India

  • Assam violence
    Jun 30, 2015 10:44 IST

    Assam district shuts down, protests death of man in army custody

    Western Assam’s Chirang district shut down for 12 hours on Tuesday to protest the death of a 45-year-old villager in army custody on Sunday.

  • Elections
    Jun 30, 2015 10:14 IST

    Thumping victory for Congress in Kerala by-election

    Congress candidate K S Sabarinathan has notched an emphatic win in Aruvikkara by-election in Kerala. In the three-cornered contest he defeated CPM’s MM Vijayakumar, a former minister, with over 10,000 votes.

  • Sadananda Gowda
    Jun 30, 2015 09:31 IST

    Sec 377 of IPC that criminalises gay sex may be scrapped: Gowda

    India could abolish Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises gay liaisons and the legalisation of same-sex marriages could be considered, Union law minister DV Sadananda Gowda has said.

  • A man rowing his boat
    Jun 30, 2015 08:06 IST

    5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts Kashmir early morning

    A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook the Kashmir valley in the early hours of Tuesday with the epicentre believed to be in the Hindukush mountain range of Afghanistan.

  • cow
    Jun 30, 2015 01:39 IST

    India's unlikely saviour from climate change: the humble dwarf-cow

    According to experts, the worsening heat, fodder shortages and the constant threat of drought has forced many hard-hit diary farmers in the Anantapur area of Kerala to reduce their herds. But the solution to the problem is simple and small, livestock experts argue: heat-tolerant dwarf cows.

  • Sachin Pilot, Congress, Rajasthan
    Jun 30, 2015 01:00 IST

    Swaraj controversy true test of Modi’s leadership: Sachin Pilot

    The Prime Minister’s silence on the Lalit Modi controversy that has engulfed foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhra Raje has undermined his promise of zero tolerance to corruption, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Monday.

  • PEB office
    Jun 30, 2015 00:33 IST

    HT Exclusive: In Vyapam scam, 10 dead in mishaps and 4 suicides

    At least 10 people linked to the PEB scam in Madhya Pradesh were killed in road accidents and four more committed suicide, statistics by a court-monitored investigation show, raising suspicions of an attempt to silence key players in a massive corruption scandal dogging the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government.

  • Delhi heat
    Jun 30, 2015 00:36 IST

    5 Indian cities to see most heat-related deaths by 2020: Study

    According to a recent, there are five major urban conurbations in India - Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai - which are predicted to have the most heat wave related deaths in the 2020s.

  • Tarun Gogoi
    Jun 30, 2015 00:35 IST

    Assam: Overhaul of National Register of Citizens sparks controversy

    Bengali-speaking migrant Muslims or ‘Bangladeshis’ since 1979 have become the bone of contention for BJP and Congress.

  • Black money case
    Jun 30, 2015 00:18 IST

    Pakistan under watch for lax dealing with terror funding

    India has managed to put Pakistan under monitoring again under the Asia Pacific Group (APG) on money laundering due to lack of real intent and deficiencies in its regulatory framework to deal with money laundering and combating financial terrorism, government sources said.

  • Youth Congress
    Jun 30, 2015 00:16 IST

    Parliament joint committee seeks more time to review land bill

    The fate of the land bill became more uncertain on Monday as the parliamentary joint panel studying the legislation decided to seek an extension of one more week to review it.

  • radio
    Jun 30, 2015 00:10 IST

    Government to auction 839 FM licences, its largest to date

    The government is set to auction its largest stack of FM radio licences yet, with a notification expected in a month — a move that will likely bring in an estimated Rs 2,500 crore in revenue, boost entertainment-sector jobs in smaller towns and connect underserved audiences.

  • Sachin Pilot
    Jun 29, 2015 23:36 IST

    Cong to launch campaign in 11 Rajasthan districts against CM Raje

    The Congress will launch a campaign in 11 districts of Rajasthan next month to galvanise public opinion against the government of Vasundhara Raje, who stands accused of helping fallen IPL chief Lalit Modi, party state chief Sachin Pilot said on Monday.

  • Hemkund Sahib
    Jun 29, 2015 22:11 IST

    Pilgrimage to Badrinath, Hemkunt Sahib resumes

    Pilgrimage to Badrinath and Hemkunt Sahib shrines resumed on Monday after the damaged route was repaired.Officials said paid chopper services were also being provided to pilgrims to reach Badrinath and Hemkunt Sahib. The 'trekking route' to Kedarnath shrine has still not been opened after heavy rains threw life out of gear in the state last week.

  • yoga, Indian Army
    Jun 29, 2015 20:46 IST

    Central forces to do compulsory yoga as part of drill

    As part of their physical drill, 10 lakh-strong central paramilitary forces will now be doing daily yoga.A directive issued to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) by the union home ministry said they should also ensure that Yoga is practised even at active duty areas like border posts and those in the left wing extremism affected states of the country.