India

  • Sohrabuddin
    Jul 08, 2015 00:54 IST

    Sohrabuddin-Prajapati encounter cases: 8 discharged since Dec '14

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s probe into the high-profile fake encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh-Tulsi Prajapati is set for a quiet burial with the agency dragging its feet on appealing the discharges by the Mumbai trial court.

  • Supreme Court-N
    Jul 08, 2015 00:44 IST

    SC notice to parties on petition to bring them under RTI law

    The Supreme Court asked six national political parties on Tuesday to respond to a plea seeking to bring them under the ambit of the RTI Act, which would allow citizens to access details of their finances and internal processes like how they choose their representatives.

  • Subrata Roy, Sahara
    Jul 08, 2015 00:41 IST

    Sahara tells SC it can’t pay Rs 36,000 crore in 18 months

    The Sahara group on Tuesday expressed its inability to pay Rs 36,000 crore to its investors within 18 months as ordered by the Supreme Court last month, saying there was “no business house in the world or country” that could pay the amount within the time frame fixed by the court.

  • RTI
    Jul 08, 2015 00:33 IST

    10 years of RTI: 39 activists dead, 275 harassed, says report

    When right to information activist Guru Prasad Shukla was beaten to death by fellow villagers last month, he became the 39th person to lay down his life for exercising the transparency law in its first decade. Another 275 people have reportedly been assaulted or harassed for invoking the law to raise uncomfortable questions before those in power.

  • Environment minister Prakash Javadekar
    Jul 08, 2015 00:23 IST

    Eco-sensitive western ghats next on govt’s development map

    The government’s decision on demarcating an eco-sensitive zone in the Western Ghats will balance the needs of the environment and development by banning excessive mining and polluting industries in the zone, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

  • Congress protest Vyapam scam Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 07, 2015 23:51 IST

    Vyapam scam: Delayed call on CBI probe dents CM Chouhan's image

    Though it’s yet to be seen how the high court takes its stand on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s request for a CBI inquiry into Vyapam scam he announced on Tuesday, the damage has already been done to his image given his delayed decision on the inquiry, feel many in the ruling party.

  • Shahid Kapoor
    Jul 07, 2015 22:30 IST

    Shahid, wife Mira likely to visit Dera Radha Soami Beas

    Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and Delhi-based girl Mira Rajput, who met at Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB), a religious group that the two follow, tied in a nuptial knot in Gurgaon on Tuesday.

  • Uzbekistan India PM Modi Terrorism
    Jul 07, 2015 20:29 IST

    Extremism not part of Islamic heritage of India, C Asia: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined the Islamic heritage of both India and Central Asia defined by the highest ideals and said it has always rejected the forces of extremism.

  • Akshay Singh
    Jul 07, 2015 20:25 IST

    MP Police reach AIIMS Delhi with journalist's viscera samples

    A police team from Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh arrived at AIIMS in the national Capital on Tuesday with the viscera samples of TV journalist Akshay Singh who died under mysterious circumstances while covering the Vyapam scam. Samples were sent to Delhi to rule out any possibility of foul play at AIIMS Bhopal.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 07, 2015 18:51 IST

    Vyapam scam: CM Chouhan buckles under pressure, seeks CBI probe

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan bowed to public pressure on Tuesday and recommended a CBI probe into a snowballing examination scandal that has bruised his government’s credibility with people connected to the case dying mysteriously.

  • Teenage girl beats harasser Pilibhit Uttar Pradesh
    Jul 07, 2015 19:15 IST

    Girl thrashes harasser inside UP police station: Viral video

    The video of a teenage girl thrashing a boy inside a police station in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district for allegedly harassing her has gone viral on social networking sites.

  • Prithviraj Chavan
    Jul 07, 2015 20:10 IST

    India staring at banking crisis, remedial steps needed: Congress

    Castigating the BJP government at the Centre, the Opposition Congress on Tuesday said the country may be headed for a "banking crisis" if remedial measures are not taken.

  • Lalit Modi
    Jul 07, 2015 18:30 IST

    Lalit Modi's lawyer: Not authorised to accept ED summons

    Lalit Modi's lawyer has returned summons in a money laundering case issued to the former IPL boss by the Enforcement Directorate, saying he was not authorised by his client to receive them, the central agency said on Tuesday.

  • Kalyan
    Jul 07, 2015 20:05 IST

    Adhinayak in national anthem sings praise to Britishers: Governor

    Governor of Rajasthan and chancellor Kalyan Singh on Tuesday once again created a controversy by suggesting that the word ‘adhinayak’ in the national anthem should be removed as it praises the British rulers of pre-Independence era.

  • Open defecation
    Jul 07, 2015 18:06 IST

    PMO prods, ministers visit kin of girl who killed self over toilet

    After getting a call from the Prime Minister’s Office, ministers, lawmakers and officials are queuing up with promises before the house of Khusbhu, the 17-year-old girl who committed suicide shamed by the lack of toilet, and exposed graft in welfare schemes.