India

  • Congress at Ramlila Maidan
    Mar 28, 2015 19:45 IST

    Rahul Gandhi will be back soon, says Sonia in Amethi

    "Both Rahul and Priyanka will be among you all very soon," Sonia Gandhi said while replying to questions in Amethi on whereabouts of the party vice President. She, however, did not specify the exact timing of his return.

  • Manohar Parrikar
    Mar 28, 2015 19:38 IST

    Govt okays Rs 5,113 crore project for next-gen airborne warning system

    India on Saturday took the first step towards developing an indigenous airborne warning and control system (AWACS), with the defence acquisition council (DAC) giving its go-ahead to a Rs 5,113 crore project involving mounting two such complex surveillance systems on the European Airbus A330 platform.

  • AIB
    Mar 28, 2015 19:16 IST

    AIB roast: Petition filed against KJo, Ranveer and Arjun for "obscenity"

    Virednra Kumar, who filed the petition has demanded action against the 14 artistes including Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha under sections 292 (sale etc of obscene books), 294 (obscene acts and songs) and 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

  • Isro, IRNSS-1D
    Mar 28, 2015 17:50 IST

    India moves closer to having its own satellite navigation system

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Saturday launched its fourth navigational satellite IRNSS-ID from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, making the country inch closer towards having its own Global Positional System (GPS) like the US.

  • Air India
    Mar 28, 2015 18:00 IST

    AI denies ‘hijacking’ attempt but Jet e-mail tells a different tale

    Air India confirmed on Saturday that there had been a medical emergency on its London-Delhi flight last week, but denied that it had been connected with any attempt improperly to gain access to the aircraft’s cockpit.

  • Mar 28, 2015 18:24 IST

    Qureshi sacked, Mizoram loses 6th governor in 9 months

    Barely three months after transferring him to Mizoram, the Narendra Modi government on Saturday sacked governor Aziz Qureshi who had resisted previous attempts to ease him out of the gubernatorial office.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Mar 28, 2015 15:50 IST

    BJP, Congress jeer AAP's 'immature politics', say it's fight for power

    The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday drew flak over the infighting from other parties which asked it to put its house in order and focus on delivering on its election promises made to the people of Delhi.

  • Crime
    Mar 28, 2015 16:27 IST

    3 arrested for allegedly gang-raping a school girl in West Bengal

    A 15-year old class IX girl was allegedly gang-raped at Uttarpara in Hooghly district, police said on Saturday.

  • Gateway Of India
    Mar 28, 2015 15:16 IST

    Millions to participate in Earth Hour; Rashtrapati Bhavan, CST to go dark

    Millions across the globe will switch off all non-essential lights and electrical appliances for an hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Saturday. This is part of the global Earth Hour initiative.

  • Congress fully behind Manmohan Singh 'a man of integrity, probity': Sonia Gandhi
    Mar 28, 2015 15:33 IST

    Sonia Gandhi meets farmers hit by unseasonal rain in Rae Bareli

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met the farmers who have suffered losses due untimely rains in her Rae Bareli constituency and visited the families of the victims of the recent Bachrawan train accident and assured them of all possible assistance.

  • Anil Kakodkar
    Mar 28, 2015 10:34 IST

    IITs should be allowed to take decisions: Kakodkar

    Noted scientist and former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Anil Kakodkar on Saturday said that IITs "should be left alone" to take their decisions. "Selection of the director of such institutes should be more serious. You can't just talk to 36 people in one day and make a decision."

  •  Jayalalithaa
    Mar 28, 2015 11:08 IST

    Strike over Mekedatu reservoir begins in TN

    A strike, called by Tamil Nadu farmers and backed by opposition parties and trade unions, over the Mekedatu reservoir row began in the state this morning amid tight security. DMK, DMDK, PMK, MDMK, Congress and the Left parties are among those who are supporting the bandh.

  • Congress fully behind Manmohan Singh 'a man of integrity, probity': Sonia Gandhi
    Mar 27, 2015 14:42 IST

    Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt on land bill, calls it 'anti-farmer'

    Rejecting the dialogue offer on the controversial land bill, Sonia Gandhi today alleged it was a mockery of the consensus building exercise by a "myopic" Modi government which was "bending backwards" to favour industrialists and demanded that UPA's legislation be brought back in totality.

  • An Indian Navy ship
    Mar 27, 2015 15:10 IST

    Ships to evacuate thousands of Indians from Yemen

    India is to send ships to Yemen to evacuate thousands of workers stranded there as the fighting intensifies, authorities said.

  • 
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    Mar 27, 2015 15:28 IST

    'President's handing over Bharat Ratna to Vajpayee good move'

    President Pranab Mukherjee's gesture to personally visit Atal Bihari Vajpayee to hand over the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, to the ailing former prime minister on Friday evening, has been widely welcomed.