Nation

  • Death toll in Pune landslide climbs to 66, NDRF to speed up rescue work 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Pune: As the weather conditions improve, the National Disaster Relief Force is hoping that they can now expedite the rescue operations in Ambegaon village where a fatal landslide claimed the lives of 66 people. Over 120 people are still feared trapped in the debris. More than 40 houses have been...
  • Delhi High Court to hear National Herald case on August 5 4 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The National Herald case, in which Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have been named accused, will be taken up by Delhi High Court next week on August 5. The Congress party had sought an early hearing of the matter. The court on Friday issued notice to...
  • 'PK' poster: All that you need to know about the National Panasonic two-in-one covering Aamir Khan's privates 4 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan standing bare bodied on a railway track with a Dr-Spock-like expression on his face. Between us and his nakedness is what we used to refer to as a two-in-one, some variant of which some of us would recall possessing in the distant past. While the Indian...
  • The National Herald case is an example of political vendetta: Manish Tewari 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Indian National Congress member Manish Tewari said that the National Herald case is the biggest example of political vendetta. "It was Bharatiya Janta party who blamed us for misusing agencies," said Tewari. ...
  • National Cartoon Museum thrown open for visitors 6 hours 43 minutes ago

    Kayamkulam: The National Cartoon Museum and Art Gallery, set up as a tribute to doyen of Indian political cartooning Shankar at his hometown here, has been opened for visitors. The memorial was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a function here last evening and was attended, among others, by...
  • National Herald case: ED registers preliminary enquiry, trouble for Sonia, Rahul 8 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a preliminary enquiry in the National Herald case in which Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have been accused by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy of cheating and misappropriation of funds in acquiring ownership of now-defunct daily. ED...
  • National Herald case: Court to hear petitions by Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today 9 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It is a crucial court hearing for the Congress party on Friday. The Delhi High Court will be hearing petitions by Indian National Congress party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned...
  • NHRC issues notice to UP Police Yesterday

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh police in a case of sexual assault in Mathura. "The NHRC has taken suo moto cognizance of a media report that a Dalit teenage girl was allegedly gang raped by six youths in Pingri village of Mathura...
  • G7 warns Russia, faces more sanctions Yesterday

    London: The G7 leaders in a joint statement on Wednesday said Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continued to support rebels in Ukraine. The warning came after the EU added eight more Russians to its sanctions. The G7 nations of economic powers, comprising the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move Delhi High Court today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Congress party will move the Delhi High Court in the National Herald case on Wednesday. Party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are likely to be advocates in the case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned last month after BJP leader...
  • Swiss national, a Maoist sympathiser, arrested in Kerala 2 days ago

    Thiruvanthpuram: Police on Tuesday arrested a Maoist sympathiser in Thrissur district of Kerala. Jonathan Bold, a Swiss national, arrived in Kerala on a tourist visa and attended a meeting organised in memory of a Maoist activist. Bold has been charged under the Foreigners Act, Section 14(b), which pertains to violation of...
  • Sex determination tests will be punishable under the National Security Act: Madhya Pradesh government 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh government has said that it will take action against sonography centres conducting sex determination tests under the stringent National Security Act. State health minister Narottam Mishra made this announcement in a meeting of the State Supervisory Board on Sex Determination Prohibition Act on Monday. Prenatal sex...
  • US surveillance programs threaten freedom of the Press, says report 3 days ago

    Washington: US surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the Press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the Press and the right to legal counsel, Human Rights...
  • Goa Deputy CM apologises for 'Hindu nation' remark 4 days ago

    Panaji: Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday apologized for his comment that India was already a Hindu nation. "My opinion could be wrong for others. I accept it. I don't say it is the most correct opinion. You might say I am wrong. If anyone's sentiment is hurt, I...
  • Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN 4 days ago

    Kiev: The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the...
  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire ahead of Eid 4 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas. The council adopted the presidential statement at an emergency meeting just after midnight on Monday as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the...
  • 'Drug addiction among Arunachal tribals posing threat to national security' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Security agencies have alerted government of an increasing and alarming trend of opium addiction amongst the tribal border population of Arunachal Pradesh which stands to threaten "national security" in this area, already prone to insurgency and incursion attempts from neighbouring countries. Narcotics enforcement and intelligence agencies keeping a tab...
  • Saharanpur violence: Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible 5 days ago

    Indian National Congress leader Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible for the Saharanpur unrest. He says that they want to destroy and divide Uttar Pradesh. While on the other hand, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain says that the administration of the state has failed miserably and that they have developed a habit...
  • UPSC examination row: NSUI to hold hunger strike today at Jantar Mantar 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The United Public Service Commission row is likely to gain more momentum with Congress's student wing, National Students Union of India scheduled to hold hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Sunday. As many as 20 protesting students were arrested on Saturday for blocking roads in...
  • CWG 2014: India thrash Scotland 6-2 in men's hockey 5 days ago

    Glasgow: India dished out a dominating performance to notch up a 6-2 victory over hosts Scotland in a Pool A match in the men's hockey competition of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Ranked ninth in the world, India went on a goal-spree as they rode on the scores from Gurbaj Singh...
  • No proposal to integrate Aadhar with National Population Register: Centre 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Centre is not considering any proposal to integrate the UID (Aadhaar) project with National Population Register (NPR), Parliament was informed on Friday. "There is no such proposal under consideration of the government at this stage," Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply to the Lok...
  • India is a Hindu nation, I am a Christian Hindu, says Goa Deputy CM 1 week ago

    Panaji: There is no stopping Goa ministers who have been sparking controversies with their statements for the past few days. Now, Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has backed minister Deepak Dhavalikar's views on 'Hindu nation'. "India is a Hindu nation, it's Hindustan, all Indians in Hindustan are Hindu. I am...
  • Shelling of Gaza school kills at least 15; toll nears 800 1 week ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a UN-run school, killing at least 15 people, as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict reached 796 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed horror at the Thursday attack on the school at Beit...
  • Is this the beginning of a majoritarian regime? 1 week ago

    Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. ...
  • If everyone supports Modi, India will become a Hindu nation: Goa minister 1 week ago

    Panaji: Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. He made the statement on the floor of the Assembly on Thursday....
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary caught for doping 1 week ago

    The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left red-faced on Thursday after para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency last month. Choudhary, who was a late inclusion in the Indian team for the Games, left Glasgow on the...
  • Indian flag shown upside down on Masterchef Australia and Commonwealth Games' official video; outrage on social media July 24, 2014

    The 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow came under a cloud after users on social media pointed out that the official video of the Games posted in June, showed the Indian flag being held up upside down. Interestingly, a new episode of the popular cooking show Masterchef Australia also showed the...
  • Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended July 24, 2014

    With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities today decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26. The highway to Kedarnath as well as Guptkashi-Kalimath motor road is blocked by boulders following landslips and nearly half a dozen places in Kedar...
  • National Geographic launches magazine for schoolchildren July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The famed National Geographic on Tuesday launched a special edition of Explorer magazines for schoolchildren to provide educational resources and new learning solutions for teachers as well as students. The National Geographic Learning's Explorer Education Program was inaugurated by US Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens at the American Centre...
  • Rawat asks officials to ensure proper distribution in food scheme July 22, 2014

    Amid complaints that some beneficiaries of National Food Security Scheme have not got their cards in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked officials to ensure their proper distribution and see that food items reach families identified under the scheme. "No family covered under the plan should stay deprived of...