India

  • voter, bjp
    Jul 03, 2015 01:14 IST

    In Kerala bypoll loss, BJP sniffs a victory

    The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) may have won the Aruvikkara constituency on Tuesday, but BJP’s 85-year-old O Rajagopal raked in an impressive 34,000, or 24%, of total votes polled, up from just 7,000 votes in the 2011 assembly election.

  • Rains
    Jul 03, 2015 01:04 IST

    Deficient or normal: Forecasters battle it out this monsoon season

    Sitting on a charpoy in his farm on a dry riverbed in the heart of Delhi, Ramesh Singh smiles as he looks at his field, shining green. The rains have been 16% surplus in June despite the official outlook of a “deficient” monsoon.

  • IS
    Jul 03, 2015 01:06 IST

    India on alert over growing presence of IS in Af-Pak

    Indian intelligence agencies have sounded an alarm following reports of the growing presence of the ultra-conservative Islamist terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan’s Farah and Nangarhar provinces.

  • Black money case
    Jul 03, 2015 01:02 IST

    Government to notify rules for declaring foreign assets on Friday

    The details to be filled in the new form will include the current status of the assets, whether in possession or sold. These will in detail explain how one has to assess the tax liability along with furnishing extensive details of these assets based on a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

  • Narendra Modi
    Jul 03, 2015 00:52 IST

    Don’t use abusive language on social media: PM

    Having interacted regularly with his millions of followers on digital media for many years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday personally caught up with 150 of them. And his crisp message for them was: “Don’t use abusive language on Twitter and other social media. Speak positive things in a positive manner.”

  • Mobile phone
    Jul 03, 2015 00:08 IST

    One mobile number across India, free roaming next?

    Telecom companies will now offer national mobile number portability from today. One India-one rate system is on the cards.

  • Mirik
    Jul 03, 2015 00:01 IST

    Mamata, Rijiju visit landslide-hit areas in Darjeeling

    Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju accompanied by Darjeeling MP SS Ahluwalia visited some landslide-affected areas of the region on Thursday.

  • MS Dhoni India World Cup
    Jul 02, 2015 22:52 IST

    Unhappy Dhoni may refuse Swachh Bharat Abhiyan offer

    India’s ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could turn down the Jharkhand government’s offer to become the state brand ambassador for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan apparently because he is unhappy over how such public campaigns are handled, according to one of his family members and a close friend.

  • N Srinivasan
    Jul 02, 2015 22:46 IST

    ED records Srinivasan's statement in PMLA case against Lalit Modi

    The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday recorded the statement of former BCCI president N Shrinivasan in connection with the money laundering case registered against ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi.

  • Hema Malini injured in road accident
    Jul 02, 2015 22:19 IST

    Hema Malini injured, child killed in road accident in Dausa

    BJP parliamentarian and actor Hema Malini was on Thursday rushed to hospital after her car in which she was travelling collided with another car at Dausa in Rajasthan.

  • Dog Aadhar Card
    Jul 02, 2015 22:15 IST

    Man arrested for getting Aadhaar card for dog

    A man who got his dog an Aadhaar card in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district was arrested on Thursday. The card has a photo of the dog with the name Tommy Singh, son of Sheru Singh, and mentions its date of birth as November 26,2009.

  • chris martin, narendra modi
    Jul 02, 2015 22:06 IST

    Coldplay's Chris Martin meets PM Modi, discusses Swachh Bharat

    Chris Martin joined the representatives of the New York-based Global Poverty Project to call on the PM on Thursday. Hollywood actor Frieda Pinto, also in India as part of the project, accompanied him.

  • Enforcement Directorate
    Jul 02, 2015 21:41 IST

    Bank fraud case: ED attaches over 1000 acres land in US

    Zoom Developers was named as the second biggest bank frauds in the country by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan who had written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking urgent action on the large value banking frauds.

  • MA Naqvi
    Jul 02, 2015 21:23 IST

    Cong govt to blame for madrasas not considered schools: Naqvi

    With Maharashtra government's controversial decision on madrasas creating a political furore, union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday blamed the previous Congress led-government for bringing the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which does not consider madrasas as educational institutions.

  • Mehbooba Mufti
    Jul 02, 2015 21:21 IST

    Vajpayee suspected Mehbooba Mufti of links with Hizbul: Ex-RAW boss

    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2002 promised to make National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah the vice president, but later reneged on his promise, former RAW chief AS Dulat has said.