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  • Sreedharan named as principal adviser for Andhra Pradesh metro projects 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday appointed E Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, as principal adviser for the Metro Rail projects it has proposed to take up in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati. The state government has already issued a preliminary notification for taking up the first phase...
  • Hyderabad: Minor girl forced into prostitution by mother, sister 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly forced into prostitution by her mother, sister and brother-in-law for money, police said on Thursday. The minor girl, who managed to escape from her house in Yakatpura of Old City on Wednesday, approached the police and lodged a complaint with the help of NGO...
  • ISIS releases new video showing explosion and acts of terror 3 days ago

    ISIS releases a new video showing explosions and acts acts of terror. The video ends with a message that the fighting has just begun. The video also appears to be ISIS' response to US President Barack Obama's threat. ...
  • Kerala: Peacock feathers worth Rs 7.39 lakh seized from passenger 4 days ago

    Kochi: Peacock feathers weighing 29.8 kg and valued at Rs 7.39 lakh in the international market were seized on Tuesday by customs officials from a Singapore bound passenger at the airport. The feathers were found concealed inside towels in the checked in baggage of the man, hailing from Chennai, just as...
  • Act to protect cane growers comes into effect in Karnataka 4 days ago

    Bangalore: An Act to protect the interest of sugarcane farmers in Karnataka has come into effect which would also help ensure purchase and supply of cane in a transparent manner, state's Cooperation Minister HS Mahadev Prasad said on Tuesday. "The Karnataka Sugarcane (Regulation of Purchase and Supply) Act, 2013, has already...
  • Decide maintenance plea afresh: sessions court to trial court in Delhi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A sessions court has directed a trial court to decide afresh a maintenance case in which it had awarded Rs 1,600 per month to a woman in a domestic violence case, saying the order was passed on the basis of "presumption of the income" of the husband. Additional Sessions...
  • Centre seeks consensus for changes in Land Acquisition Act 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Monday sought "consensus" to bring changes in the Land Acquisition Act to make it more investor-friendly but said it was not happening due to the "contradictory views" within political parties which are wanting changes in the legislation. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari also hit out...
  • Saradha scam: SFIO completes probe, says 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Monday completed its probe into the multi-crore Saradha scam and said 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes'. Investigations have revealed that primary source of payments to subscribers was collections made from newly enrolled members rather than...
  • Assam set up panel to probe tea garden work conditions September 12, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Thursday set up a judicial inquiry commission to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The commission to be headed by a retired judge will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens and suggest suitable measures for...
  • RTI activists write to President September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: RTI activists and former Information Commissioners on Thursday urged the President Pranab Mukherjee to take immediate steps to appoint the Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission (CIC). In a letter to the President, the activists said that it is a matter of grave concern that the post...
  • Assam: Judicial Commission to study working conditions in tea gardens September 11, 2014

    Guwahati: A Judicial Commission has been constituted to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The Commission, to be headed by a retired judge, will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens of the state and suggest suitable measures for their...
  • This will restore your faith in humanity. Stranger leaves family of woman coping with ovarian cancer $1000 as a 'random act of kindness' September 11, 2014

    A Reddit user was woken up by a stranger who left her an envelope addressed to her mother. When she opened it, she was stunned to see 1000 USD in it. Her mother suffers from ovarian cancer. She has shared her story on Imgur with links to a campaign for...
  • HC restores plea over poor sanitation facility in Delhi September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High on Wednesday restored its earlier order to have the streets, public premises, drains and parks cleaned on daily basis, including on Sundays and public holidays, in the national capital. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul agreed to bring back into existence its...
  • Soon, Delhiites will be able to file vehicle theft FIR online September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is working on a system through which FIR of theft of motor vehicles in the national capital can be registered online and there would be a digitized system where the stolen automobile would be searched everyday among recovered vehicle. Although, Delhi Police has already launched an APP...
  • Plea against Lokpal provisions on assets declaration, Centre's response sought September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging provisions of the Lokpal Act which make it mandatory for public servants to disclose assets of their spouses and children. A division bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Vipin Sanghi issued notice to...
  • Delhi High Court order on e-rickshaws today September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday pass an order on whether to lift the ban on the plying of e-rickshaws in the capital till the law is amended to bring them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 for regulating them on the roads. A...
  • Delhi HC to hear PIL on appointment of LoP in Lok Sabha on October 15 September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High court on Wednesday deferred to October 15 the hearing on a PIL seeking a direction to the Speaker to appoint Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha. "The Supreme Court is already hearing this matter. We will hear after the apex court hears it,"...
  • Tamil Nadu: Government says it will notify rules on regulation of bore wells September 2, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday disposed off a PIL filed by a law student for a direction to the Central and State Governments to formulate guidelines to regulate the erection and management of bore wells especially abandoned ones. The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and...
  • Sikh women exempt from wearing a helmet: Should safety be more important instead? August 29, 2014

    Women riding pillion on two-wheelers in Delhi will have to wear helmets, said a notification issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. However, Sikh women have been exempted from the rule on religious ground. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country over the Delhi government's notice. ...
  • Political parties should deposit funds in banks: EC August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday virtually made it mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability. The Election Commission order in this regard under Article 324 of the Constitution (superintendence, direction...
  • Helmets made compulsory for women on two-wheelers in Delhi, Sikh women exempted August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Women riding pillion on two-wheelers in Delhi will have to wear helmets, said a notification issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. However, Sikh women have been exempted from the rule on religious ground. The decision hasn't gone down well with Delhiites. "It is for security. Sikh males have...
  • Decide complaint against Sonia Gandhi in 6 months: Delhi HC to CIC August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Central Information Commission to decide in six months a complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the issue of non-compliance of transparency panel's directions that the party was answerable under the RTI Act. Noted RTI activist RK Jain had approached the Commission...
  • SC clears scope of revisional power of high courts August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the scope of revisional power of high courts in rent laws by holding that they "cannot re-appreciate evidence" and perusal of evidence is confined "to find out legality, regularity and propriety" of the order impugned before it. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila has yet again been arrested while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. When the police arrived at the protest venue on Friday morning, Irom and her mother resisted arrest, following which the police forcibly picked her up and took...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...
  • Imphal: Irom Sharmila set free, asks for mass support against AFSPA August 20, 2014

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who is on indefinite fast for repeal AFSPA in Manipur, has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast against AFSPA will continue after her release, says her brother August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's brother has said that she will continue her 14-year-long fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. This comes a day after she was acquitted of attempted suicide. "Yesterday, just after hearing the news of Sharmila's release from the court, we were very happy because at...
  • Mumbai Sessions Court judge suspended over sexual harassment charges by staffer August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Sessions Court judge MT Gaikwad has been suspended after a preliminary inquiry found prima facie evidence against him in a case of sexual harassment of a staff member. The complaint was filed to the registrar by the female staff member a month ago. Gaikwad, a judge of the...
  • Manipur Court orders release of Irom Sharmila, says no proof against her in attempted suicide case August 19, 2014

    Imphal: In a big relief for activist Irom Sharmila, a Manipur Court has ordered her release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court has said that she should be released immediately. Though according to sources, it will take at least two days to complete the formalities of...