India

  • Paediatrician
    May 28, 2015 11:33 IST

    Does Modi govt have a strategy to back universal health coverage?

    For the first time, the government of India's Economic Survey 2014-15 questions incentives and rewards that are provided to local bodies for their performance and that are euphemistically described as "promotional and motivational" measures to encourage family planning, particularly sterilization.

  • Crackdown on mining,coal mafia in Rohtas
    May 28, 2015 10:29 IST

    Crackdown on mining, coal mafia in Rohtas

    Led by SP of Rohtas, SW Lande, district police and administration took on the coal mafia, demolishing 15 illegal crusher units and seizing illegally stored coal.

  • Manmohan Singh Modi PM RCR
    May 27, 2015 19:35 IST

    Hours after scathing attack, Manmohan Singh meets PM Modi at 7 RCR

    Former prime minister Manmohan Singh met PM Narendra Modi at his 7, RCR residence on Wednesday evening, hours after the Rajya Sabha MP hit out at the BJP for destroying India’s democratic ethos and accusing him of corruption to divert from the real issues.

  •  Rahul Gandhi
    May 27, 2015 18:45 IST

    Rahul Gandhi bats for rights of fishermen, Modi hits back

    Aggrieved fishermen in coastal Kerala found an aggressive Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi by their side on Wednesday as he accused the Narendra Modi government of taking away the livelihood of the fishing community.

  • May 27, 2015 20:47 IST

    Priyanka, Smriti trade barbs over IIIT in Rae Bareli

    Union minister Smriti Irani and Priyanka Gandhi traded barbs on Wednesday over the issue of an Indian Institute of Information Technology in Rae Bareli, escalating a battle for political brownie points in the Congress pocket borough.

  • Haridwar Ramdev
    May 27, 2015 19:24 IST

    Ramdev’s brother arrested over trucker’s death

    The brother of Ramdev was arrested on Wednesday after a trucker was allegedly killed in clashes between employees of a food park run by the yoga guru and members of a transport union in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, police said.

  • IIT-Delhi
    May 28, 2015 00:05 IST

    Govt-IITs may clash over proposal to change univ heads' retirement age

    The human resource development (HRD) ministry has proposed to review the retirement age of heads of higher educational institutions including directors of IITs, NITs, and vice chancellors of central universities from the existing 70 years to 65.

  • 6
    May 27, 2015 23:53 IST

    In race for Bihar CM if I am acquitted, says Lalu

    Amid the growing rift between the ruling Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal over the chief ministerial post, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said he was not in the race for the CM’s post in Bihar due to his conviction

  • climate 2
    May 28, 2015 00:23 IST

    TERI panel finds Pachauri ‘guilty’ of harassing colleague

    A three-member Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) at TERI has found that RK Pachauri’s “repeated attempts” to foster a personal relationship with a young woman colleague caused her “harassment.” It further said that when the woman tried to resist, the accused “retaliated by taking away her work.”

  • Narendra Modi
    May 27, 2015 16:22 IST

    'Unconstitutional' authority influenced PMO in UPA rule: PM Modi

    Hitting back at Sonia Gandhi for her sharp attacks on him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested on Wednesday that she had been an "unconstitutional" authority exercising "real" power over the PMO during the UPA rule, but now power was wielded only by constitutional means.

  • Gujjars
    May 27, 2015 23:52 IST

    Gujjar agitation: HC asks Rajasthan govt to clear rail tracks, roads

    The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday pulled up the state administration for having given a “free hand” to Gujjar agitators and ordered restoration of traffic within 24 hours on the road and rail routes blocked by them.

  • Yasin malik
    May 27, 2015 17:49 IST

    No space for 'political' activity in Kashmir, says JKLF chief

    Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik on wednesday accused the state government of not giving any space to his organisation for "political" activities and gave a call for 'jail bharo' agitation from Friday to protest the "curbs".

  • heat wave, man drinking water, sun, heat
    May 27, 2015 18:12 IST

    61% rise in heat-stroke deaths over decade across India

    Heat stroke is India’s second-deadliest natural calamity after lightning. It is caused when the body’s temperature rises to 40°C (104°F) or more, accompanied by delirium, seizures or coma. Heat stroke can be a fatal condition.

  • Greenpeace
    May 27, 2015 16:28 IST

    Delhi HC allows Greenpeace to use 2 accounts for domestic donations

    In a relief for Greenpeace India, Delhi high court allowed it on Wednesday to use two of its accounts for the purpose of receiving and utilising fresh domestic donations for its day-to-day functioning, telling the government it cannot choke them of their funds.

  • Supreme Court
    May 27, 2015 16:43 IST

    SC notice to Jindal law school students over sexual abuse

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to three students of Jindal Global Law School in Haryana who are accused of perpetrating sexual abuses on a junior BBA/MBA course student. The notice will be served on the three students -- Hardik Sikri, Vikas Garg and Karan Chhabra -- through jail superintendent in Sonipat as they are in judicial custody.