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Jilted lover held for acid attack in Delhi

March 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: A 23-year-old jilted lover has been arrested here for throwing acid at a girl, police said on Wednesday. Police said the incident took place when the victim, 20, was standing outside her residence in Sangam Vihar in south Delhi. The accused, identified as Ravi, is also a resident of Sangam Vihar. The victim, who sustained burn injuries...

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Maharashtra assembly suspends 19 opposition members till Dec-31

March 22, 2017

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Speaker Haribhau Bagade on Wednesday suspended 19 opposition legislators till December 31 for creating a ruckus over farm loans on Saturday. The house, which reassembled after three days, adopted a resolution moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat, seeking suspension of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party ...

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Ajmer Dargah bomb blast convicts get life term

March 22, 2017

JAIPUR: A local court here has awarded life imprisonment to two men convicted for the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast in which three persons were killed. Earlier on March 8, the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court had convicted Bhavesh Patel, Devendra Gupta and Sunil Joshi (now dead). Arguments over the quantum of punishment were compl...

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PM Modi greets people on Bihar Day

March 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greeting to people on the occasion of Bihar Day. On the occasion of Bihar day I offer my heartiest greetings to the people of Bihar the Prime Minister said in a tweet. Bihar Diwas or Bihar Day is celebrated every year on March 22 marking the formation of the state of Bihar. The sta...

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Hoping to implement GST from July 1: Arun Jaitley

March 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the government was hoping to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by July 1, after the enabling Bills get Parliament nod in the current budget session. “GST is the biggest reform in India. Hopefully, GST will be implemented by July 1. GST Bills will hopefully be cleared in...

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IAS officer son arrested in murder case

March 22, 2017

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Police today arrested an IAS officer of Telangana and his son in connection with the murder of their driver here last week. Dharavath Venkateswara Rao, Joint Secretary at Agriculture Corporation, and his son Dharavath Venkata Sukruth were arrested in connection with the murder of B Nagaraju, said Deputy Commissioner of P...

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets Modi, discusses UP

March 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday and discussed several issues related to the state. The hour-long meeting between the two leaders was held at Parliament House. Precise details of what they discussed were not known but informed sources said that both leaders discussed developm...

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Representatives should be of people's choice and not that of EVMs: Mayawati

March 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: Bhaujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday alleged in the Rajya Sabha that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were tampered with in the just concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. "Representatives should be of people's choice and not that of EVMs," she said, raising the issue during Zero Hour. "Democracy is being murdered," she ...

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath to meet Mukherjee, Modi

March 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived here on Tuesday to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a source has confirmed. Adityanath -- who became the new Chief Minister after his Bharatiya Janata Party won the assembly polls with a huge mandate -- will meet Modi to discuss development issues in t...

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3,000 Maharashtra Resident Doctors Remain on Mass Leave

March 21, 2017

MUMBAI: For the second consecutive day on Tuesday medical services in 17 government hospitals in Maharashtra, including four in Mumbai, were hit when over 3,000 resident doctors continued their mass Casual Leave protest against growing incidents of attacks by patients' relatives. In the absence of any concrete measures by the government pertainin...

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