India

  • Rajnath Singh
    Mar 05, 2015 08:37 IST

    With over 18,000 rape accused set free, govt response to Dec 16 film unwarranted: Expert

    The government decided to bar the telecast of a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin on the December 2012 Delhi gang-rape, with home minister Rajnath Singh telling Parliament he was "stunned and deeply hurt" when he heard about the controversial interview of one of the convicts.

  • December 16
    Mar 05, 2015 04:00 IST

    BBC rejects India's request; Dec 16 gangrape documentary aired in UK

    The BBC telecast a controversial documentary on the 2012 Delhi gangrape early on Thursday morning (IST), even as the Indian government moved to block the film worldwide. Home minister Rajnath Singh had directed BBC and the ministries of information and broadcasting, external affairs, and information technology to ensure British filmmaker Leslee Udwin's film, India's Daughter, was not broadcast or put on social platforms anywhere in the world, officials said. A Delhi court also upheld a ban on the film.

  • Modi
    Mar 05, 2015 01:55 IST

    Wary of anti-farmer tag, BJP leaders flag land bill concerns to PM

    Bubbling murmurs within the BJP over the perceived anti-farmer tag attached to the government’s proposed land acquisition law have reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi and prompted the leadership to allay fears of the party’s largest block, its MPs from Uttar Pradesh.

  • Leslee Udwin
    Mar 05, 2015 00:22 IST

    Dec 16 film: MHA had no authority to give no-objection to interview

    The Union home ministry had no authority to give ‘no objection’ to a request by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin to record an interview of one of the convicts in the December 16 gangrape case as the administration of Tihar comes under the Delhi government, sources told HT.

  • Modi
    Mar 05, 2015 00:26 IST

    Congress considers privilege motion against PM Modi

    The Congress is considering moving a breach of privilege motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making “several false and misleading” statements in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

  • Alexis Prem Kumar
    Mar 05, 2015 02:04 IST

    Was Taliban paid ransom to release aid worker Alexis Prem Kumar?

    Indicating that a ransom may have been paid to the Taliban to secure his release, Father Alexis Prem Kumar has confided to his family that his captors told him they were “waiting for the money” and that he would soon be freed.

  • Eid
    Mar 05, 2015 00:33 IST

    Hyderabad is best city to live in India: Global survey

    Leaving behind India's more traditional business centres such as Mumbai and Bangalore, the city of pearls Hyderabad is the best city to live in the country, says a global survey.

  • Mukul Roy
    Mar 04, 2015 23:28 IST

    Mukul Roy, Trinamool's Mr Cool, keeps card close to chest

    But Roy’s coolness and sharp survival instinct — for which he had been feted by his leader — forced him to ‘rebel’ against Mamata Banerjee. He ignored Banerjee’s unofficial whip that no TMC man should cooperate with the CBI in the Saradha scam.

  • Beef
    Mar 05, 2015 00:45 IST

    Beef ban triggers criticism; poor, minorities most affected

    Criticism mounted over a controversial Maharashtra ban on of cows, bulls or bullocks on Wednesday as traders said the move would push up prices of other meat products and adversely affect hundreds of restaurants catering to the poor.

  • Ghar vapsi, ghar wapsi, gharwapsi
    Mar 04, 2015 23:34 IST

    New chief of RSS arm plays down 'ghar wapsi' drive

    The Dharm Jagran Samiti, an RSS-allied organisation that hogged the limelight recently for its ghar wapsi pitch, seems to be changing track. The man who has replaced Rajeshwar Singh, the controversial west UP chief of the organisation, believes in playing down the ‘reconversion’ issue.

  • Beef
    Mar 05, 2015 00:52 IST

    With diet at stake, beef ban evokes strong reactions in Kerala, WB

    With Maharashtra banning the sale of beef in the state, transportation of cattle has been badly affected in various parts of the country. The ban evoked negative reaction in most states.

  • Leslee Udwin
    Mar 05, 2015 00:16 IST

    Cops have taken a U-turn, alleges Udwin

    Did the police make an error in registering an FIR to stop the screening of the documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ within hours of the Union home minister objecting to the promos of the movie?

  •  Delhi gang-rape during a protest in Jammu & Kashmir
    Mar 04, 2015 22:10 IST

    For it, against it? Tell us your take on Dec 16 gangrape documentary

    For it, against it? Tell us your stand on December 16 gangrape documentary

  • Arun Jaitley
    Mar 05, 2015 00:16 IST

    Land bill: Key BJP leaders to reach out to Opposition

    The BJP, under pressure from the Opposition, allies and even steadfast supporters over the land law ordinance, has engaged a core team of senior NDA ministers, including Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu, to reach out to these parties to garner support in favour of the most contentious bill of this budget session of Parliament.

  • Prakash Javadekar
    Mar 05, 2015 00:21 IST

    Govt clearance to projects near forests raises questions

    A key government panel on wildlife has approved more than 50 projects across India, including three in Madhya Pradesh, involving the diversion of wildlife habitats on the grounds that the people-centric infrastructure schemes will provide key services.