India

15 Remote Places In India You Can Visit If You Absolutely Hate People

Tired of the noise, traffic, and mess? Well, traveling is the best therapy! How about you turn your phones off and cut yourself from the negative …

Jammu and Kashmir

China will protect border with India ‘at all costs’

China on Monday issued its ­strongest warning yet to India over their month-long border ­dispute, saying Beijing would ­protect its sovereignty "at …

China

Narendra Modi is unlikely to suffer Vajpayee's fate: Three reasons why BJP may rule beyond 2019

In her piece for <i>The Indian Express</i>, columnist Tavleen Singh raised a pertinent question. Looking at BJP's pan-India rise, the shifting of power …

Sonia Gandhi

China and India are edging closer to a war in Asia that neither can back down from

Buried in the Himalayas in the Siliguri Corridor, also known as the Chicken's neck, Chinese and Indian military forces sit on the respective sides of their vague borders and entrench themselves for what could become a shooting war between nuclear powers.<p>Both Beijing and New Delhi see the conflict …

Military

India swears in Ram Nath Kovind as 14th president

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in on Tuesday as India's 14th president, becoming the first member of a powerful Hindu nationalist movement to assume the highest public office in the world's largest democracy.<p>The 71-year-old's elevation also boosts the representation of his Dalit …

Ram Nath Kovind

Jammu and Kashmir: Most of the fake currency seized were Rs 2,000 and Rs 500, says MHA

In a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Home Affairs claimed demonetisation had a ‘positive impact’ in reducing violence in the …

Jammu and Kashmir

Sikkim stand-off: Chinese Foreign Minister claims India admitted to transgression, gives no proof

China's foreign minister has claimed that the "Indian side ... admitted" to entering Chinese territory, the first time a top leader of that country …

India News

Sending Yechury to RS With Congress Help Will Be Against Left’s Political Stand: Vijayan

The CPI(M)’s central committee, the party’s apex decision-making body, is currently discussing if it should elect Sitaram Yechury for a third Rajya …

Rajya Sabha

India's all-women police fighting sexual harassment

Female officers trained in martial arts patrol the streets of Jaipur to rein in sexual violence.<p>Nearly 40,000 rapes are recorded in India each year, but many more are thought to go unreported.<p>Widespread anger over the death of a student who was gang raped on a bus in Delhi in 2012 has driven some …

Indian Women's Issues

RBI stops printing Rs 2000 notes, focus turns to new Rs 200 notes

<b>Mumbai:</b> The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stopped printing Rs 2000 notes about five months ago and is unlikely to print more in the current financial …

Business (India)

As India and China face off in the mountains, a new confrontation is growing in the ocean

The rivalry between India and China is heating up as the heavyweight economies face territorial tensions on both land and sea.<p>A fierce border …

South China Sea

India’s Best-Loved Politician

Sushma Swaraj wins admirers by helping citizens abroad.<p>India’s proudest boast is that it is the world’s biggest democracy. But in the 70 years since independence, India’s citizens have been poorly served by government ministers, many of whom have been remote, overbearing, idle, AWOL or corrupt.<p>Not …

Sushma Swaraj

As a river dies: India could be facing its ‘greatest human catastrophe’ ever

INDIA: Much of the once bountiful and lush-green rice fields was reduced to a dry, yellow-brown landscape, after successive years of scanty rainfall …

Water

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Narendra Modi expresses displeasure over BJP members' absence from both Houses

<b>New Delhi:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his displeasure over BJP members' absence from both Houses of Parliament leading to …

Lok Sabha

Why is China so keen to alienate half a billion young Indians with no memories of the war?

China is repeating the mistake it made in 1962, only this time it will have even worse consequences for both itself and India. The aggressive …

China

Pregnant woman strangled by husband. His 4-year-old claimed her cooking 'angered him'

A twenty-two year old pregnant woman was strangled and killed by her husband following an alleged argument involving the shape of her chapatis.<p>The …

Crime

Defamation Case: Arvind Kejriwal denies 'instructing' Ram Jethmalani to call Arun Jaitley a 'crook'

Facing a Rs 10 crore defamation suit, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday denied instructing senior counsel Ram Jethmalani to call Union …

India News

India says no to driverless cars to protect jobs

<b>India is resisting the push towards driverless cars in order to protect jobs, its transport minister has said.</b><p>Nitin Gadkari said the government would "not allow any technology that takes away jobs".<p>He said India needed to recruit about 22,000 more commercial drivers and would be opening 100 …

BJP

What happens when girls in one of the world’s largest slums start coding and building apps

Three steps into the Naya Nagar neighbourhood in Mumbai’s Dharavi area is a room full of books, laptops, and maps. There, children from one of the world’s largest slums are now learning to code and build smartphone apps.<p>That’s Dharavi Diary, a non-profit organisation run by documentary filmmaker …

Lessons From India's Ambitious Tax Reform Adventure

Will tax reform necessarily contribute to economic growth? It’s tempting to answer with a resounding yes, but the better response is more cautious. The outcome depends on the details, suggesting that stakeholders would do well to manage their expectations.<p>The relative success of any tax reform …

Business

Nifty edges down after crossing 10,000 points for 1st time

(Reuters) - The NSE Nifty inched down on Tuesday, after earlier breaching 10,000 points for the first time as hopes of better corporate results, accelerating economic growth and government reforms feed a strong markets rally this year.<p>The index closed 0.02 percent lower at 9,964.55, after earlier …

Business (India)

Hindu leader from oppressed community takes oath as India’s president

NEW DELHI: Ram Nath Kovind, the second leader from oppressed Dalit community to be elected as head of state, was sworn in as India´s president …

BJP

Caste Aside: India’s New President Has ‘No Room for Christians’

Ram Nath Kovind, India’s new president who took office today, represents an unusual case of a little-known politician from the country’s lowest …

Ram Nath Kovind

No Hockey India League in 2018, confirms national body

Governing committee backs the league to return in 2019 with an entirely new look.<p>After five editions, Hockey India has decided to scrap the Hockey …

Hockey India League

Ranbir Kapoor Says Actors Are Forced To Come On "Koffee With Karan" Even When They Don't Want To

The actor spilled the revelation during a podcast with All India Bakchod.<p>Posted on July 25, 2017, 09:33 GMT<p><i>Koffee With Karan</i> is probably one of India's most watched talk shows.<p>Hotstar<p>It's a coveted couch for the A-list stars of Bollywood to discuss their lives and their upcoming films. And the most …

Ranbir Kapoor

Narendra Modi’s 50 million homes moonshot is miles away from ground reality

<b>Mumbai:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi set a target in 2015 of building 50 million homes in less than a decade, or about 7 million a year.<p>The nation …

Housing

Showing restraint is India's best offence against China

OPEN TO OPINION<p>China's diplomatic and media-channelled tongue-lashing against India reflects its frustration.<p>POLITICS<p>| 5-minute read | …

Sushma Swaraj

New President, Airbnb morals, doctor abduction: India's interesting week

The country chooses a new President<p>Ram Nath Kovind was elected as the 14th President of India. The nominal head of the nation, the Indian President actually has few real powers, though he is able to issue pardons to death row inmates. The President is indirectly elected by both the houses of the …

Justice

Security forces recover 5 kgs IED in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district; cross-LoC trade suspended

The security forces on Tuesday foiled a terrorist plan to engineer a blast as they recovered and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) …

Jammu and Kashmir

Armed guards deployed to 'protect' tomatoes in India

Armed guards have been deployed across wholesale vegetable markets in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state to "protect" tomatoes, prices of which had escalated almost five-fold in recent weeks.<p>Equipped with blunderbuss-like shotguns, the guards have been installed at the main vegetable market in …

BJP