Delhi observes 3rd Car-Free Day

New Delhi, December 22 (IANS): Continuing its efforts to curb air pollution in the national capital, the city government on Tuesday organised the third Car-Free Day in Delhi on the Vikas Marg stretch in east Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar area.   Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia led a cycle rally from Nirman Vihar Metro Station on […]

Resign, Kejriwal tells Modi; PM defends Jaitley

New Delhi, December 22 (IANS): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resignation for ordering the CBI to raid his office, even as Modi declared that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would come out in flying colours from the DDCA corruption charges.   Addressing a special session of the Delhi assembly, […]

Depressed techie injures 24 in stabbing spree, shot dead

Hyderabad, December 22 (IANS): A techie, who was depressed after failing to clear the civil services exams, went on a stabbing spree on Tuesday injuring 24 people, before police shot him down. The incident took place in Karimnagar town of Telangana.   According to police, 25-year-old Balvinder Singh attacked his parents with a sword following […]

Tamil Nadu seeks Rs.25,912 cr post-flood relief

Tamil Nadu seeks Rs.25,912 cr post-flood relief

Chennai, December 22 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that her state requires Rs.25,912 crore for flood relief measures.   In a letter to Modi, the text of which was released to the media here, Jayalaltihaa demanded an mmediate release of Rs.2,000 crore and said the supplementary […]

Parliament passes bill to prevent atrocities against SCs and STs

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 21 (PTI): Parliament on Monday passed a crucial bill that provides for stringent action against those involved in crimes against scheduled castes and tribes, wrongfully occupying their land or dedicating such women as a ‘devadasi’.   The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill also provides for establishing […]

Parties seek early passage of juvenile Bill

New Delhi, December 21 (PTI): Cutting across party lines, lawmakers today sought the passage of the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act at the earliest amidst the clamour over the release of the juvenile convict in the December 16 gangrape case even as BJP and Congress traded charges over the delay in clearing of the […]

India welcomes Nepal’s steps to defuse political crisis

New Delhi, December 21 (IANS): India on Monday welcomed steps taken by the Nepalese government to resolve the four-month-old political impasse following the adoption of a new constitution by the Himalayan nation in September.   External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was informed by Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa on Monday that […]

Jaitley takes Kejriwal to court

Jaitley takes Kejriwal to court

Congress calls for a Joint Parliamentary Probe   New Delhi, December 21 (IANS): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed a defamation suit against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and sought Rs.10 crore in damages for accusing him of corruption when he headed the DDCA. Kejriwal retorted that he and his AAP can’t be intimidated. […]

Firstaid training mandatory for bus/truck drivers from July’16

NEW DELHI, December 21 (PTI): First-aid training and learning of life saving techniques will become mandatory for heavy commercial vehicle drivers from July 2016 to get a driving license (DL) or while getting it renewed in the country.   The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in association with the International Road Federation and Automobile […]

Cow is Yahoo India’s ‘Personality of the year’

Cow is Yahoo India’s ‘Personality of the year’

New Delhi, December 21 (IANS): Yahoo on Monday said the ‘cow’ pipped all other contenders in 2015 to emerge as the personality of the year in India.   “In an unexpected twist, the humble ‘cow’ emerged as ‘Personality of the Year’, trumping other high-profile contenders for the top spot,” Yahoo said in a statement on […]

‘Mother Teresa has been like God for me’

Anurag Dey IANS   As the world celebrates the Vatican approving sainthood for Mother Teresa, a 50-year-old woman, whose “miracle” cure from cancer was instrumental in the 2003 papal recognition that the nun has entered heaven, says the Nobel laureate has been more of a god for her for the past 17 years.   Diagnosed […]

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 […]