India

  • S Jaishankar
    Mar 03, 2015 08:55 IST

    Jaishankar arrives in Islamabad, Pak hopes visit will kickstart dialogue

    Indian foreign secretary S Jaishankar, who started his 'Saarc yatra' on Sunday with Bhutan and visited Bangladesh the day after, will be in Pakistan on Tuesday to hold talks with his counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary and later call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • Akbaruddin Owaisi
    Mar 03, 2015 08:04 IST

    RSS is a 'club of bachelors', says MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi

    Stoking a controversy, senior MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday termed the RSS as a "club of bachelors" and said that those who advocate producing more children have no right to say so as they themselves are not married.

  • BJP supporters
    Mar 03, 2015 00:07 IST

    BJP’s poll funds equal other parties’ put together

    The BJP had received as much money in donations as all other national political parties combined for the 2014 general elections that it won with a sweeping verdict, says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

  • Arvind
    Mar 02, 2015 23:59 IST

    Niti Aayog restructured to facilitate smooth running

    The government will adopt verticals on Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s sectoral initiatives instead of divisions for the smooth functioning of the newly set up National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog.

  • Anand Sharma
    Mar 02, 2015 23:59 IST

    Absent Rahul’s stamp shows in Congress reshuffle

    Former union minister Anand Sharma will be the new chairman of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) communications department, replacing Ajay Maken who has been appointed as the head of the party’s Delhi unit.

  • Document leak case
    Mar 02, 2015 22:54 IST

    Leakgate: GMR, Infraline Energy under lens

    Delhi police crime branch is probing the role of two employees of GMR Energy Limited for their alleged link with some multi-tasking staff (MTS) involved in stealing/leaking “classified documents” from the offices of oil, coal, power and three other ministries.

  • Khap panchayats
    Mar 02, 2015 23:44 IST

    Khap in Haryana goes online to fight social evils and stereotypes

    Most khap panchayats may be caught in a medieval time warp but one such village council in Haryana is fighting against the stereotype — not only by working against female foeticide and dowry but also going digital, launching a website.

  • Passport
    Mar 02, 2015 23:51 IST

    Amid protests, LS approves 2 bills replacing ordinances

    Amid protest from allies and Opposition, the Centre introduced two bills to replace — Coal Ordinances that allows auctioning of mining leases and the Citizenship Ordinance — in Lok Sabha on Monday.

  • Army personnel  keeping a vigil due to curfew imposed  in Jammu
    Mar 02, 2015 23:49 IST

    Army digs in over special powers Act

    The army is no stranger to controversy in Jammu and Kashmir and the months ahead could witness fresh debate over the continuation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) , especially with the home ministry rejecting a recommendation to repeal the law.

  • December 16 gang-rape
    Mar 02, 2015 13:11 IST

    Dec 16 rapist blames victim, says a girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy

    One of the men convicted of the brutal 2012 gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in Delhi has triggered outrage by claiming the victim was to blame for her fatal sexual assault.

  • Child trafficking
    Mar 02, 2015 18:32 IST

    Selling girls a business in Jharkhand, everybody has a share in the 'trade'

    Revelations by some rescued girls have blown the lid off the flourishing human trafficking racket in Jharkhand’s tribal hinterlands, a hotbed of modern day slavery where family members, neighbours, local politicians and even NGOs are involved in well-organised rings.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Delhi polls
    Mar 02, 2015 18:27 IST

    Sonia Gandhi brushes aside questions about Priyanka, Rahul

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi has refused to comment on speculations about a larger role for Priyanka Gandhi and appeared annoyed over questions on Rahul Gandhi's whereabouts.

  • Afzal guru
    Mar 02, 2015 18:09 IST

    MLAs of PDP party demand Afzal Guru’s remains; Omar terms move attempt to buy vote

    The PDP demanded the return of executed terrorist Afzal Guru’s mortal remains on Monday, a day after Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed gave a rocky start to the party’s coalition with the BJP by crediting separatist leaders, militants and Pakistan for the smooth conduct of assembly elections.

  • Blast 2
    Mar 02, 2015 00:13 IST

    Modi govt restrains NIA’s hands in 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case

    In what could be an indication of the Centre’s changing approach towards probes into instances of so-called “Hindu terror”, the NDA government asked the NIA not to challenge the Andhra high court giving bail to two accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, sources told HT.

  • Modi-Mufti
    Mar 02, 2015 00:37 IST

    Hugs unlimited as two parties meet

    From refusing an Islamic skullcap in 2011 to warmly hugging 14 Muslim ministers from a party that often veers towards soft separatism— the images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Jammu on Sunday were telling as the chalk-and-cheese PDP-BJP government was sworn in.