India

  • Hema Malini injured in road accident
    Jul 08, 2015 10:42 IST

    Hema Malini blames father of child killed in road accident

    BJP MP and Bollywood actress Hema Malini on Wednesday blamed the father of child who was killed in car accident for not following traffic rules.

  • Deepika Thakur
    Jul 08, 2015 09:53 IST

    Haryana sportswomen shelve marriage plans for Rio Olympics

    In a state where the marriage of teenage girls is common, several women athletes have created a flutter in Haryana by putting off wedding plans so that they can focus on preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • Himachal Pradesh
    Jul 08, 2015 09:28 IST

    Heavy rains lash Himachal Pradesh, high alert issued

    High alert was issued in Himachal Pradesh after heavy rains lashed several parts of the state Tuesday night as monsoon further intensified in the region.

  • Turkish Airlines
    Jul 08, 2015 09:45 IST

    Turkish Airlines plane grounded for bomb threat leaves Delhi

    An Istanbul-bound Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok which landed in emergency in Delhi on Tuesday following a bomb scare, departed early Wednesday for its destination.

  • Congress protest Vyapam scam Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 08, 2015 09:15 IST

    Vyapam scam: HC likely to hear govt’s application for CBI probe today

    The Madhya Pradesh high court will likely hear on Wednesday the application moved by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan- led government, seeking transfer of investigation in the multi-crore Vyapam scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

  • Land Bill
    Jul 08, 2015 08:09 IST

    Congress backs pro-farmer changes in NDA’s land bill

    Amid its bitter battle against the BJP on the land bill, the Congress has actually offered support to two key amendments to the contentious legislation. The amendments are pro-farmer and were brought by the NDA government through its land ordinance in December 2014.

  • Bengal rape, rape
    Jul 08, 2015 07:39 IST

    Ranaghat case: Nun identifies 28-yr-old rape suspect

    The sensational Ranaghat nun rape case moved a step towards closure after 114 agonising days with the 71-year-old missionary identifying the 28-year-old rapist at the Ranaghat jail on Tuesday.

  • Modi'sFirstDayAtWork
    Jul 08, 2015 07:34 IST

    PM Modi, Sharif likely to meet on the sidelines of SCO summit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif when the two leaders arrive in the Russian city of Ufa on Wednesday to attend two summits of Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) and Shanghai Cooperation organization (SCO) from July 8-10.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 07, 2015 18:51 IST

    Vyapam scam: CM Chouhan buckles under pressure, seeks CBI probe

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan bowed to public pressure on Tuesday and recommended a CBI probe into a snowballing examination scandal that has bruised his government’s credibility with people connected to the case dying mysteriously.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 07, 2015 23:51 IST

    Delay in asking for CBI probe in Vyapam scam has dented CM's image

    Though it’s yet to be seen how the high court takes its stand on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s request for a CBI inquiry into Vyapam scam he announced on Tuesday, the damage has already been done to his image given his delayed decision on the inquiry, feel many in the ruling party.

  • Uzbekistan India PM Modi Terrorism
    Jul 07, 2015 20:29 IST

    Extremism not part of Islamic heritage of India, C Asia: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined the Islamic heritage of both India and Central Asia defined by the highest ideals and said it has always rejected the forces of extremism.

  • Food grains
    Jul 08, 2015 01:17 IST

    Centre looks to cap food subsidies to poor, critics cry foul

    Critics say the Modi government’s fine-tuning of major social programmes, including food handouts, was aimed at trimming spending.

  • Prithviraj Chavan
    Jul 07, 2015 20:10 IST

    India staring at banking crisis, remedial steps needed: Congress

    Castigating the BJP government at the Centre, the Opposition Congress on Tuesday said the country may be headed for a "banking crisis" if remedial measures are not taken.

  • Environment minister Prakash Javadekar
    Jul 08, 2015 00:23 IST

    Eco-sensitive Western Ghats next on govt’s development map

    The government’s decision on demarcating an eco-sensitive zone in the Western Ghats will balance the needs of the environment and development by banning excessive mining and polluting industries in the zone, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

  • Jul 08, 2015 00:33 IST

    10 years of RTI Act: 39 activists dead, 275 assaulted, says report

    When right to information activist Guru Prasad Shukla was beaten to death by fellow villagers last month, he became the 39th person to lay down his life for exercising the transparency law in its first decade. Another 275 people have reportedly been assaulted or harassed for invoking the law to raise uncomfortable questions before those in power.