STATES

Rampal

Rampal sentenced to life imprisonment in murder case

October 16, 2018 8:11 pm

Hisar: A court here on Tuesday sentenced self-styled godman Rampal and 14 of his followers to life imprisonment in connection with a murder case. Hisar Additional District and Sessions Judge D R Chaliya pronounced the quantum of sentence in the case which was lodged on the complaint of one Shivpal of Mithapur near Badarpur in […]

Read More
Body of missing woman found floating in Chambal river

Body of missing woman found floating in Chambal river

October 16, 2018 7:39 pm

Kota (Raj): The body of a 33-year-old married woman, who had gone missing, was spotted Tuesday in the Chambal river in Rajasthan’s Kota city, police said. The woman, Pratim Tiwari, a resident of Panchvati Nagar here, had gone missing from her paternal house since Monday evening, they said, adding that her body was recovered this […]

Read More
Rajasthan BJP asks Cong to clarify stand on Ram Temple

Rajasthan BJP asks Cong to clarify stand on Ram Temple

October 16, 2018 7:11 pm

Jaipur: Rajasthan BJP on Tuesday condemned Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s remarks that no good Hindu would want the Ram Temple in Ayodhya by destroying somebody else’s place of worship and asked the opposition party to clarify its stand on the issue. “The BJP not only strongly condemns this statement but also demands that the Congress […]

Read More
Daati Maharaj moves SC against transfer of case to CBI

Sexual assault case: Daati Maharaj moves SC against transfer of case to CBI

October 16, 2018 6:54 pm

New Delhi: Self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj, accused in a sexual assault case, has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court’s order transferring the matter to the CBI. The high court had on October 3 pulled up the Delhi Police for not arresting Daati Maharaj in the case and had transferred the matter to […]

Read More
Allahabad will now be known as Prayagraj

Ahead Kumbh, Allahabad officially renamed as Prayagraj

October 16, 2018 1:46 pm

Lucknow: The historic city of Allahabad was Tuesday officially renamed as Prayagraj. The decision was taken by the Uttar Pradesh cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Briefing reporters after the meeting, senior Cabinet minister Siddhartha Nath Singh said, “The renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj before Kumbh came for approval in the meeting and […]

Read More
Nitish appoints Prashant Kishor JD(U) vice president

Nitish appoints Prashant Kishor JD(U) vice president

October 16, 2018 1:18 pm

New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar Tuesday appointed Prashant Kishor as the party’s vice president, effectively making him the second most powerful person in the party. Kishor, who has worked for a number of parties as a poll strategist,recently joined the ruling party in Bihar. He is seen to be close to Kumar, […]

Read More
Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

Accused of molesting girl, SAI Kabaddi coach commits suicide

October 16, 2018 1:09 pm

Bengaluru: A 59-year-old Kabbadi coach with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) allegedly committed suicide in a hotel room here after being accused of molesting a teenage girl at the training centre, police said Tuesday. “Rudrappa V Hosamani, a senior coach at SAI in Bengaluru, committed suicide by hanging himself in the hotel room in […]

Read More
Congress secretary A Chellakumar

‘Vishwajit Rane will split BJP and return to Congress’: Chellakumar

October 16, 2018 12:11 pm

Panaji: Congress secretary A Chellakumar has claimed that Goa BJP minister Vishwajit Rane wanted to split the ruling saffron party in the state and join the main opposition party after the Lok Sabha polls due next year. Rane, however, denied the claims. Chellakumar claimed that till two months back, Rane was in touch with him […]

Read More
WB govt extends food security to 8.5 cr people: Mamata

WB govt extends food security to 8.5 cr people: Mamata

October 16, 2018 11:14 am

Kolkata: The West Bengal government has ensured food security to more than 8.5 crore people of the state under the ‘Khadya Sathi’ scheme, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday. Special assistance is also being given to the people of Jangalmahal and Hill areas besides Aila-affected areas and farmers of Singur, tea garden workers as well […]

Read More
Durga puja theme pitches Kolkata for UNESCO's City of Literature

Durga puja theme pitches Kolkata for UNESCO’s ‘City of Literature’

October 16, 2018 11:04 am

Kolkata: To draw the attention of the UNESCO to declare Kolkata as its first designated ‘City of Literature’ in India, organisers of a Durga Puja in northern part of the city have set up their puja pandal on the theme of ‘Kavigurur Shantinir’ or Tagore’s ‘Abode of Peace.’ Marking its 76th year, the Chaltabagan Durga […]

Read More