Bombay HC quashes circular on Marathi for autorickshaw permits

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 21:02

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) In a setback to Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday quashed a circular mandating knowledge of Marathi language as one of the conditions for getting a new autorickshaw permit in the state.


Three men get life term for decapitating SI, witness

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:54

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A sessions court here has awarded life imprisonment till death to three men for beheading a police official and a witness, describing the crime as "gruesome and brutal".


ABVP activists protest outside Delhi Police headquarters

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:42

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists on Wednesday held a "symbolic protest" at the Delhi Police headquarters here over what they alleged was police inaction against those who raised anti-India slogans at the JNU last year.


Delhi Police arrest man within hours of killing

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:36

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested a man for killing a school watchman within three hours of the alleged crime, an official said on Wednesday.


HC cancels Chautala's parole

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:34

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday cancelled parole and furlough granted to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, who is serving a 10-year jail sentence in the 2000 JBT teachers' recruitment case.


Two ABVP members arrested for assault, freed on bail

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:24

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Two ABVP activists were arrested on the charge of attacking an AISA member near the Delhi University's North Campus late on Tuesday night but were released on bail, police said on Wednesday.


HC dismisses Kejriwal's plea for Jaitley's bank account details

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:18

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking bank account details of of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his family members from 1999 to 2015.


MP announces Deendayal Rasoi Yojna for poor

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:12

Bhopal, March 1 (IANS) In order to provide food at subsided rate to the poor in urban areas, Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya announced 'Deendayal Rasoi Yojna' while presenting Madhya Pradesh's Budget for 2017-2018 here on Wednesday.


AYUSH hospital to come up in each district of country: Minister

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:08

Agartala, March 1 (IANS) The Central government has decided to set up one AYUSH (ayurveda, homeopathy, unani, siddha and yoga and naturopathy) hospital in each district of the country, Union AYUSH Minister Sripad Naik said here on Wednesday.


Government panel recommends legal framework to protect migrants

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:00

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Stating that the migrant population makes substantial contribution to economic growth and their constitutional rights need to be secured, a government appointed panel has recommended necessary legal and policy framework to protect their interests, an official statement said on Wednesday.


Congress to PM: Apologise for 'lying' over Kanpur train tragedy

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 19:44

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the Kanpur train accident "a conspiracy against India" and the DG-Railways (Gopal Gupta) ruling out any sabotage, the Congress on Wednesday demanded an apology from the PM over contradictory statements.