India

  • Captain Saurabh Kalia
    Jun 01, 2015 19:07 IST

    Captain Saurabh Kalia case: Govt ready to move ICJ if it gets SC nod

    The government said on Monday it will consult the Supreme Court on approaching the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the death of Kargil martyr Captain Saurabh Kalia, who was allegedly tortured and killed in captivity by Pakistani troops during the 1999 war.

  • Narendra Modi Mathura rally
    Jun 01, 2015 17:27 IST

    Modi says discrimination against any community won't be tolerated

    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has ushered in 'achche din', Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, making a strong pitch for ensuring the rights of all communities.

  • Cellphone tower in Srinagar
    Jun 02, 2015 00:08 IST

    Rigged wireless device sets off alarm bells in Kashmir

    Security agencies recovered a rigged wireless set in north Kashmir’s restive Sopore area last month that revealed militants were adopting new communication strategies to bypass easy-to-track mobile cellular services.

  • weather
    Jun 01, 2015 23:24 IST

    Monsoon rains delayed, to arrive by June 5

    This year's monsoon may reach the southern Kerala coast in the next five days as the rains have missed their normal start date of June 1, weather officials said on Monday.

  • Manmohan Singh Modi PM RCR
    Jun 01, 2015 23:51 IST

    Modi-Manmohan meet: Governance of continuum

    A two-line tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a one paragraph press release by Dr Manmohan Singh is all that we have in the public domain about their May 27 meeting.

  • Mansarovar Yatra,China,India,Nepal
    Jun 01, 2015 23:37 IST

    Mansarovar yatra via Nepal hit as China shuts Tibet border

    About 25,000 foreign tourists, mostly Indians, planning to visit Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet through Nepal have been forced to change their plans as China has shut down all border points in the region after the recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal.

  • Teesta dam
    Jun 01, 2015 23:48 IST

    Beyond Teesta: Why water-sharing pacts remain complex

    Water is an emotive issue in south Asia and the politics governing water-sharing formulae has dogged the region since Independence, often going beyond the merits of a treaty, especially between India and Pakistan.

  • Rahul Gandhi punjab
    Jun 01, 2015 23:40 IST

    Rahul Gandhi to resume his padyatra from Odisha on June 5

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will resume his countrywide padyatra (foot march) from Odisha on June 5.

  • Modi with Sheikh Hasina
    Jun 01, 2015 23:35 IST

    Bus, trains, power on PM Modi’s Bangladesh agenda

    Enhancing connectivity — rail, road and water — and boosting economic ties will form a substantial part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Dhaka on June 6 and 7.

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    Jun 01, 2015 23:29 IST

    Information, vigilance commissions get chiefs after 8 months

    Senior-most information commissioner Vijai Sharma is tipped to be new chief information commissioner, while former CBDT chief KV Chowdary is understood to be in the running for the central vigilance commissioner's post.

  • Land Bill
    Jun 01, 2015 23:31 IST

    RSS-affiliate wants govt to restore consent clause in land bill

    With the joint committee of Parliament starting its discussion on the land bill, which seeks to make acquisition easier, an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Monday demanded the government to consider restoring the consent clause among others to address the apprehensions among the agrarian community.

  • Talmakiwadi Co-operative Housing Society
    Jun 01, 2015 22:55 IST

    Vague laws, conflicting judgements sustain discrimination in housing in Mumbai

    In part one of a four-part series on housing discrimination, HT examines the roots of various kinds of prejudice Mumbaiites face when looking for a house, and what sustains this bias in India’s most cosmopolitan city.

  • weather
    Jun 01, 2015 22:47 IST

    Maharashtra to use cloud seeding as back up if monsoon fails

    The weathermen have predicted 93% rainfall this monsoon, but the Maharashtra government is not taking any chances. The disaster management department has floated tenders for cloud seeding, which will be processed and kept ready if the monsoon fails.

  • Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle
    Jun 01, 2015 22:33 IST

    Derecognised Ambedkar Periyar study circle finds support in IIT-B

    The derecognition of the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC) by the Indian Institute of Technology–Madras (IIT) has sparked protests across other institutes, with some starting their own forums modelled around the group as a mark of solidarity.

  •  Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressing a rally in Meham  village in Rohtak on Saturday. Manoj Dhaka/HT
    Jun 01, 2015 21:37 IST

    Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi about atrocities on Dalits

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging the "distressing rise" in incidents of Dalit atrocities and demanded that a bill to prevent such crimes is brought in the monsoon session of Parliament next month.