India

  • Lok Sabha
    Aug 01, 2015 00:37 IST

    Speaker takes tough stance against disruption in Lok Sabha

    In one of the rare instances, the Speaker allowed the question hour and the zero hour, ignoring slogan-shouting MPs who were waving placards. She adjourned the House without allowing Mallikarjun Kharge to speak after home minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on Gurdaspur terror attack.

  • Indian railways
    Aug 01, 2015 00:07 IST

    FIR on the move: Phone helpline a hit with railway passengers

    The Delhi Police’s ‘FIR on the phone’ initiative has received a thumbs-up from the people, especially train passengers. The facility was launched so that people on the move, while travelling in trains and otherwise, could register their complaints with the police without having to locate or visit a police station.

  • India-Bangladesh enclave exchange
    Jul 31, 2015 23:54 IST

    History at midnight: India, Bangladesh exchange enclaves

    At the stroke of midnight, Bangladeshi enclaves in Indian territory turned into Indian land with an Indian pin code. Altogether 14,856 residents of these enclaves turned Indian, putting an end to an agony that started in 1947 with the Partition.

  • India-Bangladesh enclaves exchange LBA Candle light
    Jul 31, 2015 23:21 IST

    Jehad Hussain, the poster boy of Indo-B'desh land pact saga

    Five-year-old Jehad Hussain Obama was irritated and bored to death on Friday. While all the boys and girls of his age group were playing and watching the villagers through a hectic day to prepare for the midnight celebration of their ‘freedom’, Jehad was forced to give a series of sittings before print and electronic media from different parts of the country besides submitting to the dozens of enclave dwellers who dropped by to cuddle him.

  • Sirte, Libya
    Jul 31, 2015 22:35 IST

    Hope, anxiety, flurry of emotions for Indians abducted in Libya

    Family members of two Indians still held hostage in the Islamic State-controlled Libyan city of Sirte were on tenterhooks praying for their safe return home while relatives of two others freed from captivity breathed a sigh of relief at their release on Friday.

  • Jammu and Kashmir militant BSNL Sopore
    Jul 31, 2015 22:41 IST

    J-K: Four injured as militants open fire at police checkpost

    Three policemen, including a special house officer, and a taxi driver were injured after suspected militants opened fire on a police checkpost in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday night.

  • Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina
    Jul 31, 2015 21:19 IST

    LBA resolved, Teesta pact and fight against terrorism next?

    India and Bangladesh have agreed to resolve the long-standing issue of enclaves, but a host of other issues – ranging from river water to the mouth-watering Hilsa fish – remain sticking points between the two nations.

  • law
    Jul 31, 2015 21:16 IST

    Panel exonerates Justice Gangele of sexual harassment charges

    A three-member panel constituted by the Supreme Court has exonerated a Madhya Pradesh high court judge of sexual harassment charges after he was accused of asking a junior woman colleague to dance to an item number.

  • RAF
    Jul 31, 2015 20:53 IST

    Mumbai cops scan videos of Memon funeral for ‘known criminals’

    Officers from the Mumbai police filmed the huge crowds that gathered at Mahim and Bada Kabrastan at Marine Lines for Yakub Memon’s funeral on Thursday, and the police will now scan the footage to find out if any known criminals were present.

  • Bangladesh enclave
    Jul 31, 2015 20:53 IST

    Celebrations in Bangladesh over enclave exchange with India

    Special prayers were held at mosques and temples in enclaves inside Bangladesh as the countdown to the exchange scheduled for Friday midnight began.

  • Air India flight
    Jul 31, 2015 20:35 IST

    HT Impact: DGCA removes AI flight safety chief for near-crash

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered the removal of Air India’s (AI) flight safety chief AS Soman after it found that the airline had failed to preserve crucial flight monitoring data.

  • Islamic State
    Jul 31, 2015 19:45 IST

    2,000 Indians in Libya despite govt advisories on IS threat

    Nearly 2,000 Indians live in Libya where the Islamic State (IS) has stepped up its offensive to use the country as a launch pad to extend its influence to north Africa, leaving the security situation extremely volatile.

  • Coca Cola
    Jul 31, 2015 19:16 IST

    3 Complaints against Coca Cola for ground water violation in 2 yrs

    Three complaints have been received against Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh units of Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages in the last two years, and forwarded to the respective state governments for investigation and action for violation.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Jul 31, 2015 18:51 IST

    Fadnavis says ADG rank officer to probe Jalna rape 'bait' case

    Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Friday that an officer of additional director general rank has been appointed to probe the Jalna rape case in which the victim was used as a "bait" to nab the culprits and was allegedly raped again as a consequence.

  • Monsoon session
    Jul 31, 2015 18:43 IST

    Lok Sabha takes up business even as disruptions continue

    Some business was conducted on Friday in the Lok Sabha which has been witnessing disruptions ever since the Monsoon session began on July 21 as the opposition has been relentlessly and vociferously raising the issue of Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam.