Women’s rights activists condemn Mulayam Singh, Abu Azmi remarks

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS): Women’s rights activists Friday strongly condemned comments made on rape and women by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and party leader Abu Asim Azmi. While Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said Thursday boys commit mistakes, but should not hang for rape, his party’s Maharashtra chief gave a new […]

Three cylinder bombs defused after school blast in Bihar

Patna, April 11 (IANS): After giving sleepless night to villagers, three cylinder bombs recovered from a school in Bihar’s Lakhisarai district were defused Friday, more than 24 hours after they were found, police said. “Much to the relief of the villagers, three cylinder bombs were defused Friday after they spent sleepless night Thursday,” a district […]

120 companies of paramilitary forces for Bengal polls’ first phase

Siliguri, April 11 (IANS): Around 120 companies of central paramilitary forces would be deployed in three districts of northern West Bengal for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state April 17, officials said Friday. There will be around 120 companies deployed for the April 17 polls to four constituencies – Darjeeling, Cooch […]

1 million new cancer cases being diagnosed in India each year: Study

LONDON, April 11 (TNN): Latest estimates announced on Friday have revealed some worrying findings about the growing burden of cancer in India. The latest figures published in the British medical journal The Lancet show that around one million new cancer cases are being diagnosed in India each year, projected to nearly double to 1.7 million […]

Kejriwal on 3-day Punjab road show

Amritsar, April 11 (IANS): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal started his three-day political road show in Punjab from this Sikh holy city Friday. Kejriwal offered prayers at `Harmandar Sahib’, popularly known as the Golden Temple, before starting his election tour. Kejriwal’s arrival in this city, 250 km from Chandigarh, is likely to add […]

SC notice to central, state govts on RTE plea

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS): The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central and state governments on a plea seeking enforcement of the right of 37.7 million children to be admitted in schools under the Right to Education Act. A bench of Chief Justice P.Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice M.Y.Eqbal issued notice on […]

Quitting as CM in a huff was a mistake: Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 11 (ET): In his first admission that his decision to quit as Delhi chief minister had gone wrong, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal told ET he mistimed the decision to resign, and that mistake meant AAP suffers a communication gap with the people. He said that AAP will have to be […]

BJP unveils ‘muscular’ election manifesto

NEW DELHI, April 7 (Reuters): Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), widely tipped to form the next government, pledged on Monday to revise the India’s nuclear doctrine, whose central principle is that New Delhi would not be the first to use atomic weapons in a conflict. Unveiling its election manifesto, the party gave no details, but […]

17 killed as bus falls into gorge

Shimla, April 7 (IANS): At least 17 people were killed Monday when their overloaded mini-bus rolled down a 400-feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district, officials said. Nearly 20 others were injured in the accident that took place at Milla near Shillai in Paonta Sahib subdivision, about 110 km from Shimla, as the bus […]

Put me in jail, will not remove any official: Mamata

Kolkata, April 7 (IANS): Lashing out at the Election Commission after it transferred eight West Bengal officials, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday refused to carry out the orders and said she was even prepared to go to jail. Challenging the commission, Banerjee said: “Put me in jail. I will not remove a single officer as […]

‘India will not change Bangladesh policy’

Dhaka, April 7 (IANS): India’s policy towards Bangladesh would not change even if there is a regime change in New Delhi after the elections, India’s high commissioner in Dhaka has said. Pankaj Saran said relationships between the two neighbours depend “a great deal on mutual interests”.  “…Interests don’t really change with the government,” Saran said […]

Over Rs. 195 crore cash seized by EC

New Delhi, April 7 (PTI): Over Rs. 195 crore of cash has been seized so far by Election Commission (EC) appointed teams, with Andhra Pradesh topping the list. According to official data prepared till today, the EC-appointed Election Expenditure Observers have so far seized a total of Rs. 118 crore cash in Andhra Pradesh, Rs. […]