India

  • Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha
    Apr 27, 2015 22:02 IST

    Parliament may see face-off between govt, Cong over GST Bill

    Another face-off between government and opposition could be seen in Parliament with Congress on Monday sticking to its demand for referring the long pending Goods and Services Taxes bill to the Standing Committee for scrutiny.

  • Air India
    Apr 27, 2015 22:52 IST

    Denied more liquor, AI flier breaks armrest, threatens crew

    Irked with his requests for more alcohol being turned down, a passenger travelling on an Air India (AI) flight from Riyadh to Calicut (AI194) on Sunday night vandalised cabin seats and threatened other passengers.

  • Mufti Sayeed-P
    Apr 27, 2015 21:01 IST

    To reclaim sapping popularity, Sayeed tours 15 places in 9 hours in Srinagar

    Mired in political controversies ever since he took over reins of state, chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday made a desperate bid to connect with Srinagar by visiting at least 15 places in city.

  •  Jayalalithaa
    Apr 27, 2015 16:37 IST

    Jayalalithaa case: SC terms special prosecutor's appointment bad

    The Supreme Court held on Monday that the Tamil Nadu government has no right to appoint advocate Bhawani Singh as special public prosecutor(SPP) to appear in Karnataka High Court for J Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case.

  • A gas pipeline. (agencies)
    Apr 27, 2015 18:09 IST

    Chaotic scenes at Kathmandu airport as thousands try to flee Nepal

    RK Srivastava, a State Bank of India employee, was looking forward to a three-day vacation in Kathmandu. But his trip turned into a nightmare soon after landing and on Monday he was desperate to get back to his home.

  • Nepal quake
    Apr 27, 2015 19:27 IST

    Fresh tremor jolts West Bengal, death toll in India rises to 72

    A fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 jolted parts of West Bengal on Monday evening triggering panic even as the death toll in India from Saturday's powerful earthquake in Nepal rose to 72.

  • Thatethil Nijesh
    Apr 27, 2015 20:14 IST

    Air India passenger damages cabin seats after being denied alcohol

    A passenger travelling on an Air India flight from Riyadh to Calicut (AI194) on Sunday night vandalised cabin seats and threatened other passengers after the crew turned down his requests for more alchohol. The cabin staff had stopped serving him liquor, as the passenger, Thatethil Nijesh, was too inebriated, said airline sources.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Apr 27, 2015 20:54 IST

    Padyatra from April 30: Rahul Gandhi to walk 15-20km a day

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will walk for at least 15-20km a day from April 30, as he starts his padyatra from Vidarbha – the region which, on an average, witnesses at least three farmer suicides a day – to attack the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre over the controversial land bill.

  • Neetu Agarwal
    Apr 27, 2015 16:05 IST

    CJI writes to PM, refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members

    In a new twist, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has refused to participate in a three-member panel for selecting two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) on whose validity a constitution bench began hearings on Monday.

  • Indian Army personnel
    Apr 27, 2015 16:23 IST

    Quake toll in India mounts to 66, top officials airdash to Nepal

    The death toll in India from Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal has mounted to 66, officials said on Monday as the Centre rushed an inter-ministerial team of top officials to help coordinate relief operations in Nepal.

  • A collapsed building
    Apr 27, 2015 12:44 IST

    'That’s not us': RSS steps in to deny Nepal rescue act tweet

    The news of more than 20,000 RSS workers participating in relief activities in earthquake-ravaged Kathmandu, doing the rounds on social media, is false and an image used is that of RSS volunteers during the Gujarat temblor of 2001.

  • Nepal quake
    Apr 27, 2015 10:41 IST

    Nepal: India ramps up 'Operation Maitri', airlifts more than 2,200

    India has ramped up its relief operations in quake-ravaged Nepal, with the focus on deploying medical and engineering teams and opening up road links to speed up the evacuation of hundreds of stranded Indian nationals.

  • Bihar temple
    Apr 27, 2015 13:35 IST

    Bihar: India's 'oldest serving deity' invoked for quake protection

    The trail of death and devastation left by Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal and its aftershocks has driven the devout in Bihar to seek the protection of the presiding deity of one of the oldest living monuments in the country.

  • Land Bill
    Apr 27, 2015 10:50 IST

    Land bill jolt to govt: BJD opposes, AIADMK may follow suit

    The Centre’s hopes to pass the contentious land bill dashed further as Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janta Dal, a party that had earlier supported many government legislation, unequivocally announced on Saturday that it would oppose the bill.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate.
    Apr 27, 2015 10:03 IST

    Telugu actor arrested in red sanders smuggling case: Who is she?

    Adding another chapter to the film fraternity-politician-mafia nexus, 27-year-old Telugu starlet Neetu Agarwal was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh police on Saturday evening for her alleged involvement in smuggling of red sanders.