India

  • Sugar factory
    Sep 05, 2015 16:58 IST

    Maharashtra: Hitting Oppn’s sweet spot, BJP to probe sugar sector subsidies

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government may be looking to hit Opposition parties Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) where it hurts the most.

  • Modi in Bodh Gaya
    Sep 05, 2015 16:48 IST

    Conflicts are driven by religious intolerance, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a strong case for religious freedom in the world, stressing that radical elements trying to force their own ideologies on others gave rise to conflicts.

  • Major General (retd) Satbir Singh, Ex-servicemen, One Rank One Pension, OROP
    Sep 05, 2015 14:52 IST

    Govt announces OROP, veterans say agitation will continue

    The government on Saturday announced the implementation of the long-awaited OROP scheme assuring an equal pension to three million military personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of the date of retirement.

  • Narendra Modi, Bodh Gaya
    Sep 05, 2015 13:34 IST

    I would call our country 'Buddhist India': PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pledged to develop Bodh Gaya as the spiritual capital of the Buddhist world and described the founder of the faith, Gautama Buddha, as one of the most important teachers in world history.

  • Modi
    Sep 05, 2015 12:51 IST

    We are making PM's dream of Skilled India into a reality: Heptulla

    Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla said that her ministry is working hard to achieve PM Modi's vision of making India the skill capital of the world and making it a reality for minority groups.

  • Maoists
    Sep 05, 2015 12:14 IST

    Maoists in Chhattisgarh kill abducted cop in tense Bastar zone

    Maoist fighters killed a policeman who was abducted last month on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, and left his body near a village market, authorities said.

  • OROP
    Sep 05, 2015 11:50 IST

    Govt has broadly accepted the concept of OROP: Ex-servicemen

    Former servicemen on Saturday reiterated their stand that they will not accept any unilateral move by the government amid indications that it may announce its decision to implement the one rank, one pension scheme later in the day.

  • Indrani Mukerjea, Sheena Bora
    Sep 05, 2015 11:07 IST

    Sheena Bora murder: Indrani Mukerjea to be produced in court today

    All of the accused in the Sheena Bora murder case - Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and Shyam Rai - whose police custody ends on Saturday will be produced in a Mumbai court on Saturday afternoon.

  • Jet Airways
    Sep 05, 2015 10:07 IST

    Bomb scare delays 6 international flights in Delhi, Bengaluru

    As many as six international flights were delayed in Delhi and Bengaluru on Saturday after a hoax bomb scare, aviation officials said, triggering several hours of panic at two of the busiest airports in the country.

  • Badni Devi Daga
    Sep 05, 2015 10:42 IST

    Jain woman dies in Rajasthan after 50 days of santhara fasting

    An 83-year-old woman passed away in Rajasthan on Saturday, 50 days after opting for santhara, family members said, the first such death after a legal battle over the Jain community’s right to follow the ritual of voluntarily starving to death.

  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
    Sep 04, 2015 23:53 IST

    Pak is our ‘brother’, government must work to improve ties: RSS

    The RSS on Friday favoured engagement with Pakistan and other neigbours, saying they were “formed out of the same body (India)”, and endorsed the Narendra Modi government’s “direction, intent and commitment” in the past 14 months.

  • OROP
    Sep 05, 2015 09:32 IST

    Govt likely to declare One Rank One Pension today

    After protracted negotiations with ex-servicemen failed to iron out differences, government sources on Friday said necessary orders would be issued soon for the implementation of the one rank, one pension scheme from July 1, 2014.

  • Indrani Mukerjea, Sheena Bora
    Sep 05, 2015 09:29 IST

    Forensic test proves recovered skull was of Sheena Bora

    Mumbai police have received the report of the skull-photo or craniofacial superimposition test — a forensic anthropology test — which confirmed that the skull recovered from the outskirts of Gagode Budruk village in Raigad district was that of Sheena Bora.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav
    Sep 05, 2015 00:59 IST

    Mulayam may join grand alliance if SP given 10 more seats

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has offered to revise his pullout decision from the Janata Parivar’s 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) if his party is offered an additional 10 seats in the upcoming Bihar elections after reduction in the Congress share from 40 to 30 seats, sources said.

  • Hardik Patel
    Sep 05, 2015 00:09 IST

    Hardik asks Patel leaders to clarify stand on reservation

    Hardik Patel, leader of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), is bringing the Gujarat community’s agitation to the doors of Patel ministers, asking them to clarify their stand on the contentious issue of quota benefits.