Rahul to accept huge Indian flag ‘rejected’ by Gujarat CM

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | IANS | GANDHINAGAR

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to accept a giant national flag made by the Dalit community that was presented to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani but which officials reportedly refused to accept citing lack of space. Gandhi will accept the flag, about 125 feet wide and 83.3 feet high, when he...

UNAIDS document hails Mysuru sex workers’ feat

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | KESTUR VASUKI | Bengaluru

Its celebration time for members of Ashodaya Samiti, a sex workers collective in southern city of Mysuru. They are proud and happy that they have been mentioned in a UNAIDS document released in Geneva two days back as “a Ray of Hope in” care and support by the community for...

Three Leaves battle won, but real battle ahead for OPS/EPS

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

The Election Commission of India’s verdict allotting the Two Leaves symbol to the faction headed by O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palaniswamy has made it clear that they are the real AIADMK and carry the legacy of late MGR and Jayalalithaa. “This is a verdict underscoring the fact that the AIADMK is...

Vyapam case: CBI files chargesheet against 592 accused

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | PTI | New Delhi/Bhopal

Chairmen of four private medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh and two officers of medical education department are among the 592 accused named in a charge sheet filed by the CBI in a Vyapam-related case, officials said on Thursday. Those listed in the charge sheet included JN Choksey, chairman of LN Medical...

Maha policewoman moves HC, seeks leave to turn policeman

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

A 28-year-old lady constable from Beed district in Marathwada region on Thursday moved the Bombay High Court seeking a direction to the Maharashtra’s Director General of Police (DGP) to grant leave of absence for a month to undergo sex change. In a public interest litigation filed through her lawyer Syed Ejaz...

17-yr-old girl’s marriage annulled after 14 years

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | PTI | Jodhpur

A 17-year-old girl, who was married off at the age of three years has got what she was praying for annulment of her marriage. The girl was married off to an 11-year-old boy in 2003 following pressure by the community members. After the death of her father, the girl’s in-laws, along with...

Centre grants VIP security cover to Hardik Patel

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

A ‘Y’ category of armed VIP security cover has been accorded by the Centre to Gujarat’s Patidar leader Hardik Patel, official sources today said. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been entrusted with the task of safeguarding the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader, they said. “A contingent of armed CISF...

On the development roadmap

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | Saimi Sattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has adopted a multi-pronged approach towards empowering women, improving transparency and making sure that good governance touches all aspects of a citizen’s life, says Saimi Sattar Manushi Chhillar has made Haryana proud by becoming the Miss World. What are the ways women are being empowered and...

Progressive Haryana On a NEW high

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | PNS

Haryana, known as the Home of Gods, has grown by leaps and bounds in three years. Be it giving India the biggest sportspersons, now a Miss World 2017, making new medical and girl’s colleges and supporting social causes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao for girl child education, ensuring electricity to...

Encounter at LoC: Jawan martyred, terrorist killed

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

A day after a soldier and three terrorists were killed in two separate gunfights in north Kashmir, another soldier and a terrorist died in a fierce gun-battle along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of the same district on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The gunfight triggered off when...


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Modi pays tribute to Rang Avadhoot

19 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Addressing a gathering of people via video conferencing in Bharuch district of poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked them to unite against casteism, terrorism, black money, corruption and communalism. “It is a strange environment…We must hold each others hand and move ahead…...

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Charges filed against 592 in PMT 2012 case

24 Nov 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against 592 accused persons, including promoters of three private medical colleges from Bhopal - JN Choksey, chairman of LN Medical College, SN Vijaywargiya of People's Medical College and Ajay Goenka of Chirayu Medical College - and one from Indore - Suresh Singh Bhadoriya of Index Medical College, in the MPPEB scam. In the charge-sheet, four MPPEB officials, three persons...

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