- Aug 03, 2015 23:14 IST
The landmark peace accord signed on Monday by the government and the NSCN-IM, the dominant rebel group in Nagaland, is a “framework agreement” that will pave the way for a final and lasting solution to one of the longest running insurgencies in Asia, rebel and government sources said.
- Aug 03, 2015 21:14 IST
As reactions to the government’s move to block porn sites rose to a crescendo on Monday, top communications ministry officials said it was merely meant to comply with the Supreme Court’s observations and not to curtail internet freedom.
- Aug 03, 2015 21:59 IST
One of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland’s (NSCN-IM) prime preconditions for resolving the peace process was the integration of all Naga-inhabited areas. Referred to as Greater Nagaland, its map includes five hill districts of Manipur, two of Arunachal Pradesh and large swathes of Assam bordering Nagaland.
- Aug 03, 2015 19:38 IST
The Narendra Modi government has decided to withdraw almost all the changes to the land acquisition law, including the ones on consent clause, after it failed to push the legislation through Parliament, reports said Monday.
- Aug 03, 2015 15:46 IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended over half of the party’s 44 LS parliamentarians -- who were carrying placards and shouting slogans demanding the resignation of top BJP leaders over the Lalit Modi controversy and the Vyapam scam -- for "persistently, wilfully obstructing the House".
- Aug 03, 2015 18:50 IST
The NDA government and the NSCN-IM on Monday signed a peace accord aimed at ending India’s longest running insurgency, capping protracted peace talks that began in 1997.
- Aug 03, 2015 17:47 IST
Tariq Khosa, who was made head of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) weeks after the assault that killed 166 people, acknowledged that the trial of the seven men charged for the attacks had “lingered on for far too long” and Pakistan must ensure the “perpetrators and masterminds...are brought to justice”.
- Aug 03, 2015 15:58 IST
Flooding has brought chaos to several Indian states killing at least 160 people and affecting lakhs after heavy rainfall lashed West Bengal, Odisha, Manipur, Rajasthan and Gujarat, officials said on Monday.
- Aug 03, 2015 11:05 IST
The government's move to block more than 800 pornographic websites has led experts to question whether this latest attempt to police the internet is even feasible.
- Aug 03, 2015 10:40 IST
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian envoy in Pakistan to look into the case of a hearing and speech impaired Indian woman who has been stranded in the neighbouring country for at least 15 years.
- Aug 03, 2015 11:29 IST
Hours ahead of the all-party meet called by the government in a last-ditch attempt to break the Parliament logjam, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence, saying that the champion of 'mann ki baat' retreats to 'maun vrat' whenever there is a scandal involving his colleagues.
- Aug 03, 2015 12:26 IST
E-commerce giant Snapdeal is set to raise $500 million in investment from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, SoftBank Group Corp and Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.
- Aug 03, 2015 10:18 IST
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday rejected the opposition’s allegations that she helped tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi’s efforts to obtain British travel documents even as the Congress said there would be no compromise on its demand for her resignation.
- Aug 03, 2015 08:20 IST
Virat Kohli, since his success at the under-19 World Cup in 2008, was tipped to reach great heights. Over the years, the aggressive batsman hasn’t disappointed.
- Aug 03, 2015 08:29 IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee spent Sunday night in office to monitor the flood situation in the state in the wake of Cyclone Komen. The chief minister also called in the army for rescue operations in worst flood-hit areas, as heavy rain continued to lash the state.