India

  • Islamic State
    Aug 03, 2015 22:15 IST

    Currently 7 Indians with Islamic State; 6 others dead

    Two of the seven Indians with Islamic State are from Mumbai's outskirts - Kalyan, and one is an Australia-based Kashmiri. Four others joined the Jihadist group from Telangana, Karnataka's capital Bengaluru, Oman and Singapore.

  • NSCN, nagaland
    Aug 03, 2015 22:09 IST

    Nagaland's troubled timeline: Naga club to peace accord

    Naga peace deal signed between NSCN-IM and Indian government by Thuingaleng Muivah in presence of Narendra Modi.

  • Naga peace accord
    Aug 03, 2015 21:59 IST

    Treaty with NSCN(IM): Nagaland's neighbours wary of contents

    One of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland’s (NSCN-IM) prime preconditions for resolving the peace process was the integration of all Naga-inhabited areas. Referred to as Greater Nagaland, its map includes five hill districts of Manipur, two of Arunachal Pradesh and large swathes of Assam bordering Nagaland.

  • Shatrughan Sinha
    Aug 03, 2015 21:57 IST

    Shatrughan Sinha not seeking JD(U) ticket for wife: Nitish

    Meetings between Shatrughan Sinha and Nitish Kumar had created a controversy, putting the BJP in an embarrassing situation. But Sinha denied reports of any plans of leaving BJP and also that he is seeking a JD(U) ticket for his wife Poonam Sinha in the upcoming Bihar elections.

  • Army jawans
    Aug 03, 2015 21:22 IST

    Glamour in militancy back, youth in hordes take up guns: Mir

    Former state minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Monday claimed that glamour in militancy is returning in Kashmir with youth taking up guns in huge numbers.

  • Porn
    Aug 03, 2015 21:14 IST

    Govt says no Talibanisation, explains ban on porn sites

    As reactions to the government’s move to block porn sites rose to a crescendo on Monday, top communications ministry officials said it was merely meant to comply with the Supreme Court’s observations and not to curtail internet freedom.

  • Babu Bajrangi
    Aug 03, 2015 21:00 IST

    Naroda Patiya riot case convict Babu Bajrangi back in jail

    Former Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Babu Patel alias Babu Bajrangi, a convict of 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, on Monday returned to the Sabarmati jail after spending one hundred days out on temporary bail.

  • Jammu and Kashmir militant BSNL Sopore
    Aug 03, 2015 20:11 IST

    Survivors of 1998 Kashmir massacre accuse CBI of 'inaction'

    On the intervening night of August 3 and 4, 1998, 19 people were killed allegedly by security forces in their homes in Salian village of Poonch district in Jammu region. In November 2012, HC ordered a re-investigation of the case by the CBI when the state government informed the court that the case had been closed but it failed to produce the closure report before the court.

  • Land Bill
    Aug 03, 2015 19:38 IST

    Govt may go back to UPA's land acquisition bill: Reports

    The Narendra Modi government has decided to withdraw almost all the changes to the land acquisition law, including the ones on consent clause, after it failed to push the legislation through Parliament, reports said Monday.

  • Naga peace accord
    Aug 03, 2015 18:50 IST

    Govt, NSCN (IM) sign peace treaty, Modi calls it 'new future'

    The NDA government and the NSCN-IM on Monday signed a peace accord aimed at ending India’s longest running insurgency, capping protracted peace talks that began in 1997.

  • A file photo of the parliament building. (HT Photo)
    Aug 03, 2015 18:22 IST

    Poll | Will suspending 25 Cong MPs help Parliament function?

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended 25 members of the Congress for five days for causing "grave disorder" in Parliament and for "persistently, wilfully obstructing" the House". Will the Speaker's action will help Parliament function?

  • Tariq Khosa
    Aug 03, 2015 17:47 IST

    Pak sleuth wants country to admit mistakes about Mumbai attacks

    Tariq Khosa, who was made head of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) weeks after the assault that killed 166 people, acknowledged that the trial of the seven men charged for the attacks had “lingered on for far too long” and Pakistan must ensure the “perpetrators and masterminds...are brought to justice”.

  • 857 porn websites blocked. (Shutterstock)
    Aug 03, 2015 17:02 IST

    Pinkythekinky to bananabunny: Govt lists 857 porn sites

    Even as the debate over the merits and demerits of the government's move to ban more than 800 pornographic websites rages on, the notification itself has led to an unfortunate (fortunate for some) and unintended side effect.

  • Guwahati
    Aug 03, 2015 17:19 IST

    Former Louis Berger vice-president arrested in graft case

    Former Louis Berger vice-president Satyakam Mohanty was on Monday arrested in connection with the pay-off scandal involving the New Jersey-based consultancy firm that is charged with bribing Indian officials to win two major water developmental projects in Goa and Guwahati, police said.

  • Muslim Shiv Sainiks
    Aug 03, 2015 17:10 IST

    No reason for Hindus to spread terror in their country: Sena

    The Shiv Sena on Monday adopted an aggressive tone over the debate on 'Hindu terrorism' and said India is "one hundred per cent a Hindu nation" and the community has no reason to spread terror in its own country.