India

  • Charminar
    Aug 03, 2015 08:43 IST

    Telangana deputy CM says Charminar 'will be razed' if it is weak

    Telangana deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali cause a stir on Sunday after remarking that the historic "Charminar" would be razed if it became dilapidated. Ali made the remarks while defending his government's decision to rebuild the 90-year-old Osmania General Hospital (OGH) in Hyderabad.

  • Mamata Banerjee at Martyr's Day rally in Kolkata
    Aug 03, 2015 08:29 IST

    Bengal floods: Mamata spends night in office to monitor situation

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee spent Sunday night in office to monitor the flood situation in the state in the wake of Cyclone Komen. The chief minister also called in the army for rescue operations in worst flood-hit areas, as heavy rain continued to lash the state.

  • BSF
    Aug 03, 2015 08:03 IST

    Pakistan violates ceasefire, targets several J-K forward posts

    In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops on Sunday night opened unprovoked firing on several forward posts in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate.

  • police line
    Aug 02, 2015 23:44 IST

    UP student beaten up, guardians thrown off hostel building

    A senior student and a warden of Sant Asaram Public School in Agra allegedly beat up a junior student and then threw two of his relatives from the third floor of the hostel building when they tried to intervene. The duo was seriously injured and admitted to the hospital.

  • Raisen flood
    Aug 03, 2015 01:29 IST

    Komen aftermath: At least 88 killed in floods across 4 states

    At least 104 people were killed and more than a million evacuated as heavy rainfall lashed across several Indian states through the weekend after cyclone Komen created a depression over Bangladesh.

  • Parliament
    Aug 03, 2015 01:15 IST

    Govt calls meet of major parties to end Parliament deadlock

    In a last-ditch effort to save the monsoon session from complete washout and push its reforms agenda, including the GST bill, the government has called a meeting of 15 parties on Monday.

  • Rupee
    Aug 03, 2015 00:37 IST

    Rs 400-cr worth fake notes in circulation, have Pak links

    The findings of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) study commissioned by the National Investigation Agency are at variance with estimates by the Intelligence Bureau pegging fake currency infusion per annum at Rs 2,500 crore.

  • All India Radio
    Aug 03, 2015 00:42 IST

    AIR plans to counter Chinese invasion of Indian airwaves

    From across India’s long and hazy Himalayan border up north, Chinese radio ripples into Indian homes with a mixed fare of multi-lingual programmes, including news, commentary and even Mandarin tutorials. It’s an airwave ‘incursion’ India is fending off with a sweeping border expansion of the state broadcaster, All-India Radio.

  • Internet pornography
    Aug 02, 2015 22:58 IST

    Govt blocks over 800 porn websites, more under review

    Internet service providers (ISPs) in the country have been asked to block more than 800 pornographic websites, communications ministry sources said Sunday.

  • solar power
    Aug 03, 2015 01:00 IST

    As rooftop solar unit costs dip, recovery time shrinks to 5 yrs

    Given that rooftop solar units run for no less than 25 years, they look more appealing than ever, thanks to a sharp fall in the price of equipment. Earlier, it would take seven to eight years for a business establishment and nine to 10 years for a residential unit to recover the cost of rooftop solar.

  • Congress MP Shashi Tharoor
    Aug 03, 2015 00:10 IST

    Shashi Tharoor says it is 'indecent' to discuss private talks

    Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, who was recently snubbed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, on Sunday said he had “never disclosed private matters” on or off-record as he felt doing so would be “indecent”.

  • man
    Aug 02, 2015 22:40 IST

    Poll | Govt asks telcos to block porn sites. Do you agree?

    Government has asked telecom companies to block porn sites. Do you support government's step?

  • Foreign gifts Home ministry Ministers
    Aug 02, 2015 22:37 IST

    MHA may reject demand to let officials retain foreign trip gifts

    The home ministry is likely to turn down a foreign ministry demand to let officials and ministers take home most of the expensive gifts they receive on foreign trips.

  • Goa, Louis Berger
    Aug 02, 2015 21:31 IST

    Louis Berger case: 'Drawing' a code-word for demanding bribes

    Goa Police Crime Branch decoded several messages related to bribe demands by the head of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) water project in the state during the Louis Berger bribery case probe.

  • Manipur
    Aug 02, 2015 20:52 IST

    In pics | Floods across 3 states, army conducts rescue operations

    Heavy rains triggered by Cyclone Komen have wreaked havoc in Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha, killing at least 70 people in the flooded states along with damage to property and infrastructure.