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    May 27, 2015 23:53 IST

    In race for Bihar CM if I am acquitted: Lalu

    Amid the growing rift between the ruling Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal over the chief ministerial post, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said he was not in the race for the CM’s post in Bihar due to his conviction

  • Gujjars
    May 27, 2015 23:52 IST

    Gujjar agitation: HC asks Rajasthan govt to clear rail tracks, roads

    The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday pulled up the state administration for having given a “free hand” to Gujjar agitators and ordered restoration of traffic within 24 hours on the road and rail routes blocked by them.

  • May 27, 2015 20:47 IST

    Priyanka, Smriti trade barbs over IIIT in Rae Bareli

    Union minister Smriti Irani and Priyanka Gandhi traded barbs on Wednesday over the issue of an Indian Institute of Information Technology in Rae Bareli, escalating a battle for political brownie points in the Congress pocket borough.

  • Manmohan Singh Modi PM RCR
    May 27, 2015 19:35 IST

    All in one day: Manmohan meets PM Modi after attacking NDA govt

    Former prime minister Manmohan Singh met PM Narendra Modi at his 7, RCR residence on Wednesday evening, hours after the Rajya Sabha MP hit out at the BJP for destroying India’s democratic ethos and accusing him of corruption to divert from the real issues.

  • Haridwar Ramdev
    May 27, 2015 19:24 IST

    Ramdev’s brother arrested over trucker’s death

    The brother of Ramdev was arrested on Wednesday after a trucker was allegedly killed in clashes between employees of a food park run by the yoga guru and members of a transport union in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, police said.

  • Yasin malik
    May 27, 2015 17:49 IST

    No space for 'political' activity in Kashmir, says JKLF chief

    Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik on wednesday accused the state government of not giving any space to his organisation for "political" activities and gave a call for 'jail bharo' agitation from Friday to protest the "curbs".

  • heat wave, man drinking water, sun, heat
    May 27, 2015 18:12 IST

    61% rise in heat-stroke deaths over decade across India

    Heat stroke is India’s second-deadliest natural calamity after lightning. It is caused when the body’s temperature rises to 40°C (104°F) or more, accompanied by delirium, seizures or coma. Heat stroke can be a fatal condition.

  •  Rahul Gandhi
    May 27, 2015 18:45 IST

    Rahul Gandhi bats for rights of fishermen, Modi hits back

    Aggrieved fishermen in coastal Kerala found an aggressive Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi by their side on Wednesday as he accused the Narendra Modi government of taking away the livelihood of the fishing community.

  • Narendra Modi
    May 27, 2015 16:22 IST

    'Unconstitutional' authority influenced PMO in UPA rule: PM Modi

    Hitting back at Sonia Gandhi for her sharp attacks on him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested on Wednesday that she had been an "unconstitutional" authority exercising "real" power over the PMO during the UPA rule, but now power was wielded only by constitutional means.

  • Greenpeace
    May 27, 2015 16:28 IST

    Delhi HC allows Greenpeace to use 2 accounts for domestic donations

    In a relief for Greenpeace India, Delhi high court allowed it on Wednesday to use two of its accounts for the purpose of receiving and utilising fresh domestic donations for its day-to-day functioning, telling the government it cannot choke them of their funds.

  • Supreme Court
    May 27, 2015 16:43 IST

    SC notice to Jindal law school students over sexual abuse

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to three students of Jindal Global Law School in Haryana who are accused of perpetrating sexual abuses on a junior BBA/MBA course student. The notice will be served on the three students -- Hardik Sikri, Vikas Garg and Karan Chhabra -- through jail superintendent in Sonipat as they are in judicial custody.

  • law minister, sadanand gowda, parliament
    May 27, 2015 16:01 IST

    125 obsolete laws repealed, 945 more facing axe

    In tune with Prime Minister Modi's objective of improving the effectiveness of governance, the Law ministry has complied a list of archaic laws that will be repealed after getting approval from Parliament.

  • Rahul Gandhi at Amethi
    May 27, 2015 15:47 IST

    Rahul ups ante, says NDA govt took away farmers' land for corporates

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again lashed out at the Narendra Modi government on the sensitive land issue, saying that it had "taken away the land of the farmers, which is like a mother to them, and given the same to its friends and corporates".

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    May 27, 2015 14:17 IST

    Indian envoy wanted President Mukherjee's remarks on Bofors retracted: Swedish paper

    Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter has reported it was warned by the Indian envoy that President Pranab Mukherjee’s planned state visit to Sweden was “at risk of being cancelled” if it did not retract remarks he made about the Bofors scandal during an interview.

  • Punjabi lassi has always been a summer favourite. (Shankar Mourya/HT Photo)
    May 27, 2015 13:38 IST

    Nearly 1,200 people dead as heatwave sweeps India

    A relentless heat wave sweeping large parts of India has killed nearly 1,200 people, with most deaths reported from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, even as forecasts warned that the intense weather conditions are expected to continued till the weekend.