India gives judges' names to Pakistan for panel's revival

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:10

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's suggestion last year, India on Thursday communicated to Pakistan the names of four judges to revive the mechanism of the Joint Judicial Committee which looks into humanitarian issues of fishermen and prisoners in each other's custody.


Bengal CID takes over probe into poll official's death

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:54

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal Police has taken up a probe into the mysterious death of a presiding officer in the Panchayat polls, a police officer said on Thursday.


Trinamool looks to sweep Bengal Panchayat polls, BJP in second spot

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:46

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday looked set for a resounding victory crushing all opposition parties in rural West Bengal, after nearly 11 hours of vote count in the three-tier state Panchayat election, with the BJP emerging a distant second in almost all the districts.


Five IPS officers transferred in Karnataka

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:44

Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Within hours of the swearing-in of BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister on Thursday, five IPS officers in Karnataka were transferred and given new postings.


Farmer suicides: Amarinder urges Modi for one-time debt waiver

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:42

Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating condition of the farmers and the unabated farmer suicides, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a one-time debt relief to mitigate the miseries of the farming community.


Young man throws ink at Haryana CM in Hisar, held

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:38

Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) In a security breach, a young man on Thursday threw ink on Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during his visit to Hisar town, following which the former was arrested.


Nepal's two leading Communist parties merge

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:36

Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) In a major political breakthrough, Nepal's two leading communist parties -- the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) -- on Thursday merged to form the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the country's largest Left party.


Bail plea of Kejriwal's nephew dismissed

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:36

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A court here on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's nephew Vinay Bansal arrested in connection with an alleged scam worth Rs 6 crore in the Public Works Department (PWD).


Non-bailable warrant issued against ex-BJP MLA Kotadia

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:34

Ahmedabad, May 17 (IANS) The Ahmedabad city civil and sessions court on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against former BJP MLA from Dhari, Nalin Kotadia, accused of Bitcoin extortion of a builder.


Lord Ram's birthplace can't be shifted, deity's counsel tells SC

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:20

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) There is no particular religious significance or importance attributable to the Babri Masjid structure in Ayodhya, while 'janmasthan' (birthplace) of Lord Ram is a particular place of religious significance for the Hindus, so it can't be shifted, the deity's counsel told the Supreme Court on Thursday.


Two B.Tech students drown in Delhi canal

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:16

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Two B.Tech students out on a picnic on the bank of the Munak in west Delhi drowned on Thursday after one of them accidentally slipped into it, police said.


Haryana sets up panel to probe exam question on Brahmins

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:12

Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Thursday announced that it has decided to set up an inquiry commission to investigate the issue of a question pertaining to Brahmins in an examination conducted by the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC).


Congress to push for government formation in Manipur, Meghalaya

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:08

Imphal, May 17 (IANS) The Congress leaders in Meghalaya and Manipur said on Thursday that they will stake claim for formation of government in the two states since the party had emerged as the single largest party in the recent elections.