District

  • DDCA curator Venkat Sundaram steps down 15-04-2014 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday received a jolt with veteran curator Venkat Sundaram deciding to quit citing personal reasons. Sundaram, a former Delhi opener, has intimated his decision to DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan stating "he is no longer interested" in continuing his job. "I have...
  • LS polls: 75 per cent polling recorded in Assam 12-04-2014 07:35 AM

    Guwahati: High voter turnout was witnessed in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam with 75 per cent polling taking place on Saturday. A voter turnout of 53.31 per cent was recorded till 2 pm for three Lok Sabha seats in Assam. Karimganj (SC) recorded the highest of 40 per cent...
  • Haryana village boycotts LS polls 10-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Majority of voters in a village in Kaithal district of Haryana on Thursday boycotted the Lok Sabha polls in protest against inclusion of their village in a new Assembly constituency in the last delimitation. Villagers of Kakaut boycotted the polls as they protested against the inclusion of their village in...
  • Truck loaded with liquor, 10 kg opium seized in Rajasthan 09-04-2014 03:52 PM

    During surprise raids ahead of LS polls, a truck loaded with liquor consignment worth lakhs of rupees was seized by a flying squad at Mehandwas area of Tonk district, officials said on Wednesday. In another raid, a car carrying ten kg of opium valuing worth Rs 5 lakh was seized...
  • Congress complains against BJP for distributing 'objectionable book' 06-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Congress on Sunday filed a complaint with the District Returning Officer (DRO) here against BJP for allegedly distributing a book carrying objectionable content against party president Sonia Gandhi. The book, authored by an unknown writer, was distributed in the Morena-Sheopur area allegedly by BJP workers, district Congress spokesman Rajendra Yadav...
  • 45 women and 5 men arrested in connection with alleged flesh trade, 8 minors rescued 04-04-2014 08:21 AM

    In large-scale raids conducted in a red-light area of Purnea district, eight minor girls were rescued while 45 women and five men arrested on the charge of being associated with flesh trade, police said on Thursday. Raids were conducted in a series of houses in areas near Katihar since Wednesday,...
  • Shamli: Thirteen officials booked for skipping election training meet 28-03-2014 03:45 PM

    Thirteen officials have been booked for not attending election duty training before the commencement of the first phase of Lok Sabha polls at Kairana town in Shamli district. District Magistrate NP Singh said all 13 officials were absent from training meet yesterday. The officials, selected by Election Commission, are imparted...
  • Ahead of LS polls, DMs asked to check stock of ammunition, fireworks 27-03-2014 09:34 PM

    In view of the forthcoming Lok Sabhaelections, directives were on Thursday issued to all districtmagistrates to check stock of ammunition, fireworks andexplosives to prevent their misuse during elections. "If stock of ammunition, fireworks and explosives oflicence holders was found more than the prescribed quantity,or any person making illegal stock of...
  • Nine suspected Maoists arrested in Jharkhand 25-03-2014 03:00 PM

    Nine suspected Maoists, including four women cadres, were caught by security personnel during an operation in Dalma hill area in Seraikela-Kharswan district. "We have taken five men and four women into custody in Maoist-affected Dalma hill under Chandil police station last night," Superintendent of Police, Madan MohanLal said. The arrested...
  • Hardoi District Magistrate dies of heart attack 14-03-2014 07:25 PM

    District Magistrate of Hardoi Anand Kumar Dwivedi on Friday died of cardiac arrest Hardoi, official sources said. He was 57. Dwivedi, an IAS officer of 2002 batch, had returned home in the afternoon, and was taking rest before lunch in his room where he was found dead after sometime by...
  • Probe ordered into violation of code of conduct by MPCC president 13-03-2014 11:31 PM

    The district electoral officer ordered a probe into reports of MPCC President Arun Yadav violating the Model Code of Conduct by allegedly doling out cash to a person during the Bhagoria weekly market in Jhirniya village during the Holi festival. Yadav, who arrived here to take part in a party...
  • District administration sets up control room, helpline for Lok Sabha polls 12-03-2014 05:13 PM

    The district administration has set up a control room with a helpline here in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls. The control room and the helpline '1077' was set couple of days ago, however citizens have complained that the number could not be connected through mobile phones. Meanwhile, the...
  • State board examination begins in Chhattisgarh 02-03-2014 01:57 PM

    The class X and XII board examination began in Raipurin the state on Saturday but authorities have to cancel the class 10th Environmental science paper, to be held on March 3, after the question paper of the same subject was found in the packet for class 12th examinee in Bemetra...
  • Parasnath Temple area to be developed into tourist centre 24-02-2014 06:19 PM

    The area where world famous Parasnath Temple is situated in Giridih district will be developed into an attractive tourist destination, Jharkhand government said on Monday. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh assured the House that the government would develop the pilgrim centre after Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta directed the government...
  • Snake menace: Vacancy for mongoose at Indore district jail! 19-02-2014 11:01 PM

    To counter the snake menace in the 175-year-old District Jail in Indore, the prison authorities are thinking of deploying a couple of mongooses. "In the last fortnight, two prisoners suffered snake-bites. Both survived as the snakes were not poisonous," Jail Superintendent Shefali Tiwari said on Wednesday. "Keeping in mind these...
  • District magistrates undergo training on 'how to conduct free and fair polls' 18-02-2014 03:55 PM

    Training of district magistrates ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections has started in the state, an official said on Tuesday. During the three-day training module, which started on Monday and ends on Wednesday, 39 district magistrates (DMs) would be trained on various aspects of the election such as how...
  • Sexual assault: Asaram, 4 other accused plead not guilty 13-02-2014 06:14 PM

    Self-style godman Asaram Bapu andfour others, accused in sexual exploitation of a minor girl,pleaded not guilty of the charges after these were read out tothem by the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court judge on Thursday. Asaram and the four co-accused denied the charges againstthem and opted for trial, upon which...
  • Association of Industries opposes plan to shift 184 industrial areas 12-02-2014 12:34 PM

    Association of Industries, Madhya Pradesh (AIMP) in Indore on Wednesday opposed the plan of shifting state's 184 industrial areas from District Industries Centre (DIC) to Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (AKVN). "The plan to shift 184 industrial areas of the state from DIC to AKVN will create lot of problems specially...
  • Maoists torch 2 tractors, earth mover in East Champaran 09-02-2014 03:35 PM

    Maoists torched three vehicles of a private road construction company in a village in Bihar's East Champaran district, police sources said on Sunday. A group of armed Maoists raided Phulwar village last night and ransacked the camp office of a construction firm before torching two tractors and an earthmover parked...
  • Andhra Pradesh: BTech student jumps to death from college building 31-01-2014 05:07 PM

    Machilipatnam: An engineering student from the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) on Friday allegedly committed suicide from his college building in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, police said. Naveen Kumar (20), who was pursuing his BTech at the premier institute, leaped to death from the second floor of the...
  • Bhubaneswar: Man hurls 3 crude bombs inside district court, arrested 27-01-2014 02:45 PM

    Bhubaneswar: An unidentified man was arrested by the Bhubaneswar Police after he hurled three crude bombs inside the district court on Monday. No injuries were reported after the incident. The police is interrogating the accused. ...
  • BSF personnel killed after being hit by bullet 23-01-2014 07:20 AM

    Krishnanagar: A BSF personnel was killed on Wednesday when a stray bullet struck him at Tungi in Nadia district, close to Bangladesh border. Balkrishnan (41) of 113 Battalion died when a bullet struck his forehead during discharging of duty at Tungi around 9 pm, DSP (HQ) Dibyojyoti Das said. It...
  • Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan told to appear before court 16-01-2014 08:41 AM

    Actor Salman Khan has been asked to appear before the a local court in Jodhpur on January 29 in connection with the blackbuck poaching case. The Jodhpur District Court comprising Chief Judicial Magistrate Chandra Kala Jain, after examining all prosecution witnesses, on Wednesday asked Salman to appear before the court...
  • Uttarakhand to get control of 41 irrigation canals 08-01-2014 08:13 PM

    While Uttarakhand gets authority over the canals in Haridwar and Udhamsingh Nagar districts, UP will control the rest falling in its area, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna announced during a meeting of the irrigation department. The state has allocated Rs 880 crore for flood control measures in calamity-hit areas on...
  • Threat letter to senior district officials sends police into tizzy 06-01-2014 03:17 PM

    A handwritten letterthreatening to kill the District Magistrate and Superintendentof Police has sent the police into a tizzy with strict vigilbeing launched in this Naxal-infested district. The letter threatening to kill the top district officialswas received on Saturday and prima facie it does not appear tobe sent by Naxal or...
  • Sexual assault case: Babulal Nagar's bail plea rejected 03-01-2014 06:31 PM

    A court on Friday rejected the bail application filed by former minister Babulal Nagar, accused of raping a married woman, his lawyer said. The Central Bureau of Investigation had filed a charge-sheet on December nine in the district and sessions court here against Nagar under Section 306 (rape), 323 (causing...
  • Three women killed in Pakur mine blast 27-12-2013 12:36 AM

    Three women were killed in a blast that occurred as a small hill was being mined for stone in Jharkhand's Pakur district on Thursday, police said. There were other labourers too at the site at the time of the incident. Some of the others were buried for a while under...
  • Three contractors held for collusion with Maoists in Bihar 26-12-2013 11:59 PM

    Three contractors were arrested on Thursday on charges of collusion with the Maoists from Madanpura-Kasma road under Salaiya police station area in Bihar's naxal-hit Aurangabad district, a police officer said. Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted a Bolero jeep and nabbed the three contractors of Power Grid Corporation, while...
  • Delhi to play final Ranji Trophy league tie at Feroz Shah Kotla 26-12-2013 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi will play their final league match of the Ranji Trophy against table toppers Karnataka Dec 30 at the Feroz Shah Kotla and not Roshanara Ground, Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) vice-president Chetan Chauhan confirmed on Thursday. Delhi have played all their home games at Roshanara despite...
  • WB: Mamata Banerjee claims to set 'record' of holding meetings in districts 18-12-2013 07:34 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed to have set a "record" of holding three administrative meetings in every district of the state after she came to power two and a half years ago. The chief minister held an administrative meeting in Nadia district on Wednesday. "With today's...