VHP asks political parties to stop Muslim appeasement policy

Bengaluru: The VHP on Sunday asked political parties to stop Muslim appeasement “policy”, claiming this was “uneding” and was hurting the country. It also pitched for a uniform population policy in the country, noting that the Muslim population was growing at a faster rate than the Hindu community. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Joint General Secretary […]

Delhi: Sub-inspector shoots down woman in Dwarka, commits suicide

NEW DELHI: A Delhi Police sub-inspector allegedly shot dead a 28-year-old woman and then tried to commit suicide at a park in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka Sector 4 on Sunday. The officer, identified as Vijendra Bishnoi (33), allegedly had an extra-marital affair with the woman, Nikita, a former news stringer who lived in Dwarka and had […]

Rajnath meets intelligence, police officials over ISIS

Rajnath meets intelligence, police officials over ISIS

NEW DELHI: Top officials of central intelligence and investigative agencies and police of 13 states on Saturday held a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed steps to check the growing influence of ISIS among youngsters through social media and other sources. Singh held the day-long meeting to review the situation arising out of […]

Day after odd-even, Delhi sees severe traffic snarls

NEW DELHI: Severe traffic snarls were witnessed on Saturday in several parts of the national capital, a day after the odd-even scheme restricting the movement of private cars ended in the city. Around 9 am, severe traffic congestion was reported in the Delhi Cantonment area. Within an hour, there were long tailbacks witnessed at the […]

New Juvenile Justice Act comes into force in India

New Juvenile Justice Act comes into force in India

Above 16-year-old persons to be tried as adults NEW DELHI: Juveniles aged 16 to 18 years would now be tried as adults in cases of heinous crimes like rape and murder with a new law in this regard coming into force on Friday. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill was passed by […]

Frequent deferment of Indo-Pak talks a ‘dangerous trend’: Yechury

Frequent deferment of Indo-Pak talks a ‘dangerous trend’: Yechury

BHUBANESWAR: CPI(M) on Friday said frequent cancellation and postponement of Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan is a “dangerous trend” and the issue should never be allowed to get space for any third party but resolved bilaterally.” Referring to the Foreign Secretary-level talks put on hold, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said “frequent cancellation […]

Jamia Milia Islamia not a minority institution: Attorney General

NEW DELHI: The Attorney General has told the government that Delhi-based Jamia Milia Islamia is not a minority institution as it was created by an Act of Parliament, days after he told the Supreme Court that the legislature never intended the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to be a minority institution. In his opinion to the […]

Ram Rahim case: HC grants anticipatory bail to Ali

MUMBAI: Actor-comedian Ali Asgar against whom a case was filed for spoofing self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was today granted anticipatory bail by the Bombay High Court. Justice Ajey Gadkari granted Ali bail on a surety of Rs 25,000 for a week by when the comedian will have to approach a court in Haryana […]

Sunanda death not natural: Delhi Police chief

NEW DELHI: The death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, was not natural but no radioactive substance was found in her body, Delhi Police said today on the basis of report by a medical board of AIIMS which analysed FBI findings on her viscera sample. Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said […]

NIA questions Punjab police officer, cook and caretaker of ‘dargah’

NIA questions Punjab police officer, cook and caretaker of ‘dargah’

NEW DELHI: An SP-rank officer of Punjab Po¬lice Salwinder Singh was quizzed for the fourth day on Thursday by NIA whose interrogators also questioned his cook and the caretaker of ‘Panj Peer Dargah’, which the official had claimed to have visited before he was kidnapped by Pathankot attackers. Officials of the terror probe agency have […]