• Lakshmikanth
    Jul 31, 2015 16:59 IST

    IS hostage in Libya has a Phd in electronics

    Lakshmikanth, one of the four men abducted late on Wednesday by suspected IS operatives in Libya, held a Phd in electronics from the Gulbarga university, official sources said.

  • Stray dogs
    Jul 31, 2015 16:38 IST

    Gram Panchayats seek to 'export' stray dogs to China, S Korea

    In a controversial move, gram panchayat presidents in a Kerala district have adopted a resolution proposing that the canines be "exported" to South Korea, China and the northeast, to counter the rising menace of stray dogs.

  • Dreamliner
    Jul 31, 2015 16:23 IST

    AI flight makes emergency landing at IGI, all aboard safe

    An Air India flight made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday. The 150 passengers and crew on board were reported safe.

  • Former West Bengal BJP chief Tathagata Roy has been appointed the new Governor of Tripura
    Jul 31, 2015 14:36 IST

    Yakub Memon's mourners potential terrorists: Tripura governor

    Tripura governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said all those who attended the last rites of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon were potential terrorists who must now be keenly watched by the intelligence agencies.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Jul 31, 2015 14:24 IST

    UPA govt coined term 'Hindu terror', hurt India: Rajnath

    The term “Hindu terrorists” coined by then UPA government weakened India’s stand on terrorism because they have no religion or caste, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday, days after an attack by suspected Pakistani infiltrators in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.

  • Islamic State
    Jul 31, 2015 10:54 IST

    Four Indian nationals abducted in Libya

    Four Indian nationals have been abducted in Libya. The Indians- two from Hyderabad, one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru- were reportedly kidnapped from Sirte town near Tripoli.

  • Rahul at FTII
    Jul 31, 2015 13:06 IST

    Dressed to impress, Rahul Gandhi plays youth leader at FTII

    The country's best education institutes are being tampered with by a government which believes that there is only one idea of India, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi told students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), who are protesting against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the head of the Pune-based institute.

  • IAF Mirage-2000 Yamuna Expressway
    Jul 31, 2015 12:59 IST

    IAF finalises stretch for India's road runway on UP highway

    Lucknow-Agra Expressway is the longest greenfield expressway coming up in India and expected to cost Rs 13,000 crore. It will pass through Firozabad, Shikohabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Kannauj and Mohanlalganj. The IAF will also bear the cost of the road runway project.

  • India-Bangladesh enclave exchange
    Jul 31, 2015 12:42 IST

    Enclave Exchange: India, Bangladesh to make history at midnight

    Standing on the threshold of history, every one of the 4,000 odd residents of Mashaldanga enclave in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal is thrilled, excited and full of hope. In less than 12 hours - at the stroke of midnight on Friday - they are going to have a homeland after a 'stateless’ existence of 68 years.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 31, 2015 13:56 IST

    Tamil Nadu to mark Kalam's birthday as Youth Renaissance Day

    Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has also issued directions to constitute 'Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award' to promote scientific growth, humanities and students' welfare in the state. The award will carry an 8-gram gold medal, Rs 5 lakh in cash and a citation, and would be given away during Independence Day every year.

  • Madhu Koda
    Jul 31, 2015 12:38 IST

    Madhu Koda, eight others put on trial in coal scam

    Former Jharkhand cheif ministetr Madhu Koda and eight others were on Friday put on trial by a special court in New Delhi in connection with a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 31, 2015 12:22 IST

    Yakub Memon hanging had Maha CM, officials on their toes

    Concerned about the law and order problem, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his top officials spent a sleepless night and were on their toes till the time Yakub Memon was buried on Thursday.

  • Odisha
    Jul 31, 2015 11:16 IST

    Odisha, Bengal to get heavy rains as Cyclone Komen weakens

    Odisha and West Bengal are expected to get heavy to extremely heavy rains on Friday as cyclonic storm Komen weakened considerably a day after hitting the Bangladesh coast.

  • Ajit Pawar
    Jul 31, 2015 11:08 IST

    Irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar kin's firm got at least 16 projects

    Pune-based Raj Group, bagged at least 16 irrigation projects worth Rs 803 crore, including 11 during Ajit Pawar’s tenure as water resources minister. The directors of this group include Jagdish Kadam, son of Pawar’s maternal uncle, and Ram Udaysinh Nimbalkar, a close associate.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 31, 2015 10:19 IST

    Yakub hanged: Will prosecution be able to prove others’ guilt?

    After Yakub Memon's execution, it won’t be easy for the prosecution to prove its case against the remaining accused in the 1993 serial blasts. It will have to address several doubts about admissibility of evidence, which was recorded by the previous court against the new set of accused.