- Aug 02, 2015 10:01 IST
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.
- Aug 02, 2015 09:30 IST
Fancy hotels, malls and posh multi-specialty hospitals are aplenty in Ghaziabad, but the stench from the 100-ft high garbage hillock has forced residents to move around with their noses covered.
- Aug 02, 2015 08:46 IST
Illegal sex-selection drugs (SSD) consumed by pregnant women could be causing birth defects among children, said a study which established strong links between SSDs and congenital malformations.
- Aug 02, 2015 08:23 IST
Though the flood situation in Odisha improved significantly, the inflow of rain water from the neighbouring West Bengal on Saturday caused marooning of 10 more villages in the bordering Balasore district even as the toll in the current spell of flood is five, officials said.
- Aug 02, 2015 07:52 IST
Investigations into the Gurdaspur terror attack have revealed that the ultras were wearing ‘made in Pakistan’ gloves. Also, the origin of a seized night vision device (NVD), a ‘US government property’, points towards an Afghanistan link.
- Aug 02, 2015 00:19 IST
The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with the help of its issue-based supporters, looks set to get the better of the main opposition bloc in terms of numbers in the Rajya Sabha by July next year.
- Aug 02, 2015 00:56 IST
The Youth Congress is considering a slew of changes including going back to its time-tested politics of agitation, scrapping the appraisal system and introducing a new internal election process in a bid to restore its position as the sword arm of the grand old party.
- Aug 02, 2015 00:23 IST
A home ministry-led initiative to formalise a strategy to counter groups propagating radical ideologies on Saturday pushed for targeting counter-radicalisation efforts right at the college level when the youth are most vulnerable to influence by extremist ideologies.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:45 IST
Close on the heels of BJP leader and actor Shatrughan Sinha signing a petition to the President against Yakub Memon’s execution, the party’s general secretary Varun Gandhi took a position against the death penalty in an article published in the Outlook magazine.
- Aug 02, 2015 00:13 IST
If their religion was initially the reason they were taken hostage in Libya, it was their profession that helped regain their freedom. Two of four university professionals kidnapped by the Islamic State near Sirte on July 29 found themselves hostage in the hands of gunmen who’d once also been their students, HT has learnt.
- Aug 02, 2015 00:32 IST
The HRD ministry has appointed GC Tripathi, presently vice chancellor (VC) of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), as chairman of the IIT-BHU board of governors (BoG) — an appointment that has raised eyebrows.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:37 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday registered eight fresh cases in its Vyapam-scam probe to probe alleged irregularities in the conduct of examinations including those related to pre-medical tests and recruitment of constables.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:21 IST
After the freedom, the politics. The enclave dwellers, who became Indian citizens on Friday midnight, may not be sufficient to have a decisive say in assembly constituencies, but the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)and Forward Bloc leaders have earnestly taken the plunge to capture the new vote bank.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:32 IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday finalised a stretch on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway to build the country’s first road runway for fighter jets.
- Aug 01, 2015 23:26 IST
A convict on death row who had expressed a last wish to return to his home state, Haryana, where he wanted to spend the rest of his time before being hanged has been turned down by three different states -- Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.