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Arthur road jail chief, deputy held for graft

The anti-corruption bureau on Wednesday night arrested Arthur Road jail superintendent Vasudev Burkule and his deputy, Pradip Pathrikar, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000 for clearing a candidate in an examination for jailors.

indiatimes.com (10 minutes ago)

Militants kill sarpanch in Kashmir

Separatist guerrillas killed a sarpanch (village headman) in south Kashmir's Pulwama district late Thursday, an official said on Friday.

indiatimes.com (11 minutes ago)

Shekhar Sinha resigns after junior Robin Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief

Western Navy Command chief Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha on Thursday put in his papers seeking voluntary retirement after his junior Admiral RK Dhowan superseded him to take over as Navy chief.

india.com (16 minutes ago)

EC lifts ban, Amit Shah can campaign in Uttar Pradesh

The Election Commission has allowed BJP leader and Narendra Modi confidant Amit Shah to resume campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, after earlier banning him from doing so.

india.com (51 minutes ago)

Two Indian peacekeepers injured in attack on UN base in South Sudan

Two Indian peacekeepers have been injured in a "deadly and unprovoked" attack by a mob of armed men on civilians sheltering inside a UN base in the war-ravaged town of Bor in South Sudan.

indiatimes.com (1 hour ago)

EC lifts ban on Amit Shah, allows him to resume campaigning in Uttar Pradesh

The Election Commission has allowed BJP leader and Narendra Modi confidant Amit Shah to resume campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, after earlier banning him from doing so.

india.com (1 hour ago)

Lok Sabha Elections - 5th phase: As it happened

37.46% voting recorded in Rajasthan, 51% in Odisha, 33% in Bihar and 30% in MP till 2 pm.

india.com (2 hours ago)

Anand Sharma sticks to Rs 10k-cr poll campaign charge against Modi

Union minister and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma today stuck to his charge that BJP was spending Rs 10,000 crore on its election campaign and majority of it was being spent on Narendra Modi`s "false Gujarat model".

india.com (2 hours ago)

Lok Sabha polls: Moderate to high voter turnout in 5th phase, halfway mark crossed

The highest turnout of 78.89 per cent was in the four constituencies in West Bengal.

india.com (2 hours ago)

Amit Shah allowed to resume campaigning in UP, EC warns he will be monitored

Election Commission on Thursday modified its earlier order imposing ban on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Shah for making controversial statements amounting to violation of model code of conduct, and allowed him to resume campaigning in Uttar Pradesh.

india.com (2 hours ago)

Behind a Real-Estate Empire,Ties to India's Gandhi Dynasty

Robert Vadra, an in-law of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of India's ruling Congress party, built a real-estate portfolio nearly from scratch in a few years.

wsj.com (2 hours ago)

Confidence building with Pakistan essential for Amritsar: Amarinder Singh

He also called for a comprehensive national drug policy to fight scourge of drugs that is eating into vitals of the young generation in Punjab.

indiatimes.com (3 hours ago)

Officer Shekhar Sinha quits after his junior Robin Dhowan made Indian Navy chief?

Apparently unhappy over appointment of Admiral RK Dhowan as Navy chief, Western Navy Commander Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha on Thursday sought voluntary retirement just months before his tenure was to end.

india.com (3 hours ago)

Prem Kumar Dhumal says he was never patron-in-​chief of HPCA

In a statement here on Thursday, Dhumal said he has never provided any benefit to HPCA.

indiatimes.com (4 hours ago)

SJVN weighing funding options for Luhri project in Himachal Pradesh

The World Bank, which was to provide a loan of US$650 million to the $1,150 million project, has now indicated the project status as "dropped" on its website.

indiatimes.com (4 hours ago)

Photos: Iranian Mother Pardons Son's Murderer

The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the last minute when the mother of his victim forgave the killer as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck.

wsj.com (4 hours ago)

Top Hedge Funds Take Hit on Tech

A tough winter is turning into an ugly spring for top hedge funds, as a tendency to cluster into the same trades is stinging many star managers.

wsj.com (4 hours ago)

Pay compensation to kin of dead Tihar prisoners, NHRC tells Delhi

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has told the government to provide monetary compensation of Rs.1 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased who were undergoing their trials.

india.com (4 hours ago)

PIL asks why India is procuring obsolete defence equipment

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought responses of the Centre and the three Service chiefs on a PIL seeking to know why the government was procuring junked aircraft carriers.

indiatimes.com (5 hours ago)

Special CAG teams set to audit telecom companies

Special teams of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India could soon be fanning out across the country to begin audit of private telecom companies.

indiatimes.com (5 hours ago)

Onion prices rise about 40% in a week

Unseasonal rains and hailstorms in Nashik district have pushed up onion prices by about 40% in a week at the country’s largest wholesale onion market.

indiatimes.com (5 hours ago)

House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix

Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.

wsj.com (5 hours ago)

LendingClub Raises Fresh Capital

LendingClub has raised a fresh round of money valuing it at $3.8 billion, as it completes a major acquisition and moves closer to a potential initial public offering.

wsj.com (5 hours ago)

What's Barnes & Noble's Survival Plan?

Barnes & Noble Chairman Leonard Riggio again trimmed his holdings in the struggling book seller, fueling questions about the retailer's prospects. Shares fell 12%.

wsj.com (5 hours ago)

Economist Honored for Work on Media Slant

An economist known for pioneering work on slanted coverage in the news media won the John Bates Clark Medal, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.

wsj.com (5 hours ago)

Investors Jump In After Canada Changes Marijuana Rules

In Canada, it is now legal for any licensed company to grow and ship medical marijuana to patients-and illegal for patients to grow their own. The industry is drawing investments from hedge funds and private-equity firms in the U.S. and Canada.

wsj.com (5 hours ago)

Microsoft Sold More Than 5 Million Xbox Ones

Microsoft on Thursday said it has sold more than five million Xbox One consoles to retail shops since the product was launched in November.

wsj.com (5 hours ago)

Merger Activity Is Boon to Goldman, Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley rode a wave of corporate deal making, helping bolster revenue in their traditional merger-advice and securities-underwriting businesses.

wsj.com (5 hours ago)

Banks' Booming Business in Block Trades Faces New Risk

Facing tighter regulations, Wall Street banks are turning to an old-school way to make a profit: using their own money to help investors sell big blocks of stock. But an up-and-down performance in major indexes this spring underscores the risk of the practice.

wsj.com (5 hours ago)

Natural Gas Makes Biggest Gain in Two Months

Natural-gas prices posted their biggest one-day gain in two months after a smaller-than-expected increase in U.S. inventories reignited fears that supplies are too low.

wsj.com (5 hours ago)

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