India

  • OROP
    Sep 03, 2015 07:44 IST

    May accept revision of pension once in 2 years: Ex-servicemen on OROP

    The agitating ex-servicemen and the government appeared to have ironed out some major differences over the contentious issue of one rank one pension with the defence veterans saying that they may accept revision of pension once in two years instead of one year as demanded by them.

  • Black money
    Sep 03, 2015 00:53 IST

    Swiss black money law to change, India will benefit

    It would now be possible to respond to requests if a foreign country has obtained the “stolen data” via normal administrative assistance channels or from public sources.

  • Economy, Power plant, Industry, Industrialisation, Environment, Air pollution,
    Sep 03, 2015 00:31 IST

    Under new norms, 36 industries may not need environmental clearance

    The government is set to hack away a great deal of red tape with a new classification of industries that uses colour codes to denote environmental impact, a move that means 36 industries may need no green clearance at all.

  • Trucks at the India-Nepal border
    Sep 03, 2015 00:33 IST

    Protests in Terai region hurt trade across Indo-Nepal border

    Nepal is reliant on India for supply of petroleum products and Indian Oil Corporation is the sole supplier. Last month, an agreement was signed between the two countries to construct a 41-km petrol pipeline connecting both neighbours so that supply is not affected by such protests and other transportation bottlenecks.

  • Nepal, Kathmandu, Madhesis, Tharus, Nepal Constitutional riots,
    Sep 03, 2015 00:08 IST

    Onus lies on Kathmandu to ease crisis

    Madhesis and Tharus are people of the plains who share ethnic and kinship ties with people across the border in India. While Madhesis and Tharus want two provinces in the plains, the hill establishment has divided the Tarai into five parts. `

  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy
    Sep 03, 2015 00:21 IST

    Nitish's DNA went wrong after aligning with Lalu: BJP leader Rudy

    BJP leader and Union minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday claimed that under the leadership of Lalu Prasad, the grand alliance of RJD, JD (U) and Congress was out to create a division between upper and lower castes to get political mileage in the assembly polls in Bihar.

  • 8, mumbai, rains
    Sep 03, 2015 00:06 IST

    Suresh Prabhu bares details of rail reform agenda

    Aiming to bring in more efficient work practices, railway minister Suresh Prabhu has instructed heads of six production units (PUs) and 42 workshops to draft short, medium and long term production plans to increase productivity and bring transparency.

  • pollution
    Sep 02, 2015 23:51 IST

    New 'colour' classification to ease envt norms for industries

    Industry experts believe that rationalisation of industries under Red, Orange and Green categories and introduction of a new category - White - will end inspector raj in environmental regulation.

  • Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea
    Sep 02, 2015 23:49 IST

    Police probing why Peter hired car for Indrani while in London

    Having found the Worli firm from which the Opel Corsa used in the murder of Sheena Bora was rented, the Khar Police are looking into why former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea hired the car for his wife Indrani despite being in London at the time.

  • Infant mortality
    Sep 02, 2015 23:05 IST

    Odisha hospital infant deaths a ‘systemic failure’

    The Sardar Vallabhbhai Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics in Cuttack, which is in the news over a spate of infant deaths, has always had a high mortality rate, records show.

  • BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu
    Sep 02, 2015 22:46 IST

    Union ministers, BJP brass attend coordination meet with RSS

    In a first of its kind interaction after Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister, the top brass of RSS and its affiliates, the government and the BJP came together to deliberate on key issues including the contentious 'One Rank One Pension' on which an early resolution was favoured.

  • Delhi high court
    Sep 02, 2015 22:32 IST

    No banned Pak channels aired in India, govt tells Delhi HC

    The Centre on Wednesday claimed in the Delhi high court that none of the banned Pakistani TV channels were being broadcast in India.

  • Clouds
    Sep 02, 2015 21:46 IST

    Why Met is still your safest bet, when it comes to weather

    For global climate answers, India has emerged as a linchpin because of its geographical location

  • Kalburgi suspected killer sketch
    Sep 02, 2015 22:01 IST

    Police release sketch of Prof Kalburgi's suspected killer

    The Hubli-Dharwad police released a sketch late on Wednesday of the man suspected of shooting Prof M M Kalburgi at his home on Sunday.

  • Kumbh Mela, Selfies
    Sep 02, 2015 21:16 IST

    In pics: Spree of selfies at this year's Kumbh Mela

    This year's Kumbh Mela celebrations, held along the banks of the River Godavari at Nashik, saw thousands of devotees engaging in a peculiar sight: taking selfies during the festivities. Organisers have even marked 'selfie-free zones' to prevent people from taking pictures of themselves in potentially unsafe areas, such as near ghats.