India

  • Kiren Rijiju
    May 28, 2015 12:41 IST

    BJP leaders in northeast support Rijiju over 'beef remark', slam Naqvi

    Top BJP leaders from the northeast, including sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal, slammed union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s remark that those who want to eat beef “can go to Pakistan”, even as an audio recording emerged of union minister Kiren Rijiju criticising the statement.

  • Meghalaya
    May 28, 2015 12:33 IST

    Meghalaya HC bans media coverage of rallies and shutdowns

    After claiming that such actions bring a great deal of disturbance to one's daily routine, the Meghalaya HC has banned the media from covering rallies and shutdowns.

  • Illegal mining
    May 28, 2015 12:16 IST

    Modi govt's biggest challenge: Battling a legacy of distrust

    The Modi government's biggest challenge is battling a legacy of distrust. The dominant political discourse in India remains deeply suspicious of market liberalization. Indeed, it was this throwback to the old patronage system that flourished during the "license raj" era that led to arbitrary systems for allocation of coal blocks and the telecommunications spectrum.

  • Agonda beach
    May 28, 2015 12:57 IST

    Jain sage booked for roaming naked in Goa

    The Jain Digambar sage's pictures went viral on social media last month after he was seen naked during a procession around Margao town.

  • Summer Heat India
    May 28, 2015 12:01 IST

    Worst not over yet but thunderstorms bring relief from heat wave

    The weatherman has warned that the brutal heat wave scorching vast swathes of the country would continue for a few more days though cloudy skies and sporadic overnight showers has brought relief to the people in some states.

  • Smriti Irani
    May 28, 2015 11:57 IST

    Modi govt's one year: Limited progress in education sector

    In the past year, India's education sector has regularly made headlines, especially since the human resource development minister, Smriti Irani, is a charismatic and important leader in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Yet on the sector's three overarching reform priorities- pedagogy, resourcing, and decision making- the government, thus far, has largely performed poorly on each measure.

  • Gujjars
    May 28, 2015 11:39 IST

    HC slams Rajasthan officials for inaction against Gujjar protesters

    The HC has sought an explanation over why the heads of bureaucracy and law and order machinery remained mere spectators to the protests of the Gujjars that disturbed normal life and movement across the state.

  • Congress slams Omar over AFSPA removal
    May 28, 2015 11:43 IST

    Poll: After Tripura, should Afspa be lifted from J-K, other NE states?

    Tripura government lifts Afpsa after 18 years. Is it time for the controversial act to be withdrawn from J-K and several parts of the northeast?

  • Paediatrician
    May 28, 2015 11:33 IST

    Does Modi govt have a strategy to back universal health coverage?

    For the first time, the government of India's Economic Survey 2014-15 questions incentives and rewards that are provided to local bodies for their performance and that are euphemistically described as "promotional and motivational" measures to encourage family planning, particularly sterilization.

  • Hamid Nazir
    May 28, 2015 11:26 IST

    This 16-year-old Kashmir boy who was hit by pellets at demonstration site may lose vision

    On May 21, Hamid Nazir, a 16-year-old boy in Baramulla’s Palhalan district, was on his way to a tuition class when he crossed paths with a demonstration.

  • Crackdown on mining,coal mafia in Rohtas
    May 28, 2015 10:29 IST

    Crackdown on mining, coal mafia in Rohtas

    Led by SP of Rohtas, SW Lande, district police and administration took on the coal mafia, demolishing 15 illegal crusher units and seizing illegally stored coal.

  • Manmohan Singh Modi PM RCR
    May 27, 2015 19:35 IST

    Hours after scathing attack, Manmohan Singh meets PM Modi at 7 RCR

    Former prime minister Manmohan Singh met PM Narendra Modi at his 7, RCR residence on Wednesday evening, hours after the Rajya Sabha MP hit out at the BJP for destroying India’s democratic ethos and accusing him of corruption to divert from the real issues.

  •  Rahul Gandhi
    May 27, 2015 18:45 IST

    Rahul Gandhi bats for rights of fishermen, Modi hits back

    Aggrieved fishermen in coastal Kerala found an aggressive Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi by their side on Wednesday as he accused the Narendra Modi government of taking away the livelihood of the fishing community.

  • May 27, 2015 20:47 IST

    Priyanka, Smriti trade barbs over IIIT in Rae Bareli

    Union minister Smriti Irani and Priyanka Gandhi traded barbs on Wednesday over the issue of an Indian Institute of Information Technology in Rae Bareli, escalating a battle for political brownie points in the Congress pocket borough.

  • Haridwar Ramdev
    May 27, 2015 19:24 IST

    Ramdev’s brother arrested over trucker’s death

    The brother of Ramdev was arrested on Wednesday after a trucker was allegedly killed in clashes between employees of a food park run by the yoga guru and members of a transport union in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, police said.