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BJP makes massive gains in BMC polls, finishes 2 short of Shiv Sena’s tally

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on BJP makes massive gains in BMC polls, finishes 2 short of Shiv Sena’s tally

  Mumbai, Feb. 23: The Shiv Sena on Thursday emerged as the largest party in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections with 84 seats, but the BJP, which made massive gains, said it could take control of the civic body with the backing of independents. Shiv Sena activists celebrated earlier in the day as it […]

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Sonia stayed away from UP campaign fearing defeat, says Venkaiah Naidu

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Sonia stayed away from UP campaign fearing defeat, says Venkaiah Naidu

Ballia (UP), Feb. 23: Congress president Sonia Gandhi stayed away from electioneering in Uttar Pradesh as she feared electoral reverses, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said today. Addressing an election meeting here, he said Gandhi is “aware that her party is not in a position to win”. “Sonia Gandhi is not coming for electioneering as she […]

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Sasikala may opt for Chennai Jail

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Sasikala may opt for Chennai Jail

Bengaluru, Feb. 23: AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala may opt for shifting to Central Jail in Chennai from the Bengaluru jail on age and health grounds, a party official hinted on Thursday. “It is early to say when Chinamma (Sasikala) will apply for transfer to Chennai jail as she has to make a strong case […]

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Punish policemen who jailed innocent Muslims: CPI-M

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Punish policemen who jailed innocent Muslims: CPI-M

New Delhi, Feb. 23: The CPI-M has sought action against Delhi Police officers responsible for jailing two young Muslims for 12 long years after a terror attack here in 2005 killed 67 people. “The guilty police officials in this case must be charged and prosecuted,” an editorial in the party journal “People’s Democracy” said. “The […]

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Akhilesh Yadav scared of donkeys of Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Akhilesh Yadav scared of donkeys of Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi

Bahraich (UP), Feb. 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said he was amused that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was “afraid” of the donkeys of Gujarat but he on his part takes inspiration from the “loyal” and “hard working” animal. Responding to the donkey remarks made by the UP chief minister at a poll meeting in […]

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ABVP-AISA clash at DU college over invite to JNU students; ‘many injured’

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on ABVP-AISA clash at DU college over invite to JNU students; ‘many injured’

New Delhi: Police detaining ABVP activists after their clash with AISA students at Delhi University in Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo(PTI2_22_2017_000196B)

New Delhi, Feb 22: Violent clashes broke out between Left-affiliated AISA and RSS-backed ABVP at DU’s Ramjas college today over a seminar invite to JNU students Omar Khalid and Shehla Rashid which left “several students and three teachers injured”. Police said around 40 students have been detained to prevent any further escalation and the situation […]

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Extra-judicial killings: Life term for four UP policemen

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Extra-judicial killings: Life term for four UP policemen

Ghaziabad: **COMBO** File picture of the Bhojpur fake encounter case victims, clockwise from top left, Jasbir, Ashok, Pravesh and Jalaluddin. A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday sentenced four Uttar Pradesh cops including a Station House Officer to life imprisonment in the case. PTI Photo  (PTI2_22_2017_000240B)

Ghaziabad, Feb 22: A special court here today awarded life sentence to four Uttar Pradesh Police personnel in a case of extra judicial killing of four youths 20 years ago. Inspector Lal Singh, Sub Inspector Joginder Singh and constables Surya Bhan and Subhash Chand were convicted by the special CBI court for murder, destruction of […]

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HC asks govt to explore ways to rehabilitate women prisoners

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on HC asks govt to explore ways to rehabilitate women prisoners

New Delhi, Feb 22: The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and Delhi government to explore appropriate programmes for mainstreaming and rehabilitating women prisoners. A bench of Justices Gita Mittal and Anu Malhotra observed that the status of women prisoners was extremely “sad and unfortunate”. “In several cases involving women prisoners, we are coming […]

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Sonia Gandhi reaches out to UP voters through letter

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Sonia Gandhi reaches out to UP voters through letter

New Delhi, Feb 22: Away from the campaign trail this poll season, Sonia Gandhi today made an emotional appeal to the voters in Uttar Pradesh asking them to defeat the “forces” that deprived them of the benefits of welfare schemes and “snatched away” everything from them. In a letter to the voters of Rae Bareli […]

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PM for accountability to improve telecom services

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on PM for accountability to improve telecom services

New Delhi, Feb 22: Clearly unhappy over poor telecom services, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday pressed for efficiency and accountability at all levels to bring about a visible change in the situation at the earliest. He reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the telecom sector while chairing a meeting […]

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