• Jen Psaki
    Feb 01, 2015 00:57 IST

    US says ties with both India and Pakistan vital

    The US on Friday sought to allay concerns in Pakistan over President Barack Obama’s recent visit to India and the nuclear deal breakthrough, saying it values its relationship with both countries.

  • Army soldiers
    Jan 31, 2015 19:54 IST

    Romance goes out of honeymooning in snowless Kashmir

    An uncharacteristically snowless winter has taken the romance out of honeymooning in Kashmir this season but weather experts warned that the iconic white peaks and valleys immortalised in Bollywood films could soon become history.

  • Mamata 4
    Jan 31, 2015 20:38 IST

    Mamata accuses BJP of using CBI to pressurise Trinamool MPs

    A day after her close aide and party general secretary Mukul Roy was quizzed in connection with the Saradha scam, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused BJP of using CBI to pressurise her party's lawmakers to split TMC or face jail.

  • Islamic State of Iraq
    Jan 31, 2015 20:54 IST

    Hyderabad woman drops plan to join Islamic State, returns from Turkey

    Wanting to join the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a 19-year-old woman from Hyderabad who was residing in Qatar had flown to Turkey from there, but changed her mind and came back to her parents in Hyderabad, police said on Saturday.

  • Budget
    Jan 31, 2015 21:11 IST

    PMO panel for repeal of 1741 archaic laws

    Law Commission has already recommended repeal of 288 obsolete laws.

  • Narendra Modi
    Jan 31, 2015 21:34 IST

    Modi govt carries out another secretary-level bureaucratic reshuffle

    Days after sacking foreign secretary Sujatha Singh, the Modi government on Saturday carried out another secretary-level bureaucratic reshuffle touching over 7 ministries including health, urban development and housing.

  • S Jaishankar
    Jan 31, 2015 22:24 IST

    PMO wanted me to delete Modi’s reference in my letter: Sujatha Singh

    Former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh had offered to retire early but it was rejected as the Prime Minister’s Office wanted her to delete a reference that she was doing so on the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singh who was removed from her post on Friday told in an interview to Karan Thapar on Headlines Today.

  • Sushma Swaraj
    Jan 31, 2015 23:55 IST

    Swaraj arrives in Beijing on four-day visit

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Beijing Saturday on a four-day visit to China during which she would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and hold talks with her Chinese counterpart on wide-ranging bilateral and multilateral issues besides attending the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral.

  • Hotline
    Jan 31, 2015 18:15 IST

    Six years after agreement, India and China PMs still don't have a hotline

    Six years ago, India and China decided to establish a hotline between their respective Prime Ministers. In 2010, they went a step ahead and signed an agreement to formalise this. Yet, as of January 2015, there is no such hotline.

  • Jammu and Kashmir floods
    Jan 31, 2015 16:06 IST

    J-K: Government announces Rs 1102 crore flood package

    Union Home minister Rajnath Singh has approved the rehabilitation of flood victims and the restoration of the public infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, which saw massive devastation caused by floods in September last year.

  • Robby Gordon
    Jan 31, 2015 13:57 IST

    More trouble for Kerala businessman, drugs seized from his Kochi flat

    Kerala businessman Muhammed Nisham, who was arrested two days ago for ramming his Hummer into a security guard, has landed in further trouble after police on Saturday arrested a Malyalam film star and four female fashion models from a flat owned by him for possessing drugs.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jan 31, 2015 14:51 IST

    Kiran Bedi is committed, fulfils her duty: Arun Jaitley

    Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has been chosen to be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate as the party wanted an 'iconic face' who has a positive influence over Delhiites as its nominee for the top job in New Delhi, Union minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

  • Agni V
    Jan 31, 2015 09:40 IST

    Nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5 successfully test-fired

    India on Saturday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5', which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, from Wheeler's Island off Odisha coast.

  • Nigeria building collapse
    Jan 31, 2015 09:40 IST

    Tamil Nadu: 10 tannery workers killed as effluent tank collapses

    Ten labourers, including nine hailing from West Bengal, were killed when an effluent tank at a tannery collapsed near Vellore on Saturday.

  • Indian railways
    Jan 31, 2015 10:37 IST

    Maoist threat halts train movement through Bihar

    Thousands of passengers had a harrowing time after the movement of trains running between Howrah and Sealdah and various parts of north India, including New Delhi, came to a standstill for over 8 hours following a Maoist threat, officials said on Saturday.