India

  • Modi
    May 25, 2015 10:00 IST

    PM Modi may announce ‘one rank one pension’ scheme at Mathura rally

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to announce the implementation of the “one rank one pension” (OROP) scheme for retired personnel of the armed forces at his rally in Mathura on Monday to mark one year of his government.

  • Modi
    May 25, 2015 01:19 IST

    CIC officers to play dual role?

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected a proposal to set up statutory public grievance commissions at the Centre and states to hear appeals from people whose complaints to the government had remained unheard, or unresolved.

  • Gujjars protest on the railway track in Bharatpur on Friday
    May 25, 2015 00:03 IST

    Rajasthan: Traffic hit as Gujjar stir continues

    Vehicular traffic on two major highways in Rajasthan’s Dausa and Sawai Madhopur districts were severely hit on Sunday as the Gujjar community protested for the fourth consecutive day to demand 5% reservation in government jobs, police said.

  • A battle lost for apartment owners?
    May 25, 2015 00:56 IST

    Don’t run to courts at the drop of a hat: Centre

    The Modi government intends to discourage departments from running to superior courts at the drop of the hat and instead, first carry out an honest assessment to see if it really has a case.

  • Narendra Modi
    May 25, 2015 01:18 IST

    Disclose travel expenses of union ministers: CIC panel

    Noting that voluntary disclosures of information have been ‘below par’, a CIC-constituted panel has said that details of domestic and foreign visits of union ministers should be proactively disclosed and kept updated.

  • Sambit Patra
    May 24, 2015 23:45 IST

    Will scrap Article 370 if we have majority in Parliament: Sambit Patra

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will abrogate Article 370, which guarantees a special constitutional status for Jammu and Kashmir, when it gets two-third majority in Parliament, the party’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra said at a press conference in Jammu on Sunday.

  • Mumbai fire
    May 24, 2015 22:17 IST

    Mumbai's fire brigade chief officer succumbs to burn injuries

    Nesarikar is the fourth senior official the department has lost after the Kalbadevi blaze.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    May 24, 2015 21:48 IST

    Post-quake trafficking attempt busted near India-Nepal border

    Authorities in Bihar rescued 16 children from a Mumbai-bound express train at Raxaul railway station on Saturday, confirming fears about human traffickers taking advantage of the situation in quake-ravaged, poverty-ridden villages in Nepal and India.

  • Rave party
    May 24, 2015 21:18 IST

    Rave party: Russian musician among 6 held in Kochi

    The Kerala Police arrested a prominent Russian musician and five others from a star hotel in Kochi in the early hours of Monday for possessing a drug nick-named ‘Russian Secret.’ Following a tipoff Kochi police raided the night party and arrested musician Vasily Markelov aka Psykovsky and five others. Psykovsky (36),a psytrance producer, is the author of many music albums including ‘Tantrumm Records’ and ‘Temple Twister.’

  • Anand Sharma
    May 24, 2015 19:47 IST

    Rafale deal: Congress fires fresh salvo at Modi govt

    Congress today kept up its attack on the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal with France and questioned why the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd was kept out of the agreement for the purchase of the fighter jets.

  • AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa. (HT File Photo)
    May 24, 2015 19:31 IST

    Jayalalithaa starts 5th stint as Tamil Nadu CM with series of schemes

    Starting her fifth stint as Tamil Nadu chief minister, Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced development and welfare measures worth over Rs 1800 crore, including for improving roads and drinking water facilities and extending assistance to needy families headed by women.

  • Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha
    May 24, 2015 17:21 IST

    Rajnath Singh defends Parrikar, hits out at Pakistan

    Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance.

  • Omar Abdullah
    May 24, 2015 16:27 IST

    Afzal Guru was hanged by UPA for 'political reasons': Omar

    A combative Omar Abdullah lashed out at Narendra Modi on Sunday, saying it was wrong for the Prime Minister to attack the opposition during his foreign tours.The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also backed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in his turf war with the lieutenant governor over administrative powers.

  • A bird enjoying in water
    May 24, 2015 17:10 IST

    India may become water scarce country by 2025: Report

    Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of $13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said.

  • weather
    May 24, 2015 14:20 IST

    Over 500 dead across India as heat wave sets in, Telangana's Khammam sizzles at 48 degrees

    A searing heat wave had large parts of India in its grip on Sunday, with authorities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh reporting dozens of deaths in the past few days.