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  • Greece referendum Anti Austerity voters No camp Celebration Greek Debt
    Jul 05, 2015 22:01 IST

    Greece referendum: Voters says big 'no' to bailout offer

    Final opinion polls released after the end of voting in Greece's referendum showed the 'No' vote leading by a small margin in Sunday's vote on a bailout proposal from creditors.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 05, 2015 11:35 IST

    Vyapam scam: Two deaths in two days jolt Shivraj Chouhan govt

    Less than 24 hours after the mysterious death of a journalist covering the Vyapam scam, the dean of a medical college in Madhya Pradesh who was assisting the probe, was found dead in a Delhi hotel on Sunday.

  • Kejriwal
    Jul 06, 2015 00:19 IST

    CM Kejriwal asks for referendum on statehood for Delhi now

    Referendum seems to be the flavour of the season — from Greece to Delhi. The Kejriwal government wants Delhiites to decide if the Capital should be granted status of a state, a contentious move that could further strain its bitter ties with the Centre.

  • Vasundhara Raje
    Jul 04, 2015 22:04 IST

    Clean government a promise, power politics its price

    Besides causing TV news anchors to go apoplectic daily, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s studied silence on the charges of impropriety against his cabinet colleague external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, and party colleague Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje has given rise to several theories in Delhi’s circle of political pundits about what he may eventually do with regard to the two episodes — both involving a controversial former cricket tournament organiser, Lalit Modi.

  • Lalit Modi
    Jul 05, 2015 20:50 IST

    ED silent for 2 yrs on UK court's request for info on Lalit Modi

    The enforcement directorate didn’t reply for over two years to a 2013 request by a London court seeking details of investigations against former-IPL chief Lalit Modi for alleged money laundering, documents accessed by HT show.

  • Indian Coast Guard
    Jul 05, 2015 14:57 IST

    Mystery boat with 12 foreign citizens intercepted off Kerala coast

    The Coast Guard on Sunday intercepted a foreign vessel that entered Indian waters near the Alappuzha coast, a police officer said.

  • Lewis Hamilton Mercedes British Grand Prix F1
    Jul 05, 2015 19:30 IST

    British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins in Mercedes one-two

    Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton won his second successive British Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead in the championship standings over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 05, 2015 11:17 IST

    Will ask SIT to investigate journo death, CBI probe not needed: Chouhan

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Sunday he would write to the high court-appointed Special Investigation Team probing the Vyapam scam to look into the sudden death of a journalist who was working on an investigative report on the case.

  • Maradona, Messi
    Jul 05, 2015 12:54 IST

    Maradona-Messi debate rages as Argentina's Copa woes continue

    Another tournament, another final, another shattering defeat for Argentina, and another round of unfavourable comparisons to the great Diego Maradona.

  • Narendra Modi
    Jul 05, 2015 00:56 IST

    Swachh Bharat? Govt buildings at the bottom of cleanliness ranking

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s messages for a Swachh Bharat seem to be falling on deaf ears within his own administration with key government buildings like Shastri Bhawan and Krishi Bhawan languishing at the bottom of a cleanliness ranking prepared by the Central Public Works Department(CPWD).

  • BlackBerry Venice
    Jul 05, 2015 13:04 IST

    Is this BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphone?

    There have been rumours that smartphone maker BlackBerry is working on an Android phone with a “dual curved display” (a la the Galaxy S6 Edge) that slides up to reveal a physical keyboard.

  • Ira Singhal
    Jul 04, 2015 23:55 IST

    Not eligible to be sweeper, but I'm IAS officer: UPSC topper Ira

    “I still haven’t checked the rank myself. Hope my friends and you guys saw it properly and confirmed it’s in fact me,” Ira Singhal, the UPSC topper laughs. Her phone has been ringing since the news broke. And even as HT was talking to her, she received a call from a top official of the DoPT, informing her that the minister wants to meet her on Monday.

  • Ajmer blast
    Jul 05, 2015 00:49 IST

    Ajmer blast case goes Malegaon way, 13 witnesses turn hostile

    The trial of alleged Hindu extremists in the 2007 Ajmer blast case has received a setback as 13 of 93 witnesses have refused to support the prosecution in their depositions so far. Seven of those 13 are ‘material witnesses’ whose testimonies are crucial to prove the case.

  • Ejaz-ul-Haq
    Jul 04, 2015 20:08 IST

    Bihar ex-minister stabbed by man he tried ‘to force himself on’

    The police have arrested a 22-year-old youth for a ‘murderous attack’ on Ejaz-ul-Haq, a former Bihar minister and brother-in-law of former Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin. The arrested man told the police on Saturday that he had attacked Haq in self defence and “out of desperation” after the former Bihar minister of state for welfare allegedly tried to have “unnatural sex” with him.

  • Palmyra
    Jul 05, 2015 01:37 IST

    IS video shows mass executions by teenagers in Syria's Palmyra

    The Islamic State on Saturday released a video that showed the execution of 25 Syrian government soldiers by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra.