India

  • Bangladesh enclave
    Aug 02, 2015 10:01 IST

    Security, a prime concern after India-Bangladesh enclave exchange

    With the long-awaited swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh now complete, ensuring security so that these areas do not become a hub of anti-national activities seems to be the prime concern for security agencies.

  • Ghaziabad dump yard, Dump yard, Trash, Landfill, Ghaziabad
    Aug 02, 2015 09:30 IST

    Five-star hotels and a mountain of trash: Welcome to Ghaziabad

    Fancy hotels, malls and posh multi-specialty hospitals are aplenty in Ghaziabad, but the stench from the 100-ft high garbage hillock has forced residents to move around with their noses covered.

  • pregnancy
    Aug 02, 2015 08:46 IST

    Sex-selection drugs linked to birth defects: Drug Safety report

    Illegal sex-selection drugs (SSD) consumed by pregnant women could be causing birth defects among children, said a study which established strong links between SSDs and congenital malformations.

  • West Bengal, Flood,
    Aug 02, 2015 08:23 IST

    Rain water from Cyclone Komen maroons 10 more villages in Odisha

    Though the flood situation in Odisha improved significantly, the inflow of rain water from the neighbouring West Bengal on Saturday caused marooning of 10 more villages in the bordering Balasore district even as the toll in the current spell of flood is five, officials said.

  • Gurdaspur
    Aug 02, 2015 07:52 IST

    Gurdaspur attack: ‘Made in Pak’ tag found on terrorist’s glove

    Investigations into the Gurdaspur terror attack have revealed that the ultras were wearing ‘made in Pakistan’ gloves. Also, the origin of a seized night vision device (NVD), a ‘US government property’, points towards an Afghanistan link.

  •  Rajya Sabha
    Aug 02, 2015 00:19 IST

    With outside support in RS, NDA to get ahead of Opposition in 2016

    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.

  • A Congress supporter holds tha party flag during Rahul Gandhi's election rally in Dharamsala
    Aug 02, 2015 00:56 IST

    Youth Congress begins process to turn into ‘fighting machine’

    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.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Aug 02, 2015 00:23 IST

    Home ministry strategises on how to counter radicalisation

    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.

  • Varun Gandhi
    Aug 01, 2015 23:45 IST

    Varun Gandhi against death penalty, stirs row over Memon comment

    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.

  • Libya
    Aug 02, 2015 00:13 IST

    'We respect teachers, captors told us': Story of a Libya hostage

    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.

  • Banaras Hindu University BHU campus
    Aug 02, 2015 00:32 IST

    Banaras Hindu University VC’s appointment questioned

    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.

  • CBI
    Aug 01, 2015 23:37 IST

    CBI files eight fresh cases in Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam

    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.

  • India-Bangladesh enclaves exchange LBA Candle light
    Aug 01, 2015 23:21 IST

    Life in the enclaves: After freedom, it's politics

    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.

  • Mirage 2000, IAF
    Aug 01, 2015 23:32 IST

    IAF finalises Lucknow-Agra Expressway as India's 1st road runway

    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.

  • Noose
    Aug 01, 2015 23:26 IST

    Death row inmate’s last plea for transfer to home state rejected

    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.