India

  • December 16 gang-rape
    Mar 04, 2015 13:04 IST

    Dec 16 rapist interview telecast stopped: Home minister Rajnath Singh

    Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government has taken necessary action to stop the telecast of a documentary based on the interview with a convict in the December 16 gang-rape case.

  • Anti-gangrape protests
    Mar 04, 2015 11:17 IST

    65% believe documentary on Dec 16 gangrape should be aired: HT poll

    Nearly two-third of those who took part in an Hindustan Times web poll on Tuesday felt that the government should allow BBC to air the interview of the December 16 gangrapist.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Mar 04, 2015 12:49 IST

    Govt blocks Dec 16 documentary, filmmaker says she is 'saddened'

    The maker of a documentary film about the December 2012 fatal gang rape of a woman in the Capital has said it will be released as planned even after a Delhi court banned anyone from broadcasting the documentary on grounds of 'objectionable content'.

  • Beef
    Mar 04, 2015 02:12 IST

    Maharashtra bans beef, introduces jail time for possession

    Maharashtra has extended a ban on killing cows to bulls and bullocks, a state government source said, in a blow to meat traders who are now considering legal action. President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday give his assent to the long-pending Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill, making it a law and drawing cheers from the state government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • S Jaishankar
    Mar 03, 2015 22:09 IST

    Foreign secy Jaishankar resumes Pak dialogue, eyes 'common ground'

    India and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to work together on narrowing their differences and finding common ground on mutual concerns, the first tentative step towards resuming dialogue after a six-month freeze in ties following the cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks last year.

  • I strongly condemn violence against any religion: PM Modi
    Mar 04, 2015 00:09 IST

    Modi rejigs Europe, Canada itinerary to put Paris first

    With space cooperation, nuclear power and defence hardware on his mind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejigged his week-long Europe-Canada tour next month to make Paris the first stop on April 10, followed by Bonn and finally Toronto.

  • A mothering effect, Rambai
    Mar 04, 2015 00:19 IST

    Payment delays dent India’s flagship health schemes

    India’s main public health programmes, aimed at millions of rural poor, have been in disarray for months because the government changed the way that over $1.3 billion in funds were distributed, according to data and letters seen by Reuters.

  • AAP
    Mar 04, 2015 00:33 IST

    Land acquisition law to stay, govt will remove shortcomings: PM

    Putting up a strong defence of the bill to amend the land acquisition ordinance in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the law would stay and his government was willing to re-work any provision which was detrimental to farmers’ interest.

  • Battery-operated rickshaws
    Mar 04, 2015 00:38 IST

    Lok Sabha clears mines bill, paves way for e-rickshaws...

    The Lok Sabha on Tuesday cleared a bill concerning auctioning of mines, even as opposition MPs staged a walkout crying foul over certain provisions, including one that said all mining leases shall be granted for a period of fifty years. This provision would also be applicable to mining leases granted before the commencement of the Act.

  • December 16 gang-rape
    Mar 03, 2015 23:04 IST

    Should interview of December 16 gangrape convict be aired on TV?

    Should interview of December 16 gangrape convict be aired on TV?

  • Arun Jaitley
    Mar 04, 2015 00:41 IST

    Opposition erupts over insurance bill in Lok Sabha

    The government on Tuesday introduced a bill providing for raising foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in insurance sector to 49%, amid strong protest from Opposition MPs who questioned government’s legislative competence to bring it in the Lok Sabha while a similar bill was pending in the Rajya Sabha.

  • Leslee Udwin
    Mar 03, 2015 21:48 IST

    Documentary on Dec 16 rapist triggers controversy, Delhi Police crack whip

    British filmmaker Leslee Udwin’s documentary featuring interviews of the men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman was at the centre of a controversy on Tuesday as Delhi Police said they would go to court to stop the airing of the film.

  • Delhi Police
    Mar 04, 2015 00:43 IST

    Delhi Police crime branch to quiz Infraline Energy MD

    Delhi police crime branch is likely to question Shashi Garg, managing director of Infraline Energy, a Noida-based energy consultancy firm in their ongoing probe in the corporate espionage case.

  • I strongly condemn violence against any religion: PM Modi
    Mar 04, 2015 00:01 IST

    PM Modi’s intervention ‘stopped’ rail fare hike

    Passengers escaped a hike in rail fares proposed by the finance ministry after a last-minute intervention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the rail budget, sources said on Tuesday.

  • BJP-PDP
    Mar 04, 2015 00:50 IST

    BJP-PDP steering panel to oversee implementation of common agenda

    The PDP and the BJP will set up a steering committee to oversee implementation of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) that forms basis of their alliance in Jammu and Kashmir.