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Bill to prevent sexual harassment at workplace sent to GoM

NEW DELHI: With a number of ministers raising eyebrows over certain provisions, the amendments to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill failed to get the Union Cabinet’s nod on Thursday.

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33 days on, Maoists free Odisha legislator Hikaka

BALIPETA (ODISHA): Thirty-three days after he was kidnapped by Maoists, the Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator, Mr Jhina Hikaka was Thursday freed from captivity and walked into a crowd of people amid tears and jostling camera crews.

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‘B’ for bomb, ‘ch’ for chaku in UP school books

LUCKNOW: Upside down pictures of India's national flag, chapters to teach the Hindi alphabet that say 'b' for 'bomb' and 'ch' for 'chaku' (knife)... These glaring anomalies have surfaced in two textbooks used in some Uttar Pradesh schools.

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India, Pak nuclear war can trigger global starvation

NEW DELHI: More than a billion people around the world could face starvation if a nuclear war breaks out between India and Pakistan, according to a new report which said the "nuclear famine" will be an "unprecedented" disaster that would bring an end to modern civilisation.

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‘Abducted collector Menon is safe’

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh's Sukma collector, Mr Alex Paul Menon was "fine and safe", the Left leader, Mr Manish Kunjam said Thursday after delivering asthma medicines for the ollector who has been in Maoist captivity since April 21.

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BJP hits out at Congress over Bofors gun deal

NEW DELHI: The ghost of Bofors returned to haunt the Congress party on Wednesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party targeting it following fresh allegations that Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister may have soft-pedaled the probe into kickbacks in the gun deal to protect Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi.

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Tejinder moves SC for CBI probe against Army chief

NEW DELHI: Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the role of Army chief General V K Singh into the alleged incident in which the army was reported to be spying on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials.

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