India

  • Naga accord
    Aug 03, 2015 18:50 IST

    Centre, Naga rebels ink peace deal to end longest insurgency

    The NDA government and the NSCN-IM on Monday signed a peace accord aimed at ending India’s longest running insurgency, capping protracted peace talks that began in 1997.

  • Parliament
    Aug 04, 2015 00:21 IST

    Parliament impasse: Oppn parties want debate on other issues

    As the BJP and the Congress sparred with each other over demand of resignation and corruption charges against ministers, many Opposition parties pressed for a debate on various other issues.

  • Sugar factory
    Aug 04, 2015 00:36 IST

    VIP sugar mill owners fail to pay debt-hit Karnataka farmers

    Karnataka’s 65 sugar mills owe Rs 2,238.8 crore to farmers for the past two October-March sugarcane crushing seasons, government data show. HT learnt that a third of this amount is to be paid by factories owned or controlled by leading politicians from the ruling as well as opposition parties.

  • MPs, Monsoon Session, 2015 Monsoon Session Parliament, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha
    Aug 04, 2015 00:03 IST

    Govt to discuss farmers' plight in the absence of Oppn MPs

    The Lok Sabha may see government coming up with some non-contentious bills for discussion and passage in the absence of opposition MPs, some of whom have been suspended for five days.

  • Riju Bafna
    Aug 04, 2015 01:37 IST

    IAS officer posts travails of filing sexual harassment case

    Riju Bafna, a young IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh has taken to Facebook to express her anguish on the problems she faced while combatting sexual harassment.

  • Bangalore child rape protest
    Aug 04, 2015 00:30 IST

    Sexual assault is a violation of human rights, says apex court

    A sexual assault on a person is a violation of their human rights as guaranteed by the Constitution, the Supreme Court (SC) said on Monday while condemning a man to a decade in prison for raping his 14-year-old niece.

  • Vyapam Scam
    Aug 04, 2015 00:25 IST

    5 new Vyapam cases filed

    The CBI on Monday registered five more FIRs in connection with the Vyapam scam.

  • Narendra Modi at the Naga Accord
    Aug 04, 2015 00:16 IST

    PM Modi calls up Sonia, other leaders after accord signed

    After the Naga peace accord was signed, PM Narendra Modi called Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, former PM HD Deve Gowda, leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, NCP president Sharad Pawar and other regional parties' chiefs.

  • Bhagwat with Gadkari
    Aug 04, 2015 00:11 IST

    Breaking the norm, RSS chief visits Gadkari at his residence

    In a departure from tradition, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat visited Union minister of shipping and transport Nitin Gadkari at his Mahal residence in Nagpur and held talks with him. Usually, BJP leaders – irrespective of their rank and position – approach RSS chief at the RSS headquarters for discussion.

  • Naga peace accord
    Aug 03, 2015 23:25 IST

    Nagaland CM welcomes peace accord

    Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang and the lone member of parliament from the state Neiphiu Rio have welcomed the signing of the historic peace accord between the government of India and NSCN(IM).

  • Naga peace accord
    Aug 03, 2015 23:14 IST

    Naga accord a 'framework agreement', Nagalim issue set aside

    The landmark peace accord signed on Monday by the government and the NSCN-IM, the dominant rebel group in Nagaland, is a “framework agreement” that will pave the way for a final and lasting solution to one of the longest running insurgencies in Asia, rebel and government sources said.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 03, 2015 22:15 IST

    Currently 7 Indians with Islamic State; 6 others dead

    Two of the seven Indians with Islamic State are from Mumbai's outskirts - Kalyan, and one is an Australia-based Kashmiri. Four others joined the Jihadist group from Telangana, Karnataka's capital Bengaluru, Oman and Singapore.

  • NSCN, nagaland
    Aug 03, 2015 22:09 IST

    Nagaland's troubled timeline: Naga club to peace accord

    Naga peace deal signed between NSCN-IM and Indian government by Thuingaleng Muivah in presence of Narendra Modi.

  • Naga peace accord
    Aug 03, 2015 21:59 IST

    Treaty with NSCN(IM): Nagaland's neighbours wary of contents

    One of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland’s (NSCN-IM) prime preconditions for resolving the peace process was the integration of all Naga-inhabited areas. Referred to as Greater Nagaland, its map includes five hill districts of Manipur, two of Arunachal Pradesh and large swathes of Assam bordering Nagaland.

  • Shatrughan Sinha
    Aug 03, 2015 21:57 IST

    Shatrughan Sinha not seeking JD(U) ticket for wife: Nitish

    Meetings between Shatrughan Sinha and Nitish Kumar had created a controversy, putting the BJP in an embarrassing situation. But Sinha denied reports of any plans of leaving BJP and also that he is seeking a JD(U) ticket for his wife Poonam Sinha in the upcoming Bihar elections.