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    'Imran Khan writes to Modi seeking resumption of peace dialogue'

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling for the resumption of the peace dialogue between the two countries, Times of India reports.

  • Crew’s ‘fault’; passengers of Indian flight fall sick

    A Jet Airways flight returns to Mumbai, India's financial capital, after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to the loss in cabin pressure while flying to a western Indian city.

  • India Muslim women

    India criminalises 'triple talaq'

    India yesterday prescribed arrests and jail terms for offenders in a campaign to stamp out instant Muslim divorce, or "triple talaq", as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to woo women voters of the South Asian nation's minority community.

  • Our EVM can’t be tampered with: Indian EC

    The Election Commission of India has told the Supreme Court that its Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) could not be tampered with and that it is taking all measures to ensure that these machines are safely transported.

  • Modi turns 68

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday turned 68 and will celebrate his birthday in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi where

  • India puts 2 British satellites into orbit in first night mission

    Successfully executing its first space mission at night, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches two British satellites from a centre in Sriharikota in southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Here's how Modi will celebrate his 68th birthday

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate his 68th birthday in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

  • US, India begin joint drills in Uttarakhand

    A joint India-US military exercise began yesterday at Chaubattia in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand's Almora district. 'Yudh Abhyas 2018' is the 14th edition of the joint military exercise, which is hosted alternately by the two countries. The exercises set to conclude on September 29.

  • Ranjan Gogoi will be India's next CJ

    Justice Ranjan Gogoi is appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), the Ministry of Law says in a statement.

  • Arrest warrant issued against Andhra CM

    A court in western Indian state of Maharashtra has issued an arrest warrant against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu

  • 16 killed as bus plunges into river in Jammu and Kashmir

    At least 16 passengers are killed and 13 more are injured when a mini bus skids off the road and into the turbulent Chenab river near Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir of India, a senior police officer says.

  • Tailor-turned-serial killer in India confesses to killing 33 people

    A serial killer in India confesses to killing 33 people, all of whom were truck drivers or their helpers, after he is arrested by the Bhopal Police in Mandideep in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh.

  • India rights activists' house arrest extended till Sept 17

    India’s Supreme Court extends till September 17 the house arrest of five leading rights activists, who were apprehended in connection with caste clash and for their alleged links with Maoists.

  • Road accident

    Bus plunges into gorge killing 55

    An overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in southern India yesterday, killing at least 55 people and injuring several more, in one of the worst such accidents this year, authorities said.

  • Fuel Price Protests in India: Opposition blocks roads, railways

    Nationwide protests against record high petrol and diesel prices shut down businesses, government offices and schools in many parts of India yesterday, and in some places protesters blocked trains and roads and vandalised vehicles.

  • 9,000MW power to be imported by 2041

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government has planned to import 9000 MW electricity from neighbouring countries by 2041 to maintain the country's high economic growth.

  • 'Is this a joke?'

    Have you ever heard of a trial in a criminal case being conducted through instant messaging app WhatsApp? Bizzare but true.

  • Who dominates economies of Asia

    China dominates Asian economies

    From Xi’s China to Duterte’s Philippines, Asian economies have risen as the world’s best countries in terms of GDP.

  • Dilip Kumar diagnosed with pneumonia

    Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Lilavati hospital here due to the chest infection, has been diagnosed with mild pneumonia, his wife Saira Banu says.

  • Gay sex no more a crime in India

    India's top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex yesterday, in a landmark judgement that sparked celebrations across India and elsewhere in South Asia, where activists hope to push for similar reform.

  • US, India seek to deepen ties

    Top Indian and US officials yesterday touted deepening ties that will see greater cooperation between the two countries' militaries -- and will likely result in India buying more American arms.

  • TIMELINE: Indian SC decriminalises Section 377

    The Times of India prepares the following timeline of events which led to this historic verdict in which the Indian Supreme Court rules that consensual adult gay sex is not a crime saying sexual orientation is natural and people have no control on it.

  • Kolkata bridge collapse kills 1

    A bridge collapsed yesterday in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, killing one and injuring 19, authorities said, as rescue workers sifted through the debris checking for other casualties.

  • India convicts two over 2007 blasts

    An Indian court yesterday convicted two members of a banned Islamist militant group over bomb blasts in August 2007 in Hyderabad that killed 44 people.

  • Indian Air Force MiG 27 fighter jet crashes in Jodhpur

    An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG aircraft crashes near Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Tuesday during a routine mission, defence spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh says.

  • Life upended for those left out

    Nimai Hajong remembers almost nothing of the hills of eastern Bangladesh where he was born more than half a century ago, having fled as a small child to India where he has lived as a refugee ever since.

  • World top beef exporter.

    US top beef exporter of the world

    Beef exports of the US accounted for 12.9 per cent of total production in 2017. Although India has banned the slaughtering of cows and consumption of beef in many parts of the country, it is among the top exporters of beef in the world.

  • Indian rupee at all-time low, hits 71 against dollar for the first time

    The Indian rupee plunges to a new low by getting past the 71 mark against a US dollar.

  • ‘Momo Challenge’ the new ‘Blue Whale game’ in India?

    “Momo Challenge”, a new online game similar to the notorious “Blue Whale game”, makes authorities concerned of West Bengal and the Indian IT and Electronics Ministry sit up after a string of suicides in certain parts of the country recently, particularly in the eastern state.

  • Tributes pour in for Nayar

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind leads the nation in paying rich tributes to veteran journalist-author Kuldip Nayar, who died in Delhi, as people from all walks of life recalled Nayar’s contribution to uphold the freedom of the media and expression.