Wednesday, March 29, 2017

HC to hear ex-RAW officer’s plea against next CJI Friday

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Thursday set up a special bench to hear the plea of advocate and former RAW woman officer...

Hyderabad gets first bicycle track for public

By IANS, Hyderabad: Hyderabad got its first bicycle track for the public Sunday with hundreds participating in a "bicyclone rally" to mark the formal launch.

Astronomy, faith meet in Har-ki-Pauri on solar eclipse

By Madhusree Chatterjee, IANS, Haridwar : Tradition and astronomy fused on the banks of the Ganges during the annular solar eclipse Friday as temples shut their doors and covered the idols in muslin shrouds and bathers completed their morning pre-eclipse rituals by the time the sun went into the shadow of the new moon. The temples reopened at 4 p.m. after the eclipse ended, and hundreds of thousands of bathers flocked to the river considered holy by Hindus.

Old vehicles to stay off the roads: SC’s nod to NGT order

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea to bring aging vehicles back on Delhi roads as it dismissed a petition...

‘Salman Khan’, ‘Shah Rukh Khan’ on sale in goat markets

By Mohit Dubey Lucknow: 'Salman Khan' and 'Shah Rukh Khan' are on sale in the goat markets here in Uttar Pradesh where sellers...

Budget ignores common people: Mayawati

By IANS, Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday said the interim budget has completely ignored the interests of the common man and benefited the industrialists. "The budget offers nothing for common people. They are feeling cheated," Mayawati told mediapersons here at her office in the state assembly. She said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's budget has failed to come up with any strong measure to contain the recession. "Moreover, on the pretext of meltdown, the government has also tried to cover its failure related to various fronts," she alleged.

18 children die in Kolkata hospital

By IANS, Kolkata : At least 18 children have died of various causes in a well-known state-run paediatric hospital in Kolkata since Wednesday, a hospital official said here Thursday.

Envoy decries sacking of 160 Indian nueses in UAE

By NNN-PTI, Abu Dhabi : Indian Ambassador to the UAE Talmiz Ahmad called the termination of services of hundreds of nurses in the Emirates, including 160 Indian nurses unethical and insensitive. The sacked Indian nurses had approached the country's embassy here, yesterday, following the decision taken by the new management of the local Mafraq Hospital. Ahmad said he would register his protest with the UAE government, according to Khaleej Times.

Bush sends Rice to India in aftermath of attacks

By NNN-APP, New York : The Bush administration, hoping to defuse the tensions between India and Pakistan, announced Sunday night it was sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to New Delhi, The New York Times reported Monday. Dr. Rice will arrive in New Delhi on Wednesday, on the heels of an already scheduled trip to attend a NATO meeting in Brussels Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino was cited as saying.

Indian I-Day ceremony in New Jersey sparks controversy

By IANS New York : Indian Independence Day celebrations in New Jersey turned controversial when municipal authorities removed a flag honouring US prisoners of war (PoW) to hoist the Indian tricolour, leading to angry protests by war veterans. The ceremony was held Wednesday at a war memorial in front of the town hall in Edison that features a granite memorial for those killed during WWI, WWII and the Korean War. "What a disgrace," said Lillian Kolbus, a 26-year resident of Edison. "That's a monument for PoWs. This is America, we should be one people."

बिजनौर : ‘वो अचानक घर में घुसे… और फिर सबकुछ ख़त्म हो गया’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, ‘मेरा भाई सुबह दोनों बहनों को लेकर उन्हें स्कूल छोड़ने जा रहा था. रास्ते में खड़े कुछ लफंगे लड़कों ने मेरी...

Eight Delhi students win battle for school admission

By Kanu Sarda, IANS, New Delhi : They are young, they are raring to study and no one's going to stop them! Eight students in Delhi have just won a legal battle against various government schools for denying them admission. Six of the youngsters had filed one petition while two others had filed another in the Delhi High Court earlier this month. The schools Friday agreed to give admission to all the eight and submitted their reply in the court.

Rescue ops on despite fresh landslides in Darjeeling

Siliguri/Kolkata: Rescue and relief operations continued in the landslide-ravaged Darjeeling hills of West Bengal on Friday even as fresh landslips were reported from the...

India reiterates commitment to Afghanistan’s development

By IANS, New Delhi : India has reiterated its abiding commitment to the "unity, integrity and development" of Afghanistan at an international conference in Paris. Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma, at a conference in support of Afghanistan Thursday, expressed support for the "Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process" that would help in propelling the country towards the path of "stability, security and prosperity".

Key witness in engineer murder case retracts

By IANS, Lucknow: A key witness in the case relating to the murder of engineer Manoj Kumar Gupta, and involving Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator Shekhar Tiwari, retracted his statement in court Saturday. Jasvir Singh, a security guard at the Gas Authority of India Ltd colony in Auraiya, had Monday told the trial court that the legislator had not only forced his way into the colony at 2 a.m. Dec 24 but had also made him identify Gupta's residence. Singh had also stated that Tiwari appeared to be in an inebriated state.