The horrific rape and murder a year ago, which stirred the nation, has brought out the inner poet in external affairs minister Salman Khurshid, who had turned playwright with his acclaimed “Sons of Babur” three years ago.
The Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) continue to grapple with faculty shortage and a high gap in student-faculty ratio, the latest figures provided in the Lok Sabha have revealed.
To keep the people happy, Romans gave them bread and circus. The Uttar Pradesh government gives holidays. Not just any holiday — but ones that confirm religion and caste, never mind the Supreme Court ban on caste politics.
Self-styled godman Asaram, lodged in Jodhpur jail in connection with sexual assault on a minor girl, approached Rajasthan high court again for bail today.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police have suspended an inspector and recommended suitable action against a senior superintendent of police (SSP) on charges of sexually exploiting a constable’s wife.
The Centre has decided to play along with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and hold back the move to bring Delhi under President’s Rule till early next week when the 10-day deadline set by Arvind Kejriwal to decide if his party wants to form a minority government ends.
US stocks rally to new record highs after the Fed action, which marks the beginning of the end of five years of its easy-money policy, aimed at helping the world's largest economy recover from the devastating recession.
The US Federal Reserve announced plans to trim its aggressive bond-buying program on Wednesday but sought to temper the long-awaited move by suggesting its key interest rate would stay lower for even longer than previously promised.
Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari today termed Aam Aadmi Party as a party of “confused leaders” and questioned why it was not forming the government in Delhi when the Congress had offered it an unconditional support.
Australian pace trio James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are in training under Test great Dennis Lillee as they work their way back to full fitness from injury, a report said Thursday.
A Pakistani doctor jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden faces fresh legal wrangling after an appeal tribunal Wednesday said a retrial order was “ambiguous” and needed clarification.
The White House will release a review panel's report Wednesday calling for reforms in National Security Agency spying sweeps which have angered US allies and raised deep legal and privacy concerns.
A sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) in Jharkhand has courted controversy after reportedly washing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s feet. Manoj Sinha and Deepak Mahato report.
Yoga guru Ramdev today criticised AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal for opposing anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on the Lokpal Bill, saying he did not discharge his duty as a disciple.
The Madras high court bench in Madurai today dismissed bail petitions of all the crew members of a US ship MV Seaman Ohio, arrested on charges of illegally carrying weapons on board the vessel and straying into Indian waters.
She tells a crucial meeting of leaders that the party was defeated in assembly elections because it 'couldn't propagate its achievements properly'.
The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) decision on Tuesday to conduct a referendum amongst Delhiites on whether it should form a government with Congress support drew heavy flak on the social media. Nivedita Khandekar reports.
China on Wednesday welcomed the upcoming dialogue between Indian and Pakistani defence officials on maintaining ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaker forced to adjourn Assembly as Seemandhra legislators belonging to Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress did not allow him to take up debate on the bill.
The government has planned 73 critical and strategically important roads for development under Indo-China Border Roads Project and 61 of them have been assigned to Border Roads Organisation.
Clashes between rival army factions in South Sudan have left up to 500 dead and 800 wounded, a top UN official told the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
A 73-year-old Chinese woman has died of a type of bird flu new in humans, health officials say, but experts believe the risk of it spreading between people is low.
Three Indians violated the LAC in early December only to be detained by soldiers from the People's Liberation Army, China said on Tuesday, but added that it was the recently signed Sino-India border pact that helped resolve the issue swiftly.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday sought to puncture BJP's projection of Narendra Modi as a strong leader, saying no one should simply talk of firm leadership without specifying for what purpose it would be used for.
A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced eight students from the ruling party to death for the brutal murder of a young Hindu that was captured live on television in the capital.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani, whose blogs often rattled his party and its ideological parent, came for fulsome praise from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in what appeared be kind of a final act of patch-up between the patriarch and the Sangh.
A 32-year-old British doctor of Indian origin, Shah Abbas Khan, who travelled to Syria to help civilians affected by the ongoing conflict but was arrested and jailed for over a year has died in detention.
A day after his release from jail, RJD chief Lalu Prasad has dived headlong into politics. Not only did he suggest that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi be named the party’s prime ministerial candidate, he also came down heavily on the BJP, JD(U) and the CBI.
In the crisis-hit, jungle-like Greek job market, not only has unemployment reached staggering heights, but salaries are paid with huge delays and sometimes employees are even paid in kind.
General elections in Bangladesh are to be held on January 5, 2014, but main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has decided to boycott the polls.
In a bid to get Dalits on his side ahead of the 2014 general elections, not only has the CM taken to visiting them at the slums of Bhopal and Indore, he was also seen relishing pot luck at their hovels.
Bomb threats that led to the evacuations of four Harvard University campus buildings this week were made by a student trying to get out of taking a final exam, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
With corruption charges perceived as the biggest slur on the second UPA government, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi pushed for six more anti-graft bills to “complete (the) unfinished work in our fight against corruption.”
The director generals of military operations (DGMO) of India and Pakistan will meet at the Wagah border near Amritsar on December 24 to discuss ways to restore calm along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
US officials have admitted that they strip-searched the Indian diplomat after she was arrested in New York in a new twist to a growing row that has seen India hit back with reprisals such as removing security barriers around the US embassy. Vienna Convention open to varied interpretations
China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a US warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a US guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship manoeuvering nearby.
For the second consecutive year, Turkey was the world's leading jailer of journalists, followed closely by Iran and China.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that Central government’s approval was not necessary for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate or probe the role of a senior bureaucrat in a court-monitored corruption case.
The UPA government will substantially raise funding for a school-to-PhD level national scholarship programme for minorities, committing Rs. 10,000 crore over the next four years, as it tries to ratchet up its minority agenda ahead of the general elections.
By 11am today the RBI will put out its mid-quarter monetary policy review. The central bank is widely expected to raise borrowing rates to cool inflation that has reached worrisome levels. HT explains the interplay among inflation, interest rates and economic growth.Pressure on Rajan to raise rates; EMIs may go up
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday decided to reach out to Delhiites for their opinion on whether the nascent party should form a minority government with Congress support. L-G Najeeb Jung recommends Prez rule in Delhi
Days after her party’s dismal poll performance in four states, Sonia Gandhi is expected to set the tone for the 2014 general elections at Wednesday’s meeting with a call to Congress MPs to shed complacency and reach out to the people.
Banned former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi’s controversial move to contest the Rajasthan Cricket Association elections hung in balance after the Supreme Court observer, NM Kasliwal, put off his final decision on the issue to Wednesday, a day before the poll.