India

  • Lok Sabha
    Jul 31, 2015 00:52 IST

    Chinks in Oppn armour even as logjam continues in Parliament

    Congress maintained that Parliament can function only if the Modi government secures the resignations of BJP leaders charged with the alleged irregularities while smaller regional parties like RJD and Samajwadi Party looked keen to discuss other issues.

  • Gurdaspur Army
    Jul 31, 2015 00:49 IST

    Gurdaspur: Pakistan dismisses India's assertion on attackers

    Pakistan dismissed on Thursday India's assertion that the terrorists who had carried out attacks in Gurdaspur had infiltrated from there, saying pointing fingers without investigation is "not a healthy trend".

  • population density
    Jul 31, 2015 00:44 IST

    India to be most populous nation by 2022, says UN report

    India is on course to be the world’s most populous nation by 2022, surpassing China sooner than previously estimated, according to the UN’s 2015 Revised World Population Prospect report.

  • Sushil Kumar Modi
    Jul 31, 2015 00:36 IST

    NDA trying to woo Bihar OBCs with rise in creamy layer cutoff

    Ahead of the Bihar assembly elections set to be held later this year, the NDA government is considering raising the creamy layer criterion from the present annual income of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10.5 lakh.

  • PEB office
    Jul 31, 2015 00:33 IST

    Did STF use ‘dead leads’ to deviate Vyapam scam probe?

    The families of three Vyapam scam accused who died in a road accident five years ago have separately alleged the deceased were deliberately implicated as they could not defend themselves and could conveniently be used to shield real culprits.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, Hyderabad House
    Jul 31, 2015 00:21 IST

    Aerospace giant Boeing invites Modi to visit its largest factory

    US aerospace giant Boeing has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit its largest factory in Seattle, Washington, en route to his meeting with the Indian diaspora in San Francisco and Silicon Valley on September 26.

  • Pratyusha and KCR
    Jul 31, 2015 00:27 IST

    Tortured girl is now part of Telangana CM KCR's family

    Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao made Pratyusha, a girl tortured for years by her stepmother and a collaborating father, his family member on Wednesday, showering affection on the tormented girl.

  • Mahi dam
    Jul 31, 2015 00:27 IST

    Govt wants SC to lift stay on Uttarakhand power projects

    In a fresh affidavit filed before the SC, the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) stated it wasn’t in a position to grant clearances for atleast 45 HEP unless the SC changed its August 13, 2013, order. The ministry said it had no restriction.

  • Ajit Doval and Sartaj Aziz
    Jul 31, 2015 00:12 IST

    India, Pakistan NSAs on course for talks in Gurdaspur shadow

    The government is busy firming up the agenda for talks between the Indian and Pakistani national security advisers that are likely to be held on August 23 and 24 after this week’s deadly attack in Punjab that New Delhi blames on terrorists from Pakistan, HT has learnt.

  • Noose
    Jul 31, 2015 00:11 IST

    Govt lost mercy petition of 4 Maoist convicts on death row

    Four death row convicts in Bihar have been waiting for a decision on their mercy petition for more than a decade because their plea to be spared the gallows was lost somewhere in Delhi.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jul 31, 2015 00:01 IST

    Can’t abolish death penalty because of terrorism: Jaitley

    The Narendra Modi government on Thursday called the debate on abolishing capital punishment “legitimate” but made it clear there was no way India could afford to take the leap now due to terrorism in India and the country’s disturbed neighbourhood.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 23:23 IST

    Yakub execution: Cops keep vigil online to stop rumour-mongers

    The police force in Mumbai and its social media lab went into an overdrive ahead of the hanging of 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon to keep rumour mongers at bay and prevent any untoward incident.

  • 1993 blasts
    Jul 30, 2015 23:16 IST

    Trial still going on 22 years after 1993 Mumbai blasts

    Twenty-two years after the serial blasts ripped through Mumbai, the case still continues in the Tada court, with seven key accused facing trial.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 23:21 IST

    Yakub Memon executed: Cops remain calm, composed, Mumbai at peace

    Security in Mumbai was beefed up on Wednesday evening with police personnel being posted at different spots in the city.

  • Yoga
    Jul 30, 2015 22:54 IST

    No plan to make teaching of yoga mandatory at schools: Govt

    The goverment on Thursday said there was no plan to make teaching of yoga mandatory at all the educational institutions in the country. However, it said that yoga is a subject along with physical and health education for schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).