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  • Man gets life imprisonment for killing his wife over dowry six years ago 42 minutes ago

    A man was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Badaun for killing his wife for dowry six years ago. Additional District Judge SN Tripathi awarded life imprisonment to Amirchand for killing his wife Laxmi on April 5, 2008. Amirchand had demanded Rs 50,000 and a motorcycle in dowry....
  • Speaker recognises merger of parties with Trinamool 52 minutes ago

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Friday recognised the recent merger of Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch (JJM) and Rastriya Kalyan Paksh (RKP) with the Trinamool Congress. Bhokta informed the House that JJM MLA Bandhu Tirkey and RKP legislator Chamra Linda had in March given him letters informing about the merger of...
  • Police team attacked in a Mirzapur village, four cops injured 55 minutes ago

    A police party, searching for a wanted criminal, was attacked by villagers in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh while raiding a house there, police said on Friday. The villagers alleged that the policemen had sexually harassed a woman while carrying out the raid. The villagers also set afire two of their...
  • 3,500 detonators recovered from Baraiahbag near Sasaram, 3 arrested 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Over 3,500 detonators were recovered on Friday in Rohtas district, and three people have been arrested, police said. Rohtas Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Kushwaha said a huge quantity of explosives, including 3,550 detonators, 1,791 gelatin sticks and 5 kg ammonium nitrate were recovered. Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided...
  • Bihar minister Baidyanath Sahni booked over clashes with villagers 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    Bihar Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Baidyanath Sahni has been named in a first information report (FIR) over violent clashes with villagers in Samastipur district, police said Friday. There were violent protests followed by clashes between the ministers' supporters and villagers Wednesday against his bid to lay the foundation stone of...
  • BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay opposes HC ban on e-rickshaws 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has objected to the Delhi High Court decision to stop e-rickshaws till August 14. The court has asked the Centre to form policy guidelines for the smooth functioning of e-rickshaws. A day after court decision, Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay said that e-rickshaws would...
  • Sexual abuse of children rampant in India 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    Child sexual abuse has become rampant in India. It is estimated that more than 50,000 children have been subjected to sexual abuse in less than a decade. Recently, the rape of the 6-year-old in the Bangalore school left India dumbstruck. ...
  • Arvind Verma panel says UPSC CSAT scientific, shouldn't be tinkered with: Sources 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a major jolt to protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee has recommended status quo vis a vis Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Preliminary Examination, sources said on Friday. According to the committee the Civil Service Aptitude Test is a scientifically formed exam and shouldn't be tinkered with,...
  • IAF Jaguar crashes in Kutch, pilot ejects safely 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Kutch: A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Bibber village in Gujarat's Kutch on Friday, said police. The pilot ejected safely before the crash. According to reports, the pilot ejected at Loria village, 22 km from Bhuj and the plane crashed at Bibber village which is 31...
  • Cabinet to take up amendments to Juvenile Justice Act next Wednesday 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: All Central ministries except the Ministry of Home Affairs have given approval to amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 to make it more stringent and try those under the age of 18 years and accused of crimes like rape as adults. The...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: UCC can't be sued for plant contamination, says US court 3 hours 13 minutes ago

    In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. Non-governmental organisation EarthRights International had filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf...
  • Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused dismissed 3 hours 19 minutes ago

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of a riot accused in connection with a triple murder case in Muzaffarnagar. District and Sessions Judge Vijai Laxmi on Thursday rejected the bail plea of the accused Ravinder, saying there is no case of bail. Three youths identified as Maherban, Amroz and Shahalem...
  • Family loses 11 members in Pune landslide, death toll rises to 64 50 minutes ago

    Pune: Even as a three-month-old baby and her mother were lucky enough to survive the landslide in Pune's Malin village, there are many others who have lost almost their entire families in the tragedy which is the worst ever in the state. A 13-member family was reduced to just two members...
  • Pace of criminal justice system not satisfactory in India: Supreme Court 3 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the slow pace of of criminal justice system in India, the Supreme Court on Friday observed that it was not satisfactory. Criminal justice system needs to be fast-tracked, said the apex court while asking the Centre to come out with a comprehensive policy within...
  • Explosion near residence of Mizoram Parliament Secretary 3 hours 46 minutes ago

    Aizawl: A powerful explosion took place near the residence of the Mizoram Parliamentary Secretary for Home in Mission Veng locality early on Friday morning but there was no report of any casualty, police said. The explosion, suspected to be caused by gelatin, damaged the main gate and brick fencing of...
  • Freedom fighter Gundappa Murumkar dies 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    Parli: Veteran freedom fighter Gundappa Bhujangappa Murumkar passed away at his residence at a village in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district on Friday morning, family sources said. The 97-year-old freedom fighter is survived by four sons, two daughters and grand children. Murumkar died following old age-related problems at his residence in Jewali...
  • Final decision on UPSC CSAT row by next week: Government sources 3 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Centre will need three-four days to study the Arvind Verma report on Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination and reach a conclusion soon. Government sources say that the final decision on the controversy surrounding UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will be taken by next...
  • Five persons sentenced to life imprisonment in attempt to murder case 3 hours 46 minutes ago

    Five persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court in a 17-year-old attempt to murder case. Additional District Judge Brijendra Kumar Singh also imposed a penalty of Rs 10,000 each on the five convicts on Thursday. In November 1997, Jai Prakash Singh, Lal Babu, Surendra Singh, Sanjeet Singh and Vijay...
  • Maharashtra gets its 36th district 5 hours 8 minutes ago

    Palghar: Maharashtra's 36th district Palghar was carved out of India's most populous district Thane on Friday. A formal function heralding the new district will be attended by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan later in the day even as scores of hoardings announcing the creation of Palghar were set up at various locations. The...
  • Assam: Three terrorists die while planting explosives 5 hours 17 minutes ago

    Goalpara: Three ULFA terrorists were killed in an IED blast in Assam's Goalpara on Friday morning. The terrorists were planting the bomb when it went off. The local police say they had prior information of a possible attack. The blast was aimed at targeting police personnel. ...
  • Supreme Court dismisses Abu Salem's plea in fake passport case 5 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed gangster Abu Salem's appeal against his conviction and seven-year jail term in fake passport case. The underworld don was sentenced to seven years in jail in 2013 in the 2001 fake passport case by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in...
  • J&K: Two terrorists killed in encounter 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Two terrorists were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Keran sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir as they were trying to exfiltrate to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), a defence spokesman said on Friday. The two terrorists were killed during an operation launched by army in Keran...
  • India's response to beheading-like incidents by Pakistan would be intense, asserts new Army Chief 6 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's response to any beheading-like incident would be more than adequate, intense and immediate, said Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag as he assumed office on Friday. Suhag took charge as the Chief of 1.3 million strong Indian Army on Thursday from General Bikram Singh who retired after a career...
  • MeT department predicts heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours in Mumbai 7 hours 38 minutes ago

    The city is preparing for the fallout of heavy rains after an alert was issued by The Indian Meteorology Department(MeT) on Friday. The MeT officials have predicted a heavy downpour in the next 48 hours. On Thursday night the city received 102 milimetres of rain. ...
  • Modi-Kerry meet today amidst tension over snooping row 8 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The much awaited meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place on Friday. Friday's meeting holds significance as it will create ground for Modi's first visit to US as Indian PM in September. "In weeks to come, we will take...
  • Pune landslide: Three days on death toll rises to 56, over 120 still feared trapped 4 hours 3 minutes ago

    Pune: Three days after Ambegaon village in Maharashtra's Pune district witnessed the state's worst ever landslide, over 120 people are still feared trapped in debris. Rescue operations are likely to gather momentum on Friday with some relief from rains. The death toll rose to 56 on Friday even as rescue teams...
  • Why protests against UPSC CSAT have failed to gather steam 8 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even though several Union Public Service Commission Civil Service aspirants have been protesting against the alleged bias against regional and rural background students in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) paper in the preliminary examination, the agitation after a few days of high has failed to make a...
  • Bandh passes off peacefully 16 hours 21 minutes ago

    Around 400 people were on Thursday arrested during the day-long Ranchi bandh called by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal in protest against the Tuesday's violence at Silgain that left one dead and several injured over a land dispute. Senior Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar said the bandh supporters were arrested for...
  • 35 devotees injured in bus accident 16 hours 34 minutes ago

    At least 35 Kanwarias (Shiv devotees) were injured on Thursday when the bus they were travelling in overturned near Tarbasechu village in Hazaribagh district, police said here. They said more than a dozen women devotees were among the injured. The bus overturned and fell in a ditch. Condition of some devotees was...
  • US report on UP communal clashes a 'conspiracy': SP 16 hours 36 minutes ago

    Samajwadi Party on Thursday said that a recent US report on communal clashes was a "conspiracy" against Uttar Pradesh government to defame it in international media. "It seems that some forces are trying to defame the state in international media and the mandate given to the SP. They are trying to...