Oct 14

District court allows couple’s divorce plea rejected earlier

Thane: A local court has set aside the decision of a magistrate rejecting a divorce petition despite the fact that the couple was not willing to stay together. The couple, both teachers, got married on June 28, 2010, as per Hindu tradition at an Arya Samaj Mandir in Navi Mumbai. However, there were constant quarrels

Cabinet nod to revising price of ethanol for petrol blending

New DelhI: A cabinet panel on Thursday approved a new market-based mechanism for revising the price of ethanol used for blending in petrol, resulting in a fall in prices by Rs 3 to Rs 39 per litre for the fuel extracted from sugar. Announcing the cabinet decision here, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the

Muslim board rejects move on uniform civil code

New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Thursday rejected the Law Commission’s questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code and decided to boycott it. This came days after the union government told the Supreme Court that Triple Talaq, Nikaah Halaal and polygamy were not integral to the practice of Islam or essential religious

Cabinet approves an IIM for Jammu

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment and operation of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Jammu at a cost of nearly Rs 62 crore.The cabinet meeting here was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 20th IIM of the country will function from a temporary campus at Old Government College

Modi a warmonger, says Digvijaya Singh

New Delhi: Modi a warmonger, says Digvijaya Singh Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him a “warmonger” for pushing India to a war like situation with Pakistan. “Warmonger Modi is slowly getting India in a War like situation with Pakistan. He sees this as the only option to win

Art exhibition for the visually impaired

New Delhi: In a bid to make art accessible to the visually impaired, Delhi Art Gallery (DAG) Modern is hosting an exhibition with tactile replicas of works from the artist collective ‘Group 1890’. The initiative titled ‘Abhas’ has been executed by architecture and access consultant Siddhant Shah, who has reproduced the artworks in the form

Farmer shot dead in UP

Muzaffarnagar: A 55-year-old farmer was shot dead in his fields in Ghari Dolat village of Shamli district, police said today. Islam had gone to irrigate the fields under Kandhla Police Station area yesterday when he was murdered by unidentified miscreants, they said. Islam’s body was found by his father who went looking for him when he

HDFC to raise up to Rs 500 crore via masala bonds

New Delhi: Mortgage lender HDFC today said it will raise up to Rs 500 crore through rupee-denominated bonds from overseas investors. “Pursuant to the approval of the Board of Directors of the corporation at its meetings held previously, the corporation is contemplating, subject to market conditions, undertaking the fourth issuance of Rupee Denominated Bonds to

8 more arrested for assault on Somaiya, BJP workers

Mumbai: Eight more Shiv Sena activists have been arrested in connection with the assault on BJP leader Kirit Somaiya and party workers at suburban Mulund here, police said today. The fresh arrests were made last night, taking the number of total arrests in this case to 13, an officer of Navghar Police Station said. Yesterday,

Denying sex to husband for long period ground for divorce: HC

New Delhi: Denying sex to husband for a long time without any justification amounts to mental cruelty and is a ground for divorce, Delhi High Court has said. The verdict came on a petition by a husband seeking divorce, complaining that his wife had subjected him to mental cruelty by not allowing him to have

India-made hand driers launched with New Zealand technology

Chennai: A Tamil Nadu-based industry is set to launch electric hand driers based on foreign technology to target more than one million proposed toilets under the ‘Swachh Bharat Abiyan’ programme, said company official. The city based Mrinalini Industries is setting up a new plant to make these electric hand drier with the technical know-how from

BJP worker hacked to death in Kerala

Kannur (Kerala) : A Bharatiya Janata Party worker was hacked to death on Wednesday in Kerala’s Kannur district, the state police said. The victim was identified as Remith. He was killed in front of a petrol pump in Pinarayi village around 10 a.m., a police official said. According to sources, Remith’s father was also murdered

Hindu activists burn Nawaz Sharif’s effigy

Muzaffarnagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s effigy has been burnt by a group of religious activists on the occasion of Dussehra at Khatauli town here. The group of Hindu activists burnt Sharif’s effigy last evening after setting Ravana affire as part of the Dussehra festivities. The activists said the action was aimed at condemning Pakistan-sponsored

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Lakshwadeep

New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit the Lakshadweep Sea region on Wednesday, the weather office said. However, there were no immediate reports of loss of lives or property. “The quake hit the Lakshadweep Sea around 4.01 a.m. at a depth of 10 km,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Accident claims one life, two persons injured

Howrah: One person was killed and two others were injured in an accident when the motorbike in which they were travelling hit a car on Kona Expressway in the early hours today. The police said the accident took place at around 4 AM when the persons were returning home in Uluberia in Howrah district after

India’s youngest state Telangana gets 21 new districts

Hyderabad: More than two years after Telangana came into existence as India’s 29th state, the TRS government in the state today carried out the biggest administrative reform, creating 21 new districts. With this, the total number of districts in the state went up to 31 from 10, following the reorganisation process. Telangana, carved out of

Reduction in Rajdhani, Shatabdi travel time

New Delhi: Upgradation of signalling system on congested routes has helped the railways reduce running time of 14 premier trains including Howrah and Patna Rajdhani Expresses and Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi. A total of 350 Mails/Expresses and 74 Superfast trains, including Rajdhanis and Shatabdis, are now reaching destinations 5-25 minutes before time because of removal of bottlenecks

RSS chief pats army for strikes, pitches for citizenship for Hindu refugees

Nagpur:  RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today lauded the government and army for the surgical strikes, saying it has enhanced India’s prestige in the world and sent a message to trouble-makers that there is a limit to its patience. Addressing the Swayamsevaks at the outfit’s headquarters here on its foundation day, he also said the “whole

Pak mischief among drug issue, Punjab: Rajnath
Rajnath to brief 150 editors of regional media about security

New Delhi: Amidst escalating tension with Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will brief around 150 editors of regional media about the country’s internal security and prevailing situation along the Indo-Pak border. Singh, a key member of the Cabinet Committee on Security, will tell the editors of mostly regional newspapers published and circulated in North and

Must develop Scientific Social Responsibility: PM
Modi calls for an end to gender discrimination in India

New Delhi:  Hailing the accomplishments of girls on International Day of the Girl Child, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon the nation to end gender discrimination. “The girl child has left a mark in every area, from studies to sports. Saluting their accomplishments on International Day of the Girl Child,” Modi said on