SC raps government on discrepancy in figures on missing children

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday took exception to huge discrepancy in the number of missing children given to it and those placed in parliament, saying such a situation would "not be tolerated".

The apex court's social justice bench, comprising Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, imposed a fine of Rs.25,000, to be paid to the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee.

Observing that "ideas can change but numbers can't change", the apex court said somebody was "misleading" the court.

Samajwadi Party legislator booked

Ghaziabad : Ruling Samajwadi party legislator Gulam Mohammad and his five accomplices have been booked by the Ghaziabad police in Uttar Pradesh in a criminal case.

In a First Information Report (FIR) lodged by Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Kunwar Ayub Ali, it was claimed that Gulam Mohammad, his son Sarique, Afzal and three others barged into the emergency ward of Yashoda Hospital in Kaushambi on July 24, ransacked it and beat up Ayub Ali's son Azhar, son-in-law of Gulam Mohammad, and forcibly took away the latter's daughter to Meerut.

Malegaon, Mecca Masjid blast accused Swami Aseemananda enjoyed luxury hotel stay in WB when on parole

During the stay of Swami Aseemananda

He stayed at Joyrambati for a week to see his ailing mother

By Staff Reporter

Tripura governor slammed for tweets on Yakub Memon

Agartala : Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy's tweets on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, evoked sharp reactions on Friday on the social networking site.

"Intelligence officials should keep a tab on all (except relatives and close friends) who assembled before Yakub Memon's corpse. Many are potential terrorists," Roy tweeted on Thursday hours after Memon was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra.

In their gloomy isolation after Memon hanging, Muslims turn to Owaisi

By Saeed Naqvi

In the night of the tyrants,

Who calls my name from afar?

I must climb the scaffolding of the gallows to see beyond the prison parapets.

Have they waylaid the caravan of the new dawn?

"Majrooh Sultanpuri"

I had turned up in Mumbai to cover the aftermath of the 1993 bomb blasts. On my way to meet Rusi Karanjia editor of Blitz and journalist Olga Tellis, at the US Club in Cuff Parade, I tried to engage with my Muslim taxi driver. "How were Muslims reacting to the blasts."

Rights violations in China ignored by IOC: Tibet NGO

Dharamsala : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ignored human rights violations in China by selecting Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, a Tibet NGO said on Friday.

"The IOC has sent the wrong message... China wants the world to ignore its deteriorating human rights situation and be impressed by Chinese can-do pragmatism instead. That's exactly what the IOC has done," the International Tibet Network said in a statement here.

Sex scandal accused gained from CM's influence: Congress

Bhopal : The Congress here on Friday alleged that a 2012 sex scandal accused turned government approver using his links with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Congress spokesperson K.K. Mishra told media persons here that Manoj Nema, an accused in the 2012 Chandori sex scandal for which a case was registered in Varasivani police station, was facilitated as he was a friend of a relative of Chouhan.

Telugu states making efforts for release of Indians kidnapped in Libya

Hyderabad: The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Friday said they were making all efforts to seek the safe and early release of two men from the state who are among the four Indians kidnapped by terrorists in Libya.

Andhra Pradesh NRI Affairs Minister Palle Raghunath Reddy said the state government was making efforts with the help of the Indian government and Libya to secure release of Balram, a native of Srikakulam district in north coastal Andhra.

Four Indian men, including three who were working as lecturers, were kidnapped in Sirte in Libya.

UPA weakened fight against terror: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all political parties to present a united front to the world against terrorism, even as he trained guns at the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government for "weakening" the fight against terror.

"Neither the country, nor parliament should look divided on terrorism which is the biggest challenge to the country," Rajnath Singh said while making a statement in the Lok Sabha on the July 27 Gurdaspur terrorist attack.

Four Indians abducted in Libya

New Delhi: Four Indian men, including three who were working as lecturers, have been kidnapped in Sirte in Libya. The Indian government is working for their early release, the ministry of external affairs said on Friday.

Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the Indian mission in Tripoli came to know at 11 p.m. on Thursday night "that four Indian nationals who were returning to India via Tripoli and Tunis were detained at a check point, 50 km from Sirte".