• Patels 5
    Aug 28, 2015 18:07 IST

    In Gujarat, special measures for poor among 'general castes'

    In a move with implications for the national debate on reservations, the Gujarat government will offer special packages for the economically backward among general castes in education as a way to 'quell the discontent among the young of upper castes'.

  • A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
    Aug 28, 2015 18:01 IST

    Pakistan summons Indian envoy over J-K border firing

    Pakistan on Friday summoned the Indian envoy to protest against firing on the border in Jammu and Kashmir after six people died and 46 others were injured in shelling.

  • Manohar Parrikar
    Aug 28, 2015 17:18 IST

    Parrikar says PMO involved in efforts to resolve OROP issue

    The PMO is "directly involved" in the efforts to resolve the One Rank One Pension issue and the government is working to fill in the "small gaps" in it, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.

  • Nitish Kumar
    Aug 28, 2015 15:52 IST

    Bihar polls: Oppn accuses govt of trying to 'brainwash' students

    Opposition parties in poll-bound Bihar have questioned the ruling JD(U) for an alleged "misuse" of the state's education network for electoral benefit after a footage of government school teachers "educating" students about the "welfare schemes" undertaken by the Nitish Kumar government was aired.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Aug 28, 2015 16:19 IST

    Srinagar: Rahul takes tea break in separatists' bastion

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday made a surprise visit to Maisuma locality, the hub of separatist protests near Lal Chowk in Srinagar for a tea and snacks break at a local vendor.

  • Syringe attacker
    Aug 28, 2015 15:41 IST

    Massive hunt for Andhra's 'syringe psycho' who pricks women

    An unidentified bike rider has terrorised Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district, pricking at least nine women travelling alone with a syringe needle in the past week.

  • Pakistan meeting
    Aug 28, 2015 15:19 IST

    India is only external threat, says Pakistani military

    The Pakistani armed forces believe India is the only "external military threat" to the country and the situation is volatile because the two countries do not have any conflict resolution mechanism.

  • Indrani Mukerjea Sheena Bora murder
    Aug 28, 2015 15:04 IST

    Mumbai cops find skull where Sheena's body was dumped

    The Mumbai Police found bones, including a skull, from the spot where Sheena Bora’s body was said to have been buried after she was murdered in 2012, television channels reported on Friday.

  • Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar
    Aug 28, 2015 14:34 IST

    Chronicling Bihar’s journey from Lalu to Nitish

    Bihar’s income witnessed its slowest growth during the twin rules of Lalu Prasad and wife Rabri Devi spanning 15 years from 1990 and the overall economic decline earned the state the Bimaru tag, an acronym used for financially-sick states.

  • Akram Feroze
    Aug 28, 2015 14:00 IST

    Meet Akram Feroze, activist illegally detained in Rajasthan

    Two days before India’s Independence Day, a theatre activist, who likes to believe the world will become borderless someday, was arrested and “illegaly detained” for a week in Rajasthan simply because police though he seemed “suspicious”.

  • Sheena Bora
    Aug 28, 2015 13:38 IST

    10 questions that remain unanswered in Sheena murder mystery

    What exactly happened on April 24, 2012, is still not clear, with the Mumbai Police tightlipped about the sequence of events on that day. Sources close to the investigation say they are still verifying the statements of Indrani Mukerjee, her driver Shyam Rai, and her second husband Sanjeev Khanna. Here are 10 questions that remain unanswered in the murder mystery:

  • Sanjeev Khanna
    Aug 28, 2015 13:08 IST

    Sanjeev Khanna 'got huge sum of money' after Sheena's murder

    The Mumbai police, who are investigating the alleged roles of Indrani Mukerjea and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna in the Sheena Bora murder case, have launched a parallel probe into Khanna's finances.

  • 1965 India-Pakistan War.
    Aug 28, 2015 12:16 IST

    Archival footage captures the 1965 India-Pakistan war

    As the Indian government commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with Pakistan, we take a unique look back at the conflict with the help of several films from British Pathe, which has one of the world’s largest newsreel archives.

  • Sheena Bora
    Aug 28, 2015 13:01 IST

    Poll: Is media reporting of Sheena murder sensational or sober?

    The Mumbai Police have struggled to extract information from former media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea on her daughter Sheena Bora's murder. Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria personally questioned Indrani, but sources said she was evasive.

  • OROP
    Aug 28, 2015 11:48 IST

    Veterans to boycott 1965 war events after OROP talks collapse

    Retired military personnel upset by the lack of a breakthrough on the issue of one rank one pension (OROP) have decided to boycott the government’s celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of India's 1965 war with Pakistan.