North India

  • Indian Rupee
    Mar 27, 2015 14:27 IST

    Big hike in state legislators’ pay

    Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha was on Thursday adjourned sine die after passing the state’s annual budget for 2015-2016 and approving without opposition a substantial hike in salary and other emoluments of the legislators.

  • Award 2
    Mar 27, 2015 13:39 IST

    State to audit power firms to check fraud

    Rajasthan government on Thursday made a provision for a revenue and expenditure audit of three power distribution companies (discoms) in the state and initiate action against officials found guilty indulging in financial irregularities.

  •  Chernobyl
    Mar 27, 2015 13:00 IST

    Construction of nuclear fuel complex begins

    Construction of the country’s second Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) has begun at Rawatbhata town in Chittorgarh district, the site director of Rajasthan Atomic Power station said on Thursday. Site in-charge, Pratap said that the primary construction work has begun in the site, which according to sources will approximately cost Rs. 24,000 crore.

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Mar 25, 2015 23:19 IST

    If public suffers water cuts, VIPs should too, says Kejriwal

    Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that water supply to VIPs should be cut if there was a water shortage in the city.

  • Somnath Bharti
    Mar 25, 2015 01:31 IST

    ‘Sidelined’ Bharti, Birla back in play, will head key house panels

    Somnath Bharti and Rakhi Birla, two firebrand ministers in Aam Aadmi Party’s previous 49-day cabinet, finally have important assignments, in the Delhi Assembly at least.

  • Violence against women
    Mar 25, 2015 01:25 IST

    Girl from northeast molested, accused films act

    An 18-year-old woman from Shillong was allegedly molested by a youth who also recorded video clips of her in the nude in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar on Monday, police said.

  • 1
    Mar 24, 2015 11:05 IST

    St Stephen's principal Thampu bans students' web magazine

    St. Stephen's principal Valson Thampu has banned the college's first ever online news magazine — Stephen's Weekly — for not getting the content cleared by him, a move termed regressive by students and faculty members.

  • Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar
    Mar 24, 2015 07:47 IST

    Texts, emails deleted from Sunanda’s phone under police scanner

    In the Sunanda Pushkar murder investigation, police have now found that several texts and BlackBerry messages were deleted from her mobile phones and they are trying to ascertain if they were deleted by Sunanda herself or someone else. Some emails are also said to be deleted from her laptop.

  • 3
    Mar 24, 2015 01:18 IST

    St Stephen’s bans online magazine, blames students

    The banning of Stephen’s Weekly, St. Stephen’s college’s first ever online news magazine, by principal Valson Thampu has stirred up a storm. Appalled by Thampu’s decision, the students and faculty members say the move is tyrannical and regressive.

  • Yamuna, pollution
    Mar 24, 2015 01:02 IST

    Clean-up plans fail in muddy Yamuna, NGT seeks action

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Centre and states to hold consultations and submit by March 27 an action plan to ensure there is fresh water flow in the Yamuna.

  • Kejriwal and Modi
    Mar 24, 2015 00:52 IST

    Govt re-launches corruption helpline, ropes in volunteers

    The AAP government in Delhi has re-started the anti-corruption helpline, a little more than a month after coming back to power in the Capital, sources told Hindustan Times.

  • Swag Gang Crew
    Mar 23, 2015 21:04 IST

    Freestyle daredevilry sets the tone

    Freestyle dancers are hitting the parks in south Delhi to create some high octane excitement

  • Mar 23, 2015 20:52 IST

    Greater Kailash residents get a taste of sewage water

    21-year-old Kshitij Goyal, an MBA aspirant, could not appear for the entrance exam, as he fell sick after consuming contaminated water. Goyal, a resident of S-Block Greater Kailash-I, has missed a couple of competitive exams after he was diagnosed with severe stomach infection.

  • Sunanda Pushkar
    Mar 23, 2015 20:31 IST

    Texts, emails deleted from Sunanda’s phone under police scanner

    Delhi Police have received a report from Gandhinagar-based Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS) which was tasked to check the contents of Sunanda Pushkar's laptops and mobile phones and it is being analysed in detail to see if anything was deleted from the gadgets to destroy evidence.

  • Kejriwal
    Mar 23, 2015 15:12 IST

    Sisodia pitches for higher quota for Delhi in Haj

    Delhi's Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Monday pitched for increasing the quota of the national capital in pilgrimage to Mecca and launched the state's Haj committee website to facilitate pilgrims.