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  • Asha Sahay, who once fought for freedom in Bose's Azad Hind Fauj, now fights illiteracy in Bihar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: On August 15, 2014, India celebrates its 68th Independence Day. There have been thousands of soldiers who sacrified their lives for the country's independence. Asha Sahay is one such name who joined Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj at the young age of 16. Asha Sahay was...
  • Make categories for Bharat Ratna, bar PMs from the honour, suggests Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: As speculation around who will get the Bharat Ratna continues, Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson has suggested making separate categories for pre- and post-independence personalities. He has said that former prime ministers should be ineligible for the award. "I think the time has come when we should separate the categories....
  • Centre will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna: Rajiv Shukla August 11, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that the government will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna. "It is the government's decision, but we can be sure only after the list is out." The remarks came in the backdrop of reports suggesting that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee...
  • Gandhi, Netaji should be kept above Bharat Ratna: Sugata Bose August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew, acclaimed historian and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose disapproved of the possibility of Netaji being conferred with the Bharat Ratna this year, insisting that Gandhi and Bose should be kept above such partisan politics. "I firmly believe that Gandhi and Bose should be kept...
  • 176 child labourers rescued from Jaipur, united with their families in Patna July 31, 2014

    A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital on Thursday by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations. The child labourers, aged between seven and 16 years, were rescued last week by the Anti-Human Trafficking...
  • Car supposedly used by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Dhanbad becomes centre of attraction July 29, 2014

    A car claimed to have been used by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the 1930s and found abandoned in the warehouse of a closed plant here has attracted visitors. The car was discovered in the now-defunct Barari Coke Plant of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) in the Putki Balihari area in...
  • Man awarded life sentence for raping minor daughter July 11, 2014

    A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for raping his minor daughter. Special Third Additional Sessions Judge Vijay Chandra on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to 40- year-old resident of Baadi town in the district, for repeatedly raping his daughter, who is about 14 years old. The accused...
  • SP leader offers to donate his eye to the Moradabad DM July 6, 2014

    A Samajwadi Party leader has offered to donate his eye to the Moradabad district magistrate, who has sustained serious injury in his eye during recent violent protests in Kanth area of the district. "There is no bigger donation then blood and eye donations in the world. If my eye can bring...
  • MPPEB scam probe turns murkier: Dean of medical college 'commits suicide' July 4, 2014

    Dean of the Government Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, allegedly committed suicide by setting himself on fire at his official residence this morning, police said. The deceased identified as Dr DK Shakalye, was alone at home at the time as his wife was out for a morning walk, Garha police...
  • Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia fight is entirely their business, say celebrities June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta's allegation of molestation against her former beau and business partner Ness Wadia has not got much reaction from the film fraternity, but a few like director Tanuja Chandra feels it's better to wait for the legal process to move forward and "avoid playing judge and jury...
  • US now recognises need for developing relations with India: Chandra June 5, 2014

    Speaking on the Modi-Obama meet, former Cabinet Secretary Naresh Chandra told CNN-IBN, "It is a good sign that US has now recognised the need for developing issues with India.' ...
  • Bhojpuri film 'Deswa' going places, wows viewers in Toronto May 29, 2014

    Can you imagine a Bhojpuri film engrossing and entertaining audiences at an international film fest? Debutant Nitin Chandra's "Deswa" has done just that, giving the Bhojpuri film industry, reeling under distasteful content and lack of creativity, a much-needed facelift on the global platform. Screened at the recently concluded International Film Festival...
  • Denial of cabinet berth leaves BJP leaders disappointed May 27, 2014

    BJP leaders in Uttarakhand are disappointed over the state not getting a representation in the Union Cabinet with most of them maintaining that the party's impressive performance in the Lok Sabha polls in the hill state should have earned it a seat or two in Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. "It...
  • Kejriwal meets wife of dead RTI activist, seeks speedy probe into alleged murder May 19, 2014

    AAP leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met the wife of an RTI activist who was found dead in his burnt car here. Kejriwal was accompanied by senior party leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh. Chandra Mohan Sharma's charred body was found inside his car near Eldeco...
  • Verdict 2014: High five for Modi as BJP sweeps Uttarakhand, bags all the five seats May 17, 2014

    The saffron wave swept Uttarkhand with BJP today winning all five Lok Sabha seats, snatching four of them from the ruling Congress with wide victory margins. All former BJP chief Ministers Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank besides erstwhile Tehri Royal Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah and Ajay...
  • Trinamool candidate violated child rights: Netaji family May 11, 2014

    Kolkata: A section of family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has complained against Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha candidate Sugata Bose, also a Netaji kin, to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights accusing him of violating child rights by using a kid in his poll campaign. "He has been...
  • Vahanvati making false statements: Ex-telecom secretary May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Former telecom secretary Siddharath Behura on Tuesday accused prosecution witness and Attorney General GE Vahanvati of making a false statement and said Vahanvati deposed against him to disassociate himself from any involvement in formulation of the 'first-come-first-serve' policy. Behura told a court that he had no financial or...
  • Four 'Grey's Anatomy' stars sign new 2-year deals May 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actors Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr and Sara Ramirez have extended their stay for season 11 and 12 of hit medical drama series 'Grey's Anatomy'. The four key cast members have inked a new two-year deals to remain on the ABC medical drama series, reported Ace Showbiz. The...
  • Coal scam: Charge sheet against Navabharat Power sent to CMM court May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Friday transferred CBI's charge sheet filed against Navabharat Power Pvt Ltd and its two directors in the coal blocks allocation scam case to a magisterial court on the ground that no charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act were slapped against them. The charge sheet...
  • Army soldier, freedom fighter dies due to extreme poverty April 29, 2014

    A faded but spotless INA uniform was all he left behind when he died on Tuesday in a hospital, where he was admitted by local people as he could not afford his medical expenses. The 94-year-old Ram Milan Sah, a bachelor, was a member of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National...
  • Rahul Gandhi to campaign for Congress candidates in Bihar April 12, 2014

    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 on...
  • SC dismisses plea to defer Gautam Buddh Nagar poll April 9, 2014

    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 Tomar crossing over to the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • 91-year-old ex-MP Shirish Chandra Dixit dies after prolonged illness April 9, 2014

    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 two sons...
  • BJP says it is confident of a win in Pauri Lok S seat April 8, 2014

    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 conclusion....
  • State government transfers Chhindwara Collector April 6, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Government on Sunday transferred Chhindwara Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary on the direction of the Election Commission and appointed Sanjeev Singh as the new District Magistrate, official sources said. Singh was posted as Director, Skill Development at Jabalpur. Choudhary has been appointed as Deputy Secretary in the Mantralaya. Congress had complained against Choudhary for allegedly misusing the...
  • BJP, Congress, CPI win 2 seats each in Bihar Legislative Council March 28, 2014

    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 R...
  • Narendra Modi fear leads to exodus of BJP leaders, says Lalu Prasad March 27, 2014

    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 situation...
  • 2G scam: Relief for Sanjay Chandra, SC rejects CBI plea against bail March 24, 2014

    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 Singh...
  • Jharkhand MLA quits after getting Trinamool ticket March 20, 2014

    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. I...