India

  • West Bengal, Floods
    Aug 01, 2015 14:50 IST

    Heavy rainfall floods railways and roads in West Bengal

    Heavy rainfall has lashed south Bengal districts and has disrupted life in the state capital, after both road and rail networks have been flooded.

  • Teenager flogged by UP cops
    Aug 01, 2015 14:29 IST

    Video | UP cops' brutal flogging of teenager caught on camera

    A mobile phone video has emerged of a teenager detained by police on suspicion of involvement in a robbery being flogged with a leather strap at Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 01, 2015 13:30 IST

    Is India doing 'business' with IS in Libya, asks Manish Tewari

    Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday questioned whether India was 'doing business' with terror outfit Islamic State (IS) in Libya.

  • Jehad Hussain Obama
    Aug 01, 2015 12:31 IST

    Meet Jehad Hussain Obama, the face of Indo-B'desh enclave saga

    Five-year-old Jehad Hussain Obama was irritated and bored to death on Friday. While all the boys and girls of his age group were playing and watching the villagers through a hectic day to prepare for the midnight celebration of their ‘freedom’, Jehad was forced to give a series of sittings before print and electronic media.

  • Yakub Memon
    Aug 01, 2015 12:04 IST

    SP leader seeks RS seat for Yakub's widow, gets marching orders

    Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi has stirred controversy by asking party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to nominate the wife of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon as a Rajya Sabha MP.

  • mortar, border,
    Aug 01, 2015 13:57 IST

    Pakistan violates ceasefire in Akhnoor sector

    Pakistan rangers fired mortar shells along the international border in Pallanwala area of Akhnoor sector on Saturday morning. BSF officials said that the Pakistan rangers started unprovoked firing with the small arms at about 10.40 am.

  • Geeta, a hearing and speech impaired Indian woman who has been stranded in  Pakistan for past 15 years.
    Aug 01, 2015 10:35 IST

    Bajrangi Bhaijaans from Pakistan hunt for Indian woman's family

    The Pakistani activists are trying to unite the woman Geeta, who was stranded in Pakistan 15 years ago, with her parents. This renewed attempt is clearly inspired by the success of the Bollywood film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which features Salman Khan overcoming all odds to take a deaf and mute girl back to her relatives in Pakistan

  • Sasiperumal, the anti-liquor campaigner died during a protest near Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.
    Aug 01, 2015 14:06 IST

    Anti-liquor crusader Sasiperumal dies in Sholay-style protest

    Sasiperumal from Salem was a Siddha doctor, and had been campaigning against ill-effects of liquor, which is largely affecting rural and semi-urban Tamil Nadu and could become a political issue in the forthcoming assembly elections due in less than nine months.

  • Home ministry
    Aug 01, 2015 09:54 IST

    Home ministry meet to frame anti-radicalisation strategy

    Attraction to radical ideologies, such as that propagated by Islamic State, and how to prevent Indian youth from coming under the sway of extremist doctrines would be deliberated threadbare at a high-level meeting convened by the home ministry on Saturday.

  • Crime
    Aug 01, 2015 13:31 IST

    Five arrested for gangrape of 17-year-old girl, one at large

    A teenager has allegedly been gangraped by four boys at a city hotel, local police said on Saturday.

  • India-Bangladesh enclaves exchange LBA Candle light
    Aug 01, 2015 08:27 IST

    We've finally seen light: Crowds cheer India-Bangladesh land swap

    Jubilant crowds celebrated on Saturday as Bangladesh and India exchanged enclaves ending nearly four decades old deadlock. As the clock struck one minute past midnight, thousands of people erupted in cheers of celebration for their new citizenship.

  • Iraq families
    Jul 31, 2015 22:46 IST

    Wait continues for families of 39 Indians abducted in Iraq

    June 14, 2014, was the last day when most of the families of the 39 Indian youths abducted by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul, Iraq, spoke to them. Since then, the families are oscillating between hope and despair.

  • Ban Ki- moon
    Aug 01, 2015 11:50 IST

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon offers condolences over Kalam's death

    Describing former President APJ Abdul Kalam as a "great statesman", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the global outpouring of grief following his death was a testament the the respect and inspiration Kalam enjoyed during and after his Presidency.

  • First day at DU
    Aug 01, 2015 00:57 IST

    Census sees jump in tech graduates, but jobs scarce

    A greater proportion of students was in hot pursuit of job-oriented technical education while the share of those seeking plain-vanilla graduation degrees declined sharply in the decade to 2011, latest census data show, though the trend did not result in a commensurate rise in employability.

  • IS
    Aug 01, 2015 07:28 IST

    India’s ambitions held hostage by West Asian diaspora

    The abduction of four Indian teachers by Libyan militants is a reminder of how the six million Indian workers in the Arab world constrains New Delhi's strategic role in West Asia. A tenet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy is advocating an India that is more open and honest about its international positions, even if it offends some nations. Nothing puts this to the test more than West Asia.