Sunday , 20 January 2019

National News

Tariq Anwar quits NCP, LS over Pawar’s ‘defence’ of Modi

PTI   KATIHAR/NEW DELHI Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) national general secretary Tariq Anwar Friday said he had resigned from the party and Parliament following party chief Sharad Pawar’s “defence” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal. Making the announcement in his Lok Sabha constituency here, Anwar said he was resigning from all posts in the party, of which ... Read More »

Vyapam case: FIR lodged against Digvijay, Kamal Nath, Scindia

IANS   BHOPAL Acting on the orders of a local court, police have lodged an FIR against Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kamal Nath and Vyapam scam whistleblower Prashant Pandey. Additional Superintendent of Police Shashank Garg said on Friday that an First Information Report (FIR) was lodged late on Thursday against the four for allegedly submitting forged documents, misleading ... Read More »

Bollywood celebrities come out in support of Tanushree

PTI MUMBAI Actor Tanushree Dutta has finally found support in her Bollywood colleagues with many of them admiring her for her courage, two days after she alleged that Nana Patekar harassed her on the sets of a film in 2008. In a recent TV interview, Dutta had said Patekar misbehaved with her on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleasss’ ten ... Read More »

Unidentified assailants lob grenade on BJP MLA Som’s residence

PTI   MEERUT Unidentified miscreants opened fire and hurled a hand grenade on the Meerut residence of BJP MLA Sangeet Som, who is an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case, in the early hours of Thursday, police said. Nobody was injured in the attack that took place at around 1 am on the Sardhana MLA’s residence in the Lalkurti area ... Read More »

SC to hear Ayodhya title suit from Oct 29

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to refer to a larger bench the “questionable observation” in its 1994 verdict that “mosque is not an essential part of the practice of Islam”, paving the way for the apex court to hear the politically sensitive main Ayodhya title suit from October 29. Holding that the earlier observation was ... Read More »


PTI   NEW DELHI Adultery is no longer a crime in India, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday as it struck down the colonial-era law, dubbing it “archaic” and “unconstitutional” and saying it treated women as a “chattel” and denuded them of their “sexual autonomy”. In a path-breaking judgment, a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra unanimously ... Read More »

Obtain particulars of Rohingya for deportation, Rajnath tells states

PTI   KOCHI Calling all Rohingya in India “illegal immigrants”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Thursday state governments have been asked to observe their movements and obtain their personal details so they could be deported to Myanmar. Talking tough on the issue, he said all states including Kerala have been asked to collect data related to Rohingya as they ... Read More »

Punjab woman thrown off police jeep roof booked; villagers protest

IANS   AMRITSAR Even as a case was registered against a woman who fell from a speeding Punjab police vehicle’s roof after she was allegedly forced to sit there, villagers in Amritsar district protested on Thursday against the police “high-handedness”. The protestors from Shehzada and adjoining villages blocked a road near the village and demanded action against the erring police ... Read More »

In former Maoist citadel, Jharkhand govt instils hope

IANS   LATEHAR Located in the hilly and forested terrains of Jhumra Pahar, Sarju village in Garu Tehsil of this district was, till a few years ago, known as a “Maoist citadel”. Now it is development that is talk of the area. A multi-pronged approach combining initiatives of the security forces and the Jharkhand government’s development policies has instilled hope ... Read More »

4 children, woman killed in Delhi building collapse

NEW DELHI: A four-storey “weak” building collapsed in northwest Delhi Wednesday killing four children and a woman, three weeks after the 20 year old structure was inspected by a municipal team following complaints. Please like & share: Read More »