India

  • Srinagar, flood
    Mar 30, 2015 00:32 IST

    Heavy rain, rising Jhelum spook Kashmir again; Srinagar on alert

    Incessant rain over the past 24 hours triggered flash floods, landslides, damaged houses and sent river waters surging, causing panic and migration in the Kashmir Valley that is still to recover from the devastating floods of September.

  • HT
    Mar 30, 2015 00:40 IST

    Delhi-NCR region votes decisively: HT is No. 1, yet again

    In a sign that India’s Capital does not quite believe in fractured mandates, Delhi-NCR region has voted for Hindustan Times as the city’s paper of choice — reinforcing its status as the most widely read newspaper yet again.

  • Azam Khan
    Mar 30, 2015 00:10 IST

    Azam Khan targets PM Modi, sends ‘broom’ gift to UP MLAs

    UP minister Azam Khan, who has been taunting Prime Minister Narendra Modi by repeatedly stating ‘badshah jhootha nahi ho sakta’ (the king can’t be a liar) in all his public speeches, found yet another way to target Modi.

  • A politician
    Mar 29, 2015 23:59 IST

    States fail to set up civil services boards to shield babus from netas

    Governments in 30 states and union territories including Delhi and Gujarat are yet to set up civil services boards (CSBs) mandated under a 2013 Supreme Court directive to insulate bureaucratic transfers from political interference.

  • Drones
    Mar 29, 2015 23:49 IST

    IIT-Kanpur scholars develop 3 hi-tech drones

    Researchers at IIT-Kanpur showcased three different types of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could be used for anything from patrolling the borders to traffic management, crowd monitoring to surveillance and disaster management.

  • Narendra Modi
    Mar 29, 2015 23:34 IST

    PM Modi to launch country’s first air quality index next week

    Next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally launch the country’s first air quality index which rated Delhi’s air, this winter, as being polluted enough to earn it the dubious distinction of being world’s most polluted city.

  • Cleveland police
    Mar 29, 2015 23:07 IST

    Sunderbans tourists shot at, looted by armed men

    Armed men shot at and robbed tourists staying at a lodge in Sunderbans area of West Bengal in the wee hours on Sunday. Police later arrested seven members of the gang and recovered the stolen cash and valuables.

  • Ranaghat rape, convent rape
    Mar 29, 2015 23:01 IST

    Ranaghat nun gang-rape case: Locals ostracise family of accused

    Wife of Gopal Sarkar, who was arrested for harbouring the culprits in the Ranaghat gang rape case, has blamed her uncle Milan Sarkar for the heinous crime that has ostracised the family from the community.

  • Bihar CM
    Mar 29, 2015 21:18 IST

    Bihar: Manjhi refuses to vacate CM house, Nitish regime fumes

    Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has put the Nitish Kumar regime in a bind by refusing to vacate the CM's official bungalow at 1, Aney Marg in western Patna, even though 37 days have elapsed since Manjhi had to step down from the state's top post (on February 20).

  • Indian Council of Historical Research
    Mar 29, 2015 20:37 IST

    ICHR member calls Indian Leftists jihad-friendly

    Indian Leftists have been Jihad-friendly and the state patronised their views post-Independence, said a new Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) member on Sunday in a stinging attack on Left-leaning historians who were at the forefront of history writing since the 1970s.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Mar 29, 2015 20:16 IST

    Centre will try to bring nationwide ban on cow slaughter: Rajnath

    The NDA government will try its “level best” to bring in a countrywide ban on slaughter of cows by evolving a consensus, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.

  • Explosion
    Mar 29, 2015 20:03 IST

    6 killed, 10 injured in blast at Vishakhapatnam firecracker unit

    A blast in a firecracker-making unit in Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh killed six people and injured about 10 on Sunday.

  • sushma swaraj
    Mar 29, 2015 19:17 IST

    India prepares to evacuate stranded expatriates in war-torn Yemen

    India said on Sunday it will begin airlifting its nationals from war-torn Yemen after getting permission to fly from the capital Sanaa even as 15 people were killed as combat jets of a Saudi-led coalition targeted the headquarters of the Houthi rebels.

  • Kashmir floods
    Mar 29, 2015 18:12 IST

    J-K: 44 structures damaged in heavy landslides and rainfall

    Heavy rains pounded several areas of Kashmir damaging many houses and led to closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway because of landslides with water level in Jhelum river also rising fast.

  • Mumbai building
    Mar 29, 2015 17:31 IST

    5 killed, 18 injured in building collapse in Tamil Nadu

    Five persons were killed and 18 injured when an under construction staff quarters of the Central University collapsed here in Tiruvarur on Sunday, police said.