India

  • Hamid Ansari
    Sep 01, 2015 12:57 IST

    Ansari’s affirmative action for Muslims comment draws VHP's ire

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Tuesday criticised vice-president Hamid Ansari over his pitch for "affirmative action" for Muslims, alleging it was a political and communal statement which did not befit the dignity of his office.

  • Muslim Population
    Sep 01, 2015 11:42 IST

    Poll | Hamid Ansari's speech: Can affirmative action help Muslims?

    Vice President Hamid Ansari has said that the problems of exclusion and discrimination they are confronted with have to be corrected by the state and that a pre-requisite for this is "affirmative action" to ensure a common starting point and ability in all to walk at the required pace. HT is asking: Can affirmative action combined with PM Modi's motto of 'sabka sath sabka vikas' help Muslims?

  • Indrani Mukerjea, Sheena Bora
    Sep 01, 2015 11:08 IST

    Want Indrani hanged if she murdered Sheena, says father

    Siddhartha Das, whose identity and location were a matter of great speculation for the past few days, has accepted that he is the biological father of Sheena Bora and is ready to undergo a DNA test to prove it.

  • Manipur
    Sep 01, 2015 10:06 IST

    3 killed, lawmakers attacked: Understanding the Manipur crisis

    Three people were killed and 14 were injured in protests that erupted in Churachandpur district of Manipur on Monday over three bills passed by the state assembly to protect indigenous people. A mob also set on fire the homes of a minister and three legislators.

  • Patel stir
    Sep 01, 2015 10:04 IST

    Patels' quota demand: Fresh stir to be launched from Surat today

    The Patel community, whose protests for reservation plunged Gujarat into violence last week, has decided to launch a fresh round of agitation from Tuesday from Surat.

  • Indira Gandhi during an interview
    Sep 01, 2015 09:48 IST

    Indira Gandhi considered strikes on Pak's nuke sites: CIA

    After returning to power in 1980, former prime minister Indira Gandhi had considered military strikes on Pakistan's nuclear installations to prevent it from acquiring weapons capabilities, a declassified CIA document has claimed.

  • MM Kalburgi
    Sep 01, 2015 11:41 IST

    Karnataka to hand over Kalburgi murder case probe to CBI

    The Karnataka government has decided to hand over to CBI the probe into the murder of noted Kannada progressive thinker and scholar MM Kalburgi.

  • Sheena Bora, Rahul Mukerjea
    Sep 01, 2015 09:35 IST

    Why is media obsessed with Sheena case? It's you, dear reader

    There is a thin line between news reporting and voyeurism, and the Sheena Bora case breached it quite a while ago. And before you blame it all on the media maybe we all need to spend a minute on why the media are reporting the details in such minutiae.

  • Combination picture of Mikhail Bora, Indrani Mukerjea, Sheena Bora
    Sep 01, 2015 09:24 IST

    ‘No record of Mikhail, Sheena at Pune mental hospital’

    Authorities at the Yerawada mental hospital have denied claims that INX Media co-founder Indrani Mukerjea had admitted her daughter Sheena and son Mikhail in Pune’s mental hospital. Mukerjea was arrested last week for allegedly murdering Sheena in April 2012.

  • Narendra Modi
    Sep 01, 2015 09:21 IST

    Now, PM Modi’s turn to display his ‘swabhiman’ in Bihar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have his chance to hit back at the leaders of the anti-BJP alliance when he takes the stage in Bhagalpur on Tuesday for what will be his last rally before Bihar assembly poll dates announcement.

  • Residences of Manipur minister and two legislators ablaze, Protest passing of allegedly “anti-tribal” bills, Manipur
    Sep 01, 2015 08:07 IST

    Manipur: 4 killed, 13 hurt, curfew in Churachandpur after mob fury

    Three people were killed and 14 were injured in a protest that broke out in Churachandpur district of Manipur late on Monday. A mob also set the houses of a minister and three legislators on fire.

  • Ansari
    Sep 01, 2015 08:08 IST

    State has to correct discrimination against Muslims: VP Ansari

    Identity and security, education and empowerment and a fair share in decision making are the principal problems confronting India's Muslims and the default in terms of exclusion and discrimination have to be corrected by the state, vice president Hamid Ansari said on Monday at the inauguration of the All India Majlois-e-Mushawarat Golden Jubilee in New Delhi.

  • Indrani Mukerjea, Sheena Bora
    Sep 01, 2015 07:46 IST

    Cops seize computer used to create Sheena's resignation letter

    The Khar police have recovered the hard disk of the computer used to create Sheena Bora’s fake resignation letter and a letter to terminate her tenancy agreement.

  • Death penalty
    Aug 31, 2015 16:29 IST

    Law panel recommends abolishing death penalty except in terror cases

    The law commission has recommended abolishing the death penalty in all cases except those with charges of terrorism and waging war against the state.

  • Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
    Aug 31, 2015 13:31 IST

    Rajiv Mehrishi replaces LC Goyal as home secretary

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appointed Rajiv Mehrishi as the home secretary on a two year term after incumbent LC Goyal put in his papers.