India

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jul 02, 2015 14:23 IST

    Disruption in monsoon session? Jaitley brushes aside concerns

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday shrugged off concerns that the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament might be disrupted over the controversy surrounding two of the government's senior ministers and former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

  • Agriculture
    Jul 02, 2015 14:23 IST

    Rs 200 cr to be spent for national agri market: Govt

    The Government has allocated Rs 200 crore for three years, in a move to set up an online national agriculture market by integrating 585 wholesale markets across India that would help farmers realise better prices.

  • Ground water problem
    Jul 02, 2015 14:08 IST

    Govt approves Rs 50,000 cr for new irrigation scheme

    The government plans to spend Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) to improve farm productivity.

  • Stalin slaps
    Jul 02, 2015 13:33 IST

    DMK leader Stalin slaps man on Chennai Metro | Watch video

    A video clip of senior DMK leader MK Stalin slapping a passenger on the Chennai Metro went viral on Thursday, sparking a torrent of condemnation from civil society and political parties over his supposed uncivil behaviour.

  • Narendra Modi, Digital India
    Jul 02, 2015 09:35 IST

    As Modi launches Digital India Week, lots of praises, some advice

    When Narendra Modi takes the centre stage for an event involving the corporate sector, it is not surprising that the who's who of India Inc. would be there. On Wednesday, however, even a 15,000-capacity stadium in Delhi seemed trifle small for a venue. Here's who said what at the event.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Digital India week launch event. (Photo: @_DigitalIndia)
    Jul 02, 2015 02:08 IST

    M-governance, bloodless cyber war: Modi's speech at Digital India

    With his takes on "M-governance" (M for mobile , not Modi) and "bloodless cyber war" the Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept his audience, which comprised top industrialists and senior ministers among others, well engaged.

  • Dholpur Palace Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje Luxury hotel
    Jul 02, 2015 01:05 IST

    HT Exclusive: Dholpur Palace was returned to Raje family in 1958

    It is a question nobody has been able to answer until now: Is Rajasthan’s spectacular 19th century Dholpur Palace owned by the government or is it the private property of the former royal family of Dholpur?

  • Dholpur Palace
    Jul 02, 2015 11:57 IST

    Poll | Who do you think is the real owner of Dholpur Palace?

    The Dholpur Palace in Rajasthan, which became the focus of controversy after the Congress alleged that it belonged to the government but had been usurped by Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhra Raje and Lalit Modi through a private firm, is a luxury palace turned into a heritage hotel.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Jul 02, 2015 01:26 IST

    Lalit Modi row: BJP confident that Cong campaign will lose steam

    On the backfoot over the controversies surrounding former cricket administrator Lalit Modi, the government is banking its reforms agenda on the possibility that the Congress may not be able to sustain its anti-government campaign over the three weeks leading to Parliament’s monsoon session.

  • Kiren Rijiju
    Jul 02, 2015 09:27 IST

    'Communication gap': Kiren Rijiju after reports he delayed AI flight

    Three passengers, including a child, were allegedly offloaded from an Air India aircraft on June 24 to accommodate minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju and his aide, triggering a blizzard of criticism from civil society and opposition parties.

  • Black money case
    Jul 02, 2015 01:16 IST

    Govt gives 3 months to declare foreign income and assets

    The government on Wednesday set September 30 deadline for declaring undisclosed foreign income and assets to avoid hefty fines and a jail term under the new black money law.

  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi
    Jul 02, 2015 01:11 IST

    Congress to step up attack despite limited support

    A leaked email revealing that Lalit Modi offered Sushma Swaraj’s husband Swaraj Kaushal a post in the board of his family-run company months after the external affairs minister helped him secure travel documents in the UK has failed to earn the Congress any new support in its bid to force the minister to resign.

  • A battle lost for apartment owners?
    Jul 02, 2015 00:27 IST

    SC asks TN govt to pay `2 crore to girl for loss of vision

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered compensation up to `2 crore for a family whose daughter lost her eyesight at birth because of negligence by a government hospital in Chennai.

  • Andaman
    Jul 02, 2015 00:13 IST

    Centre nod likely to Andamans undersea cable by year end

    Astounding as it may sound for an emerging telecom and IT superpower, all connectivity to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from the Indian mainland until now was through satellites.

  • PEB office
    Jul 02, 2015 00:06 IST

    PMO refuses information under RTI on PEB scam action

    Vyapam scam: PMO said giving info not possible as ‘compiling it would lead to disproportionate diversion of resources of the PMO’.