People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa airport in Yemen—AP

Slumdog’s writer to be MEA’s new spokesman

Muhammed Salim before being produced in a Nadia court on Thursday. —(Photo: PTI)

PM Modi meets a delegation to discuss issues related to the jat community in New Delhi on Thursday.—(Photo: PTI)

PM Modi shakes hands with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar during a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.—(Photo: PTI)

Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane in French Alps?

Virat Kohli during a training session on the eve of the semifinal against Australia. —(Photo: AP)

Police personnel inspect the residence of MP governor Ram Naresh Yadav after his son Shailesh Yadav committed suicide.


Saudis Arabia begin Yemen strikes, oil prices up

Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies struck Shia Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen’s President on Thursday, in a major gamble by the world’s top oil exporter to check Iranian influence i


Record bidding will not hike call rates, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that the record bidding by telecom operators to bag spectrum will not result in an increase in mobile tariffs.


Arvind Kejriwal to launch e-ration card today

Delhiites can show their use their mobile phones to show their ration cards and get their share of subsidised wheat and rice from any ration shop in the national capital.


Russian Army TV offers job to Jeremy Clarkson

Russia’s Zvezda television, a channel run by the defence ministry, unexpectedly revealed on Thursday that it has offered a job to disgraced British Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after he was dropped b


World Cup 2015: Choke de India

Australia put themselves in line for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 95-run semi-final victory over defending champions India in Sydney on Thursday.


A vote against gay rights

In India, homosexuality is still not accepted across the board, and a law criminalising same-sex relationships stays put in the books, although powerful voices have been raised at the civil society le

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Creative ‘Cuss’todians

Bollywood is looking afresh at where to draw the line as a steady stream of cuss words and sleazy content enters mainstream cinema

It has now become apparent to the Narendra Modi government that the manner in which it sought to amend the law relating to acquisition of land is not politically feasible.

If a law has not worked well on the ground, do you toss it out or try and improve its implementation?