India

  • Lalit Modi and Sushma Swaraj
    Jul 01, 2015 16:57 IST

    Lalit Modi 'wanted' Swaraj's husband on company board, turned down

    A raging controversy linking top BJP leaders to former IPL boss Lalit Modi refused to die down after documents revealed on Wednesday the ex-cricket administrator offered foreign minister Sushma Swaraj’s husband Swaraj Kaushal a position on the board of one of his companies.

  • Digital Week
    Jul 01, 2015 16:31 IST

    PM Modi launches Digital Week with aim to boost rural connectivity

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flag-started on Wednesday a Digital India Week aimed at popularising his election campaign promise to connect 250,000 villages in India by 2019.

  • Landslides Darjeeling West Bengal Rainfall
    Jul 01, 2015 11:14 IST

    At least 30 killed, houses swept away in Darjeeling landslides

    At least 30 people were killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in West Bengal's Darjeeling district early on Wednesday even as more reports of major damages were pouring in.

  • A vendor weighs onions at a vegetable market in Mumbai
    Jul 01, 2015 15:23 IST

    Govt extends ban on hoarding onions beyond ceiling by 1 year

    The Modi-led BJP government at the centre has extended the ban on hoarding onions by one year in an effort to curb any rise in the staple vegetable's prices beyond the prescribed limit on Wednesday.

  • Minister fixes woman doctor's collar
    Jul 01, 2015 09:57 IST

    J-K minister 'adjusts' woman doctor's collar, pic goes viral

    The photograph of the Jammu and Kashmir minister 'fixing' the collar of a woman doctor in a government hospital has provoked sharp criticism. The image has been widely circulated on social media and has created a huge furore.

  • Amarnath Yatra was flagged off by J-K health minister Choudhary Lal Singh
    Jul 01, 2015 10:19 IST

    More than 1,200 pilgrims leave Jammu for annual Amarnath Yatra

    The annual Amarnath Yatra, whose destination is an ice stagalamite shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, commenced from Jammu on Wednesday amid tight security arrangements as the first batch of 1,280 pilgrims left for the cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

  • varun
    Jul 01, 2015 14:49 IST

    Varun Gandhi offered to 'settle' my deal with Sonia: Lalit Modi

    BJP parliamentarian Varun Gandhi was dragged into a raging controversy involving former IPL boss Lalit Modi on Wednesday after the ex-cricket administrator alleged the Sultanpur MP offered him a deal to “settle everything” in the Congress with Sonia Gandhi.

  • Vinod Tawde, Raj Purohit, Pankaja Munde
    Jul 01, 2015 14:18 IST

    Controversies sting: Why Maharashtra's Fadnavis govt is facing flak

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has been facing heat all through the month of June. The party, which is already in a spot over the controversy surrounding some of its senior ministers at the Centre and a chief minister in Rajasthan, is now under fire in Maharashtra.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jul 01, 2015 11:50 IST

    Jawaharlal Nehru's Wikipedia page edited from govt IP address

    A Twitter account called @AnonGoIWPEdits has claimed that someone from a government of India IP address made malicious revisions to Jawaharlal Nehru's Wikipedia page.

  • Govindacharya
    Jul 01, 2015 11:57 IST

    'Power-centric' Modi govt has no values, says RSS' Govindacharya

    RSS ideologue and former BJP general secretary KN Govindacharya has said that Narendra Modi government's lack of action against its ministers who have been accused of corruption and impropriety "speaks of the political dishonesty of the establishment".

  •  Ajit Doval, Yang Jiechi
    Jul 01, 2015 01:27 IST

    China and India all set to speed up border row resolution

    India and China are all set to hold a crucial round of boundary talks on the sidelines of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit at Ufa in Russia next week. Beijing is learnt to have expressed its interest in fast-tracking resolution of the festering boundary dispute, indicating that it is even open to a meeting of the special representatives every three months.

  • Kumar Vishwas
    Jul 01, 2015 14:27 IST

    Complaint against Kumar Vishwas' illicit relationship closed: HC

    The proceedings on a complaint against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas in connection with a party volunteer and their illicit liaison, has been closed by the Delhi women's panel, its chief told Delhi High Court on Wednesday. The female party volunteer had alleged that her life was ruined as he was not rebutting "rumours" about their illicit liaison.

  • Dayanidhi Maran
    Jul 01, 2015 14:59 IST

    Telephone exchange case: CBI questions Dayanidhi Maran

    Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran was questioned by the CBI on Wednesday in the case of allegedly using over 300 high data capacity BSNL telecom lines at his Boat House residence in Chennai.

  • Kerala
    Jul 01, 2015 11:34 IST

    Over 1,200 Indian nurses hit by UK visa change

    Britain’s health officials have raised an alarm over the prospect of over 1,200 Indian nurses and thousands more from other non-EU countries being forced to leave the country due to a new income threshold required under visa rules for continued stay in the country.

  • Modi
    Jul 01, 2015 09:21 IST

    PM Modi to launch Digital India Project in two panchayats

    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) Indore Circle General Manager M R Rawat said that ten village panchayats, which are around 35 km, will be connected with a high-speed internet service under the project that will be launched on Wednesday.