India

  • Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meeting his followers at Thapar University in Patiala. Bharat Bhushan/HT
    Mar 28, 2015 20:24 IST

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar gets death threats in Malaysia from Islamic State

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living foundation claimed on Saturday that the spiritual guru had received death threats from the Islamic State terror group during his visit to Malaysia.

  • Parliament House
    Mar 28, 2015 21:38 IST

    NDA eyes smaller parties for its land bill in Rajya Sabha

    The government is trying to get regional outfits like the Samajwadi Party and Biju Janata Dal on board to support the land bill as it finds itself within striking distance of passing the legislation in the Rajya Sabha where the NDA does not have a majority.

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazare
    Mar 28, 2015 21:50 IST

    Can't give any advice to AAP leaders, says Anna Hazare

    Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Saturday termed the tussle in the AAP as the party's "internal matter" and said he was in no position to offer any advice to its warring leaders.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Mar 28, 2015 22:04 IST

    Decide whether you want me or Bhushan-Yadav duo, said Kejriwal at AAP meet

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday made it clear to the National Council it was either him or Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav who can stay in the party, following which the duo was expelled from the National Executive.

  • Budget, infrastructure
    Mar 28, 2015 23:52 IST

    Top govt panel approves Rs 2.73 lakh crore to modernise cities

    The Centre has set the stage for one of the biggest urban renewal programmes to modernise our cities in recent times, with a top government panel approving Rs 2.73 lakh crore to develop 100 smart cities and upgrade basic civic infrastructure in another 500 cities during the next 10 years.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Mar 28, 2015 23:58 IST

    New law on black money coming soon, says Arun Jaitley

    Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency on Saturday, said that by the end of this month more names of people with black money in foreign banks would be disclosed.

  • Carbon-neutral film
    Mar 29, 2015 00:13 IST

    India set to make cine history with 1st carbon-neutral film

    Film director Biswajeet Bora, from Assam, and producer Maya Kholie, from Arunachal Pradesh, are yet to make their mark in Bollywood. But they are set to create cinematic history — by making India’s first carbon-neutral film.

  • Malihabad
    Mar 29, 2015 00:21 IST

    Freak weather hits mango crop in UP, prices to soar

    The King of fruits will leave a slightly bitter taste in the mouth this summer. The freak weather in March has damaged the crop at the flowering stage and is likely to impact mango output by at least 20% in Uttar Pradesh. As a result, several popular mango varieties from UP, which caters to the fruit markets of Delhi and elsewhere, are bound to cost a lot more for the consumers.

  • Ranaghat rape, convent rape
    Mar 29, 2015 00:25 IST

    Ranaghat rape case: Suspects quizzed, identify Bangladeshi culprits

    Sheikh Salim, one of the two men arrested in connection with the rape of a nun at a West Bengal convent earlier this month, has admitted he knew the remaining suspects and has identified them. He has, however, denied that he joined them during their raid on the Ranaghat convent.

  • Madan Mohan Malviya
    Mar 29, 2015 00:46 IST

    Home ministry turns Malaviya’s Ratna into a family affair

    A piquant situation has arisen on the eve of Monday’s investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan to confer the Bharat Ratna posthumously on Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya.

  • Gold
    Mar 29, 2015 00:52 IST

    87-kg gold seized near Siliguri in record haul

    The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials seized 87.05 kg gold concealed in a car near Siliguri on Friday night, setting a record for the largest seizure of gold by any agency in India.

  • Classroom
    Mar 29, 2015 00:36 IST

    Real life 'Rancho' screens cult films for his school students

    In a real life portrayal of Ranchoddas 'Rancho' Shamaldas Chanchad of '3 Idiots', a former co-Head of a leading CRISIL-affiliated equity research outsourcing house, affliated to CRISIL has quit his cushy job to set up his own educational institute without subject boundaries.

  • Modi in Jaffna
    Mar 29, 2015 01:01 IST

    IFS officers to be key in global outreach of states

    Diplomats may soon be posted to state headquarters, possibly in chief ministers’ offices, to liaise on matters related to trade and investment as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to cooperative federalism.

  • ISIS, Kalyan
    Mar 29, 2015 01:17 IST

    From a sleepy Mumbai locality to Iraq battlefield, journey of four Indians who joined Islamic State

    Of Islamic State’s estimated ‘army’ of 30,000, many have joined from Britain, France and other parts of Europe. And though India and the United States have seen relatively few recruits, investigating agencies hint at young men lured in small numbers from Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Seemandhra and Telangana.

  • Congress at Ramlila Maidan
    Mar 28, 2015 19:45 IST

    Rahul Gandhi will be back soon, says Sonia in Amethi

    "Both Rahul and Priyanka will be among you all very soon," Sonia Gandhi said while replying to questions in Amethi on whereabouts of the party vice President. She, however, did not specify the exact timing of his return.