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Tamil Nadu: rapists will be booked under modified ‘Goondas Act’

New Delhi (HT): Responding to the protests across the nation, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday ordered toughest action against rapists and sexual offenders in the state and set up fast track courts in all the districts to speed up the justice delivery system. The chief minister favoured death for rapists and chemical […]

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Nitish to demand for special status for Bihar at ‘Adhikar rally’

Nitish to demand for special status for Bihar at 'Adhikar rally'

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, will demand for special status of the state from the Centre at Adhikar rally on Sunday. Flow of masses from all across the state is expected to turn at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna from where they will press for acceptance of the special status demand. JD(U) has made […]

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Manmohan, Sonia to push UPA reforms agenda at Congress rally

Manmohan, Sonia to push UPA reforms agenda at Congress rally

Seeking to push the ruling UPA’s economic reforms agenda amid a slew of corruption allegations, the Congress’ top leadership, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi will address a mega rally of party workers at the Ramlila ground in New Delhi on Sunday. According to informed sources, the Congress leadership, including general […]

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Hundreds of miners trapped in India after huge power failure

Kolkata: Hundreds of miners were trapped Tuesday in Burdwan district of West Bengal after a massive power failure knocked out electricity supplies in half of the country, the chief minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee said. “We are trying to rescue the coal miners. All efforts are on to resume power supplies. You need power […]

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Presidential elections: Sangma meets Mamata but, fails to get commitment for support

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June 27, Kolkata: Presidential candidate P A Sangma met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat on Tuesday. She greeted Sangma with a smile and folded hands but was non-committal about her party’s support. Sangma termed the meeting as “very good” and said he was leaving Kolkata with a “lot of hope”. […]

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Maharashtra Mantralaya fire: 3 killed and 16 injured, destroyed crucial documents and files.

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June 22, Mumbai: Three people were killed and 16 others were injured when a major fire swept the Maharashtra Mantralaya building which houses the state secretariat here Thursday, with officials saying late Thursday the blaze was under control but yet to be fully doused. The high-security offices of chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and deputy Ajit […]

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French envoy arrested for sexually abusing 3yr old daughter

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June 19, Bangaluru: A French envoy, Pascal Mazurier, accused of raping his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, was arrested here today, police said. The arrest comes a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs clarified to the city police that the accused did not enjoy any diplomatic immunity and action can be taken as per law. According to […]

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Apna ghar child abuse: Cops too involved

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June 14, Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court probe panel report on the Rohtak shelter home,  Apna Ghar, has made shocking revelations. The report said that naked parade, pornography, sexual abuse and assault, forcible abortion, intoxication, starvation and forced labour were done to the inmates. The report also says that about 101 inmates of […]

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UPA rejects Manmohan Singh’s name as Presidential candidate

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June 14, New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi as Congress made clear that he is still in the race, officials said. UPA today rejected PM Manmohan Singh’s name as president. On Wednesday Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party, came out with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s name, along with that of […]

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Nokia 808 Pureview unveils today; priced at Rs 33,899

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June 13,  Mumbai: The much talked about mega 41 MP smartphone Nokia 808 PureView will be released in India today. Nokia 808 Pureview, has already been appraised a lot globally and has received Best Mobile Device at Mobile World Congress 2012 and an award for Best Imaging Innovation for 2012 from the Technical Image Press […]

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