Kanhaiya Kumar meets Nitish, Lalu in Bihar

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:12

Patna, April 30 (IANS) JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges and is out on bail, met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad here on Saturday.


'Scheduled Tribe status demand may ignite communal carnage'

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:08

Imphal, April 30 (IANS) A Manipur group which is demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Manipur to regulate the entry and stay of non-locals feels that the demand for Scheduled Tribe status for the Meiteis will ignite communal carnage.


78 percent turnout in fifth phase of Bengal polls

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:06

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Over 78 percent of the electorate cast their vote in the fifth phase of West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission said here on Saturday.


Over 78 percent turnout in fifth phase of Bengal polls (Roundup)

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:06

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Amid tight security, over 78 percent of the around 1.24 crore electorate braved the sweltering heat to cast their votes for 53 constituencies in the fifth and penultimate phase of the West Bengal assembly polls on Saturday. Stray incidents of violence were reported.


Second odd-even scheme ends, Kejriwal terms it success

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:00

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The second phase of Delhi's odd-even traffic scheme aimed at battling pollution ended on Saturday evening with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calling it a success even as there were concerns over environmental impact of fires, including at two landfill sites.


Jaitley contests Antony statement on Italian firm's blacklisting

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:40

Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Contesting Congress leader A.K.Antony's claim that Italian company Finmeccanica, the parent company of AgustaWestland Helicopters, was blacklisted during the UPA's tenure, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the former defence minister appears to have suffered "a memory loss".


SC allows Delhi Police to purchase 197 heavy-duty vehicles

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:26

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Delhi Police to purchase 197 heavy-duty vehicles to be used for various activities, including VVIP security, but asked it to pay a 30 percent environment compensation charge on the total cost of vehicles.


Seven-year-old girl raped in Gurgaon

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:24

Gurgaon, April 30 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was raped by unidentified people here, police said on Saturday. She was shifted to a Delhi hospital as her condition deteriorated.


Marxist top guns vote for Congress candidates

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:52

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The commissars of the CPI-M have not only stitched an alliance with the Congress for the West Bengal assembly polls, but several of their top leaders ended up exercising their right to vote in favour of their long-time foes.


Massive fire in Delhi scrap godown

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:50

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a scrap godown here in Kapashera area on Saturday, a fire official said. Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot but the flames could not be doused till evening.


'Antagonised' Mamata to become more combative after Bengal polls (News Analysis)

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:38

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Irked by the constant attacks against her and her government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could bring out the claws against her rivals, a la a "Bengal tigress", especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, post the state elections that the ruling Trinamool expects to win comfortably, her close associates say.