India

  • Bullet train
    May 29, 2015 23:43 IST

    India’s bullet train on the slow track

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project of building the 508-kilometre long Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed line to reduce travel time between the two cities to a flat two hours will take at least ten years to build and operationalise, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has indicated.

  • weather
    May 29, 2015 23:25 IST

    Sluggish monsoon likely to miss May 30 onset

    Annual monsoon, the lifeline of Asia’s third-largest economy, is unlikely to hit the southern state of Kerala on May 30 as forecast, but forecasters said they didn’t expect the sluggish rains to be delayed by more than a couple of days.

  • May 29, 2015 22:31 IST

    India condemns OIC resolution on J-K

    In a strong reaction to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's resolution on Jammu and Kashmir, India today said it dismisses it with "contempt" and advised the OIC to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of the country.

  • BJP president Rajnath Singh
    May 29, 2015 21:46 IST

    Ministers are not powerless in Modi government: Rajnath Singh

    In an effort to dispel the notion that bureaucrats wield more power than some of the ministers in the NDA regime, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said all ministers in the Narendra Modi government are empowered (Sashakta) rather than powerless (ashatkta).

  • Defence minister Manohar Parrikar
    May 29, 2015 20:26 IST

    'One-rank, one-pension' to be implemented soon: Parrikar

    The “one-rank, one-pension” (OROP) scheme for retired armed forces personnel is expected to be implemented once the finance ministry approves the scheme, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.

  • Vidyasagar Rao
    May 29, 2015 20:01 IST

    Hit by poor weather, chopper carrying Maharashtra guv forced to change course

    A helicopter carrying Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao was forced to change course, after it was stuck in turbulent weather near Nanded on Friday, sparking a safety scare.

  • Delhi airport
    May 29, 2015 19:56 IST

    Delhi's IGI airport scare: No leak of radioactive substance, says India's nuclear watchdog

    A scare at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport over a leak of radioactive material turned out to be a false alarm on Friday as authorities sounded the all clear.

  • Rajnath Singh
    May 29, 2015 20:06 IST

    Ram Mandir, Article 370 important to Modi government: Rajnath

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that all issues, including that of the Ram Mandir and Article 370 of the Constitution, were important to the central government.

  • Smriti Irani
    May 29, 2015 19:12 IST

    Twitter spat over IIT-Madras row: Give me time and place, I'm ready to debate, Smriti dares Rahul

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani squared off on Twitter on Friday over the banning of a students group by the IIT-Madras on the charge of spreading “hatred” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindus.

  • Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha
    May 29, 2015 18:24 IST

    Shatrughan Sinha: Some vested interest within BJP maligning me

    BJP MP from Patna, Saheb Shatrughan Sinha, who is accused of ignoring the needs of people of his constituency, on Friday rubbished the charge saying it was the handiwork of some vested interest in his own party.

  • AIADMK
    May 29, 2015 15:43 IST

    It's official: Jayalalithaa to contest from RK Nagar constituency

    It is official that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa would contest in the R K Nagar by-election.

  • IIT
    May 29, 2015 15:43 IST

    'Still don't know reason for undemocratic ban': IIT-M students

    Members of the APSC, banned by the IIT-Madras following an anonymous complaint that it created “hatred” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindus, said on Friday the group was formed to discuss socio-political issues and voice the concerns of oppressed communities. HT spoke to two members of the APSC – Ramesh, a research scholar in physics, and Abhinav Surya, a third-year mechanical engineering student – to know more about the group, its activities and ideology, and what the ban means for them. Both are among the founding members of the group

  • IIT-Madras
    May 29, 2015 11:10 IST

    IIT-Madras bans students' group on complaint of criticising Modi, spreading hatred against Hindus

    The IIT-Madras has banned a Dalit students association following an anonymous complaint that it had criticised the policies of the Central government and created “hatred” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindus.

  • Delhi airport
    May 29, 2015 12:48 IST

    After radioactive leak at Delhi's IGI airport, Rajnath says situation is safe

    A radioactive leak suspected to be from medical equipment stored in a Turkish Airlines flight was detected at Delhi’s international airport on Friday, sparking panic and prompting authorities to cordon off the cargo area. But the leakage was later plugged, said PTI quoting Union minister Rajnath Singh.

  • PK Sinha
    May 29, 2015 14:36 IST

    Power secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha is the next cabinet secretary

    Narendra Modi government on Friday appointed power secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha as the next cabinet secretary. Sinha will take charge in June, when Ajit Kumar Seth completes his extended tenure as the top civil servant.