India

  • Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta
    Jul 30, 2015 01:18 IST

    This year's Magsaysay awards honour activism and integrity

    Goonj founder Anshu Gupta, whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi win ‘Asia’s Nobel Prize’ or Magsaysay awards in protection of human rights.

  • PEB office
    Jul 30, 2015 01:18 IST

    MP govt attributes Vyapam deaths to failed love, liquor

    In a recently-released statement, the Madhya Pradesh government has cited alcoholism, liver disease and failed love as possible causes of mystery deaths associated with the Vyapam scam.

  • 1993 Mumbai serial blasts
    Jul 30, 2015 01:10 IST

    'Hanging one culprit can’t compensate the deaths I saw that day'

    For victims of the blast and relatives of those who died, the execution of the only blast convict on death row gives them a sense of justice served albeit a bit late.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 30, 2015 01:07 IST

    Kalam synergised missile and medical science to save lives

    While putting the country at ease with a ready arsenal, former President and Missile Man APJ Abdul Kalam also explored how defence or aerospace technology could be applied to save lives.

  • Tarun Gogoi
    Jul 30, 2015 00:56 IST

    Row over Assam CM’s dance with girls during national mourning

    Assam CM Tarun Gogoi has drawn flak from the opposition parties after he was seen dancing with two girls during a function in Golaghat district of the state despite the announcement of seven days of mourning by the Centre following the death of former President Abdul Kalam.

  • Lalit Modi
    Jul 30, 2015 00:57 IST

    ED summons former directors of Lalit Modi’s firm

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons against two former directors of Jaipur-based Anand Heritage Hotels Private Limited (AHHPL) -– a firm of former cricket czar Lalit Modi -– with regard to the foreign exchange violation case.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 00:50 IST

    Last-minute appeal to stay Yakub's hanging, hearing at 2am

    President Pranab Mukherjee dismissed Yakub Memon’s mercy petition and the Supreme Court upheld his death warrant on Wednesday but the suspense over execution of the Mumbai blasts convict is far from over.

  • Gurdaspur attack
    Jul 30, 2015 00:51 IST

    Centre may hand over Gurdaspur terror attack probe to NIA

    The Centre may hand over the Gurdaspur attack probe to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), given its international ramifications.

  • Capt amrinder singh
    Jul 30, 2015 00:45 IST

    Myanmar-like operations needed along Pak border: Amrinder Singh

    A day after he advocated hot pursuit against terrorists across the border, senior Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said as long as there is an absence of a proper deterrent against the Pakistani Army, it will continue to sabotage peace in India.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Jul 30, 2015 00:38 IST

    Rahul Gandhi reaches out to Cong veterans for new beginning

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has reached out to several party veterans and sought their views on strengthening the organisation.

  • Punjab DGP Saini Gurdaspur attack Terrorists
    Jul 30, 2015 00:35 IST

    Punjab DGP Saini tried to get Gusdaspur attackers alive

    Soon after three Pakistani terrorists entered the Dinanagar police station in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district with their weapons blazing on Monday morning, Union home secretary LC Goyal called up Punjab director general of police Sumedh Singh Saini, offering to send a team of NSG commandos to help eliminate the threat.

  • Blue Moon Astronomy
    Jul 30, 2015 00:18 IST

    Once in a blue moon: Look east for astronomical treat on Friday

    Once in a blue moon -- a rare event. The full moon on this Friday will be the second full moon of July and is astronomically referred to as “Blue Moon”. This rare phenomenon happens every two-and-a-half years, on an average.

  • Land encroachment Army land
    Jul 30, 2015 00:00 IST

    Bihar, Jharkhand farmers encroaching military land, says army

    Farmers in Bihar and Jharkhand are allegedly growing crops on encroached military land where private houses have come up as well, a top official with the Indian Defence Estate Services (IDES) said on Wednesday.

  •  APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 29, 2015 22:47 IST

    Kalam’s last journey home: Crowd surges to pay their tributes

    The crowd surged in and the drone of rotor blades drowned in the deafening roar of “Long live Kalam” when the helicopter carrying the Tricolour-draped body of the former President landed on a makeshift helipad 10km from his birthplace on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Suresh Prabhu
    Jul 29, 2015 22:22 IST

    Railways minister Suresh Prabhu fast-tracks bullet train plan

    Railways minister Suresh Prabhu has initiated moves to set up a High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) – an apex body to formulate the administrative, institutional and legal mechanism to execute the Mumbai-Ahmedabad and other high speed lines identified under the “Golden Quadrilateral” project.