• 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.

  • Kalam with Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi
    Jul 29, 2015 21:32 IST

    Kalam was not against swearing in Sonia as PM: Manmohan Singh

    In the first interview he has given since he demitted office as prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has said that its “a complete canard” that Dr APJ Adbul Kalam, as president, was reluctant to appoint Sonia Gandhi as prime minister. Dr Manmohan Singh said this is “totally untrue and I cannot understand how this story has spread.”

  • Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan
    Jul 29, 2015 20:32 IST

    Rajiv Gandhi killers will not be hanged, confirms SC

    The Supreme Court dismissed on Wednesday the centre’s curative petition against its 2014 judgment commuting the death sentence of three convicts to life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

  • Yakub Memon 1993 Mumbai blasts
    Jul 29, 2015 19:44 IST

    In pics | Yakub Memon's execution: Here's how the events unfolded

    The 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's mercy petition was dismissed on Wednesday with the Supreme Court stating that there was no "legal fallacy" in the procedure followed for issuing the death warrant by the TADA court.

  • Nagpur Jail Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 19:51 IST

    Police constable who hanged Kasab picked for Yakub's execution

    A constable who executed 26/11 attacks terrorist Ajmal Kasab at Pune’s Yerawada jail in 2012 will be the hangman for Yakub Memon while the rope has been sourced from outside, jail officials revealed.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 18:31 IST

    President Pranab rejects mercy plea, Yakub Memon to hang today

    Yakub Memon, the only person to be sentenced to death for the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, will be hanged as scheduled on Thursday after he exhausted all his legal remedies and President Pranab Mukherjee too rejected his mercy plea.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 18:10 IST

    MHA advises President to reject Yakub mercy plea: Reports

    Yakub Memon, who is scheduled to be hanged to death in Nagpur Jail on Thursday at 7 am, sent a fresh clemency plea to the President.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 17:05 IST

    Maharashtra governor rejects Yakub Memon's mercy plea

    Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, dashing the last hope he might have had of escaping the gallows.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 29, 2015 16:51 IST

    Kalam set the bar higher than highest, say HT readers

    It is not without reason that APJ Abdul Kalam is known as the people's president and touched everyone from the heads of states to that young girl in pigtails alike. In the HT poll, out of the 10, 533 readers who responded till 1:40pm on Wednesday, an overwhelming 98.23% respondents said Kalam was the best president India ever had.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 16:09 IST

    SC rejects Yakub Memon's plea, upholds his execution

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition of Yakub Memon, the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict, rejecting his argument that correct procedure was not followed in his case.