India

  • Yemen: Indians in Djibouti
    Apr 02, 2015 00:18 IST

    India fears hostage crisis in war-ravaged Yemen as evacuation gathers pace

    Fearing an Iraq-like crisis when a group of Indian nurses was taken captive briefly by gun-toting militants, the Narendra Modi government has accelerated evacuation of 4,000 Indians from strife-torn Yemen.

  • Dayanidhi Maran
    Apr 01, 2015 20:07 IST

    Aircel-Maxis case: ED attaches Marans' assets worth Rs 743cr

    The Enforcement Directorate attached on Wednesday assets worth Rs 742 crore in the name of Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis case, the Press Trust of India reported.

  • Rajya Sabha
    Apr 01, 2015 21:33 IST

    BJP confident of getting Shiv Sena's support on land bill

    The Modi government is confident of getting the support of the BJP’s biggest ally, the Shiv Sena, when it plans to introduce a new land bill in Parliament in the second half of the budget session that starts on April 20, a senior minister said on Wednesday.

  • Buddha, amaravati
    Apr 01, 2015 20:54 IST

    Amaravati name approved for the new Andhra capital

    The Andhra Pradesh government has on Wednesday approved the name Amaravati for its brand new capital to be constructed in the Guntur district.

  • Giriraj Singh effigy
    Apr 01, 2015 18:40 IST

    Row over Giriraj's Sonia remark: BJP warns him, Nigeria protests, Cong demands his ouster

    Union minister of state Giriraj Singh faced flak on Wednesday for targeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi in racist remarks, which he later described as 'informal'. The Congress also demanded Singh's resignation, as a massive row broke out over Singh's slip -- the latest chapter in the faux pas list of foot-in-mouth Indian politicians. HT brings to you a complete guide on the controversy.

  • Yemen
    Apr 02, 2015 01:07 IST

    Yemen evacuation: Over 350 head home on two IAF flights

    The Indian evacuation efforts of its stranded nationals in strife-torn Yemen was in full swing on Wednesday, as two Indian Air Force flights took off from Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, carrying over 350 Indian nationals back home even as a naval ship went back to a Yemeni port to ferry more Indians to safety.

  •  Lok Sabha polls
    Apr 02, 2015 00:53 IST

    EC calls for bigger and bolder indelible voting mark on forefinger

    The indelible ink mark on your forefinger signifying participation in democracy will now be ‘bigger and bolder’, helping you show it prominently in a selfie.

  • Gujarat’s much hyped agriculture sector was also exposed by the CAG
    Apr 01, 2015 21:52 IST

    CAG on Gujarat model: 'Agriculture, industry and social sectors hit'

    The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has observed several "deficiencies" in the much-hyped Gujarat model saying the state suffered in agriculture, industry and the social sectors.

  • Rajya Sabha
    Apr 01, 2015 22:17 IST

    Intense lobbying in Congress for RS berths from Kerala

    The elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala on April 20 have turned interesting with many Congress leaders vying for a berth in the upper house of Parliament. The Congress and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) – both partners in the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) – are certain to win a seat each, the third one will go to the CPM, the major constituent of the opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF).

  • Apr 01, 2015 23:32 IST

    Former Union minister Jaswant Singh in ICU, but stable

    The condition of former Union minister Jaswant Singh, 76, who was admitted to Army Research & Referral Hospital on Tuesday, is stable.

  •  Dayanidhi Maran
    Apr 02, 2015 01:00 IST

    Cricket, airlines, media: Powerful Maran brothers forayed into all

    From a powerful political family in Tamil Nadu, the Marans a leveraged its clout to build a profitable business empire that ranged from television stations to airlines. The Maran brothers’ business fortunes rose in direct proportion to the political power they enjoyed -- both at the Centre and in Tamil Nadu.

  • Coal, Coal mine, Kankaria Railway, Ahmedabad
    Apr 02, 2015 00:12 IST

    Government clears transfer of green clearance

    The Centre has decided that companies which got the 214 cancelled coal blocks in the recently concluded auctions will not have to take fresh environment clearance, thereby paving the way for quicker extraction of the mineral.

  • Raghubar Das
    Apr 02, 2015 00:17 IST

    No jobs for people from Bihar, UP in Jharkhand: CM

    Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday categorically announced to debar Biharis and people from UP from Group C and D government jobs in the state where a major chunk of the population are migrants form the two states and have traditionally been BJP supporters.

  • Praveen Togadia
    Apr 02, 2015 00:21 IST

    Now, Bengal prohibits Togadia from entering state

    The West Bengal government on Wednesday announced that it had issued a prohibitory order banning the entry of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP)’s international working president, Praveen Togadia, from entering the state.

  • UGC
    Apr 02, 2015 00:23 IST

    Govt says UGC a statutory body, can’t be scrapped

    In the wake of a committee constituted to review working of the University Grants Commission (UGC) reportedly suggesting that the body be scrapped, the government on Wednesday said that the UGC was formed by an Act of Parliament and could not be scrapped unilaterally.