Sep 22

Somnath Bharti of AAP arrested for misbehaving with AIIMS security guards

New Delhi: AAP MLA Somnath Bharti arrested by Delhi Police for assaulting AIIMS security guards on Thursday. Earlier, FIR was registered against Bharti  for allegedly misbehaving with security guards of AIIMS. The case was registered at Hauz Khas police station in the national

Tourism sector still largely unexplored: Jaitley

New Delhi: Given its geography and rich cultural diversity, India has every reason to attract many more tourists than it presently does, but the sector remains largely unexplored, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. “Given India’s cultural diversity and its geography, tourism should have come as a natural activity to its people,” Jaitley

Gurgaon builder booked for Rs 9-crore fraud

Gurgaon: Senior officials of Empathy Infrastructure & Engineering Private Limited and a few others have been booked on charges of cheating and fraud involving Rs 9 crore, the city police said on Wednesday. A case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections relevant to hatching of conspiracy, cheating, fraud, and preparing and using fake papers

Rahul Gandhi to visit Mathura on Sep 26

Mathura: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s roadshow will enter Mathura on September 26 as part of his ongoing ‘Deoria to Dilli kisan yatra’. The rally will pass through the major areas of Vrindavan and Mathura before converging into a general gathering at the Jubilee Park in the central part of the city. Gandhi and other

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GST Council to hold first meeting tomorrow

New Delhi: The all powerful GST Council,which will decide on tax rates, exempted goods and threshold, will meet for the first time tomorrow as it races against time to iron out issues between Centre and states for rolling out the new indirect tax regime from April 1, 2017. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council

20-yr-old biotech student commits suicide

Kota (Raj): A 20-year-old student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her room in Mahaveer Nagar area here, police said today. Lovely Gupta, a native of Gopalganj area in Bihar, committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her rented accommodation late last night, Sub Inspector (SI), Mahaveer

Railways to have functional autonomy, bear salary burden

New Delhi: Railways will no longer have topay annual dividends to the exchequer and maintain its functional autonomy after merger of Rail Budget with General Budget. Railways will bear the burden of 7th Pay Commission, besides the regular salary and pension payments for its present and ex-employees. At present, the wage bill of railways is

Home Secretary briefs Rajnath on Kashmir

New Delhi: Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Wednesday briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, according to official sources. Mehrishi, who visited the state on Tuesday, gave his assessment of the situation in the Kashmir Valley as well as the border areas, days after a terror attack on an army

Doctors are most important component of society: Mukherjee

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that doctors are the most important component of society as they carry the tremendous burden of providing healthcare to the needy. “Doctors are the most important component of the society, who have a tremendous burden on them to provide healthcare to the needy,” said Mukherjee. Urging them

Man, who stabbed woman 22 times, sent to police custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court today sent a man topolice custody for four days for allegedly murdering a 21- year-old woman by stabbing her 22 times on a busy road here in front of hoards of onlookers. Metropolitan Magistrate Muneesh Garg remanded 34-year-old Surender Singh to police custody till September 25 after the cops produced

What exactly are you going to do on Uri attack: Sena asks PM

Mumbai: Dubbing Pakistan as a “shameless”country that would not be affected by any international condemnation, Shiv Sena today demanded “revenge” on the neighbour and sought to know what exactly Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going to do in response to the Uri attack. “While the PM says Pakistan will be taught a lesson and would

DCW recruitment case: Kejriwal named in FIR, lashes out at PM

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwaltoday alleged that ACB has registered an FIR against him at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the “administrative and financial irregularities” in the functioning of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). The AAP chief also distributed copies of the FIR which named him along with

Arunachal CM reallocates portfolios

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has shuffled the portfolios of his ministers following the hop-skip-and-jump politics in the state last week. Khandu, who defected along with 42 legislators to the People’s Party of Arunachal, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also allocated portfolios to the newly inducted 26 Parliamentary Secretaries. According

Excise department employee arrested for accepting bribe

Kota (Raj): An excise department employee was today arrested by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 2,000. Aamilal Meghwal (52), a native of Solana village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, was caught while accepting the bribe, Neeraj Gupta, Circle In charge (CI), ACB Baran said. The accused had

Principal booked for using fake documents to get job

Muzaffarnagar (UP): The principal of a government-aided college here was booked for getting the job allegedly on the basis of fake documents, police said today. A complaint was yesterday lodged against Harsh Kumar, principal of Janta Inter College in Lachera village here, for using forged educational documents to get the job, they said. During investigation,

Cabinet approves merging of Rail budget with Union Budget

New Delhi: In a major overhaul, the Cabinet today approved advancing presentation of the annual Budget by a month, scrapped over nine-decade old tradition of having a separate Railway Budget and removed classifications for expenditure to make the exercise simpler. With a view to get all the legislative approvals for the annual spending and tax

90-year-old widow raped in Kerala

Kollam (Kerala): In a shocking incident, a 90-year-old widow, who is a cancer patient, has been raped here in Kerala by a man who was armed with a knife, police said on Wednesday. The woman too told the media that the crime was committed by someone who knew the layout of her house. “The accused

Counter-infiltration operations along LoC continue

Srinagar: The two counter-infiltration operations along the Line of Control in Kashmir today entered the second day, the Army said here. “The operations along the LoC in Uri and Naugam sectors continue,” an Army spokesman said. One soldier was killed yesterday as Army foiled two infiltration bids in Uri and Naugam sectors of

SC seeks Centre’s reply on marine’s bail plea

New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court it has no objection on Italy’s fresh plea seeking modification of bail conditions of marine Massimiliano Latorre to enable him remain in that country till an international tribunal decided which country had the right to try the case of killing of two Indian fishermen.

Liquor ban has totally failed in Bihar: Sushil

Patna: Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday claimed that the enforcement of liquor ban had totally failed in Bihar and blamed the Nitish Kumar government for lacking the will to do so despite enjoying support of the people and the opposition parties on the issue. “The liquor ban has totally failed in Bihar