India

  • Mirik
    Jul 03, 2015 00:01 IST

    Mamata, Rijiju visit landslide-hit areas in Darjeeling

    Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju accompanied by Darjeeling MP SS Ahluwalia visited some landslide-affected areas of the region on Thursday.

  • A leopard walks
    Jul 02, 2015 18:27 IST

    Uttarakhand: Leopard kills 2 young girls in Chamoli district

    A leopard killed two young girls late on Wednesday in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, sending shockwaves among terrified local villagers amid increasing man-animal conflict in the hill state due to breakneck industrialisation and burgeoning population pressure.

  • Students reading religious texts
    Jul 02, 2015 16:42 IST

    Muslim leaders, Oppn criticise move to call madrasas "non-schools"

    The BJP-led government in Maharashtra declared madrasas, or Islamic seminaries, that do not teach primary subjects such as maths and English non-schools and their students out-of-school children on Thursday, sparking criticism from Muslim leaders and opposition parties who dubbed the move discriminatory and unconstitutional.

  • Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. (Photo: kerala.gov.in)
    Jul 01, 2015 19:31 IST

    Kerala government to bring anti-superstition law

    Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday said that the government is planning to bring out a anti-superstition legislation, but wants consensus in society to curb such cruel practises held in the name of religion.

  • Dholpur Palace
    Jul 01, 2015 17:33 IST

    Dholpur Palace: Luxury hotel at the centre of controversy

    The 19th century palace, in eastern Rajasthan and around 50km away from Agra, in located in the small heritage town of Dholpur which is replete with ancient temples and a historical a step well.

  • A vendor weighs onions at a vegetable market in Mumbai
    Jul 01, 2015 15:23 IST

    Govt extends ban on hoarding onions beyond ceiling by 1 year

    The Modi-led BJP government at the centre has extended the ban on hoarding onions by one year in an effort to curb any rise in the staple vegetable's prices beyond the prescribed limit on Wednesday.

  • Govindacharya
    Jul 01, 2015 11:57 IST

    'Power-centric' Modi govt has no values, says RSS' Govindacharya

    RSS ideologue and former BJP general secretary KN Govindacharya has said that Narendra Modi government's lack of action against its ministers who have been accused of corruption and impropriety "speaks of the political dishonesty of the establishment".

  • Landslides Darjeeling West Bengal Rainfall
    Jul 01, 2015 11:14 IST

    At least 30 killed, houses swept away in Darjeeling landslides

    At least 30 people were killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in West Bengal's Darjeeling district early on Wednesday even as more reports of major damages were pouring in.

  • Lalit Modi
    Jun 30, 2015 23:55 IST

    ED checks if Lalit Modi got Rs 125cr from IPL TV rights transfer fee

    The Enforcement Directorate will examine if former IPL boss Lalit Modi benefitted from a payment of R425 crore by a Singapore-based company to an obscure firm in Mauritius for television rights of the popular cricket tournament.

  • Congress protest Vyapam scam Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jun 30, 2015 18:44 IST

    Digvijaya goes after Chouhan, seeks CBI probe into Vyapam scam

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said he had filed a petition seeking a CBI investigation into the professional examination board scam in Madhya Pradesh--a scandal which claimed the lives of 25 people.

  • Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa. (Official website of Arunachal Governor)
    Jun 30, 2015 15:46 IST

    New governor makes railways overhaul trains to Arunachal Pradesh

    How do you make Indian Railways improve the quality of coaches and railway stations in Arunachal Pradesh, the easternmost state usually in focus for China’s territorial claims?. The answer, it seems, is by changing the governor.

  • Irate mob lynching Nalanda-based private school director Devendra Prasad Sinha on Sunday. (HT Photo)
    Jun 30, 2015 12:30 IST

    Nalanda school director lynched in police presence

    The barbaric lynching of a Nalanda based private residential school director, Devendra Prasad Sinha, took place in full public view and despite the presence of the police,

  • AAP
    Jun 30, 2015 13:38 IST

    AAP, BJP in high-voltage war of words over Kejriwal's power bill

    The BJP and the AAP on Tuesday engaged in a war of words over the massive electricity bill incurred by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at his official residence.

  • Phone lines Thieves Chanakyapuri MTNL employees
    Jun 30, 2015 11:40 IST

    Thieves dig 18m tunnel in Chanakyapuri to steal telephone cables

    In a span of less than a month, thieves struck the embassy area in New Delhi on Sunday for the second time and stole telephone cables worth nearly Rs 4 lakh. While the incidents and their frequency are worrying, the Delhi Police is clueless about the possible identity of the thieves who dug an 18-metre-long tunnel outside the Ethiopian embassy on Shanti Path in Chanakyapuri causing communication outage in the high security area.

  • KS Sabarinadhan during the campaign trail in Aruvikkara. (HT Photo)
    Jun 30, 2015 10:14 IST

    Thumping victory for Congress in Kerala by-election

    Congress candidate K S Sabarinathan has notched an emphatic win in Aruvikkara by-election in Kerala. In the three-cornered contest he defeated CPM’s MM Vijayakumar, a former minister, with over 10,000 votes.