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  • Delhi Police writes to Pak High Commission seeking permission to quiz Mehr Tarar March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking more details in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case, Delhi Police Special Investigation team (SIT) has written a letter to Pakistan High Commission requesting them to facilitate journalist Mehr Tarar's questioning. Sunanda had had a public spat with Tarar on Twitter accusing her of having an affair with...
  • Heights of cheating, 515 students caught during matric exams in Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Cheating in the ongoing state Board matriculation exams in Bihar has literally scaled new heights. As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students emerged where parents and helpers were seen scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass on chits to their wards, 515 students have been caught...
  • Coal bill may clear Rajya Sabha hurdle, mines bill to go back to Lok Sabha March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The crucial bill that provides for auctioning of coal may clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle after a Select Committee endorsed it by majority, though some members dissented, but a bill relating to other minerals will have to go back to Lok Sabha because of an amendment suggested by...
  • Manmohan Singh to appeal soon against summons in coal block allocation scam: Sources March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh is planning to appeal against summons issued against him in coal block allocation scam, the sources said on Thursday. Singh was summoned on Wednesday as an accused by a special court. Former coal secretary PC Parakh, Hindalco, Kumar Mangalam Birla and two others...
  • Court sets April 9 as final date for verdict in Satyam case March 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: A special court in Hyderabad is trying the multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL) on Monday said it will pronounce its judgement in the CBI-probed case on April 9. Citing voluminous documents in the case, Special Judge BVLN Chakravarthi said, "On April nine, the judgement will...
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago March 2, 2015

    Chicago: Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday that Lady Gaga made the plunge with more than 4,500 other participants. Hogan says the singer's appearance was "a very nice...
  • PIL in Allahabad High Court on whereabouts of Rahul Gandhi March 1, 2015

    Lucknow: A local lawyer on Sunday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court seeking to know the whereabouts of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who has taken a sabbatical. Petitioner Ashok Pande said he deemed it necessary for the safety of Gandhi, Congress Vice-President and...
  • Indian-American Rashad Hussain appointed as US Special Envoy and Coordinator February 19, 2015

    Washington: Indian-American Rashad Hussain has been appointed Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications to expand global engagement and partnerships of the US to counter violent extremism, the state department has said. 37-year-old Hussain is currently the Special Envoy of the US to Organisation for Islamic Countries (OIC). He...
  • Gujarat High Court starts hearing on appeals in Godhra train carnage case February 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday commenced hearing on a set of appeals filed by the convicts in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case, some of whom have been awarded death sentence by the trial court. In 2011, a special court convicted 31 people. Of them, 11 were sentenced to...
  • Vanzara walks free; says "Acche Din" have arrived February 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Controversial ex-IPS officer DG Vanzara, an accused in the fake encounter cases of Ishrat Jahan and Soharabuddin Sheikh, on Wednesday walked out of the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad after spending almost seven and half years in prison. Soon after his release, an elated Vanzara said, "Surely, Acche Din (Good...
  • Muslim group demands SIT probe into 1992 Ayodhya riots in Uttar Pradesh February 17, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh: A Muslim group has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to set up Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1992 Ayodhya riots post Babri mosque demolition. The demand has come after Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government announced an additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victims of 1984...
  • Haryana: SIT to probe rape, murder of a 28-year-old woman February 8, 2015

    Rohtak: A Special Investigative Team (SIT) has been constitued to probe the rape and murder of the 28-year-old mentally challenged woman from Nepal in Rohtak, Haryana. The post-mortem report of the woman mentioned several injuries on her private parts. According to reports, stones and blades were also found in...
  • Ishrat Jahan encounter case: Special CBI court grants bail to IPS officer DG Vanzara February 5, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad CBI court on Thursday granted bail to jailed former IPS officer DG Vanzara in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case. The bail has been granted on the condition that he will not enter Gujarat. Vanzara, who is one of the accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh, Tulsiram Prajapati and Ishrat Jahan...
  • Ravi Teja to start shooting 'Bengal Tiger' from March 2; film to release in October February 1, 2015

    Chennai: The regular shooting of actor Ravi Teja's Telugu actioner 'Bengal Tiger' will roll from March 2 and the makers are planning to release the film in October. "The film was officially launched yesterday (Friday) with a puja. We start shooting from March 2 and are planning for an October release,"...
  • J&K: BJP, PDP talks in final stage, government formation likely after Delhi polls January 29, 2015

    Srinagar: It seems that a deal has finally been struck between the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party - the two biggest parties in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly - for government formation in the state. Sources say BJP has no objection to PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed becoming Chief...
  • NIA drops terror charges against Liaqat; questions Delhi Police action January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Almost two years after being accused as a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist conspiring to bomb Delhi, Liaqat Shah has been released by the National Investigation Agency. The investigative agency has not only recommended closure of the terror cases against Shah but has also given a damning indictment of Special...
  • Akshay Kumar is way better in 'Baby' than in 'Special Chabbis': Neeraj Pandey January 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, who has featured in comic roles in films like "Entertainment" and "The Shaukeens", will not appear "humourless" in his forthcoming film "Baby", which is on terrorism. The film's director Neeraj Pandey says there's more than seriousness to the actor's character. How serious is his character in "Baby"? "I wouldn't...
  • Manipur: Activist Irom Sharmila released from jail January 22, 2015

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila who is on indefinite fast since November 2000 was released from judicial custody on Thursday night. The activist has been demanding end to Armed Force Special Protection Act (AFSPA) in Manipur and have been in judicial custody since November 2000. The police have booked Irom under...
  • Omar Abdullah hits out at Centre over delay in giving special package to J&K January 21, 2015

    Srinagar: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday criticised the Centre over the "delay" in granting a special package to the flood-affected people of J&K, alleging why the proposal submitted by the state government "remains an object of contemptuous neglect". "Now when the state is under the direct control...
  • Dawood Ibrahim gang member arrested in Mumbai January 20, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a member of Dawood Ibrahim's gang in Mumbai, an official said on Tuesday. In a joint operation carried out by a team of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Lucknow police, the Dawood gang member, Tariq Parveen, was arrested from Mumbai late on Monday after a tip-off. Lucknow...
  • Tharoor cooperated in investigation, says Delhi Police chief January 20, 2015

    The Delhi Police Special Investigation team questioned Shashi Tharoor for over four hours on Monday night. The police told Tharoor to explain everything to the investigating officer. Tharoor was asked over 50 questions pertaining to the case. ...
  • Opposition parties harming people's interests by blocking Bills: Naidu December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at opposition parties, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they were raising the conversion issue to derail the Narendra Modi government's agenda of development and good governance and accused them of "blocking" important Bills in Parliament. After the opposition parties stalled proceedings in Parliament, Naidu...
  • Special court verdict in Satyam case likely on December 23 December 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Days after Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju was convicted in SFIO cases, a special court is expected to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday in the multi-crore accounting fraud in the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL), capping a nearly six-year trial. Satyam's former chairman Raju, along with his brother and...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts case: SC seeks Maharashtra STF, CBI's reply December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday further stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and sought responses from Maharashtra Special Task Force and CBI on his plea seeking review of death penalty awarded to him. In an...
  • Veer: Crossing a milestone of training nearly 500 specially-abled people December 3, 2014

    The Veer campaign's aim was to train almost 1000 persons with disabilities so that they could be employed. On world disability day, the campaign has crossed an important milestone of training almost 500 specially-abled people. ...
  • Jaitley justifies tabling of Delhi Police Special Police Establishment Bill in RS November 27, 2014

    The Bill to amend the Delhi Police Special Police Establishment Act, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, has been tabled in the Rajya Sabha. Speaking in the Upper House of the Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "When the Lokpal Bill was not passed we formed a...
  • Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend law on appointment of CBI chief November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Delhi Special Police Establishment (amendment) Bill through a voice vote. The Bill was necessitated as the present Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha will retire in a few days. The government had on Tuesday introduced a Bill in Lok Sabha to include...
  • Siliguri: Special train carrying Indian Army soldiers catches fire November 22, 2014

    Siliguri: A special train carrying Indian Army soldiers returning from active duty from Jammu caught fire near the city of Silliguri under Jalpaiguri district of west Bengal at Ambabari Falakata station on Friday evening. One entire genaral compartment was burnt down by the fire. The fire was quicly brought under...