- Aug 02, 2015 12:50 IST
More than 160 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice and 98 of those have abolished it altogether. India is one of the 58 countries which still hands out the death penalty, according to a UN reports. Do you think it's time we hold a larger debate on capital punishment?
- Aug 02, 2015 10:01 IST
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.
- Aug 02, 2015 12:03 IST
Incidents of communal violence in the country have increased in the first six months of 2015 according to data released by the Home Ministry, with 330 total riots and a death toll of 51.
- Aug 02, 2015 12:01 IST
Halfway around the world, in Chile, a Sindhi community thrives, its culture and cuisine intact, with moving services conducted at Hindu temples in both Sindhi and Spanish.
- Aug 02, 2015 11:45 IST
The depression left over from cyclone Komen, which has been hovering over Bangladesh, has triggered heavy rain in India’s northeastern and eastern states, flooding large swathes of West Bengal and killing 20 people in Manipur.
- Aug 02, 2015 12:20 IST
Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing on border out posts along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district, violating ceasefire yet again.
- Aug 02, 2015 12:02 IST
Many Indian porn lovers woke up to a rude shock on Sunday morning: On most internet service providers (ISPs) – including Vodafone, MTNL, ACT, Hathway and BSNL – porn sites were inaccessible.
- Aug 02, 2015 11:04 IST
With half of the Monsoon session practically over, the Government will make a fresh attempt to end the two-week-long deadlock in Parliament with an all-party meeting on Monday.
- Aug 02, 2015 11:31 IST
While the Army was quick to act against officials accused by the UN of misconduct abroad, what of decades-old allegations in J&K
- Aug 02, 2015 09:30 IST
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.
- Aug 02, 2015 08:46 IST
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.
- Aug 02, 2015 08:23 IST
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.
- Aug 02, 2015 07:52 IST
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.
- 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.