• Satara district, Molasses from sugarcane, Generate power, Fertiliser for crops, Green waste
    Aug 31, 2015 01:01 IST

    Maharashtra, Punjab top producers of green energy from farm waste

    Every November, farmers in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan burn their agricultural waste increasing the air pollution in the national capital region and neighbouring cities — home to over 25 million people.

  • MM Kalburgi
    Aug 30, 2015 18:13 IST

    Kalburgi murder: Bajrang Dal leader says another rationalist next

    Co-convenor of the Bajrang Dal's Bantwal cell, Bhuvith Shetty, triggered a controversy on Sunday by welcoming the assassination of scholar MM Kalburgi who was shot dead at his house in Dharwad.

  • Lalu Prasad, Swabhiman Rally, Mahagathbandhan, Patna, Bihar elections
    Aug 31, 2015 00:21 IST

    With one-liners, Lalu turns biggest crowd-puller at Swabhiman rally

    Of the three main alliance partners, it was Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad who turned out to be the biggest crowdpuller and also the one who stuck to the job of taking the BJP to task at the much-publicised Swabhiman rally.

  • Army jawan
    Aug 30, 2015 23:30 IST

    SC to see if HIV+ soldier can get disability pension

    The Centre has raised this issue before the apex court while defending its decision denying financial benefit to an army jawan. Is an HIV positive soldier entitled to disability pension meant for army men who get injured while performing an official duty?

  • Black money
    Aug 30, 2015 20:10 IST

    Swiss banks asks Indians to disclose their foreign assets

    Under the new black money law, a three-month compliance window has been given for disclosure of all undeclared foreign assets till next month, for which they would need to pay 30% tax and 30% penalty and escape further action.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Aug 31, 2015 00:42 IST

    Talks only if Pak stops border firing: Rajnath Singh

    Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said talks with Pakistan could be initiated only if the neighbouring country stopped firing in the border areas and gave an assurance of not repeating it.

  • London
    Aug 31, 2015 00:45 IST

    Commonwealth parliamentary meet shifted to London

    After Indian protests led to cancellation of Islamabad as its venue, the International Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) will now meet from September 30 to October 6 in London, where participating countries will send much smaller delegations.

  • A file photo of the parliament building. (HT Photo)
    Aug 30, 2015 23:48 IST

    Green power for MPs, electric buses to ferry them in Capital

    A lithium-ion battery — similar to the one used to power satellite launchers - could soon be used to power a bus to ferry Members of Parliament in Delhi.

  • Sajjad Ahmed
    Aug 31, 2015 00:24 IST

    Captured terrorist Sajjad is my brother, says man from Pakistan

    'Yes, I am the brother of Sajjad Ahmed. We read about his arrest in your Kashmir in a local daily,' Assad Ahmed said on Sunday afternoon when Hindustan Times rang him up on a number provided to interrogators by a Pakistani terrorist captured in Kashmir.

  • Indrani Mukerjea
    Aug 30, 2015 23:07 IST

    Cops probe money trail to find motive behind Sheena's murder

    Investigators chasing the elusive motive behind the murder of Sheena Bora were concentrating on financial deals between Indrani Mukerjea, her mother and prime accused, and two accomplices in order to untangle the crime that has riveted the nation.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar, Swabhiman rally Patna
    Aug 30, 2015 13:57 IST

    Modi govt has done nothing, says Sonia; Nitish attacks PM too

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrived at a massive rally in Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday in the first big show of unity a year after Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad joined hands against the BJP-led alliance in the upcoming Bihar elections.

  • Patel agitation Gujarat violence
    Aug 30, 2015 11:59 IST

    Will allow land bill to lapse: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat

    The NDA government will not re-promulgate the proposed land ordinance, but will include 13 points to reform the land acquisition law, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on his monthly radio talk Mann Ki Baat on Sunday.

  • MM Kalburgi
    Aug 30, 2015 12:49 IST

    Karnataka: Rationalist and scholar MM Kalburgi shot dead

    Left ideologue and former vice-chancellor of the Hampi University, Professor MM Kalburgi was shot dead at his residence in Dharwad by an unidentified gunman.

  • Samaraesh Sarkar
    Aug 30, 2015 21:27 IST

    Bodies in suitcases: Bank manager 'confesses' to twin murders

    During interrogation, Samaresh Sarkar confessed that he murdered the woman Sucheta Chakraborty (34), with whom he had an illicit relationship, because she was pressurising him for marriage.

  • Guarding the LoC
    Aug 30, 2015 19:33 IST

    Will inflict heavy losses if India imposes war: Pak defence minister

    Pakistan's defence minister warned on Sunday that India would suffer "heavy losses" it would "remember for decades" if it tried to "impose" a war on his country.