Declare all results by July 1, Maha Guv tells varsity

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Three weeks after he pulled up Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor Dr Sanjay Deshmukh over the delay in the declarations of results, Maharashtra State Governor and Chancellor of University of Mumbai Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Monday asked Deshmukh to expedite the assessment of answer papers so that the University could declare all...

Actress Kajal Agarwal’s secy nabbed

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

In the continuing probe into the massive drug bust, the Hyderabad Police arrested Rony, secretary of popular film actress Kajal Agarwal, on Monday and handed him over to the Prohibition and Excise Department. A group of policemen raided his residence and found ganja from his possession. Police said the raids...

Dravidians to stage sacred thread ceremony for pigs; Brahmins upset

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

Tamil Nadu could see another round of caste conflict in the coming weeks as one of the Dravidian outfits is getting ready to celebrate Avani Avittam (sacred thread ceremony observed by the Brahmin community) by making pigs wear the sacred thread. “On August 7, when the Brahmins observe the Avani Avittam,...

Re-investigate Bofors, BJP demands in LS

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The controversial Rs 64 crore Bofors gun pay-off case resurrected on Monday in the Lok Sabha with BJP members seeking a "proper investigation" in the light of "new evidence" into the arms deal saying the country should know the "complete truth". Meenakshi Lekhi and Nishikant Dubey, both BJP members, ...

Cong accuses Venkaiah, family of land grabbing in Andhra Pradesh

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Ahead of the vice-presidential polls, the Congress on Monday charged NDA’s nominee Venkaiah Naidu with irregularities involving him and his family in land deals. Addressing the media here, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh demanded answers from Naidu, since he always spoke of transparency and probity. Accusing Naidu of land grabbing in Andhra Pradesh’s...

Naidu on Cong allegations: A clear sense of hopelessness

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PNS | NEW DELHI

NDA's vice-presidential nominee Venkaiah Naidu on Monday came out with a point-by-point rebuttal to Congress' allegations against him and his family and said this is a clear evidence of the sense of hopelessness and political bankruptcy of the main Opposition party. On the tax exemptions given to his daughter's trust, he...

6 Cong MPs suspended for unruly behavior

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Six Congress MPs were suspended from the Lok Sabha for five days by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday on the ground of their "highly unbecoming" conduct that involved tearing off papers and scattering them close to the Chair while aggressively protesting in the Well of the House...

Kurien expresses concern over food served in trains

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PNS | new Delhi

Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Monday associated himself with the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha over the issue of quality of food served in the trains saying the Government should look into it as the matter is "serious". His observation came days after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)...

Bills to upgrade FDDI, replace Admiralty passed

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Parliament on Monday approved two Bills, the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) to grant degrees and diplomas and The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims), 2017 seeking to repeal laws such as the Admiralty Court Act, 1861, the Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1890. The FDDI, 2017 provides...

Opp wants Motor Vehicle Bill 2017 scrutinised by a Select Committee

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017 got stuck in Rajya Sabha on Monday as the members from Opposition Benches demanded that the Bill be referred to a Select Committee of the House for proper scrutiny. Aimed at bringing radical reforms in the transport sector, The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017, passed...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Sanskar Bharti holds Rangoli-Mehndi competition

25 Jul 2017 | PNS | HAZARIBAGH

The Hazaribagh district unit of Sanskar Bharti organized Rangoli-Mehndi competition in the premises of Hindu +2 High School. Despite continuous rain 140 participated in the Rangoli competition and 78 in Mehndi competition...

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