India

  • auto service
    Aug 01, 2015 17:43 IST

    When a techie jumped out of a moving auto to save her life

    An employee of IBM GBS, Neha Agrawal described how she had to jump out of an auto to save her life, in a post on the Bengaluru Traffic Police's Facebook page that went viral instantly.

  • Gurudas Kamat
    Aug 01, 2015 17:36 IST

    Kamat gets NCW notice for offensive remarks against Smriti Irani

    Speaking in Rajasthan on Thursday, Congress leader Gurudas Kamat had referred to Smriti Irani as a "poncha lagane waali (cleaning woman)" while questioning the HRD minister's credentials to hold the charge of the education portfolio.

  • TR Zeliang
    Aug 01, 2015 17:06 IST

    Demand for Greater Nagaland back under the ambit of peace process

    The potentially explosive issue of Greater Nagaland has staged a comeback amid hopes of an ‘honourable solution’ to the 18-year-old Naga peace process. Greater Nagaland envisages bringing all Naga-inhabited areas under one administrative umbrella. Pursued by the extremist National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) since it declared truce in July 1997.

  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s tum-tum campaign
    Aug 01, 2015 15:18 IST

    Bihar 'rath' battle: Lalu’s tum-tums hit Peta speed breaker

    Lalu Prasad had recently announced plans to use 1,000 horses to pull tum-tums during the RJD’s campaign in the upcoming elections in Bihar, in response to 160 BJP ‘raths’, which are essentially motorised vehicles.

  • West Bengal, Floods
    Aug 01, 2015 14:50 IST

    Heavy rainfall floods railways and roads in West Bengal

    Heavy rainfall has lashed south Bengal districts and has disrupted life in the state capital, after both road and rail networks have been flooded.

  • Teenager flogged by UP cops
    Aug 01, 2015 14:29 IST

    Video | UP cops' brutal flogging of teenager caught on camera

    A mobile phone video has emerged of a teenager detained by police on suspicion of involvement in a robbery being flogged with a leather strap at Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 01, 2015 13:30 IST

    Is India doing 'business' with IS in Libya, asks Manish Tewari

    Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday questioned whether India was 'doing business' with terror outfit Islamic State (IS) in Libya.

  • Jehad Hussain Obama
    Aug 01, 2015 12:31 IST

    Meet Jehad Hussain Obama, the face of Indo-B'desh enclave saga

    Five-year-old Jehad Hussain Obama was irritated and bored to death on Friday. While all the boys and girls of his age group were playing and watching the villagers through a hectic day to prepare for the midnight celebration of their ‘freedom’, Jehad was forced to give a series of sittings before print and electronic media.

  • Yakub Memon
    Aug 01, 2015 12:04 IST

    SP leader seeks RS seat for Yakub Memon's widow, sacked

    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.

  • mortar, border,
    Aug 01, 2015 13:57 IST

    Pakistan violates ceasefire in Akhnoor sector

    Pakistan rangers fired mortar shells along the international border in Pallanwala area of Akhnoor sector on Saturday morning. BSF officials said that the Pakistan rangers started unprovoked firing with the small arms at about 10.40 am.

  • 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 Pak want to reunite Indian woman with 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

  • Sasiperumal, the anti-liquor campaigner died during a protest near Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.
    Aug 01, 2015 14:06 IST

    Anti-liquor crusader Sasiperumal dies in Sholay-style protest

    Sasiperumal from Salem was a Siddha doctor, and had been campaigning against ill-effects of liquor, which is largely affecting rural and semi-urban Tamil Nadu and could become a political issue in the forthcoming assembly elections due in less than nine months.

  • 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.

  • Crime
    Aug 01, 2015 13:31 IST

    Five arrested for gangrape of 17-year-old girl, one at large

    A teenager has allegedly been gangraped by four boys at a city hotel, local police said on Saturday.

  • 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.