Kashmiri volunteers pass water bottles to paramilitary personnel guarding their camp in Srinagar on Monday. Photo: AP
Kashmiri volunteers pass water bottles to paramilitary personnel guarding their camp in Srinagar on Monday. Photo: AP

Omar in control of situation: Centre

We expect the government to explain if adequate steps were taken: SC »
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar

Sena will have to yield to BJP: Pawar

Congress-NCP seat-sharing impasse will end in few days, he says »
Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy. File Photo

Will quit politics if TMC-Saradha link is proved: Mukul

"We (TMC) are neither thieves nor frauds. If our party’s involvement is proved under any circumstances, I will quit politics." »
Kolkata, September 16, 2014

Counting for West Bengal by-polls begins

The counting of votes began on Tuesday for the Chowringhee and Basirhat Dakhin Assembly seats in West Bengal where by-polls were held on September 13, state Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta sai... »
LUCKNOW, September 16, 2014

Sanjay Singh’s son named in FIR in Amethi violence

A day after violence rocked Amethi and left one constable dead as an irate mob clashed with cops, the police on Monday filed FIR against 257 people, including Anant Vikram Singh, son of Congress MP... »
Pune, September 16, 2014

NCP leader elected Pune Mayor

Dattatreya Dhankawde of the Nationalist Congress Party was elected Pune Mayor on Monday, defeating Yogesh Tilekar of the Bharatiya Janata Party by 42 votes.The NCP-Congress combine thus ret... »
RAIPUR, September 16, 2014

7 security men injured in two blasts

Seven security personnel have been injured in blasts in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.Three Central Reserve Police Force personnel were injured when an improvised explosive device went off w... »
HYDERABAD, September 15, 2014

Officials in Hyderabad gear up for Aadhaar drive in Andamans

How will Aadhaar cards benefit the tribal communities of the Andaman Islands? How can they be convinced to participate in the enrolment drive? These are just some of the questions puzzling the off... »
MUMBAI, September 15, 2014

Maharashtra Chief Secretary gets contempt notice

The Bombay High Court issued a contempt-of-court notice to the Maharashtra Chief Secretary on Monday for failing to pay compensation to the victims of the blasts at Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and D... »
The Darjeeling toy train, declared by UNESCO as 'world heritage train' in 1999, puffing up on one of its innumerable journeys.
Kolkata, September 15, 2014

Darjeeling’s ‘Toy Train’ to be fully operational by year end

Nearly three years after the services of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) was stopped, it is expected to resume services between Siliguri and Darjeeling this winter. A.K. Sharma, a divisi... »
MUMBAI, September 15, 2014

Hearing on CBI plea for excluding Chavan put off

The Bombay High Court on Monday raised technical issues over an application filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the deletion of the name of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ash... »
Indian army soldiers rescue a Kashmiri girl from her flooded house in Srinagar.
Jammu, September 15, 2014
J&K floods

Armed forces deserve salutes not stones: BJP

Expressing disappointment over incidents of stone pelting on armed forces in Kashmir Valley, BJP on Monday said those men from Army, the Air Force and security agencies, who are tirelessly working... »
Pune, September 15, 2014

Nigerian national jumps off building during police raid in Pune

A 35-year-old Nigerian national died after allegedly jumping from a third-floor residence in Pune when a joint team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Pune police raided the flat on Sat... »

Can’t give BJP 135 seats: Uddhav

J&K govt staff in Kashmir resent orders to join duty

Sex workers denied permission to host Durga Puja festival

Amethi royal family feud claims cop’s life

Brave cop led into Maoist trap by friend

Saradha scam probe gathers pace

People power provides lifeline in Kashmir

Rajasthan Cabinet clears Land Acquisition Bill

Omar Abdullah orders redoubling ration supply to valley

SRINAGAR, September 16, 2014

Floodwaters recede but chaos prevails in Srinagar

Traffic movement has begun in parts of Srinagar with floodwaters receding from thoroughfares but chaos still prevails in the city as thousands of people are trapped in their houses without wat... »

JAIPUR, September 16, 2014

Rajasthan government to promote night tourism

Rajasthan government will now promote `night tourism' to give a push to the tourism industry in the State.Night tourism is likely to start from November, and this would mean that historic mo... »
MUMBAI, September 16, 2014

Congress MLA threatens revolt

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s plan to return to electoral politics after 15 years is not going to be an easy task. Even as the party considers his candidature from South Karad, th... »
NEW DELHI, September 16, 2014

Specialised training to officials in tackling Maoists

All-India Services officers in eight naxal-affected States will undergo specialised training at the Chhattisgarh Academy of Administration on tackling Left-wing extremism.As part of a mid-c... »
Patna, September 15, 2014

As jostling intensifies, BJP may not announce CM candidate in Bihar

With several of its leaders aspiring to be projected as the chief ministerial candidate, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar may not name anyone for the post ahead of the polls. The A... »
Representatives of Trade Unions participating during National Convention of Workers in New Delhi. A file photo: Rajeev Bhatt.
New Delhi, September 15, 2014

Centre diluting labour laws to favour corporates: trade unions

Eleven Central trade unions, including the BJP-affiliated Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, held a national convention of workers here on Monday protesting the “dilution of labour laws and tripartite commit... »
MUMBAI, September 15, 2014

Sanjay Nirupam sends legal notice to ex-CAG Vinod Rai

The former Congress MP, Sanjay Nirupam, on Monday sent a legal notice to ex-Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai seeking an unconditional apology for alleging that he had sought deletio... »
Union Minister for Rural Development and Drinking water and Sanitation addressing a press conference about initiatives taken and roadmap planned by his Ministry in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: R.V. Moorthy.
New Delhi, September 15, 2014

MNREGA may be restricted only to backward, tribal districts

The government on Monday indicated that it may restrict the rural job scheme MNREGA only to tribal and backward districts of the country. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari said tha... »
IMPHAL, September 15, 2014

Assam-Nagaland border village chiefs to meet on Sept 22

Over 30 village chieftains from villages bordering Assam and Nagaland will hold a reconciliation meeting on September 22 with a view to bringing about a permanent peace among them. The venue of th... »
Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen
New Delhi, September 15, 2014

Widespread fraud by Saradha group: probe agency

The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) probe into 14 companies of the Saradha Group has found alleged violations of various Indian Penal Code sections. The findings would be shared with the... »

Seventeen-year-old pens geo-political fiction

Mayawati rejigs party organisation, eyes 2017 polls

Floating carcasses spread epidemic fears in J&K

Adivasi group questions Maoist surrender claims

Bastar police under pressure?

Lok Sabha strength to shape BJP ties with allies

Akhilesh pushes for Lucknow-Delhi double-decker train

Ready for country colours