• Robby Gordon
    Jan 30, 2015 12:03 IST

    Kerala businessman arrested for ramming his Hummer into guard for delay in opening gate

    A businessman in Kerala has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his Hummer into a security guard as a punishment for delay in opening the gate of his apartment complex in Thrissur, police said.

  • Anti-gangrape protests
    Jan 30, 2015 00:23 IST

    Woman gang-raped twice in three weeks in Rajasthan

    A 22-year old married woman was allegedly gang-raped by five men in Rajasthan twice within three weeks, the second time to apparently teach her a lesson for reporting the crime to police, officials said on Thursday.

  • Youth Congress protest conversions
    Jan 30, 2015 00:31 IST

    Bengal reconversions going on for years: VHP leaders

    Voluntary religious ‘reconversion’ has been going on in West Bengal for years to counter conversions of Hindus, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders told HT on Thursday, a day after a controversy over its conversion of 150 Christian tribals to Hinduism.

  • BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi leaves in his car
    Jan 30, 2015 00:59 IST

    Naqvi gets bail as courts stays conviction

    A district court has stayed the conviction of Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who was sentenced to one year imprisonment for violating prohibitory orders in the run-up to the 2009 Lok Sabha election, and granted him bail.

  • Pravin Togadia
    Jan 30, 2015 01:05 IST

    Hate speech complaint lodged against Togadia

    A police complaint was lodged against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia in Rampurhat police station in Birbhum district of West Bengal for inciting tension in the area with a speech he delivered on Wednesday.

  • Shiv Kumar Yadav
    Jan 30, 2015 02:26 IST

    Delhi Uber rape victim sues company in US, seeks unspecified damages

    A passenger allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi sued the online car service in US federal court on Thursday, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures.

  • C Umashankar
    Jan 30, 2015 07:39 IST

    I have done no wrong: Evangelist IAS officer

    C Umashankar, a 1990 batch Indian Administrative Service office of the Tamil Nadu cadre, has courted controversy for his evangelical work and the Tamil Nadu government has ordered him to stop "preaching and propagating activities" saying action would be taken against him if he did not.

  • Jayanthi Natarajan
    Jan 30, 2015 09:43 IST

    Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress, says can't continue in 'suffocating atmosphere'

    Former UPA Minister Jayanthi Natarajan quit the Congress party on Friday after spending almost four decades in the party alleging she was humiliated and dumped unceremoniously from the environment ministry for no fault of hers.

  • A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced
    Jan 29, 2015 23:03 IST

    Pakistan shelling in Jammu district, three civilians injured

    Three people were injured Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district following heavy shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border, police said. The Border Security Force retaliated to the firing.

  • Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag pay his tributes to Col MN Rai's mortal remains.
    Jan 29, 2015 17:23 IST

    Separatist leader Geelani says Colonel Rai’s killers are martyrs

    Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has paid tributes to the two Hizbul Mujahideen militants who killed decorated Indian army officer Colonel MN Rai and head constable Sanjeev Kumar Singh during an encounter in south Kashmir’s Tral area this week.

  • Halloween Dog Parade
    Jan 29, 2015 18:54 IST

    Good to the absolute best: 6 iconic kid's food from the '90s

    Good to the absolute best: 6 iconic kid's food from the '90s

  • Virbhadra Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister. HT Photo
    Jan 29, 2015 19:16 IST

    HC to appoint amicus to consider graft charges against Himachal CM

    Delhi high court on Thursday said it would appoint an amicus curiae to see if there was any public interest in the graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh levelled by an NGO.

  •  S Jaishankar
    Jan 29, 2015 19:14 IST

    Cong, BJP in war of words over new foreign secy appointment

    The abrupt removal of Sujatha Singh as foreign secretary triggered a war of words on Thursday as the Congress asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the “summary” decision while the BJP said the government was within its rights to choose bureaucrats for important posts.

  • Sujatha Singh
    Jan 29, 2015 20:32 IST

    Sujatha Singh resigns, hints at dominant PMO in farewell email

    Former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh took early retirement from service on Thursday as speculation swirled that she was removed from the country’s top diplomatic job because Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unhappy with her efforts to boost India’s global standing.

  • Mukul Roy
    Jan 29, 2015 21:33 IST

    Arrest or no arrest, Mukul Roy trouble for Mamata govt

    Hours before Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy was expected to walk into the CBI building in Kolkata on Friday to face questions over the multi-crore Saradha scam, the ruling party in West Bengal seemed caught between a rock and a hard place, analysts said.