Kejriwal, Sanjay get bail in defamation case

Kejriwal, Sanjay get bail in defamation case

Amritsar: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leader Sanjay Singh were today granted bail by a local court here after they appeared in connection with a defamation case filed by Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia. The court has fixed October 15 as the next date for hearing. “Arvind Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh today […]

Mahasweta Devi, Renowned Writer, Dies In Kolkata

Mahasweta Devi, Renowned Writer, Dies In Kolkata

Kolkata: Eminent author and social activist Mahasweta Devi died in Kolkata today after a short illness. She was 90. The Jnanpith, Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay awardee had been suffering from age-related illness for a long time and had been admitted in the hospital for around two months. Mahasweta Devi was known for a lifetime of […]

22 people die in Bihar flood

22 people die in Bihar flood

Patna: Five more people died in flooding in Bihar, taking the death toll to 22, while 17.85 lakh have been hit in 10 districts as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today made an aerial survey of the five flood-hit areas. Kumar made the survey of flood affected areas of Bhagalpur, Katihar, Purnea, Kishanganj and Araria districts. […]

Estranged wife of Omar can’t get govt house: Centre in HC

Estranged wife of Omar can’t get govt house: Centre in HC

New Delhi: Payal Abdullah, the estranged spouse of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah cannot be given government accommodation on security grounds, which is available to SPG protectees only, the Centre today told the Delhi High Court. The Ministry of Urban Development told Justice Indermeet Kaur that the government accommodation, on security grounds, […]

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan gets bail

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan gets bail

New Delhi: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, arrested for allegedly threatening a woman after she visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts, was today granted bail by a court here. Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kumar Tripathi gave the relief to the Okhla MLA noting that he was not required for investigation and “no […]

No relief from HC for BJP’s Dayashankar Singh

No relief from HC for BJP’s Dayashankar Singh

Lucknow: Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh today failed to get a stay on his arrest from Allahabad High Court which directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply by August 5 on his plea challenging the lodging of FIR against him for allegedly using derogatory language against BSP supremo Mayawati. The Lucknow bench comprising […]

6 school teachers booked over girl’s suicide, 4 arrested

6 school teachers booked over girl’s suicide, 4 arrested

Ghaziabad: A day after a 13-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide after her father was taken to the police station following arguments with her school teachers over payment of fees, four of the six teachers, booked on the charges of abetment to suicide, have been arrested. Yesterday afternoon, six teachers of the school in Ghookna Sewa […]

Don’t make remarks not consistent with party stand

Don’t make remarks not consistent with party stand

New Delhi: Faced with frequent embarrassment due to leaders making controversial statements, Congress tonight virtually put a gag order on partymen, plainly telling them not to make remarks that are “not consistent” with the established stand of the party. According to sources, senior leader A K Antony, who is Chairman of the Central Disciplinary action […]

No plans to dilute Lokpal Act: Govt

No plans to dilute Lokpal Act: Govt

New Delhi: The government today rejected criticism that the amendment brought by it in the Lok Sabha to extend the deadline of July 31 for declaration of assets by NGOs receiving government funds and Central government employees was aimed at “diluting” the transparency law. Briefing reporters, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar also said the amendment […]

Delhi govt to curb dengue on war footing: Sisodia

Delhi govt to curb dengue on war footing: Sisodia

New Delhi: With a sudden spike in dengue cases in the city, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today asked all stakeholders to marshal resources to combat the menace on a “war footing” and prepare a communication plan to prevent panic among people. “We must prepare on a war footing. So, let us start at […]

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