• December 16 gang-rape
    Mar 02, 2015 13:11 IST

    Dec 16 rapist blames victim, says a girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy

    One of the men convicted of the brutal 2012 gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in Delhi has triggered outrage by claiming the victim was to blame for her fatal sexual assault.

  • Child trafficking
    Mar 02, 2015 18:32 IST

    Selling girls a business in Jharkhand, everybody has a share in the 'trade'

    Revelations by some rescued girls have blown the lid off the flourishing human trafficking racket in Jharkhand’s tribal hinterlands, a hotbed of modern day slavery where family members, neighbours, local politicians and even NGOs are involved in well-organised rings.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Delhi polls
    Mar 02, 2015 18:27 IST

    Sonia Gandhi brushes aside questions about Priyanka, Rahul

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi has refused to comment on speculations about a larger role for Priyanka Gandhi and appeared annoyed over questions on Rahul Gandhi's whereabouts.

  • Afzal guru
    Mar 02, 2015 18:09 IST

    MLAs of PDP party demand Afzal Guru’s remains; Omar terms move attempt to buy vote

    The PDP demanded the return of executed terrorist Afzal Guru’s mortal remains on Monday, a day after Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed gave a rocky start to the party’s coalition with the BJP by crediting separatist leaders, militants and Pakistan for the smooth conduct of assembly elections.

  • Blast 2
    Mar 02, 2015 00:13 IST

    Modi govt restrains NIA’s hands in 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case

    In what could be an indication of the Centre’s changing approach towards probes into instances of so-called “Hindu terror”, the NDA government asked the NIA not to challenge the Andhra high court giving bail to two accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, sources told HT.

  • Modi-Mufti
    Mar 02, 2015 00:37 IST

    Hugs unlimited as two parties meet

    From refusing an Islamic skullcap in 2011 to warmly hugging 14 Muslim ministers from a party that often veers towards soft separatism— the images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Jammu on Sunday were telling as the chalk-and-cheese PDP-BJP government was sworn in.

  • Delhi rain
    Mar 02, 2015 10:20 IST

    Rainy Monday in Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to heavy snowfall, landslides

    People in Delhi woke up to a rainy morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 14.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast more rain and an overcast day ahead.

  • Farmers at Jeorheri village near Mohali
    Mar 02, 2015 17:19 IST

    Landing in trouble

    A ‘good deal’ for land is a matter of perspective. Sometimes it is a study in contrasts — what makes for a ‘good deal’ in Singur in West Bengal is only one-tenth of the going rate for land in, for instance, certain parts of Gurgaon.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Mar 02, 2015 12:33 IST

    Furore in Parliament over Mufti's statement on J-K polls, BJP dissociates itself from Pak remark

    Home minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh said on Monday the government fully dissociated itself from the statement of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants 'allowed' smooth conduct of assembly polls in the state.

  • Black money case
    Mar 02, 2015 13:11 IST

    Black money case: Court grants bail to Moin Qureshi

    Controversial businessman Moin Akhtar Qureshi was granted bail on Monday by a Delhi court after he appeared before it as an accused in a black money case filed by IT department for allegedly not disclosing his income of nearly Rs 20 crore.

  • Congress
    Mar 02, 2015 14:43 IST

    Big reshuffle in Congress, five new PCC chiefs appointed

    In a major reshuffle ahead of possible elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party president at the AICC session next month, the Congress on Monday appointed five new PCC chiefs and one regional Congress committee president.

  • Swine flu
    Mar 02, 2015 15:44 IST

    Swine flu spreads in UP, number of cases likely to go up due to rain

    Swine flu has now spread to many new districts in Uttar Pradesh and the number of people infected has risen to 614 in the last 24-hours, an official said on Monday.

  • Newly elected CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed addressing a press conference in Jammu. Nitin Kanotra/HT
    Mar 02, 2015 16:10 IST

    Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 'stands by' his statement on Jammu and Kashmir polls

    Soon after taking oath on Sunday, Sayeed had said credit must be given to people from across the border, an oblique reference to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militant outfits, for "allowing conducive atmosphere" for assembly polls.

  • Encounter 1
    Mar 02, 2015 16:13 IST

    Charges against Gujarat additional DGP dropped in fake encounter cases

    A special CBI court on Monday dropped charges against Gujarat additional director general of police Geeta Johari in connection with Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter cases, for want of mandatory sanction from Maharashtra government for her prosecution.

  • Black money case
    Mar 02, 2015 16:22 IST

    Moin Qureshi granted bail in tax evasion case

    A Delhi court granted bail to businessman Moin Ahmed Qureshi on Monday in a case filed by the income tax department for allegedly not disclosing his income of about Rs 20 crore and dodging tax.