• 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 land boundary deal
    Jul 31, 2015 07:25 IST

    India-Bangladesh land swap: Over 14,000 new Indian citizens

    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.

  • Lok Sabha
    Jul 31, 2015 00:52 IST

    Chinks in Oppn armour even as logjam continues in Parliament

    Congress maintained that Parliament can function only if the Modi government secures the resignations of BJP leaders charged with the alleged irregularities while smaller regional parties like RJD and Samajwadi Party looked keen to discuss other issues.

  • Population
    Jul 31, 2015 00:44 IST

    India to be most populous nation by 2022, says UN report

    India is on course to be the world’s most populous nation by 2022, surpassing China sooner than previously estimated, according to the UN’s 2015 Revised World Population Prospect report.

  • Ajit Doval and Sartaj Aziz
    Jul 31, 2015 00:12 IST

    India, Pakistan NSAs on course for talks in Gurdaspur shadow

    The government is busy firming up the agenda for talks between the Indian and Pakistani national security advisers that are likely to be held on August 23 and 24 after this week’s deadly attack in Punjab that New Delhi blames on terrorists from Pakistan, HT has learnt.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, Hyderabad House
    Jul 31, 2015 00:21 IST

    Aerospace giant Boeing invites Modi to visit its largest factory

    US aerospace giant Boeing has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit its largest factory in Seattle, Washington, en route to his meeting with the Indian diaspora in San Francisco and Silicon Valley on September 26.

  • Gurdaspur Army
    Jul 31, 2015 00:49 IST

    Gurdaspur: Pakistan dismisses India's assertion on attackers

    Pakistan dismissed on Thursday India's assertion that the terrorists who had carried out attacks in Gurdaspur had infiltrated from there, saying pointing fingers without investigation is "not a healthy trend".

  • Sushil Kumar Modi
    Jul 31, 2015 00:36 IST

    NDA trying to woo Bihar OBCs with rise in creamy layer cutoff

    Ahead of the Bihar assembly elections set to be held later this year, the NDA government is considering raising the creamy layer criterion from the present annual income of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10.5 lakh.

  • Mahi dam
    Jul 31, 2015 00:27 IST

    Govt wants SC to lift stay on Uttarakhand power projects

    In a fresh affidavit filed before the SC, the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) stated it wasn’t in a position to grant clearances for atleast 45 HEP unless the SC changed its August 13, 2013, order. The ministry said it had no restriction.

  • Noose
    Jul 31, 2015 00:11 IST

    Govt lost mercy petition of 4 Maoist convicts on death row

    Four death row convicts in Bihar have been waiting for a decision on their mercy petition for more than a decade because their plea to be spared the gallows was lost somewhere in Delhi.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jul 31, 2015 00:01 IST

    Debate legitimate but can’t abolish death penalty, says Centre

    The Narendra Modi government on Thursday called the debate on abolishing capital punishment “legitimate” but made it clear there was no way India could afford to take the leap now due to terrorism in India and the country’s disturbed neighbourhood.