• Madhuri Dixit
    May 30, 2015 00:33 IST

    Madhuri in soup over Maggi endorsement

    The Uttarakhand Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has slapped a notice on actor Madhuri Dixit for making ‘misleading claims’ about Nestle India’s Maggi Atta noodles.

Modi walks with Merkel during a ceremonial reception
    May 30, 2015 00:24 IST

    EU invites Modi for summit in Brussels in November

    Rolling out the prospect of “an ambitious political and security agenda”, the European Union (EU) has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inviting him for an India-EU summit in Brussels in November.

  • The incident has once again raised concerns about the easy availability of acid despite a Supreme Court ban on its sale.
    May 30, 2015 00:19 IST

    UP: Man throws acid on wife, in-laws for dowry plaint

    Acid Attack: 7 people, including a six-month-old, suffer burn injuries, accused still at large.

  • Bullet train
    May 29, 2015 23:43 IST

    India’s bullet train on the slow track

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project of building the 508-kilometre long Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed line to reduce travel time between the two cities to a flat two hours will take at least ten years to build and operationalise, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has indicated.

  • weather
    May 29, 2015 23:25 IST

    Sluggish monsoon likely to miss May 30 onset

    Annual monsoon, the lifeline of Asia’s third-largest economy, is unlikely to hit the southern state of Kerala on May 30 as forecast, but forecasters said they didn’t expect the sluggish rains to be delayed by more than a couple of days.

  • May 29, 2015 22:31 IST

    India condemns OIC resolution on J-K

    In a strong reaction to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's resolution on Jammu and Kashmir, India today said it dismisses it with "contempt" and advised the OIC to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of the country.

  • BJP president Rajnath Singh
    May 29, 2015 21:46 IST

    Ministers are not powerless in Modi government: Rajnath Singh

    In an effort to dispel the notion that bureaucrats wield more power than some of the ministers in the NDA regime, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said all ministers in the Narendra Modi government are empowered (Sashakta) rather than powerless (ashatkta).

  • Defence minister Manohar Parrikar
    May 29, 2015 20:26 IST

    'One-rank, one-pension' to be implemented soon: Parrikar

    The “one-rank, one-pension” (OROP) scheme for retired armed forces personnel is expected to be implemented once the finance ministry approves the scheme, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.

  • Vidyasagar Rao
    May 29, 2015 20:01 IST

    Hit by poor weather, chopper carrying Maharashtra guv forced to change course

    A helicopter carrying Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao was forced to change course, after it was stuck in turbulent weather near Nanded on Friday, sparking a safety scare.

  • Delhi airport
    May 29, 2015 19:56 IST

    Delhi's IGI airport scare: No leak of radioactive substance, says India's nuclear watchdog

    A scare at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport over a leak of radioactive material turned out to be a false alarm on Friday as authorities sounded the all clear.

  • Rajnath Singh
    May 29, 2015 20:06 IST

    Ram Mandir, Article 370 important to Modi government: Rajnath

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that all issues, including that of the Ram Mandir and Article 370 of the Constitution, were important to the central government.

  • Smriti Irani
    May 29, 2015 19:12 IST

    Smriti Irani dares Rahul Gandhi to debate in a war of words on Twitter

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and HRD minister Smriti Irani were locked in a war of words on Twitter on Friday over IIT-Madras’s ban on a student organisation critical of the Modi government, as NSUI workers protested against the decision outside Irani’s residence.

  • Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha
    May 29, 2015 18:24 IST

    Shatrughan Sinha: Some vested interest within BJP maligning me

    BJP MP from Patna, Saheb Shatrughan Sinha, who is accused of ignoring the needs of people of his constituency, on Friday rubbished the charge saying it was the handiwork of some vested interest in his own party.

    May 29, 2015 15:43 IST

    It's official: Jayalalithaa to contest from RK Nagar constituency

    It is official that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa would contest in the R K Nagar by-election.

  • IIT
    May 29, 2015 15:43 IST

    'Still don't know reason for undemocratic ban': IIT-M students

    Members of the APSC, banned by the IIT-Madras following an anonymous complaint that it created “hatred” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindus, said on Friday the group was formed to discuss socio-political issues and voice the concerns of oppressed communities. HT spoke to two members of the APSC – Ramesh, a research scholar in physics, and Abhinav Surya, a third-year mechanical engineering student – to know more about the group, its activities and ideology, and what the ban means for them. Both are among the founding members of the group