• india-pakistan
    Jul 01, 2015 21:39 IST

    Pakistan's offer to assist SAARC satellite project rejected

    India while maintaining that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious SAARC satellite project was a "gift" by the country to its neighbours rejected Pakistan's offer to provide "technical" and "monetary" support for the project.

  • Landslides Darjeeling West Bengal Rainfall
    Jul 01, 2015 21:26 IST

    NDRF teams, minister Rijiju leave for landslide-hit Darjeeling

    The centre on Wednesday rushed two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to Darjeeling to help in relief and rescue operations in the wake of landslides.

  • mosquito
    Jul 01, 2015 21:11 IST

    Delhi hospitals asked to 'buckle up' for dengue outbreak

    The centre has asked all the hospitals it runs in Delhi to gear up for an outbreak of dengue during the monsoon season and prepare an action plan within a week to combat the vector-borne disease.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Digital India week launch event. (Photo: @_DigitalIndia)
    Jul 01, 2015 20:56 IST

    15 takeaways from PM Modi's 'Digital India' push

    Apart from launching an e-Hospital system to streamline important healthcare services, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched various frameworks to digitise and manage identification procedures making citizens's interaction with the government much simpler.

  • Maggi
    Jul 01, 2015 19:54 IST

    Maggi made in India is safe: UK Food Standards Agency

    UK's food regulator Food Standards Agency (FSA) on Wednesday gave a clean chit to Nestle for Maggi manufactured in India saying levels of lead in the product are well within the EU permissible levels.

  • Dholpur Palace
    Jul 01, 2015 17:33 IST

    Dholpur Palace: Luxury hotel at the centre of controversy

    The 19th century palace, in eastern Rajasthan and around 50km away from Agra, in located in the small heritage town of Dholpur which is replete with ancient temples and a historical a step well.

  • Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. (Photo:
    Jul 01, 2015 19:31 IST

    Kerala government to bring anti-superstition law

    Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday said that the government is planning to bring out a anti-superstition legislation, but wants consensus in society to curb such cruel practises held in the name of religion.

  • PLA, Navy, Hong Kong
    Jul 01, 2015 17:18 IST

    Indian Ocean not your backyard: China military tells India

    The Indian Ocean (IO) region is not India’s “backyard”, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has said, adding that upholding this perception has the potential to trigger clashes in the region.

  • Lalit Modi and Sushma Swaraj
    Jul 01, 2015 16:57 IST

    Lalit Modi 'wanted' Swaraj's husband on company board, was refused

    A raging controversy linking top BJP leaders to former IPL boss Lalit Modi refused to die down after documents revealed on Wednesday the ex-cricket administrator offered foreign minister Sushma Swaraj’s husband Swaraj Kaushal a position on the board of one of his companies.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Digital India week launch event. (Photo: @_DigitalIndia)
    Jul 01, 2015 16:31 IST

    Modi launches Digital India, business leaders pledge Rs 4.5 lakh cr

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the ‘Digital India Week’ aimed at promoting e-governance with eminent industrialists promising 4.5 lakh crore rupees in investments and 18 lakh jobs in the sector.

  • Landslides Darjeeling West Bengal Rainfall
    Jul 01, 2015 11:14 IST

    At least 30 killed, houses swept away in Darjeeling landslides

    At least 30 people were killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in West Bengal's Darjeeling district early on Wednesday even as more reports of major damages were pouring in.

  • A vendor weighs onions at a vegetable market in Mumbai
    Jul 01, 2015 15:23 IST

    Govt extends ban on hoarding onions beyond ceiling by 1 year

    The Modi-led BJP government at the centre has extended the ban on hoarding onions by one year in an effort to curb any rise in the staple vegetable's prices beyond the prescribed limit on Wednesday.

  • Minister fixes woman doctor's collar
    Jul 01, 2015 09:57 IST

    J-K minister 'adjusts' woman doctor's collar, pic goes viral

    The photograph of the Jammu and Kashmir minister 'fixing' the collar of a woman doctor in a government hospital has provoked sharp criticism. The image has been widely circulated on social media and has created a huge furore.

  • Amarnath Yatra was flagged off by J-K health minister Choudhary Lal Singh
    Jul 01, 2015 10:19 IST

    More than 1,200 pilgrims leave Jammu for annual Amarnath Yatra

    The annual Amarnath Yatra, whose destination is an ice stagalamite shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, commenced from Jammu on Wednesday amid tight security arrangements as the first batch of 1,280 pilgrims left for the cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

  • varun
    Jul 01, 2015 14:49 IST

    Varun Gandhi offered to 'settle' my deal with Sonia: Lalit Modi

    BJP parliamentarian Varun Gandhi was dragged into a raging controversy involving former IPL boss Lalit Modi on Wednesday after the ex-cricket administrator alleged the Sultanpur MP offered him a deal to “settle everything” in the Congress with Sonia Gandhi.