India

  • SSB soldier shoots dead two colleagues in Kashmir
    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.

  • Shutdown in Kashmir
    May 27, 2015 13:40 IST

    Rajnath talks tough on Pakistan as protests mark his Jammu visit

    Home minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday Pakistan must stop its "nefarious activities" if it wants its "own welfare", asking the neighbour country to stop meddling in India's affairs.

  • Manmohan Singh
    May 27, 2015 13:02 IST

    Manmohan speaks out: Never used public office to enrich self

    Former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday he did not use the public office for his own benefit, days after a former head of India's telecom regulator alleged in a book that the veteran Congress leader had warned him of “harm” if he did not cooperate with policies that led to the multi-crore 2G scam in the telecom industry.

  • Kiren Rijiju
    May 27, 2015 09:09 IST

    'I eat beef, can somebody stop me?' Rijiju retorts to Naqvi statement

    Minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju has described as “unpalatable” his colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s remarks that those who eat beef should go to Pakistan, and questioned whether anyone could stop him from eating beef.

  • Amethi
    May 27, 2015 10:51 IST

    4 reasons why battle for Amethi is turning into a political thriller

    A political slugfest has begun in the crucial constituency of Amethi with an eye on the Uttar Pradesh elections in 2017. The trigger? BJP winning 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2014 and whittling down Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s victory margin in Amethi.