India

  • somnath
    Jun 03, 2015 00:43 IST

    Somnath may be questioned over 1982 killing of Ananda Margis

    Somnath Chatterjee is likely to be called in for questioning for his alleged role in the massacre of 16 monks and a nun of Ananda Marga in Kolkata in 1982.

  • formation day celebrations
    Jun 03, 2015 00:43 IST

    Jubilation marks Telangana's 1st anniversary, AP demands justice

    Jubilation in Hyderabad and agitation in Vijayawada marked the first anniversary of the formation of Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh on June 2 last year with Telangana spending about Rs 20 crore for the week-long festivities and AP demanding justice for the divided state.

  • Baghani
    Jun 03, 2015 00:43 IST

    Proposed four-lane Sariska highway to invade tiger territory

    Ever seen a tiger cross a four-lane highway? Wildlife activists say they dread the prospect as the Rajasthan government eats into the predator’s shrinking habitat with a decision to widen a thoroughfare passing through the popular Sariska reserve.

  • Militants target mobile tower in heart of Srinagar .ht photo
    Jun 03, 2015 00:27 IST

    Locals associated with Hizbul Mujahideen behind telecom attacks

    Authorities said on Tuesday they had identified some local youngsters associated with indigenous terror group Hizbul Mujahideen who targeted telecom workers and infrastructure in a string of attacks that began last month, disrupting communication lines in the trouble-torn state.

  • Food grains
    Jun 03, 2015 00:32 IST

    With just 11 takers, Food Security Act goes into a freeze

    The National Food Security Act, a landmark welfare legislation enacted by the UPA and upheld by the ruling NDA, risks being stalled in a majority of states which have failed to modernise their pilferage-prone distribution networks.

  • Mehdi Masroor Biswas
    Jun 03, 2015 00:17 IST

    Pro-IS twitter handler chargesheeted in Bengaluru

    The twitter handler, Mehdi Masroor Biswas's cover was blown by a British channel. He was arrested in December 2014 and has been charged under sections of the UAPA that deal with abeting terrorism and supporting a terrorist organisation.

  • Mobile phone
    Jun 03, 2015 00:19 IST

    Parliamentary panel to review call drop limits

    A parliamentary panel may recommend a new permissible limit for call drops and penalty on service providers for any violation.

  • North Block
    Jun 03, 2015 00:24 IST

    17 secretaries, including two Gujarat-cadre officers, appointed

    PM Narendra Modi carried out his biggest reshuffle of secretary-level officers on Tuesday, appointing fresh faces to head crucial departments of commerce, civil aviation and power.

  • Swiss bank
    Jun 03, 2015 00:14 IST

    Black money: Swiss automatic info exchange pact with India in the works

    With the Swiss government signing a landmark Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) agreement with the European Union (EU) last week, efforts are underway for a similar bilateral pact with India.

  • Kerala monsoon
    Jun 03, 2015 00:03 IST

    India stares at drought, cabinet secy calls review meeting

    With the Met department lowering its rainfall outlook to ‘deficient’ from the earlier ‘below-normal’ prediction, the Centre is preparing to deal with a drought in the country.

  • IIT-Madras
    Jun 02, 2015 19:15 IST

    IIT-M convenes BoS meeting, APSC adamant on re-recognition

    IIT-Madras called an emergency meeting to discuss the derecognition of the student group, which is insisting on re-recognition.

  • Jun 02, 2015 18:28 IST

    Gadkari's plans for 1,100 islands, 300 light houses, 101 rivers

    The water transport business in the country is expected to receive a major boost as the transport and shipping ministry plans of inter-modal connectivity with rail and road for cargo hubs. The project would enable economic logistics in the country, generating employment.

  • Captain Saurabh Kalia
    Jun 02, 2015 18:06 IST

    Kargil martyr Kalia’s kin want concrete govt action

    Parents of Kargil martyr Capt Saurabh Kalia on Monday thanked the Centre for indicating that it could approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against his brutal torture by the Pakistan army, but said they would believe its assurances only if these are backed by concrete action.

  • Maggi
    Jun 02, 2015 17:07 IST

    What about colas, pan masalas? Twitter reacts after Maggi controversy

    A controversy surrounding alleged high levels of lead in some packets of Maggi has hogged the headlines and is showing no signs of dying down. And this time it wasn't just Maggi! Several high-profile Bollywood celebrities -- Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Priety Zinta -- came under fire for endorsing the brand over the years.

  • Robbery
    Jun 02, 2015 16:32 IST

    Bank employees robbed of Rs 1.08 crore

    After firing several shots, robbers snatched cash bags from the Oriental Bank of Commerce employees as they stepped out.