India

  • Rahul FTII 2
    Jul 31, 2015 13:15 IST

    Poll: Rahul says govt targeting higher education. Is he right?

    Poll: Rahul Gandhi tells protesting FTII students govt is interfering with educational institutions. Do you agree?

  • Rahul at FTII
    Jul 31, 2015 13:06 IST

    Dressed to impress, Rahul Gandhi plays youth leader at FTII

    The country's best education institutes are being tampered with by a government which believes that there is only one idea of India, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi told students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), who are protesting against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the head of the Pune-based institute.

  • IAF Mirage-2000 Yamuna Expressway
    Jul 31, 2015 12:59 IST

    IAF finalises stretch for India's road runway on UP highway

    Lucknow-Agra Expressway is the longest greenfield expressway coming up in India and expected to cost Rs 13,000 crore. It will pass through Firozabad, Shikohabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Kannauj and Mohanlalganj. The IAF will also bear the cost of the road runway project.

  • India-Bangladesh enclave exchange
    Jul 31, 2015 12:42 IST

    Enclave Exchange: India, Bangladesh to make history at midnight

    Standing on the threshold of history, every one of the 4,000 odd residents of Mashaldanga enclave in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal is thrilled, excited and full of hope. In less than 12 hours - at the stroke of midnight on Friday - they are going to have a homeland after a 'stateless’ existence of 68 years.

  • Madhu Koda
    Jul 31, 2015 12:38 IST

    Madhu Koda, eight others put on trial in coal scam

    Former Jharkhand cheif ministetr Madhu Koda and eight others were on Friday put on trial by a special court in New Delhi in connection with a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 31, 2015 12:22 IST

    Yakub Memon hanging had Maha CM, officials on their toes

    Concerned about the law and order problem, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his top officials spent a sleepless night and were on their toes till the time Yakub Memon was buried on Thursday.

  • Odisha
    Jul 31, 2015 11:16 IST

    Odisha, Bengal to get heavy rains as Cyclone Komen weakens

    Odisha and West Bengal are expected to get heavy to extremely heavy rains on Friday as cyclonic storm Komen weakened considerably a day after hitting the Bangladesh coast.

  • Ajit Pawar
    Jul 31, 2015 11:08 IST

    Irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar kin's firm got at least 16 projects

    Pune-based Raj Group, bagged at least 16 irrigation projects worth Rs 803 crore, including 11 during Ajit Pawar’s tenure as water resources minister. The directors of this group include Jagdish Kadam, son of Pawar’s maternal uncle, and Ram Udaysinh Nimbalkar, a close associate.

  • Islamic State
    Jul 31, 2015 10:54 IST

    Four Indian nationals abducted in Libya, says MEA

    Four Indian nationals have been abducted in Libya. The Indians- two from Hyderabad, one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru- were reportedly kidnapped from Sirte town near Tripoli.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 31, 2015 10:19 IST

    Yakub hanged: Will prosecution be able to prove others’ guilt?

    After Yakub Memon's execution, it won’t be easy for the prosecution to prove its case against the remaining accused in the 1993 serial blasts. It will have to address several doubts about admissibility of evidence, which was recorded by the previous court against the new set of accused.

  • Passengers pushing railbus that plies between Mathura and Vrindavan
    Jul 31, 2015 12:10 IST

    When passengers pushed a railbus for half-a-kilometre

    On several occasions, the railbus is cancelled without any prior information and the only running railbus has become unreliable now, stopping frequently without apparent cause. Many times, travellers appealed to authorities to renovate the railbus but the condition remains the same.

  • Nepal Border
    Jul 31, 2015 09:14 IST

    Driving down to Nepal in your own car may be a reality soon

    The road transport ministry is finalising the protocol that would allow movement of personal vehicles between India and Nepal. At present, only passenger buses are allowed between the two countries under the bilateral motor vehicle pact that India and Nepal had signed in 2014.

  • D Subbarao
    Jul 31, 2015 08:29 IST

    Ex RBI governor’s name on rupee notes led to Rs 37 cr loss

    The Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited continued to print Rs 20, Rs 100 and Rs 500 denomination notes with the signature of a former RBI governor in 2014 even though the governor had completed his tenure in September 2013

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 31, 2015 07:55 IST

    Yakub Memon's hanging sparks debate over death penalty

    The execution of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday sparked a debate over death penalty with prominent opposition leaders joining activists in calling for a ban and the government saying it cannot afford to take the leap at present.

  • India-Bangladesh exchange enclaves
    Jul 31, 2015 07:25 IST

    Bangladesh, India in historic land swap after nearly 4 decades

    Ending more than four decades of wait, India and Bangladesh will start the exchange of 162 adversely-held enclaves from Friday, marking the start of implementation of their landmark land boundary agreement (LBA).