India

  • Ajmer blast
    Jul 05, 2015 00:49 IST

    Ajmer blast case goes Malegaon way as 13 witnesses turn hostile

    The trial of alleged Hindu extremists in the 2007 Ajmer blast case has received a setback as 13 of 93 witnesses have refused to support the prosecution in their depositions so far. Seven of those 13 are ‘material witnesses’ whose testimonies are crucial to prove the case.

  • Marathi movies' compulsory screening planned, celebs slam diktat
    Jul 05, 2015 00:42 IST

    After farmers, Cong vice prez Rahul Gandhi comes out for business

    Rahul Gandhi turned a brand new leaf on Saturday, meeting leaders from the world of e-commerce and assuring them that he was pro-business and wanted industries to grow. The Congress vice-president’s latest move came a day before the launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “digital dialogue”.

  • Caste census Opposition Poor Downtrodden communities
    Jul 05, 2015 00:44 IST

    Oppn guns for release of caste census, poll math may be altered

    Opposition parties stepped up pressure on the NDA government on Saturday to release caste data in the country’s first Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) so that the numerical strength of the poor and downtrodden sections could be identified.

  • Illustration
    Jul 05, 2015 00:28 IST

    Indian students devote 30% of baggage weight to food, says study

    There is nothing that reminds one of home like food. It comes as no surprise then that Indian students travelling abroad for studies devote nearly 30% of their baggage space to food items.

  • Ira Singhal
    Jul 04, 2015 23:55 IST

    Ironically, ineligible to be sweeper, but am IAS: UPSC topper Ira

    “I still haven’t checked the rank myself. Hope my friends and you guys saw it properly and confirmed it’s in fact me,” Ira Singhal, the UPSC topper laughs. Her phone has been ringing since the news broke. And even as HT was talking to her, she received a call from a top official of the DoPT, informing her that the minister wants to meet her on Monday.

  • Ajmer blast
    Jul 05, 2015 00:04 IST

    Hindu terror probe: NIA yet to lay hands on masterminds

    In its probe into Hindu terror cases, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) managed to nab almost all the foot-soldiers, but the agency has not been able to reach the masterminds of the conspiracy.

  • Ramadan
    Jul 04, 2015 22:36 IST

    Facing flak over hardline posturing, RSS holds iftar for Muslims

    Facing flak over hardline posturing by its offshoots, RSS held an iftar for Muslims from across the country as well as diplomats of Muslim countries for the first time on Saturday.

  • Lakhvi
    Jul 04, 2015 22:16 IST

    RSS mouthpiece Organiser takes a dig at China in Lakhvi case

    Expressing concern over growth of Islamic State (IS) in the world, RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' on Saturday stressed on a coordinated approach to tackle it and said "selective abetment" as China did to Pakistan in the Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi case will not help the cause.

  • UPSC Rajasthan Candidates Civil services exam
    Jul 04, 2015 20:34 IST

    UPSC cheer: Five candidates from Rajasthan crack exam

    It was a proud moment for Jaipur, as Saint Xavier's School alumna Kuhuk Bhushan secured an All India Rank (AIR) of 91 in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, the results for which were announced on Saturday.

  • Yasin Bhatkal
    Jul 04, 2015 20:06 IST

    Bhatkal didn't use cellphone to call from jail: Prison officials

    Countering claims made by central intelligence agencies, Telangana prison officials on Saturday clafified that jailed Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal had called his wife using a mobile phone from Cherlapalli jail.

  • Merrut Medical College
    Jul 04, 2015 19:57 IST

    Caught on camera: Meerut hospital staff sells human liver

    The Meerut district administration on Saturday ordered a probe after an employee of the Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College was caught on camera selling a human liver, suspected to be used widely in the state for black magic rituals.

  • UPSC results
    Jul 04, 2015 19:08 IST

    Poll: Will women topping UPSC exams help promote gender equality?

    Poll: Will women topping UPSC exams help promote gender equality?

  • Onus on UPA
    Jul 04, 2015 18:32 IST

    Don't try to be an Englishman, be an Indian first: Rajnath Singh

    Don't try to be an Englishman, speak the language only when there is a need, union home minister Rajnath Singh, on Saturday, advised students of a private institute in Noida, adding that it was a misconception that he was against English.

  • Charushree T
    Jul 04, 2015 17:24 IST

    IAS gives chance to be agent of change: 6th ranked Charusree

    Charusree T, 6th rank holder in this year's 2015 UPSC exams, says IAS gives a chance to be an agent of change and that she would prefer her home state of Tamil Nadu.

  • Dawood Ibrahim
    Jul 04, 2015 16:45 IST

    Dawood wanted house arrest instead of being kept in jail: Pawar

    Former Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar said on Saturday Ram Jethmalani’s proposal on allowing 1993 blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim to surrender was rejected in the 90s as a notorious criminal like him could not be put merely under house arrest.