• 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.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    Mar 27, 2015 18:22 IST

    Vajpayee receives Bharat Ratna; PM Modi says it's a 'historic day'

    Veteran Parliamentarian and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Friday conferred Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award.

  • Vajpayee
    Mar 27, 2015 18:48 IST

    AB Vajpayee, a statesman politician and an orator par excellence

    Often described as the moderate face of BJP, charismatic Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an iconic leader whose acceptability across the political spectrum broke barriers pitchforking the saffron party to centrestage of politics in the late 90s.

  • immigration officer, harassment
    Mar 27, 2015 19:04 IST

    Immigration official at Delhi airport suspended for sexually harassing Bengaluru woman

    An immigration officer at the Delhi airport has been suspended after a female passenger complained that he sexually harassed her by asking obscene questions.

  • Azam Khan
    Mar 27, 2015 19:53 IST

    Azam wants temple for Mulayam, fatwa says it is 'un-Islamic'

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan's proposal to build a temple for his party president Mulayam Singh Yadav seems to have hit a roadblock with an eminent Islamic institution on Friday issuing a fatwa (edict), describing this act by a Muslim as un-Islamic and "illegitimate".

  • Parliament House
    Mar 27, 2015 20:03 IST

    Top cabinet panel decides to prorogue Rajya Sabha

    The government is likely to re-issue a controversial land ordinance that is set to lapse on April 5 after a top cabinet panel decided on Friday to prorogue the Rajya Sabha, where the government does not have the numbers to take on a unified Opposition.

  • KeralaProtest4
    Mar 27, 2015 20:18 IST

    Kerala crisis: UDF chief whip to stay

    The crisis in Kerala’s ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) triggered by differences between Kerala Congress (Mani) chairman K M Mani and party vice president P C George, also the chief whip, has blown over on Friday after the intervention of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who is keen to avoid any threat to his government that is on a wafer-thin majority.

  • Crime
    Mar 27, 2015 21:06 IST

    Two Pakistanis convicted of raping Indian man in Dubai: Report

    A court in Dubai has sentenced two Pakistani workers to jail for raping an Indian man after serving him food spiked with liquor, according to a media report.

  • Manglagauri
    Mar 27, 2015 22:09 IST

    For beggars, by beggars: Here's a six-month-old unique bank in Gaya

    When beggar Raj Kumar Majhi incurred a medical bill of Rs 8,000 for his sister's treatment, help poured in from an unusual quarter.

  • Lee Kuan Yew
    Mar 27, 2015 23:57 IST

    National mourning for former Singapore PM Lee on Sunday

    The government has declared national mourning on Sunday as mark of respect to the former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away this week.

  • Modi
    Mar 27, 2015 11:56 IST

    PM Modi urges well-offs to give up subsidised LPG

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged affluent Indians to give up LPG (cooking gas) subsidies so that the poor can benefit.