- Apr 19, 2015 09:28 IST
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi arrived at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi to lead thousands of farmers on Sunday in a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial plans to overhaul land purchasing laws. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh accomapnied the two at the protest.
- Apr 19, 2015 14:59 IST
Though the death penalty has been abolished in Massachusetts since 1984, prosecutors can still request the sentence because it is a federal case.
- Apr 19, 2015 10:24 IST
A day before the Budget session of Parliament resumes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a meet to give a pep talk to BJP MPs on the welfare schemes of his government and to discuss the strategy for the session.
- Apr 19, 2015 14:15 IST
Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons.
- Apr 19, 2015 12:53 IST
Young Punjab is checking into rehabilitation centres to treat drug and alcohol addiction. The bad news is that many are getting stuck there. A story of unequal cure, unlicensed centres and a few good men.
- Apr 19, 2015 10:51 IST
Green Day was inducted along with Ringo Starr, the Beatles' drummer going in as a solo artist, underground-icon Lou Reed, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The "5'' Royales.
- Apr 19, 2015 13:02 IST
Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury took over as the party's general secretary, with S Ramachandran Pillai pulling out of the race to succeed Prakash Karat, television channels reported on Sunday.
- Apr 18, 2015 23:54 IST
Ending the 10-year-long Prakash Karat era in the CPI(M), the country’s biggest communist party will pick its next general secretary on Sunday in the most challenging times for Left politics, on the last day of the Party Congress in Visakhapatnam.
- Apr 18, 2015 22:45 IST
Last summer, while a debate over net neutrality was on in the US, in his very funny news satire show, Last Week Tonight, the comedian John Oliver used a typically risqué example to explain what a non-neutral Internet could do to small web-based entrepreneurs and startups.
- Apr 19, 2015 08:29 IST
Iraqi forces retook most of the country's largest refinery from Islamic State on Saturday, security officials said, reversing gains by the militants who seized parts of the sprawling complex this week.
- Apr 18, 2015 17:45 IST
Jammu and Kashmir police registered a murder case over the death of a Class 9 student in firing by security forces to disperse protesters at Narbal area on Saturday.
- Apr 19, 2015 00:00 IST
Anybody following India’s many coalition governments since the mid-1990s will find the situation in Britain before the May 7 poll familiar. After David Cameron led the first coalition government since 1945 from 2010 to 2015, the country seems set for another.
- Apr 18, 2015 12:17 IST
In his first public appearance after a 53-day sabbatical, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday vowed to lead a “decisive fight” against the government’s land acquisition law, but his party ran into a controversy amid reports it was offering free liquor to drum up support for a Delhi rally.
- Apr 18, 2015 18:19 IST
The government will likely roll back the controversial new income tax return forms that makes it mandatory to disclose a host of information including details of foreign trips, top officials told HT.
- Apr 18, 2015 18:18 IST
The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday that killed 33 people and injured more than 100, the first major attack by the group in the country.