Parents held for killing newborn, abandoning body

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018 | PTI | Kollam (Ker)

The parents of a new born baby, whose body was found abandoned at Puthur in Kollam district with hands and legs bitten off by stray dogs, were arrested on Monday in connection with the child's death, police said. The parents — Mahesh (26) and Ambili (23) were arrested after several rounds...

SC seeks govt's reply on plea against polygamy, nikah halala

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to respond to a plea seeking to declare the provisions of Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) validating the practice of polygamy and 'nikah halala' as unconstitutional. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, while issuing notice...

Cong responsible if Dalits face atrocities even 70 yrs after independence: Paswan

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday launched a counter-attack on Rahul Gandhi, saying the Congress party is responsible if Dalits are still facing atrocities even after 70 years of independence. Countering Congress president Rahul Gandhi's charge of rising incidents of anti-Dalit attacks under the present BJP regime, the LJP chief...

Situation created by Modi govt worse than emergency: Yashwant

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018 | PTI | Hazaribagh

Two days after quitting the BJP, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha has alleged that the situation during the last four years of the Narendra Modi Government was "worse than Emergency". Sinha, who resigned from the BJP and taken 'sanyas' (retirement) from party politics on April 21, has also claimed that the...

Leopard captured in J&K's Ramban

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018 | PNS | Banihal/Jammu

A two-year-old leopard was caught alive by a wildlife team with the assistance of locals in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior official said on Monday. The leopard ventured into a human habitation at Hirni hall in Khadi area last evening and was captured after a three hour long...

Reddy back in BJP to play his game of politics

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

It’s an open secret now. Tainted Gali Janardhana Reddy is back in business with the BJP. Reddy who was jailed and after his exile gave a jumbo entry to the BJP ahead of May 12 polls. He made his entry dramatic on Saturday at Molakalmuru constituency in central Karnataka...

Cong drops lawyer who represented Choksi

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | PTI | Bengaluru

The Congress on Sunday dropped its candidate for Madikeri, HS Chandramauli, who represented fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi as his lawyer and allotted a second constituency to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, as it released the second and final list of nominees for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls. The party also confirmed a...

Puducherry Botanical Garden gets new life on Earth Day

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

Earth Day revived the fortunes of the once-famous Botanical Garden in Puducherry. The garden which has been in a dilapidated state got a new lease of life as Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor, decided to lead her entourage of officials to the garden on Sunday morning as part of her...

No one can secure our ties with BJP: AIADMK

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | PTI | Chennai

In politically significant remarks, the ruling AIADMK on Sunday said that signs of its working together with BJP like a “double-barrelled gun” in the political arena were visible and “no one can sever ties” between the two parties. Coming out strongly against the principal opposition DMK-led persistent protests over the Cauvery...

Bikaner: Five killed, 11 injured in road accident

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | PTI | Jaipur

At least five people were killed and 11 injured when the mini-bus they were travelling in allegedly rammed into an unidentified vehicle in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district, police said on Sunday. The accident took place late on Saturday night on NH-11 in Dungargarh police station limits when the passengers of the mini-bus...


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Quake measuring 3.7 on Richter scale felt in south Gujarat

22 Apr 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad

A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of south Gujarat, including Bharuch and Surat districts, though no damage was reported, officials said...

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Crorepati bank assistant in Vig net

25 Apr 2018 | PNS | CUTTACK

Basing on the allegations of acquisition of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income by Banking Assistant, Mayurbhanj Central Cooperative Bank Limited, Karanjia Sirish Chandra Mohanta, a Vigilance team raid several locations and traced his assets of Rs 1,10, 25,946. His residential house located at Dhatikabeda, Karanjia, house given on rent at Prasanti Vihar, Bhubaneswar, house given on rent located at Karanjia, and office room were simultaneously searched with search...

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