Polling ends for fourth phase in Bengal

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:26

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Polling officially came to an end at 6 p.m. on Monday for 49 constituencies spread over two districts in West Bengal in the fourth phase of the assembly elections.


Rs.47 crore seized in Tamil Nadu since poll announcement

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:24

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Around Rs.47 crore in unaccounted cash have been seized in Tamil Nadu since the announcement of elections to the state assembly in March, the Election Commission said on Monday. The state goes to polls on May 16.


Eight Taliban militants arrested in Afghanistan

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:18

Kabul, April 25 (IANS) Afghan security forces arrested eight Taliban fighters in Jauzjan province on Monday, provincial police chief Rahmatullah Turkistani said.


Kanhaiya fined, Umar to lose a session

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:10

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar was on Monday fined Rs.10,000 and his friend Umar Khalid rusticated for a semester by a panel which probed a controversial event on Kashmir held in the campus, officials said.


Mobile app launched for maintenance of Delhi government schools

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:04

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A mobile application to facilitate daily maintenance of government schools in Delhi was launched on Monday at the Thyagaraj Stadium here by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia.


Paresh Rawal fined Rs.2,000 for odd-even violation

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:00

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) BJP MP and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal was fined Rs.2,000 for breaking the odd-even traffic scheme here on Monday. He apologized: "Made a serious blunder... Sorry Arvindji and Delhiites."


Pakistan military overcomes Taliban in Waziristan

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:00

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Pakistani troops have overcome Taliban militants and their foreign allies who had set up hideouts on the treacherous terrain in the North Waziristan tribal region.


Three-and-a-half-year-old bears brunt of poll violence in Bengal

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:58

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) A three-and-a-half-year-old girl was beaten up alongside other members of her family allegedly by masked men in order to deter them from exercising their right to vote during the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls on Monday.


Destablising states for power not acceptable, Sena to BJP

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:44

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Monday said it was opposed to any move by the BJP to destabilise state governments and imposition of President's Rule was "not acceptable" to the ruling ally.


All 9 Muslims accused in Malegaon blasts case discharged

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:36

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) A special court here on Monday discharged all nine Muslim youths charge-sheeted in the 2006 Malegaon serial blasts case, a defence lawyer said. They included one who died recently.


Sikh gurdwara amendment bill secures parliamentary approval

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:20

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Sikh Gurdwara (Amendment) Bill, 2016, on Monday secured parliamentary approval with the Lok Sabha unanimously adopting the measure -- but only after a heated debate involving members of the Shiromani Akali Dal, the Congress and the AAP.


Minor fire in children's hospital in Delhi

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:12

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A fire broke out in the gynaecology ward on the third floor of the Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital in central Delhi on Monday, damaging an air conditioner, fire officials said.


Uproar over Uttarakhand stalls Rajya Sabha

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:50

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was repeatedly disrupted on Monday as Congress members opposed the imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand and raised slogans against the Narendra Modi government.


Afghan president vows to root out terrorists

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:46

Kabul, April 25 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday toughened his government's stance in the war on militants and vowed to root out Taliban and like-minded groups fighting in the war-plagued country.