India

  • Modi
    Mar 27, 2015 11:56 IST

    PM Modi urges well-offs to give up subsidised LPG

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the well off people to give up subsidised cooking gas, and expressed his government's resolve to reduce dependence on energy imports by 10 per cent by 2022. Sharing oil companies' plans to increase piped cooking gas connection to one crore households from 27 lakh currently in the next four years, Modi said the decision to surrender LPG subsidy by 2.8 lakh consumers would result in a savings of Rs 100 crore. "I had made a small mention about giving up LPG subsidy.

  • Congress protest
    Mar 27, 2015 12:04 IST

    Congress MLAs call off protest inside MP assembly over farmer issue

    Failing to get an assurance from the Madhya Pradesh government on the issue of compensation for rain and hailstorm-hit farmers, the Congress MLAs on Friday called off their agitation after staging a three-day protest in the state Assembly

  • Congress protest
    Mar 27, 2015 12:16 IST

    Navy Dornier crash: Second body, data recorder recovered from wreckage

    Naval divers on Friday recovered the body of Lieutenant Abhinav Nagori, the co-pilot of the Indian Navy Doriner-228 that crashed on Tuesday, lying on seabed at depth of 50 meters.

  • Narendra Modi-Kailash Satyarthi
    Mar 27, 2015 12:57 IST

    Modi, Kailash Satyarthi among world's greatest leaders: Fortune

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi have been named among the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune magazine in its annual list of "extraordinary" men and women transforming business, govern­ment and philanthropy. Modi is ranked 5th on the 2015 roster of 'World's Greatest Leaders' with Satyarthi coming in at the 28th spot.

  • Jagdish Tytler
    Mar 27, 2015 13:24 IST

    1984 riots: Court to consider closure report on April 22

    A Delhi court on Friday fixed April 22 for hearing CBI's closure report in a case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

  • Jammu and Kashmir
    Mar 27, 2015 13:45 IST

    Ruckus in J-K assembly over power projects transfer

    A Congress legislator was injured and about dozen opposition MLAs on Friday were marshaled out of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly, which was repeatedly adjourned amid disruptions by the former CM Omar Abdullah-led National Conference over the issue of transfer of power projects from the Centre to the state.

  • coal
    Mar 27, 2015 13:58 IST

    NGT issues warrant agianst MoEF secretary

    Making its displeasure clear over casual manner in which the union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) handled the coal sampling issue and flouted its order, the National Green Tribunal (West Zone) has issued bailable warrant against MoEF Secretary asking him to remain personally present on April 20 and explain the lapses.

  • Budget, health
    Mar 27, 2015 09:21 IST

    Modi government puts brakes on India's universal health plan

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto.

  • Buddha 2
    Mar 27, 2015 09:35 IST

    Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee may quit CPI(M) politburo in April

    Former chief minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee may step down from the CPI(M) politburo – the party’s top executive body – at the party congress in Vishakhapatnam to be held mid-April.

  • crimes against women
    Mar 27, 2015 11:08 IST

    Woman set afire by youth for resisting rape attempt

    A 30-year-old woman was set afire allegedly by a youth after she resisted his rape attempt in Sisoli town in Muzaffarnagar.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Mar 27, 2015 11:19 IST

    Bhushan, Yadav hit out against Kejriwal, allege 'lies' spread to oust them

    Following the collapse of reconciliatory talks between the two warring factions of Aam Adami Party, AAP, there are now speculations that dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan could be shown the door in the national council meeting on Saturday.

  • 
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    Mar 27, 2015 11:53 IST

    Vajpayee is an international icon: Rajnath Singh

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an international icon who is respected and loved by one and all. Vajpayee is being conferred country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee.

  • Farmer
    Mar 27, 2015 00:21 IST

    Western disturbance may unleash another spell of rain, hail tragedy

    Another spell of stormy weather is set to sweep several food-bowl states between March 28 and April 2, covering a fourth of the country and potentially worsening the impact of recent hailstorms that have devastated 16% of winter-sown crops, according revised estimates.

  • Modi
    Mar 27, 2015 00:05 IST

    Modi government woos women voters with 50% quota promise

    The BJP is trying to woo women voters with an eye on the next general election by promising a 50% quota in urban local bodies and panchayats as it looks to get the women’s reservation bill cleared by Parliament, said sources.

  • Jaitapur
    Mar 26, 2015 23:36 IST

    India, France work to fix Jaitapur N-power price

    India and France are holding talks to lower the cost of power to finalise a nuclear commerce agreement between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and French supplier Areva ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s France visit in April.