Two Jet Airways aircraft collide at IGI, grounded

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Air passenger carrier Jet Airways on Sunday grounded two of its aircraft after they were involved in a minor collision at the IGI airport here.   An airport official said the incident occurred in the afternoon when the two aircraft, belonging to Jet Airways, brushed against each other while “taxiing […]

World witnessing emergence of a new order: President

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the world is witnessing dramatic changes in the international order and it is time to find effective solutions to global challenges that have risen. “This year, you have had to address the dramatic changes in the international political and security scenario. The traditional equations […]

Over 10 years, Bengaluru molestations rose 417%, conviction rate 0.37%

Over 10 years, Bengaluru molestations rose 417%, conviction rate 0.37%

Elizabeth Mani IANS/ IndiaSpend   In a decade to 2016, the incidents of molestation (under Section 354) reported in Bengaluru increased more than four-fold, statistics compiled by the citys Commissioner of Police show. Yet, according to our analysis of police data, of the 4,241 complaints filed between 2006 and 2016, the conviction rate was 0.37 […]

Modi alone can pull Kashmir out of quagmire: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi can “alone pull Kashmir out” of the present quagmire.   “Hamein daldal se agar koi bahar nikal sakta hai to, woh Modi hain (If anyone can pull us out of this quicksand, it is Modi),” Mehbooba told […]

SC confirms death for ‘brutal’ Nirbhaya rapists

SC confirms death for ‘brutal’ Nirbhaya rapists

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentences of all four convicts in the fatal 2012 gang rape of Nirbhaya in a moving bus here, a “rarest of rare” crime that sparked nationwide outrage over violence against women in the country.   “If ever a case called for hanging, […]

President, Vice-President congratulate ISRO

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful launch of the South Asia Satellite.   The President in his message to A.S. Kiran Kumar, Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman of ISRO, conveyed his “heartiest congratulations” to him and […]

Up to 2-year ‘flying ban’ proposed for unruly air passengers

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS): The government on Friday announced draft rules for a national ‘no-fly list’ that proposes a ban on domestic air travel from three months to two years or beyond for unruly passengers.   Civil Aviation Minster Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and Aviation Secretary R.N. […]

Ordinance to break ‘paralysis’ on NPAs: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The government on Friday promulgated an ordinance empowering the RBI in a big way to deal with the crisis of huge bad loans of banks to break the “paralysis” that prevails in the name of autonomy by initiating insolvency process against defaulters and formation of oversight committees.   The government […]