TIMES OF INDIA

Soon, you won’t have to stop at NH plazas to pay toll

47 min 39 sec ago
Commuters will soon have multiple options of paying user charges on national highways, including through their mobile phones linked to prepaid wallets, credit cards or bank accounts.

Modi needs to pay more attention to women: IMF chief

3 hours 48 min ago
Describing the latest incident of outrageous rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in India as "revolting", IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday hoped that the Indian authorities starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi would pay more attention to it.

Not sure if Aadhaar is best model to accord benefits, Supreme Court says

4 hours 53 min ago
The Supreme Court on Thursday said it was not sure whether bringing people "face to face" with authorities through Aadhaar was the best model as the state should reach them to accord the benefits of the welfare schemes.

IPL Live: Kings XI opt to bat against Sunrisers

7 hours 14 min ago
Follow all the live IPL Score updates from the 16th Match of IPL 2018 between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Times of India

US jet engine explodes midair: 20 minutes of terror for 148 on board

11 hours 56 min ago
Flight 1380 became a midair scene of chaos and terror for 149 people on board on Tuesday. With no warning, the plane's left engine exploded after one of its fan blades broke off. A gust of shrapnel blew out a window, partly sucking one passenger in Row 14 headfirst into the sky.

Who said what on SC verdict on judge Loya's death

12 hours 30 min ago
Reactions to the judgment were expected along party lines.

Judge Loya's death: Highlights of SC's judgment

14 hours 36 min ago
A batch of pleas, including those filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawala and Maharashtra-based B S Lone, was filed in the top court seeking an independent probe into judge’s death.

Karnataka elections: 'Sonrise' time for state's chief ministers

16 hours 54 min ago
Karnataka has turned a 'sonshine' state, with as many as eight sons of ex-chief ministers certain to be in the fray, alongside Yathindra, son of the incumbent CM, Siddaramaiah.

Taxmen begin raids on hoarders of cash as Centre, RBI pump in notes

17 hours 36 min ago
The government suspects that Rs 2,000-denomination notes are being hoarded by those dealing in black money, resulting in cash shortage at ATMs in several states, including Gujarat, MP, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

Daredevils haven't committed a crime: Gambhir

17 hours 58 min ago
Four matches into the season, and Daredevils languish at the bottom of the points table with a solitary win from four matches, something that has left skipper Gambhir bitterly disappointed,

New thinktank to help plan military strategy

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:47
The committee will have a cross-ministry mandate with national security adviser, principal secretary to PM, three chiefs of armed forces, defence secretary, foreign secretary and chief of the integrated defence staff (IDS) to the chairman chiefs of staff committee (CISC) as its high-powered members.

NEET exam: CBSE issues dress code

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:41
Reiterating the dress code it announced in 2017, the board has added that the candidates will have to report at the exam centre an hour earlier in case they choose to wear their “customary dress”.

I-T begin raids on hoarders as RBI pump in notes

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:07
In Bihar, for instance, Rs 800-900 crore has been pumped in through the ATM network with initial assessments suggesting that the shortage may be tackled soon. But the problem is seen to be more deep-rooted in Andhra and Telangana, where the role of large contractors is under the I-T department’s lens.

Don’t politicise rape, says PM Narendra Modi in UK

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:35
The PM said people need to teach their sons to treat girls with respect. “We ask our daughters what they have been doing when they come home late, but do we ask our sons? These sinners are somebody’s sons!” he said.

IPL: Knight Riders beat Royals by seven wickets

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:08
Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday registered a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur and jumped to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) standings.

IPL Live: Rajasthan lose Rahane after good start

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:49
Follow all the live IPL Score updates from the 15th Match of IPL 2018 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders on Times of India

IPL Live: Knight Riders opt to bowl vs Royals

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:05
Follow all the live IPL Score updates from the 15th Match of IPL 2018 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders on Times of India

Live updates: PM to address town hall event in UK

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:58
PM Modi is in London, where he will be addressing a townhall. He will later attend a dinner hosted by United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May for the Commonwealth leaders. Stay with us for all the updates

Beijing moots India-Nepal-China economic corridor via Himalayas

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:21
China on Wednesday proposed a India-Nepal-China economic corridor with multi-dimensional connectivity through the Himalayas as it seeks to expand its influence over the new Nepalese government headed by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, widely regarded as pro-Beijing.

BCCI should come under RTI Act, recommends Law Commission

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:18
The Law Commission of India on Wednesday recommended the central government to include the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with its constituent member cricketing associations under the RTI Act.

BCCI should come under RTI Act, recommends Law Commission

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:18
The Law Commission of India on Wednesday recommended the central government to include the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with its constituent member cricketing associations under the RTI Act.

How Pashtuns are defying Pakistani army

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:35
The new Pashtun rights movement — which is known by the initials PTM, from words that translate as Pashtun Protection Movement — is the product of years of outrage over the security forces' power.

PM Modi meets Theresa May for bilateral talks

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:22
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived at 10 Downing Street for a breakfast meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May during which the two leaders are expected to discuss wide range of issues of mutual interest, including cross-border terrorism, visas and immigratio

Pat on cheek: TN guv apologises to woman journo

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:46
After a huge outrage over his “pat on cheek” to a woman journalist, Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday offered his regret and apologies to her.

Internet during Mahabharat: Tripura guv joins CM 

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:40
Tripura's Governor Tathagata Roy today came out in support of the state chief minister's statements from yesterday that the internet existed during the Mahabhharata. "Tripura CM’s observations about the happenings of the Puranic period are topical. It is virtually impossible to conceive of devices like ‘Divya drishti’... without some kind of prototype ," tweeted Roy today.

Air India staffer forgets phone on flight, delays it by two hours

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:02
The incident occurred on March 18, when seconds into taxiing, the commander of the Boeing 787-800 (VT-ANP) found out about the unaccompanied cellphone. "It belonged to a maintenance engineer who had deplaned after readying the flight for departure," said a source.

In cheeky tweet, Navy 'welcomes' China's warships

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:52
Underlining its strong presence in the Indian Ocean and alertness over movement of Chinese vessels in the region, the Indian Navy yesterday extended a “warm welcome” to three warships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy).

In cheeky tweet, Navy 'welcomes' China's warships

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:52
Underlining its strong presence in the Indian Ocean and alertness over movement of Chinese vessels in the region, the Indian Navy yesterday extended a “warm welcome” to three warships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy).

"I was not insulted," clarifies Manu Bhaker

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:09
Commonwealth Games winner Manu Bhaker is miffed with the news going around that she was insulted during a felicitation ceremony held in Dadri on Tuesday.

'CIA chief met with N Korean leader Kim Jong-Un'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:03
US Secretary of State nominee and CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea over the Easter weekend and met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Google, card lobby want Aadhaar to fail: UIDAI

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:43
The UIDAI on Tuesday made a startling charge before the Supreme Court that Google and the smart card lobby did not want Aadhaar to succeed because if UID emerges as a foolproof way to authenticate identity, they will be out of business.

Google, card lobby want Aadhaar to fail: UIDAI

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:43
The UIDAI on Tuesday made a startling charge before the Supreme Court that Google and the smart card lobby did not want Aadhaar to succeed because if UID emerges as a foolproof way to authenticate identity, they will be out of business.

SC/ST Act: Government ready with ordinance

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:12
The Centre is making strenuous efforts through a review petition to nullify the recent SC judgment doing away with mandatory arrest and setting out approval of a superior authority before the arrest of a government official. But it has also prepared its response if the SC does not heed its arguments.

ATM cash crunch: Rs 2,000 notes being hoarded?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:53
The problem of empty ATMs seems to have returned to haunt citizens in several parts of the country, such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, prompting the government and Reserve Bank of India to swing into damage control mode to calm jittery depositors.

ATM cash crunch: Rs 2,000 notes being hoarded?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:53
The problem of empty ATMs seems to have returned to haunt citizens in several parts of the country, such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, prompting the government and Reserve Bank of India to swing into damage control mode to calm jittery depositors.

Union minister suspects attempt on life after truck hits his escort vehicle

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:23
The minister said a truck tried to ram into his car when he was traveling near Halageri in Ranebennur taluk of Haveri district around 11:30 pm. The truck missed the minister’s car and hit his escort vehicle.

IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians beat RCB by 46 runs

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:31
Mumbai Indians opened their account in style as they registered a comprehensive 46-run victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their fourth Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Infosys is a thing of beauty: CEO Salil Parekh

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:31
Salil Parekh, Infosys’ second non-promoter CEO, is three months into his new job. The famed corner room he occupies at the company’s head office is bare but for two black-and- white photos of his family. And, that’s the way it will stay says the quietly firm former Capgemini executive who is in the process of shifting home from Mumbai to Bengaluru.

SC red flags threat of Aadhaar data misuse, fears poll manipulation

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:57
A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra referred to the Cambridge Analytica controversy and said these are not "imaginary apprehensions" and, in the absence of robust data protection law, the issue of misuse of information becomes relevant.

Mallya gave away Tipu sword, can’t trust him on other assets: Indian banks 

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:28
The embattled liquor tycoon gave away the rare sword in 2016 because his family told him it was bringing him “bad luck”, the London high court heard on Tuesday from the lawyer representing 13 Indian banks who Mallya owes about Rs 9,000 crore. The sword is worth £188,000 (about Rs 1.8 crore today).

Sweden, India to strengthen defence cooperation

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:07
Last week, India issued a request for information for 110 combat jets for the air force, marking the first step toward a long-delayed deal that could be worth more than $15 billion . Swedish company Saab is among the manufacturers expected to compete for the order. Saab had agreed to work with India's Adani Group in a bid to sell single-engine planes to IAF.

IPL Live: RCB opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:37
Check IPL Live Score, IPL Scorecard and Ball by ball Commentary of 14th IPL Match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Times of India

'Silk Road' plan intended to serve China's security goals, claims report

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:33
A massive Chinese infrastructure programme that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country's political influence and military presence, according to a report issued Tuesday.

Not dependent on few players now: Gopichand

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:05
Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday hailed the depth Indian badminton has achieved over the years, saying the team is no more dependent on one or two players.

Govt to move SC for quota in promotion: Paswan

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:14
Paswan said the government is open to bringing an ordinance but will first move the apex court. He said the court has ruled in favour of reservation for SCs and STs in promotion but also introduced several conditions, which have led to non-implementation of quota guidelines.

Live: India, Sweden issue joint statement

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:13
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a crucial visit to Stockholm where he will meet the prime ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as part of the first India-Nordic summit. Stay with us for the latest developments.

Karnataka assembly poll: Cong, BJP field ‘tainted but winnable’ leaders

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:06
Winnability, as they see it, seems to have played a crucial role in the Congress and BJP choosing their candidates for the May 12 assembly elections. Both parties seem to have played it safe as they have relied on sitting and former MLAs and not shied away from fielding tainted ones.

Why Modi's Sweden visit is important for economy

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:22
Smart cities, renewables, trade, growth, global security, investment and climate change will dominate discussions. Sources said Modi has been particularly keen to build closer ties with the Nordic countries and there are hopes for some significant outcomes.

India wins elections to key UN subsidiary bodies

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:15
India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organisation committee in the UN after garnering the highest number of votes besides getting elected by acclamation to other subsidiary bodies in five separate polls.

UP: 7-year-old raped and murdered during wedding

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:06
A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Etah district during an ongoing wedding ceremony, by a youth who was hired to setup tent for the occasion.

11 yrs on, Hyd blast case back to square one

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:14
wenty months after it took over the Mecca Masjid blast case from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed to have made two key arrests from Madhya Pradesh in December 2012.

Mecca Masjid case judge resigns after verdict

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:58
Sources in legal circles said Reddy, additional metropolitan sessions judge in Hyderabad, had cited personal reasons in his resignation letter. The judge, who was on the verge of superannuation, immediately proceeded on 15 days’ leave.

IPL: Knight Riders beat Daredevils by 71 runs

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:12
Spinners Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav shared six wickets as they helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs in their Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.

Accused seek narco test as Kathua trial begins

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:39
The ghastly rape-and-murder of the eight-year-old girl from the Bakarwal Muslim community at a temple in Kathua has shook the nation’s conscience and triggered widespread protests across the country. Her body was found on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the area.

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