- Jan 31, 2015 00:38 IST
The environment ministry will review projects that were approved or held back by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government without a valid reason, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.
- Jan 31, 2015 00:43 IST
In a counter-offensive, the Congress on Friday raked up allegations of corruption against former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan, saying questions about her functioning were raised by industrialists who claimed that crucial files were cleared from her Chennai home.
- Jan 31, 2015 00:46 IST
As the controversy about S Jaishankar's appointment as foreign secretary dissipates, the Indian Foreign Service is looking forward to a realignment of the equation between the prime minister's office and the ministry of external affairs - with the latter reoccupying its space as the rightful custodian of foreign affairs.
- Jan 30, 2015 22:49 IST
President Barack Obama’s message at Siri Fort, where he spoke about religious tolerance, was ‘universal’ and applied both to the Indian and American people, US ambassador to India Richard Verma said on Friday.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:00 IST
The UPA government brought in Jayanti Natarajan in place of Jairam Ramesh in July 2011 to provide steam to the economy by approving blocked projects. Over two years later, she was sacked for sitting on project approvals - the same reason Ramesh was shown the door.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:24 IST
In a bid to beef up its rapid deployment and strike capability, the defence ministry is set to approach the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for the acquisition of 15 heavy-lift twin rotor Chinook and 22 Apache Longbow helicopters from US aircraft major Boeing.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:43 IST
The BJP is willing to keep the controversial uniform civil code and abrogation of Article 370 out of a common minimum programme being prepared to seal an alliance with the People's Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:47 IST
A Hindu group converted 11 Dalit Christians to Hinduism at a ghar wapsi, or homecoming, ceremony in a Chennai temple on Friday, as the BJP looks to make inroads in Tamil Nadu ahead of next year's assembly elections.
- Jan 31, 2015 01:54 IST
Police tightened security at a temple in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on Friday to stop a Hindu group from installing a statue of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse on the death anniversary of the father of the nation.
- Jan 31, 2015 02:11 IST
Train passengers will now have a choice of a la carte meals from known brands like Haldirams, McDonalds and Nirulas.
- Jan 30, 2015 12:22 IST
Union minister Arun Jaitley on Friday sought a review of environmental projects granted clearance or rejected permission during the UPA regime after former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan accused Rahul Gandhi of interference in green clearances for projects.
- Jan 30, 2015 13:30 IST
Former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan quit the Congress on Friday with a scathing attack on party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, accusing him of forcing her to stall big-ticket projects by the Vedanta and Adani groups while making her a scapegoat for the UPA government’s economic woes.
- Jan 30, 2015 13:45 IST
Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy said he wanted the truth to emerge in the multi-crore Saradha scam after being questioned by the CBI on Friday, amid fears that he may expose links between senior party leaders and the controversial firm.
- Jan 30, 2015 17:23 IST
Hu Xijin is the editor-in-chief of the Communist Party-run mouthpiece, Global Times, in Beijing. During the Obama visit, the paper urged Delhi not to ‘fall into the western trap’. In Delhi for an India-China media conference, Hu spoke to HT about the state of bilateral relations, the Obama visit impact, and China’s engagement with South Asian countries.
- Jan 30, 2015 17:35 IST
After sacking Avinash Chander as head of defense research and development organisation (DRDO) and secretary defense research and development, the Modi administration asked the defense secretary RK Mathur to hold additional charge for three months.