Intoxiation no ground for dilution of murder charge: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday ruled that “intoxication” of a person cannot be a ground for diluting the offence of murder in unintentional killing. The apex court said it was “difficult to accept” the contention that the incident of burning his wife to death falls in the category of unintentional killing or culpable homicide […]

Delhi HC Upholds Death for Dec 16 Gangrape Convicts

New Delhi: Holding the December 16 gangrape and murder case as “extremely fiendish” and “unparalleled in the history of criminal jurisprudence”, the Delhi High Court Thursday upheld the death sentence of four convicts in the case, saying “exemplary punishment” is the need of the hour. Rejecting the appeals by the convicts against the trial court’s […]

Om Puri bids adieu to anti-Pakistan films

LAHORE: Veteran Indian film artiste Om Puri has demanded a ban on films produced by India or Pakistan which carry venom against each other. Mr Puri was addressing a crowded press conference with Indian actress Divya Dutta at a local hotel on Wednesday. Asked whether he would accept any film offer from Pakistan, he replied […]

Black money in polls: 700 IRS officers to be deployed for vigil

New Delhi: 700 IRS officers would be deployed by the Election Commission as observers in ‘expenditure sensitive’ constituencies during the Lok Sabha polls. The EC has asked the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) an the Central Board of Excise and Customs to finalise the names of suitable officials and send to it for final […]

Rape accused IAS officer’s anticipatory bail plea rejected

Jaipur: A local court Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail application of rape accused suspended IAS officer B B Mohanty. The court of women atrocities cases today rejected the bail application which was moved to the court by the district court yesterday. Additional Chief Secretary rank official Mohanty, who was posted as the Chairman of Rajasthan […]

Air India plane in near-miss as Pak ATC gives ‘incorrect info’

Hyderabad: In a mid-air scare, “incorrect” input by Pakistan’s air traffic control to a Mumbai-bound Air India Dreamliner plane from London led it to come close to another aircraft, prompting a sharp reaction from India. The Mumbai-bound Air India flight AI-130 from London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday escaped a near-miss incident after the Karachi Air […]

Aberrations have crept in media, it must find solutions: PM

New Delhi: Favouring self-regulation by media, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said some aberrations had crept into the “fiercely independent” journalism and it should itself find ways to remove them. “Vibrant and fiercely independent media in our country is an asset for all of us. It has served us well in disseminating information, educating […]

No airline can refuse to fly differently-abled people: Govt

NEW DELHI: Heeding to years of pleas and protests by differently-abled people, government has finally come out with detailed rules governing their air travel by making it clear that no airline would refuse to fly them. Airlines and airports have been asked to provide all required facilities and assistance to meet the needs of the […]

AAP gets Rs 15 million in 10 days

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has received nearly Rs 15 million ($246,000) as donations in the first 10 days of March from within the country and outside, party sources said. Interestingly, on March 5, when AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal was detained in Gujarat, it received a staggering Rs 24,26,481. After a stunning debut […]

Model code violations: FIRs lodged against political parties

New Delhi: A total of eight first information reports (FIR) have been registered against political parties for violating the model code of conduct prior to the Lok Sabha elections, the poll panel said on Tuesday. The model code of conduct came into force March 5 with the Lok Sabha election scheduled in the national capital […]

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