India

  • Indrani Mukerjea
    Aug 29, 2015 01:44 IST

    In Sheena Bora case, old remains are a forensic nightmare

    Forensic examinations are pivotal in solving murder cases, particularly to ascertain a dead person’s identity. But in the Sheena Bora case, it appears a fresh forensic investigation will reveal nothing new.

  • IS
    Aug 29, 2015 01:12 IST

    Hope dims for Indian hostages in Libya

    A month after they were taken hostage by masked Islamic State (IS) gunmen in Libya, the government has no contact with the abductors and have now also lost its connection to the mediators who were helping secure their release.

  • Patels, Gujarat
    Aug 29, 2015 00:55 IST

    Calm returns to Gujarat, HC orders custody death inquiry

    The Gujarat high court ordered a CID inquiry into the death of a 32-year-old man in police custody during the violent Patel stir in the state, where calm returned as the government lifted a curfew clamped in some areas of Ahmedabad on Friday.

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    Aug 29, 2015 01:20 IST

    President Pranab to visit Israel after touring Jordan

    At a time when diplomatic equations are being forged between Tel Aviv and Riyadh over Tehran, President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to visit Israel from October 13-15 after state-level visits to Jordan and Palestine.

  • Modi
    Aug 29, 2015 00:47 IST

    PM Modi starts building budget team, 16 officers reshuffled

    PM Narendra Modi on Friday brought in a new team of civil servants for next year’s Union budget that will be tasked with steering the economy in an uncertain global environment and shepherding second-generation reforms.

  • Indrani Mukerjea, Sheena Bora
    Aug 28, 2015 22:56 IST

    Sheena Bora murder: Sanjeev Khanna confesses, probe gathers pace

    Mumbai Police commissioner Rakesh Maria said on Friday that Kolkata-based businessman Sanjeev Khanna, the third accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, confessed to his complicity in the crime during interrogation.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Aug 28, 2015 21:16 IST

    RSS raises national security fears with Rajnath, Parrikar

    The RSS has revealed its fears before the government about a growing threat to national security in frontier areas of states sharing international borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

  • Land Bill
    Aug 29, 2015 01:31 IST

    NDA issues executive order on land bill

    Three days before the ordinance on the land bill is set to lapse on August 31, the NDA government on Friday issued an executive order to ensure continuity of higher compensation and rehabilitation benefits for all land-losers, irrespective of the purpose for which their land had been acquired.

  • Modi
    Aug 29, 2015 00:43 IST

    'Olympic-style' welcome planned for PM Modi's UK visit

    Organisers have planned what they called an ‘Olympic-style’ welcome at the Wembley stadium (capacity: 90,000) on November 13 when Narendra Modi visits Britain on the first Indian prime ministerial visit in nearly a decade.

  • A battle lost for apartment owners?
    Aug 29, 2015 01:29 IST

    Centre told to crack down on rape videos on social network sites

    The Supreme Court directed the Centre on Friday to crack down on rape videos uploaded on social networking sites and consider having a dedicated a helpline to lodge complaints against such crimes.

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma
    Aug 29, 2015 00:09 IST

    Himanta Sarma joins BJP, Congress sees no threat to Gogoi govt

    Former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma formally joined the BJP Friday afternoon. The ruling Congress is now wary of his loyalist MLAs following him to the saffron party.

  • Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea
    Aug 28, 2015 21:49 IST

    Money muck the main motive behind Sheena Bora's murder?

    While several theories are being floated on the motive behind Sheena Bora’s murder, money and property seem to be the main reasons, including the need to ensure continuity in inheritances.

  • Nitish Kumar
    Aug 28, 2015 20:03 IST

    Wi-Fi, credit cards, job quota: Nitish lures youth and women voters

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday announced plans to give credit cards to college students, free Wi-Fi in all university and colleges and 35% reservation to women in all government jobs, provided he is voted again to power.

  • Rahul Mukerjea
    Aug 28, 2015 21:29 IST

    Rahul Mukerjea was shy, wanted to become a model

    Rahul Mukerjea, son of Peter Mukerjea from his first wife Shabnam, was a shy guy with aspirations of becoming a model but after the death of Sheena Bora, he apparently became more reserved.

  • Sheena Bora, Rahul Mukerjea
    Aug 28, 2015 20:03 IST

    Sheena Bora murder case: Many challenges await Mumbai cops

    A Mumbai court on Friday remanded Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of 9X Media founder Indrani Mukherjea who was arrested in connection with her daughter Sheena Bora's murder, in police custody till August 31. Here are the challenges ahead of the Mumbai police as well as a glance at the force's to-do list.