• 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

    Two of four Indians abducted 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.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Jul 31, 2015 14:24 IST

    UPA govt coined term 'Hindu terror', hurt India: Rajnath

    The term “Hindu terrorists” coined by then UPA government weakened India’s stand on terrorism because they have no religion or caste, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday, days after an attack by suspected Pakistani infiltrators in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.

  • Islamic State
    Jul 31, 2015 10:54 IST

    Four Indian nationals abducted in Libya

    Four Indian nationals have been abducted in Libya. The Indians- two from Hyderabad, one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru- were reportedly kidnapped from Sirte town near Tripoli.

  • Rahul at FTII
    Jul 31, 2015 13:06 IST

    Dressed to impress, Rahul Gandhi plays youth leader at FTII

    The country's best education institutes are being tampered with by a government which believes that there is only one idea of India, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi told students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), who are protesting against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the head of the Pune-based institute.

  • IAF Mirage-2000 Yamuna Expressway
    Jul 31, 2015 12:59 IST

    IAF finalises stretch for India's road runway on UP highway

    Lucknow-Agra Expressway is the longest greenfield expressway coming up in India and expected to cost Rs 13,000 crore. It will pass through Firozabad, Shikohabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Kannauj and Mohanlalganj. The IAF will also bear the cost of the road runway project.

  • India-Bangladesh enclave exchange
    Jul 31, 2015 12:42 IST

    Enclave Exchange: India, Bangladesh to make history at midnight

    Standing on the threshold of history, every one of the 4,000 odd residents of Mashaldanga enclave in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal is thrilled, excited and full of hope. In less than 12 hours - at the stroke of midnight on Friday - they are going to have a homeland after a 'stateless’ existence of 68 years.