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  • CBI need to be transparent; should be under RTI Act: Former VC 16-04-2014 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: Advocating for bringing CBI under purview of RTI Act, former Vigilance Commissioner R Srikumar on Wednesday said the probe agency will never get "hurt" by revealing the truth it gathered in its probe and should win heart of the people by opening itself for public scrutiny. "The CBI...
  • Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC 16-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government's apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date. "This is a serious issue. How can...
  • CJ Youngistan: Mumbai and aspirations of a young actor 14-04-2014 11:00 AM

    CJ Kapil Punjabi is a young actor who hails from Ajmer in Rajasthan. Kapil has been in Mumbai for more than three years trying to break into the field of acting and yet feels as an outsider. In this report, Kapil narrates his struggles to CJ's Megha Mamgain. ...
  • Delhi: Two arrested for racist remark against northeast student 13-04-2014 10:57 PM

    New Delhi: Two youth were arrested on Sunday for passing a racist remark against a student from the northeast, police said. Amit Kumar, 22, and Akash Kumar, 23, both residents of Bihar's Chhapra, were arrested after Hemang Haokip, 25, complained against them for the racist comment made midnight. The incident...
  • Patnaik ridicules Congress over Food Security Act, targets BJP 12-04-2014 07:59 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Terming Congress and BJP as "anti-Odisha", ruling BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ridiculed Congress for implementing Food Security Act just before expiry of the UPA government's tenure at the Centre. "Though the Congress in its manifesto in 2009 had promised to bring a food security bill, it enacted...
  • LS polls: Another case against Amit Shah in Shamli for his revenge remark 06-04-2014 11:29 PM

    A case was registered on Sunday in Shamli in the district against BJP general secretary Amit Shah for allegedly inciting the public through his controversial "revenge" remark during an election rally. He was booked under section 125 of the People's Representation Act (promoting enmity between different classes), District Magistrate N...
  • LS polls: Assam declares public holiday on Monday for elections 05-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Guwahati: Assam government has declared public holiday on Monday on account of first phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state for five constituencies. "The state government has declared public holiday under the NI Act, 1881 in areas having polls on April 7. It is applicable to all central and...
  • I was not keen on acting; I grew up on sports: Tiger Shroff 05-04-2014 10:51 AM

    Mumbai: Jackie Shroff's son Tiger Shroff said here today that he was not keen on becoming an actor and it was not his first choice. He was speaking at the launch of the trailer of his debut movie 'Heropanti'. The trailer was launched by Aamir Khan, in the presence of...
  • Money-for-voters sting claims three Ghaziabad officials 04-04-2014 10:35 PM

    The Ghaziabad district magistrate on Friday sacked three Block Level Officers (BLOs) following a sting operation showing them accepting bribe to add names of fake voters in the electoral list. District Magistrate SVS Ranga Rao said the services of BLOs -- Hukum Singh, Ravinder Kasana and Harendra Singh -- of...
  • Bombay High Court rejects bail plea of ailing Sadhvi in Malegaon blast case 04-04-2014 05:41 PM

    The Bombay High Court refused to grant bail on medical grounds on Friday, to 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who has been in custody for five and a half years in connection with her role as a conspirator in the crime. A division bench dismissed an...
  • SC order on Land Act has drawn clear lines on implementation: Jairam Ramesh 01-04-2014 03:50 PM

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the Supreme Court judgement upholding the retrospective clause of the new Land Acquisition Act has drawn "clear and humane lines" for the implementation of a significant clause in the law. He said that the March 14 judgement by a two-judge Supreme Court...
  • Tisca Chopra's 'Acting Smart' is a guidebook for aspiring actors 30-03-2014 10:59 PM

    I decided to read this book after attending Tisca Chopra's talk session at the World Book Fair - 2014. Tisca who has proved her mettle with her acting and unconventional roles that she has played in various movies and TV serials has now penned down a book, Acting Smart. In...
  • Delhi HC finds BJP, Congress guilty of taking foreign funding 28-03-2014 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress and the BJP just ahead of the elections, Delhi High Court has held both the national political parties guilty of taking foreign funding and violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation (FCR) Act. The High Court found them guilty of taking donations from...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile can't be tried in regular court, SC rules 28-03-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the juvenile convict in the Delhi gangrape case cannot be sent for trial in a regular court. The Supreme Court decision came on a plea filed by the Delhi braveheart's parents seeking that the juvenile convict be treated as an adult....
  • NIA chargesheet names Bhatkal, Akthar in Hyderabad twin blasts 14-03-2014 09:28 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against top Indian Mujahideen operatives, Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar in the February 2013 twin blast case. IM had hatched a high-level conspiracy to wage a war against India and carried out the blasts in Hyderabad to create terror in...
  • Wrestler Sangram Singh to play cop in TV show 13-03-2014 05:55 PM

    Mumbai: Wrestler Sangram Singh, who became popular with his appearance in reality show 'Bigg Boss', will be seen playing a police officer in a television show. Sangram has taken up acting now as he joins the cast of Life OK's show 'Supercops V/s SuperVillains', a crime based drama. He will...
  • Kejriwal not declared as AAP's PM candidate: Patkar 10-03-2014 10:29 PM

    Social activist and AAP candidate from Mumbai North-East seat, Medha Patkar on Monday said that although Arvind Kejriwal is the "best person" to become the prime minister, AAP has not declared him for the top post as doing so before the Lok Sabha polls is "unconstitutional". "Kejriwal is the best...
  • Disqualify candidates on framing of charges: Law Commission 10-03-2014 07:31 PM

    A candidate should be disqualified on framing of charges in cases punishable by five years or more as the current criteria of disqualification upon conviction is "incapable" of barring criminals from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended. The Commission, in a report presented to the Supreme Court, has also...
  • Police arrest couple with 10 kg of illegal opium 06-03-2014 12:02 AM

    A couple were arrested on Wednesday with 10 kg of illegal opium near Chothkeha Fanta area. Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested the couple, identified as Gendi Bai and her husband Sohanlal, when they were allegedly carrying 10 kg opium for supplying it to their contacts, city police station...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy 03-03-2014 02:12 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill,...
  • Don't sign ordinances, CPI-M tells president 02-03-2014 10:45 PM

    The CPI-M on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament during the recently concluded session," CPI-M...
  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court 02-03-2014 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Making stalking a non-bailable offence after December 16, 2012 gangrape case was a hurried decision as several facets were missed out, a Delhi court said seeking a mechanism in place to look into the matter. The observation was made by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau...
  • Delhi: Brother-in-law rapes 13-year-old, girl gets pregnant 02-03-2014 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: A 13-year-old girl got pregnant after allegedly being raped repeatedly by her brother-in-law, who is a PhD scholar in Jawahar Lal University and lives in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area, police said. The accused has been arrested after a case was registered against him under POCSO Act and...
  • Government increases monthly pension of MISA prisoners to Rs 12,000 01-03-2014 09:01 AM

    Rajasthan government has increased monthly pension to Rs 12,000 to those who were sent to jail under MISA during the days of Emergency. The revised pension will be effective from January 1, 2014, an official statement said. Along with this, the government has also announced medical allowance of Rs 1,200...
  • Eyeing elections, Maharashtra government to regularise more slums 28-02-2014 05:33 PM

    Mumbai: With an eye on Lok Sabha polls, the Maharashtra government has tabled the Bill to amend the Maharashtra Slums (improvement, clearance and redevelopment) Act in the state assembly on Friday. This Bill, if cleared, will allow for regularisation of slums up to Jan 1, 2000. The bill extends the...
  • Nariman declines to be in selection process for Lokpal posts 27-02-2014 05:13 PM

    Eminent jurist Fali Nariman has refused to be part of the process to select the names for various posts of Lokpal, saying he fears that the multi- layered procedure could overlook the most competent, independent and courageous persons. In a letter to V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime...
  • Six minors hailing from Bihar, Rajasthan rescued; 3 arrested for human trafficking 26-02-2014 08:43 PM

    Three men have been arrested and six minor children were rescued from them in Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi in a suspected case of human trafficking. "With the arrest of Omparkash (43), Kamlesh (27) and Taro Devi (65), the Punjabi Bagh police station has busted a gang of human...
  • Problem cannot be solved using force against people: Rahul on AFSPA 26-02-2014 01:06 PM

    Guwahati: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Manipur situation would be resolved soon, however, he was non-committal on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Rahul who was interacting with Assam students also said that problem cannot be solved by using force against the people. "You cannot solve problems by...
  • 'The Act of Killing' review: Can a film save Indonesia from amnesia? 26-02-2014 10:11 AM

    Director: Joshua Oppenheimer Co-Directors: Christine Cynn and Anonymous Producer: Signe Byrge Sorensen. Production: Final Cut for Real ApS Executive Producers: Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Andr Singer, Joram ten Brink Two strange realizations surface within minutes of starting to view Joshua Oppenheimer's Academy Award nominated, once in a generation masterpiece, 'The...
  • Omar pitches for revocation of AFSPA, says Chidambaram had same view 24-02-2014 09:01 AM

    Srinagar: Stating that the revocation of AFSPA would be an indication of peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday asserted that the gradual revocation of the controversial Act will begin in his present tenure. "Gradual revocation of AFSPA will begin in the present tenure of my...