India

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Noose
    Aug 01, 2015 23:26 IST

    Death row inmate’s last plea for transfer to home state rejected

    A convict on death row who had expressed a last wish to return to his home state, Haryana, where he wanted to spend the rest of his time before being hanged has been turned down by three different states -- Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.

  • Maggi
    Aug 01, 2015 18:48 IST

    Nestle India chief says priority is to bring Maggi back to market

    With the Maggi ban hitting sales of the company's other products, Nestle India's new managing director Suresh Narayanan on Saturday said bringing the instant noodles brand back to the market is his top priority as he sought to strike a conciliatory note with authorities.

  • Gurudas Kamat
    Aug 01, 2015 17:36 IST

    Kamat gets NCW notice for offensive remarks against Smriti Irani

    Speaking in Rajasthan on Thursday, Congress leader Gurudas Kamat had referred to Smriti Irani as a "poncha lagane waali (cleaning woman)" while questioning the HRD minister's credentials to hold the charge of the education portfolio.

  • Rape
    Aug 01, 2015 17:27 IST

    Delhi woman allegedly kidnapped, molested in moving car

    A 30-year-old woman, working with a NGO, has alleged that she was kidnapped and molested by three people in a moving car.

  • Maggi
    Aug 01, 2015 14:10 IST

    Bombay high court concludes hearing Maggi noodles case

    The Bombay High Court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator's report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company said.

  • Prabha Arun Kumar
    Aug 01, 2015 00:57 IST

    Australia to extend techie woman's murder probe to India

    Australian police said on Friday that they may expand their probe to India in search of clues for the brutal murder of a 41-year-old Indian woman in Sydney as they released a new video of a person wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of the IT professional in March.