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Asaram Bapu gets life term in 2013 rape case

Jodhpur, April 25: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Wednesday convicted by the Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court for raping a minor girl in his ashram here in Rajasthan in 2013. ...

6 new faces likely in Assam cabinet

Guwahati, April 25: Close to two years after the formation of the Assam government, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is all set to expand his cabinet for the first time on Thursday. Sources said ...

Rape survivor's father welcomes Asaram's conviction

Lucknow, April 25: The father of the survivor who was raped as a teenager in 2013 by Asaram Bapu, on Wednesday welcomed a Jodhpur court's verdict convicting the self-styled godman. Talking to repo...

Rajnath, Chhattisgarh CM discuss Maoist situation

New Delhi, April 25: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh to review the state's Maoist situation even as the ministry...

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork

Cairo, Apr 25: This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from April 24 to 30, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of t...

Congress taunts Modi for letting off mining Reddy brothers

Bengaluru, April 25: The ruling Congress on Tuesday taunted the Narendra Modi government for letting off Karnataka's infamous Reddy mining brothers and fielding three of them for the May 12 state ass...

Markets open in red on Wednesday

Mumbai, April 25: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning trade session. The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 34,593.17 points touched a h...

Youth falls to death from closed Delhi pub

New Delhi, April 25: An unidentified youth died after falling from a pub, closed in the sealing drive, on the fourth floor of a building here on Tuesday, police said. The incident in Hauz Khas vi...

Asaram Bapu found guilty in rape case

Jodhpur, April 25: Five years after charges of rape were levelled against Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday convicted the self-styled godman along with oth...

Very difficult to portray someone's life on screen: Rajkumar Hirani on 'Sanju'

Mumbai, Apr 24: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who on Tuesday launched the much-awaited teaser of 'Sanju', a biopic of actor Sanjay Dutt,says it is very difficult to project someone's life on screen. ...

Pakistan for strengthening cultural ties with Haryana: Pak High Commissioner

Chandigarh, Apr 24: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Monday said as there were a lot of similarities between the two countries, there should be an exchange from both sides in the...

Museum on tribal freedom fighters in every state: Modi

Ramnagar (Mandla), MP, Apr 24: Mentioning that several tribal people attained martyrdom during the country's freedom movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that special museums would ...

Four boys injured in bomb explosion in central Kolkata

Kolkata, Apr 24: Four boys were today received minor injuries when a bomb went off inside the Padmapukur park near Entally in central part of the city, police and eye witnesses said. The boys or t...

Families need inculcate respect for women in boys: Modi

Ramnagar (Mandla), MP, Apr 24: Stressing on the need for starting a social movement in view of rising crimes against women and girls in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that famil...

Shiv Sena takes dig at Modi over gag order to BJP leaders

Mumbai, Apr 24: Taking a dig at Narendra Modi's gag order to BJP leaders, ally Shiv Sena today said such warnings in the past have not yielded any positive result and the prime minister himself gave ...

SC stops construction in illegal Delhi colonies

New Delhi, April 24: The Supreme Court on Tuesday halted all construction in 1,797 unauthorised colonies in the national capital. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta asked t...

Sitharaman attends SCO Defence Ministers' meeting

Beijing, April 24: Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' meeting here on Tuesday. "Smt @nsitharaman attended the Shangh...

Modi calls for social movement against sexual crimes

Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a social movement for protecting girls in the wake of increasing rapes reported from different parts of the count...

Teacher killed in road mishap, two injured

Sasaram, Apr 24 : A teacher was killed and two others were injured when they were hit by a truck on Sasaram-Buxar road under Kochas police station area in Rohtas district today. Police said here t...

15 dead Maoists fished out of Maharashtra river; toll 37

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 24: The security forces have recovered at least 15 more bodies of Maoists from the Indravati River here early on Tuesday, taking the toll in the gunfight in the past 4...

Yogi to go for intensive campaigning in Karnataka next month

Lucknow, Apr 24: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been made the star campaigner of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the May 12 Assembly polls in Karnataka. Mr Adityanath will e...

Modi in MP on Panchayati Raj Day

Bhopal/New Delhi, April 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Madhya Pradesh's Mandla district to address the Panchayat bodies and the indigenous communities. Earlier he tweeted: ...

Why death penalty for child rape doesn't mean swifter, better justice

Mumbai, April 24: About 90 per cent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 per cent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cas...

Goa DGP orders probe into officer assaulting dead person's kin

Panaji, April 24: Goa Director General of Police Muktesh Chander on Tuesday ordered a probe into a video clip, which shows a police sub inspector (PSI) reportedly assaulting and verbally abusing a ki...

Quake measuring 5 5 shakes Assam

Guwahati, Apr 24: A mild intensity earthquake was felt in parts of Assam, including Guwahati, this morning at 0938 hours. The quake measured 5. 5 on the Richter scale and was epicentered in Ind...

Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan at SCO meet

Beijing, April 24: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terrorists and urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to act against the count...

Rajnath blames Congress for political violence in poll-bound Karnataka

Mangaluru (Karnataka), April 24: Accusing the ruling Congress in Karnataka of following the Kerala "model" in fuelling political violence, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday vowed to end the...

Sunny Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, April 24: It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Tuesday with the maximum temperature expected to be around 39 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said. The minimum temperature w...

11 more dead Maoists found in Maharashtra river; toll reaches 33

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 24: The security forces have recovered at least 11 more bodies of suspected Maoists from the Indravati River here early on Tuesday, official sources said. The bodie...

Foreigners can travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur unrestricted

New Delhi, Apr 23: Foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, would now be allowed to visit some of the most pristine locations of the country which, so far, were out of bou...

Criminal who killed BJP leader shot dead

Noida, April 23: Police from Noida and Gurugram in Haryana on Monday gunned down a criminal who carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head. The police said Balraj Bhati, a resident of Bulandshahr i...

76% citizens want death penalty for rapists: Survey

New Delhi, April 23: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to an ordinance on death penalty for rapists who attack children, a citizen survey shows that 76 per cent of the people agree w...

Opposition uproar in Odisha Assembly over 'rising rapes'

Bhubaneswar, April 23: The opposition Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday created a ruckus in the Odisha Assembly over what they called the "increasing number of rape cases" in th...

SC declines early hearing of Swamy's plea on Ayodhya worship

New Delhi, April 23: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hold an early hearing of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea on his right to offer prayers at the makeshift temple at the disputed Ram Jan...

Man kills wife in Delhi

New Delhi, April 23: A man killed his wife here after repeatedly attacking her with a hammer over a suspected affair, police said on Monday. The incident took place following a heated argument be...

Modi to visit MP on Tuesday

Bhopal, April 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Madhya Pradesh's Mandla district on Tuesday to address Panchayat bodies and indigenous communities. During his day-long visit, he will ina...

SC stays proceedings against Salman over caste remarks

New Delhi, April 23: The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold the proceedings pending against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan before several courts across the country in cases registered under the SC/...

Metro girder collapses in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, April 23: A number of people were injured on Monday after a girder, which was being used by the Delhi Metro for the construction of a foot-over bridge, collapsed here, authorities said. ...

Absence of benchmarks impacting quality of education in government schools'

New Delhi, April 23: Thanks to the Right to Education Act (RTE) of 2009, India has been able to achieve near universal enrolment of children in schools at the primary and upper primary levels -- but...

Key Indian equity indices open on flat note

Mumbai, April 23: Key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note on Monday. Around 9.16 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) inched up by 14.55 points or 0.14 per cent to ...

VHP chief visits Ayodhya, says Ram temple will be reality soon

Ayodhya, April 23: Newly elected Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje on Monday visited the make-shift temple of 'Ram Lalla' here in Uttar Pradesh and said that the dream of billio...

Naidu rejects impeachment motion against Chief Justice Misra

New Delhi, April 23: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the Congress-led opposition's notice for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra. The decision wa...

Two men killed in Delhi fire

New Delhi, April 23: Two men were killed after a massive blaze broke out in a three-storeyed building here, said a fire officer on Monday. The incident occurred on Sunday at 11.52 p.m. at the buil...

Man sleeping on footpath run over by car in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, April 23: A man sleeping here on footpath has been crushed to death by a car driven by an engineering student, police said. The incident occurred in Kushaiguda area when the 19-year-old...

Shiv Sena leader Sachin Sawant shot dead

Mumbai, Apr 23: Shiva Sena leader Sachin Sawant was shot dead by two bike-born miscreants in Kandivali area here, late on Sunday. According to sources, the incident took place when Sawant, an up-...

Vice-President Naidu rejects opposition impeachment motion against CJI

New Delhi, Apr 23: In a blow to the opposition parties, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the impeachment motion moved by seven opposition parties, including the Congress. "This a...

14 Naxals killed in encounter in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Apr 22: Fourteen far-left radical communists, also known as Naxals in India, were killed in an encounter with the police in western Indian state of Maharashtra on Sunday, a senior official sa...

17-year-old father allegedly kills 2-month-old son suspecting wife's illicit affair

New Delhi: A teenager allegedly killed his two-month-old son on Saturday on the suspicion that he was born out of his wife's illicit affair, police said. The incident was reported from outer Delhi's ...

Petrol price in Delhi touches Rs 74.08/litre, highest since September 2013

New Delhi: Petrol prices in Delhi touched a fresh high of Rs 74.08 per litre on Friday, the highest in nearly five years. In September 2013 the price had touched Rs 74.10 a litre. In Kolkata, M...

Indian-American teenager shot dead in California for opening fire on police

Washington: An Indian-American teenager, wanted on a felony firearms possession warrant, was shot dead by a California police after he opened fire on them, officials said. The individual, identified ...

Indian on pilgrimage to Pakistan fails to return home

Amritsar, Apr 22: An Indian national, who had gone to Pakistan for a 10-day pilgrimage as part of the Sikh Jatha on April 12, has failed to return home, police said today. The Sikh Jatha returned ...

'Kitne aadmi the': Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury kicks row over comment on gangrape

PATNA: While trying to bring attention to the Unnao rape and Kathua gangrape cases, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury on Saturday kicked a row after invoking a dialogue from the famous Bollywood movie...

Over 600 Academics, Scholars Write to PM on Kathua, Unnao Rapes

New Delhi: In solidarity with some retired civil servants writing a letter last week to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, holding him responsible for the “terrible state of affairs” in Kathua and Unnao...

President Kovind gives nod to ordinance seeking death penalty for child rapists

New Delhi, April 22: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday promulgated an ordinance to pave way for providing stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below th...

Centre approves law providing stringent punishment for rapes

Below 12 Yr: Min 20-yr in jail, extendable to death sentence Below 16 Yr: Min 20-yr in jail, extendable to life imprisonment Over 16 Yr: Min RI of 10-yr, extendable to life imprisonment JAM...

'Democracy under threat' Yashwant Sinha quits BJP

NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that h...

Aadhaar seeding must for bank accounts: RBI

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made linking of national biometric ID Aadhaar to bank accounts mandatory as part of its updated 'Know Your Customer (KYC)' guidelines. This, however, wi...

Cabinet approves Ordinance to confiscate properties of fugitive economic offenders

New Delhi, April 21: In a bid to bring back defaulters of huge bank loans who escape to refuges abroad, the Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that would provide for attachment and confi...

Women protest rising crimes

Guwahati, Apr 21: Over a hundred women today staged a protest march in Guwahati city, demanding exemplary punishment for crimes against women and children and controlling growing incidence of such cr...

Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says would not join any party

Patna, Apr 21: In a setback to BJP ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election, veteran party leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha today left the party by asserting that democratic institutions were ...

Income Tax sleuths seize cash, gold in poll-bound Karnataka

Bengaluru, April 21: Income-Tax (I-T) sleuths seized Rs 4.13 crore in cash and 4.52 kg gold jewellery valued at Rs 1.32 crore during raids conducted over the last three weeks in poll-bound Karnataka,...

Infant raped, killed in MP; 1 arrested

Indore, April 21: A four-month-old girl was sexually assaulted and murdered in Madhya Pradeshs Indore town, police said, adding that the accused has been arrested. The incident occurred in the M.G...

Union cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children

New Delhi, Apr 21: The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. Official sources said here that...

CRPF trooper killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

Raipur, April 21: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper has been killed during a gun battle between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, an official said on Satur...

Dainik Jagran lit fest faces boycott over Kathua rape fake news

Patna, April 21: Several poets, writers, theatre activists and journalists have boycotted Hindi daily Dainik Jagran's literature festival "Bihari Samvadi" on Saturday to protest against its repeatedl...

Amit Shah to discuss ministry reshuffle in UP on Saturday

Lucknow, Apr 21: Even as BJP president Amit Shah would lead the party in attacking the Congress on its home turf of Rae Bareli on Saturday, but his stay here for more than three hours has created ten...

Perpetrators of Unnao, Kathua rape incidents shouldn't be 'shielded, glorified': PFI

New Delhi, Apr 21: Terming the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents as "violent acts to subjugate, humiliate and instill fear", the Population Foundation of India (PFI) has asked the government to ensure ...

Forty bombs recovered from Howrah

Howrah (WB), Apr 21: Forty live bombs were recovered from an abandoned house at Chandrapur in Howrah district, the police said today. Acting on a tip off, police raided the house and recovered the...

Freak accident kills 7 in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, April 21: In a freak accident, a child apparently disengaged the hand-brake of a car leading it to roll down a roadside gorge killing seven persons, including four women and a child, polic...

BJP seeks action against Balakrishna for verbal attack on Modi

Vijayawada, April 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded action against senior Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator N. Balakrishna for using objectionable language ...

Three sisters attempt suicide due to father’s atrocities

Barabanki, Apr 21: Unable to bear atrocities of their father, three sisters attempted suicide by jumping in-front of moving train late on Friday night. Police sources here on Saturday said that th...

Pleasant morning in Delhi, air quality moderate

New Delhi, April 21: It was a sunny and breezy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the maximum temperature set to touch 38 degrees Celsius, the weather office said. The minimum temper...

Indiana Governor declares April as National Sikh Heritage Month

Indianapolis, Apr 21: Indiana Governor Eric J Holcomb celebrated the 319th anniversary of “Creation of Khalsa Day” and on this occasion he also declared the month of April as National Sikh Heritage M...

PM returns to Delhi after three-nation tour

New Delhi, Apr 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New Delhi on Saturday after his successful visit to Sweden, England and Germany. PM Modi was received at the airport by External Affairs ...

Unnao rape: Y-category security withdrawn from BJP MLA

Lucknow, Apr 20: After utter controversy, the Uttar Pradesh government has withdrawn the Y-category security cover of accused ruling Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Bangarmau Kuldeep Singh Sen...

CBFC will hopefully value artistic expression: 'Ascharya F#*k It' director

New Delhi, April 20: "Ascharya F#*k It" -- as the name suggests, is a bold film. But its director Samit Kakkad has "immense faith" in Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has often locke...

Five acts of 'misbehaviour' levelled against CJI

New Delhi, April 20: Following are the five "charges of acts of misbehaviour" in the impeachment motion submitted by the opposition parties to Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu against Chief Jus...

Girl forced to marry youth; commits suicide

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Apr 20 : Rural Kannad police have registered a case against a man and mother for abetting to an 18-year-old girl to commit suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her ...

Aamir spreads awareness about water scarcity

Pune, Apr 20: Superstar Aamir Khan on Friday visited a college here to interact with the students, spread awareness about his water foundation and call for their participation by sticking posters of...

India demands legal action against flag desecration in UK

London, Apr 20: India has demanded legal action against those behind the desecration of the Indian flag at Parliament Square here during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UK visit. The Ministry of Ex...

Indians can see the truth, says Rahul on Judge Loya case

New Delhi, April 20: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "there is hope" on Judge B.H. Loya case as millions of "Indians can see the truth", a day after the judge's family said "there is n...

Decision on re-exam taken on basis of trend analysis: CBSE

New Delhi, April 20: The CBSE on Friday told the Delhi High Court that after doing a trend analysis of science, maths and english papers, it decided not to conduct a re-exam of the Class 10 mathemati...

Probe Punjab pilgrim's conversion in Pakistan: VHP

New Delhi, April 20: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday demanded a probe into a Punjab woman pilgrim's conversion to Islam and re-marriage with a Lahore-based Pakistani national. "The VHP d...

10 houses gutted in Manipur fire

Imphal, April 20: At least 10 houses have been gutted in a massive fire in Manipur's Moreh town, officials said on Friday. A 10-year-old boy sustained injuries in the fire that broke out on Thursd...

Nine-year-old raped, killed in UP

Lucknow, April 20: Less than a week after an eight-year-old was lured from a wedding function and raped and then murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, a nine-year-old was raped and killed in the...

Indian Army commanders discuss challenges faced by security forces, increase in ceasefire violations along LoC

New Delhi, Apr 20: Senior Indian Army commanders today discussed the increase in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, the volatile situation in Kashmir Valley, and the challenges faced by ...

Minor girl raped in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, April 20: A Class 6 girl student has been allegedly kidnapped and raped for two days by her relative in Odisha's Kalahandi district, police said on Friday. Police have arrested the ac...

"Bad things" happening too frequently: Akhtar on Kathua case

Mumbai, Apr 20: Expressing concern over the brutal rape and murder of an an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, veteran screenwriter and poet Javed Akhtar said he is afraid that "bad things" have started ...

Ex-Delhi HC Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar dead

New Delhi, April 20: Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar died on Friday here at a private hospital, family members said. "He was admitted in Fortis Hospital two weeks ago. He pas...

Opposition parties to move impeachment notice against CJI

New Delhi, April 20: The Congress and some other opposition parties met here on Friday and decided to submit a petition in Rajya Sabha to initiate the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra. Fol...

IPL-2018: KKR, Punjab look to continue winning streak

Kolkata, April 20: Table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will both be high on confidence after registering morale-boosting victories in their respective previous games,...

Modi Govt heralded new scales of development: Amit Shah

Bengaluru, Apr 20: Seeking to the woo the trading community in country's IT capital, BJP national president Amit Shah has asserted that the Narendra Modi-led dispensation has changed the scale of dev...

BJP asks MPs to attack Rahul over Judge Loya verdict

New Delhi, April 20: The day the Supreme Court dismissing petitions seeking an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, the BJP asked its MPs to attack Congress President Rahul Gandhi demanding h...

Migratory vultures in India gaining resistance to bacteria

New Delhi, April 20: In a most unusual wildlife health study, ornithologists trace the phenomenon of bacteria in a migratory vulture species that is gaining antibiotic resistance during its sojourn i...

Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely

New Delhi, April 20: It was a hot and sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the maximum temperature set to touch 39 degrees Celsius. The Met predicts rain later in the day. The mini...

Chandrababu Naidu on day-long fast to protest injustice to Andhra

Vijayawada, April 20: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who turned 68 on Friday, began his day-long fast to protest what he calls the injustice being meted out to the state by the C...

Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi

Gandhinagar, April 20: A division bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Bharatiya Janata Party Minister Maya Kodnani while upholding the conviction of Bajrangi Dal activist Babu ...

Simi Garewal to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Mumbai, Apr20: Actress and talk show hostess Simi Garewal will be honored with "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for her immense contribution to t...