• Arun Jaitley
    Jan 30, 2015 12:22 IST

    After Natarajan's charge, Jaitley seeks review of UPA projects

    Union minister Arun Jaitley on Friday sought a review of environmental projects granted clearance or rejected permission during the UPA regime after former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan accused Rahul Gandhi of interference in green clearances for projects.

  • Jayanthi Natarajan
    Jan 30, 2015 13:30 IST

    Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress, says she was only doing Rahul’s bidding

    Former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan quit the Congress on Friday with a scathing attack on party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, accusing him of forcing her to stall big-ticket projects by the Vedanta and Adani groups while making her a scapegoat for the UPA government’s economic woes.

  • Mukul Roy
    Jan 30, 2015 13:45 IST

    Trinamool's Mukul Roy appears before CBI in Saradha scam

    Trinamool Congress number two and Rajya Sabha MP, Mukul Roy, reached the office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday to face interrogation in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam.

  • Hu Xijin Global Times
    Jan 30, 2015 17:23 IST

    ‘Relations between India, US and China not a zero sum game’: Global Times editor-in-chief

    Hu Xijin is the editor-in-chief of the Communist Party-run mouthpiece, Global Times, in Beijing. During the Obama visit, the paper urged Delhi not to ‘fall into the western trap’. In Delhi for an India-China media conference, Hu spoke to HT about the state of bilateral relations, the Obama visit impact, and China’s engagement with South Asian countries.

  • Defence Research and Development Organization
    Jan 30, 2015 17:35 IST

    Defense secretary RK Mathur gets additional charge of defense research & development

    After sacking Avinash Chander as head of defense research and development organisation (DRDO) and secretary defense research and development, the Modi administration asked the defense secretary RK Mathur to hold additional charge for three months.

  • Jayanthi Natarajan
    Jan 30, 2015 19:18 IST

    Congress says Nataranjan acting at the behest of her new 'political masters'

    The Congress on Friday dismissed former environment minister Jayanthi Nataranjan's allegations against AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi as "opportunistic and pageant', raising questions on the timing of her resignation and said serious allegations of corruption were behind her removal from the then UPA govt.

  • INS Sindhuratna
    Jan 30, 2015 19:39 IST

    INS Sindhuratna commanding officer to face court martial

    The commanding officer of INS Sindhuratna is likely to be tried by a general court martial for alleged lapses that led to an accident onboard the submarine that killed two officers and wounded several others on February 26, 2014.

  • S Jaishankar
    Jan 30, 2015 20:45 IST

    Sujatha Singh hits out at government for ‘maligning reputation’

    Moving from the restrained tone of her parting letter to former colleagues, former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh hit out at the government on Friday, by asking why her reputation was being maligned. She sought credit for the government’s foreign policy successes, and took a dig at her successor.

  • Robby Gordon
    Jan 30, 2015 12:03 IST

    Kerala businessman arrested for ramming his Hummer into guard for delay in opening gate

    A businessman in Kerala has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his Hummer into a security guard as a punishment for delay in opening the gate of his apartment complex in Thrissur, police said.

  • Anti-gangrape protests
    Jan 30, 2015 00:23 IST

    Woman gang-raped twice in three weeks in Rajasthan

    A 22-year old married woman was allegedly gang-raped by five men in Rajasthan twice within three weeks, the second time to apparently teach her a lesson for reporting the crime to police, officials said on Thursday.

  • Youth Congress protest conversions
    Jan 30, 2015 00:31 IST

    Bengal reconversions going on for years: VHP leaders

    Voluntary religious ‘reconversion’ has been going on in West Bengal for years to counter conversions of Hindus, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders told HT on Thursday, a day after a controversy over its conversion of 150 Christian tribals to Hinduism.

  • BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi leaves in his car
    Jan 30, 2015 00:59 IST

    Naqvi gets bail as courts stays conviction

    A district court has stayed the conviction of Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who was sentenced to one year imprisonment for violating prohibitory orders in the run-up to the 2009 Lok Sabha election, and granted him bail.

  • Pravin Togadia
    Jan 30, 2015 01:05 IST

    Hate speech complaint lodged against Togadia

    A police complaint was lodged against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia in Rampurhat police station in Birbhum district of West Bengal for inciting tension in the area with a speech he delivered on Wednesday.

  • Shiv Kumar Yadav
    Jan 30, 2015 02:26 IST

    Delhi Uber rape victim sues company in US, seeks unspecified damages

    A passenger allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi sued the online car service in US federal court on Thursday, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures.

  • C Umashankar
    Jan 30, 2015 07:39 IST

    I have done no wrong: Evangelist IAS officer

    C Umashankar, a 1990 batch Indian Administrative Service office of the Tamil Nadu cadre, has courted controversy for his evangelical work and the Tamil Nadu government has ordered him to stop "preaching and propagating activities" saying action would be taken against him if he did not.