India

  • Ajit Doval and Sartaj Aziz
    Aug 02, 2015 15:31 IST

    India proposes NSA meeting with Pakistan on August 23-24

    Pakistan has received a proposal from India for a meeting between the National Security Advisors of the two countries on August 23-24, Sartaj Aziz, the Prime Minister’s adviser on foreign affairs and national security, said on Sunday.

  • Posco
    Aug 02, 2015 16:29 IST

    Odisha villagers retake land acquired for Posco plant

    Ten years after South Korean steel major Posco signed an agreement with the Odisha government under a blaze of publicity to set up a 12-million tonne steel plant in the state’s coastal Jagatsinghpur district some 150 kilometers from capital Bhubaneswar, the project has made no headway and local residents have begun to reclaim inch-by-inch the land that had been acquired for the plant.

  • Asaram
    Aug 02, 2015 14:20 IST

    NCERT class 3 book lists Asaram as 'great saint'

    Self-styled godman Asaram, an accused in a rape case, has been listed among 'greatest saints of India' in a class III NCERT book in Jodhpur.

  • AJP Abdul Kalam
    Aug 02, 2015 16:03 IST

    In tribute to Kalam, govt officials forego Sunday off in Kerala

    Most government offices remained open in Kerala on Sunday as a mark of respect to the former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who died last week.

  • Gajendra Chauhan
    Aug 02, 2015 13:27 IST

    One-para CV helped Gajendra Chauhan become FTII chief

    In reply to an RTI query, the information and broadcasting ministry has said that Gajendra Chauhan, who was appointed as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), was selected on the basis of a one-para CV.

  • A dharna organised by Dalit Christians
    Aug 02, 2015 12:36 IST

    Dalit Catholics continue to battle upper caste aggression

    Indian Catholics have kept caste and untouchability alive for 300 years. A ground report from Harobele, Karnataka, where Dalit Catholics are at the receiving of upper caste aggression.

  • Manipur
    Aug 02, 2015 11:45 IST

    Heavy rains wreak havoc in Manipur, Odisha, Bengal; lakhs affected

    The depression left over from cyclone Komen, which has been hovering over Bangladesh, has triggered heavy rain in India’s northeastern and eastern states, flooding large swathes of West Bengal and killing 20 people in Manipur.

  • Child porn
    Aug 02, 2015 12:02 IST

    Ban on porn? Many adult sites inaccessible from Indian ISPs

    Many Indian porn lovers woke up to a rude shock on Sunday morning: On most internet service providers (ISPs) – including Vodafone, MTNL, ACT, Hathway and BSNL – porn sites were inaccessible.

  • A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
    Aug 02, 2015 12:20 IST

    Pak Rangers violate ceasefire along International Border

    Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing on border out posts along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district, violating ceasefire yet again.

  • Bangladesh enclave
    Aug 02, 2015 10:01 IST

    Security a prime concern after India-Bangladesh enclave exchange

    With the long-awaited swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh now complete, ensuring security so that these areas do not become a hub of anti-national activities seems to be the prime concern for security agencies.

  • Iquique
    Aug 02, 2015 12:01 IST

    Keeping cultures alive: Sindhis and Hindus in Chile

    Halfway around the world, in Chile, a Sindhi community thrives, its culture and cuisine intact, with moving services conducted at Hindu temples in both Sindhi and Spanish.

  • Protest
    Aug 02, 2015 12:03 IST

    Communal violence increased in first half of 2015: Home ministry

    Incidents of communal violence in the country have increased in the first six months of 2015 according to data released by the Home Ministry, with 330 total riots and a death toll of 51.

  • Renuka Narayanan
    Aug 02, 2015 13:25 IST

    Finding our home in the land of 'om'

    I did not think of Dr Kalam as a hero and neither, I may safely generalise, did many other Hindus. I intensely disliked the pictures of him bowing to the statues of RSS ideologues.

  • Execution Death penalty Capital Punishment
    Aug 02, 2015 12:50 IST

    Poll | Is it time for a larger debate on capital punishment?

    More than 160 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice and 98 of those have abolished it altogether. India is one of the 58 countries which still hands out the death penalty, according to a UN reports. Do you think it's time we hold a larger debate on capital punishment?

  • All party meeting ahead of Monsoon session of Parliament
    Aug 02, 2015 11:04 IST

    Centre's bid to end Parliament deadlock hinges on all-party meet

    With half of the Monsoon session practically over, the Government will make a fresh attempt to end the two-week-long deadlock in Parliament with an all-party meeting on Monday.