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Modi wishes Chandrababu Naidu on his birthday

April 20, 2017

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday turned 68 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan greeting him. "Wishing the industrious CM of AP, @ncbn Garu a very happy birthday. May he lead a long life filled with best health," Modi tweeted. Naidu is also the national president of Telugu Desa...

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BJP MLA denies beating toll plaza employee

April 20, 2017

LUCKNOW: BJP MLA Rakesh Rathore on Thursday denied he was the politician who beat up a toll plaza employee in Uttar Pradesh. The Sitapur legislator said that he neither owns a Scorpio car as shown in a video which has gone viral nor has he been to New Delhi in the last six months. “This is not me. The person shown in the video is Mahendra Y...

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18 arrested for parading couple naked in Rajasthan

April 20, 2017

JAIPUR: Eighteen people were arrested on charges of beating a young couple and parading them naked in Rajasthan's Banswara district, police said on Thursday. "We arrested nine people on Wednesday and nine more on Thursday under various sections including attempt to murder and the Rajasthan Prevention of Witch Hunting Act," a police official said. ...

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Deposits under PMGKDS can be made till April-end

April 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: The central government and the RBI on Wednesday allowed time till April 30 for "commensurate deposits" by citizens who have declared their unaccounted income under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS) that offered non-interest bearing deposits for four years. The scheme had black money holders opportunity to declare t...

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44 killed in Himachal bus accident

April 19, 2017

SHIMLA: At least 44 passengers were killed when a private bus fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, police said. Two people, including the bus conductor, managed to escape by jumping off the bus even as it skidded off the road. The bus, with 46 people on board, was on its way to Tuini from Vikas Nagar town (both in ...

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Mallya under UK judicial process, India doing its best: Jaitley

April 19, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Vijay Mallya case has come under the British judicial process and Indian agencies are making their best effort to have him face trial in India, the Centre said on Wednesday. “The case (Mallya) is now part of the judicial process in that country (UK) and, as such, will function on judicial considerations,” Finance Ministe...

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Assam CM orders probe on youth carrying kin’s body on cycle

April 19, 2017

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Directorate of Health Services to rush to Majuli and probe the circumstances in which a youth had to carry the dead body of his relative on a bicycle from hospital to his village. The instruction came immediately after television channels aired images of the youth carrying the dead...

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SC restores trial of Advani, Joshi, Bharti in Babri Masjid demolition case

April 19, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Union Minister Uma Bharti, among others. Restoring the conspiracy charge, a bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman als...

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Vijayawada youth murdered in fight over cricket

April 19, 2017

VIJAYAWADA: Fight over a game of cricket on a street here in Andhra Pradesh has led to murder of a youth, police said. The incident occurred in Telecom Colony off Mahatma Gandhi Road on Tuesday evening. According to police, Kiran Kumar, an engineering student, was playing with some children when the ball accidentally hit a woman Devaki Devi. He a...

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Former telecom ministry director, wife sent to jail

April 18, 2017

NEW DELHI: A special CBI court here on Tuesday sent a former director of telecommunication department in the Ministry of Communications and his wife to judicial custody in a disproportionate assets case. Kailash Patil Aneja, a 1981 batch Indian Economic Service officer, was Director (ERU) in the telecommunication department at Sanchar Bhawan in th...

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