Saeed’s plans ag’st HM’s Pak visit will not succeed:BSF

Saeed’s plans ag’st HM’s Pak visit will not succeed:BSF

New Delhi: A day before Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits Pakistan amidst threats of protest by LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, the BSF today said it was sure the Pak Rangers and other authorities there will take adequate measures to foil the plans of the terror mastermind. Calling Saeed’s plans of undertaking massive protests and march […]

Bill in LS to provide transgenders separate identity

Bill in LS to provide transgenders separate identity

New Delhi: A bill seeking to empower the transgender community by providing them a separate identity and putting in place a mechanism to punish those who exploit them was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, seeks to define a transgender person and prohibits discrimination against them. It […]

Bulandshahr rape victims get security, assistance

Bulandshahr rape victims get security, assistance

Shahjahanpur (UP): Shahjahanpur district administration has extended security to the family members of Bulandshahr gangrape victims as demanded by them. District magistrate Pushpa Singh, who met the family members of the victims today in Kalan area, said directives have been issued to the police to provide security to the family. “As demanded by the family, […]

BCCI appoints Markandey Katju to interact with Lodha Panel

BCCI appoints Markandey Katju to interact with Lodha Panel

Mumbai: The BCCI today appointed former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju as the head of a four-member legal panel to help the Board understand the implications of the Justice Lodha Committee reforms, which have been made mandatory by the apex court. In a meeting of its all-powerful working committee, the BCCI decided to make Katju […]

Court rejects anticipatory bail plea of rebel BJP MLA

Court rejects anticipatory bail plea of rebel BJP MLA

Ahmedabad:  A court here yesterday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of rebel Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Nalin Kotadiya, against whom a police complaint was lodged by a city-based builder for allegedly demanding extortion money. Additional Sessions Judge of Ahmedabad rural D P Gohil dismissed the anticipatory bail plea on the ground that allegations against him […]

Treat them as own people: JK HC raps Centre on injuries due to

Treat them as own people: JK HC raps Centre on injuries due to

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today rapped the Centre on use of pellet guns by paramilitary forces and asked it to explain why the injuries suffered by people are above the knees — mostly in eyes — despite claims of having trained law-enforcing agencies. “You are discharging the duty of controlling a mob, […]

Dengue cases climb to nearly 120 in Delhi; 91 in July

Dengue cases climb to nearly 120 in Delhi; 91 in July

New Delhi:  At least 119 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital this season, with 91 of these being recored last month alone, according to a municipal report released today. A total of 62 cases were reported till July 23 with May recording six cases and June witnessing 15, it said. As […]

Relief to domestic power consumers in UP

Relief to domestic power consumers in UP

Lucknow: In a relief to domestic consumers, Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPSERC) today spared them from any hike in power tariff and did not propose any increase in tariff for small users for private tubewell or pumpsets for irrigation purposes. The new tariff for 2016-17 was announced by UPSERC today, said an official. […]

Assam floods: Toll climbs to 34, 11 lakh affected

Assam floods: Toll climbs to 34, 11 lakh affected

Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim today with three more persons losing their lives, taking the death toll to 34 in the current deluge in which over 11 lakh people have been affected. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), two persons were killed at Bilasipara and Chapar in Dhubri district, […]

Modi has lost his mental balance: AAP

Modi has lost his mental balance: AAP

New Delhi: After the arrest of its Narela MLA Sharad Chauhan, 12th AAP legislator to be arrested by police, the AAP today launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking whether he (PM) has lost his “mental balance” and wondered whether the country is “safe” in the hands of a person who acts […]

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