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  • PM Modi directly deciding on postings of senior officers, say reports; is the Home Minister powerless? 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The transfers and postings of senior officers are being directly decided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh only signing the files once the PM has taken a decision, reports have suggested. Senior officers like Special Secretary Internal Security in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Secretary...
  • Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season August 7, 2014

    The district administration banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory and objectionable...
  • Ahead of festive season, Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites August 6, 2014

    The district administration on Wednesday banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory...
  • Congress may not move court if Speaker doesn't give them the LOP post July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party is likely to abide by the decision of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over the issue of the post of Leader of Opposition in the House. According to sources, the party is unlikely to approach court if the Speaker's decision is in line with Attorney...
  • Woman strangulated to death by husband, in-laws for dowry July 18, 2014

    A woman was allegedly murdered by her husband and his family over dowry demands in Muzaffarnagar, police said. The woman identified as Ruchi was strangulated to death by the accused in Krishnapuri locality on Thursday. The body was later hanged from the ceiling to make it appear like a case of...
  • Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50,000 to girls arrested over FB row on Bal Thackeray's death July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, saying their detention was "illegal". According to a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission...
  • Have accepted BJP's proposal for UP Governor's post: Ram Naik July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran BJP leader Ram Naik on Sunday said that the party leadership had approached him to accept the post of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, to which he agreed. "I was asked by my party to accept the position of the Governor of UP and I said yes. It is a...
  • Medical students doing PG to be posted in rural areas: Government July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure availability of doctors in rural areas, government on Friday said that it is mulling sending medical students pursuing post-graduation courses on village posting and has identified 184 districts in 18 states to push for medical facilities. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that a proposal...
  • Badaun rape and murder case: CBI to have fresh post-mortem of the two girls July 9, 2014

    In a new twist to the alleged rape and murder of two girls in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, CBI has decided to exhume the bodies of the victims for a fresh autopsy as the probe agency feels that proper procedure was not followed while conducting the postmortem. Highly-placed sources in the...
  • Badaun Dalit girls' bodies will be exhumed for fresh autopsy: Sources July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The bodies of two minor Dalit girls who were alleged gangraped and murdered in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh will be exhumed for autopsy, said sources on Tuesday. Sources added that the post mortem of the minor girls was completely botched up. Highly-placed sources in the Central Bureau of...
  • Three youths killed in a road accident as truck rams motorcycle July 8, 2014

    Three youths were killed when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a truck near Akbarabad area in Kanpur, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday, when the three youths were on their way back home and a speeding truck knocked them down, they said. The youths, identified...
  • Bike-jeep collision: Two persons killed in road accident in Ghazipur July 8, 2014

    Two persons, including a Provincial Armed Constabulary jawan, were killed when the motorcycle they were travelling in collided with a jeep in Kasimabad area in Ghazipur, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place near Baburi village on Monday, they said, adding that the deceased have been identified as PAC Jawan...
  • Delhi Police awaiting final autopsy report in Sunanda Pushkar's death July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is waiting for the final autopsy report from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) before proceeding in the investigation of the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of the former union minister Shashi Tharoor. According to police sources, a Delhi Police team which was formed...
  • AIIMS denies charges by doctor over Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AIIMS has denied the claims of the head of its forensic department Dr Sudhir Gupta that due to vested interests, he was forced to say the death of Sunanda Pushkar was "natural". The hospital authorities have termed the allegations as false and fabricated. A meeting of the officials...
  • Was forced to say Sunanda Pushkar's death was natural, claims AIIMS doctor July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The head of the AIIMS forensic department Dr Sudhir Gupta has claimed that he was forced to say that the death of Sunanda Pushkar, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's late wife, was "natural". In a statement, Dr Gupta has said that there is a malafide agenda to oust him...
  • Vacant posts of judges will be filled soon, says Ravi Shankar Prasad June 30, 2014

    Vacant posts of judges in the country will be filled shortly and the process for the same has already started, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday. Following his meeting with a delegation of advocates here, Prasad told reporters that vacancies in judges' posts would soon be filled. Prasad, also the...
  • Students caught in confusion over DU admissions, VC's resignation June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After days of standoff with the UGC over the four-year undergraduate programme, most colleges in Delhi university have agreed to end the controversial four-year post graduate programme course. However, confusion persists with no official word from the authorities on when the admission process is due to start. While 57...
  • Maharashtra: Social media post causes unrest in Dhule district June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of a minority group protested against a social media post in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Thursday night. People went out of control and pelted stones on state transport buses and damaged properties. The incident happened in Devpur area after the derogatory posts surfaced on Facebook and messages...
  • Maharashtra: Violence in Dhule over derogatory posts on Facebook June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Four policemen have been injured after violence was reported in Dhule district of Maharashtra over a post on social media website Facebook. Police have taken 25 people into custody after a mob pelted stones at state transport buses. Police said the situation was now under control. The incident took place in...
  • Is a social media crackdown the right response? June 10, 2014

    Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24-year-old IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji and late...
  • Pune techie murder: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay named accused June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24-year-old IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji...
  • Three held in Aurangabad for derogatory posts, photos June 9, 2014

    Aurangabad: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly posting objectionable material and pictures about a religion on a social networking site and a popular messaging platform, police said on Monday. The arrests were made in two separate cases. Santosh Yadav (37) and Sainath Yadav (21) were apprehended on Saturday after they allegedly...
  • Maharashtra government to act against objectionable Facebook posts June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering action against not only those who post objectionable posts on social networking sites like Facebook but also those who "like" and forward them, Home Minister RR Patil warned on Monday. The minister's stern comment came in the wake of violence following certain insulting posts by...
  • Anti-Modi post: Goa engineer quizzed for 7 hours; laptop, dongle seized June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Devu Chodankar, the engineer who posted anti-Narendra Modi comments on social networking website Facebook was grilled by the Goa Police for almost 7 hours on Monday. The police have seized his laptop and internet dongle too. The 33-year-old was booked by the Cyber Crime cell for putting up posts...
  • Pro-Russia militia attack Ukraine border post June 2, 2014

    Kiev: A fierce battle was underway on Monday in Ukraine's rebellious east after a pro-Russian militia attacked a Ukrainian border post with automatic weapons and grenade launchers in the early hours. Security sources said that a force of separatists had occupied the upper floors of a nearby apartment block and were...
  • Anti-Modi Facebook post: Accused responds to Goa Police summons June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Young shipping professional Devu Chodankar who faces arrest for posting a message against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parekar on social networking site Facebook has responded to the summons sent by Goa Police on Monday. The 31-year-old was accompanied by his lawyer, who accused the...
  • Maharashtra: Tension prevails over derogatory post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray June 2, 2014

    Tension prevails in some parts of Maharashtra after a post on a social networking website Facebook showed objectionable pictures and allegedly derogatory references to Chhatrapati Shivaji and the late Shiv Sena patriarch, Bal Thackeray. Shops in some areas of Pune, Kolhapur and Solapur remained shut amidst protests and sporadic incidents...
  • Shiv Sena protests over derogatory Facebook post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray June 1, 2014

    Pune: Shiv Sena protested on Sunday after objectionable pictures of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Late Bal Thackeray were posted on social networking site Facebook. The Shiv Sena workers also pelted stones at buses in Pune and its surrounding areas on Saturday night. About eight buses were damaged in the incident as...
  • Dalit sisters' gangrape case: Bareilly Divisional Commissioner removed from post May 31, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday removed Bareilly Divisional Commissioner Ajay Kumar Singh from his post, placing him on the wait list, an official said here. "Singh has been put on the wait list and Secretary, Sports and Youth Welfare, K Ravindranayak has been posted in his place," he said. However, no reason...
  • Change India: Ideas on setting up new 'Payments Banks' May 31, 2014

    In this episode of the 'Change India: Experiments with Big Ideas' series, we discuss the idea of setting up new 'Payments Banks' which is a joint venture of Aadhaar and India Post. ...