Discourage roadside parking: NGT to authorities

Discourage roadside parking: NGT to authorities

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the municipal corporations to ensure availability of appropriate parking facilities for cars and discourage road-side parking. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar slammed authorities for not complying with its earlier orders to decongest traffic and asked them to take steps […]

UP govt spreading hatred in name of development: Akhilesh

UP govt spreading hatred in name of development: Akhilesh

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday accused the government in Uttar Pradesh of spreading hatred in the name of development, saying there was no one better than the BJP in creating a “vertical divide”. The former UP chief minister also alleged that the projects of the earlier Samajwadi Party government were being inaugurated […]

Need for more fighting spirit to take on BJP: Chidambaram

Need for more fighting spirit to take on BJP: Chidambaram

CHENNAI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has said that the BJP of today was not the one of the Vajpayee-Advani era, and his party workers need to exhibit a more vigorous fighting spirit to take on it. He alleged the saffron party was “caught” in the hands of “some leaders” who felt that their main […]

Men with no respect for women to be dealt with sternly: Court

Men with no respect for women to be dealt with sternly: Court

NEW DELHI: A city court has refused to quash the jail term of a man held guilty in a sexual harassment case, saying persons who have no respect for women need to be taught that such behaviour will invite stringent punishment. Special Judge Sandeep Yadav upheld the one-year sentence of convict Virender Kumar while dismissing […]

Bajrang Dal protests ‘Padmavati’ release, demands ban

Bajrang Dal protests ‘Padmavati’ release, demands ban

JAIPUR: Bajrang Dal on Friday held a demonstration against the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie Padmavati and demanded a ban on it. Dal members, hundreds in number, gathered outside the collectorate here and handed over representations addressed to the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to an administration official demanding the ban on the movie. “It […]

NGT bans construction, waste burning in Delhi

NGT bans construction, waste burning in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued a slew of directions to deal with the worsening air quality in Delhi and neighbouring states, banning construction and industrial activities and entry of trucks, as it lambasted the Delhi government and civic bodies over the situation. “No construction activity will be carried out on structures […]

Note ban a thoughtless act, PM Modi robbed India of its economic prowess: Rahul

Note ban a thoughtless act, PM Modi robbed India of its economic prowess: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “robbing” the country of its economic prowess and “damaging” India by converting people’s anger due to joblessness into “communal hatred”. On the first anniversary of demonetisation, which he termed a “tragedy”, Gandhi said livelihood of millions of honest Indians were […]

US announces $500,000 to any NGO that promotes religious freedom in India

US announces $500,000 to any NGO that promotes religious freedom in India

WASHINGTON: The US has announced a grant of nearly $500,000 for a non-governmental organisation to come up with proposals to develop early warning systems for “reducing religiously-motivated violence and discrimination” in India. The US State Department also announced a similar grant for Sri Lanka. The Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, […]

AAP approaches Raghuram Rajan for Rajya Sabha seat

AAP approaches Raghuram Rajan for Rajya Sabha seat

NEW DELHI: The AAP has approached former Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan offering him a Rajya Sabha seat and might not nominate its own leaders to the Upper House, PTI reported on Wednesday. An AAP leader, who did not wish to be identified, said the party will not field any of its leaders for the […]