• Hotline
    Jan 31, 2015 18:15 IST

    Six years after agreement, India and China PMs still don't have a hotline

    Six years ago, India and China decided to establish a hotline between their respective Prime Ministers. In 2010, they went a step ahead and signed an agreement to formalise this. Yet, as of January 2015, there is no such hotline.

  • Jammu and Kashmir floods
    Jan 31, 2015 16:06 IST

    J-K: Government announces Rs 1102 crore flood package

    Union Home minister Rajnath Singh has approved the rehabilitation of flood victims and the restoration of the public infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, which saw massive devastation caused by floods in September last year.

  • Robby Gordon
    Jan 31, 2015 13:57 IST

    More trouble for Kerala businessman, drugs seized from his Kochi flat

    Kerala businessman Muhammed Nisham, who was arrested two days ago for ramming his Hummer into a security guard, has landed in further trouble after police on Saturday arrested a Malyalam film star and four female fashion models from a flat owned by him for possessing drugs.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jan 31, 2015 14:51 IST

    Kiran Bedi is committed, fulfils her duty: Arun Jaitley

    Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has been chosen to be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate as the party wanted an 'iconic face' who has a positive influence over Delhiites as its nominee for the top job in New Delhi, Union minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

  • Agni V
    Jan 31, 2015 09:40 IST

    Nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5 successfully test-fired

    India on Saturday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5', which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, from Wheeler's Island off Odisha coast.

  • Nigeria building collapse
    Jan 31, 2015 09:40 IST

    Tamil Nadu: 10 tannery workers killed as effluent tank collapses

    Ten labourers, including nine hailing from West Bengal, were killed when an effluent tank at a tannery collapsed near Vellore on Saturday.

  • Indian railways
    Jan 31, 2015 10:37 IST

    Maoist threat halts train movement through Bihar

    Thousands of passengers had a harrowing time after the movement of trains running between Howrah and Sealdah and various parts of north India, including New Delhi, came to a standstill for over 8 hours following a Maoist threat, officials said on Saturday.

  • hyderabad
    Jan 31, 2015 10:58 IST

    Hyderabad: Over 100 kids rescued from hazardous labour

    The Hyderabad Police have, on Thursday and Friday, rescued over a hundred kids enslaved in the hazardous industry of making the glittery bangles the old city markets around the Charminar here are famous for.

  • rape
    Jan 31, 2015 13:19 IST

    Take Rs 41,000, forget rape: Bihar panchayat tells victim

    In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Bihar has ordered one of its members accused of raping a Mahadalit woman to pay her Rs. 41,000 and asked the victim to not report the incident, police said on Saturday.

  • Environment minister Prakash Javadekar
    Jan 31, 2015 00:38 IST

    Govt to review UPA's green approvals after Jayanthi Natarajan revelations

    The environment ministry will review projects that were approved or held back by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government without a valid reason, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.

  • Jayanthi natarajan
    Jan 31, 2015 00:43 IST

    Jayanthi Natarajan sacked after complaints of clearance 'tax', says Congress

    In a counter-offensive, the Congress on Friday raked up allegations of corruption against former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan, saying questions about her functioning were raised by industrialists who claimed that crucial files were cleared from her Chennai home.

  • S Jaishankar
    Jan 31, 2015 00:46 IST

    PMO-MEA relationship set to be realigned after years

    As the controversy about S Jaishankar's appointment as foreign secretary dissipates, the Indian Foreign Service is looking forward to a realignment of the equation between the prime minister's office and the ministry of external affairs - with the latter reoccupying its space as the rightful custodian of foreign affairs.

  • Richard Verma (Photo courtesy: Albright Stonebridge Group)
    Jan 30, 2015 22:49 IST

    Obama’s message on tolerance ‘universal’: American envoy

    President Barack Obama’s message at Siri Fort, where he spoke about religious tolerance, was ‘universal’ and applied both to the Indian and American people, US ambassador to India Richard Verma said on Friday.

  • Jayanthi Natarajan
    Jan 31, 2015 01:00 IST

    Jayanthi Natarajan brought in to speed up clearances, sacked for delays

    The UPA government brought in Jayanti Natarajan in place of Jairam Ramesh in July 2011 to provide steam to the economy by approving blocked projects. Over two years later, she was sacked for sitting on project approvals - the same reason Ramesh was shown the door.

  • AH-64 Apache
    Jan 31, 2015 01:24 IST

    Defence ministry to seek CCS approval for US copters

    In a bid to beef up its rapid deployment and strike capability, the defence ministry is set to approach the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for the acquisition of 15 heavy-lift twin rotor Chinook and 22 Apache Longbow helicopters from US aircraft major Boeing.