India

  • FTII protest
    Jul 30, 2015 19:50 IST

    Rahul Gandhi to visit FTII tomorrow as students continue stir

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Friday, days after the students sought his support for their agitation against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the head of the Pune-based institute.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 14:49 IST

    Yakub didn't sleep, his last wish was to meet daughter Zubeida

    Yakub Memon’s last wish was to meet to his daughter after he was told he had exhausted all hope of stalling the execution but the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict had to be content with a telephone conversation, jail authorities said on Thursday.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jul 30, 2015 18:24 IST

    Jaitley slams Cong for petty politics and contrarian views

    The Centre on Thursday accused Oppsosition Congress of being "irresponsible" for not allowing Union home minister Rajnath Singh to make a statement in Rajya Sabha on the Gurdaspur terrorist attack and making contrarian statements regarding the hanging of Yakub Memon, the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Jul 30, 2015 15:55 IST

    Evidence suggests Gurdaspur attackers came from Pak: Rajnath

    Preliminary evidence suggests the gunmen who stormed a police station and killed seven people in Gurdaspur earlier this week came from Pakistan, Union home minister Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

  • Malin Photo 5
    Jul 30, 2015 16:04 IST

    23 villages in Pune live in fear of Malin repeat: Survey

    Twenty-three villages in Pune district, mostly in the northern part, have been identified as vulnerable to landslides and mudslides like the one in Malin, a government survey has revealed.

  • #RasagolaDibasa 2
    Jul 30, 2015 16:56 IST

    Revenge is sweet: How Bengalis made rosogolla their own

    Move over Kohinoor. Twitter was taken over by thousands of Odias on Thursday fighting for a much more prized possession: the rosogolla.

  • Sujatha and Kalam
    Jul 30, 2015 17:36 IST

    What made Kalam great: In the words of his classmate Sujatha

    Kalam and I plan to write a book together. He said we could do one on India’s rocket science since the times of Tipu Sultan. “I am ready, Kalam. Are you?” I would ask him. “I am almost ready. Let us start next month,” he would say – everytime.

  • Anna International terminal
    Jul 30, 2015 18:00 IST

    Unclaimed bag at Chennai airport causes panic

    An unclaimed handbag in the domestic arrival area of the airport in Chennai created some tension before security personnel took it away for inspection on Thursday.

  • Manohar Parrikar
    Jul 30, 2015 18:03 IST

    Government withdraws tender for 126 MMRCA: Parrikar

    The multi-billion dollar tender for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), for which Rafale was shortlisted in 2012, has been withdrawn by the government.

  • Malin Photo 6
    Jul 30, 2015 15:58 IST

    Malin mudslide tragedy now a part of school curriculum

    Once year since, the Malin tragedy is now part of the syllabus to ensure schoolchildren develop a better understanding of natural calamities.

  • Malin village
    Jul 30, 2015 15:56 IST

    Pune: Year on, Malin mudslide victims still homeless

    The Maharashtra government’s ambitious plan to make Malin village, where 151 people died in mudslide a year ago, a ‘model of rehabilitation’ is stuck in its own rules, forcing affected families to live in temporary sheds without basic amenities.

  • #RasagolaDibasa 2
    Jul 30, 2015 15:30 IST

    #RasagolaDibasa trends as Odias reclaim iconic dish

    Amid the 1993 blasts convict Yakub Menon’s hanging row, there was an unusual but sweet thing trending on Twitter on Thursday morning: #RasagolaDibasa.

  • BSF
    Jul 30, 2015 09:37 IST

    J-K: Pakistan's sniper attack kills Army soldier in Poonch

    An Army jawan was killed in sniper attack by Pakistan troops on Wednesday, who targeted forward posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in violation of ceasefire.

  • AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa.
    Jul 30, 2015 13:25 IST

    Jayalalitha no-show at Kalam's funeral triggers health concern

    Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s absence from former president APJ Abdul Kalam’s funeral in Rameshwaram on Thursday because of a health condition has once again brought into focus her illness, already a subject of political concern in the state.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 12:05 IST

    Why Yakub Memon’s hanging diminishes the Indian State

    Yakub Memon was guilty. But in hanging him we passed up an opportunity to amplify the scope for grace and empathy in our justice system if a convict presented mitigating behaviour.