India

  • Rajnath Singh
    Jul 30, 2015 15:55 IST

    Evidence suggests Gurdaspur attackers came from Pak: Rajnath

    Preliminary evidence suggests the gunmen who stormed a police station and killed seven people in Gurdaspur earlier this week came from Pakistan, Union home minister Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

  • Malin Photo 6
    Jul 30, 2015 15:58 IST

    Malin mudslide tragedy now a part of school curriculum

    Once year since, the Malin tragedy is now part of the syllabus to ensure schoolchildren develop a better understanding of natural calamities.

  • Malin village
    Jul 30, 2015 15:56 IST

    Pune: Year on, Malin mudslide victims still homeless

    The Maharashtra government’s ambitious plan to make Malin village, where 151 people died in mudslide a year ago, a ‘model of rehabilitation’ is stuck in its own rules, forcing affected families to live in temporary sheds without basic amenities.

  • #RasagolaDibasa 2
    Jul 30, 2015 15:30 IST

    #RasagolaDibasa trends as Odias reclaim iconic dish

    Amid the 1993 blasts convict Yakub Menon’s hanging row, there was an unusual but sweet thing trending on Twitter on Thursday morning: #RasagolaDibasa.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 14:49 IST

    Yakub Memon didn't sleep, broke down after meeting brother

    Yakub Memon’s last wish was to meet to his daughter after he was told he had exhausted all hope of stalling the execution but the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict had to be content with a telephone conversation, jail authorities said on Thursday.

  • BSF
    Jul 30, 2015 09:37 IST

    J-K: Pakistan's sniper attack kills Army soldier in Poonch

    An Army jawan was killed in sniper attack by Pakistan troops on Wednesday, who targeted forward posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in violation of ceasefire.

  • AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa.
    Jul 30, 2015 13:25 IST

    Jayalalitha no-show at Kalam's funeral triggers health concern

    Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s absence from former president APJ Abdul Kalam’s funeral in Rameshwaram on Thursday because of a health condition has once again brought into focus her illness, already a subject of political concern in the state.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 12:05 IST

    Why Yakub Memon’s hanging diminishes the Indian State

    Yakub Memon was guilty. But in hanging him we passed up an opportunity to amplify the scope for grace and empathy in our justice system if a convict presented mitigating behaviour.

  • Google's tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 30, 2015 09:27 IST

    Google pays tribute to Kalam with 'black ribbon'

    Google is known for remembering past icons and marking important occasions and anniversaries through its characteristic doodles, and in the past has paid tribute to several Indians, including filmmaker Satyajit Ray, mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi and cine icon Raj Kapoor among others.

  • West Bengal
    Jul 30, 2015 13:33 IST

    Heavy rains in West Bengal, Odisha as cyclone Komen nears

    A deep depression over northeast Bay of Bengal on Friday intensified into cyclonic storm 'Komen', with the MeT department forecasting heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal.

  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy
    Jul 29, 2015 23:49 IST

    Air India wants Union minister Rudy on board as a pilot

    State-owned Air India (AI) wants union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on board as a pilot and has made an informal proposal to the senior Bharatiya Janta Party MP.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 11:49 IST

    'Good riddance' to 'Saddened': Who said what on Memon's hanging

    Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur central jail for the dozen explosions in Mumbai in 1993, killing 257 people and leaving more than 1,000 injured. Here's what top political leaders and representatives of the society had to say on the execution.

  • assembled at Sangam
    Jul 30, 2015 06:49 IST

    India to become world's most populous country by 2022: UN

    India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country by 2022 - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 11:31 IST

    Yakub's body given to family, burial to take place in Mumbai

    The Nagpur central jail authorities handed over the body of Mumbai bomb blasts convict, Yakub Memon, after a post mortem performed at the jail hospital by a team of doctors, on Thursday morning. It was being taken to Mumbai for burial.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 30, 2015 11:58 IST

    Kalam's last journey in pics: Bharat bids adieu to its 'Ratna'

    The mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house in Rameswaram to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands of mourners -- young and old --poured into the island town to pay their last respects.