India

  • 857 porn websites blocked. (Shutterstock)
    Aug 03, 2015 17:02 IST

    Nonvegjokes to pinkythekinky: Govt lists 857 porn sites

    Even as the debate over the merits and demerits of the government's move to ban more than 800 pornographic websites rages on, the notification itself has led to an unfortunate (fortunate for some) and unintended side effect.

  • Railway accidents
    Aug 03, 2015 12:27 IST

    27,581 Indians died in railway accidents in 2014

    A total of 27,581 Indians died in 2014 in railway related accidents, the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau shows.

  • Internet pornography
    Aug 03, 2015 13:13 IST

    Porn ban debate: 'Is govt curbing our individual freedom?'

    Users of social media platforms too have lashed out against the government’s move to ban more than 850 porn websites, using wit and humour to defend an individual’s right to watch pornography in the privacy of his home.

  • Raghubar Das
    Aug 03, 2015 12:13 IST

    Serious governance deficit in Bihar: Raghubar Das

    Das said people of the state were no longer interested in the circus and would reject the Kumar-led government thoroughly in the upcoming assembly polls.

  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur
    Aug 03, 2015 10:17 IST

    Dhumal, son Anurag cost Himachal exchequer Rs 100 cr: Cong

    The opposition Congress has accused former Himachal Pradesh chief minister PK Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur of causing a loss of Rs 100 crore to the state exchequer through the allotment of land to the state cricket association, the latest in a string of attacks on the BJP.

  • Air India
    Aug 03, 2015 10:06 IST

    Air India's Delhi-Chicago flight delayed by 15 hours

    Air India’s Delhi-Chicago flight was delayed by more than 15 hours on July 30 as a member of the cabin crew did not report for duty.

  • Foreign gifts Home ministry Ministers
    Aug 02, 2015 22:37 IST

    MHA may reject demand to let officials retain foreign trip gifts

    The home ministry is likely to turn down a foreign ministry demand to let officials and ministers take home most of the expensive gifts they receive on foreign trips.

  • Goa, Louis Berger
    Aug 02, 2015 21:31 IST

    Louis Berger case: 'Drawing' a code-word for demanding bribes

    Goa Police Crime Branch decoded several messages related to bribe demands by the head of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) water project in the state during the Louis Berger bribery case probe.

  • FTII
    Aug 02, 2015 19:26 IST

    FTII students to stage demonstration in Delhi on Monday

    Intensifying their 52-day-old stir for removal of BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as FTII's chairman, nearly 80 agitating students left for Delhi on Sunday to hold a protest in the national Capital on Monday.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Aug 02, 2015 16:59 IST

    Jaitley accuses Congress of 'obstructionist attitude' on GST

    Accusing the Congress of adopting an 'obstructionist attitude' in blocking GST, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the points of dissent now being raised on this legislation did not find favour with either of the two UPA finance ministers -- P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee.

  • Child porn
    Aug 02, 2015 12:02 IST

    Ban on porn? Many adult sites inaccessible from Indian ISPs

    Many Indian porn lovers woke up to a rude shock on Sunday morning: On most internet service providers (ISPs) – including Vodafone, MTNL, ACT, Hathway and BSNL – porn sites were inaccessible.

  • Delhi Metro
    Aug 02, 2015 12:18 IST

    Delhi Metro proposes fare hike and five-slab system

    Faced with rising operational costs, Delhi Metro has proposed a five-slab fare system in the range of Rs 10-50 to mitigate the "adverse" impact on its financial health.

  • Gurdaspur
    Aug 02, 2015 07:52 IST

    Gurdaspur terrorists used ‘Made in Pakistan’ gloves

    Investigations into the Gurdaspur terror attack have revealed that the ultras were wearing ‘made in Pakistan’ gloves. Also, the origin of a seized night vision device (NVD), a ‘US government property’, points towards an Afghanistan link.

  • Banaras Hindu University BHU campus
    Aug 02, 2015 00:32 IST

    Banaras Hindu University VC’s appointment questioned

    The HRD ministry has appointed GC Tripathi, presently vice chancellor (VC) of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), as chairman of the IIT-BHU board of governors (BoG) — an appointment that has raised eyebrows.

  • CBI
    Aug 01, 2015 23:37 IST

    CBI files eight fresh cases in Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday registered eight fresh cases in its Vyapam-scam probe to probe alleged irregularities in the conduct of examinations including those related to pre-medical tests and recruitment of constables.