• May 24, 2015 12:49 IST

    TMC leader's wife killed in bomb blast at their house in Birbhum

    A Trinamool Congress booth committee leader was injured and his wife killed in a bomb explosion at their house in West Bengal's Birbhum district in the wee hours on Sunday.

  • Narendra Modi in China
    May 24, 2015 12:03 IST

    Govt makes it clear: India has not forgotten Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

    National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval’s statement that India shares a 106-km border with Afghanistan has again brought the focus on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), with New Delhi underlining its claim over the territory.

  • Manohar Parrikar
    May 24, 2015 10:37 IST

    Pak reacts to Parrikar's remarks, alleges India involved in terror

    Pakistan has reacted strongly to defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s remarks hinting at covert operations to counter terrorism emanating from the neighbouring country, saying the comments confirmed its fears about India’s alleged involvement in terror.

  • J Jayalalithaa, K Rosaiah
    May 24, 2015 11:02 IST

    Analysis: Jayalalithaa's return to bolster 'Brand Amma', AIADMK ahead of assembly polls

    Now firmly back in the saddle, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will launch efforts to strengthen “Brand Amma” with an eye on the 2016 elections to the state assembly.

  • Jayalalithaa
    May 23, 2015 10:58 IST

    Jayalalithaa returns as TN CM; leaders, celebs attend swearing-in

    AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa returned as Tamil Nadu’s chief minister for the fifth time on Saturday, making a comeback nearly eight months after she resigned following her conviction in a corruption case.

  • National Investigation Agency
    May 24, 2015 00:27 IST

    SC orders NIA to give Rs 6,000, home to man kept out of northeast

    In an unprecedented order, the Supreme Court has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to make arrangements for the accommodation of an accused and pay him a monthly allowance of Rs 6,000 till the pendency of his trial.

JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar
    May 23, 2015 23:20 IST

    'Parivar' merger trips on Nitish's projection as CM

    Ahead of the Bihar assembly elections, a disagreement over the chief ministerial face post the merger of 'Janata Parivar' constituents is believed one of the main stumbling blocks in the JD(U)-RJD coalition.

  • Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
    May 23, 2015 14:13 IST

    NDA govt's 1st yr report card: Jaitley says 'achche din' have arrived

    Hailing the Modi government for its achievements in the first year of its rule, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the BJP-led coalition had been able to restore the stature, dignity and credibility of the Prime Minister’s Office that was missing in the UPA era.

  • Wonder what they saw.
    May 24, 2015 00:47 IST

    Paranormal investigations a fast-growing hobby

    An increasing number of urban Indian professionals are signing up for courses and training in paranormal sciences from a host of institutes that have mushroomed across India. And the cost of these courses — which can touch Rs 75,000 — is no deterrent.

  • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation. HT Photo
    May 23, 2015 23:36 IST

    Trade unions protest against Centre’s PF move

    Trade unions, including the RSS affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have opposed the government's move to deduct tax at source (TDS) on pre-mature provident fund (PF) withdrawals and called it 'anti-worker'.

  • 26/11 Mumbai attacks memorial
    May 23, 2015 23:40 IST

    IM operative spills the beans on Pak hand in 26/11 attacks

    The third most wanted men in India after Hafeez Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim, Major Abdul Rehman alias Pasha, had visited Nepal in 2005. Pasha, intelligence agencies say, trained terrorists behind the 26\11 attacks. He, apparently, stayed in Nepal for a week to co-ordinate terror activities as part of the Karachi Project.

  • Supporters of J Jayalalithaa
    May 23, 2015 23:25 IST

    K’taka govt still undecided about Jaya appeal

    The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka has been sitting for a week on a letter sent by the Advocate General recommending an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa.

  • Areeb Majeed
    May 23, 2015 20:52 IST

    Kuwait national gave $1K to ISIS recruit Areeb Majeeb

    A Kuwait national helped Areeb Majeed, the Kalyan youth who joined the outlawed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), with 1,000 US dollars while he was in Baghdad.

  • borewell
    May 23, 2015 21:14 IST

    Dalits in MP village not allowed to use public borewell

    Dalit residents of Ghatwani village in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh -- some 400 km from Bhopal -- have alleged that they are not allowed to use a public borewell and have to drink dirty water of a disused well.

  • Sitaram Yechury
    May 23, 2015 23:13 IST

    Left front unity to be tested in Bihar polls

    After deciding to ally with only the Left-democratic forces, the recently revamped CPI(M) has roped in CPI and CPI(Marxist-Leninist) for a poll-pact in the forthcoming Legislative Council election in Bihar.