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  • DDCA to host five Ranji Trophy matches November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) will host five Ranji Trophy matches this upcoming season, instead of four. "We were supposed to host four matches but recently there have been some changes. We have been told that Rajasthan will also play their match against Delhi here," DDCA sports...
  • Twelve Naxals surrender in Kanker district October 31, 2014

    Kanker: In yet another setback to the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, 12 Naxals surrendered on Friday in Kanker district taking the total number of those laying down their arms to 315 this year in the state. As many as 12 ultras, carrying reward on their heads turned themselves in...
  • Tamil Nadu: 2 killed in flash floods in Erode district October 25, 2014

    Erode: Two people have been killed and one more feared trapped in flash floods in Tamil Nadu's Erode district. The tragedy occurred on Saturday morning when men were crossing a bridge on the bike. The water flow increased due to rains in Sathyamangalam forest. More details are awaited. ...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 8 killed in blast at firecracker manufacturing unit October 20, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Eight people were killed and several others injured in an explosion at a firecracker manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district. The incident happened at the Vakatippa village on Monday afternoon. The injured have been shifted to hospital. According to the police, there were 18 workers working in the unit...
  • Ghaziabad: District administrators prepare list of tax evaders October 9, 2014

    Ghaziabad: District administration has prepared a list of top 217 tax evaders and in case of default in payment of arrears of their municipal taxes, it is planning to initiate stern action against them. After assuming the additional charge of Municipal Commissioner of Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad, District Magistrate Vimal Kumar...
  • Bhopal: Man accused under Arms act, dragged to court in chains by police October 5, 2014

    Bhopal: In a shocking incident of police brutality in Bhopal, a man accused under the Arms act was dragged in chains to a district court. The accused was allegedly caught with a sword by the Gandhi Nagar police on Friday night. Police, however, defended its actions saying the man was a habitual...
  • Patna stampede: Bihar government removes four senior oficials, admits serious lapses October 5, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Sunday removed four senior official including the District Magistrate of Patna in the aftermath of the stampede at the historic Gandhi Maidan during Dussehra festivities in which 33 people were killed and 29 injured. The Jitan Ram Manjhi government also vowed to punish those responsible for...
  • Kiran Bedi holds the district administration responsible for the Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that the district administration was to be blamed for whatever happened in Gandhi Maidan in Patna. "Callous attitude, no leadership, lack of coordination by the authorities were the various reasons for the stampede," said Kiran Bedi. ...
  • Boy's tongue slit, killed in 'human sacrifice' in Odisha September 28, 2014

    Balangir: In an alleged case of human sacrifice, a seven-year-old boy's tongue was slit and he was killed in Odisha's Balangir district. The victim was identified as Dasrath, son of Jalestry Parabhoi of Jhalipadar village, and his body was found floating in a pond in Gandhrabadh, a police officer said....
  • Maharashtra elections: Yavatmal Congress leaders unhappy as new faces get tickets September 28, 2014

    Yavatmal: Even as a quadrangular fight is likely in the seven assembly segments of Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, some local Congress leaders are irked at being sidelined with new faces being given tickets. In Yavatmal Assembly constituency, state Congress president Manikrao Thakre's son Rahul filed his nomination shortly before deadline. Nandini...
  • Lawyers to observe strike in Delhi district courts on September 29 September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The lawyers of all six district courts in the national capital on Friday decided to observe a day long strike on September 29 against the "delay in enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of the trial courts despite the recommendation of the Delhi High Court. The Co-ordination Committee of all district...
  • Air India asked to give compensation to man who lost baggage September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India has been asked by a consumer forum to pay compensation to a man, who lost his baggage at airport, saying the airline caused "extreme mental agony" due to its "deficiency in action and gross negligence". The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by CK Chaturvedi,...
  • Over 3,500 babies born in hospitals in Kashmir during floods September 23, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 3,500 babies were born in government hospitals in Kashmir at the peak of devastating floods that affected most of the tertiary care hospitals in the Valley. Nearly 2,300 normal deliveries and 1,260 Caesarean sections were conducted from September 4 to 20 in various hospitals of Kashmir which...
  • Man gets life imprisonment for burning to death wife in UP September 23, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife by setting her ablaze, with the court relying on her dying declaration though all the witnesses turned hostile during the trial. Additional District Sessions Judge Arvind Upadhaye convicted Nitu under Section 302 (murder) of IPC, according to government...
  • Hundreds protest Wall Street over climate change September 23, 2014

    New York: Hundreds of protesters accused Wall Street of financing climate change, marching through Manhattan's financial district dressed in blue and armed with placards. The protest came a day after tens of thousands rallied around the world for urgent action to stop climate change and a day before UN Secretary...
  • CLT20: Williamson rues dropped catches but praises good batting and bowling against Express September 13, 2014

    Raipur: Northern Knights' Kane Williamson, who steered the New Zealand side to victory in the first qualifier of Champions League T20 against Southern Express here on Saturday, said his team struggled a bit with fielding. "Yeah, we dropped a few (catches)...it was a really good experience for all of us, really,...
  • As it happened: Northern Knights vs Southern Express, CLT20, Qualifier 1 September 13, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Southern Express: The Sri Lankan club qualified for the CLT20 after winning the domestic T20 competiton (Super 4s T20) where they beat Udart Rulers in the final. The team, however, suffered a body blow when the influential Lasith Malinga chose to...
  • 95 fall ill in Bihar after eating 'prasad' September 12, 2014

    Patna: At least 95 people, including children, were taken ill after eating 'prasad', food offered to deities in temples in Bihar on Friday, an official said. The incident took place in Darbhanga district's Bahadurpur block, about 200 km away. The medical condition of 20 of the 95 affected was stated to be...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Godavari water level rising but no danger at present September 7, 2014

    Rajahmundry: District authorities said the water level of Godavari river had reached 7.5 feet at Dowleswaram barrage in East Godavari district, but as of now it posed no threat to surrounding areas. However, the administration is monitoring the situation. The water level may rise further as the catchment areas are...
  • Assam: Two school girls found hanging from tree, locals allege rape September 5, 2014

    Silchar: In a grim reminder of the Badayun rapemurder, two school girls were hung from the two ends of the same rope from a tree in Assam's Karimganj district. Both the girls, one a Class 10 and the other a Class 9 student, of a school in Nilambazar area had been...
  • Kashmir reeling under worst floods in six decades September 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Kashmir was on Wednesday battling the worst floods in nearly six decades with four more people killed in the deluge that left a trail of devastation across the Valley, damaging roads, over two dozen bridges and standing crops worth hundreds of crores of rupees. Due to heavy rains since Wednesday,...
  • J&K: 35 feared dead as bus falls into a stream in Rajouri district September 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Thirty people were feared dead as a bus fell into a stream in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Six people have been rescued so far. Home Ministry dispatched NDRF teams and instructed agencies to launch rescue operation. According to sources, they were all coming from a marriage party. More...
  • Daniel Vettori to miss Champions League T20 due to personal reasons August 25, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has decided to pull out from the upcoming Champions League T20 due to some "personal issues". Leftarm spinner Vettori was expected to play for the Northern Districts (Northern Knights) in the qualifying stages of the tournament along with Mumbai Indians, South Express and Lahore...
  • Daniel Vettori to play in Champions League August 22, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will play for Northern Districts province at next month's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in India. The 35yearold Vettori, who played the mostrecent of his 112 tests for New Zealand two years ago, became available when his Jamaican side was eliminated from contention in...
  • Curfew will be relaxed in Saharanpur for 12 hours: DM August 3, 2014

    Curfew will be relaxed in violencehit Saharanpur for 12 hours on Sunday, an official said. "Curfew will be relaxed from 7 am to 7 pm on Sunday," Saharanpur District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said here. The situation is getting normal in the district rapidly, she added. Curfew was clamped on last Saturday in Saharanpur...
  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • Heavy downpour in Vasai district leaves 7 villages submerged July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy rains lashed the eastern and western suburbs of Mumbai as they received 101 and 90 milimetre of rain respectively on Tuesday night. As the downpour increased, seven villages in the Vasai district on the outskirts of Mumbai were completely submerged after heavy rains hit the city. As a result...
  • Water level of Ganga on the rise, authorities on high alert July 26, 2014

    The water level of river Ganga is constantly on the rise and is approaching the danger mark due to release of water from Narora dam and heavy rainfall in the hills. The rising water of the Ganga could affect 30 villages along the bank of the river, Additional District Magistrate (ADM)...
  • Jharkhand DCC kicks off campaign for Assembly polls July 18, 2014

    The newly nominated East Singhbhum District Congress Committee (DCC) President, Vijay Khan on Friday kicked off poll preparation for the upcoming assembly election in Jharkhand and launched phasewise "Congress aap ke dwar" program to selected party candidates. Addressing a maiden press conference at Tilak Pustkalay (Congress Bhawan) here, Khan, accompanied by...
  • Territorial army soldier shot dead by militants July 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Suspected militants shot dead a territorial army soldier on Wednesday outside his house in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Gowhar Ahmad Mattu, a soldier of 162 Territorial Army battalion, was shot at and critically injured by the militants as soon as he stepped out of his house at LaramGanjipora,...