India

  • Jun 02, 2015 18:28 IST

    Gadkari's plans for 1,100 islands, 300 light houses, 101 rivers

    The water transport business in the country is expected to receive a major boost as the transport and shipping ministry plans of inter-modal connectivity with rail and road for cargo hubs. The project would enable economic logistics in the country, generating employment.

  • Captain Saurabh Kalia
    Jun 02, 2015 18:06 IST

    Kargil martyr Kalia’s kin want concrete govt action

    Parents of Kargil martyr Capt Saurabh Kalia on Monday thanked the Centre for indicating that it could approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against his brutal torture by the Pakistan army, but said they would believe its assurances only if these are backed by concrete action.

  • Maggi
    Jun 02, 2015 17:07 IST

    What about colas, pan masalas? Twitter reacts after Maggi controversy

    A controversy surrounding alleged high levels of lead in some packets of Maggi has hogged the headlines and is showing no signs of dying down. And this time it wasn't just Maggi! Several high-profile Bollywood celebrities -- Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Priety Zinta -- came under fire for endorsing the brand over the years.

  • Robbery
    Jun 02, 2015 16:32 IST

    Bank employees robbed of Rs 1.08 crore

    After firing several shots, robbers snatched cash bags from the Oriental Bank of Commerce employees as they stepped out.

  • Hitler ice-cream
    Jun 02, 2015 16:31 IST

    Tasteless but true: Made in India Hitler ice-cream, café

    Photographs of an ice-cream cone manufactured in Uttar Pradesh and named ‘Hitler’ have been doing the rounds on social media, with the brand drawing severe flak from across the world. Media reports said the news had outraged many in Germany.

  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK
    Jun 02, 2015 15:59 IST

    IIIT-A dismisses Associate Prof accused of sexual harassment

    One year after a complaint was filed by an M.Tech student, IIIT-A probe panel suspends the associate professor.

  • Amitabh Bachchan
    Jun 02, 2015 13:53 IST

    Maggi row: Bihar court orders FIR against Amitabh, Madhuri, Preity and Nestle officials

    A Bihar court on Tuesday directed authorities to file an FIR against officials of Maggi noodles maker Nestle and Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit, brand ambassadors of the food item.

  • Army soldiers
    Jun 02, 2015 13:58 IST

    Gilgit-Baltistan polls 'Pak attempt to hide illegal occupation': India

    India on Tuesday opposed a move by Pakistan to conduct elections in the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, saying it was an attempt to cover up its “forcible and illegal occupation” of the area.

  • Agartala
    Jun 02, 2015 13:28 IST

    Govt downgrades monsoon forecast to 88%, stokes fears of drought

    India has downgraded this year's monsoon forecast to 88% of the long-term average, earth sciences minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday, raising fears of a drought in the country where nearly half of farmland lack irrigation facilities.

  • Eid-ul-Zuha
    Jun 02, 2015 13:10 IST

    Muslims considering India motherland entitled to citizen rights: Sena

    Weeks after the Election Commission expressed displeasure over senior leader Sanjay Raut's comments on voting rights of Muslims, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said all Muslims who consider India their motherland should be given all citizen rights.

  • A vehicle damaged in an explosion in Srinagar on June 1. (Photo credit: Waseem Andrabi, HT Photo)
    Jun 02, 2015 12:52 IST

    Mobile services bearing cost of political turmoil in J-K

    The government, private offices, universities and business set-ups – all have shifted completely to internet and mobile services for upward mobility. It has become a lifeline and its crippling will only send people to the Stone Age. Cell phones, SMS messages and internet services are modern day oxygen for the Kashmir Valley.

  • Maggi
    Jun 02, 2015 10:32 IST

    More trouble for Nestle: Larvae found in milk powder in Tamil Nadu

    Nestle India’s woes continued to escalate as dozens of live larvae were found in the company’s baby milk powder in Tamil Nadu after its popular Maggi noodles were subjected to tests at several places in the country for reportedly containing very high levels of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

  • Maggi
    Jun 02, 2015 08:10 IST

    Not just Maggi, this man has an eye on your cake and biryani too!

    VK Pandey, 40, the Barabanki-based officer of the UP Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) is the man who has been keeping an eye on your cake, biryani and noodles, too.

  •  Rahul Gandhi
    Jun 02, 2015 09:23 IST

    Reaching out in Mhow: Rahul Gandhi to visit Ambedkar birthplace today

    The visit is a prelude to the Congress' plans to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon next year in a grand way and come closer to the community, which was once its vote bank.

  • Captain Saurabh Kalia
    Jun 01, 2015 19:07 IST

    Captain Saurabh Kalia case: Govt ready to move ICJ if it gets SC nod

    The government said on Monday it will consult the Supreme Court on approaching the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the death of Kargil martyr Captain Saurabh Kalia, who was allegedly tortured and killed in captivity by Pakistani troops during the 1999 war.