Five of 12 identified held, SP transferred

Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 | PTI | Srinagar

Five persons were arrested and a senior official shunted after a mob lynched a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Jammu & Kashmir police outside the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar's Nowhatta area on Thursday night. Top police officials expressed resolve that the guilty would not spared for the brutal...

EC disqualifies MP Min, bars him from contesting elections for three years

Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Election Commission has disqualified Narottam Mishra, Cabinet Minister in the Madhya Pradesh Government and barred him from contesting elections for three years for allegedly being involved in paid news during the 2008 Assembly elections. Mishra is currently holding the charge of water resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs departments in...

EC rejects 21 AAP MLAs’ plea in office of profit case

Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

In a major jolt to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission (EC) has rejected pleas of 21 AAP MLAs to drop office of profit case against them. The EC in its final hearing, likely to be in August, will decide on their disqualification. The EC has ruled that it...

Congress seeks rulling party MLAs’ resignation

Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 | Devyani Vyas/Vardha Pal | New Delhi

The Election Commission (EC) has rejected pleas of 21 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators, who were appointed Parliamentary Secretaries, to drop the "office of profit" case against them. The move of the Commission is considered a major setback for the party. Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken on Saturday demanded the resignation...

‘Lalu-Nitish chasm won’t affect ties’

Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 | Faizan Ahmed | PATNA

When Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad hugged each other at the insistence of the lensmen at the Iftar party hosted by the RJD supremo on Friday, the two looked uncomfortable. It was the first meeting between the two after the Chief Minister took a decision to back Ram Nath Kovind,...

NDA’s presidential candidate files papers

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination papers in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and an array of the alliance’s Chief Ministers and party leaders even as it sought to reach out to the Opposition saying that the President’s office was...

Back Meira, Opp appeals to all secular forces

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Opposition parties on Friday said that it would contest the July 17 presidential election based on ideology and appealed to all secular forces to support its nominee Meira Kumar. With the JD(U) and the BJD supporting NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind despite being part of the Opposition grouping, the Left...

FATF slams Pak for financing terrorists

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global organisation which sets standards for the banks, has slammed Pakistan for its continued complicity in financing terrorist entities and has said that certain United Nations-designated terror groups in that country continue to receive money due to lack of control by the authorities. The...

Aim to build forward-looking vision: PM ahead of US visit

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

A day before he leaves for a three-nation tour to Portugal, the USA and the Netherlands, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he is looking to building a forward-looking vision for India-US partnership. “I will be visiting Washington, DC on 24-26 June at the invitation of President Donald J. Trump....

Woman’s plea for abortion: SC forms 7-doctor medical board

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday constituted a medical board of seven doctors of the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata to ascertain health of a 24-week pregnant woman wanting to undergo abortion on the grounds of foetus abnormality. A vacation Bench of justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul directed the medical board to...


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DU admissions to continue till June 28; 2nd cut-off list on July 1

25 Jun 2017 | Shipra Parashar/ Srishti Garg | New Delhi

With Delhi University declaring its first cut-off list on Friday, SGTB Khalsa college came out with the highest 99.66 per cent for BSc (Hons) Electronics...

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Max Hospital initiates regimented protocol of ‘Fast Track Bypass surgeries’

25 Jun 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

A regimented protocol of ‘Fast Track Bypass surgeries’ in which a patient can get discharged in three days has been initiated by the Max hospital here. Addressing media persons Senior Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (CTVS), Dr Manish Meswani said that Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) involves counselling of patient and fast tracking the conventional processes...

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