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No one to be deprived of benefits for lack of Aadhaar: Government

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New Delhi, March 7 (IANS): Days after making Aadhar Card mandatory for availing mid-day meal, the government on Tuesday clarified that no one will be deprived of the benefits for lack of the identification card. According to a Cabinet Secretariat statement, no one will be deprived of the benefits for lack of Aadhaar. “The Government […]

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MP train blast terror attack: minister

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Shajapur: Smoke erupts from a bogie after a blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station in Shajapur district in Madhya Pradesh. PTI Photo(PTI3_7_2017_000026B)

  Bhopal, March 7 (PTI): Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Tuesday said initial investigation into the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast suggested it was a “terror attack”. Ten persons were injured in the blast, three of them seriously, which occurred when the train was reaching Jabdi station in Shajapur district this morning. “The initial […]

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Government indulging in ‘extortion’ in name of Digital India: Congress

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New Delhi, March 7 (IANS): The Congress on Tuesday alleged that the Narendra Modi government was indulging in “plain extortion” in the name of Digital India by levying various taxes and charges on digital transactions. “After forcing the devastating decision of demonetisation upon the people of India, the Narendra Modi government is brazenly indulging in […]

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Maharashtra homeopath who performed illegal abortions nabbed

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Sangli (Maharashtra), March 7 (IANS): In a pre-dawn swoop, a team of Maharashtra Police arrested Babasaheb Khidrapure, the absconding homoeopathic doctor who had carried out a spate of illegal abortions from Belgaum in neighbouring Karnataka, an official said here on Tuesday. Khidrapure was brought to Mhaisal village in Sangli this afternoon and produced before a […]

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ABVP hails life sentence verdict for GN Saibaba

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New Delhi, March 7 (IANS): RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Tuesday welcomed the life-imprisonment sentence awarded to DU professor G.N. Saibaba, saying the latter played a big role in spreading Maoism in urban areas. “Saibaba was instrumental in spreading the ideology of Mao in urban areas. It has been proven by the court […]

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Junior engineer, clerk caught while accepting bribe

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Jamshedpur, March 7 (PTI): A junior engineer and a clerk were caught red-handed by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths while accepting bribe from a contractor at Chaibasa in Jharkhand on Tuesday and arrested. The two were arrested following a complaint registered with ACB by the contractor, superintendent of police Manoj Kumar said. This was the […]

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Two accomplices of Prajapati arrested

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Noida/Lucknow, March 7 (PTI): Two aides of the absconding UP Cabinet minister Gayatri Prajapati have been arrested from Noida by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force in connection with the rape case against the SP leader. The two accused in the case were picked up from Noida and brought here for interrogation, ADG (Law and […]

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Helpline for woman facing harassment via social media launched

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Mumbai, March 7 (PTI): On the eve of International Women’s Day, BJP leader Shaina NC today launched a helpline for assisting women in distress and also who are targets of harassment via social media and mobile phone messages. The helpline, Stree Sanman, will ensure that women facing harassment get justice and rogue elements are punished […]

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Rabi Ray’s funeral conducted with full state honours

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Puri: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar and Senior leader Sarad Yadav  attending the funeral ceremony of former Loka Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray at his native village Bhanragada in Puri district on Tuesday.  PTI Photo (PTI3_7_2017_000210B)

  Bhubaneswar, March 7 (PTI): The mortal remains of noted socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray was today consigned to flames at his native village in Khurda district with full state honours. Ray’s nephew lit the funeral pyre at Bhanragarh village in the presence of hundreds of people including Chief Minister Naveen […]

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Record 2,345 nominations received for PM award: Govt

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New Delhi, March 7 (PTI): A record number of over 2,300 nominations have been received for this year’s Prime Minister’s awards to bureaucrats for implementing the Centre’s key programmes. Of the total 2,345 nominations, Uttar Pradesh has sent 269 entries, 114 from Madhya Pradesh, followed by Telangana and Gujarat with 98 nominations each, Odisha with […]

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