- Aug 02, 2015 00:19 IST
The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with the help of its issue-based supporters, looks set to get the better of the main opposition bloc in terms of numbers in the Rajya Sabha by July next year.
- Aug 02, 2015 00:56 IST
The Youth Congress is considering a slew of changes including going back to its time-tested politics of agitation, scrapping the appraisal system and introducing a new internal election process in a bid to restore its position as the sword arm of the grand old party.
- Aug 02, 2015 00:23 IST
A home ministry-led initiative to formalise a strategy to counter groups propagating radical ideologies on Saturday pushed for targeting counter-radicalisation efforts right at the college level when the youth are most vulnerable to influence by extremist ideologies.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:45 IST
Close on the heels of BJP leader and actor Shatrughan Sinha signing a petition to the President against Yakub Memon’s execution, the party’s general secretary Varun Gandhi took a position against the death penalty in an article published in the Outlook magazine.
- Aug 02, 2015 00:13 IST
If their religion was initially the reason they were taken hostage in Libya, it was their profession that helped regain their freedom. Two of four university professionals kidnapped by the Islamic State near Sirte on July 29 found themselves hostage in the hands of gunmen who’d once also been their students, HT has learnt.
- Aug 02, 2015 00:32 IST
The HRD ministry has appointed GC Tripathi, presently vice chancellor (VC) of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), as chairman of the IIT-BHU board of governors (BoG) — an appointment that has raised eyebrows.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:37 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday registered eight fresh cases in its Vyapam-scam probe to probe alleged irregularities in the conduct of examinations including those related to pre-medical tests and recruitment of constables.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:21 IST
After the freedom, the politics. The enclave dwellers, who became Indian citizens on Friday midnight, may not be sufficient to have a decisive say in assembly constituencies, but the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)and Forward Bloc leaders have earnestly taken the plunge to capture the new vote bank.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:32 IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday finalised a stretch on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway to build the country’s first road runway for fighter jets.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:26 IST
A convict on death row who had expressed a last wish to return to his home state, Haryana, where he wanted to spend the rest of his time before being hanged has been turned down by three different states -- Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
- Aug 01, 2015 21:53 IST
A Supreme Court deputy registrar has resigned to protest against the judgement clearing the death penalty of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, saying two decisions within a span of hours are instances of "judicial abdication" that should count among the "darkest hours" of the apex court.
- Aug 01, 2015 21:00 IST
Around 20 villagers died while many houses were washed away in a landslide caused by heavy rains since the last three days in Manipur’s remote village under Chandel district, bordering Myanmar, sources said. The death toll is likely to increase.
- Aug 01, 2015 19:59 IST
For the first time, India and China held Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) at the disputed Daulat Beg Oldie on the occasion of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Day along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The two countries had a major face-off at this point in the eastern Ladakh sector in April 2013 after Chinese troops had intruded into the DBO and set up tents.
- Aug 01, 2015 19:28 IST
Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, who was recently snubbed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi has complained to her that his "sincere" services to the party have "neither been seen nor appreciated".
- Aug 01, 2015 18:48 IST
With the Maggi ban hitting sales of the company's other products, Nestle India's new managing director Suresh Narayanan on Saturday said bringing the instant noodles brand back to the market is his top priority as he sought to strike a conciliatory note with authorities.