India

  • Amarnath Yatra was flagged off by J-K health minister Choudhary Lal Singh
    Jul 01, 2015 10:19 IST

    More than 1,200 pilgrims leave Jammu for annual Amarnath Yatra

    Over 1,000 pilgrims of the first batch of the 2015 annual Amarnath Yatra left Jammu on Wednesday for the high-altitude cave shrine in Kashmir Valley. The holy shrine, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is considered to be one of the most sacred sites for Hindus all over the country.

  • Modi
    Jul 01, 2015 09:21 IST

    PM Modi to launch Digital India Project in two panchayats

    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) Indore Circle General Manager M R Rawat said that ten village panchayats, which are around 35 km, will be connected with a high-speed internet service under the project that will be launched on Wednesday.

  •  Ajit Doval, Yang Jiechi
    Jul 01, 2015 01:27 IST

    China and India all set to speed up border row resolution

    India and China are all set to hold a crucial round of boundary talks on the sidelines of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit at Ufa in Russia next week. Beijing is learnt to have expressed its interest in fast-tracking resolution of the festering boundary dispute, indicating that it is even open to a meeting of the special representatives every three months.

  • Caconsulate general of India
    Jul 01, 2015 00:59 IST

    Indian diaspora floods missions with 60,000 distress complaints

    Indians living abroad filed over 60,000 complaints of harassment, sexual and physical abuse as well as other grievances with the country’s missions over the past four years, while the most instances were reported in the Gulf and none in Pakistan, government data show.

  • Lalit Modi
    Jun 30, 2015 23:55 IST

    ED checks if Lalit Modi got Rs 125cr from IPL TV rights transfer fee

    The Enforcement Directorate will examine if former IPL boss Lalit Modi benefitted from a payment of R425 crore by a Singapore-based company to an obscure firm in Mauritius for television rights of the popular cricket tournament.

  • Congress protest Vyapam scam Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jun 30, 2015 18:44 IST

    Digvijaya goes after Chouhan, seeks CBI probe into Vyapam scam

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said he had filed a petition seeking a CBI investigation into the professional examination board scam in Madhya Pradesh--a scandal which claimed the lives of 25 people.

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Narendra Modi taking selfie with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
    Jul 01, 2015 01:57 IST

    Now, Chinese investment won’t hit a security wall

    Chinese investors will no longer have to fret over investment proposals getting stuck for vague security reasons as New Delhi has put in place clearly defined criteria, the most significant being the appointment of Indians on critical positions and an unblemished corporate record.

  • NCBN, KCR
    Jun 30, 2015 23:32 IST

    KCR calls in sick, skips gov dinner for prez attended by Naidu

    The official reason for Rao's absence is that he was suffering from a fever. Though the CMO officials put it as a slight ailment, the CM had in fact cancelled all his appointments for the day.

  • Kunal Ghosh
    Jun 30, 2015 20:30 IST

    Cops 'kick' MP Kunal Ghosh to stop him from talking to media

    The Bidhannagar Police on Tuesday manhandled Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh inside Bidhannagar court premises to prevent him from speaking to the media.

  • Indian Navy
    Jun 30, 2015 18:51 IST

    Navy says Chinese submarine docking at Pakistan no big concern

    Indian Navy on Tuesday responded to reports that a Chinese submarine had crossed the Arabian Sea and entered Karachi port last month. They said that it was not a matter of big concern but they were monitoring all such activities.

  • Professor Saibaba
    Jun 30, 2015 18:32 IST

    DU professor Saibaba, jailed for alleged Maoist links, gets bail

    Suspended Delhi University professor GN Saibaba, arrested for alleged Maoist links, was on Tuesday granted temporary bail for three months by the Bombay high court considering his deteriorating health condition.

  • Omar Abdullah-P
    Jun 30, 2015 17:22 IST

    Omar's war on Twitter against Sajad Lone hits NC within

    The war of words waged by National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah against Peoples Conference (PC) chief and state minister Sajad Lone on Twitter has stirred NC within, forcing it to hold a meeting of senior party leaders in Srinagar.

  • Marital rape
    Jun 30, 2015 16:42 IST

    Indian national jailed for sex with minor in Singapore

    In Singapore on Tuesday an Indian IT professional was sentenced to 20 months in jail for having sex with a minor. The arrest took place a day after he added her on Facebook.

  • Pankaja Munde
    Jun 30, 2015 16:11 IST

    Will expose conspiracy against me, says Pankaja Munde

    A week after coming under a cloud of allegations, Maharashtra women and child welfare minister Pankaja Munde on Tuesday asserted she will expose the conspiracy against her.

  • Babulal Gaur
    Jun 30, 2015 16:05 IST

    Insensitivity, dark humour: The Gaur school of crisis management

    Babulal Gaur is Madhya Pradesh’s home minister, and a legendary motormouth. Gaur, who is responsible for law and order in the state, is following in the BJP’s senior leadership’s manual on how to tackle scam allegations.