India

  • File photo: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at Parliament in New Delhi. (PTI photo)
    Sep 01, 2015 20:05 IST

    Rahul Gandhi to lead 'Save Farmer March' in Odisha

    During his two-day visit to Odisha, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will lead a 'Save Farmer March' in Bargarh district, highlighting the alleged failure of both the Centre and BJD regime in the state in helping farmers to overcome their plight.

  • Supreme Court
    Sep 01, 2015 19:48 IST

    SC welcomes govt's steps to implement quota for disabled

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday welcomed the steps taken by the government in filling up vacancies meant for differently-abled persons. The Court also quashed a contempt plea alleging "wilful disobedience" of an order to provide 3% quota to such persons.

  • Trade unions
    Sep 01, 2015 19:19 IST

    Strike over labour reforms may hit banking, transport on Wednesday

    Nearly 150 million workers from 10 central trade unions will go on strike on Wednesday against the government’s proposed labour reforms with the protest likely to shut down banks, factories as well as auto, taxi and flight services in many parts of the country.

  • Indrani Mukerjea
    Sep 01, 2015 19:11 IST

    Indrani silent but singing accomplices give leads to Sheena's murder

    Indrani Mukerjea’s alleged silence and refusal to shed light in the murder of daughter Sheena Bora have prompted police to turn to her accomplices, former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai, to crack the gripping crime.

  • KS Bhagwan
    Sep 01, 2015 17:58 IST

    You can attack us but our works will live on: Prof KS Bhagwan

    After a Bajrang Dal threatened Prof KS Bhagwan, the rationalist told HT that he was not afraid of such intimidations. He also challenged the Hindutva group leader for a debate. Here's what he told out Bengaluru correspondent Sudipto Mondal.

  • Liquor dealers
    Sep 01, 2015 17:50 IST

    Maharashtra govt considering allowing 12 liquor bottles at home

    The Maharashtra government is planning to modify rules on liquor consumption including allowing a permit holder to keep 12 bottles of alcohol at home instead of the current limit of two in the aftermath of more than 100 people dying after consuming local alcohol.

  • Paschimpara village
    Sep 01, 2015 15:21 IST

    In this UP village, electricity woes force men to stay bachelors

    More than two dozen men in Uttar Pradesh’s Paschimpara village have been waiting for over seven years to tie the knot and they see no light at the end of the tunnel. That’s because this area on the outskirts of Kanpur city has no electricity.

  • Telephone receiver
    Sep 01, 2015 18:39 IST

    India now has 100.69 crore telephone subscribers: TRAI data

    The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 100.20 crore at the end of May 2015 to 100.69 crore at the end of June, showing a monthly growth rate of 0.49%, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday.

  • Chaudhary Jitendra Singh
    Sep 01, 2015 16:11 IST

    Jat leaders in UP village deny ordering rape of Dalit sisters

    Jat leaders of a village in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district have denied a khap panchayat was ever convened and said no diktat was issued that two Dalit sisters be raped and paraded naked as revenge for their brother's action of eloping with a married woman from their community.

  • Army
    Sep 01, 2015 15:20 IST

    New methods being used to create unrest in J-K: Army chief

    India's security environment is complex, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.

  • Dalit activists
    Sep 01, 2015 14:15 IST

    In 5 star Bengaluru hotel, Dalits show they have arrived

    Over a hundred Dalit activists from slums across the city gathered for a seminar on BR Ambedkar at tony hotel.

  • MM Kalburgi
    Sep 01, 2015 16:43 IST

    Kalburgi murder: Police form four probe teams

    Four teams have been formed by police as part of its probe into the murder of noted Kannada progressive thinker and scholar MM Kalburgi, who was shot dead at his residence at Dharwad in north Karnataka on Sunday.

  • Skill India
    Sep 01, 2015 14:17 IST

    Didn't direct social media attacks on PM critics: BJP IT cell chief

    The frenzied reactions of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters on social media against anyone strongly critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi or his policies are not organised by the party, says the cyber czar of BJP.

  • Nitish Kumar
    Sep 01, 2015 14:20 IST

    Nitish to Modi: Stop the rhetoric and chest thumping

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "stop the rhetoric (and) chest thumping", and deliver the promises the PM had made ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

  • Modi Bhagalpur
    Sep 01, 2015 13:50 IST

    Modi asks for 25-year report card from Bihar grand alliance

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed at an election campaign rally at Bhagalpur town on Tuesday, his fourth in the run up to the assembly elections in Bihar.