India

  • Feb 28, 2015 00:09 IST

    It’s a win-win situation in J-K, claim both PDP and BJP after forging alliance

    A tight hug between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday capped the two-month-long negotiations on formation of a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Feb 28, 2015 00:06 IST

    Jaishankar’s Pak visit may put talks back on track

    India and Pakistan are likely to revisit their approach to bilateral engagement as foreign secretary Jaishankar arrives in Islamabad on March 3 as part of his ‘Saarc yatra’.

  • Feb 28, 2015 00:09 IST

    85 million fake or duplicate names on electoral rolls: EC

    About 85 million names on India’s electoral rolls were either fake or duplicate, chief election commissioner HS Brahma said on Friday, announcing an initiative to make the voter list error-free by linking it to Aadhaar numbers before August 15.

  • Feb 28, 2015 00:15 IST

    Trinamool’s Mukul Roy isolated from within and outside

    The isolation of Trinamool Congress’s former Number Two, Mukul Roy, was completed on Friday as he was removed even from patient welfare committees at hospitals after losing the parliamentary party chairman’s post for his growing closeness with the BJP.

  • Feb 28, 2015 00:15 IST

    Jaffna may be on PM Modi’s Sri Lanka visit itinerary

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi may visit the Tamil-dominated Jaffna region during his trip to Sri Lanka next month. The PM is scheduled to reach Colombo from Mauritius on March 12. There is, however, no word on whether he would visit Maldives which is currently in turmoil over the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed, sources in South Block said.

  • Feb 28, 2015 00:11 IST

    Leakgate: Top executives from Cairn India and RIL to be quizzed

    Some top executives of Cairn India and Reliance India Limited (RIL) will be questioned in connection with the recent theft of classified documents from various ministries, police sources said on Friday.

  • Feb 28, 2015 00:18 IST

    Modi asks Sangh Parivar radicals to keep quiet

    Modi has been under attack from the Opposition — as well as foreign leaders — for his silence on communal comments made by some of his ministers, MPs, and Hindu right-wing groups.

  • Feb 27, 2015 21:30 IST

    Activists accuse Jaipur Police of torturing Christians in custody

    Human rights activists on Friday accused police of brutalising a group of visiting Christians in Jaipur, fuelling an already raging controversy over growing incidents of minority-bashing by right-wing groups across the country.

  • Feb 28, 2015 00:42 IST

    Pravin Togadia banned in Kandhamal, VHP calls bandh

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad called for a shutdown in Odisha’s communally-sensitive Kandhamal district on Saturday after the local administration barred its international president Pravin Togadia from entering the area for seven days, effectively stopping him from addressing a scheduled meeting.

  • Feb 27, 2015 21:44 IST

    Rajasthan: When BJP legislators ‘corner’ BJP ministers

    Bharatiya Janata Party legislators in Rajasthan cornered two BJP ministers on the floor of the house on Friday by putting uncomfortable questions on irrigation schemes and cooperative societies.

  • Feb 27, 2015 22:05 IST

    Chandrababu Naidu unhappy with finance commission's 'paltry' support; wants 'justice' in Union budget

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim in Parliament on Friday that no state coffer is big enough to contain the excess funds following his nod to the 14th finance commission recommendations is adding to the chagrin of his ally Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

  • Feb 27, 2015 22:26 IST

    New Andhra capital: CM tries to sweeten land compensation deal

    With the deadline for land pooling for the new Andhra capital ending on Saturday, chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu reached out to the farmers resisting the take-over by sweetening the compensation package.

  • Feb 27, 2015 19:47 IST

    Jharkhand’s ‘Lady Singham’ is the new messiah for exploited girls

    Raje Kumari Kujur can deliver a mean karate chop and a deadly kick, just like Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn does on the silver screen.

  • Feb 27, 2015 01:18 IST

    Ayodhya case: Hashim Ansari to involve prominent Muslim leaders

    In his attempt to find an out-of-court resolution to Ayodhya dispute, the main litigant in Babri Masjid case Hashim Ansari on Thursday said he will involve prominent members of the minority community for a peaceful conclusion to the matter.

  • Feb 27, 2015 07:48 IST

    PDP patron Mufti meets Modi in Delhi to finalise J-K deal with BJP

    Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday to put a final stamp on a PDP-BJP alliance as a two-month-long deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir ended after hectic last-minute negotiations.