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  • Phoolan Devi murder case: Sher Singh Rana sentenced to life imprisonment August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sher Singh Rana, convicted for the murder of Samajwadi Party MP Phoolan Devi, has been sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh by a Delhi court on Thursday. Prosecution lawyer Manisha Sharma said that the court did not find the case rarest of rare...
  • Phoolan murder: Court to pronounce quantum of sentence on August 14 August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday fixed August 14 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence against Sher Singh Rana for the murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi here in 2001 with the prosecution seeking death penalty for him. Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar reserved...
  • India eyeing three gold in Archery World Cup August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian men's and women's recurve teams have stormed into the finals in the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland. According to information received, the top seed Indian trio of Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar and Atanu Das got the better of China 5-4, while the second seeded women's team...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • Sher Singh Rana convicted in Phoolan Devi murder case, 10 others acquitted August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has convicted Sher Singh Rana for the murder of Samajwadi Party MP Phoolan Devi, who was gunned down in 2001 in New Delhi. Rana has been convicted under Section 302 and Section 307 of the Indian Penel Code and the court will pronounce the quantum...
  • Exceeded my own expectations: CWG silver medallist Sarita August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Woman boxer Sarita Devi on Tuesday said she exceeded her own expectations by winning a silver medal in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as she had made a comeback to the sport after a gap of two years. "I did better than my expectation because before the Commonwealth Games...
  • Uttarakhand Governor directs review of arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra August 4, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra, which is held every 12 years, must be thoroughly reviewed before its start on August 18. Qureshi, in a letter to Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, said the meeting should be held at Raj Bhawan...
  • 'Unplanned tourist activities harmful for Uttarakhand grasslands' August 4, 2014

    Underlining the need to regulate tourism in grasslands of Uttarakhand, noted environmentalist Chandiprasad Bhatt has said pilgrims going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra this year should be made aware of the threat posed by unplanned tourist activities to these grasslands. "Unregulated and unplanned tourism in recent years is posing a...
  • CWG 2014: Indian boxers return home to a rousing welcome August 4, 2014

    The Indian boxing contingent, led by ace boxer Vijender Singh, on Monday returned to a hero's welcome after winning 5 medals, including 4 silver and 1 bronze, in Glasgow. ...
  • CWG 2014: Indian boxers disappoint, settle for four silvers in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Hopes were high from Indian boxers with four of them reaching the finals at Commonwealth Games but all lost their respective summit clashes to settle for the silver medals at the SSE Hydro on Saturday. L Sarita Devi, L Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh went down in the...
  • CWG 2014: Laishram Devi clinches silver in women's 57-60 kg boxing August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India's L. Sarita Devi went down 1:3 in the women's 57-60 kg final to Australia's Shelley Watts to bring home the silver from the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. The bronze medal went to Northern Ireland's Alanna Audley-Murphy and Mozambique's Machongua at the SSE Hydro. Sarita started her bout well to win...
  • CWG 2014: Four Indian boxers in final, Pinki takes bronze August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Four Indian boxers -- L Sarita Devi, L Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh -- made it into their respective gold medal bouts after Pinki Jangra lost her semi-final to settle for the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. To start the proceedings, former World Champion Sarita...
  • Independent woman MLA resist eviction from Bihar Assembly August 1, 2014

    Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday witnessed a piquant situation when an Independent woman Legislator fought with women marshals while being taken out of the house for staging fierce protest against police action on her and her supporters who had jammed road after running down of 12 devotees by a Container...
  • CWG 2014: Pinki Jangra, Sarita Devi reach boxing semis in Glasgow July 31, 2014

    Glasgow: Female Indian boxers Pinki Jangra and L. Sarita Devi reached the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. However, Amritpreet Singh bit the dust as he lost the men's 91 kg quarter-final bout to local pugilist Stephen Lavelle. The judges found the...
  • Vaishno Devi shrine board to partner with Bangalore based health care service provider July 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) is planning to rope in services of Bangalore based health care service provider for its upcoming medical facility for rendering quality health care services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. "The Board had decided to explore the possibility of Shri Mata Vaishno...
  • CWG 2014: Boxer Sarita Devi in quarters, Manoj Kumar ousted July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian pugilist L Sarita Devi won her women's 57-60 kg opening bout to proceed to the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. However, it was the end of the road for men's 64 kg defending champion Manoj Kumar who was ousted from the quarter-finals 0:3 by England's Samuel Maxwell...
  • Woman accused of murder nabbed after escaping from hospital July 24, 2014

    Sangita Devi, an accused in a twin murder case, who had escaped from Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in the state capital three days ago, was on Wednesday arrested from a railway station in her native Jehanabad district. "The police arrested her from a passenger train at Tehata railway station...
  • Nizamuddinpur woman stripped in public, now arrested for kidnapping July 24, 2014

    The woman who was stripped and assaulted publically in Bihar for allegedly kidnapping and murdering two men was arrested Thursday, officials said. The arrest came three days after she went missing from a Patna hospital where she was undergoing treatment for the injuries. Sangita Devi, in her 40s, was stripped and assaulted...
  • A year after mid-day meal tragedy, Chhapra village grieves for its 23 dead kids July 16, 2014

    Parents are still in a state of shock a year after 23 children died after eating their school meal in Dharmasati Gandaman village, and the health of some mothers has deteriorated. Asha Devi, Putul Devi and Sanju Devi, mothers of three of the 23 children who died on July 16 last...
  • First doppler radar to be put up in Tehri July 15, 2014

    A doppler radar, which was necessitated after the last year's natural calamity in Uttarakhand, will be put up in Tehri district to strengthen advance weather information gathering mechanism in the state. The radar, first in the state, will be put up near the high-altitude Surkanda Devi temple in the district with...
  • Train service from Delhi to Katra formally begins today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine from the national capital on Monday formally began with the AC superfast Shri Shakti Express embarking upon its maiden journey from New Delhi. "The 18-coach AC train departed for Katra at 5:30 PM from New Delhi railway...
  • J&K: Daily Delhi-Katra train service for Vaisho Devi from Monday July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways will introduce from Monday a daily train service from Delhi to Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. The AC superfast 'Shri Shakti Express' will depart from New Delhi station at 5:30 PM daily and arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra station...
  • Modi proposes 'common model' for Himalayan states July 4, 2014

    Katra: Stressing that Himalayan states have similar sets of problems and opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday proposed a "common model" for the their development. "I accept that there is need to have a separate policy and planning for development of the Himalayan states in India. All the states located...
  • Development of J&K depends on railways, says CM Omar Abdullah July 4, 2014

    Katra: Underlining that economic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on railways; Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday stressed the need for early completion of unconnected stretches of Jammu-Baramulla Railway track. Omar said that economic linkage of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country is dependent on...
  • OGQ to support boxer Sarita Devi, rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is to support woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi and rising rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela in the run up to their participation in the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the September-October Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. OGQ, founded by sports legends Prakash...
  • PM hints at private investment in Railways, says will make stations modern July 4, 2014

    Katra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hinted at private investment in the Indian Railways while inaugurating the Udhampur-Katra rail link. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said that he has held meetings with Railway officials to enable private entities to invest. "I have held a detailed meeting with Railway officials, soon...
  • Snapshot: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station seen from space July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of the Vaishno Devi Express. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the 292 kilometre Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25 km stretch...
  • PM Modi flags off Vaishno Devi Express, links Katra to rest of India July 4, 2014

    Katra: After a prolonged wait, Katra has got its first rail link. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of a train which he suggested be named as Shree Shakti Express. The train to Katra near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the...
  • Live: PM Modi inaugurates the Udhampur-Katra rail link July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. ...