India

  • Madhu Koda
    Jul 31, 2015 12:38 IST

    Madhu Koda, eight others put on trial in coal scam

    Former Jharkhand cheif ministetr Madhu Koda and eight others were on Friday put on trial by a special court in New Delhi in connection with a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 31, 2015 12:22 IST

    Yakub Memon hanging had Maha CM, officials on their toes

    Concerned about the law and order problem, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his top officials spent a sleepless night and were on their toes till the time Yakub Memon was buried on Thursday.

  • Passengers pushing railbus that plies between Mathura and Vrindavan
    Jul 31, 2015 12:10 IST

    When passengers pushed a railbus for half-a-kilometre

    On several occasions, the railbus is cancelled without any prior information and the only running railbus has become unreliable now, stopping frequently without apparent cause. Many times, travellers appealed to authorities to renovate the railbus but the condition remains the same.

  • Odisha
    Jul 31, 2015 11:16 IST

    Odisha, Bengal to get heavy rains as Cyclone Komen weakens

    Odisha and West Bengal are expected to get heavy to extremely heavy rains on Friday as cyclonic storm Komen weakened considerably a day after hitting the Bangladesh coast.

  • Ajit Pawar
    Jul 31, 2015 11:08 IST

    Irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar kin's firm got at least 16 projects

    Pune-based Raj Group, bagged at least 16 irrigation projects worth Rs 803 crore, including 11 during Ajit Pawar’s tenure as water resources minister. The directors of this group include Jagdish Kadam, son of Pawar’s maternal uncle, and Ram Udaysinh Nimbalkar, a close associate.

  • Islamic State
    Jul 31, 2015 10:54 IST

    Four Indian nationals kidnapped in Libya, says MEA

    Four Indian nationals have been abducted in Libya. The Indians- two from Hyderabad, one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru- were reportedly kidnapped from Sirte town near Tripoli.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 31, 2015 10:19 IST

    Yakub hanged: Will prosecution be able to prove others’ guilt?

    After Yakub Memon's execution, it won’t be easy for the prosecution to prove its case against the remaining accused in the 1993 serial blasts. It will have to address several doubts about admissibility of evidence, which was recorded by the previous court against the new set of accused.

  • Nepal Border
    Jul 31, 2015 09:14 IST

    Driving down to Nepal in your own car may be a reality soon

    The road transport ministry is finalising the protocol that would allow movement of personal vehicles between India and Nepal. At present, only passenger buses are allowed between the two countries under the bilateral motor vehicle pact that India and Nepal had signed in 2014.

  • D Subbarao
    Jul 31, 2015 08:29 IST

    Ex RBI governor’s name on rupee notes led to Rs 37 cr loss

    The Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited continued to print Rs 20, Rs 100 and Rs 500 denomination notes with the signature of a former RBI governor in 2014 even though the governor had completed his tenure in September 2013

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 31, 2015 07:55 IST

    Yakub Memon's hanging sparks debate over death penalty

    The execution of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday sparked a debate over death penalty with prominent opposition leaders joining activists in calling for a ban and the government saying it cannot afford to take the leap at present.

  • India-Bangladesh exchange enclaves
    Jul 31, 2015 07:25 IST

    Bangladesh, India in historic land swap after nearly 4 decades

    Ending more than four decades of wait, India and Bangladesh will start the exchange of 162 adversely-held enclaves from Friday, marking the start of implementation of their landmark land boundary agreement (LBA).

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 20:30 IST

    After Yakub hanging, a war of words between BJP and Congress

    A war of words broke out between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress over the hanging of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon on Friday.

  • Rajya Sabha
    Jul 31, 2015 01:01 IST

    Fate of GST bill hangs in balance as Oppn hardens stand

    The fate of many proposed legislations concerning reforms in tax, real estate and land acquisition among others, were hanging in the balance as the opposition hardened its stand against the government.

  • PEB office
    Jul 31, 2015 00:33 IST

    Did STF use ‘dead leads’ to deviate Vyapam scam probe?

    The families of three Vyapam scam accused who died in a road accident five years ago have separately alleged the deceased were deliberately implicated as they could not defend themselves and could conveniently be used to shield real culprits.

  • Pratyusha and KCR
    Jul 31, 2015 00:27 IST

    A tortured girl is now part of Telangana CM KCR's family

    Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao made Pratyusha, a girl tortured for years by her stepmother and a collaborating father, his family member on Wednesday, showering affection on the tormented girl.