India

  • HL Dattu
    Apr 27, 2015 16:05 IST

    CJI writes to PM, refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members

    In a new twist, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has refused to participate in a three-member panel for selecting two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) on whose validity a constitution bench began hearings on Monday.

  • Indian Army personnel
    Apr 27, 2015 16:23 IST

    Quake toll in India mounts to 66, top officials airdash to Nepal

    The death toll in India from Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal has mounted to 66, officials said on Monday as the Centre rushed an inter-ministerial team of top officials to help coordinate relief operations in Nepal.

  • A collapsed building
    Apr 27, 2015 12:44 IST

    'That’s not us': RSS steps in to deny Nepal rescue act tweet

    The news of more than 20,000 RSS workers participating in relief activities in earthquake-ravaged Kathmandu, doing the rounds on social media, is false and an image used is that of RSS volunteers during the Gujarat temblor of 2001.

  • Nepal quake
    Apr 27, 2015 10:41 IST

    Nepal: India ramps up 'Operation Maitri', airlifts more than 2,200

    India has ramped up its relief operations in quake-ravaged Nepal, with the focus on deploying medical and engineering teams and opening up road links to speed up the evacuation of hundreds of stranded Indian nationals.

  • Bihar temple
    Apr 27, 2015 13:35 IST

    Bihar: India's 'oldest serving deity' invoked for quake protection

    The trail of death and devastation left by Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal and its aftershocks has driven the devout in Bihar to seek the protection of the presiding deity of one of the oldest living monuments in the country.

  • Land Bill
    Apr 27, 2015 10:50 IST

    Land bill jolt to govt: BJD opposes, AIADMK may follow suit

    The Centre’s hopes to pass the contentious land bill dashed further as Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janta Dal, a party that had earlier supported many government legislation, unequivocally announced on Saturday that it would oppose the bill.

  • Neetu Agarwal
    Apr 27, 2015 10:03 IST

    Telugu actor arrested in red sanders smuggling case: Who is she?

    Adding another chapter to the film fraternity-politician-mafia nexus, 27-year-old Telugu starlet Neetu Agarwal was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh police on Saturday evening for her alleged involvement in smuggling of red sanders.

  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
    Apr 26, 2015 23:53 IST

    Rahul to embark on 'padyatra' against Centre's policies on land

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is set to kick off his countrywide padyatra (foot march) against the BJP-led NDA government’s policies on farm, land and labour reforms from Vidarbha in Maharashtra by month-end.

  • WhatsApp
    Apr 26, 2015 19:40 IST

    Those quake predictions on WhatsApp humbug: Govt's word of caution

    A flurry of posts on social media and messaging platforms claimed another powerful earthquake was set to strike India in the wake of the devastating temblor in Nepal, prompting the government to caution the media on Sunday against speculating about aftershocks.

  • Red Sanders
    Apr 26, 2015 20:48 IST

    Telugu actress arrested in red sanders smuggling case

    A Telugu starlet - Neetu Agarwal - was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh police on Saturday evening for her alleged involvement in a red sanders smuggling racket.

  • CCTV camera
    Apr 26, 2015 22:48 IST

    CCTV found in changing room of Kolkata water park sparks protest

    Within a month of union education minister Smriti Irani spotting CCTV cameras in the trial room of a FabIndia outlet in Goa, the manager of a prominent water theme park at the southern fringes of Kolkata was detained on Sunday after a women spotted CCTV cameras inside park's changing room

  • Farmer suicide
    Apr 26, 2015 22:46 IST

    Centre may probe farmer's suicide, says Venkaiah Naidu

    Union parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu indicated on Sunday that the Centre may order a larger probe into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide after a getting the report of a preliminary Delhi Police inquiry.

  •  rickshaw puller shower rohtak rain
    Apr 27, 2015 02:36 IST

    ‘Monsoon getting warped by land-use change, pollution, China growth’

    The Indian monsoon - long known for its steady and gentle falls - is succumbing to "human-induced" changes to become more abrupt, according to a new multinational study led by a climate scientist from the state-run Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune.

  • Shaurya Chakra
    Apr 26, 2015 20:30 IST

    ITBP officer gets Shaurya Chakra for foiling Afghanistan terror bid

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday awarded the 'Shaurya Chakra' gallantry medal to ITBP inspector Manjeet Singh who led his commandos in repulsing an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last year.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 26, 2015 19:24 IST

    More sparring on cards in Parliament on GST Bill, agrarian crisis

    The government and the opposition could be set for another round of intense sparring in Parliament beginning from Monday with issues like the GST Bill and agrarian crisis set to dominate Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, respectively.