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  • Rahul Gandhi to campaign for Congress candidates in Bihar 12-04-2014 09:43 AM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party candidates in Bihar during the third phase of general elections, a party leader said on Friday. Gandhi will visit Bihar to campaign for the Congress candidates from Kishanganj, Purnia and Supaul parliamentary seats going to polls in the third phase...
  • SC dismisses plea to defer Gautam Buddh Nagar poll 09-04-2014 03:33 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking the postponement of the Lok Sabha election in the Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency. The plea sought that it be held along with the remaining eight phases of Lok Sabha election following Congress candidate Ramesh Chandra Tomarcrossing over to the Bharatiya Janata...
  • 91-year-old ex-MP Shirish Chandra Dixit dies after prolonged illness 09-04-2014 08:25 AM

    Former MP and Uttar Pradesh ex-DGP Shirish Chandra Dixit died on Tuesday after prolonged illness at a private hospital. He was 91. Dixit was actively involved in the Ram Temple movement and he represented the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on BJP ticket between 1991 and 1996. Dixit is survived by...
  • BJP says it is confident of a win in Pauri Lok S seat 08-04-2014 02:33 PM

    With Congress yet to field a candidate against Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri in Pauri, BJP on Tuesday said it was confident of wresting the prestigious Lok Sabha seat from the ruling party with a huge margin. "No matter whom Congress fields from Pauri, our victory from the seat is a foregone...
  • State government transfers Chhindwara Collector 06-04-2014 10:17 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Government on Sundaytransferred Chhindwara Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary onthe direction of the Election Commission and appointed SanjeevSingh as the new District Magistrate, official sources said. Singh was posted as Director, Skill Development atJabalpur. Choudhary has been appointed as Deputy Secretary inthe Mantralaya. Congress had complained against Choudhary for...
  • BJP, Congress, CPI win 2 seats each in Bihar Legislative Council 28-03-2014 07:32 AM

    The BJP, Congress and the CPI emerged victorious in two seats each in the elections conducted for eight Bihar Legislative Council seats reserved for teachers and graduates. The JD(U) and an Independent candidate won in the two other seats for which polls were held on Tuesday, Additional Chief Electoral Officer...
  • Narendra Modi fear leads to exodus of BJP leaders, says Lalu Prasad 27-03-2014 03:35 PM

    Taking potshots at the internal strife in the BJP, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Thursday said, "frightened" by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, there is a stampede-like situation among them to leave the party. "Modi has frightened senior leaders of his party so much that there is stampede like...
  • 2G scam: Relief for Sanjay Chandra, SC rejects CBI plea against bail 24-03-2014 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: In a major relief for Unitech director Sanjay Chandra, the Supreme Court has rejected the CBI plea to cancel his bail. Chandra was granted bail in November 2011 by the Supreme Court. The CBI, however, alleged that in this relief period, Chandra approached the then CBI prosecutor AK...
  • Jharkhand MLA quits after getting Trinamool ticket 20-03-2014 06:33 PM

    Congress legislator from Dhanbad, Chandra Shekhar Dubey, resigned from the membership of the Jharkhand assembly, after he got a ticket from the Trinamool Congress for the Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday. "I have resigned from the membership of the assembly as I am a candidate of the Trinamool from Dhanbad....
  • Congress may field Digvijaya against Modi, BSP may field Satish Mishra 20-03-2014 08:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress's Central Election Committee is expected to meet on Thursday and come out with its fourth list for the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress is considering fielding Digvijaya Singh against Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. Digvijaya Singh has already told Congress that...
  • Official accuses minister MC Chauhan of land grab, attempts suicide 13-03-2014 02:22 PM

    A government official tried to set himself on fire on Wednesday, accusing the state tourism minister of land grabbing, police said on Thursday. The incident took place in Bijnor district where village development officer Manu Gaur doused himself in kerosene and was about to light fire when he was stopped....
  • CBI files first chargesheet in coal scam, names Hyderabad's NPPL 10-03-2014 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation filed its first chargesheet in the coal scam on Monday against Hyderabad's NPPL. NPPL is a joint venture of Malaxmi Energy Ventures and Nav Bharat Ventures. NPPL Directors Y Harish Chandra Prasad and P Trivikrama were also chargesheeted for cheating and conspiracy. The...
  • JDU MLC Devesh Chandra Thakur denied Lok Sabha ticket, quits party 03-03-2014 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly two weeks after he resigned from the post of party spokesperson for the JDU, Bihar Legislative Council member Devesh Chandra Thakur today resigned from the primary membership of the party. Sources say he quit after being denied a Lok Sabha ticket. Thakur had served as a minister...
  • Ruckus in Jharkhand Assembly over Dadai Dubey's dismissal 20-02-2014 04:45 PM

    Pandemonium prevailed in Jharkhand Assembly on Thursday when Opposition BJP members sought a reply from the Hemant Soren government on the reason behind the dismissal of a cabinet minister, leading to adjournment of the proceedings twice. Party members led by BJP MLA and former deputy Chief Minister Raghuvar Das raised...
  • CM Hemant Soren dismisses Dadai Dubey for levelling corruption charges 19-02-2014 10:57 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday dismissed Rural Development Minister Chandra Sekhar Dubey (Dadai Dubey), apparently for recently levelling corruption charges against him, but he did not specify the reason. An hour before the speech of Governor Syed Ahmed on the first day of the budget session, Soren met...
  • Four JD(U) legislators keen to fight Lok Sabha polls as independents 15-02-2014 03:33 PM

    Four Bihar legislators, including a minister, have threatened to contest the Lok Sabha polls either as independents or from another grouping if they are not given JD(U) tickets, party sources and the disgruntled leaders say. Ahead of polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is facing a rebellion from legislators Poonam...
  • UP Berozgaar Sangh members clash with police over wanting to meet CM 11-02-2014 07:49 AM

    A scuffle took place between police and members of an organisation of unemployed people outside the Chandra Shekhar Azad AgricultureUniversity in Kanpur, just before the arrival of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the convocation ceremony of the university. Nearly 40 members of 'Uttar Pradesh Berozgaar Sangh' led by its president...
  • Review: 'The Making of Don' is written like a film's screenplay which helps the readers 04-02-2014 04:38 PM

    Book: The Making Of Don Author: Krishna Gopalan When there is a director like Chandra Barot, who established Amitabh Bachchan as an anti-hero in 'Don' (1978), but couldn't make any film in next 13 years, then there is definitely a story, and Krishna Gopalan should be appreciated for his efforts...
  • Telugu TV actor Sagar set for big screen debut 31-01-2014 05:44 PM

    Chennai: Television actor Sagar of 'Mogili Rekulu' fame is all set to make his silver screen debut with upcoming Telugu romantic-drama 'Siddharth', which will be produced by Dasari Kiran Kumar, son of veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao. "I have a subject that I think only Sagar can do justice to....
  • Three Australians of Indian origin get Australia Day honours 30-01-2014 05:35 PM

    Three Australians of Indian origin have received Australia's prestigious civilian honours for their exceptional contribution to the society. Sadanandan Nambiar, Radhey Shyam Gupta and Pratish Chandra Bandopadhayay were the recipients of the Australia Day Honours, which were announced on January 26, the national day of Australia. Nambiar, who works with...
  • AAP govt to make all contractual posts permanent 24-01-2014 09:34 PM

    All contractual posts in Delhi government will be made permanent, it was announced on Friday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal constituted a high-level committee to formulate policies and guidelines in this regard. In a major relief to over one lakh contractual workers, the government also put a stop on removal...
  • Subhas Chandra Bose's 118th birth anniversary observed across the country 23-01-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: Freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 118th birth anniversary is being observed throughout the country. Bose was born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack and reportedly died on August 18, 1945 in an air crash. But there is still no conclusive proof of his death with his supporters...
  • High Court rejects plea to quash Congress MLA's election in 2008 22-01-2014 11:36 PM

    The Chhattisgarh High Court has rejected a petition seeking to quash the election of Congress MLA Kawasi Lakhma from Konta assembly constituency in 2008. On Tuesday, Justice Sunil Sinha observed that the election of Lakhma was correct and rejected the petition, the legislator's counsel Satish Chandra Verma said on Wednesday....
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur to work together in 'Company Ustad'? 21-01-2014 01:24 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actors and brothers-in-law Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur have been approached by young director Nitin Chandra to work together for his upcoming film 'Company Ustad'. Actresses-sisters Ratna and Supriya Pathak are married to Naseer and Pankaj respectively, but neither the sisters nor the brothers-in-law have ever been seen...
  • Kolkata: Special HC bench to take up Netaji case 16-01-2014 05:27 PM

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered constitution of a special bench to take up a petition demanding declassification of secret documents on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Hearing the PIL filed by Kolkata-based NGO India's Smile, Chief Justice Arun Mishra said the special division...
  • Salman Khan to appear before Jodhpur court on January 29 16-01-2014 03:42 PM

    Jaipur: A local court in Jodhpur has summoned Bollywood actor Salman Khan to appear before it on Jan 29 in an Arms Act case. The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Chandra Kala Jain, after hearing and examining prosecution witnesses on Wednesday, asked the actor to appear before the court and...
  • Maharishi Vidya Mandir Chief held for allegedly raping teacher for 7 years 30-12-2013 10:45 AM

    Bhopal: The Chief of Maharishi Vidya Mandir group of schools Girish Chandra Verma has been arrested by Bhopal Police over charges of periodically raping a school teacher for over a period 7 years. The teacher had lodged a complaint in March 2013 with the police alleging rape. Thereafter the police...
  • DMK has struggled for SL Tamil cause since early days: Karuna 15-12-2013 08:23 AM

    Chennai: Refuting criticism that his party had done little for the Sri Lankan Tamils cause, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday said it had struggled for the ethnic minority since the early days, with even his party led governments being dismissed in the light of the issue. Referring to the...
  • Indian cueists' good run continue at IBSF World Snooker 02-12-2013 06:09 PM

    Daugavpils: Manan Chandra led the way with a convincing win as Indian cueists capped off a good day in the IBSF World Snooker Championship, here Monday. Chandra continued his dominance in the 15-Red format as he defeated Egypt's Karim Elabd 4-1. Brijesh Damani and Shahbaaz Adil Khan also emerged triumphant,...
  • Evidence of high-energy jet in Milky Way's black hole found 21-11-2013 03:15 PM

    Washington: NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has found compelling evidence that the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way is producing a jet of high-energy particles. Previous studies, using a variety of telescopes, suggested there was a jet, but these reports - including the orientation of the suspected...