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Coronavirus outbreak Travellers from 4 more Nations to be screened

New Delhi, Feb 23 Amid no end to the coronavirus outbreak, Indian aviation watchdog DGCA has decided to expand screening operations for passengers arriving from Nepal, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.Releasing a statement, the Directorate General of Civil..

Gold mine with 5 times India’s current reserve found in UP

New Delhi, Feb 22Gold deposits of around 3000 tonnes and worth nearly Rs 12 lakh crore have been found in Maoist-hit Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.The data by the World Gold Council shows India currently has 626 tonnes of gold reserves. The new rese..

Nirbhaya gangrape case 4 convicts to hang on March 3

New Delhi, Feb 17 The four men convicted of rape and murder of the 23-year-old paramedic will be hanged on March 3 at 6 am, a Delhi Court said on Monday. This is the third black warrant issued by the Court in this case.“The death warrant would be now executed on March 3 at 6 am,” judge Dharmender Rana said in a one-line order pronounced on Monday afternoon. The Judge had earlier in the day reserved his order after arguments by both sides.As soon as the Judge announced the new death warrant, ..

Arvind Kejriwal and 6 Ministers take oath for third term in office

New Delhi, Feb 16Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal was on Sunday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time in a row as thousands cheered him on in the Ramlila Maidan in the heart of the National capital.Next to take the oath of office was his right-hand man Manish Sisodia, who was similarly egged on by the crowd at the Ramlila Maidan, which was decked with tricolours, party flags, posters and placards.Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal administered the oath of office and secrecy ..

Naga woman mistaken for Chinese in Mumbai, made to leave building

MUMBAI, Feb 15Chaos ensued in Chembur society of Mumbai after a local resident shot a video of a 23-year-old Naga woman suspecting her to be a Chinese suffering from novel coronavirus and circulated it online.According to a Times of India report, the woma..

Death toll touches 1380 China seeks plasma from recovered patients

NEW DELHI, Feb 14China’s State-owned medical products maker is collecting plasma from the blood of patients who have recovered from the novel coronavirus after discovering its efficacy in helping those critically ill from the infection.China National Biotec Group Co. has been using this plasma, which contains highly potent antibodies, to treat more than 10 seriously ill patients since Feb. 8, the company said. It claimed that those receiving the treatment improved within 24 hours, with reduced ..

Rain likely in NE

New Delhi, Feb 14 : Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive isolated rain or snow between February 14 and February 18, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday.Dry weather is very likely to prevail over the rest of th..

DGCA extends screening of passengers arriving from Japan, S-Korea amid coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi, Feb 14Aviation regulator DGCA asked airports and airlines on Friday that in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection, passengers arriving in flights from Japan and South Korea must be screened once they step out of the aerobri..

"Win for Bharat Mata," says Kejriwal after big Delhi victory

New Delhi, Feb 11 Arvind Kejriwal, jubilant after a huge victory in Delhi, today began his thank-you speech with a declaration: "Dilliwalon, ghazab kar diya aapne (You have done the impossible). I love you."The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said the victory marked a new kind of politics, that of "work". He also called it a "win for Bharat Mata (mother India)".Kejriwal's credits also included Lord Hanuman. "Today is Tuesday, the day of Hanuman-ji. Hanuman-ji has showered Delhi with blessings. Thank ..

NE MPs Forum

New Delhi, Feb 10: A meeting of the North East MPs Forum (NEMPF) was held in the Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi today wherein 12 MPs from different political parties came together to deliberate on the common issues concerning the North Eastern region ..

Delhi vote count today

NEW DELHI, Feb 10 The votes for the Delhi Assembly elections 2020 will be counted tomorrow. In order to count votes, 21 centres have been set up across the city. The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, Ranveer Singh, told AIR that the counting of votes will..

Media conclave on India's environment starts

Mungchan ZimikALWAR (Rajasthan), Feb 9 : The three days CSE’s Annual Media Conclave on the state of India's environment and Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2020 was today inaugurated by Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot at CSE's, AAETI campus in Nimli under Alwar district of Rajasthan.CSE Director General Sunita Narain in her welcome speech said that CSE's objective of hosting the media dialogue as an annual event for the journalists writing on environmental issues is to “bring together journalist..

At 17th rank, India among most prone to importing nCoV: Study

New Delhi, Feb 9 India ranks 17th among the list of countries most likely to import cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a global import risk assessment model has found.Researchers from the Humboldt University and Robert Koch Institute in Berlin ha..

Policy to scrap old, polluting and fuel-guzzling vehicles in Cabinet soon

New Delhi, Feb 9The Centre’s long-delayed policy of scrapping old, polluting and fuel-guzzling vehicles in an attempt to reduce pollution and road congestion has at last been sent to the Cabinet Secretariat to be put up before the Cabinet for its ap..

Foreigners who visited China after Jan 15 to be barred entry : DGCA

NEW DELHI, Feb 9 Aviation regulator DGCA has said that foreigners who went to China on or after January 15 will not be allowed to enter India.In a circular to airlines, DGCA said, foreigners who have been to China on or after January 15 are not allowed to..

Delhi polls: Over 57 pc voter turnout recorded

New Delhi, Feb 8 Nearly 57 per cent voter turn-out has been recorded till 6 pm Saturday as people of Delhi queued up to cast their votes for the Assembly election. The city recorded 14.75 per cent voter turnout in the first three hours of polling which began at 8 am. Voting officially concluded at 6 pm.To ensure safe polling, the Delhi Police deployed at least 40,000 personnel, 19,000 Home Guards, and 190 companies of paramilitary forces across Delhi. Apart from this, the Delhi Police also set up ..

Germany keen to invest in NE

NEW DELHI, Feb 8: Germany is willing to invest more in northeastern states. This was conveyed by a six-member Parliamentary dele- gation from Germany to DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday.The German delegation is headed by Jürgen Hard, who curre..

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to retain power, predict exit polls

NEW DELHI, Feb 8: Exit polls have predicted that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will retain power with a comfortable majority.Times Now-Ipsos predicted 44 seats for AAP and 26 for the BJP. The poll also put the AAP's vote share at 51%, with the BJP ..

Delhi Assembly election today AAP, BJP, Cong to fight triangular contest

NEW DELHI, Feb 7Voting in single-phase Assembly elections in Delhi is set to be held on February 8 (Saturday), while counting of votes will take place on February 11, (Tuesday). This year, the 70- membered Assembly polls in the National Capital will see a triangular contest between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (APP) is set to make a determined bid to return to power while the BJP seeks for a win after losing to AAP in the 2013 ..

PM reiterates CAA not to be used to settle outsiders in Assam, NE

New Delhi, Feb 7 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there was an attempt to mislead the people of Assam and the North East over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) but such attempts would not be tolerated.Speaking at a public meeting in Assam’s Kokrajhar, Modi said those spreading rumours that outsiders will be allowed to settle in Assam and other parts of North East was not correct.“I am here to assure all in Assam that anti-Assam and anti-National mentality will ..

NE ignored for years; now growth engine : Modi

NEW DELHI, Feb 6 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said for years the North Eastern region was ignored but things changed under his Government, and it has now become a growth engine.Replying to a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in Lok Sabha, Modi also said many problems in the North East were resolved only for meeting political reasons and remained confined to papers."Let us talk about the Bodo accord. Despite many efforts, the issue was unsolved for years. The Bodo ..

New advisory for travellers from China issued

New Delhi, Feb 5: The Cabinet Secretary held a high level meeting to review the actions taken for the management of novel Coronavirus and preparedness of States, with Secretaries of Health and Family Welfare, External Affairs, Civil Aviation, Pharma, Depa..

Bhutan ends free travel for Indian passport holders

New Delhi, Feb 5Bhutan for long has been an idyllic destination for Indian travellers. With its mesmerising beauty, stunning landscapes and the fact that it is just a stone's throw away, Bhutan has been a favourite destination among Indian tourists. And m..

Nirbhaya case All 4 convicts to be executed together : HC

New Delhi, Feb 5The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed the Centre’s plea challenging trial Court order which had stayed the execution of all four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya case.Saying that all four convicts have to be executed together..

Declare CM face by 1 pm today: Kejriwal dares BJP

NEW DELHI, Feb 4: Aam Aadmi Party National con-vener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday dared BJP to name its Chief Minister candidate for the February 8 Assembly elections, saying he is ready for a debate with the saffron party's CM face.Speaking to the media after releasing the party manifesto, Kejriwal said it is the people in a democracy who elect a Government. "Amit Shah is saying people should vote for the BJP and he will select the Chief Minister after the elections. In a democracy, people elect their ..

Kerala reports 3rd positive case of coronavirus

KASARAGOD, Feb 3A 19-year-old medical student, who returned from China, has tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus and is being monitored in an isolation ward in the District Hospital in Kanhangad.This is the third confirmed case in Kerala, said Minister for Health KK Shailaja. Of the 104 samples checked till Sunday, three tested positive for the coronavirus, she said in a statement.The student's friend is also under observation in the district hospital, though her test result was yet to come, ..

Kerala confirms second coronavirus case

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2Even as India is carrying out a massive evacuation of its citizens from Wuhan in China, a second positive case of Novel Coronavirus has been detected in Kerala.“Second positive case of Novel Coronavirus patient, has been reported in Kerala. The patient has a travel history from China. The patient has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus and is in isolation in the hospital. The patient is stable and is being closely monitored,” the Union Health Ministry said in ..

2nd Air India flight carrying 323 Indians lands in Delhi from Wuhan

New Delhi, Feb 2A special flight of Air India carrying the second batch of 323 Indians from China’s Wuhan landed in Delhi on Sunday morning, a day after hundreds were evacuated from the Chinese city in Hubei province at the centre of the novel coron..

Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha chief shot dead

Lucknow, Feb 2A Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha leader was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants in Lucknow’s posh Hazratganj police station area on Sunday morning in Uttar Pradesh. Gorakhpur resident Ranjeet Bachchan, who is the foun-ding head of the fringe outfit, was out on a morning walk with his cousin brother Aditya Srivastava  when the two unidentified men stop-ped them and shot near the Globe Park ahead of Luck-now’s Parivartan Chowk.While Bachchan died at the spot, his cousin was ..

Delhi HC reserves order

New Delhi, Feb 2: The Delhi High Court on Sunday reserved judgement on the Centre and Tihar Jail’s plea challenging the stay on the execution of the four con-victs in the December 16 gang rape case.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Sunday told the D..

Delhi poll campaigns heat up; Kejriwal holds roadshows

New Delhi, Feb 2Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani addresses rallies in the National capital on Sunday ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections slated for next week.BJP National president JP Nadda will also hold rallies in the city. Also, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also address two public gatherings.On the other hand, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National convenor Arvind Kejriwal held roadshows at Kirari, Mundka, Vishwas Nagar, Laxmi Nagar ..

Union Budget 2020: Winners and losers

NEW DELHI, Feb 1There’s a lot riding on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s budget this fiscal year. Once the world’s fastest growing economy, India is now trying to restart economic growth that’s dipped to an 11-year low.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said this budget was aimed to boosting incomes and enhancing pur- chasing power, stressing that the economy’s fundamentals were strong and inflation was well contained.Here’s a short list of winners and losers from ..

324 Indians evacuated from Wuhan to Delhi moved to 2 quarantine facilities

New Delhi, Feb 1The first batch of 324 Indians who arrived in Air India special flight from Wuhan (China) in Delhi Saturday morning are being taken to Indo-Tibetan Border Police Chhawla camp in Delhi and an army camp at Manesar in Haryana for medical obser-vation, ANI reported.Two hundred and eleven of the evacuees are students. Most of the evacuees are from Andhra Pradesh and Kerala and 22 are from Maharashtra.The Air India Boeing 747 had reached Wuhan on Friday evening with a team of doctors to ..

At 3 pm Sunday, Delhi High Court to decide on hanging 2012 rape convicts

New Delhi, Feb 1The Delhi High Court will hold a special hearing on Sunday afternoon to decide a petition by the government that sought the execution of at least two of the four men convicted for the rape and murder of the 23-year-old paramedic.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who had appeared for the government, told the judges that the convicts were trying the patience of the country by their delaying tactics.“This gang rape case will go down in history of India where convicts of heinous crime ..

India bans

NEW DELHI, Jan 31 : India on Friday banned the export of personal protection equipment such as masks and clothing amid a global coronavirus outbreak.It did not give a reason for the ban but it reported its first case of the new coronavirus on Thursday, a ..

AI flight heads to coronavirus-epicentre Wuhan

Mumbai, Jan 31A special flight of Air India on Friday left for Wuhan city to evacuate hundreds of Indians from the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China’s central Hubei province.People familiar with the plans said the first flight, the 423-seater AI 1348, on Friday is expected to ferry about 315 Indians from Wuhan and neighbouring areas. A second aircraft will be dispatched thereafter to bring back Indians from other parts of Hubei.“The National carrier once again comes to the ..

Govt releases FAQs on coronavirus

New Delhi, Jan 31 The Government on Thursday released frequently asked questions (FAQs) and useful information on coronavirus that has claimed 213 lives so far. The virus has infected more than 7700 people and is spreading rapidly.In a series of tweets on..

Naga Peace Accord Centre misleading people : NSCN-IM leader

NEW DELHI, Jan 31 Three months since the supposed conclusion of the Naga peace talks between the Centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland — Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), the Nagas face an uncertain future with no progress being made on the Nag..

Kerala reports first confirmed coronavirus case in India

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 30India has reported its first confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Thrissur district of Kerala. The patient is a student studying in Wuhan University, China and had recently returned to India.In a statement, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of India said the student is from Kerala. "The patient has tested positive for novel coronavirus and is in isolation in the hospital. The patient is stable and is being closely monitored," the statement said.The 2019-novel corona-virus ..

Homeopathy effective : AYUSH Ministry

New Delhi, Jan 29 The AYUSH Ministry on Wednesday issued a health advisory and recommended that homeopathic and unani medicines could be effective in the prevention of novel coronavirus (nCoV) infections.The advisory was issued following a meeting on Tues..

2 killed in anti-CAA protest in WB

Berhampore, Jan 29Two people were killed and at least three others sustained bullet injuries when some locals opened fire and hurled crude bombs on a group of protesters demonstrating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district.The deceased have been identified as Anarul Biswas (55), who died on the spot, and Salauddin Sheikh (17), who succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital. The three injured have been admitted ..

Army to cut down strength in NE : CoAs

New Delhi, Jan 29The Army plans to draw down all its regular forces deployed in counter-insurgency, counter- terrorism and internal security duties from the North-East in the next 18-24 months, to focus on conventional warfare, said Army Chief General M M..

Booked on sedition charges, anti-CAA activist Sharjeel Imam arrested in Bihar

NEW DELHI, Jan 28  Controversial JNU student and activist Sharjeel Imam, who is facing sedition charges for his allegedly inflammatory speeches during the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh, was on Tuesday arrested from Kako village of Bihar's Jehanab..

Coronavirus outbreak in China Thermal screening to be extended to 20 airports : Vardhan

New Delhi, Jan 28 Thermal screening of passengers for possible exposure to the deadly novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection will be extended to 20 airports from the existing seven, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday and confirmed no case has..

No pay

NEW DELHI, Jan 28: Stating that available funds under code head 01 salary is hardly sufficient to clear the regular  salary bills for the month of January and February this year, the Force HQs, SSB New Delhi, has intimated that all available funds un..

Peace pact inked with NDFB in presence of Amit Shah

NEW DELHI, Jan 27The Narendra Modi Government on Monday signed a "historic" peace accord with four armed groups of Assam, including one of the dreaded insurgent groups— the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) — providing political and economic bonanza.The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), which has been spearheading a movement for a Bodoland State was also signatory to the accord.The tripartite agreement was signed by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, top leadership ..

Manipur too files charges against ‘cut off NE’ talk

New Delhi, Jan 27A day after sedition charges were slapped against Sharjeel Imam, activist and PhD student at JNU, by the Assam and Uttar Pradesh police, fresh charges under the same offence were issued against him in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Delhi,..

Army stocking up munitions for 40-day war

NEW DELHI, Jan 27 The 13-lakh strong Army is now slowly but steadily building its ammunition stocks ranging from rockets and missiles to high-caliber tank and artillery shells to ensure it can comfortably fight a full-blown war for over 10 days, with the ..

Fourth person quarantined at Mumbai for suspected coronavirus symptoms

Mumbai, Jan 27  A 36-year-old resident of Tardeo, who had visited China recently, was quarantined at Mumbai’s Kasturba Gandhi Hospital on Sunday after he developed cold and fever, symptoms of the coronavirus. He is the fourth person in Mumbai to be quarantined in the hospital’s isolation ward.The man had travelled to China on January 3, 2020, and returned on January 11, 2020 through Hong Kong. During his stay, he visited Shanghai and Guangzhou which is almost 1,000 km away from Wuhan ..

NE devt model for J and K : Ministers

SRINAGAR, Jan 24 Continuing its efforts to reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Ministers who are visiting the region, reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and it would be developed on the lines of what the Centre had done in the North East in the past five years.The Ministers interacted with various delegations in Srinagar, Ganderbal and Baramullah districts of central and northern Kashmir. Union Minister of State for Defence, Shripad Naik, addressed a gathering ..

Supreme Court declines to put CAA on hold... Gives Centre 4 weeks to respond

New Delhi, Jan 22The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted four-week time to the Centre to reply to the 144-odd petitions challenging the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA. While most of the petitions challenge the Constitutional validity of CAA..

JP Nadda elected BJP president unopposed

NEW DELHI, Jan 20 Former Union Minister JP Nadda (59) was on Monday elected unopposed as the new National president of the BJP, with no other leader having filed papers to force an election.BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav made the announcement at the party headquarters in New Delhi, after the requisite nomination and scrutiny process concluded, as well as the time given for withdrawal of nominations.Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was till this morning the BJP president, felicitated Nadda ..

150 infected with Swine Flu in Telengana

Hyderabad, Jan 19 As many as 150 people have tested positive for Swine Flu in Telangana so far and experts fear that the number may increase in coming days. "So far, we have tested around 370 people for Swine Flu, out of which 150 have reported posit..

Centre’s meeting with States on Census, NPR begins; Bengal skips

New Delhi, Jan 17As protests against the combination of Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, updation of National Popul-ation Register and creation of National Register for Citizens continue, Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai met with senior representatives from the States on Friday to “seek their cooperation” to conduct Census 2021 and update NPR database.Representatives from West Bengal are not attending the meet as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that NPR won’t ..

Nirbhaya convicts will hang on Feb 1

New Delhi, Jan 17Fresh death warrants were issued this evening for the four men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi in 2012. The four will now be executed at 6 am on February 1, Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora said today, while also turning down a plea by Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts, to postpone the execution. The warrants were issued mere hours after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected a mercy plea filed by the same convict.The new death ..

Nirbhaya gang rape convicts not to be hanged on Jan 22 as mercy plea has been filed: Delhi Govt

New Delhi, Jan 15 The Delhi Government said on Wednesday that the convicts in the 2012 gang rape case will not be executed on January 22 as a mercy petition has been filed with the President, reported news agency PTI.Citing prison rules, the State Government said they are duty bound to wait for convict’s mercy plea to be decided for executing the death warrant.The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the curative petitions filed by two of the four convicts in the gang-rape and murder case — ..

NPR exercise on despite protests, pilot project started

New Delhi, Jan 15Despite the opposition against National Population Register (NPR) - a biometric database of ordinary residents of India - preparations are on in full swing to update it. Enumerators are being trained to collect data and a “pre-test&..

Kerala moves SC against CAA

New Delhi, Jan 14Kerala became the first State to challenge the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA after it moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The plea has been filed as an original suit under Article 131 of the Constitution which empowers Su..

71st Republic Day parade to be commanded by Wing Commander Vipul Goyal

NEW DELHI, Jan 13The Republic Day celebrations will commence with an homage ceremony at the National War Memorial, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the nation in paying tribute to the martyrs."This year the Inter-Service Guard will be commanded by Wing Commander Vipul Goyal," Indian Air Force Spokesperson Group Captain Anupam Banerjee said.The proceedings of the parade at the Rajpath will commence with the unfurling of national flag and presenting of 'Rashtriya Salute' to the President ..

Jamia students gherao VC's office, demand registration of FIR against Delhi Police

NEW DELHI, Jan 13: Hundreds of Jamia Millia Islamia students gheraoed Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar's office on Monday, demanding registration of an FIR against Delhi Police in connection with last month's violence on the campus.Among other demands, they also want the university to reschedule examinations and ensure security of students.The students barged into the office premises after breaking the lock on the main gate and raised slogans against the VC. Akhtar tried to pacify the students and said ..

20 Oppn parties meet amid anti-CAA protest, lend support to agitating students

NEW DELHI, Jan 13A meeting of Opposition parties convened by Cong-ress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday deliberated on the current political situation following widespread protests against the amended Citizenship Act and the violence on campuses.Significantly, the BSP, the AAP, and the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC, stayed away from the meeting attended by representatives of 20 parties in all.NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and D Raja, JMM leader and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant ..

109 children sexually abused every day in India in 2018

New Delhi, Jan 12As many as 109 children were sexually abused every day in India in 2018, according to the data by the National Crime Record Bureau, which showed a 22 per cent jump in such cases from the previous year.According to the recently released NC..

Constitutional safeguards for Assam mulled Assam Accord will be respected : Shah

New Delhi, Jan 10 Home Minister Amit Shah met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday and he is learnt to have assured them that the Assam Accord would be respected and that the Union Government would consider the idea of giving the State Constitutional safeguards in the wake of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).The passage of the Act has heightened anxieties among the people in the State regarding its effect on their demography, ethnic integrity ..

Attack at JNU hostel Aishe Ghosh, 8 others named

New Delhi, Jan 10 The Delhi Police on Friday released photographs of nine suspects identified for the violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) last week, naming mostly members of the Left-controlled students' union but giving few details on the attac..

NE to be showcased in Madhavpur Mela

NE NOWNEW DELHI, Jan 10 : Eight North Eastern States will showcase its culture, tradition and foods in a seven-day Madhavpur Mela scheduled to be held in Gujarat from April 2.The week-long festival will see a vibrant cultural trail of art, dance, music, p..

JNU violence Police on verge of cracking case

New Delhi, Jan 8 Three days after a masked mob attacked students and teachers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University inside the campus, the Delhi Police has identified some of the attackers in the case, sources said.The January 5 attack had triggered mass pro..

7 newspapers booked for publishing photos of minor rape victim

Thane, Jan 8 (PTI) Cases have been registered against Editors and staff concerned of seven newspapers for allegedly violating provisions of the POCSO Act by publishing photograph and other details of a minor rape and murder victim, police said on Wednesda..

Govt to provide Rs 5,559 Cr funding to NE gas grid

NEW DELHI, Jan 8In only the second instance of the Government directly funding a gas pipeline, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a Rs 5,559 crore viability gap funding for the proposed North-East gas grid, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.The 1,656-km North-East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid will connect Guwahati in Assam to major cities in the region such as Itanagar, Dimapur, Kohima, Imphal, Aizawl, Agartala, Shillong, Silchar, Gangtok, and Numaligarh. The pipeline ..

December 2012 gangrape case 4 convicts to be executed on Jan 22

New Delhi, Jan 7 A Delhi Court on Tuesday issued a death warrant for the four convicts in the December 2012 gangrape case. The verdict came after the parents of the victim moved the Court seeking to expedite the procedure to hang all the four convicted in the case and also demanded issuance of death warrant against them.During the hearing, the prosecution said there was no application pending before any Court or the President by any of the convicts and the review petition of all the convicts was dismissed ..

CAA not acceptable in NE, say student bodies Strong protest held against JNU violence

New Delhi, Jan 7The Citizenship (Amendment) Act will not be accepted in the North East and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will face agitation and protests when he visits the region next, the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has said.NESO is an umbrella organisation comprising of student bodies from eight North Eastern States. The powerful and influential All Assam Students Union (AASU), All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) Naga Students Federation, Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union, ..