India

  • Goa, Louis Berger
    Aug 02, 2015 21:31 IST

    Louis Berger case: 'Drawing' a code-word demanding bribes

    Goa Police Crime Branch decoded several messages related to bribe demands by the head of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) water project in the state during the Louis Berger bribery case probe.

  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur
    Aug 02, 2015 21:02 IST

    Cong alleges Himachal cricket scam, guns for Anurag Thakur

    Former chief minister PK Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur caused a Rs 100 crore loss to the state exchequer on land allotment to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association in 2002, Congress said Sunday.

  • Congress protests in Parliament
    Aug 02, 2015 19:49 IST

    Parliament impasse: Govt insists on debate, Cong blames PM

    The government on Sunday charged the opposition with "negativism" and "obstructionism" while the Congress hit back by questioning the sincerity of the ruling side to break the impasse in Parliament, a day before the all-party meeting on the issue.

  • FTII
    Aug 02, 2015 19:26 IST

    FTII students to stage demonstration in Delhi tomorrow

    Intensifying their 52-day-old stir for removal of BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as FTII's chairman, nearly 80 agitating students left for Delhi on Sunday to hold a protest in the national Capital on Monday.

  • Fishermen
    Aug 02, 2015 19:30 IST

    Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

    Pakistan on Sunday released 163 Indian fishermen held for violating its territorial waters as a goodwill gesture amid tensions between the two neighbours over the Kashmir issue and an attack on a police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur district.

  • Roona Begum
    Aug 02, 2015 17:25 IST

    'Giant head' baby Roona needs another medical miracle

    Tripura-born Roona Begum, who made headlines around the world after her head swelled up to 94 centimetres (circumference) due to hydrocephalus (water on the brain), will turn four-year-old this November. After seven surgeries at Gurgaon-based Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in 2013, the child can now communicate in mono syllables with her parents.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Aug 02, 2015 16:59 IST

    Jaitley accuses Congress of 'obstructionist attitude' on GST

    Accusing the Congress of adopting an 'obstructionist attitude' in blocking GST, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the points of dissent now being raised on this legislation did not find favour with either of the two UPA finance ministers -- P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee.

  • Ajit Doval and Sartaj Aziz
    Aug 02, 2015 15:31 IST

    India proposes NSA meeting with Pakistan on August 23-24

    Pakistan has received a proposal from India for a meeting between the National Security Advisors of the two countries on August 23-24, Sartaj Aziz, the Prime Minister’s adviser on foreign affairs and national security, said on Sunday.

  • Posco
    Aug 02, 2015 16:29 IST

    Odisha villagers retake land acquired for Posco plant

    Ten years after South Korean steel major Posco signed an agreement with the Odisha government under a blaze of publicity to set up a 12-million tonne steel plant in the state’s coastal Jagatsinghpur district some 150 kilometers from capital Bhubaneswar, the project has made no headway and local residents have begun to reclaim inch-by-inch the land that had been acquired for the plant.

  • Asaram
    Aug 02, 2015 14:20 IST

    NCERT class 3 book lists Asaram as 'great saint'

    Self-styled godman Asaram, an accused in a rape case, has been listed among 'greatest saints of India' in a class III NCERT book in Jodhpur.

  • AJP Abdul Kalam
    Aug 02, 2015 16:03 IST

    In tribute to Kalam, govt officials forego Sunday off in Kerala

    Most government offices remained open in Kerala on Sunday as a mark of respect to the former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who died last week.

  • Gajendra Chauhan
    Aug 02, 2015 13:27 IST

    One-para CV helped Gajendra Chauhan become FTII chief

    In reply to an RTI query, the information and broadcasting ministry has said that Gajendra Chauhan, who was appointed as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), was selected on the basis of a one-para CV.

  • A dharna organised by Dalit Christians
    Aug 02, 2015 12:36 IST

    Dalit Catholics continue to battle upper caste aggression

    Indian Catholics have kept caste and untouchability alive for 300 years. A ground report from Harobele, Karnataka, where Dalit Catholics are at the receiving of upper caste aggression.

  • West Bengal floods
    Aug 02, 2015 11:45 IST

    Komen triggers heavy rains; 70 dead in Bengal, Manipur, Odisha

    The depression created from cyclone Komen, which has been hovering over Bangladesh, has triggered heavy rain in India’s northeastern and eastern states, killing at least 75 people in Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha.

  • Sonam Kapoor
    Aug 02, 2015 12:02 IST

    Ban on porn? Many adult sites inaccessible from Indian ISPs

    Many Indian porn lovers woke up to a rude shock on Sunday morning: On most internet service providers (ISPs) – including Vodafone, MTNL, ACT, Hathway and BSNL – porn sites were inaccessible.