India

  • Rohtang Pass
    May 28, 2015 18:52 IST

    NGT seeks govt reponse to limit vehicles plying on Rohtang Pass plea

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday refrained from providing any immediate relief on a plea to relax its directives limiting the playing of diesel and petrol vehicles in Rohtang Pass, saying it would examine Himachal Pradesh government's stand on how it would address the grievances of tourist vehicle operators.

  •  Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressing a rally in Meham  village in Rohtak on Saturday. Manoj Dhaka/HT
    May 28, 2015 17:11 IST

    Sonia Gandhi targets Centre as she visits Rae Bareli

    On a tour of Rae Bareli, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused the Centre of showing apathetic attitude towards her constituency, days after Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Modi government was pursuing "politics of vendetta" against them.

  • heat wave, man drinking water, sun, heat
    May 28, 2015 15:55 IST

    Heat wave kills nearly 1,500: Green body warns of more agony, cites rise in global temperatures

    A blistering heat wave sweeping through India could be another manifestation of an extreme weather event, a green body said on Thursday, warning that more agony was in the offing due to rise in global temperatures.

  • Tapas Pal
    May 28, 2015 15:52 IST

    CID submits chargesheet against TMC leader Tapas Pal over rape remark

    West Bengal’s criminal investigation department submitted a chargesheet in court on Thursday against Trinamool Congress legislator Tapas Pal in a 2014 hate speech case where the former actor allegedly threatened CPI(M) supporters with rape and murder.

  • Modi in Australia
    May 28, 2015 15:18 IST

    PM Modi to perform yoga at mass public event next month

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga at a public event next month, part of his international drive to increase participation in the ancient Indian discipline.

  • Air India
    May 28, 2015 14:54 IST

    17 Air India cabin crew suspended, row over rest period

    Air India has suspended 17 of its cabin crew members for "delaying" several of the international flights citing "inadequate" rest period.

  • manik sarkar, tripura
    May 28, 2015 14:07 IST

    'Good for the NE': Activists hail repeal of Afspa by Tripura govt

    Rights activists and a former top cop on Thursday hailed Tripura’s decision to withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (Afspa), saying it could serve as a precedent for total repeal of the legislation blamed for excesses by security forces.

  • Shiv Sena's Saamna
    May 28, 2015 13:33 IST

    Sena mocks BJP's 'U-turns' over Ram temple and Vidarbha

    Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamna' mocks at how BJP is treating its promises in the manifesto with a practical approach. Sena says, this should not be treated as 'U-turns'.

  • Mintified campaign
    May 28, 2015 13:44 IST

    How Mintified's 'Don't Blame All Men' campaign backfired

    An Indian website, Minitified's social media campaign that "all men are not rapists" has come in for intense criticism for its "dangerous message".

  • Kiren Rijiju
    May 28, 2015 12:41 IST

    BJP leaders in northeast support Rijiju over 'beef remark', slam Naqvi

    Top BJP leaders from the northeast, including sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal, slammed union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s remark that those who want to eat beef “can go to Pakistan”, even as an audio recording emerged of union minister Kiren Rijiju criticising the statement.

  • May Day
    May 28, 2015 12:33 IST

    Meghalaya HC bans media coverage of rallies and shutdowns

    After claiming that such actions bring a great deal of disturbance to one's daily routine, the Meghalaya HC has banned the media from covering rallies and shutdowns.

  • Illegal mining
    May 28, 2015 12:16 IST

    Modi govt's biggest challenge: Battling a legacy of distrust

    The Modi government's biggest challenge is battling a legacy of distrust. The dominant political discourse in India remains deeply suspicious of market liberalization. Indeed, it was this throwback to the old patronage system that flourished during the "license raj" era that led to arbitrary systems for allocation of coal blocks and the telecommunications spectrum.

  • Agonda beach
    May 28, 2015 12:57 IST

    Jain sage booked for roaming naked in Goa

    The Jain Digambar sage's pictures went viral on social media last month after he was seen naked during a procession around Margao town.

  • Summer Heat India
    May 28, 2015 12:01 IST

    Worst not over yet but thunderstorms bring relief from heat wave

    The weatherman has warned that the brutal heat wave scorching vast swathes of the country would continue for a few more days though cloudy skies and sporadic overnight showers has brought relief to the people in some states.

  • Smriti Irani
    May 28, 2015 11:57 IST

    Modi govt's one year: Limited progress in education sector

    In the past year, India's education sector has regularly made headlines, especially since the human resource development minister, Smriti Irani, is a charismatic and important leader in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Yet on the sector's three overarching reform priorities- pedagogy, resourcing, and decision making- the government, thus far, has largely performed poorly on each measure.