India

  • Ajmer blast
    Jul 05, 2015 00:49 IST

    Ajmer blast case goes Malegaon way, 13 witnesses turn hostile

    The trial of alleged Hindu extremists in the 2007 Ajmer blast case has received a setback as 13 of 93 witnesses have refused to support the prosecution in their depositions so far. Seven of those 13 are ‘material witnesses’ whose testimonies are crucial to prove the case.

  • Merrut Medical College
    Jul 04, 2015 19:57 IST

    Caught on camera: Meerut hospital staff sells human liver

    The Meerut district administration on Saturday ordered a probe after an employee of the Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College was caught on camera selling a human liver, suspected to be used widely in the state for black magic rituals.

  • Dawood Ibrahim
    Jul 04, 2015 16:45 IST

    Dawood wanted house arrest instead of being kept in jail: Pawar

    Former Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar said on Saturday Ram Jethmalani’s proposal on allowing 1993 blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim to surrender was rejected in the 90s as a notorious criminal like him could not be put merely under house arrest.

  • Chhattisgarh chief minister, Raman Singh
    Jul 04, 2015 16:25 IST

    Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh accused of Rs 36,000-cr rice scam

    The Congress on Saturday launched a fresh attack on the BJP, demanding Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh’s resignation for alleged involvement in a Rs 36,000-crore scam in a scheme for supplying rice through the public distribution system.

  • Narendra Modi
    Jul 05, 2015 00:56 IST

    Swachh Bharat? Govt buildings at the bottom of clealiness ranking

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s messages for a Swachh Bharat seem to be falling on deaf ears within his own administration with key government buildings like Shastri Bhawan and Krishi Bhawan languishing at the bottom of a cleanliness ranking prepared by the Central Public Works Department(CPWD).

  • Diarrhoea patients Dasuya
    Jul 05, 2015 00:58 IST

    Most Indians prefer private healthcare services over govt hospitals

    Jasmeet Singh quietly stares at a piece of farm land in Punjab’s Amritsar district he once owned. He was forced to sell the land to pay for his father’s cancer treatment at a private hospital in Delhi after a brief period at a local government hospital.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Jul 05, 2015 00:42 IST

    After farmers, Cong vice prez Rahul Gandhi comes out for business

    Rahul Gandhi turned a brand new leaf on Saturday, meeting leaders from the world of e-commerce and assuring them that he was pro-business and wanted industries to grow. The Congress vice-president’s latest move came a day before the launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “digital dialogue”.

  • Harmohinder Singh Khosa accused and elder brother of the victim pleads not
    Jul 04, 2015 09:00 IST

    Ex-Bihar minister stabbed, prime suspect arrested

    Ezaz-ul-Haq, a former Bihar minister, was stabbed in his flat in Patna late on Friday night.

  • Ulfa
    Jul 04, 2015 12:36 IST

    Four IEDs found in Guwahati-bound bus

    Officials suspect the outlawed faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom was trying to smuggle the IEDs into Guwahati for “major subversive activities ahead of the Independence Day celebrations”.

  • Hema Malini injured in road accident
    Jul 04, 2015 08:35 IST

    After arrest, Hema Malini's driver released on bail

    Police on Friday arrested BJP lawmaker Hema Malini’s driver, a day after her Mercedes collided with a Maruti Alto in Rajasthan killing a two-year-old girl and leaving the actor and four others injured.

  • Crime
    Jul 05, 2015 01:02 IST

    Woman stripped in Jammu and Kashmir, army jawan among accused

    In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly stripped naked by a gang of five people, including an army jawan, in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Caste census Opposition Poor Downtrodden communities
    Jul 05, 2015 00:44 IST

    Oppn guns for release of caste census, poll math may be altered

    Opposition parties stepped up pressure on the NDA government on Saturday to release caste data in the country’s first Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) so that the numerical strength of the poor and downtrodden sections could be identified.

  • Illustration
    Jul 05, 2015 00:28 IST

    Indian students devote 30% of baggage weight to food, says study

    There is nothing that reminds one of home like food. It comes as no surprise then that Indian students travelling abroad for studies devote nearly 30% of their baggage space to food items.

  • PEB office
    Jul 05, 2015 00:12 IST

    Main PEB scam accused may be killed in jail: Congress

    In the wake of mysterious deaths of persons linked to the professional examination board (PEB) scam, the Congress on Saturday claimed that the lives of other accused were also under threat, including that of the main accused who is in jail.

  • Hema Malini
    Jul 04, 2015 13:38 IST

    Poll | Is it fair to criticise Hema Malini for not helping victims?

    Poll | Is it fair to criticise Hema Malini for not helping victims?