National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi and two others move SC

National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi and two others move SC

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the December 7 last year Delhi High Court order refusing to quash summons issued to them in the National Herald case. Besides Gandhis, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda have also approached the apex court against the High Court verdict. […]

Bengaluru: Five arrested in Tanzanian student assault case

Bengaluru: Five arrested in Tanzanian student assault case

BENGALURU: Amidst the outrage over the alleged assault and stripping of a 21-year-old Tanzanian woman here, the Karnataka government on Thursday said five persons have been arrested in connection with the incident but denied that she was paraded naked. As the incident on Sunday night took a serious diplomatic turn, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, […]

We should be free to express ourselves: Irrfan on intolerance

We should be free to express ourselves: Irrfan on intolerance

New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan feels celebrities are also part of this country and they have every right to express their opinion on national issues. Irrfan, the latest star to join the ongoing intolerance debate, said shutting up one’s mouth is not a healthy sign for a growing society. “I find it very strange when […]

HC seeks govt’s view on women’s entry in Haji Ali by Feb 9

HC seeks govt’s view on women’s entry in Haji Ali by Feb 9

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked Maharashtra government to give its opinion on a public interest litigation challenging the decision of Haji Ali Trust to ban the entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum of the historic Durgah here. As the issue is sensitive, a bench headed by Justice V M Kanade asked […]

Russian delivers final batch of Mi-17V-5 choppers to India

Russian delivers final batch of Mi-17V-5 choppers to India

New Delhi: Russia has handed over to India the final batch of three Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters under a previously signed contract even as it gets ready to ink yet another deal for another 48 such choppers. The contract with Rosoboronexport, a company of Rostec State Corporation, entailed a total of 151 units of the […]

Murud tragedy: Victims’ parents allege negligence by college

PUNE: Parents of some of the college students who died in the drowning tragedy at Murud-Janjira beach on Monday have alleged “negligence” on the part of the college authorities in the aftermath of the incident. A condolence meet organized by the Abeda Inamdar College this morning saw the parents of the victims gherao P A […]

Arunachal guv terminates services of AG, addl AG

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa has terminated the services of the Advocate General and Additional Advocate General of the state which is currently under President’s rule. Exercising the power under Article 165(3) of the Constitution, the governor terminated the services of Ranji Thomas as Advocate General and R H Nabam as Additional Advocate General […]

BJP accuses SP of playing casteist politics in UP

LUCKNOW: BJP on Wednesday hit out at the Samajwadi Party for giving maximum number of tickets to a particular caste for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council polls, saying it proved that the ruling party was practicing “casteist politics”. “Of total 31 candidates declared by SP, 16 are of a particular caste. This is enough […]

Zika virus: New Delhi issues guidelines; warns against travel to affected areas

Zika virus: New Delhi issues guidelines; warns against travel to affected areas

New Delhi: A day after WHO declared emergency over the “explosive” spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the New Delhi Tuesday issued detailed guidelines for combating the disease, including a travel advisory that asks pregnant women to either defer or cancel their travel to the affected areas. The health ministry said that all international airports […]

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