Narain

  • PIL to ban loudspeakers at religious sites; SC seeks more info 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought more "field data" in support of a PIL that has sought ban on use of loudspeakers at religious sites on the ground that they not only cause noise pollution but also cause communal riots. "What is the permissible...
  • Watch: Can chicken consumption lead to slow poisoning July 31, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, CSE chef Sunita Narain said that chicken had to be kept in the farm for 35 days before being consumed so that the antibiotics could be flushed out. This practise is not observed in India. Thus, chicken consumption can lead to slow poisoning as well...
  • JD(U), RJD to contest Bihar by-polls together July 20, 2014

    Bihar's ruling JD(U) and RJD will contest by-elections to 10 assembly seats in Bihar together, it was announced on Sunday. Ending days of speculation, JD(U) state president Vashsisht Narain Singh made it clear that his party will contest the polls "along with the RJD to defeat the BJP". "Seat sharing will be...
  • Delhi University clears 3 year format for under graduate courses July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University's Academic and Executive Councils on Saturday approved the courses restructured from the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme to fit the new three-year format. Emergent meetings of the two statutory bodies of DU were held to clear the resolution on approval of the courses in order to facilitate the commencement...
  • 'Mandal Train' is moving, those willing to board are welcome: Lalu July 15, 2014

    In an apparent reference to plans for new social engineering in national politics, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said "Mandal Express is moving" and those desiring to board could do so, lest they would miss it. "Mandal (those entitled to Mandal Commission report) is the need of the hour. It is in...
  • Inquiry to be conducted into delay in funds utilisation, says UP government June 27, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday said that an inquiry would be conducted into the delay in utilisation of funds received from the Centre under the police modernisation scheme. The Leader of the UP Legislative Council, Ahmad Hasan, said this in reply to a written question by BJP leader Hriday Narain...
  • HC refuses to give urgent hearing to petitions on DU's four-year course June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to give an urgent hearing to two cross petitions, one for implementation of the four-year undergraduate programme(FYUP) by the Delhi University, and the other against it. The petitions were mentioned before a vacation bench of justices Pratibha Rani and V Kameswar...
  • Akhilesh Yadav reshuffles portfolios of 11 ministers, sacks junior minister June 18, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday sacked a junior minister and changed the portfolios of 11 ministers including 9 of cabinet rank in a major reshuffle of his council of ministers. Yadav removed Minister of State for Entertainment Tax Taj Narain Pandey, an official statement said. Portfolios of nine cabinet...
  • Dissent surfaces in JD(U) after cabinet expansion June 3, 2014

    A day after Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi expanded his ministry, voices of dissent on Tuesday surfaced in the ruling JD(U). Nearly half a dozen JD(U) legislators, unhappy over not being inducted into the council of ministers, held a meeting in Patna to chalk out their strategy. JD(U) legislators Gayanu Singh,...
  • Sharad Yadav to campaign for Kejriwal in Varanasi May 5, 2014

    Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav on Monday said he will campaign for AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal who is challenging BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi. "I am leaving for Varanasi this afternoon," Yadav told the media. He said his party had decided to support Kejriwal. "There are no differences...
  • Balloting picks up amid incidents of violence April 10, 2014

    Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours on Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state. "So far about 32 percent of the electorate has voted. The polling was slow in early hours, but later picked up fast," Additional Chief...
  • Two Union ministers among 18 candidates to file papers in Rajasthan April 2, 2014

    Union ministers Namo Narain Meena and Jitendra Singh were among 18 candidates who filed their nomination papers on Wednesday for Rajasthan's five Lok Sabha seats where polling will be held on April 24. Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena (Congress), his younger brother and former DGP H C...
  • LS polls: Namo Narain Meena files nomination from Dausa April 2, 2014

    Union Minister Namo Narain Meena on Wednesday filed his nomination from Dausa parliamentary constituency which goes to poll on April 24. Meena, Union Minister of State for Finance, filed his nomination on Congress ticket. Among others to file nomination papers were Samajwadi Party candidate Surajbhan Dhanka and BJP nominee Sukh Singh Jaunpuria...
  • LS polls: 'Fight in Dausa between parties, not Meena brothers' March 27, 2014

    Union minister and Congress' Dausa candidate Namo Narain Meena may be pitted against his brother Harish, who is fighting on a BJP ticket, but he ruled out possibility of any rift in family due to the poll battle and left it to voters to decide who is the better of...
  • Congress' Namo Narain Meena to lock horns with his brother Harish from Dausa LS seat March 24, 2014

    In a major twist to political equations in Rajasthan, Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena, brother of Harish Meena, who recently joined BJP will contest from the same seat against his brother from Dausa. Harish Chandra Meena, who was removed as DGP by Chief Election Commissioner following complaints...
  • Some leaders on hit list of Maoists, IB alerts Bihar police March 19, 2014

    With Lok Sabha polls around the corner, half a dozen Bihar politicians and some police officers are on the hit list of Maoists, police said on Wednesday. The Intelligence Bureau has asked the Bihar Police to tighten its security in view of the Maoist threat. "Intelligence Bureau has cautioned the state police...
  • JD(U) fields Assembly speaker Uday Chowdhary against Meira Kumar in Sasaram March 15, 2014

    The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday fielded Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narain Chowdhary and former bureaucrat K P Ramaiah from Sasaram and Jamui constituencies respectively for the Lok Sabha elections. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is the Congress candidate from Sasaram which she represents in the Lok Sabha. The JD(U), which rules...
  • Sushil Modi says Speakers have become puppets February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi blamed the shortcomings in anti-defection law for the drama in the state on Monday when 13 Rashtriya Janata Dal MLAs reportedly quit the party to form a new group. Modi tweeted over the turn of events and said that too...
  • Nitish Kumar for 'Thali' beating before Bihar shutdown February 24, 2014

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday urged people to participate in 'thali' beating March 1 in support of the state shutdown the following day to protest denial of special category status to Bihar. "I appeal people to join thali beating Saturday evening to express their protest and anger - the noise...
  • Fraud cases of Rs 6,175 cr reported by PSU banks till January 2014 February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Public sector banks have reported fraud cases of Rs 1 lakh and above amounting to Rs 6,174.83 crore till January during the 2013-14 financial year, Parliament was informed on Friday. For the entire 2012-13, such cases had amounted to Rs 8,232.67 crore; Rs 4,069.80 crore in 2011-12 and were...
  • AAP more interested in autorickshaws than environment: Sunita Narain January 29, 2014

    Environmentalists have criticised the Aam Admi Party (AAP) government in Delhi after a study found that it is the world's most polluted city, ahead even of Beijing. Environmentalist Sunita Narain has alleged that the Delhi government is doing nothing to put pollution checks in place. ...
  • Will write a book to expose those who conspired to frame me in fodder scam: Lalu January 16, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad plans to write a book to expose his rivals. "I have decided to write a book to expose those who conspired to frame me in fodder scam and sent me to jail," Lalu Prasad told media persons. "My book will also reveal a few interesting aspects...
  • Actor Vinay Apte passes away following multiple organ failure December 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular Marathi actor Vinay Apte, known for his roles in movies like 'Jogwa', 'Satyagraha' and 'Aarakshan', died at a city hospital today at the age of 62. "Mr Vinay Apte was admitted to the hospital yesterday at 8.24 pm. He died today at 5.45 pm. The cause of his...
  • Close aides of absconding Narayan Sai arrested in Uttar Pradesh December 1, 2013

    The Gujarat Police arrested two close aides of self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. Searching for "absconding" Narayan Sai, a special team of Gujarat Police conducted a raid at the residence of local jewellers Narsingh Soni and his son Chandan Soni and took them to Surat for...
  • JD-U supports BJP demand for Bharat Ratna to Vajpayee November 17, 2013

    In a surprise move, Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United on Sunday supported the demand of the Bharatiya Janata Party to award the country's highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The two parties -- erstwhile partners in governing Bihar -- have been political rivals for the past...
  • Gap between Modi's words and deeds: Bihar JD-U chief November 7, 2013

    Hitting out at BJP's prime minister candidate Narendra Modi over an attack he earlier launched on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the state's ruling Janata Dal-United Thursday said Modi was a man of two faces and double standards. "There is a wide gap between what Narendra Modi is saying and what...
  • Environmentalist Sunita Narain injured in accident October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Environmentalist Sunita Narain suffered critical injuries Sunday after a speeding car hit her from behind while she was riding a bicycle here, police said. Narain, 52, the director of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and resident of South Delhi's Green Park area, was heading towards Lodhi Garden area...
  • Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan team up again for ROC October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: India will be representing in the Race Of Champions (ROC) for the second time after Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan signed up for ROC 2013, to be held at Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium on the weekend of December 14-15. The former Formula 1 drivers joined forces for Team India at...
  • Karthikeyan remains in Auto GP title hunt after thrilling win October 5, 2013

    Brno (Czech Republic): A sensational start from third place on the grid set the foundation for Narain Karthikeyan's brilliant victory in race one of the Auto GP World Series season finale at the Brno circuit on Saturday. Having endured a difficult qualifying session on Saturday after an untimely red flag forced...
  • PM releases postage stamp on freedom fighter Lala Jagat Narain September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday released a postage stamp on freedom fighter, parliamentarian and journalist Lala Jagat Narain. The prime minister described him as a brave freedom fighter, a fearless journalist and an able parliamentarian. "The morals and principles of journalism set up by Lala Jagat Narain continue to guide...