Kirti Azad alleges bungling in DDCA, AAP government to probe

Kirti Azad alleges bungling in DDCA, AAP government to probe

New Delhi, December 20 (IANS): Former India player Kirti Azad on Sunday alleged massive financial irregularities in Delhi’s cricket board even as the city government said it had ordered a probe into the DDCA’s working.   Addressing the media with former player Bishan Singh Bedi, Azad sought an investigation by the Enforcement Directorate into the […]

Youngest convict of 2012 Delhi gang rape case released

Youngest convict of 2012 Delhi gang rape case released

NEW DELHI, December 20 (Reuters):The youngest of six people convicted of the 2012 gang rape of a woman, in a case that shocked India, was freed on Sunday, a lawyer said, after a court refused to extend his three-year sentence.   The case turned a global spotlight on the treatment of women in India, where […]

Govt, states to track illegal mining with satellites

New Delhi, December 20 (PTI): The government has finalised its plans to track illegal mining in the country using space technology and satellite imagery in partnership with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).   This entails states to utilise remote sensing technology to take satellite images of their mines and update them on a regular basis […]

North India reeling under Cold wave

North India reeling under Cold wave

NEW DELHI, December 20 (PTI): Most parts in north India today continued to reel under cold wave conditions coupled with fog, with mercury plunging below the freezing point in Rajasthan’s sole hill station Mount Abu.   Delhiites woke up to a chilly morning with the minimum temperature dropping to 5 degrees Celsius, three notches below […]

Chidambaram debunks Government stand on capping GST rate in statute

New Delhi, December 20 (PTI): Debunking the stand that GST rate cannot be put on the statute, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said there is a precedent of a tax rate being put in the Constitution besides the powers government has to impose new levies in extraordinary situations.   Dismissing Finance Minister Arun […]

It was a framework agreement: Rajnath

Security and police forces have controlled insurgency in the North-East: Home Minister   NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 19 (THE HINDU): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in August that a peace accord has been signed with the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) to end the decades-old Naga insurgency; Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday […]

Sikh Americans lead efforts to counter attacks on minorities

Washington, December 19 (IANS): With hate crimes against Muslims and Sikhs rising in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and California, 15 diverse civil rights and faith-based organisations, led by the National Sikh Campaign (NSC), have joined up to address hateful rhetoric against religious minorities.   The coalition aims to encourage interfaith dialogue […]

‘Modi targeting Opp, We won’t bow down’

‘Modi targeting Opp, We won’t bow down’

New Delhi, December 19 (PTI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of levelling “false allegations” against them and making “full use” of government agencies to “deliberately target” the Opposition.   Sonia and Rahul, who came straight to the AICC office from the court […]

Gangrape victim’s parents, students detained

New Delhi, December 19 (PTI): Parents of the December 16 gangrape victim along with 40 DU and JNU students were detained by the police today as they staged a protest against the release of the juvenile convict in the case.   The father of the victim said that they had gathered for a peaceful demonstration […]

Paris agreement is India’s defeat: Rajendra Singh

Bhopal, December 19 (IANS): The Paris Agreement on climate change is a defeat for India and a blow to the culture of conservation and enrichment of water, wind, energy, food and shelter, ‘Water Man’ Rajendra Singh said.   The Indian knowledge system, which venerated and loved nature, conserved resources and was antithetical to exploitation, had […]

‘Collateral reasons’ delaying GST: Jaitley

New Delhi, December 19 (IANS): Lashing out at the Congress party again for blocking a pan-India goods and service tax regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said some reform-oriented laws, nonetheless, were expected to be passed during the remaining three days of what has been a none-too-productive winter session of parliament thus far.   […]

CBSE books to be made available online for free

New Delhi, December 19 (PTI): All CBSE books and learning material will be made available online for free as part of the Centre’s good governance efforts, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday.   At a function organised at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in east Delhi, she also said that initiatives would be undertaken to ensure […]