India

  • 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 chief fire officer succumbs to 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, 16 children rescued

    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 kicks off fifth stint as Tamil Nadu CM with series of welfare 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.

  • Summer Heat India
    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.

  • Maoist
    May 24, 2015 14:13 IST

    Home ministry plans development, infra boost for Red Zone

    Home ministry seeks 4,500 crore from Modi-led committee to boost infrastructure in the interiors of the nine Maoist-affected states

  • pic 5
    May 24, 2015 13:47 IST

    Why people watch rape videos: Psychology and technology of it

    The recent arrest of a driver in Bengaluru for circulating videos of rapes and gang-rapes uncovered the dark world in which acts of brutal violence against women are turned into someone else’s entertainment. Some experts and reports also say the existence of the “deep web” – the portion of the internet that cannot be indexed by common search engines –helps in consuming gore and violent content online.

  • Narendra Modi in China
    May 24, 2015 12:03 IST

    Govt makes it clear: India has not forgotten Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

    National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval’s statement that India shares a 106-km border with Afghanistan has again brought the focus on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), with New Delhi underlining its claim over the territory.

  • Manohar Parrikar
    May 24, 2015 10:37 IST

    Pak reacts to Parrikar's remarks, alleges India involved in terror

    Pakistan has reacted strongly to defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s remarks hinting at covert operations to counter terrorism emanating from the neighbouring country, saying the comments confirmed its fears about India’s alleged involvement in terror.

  • J Jayalalithaa, K Rosaiah
    May 24, 2015 11:02 IST

    Analysis: Jaya's return to bolster 'Brand Amma' ahead of polls

    Now firmly back in the saddle, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will launch efforts to strengthen “Brand Amma” with an eye on the 2016 elections to the state assembly.