India

  • Yakub Memon
    Aug 01, 2015 12:04 IST

    Samajwadi Party leader demands Rajya Sabha seat for Memon's widow

    Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi has stirred controversy by asking party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to nominate the wife of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon as a Rajya Sabha MP.

  • Ban Ki- moon
    Aug 01, 2015 11:50 IST

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon offers condolences over Kalam's death

    Describing former President APJ Abdul Kalam as a "great statesman", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the global outpouring of grief following his death was a testament the the respect and inspiration Kalam enjoyed during and after his Presidency.

  • Iraq families
    Jul 31, 2015 22:46 IST

    Wait continues for families of 39 Indians abducted in Iraq

    June 14, 2014, was the last day when most of the families of the 39 Indian youths abducted by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul, Iraq, spoke to them. Since then, the families are oscillating between hope and despair.

  • Geeta, a hearing and speech impaired Indian woman who has been stranded in  Pakistan for past 15 years.
    Aug 01, 2015 10:35 IST

    Bajrangi Bhaijaans from Pakistan hunt for Indian woman's family

    The Pakistani activists are trying to unite the woman Geeta, who was stranded in Pakistan 15 years ago, with her parents. This renewed attempt is clearly inspired by the success of the Bollywood film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which features Salman Khan overcoming all odds to take a deaf and mute girl back to her relatives in Pakistan

  • Home ministry
    Aug 01, 2015 09:54 IST

    Home ministry meet to frame anti-radicalisation strategy

    Attraction to radical ideologies, such as that propagated by Islamic State, and how to prevent Indian youth from coming under the sway of extremist doctrines would be deliberated threadbare at a high-level meeting convened by the home ministry on Saturday.

  • First day at DU
    Aug 01, 2015 00:57 IST

    Census sees jump in tech graduates, but jobs scarce

    A greater proportion of students was in hot pursuit of job-oriented technical education while the share of those seeking plain-vanilla graduation degrees declined sharply in the decade to 2011, latest census data show, though the trend did not result in a commensurate rise in employability.

  • India-Bangladesh enclaves exchange LBA Candle light
    Aug 01, 2015 08:27 IST

    We've finally seen light: Crowds cheer India-Bangladesh land swap

    Jubilant crowds celebrated on Saturday as Bangladesh and India exchanged enclaves ending nearly four decades old deadlock. As the clock struck one minute past midnight, thousands of people erupted in cheers of celebration for their new citizenship.

  • IS
    Aug 01, 2015 07:28 IST

    India’s ambitions held hostage by West Asian diaspora

    The abduction of four Indian teachers by Libyan militants is a reminder of how the six million Indian workers in the Arab world constrains New Delhi's strategic role in West Asia. A tenet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy is advocating an India that is more open and honest about its international positions, even if it offends some nations. Nothing puts this to the test more than West Asia.

  • Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina
    Jul 31, 2015 21:19 IST

    LBA resolved, Teesta pact and fight against terrorism next?

    India and Bangladesh have agreed to resolve the long-standing issue of enclaves, but a host of other issues – ranging from river water to the mouth-watering Hilsa fish – remain sticking points between the two nations.

  • Sushma Swaraj
    Jul 31, 2015 18:41 IST

    Two of four Indians abducted in Libya released, tweets Sushma

    Two of the four Indians detained in the Libyan city of Sirte, an area under the control of the Islamic State, were freed on Friday evening. Three of those abducted are faculty members at the Sirte university and the fourth person works at a university branch in Jufra.

  • Digvijaya Singh
    Aug 01, 2015 01:06 IST

    Digvijaya’s tips to MP CM Chouhan on writing Vyapam scam book

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has just got tips for his proposed book on the all-consuming Vyapam scam. And the words of advice have come from none other than Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.

  • Lok Sabha
    Aug 01, 2015 00:48 IST

    No special status proposal for Bihar, Odisha: Centre

    “There is no proposal as of now to grant special status to any state. There is a proposal to give special package,” minister of state for planning, Rao Inderjit Singh said in Lok Sabha.

  • 1993 blasts
    Aug 01, 2015 01:42 IST

    Kashmir MLA says he met Tiger Memon in PoK after 1993 blasts

    A former militant-turned-Congress legislator in Jammu and Kashmir said on Saturday that he had met prime accused Tiger Memon after the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that killed 257 people.

  • Aug 01, 2015 01:17 IST

    Supreme Court gives CBI 3 weeks to take over Vyapam cases

    The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its dissent over the CBI’s inability to take over the probe in all Vyapam cases and said it would order the government to fill the vacancies in the department if that was the cause behind the delay.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Aug 01, 2015 01:11 IST

    Ministries get Rs 40,000cr more than budget allocation funds

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday provided an additional Rs 40,000 crore to various ministries over and above the allocation made to them in the 2015-16 budget.