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Unnao rape: CBI registers FIRs, questions BJP MLA

April 13, 2018

LUCKNOW: The CBI on Friday started questioning BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, an accused in the rape of a 17-year-old girl in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. It has filed three FIRs. Sengar, the MLA from Bangarmau in Unnao district, is being questioned at the CBI office here. The agency filed the First Investigation Reports late on Thursday over the rape ...

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Manmohan Singh donates 3,500 books to Panjab University

April 11, 2018

CHANDIGARH: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has donated 3,500 books from his personal library to his alma mater Panjab University (PU) here, a university official said on Wednesday. Singh, who was here on Wednesday, announced his wish to donate the books. University authorities said that arrangements would soon be made to transport books and...

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Bharat Bandh: Over a dozen injured in Bihar clash

April 10, 2018

PATNA: Over a dozen of people were injured on Tuesday in a violent clash in Bihar during the "Bharat Bandh" called by various groups to protest against reservation policies, police said. Supporters, mostly upper castes youths, blocked roads and forcibly enforced the nationwide shutdown in Ara town, Bhojpur district. "More than a dozen people were...

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BJP MLA's brother arrested over death of rape victim's father

April 10, 2018

LUCKNOW: An Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA's brother was arrested on Tuesday over charges of beating a gang rape victim's father to death in police custody, an official said. A special team of the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested Atul Singh, the brother of Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Kuldeep Singh Senger from Unnao who has has been accused by the teenag...

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Centre obliged to implement Cauvery award: Supreme Court

April 09, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Centre for not framing a scheme for the implementation of its verdict on the sharing of Cauvery river water as it declined its plea for deferring the issue by three months. Asking the Centre to draft the scheme by May 3, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D...

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4 die in Delhi fire

April 09, 2018

NEW DELHI: Four labourers were killed in a fire that broke out in a shoe factory here on Monday, said a fire officer. The blaze started at the Raja Park factory in Sultanpuri at around 6.35 a.m. There were around a dozen labourers inside the factory when the fire broke out, the Delhi Fire Service officer said. Nine fire tenders were rushed to th...

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IAS toppers Dabi-Shafi tie knot in Jammu and Kashmir

April 09, 2018

SRINAGAR: Indian Administrative Service (IAS) toppers of 2015 Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi could not have had a more romantic setting than the picturesque Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir to tie the knot. The south Kashmir town has been buzzing with activity for the last four days as guests from Shafi's ancestral village in Anantnag district and...

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Ambedkar inspiration for vibrant maritime sector: Modi

April 05, 2018

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended his greetings on National Maritime Day and said the government's efforts for a vibrant maritime sector were inspired by Dalit icon BR Ambedkar. Our efforts for a vibrant maritime sector are inspired by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. It was Babasaheb who gave topmost importance to Jal Shakti, wa...

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Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan convicted

April 05, 2018

JODHPUR: A Jodhpur court on Thursday convicted actor Salman Khan in the two-decade-old blackbuck poaching case. The court, however, acquitted actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu in the case. Salman Khan is accused of hunting the endangered blackbuck in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shooting of film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'...

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SC to hear Tamil Nadu Cauvery plea on April 9

April 02, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a contempt plea of the Tamil Nadu government against the Centre for not constituting the Cauvery Management Board (CMB). A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud posted the matter for April 9. "We understand Tamil Nadu's difficulty of not get...

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