India

  • Farmer, wheat crop, Delhi farm
    Apr 18, 2015 13:06 IST

    In village near Delhi, farmers put a question mark on Modi

    The country's poor farming lobby flocked to BJP at the general election last May, but anger in rural areas is now mounting over his government's bid to overhaul land purchasing laws, compounding woes over extensive damage to winter crops due to unseasonal rain across northern India.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 18, 2015 12:17 IST

    Congress woos farmers to Rahul's rally with liquor promise

    Holding a rally for farmers is good politics. And the Congress is pulling out all stops to ensure the success of a rally to be addressed by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, arranging free rides and 'drinks' for those who attend.

  • Maruti 800
    Apr 18, 2015 09:27 IST

    First Maruti 800 rusting, India steps up to restore the grand old car

    People across India have offered to restore the first Maruti car after Hindustan Times reported that the vehicle, now a piece of history, is dying a slow death after its owner Harpal Singh and his wife Gulshanbeer Kaur passed away. Many showed an interest in buying the car built in 1983.

  • Kashmir protests
    Apr 18, 2015 10:41 IST

    J-K police admit procedure violated in firing that killed Class 9 student

    A Class 9 student was killed on Saturday after security forces opened fire at protesters in Jammu and Kashmir's Narbal after top separatist leader Masarat Alam's arrest for allegedly hoisting a Pakistan flag at a Srinagar rally.

  • Mamata
    Apr 18, 2015 11:20 IST

    TMC men clash with CPI-M activists during Kolkata municipal polls

    Workers of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress clashed with Communist Party of India-Marxist activists during elections to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday.

  • PM Modi returns to India
    Apr 18, 2015 09:18 IST

    PM Modi returns home after three-nation tour

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the New Delhi early Saturday morning after a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of key agreements were signed, including the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada.

  • Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav
    Apr 18, 2015 08:43 IST

    AAP issues notices to rebel leaders, Yogendra Yadav calls move a joke

    The Aam Aadmi Party has issued show-cause notices to rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav for alleged anti-party activities, taking final steps towards their expulsion, even as Yadav said the move was against the principle of natural justice.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 18, 2015 07:51 IST

    Seen and heard after 2 months: Rahul Gandhi meets farmers in Delhi

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who returned on Thursday after his much talked about 57-day sabbatical, will be meeting delegations of farmers from different states on Saturday and hear their views on the changes being brought in the UPA's land law by the Narendra Modi government.

  • Modi Gurdwara
    Apr 18, 2015 01:21 IST

    PM Modi appreciates Sikh contribution in Canada

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed home on Friday at the end of his three-nation tour, spending the last day of his tour in the city of Vancouver, visiting a temple and a gurdwara and attending an official dinner hosted by Canadian PM Stephen Harper.

  • Boat
    Apr 17, 2015 21:13 IST

    47 Indian fishermen captured by Pakistan; 8 boats seized

    The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) has apprehended 47 fishermen and seized eight of their boats near the International Maritime Boundary, an office-bearer of National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) said on Friday.

  • child marriage
    Apr 17, 2015 22:23 IST

    13-yr-old Ranchi girl writes to school principal to save her from marriage

    A 13-year-old girl named Duli Hembrom has written a letter to the principal of her school to save her from becoming a child bride.

  • Congress MP Shashi Tharoor
    Apr 17, 2015 23:15 IST

    Shashi Tharoor lauds Obama for profile on PM Modi in Time

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, removed as party spokesperson after he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, on Friday lauded US president Barack Obama for the profile he wrote on Modi in the "Time" magazine.

  • Supreme Court
    Apr 18, 2015 00:52 IST

    Why shouldn’t defamation be decriminalised, SC asks Centre

    The Supreme Court stayed trial proceedings in two defamation cases against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday. It also asked the Centre to explain why defamation should not be decriminalised.

  • Congress at Ramlila Maidan
    Apr 18, 2015 00:54 IST

    Rahul back in action, to meet farmers today

    After his return from a 53-day sabbatical, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will make his first public appearance on Saturday, a day before he addresses a farmers rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Ground on Sunday.

  • Justice P Sathasivam
    Apr 18, 2015 01:00 IST

    Lawyers move SC over appointment of new NHRC chief

    A lawyers’ body on Friday has moved the Supreme Court seeking an order to restrain the government from going ahead with the proposed appointment of justice P Sathasivam as the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).