Indian mum 'tries to flush newborn down plane toilet'

An Indian woman gave birth to a baby in the lavatory of an international passenger plane and tried to dispose of it down the toilet, media reports in New Delhi said on Thursday.

Lovesick Indian Student Pours Pesticide into School Water Tank

A lovesick 16-year-old boy poured pesticide into a school water tank in India Tuesday -- hoping to kill those responsible for humiliating him, The Times of India reported.

Fear of the Devil holding up census in India

The fear of the 'Beast' or the Devil in the Christian-dominated state of Mizoram has caused almost 1,000 families to refuse to enroll their names in the National Population Register (NPR) taken up along with the Census 2011 here from May 15.

Hundreds die in Indian heatwave

Jason Burke The Guardian 31.05.2010
Hundreds die in Indian heatwave

Record temperatures in northern India have claimed hundreds of lives in what is believed to be the hottest summer in the country since records began in the late 1800s.

India paves way to ink dual tax avoidance pact with HK

In order to facilitate information flow from jurisdictions such as Hong Kong for purposes of tracking cases of money laundering and tax evasion, the government on Thursday notified Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, as specified ...


Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stood out amongst the bevy of international beauties at the opening of this year's Cannes Film Festival in her off shoulder white Roberto Cavalli gown.


MUMBAI, India — In a scene reminiscent of the gritty landscape from the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” municipal workers on Thursday demolished the home of one of the young children who starred in the rags-to-riches tale.

India Inflation Slows to 20-Year Low; Rate Cut Likely

Kartik Goyal 16.04.2009

India’s inflation slowed to a 20- year low in the first week of April, giving the central bank room to cut interest rates further next week.


Indian outsourcing giant Infosys has reported a 29% rise in fourth quarter profits but warns it will see its first fall in annual revenues in 2009/10.

Language of politics deteriorates in Bihar

Abhay Singh Time of India 10.04.2009

The way language of politics has swiftly deteriorated in Bihar after BJP candidate Varun Gandhi's outburst in Pilibhit, bringing into momentum and spin-off former CM and leader of Opposition Rabri Devi's diatribe against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and...

Media a sycophant of Sonia: Modi

Express Buzz 10.04.2009

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged that the media was functioning as a sycophant of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Arun Jaitley, during his day long visit to Patna on Thursday said it was the UPA that made party leader Varun Gandhi an electoral issue by arresting him under the National Security Act on fal...

No truck with Cong or BJP: Naveen

Rajaram Satapathy Time of India 10.04.2009

BJD boss Naveen Patnaik created a record of sorts for himself on Wednesday when he called a formal press conference and addressed the media, first time in nine years in office.

Left won't go with Congress any more'

Time of India 10.04.2009

A veteran of many political battles, Forward Bloc state secretary Asok Ghosh knows the importance of keeping the Left flock together. Especially before the polls. The 84-year-old one of the seniormost Left leaders spoke about the Bloc's relations...

Pawar praises Naveen for divorce with saffron outfit

Hemant Kumar Rout & Asish Senapati Times of India 09.04.2009

Ending speculations on his support for the BJD-led Front in Orissa, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday kicked off his campaign here by sharing the dais with chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

Advani richer by Rs 2.25 cr

Times of India 09.04.2009

The state capital was swarmed by cops and most public activities were halted when prime ministerial candidate LK Advani came to file his nomination with Chief Minister Narendra Modi — the two listed among the most threatened individuals in the cou...


The BJP on Sunday picked holes in Congress's pledge to "protect India from terror" by seeking an explanation from the government as to what it had been doing till now.


Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Wednesday attacked the Election Commission for removing the state’s home secretary without ascribing a reason, and alleged that it was a ‘‘politically motivated’’ action. To spite the EC, Mayawati then app...


Taking on the ruling CPM in Kerala on its secular card, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said her party was the only one that had never compromised with communal forces.


Sitting MP Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday submitted a complaint with the senior superintendent of police (SSP), Badaun seeking arrest and penal action against railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav for threatening to kill her son Varun Gandhi. The statem...

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