• Jayalalithaa
    May 23, 2015 10:58 IST

    Jayalalithaa returns as TN CM; leaders, celebs attend swearing-in

    AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa returned as Tamil Nadu’s chief minister for the fifth time on Saturday, making a comeback nearly eight months after she resigned following her conviction in a corruption case.

  • National Investigation Agency
    May 24, 2015 00:27 IST

    SC orders NIA to give Rs 6,000, home to man kept out of northeast

    In an unprecedented order, the Supreme Court has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to make arrangements for the accommodation of an accused and pay him a monthly allowance of Rs 6,000 till the pendency of his trial.

JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar
    May 23, 2015 23:20 IST

    'Parivar' merger trips on Nitish's projection as CM

    Ahead of the Bihar assembly elections, a disagreement over the chief ministerial face post the merger of 'Janata Parivar' constituents is believed one of the main stumbling blocks in the JD(U)-RJD coalition.

  • Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
    May 23, 2015 14:13 IST

    NDA govt's 1st yr report card: Jaitley says 'achche din' have arrived

    Hailing the Modi government for its achievements in the first year of its rule, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the BJP-led coalition had been able to restore the stature, dignity and credibility of the Prime Minister’s Office that was missing in the UPA era.

  • Wonder what they saw.
    May 24, 2015 00:47 IST

    Paranormal investigations a fast-growing hobby

    An increasing number of urban Indian professionals are signing up for courses and training in paranormal sciences from a host of institutes that have mushroomed across India. And the cost of these courses — which can touch Rs 75,000 — is no deterrent.

  • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation. HT Photo
    May 23, 2015 23:36 IST

    Trade unions protest against Centre’s PF move

    Trade unions, including the RSS affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have opposed the government's move to deduct tax at source (TDS) on pre-mature provident fund (PF) withdrawals and called it 'anti-worker'.

  • 26/11 Mumbai attacks memorial
    May 23, 2015 23:40 IST

    IM operative spills the beans on Pak hand in 26/11 attacks

    The third most wanted men in India after Hafeez Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim, Major Abdul Rehman alias Pasha, had visited Nepal in 2005. Pasha, intelligence agencies say, trained terrorists behind the 26\11 attacks. He, apparently, stayed in Nepal for a week to co-ordinate terror activities as part of the Karachi Project.

  • Supporters of J Jayalalithaa
    May 23, 2015 23:25 IST

    K’taka govt still undecided about Jaya appeal

    The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka has been sitting for a week on a letter sent by the Advocate General recommending an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa.

  • Areeb Majeed
    May 23, 2015 20:52 IST

    Kuwait national gave $1K to ISIS recruit Areeb Majeeb

    A Kuwait national helped Areeb Majeed, the Kalyan youth who joined the outlawed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), with 1,000 US dollars while he was in Baghdad.

  • borewell
    May 23, 2015 21:14 IST

    Dalits in MP village not allowed to use public borewell

    Dalit residents of Ghatwani village in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh -- some 400 km from Bhopal -- have alleged that they are not allowed to use a public borewell and have to drink dirty water of a disused well.

  • Sitaram Yechury
    May 23, 2015 23:13 IST

    Left front unity to be tested in Bihar polls

    After deciding to ally with only the Left-democratic forces, the recently revamped CPI(M) has roped in CPI and CPI(Marxist-Leninist) for a poll-pact in the forthcoming Legislative Council election in Bihar.

  • Kerala High Court
    May 23, 2015 23:17 IST

    Kerala to appeal against HC verdict on Maoists

    The Kerala government will move an appeal against the High Court observation that being a Maoist is not a crime. It has asked state home secretary Nalini Netto to submit a report after examining the verdict delivered on Friday.

  • Vadodara policemen dance at wedding
    May 23, 2015 20:04 IST

    2 Gujarat cops suspended for dancing with woman, showering notes

    Two police personnel who were allegedly found dancing with a woman and showering notes while on duty have been suspended on Saturday, a senior official said.

  • Election Results
    May 23, 2015 19:43 IST

    Anil Vij, the Haryana minister who 'loves' Gabbar dialogues

    Haryana health minister Anil Vij on Saturday donned the hat of Sholay film's iconic character Gabbar, while taking a dig at former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda over his comments terming him a "junior minister". Vij had earlier also resorted to another dialogue from the movie to drive home a point.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    May 23, 2015 18:12 IST

    Will pressurise govt to resolve 'one rank one pension' scheme soon: Rahul Gandhi

    Attacking the government over non-implementation of 'one rank one pension' scheme, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he will "pressurise" the Centre to act on the issue at the earliest.