• Sirte, Libya
    Jul 31, 2015 22:35 IST

    Hope, anxiety, flurry of emotions for Indians abducted in Libya

    Family members of two Indians still held hostage in the Islamic State-controlled Libyan city of Sirte were on tenterhooks praying for their safe return home while relatives of two others freed from captivity breathed a sigh of relief at their release on Friday.

  • Jammu and Kashmir militant BSNL Sopore
    Jul 31, 2015 22:41 IST

    Kashmir: 4 injured as militants open fire at police checkpost

    Three policemen, including an SHO, and a taxi driver were injured on Friday night when militants opened fire on a police checkpost in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

  • Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina
    Jul 31, 2015 21:19 IST

    LBA resolved, Teesta pact and fight against terrorism next?

    India and Bangladesh have agreed to resolve the long-standing issue of enclaves, but a host of other issues – ranging from river water to the mouth-watering Hilsa fish – remain sticking points between the two nations.

  • law
    Jul 31, 2015 21:16 IST

    Panel exonerates Justice Gangele of sexual harassment charges

    A three-member panel constituted by the Supreme Court has exonerated a Madhya Pradesh high court judge of sexual harassment charges after he was accused of asking a junior woman colleague to dance to an item number.

  • RAF
    Jul 31, 2015 20:53 IST

    Mumbai cops scan videos of Memon funeral for ‘known criminals’

    Officers from the Mumbai police filmed the huge crowds that gathered at Mahim and Bada Kabrastan at Marine Lines for Yakub Memon’s funeral on Thursday, and the police will now scan the footage to find out if any known criminals were present.

  • Bangladesh enclave
    Jul 31, 2015 20:53 IST

    Celebrations in Bangladesh over enclave exchange with India

    Special prayers were held at mosques and temples in enclaves inside Bangladesh as the countdown to the exchange scheduled for Friday midnight began.

  • Air India flight
    Jul 31, 2015 20:35 IST

    HT Impact: DGCA removes AI flight safety chief for near-crash

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered the removal of Air India’s (AI) flight safety chief AS Soman after it found that the airline had failed to preserve crucial flight monitoring data.

  • Islamic State
    Jul 31, 2015 19:45 IST

    2,000 Indians in Libya despite govt advisories on IS threat

    Nearly 2,000 Indians live in Libya where the Islamic State (IS) has stepped up its offensive to use the country as a launch pad to extend its influence to north Africa, leaving the security situation extremely volatile.

  • Coca Cola
    Jul 31, 2015 19:16 IST

    3 Complaints against Coca Cola for ground water violation in 2 yrs

    Three complaints have been received against Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh units of Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages in the last two years, and forwarded to the respective state governments for investigation and action for violation.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Jul 31, 2015 18:51 IST

    Fadnavis says ADG rank officer to probe Jalna rape 'bait' case

    Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Friday that an officer of additional director general rank has been appointed to probe the Jalna rape case in which the victim was used as a "bait" to nab the culprits and was allegedly raped again as a consequence.

  • Monsoon session
    Jul 31, 2015 18:43 IST

    Lok Sabha takes up business even as disruptions continue

    Some business was conducted on Friday in the Lok Sabha which has been witnessing disruptions ever since the Monsoon session began on July 21 as the opposition has been relentlessly and vociferously raising the issue of Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam.

  • A liquor shop in Dehradun. (HT file photo)
    Jul 31, 2015 18:49 IST

    Punish tipplers with brooms, says Bihar women's panchayat

    A women's panchayat in a Bihar village has ordered women to punish with brooms people found consuming and selling liquor, while imposing a ban on liquor consumption, an official said on Friday.

  • Sushma Swaraj
    Jul 31, 2015 18:41 IST

    Two of four Indians abducted in Libya released, tweets Sushma

    Two of the four Indians detained in the Libyan city of Sirte, an area under the control of the Islamic State, were freed on Friday evening. Three of those abducted are faculty members at the Sirte university and the fourth person works at a university branch in Jufra.

  • Lok Sabha
    Jul 31, 2015 18:37 IST

    India set to become water scarce by 2025, govt tells LS

    In his reply to a question in Lok Sabha, minister of state for water resources Sanwar Lal Jat on Friday said that consulting firm 'Everything About Water' (EA Water) has concluded that India's demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and the country is set to become water scarce by the year 2025.

  • Bihar explosives
    Jul 31, 2015 17:10 IST

    Huge cache of explosives seized ahead of PM visit to Gaya

    The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) seized a huge cache of explosives from a Bihar village on Friday, just nine days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Gaya.