- Jan 31, 2015 09:40 IST
India on Saturday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5', which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, from Wheeler's Island off Odisha coast.
- Jan 31, 2015 09:40 IST
Ten labourers, including nine hailing from West Bengal, were killed when an effluent tank at a tannery collapsed near Vellore on Saturday.
- Jan 31, 2015 10:37 IST
Thousands of passengers had a harrowing time after the movement of trains running between Howrah and Sealdah and various parts of north India, including New Delhi, came to a standstill for over 8 hours following a Maoist threat, officials said on Saturday.
- Jan 31, 2015 10:58 IST
The Hyderabad Police have, on Thursday and Friday, rescued over a hundred kids enslaved in the hazardous industry of making the glittery bangles the old city markets around the Charminar here are famous for.
- Jan 31, 2015 13:19 IST
In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Bihar has ordered one of its members accused of raping a Mahadalit woman to pay her Rs. 41,000 and asked the victim to not report the incident, police said on Saturday.
- Jan 31, 2015 00:38 IST
The environment ministry will review projects that were approved or held back by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government without a valid reason, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.
- Jan 31, 2015 00:43 IST
In a counter-offensive, the Congress on Friday raked up allegations of corruption against former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan, saying questions about her functioning were raised by industrialists who claimed that crucial files were cleared from her Chennai home.
- Jan 31, 2015 00:46 IST
As the controversy about S Jaishankar's appointment as foreign secretary dissipates, the Indian Foreign Service is looking forward to a realignment of the equation between the prime minister's office and the ministry of external affairs - with the latter reoccupying its space as the rightful custodian of foreign affairs.
- Jan 30, 2015 22:49 IST
President Barack Obama’s message at Siri Fort, where he spoke about religious tolerance, was ‘universal’ and applied both to the Indian and American people, US ambassador to India Richard Verma said on Friday.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:00 IST
The UPA government brought in Jayanti Natarajan in place of Jairam Ramesh in July 2011 to provide steam to the economy by approving blocked projects. Over two years later, she was sacked for sitting on project approvals - the same reason Ramesh was shown the door.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:24 IST
In a bid to beef up its rapid deployment and strike capability, the defence ministry is set to approach the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for the acquisition of 15 heavy-lift twin rotor Chinook and 22 Apache Longbow helicopters from US aircraft major Boeing.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:43 IST
The BJP is willing to keep the controversial uniform civil code and abrogation of Article 370 out of a common minimum programme being prepared to seal an alliance with the People's Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:47 IST
A Hindu group converted 11 Dalit Christians to Hinduism at a ghar wapsi, or homecoming, ceremony in a Chennai temple on Friday, as the BJP looks to make inroads in Tamil Nadu ahead of next year's assembly elections.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:54 IST
Police tightened security at a temple in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on Friday to stop a Hindu group from installing a statue of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse on the death anniversary of the father of the nation.
- Jan 31, 2015 02:11 IST
Train passengers will now have a choice of a la carte meals from known brands like Haldirams, McDonalds and Nirulas.