India

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 07, 2015 18:51 IST

    Vyapam scam: CM Chouhan buckles under pressure, seeks CBI probe

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan bowed to public pressure on Tuesday and recommended a CBI probe into a snowballing examination scandal that has bruised his government’s credibility with people connected to the case dying mysteriously.

  • Congress protest Vyapam scam Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 07, 2015 23:51 IST

    Vyapam scam: Delayed call on CBI probe dents CM Chouhan's image

    Though it’s yet to be seen how the high court takes its stand on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s request for a CBI inquiry into Vyapam scam he announced on Tuesday, the damage has already been done to his image given his delayed decision on the inquiry, feel many in the ruling party.

  • Uzbekistan India PM Modi Terrorism
    Jul 07, 2015 20:29 IST

    Extremism not part of Islamic heritage of India, C Asia: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined the Islamic heritage of both India and Central Asia defined by the highest ideals and said it has always rejected the forces of extremism.

  • Food grains
    Jul 08, 2015 01:17 IST

    Centre looks to cap food subsidies to poor, critics cry foul

    Critics say the Modi government’s fine-tuning of major social programmes, including food handouts, was aimed at trimming spending.

  • Prithviraj Chavan
    Jul 07, 2015 20:10 IST

    India staring at banking crisis, remedial steps needed: Congress

    Castigating the BJP government at the Centre, the Opposition Congress on Tuesday said the country may be headed for a "banking crisis" if remedial measures are not taken.

  • Environment minister Prakash Javadekar
    Jul 08, 2015 00:23 IST

    Eco-sensitive western ghats next on govt’s development map

    The government’s decision on demarcating an eco-sensitive zone in the Western Ghats will balance the needs of the environment and development by banning excessive mining and polluting industries in the zone, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

  • RTI
    Jul 08, 2015 00:33 IST

    10 years of RTI Act: 39 activists dead, 275 harassed, says report

    When right to information activist Guru Prasad Shukla was beaten to death by fellow villagers last month, he became the 39th person to lay down his life for exercising the transparency law in its first decade. Another 275 people have reportedly been assaulted or harassed for invoking the law to raise uncomfortable questions before those in power.

  • Subrata Roy, Sahara
    Jul 08, 2015 00:41 IST

    Sahara tells SC it can’t pay Rs 36,000 crore in 18 months

    The Sahara group on Tuesday expressed its inability to pay Rs 36,000 crore to its investors within 18 months as ordered by the Supreme Court last month, saying there was “no business house in the world or country” that could pay the amount within the time frame fixed by the court.

  • Turkish Airlines
    Jul 07, 2015 14:36 IST

    No bomb found on Turkish Airlines jet, takes off after 9 hours

    A Turkish plane made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport on Tuesday after a bomb threat was reported on the aircraft. National Security Guard commandos were rushed to the Indira Gandhi International airport after 148 passengers travelling in the aircraft, headed to Bangkok, were evacuated.

  • Supreme Court-N
    Jul 08, 2015 00:44 IST

    SC notice to parties on petition to bring them under RTI law

    The Supreme Court asked six national political parties on Tuesday to respond to a plea seeking to bring them under the ambit of the RTI Act, which would allow citizens to access details of their finances and internal processes like how they choose their representatives.

  • Kalyan
    Jul 07, 2015 20:05 IST

    Adhinayak in national anthem sings praise to Britishers: Governor

    Governor of Rajasthan and chancellor Kalyan Singh on Tuesday once again created a controversy by suggesting that the word ‘adhinayak’ in the national anthem should be removed as it praises the British rulers of pre-Independence era.

  • Lalit Modi
    Jul 07, 2015 18:30 IST

    Lalit Modi's lawyer: Not authorised to accept ED summons

    Lalit Modi's lawyer has returned summons in a money laundering case issued to the former IPL boss by the Enforcement Directorate, saying he was not authorised by his client to receive them, the central agency said on Tuesday.

  • Open defecation
    Jul 07, 2015 18:06 IST

    PMO prods, ministers visit kin of girl who killed self over toilet

    After getting a call from the Prime Minister’s Office, ministers, lawmakers and officials are queuing up with promises before the house of Khusbhu, the 17-year-old girl who committed suicide shamed by the lack of toilet, and exposed graft in welfare schemes.

  • Teenage girl beats harasser Pilibhit Uttar Pradesh
    Jul 07, 2015 19:15 IST

    Girl thrashes harasser inside UP police station: Viral video

    The video of a teenage girl thrashing a boy inside a police station in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district for allegedly harassing her has gone viral on social networking sites.

  • Sadananda Gowda
    Jul 07, 2015 13:07 IST

    Law minister Gowda calls Vyapam scam "silly issue", later retracts

    More than 2,000 people have been arrested and around 40 linked to Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam have died mysteriously, but BJP leader and Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda called the examination and recruitment scandal a "silly issue" on Monday , adding Prime Minister Narendra Modi need not respond over it.