India

  • RAF
    Jul 31, 2015 20:53 IST

    Mumbai police scan videos of Memon funeral for ‘known criminals’

    Officers from the Mumbai police filmed the huge crowds that gathered at Mahim and Bada Kabrastan at Marine Lines for Yakub Memon’s funeral on Thursday, and the police will now scan the footage to find out if any known criminals were present.

  • Bangladesh enclave
    Jul 31, 2015 20:53 IST

    Celebrations in Bangladesh over enclave exchange with India

    Special prayers were held at mosques and temples in enclaves inside Bangladesh as the countdown to the exchange scheduled for Friday midnight began.

  • Air India flight
    Jul 31, 2015 20:35 IST

    HT Impact: DGCA removes AI flight safety chief for near-crash

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered the removal of Air India’s (AI) flight safety chief AS Soman after it found that the airline had failed to preserve crucial flight monitoring data.

  • Islamic State
    Jul 31, 2015 19:45 IST

    2,000 Indians in Libya despite govt advisories on IS threat

    Nearly 2,000 Indians live in Libya where the Islamic State (IS) has stepped up its offensive to use the country as a launch pad to extend its influence to north Africa, leaving the security situation extremely volatile.

  • Coca Cola
    Jul 31, 2015 19:16 IST

    3 Complaints against Coca Cola for ground water violation in 2 yrs

    Three complaints have been received against Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh units of Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages in the last two years, and forwarded to the respective state governments for investigation and action for violation.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Jul 31, 2015 18:51 IST

    Fadnavis says ADG rank officer to probe Jalna rape 'bait' case

    Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Friday that an officer of additional director general rank has been appointed to probe the Jalna rape case in which the victim was used as a "bait" to nab the culprits and was allegedly raped again as a consequence.

  • Monsoon session
    Jul 31, 2015 18:43 IST

    Lok Sabha takes up business even as disruptions continue

    Some business was conducted on Friday in the Lok Sabha which has been witnessing disruptions ever since the Monsoon session began on July 21 as the opposition has been relentlessly and vociferously raising the issue of Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam.

  • A liquor shop in Dehradun. (HT file photo)
    Jul 31, 2015 18:49 IST

    Punish tipplers with brooms, says Bihar women's panchayat

    A women's panchayat in a Bihar village has ordered women to punish with brooms people found consuming and selling liquor, while imposing a ban on liquor consumption, an official said on Friday.

  • Sushma Swaraj
    Jul 31, 2015 18:41 IST

    2 of 4 Indians detained in Libya released, tweets Sushma

    Two of the four Indians detained in the Libyan city of Sirte, an area under the control of the Islamic State, were freed on Friday evening. Three of those abducted are faculty members at the Sirte university and the fourth person works at a university branch in Jufra.

  • Lok Sabha
    Jul 31, 2015 18:37 IST

    India set to become water scarce by 2025, govt tells LS

    In his reply to a question in Lok Sabha, minister of state for water resources Sanwar Lal Jat on Friday said that consulting firm 'Everything About Water' (EA Water) has concluded that India's demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and the country is set to become water scarce by the year 2025.

  • Bihar explosives
    Jul 31, 2015 17:10 IST

    Huge cache of explosives seized ahead of PM visit to Gaya

    The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) seized a huge cache of explosives from a Bihar village on Friday, just nine days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Gaya.

  • 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.