Feb 09

Upgrade facilities to make Railways disabled-friendly: HC

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said theRailways was duty-bound to provide facilities for differently-abled passengers and suggested a separate budgetary allocation for making the existing infrastructure better. A division bench of Justices VM Kanade and PR Bora directed both Central and Western Railways to formulate a concrete plan in this regard. The court was

Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal flag concerns over tax laws in GST

New Delhi: Online retail biggies such asFlipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon have joined hands to raise concerns regarding tax collection at source (TCS) norms under the draft model GST law. Under TCS, e-commerce marketplaces will have to deduct a portion of the amount payable to sellers on their platform and remit it to the government. The

SC sends Gopal Ansal to jail for one year

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said real estate baron Gopal Ansal will undergo one year in jail in connection with the Uphaar fire tragedy which killed 59 people. Co-accused Sushil Ansal was let off with the sentence he has already undergone citing his old age and ailments. The Ansals co-owned the Uphaar cinema

Need to get to my best before All England, says Sourabh

New Delhi: Shuttler Sourabh Verma says it was his perfect execution of plans which helped him clinch his second national title but insisted he needs to work harder to challenge the best in the world at All England Championship next month. “I am really happy to win my second National title. It has been a

Tamil Nadu Governor to fly to Chennai

Mumbai: Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, who had kept away from Chennai for the last three days amid a bitter war of words between AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, will leave for the state capital this afternoon. The governor’s decision to return to Chennai has triggered speculation about

Indian national arrested in Nepal for drug smuggling

Kathmandu: An Indian national involved incross-border drug smuggling was arrested in Nepal today with five kilogrammes of hashish. Sheikh Saddam, who apparently was heading to Kolkata, was arrested by a team of Armed Police Force (APF) from Birgunj of Parsa district bordering India. Sheikh told the security agency that he was a drug mule and

J-K Assembly passes resolution, return of Kashmiri Pandits

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly todayunanimously passed a resolution for creating a conducive atmosphere for the return of Kashmiri Pandits and other migrants to the Valley. Soon after the House met in the morning, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said the Assembly should pass a resolution for the return of Kashmiri Pandits and other migrants,

Obama calls Modi, thanks him for strengthening Indo-US ties

Washington: Outgoing US President BarackObama called Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced Indo-US relations as the two leaders discussed ways to boost defence and civil-nuclear energy ties.During the telephonic conversation between the two leaders yesterday, Prime Minister Modi thanked Obama for his strong support and contribution to strengthening the

Fire breaks out in apartment, two dead

Mumbai: Two persons were killed after amajor fire broke out in a residential building in posh south Mumbai today, with firefighters rescuing 11 residents trapped in the blaze. As per preliminary information, the 20th floor flat, in which the fire broke out, belongs to the family of industrialist that owns the Bajaj Group, Chief Fire

Six killed in Jharkhand road accidents

Ranchi: At least six persons died in two separate road accidents in Jharkhand, police said. Four persons died when a bus carrying around 50 persons hit a tractor in Hazaribagh district on Saturday morning. The incident took place around 130 km from Ranchi. The bus coming from Gaya district in Bihar was going to Jamshedpur. The

Woman commits suicide by jumping before train

Muzaffarnagar: A 23-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping before a train at Kandhla railway station on the Delhi-Saharanpur route in Shamli district, officials said today. The incident took place yesterday, a police officer said, adding that the identity of the woman was yet to be established. The body has been sent for post-mortem, the officer said.

Modi to celebrate birthday in Gujarat on Sep 17

Ahmedabad:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate his 66th birthday in his home state Gujarat, seeking blessings of his mother and spending time with tribals and ‘divyangs’ (differently abled persons). This will be Modi’s third visit in recent times to Gujarat, where Assembly elections are scheduled to be held next year. “After his arrival in

Resign if you can’t act on dengue, chikungunya: BJP to Kejriwal

New Delhi:  The BJP on Tuesday targeted Delhi’s AAP government over the deaths due to dengue and chikungunya, and asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to quit if he is unable to act. “Sir if you don’t have the capacity to buy a pen, as you are suggesting, why don’t you resign? If you say that

AAP cries foul over sops
AAP announces 4 candidates for Goa polls

Panaji:  Aam Aadmi Party today announced thefirst list of four candidates for the Goa Assembly elections due in March 2017. The names include AAP’s state convener Walmiki Naik who will contest from the Panaji constituency, which was earlier held by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. BJP legislator Siddharth Kuncolienkar currently represents Panaji constituency, a traditional

25,000 school teachers on strike in U’khand

Dehradun: Nearly 25,000 school teachers across Uttarakhand went on an indefinite strike today demanding implementation of their 18-point charter of demands related to pay structure, leave and transfer provisions. “The indefinite strike began in support of our 18-point charters of demands today after the stir on September 6 fell on deaf ears,” Uttarakhand Government Teachers

Youth dies of electric shock after spitting on it

Malegaon (Maha): In a bizarre incident, a 21-year-old youth died of an electric shock after he spit on a high tension, police said today. “The incident took place yesterday when Mohammed Yasin had gone to see his brother. He was chewing gutka and received shock from a high tension wire as he spit gutka on

AAP refuses to accept Amanatullah Khan’s resignation

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday refused to accept the resignation of its legislator Amanatullah Khan, against whom an FIR was registered a day ago following molestation charges levelled by his sister-in-law. “We refused to accept his (Khan’s) resignation. It’s a six-year-old family matter and his in-laws are dragging him into it,” Delhi

Congress lawmaker in Manipur likely to join BJP

Imphal: Congress lawmaker in Manipur, Yumkham Erabot, on Saturday said he is all set to resign from the ruling party and while he didn’t specifically announce his next move, his supporters said he was likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Talking to reporters here, Erabot said that he will submit his resignation to the

Man killed as fresh clashes rock Kashmir

Srinagar: A 25-year-old man was killed in a clash with security forces on Saturday in Kashmir as fresh stone-pelting protests erupted in the valley that remained shut for the 64th day. Police said dozens of protesters marched in a south Kashmir village defying restrictions on the assembly of four or more people. Security forces fired

Fire at Walmart India store in Vijayawada

New Delhi: Global retail major Walmart today said a fire had broke out at its Best Price Store premise at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh that was brought under control later. The company is assessing damages to the Cash & Carry store and there was no harm to the employees, said Walmart India in a statement. “A