India

  • Naga accord
    Aug 03, 2015 18:50 IST

    Indian govt signs landmark peace treaty with Naga rebels

    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?

  • 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

    Nonvegjokes to pinkythekinky: 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.

  • West Bengal floods
    Aug 03, 2015 15:58 IST

    Floods kill at least 160 across India, situation grim in Bengal

    Flooding has brought chaos to several Indian states killing at least 160 people and affecting lakhs after heavy rainfall lashed West Bengal, Odisha, Manipur, Rajasthan and Gujarat, officials said on Monday.

  • West Bengal floods
    Aug 03, 2015 15:47 IST

    In Pics | Rains create havoc in Manipur and West Bengal

    The depression created from cyclone Komen, which has been hovering over Bangladesh, has triggered heavy rain in India’s northeastern and eastern states, killing more than 100 people in Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha.

  • Indian railways
    Aug 03, 2015 15:35 IST

    SMS alerts for train delays, water vending machines in railway stations

    SMS alerts to passengers on train delays and setting up of 4,615 water vending machines at a number of railway stations are among the new initiatives of the Railways to improve facilities for passengers.

  • Lok Sabha
    Aug 03, 2015 15:46 IST

    Parliament logjam: 25 Congress MPs suspended for 5 days from LS

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has suspended 25 members of the Congress for five days for causing 'grave disorder' in Parliament. Mahajan's action came after repeated warnings to the main opposition party's lawmakers not to carry placards in protest to the House.

  • Rajyavardhan Rathore
    Aug 03, 2015 15:24 IST

    Rathore accuses Rahul Gandhi of politicising FTII strike

    As FTII students contine to demand the removal of Gajendra Chauhan via protests in the national capital, Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore accused Congree vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday of politicising the whole affair.

  • Nitin Gadkari
    Aug 03, 2015 15:23 IST

    Congress seems to have lost faith in democracy: Gadkari

    Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday accused the Congress of stalling parliamentary proceedings as the party "seems to have lost faith in democracy".

  • Sushma Swaraj
    Aug 03, 2015 11:54 IST

    Sushma Swaraj says didn't request UK govt to help Lalit Modi

    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday told Parliament that she did not make any request to UK government on behalf of Lalit Modi.

  •  Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressing a rally in Meham  village in Rohtak on Saturday. Manoj Dhaka/HT
    Aug 03, 2015 11:29 IST

    Champion of 'Mann ki Baat' retreats to 'maun-vrat': Sonia on Modi

    Hours ahead of the all-party meet called by the government in a last-ditch attempt to break the Parliament logjam, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence, saying that the champion of 'mann ki baat' retreats to 'maun vrat' whenever there is a scandal involving his colleagues.

  • Pune bomb blast
    Aug 03, 2015 13:46 IST

    6-year-old critically injured as crude bomb explodes in Kolkata

    A locally made bomb went off at Tala in Kolkata on Monday, critically injuring a six-year-old boy, police said.