• 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.

  • 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.

  • murder
    Jul 02, 2015 15:20 IST

    Three robbers lynched in Bihar's Sitamarhi

    Three men were allegedly beaten to death by an irate mob in Bihar's Sitamarhi district when they were trying to escape after injuring a trader and killing his minor son, police said on Thursday.

  • Indian Judiciary
    Jul 02, 2015 14:57 IST

    Himachal Pradesh judge suspended after sexual harassment complaint

    A judge in Himachal Pradesh has been suspended for allegedly harassing a woman judge. Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir has ordered a probe into the allegations, sources said on Thursday.

  • Narendra Modi, Digital India
    Jul 02, 2015 09:35 IST

    As Modi launches Digital India Week, lots of praises, some advice

    When Narendra Modi takes the centre stage for an event involving the corporate sector, it is not surprising that the who's who of India Inc. would be there. On Wednesday, however, even a 15,000-capacity stadium in Delhi seemed trifle small for a venue. Here's who said what at the event.

  • Kiren Rijiju
    Jul 02, 2015 15:55 IST

    Turbulence for Air India after Rijiju, Fadnavis controversies

    Union civil aviation ministry sought a report from Air India on Thursday on recent incidents of alleged abuse of privilege involving Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Kiren Rijiju that have ignited a torrent of criticism on social media.

  • Crime
    Jul 02, 2015 16:14 IST

    20-year-old girl raped by father for six months in UP

    A 20-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 45-year-old father for six months in Nauchandi police station area in Meerut, the police said on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Stalin slaps
    Jul 02, 2015 13:33 IST

    DMK leader Stalin slaps man on Chennai Metro, video goes viral

    A video clip of senior DMK leader MK Stalin slapping a passenger on the Chennai Metro went viral on Thursday, sparking a torrent of condemnation from civil society and political parties over his supposed uncivil behaviour.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Digital India week launch event. (Photo: @_DigitalIndia)
    Jul 02, 2015 02:08 IST

    M-governance, bloodless cyber war: Modi's speech at Digital India

    With his takes on "M-governance" (M for mobile , not Modi) and "bloodless cyber war" the Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept his audience, which comprised top industrialists and senior ministers among others, well engaged.

  • Dholpur Palace Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje Luxury hotel
    Jul 02, 2015 01:05 IST

    HT Exclusive: Dholpur Palace was returned to Raje family in 1958

    It is a question nobody has been able to answer until now: Is Rajasthan’s spectacular 19th century Dholpur Palace owned by the government or is it the private property of the former royal family of Dholpur?

  • Dholpur Palace
    Jul 02, 2015 11:57 IST

    Poll | Who do you think is the real owner of Dholpur Palace?

    The Dholpur Palace in Rajasthan, which became the focus of controversy after the Congress alleged that it belonged to the government but had been usurped by Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhra Raje and Lalit Modi through a private firm, is a luxury palace turned into a heritage hotel.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Jul 02, 2015 01:26 IST

    Lalit Modi row: BJP confident that Cong campaign will lose steam

    On the backfoot over the controversies surrounding former cricket administrator Lalit Modi, the government is banking its reforms agenda on the possibility that the Congress may not be able to sustain its anti-government campaign over the three weeks leading to Parliament’s monsoon session.

  • Kiren Rijiju
    Jul 02, 2015 09:27 IST

    'Communication gap': Kiren Rijiju after reports he delayed AI flight

    Three passengers, including a child, were allegedly offloaded from an Air India aircraft on June 24 to accommodate minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju and his aide, triggering a blizzard of criticism from civil society and opposition parties.