India

  • AK Antony, Rahul Gandhi, Lalu Prasad
    Sep 01, 2015 23:26 IST

    Rahul, RJD chief to share stage, rebuff strained relations rumour

    In a show of unity and to counter the rivals’ propaganda of discord in the “secular” alliance, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is likely to share the stage with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad during his campaign trail in Bihar.

  • Ansari
    Sep 01, 2015 23:09 IST

    VHP, BJP fume over Ansari’s remarks on Muslim development

    Vice-president Hamid Ansari’s call for “affirmative action” for backward Muslims as a “pre-requisite” for equality has re-ignited a prickly debate, with the BJP and right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad slamming Ansari for making a case for reservation.

  • Hardik Patel
    Sep 01, 2015 23:06 IST

    Patel reservation row: Hardik to organise 'reverse' Dandi march

    The Patel agitation spearhead Hardik Patel will organise a "reverse" Dandi march from Dandi to Ahmedabad later this week in a bid to scale up the movement in its second phase.

  • Manipur violence
    Sep 01, 2015 21:17 IST

    Indefinite curfew imposed in Manipur after 3 more die in clashes

    Violence flared up in Manipur on Tuesday as three people died allegedly in clashes with police a day after an angry mob torched the houses of a minister and five legislators to protest new state laws that aim to regulate the influx of outsiders.

  • File photo: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at Parliament in New Delhi. (PTI photo)
    Sep 01, 2015 20:05 IST

    Rahul Gandhi to lead 'Save Farmer March' in Odisha

    During his two-day visit to Odisha, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will lead a 'Save Farmer March' in Bargarh district, highlighting the alleged failure of both the Centre and BJD regime in the state in helping farmers to overcome their plight.

  • Sheena Bora (left) and Indrani Mukerjea.
    Sep 01, 2015 20:04 IST

    Sheena Bora murder case: Mumbai police days away from establishing motive

    Three police teams have been camped in West Bengal, Guwahati and Jharkhand to comb through Khanna’s financial statements and investment papers to unearth a financial motive behind the gruesome murder.

  • Supreme Court
    Sep 01, 2015 19:48 IST

    SC welcomes govt's steps to implement quota for disabled

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday welcomed the steps taken by the government in filling up vacancies meant for differently-abled persons. The Court also quashed a contempt plea alleging "wilful disobedience" of an order to provide 3% quota to such persons.

  • Indrani Mukerjea
    Sep 01, 2015 22:09 IST

    Ready for DNA test, says Sheena Bora’s father

    Siddhartha Das, Indrani Mukerjea’s former partner and Sheena Bora’s biological father, said he is willing to travel to Mumbai and undergo a DNA test if the police take him there.

  • Mumbai police
    Sep 01, 2015 22:35 IST

    1 dead, 3 hurt in low intensity blast in Pune, terror angle ruled out

    One person was killed and three were injured in two blasts in Pune in Maharashtra on Tuesday, but there was no terror angle to the incidents, police said.

  • Trade unions
    Sep 01, 2015 19:19 IST

    Strike over labour reforms may hit banking, transport on Wednesday

    Nearly 150 million workers from 10 central trade unions will go on strike on Wednesday against the government’s proposed labour reforms with the protest likely to shut down banks, factories as well as auto, taxi and flight services in many parts of the country.

  • Indrani Mukerjea
    Sep 01, 2015 19:11 IST

    Indrani silent but singing accomplices give leads to Sheena's murder

    Indrani Mukerjea’s alleged silence and refusal to shed light in the murder of daughter Sheena Bora have prompted police to turn to her accomplices, former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai, to crack the gripping crime.

  • KS Bhagwan
    Sep 01, 2015 17:58 IST

    You can attack us but our works will live on: Prof KS Bhagwan

    After a Bajrang Dal threatened Prof KS Bhagwan, the rationalist told HT that he was not afraid of such intimidations. He also challenged the Hindutva group leader for a debate. Here's what he told out Bengaluru correspondent Sudipto Mondal.

  • Liquor dealers
    Sep 01, 2015 17:50 IST

    Maharashtra govt considering allowing 12 liquor bottles at home

    The Maharashtra government is planning to modify rules on liquor consumption including allowing a permit holder to keep 12 bottles of alcohol at home instead of the current limit of two in the aftermath of more than 100 people dying after consuming local alcohol.

  • Paschimpara village
    Sep 01, 2015 15:21 IST

    In this UP village, electricity woes force men to stay bachelors

    More than two dozen men in Uttar Pradesh’s Paschimpara village have been waiting for over seven years to tie the knot and they see no light at the end of the tunnel. That’s because this area on the outskirts of Kanpur city has no electricity.

  • Telephone receiver
    Sep 01, 2015 18:39 IST

    India now has 100.69 crore telephone subscribers: TRAI data

    The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 100.20 crore at the end of May 2015 to 100.69 crore at the end of June, showing a monthly growth rate of 0.49%, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday.