61.16 pc turnout in UP ph-3; polling by and large peaceful

61.16 pc turnout in UP ph-3; polling by and large peaceful

LUCKNOW: A 61.16-per cent voter turnout was on Sunday recorded in the third phase of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh polls which concluded by and large peacefully. As many as 69 Assembly constituencies in the Yadav heartland, considered crucial for the ruling Samajwadi Party in the state, went to the polls in this phase. “Turnout of […]

Akhilesh Yadav will become CM again, no rift in SP: Mulayam

Akhilesh Yadav will become CM again, no rift in SP: Mulayam

ETAWAH (UP): Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said there was no rift in the party and his son Akhilesh Yadav will become Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister again. “There is no rift in SP. Akhilesh will become chief minister as a lot of development work was done in his regime,” Yadav told reporters […]

189 crorepatis, 116 with criminal cases in UP 4th phase polls

189 crorepatis, 116 with criminal cases in UP 4th phase polls

NEW DELHI: A total of 189 crorepati candidates are in fray for the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections to be held on February 23, while 116 have declared criminal cases against themselves, as per a latest report. Uttar Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of […]

DDCA case: Kejriwal asked to appear before court on March 21

DDCA case: Kejriwal asked to appear before court on March 21

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday directed to appear on March 21 before a Delhi court which granted him exemption from personal appearance for the day in a criminal defamation complaint filed by DDCA and Chetan Chauhan. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra allowed Kejriwal’s plea for exemption for the day as he is […]

Govt submits issues in SC, questions practice of triple talaq

Govt submits issues in SC, questions practice of triple talaq

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday submitted in the Supreme Court a list of issues for adjudication including the question whether fundamental right to practice and propagate one’s religion protected the practice of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims. The NDA government has, for the first time in India’s constitutional history, opposed in […]

9 schoolchildren ill after dead rat found in mid-day meals

9 schoolchildren ill after dead rat found in mid-day meals

NEW DELHI: A case has been registered against two operators of an NGO that supplied mid day meals contaminated with a dead rat due to which nine children at a Delhi government school fell ill after eating the food, police said. An FIR has been registered against operators of Jan Chetna Jagriti Evam Shaikshik Vikas […]

Acquiring passport made easy, 1.15 crore services delivered in 2016

Acquiring passport made easy, 1.15 crore services delivered in 2016

New Delhi: As many as 89 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) with best-in-class amenities are operating across India as extended arms of the 38 Passport Offices, providing extended reach to passport applicants. According to a press release by the ministry of external affairs, several quantitative and qualitative improvements in the delivery of passport services in the […]

Gujarat riots: HC begins hearing on Zakia Jafri’s petition

Gujarat riots: HC begins hearing on Zakia Jafri’s petition

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today began hearing on a petition by former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri’s widow Zakia challenging the clean chit given by a lower court to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 58 others regarding their alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots. Justice Sonia Gokani will also continue the hearing tomorrow. Petitioners’ […]

Pakistani girl undergoes liver transplant surgery in India

Pakistani girl undergoes liver transplant surgery in India

NOIDA: A five-year-old Pakistani girl has got a new lease of life after undergoing a liver transplant surgery in a private hospital with her father donating a portion of the vital organ. patient, Anabiya, was suffering from Hyperoxaluria Type 1, a rare condition among children, which required a liver transplant. This is an inherited condition […]

Over 65% turnout in UP phase-II polling

Over 65% turnout in UP phase-II polling

LUCKNOW: An impressive turnout of over 65 per cent was recorded in 67 Assembly constituencies across 11 districts of western Uttar Pradesh, figuring in the second phase of the crucial state polls on Wednesday. The districts where polling were held included Bijnor, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareilly, Amroha, Pilibhit, Kheri, Shahjahanpur and Badaun. A total […]

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