Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | Pioneer

SC reserves verdict in Tandoor case New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea filed by jailed former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma challenging his conviction and death sentence in the 1995 Naina Sahni murder case, which became famous as the ‘tandoor’ case. CAG slams Rly for...

Belligerent Jogi dares Cong High Command

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | Sujeet Kumar | Raipur

Barely three months ahead of crucial Assembly polls in BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh, Congress veteran and State’s first Chief Minister Ajit Jogi has launched an open war against his own party which has raised fear that a split in the party in the mineral-rich State is on the cards Jogi who is said...

UGC to impose heavy fines on erring varsities

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | Deepak Kumar Jha | New Delhi

The Government has made a move to rein in errant private universities thriving on study centres outside their territorial jurisdiction, admitting students without fulfilling the requisite criteria or awarding degrees at will. Following directions by the HRD Ministry, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has framed stringent rules and regulations, including imposition...

Freebies: Parties shrug off EC guiding hand

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

Political parties have unanimously rejected the proposal of the Election Commission to frame guidelines on freebies distributed as part of election manifesto, with the only exceptions being the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and two regional parties. Acting on orders from the Supreme Court, the commission on Monday met with representatives from...

‘Blank column in nomination must lead to rejection’

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court, “If a candidate leaves a column blank, the Returning Officer should be allowed to reject the nomination paper. Advocate Meenakshi Arora, appearing for the EC, submitted before a Bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai that leaving...

Govt makes judicial delay excuse against SC ‘convict’ ruling

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

The Centre on Monday pointed out to judicial delays to justify the protection offered to convicted MPs/MLAs from immediate disqualification. In its review petition questioning the July 10 order of the apex court that brought an abrupt end to the term of convicted and jailed MPs/MLAs, the Union Law Ministry said,...

‘Army given free hand to deal with situation’

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | Rahul Datta | Kochi

Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said that the armed forces have been given a free hand to deal with any situation on the LoC as the Pakistan Army continues to resort to ceasefire violations after killing five Indian soldiers in a cross border raid in Poonch last week. Asked to...

Amit Shah exempted from fortnightly reporting to CBI

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed BJP General Secretary Amit Shah to be exempted from appearing every alternate week before the CBI as a condition for bail granted to him in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter killing. Shah, who is a MLA from Gujarat, was pinning hopes on the court order since...

Ishrat Jahan case: SC rejects Pandey’s anticipatory bail plea

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

The SC on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of senior IPS officer PP Pandey, against whom a non-bailable warrant has been issued, in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, saying his conduct in remaining absconding dis-entitled him for the relief. “Your conduct itself makes you disentitled for this plea (bail),”...


Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | Pioneer

kharge favours zero tolerance to mishaps New Delhi: Putting onus of train safety on general managers and divisional Railway managers, Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday called on all zonal Railways to ensure zero tolerance to accidents. “A policy of ‘no loss of life’ should be the motto of all employees,” Kharge...



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Prez’s arts council quits over Trump’s Virginia remarks

20 Aug 2017 | AFP | Washington

The entire President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, that includes Indian-Americans Jhumpa Lahiri and Kal Penn, has resigned over President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks after the racist violence in Virginia. In a letter signed by 16 of 17 committee members, including author Lahiri and actor Penn, Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change has also been cited as a reason for their resignation...

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2,467 kWp solar capacity installed in C'garh last year: Centre

20 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Solar power plants having total capacity of 2,467 kWp have been installed at various places including industries in Chhattisgarh in 2016-17, the Central Government has informed. Notably, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to identify more potentially rich areas for installation of renewable energy projects and carry out advance planning for evacuation and transmission of power in an effective and coordinated manner...

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