•  Rajya Sabha
    Aug 02, 2015 00:19 IST

    With outside support in RS, NDA to get ahead of Opposition in 2016

    The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with the help of its issue-based supporters, looks set to get the better of the main opposition bloc in terms of numbers in the Rajya Sabha by July next year.

  • A Congress supporter holds tha party flag during Rahul Gandhi's election rally in Dharamsala
    Aug 02, 2015 00:56 IST

    Youth Congress begins process to turn into ‘fighting machine’

    The Youth Congress is considering a slew of changes including going back to its time-tested politics of agitation, scrapping the appraisal system and introducing a new internal election process in a bid to restore its position as the sword arm of the grand old party.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Aug 02, 2015 00:23 IST

    Home ministry strategises on how to counter radicalisation

    A home ministry-led initiative to formalise a strategy to counter groups propagating radical ideologies on Saturday pushed for targeting counter-radicalisation efforts right at the college level when the youth are most vulnerable to influence by extremist ideologies.

  • Varun Gandhi
    Aug 01, 2015 23:45 IST

    Varun Gandhi against death penalty, stirs row over Memon comment

    Close on the heels of BJP leader and actor Shatrughan Sinha signing a petition to the President against Yakub Memon’s execution, the party’s general secretary Varun Gandhi took a position against the death penalty in an article published in the Outlook magazine.

  • Libya
    Aug 02, 2015 00:13 IST

    'Captors said they respect teachers': Story of a Libya hostage

    If their religion was initially the reason they were taken hostage in Libya, it was their profession that helped regain their freedom. Two of four university professionals kidnapped by the Islamic State near Sirte on July 29 found themselves hostage in the hands of gunmen who’d once also been their students, HT has learnt.

  • Banaras Hindu University BHU campus
    Aug 02, 2015 00:32 IST

    Banaras Hindu University VC’s appointment questioned

    The HRD ministry has appointed GC Tripathi, presently vice chancellor (VC) of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), as chairman of the IIT-BHU board of governors (BoG) — an appointment that has raised eyebrows.

  • CBI
    Aug 01, 2015 23:37 IST

    CBI files eight fresh cases in Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday registered eight fresh cases in its Vyapam-scam probe to probe alleged irregularities in the conduct of examinations including those related to pre-medical tests and recruitment of constables.

  • India-Bangladesh enclaves exchange LBA Candle light
    Aug 01, 2015 23:21 IST

    Vote bank politics: Bengal parties look to sway new citizens

    After the freedom, the politics. The enclave dwellers, who became Indian citizens on Friday midnight, may not be sufficient to have a decisive say in assembly constituencies, but the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)and Forward Bloc leaders have earnestly taken the plunge to capture the new vote bank.

  • Mirage 2000, IAF
    Aug 01, 2015 23:32 IST

    IAF finalises Lucknow-Agra Expressway as India's 1st road runway

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday finalised a stretch on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway to build the country’s first road runway for fighter jets.

  • Noose
    Aug 01, 2015 23:26 IST

    Death row inmate’s last plea for transfer to home state rejected

    A convict on death row who had expressed a last wish to return to his home state, Haryana, where he wanted to spend the rest of his time before being hanged has been turned down by three different states -- Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.

  • SC, Supreme Court
    Aug 01, 2015 21:53 IST

    SC deputy registrar quits over judgment on Yakub's hanging

    A Supreme Court deputy registrar has resigned to protest against the judgement clearing the death penalty of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, saying two decisions within a span of hours are instances of "judicial abdication" that should count among the "darkest hours" of the apex court.

  • pic5
    Aug 01, 2015 21:00 IST

    20 dead, several houses swept away in Manipur landslide

    Around 20 villagers died while many houses were washed away in a landslide caused by heavy rains since the last three days in Manipur’s remote village under Chandel district, bordering Myanmar, sources said. The death toll is likely to increase.

  • India-China border meet DBO area Army PLA
    Aug 01, 2015 19:59 IST

    Indian Army-Chinese PLA hold 1st meeting at DBO in Ladakh

    For the first time, India and China held Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) at the disputed Daulat Beg Oldie on the occasion of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Day along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The two countries had a major face-off at this point in the eastern Ladakh sector in April 2013 after Chinese troops had intruded into the DBO and set up tents.

  • Congress MP Shashi Tharoor
    Aug 01, 2015 19:28 IST

    My sincere efforts for Cong not appreciated: Tharoor tells Sonia

    Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, who was recently snubbed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi has complained to her that his "sincere" services to the party have "neither been seen nor appreciated".

  • Maggi
    Aug 01, 2015 18:48 IST

    Nestle India chief says priority is to bring Maggi back to market

    With the Maggi ban hitting sales of the company's other products, Nestle India's new managing director Suresh Narayanan on Saturday said bringing the instant noodles brand back to the market is his top priority as he sought to strike a conciliatory note with authorities.