India

  • fog
    Sep 02, 2015 00:51 IST

    Telangana: Engg student kills self, note says 'due to ragging'

    V Sainath (18), a native of Ramakrishnapuram in Adilabad district of the state, had left his hostel at Medchal in Hyderabad on Monday afternoon and was not seen since then, police said on Tuesday.

  • Bhagalpur rally
    Sep 02, 2015 00:32 IST

    Nitish is cheating people, alleges Modi in Bhagalpur

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a blistering attack against the Nitish Kumar-led grand alliance on Tuesday, accusing it of “cheating” people as he pushed development to the forefront of Bihar’s looming poll battle.

  • Gangrape-N
    Sep 02, 2015 00:31 IST

    Jharkhand HC sacks officer probing Dumaria rape case

    The Jharkhand high court pumped adrenaline into the nine-year-old rape victim’s case by sacking the sub-inspector-rank investigating officer for tardy pace of probe and directing the government to hand over the case to an officer not below the rank of deputy superintendent of police.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh
    Sep 02, 2015 00:32 IST

    Amarinder meets Sonia to discuss Congress shake-up in Punjab

    In a sudden development, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh to discuss the possible organisational changes in the state unit.

  • udhampur attack
    Sep 02, 2015 00:03 IST

    Third person arrested in Udhampur attack case

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested Showkat Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, in connection with its probe into the Udhampur attack.

  • Rafale fighter
    Sep 01, 2015 23:58 IST

    Indian Air Force to buy 36 Rafale jets as deadlock ends

    The defence ministry’s top acquisition body — the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) — gave a go ahead to the negotiation committee on purchasing Rafale jets for the Indian Air Force, signalling an end to the deadlock in talks over the purchase of the 36 fighter jets.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    Sep 01, 2015 23:53 IST

    Modi’s shuffled babus get a big dose of reality

    Welcome in earnest to the Narendra Modi regime. If the 'Babudom' felt bored by the 'Chalta hai' attitude of the previous UPA dispensation, the NDA brought a whiff of fresh air. After a long time, the bureaucrats found their voice with the Prime Minister engaging them directly, sometimes even keeping the ministers at bay.

  • Skill India
    Sep 01, 2015 23:40 IST

    India to have its first skill university soon

    India will soon get its first skill university for accreditation of skilling centers and to allow them to issue degrees and diplomas equivalent to conventional educational institutions. Employment exchanges in the country will also act as skill counseling centers.

  • AK Antony, Rahul Gandhi, Lalu Prasad
    Sep 01, 2015 23:26 IST

    Rahul, RJD chief to share stage, rebuff strained relations rumour

    In a show of unity and to counter the rivals’ propaganda of discord in the “secular” alliance, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is likely to share the stage with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad during his campaign trail in Bihar.

  • Ansari
    Sep 01, 2015 23:09 IST

    VHP, BJP fume over Ansari’s remarks on Muslim development

    Vice-president Hamid Ansari’s call for “affirmative action” for backward Muslims as a “pre-requisite” for equality has re-ignited a prickly debate, with the BJP and right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad slamming Ansari for making a case for reservation.

  • Hardik Patel
    Sep 01, 2015 23:06 IST

    Patel reservation row: Hardik to hold 'reverse' Dandi march

    The Patel agitation spearhead Hardik Patel will organise a "reverse" Dandi march from Dandi to Ahmedabad later this week in a bid to scale up the movement in its second phase.

  • Manipur violence
    Sep 01, 2015 21:17 IST

    Indefinite curfew imposed in Manipur after 3 more die in clashes

    Violence flared up in Manipur on Tuesday as three people died allegedly in clashes with police a day after an angry mob torched the houses of a minister and five legislators to protest new state laws that aim to regulate the influx of outsiders.

  • File photo: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at Parliament in New Delhi. (PTI photo)
    Sep 01, 2015 20:05 IST

    Rahul Gandhi to lead 'Save Farmer March' in Odisha

    During his two-day visit to Odisha, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will lead a 'Save Farmer March' in Bargarh district, highlighting the alleged failure of both the Centre and BJD regime in the state in helping farmers to overcome their plight.

  • Sheena Bora (left) and Indrani Mukerjea.
    Sep 01, 2015 20:04 IST

    Sheena murder: Mumbai police days away from establishing motive

    Three police teams have been camped in West Bengal, Guwahati and Jharkhand to comb through Khanna’s financial statements and investment papers to unearth a financial motive behind the gruesome murder.

  • Supreme Court
    Sep 01, 2015 19:48 IST

    SC welcomes govt's steps to implement quota for disabled

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday welcomed the steps taken by the government in filling up vacancies meant for differently-abled persons. The Court also quashed a contempt plea alleging "wilful disobedience" of an order to provide 3% quota to such persons.