Fodder scam case: Lalu moves SC for bail

Fodder scam case: Lalu moves SC for bail

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad who is undergoing a five-year jail term after being convicted in a fodder scam case, today moved his bail plea before the Supreme Court. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Satahsivam, before whom the matter was mentioned by senior advocate P H Parekh, said that the case will be taken […]

Sexual assault case: Tarun Tejpal moves Delhi HC for anticipatory bail

Sexual assault case: Tarun Tejpal moves Delhi HC for anticipatory bail

Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal today moved the Delhi High Court, seeking anticipatory bail in a sexual assault case lodged against him in Goa. Justice G S Sistani, before whom the petition was mentioned, will hear the matter tomorrow. Tejpal, in his petition, has also sought transit bail to approach the appropriate court in Goa. The […]

President calls for modernizing coir industry for boosting employment

President calls for modernizing coir industry for boosting employment

President Pranab Mukherjee today called for modernizing coir industry as it provides employment to large number of women in coastal areas. Addressing the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Coir Board in New Delhi, Mr Mukherjee said, upgradation of infrastructure is essential to boost morale of the work force, enhance productivity and improve quality of products. […]

Centre allocates Rs 1,000 cr for skill devp of youth in this fiscal

Centre allocates Rs 1,000 cr for skill devp of youth in this fiscal

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said that the Centre has allocated 1,000 crore rupees for the skill development of 10 lakh youth in this fiscal. The Finance Minister said this while inaugurating a rural skill development centre at Amaravathiputhur in Tamil Nadu set up by the National Skill Development Corporation. He said, only 15 […]

Polling in MP, Mizoram tomorrow to elect new assemblies

Polling in MP, Mizoram tomorrow to elect new assemblies

The stage is set for polling for the 230-member assembly in Madhya Pradesh and 40-member Mizoram Assembly tomorrow. Polling materials are being distributed to polling parties who are expected to reach their polling booths by this evening. Campaigning in the two states ended at five yesterday evening. Counting of votes will be taken up in […]

Nine persons abducted by militants in Assam

Nine persons abducted by militants in Assam

In Assam, at least 9 persons have been kidnapped by militants near Bagori range of Kaziranga national park in Karbi Anglong district. Karbi Anglong S P Mugdhajyoti Mahanta said that underground outfit Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers, KPLT abducted them yesterday. The abducted people are believed to be involved in illegal timber business but exact cause […]

Rule of Law must be strictly enforced, says President

Rule of Law must be strictly enforced, says President

President Pranab Mukherjee has called upon the police and district administrations to take necessary measures to contain communal tensions quickly. Addressing delegates of the annual conference of DGPs and IGPs who called on him at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday, Mr Mukherjee said the police forces must strengthen external and internal communication to deal with the worrying […]

Terrorists likely to cause disturbance in Lok Sabha, Assembly polls: PM

Terrorists likely to cause disturbance in Lok Sabha, Assembly polls: PM

The Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said there is likelihood of disturbance by terror during Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. Addressing the delegates of DGPs and IGPs conference in New Delhi on Saturday, Dr Singh asked security forces to be careful to meet the challenges posed by the terrorist groups. He said that the […]

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile

India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast today. K V Prasad, Director of the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur near Odisha coast said, the surface-to-surface Dhanush, a naval variant of India’s indigenously developed ‘Prithvi’ missile, was test fired at around 11.10 am from a location at Bay of […]

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