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Justice delayed is justice denied

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Rapist can be let off with lighter punishment if the case is old or victim struck compromise: SC Amid the demand to fast-track the two-year-old case against the Delhi gangrape accused, the Supreme Court in a 20-year-old rape case decided recently that a rapist facing 10 years or more sentence can…

Swine flu: Ministry yet to launch low-cost kits

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

While patients have been shelling out exorbitant amount Rs5,000 to Rs10,000 for swine flu tests across the country, the Union Health Ministry is sitting on a proposal to commercially launch the indigenously-made low costing kits developed by the ICMR to test the H1N1 virus. Sources in the Ministry said that…

Bihar cops not to play Holi in protest

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | FAIZAN AHMAD | PATNA

The fortnight old Nitish Kumar Government faced a symbolic protest when around one lakh police personnel decided not to observe Holi festival on Friday. The men in khaki from constable up to inspector rank are angry over the scrapping of the cabinet decision of the previous Jitan Ram Manjhi Government…

Maharashtra BJP chief resigns as Union Minister

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Union Minister Raosaheb Dadarao Danve, who was made Maharashtra BJP president a few months back, resigned from the Council of Ministers on Thursday over the principle of ‘one-man,one-post’. Danve submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who accepted it and forwarded it to President Pranab Mukherjee, sources said. Danve, who…

Karunanidhi to lead DMK for 2016 Assembly polls

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The much awaited executive committee meeting of the DMK passed on smoothly on Thursday with the party seniors reasserting that Muthuvel Karunanidhi (92) would be its chief ministerial candidate for the 2016 Assembly election. Though the Stalin loyalists were expecting that the 62-year-old party treasurer and youth wing chief would be…

Guj delegation to visit Karachi, will negotiate on return of boats

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

In order to check seaworthiness of Indian boats belonging to Indian fishermen abducted by the Pakistani Marine Security Agency (PMSA), a delegation of Gujarat will visit Karachi on Sunday. The delegation consisting of two officials of Gujarat Fisheries department, three members from All Gujarat Fishermen Association and three experts in boat…

BJP gearing up for panchayat polls in UP; chintan baithak on March 7, 8

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | PNS | Lucknow

To gear up for the forthcoming panchayat polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party State unit has decided to organise a ‘chintan baithak’ of senior party leaders in the temple city of Chitrakoot in Bundelkhand region just after the Holi festival. In the meeting, to be held on March 7 and 8,…

Kerala House to witness stormy Budget Session

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Will the number 13 prove to be inauspicious for Kerala’s Finance Minister KM Mani as he is preparing to present his 13th Budget on March 13 in the 13th session of the 13th Assembly starting on Friday just when he faces the charges of “selling” Budget proposals for money and…

DGP derailing probe: Govt Chief Whip

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Kerala’s Congress-led UDF Government has suffered a huge embarrassment with its own Chief Whip PC George charging the State Director General of Police with efforts to derail the probe into the brutal murder of a security guard by controversial businessman Muhammad Nisham at the posh Sobha City villa complex at…

Mob breaks jail in Dimapur, beats to death rape accused

Friday, 06 Mar 2015 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

Unruly mob on Thursday overthrew the tight security arrangements of the Central jail at Dimapur in Nagaland and beaten to death one rape accused, who has been languishing his term in the jail since last week. A mass protest rally against the rape was held at Dimapur on Thursday morning after…


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