India

  • Barabanki woman
    Jul 07, 2015 12:16 IST

    BJP slams UP govt, police after Barabanki woman set afire dies

    The BJP on Tuesday accused the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh of promoting lawlessness in the state following the death of a journalist’s mother, who was allegedly set ablaze at a police station in Barabanki.

  • SC, Supreme Court
    Jul 07, 2015 11:25 IST

    Vyapam scam: SC to hear plea seeking CBI probe into scandal, deaths

    The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a plea by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and three whistle-blowers seeking an apex court-monitored CBI probe into the Vyapam scam and the string of mystery deaths related to the examination and recruitment scandal.

  • Vyapam, MPPEB
    Jul 07, 2015 09:48 IST

    Constable questioned in MP Vyapam scam case found hanging at home

    A constable, who was questioned by authorities over alleged fraudulent recruitments made during a test conducted by the tainted MPPEB, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in his official residence in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Ranjit Sinha
    Jul 07, 2015 09:25 IST

    Former CBI top official to help probe Ranjit Sinha logbook case

    The Supreme Court has asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to take former CBI special director MN Sharma’s assistance in its probe against Ranjit Sinha, who is facing charges of scuttling the coal block allocation scam when he was the agency chief.

  • couple
    Jul 07, 2015 01:08 IST

    Govt to check fraud by linking Aadhaar to matrimonial accounts

    With an increase in the number of complaints of men putting up fake profiles on matrimonial websites and duping women, the government has decided to step in and create a technology platform to check such fraudsters.

  •  Uma Bharti
    Jul 07, 2015 08:31 IST

    Vyapam scam: Uma Bharti fears for lives of people connected to her

    Union water resources minister Uma Bharti said on Monday that despite being a minister she feared for the lives of people connected to her in relation to the Vyapam scam.

  • Toddler in Chennai made to drink alcohol
    Jul 07, 2015 10:32 IST

    Video of 4-yr-old forced to drink alcohol surfaces, 2 arrested

    Police have arrested two men who appeared in a video that showed a group of youngsters forcing a four-year-old boy to drink alcohol, officials said on Tuesday.

  • Vyapam scam Congress MP Bhopal
    Jul 07, 2015 01:22 IST

    'We're living in fear': Sleepless nights stalk kin of Vyapam accused

    A spate of recent deaths of people linked to the scam has left witnesses and accused spooked and worried about their safety with several whistleblowers saying they fear for their lives. Many allege the deaths are a systematic attempt to scuttle the investigation that has already singed top bureaucrats and politicians.

  • Mi-35
    Jul 07, 2015 01:15 IST

    Security cooperation: Myanmar's commander-in-chief to visit India

    The commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, will visit New Delhi later this month at the invitation of Army chief Dalbir Singh to discuss coordinated patrolling against insurgents on the India-Myanmar border.

  • Congress protest Vyapam scam Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 07, 2015 01:30 IST

    STF raids Bihar, UP looking for Vyapam suspects

    The special task force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh police is searching for 40 students from Bihar for allegedly helping candidates in medical examinations conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). The STF has also launched raids in medical colleges of Uttar Pradesh to nab impersonators (officially called solvers).

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jul 07, 2015 11:05 IST

    Poll: Vyapam scam: Are CM Shivraj's clarifications convincing?

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has survived crises such as the “dumper scam” in the past but the buzz in Bhopal’s political circles is that his days in the office he entered almost 10 years ago could be numbered because of the Vyapam scam.

  • Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a party rally in Mumbai. (Agencies)
    Jul 07, 2015 01:23 IST

    Shiv Sena dares Centre on Uniform Civil Code

    Stepping up its hardline Hindutva stand, the Shiv Sena on Monday targeted the Muslim community, saying it needed to take up family planning as its increasing population would cause geographical, linguistic and sentimental problems and affect the unity of the country.

  • Food grains
    Jul 07, 2015 00:55 IST

    NDA government to recalibrate social security programmes

    The NDA government is looking to recalibrate social security programmes, including subsidies, with a series of steps that now cover the National Food Security Act, sparking off criticisms of spending cuts in food handouts in a country that still has one of the poorest malnutrition records globally.

  • Air India flight
    Jul 07, 2015 00:53 IST

    Air India plane almost crashed on June 28, says flight test engineer

    Passengers on board Air India’s (AI) June 28 Bengaluru-Hyderabad flight (513) had a narrow escape as the pilot did a “touch and go” after bouncing on the runway during landing and seriously jeopardising flight safety, a retired Indian Air Force flight test engineer has said in a complaint to the airline.

  • Uzbekistan India PM Modi Terrorism
    Jul 07, 2015 00:42 IST

    Want to fight terrorism with Uzbekistan: PM Modi on foreign visit

    Expressing concern over the issue of terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India is looking forward to combating the menace along with Uzbekistan, besides enhancing bilateral ties with the country.