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  • No one died of hunger in Kotdara in 2014, says Nand Lal Meena July 17, 2014

    The Rajasthan government claimed that there was no "hunger death" in Kotdara village of Udaipur district in 2010. Rajasthan Tribal Area Development Minister, Nand Lal Meena also told the House that a committee set up by former Congress government to solve the charter of demands of tribal people completed its...
  • Watch: A scene from Zohra Sehgal's debut film 'Dharti Ke Lal' July 11, 2014

    Zohra Sehgal was already an accomplished dancer-choreorapher when she made her debut in KA Abbas's 'Dharti Ke Lal' in 1946. The dancer had traveled the world with Uday Shankar's troupe and had started her own dance institute along with her husband Kameshwar Sehgal. While the role was a character role,...
  • RPSC cancels RAS-Pre exam held in October, to be re-conducted soon July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Public Service Commission on Thursday cancelled RAS-Pre examination held in October last year after Special Operation Group burst a gang which had leaked the paper. The decision was taken in a full commission meeting, RPSC Secretary Naresh Kumar Thakral said. The exam will now be re-conducted in two months and the...
  • Decision to expel IAS couple to be taken by the Centre: Lal Singh Arya July 8, 2014

    General Administration Minister of State Lal Singh Arya on Tuesday said that the decision on expulsion of IAS couple, Arvind and Tinu Joshi has to be taken by the Centre to whom the Madhya Pradesh government has already sent a proposal thrice, between April 2012 and May, 2014. Arya furnished the...
  • Delhi: 12 students fall ill after mid-day meal July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Twelve students of a government school, aged between five and 12, were admitted to a hospital on Thursday afternoon when they complained of stomach ache after their mid-day meal, police said. Students of Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Patparganj area of east Delhi fell ill after eating 'Rajma Chawal' that...
  • Jessica Lal killer Manu Sharma gets 15-day parole for exams June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has allowed 15 days parole for Jessica Lal murder case convict Manu Sharma. Siddharth Vashisht alias Manu Sharma, who is undergoing life term for killing model Jessica Lal in 1999 had sought parole to appear for his post-graduation exams in Human Rights and to...
  • CBI interrogates Kirori Lal Meena in SHO murder case June 14, 2014

    CBI on Thursday interrogated MLA Kirori Lal Meena in connection with the 2011 murder case of SHO Phool Mohammad, who was burnt alive by a mob in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district. A CBI team from Delhi questioned Meena, state unit head of National People's Party (NPP), at his official residence near SMS...
  • Election Commission announces AP Rajya Sabha bypoll on July 3 June 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Election Commission announced on Friday that the bypoll to the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh to fill a vacancy caused by the death of N Janardhana Reddy would be held on July 3. The term of Reddy, who passed away on May 9, was scheduled to end on June...
  • Jessica Lal murder case: Convict Manu Sharma seeks parole for exams June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to police and sought their response on the parole plea of Manu Sharma, who is serving a life term in the Jessica Lal murder case, so that he could sit for post-graduation examinations in human rights. Justice Geeta Mittal asked police...
  • Bhanwar Lal Sharma suspended from Congress for criticising Rahul Gandhi June 1, 2014

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress leader Bhanwar Lal Sharma has been suspended from the party for criticising party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, Sharma had said that the time has come for the party to think beyond Rahul and Priyanka Vadra. Hitting out at Rahul...
  • Rahul Gandhi is 'MD of Congress Circus', says party MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma May 31, 2014

    In another attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi following the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha election, a party legislator in Rajasthan on Saturday called him "MD of Congress circus". "Rahul Gandhi is the MD (managing director) of Congress circus and is surrounded by four to five jokers. People like...
  • Congress plays down growing attacks on Rahul for poll debacle May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress today tried to play down the attacks against its Vice President Rahul Gandhi from within its Rajasthan and Kerala units over the party's dismal show in Lok Sabha polls saying the situation was "not serious". "It is not a serious issue," a senior Congress leader said while questioning...
  • Harish Rawat pays tribute to Jawahar Lal Nehru, urges people to follow his ideals May 27, 2014

    Describing Jawahar Lal Nehru as an apostle of world peace, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said his contributions in the making of modern India cannot be forgotten. "Pandit Nehru was a remarkable leader who gave the country's socialist movement a new direction," Rawat said garlanding the statue of India's...
  • Court grants bail to minister Vinay Bihari in obscene music album case May 27, 2014

    Bihar minister Vinay Bihari was on Tuesday granted bail by a district court in a case related to composing "obscene" songs for a music album over a decade ago. Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Kishori Lal granted bail to the minister on furnishing two bail bonds of Rs 5000 each. Bihari was...
  • There can be only one Nehru - the second most important man after Mahatma Gandhi - for his generation May 27, 2014

    In an article eminent modern historian Ramachandra Guha rightly said that Pandit Nehru was a hero of his generation. I wholly agree with him. I was fortunate to grow up during Jawahar Lal Nehru's tenure of Prime Ministership. I had met him on several occasions over two decades. My father...
  • Narendra Modi, first PM to move to official bungalow without family May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi will be the first Prime Minister who will move into the official residence of the Prime Minister of India without his family. Till now all the other 14 Prime Ministers have had a family or at least have had some family members who moved in with...
  • Two ex-armymen, two former bureaucrats elected as MPs May 20, 2014

    Rajasthan has elected two ex-Army officers and two former bureaucrats as Members of Parliament in this Lok Sabha elections. Among the 25 MPs, all from BJP, one is a PhD holder, one a Chartered Accountant, another an MBA while two hold Bachelors degree in law. Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat has...
  • Watch: The scenes inside the parliament when Lal Bahadur Shastri became India's PM in 1964 May 17, 2014

    The BJP swept over the elections with a thumping victory. We haven't stopped watching the television to catch a glimpse of Narendra Modi and the other big leaders celebrating their success. What was the atmosphere like when Lal Bahadur Shastri became the PM in 1964?The YouTube channel British Pathé...
  • Congress President Sonia Gandhi leading in Rae Bareli May 16, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi is leading by 1,293 votes over her nearest rival Ajay Agarwal of BJP in Rae Bareli. Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is leading by over 1,000 votes over her nearest BJP rival Subrat Pathak in Kannauj, as per initial trends. Santosh Gangwar (BJP)...
  • Digvijaya Singh crossed all limits of decency, says Sunder Lal Patwa May 5, 2014

    Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunder Lal Patwa on Sunday strongly disapproved of Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's open admission of an affair with a TV journalist, saying he has "crossed all limits of decency". "Admitting the relationship and expressing his love openly for an another woman amounts to crossing all...
  • MP is worth his name only if he can make officers wet their pants: SP leader April 23, 2014

    A Samajwadi Party candidate on Tuesday said a parliamentarian is not worth his name if on receiving his telephone call an officer does not wet his pants. Ramji Lal Suman, candidate from Hathras, was caught on tape boasting to his supporters of the powers that people like him have when they...
  • MP's power? Making officer wet his pants: SP leader April 22, 2014

    A Samajwadi Party candidate Tuesday said a parliamentarian is not worth his name if on receiving his telephone call an officer does not wet his pants. Ramji Lal Suman, candidate from Hathras, was caught on tape boasting to his supporters of the powers that people like him have when they become...
  • Soren, Marandi in a fight to the finish in Dumka April 22, 2014

    When the last four seats in Jharkhand vote on April 24, all eyes will be on Dumka (ST) where the two biggest tribal leaders - Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik supremo Babu Lal Marandi - are locked in a pitched battle. The winner will...
  • Akhilesh Yadav slams Gujarat model, says SP has launched more welfare programmes April 18, 2014

    Criticising the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the SP government has launched more welfare programmes in the state than Narendra Modi's government. Addressing a gathering in favour of SP candidate Lal Singh Tomar, Yadav said, "SP government in Uttar Pradesh distributed laptops...
  • Congress has strayed from Lal Bahadur Shastri's path of probity, says grandson April 14, 2014

    IT professional-turned-AAP leader Adarsh Shastri on Monday lamented that Congress has "strayed" from the path of simplicity and probity as exemplified by his grandfather and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. "I joined AAP, giving up a lucrative career in an MNC, as I came across it as the only party...
  • Driver killed, 2 policemen injured after their jeep rams into a truck April 10, 2014

    The driver of a mobile police jeep was killed and two policemen were seriously injured in a mishap near Makanpur chowk in Bihar's Navgachhia district, a police officer said. Superintendent of Police (SP) Shekhar Kumar said that a mobile police jeep with three cops rammed into a stationary tractor after the...
  • Javed Jaaferi not a voter, nomination likely to be cancelled April 9, 2014

    AAP leader Adarsh Shastri, grandson of late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat as a cover candidate for Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi. Shastri is the party's official candidate from Allahabad. The move was part of a "well thought out strategy" to...
  • Lucknow: Adarsh Shastri, Jaaferi file nomination as AAP candidates April 9, 2014

    Lucknow: AAP leader Adarsh Shastri, grandson of late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat as a cover candidate for Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi. Shastri is the party's official candidate from Allahabad. The move was part of a "well thought out strategy"...
  • Sridevi and Boney Kapoor campaign for Amar Singh in UP April 9, 2014

    Bollywood actress Sridevi and her husband Bonney Kapoor on Tuesday campaigned for Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Amar Singh in Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh. Huge crowds turned up to see Sridevi, causing traffic jams on the national highway, witnesses said. Amar Singh's RLD has an alliance with the Congress. He...
  • Snapshot: Sridevi and Boney Kapoor campaign for Amar Singh in UP April 9, 2014

    Agra: Bollywood actress Sridevi and her husband Bonney Kapoor on Tuesday campaigned for Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Amar Singh in Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh. Huge crowds turned up to see Sri Devi, causing traffic jams on the national highway, witnesses said. Amar Singh's RLD has an alliance with...