India

  • MA Naqvi
    Jul 02, 2015 21:23 IST

    Congress govt's RTE to be blamed for madrasa issue: Naqvi

    With Maharashtra government's controversial decision on madrasas creating a political furore, union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday blamed the previous Congress led-government for bringing the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which does not consider madrasas as educational institutions.

  • Farooq Abdullah
    Jul 02, 2015 21:21 IST

    Vajpayee reneged on promise to make Farooq V-P: Ex-RAW chief

    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2002 promised to make National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah the vice president, but later reneged on his promise, former RAW chief AS Dulat has said.

  • Rape
    Jul 02, 2015 21:05 IST

    Danish rape case: Victim fails to identify juvenile accused

    The hectic legal proceedings in the Danish woman gangrape case today took the prosecution by surprise, as the victim who supported the case in the trial court turned hostile in the Juvenile Justice Board where she failed to identify the three minor offenders.

  • Muslims
    Jul 02, 2015 21:00 IST

    Burqa-clad con-girl puts Valley banks in religious tight spot

    A burqa-clad woman who fraudulently withdrew money from automated teller machines (ATM) in Kashmir has put regional and national banks in a religious dilemma.

  • Devandra Fadnavis
    Jul 02, 2015 20:12 IST

    CM Fadnavis denies delaying AI flight, to take legal action

    Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has denied delaying the Air India flight to the US, saying reports in this regard were "misleading" and that he will initiate "criminal defamation" proceedings when he returns to India.

  • A battle lost for apartment owners?
    Jul 02, 2015 20:00 IST

    SC says judges' medical bills cannot be disclosed under RTI

    The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that medical expenses of judges and their families cannot be made public under the Right to Information Act, maintaining that there should be "some respect for privacy".

  • A file photo of the parliament building. (HT Photo)
    Jul 02, 2015 19:13 IST

    Parliamentary panel pitches for 100% hike in salary, perks for MPs

    A parliamentary panel has pitched for 100 % hike in salary as well as daily allowances of MPs and 75 % raise in pension of ex-MPs in addition to facilities for their "companions" in place of "spouses".

  • A leopard walks
    Jul 02, 2015 18:27 IST

    Uttarakhand: Leopard kills 2 young girls in Chamoli district

    A leopard killed two young girls late on Wednesday in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, sending shockwaves among terrified local villagers amid increasing man-animal conflict in the hill state due to breakneck industrialisation and burgeoning population pressure.

  • Kashmiri women
    Jul 02, 2015 18:42 IST

    Is religious belief behind latest killing in south Kashmir?

    The latest killing of a village head by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday night may be triggered by religious beliefs held by the victim.

  • Modi, Jinping
    Jul 02, 2015 16:16 IST

    Beijing proposes India-China-Nepal economic corridor to boost trade

    China has proposed an economic corridor with India through Nepal in what appears to be President Xi Jinping’s latest effort to enhance connectivity and trade links across south Asia.

  • Jul 02, 2015 15:49 IST

    Afspa can be revoked in J-K when situation is conducive: Rajnath

    The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (Afspa), which bestows special powers on the Indian Army, can be revoked in Jammu and Kashmir when the situation is conducive, union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday during a two-day visit to Kashmir.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jul 02, 2015 14:23 IST

    Disruption in monsoon session? Jaitley brushes aside concerns

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday shrugged off concerns that the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament might be disrupted over the controversy surrounding two of the government's senior ministers and former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

  • Students reading religious texts
    Jul 02, 2015 16:42 IST

    Muslim leaders, Oppn criticise move to call madrasas "non-schools"

    The BJP-led government in Maharashtra declared madrasas, or Islamic seminaries, that do not teach primary subjects such as maths and English non-schools and their students out-of-school children on Thursday, sparking criticism from Muslim leaders and opposition parties who dubbed the move discriminatory and unconstitutional.

  • Agriculture
    Jul 02, 2015 14:23 IST

    Rs 200 cr to be spent for national agri market: Govt

    The Government has allocated Rs 200 crore for three years, in a move to set up an online national agriculture market by integrating 585 wholesale markets across India that would help farmers realise better prices.

  • Ground water problem
    Jul 02, 2015 14:08 IST

    Govt approves Rs 50,000 cr for new irrigation scheme

    The government plans to spend Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) to improve farm productivity.