumours aimed at maligning Hina Rabbani’

There has been considerable speculation about the fate of Ms Khar's marriage to Feroz Gulzar since a little-known Bangladeshi tabloid claimed without any proof that she was allegedly involved in a relationship with Bilawal Bhutto, son of President Asif Ali Zardari.

Lewis Hamilton leaves McLaren, signs for Mercedes for 2013 Formula 1 season

McLaren first announced that Sauber's Mexican driver Sergio Perez would replace Hamilton in 2013, before Mercedes said that seven-time world champion Schumacher would make way for the 27-year-old, who won the 2008 title. Many still believe that Hamilton will be back at McLaren at some point soon in

‘They were ready to pay me whatever I wanted’

Anjali Damania, who helped expose a 72,000 crore scam in Maharashtra, has been sued by Nitin Gadkari. Ms Damania told NDTV that at a meeting with her in August, Mr Gadkari said he would not support attempts to bring the focus on the scam because he has a business relationship with Sharad Pawar.

Apple CEO apologises for new maps, points to third-party alternatives

Unprecedented criticism for its Maps forces Apple CEO Tim Cook to publicly apologise and point customers to third-party alt.

Altamas Kabir is new Chief Justice of India

Justice Kabir took over as the 39th CJI from Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia, who served as the head of India's judiciary for nearly two-and-a-half years. He will have a tenure of nine months till July 18, 2013.

Kaushik Basu takes over as chief economist at World Bank

The World Bank named Kaushik Basu, a Cornell University professor, as the institution's new chief economist and senior vice-president. Basu was the chief economic adviser of the Finance Ministry while on leave from Cornell, where he was an economics professor and the C. Marks Professor of Internatio

Good bye, Verghese Kurien

Verghese Kurien, the father of White Revolution in India and the founder of Amul, died after a brief spell of illness on September 9 at Nadiad in Gujarat. He was 90. Mr Kurien, the man behind Operation Flood, was the chief architect who made India the largest milk producer in the world.